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Re: “A Climate Change: Phil Scott 'Evolves' on Global Warming

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change.…

Posted by Kevin Goslant on 08/24/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton

Oh for god's sake. There is no such thing as a "medical intuitive." The author's choice of words was perfectly appropriate.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/24/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton

"She describes herself as a medical intuitive..." is a lot different than saying "She is a medical intuitive." The former seems to undermine the woman while the second states a fact that allows for the reader to judge. Regardless of what this couple is trying to accomplish, whether or not they are a cult, gets lost in this poor choice of words. It comes off like the author has an agenda.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 08/24/2016 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton…

Here is an accurate representation of what we are supporting.
In transparency and truth,

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Posted by mihaljevich on 08/24/2016 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Growing Locally, Thinking Regionally

Awesome job Hannah. A lot more to cover with this story but this is a great start!

Posted by jonesy66 on 08/24/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton

Yeah dig real deep because they take over one town they will take over many more then the whole state of Vermont..there's enough idiots in Vt to fall for this crap.. The extraterrestrial tribe could be taking over Vt!!!.. "Tellinger says he's trying to pioneer a "postcapitalist social structure" without money or any form of trade, in which people share all resources."Yet he's trying to raise $500,000.00 Yup great scam...

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 08/24/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton

Its an enviable organic flow in our current structure.
Not a cult, religion or segregated community.
It's using the political structure we have and moving toward more self sustainability and freedom. You have to start with one town. it's a grass roots approach to freedom for all.

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Posted by mihaljevich on 08/24/2016 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton

wow another cult wants to be in Vermont . shut this down as fast as you can .

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Posted by Guy Flatley on 08/24/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for a Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Causes Stir in Bolton


I'm reminded of the controversy presently swirling around Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman from Hawaii (and a Bernie Sanders supporter) who has recently been challenged on her assertion that she has been Hindu all her life. People are saying she grew up in a cult called The Science of Identity Foundation. The Huff Post ran this article, and I have follwed Tulsi for a long time and never knew this.…

My advice is: do your due diligence, folks. You can't judge a book by looking at the cover. They may be great people, but dig deep.

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Posted by ExPat2MEX on 08/24/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “A Climate Change: Phil Scott 'Evolves' on Global Warming

What an embarrassment. Phil Scott wants to be governor and he's just now decided humans cause climate change? That's WAY out of the Vermont mainstream.

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Posted by Greg Dennis on 08/24/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Vermont's Progressives and Democrats Have Uneasy Ties

"A longtime Progressive who once railed against Democrats,"

Zuckerman = crass opportunist. NOT a Democrat. Lifelong history of hating on Democrats. Was perfectly happy to run against Peter Welch for Congress in 2006 and hand the seat to Republican Martha Rainville until Bernie told him to back off. Railed against Kesha Ram, a Democrat, running for a House seat in Burlington that he said was "the Progressives' district."

Democrats should not vote for this guy.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/24/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “A Climate Change: Phil Scott 'Evolves' on Global Warming

Putting aside the "Loyalty Oath" aspect of this climate change issue (Trump is evil and un-American for suggesting a Loyalty Oath for immigrants with reference to the US, but such an oath regarding climate change is de rigueur), can someone explain to me how Scott's previous statement and your summary of the current science are the least bit inconsistent. "'I believe the science is real,' Scott responded during the online event. 'Climate change is happening. And I believe as well it is a combination of man-made contributions as well as a natural phenomenon.'" You then claim that the following summary of the science is diametrically opposed to what Scott said: "Most scientists would disagree with that assessment. According to NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, humans are LARGELY responsible for the warming planet."

Use of the term "largely responsible" explicitly contemplates that there are other factors at work, with human-made causes being the largest contributor. Yet, in an effort to continue with the press's lazy meme that all Republicans are troglodytes, Scott's phraseology -- which is entirely consistent with the scientific statement you trumpet -- is deemed somehow to be sufficient heresy that a burning at the stake or general public shaming is warranted absent his prompt and complete conversion to acceptable thinking and language.

