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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: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

Let me get this straight: We paid for a search committee to find our superintendent. They had to go to another country to find a qualified candidate. (What a slap in the face to Vermonters in particular and US citizens in general--sorry, but it was.) We had to pay more money to get the candidate over the border. Then he breaks our law that requires Queen City residency for city officials by promptly moving out of Burlington. Now he pokes his nose into what I think is the voters' business--besides, don't people have the right to their own opinions even if they don't match our own? Yes, they do. Kirk apologized, took the offending stuff down, let it go at that.

Posted by Eric J on 10/24/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Sanders Fires Up Montpelier Crowd for Vermont Democrats

Who would get all fired up over the socialist draft dodger?? Oh yeah..the liberals..Instead of running all over why doesn't he get back to work doing his job..looking out for Vermont!!!!

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 10/24/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Vermont ACLU Argues KKK Fliers Are Protected Speech

Standing on the street corner and handing the flyers out to passersby would have been protected speech.

Specifically targeting the homes of two women of color is a very different thing from a legal point of view. That kind of targeted harassment, clearly designed to intimidate, isn't quite such a clear "free speech" issue.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 10/24/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Obituary: Dave “Big D” Fayette, 1945-2016

Fred and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss of your brother. I hung around with Dave, Joe Lynch, and Tom Rivers for about a year after high school and before I joined the Navy. We used to play "two hand touch" football on the Edmond's front lawn - right across the street from the Lynch house. We used to have very interesting philosophical discussions about finance and emotional entanglements. Dave was a really good guy. I wish I could have spent more time with him, but somewhere along the way we lost touch with each other. I remember one time he was going to teach me how to drive, but the night before we all had gone to the A&W for quarts of root beer. The quart container at the time was in the shape of a megaphone, so we cut the bottom out of one and pulled off the road, turned the lights out and waited for some poor unsuspecting car and driver to drive by. When a car did come by, Dave turned on his lights, pulled out and I used the megaphone to make a siren sound and pull the car over; then, thinking we were so clever, we drove off laughing. But we weren't so clever after all, because the driver took down the licence plate number and contacted your father. Your dad wouldn't let Dave take the car for a month, that ended Dave's plan to teach me to drive. I don't remember seeing much of Dave after that. I hope it wasn't because your dad came to the conclusion that I was an evil influence on him. Dave was one in a million ... no, Dave was one in 300 Million.

Posted by L David Tuxbury on 10/24/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Obituary: Dave “Big D” Fayette, 1945-2016

To the family of the late Dave Fayette (aka Mr.Dave), my heart and prayers are with you all. Mr. Dave was a very nice and giving person. My sister was one if his "Savannah Kids". He blessed my sister and our family with our very own personal computer and introduced us to the world of technology. My family and I will always and forever be greatful for Mr. Dave.

- O.Johnson

Posted by ore on 10/24/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

The school board should be blasted for wasting money on Obeng. Great message to Vermont educators.
There is nobody good enough in town, in the state OR IN THE COUNTRY to fill his position.
SHAME on all of them in this selection process.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 10/24/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Race Issues Flare During Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Paul and Mr. Ass will have their fun. I actually don't get a flu shot because, without them, I haven't gotten the flu since 1972. I see no reason to get one under those circumstances. But thanks for caring, guys.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/24/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

In a democracy with guarantees of freedom of speech, such as ours, persons are permitted to express their views without fear of government reprisals, no matter how much we may find those views repulsive. Obeng is going to learn this civics lesson the hard way, wasting a lot of time and money along the way. Beyond that is the obvious fact that Mr. Obeng actually works for the school board, including Mr. Kirk, however hard that may be to swallow. Obeng answers to Kirk, not the other way around. Kirk answers to the voters who elected him. In a democracy, there are legal ways to remove Kirk from office, the most obvious one being that the electorate votes him out of office or recalls him from office, if such apparatus exists for the latter course. I find Kirk disgusting and his views reprehensible and his judgment questionable, but he is within his rights to express those views in the manner in which he did. One of our core freedoms is embodied in the oft-quoted line, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." I'd be very careful not to throw that guiding principal away.

