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Re: “Is Vermont's Front Porch Forum Moderating Civil Discussion — or Censoring Free Speech?

FPF censors content... Conservative comments and it is arbitrary


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Posted by James Sinon on 07/14/2018 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Undercover Video Targets Transgender Vermonters

This video can still be found on You Tube

Posted by Brianna H Harris on 06/01/2018 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Backstory: Story With the Longest Gestation Period

I had him my freshman year as well, in the fall of 1983. He was so surly and spewed about how much he hates all politicians. One day, a brave soul in the back of the room (not me!) was sick of his negativity, and asked what politician he actually LIKED. He looked very nervous, seemed embarrassed, and hesitantly admitted that he liked Ted Kennedy for president in 1980. (Which to 18 year old me seemed like a generation earlier.) That is the one thing I remember from that entire class. Well, I also remember that I did not get an A!

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Posted by Tom A. on 05/29/2018 at 4:27 PM

Re: “House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants

That's easy--get out of Federal Subsidized Housing--and you shouldn't be toking if you haven't maximized employment.
Can you envision a generation of subsidized, food stamped ,health programed pot heads?
That's the equivalent of a Bowery Drunk with alcohol. With rights and privileges comes responsibilities.
Taking care of YOURSELF by YOURSELF comes first.
Just one opinion.

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Posted by Peter Blood on 05/18/2018 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

"But since I have been shooting them I'm seeing more does with fawns and an increase in birds around here"

Yeah you have... on YOUR property, for the time being. Stupid people don't realize the impact they have elsewhere by picking animals off in one place. Most likely a few other people are having even worse coyote problems because of this guy.

Posted by Nate Ingram on 05/15/2018 at 2:06 PM

Re: “House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants

They will have to change the law once most of the states make it legal. Then that states the case that we the people want it legalized in all government. It's coming, soon.

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Posted by DebinVT on 05/15/2018 at 7:42 AM

Re: “House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants

I put in an opinion earlier but it seems to have disappeared. It is unfair that you can get a medical marijuana card and can't smoke it in subsidized housing but the United States government needs to seriously update their laws as they are so outdated and stupid. If you have a medical condition that will help you, what are they going to do? They don't kick people out for drinking which is worse for you.
Also it is hard to get a card as the doctors at UHC would rather push pills than sign the paperwork.

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Posted by Gi Grape on 05/11/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants

That is very discriminatory against people who depend on it, they don't kick people out for drinking but they do for smoking pot. The federal government's laws need to be updated

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Posted by Gi Grape on 05/11/2018 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Court Finds Abuse Claims Baseless — but a Mom Still Can't See Her Son

This nightmare sounds alot like what we (my daughter and family) are going through. I am absolutely beyond sick. My daughter has been trying to get her son back for the past 4 years. I would love to tell this story to someone and have it published. There`s so much to write,so much on the docket, I can`t even begin. It needs to be heard though. Someday it will be written, many twists and turns it could be a movie. Unbelievable.
Our little boy is 10 now. If we don`t get him back really soon, he will be a broken boy that can`t be fixed. No child deserves to go through this..... I cry every night for him and my daughter.
The kicker now is, the father was killed,.....and my daughter still doesn`t have her son. She never did anything wrong.....nothing. Our judge doesn`t listen, or even care.

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Posted by JMA on 05/01/2018 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Troubles Mount for a Winooski Cop With a Checkered Past

Nokes should have been fired after he was found slumped over the wheel with a BAC five times the legal limit. Massive disregard for human life.

Posted by G Chesterton on 04/17/2018 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Court Finds Abuse Claims Baseless — but a Mom Still Can't See Her Son

I have a similar story havnt seen my kids in three years because of similar lies now back in court for more money because she has kids all the time this abuse crap is out of control dog and the judges are not protecting the kids and r trying to bankrupt dad.

