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Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

Goes to show how old fashioned Vermont is on marijuana, might as well live in the horse and buggy days.. The legislature needs to open it's eyes and worry about the real problems in Vermont

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Posted by kenatwood on 03/29/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

To "Hey Folks",

Both reps you mentioned are Democrats, so is the majority of the House. So what's with the comment about the pro-prohibition Republicans ? There are not the problem. There is so much uneducated bigotry in these comments.

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Posted by OzMan on 03/29/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Watchdog Whistle: This Vermont News Website Tilts to the Right

What is interesting about Vermont Watchdog is they have accurately reported on issues about renewable energy that the so-called mainstream media in Vermont is not covering at all, or very little. There is bias in much of Vermont media, and the failure to report on issues of concern to Vermonters is one way of showing bias. Watchdog's reporters are generally accurate, and if not, they quickly correct things. I'll offer a couple of examples of important news that only Watchdog has covered, and which the author of this column would never touch because of his well-known bias:
http://watchdog.org/238316/green-mogul-bla…
http://watchdog.org/290681/sheffield-wind-…

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Posted by A. Smith on 03/29/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

vermont shelving/essentially killing this tiny step towards full legalization is shameful. the legislators do not represent their constituency. they are abusing their power.
bob orleck-you know not what you speak of, facts are real and exist. look them up. sorry you are stuck in the past.
and for a state w/ such an aggressive and debilitating opioid problem, this makes the house look that much more ridiculous.

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Posted by kushbreath on 03/29/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

There are plenty of white, female, anchors and reporters in this market who could take a page from her book. Some of them dress like they're going on a picnic, or to a club, rather than working in any professional capacity.
The traditional news anchor "uniform" made her seem like a nerdy college student. Her look, stories and delivery have come a long way, and she now portrays a poised, smart, and talented woman. Bravo!

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Posted by written on 03/29/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

It's time for the pro-prohibition Reps to lose their jobs. These people are content playing paddy cake while real people have their lives ruined and it's immoral.

Rep. Cynthia Browing needs to go. cbrowning@leg.state.vt.us
Rep. Mitzi Johnson needs to go. mjohnson@leg.state.vt.us

Vermonters are sick and tired of the continuation of these racist policies that inordinately target minorities.

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Posted by Hey Folks on 03/29/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Watchdog Whistle: This Vermont News Website Tilts to the Right

This is pretty amusing coming from someone who put out the left-wing version of Watchdog for years. I wonder if Walters felt duplicitous, hypocritical and sanctimonious while writing this, or if he's just too diluted and oblivious to notice the irony here.

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Posted by Walter Cronkite on 03/29/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

For the love of all that is holy, how is this a difficult issue? Legalizing marijuana is the right thing to do and this is patently obvious as it becomes legalized in more places throughout the country and world. Marijuana has been falsely maligned for decades, republican's own reports attempting to demonize it have shown that it is significantly more harmless than most legal drugs including alcohol and tobacco. These are reports from the 1950s and 1960s that were buried in order to avoid the truth: Marijuana is one of the most beneficial drugs with the fewest negative impacts. Significantly less dangerous than tobacco or alcohol.

Vermont legislature, Governor Scott, please join the long list of hardworking civil servants who have worked so hard to keep Vermont at the forefront of being on the right side of history. Please do not allow Vermont to be turned into the Florida or Texas of idiotic, regressive and hateful policies. Legalize weed or for heaven's sake, please get out of the way of progress!

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Posted by Penelope on 03/29/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Scott Signs Bill Limiting Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

Good for Governor Scott's on the day the A.G of the United states announced that the feds would be withholding federal funds from " sanctuary states and cities" , Scott puts Vermont a state with limited resources that is already stretched thin as it is on the feds radar by signing this stupid bill. With moves like that Scott should not last long in the states highest office. Maybe next election we can vote a real Republican into office. Good luck paying for all the illegals that will be sacking the states resources dry.

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Posted by citizen on 03/29/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Joke of the Week: Pet Names

I've read this joke six times and it still makes no sense. Is the conceit that Eric wants to fuck most of the guys he meets?

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Posted by Danley Swildon on 03/29/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Olé! Hot Tamale and El Toro Open in Morrisville

@btown grubber I agree lets import some real Mexicans and have them make us food

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Posted by Danley Swildon on 03/29/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “'Mob' Attacks Middlebury Prof and Controversial Speaker Charles Murray

I'm all for hearing both sides of an argument but do we really need guy who thinks that black people's brains are oxygen deprived because of the shape of their noses to be part of the discourse?

Posted by Danley Swildon on 03/29/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “After Tie, Burlington Inspector of Elections Candidates Square Off

While some say that this position is rather inconsequential, I believe that electing a young & driven individual like Adrian to local office makes all the difference in the world. Here is someone heeding the words of Bernie and responding to his call to engage at the local level. Couldn't support his efforts more, and I hope other young folks will show up to the polls April 4th to support Adrian!

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Posted by Ryan on 03/29/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Migrant Justice Cases Spark Protest at Boston Immigration Court

"Carrillo, he said, must be considered a threat to public safety, owing to his misdemeanor DUI arrest in November."

A DUI sticks with you, unfairly so in most cases, and surfaces when it is most inconvenient.

Posted by Mark Lade on 03/29/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Burlington Man Upbeat After Injuring His Spine on Ski Slope

Wishing you nothing but the best of luck on your recovery, Ryan.

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Posted by Sarita Austin on 03/29/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017

An amazing, totally wonderful, human being. Seven Days, this is a beautiful tribute. Thanks.

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Posted by Stephanie Potter on 03/29/2017 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Migrant Justice Cases Spark Protest at Boston Immigration Court

Finally! Finally! Seven Days has AT LAST provided some facts about the DUI charges in this case. Now we know Carrillo was one and half times the legal limit and went off the road so violently his air bag deployed! His lyin' lawyer claims Carrillo was tired after a 13 hour day at work! When did Carrillo find the time and energy to get drunk while working that long day!!?? Was he downing Modelos while milking the cows? We also know, as a matter of law, Carrillo had to acknowledge his guilt in order to get the deferred charge and eventual dismissal. In other words, he was guilty and admitted it. Aren't you relieved your teen driver kid was not driving in the oncoming lane when this selfish little bozo careened off the road? One might think he would do anything to avoid contact with the law as an illegal immigrant. Nope. Says a lot for the ol' IQ doesn't it?

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Posted by wahrheit on 03/28/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

When are our representatives going to start listing to there constituency? Letting people grow a small amount for personal use, I don't see the objection. We need to vote in some different legislators.

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Posted by jack the lad on 03/28/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

Senator Sears needs not only listen to the medical people and organizations, the law enforcement community, educational leaders but now also the people who worked hard to send the message to their House members, who heard them, and were going to vote H.170 down. Senator Sears obviously knows more than doctors, police, educators and the people. Don't you get it Dick?

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 03/28/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

Legalize it. Or don't. I'm going to continue to do exactly what I've done for the past 10 years.

If the NIMBYs want to go down this road, well I guess that means I will continue to happily support the black market drug dealers, so be it. Or go to Massachusetts, Maine, or Canada.

The longer the state waits, the more time I have to hone my homegrow skills and not pay into a taxed/regulated market. Also a win.

Regardless, the drug war is over. Drugs won already.

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Posted by Flatlandarr on 03/28/2017 at 8:35 PM

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