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Re: “Water Warrior: James Ehlers Is Lake Champlain's Loudest and Most Divisive Advocate

The MEGGA Poisoning of Lake Champlain has been going on for well over a Century . The FACTS are the FACTS .......

Posted by Isacc Witham on 07/27/2016 at 4:55 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

The difficulty Bernie is having controlling his delegates and the tone of the comments posted here demonstrates how negative Bernie’s campaign truly was. A campaign slogan of “Feel the Bern” is not positive, it’s violent. The Bernie Bros are a classic example - righteous, disruptive, violent. When Bernie proclaimed his campaign was “going to get messy,” he was egging on the more violent sector of his followers. Bernie’s entire campaign theme has been righteous opposition to the Democratic Party. The behavior of Bernie’s delegates at the Nevada convention, as well as the national convention illustrates that he is not bringing new voters to the Democratic Party, he has brought people who oppose democracy to the arena. They are booing Elizabeth Warren and Bernie himself. Looks like Bernie bit off more than he can chew. That’s the problem with bringing 1,000 rattlesnakes to a party - - it’s exciting at first, then it turns south fast.

Posted by Stacybtv802 on 07/26/2016 at 11:43 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

SevenDays seems fixated on only discussing their "chosen ones" when it comes to the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary race. Of course, Paul Heintz is well aware that I am in the Democratic race, however including a pro Second Amendment candidate in his story would dilute his narrative of all the Democratic candidates vying for the titles of "first to raise the issue"," or "strongest opponent of gun rights."

Nobody has ever claimed that that SevenDays is not biased or that they are bi-patrician and this editorial sleight of hand does nothing to alter that impression.

Even though Paul didn't bother to ask - I believe that our current gun laws are sufficient to protect our citizens and our communities. Sue Minter argues that guns facilitate and possibly are the proximate cause of domestic violence that escalates to murder. However the truth is that, in 2014 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) guns are involved in only 40% of the fatal incidents (with 20% caused by hand tools, 30% from blunt force trauma and 10% from intentional poisoning).

Further, the statistics fail to identify if the gun use was used as an offensive weapon or was used by the victim to defend themselves. In Minter's narrative, the listener envisions male aggressors victimizing their female partners, however the vtnetwork report tells a far different story.

The details can be found at:…

Bottom-line, putting additional gun laws "on the books" won't improve the situation when the existing laws are not being enforced AND further restriction will only be observed and followed by the law-abiding - the criminals could care less about the laws and taking guns away from honest citizens only makes them unable to defend themselves when the perpetrator arrives at their doorstep!

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 07/26/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

The supporters were pushed under the bus..they know what kind of POS Killary is.. and Sanders is kissing her fat butt and he wants them to vote for her,,hope they are smart enough to not vote..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/26/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Utah Engineer Comes to Vermont to Discuss Plans for Mega-Village

Just what VT needs...a cult-city of 20,000 Mormons ruled by NewVistas' corporate overlords whose ultimate goal is to increase our small state's population to 20 million.

Posted by Christina Harris on 07/26/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

I'm no Hillary fan, but I would rather have her than Trump. Ya gotta no when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

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Posted by Paul Jones on 07/26/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

Bernie showed last night he stands for nothing. By backing an unethical, dishonest, perjurer who made classified emails available to EVERYONE, he showed his true colors.
Ted Cruz got in trouble for not endorsing Trump but instead said vote your conscience. Bernie said forget about your conscience vote for Hillary.

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Posted by Veggiguy on 07/26/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Appeals for Unity in Democratic Convention Address

"Any objective observer will conclude that, based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States."

Wasn't it just a few short months ago that Bernie questioned Clinton's qualifications to be president? Pardon me while I leave "The Revolution". I have been Berned by politics yet again..

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Posted by hofsterini on 07/26/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Utah Engineer Comes to Vermont to Discuss Plans for Mega-Village

My dream since a child! To have a community of Christians to live,work,play and worship with! God will bless David Hall for his faithfulness in following the Prophet Joseph Smith's detailed plans for the Vermont city of Zion and He will acquire the necessary permits. This I know! I desire to devote my mortal life to being a "Fisher of men" in development of this purpose.