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Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/24/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Race Issues Flare During Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

She is undoubtedly not getting the flu shot, for two reasons. First, the flu shot is part of the vast corporate-government-Big Pharma-military-industrial-Don Sinex-F35-Trump-Putin-Mayor Weinberger-pro development-anti union complex to invade our bodies, control our minds, and enslave us. Second, if she gets the flu, Bernie and Zuckerman can just heal her by laying their hands on her.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 10/23/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “No Return: Loss of a Redemption Center Complicates 'Canner' Lives

Lord bless them. They work hard for low pay. I was in that business for several years. A tough way to earn a living.

Posted by J M on 10/23/2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

I don't agree with Mr. Obeng putting pressure on the school board to try and squeeze one member out. While I *DO* strongly disagree with the messages underlying Mr. Kirk's social media postings, it is still not Mr. Obeng's position to judge the content of a board member's private communications and determine whether that member is fit for the board. In fact, Mr. Obeng was hired by and answers to the school board so it's really not his place at all to be "blasting" a member.

The school board members answer to the citizens of Burlington. If they are unhappy with him, it's up to them to force him out.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 10/23/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Race Issues Flare During Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Barbara Alslop, at your age I hope you're getting the flu shot.

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Posted by Paul Jones on 10/23/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Mapping Vermont's Maker and Coworking Spaces

You're missing e2 in Essex

Posted by Becky Colley on 10/22/2016 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

I don't expect to agree with everything that this administration does, but it is a sad statement to hire people and allow them to relocate some place beside Burlington. The person who lives in Shelburne and claimed financial hardship because they spent too much money on their home? If someone spends too much money on home improvements then let them get a job any place but Burlington city government. Their financial acumen and common sense is obviously lacking. The guy commuting from New Hampshire? The excuses have gone beyond the realm of reason.

Excuses are given and accepted as if Burlington voters are complete morons, that is what I find most offensive. Having the ability to exempt is a good idea but it has been badly abused. It has been hard to support Mr. Obeng when he expects us all to accept his flimsy excuses. We have all gone to schools with classmates whose parents were principals and/or administrators. This is extremely common and completely non-problematic for the students or parents.

And this school board member was elected presumably with his voters knowing his positions. As much as I find them distasteful, if he can fight against the teacher's union, I support him. The teachers demands are completely out of control and voters need anyone who can help keep the teachers from bankrupting Burlington's taxpayers.

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Posted by Julie Green on 10/22/2016 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Race Issues Flare During Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Mr. Ass, it's nice to see you are alive and well, and can actually write a long post, even if it starts with OMG. I am well aware of David's past stands on this issue, and if you watched the debate, he said exactly what I reported. To call him anti-science is your own take on past actions he has taken. Whether you believe in good conscience that politicians cannot change, you should say so. The fact that he voted to preserve the philosophical objection was a statement of the general principle that parents have the right to make these decisions, which I believe is his personal belief. But that is not the answer he gave at the debate. What he gave at the debate was an evolving position. I guess you don't think he's allowed to evolve.

And your reference to "mainstream religions" with regard to religious exemptions shows your disregard for the First Amendment. If only mainstream religions were protected, wouldn't that violate the others' constitutional rights?

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/22/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Obituary: Dave “Big D” Fayette, 1945-2016

Today you would have been 71 .. Oh, Mr. Dave.. I can barely type, let alone think of you, without crying.. I am so glad that God allowed you into my life.. You were a great man!! A girl could only wish for a father, a goddad, made like you. I have so much that I want to say.. & I will. But, for now, Happy Birthday my Angel! I will forever love & cherish every memory of you. Forever in my heart. Forever missed... Rest on.

~~broken hearted

Posted by Misty on 10/22/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

One final link, for those interest, showcasing the F-35's continued woes from September 9th of 2016....

F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat
Testing Report Contradicts Air Force Leaderships Rosy Pronouncements

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Posted by Arc_Light on 10/22/2016 at 3:55 AM

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