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Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"People with gmail accounts get those just about every week. That isn't evidence of anything."

You're absolutely right: it isn't evidence of anything. And yet, it's exactly the kind of non-evidence that our President uses to make all kinds of wacky and blatantly false allegations. Like that Obama "tapped" his hotel room (no evidence ever produced). That there was massive voter fraud in the 2016 election (DISproved by his own commission). That there was massive voter fraud in the recent mid-term elections (no evidence cited). That there are "middle east terrorists" in the caravan of Honduran asylum seekers coming to the U.S. border (no evidence ever produced). The list goes on and on and on.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/18/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"Before her arrest, Palacios Rodriguez had received an electronic notification that an unauthorized individual had tried to access her email account."

People with gmail accounts get those just about every week. That isn't evidence of anything.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Justin Boland on 11/18/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"In our Bennington DMV office, we have detected some changes where people are coming from outside of Vermont and trying to get a drivers privilege card. Our investigation has determined that theyre not residents of the state of Vermont, Glen Button, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division, told Vermont Watchdog.

As originally reported in the Brattleboro Reformer, the Department of Motor Vehicles recently discovered 130 invalid applications in its Bennington branch, in the southwest corner of the state bordering New York and Massachusetts.

Were still working our way through that, but it appears that a number of those applications were fraudulent, and we will be taking action to suspend those privilege cards, Button said."

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick Cashman on 11/18/2018 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Walters: Democrats Gain Ground in Vermont Legislature

The Change we can all pay for - Welcome to Vermontax

Posted by Melzie on 11/18/2018 at 5:33 AM
Posted by The Oracle on 11/17/2018 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

Non-locals.

You mean brown people, right?

The essence of racial profiling.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by RudigerVT on 11/17/2018 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

"This is another disgusting opinion from our disgusting Supreme Court."

What's disgusting is your shocking attitude toward the rule of law. Hey, you know he's guilty of whatever he's accused of, so why bother giving him a trial based on admissible evidence? Actually, why bother giving him a trial at all?

You know who thinks exactly like you do? Donald Trump. Congratulations.

With your attitude toward the rule of law, you should hope YOU never get charged with a crime.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/17/2018 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

I'm sure those that voted to keep Norm in office are feeling fully vindicated. Just as a reminder the following voted to voted to keep him office:

Brian Collamore R Rutland bcollamore@leg.state.vt.us
Peg Flory R Rutland pflory@leg.state.vt.us
Dick Mazza D Grand Isle
Dick McCormack D Windsor rmccormack@leg.state.vt.us
Mark MacDonald D Orange mmacdonald@leg.state.vt.us
Kevin Mullin R Rutland
Alice Nitka D Windsor anitka@leg.state.vt.us
Robert Starr D Essex-Orleans rstarr@leg.state.vt.us
Jeanette White D Windham jwhite@leg.state.vt.us

#BlindEye much?

5 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by GHOFinVT on 11/16/2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

So, even in Vermont rape is perfectly ok, encouraged even if youre a lawmaker or wealthy and the victim is poor. This is another disgusting opinion from our disgusting Supreme Court. The state shouldnt bother retrying old Norm, the Vermont Supreme Court will never, ever let a conviction stand. All Vermonters should be ashamed.

11 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 11/16/2018 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Vermont Panel to Propose 26 Percent Tax on Retail Weed

Government of, for and by the Taxation.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FreedomToThink on 11/16/2018 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Media Note: State Declines to Prosecute DUI Chronicled by Valley News

The state has no business charging him with anything. He wasn't driving commercially and there is no damaged party so, no crime under common law. He being falsely held to statutory codes that don't apply to people traveling in the course of their private affairs. Just more revenue extortion by the police state.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 11/16/2018 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

Individuals who enter the country without authority are law breakers. It is the job of law enforcement to find and arrest law breakers and to also arrest anyone who provides aid and assistance to law breakers.

I have NO problem with law enforcement using all the tools in their tool box to accomplish this. That would include the use of informants, under cover agents etc. I would like to see a much more aggressive effort on the part of federal law enforcement to address the issue of ILLEGAL ALIENS living in the country. State and local "law enforcement" who do not cooperate should be banned from recieving any federal funds for law enforcement since they refuse to be partners in that effort.

26 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Michael P. Clifford on 11/16/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Vermont Panel to Propose 26 Percent Tax on Retail Weed

Could we have a word from the L Governor? Isn't this his pet project?

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Posted by Walter Moses on 11/16/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Vermont Panel to Propose 26 Percent Tax on Retail Weed

At least you know it won't have poison in it

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gi Grape on 11/16/2018 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Vermont Panel to Propose 26 Percent Tax on Retail Weed

Duuuuude...

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/15/2018 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Vermont Panel to Propose 26 Percent Tax on Retail Weed

"....to generate sufficient revenue to self-fund the administrative and public health and safety program costs resulting from marijuana use ...". What costs? What is this about, to bail out failing prescription drug businesses, the alcohol sharks, and increased government job padding? 17% tax will definitely result in a massive blackmarket. Oh well, government is always eager to waste money and make others pay. Bernie taught you this didn't he? MAGA

19 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by timothy price on 11/15/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Media Note: State Declines to Prosecute DUI Chronicled by Valley News

It appears the guy was too tired to drive. Give him a lecture, send him to CRASH, or maybe even diversion. Hopefully he will be more careful from now on.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Margo Howland on 11/15/2018 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

I was at DMV South Burlington the other week and was amazed at the stream of 'non locals' coming in getting enhanced ID's.
ICE should be set up in the parking lot

42 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by JimM on 11/15/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Media Note: State Declines to Prosecute DUI Chronicled by Valley News

Thank you Mr. Kenyon

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/15/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

As a reminder; those who entered this nation without obeying our established immigration procedures are criminals. Every single day they remain without permission of our nation they are re-offending. Their motives for committing their crime are irrelevant to their guilt or innocence. It is only after guilt / innocence is established that mitigating factors become relevant. So if you are a criminal, why are you surprised when the police come?

58 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Cashman on 11/15/2018 at 9:31 AM

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