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Re: “Early Sedition: How a Thin-Skinned U.S. President Jailed a Vermont Newspaperman

The msm is nothing but a propaganda wing of the DNC. Obama committed treason multiple times without a peep from the press.

You libs are the true fascists. Using violence to silence an opposing point of view? You stomp on other peoples 1st Amendment rights, almost daily. All across the country. All across the world.

If the illegal invaders who you pretend to believe they have every right to invade our country. In as many numbers as they possibly can...if I waved a magic wand, casting a spell on all the illegals. And from then on, all these illegal mexicans and OTM's all started to vote Republican, at the same rate as they vote for Democrats now? You nazi scum would build a wall on the whole border, 100ft high. Electrify it. Militarize it...Pelosi Schummer obama and the rest of you democrats would be goose-stepping in perfect sync. Marching all along the wall to protect our border.

Once the opposition finally wakes up, and has had enough of you SaulAlinsky-trolls, and your willingness to lie cheat +steal anything that's not nailed down, to achieve or maintain power. It will be messy, but you will be wiped out.

"To late for the ballot-box...Too soon for the Gun? I think not.

Posted by Nathan Brazil on 05/04/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Before the Civil Rights Act, Vermont's 'Tourist Homes' Welcomed Black Travelers

Mr. Hayden: I got word that your time machine is broken down behind the French Hill rest area. I've enlisted some help to attempt to repair it. Fret not. We'll return you to seventh grade in the year 1957 with haste, and the human race will continue down the exciting road of intellectual and social progress unfettered. Lastly, sorry you can't bring much of your "Yankee Values" back with you, as most of them were soiled on by skunks or ran away when we laughed at them.

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Posted by formercook on 02/23/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Before the Civil Rights Act, Vermont's 'Tourist Homes' Welcomed Black Travelers

Just imagine the wonderful, hard working Yankee Vermonters of 1957 being shown a motion picture of clips of Vermont today in 2017 complete with news headlines and footage. They would be so glad to see their values were thrown under the bus when the trust fund neo-Bolsheviks moved in and turned their beloved Green Mountains into the rainbow colored cultural Marxist mud-puddle of crime and drugs it is today. But at least Black people can stay in motels now....

This is the dumbest article I have read in a long day of reading dumb articles.

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Posted by Christopher M. Hayden on 02/23/2017 at 2:14 AM

Re: “Downtown Phantoms

Burlington lost more than just Little Italy to Urban Renewal. Long before the true demolition of homes - houses were burned to the ground. Nobody talks about my family when they talk about Urban Renewal. Three children and a family friend lost their lives to an intentional fire. Write that story cause my god my family deserves it!

Posted by Jamie L Burt on 10/02/2016 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Historical Society Explores Impact of Back-to-the-Landers on Vermont

It's worth noting that while, yes, the original communes may have come and gone, there are currently at least a dozen intentional communities in Vermont, and at least another fourteen forming. It's part of a global trend, with over 1500 in the US alone. Having lived in several of these over the years, I can tell you that we learned a lot from the previous generation of communards--mostly about the need to be truly and specifically intentional. This is the Golden Age of communal living!

I moved here from western Oregon, where so many folks still prefer to let their colorful freak flags fly high and wide (elders and young alike), so it took awhile to realize how much the back-to-the-landers and the woodchucks have influenced each other here in Vermont over the years. It can be hard to tell them apart! Much less divisive than on the Left Coast. The fusion is a beautiful thing--rural AND progressive--making this a great place to experiment with more sustainable living. It's one of the reasons I'm so glad to have settled here, and so happy to see that the VHS is preserving a part of Vermont history that's been too often neglected (e.g., Jan Albers' Hands on the land).

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Posted by Laird Christensen on 09/02/2016 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Historical Society Explores Impact of Back-to-the-Landers on Vermont

"Many of these early migrants, a good number of whom were formally members of or allied to the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), sought to take refuge in these northern hills. It was a time for reflection, experimentation with psychedelic drugs, and an evaluation of their personal and social lives. But it was not long before two things occurred. First, after 68’ the trickle of counter-culture migrants turned into a flood. This mass second wave quickly led to the formation of dozens of new communes, especially in the north. Second, the older SDS/political elements realized that any attempt to circumvent personal and economic alienation was intimately tied to the external community. And with that, new efforts at political organizing were rekindled. One commune, Red Clover, was at the forefront of these new efforts. Members, including John Douglas, Jane Kramer, Robert Kramer, and Roz Payne, began as a radical media collective in New York City...One former communard contends that the first dynamite procured by the Weather Underground Organization [an armed leftist group who carried out 27 bombings between 1969-1977 including those on the US Capital Building and the Pentagon] came from a granite quarry in Barre. John Douglas, for his part, states that Free Vermont helped establish safe houses for Weathermen and Black Panthers who went underground. They also facilitated clandestine boarder crossings into Quebec."… Now there is some real history for you.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 09/01/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Milton History Buffs Work to Save Home of Vermont Civil War Hero

General Stannard's memory is also perpetuated in the form of Vermont's G. J. Stannard Camp No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.… Previously, Stannard was the namesake of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) post in Burlington.

