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Re: “Sanders Siempre: What Bernie Learned in Nicaragua

I am a Nicaraguan citizen. Daniel Ortega as I type these letters on 7/17/18 at 2:34pm has killed over 350 protesters against his totalitarian regime as of 4/18/18. In spite of this long relationship with Nicaragua, Senator Sanders has yet to publicly denounce the crimes against humanity committed by a government that claims to represent "the people". Please cover our tragedy. Follow the Hashtag #SOSNicaragua. Soon you will discover Ortega apologists claiming foul play and a CIA orchestrated coup. We Nicaraguans roll our eyes and beg you to investigate the truth. HELP!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Adolfo Bermudez on 07/17/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Vermont Legislators Admit to Cheating the System. Are They Justified?

He is a progressive pol. I understand when he says I probably should not take these reimbursements. They are unethical, immoral. Illegal and plain theft. So no problem pol.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bud Klatsch on 07/04/2018 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

If you are selling tickets to the public then it IS a public event. It really is that simple.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ted Miles on 07/04/2018 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

AS our airwaves are flooded with drug ads with names that become more and more ridiculous. Other than NZ,
illegal in the rest of the civilized world. No corruption here.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ted Sargent on 06/29/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

Give it time, they will be selling it at these events, someone will get hurt, car accidents..In time they will realize that making pot legal was a big ass mistake.. There will be no control over it. the only reason they legalized it is so the state can make money on it. Wonder if pothead Zuckerman and Sanders will be at these events, lighting up and campaigning ?? Maybe Zuckerman will host his own event...

5 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 06/28/2018 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

Only in a society who's medical field has created an opiate epidemic is Cannabis still a schedule 1 drug,par for the failed course.

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 06/28/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

"But he said he will hire plainclothes security officers to throw out anyone caught dealing marijuana, which will remain illegal." Great use of police resources there Chief - I'm sleeping more soundly tonight knowing you're prioritizing the most heinous of criminal acts!

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Posted by stellaquarta on 06/27/2018 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Some Vermont Towns Just Say No to Cannabis Legalization Parties

The U.S. government has known all along that cannabis is much safer than booze, pharmaceuticals or tobacco. The fact that cannabis is still against federal law is proof of motivations that have nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with corporate corruption of our government for profit.

The National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse (a.k.a. "the Shafer Commission") created by Richard M. Nixon to study the "marijuana problem", formally made its recommendation on March 22, 1972 advising Congress to remove criminal penalties on the possession and nonprofit distribution of marijuana.

"Neither the marihuana user nor the drug itself can be said to constitute a danger to public safety," concluded the report's authors, led by ultra-conservative Republican Gov. Raymond Shafer of Pennsylvania. "Therefore, the Commission recommends that the possession of marijuana for personal use no longer be an offense, and that the casual distribution of small amounts of marihuana for no remuneration, or insignificant remuneration no longer be an offense."

Despite the Shafer commission's recommendations, Nixon and Congress completely ignored the report. Since then over 100 million Americans have been arrested on simple possession charges for nothing. FBI statistics indicate that one cannabis consumer is arrested every 45 seconds in America today!

The madness is over, Legalize, regulate and TAX!

36 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Goodbye2Freedom on 06/27/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Despite Bumps, Winooski Traffic Lane Pilot Rolls Forward

It must be nice to not have to work, have money in the bank and be able to fight causes like this useless bike lane. So glad Vermont has turned into such a trust fund state with so little regard to our seniors and those with disabilities.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Homer C on 06/08/2018 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Vermont Legislators Admit to Cheating the System. Are They Justified?