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Posted by celestiadestination on 07/26/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Utah Engineer Comes to Vermont to Discuss Plans for Mega-Village

This is my dream since a child! AGod bless a David Hall for his faithful service.To have a community of economic,eco friendly,and Christians to live,work,play, and worship with is a blessing beyond compare! I desire to devote my mortal life existence yo being a "Fisher of men" for this community! Vermont is the perfect location as the prophet Joseph Smith declared. God will see to it that the required permits are approved and that it may come into frutration...Glory be to GOD!

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Posted by celestiadestination on 07/26/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Authorities Make Mass Drug Arrests in Winooski Neighborhood

Michael Jay Brown - really?

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Posted by Greg Foley on 07/26/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Green Party's Jill Stein Courts Sanders Supporters in Philly


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Posted by Egmatic on 07/26/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Green Party's Jill Stein Courts Sanders Supporters in Philly

"Sanders is making a strategic error by choosing to behave like a good Democrat, Stein warned."

Sanders is following the cash and doing what he is told by the spooks behind the DNC which happen to be the same spooks behind the RNC, all putting on their little puppet show for the naive and gullible. He has been weighed in the balance and found lacking.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 07/26/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Wasserman Schultz to Resign as Democrats Seek Convention Unity

Fully agree with M Lade's comments . Looking forward to what other examples of non-democratic machinations from the DNC come out thanks to Wikileaks . Another example of why so many despise Hillery and her cronies . This is going to be an election where whoever wins will the least despised option .

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Posted by Rich ard on 07/26/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “'Incoherent' Rifle-Wielding Man Posed Dilemma for Police

Isn't it the height of hypocrisy that United States Attorney Eric Miller is prosecuting a man who needs mental health care while he overlooks that hundreds of patients at the Brattleboro Retreat were literally robbed in broad daylight by the historic hospitals failure to return patient credit balances for a decade? So law enforcement can imprison those with mental health but not those who steal from the same population? Vermont, we can thank Senator Patrick Leahy for this as Leahy has now nominated two United States Attorney's who have so far refused to prosecute those at the historic hospital. It's glaringly apparent that Mr. Tanner doesn't have the mental capacity to understand that he was violating the law as a convicted felon. Very sad as this man will spend years in prison with limited access to the mental health care he so desperately needs. So much for criminal justice reform which Leahy champions falsely.

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Posted by Thomas Joseph on 07/26/2016 at 3:28 AM

Re: “Truancy Enforcement Is Difficult and Uneven Across Vermont

I have a child that missed 37 days of school and 49 days tardy she was 5 and in kindergarten. She turned 6 at the end of March. I got a letter on the last day of school from the school letting me know that a letter was sent to the state attorney and Dcf for truancy even though the law states kindergarten is not mandatory and most of her absence was from illness and family vacation as well as a family medical emergency. I am being brought to court even tho the school never set up a meeting not did I have a meeting with Dcf. I was not notified the whole school year of any of this. What can I do?

Posted by Krystal Walsh-kimball on 07/25/2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

Urban Renewal Revisited, Burlington, VT....Motto = Tear it Down!

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Posted by Bud on 07/25/2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Cashing In: Who's Financing Vermont's 2016 Candidates?

@John Dupee you said a mouth full "Non-Resident Money Buys Vermont Elections" just like Non-Americans buys United States Elections..Non-residents of any state and non-residents of the United States should not be allowed to contributed to any elections..Saudi Arabia has contributed to Clintons elections many times..These people are having a say (buying) the politicians, a way to get favors..and it's both democrats and much money is going into the politicians pockets??There needs to be a law against foreign money getting into the US elections and non-residents money from out of staters..if you don't live in that state you don't send contributions..if there is laws against it then enforce it!!! Leahy accepts a lot of foreign money..he's not the only one..but I think Leahy doesn't have Vermont on his mind anymore..Think it's time for him to be put to pasture and get new blood in..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/25/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Well dudes, get your buddies to run for office. Do the big demographic mix up. My ancestors didn't hunt with or own AK'S by the way.

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Posted by Freedumb Also on 07/25/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Wasserman Schultz to Resign as Democrats Seek Convention Unity

Anyone without their head buried in the sand already knew this process was rigged. Clinton will reward Debbie Wasserman Schultz for rigging the primary by campaigning for her and giving her some of that sweet Clinton Foundation money.

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Posted by Mark Lade on 07/25/2016 at 10:01 AM

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