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Re: “WTF: Why Is Public Nudity Legal in Vermont But Public Disrobing Isn't?

It's comments like the one above, about public sex, that makes it difficult for naturalists and nudists to be able to enjoy communing with nature, in the nude. I wasn't born with clothes and I wholeheartedly support public nudity. However, I don't feel that children should be exposed to every, (pun intended), tom, dick and hairy having sex wherever they choose. I believe there are places specifically for exhibitionists to go to. Just saying.

Posted by Tasha Owen on 05/21/2019 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Why Is Japan's Most Popular Curry Called Vermont Curry?

Extremely pleased to know the context for this bizarrely named item, I've wondered for a long time. Thanks Dan!

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Posted by Adam Conway on 05/09/2019 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Why Is Japan's Most Popular Curry Called Vermont Curry?

Been buying this stuff for the better part of a decade and always wondered why they called it Vermont curry!

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Posted by Taylor K. Long on 05/09/2019 at 3:36 PM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

So.......where's the picture the reader took? Did I miss it?

Posted by Declan McCabe on 04/06/2019 at 7:32 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are There More Owl Spottings in Vermont This Year Than Normal?

"What in the hell does a misogynist restaurant chain have to do with wildlife in Vermont? Talk about a non-sequitur."

The writer was trying to be clever but outsmarted himself instead. What else would you expect from a column titled WTF.

Posted by Kevin Corrigan on 04/01/2019 at 8:47 PM

Re: “WTF: What Can Vermonters Do About Nuisance Drones?

To Justin Borland: No, you can NOT shoot at drones off your porch! Depending on where you live, discharging a firearm may be prohibited by local law. Even if that's not the case, firing at any aircraft, manned or unmanned, is a violation of federal law punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment. If someone is flying close enough to your residence to bother you, you might have a look around to see if you can spot the pilot. If it's a legitimate hobbyist, they most likely didn't intend to disturb anyone and will move to a different flying spot if informed that they are. If it's someone actually trying to spy on you, your best course of action would be to gather as much evidence as you can, take pictures of the craft, pilot, license plate of their vehicle etc., and call local law enforcement.

Posted by LedChickenFPV on 03/28/2019 at 10:48 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Are There More Owl Spottings in Vermont This Year Than Normal?

My thought exactly Christopher Hill.

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Posted by Melody Reed on 03/27/2019 at 3:37 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are There More Owl Spottings in Vermont This Year Than Normal?

What in the hell does a misogynist restaurant chain have to do with wildlife in Vermont? Talk about a non-sequitur.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Christopher Hill on 03/27/2019 at 3:02 PM

Re: “WTF: Do Vermont Schools Call More Snow Days Than in the Past?

Snow that falls at temperatures near freezing (32 degrees F) is sometimes super slippery. Snow that falls at temperatures well below freezing tends not to be very slippery as long as the speeds are moderate. This is confusing for many people who don't realize the role of temperature. 3 inches of snow at 31 degrees can be treacherous and impossible to drive a bus in, while 9 inches of snow at 20 degrees can be no big deal.

Snow that falls at temperatures near freezing is sometimes extremely slippery, sometimes not.

The Keene school district in NH has made some mistakes making decisions about snow near freezing, sometimes not canceling then having to cancel after some kids have arrived at school.

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Posted by Heidi Henkel on 03/20/2019 at 5:09 AM

Re: “WTF: Do Vermont Schools Call More Snow Days Than in the Past?

I can understand schools closing. They are on the hook for busing students to and from school and students are required to go so busing on a treacherous day is forcing them to take a risk. It does create a scramble for childcare but that day does come back in make up days tacked on at the end of the school year.

What baffles me is when a daycare closes and then keeps the day's tuition it already collected. A daycare is a business and if it decides to close the day is truly lost even though money has been collected for it.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 03/19/2019 at 8:15 AM

Re: “WTF: Vermont's Maple Penis Sign? Chocolate Vaginas?

Physiology lesson: the chocolate logo resembles a vulva, the home of the important clitoris, and lovely flower-like entrance to the vagina, the revered and elastic tube that leads to the uterus. Trust me, it matters. You're welcome.

Posted by High Expectations on 02/16/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

Haha..It's like the Loch Ness Monster, everyone sees them, but no one has proof.

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Posted by Have you seen this on 02/15/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are Some People Called for Jury Duty While Others Never Are?

I'm 51 and have never served as a juror.

I registered to vote when I turned 18. I was off at college in Georgia and received a jury summons for service back in my home county in Virginia. I wrote and said "off at college, kthxbye" and that was that.

And I've never received a peep since.

It'd be kind of a headache if I *did* get called because my work involves very frequent travel scheduled far in advance, but at the same time, it'd be an interesting experience.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Furr on 02/15/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Are Some People Called for Jury Duty While Others Never Are?

Kevin Duniho, serving on a jury is your responsibility as a citizen and an honor. I don't know if your comment was a poor joke but if it wasn't, I am sad that you would call jury duty an "inconvenience." If you are politically engaged, you should understand your civil duties and take them seriously, you should not publicly disparage them.

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Posted by lucyloo2 on 02/14/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are Some People Called for Jury Duty While Others Never Are?

I began receiving frequent jury duty summons after I became involved in local politics as a Democrat. I received at least 8 summons over a 3-year period. I found out that the administrator of the county jury system was a Republican. I can only assume he was using his position as a political tool to annoy and inconvenience his rivals.

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Posted by Kevin Duniho on 02/14/2019 at 7:07 AM

Re: “WTF: What's Up With the Dead Wind Turbine in South Burlington?

Not mentioned in this article, nor by Mr. Blittersdorf, is the millions of dollars that would be required to restore the ridgeline sites to their original, pristine conditions - if that is even possible ! These is no beauty in these gigantic industrial behemoths blighting our mountain tops or countryside - regardless of whether they are spinning at 20 RPMs or "dead as a door nail !"

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 01/30/2019 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Why Don't Basic Insurance Plans Cover Vision and Dental?

Posted by Emily Brown on 01/18/2019 at 7:14 AM

Re: “WTF: Is "Salad-Bar Syndrome" a Real Thing?

We don't eat out very often, but we've figured out that when we go to chain restaurants or other places that use lots of fresh vegetables for things like salad bars and sandwiches, my husband gets horrible intestinal distress that lasts for several hours. If he prepares and eats the same things at home, no problem. We've also found that small, local restaurant salads and such don't seem to cause the problem. I'm guessing that maybe they don't buy pre-shredded lettuce and such in bulk and hence it stays fresh without them treating it with anything. I can eat the exact same thing he does and I'm fine. We've had it happen at pizza chains with veggie pizza, sandwich places with veggie sandwiches, taco places that use bagged shredded lettuce, etc. If we have the same things at a little mom-and-pop type place, it doesn't happen. Yet another reason to eat local, I suppose.

Posted by Culturedropout on 01/06/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “What's With the Giant Table and Chairs in Tinmouth?

I appreciate the nicely written article. We have seen the table and chairs for years it is very interesting, we never knew the story behind it. It is very cool that the Carabeau family has made this possible.We have bought corn from them on the picnic table in front of the farm. I am going to look for the frog the next time I am in town. I have been coming to Tinmouth every summer since 1970.

Posted by Chesapeake on 12/13/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Do the Signs Around CityPlace Construction Site Violate Billboard Law?

Bemoaning the political lawn signs is a classic case of the whataboutery that you often use against posters. To be fair, I agree the political signs need to be taken down after elections. The individual politician should be responsible and charged for clean up accordingly.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 11/13/2018 at 10:54 AM

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