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Re: “Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow

I've been to Leadercast back when I was living in New York. It is such an amazing experience and I am so excited it's coming to Vermont!

Posted by Brad Schwartz on 04/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

PRDP has been specially blessed by the director's guru in India. It follows his teachings and will put those watching and aware into a beautiful process. See it over and over. May it come soon to Roxy!

Posted by vtjoy on 11/24/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Cut!

Fantastic thriller! Terrific story, Terrific acting!

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Posted by horrorfan1 on 01/20/2015 at 1:27 AM

Re: “Outta Town: Vermont's Congressional Delegation Spends Recess Far From Home

We may not see them but isn't it nice to know that we have aristocracy that know how to give us the royal shaft.no matter where they are, home or abroad. These three guys could be poster boys for the need for term limits, especially Patrick Leahy. Maybe next time! sigh!

Posted by Bob Orleck on 02/27/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Approves Bill to Limit ‘Duty to Warn’

Spidergoat - Are you to stupid to do your own research to find the bill or just too entitled and lazy?

Posted by Roy on 02/27/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

Geez that's sad. Creeping Sharia takes another momentary set-back. Boo hoo. (The two-faced Moslem death-cult has been well-trained to cry out in pain as it invades you.)

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Posted by Christopher M. Hayden on 02/26/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “In Burlington, Upward Growth or 'Vertical Sprawl'?

The CLC and other members of the opposition should listen to Director David White. Time and time again they have said "there are ample parking lots in downtown and the Hill Section where in-fill development can create 270+ apts." If it was financially viable to build apartment complexes on parking lots, developers would show interest in that. Between inclusionary zoning and the parking requirements it is unfeasible to develop these sites.

We can have IZ and parking requirements, or we can have small, in-fill development on parking lots and single-story retail, etc. We will not see development under current regs until market-rate rents reach the levels of Boston and SF.

Also, yes, becoming a "mini Boston or NYC" is exactly the direction we should move in as a city.

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Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 02/26/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Prosecutors to Drop 16 Cases After Burlington Cop 'Lied' About Stop

Why is 'lied' in quotes?

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Posted by David Brizendine on 02/26/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

It's time to get some action going for Bernie's seat! I would love to see a D or a P run against him! As he isn't part of either party (he is officially an Independent) there wouldn't even be a primary)! Maybe Shap Smith or Sue Minter want to step up?

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Posted by SeleneVT on 02/26/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Stuffed Bernie Sanders Doll Faces Tough Questions at Town Hall

Maybe we should actually try this. if the doll is willing t actually listen to constituents thats a step up from Comrade Bernie!

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Posted by SeleneVT on 02/26/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

Hopefully, if Sall's civil suit moves forward, SA George will be compelled to reveal exactly why she fired Sall. I await the release of that info before passing judgment. That said, I personally know George to be extremely bright, capable, professional, fair and possibly the last person on earth who would unfairly discriminate against anyone for any reason. Also, it is clear that Mr. Sall has no problem playing a little "fast and loose" with the truth. If he prevaricated while working for George, then dismissal would have been automatic as a matter of law.

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Posted by wahrheit on 02/26/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Fear on the Farm: Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens Vermont's Dairy Industry

I eagerly look forward to reporter Heintz's follow-up report in, say, six months? Prediction: no, none, nil, zero, illegal immigrant dairy employees currently working in Vermont will have been deported by immigration agents (ICE) EXCEPT for those illegal immigrant dairy employees who are convicted of crimes OTHER THAN illegally entering the U.S., e.g., drunk driving, domestic assault, theft, sex crimes, etc. The so-called "new Trump immigration order" is NOT new; it is simply enforcement of U.S. Immigration law as enacted long ago by Congress. This story by Heintz is yet another example of sloppy, needlessly-alarmist reporting, i.e., "fake" news. The TRUE and accurate story is that President Obama, by Executive Order, blocked the ICE agents from enforcing the nation's immigration laws as enacted by Congress. Trump has now undone Obama's possibly unconstitutional action and reinstituted the immigration laws enacted by Congress. Fact: there are not enough ICE agents and/or detention centers and/or immigration judges to "go after" illegal immigrants whose only crime is illegal entry. Bottom line: Vermont's illegal immigrant farm workers will not be deported. Period. That's reality. If Mr. Heintz had done his job diligently and honestly, he would have reported that. I'll wager you'll get no follow-up report from him in 6 months; it would expose Heintz for what he really is: a propagandist.