Who eats 50 dollars a day McDonalds 2 of us 9 dollars. Buffet 2 0f us 19 dollars what is wrong with this picture

Posted by Sue Wilber on 06/06/2018 at 2:38 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Fact: Sanders only got 2 bills pass and that was naming 2 post offices. They spend half their time in Congress campaigning ?? Then Why did Sanders go to Rome to see the Pope? Took 50 people with him (friends/families,) even tho the Pope said he couldn't see him. but went anyways, spent all that donation money for the private jet, elaborate meal, rooms at the hotel, and cars all to see the Pope for 5 mins. Don't call that campaigning. Pope doesn't live in the United States, not even in Vermont and can't even vote here. Not all people are ignorant. We can see a con job real good. These crooks are voted in to do their job which they don't do.. They just sit around, make promises and spend the taxpayer's money and run their mouths.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/31/2018 at 11:22 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

ALL SENATORS CAMPAIGN WHILE IN OFFICE!!!!

This article is trying to bait off peoples ignorance. Either he himself is also ignorant, or hes just hoping to fool the constituents.

Regardless of which office a candidate is running next term, they are always having to campaign while in office. Around half of any congressmans, senators, governors, etc. time in office is actually spent on campaigning for either re-election or another position. FACT. I know this because I used to work with Congress and helped their campaigns.

The ONLY time an elected official is 100% free to do the actual legislature/ bill passing & denying work are for those who dont intend to run again.

This article also ignores all the bills Sanders led his office to write and push forward, which he had hoped to implement if he won and is far more beneficial and difficult to do than vote.

ALL SENATORS CAMPAIGN WHILE IN OFFICE!!!!

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Andria Khushi Kaur on 05/31/2018 at 9:03 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Sanders never drew a paycheck till he was 40 when he became mayor of Burlington. Now he's in Government and still doesn't work at all...Big deal he named 2 post offices, bet that took him 8 yrs to do. Never voted for the loudmouth crook. He wants us to work our butts off so he can run around playing a big shot, while we pay for it all... He's a NUTCASE... oh and it's mostly out of state students that think he is so great, then the liberal democrats like him.. but there is A LOT of Vermonters who can't stand him and do not vote for the Aggressive coot.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/31/2018 at 6:25 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Snark won't land interviews. L'il hint, there.

11 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by lassy2 on 05/30/2018 at 8:07 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Maybe more tax payers should show up on voting day. Bernie works damn hard for all Americans, not just Vermonters. This is nothing more than right wing noise. Shame on you 7 days!

12 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Kristie Thompson001 on 05/30/2018 at 7:11 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

If anyone thinks that Sanders will take off the taxpayer funded feed bag while he feeds his overwhelming ego, theyre sadly mistaken. He keeps throwing out the unworkable, half baked plans long on extreme left wing rhetoric and short on realism that are red meat to his starry eyed acolytes but has accomplished very little in his decades in government. No, Sanders will continue to play the long con and feed at the teat of the taxpayers until he finally expires of old age. Grifters gotta grift...

52 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 05/30/2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

this is a story without meaning. full of sound and fury and speculation but not substance

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Posted by ronj1955 on 05/30/2018 at 11:28 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

If Brad Peacock, a farmer, expects to succeed at politics, he needs to try a little logic.

Peacock says if Sanders runs for president, then Vermont's part-time junior senator needs to be "completely focused on that."

Then Peacock actually says Vermont needs a full-time senator.

Really. He really said that.

Meanwhile, academic Dickinson claims actually to be surprised that the public couldn't care less whether part-time Bernie misses a lot of votes.

Dickinson apparently missed two elections that saw Vermonters (if they are really Vermonters) give Bernie Sanders a free ticket to hire his own family for campaign work - and get rich on book deals so he could buy a third house.

Is that what they call political science? Asking for a friend.

24 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 05/30/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

So the gun folks want to "take back" Vermont? If they take us back to the days when muskets were the primary firearm then I'm all for it. Fewer dead schoolchildren that way.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by frostus on 05/20/2018 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Got to be the loudest minority -- higher than a F-35. But most people want safety at school and work place along the 2nd Amendment but with common sense regulation. If you really love weaponry and you are all worked up over it - that much, go into the military and get safely trained like I was.

10 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Roger Hill on 05/20/2018 at 11:38 AM

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