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Re: “An Almost-Auction of Abenaki Artifacts Reopens Old Wounds

Well first off I wasn't speaking about you Brett T. whoever "you" or or your mother are. She might be "Abenaki" she might even have a membership card now or past tense. That's doesn't make her an Abenaki. But then again, you aren't using your full name so transparency, (as usual)... is one sided here. So prove me wrong, respectfully said. SHOW me the evidence that proves that your mother was/ is an Abenaki. What is her name, birth date, parents names, dates, places, her parents names and births, marriage, deaths, and locations. Again, it's about transparency.

AND then show me how digging up the skeletal remains and artifacts connect to your mother or any of her ancestors, that are being dug up in and around Swanton, by state-sanctioned looters called archaeologists! When you can the above requests, then by all means I will be proven wrong. Until then I stand by what I've stated in my initial post. And that is, that these skeletal remains of indigenous peoples buried in N'dakinna (Swanton in particular) do not belong ancestrally or otherwise to you, to your mother, or any of your ancestors, and certainly not to the group up there in Swanton. It's identity theft and blatant theft (imho) based on my research, the State's research by the AG's Office, and the BIA's research and just plain common sense!

Posted by Douglas Buchholz on 09/18/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “An Almost-Auction of Abenaki Artifacts Reopens Old Wounds

Are you saying my mother isnt an Abenaki from the Swanton, VT area? Youre wrong

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Posted by Brett T on 09/18/2018 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: Artist Jess Graham and Volunteers Bring a Burlington Wall to Life With a New Mural

Thanks so much Tom, great to hear from you and I remember your 50th BHS anniversary fondly. And congrats on your book too. Take care!

Posted by Eva Sollberger on 09/16/2018 at 9:44 PM

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

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER AN AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY IN 1961 BETWEEN AGES 3 TO 5 AT ST JOSEPH ORPHANAGE IN VERMONT

Posted by MAURA LABELLE on 09/16/2018 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Vermont Considers Dumping Dorothy Canfield Fisher Over Ties to Eugenics Movement

After reading the article I am saddened, because I have grown up with the DCF book award and it was a large but of my childhood. Despite that I do believe Dow and agree that some of the things Fisher has done should make her/her name ineligible for such an award.

Posted by Sloan Wyse on 09/13/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: Artist Jess Graham and Volunteers Bring a Burlington Wall to Life With a New Mural

Yea for Eva Sollberger!! Seeing the video of the mural was fun. I M SO HAPPY YOU ARE CONTINUING TO DO VIDEOS. We first met when I did a book with my 1957 Burlington High School Class (called The Book of Years) and Eva came to our 50th reunion in 2007 and did a couple of minutes video of me telling what our project had been like resulting in a 375-page book. Go Eva!!!

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Posted by Tom Whitney on 09/13/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors Bring Their Stories to Vermont

I wonder what Healthy Living has to say about this...

Posted by The Oracle on 09/13/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Vermont Considers Dumping Dorothy Canfield Fisher Over Ties to Eugenics Movement

It seems that we we are having a very hard time trying to deal with people who say very nice things and are helpful to the community but then as a person they make bad decisions and actions.

Posted by Alex Lier on 09/13/2018 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors Bring Their Stories to Vermont

The accounts are truly moving. Yet we are blindly marching towards third world war. Why?
The pattern of history is clear. Power (manifested as interest) has been present in every conflict throughout history no exception. It is the underlying motivation for war. Other cultural factors might change, but not power.
Interest cuts across all apparently unifying principles: family, kin, nation, religion, ideology, politics - everything. We unite with the enemies of our principles, because that is what serves our interest. It is power, not any of the above concepts, that is the cause of war.
It is the one thing we will destroy ourselves for, as well as everyone else. When core interests are threatened and existential threat looms nations go to war. There can be no compromise on these. As a result every civilization/nation eventually gets the war it is trying to avoid: utter defeat. This applies as much today as any other time in history. Deterrence doctrine, made for the 20th century Cold War is irrelevant in the 21st and will ultimately fail us. Deterrence can no longer prevent the scenarios where Mutual Assured Destruction will be resorted to. We will soon face the scenario that (unlike the Cuban missile crisis) one protagonist will not be able to step back from the brink, blindly stumbling into a situation they cannot de-escalate. All that is left is Deterrences fall-back position annihilation.
Leaders and decision-makers delude themselves, thinking they can avoid their fate they cant. If survival is threatened, there is no alternative to war, however destructive.
http://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