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Posted by 802SMH on 08/10/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Following the Trail of Vermont's African American Heritage

"So our job is [to] make Vermont an attractive destination for the multicultural marketplace."

Yeah, no thanks. I have nothing against people of other races, but would it be so terrible to have just ONE place on this earth that maintains a culturally and racially European identity? Even Europe itself is being overrun by "refugees." If things continue as they are, European peoples, who make up part of the global diversity of races, will cease to exist. I can't imagine that very many people would actually want this to happen, so why go out of our way to make everywhere in the western world a monotonous "diverse" blend?

No other race on the face of this earth is encouraged to "celebrate diversity" in the way that European peoples are. It's time to stop this madness, and make an effort to preserve ourselves. Vermont does not "need more diversity."


"Winners of the contest, including first-place finisher Livia Greenberg"
"Livia Greenberg"

Oy vey!

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Posted by A Real American on 05/20/2016 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

I believe Sheila had a sister named Cheryl who was there too.

Posted by pooh444 on 03/31/2016 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

I was there throughout the 1960's remember Sheila but not the others. I don't remember the abuse they all talk about. My number was 32. If Sheila would like to contact me I will respond.

Posted by pooh444 on 03/31/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Vermont's First Women of the Long Trail

A great story about one of Vermont's cultural traditions- hiking the Long Trail. Thank you, Seven Days!!!

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 03/29/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “What's the story behind that tower at Fort Ethan Allen?

Thanks for posting this. Very informative! I'd love to use my camera in the observation deck!

Posted by George Ouellette on 03/26/2016 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Political Past: Revisiting Early Bernie Sanders Posters

Great that some of Frank Hewitt's artwork will find an even larger audience now. The policies of Bernie Sanders already improved many lives in the past, now the visibility of his ideas on the national level and the increase in citizen engagement in politics that it causes has the potential to improve many more lives. It's encouraging to be able to see this story unfold from its beginnings in the Eighties in Burlington through today and into the future.

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Posted by human_being on 12/03/2015 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Political Past: Revisiting Early Bernie Sanders Posters

So proud of the work my father did with Bernie in the early years. It was an incredibly exciting time to have grown up in Burlington. So wonderful that the ideas he has championed from the beginning are finally part of the national conversation.

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Posted by Corin Hewitt on 12/03/2015 at 4:02 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

Katelin was and is a friend of mine , I knew her in Jr. High school and didn't know her whole story then I only new she struggled privately with some very tough things that kids her age shouldn't have to deal with. I'm so proud of the woman she has become. I also have memories of field trips to the orphanage and seeing rows of babies in their cribs and thinking how sad it was .

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Posted by Ellen Ann Norton-Ambuhl on 10/10/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

This is a wonderful article and right on as to my experience of how the tour was. It was such a great experience to be able to see people sharing their experiences and memories. The bad things did not seem so bad hearing the replies in response to something like "Yes, I remember" and the "Me too's." As horrible as those memories are, they are much worse being alone with them. I am so grateful to Abbey Meaker, Coralee Holm and Burlington College for helping us to do this tour, and also to Sarah Yahm for sharing our experience.

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Posted by Katelin Hoffman on 10/09/2015 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

As a therapist for over 40 years I have met several former residents of the orphanage. Their stories were all heartbreaking. The cruelty perpetrated on vulnerable kids makes me sick , angry and sad.

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Posted by Lauren Berrizbeitia on 10/09/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

It makes me sad I didn't know about this before. My mother grew up in there and I would have loved to go with her.

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Posted by Jay Katon on 10/08/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

My father was there for 4 years till he aged out and went in the Navy, he said the Nuns hated them and hated being there.. the stories he told sure proved that! I always felt so bad for him!!

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Posted by Jeanne Provencher Norris on 10/08/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

Nice article . It's a pleasure to read a piece about this orphanage where the emphasis is on the personal recollections of former residents and not about the agenda of the writer . Very touching . Very human .

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Posted by Rich ard on 10/08/2015 at 5:16 PM

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