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Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

I don't understand. The story says he sent it in "after the deadline" when he was notified. That seems like a minor offense that was corrected as soon as he was made aware of it. What is the big problem here?

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Posted by rwyckoff on 11/12/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “He Couldn't Lose: Bissonnette to Represent Winooski in Vermont House

So Clem Bissonette wins a primary, but within a month he walks away from that responsibility and priviliege, resigns from his seat, and says he isn't running. Hal Colston steps in, assumes the responsibility of running for that office, to help hold a seat for the Democrats. He invests time, energy, and money in to that campaign. We know that the even the best run write-in campaign is an uphill battle. It's no surprise that the person whose name is listed on the ballet gets more votes. Many people don't follow the background stories of an election, and will vote for the party or for a more familiar name. For Hal Colston to receive 939 votes despite a write in campaign is very impressive. Mr Bissonette is disrepecting this democratic process and should change his mind- again. I hope the Democratic party is telling him this.

Posted by Susan Schoenfeld on 11/12/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Compromise or Veto Overrides? Vermont Dems Have New Leverage Over Scott

I want to add my opinion on a "veto-proof" majority in the statehouse. I am against it.
It used to be there had to be compromise (you know where both sides concede some and you end up somewhere in the middle, not the other side agrees to my side) and progress was made but not without checks and balances.
The last time we had a veto proof legislature- Shumlin was governor and he and the legislature spent how many hundreds of million dollars on a faulty, poorly managed exchange system that other states built for just a few million dollars. And the chosen software company went out of business so Vt was left with software that cannot effectively be upgraded or improved, not the first time the state ends up owning software and cannot get it updated to be used as desired.

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Posted by ConcernedVter on 11/12/2018 at 4:15 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

there is a great heavy metal band called Beartooth, chk em out. as for this beartooth incident, unfortunate but hardly that important in the scheme of things

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Posted by Pixelvt on 11/12/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Twenty-Nine Vermonters Have Died Using End-of-Life Law, State Says

In the same period in Vermont about 23,000 people died, meaning that the assisted suicide rate is 0.61 * 1.000 deaths; lower than the rates in Washington state (4,42 in 2017), Oregon (3,9 in 2017), California (1.39 in 2017), and far lower than in european countries like Netherland, Belgium, Swiss.
Asher Colombo, Ph. D.
twitter: @ashercolombo

Posted by Asher Colombo on 11/12/2018 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

As the Chair of the Fish and Wildlife Board, I believe that the 100 people who made this oversight all had an opportunity to make things right without punishment. When the VT F+W Board passed this regulation, this was our intent-- to get the teeth and corresponding data without any points against hunters' licenses or public stigma and denigration. The system worked.
This "controversy" lands again at the feet of anti-hunters who have been trying to paint the Department poorly for years. Any State employee who is disgruntled should follow existing protocols that protect all employees from abuse. "Bigger fish to fry" should be the mantra for all, and cooler heads should accept the Colonel's apology and move on.
As a side note, I turned in my deer's tooth on Saturday, but I know we are not getting all of those. Biologists are doing a sampling, after all, and do not need 100% to get accurate data. Neither do we need all outdoor sports or State employees to be 100% perfect. People are people, and one has to wonder what ax folks are grinding on this non-issue. Kevin Lawrence, Newbury, VT F+W Board Chair

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Posted by Kevin Lawrence on 11/12/2018 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Compromise or Veto Overrides? Vermont Dems Have New Leverage Over Scott

@ Donna Boutin
Then run for office and make Vermont the way it used to be.

Ya right!

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Posted by BradD on 11/12/2018 at 7:33 AM

Re: “South Burlington Motel Residents Worry About Its Planned Demolition

Let us all hope for a speedy demise.

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Posted by Bill Melater on 11/11/2018 at 10:08 AM

Re: “'The Last Minute to Play': Oil Mogul Skip Vallee Takes the Fight to Cancer

I worked very closely with Skip for several years. He deserves everything bad that happens to him. I know cancer, and I honestly thought I would never take joy in someones illness, until now.