Posted by Richard Irick on 04/16/2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Court Finds Abuse Claims Baseless — but a Mom Still Can't See Her Son

Child custody/access litigation, as it is done in the US, is the cruelest
form of domestic violence and child abuse/cruelty known to humankind.
Only the creepiest, most violent and dishonest cowards among
counsel go into this practice area. Think about it, what kind of
mentally disturbed jackarse would promote or permit the use of
litigation/warfare between distressed parents of vulnerable minor children?
But regardless how sick, greedy and decrepit any given set of family lawyers
are, the family court judge has complete control over this process, and can
either treat the parents equally and order however much mediation
is required to resolve all issues (5 sessions will do it for about 99%
of the population in this situation); or they can act with extreme
cowardice/cruelty towards the children, take sides between the parents,
and order litigation/trials. The judges who do the former sleep
well at night, and still get paid. The one who do the latter will
typically suffer a painful, humiliating demise, and end up paying
dearly, one way or another, for each child and parent they
tortured and/or abused.

Posted by SevenDaysDancing on 04/15/2018 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Q&A: Dr. Dustin Sulak Touts the Healing Power of Pot

Yes, he is an actual doctor. Just not another allopathic doctor.

What kind of doctor are you?

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Posted by Rick Frauton on 04/09/2018 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Q&A: Dr. Dustin Sulak Touts the Healing Power of Pot

Osteopathic physician? So, not an actual doctor...

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Posted by The Oracle on 04/07/2018 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Unlikely Allies Open a Homeless Shelter in Lamoille County

Happy to help, can't wait to begin our work with you.

Posted by Penny M-A on 04/04/2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Burlington Couple Busted For Gardening Structures in Front Yard

Elections have consequences.

If city liberals hate regulation, stop electing people whose politics require government intervention in everyone's lives.

Meanwhile, if you want to farm, move to the country.

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 04/03/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The Year of Living Differently: A Life-Altering Ski Accident Hasn't Stopped Ryan McLaren

Thank you for writing this touching article. Ryan and Adrienne are amazing and they could still use some help, so please consider contributing to his ongoing PT needs!

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Posted by fhurley on 04/02/2018 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Unlikely Allies Open a Homeless Shelter in Lamoille County

Thank you for this article. I work in human services in Vermont, and I think a shelter Lamoille County is a boon. I am especially pleased with the fact it can accommodate families and single adults. I just have two suggestions/corrections. The article indicates that prior to the shelter at the Yellow House, "the closest shelters were more than an hour away, in Burlington and Vergennes." I am no expert in Vermont geography, but:

- With regard to shelter resources for families -- there have been the COTS family shelters in Burlington and the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes, but there has also been a shelter for families and single adults in Saint Albans (Tim's House,…).

- With regard to shelter resources for single adults -- there have been the COTS Waystation and the community health center's winter warming shelter in Burlington, as well as the John Graham shelter in Vergennes, but
there has also been the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, which has both year-round and seasonal beds ( and expanded its capacity over this winter.

I am fairly sure the shelters in Saint Albans and Barre are closer to at least to Morrisville/Stowe area than the shelters in Vergennes and Burlington. I also want to stress that I don't point these resources out to make the point that a shelter in Lamoille County itself is unnecessary. It is absolutely needed and has been for some time, and it is immensely advantageous to anyone homeless in Lamoille County to be able to go to a shelter closer than one in Burlington, Barre, Vergennes, or Saint Albans. I am just pointing out the article is slightly misleading in its representation of what the closest (even if still distant) options for shelter have been previously for those in Lamoille County.

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Posted by Sara Vaclavik on 03/29/2018 at 1:08 PM

Re: “F-16 Aviator Must Take Civilian Pilot Exam After Small Plane Crash

Has there been an update? Did he return? Did he retake the exam? Did he pass?

Posted by dhorvath on 03/28/2018 at 2:20 PM

Re: “NRA Dollars Target Vermont Schools

So a UVM student thinks the NRA money is "blood money"? This student must not enjoy the outdoors or care about the environment in anyway, because much of the funding for habitat restoration comes from the Pittman-Robertson tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. This has provided billions of dollars for conservation and as a result, many species that had precariously low numbers, are now thriving.
I sincerely doubt that any of the recent school shooters were involved in shooting sports. They would've been forced to learn...wait for and discipline. I guess this student thinks it is better to learn about firearms through violent video games and movies rather than the "evil" NRA.

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Posted by Rescue on 03/27/2018 at 11:10 PM

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