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Posted by wahrheit on 02/26/2017 at 1:13 AM

Re: “#Resist: How Trump's Election Has Ignited Vermont Activists

The Dems and Progs "resisted" mightily on election day Nov 8 and Hillary still lost, despite outspending Trump by a nearly 4-1 margin. The Dems/Progs/Socialists will need to convince an army of "independents" who voted for Trump to put their faith instead in the likes of Tom Perez, Nancy Pelosi, and Elizabeth Warren if the "resisters" hope to make significant Electoral or strategic gains in 2018 and/or 2020. Thankfully, a critical mass of voters understands that even whacky, narcissistic, thin-skinned, lyin' Trump is preferable to the Eliz Warrens and Tom Perezes whose leftist policies,if implemented, would turn the U.S. Into a pathetic 3rd-world banana republic where elitists rule by dictat, sloth is rewarded, living standards are lowered, and diligence, honesty, and merit are punished.

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Posted by wahrheit on 02/25/2017 at 11:30 PM

Re: “In Burlington, Upward Growth or 'Vertical Sprawl'?

Thank you so much for "Manhattan is greener than Vermont." I think it will be 2018 before I stop laughing.

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Posted by Justin Boland on 02/25/2017 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Approves Bill to Limit ‘Duty to Warn’

"Vermont Senate swiftly passed a bill Friday ..." What bill? Must be too hard to link to the legislature I suppose.

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Posted by SpiderGoat on 02/25/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Scott, No Fan of Trump, Heads to White House for NGA Meeting

"Scott, No Fan of Trump" ... Fan? Cheerleader? Is this sports or politics? "...voted for a bill that would insulate Vermont from enforcing controversial immigration edicts" ... Does the Senate bill actually do that? The bill seems to merely give the Governor the option to refuse deputization of state law enforcement. Conveniently, the actual bill number is left out of this and other articles. The peons can't handle the actual text I suppose. "This is about what I see as federal overreach in terms of our Constitution," ... a very tired state's rights argument. Get your pom-poms out!

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Posted by SpiderGoat on 02/25/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Graphic Tape Played in Court as McAllister Tries to Toss Plea Deal

I hope they put this scumbag away for a long long time.

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Posted by citizen on 02/25/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Fear on the Farm: Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens Vermont's Dairy Industry

People don't realize that it's not that easy for mexican immigrants to come here legally. For one, 90% of asians and Canadians get approved for green cards while 66% of latins get approved. It's discrimination. And if a foreign person wants to come here legally by getting a job in the U.S., a U.S. employer has to sponser them, and show that they could not find a U.S. citizen to work for them already. The immigrant also has to meet other requirements, but you get the idea.

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Posted by StandUp on 02/25/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Fear on the Farm: Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens Vermont's Dairy Industry

People don't realize it's not that easy for Mexican immigrants to come here legally. For one, 90% of asians and Canadians get approved for green cards, while 66% of latins get approved. It's discrimination. And if a foreign person wants to come here legally by working in the U.S., a U.S. employer needs to sponsor them, and that employer needs to show that they couldn't hire a U.S. citizen first. they also need to meet other requirements.

Posted by StandUp on 02/25/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “New Vermont House Bill Would Legalize, Tax Marijuana Sales

"'If we're going to legalize marijuana, I think we should also tax and regulate it,' said Young, who is vice chair of the Committee on Ways & Means."

Thank you for this! I hope it goes through, with thoughtful consideration to several concerns:

That the House Judiciary committee has, "scaled back its proposal to legalize no more than one ounce of marijuana, rather than two as originally proposed, is problematic in that the original proposal came from the amount of dried herb from the allowed number of plants. Scaling it back is arbitrary and foolish given the realities.

"Scott knows there is no test to accurately measure cannabis impairment that's why he uses it as a way to say no. Meanwhile, drivers "under the influence" of cannabis continue to drive Vermont roads like they always have with no real issues." (from the comment above) Whether Scott does or doesn't know, it is true that there is no drug measurement test--at least according to AAA Insurance studies. Various strains of marijuana affect people's levels of concentration in various ways that cannot be mechanically measured. Trying to "Police" and criminalize "driving under the influence" when it is technically unmeasurable will take Vermont down a dangerous and very costly path.

From observing last year's testimony from "public safety officials," an attitude focused on impairment criminalizes further Vermont's roadways. Education is far more effective than criminalizing. Perhaps something similar to the "hands off cell phone" "distracted driving" ticket can save Vermont lots of money and serve the communities better.

As we have very recently and tragically seen, we have many potential distractions while driving (eating, children, conversations, anxiety, medication, schedules.... ) and we ALL need to be paying full attention when behind the wheel. We do not need further criminalization of anything.

PS: Beware the new edict from on high: Will State officials protect Vermont residents following Vermont's new laws when the Feds come to prosecute?

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Posted by Renée Carpenter on 02/25/2017 at 8:17 AM

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