Oddly, the scientific method and small "l" liberal education used to encourage critical thinking and the perpetual testing of hypotheses. No more. 100% obeisance is required, all in the name of "science" as declared by partisan politicians and researchers dependent upon them for research dollars.

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Posted by Chris Roy on 08/24/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Vermont's Progressives and Democrats Have Uneasy Ties

If Bernie is not to be President, how about Secretary of State? That would send a non Neocon message to the world, and obviously, he would be excellent. I also would like to see him run for President in 2020! That might be the sanest prospect in the immediate Presidential future.

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Posted by Stephen Fox on 08/24/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Scott, Minter Showcase Stark Differences in First Debate

This debate was advertised to happen Tuesday Aug 23. I wonder what happened. I missed it.

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Posted by m8rcia on 08/23/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Artists Rally to Keep Charlie's Boathouse Afloat

Way to go Charlie and Christine! I grew up at the mouth of the river. Spent every summer at the boathouse with my brothers, cousins and friends. Mr. & Mrs. Auer were the sweetest couple. They loved all the kids that hung around. I'm so happy that Charlie and Christine are still running it. I will stop to see them on my next visit to Vermont!

Posted by Shelia Marquis on 08/23/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Scott, Minter Showcase Stark Differences in First Debate

I agree with Phil that the debates should be broadcast to a statewide audience on the networks. With all the ad income they received during the primaries they can afford to use some for public service. We also saw Sue pander to the teachers union who sponsored this debate. So future debate should not be sponsored by special interest groups.
We saw the free spending Sue Minter seeming to continue the spending spree of the Shumlin administration and democratic legeslature, while Phil Scott reiterated his commitment to rein in spending.

17 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Peter Daniels on 08/23/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

Hi I didn't get a good look at the cat but it was on Mount an thy here in bennington V.T it was around 1030 am something was following me then I head something in the distinction behind some brush. Then I turned an heading back to my about a thousand yard as I got back I ran across a track that was on the path in the woods right were I had heard the noise something had been following me I have a photo of the track but bony now how to post it here

Posted by William P. Clark on 08/23/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Scott, Minter Showcase Stark Differences in First Debate

Wanna know why Minter wants to rape the Ridges ? Pull up her campaign contribution list and print it if you have enough paper. Now look at the percentage of out of state money she's pocketing and how Blittersdorf , friends , family and maybe even their dogs and cats are all ready to go on 500' wind fans on all the ridges.
When asked about getting and keeping millennials here, she referred to the "Urbanization" of Vermont because that's what millenials like. I guess you could call the "New Vista" project proposed for 20,000 people near Tunbridge "Urbanization" by her definition. Her Campaign slogan should be "Make Vermont Massachusetts again" Big Money,,,, Big Plans,,,, Big Problems !

29 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by ezduzit on 08/23/2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Scott, Minter Showcase Stark Differences in First Debate

Scott's position on wind and solar seems to make sense, and appears to me more in tune with Vermonters actual desires. The Doyle Poll last march showed that 90% of those who responded wanted more local control of siting projects.

Wind and solar are vastly different in regards to environmental impacts and how/when they produce power. As two weeks ago showed, on the hottest days of the year when we needed power the most, wind production was negligible. While the hot, sunny day made for optimal solar generation.

It is a wise stance to separate out wind and solar and not lump them together. Wind can hardly be considered "green" when it requires roads on our ridges, environmental degradation, wildlife deaths, habitat change, and noise to those who live nearby. Solar on the other hand has essentially none of these, and can also be built on our rooftops and parking lots.

Vermonters care about about their ridges, and it is part of their identity. I'm not sure why the Democrats don't get this.

33 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 08/23/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Scott, Minter Showcase Stark Differences in First Debate

No gun control or pot legalization discussed. A marshmallow debate.

10 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Bill Keogh on 08/23/2016 at 2:26 PM

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