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Re: “Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

"A total of eight masked people among more than 20 people in the crowd used "tactics that indicated training in obstruction and intimidation," police said."

That's what should have been investigated; and the funder behind the Charles Murray lecture; and the well-funded National organization supporting these types of non-academic racist speakers with the specific intention of creating disturbances at academic institutions.

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Posted by Renée Carpenter on 05/24/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Playing the child card as a reason makes you a wimp Mr. Phil. Tell us the REAL reason for your Veto? No law stops someone from driving around in a car with a child, drunk, on drugs or otherwise. Making it illegal for that reason doesn't stop someone from driving while impaired. Ask the thousands of people driving to work on prescription drugs.

I don't understand the logic of going about this for so long after states like Colorado have solid stats that stand up to the typical arguments. Must we always think that every state is a foreign land where things like this have not happened before or that somehow "our state" can do it better.
What a waste of time and money.

I sense a new governor on the horizon.

Guess my taxes aren't going down anytime soon.

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Posted by vtdom on 05/24/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Amazing how these people all come out of the woodwork to whine and shout at Gov Scott veto on their pot smoking, but you never see their voice about anything on important issues in here..but unlike David Zuckerman, I'm not a pot smoker..he must be biting nails in half because of the veto..lol

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/24/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

Only 67 students are you kidding there was more then 67 causing a violent riot...but no arrest..what about that man from Burlington(?) who admitted he went down there to cause a fuss..he was what 38 yrs old not even a student he had no right to be there he should had been charged for starting a riot.. So what are these snowflakes going to get..slap on the hand, given time out, give up their safe space place, given a hug and be told "we are so sorry your feeling were hurt"?? Is this what Middlebury College is teaching..violence, stopping speakers from speaking, cause a riot, endanger people lives no worry nothing will be done to you.. Parents should had been called and told to come pick up your entitled brats as they are kicked out of this college!!!!
KV are you for real?? In this day and age we must always take clear and direct steps to eradicate racism. .. So you justified the violence? It's the College fault?? You do know they really hurt a Professor and used a dangerous weapon!! But guess you think that's ok..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/24/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

It's not about revenue it's just common sense legislation. It's letting people have the freedom to smoke if they want without fear of imprisonment. Just because you turn 18 you don't race to the store to get cigarettes. Some people do some don't. Stop making it an issue. We need to grow up as a nation and stop making things like weed so taboo . Get over it. There will not be an influx of people. Massachusetts is legal and Trudeau is going to decriminalize marijuana in Canada. We need to stop my making it and issue...good by mister Scott....no reelection for you

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Posted by airportguy on 05/24/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

It isn't that Scott is "out of touch with his constituents". It is that he simply does not respect the minds of the majority of his constituents and their elected legislators. In his "libertarian" mind he alone knows best, as his is the supreme intellect...the great leader that knows best what is good for us incompetents. Thanks dad. The invocation of veto is the ultimate in anti-libertarian thinking. Scott does exactly as he pleases, but without the courage to do it honestly. Marmosets elected Trump, and marmosets elected Scott. Is there anything unexpected here? In the words of another great thinker, you Mr. Scott, are "fired'.

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Posted by Nareth Leang on 05/24/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

Ashamed Middlebury is in Vermont. What a small-minded immature student body. Go home to Momma, babies.

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Posted by Vermont Patriot on 05/24/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Thank you for vetoing. We don't need more enabling and placebos.

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Posted by saysme on 05/24/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Stop stalling already! This is an important issue. It's about no longer making it ok for the state to strip responsible adults of their rights and property because they choose to use a relatively harmless and beneficial plant.

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Posted by geeebs on 05/24/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

If marijuana had become legal then Zuckerman's purpose would have been reduced to abolishing vaccines.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 05/24/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Good old Gov. Scott. We Vermonters need to strive for full employment for the drug dealers.

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Posted by MAXIVT on 05/24/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

I thought marijuana didn't make you angry. Guess I was wrong ...

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Posted by Marmota on 05/24/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Really?! We REALLY thought he would sign it??

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Posted by a.gal99 on 05/24/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Smokey's Low N Slow BBQ Comes to South Burlington

Vermont Tap House has a list of dozens of local farms they source from, and I have eaten a great Laplatt burger at Buono's. Love both places. Maybe you have it wrong?

Posted by PaulH on 05/24/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Vermont's 'Biggest' Pill Dealer Gets Nine-Year Prison Sentence

Donna I'm sure glad that someone out there understands.

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Posted by citizen on 05/24/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Chief Praises Officer for Not Shooting at Suspect in a Car

15 prior convictions, hmmmm WTF is he doing in Burlington anyway ? What a scumbag.

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Posted by Pixelvt on 05/24/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

It's insulting that Governor Scott believes that by legalizing marijuana people will just start driving around smoking with their kids in the car... that's already illegal Mr. Scott. The vast majority of Vermonters are responsible with this drug, using it in the privacy of their own homes. No one's asking to legalize it so they can ride around stoned out of their minds, especially with their own children in the car.

You ask for a roadside test that simply does not exist, and that other legal states have found no issue with.

Vermont has had one of the highest prevalences of drug use in the country among younger age cohorts long before marijuana was even decriminalized here. You say you're concerned about the children, yet youth drug use has been shown to decrease in states that have legalized.

Your policy decisions are not based off of reality. I did not vote for you and I do not plan to next year.

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Posted by Disappointed on 05/24/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Union busting-reefer madness - what next a visit from Jeff Sessions? How about KKK revival governor.

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Posted by Roger Hill on 05/24/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Overtime: Vermont Legislature Sets Stage for Veto Battle

"Casey is fond of tying Scott to very conservative governors in other states. At last week's union rally, he brandished a sign that read "Governor Scott ... Walker?""

Seriously? Where exactly were Casey and the Vermont Democratic Party when Mitzi Johnson and Donna Sweaney interfered with the collective bargaining process during the last contract negotiations between VSEA and the State? Johnson and her minions in the legislature wrote an open letter to Gov Shumlin demanding that the administration put a very low cap on wage increases for state employees. Did you hear a peep from Casey or really any democratic legislators? Did anyone try and paint that as union busting (which is what it was) or did Casey accuse Johnson of being Walker-lite?

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Posted by Roy on 05/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

"The stoners have become completely unhinged over this issue. Smoke your weed and stop whining."

This has little to do with weed and everything to do with basic common sense, but hey whatever narrative helps you sleep at night.

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Posted by Mike Watkins on 05/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

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