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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 11/16/2018 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Movie Review: A Genre Mash-Up Doesn't Make for Fun in J. J. Abrams' 'Overlord'

So Abrams neither wrote or directed (nor acted in) this movie . So why spend the bulk of this review talking about him ?

Posted by Rich ard on 11/16/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

hey repubs, wanna make a difference, speak up against Trump, like a lot, the candidate for Lt Gov never did, so I voted against him, oh well, and i am no fan of who won

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Posted by Pixelvt on 11/16/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I am sorry for your loss. I just recently lost my baby sister due to a known fatal interaction of LOW DOSE prescription klonopin & a MILD opioid she got to ease fibromyalgia pain.
I am a chronic pain patient born with a rare orthopedic syndrome & have multiple prosthetic joints. I am on fentanyl 24/7 simply to be able to have a relatively normal life. Without opioids I would be in severe pain & needless suffering. That's no way to live. Because the public/media blames ME, & doctors who help me, for street drug addiction, I am treated like a criminal, a junkie & have severe restrictions on my life just to be able to manage my pain.
I am "tied" to mandatory dr appts, restrictions preventing me from taking vacations for more than 2 weeks (only limited amounts of meds are dispensed, as it is believed - though multiple studies have refuted the theory - to prevent drugs from ending up on the street) & forget about ever travelling internationally - my drugs would run out (& they have before due to all of the rules/regs) landing me in the hospital in the agony of uncontrolled pain & withdrawal. Not to mention when that happens, I am assumed to be & treated like, a drug-seeking junkie. My pain is left uncontrolled & I literally pray to die due to the suffering.
Please stop making ME pay for someone else's addiction. The solution to opioid addiction isn't by punishing me, it's by helping the addicts. Please let me live my life - getting rid of my drugs because you blame them for a loved one's death only ends MY life, too.
~Sara Donadei

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Posted by Sara Donadei on 11/16/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

You have written a brutally honest tribute to the beautiful sister you loved. As the mother of an addict, I wept while I read it. Drug addiction becomes a brain disease. If the government really wanted to help, they would dedicate money to the scientists who are working on new medications for addicts, as well as vaccines that would guard against becoming an addict in the first place. Sadly, these researchers have difficulty securing grants and funding. May the beautiful memories of your sister, and the comfort you can derive from knowing her pain is over, bring you some peace.

Posted by SoCal on 11/16/2018 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

One can never underplay the backlash directed by the voters towards the Republicans due to who occupies the White House, I know in my district there was a strong push to go door to door and get out the vote. We had an approximate 55% voter turnout and a record or near-record number of absentee ballots. Nationally there was such a strong movement to get out the vote. It was remarkable. There certainly was no coattail effect as Scott couldn't carry a single Republican to the statewide election.
Richard M. Long
Manchester Center, VT

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Posted by Richard M. Long on 11/16/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

The redesign of the park has been in the works for a long time and there's been a gazillion commission meetings on it, leading to the current plan. How many of the "activists" suddenly protesting the plan attended those meetings? Changing the final plan now because some activists don't like it is an insult to the professionals and volunteers who devoted countless hours to the park redesign meetings.

City Hall Park is a sad, unwelcoming place. Do the redesign.

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/16/2018 at 11:03 AM

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.

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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: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

Pardon, but "SputnikNuts" in his above letter talks about dying trees. Actually, only half of those being removed in the new Plan are sick at all, and they're not Dying. The other half are perfectly healthy, which is why people want to keep them. Open. Up. Your. Eyes.

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Posted by stickinthemud on 11/16/2018 at 9:20 AM

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

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

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/16/2018 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Toll on Call

I will be forever greatful to this man for Saving my baby daughter Cierra Gaboriault's life. She Will be 30 Next August. Im just glad I had him as a second opinion You have always been my Hero
Love To You Always
Lori Royea

Posted by Lori Royea on 11/16/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

The emphasis was more ensuring that the Dems have a veto-proof majority. Though Rep. Read voted with the Dems on the budget, none of the other 'moderates' did, despite their earlier almost unanimous support of the budget. They made their bed with their unbending support of Gov. Scott's and Jason Gibbs' strategy and got what they deserved. They can still testify or reach out to former colleagues so they can still be heard, but I'm glad we can get the Governor's attention and restrain his administration's tactics at the end of the term.

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Posted by Gary Golden on 11/16/2018 at 7:26 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: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

"Redstone's Erik Hoekstra is a large donor to the Weinberger campaign."

Lots of people donated to Weinberger's campaigns. And lots of people donated to Driscoll's campaign. Please define "large."

And are you suggesting that therefore Mr. Hoekstra's dissenting view on CityPlace should be taken seriously, or should not be? What is your point here?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/15/2018 at 4:41 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

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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.

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Posted by Margo Howland on 11/15/2018 at 2:38 PM

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