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Re: “Winooski Bistro's Bacon Sign Ignites Internet Storm

I believe the pendulum has swung too far to the left when a single woman's offense can be newsworthy. We could start a list including but not limited to Jews and other religions, African Americans and other people of color, etc. who, if they chose, could protest 100's of signs and other gestures that would offend them. And, I don't agree with Sneakers, who in an attempt not to offend anyone, chose the politically correct route. I find absolutely nothing wrong in posting the sign, just sadness in what this nation has become.

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Posted by Soperman3 on 08/26/2014 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Bus Service Resumes but Hard Feelings Remain

Kudos to Mark Davis for his fair and unbiased reporting on this community "circus", and to Seven Days for posting up to date information and news as it occurred. You were clearly the media leader in providing the community with timely, clear and concise information. Thank you.

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Posted by Soperman3 on 04/03/2014 at 7:23 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CCTA Board Calls for Replacement Drivers, Possible Legal Action

Hey CCTA Board Members and Management, enough is enough! You've been politically correct throughout these hostage taker's action but it's time to take off the gloves and bring action in the Vermont Superior Court or Vermont Department of Labor. Or, better yet, fire the striking drivers, hire replacements and get the busses running!

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Posted by Soperman3 on 03/31/2014 at 5:21 PM

Re: “CCTA Negotiations Crumble, Bus Strike Headed for Week Three

It's my opinion that both sides have acted in good faith during negotiations and it's pretty clear that the action is not going to be served by continued meetings under the leadership of a mediator. That being said, I believe the community's best interests would be best served via a filing with the Vermont Superior Court or the Vermont Department of Labor. As an aside, I emailed Senator Sanders yesterday and asked him to get personally involved and urge you to send him a similar message. His leadership and common sense would be a wonderful addition to ending this tragic labor action.

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Posted by Soperman3 on 03/30/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Rejects Measure Urging Bus Driver Arbitration

Nice leadership Mayor and council wimps. The striker's have this city in a state of emergency and you won't pass a resolution calling for a very common process in these situations? OK, we're a liberal community but there's no excuse for your actions or the drivers continuing to hold the community hostage.

I'm normally a pro-union citizen but this work stoppage has gone beyond what is acceptable to the most liberal of persons.

We need action and we need it NOW.

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Posted by Soperman3 on 03/27/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers and Students Plead Against Cuts at Burlington School Board Meeting

My heart is breaking for the children and teachers who may be affected by the RIF cuts but it appears that the city residents can no longer swallow 10% increases. Is anyone aware of where the six new board members taking seats next week stand on RIF versus alternatives?

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Posted by Soperman3 on 03/26/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “CCTA: Board May Consider Outside Avenues to End Strike, Including Temporary Drivers

I'm sorry, but I don't understand why the board governing the Chittenden County Transportation Authority considers filing actions filing actions with Vermont Superior Court or the Vermont Labor Relations Board as "dramatic steps". We've a small number of renegade drivers holding the community hostage who are unyielding to submit to binding arbitration and now have included compensation in their demands when it heretofore, according to the drivers, was NOT an issue.

This strike needs dramatic action like those offered by the Vermont Superior Court and Vermont Labor Relations board to end this strike today, not a week from know. Mr. Watterson needs a backbone to immediately take action against these drivers and get buses back in service to solve this community emergency created by these selfish drivers. Hire short-term replacements? H**l no! Fire the drivers and hire long-term replacements today! Strong and effective leadership is needed here, enough idle talk and tiptoeing around. If Mr. Waternson and his board won't take effective measures, then Governor Shumlin and Mayor Weinberger need to provide executive action to end this foolishness!

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Posted by Soperman3 on 03/25/2014 at 3:19 PM

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