Posted by peter mcloughlin on 09/13/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Scarlett Letters: My Boyfriend Doesn't Like My Dog

Get rid of the boyfriend. This is an indication and a pointer to what the future holds. When relationships are new we ALL make sacrifices and compromises to be with the person we love. If your pet is driving him up the wall, and he cannot make that compromise, get rid of him.
And moreover, don't let him give you promises that he will accept, because in my experience he will be at you day and night to resolve this issue with cha-chi.

Posted by Thomas Mezei on 09/12/2018 at 3:01 AM

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

I have been reading all of the articles and would love to meet some of the people who lived there or had relatives and friends that lived there. You can email me at Gigrape@hotmail.com

Posted by Gi Grape on 09/08/2018 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Vermont's Capital City Gets a New Flag, Because Why Not?

Because it's a great design. Also, its predecessor was pretty meh:

http://realfunwithflags.blogspot.com/2018/09/us-municipal-flags-south-dakota-thru.html

Just scroll down.

Posted by Cliff Anderson on 09/07/2018 at 9:05 PM

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

My mother left the Catholic Church when her father died in 1951, when I was five years old. She told me often of the nuns in parochial school who would not brook the questions that she would ask as a small child, such as, if God is so smart, why did He create the fly. That got her a severe reprimand which her father responded to by threatening to cut off his support if they ever treated her that way again. What she objected to was a church which would not allow you to question authority and which threatened children with hellfire and told them that they were evil. As a result, I was raised with my brother and sisters in the Universalist Church, which taught tolerance and encouraged understanding and questioning. Everything that I have read about St. Joseph's Orphanage sounds like this ignorant and authoritarian church that my mother left and never returned to.

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Posted by rwyckoff on 09/07/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: Artist Jess Graham and Volunteers Bring a Burlington Wall to Life With a New Mural

Congratulations Jess and Jill for an amazing gift to everyone!

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Posted by Nini Crane on 09/06/2018 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: Artist Jess Graham and Volunteers Bring a Burlington Wall to Life With a New Mural

What's going on here ! Before beginning this mural a commission should have been set up to properly analyse intentions and offer their conclusions . But only after lengthy public hearings have been convened .Just be very very careful that you don't somehow manage to offend anyone by inclusion or omission . This should take no less than eight, ten years tops . We don't , God forbid , want another Leahy Way mural fiasco !

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Posted by Rich ard on 09/06/2018 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Rachel Lindsay's Graphic Memoir 'Rx' Creates a Buzz

Beautiful!

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Posted by Jean Cherouny on 09/06/2018 at 6:34 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

My post was back on the other page about pence gets the finger then it disappeared again. What's going on??
Anyway he's as bad as trump!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 09/04/2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Gee not a single comment from a real American . just a bunch of liberal snowflakes spewing hate. It was great seeing a man who loves his country, who believes in his religion and is Vice President of the United States.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 09/03/2018 at 9:23 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Hi Gi,

Thanks for your comments. We had to turn off comments on our article from Friday because we were receiving a high volume of traffic and couldn't adequately monitor the comments that were coming in; we're going to turn them back on today.

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 09/03/2018 at 9:02 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

This article was so funny. I have emailed 7 days and asked where the other comments about pence disappeared to. We were expressing our freedom of speech and if someone told 7 days to get rid of them that is violating our right to speak our opinion

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Posted by Gi Grape on 09/02/2018 at 5:06 PM

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