Posted by Bill Melater on 11/11/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

"Amazing how liberals will believe CNN or any of those far left media fools."

Because CNN doesn't just repeat the outright lies that the White House puts out multiple times a day??? Because CNN -- as all media should do -- actually questions the things the White House says???

I'm very glad that there are news sources that actually bother to find out if the White House is telling the truth.

Here's what's actually amazing:

"Amazing how Trumpians will ignore the President's outright, bald faced lies."

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/11/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

If the top dog can't follow the rules, how is his employees suppose to trust him. Not to mention he is willing to tarnish the the whole dept. of honest hard working wardens that really put there life on the line. If he is willing to break the law/rules he is suppose to up hold then what else is covered up ?

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Posted by Gbear on 11/11/2018 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

Amazing how liberals will believe CNN or any of those far left media fools. For 2 yrs the democrats wanted Sessions fired. Now that he has resigned they are flipping out. Just like Comey, the democrats wanted him fired, then when Trump fired him they had a melt down.. The democrats have no idea what they want.. They can't have it both ways. tho they think they are entitled too.. If someone isn't doing their job that they were hired to do you fire them. !!! Mmmm think we should fire the 3 bald amigos and the liberals in the legislation. Well we can dream...

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 11/11/2018 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Compromise or Veto Overrides? Vermont Dems Have New Leverage Over Scott

@BradD.. Sorry buddy 7 generations here in Vermont. I'm not part of the problem. I have always fought for Vermont. I have no problems with out of staters moving to Vt, it's when they think they know better on how we live and think. It's when they get into Vt's government and start changing our laws and our state. That's when I stand up and say No.!!! So BLESS YOU !!!

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 11/11/2018 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

Paul Richards wants to pretend that believing that Sessions should resign (for any number of reasons) contradicts the demand that he not be fired at this time and under these circumstances. It isn't. The first simply notes his significant inability to carry out the office for which he was appointed. Sessions conceded the point at the outset of the Trump administration by recusing himself from an investigation in which he might be a target. The fact that Trump can't forgive him for answering to his office and not this president is irrelevant.

The second is a recognition that firing him in the midst of an ongoing investigation of the very person who is firing him is a serious abuse of power and quite possibly a criminal act: namely, obstruction of justice. There is no contradiction between these positions: none at all.

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 11/10/2018 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

"At this point, only the most gullible of our citizenry still believe the Russia narrative." Does that mean that "the most gullible of our citizenry" includes all five high-ranking officials who have already pled guilty and the dozens more who are under indictment, not to mention those in attendance at the Trump Tower meeting with the Russian lawyer who have not yet been indicted? Hmm.

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 11/10/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Compromise or Veto Overrides? Vermont Dems Have New Leverage Over Scott

"BRADD
I agree with you about Donna. She always has a negative attitude about everything!"

But so do you! All you do is attack Weinberger, Sinex, Scott, Republicans, "rich people," etc., etc., etc. Read your posts before you call someone else negative! Is it only negative when other people do it?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/10/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Compromise or Veto Overrides? Vermont Dems Have New Leverage Over Scott

BRADD
I agree with you about Donna. She always has a negative attitude about everything!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/10/2018 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

"Hundreds" may have proteste but thousands didn't

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Posted by Bob Farrell on 11/10/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Hundreds Rally in Burlington to Protect Mueller From Trump

"At this point, only the most gullible of our citizenry still believe the Russia narrative."

Well, apparently that gullible citizenry includes a lot of highly educated Republicans.

Go, Mueller, Go.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/10/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Wins Third Term to U.S. Senate

He's going around the country selling investments in NarcissCo, a company formed by Bernie and Jane for the personal enrichment of Bernie and Jane.

The Senate thingy is an afterthought.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/10/2018 at 9:46 AM

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