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Re: “Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow

I've been to Leadercast back when I was living in New York. It is such an amazing experience and I am so excited it's coming to Vermont!

Posted by Brad Schwartz on 04/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

PRDP has been specially blessed by the director's guru in India. It follows his teachings and will put those watching and aware into a beautiful process. See it over and over. May it come soon to Roxy!

Posted by vtjoy on 11/24/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Cut!

Fantastic thriller! Terrific story, Terrific acting!

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Posted by horrorfan1 on 01/20/2015 at 1:27 AM

Re: “Album Review: Bostjan Zupancic, 'MicroMetal Volume II'

Love this stuff!! It's like my ears trick my mind and I can not stop listening!!

Posted by Richie Hackett on 04/25/2017 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

There's a lot of empty space in the mall. Space for overnight too.

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Posted by leaterhune on 04/24/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

I think this is a great idea! My one concern is that the Salvation Army will not give access to homeless/transient people who are also members of the LGBTQA community. Any way for the city to support the lockers in a public space? Always thought a indoor public space with lockers and showers would be great for the community.

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Posted by cwinklem on 04/24/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization

prohibition has worked wonders! let's keep it up! I can't give you any numbers to support this but I'm telling you, I feel like if we legalized pot, people might start shooting up heroin! which no one does. because it's prohibited, see.

Posted by JJ Cook on 04/24/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

Secure lockers for the public would be nice. We used to have them in the US before 9/11, and most European train stations still do without incident. Backpacking here just sucks if your hotel or hostel isn't central.

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Posted by JJ Cook on 04/24/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “"Father Rich" Brings Catholics Back to the Fold

I just read about this priest, it's really too bad that he has a problem
Like that, it's bad enough that the clergy abuse scandle is out there,
Now Fr.Rich has the spending problem. I'm so sorry to hear that, it
Sounds like he's a great guy I hope that the lord helps him through his
Problem. I love priests, they are our religious heroes. I see that he gets
People back to the church. God bless him for that. I'm pulling for him, he
Will recover and maybe one day be able to do his job again.

Posted by peppermint princess on 04/24/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Despite Scott's Concerns, Senate United on Lunge Confirmation

Good on Degree and Shame on Scott.

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Posted by Jennie on 04/24/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Album Review: Bostjan Zupancic, 'MicroMetal Volume II'

I happen to love Give In. It was written for me. :D I do prefer Russ', ahem. Bostjan's, rougher vocals over the softer ones though.

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Posted by Joanna Hayes on 04/24/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Digital Forensics Led to Charge Against South Burlington Student

Chris in S.B: I think the case with an even better parallel is the one where in the days before the election in November an African-American Church in Mississippi was torched in an arson fire and the words 'Vote Trump' were graffitied onto the side of the ruins. That powerful photo was plastered on hundreds of Front Pages around the Nation and the Media had a field day in the last days of the campaign blaming and insinuating about the type and character of evil racially motivated monsters out there that would do such a thing. Until an arrest was made....

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/miss…

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Posted by JimM on 04/24/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Digital Forensics Led to Charge Against South Burlington Student

This case has disturbing parallels to several other recent incidents across America which seemed to portend a rise in hate crimes. For example, there were several threats vs. US Jewish community centers earlier in the year; as well as threats in Indiana against a Muslim professor. It turns out the threats vs. the Jewish centers came from an American-Israeli Jew living in Israel; and the threats versus the Muslim professor were fabricated by the professor himself!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/…

http://www.tribstar.com/news/isu-professor…

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 04/24/2017 at 2:18 AM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

"Hey Kiya Batmanglidj, Corey Mansfield, Dan Emmons and the rest of the RA; one of your ilk is threatening to shoot up the SB high school. You all proud of how your 'populist revolt" is going?"

Wrong! Wrong, wrong, wrong! Are you -- and all the rest of the commenters on here who blamed the anti-name-changers for being behind the violent threats -- going to apologize now?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 04/23/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Digital Forensics Led to Charge Against South Burlington Student

I was wondering if going to MR Batmanglidj's Facebook page and identifying him as a member of the NRA and a Trump supporter had anything to do with this article. I hate the NRA and think Mr. Trump is a joke, but felt the author wanted to set up an us VS them story. There are those of us who truly feel the Rebel name has been washed and expunged from any connection to the confederacy years ago and it is time to move on. Specially when I realized that the person who terrorized the South Burlington schools was one of our students of color trying to tarnish the people who don't want a rebel name change.

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Posted by Saffron on 04/23/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

Brattleboro's solution seems best--revamp the logo and reclaim the name. If the RA can produce a logo that works on all levels to displace any Civil War/racist symbolism, great. But the new images have to be embraced by those who would fly them to trump any who might drag the past into the present. If no one can think of anything, perhaps the opposition is right. Let's be honest; when people think of Revolutionary War soldiers the word "rebel" does not come to mind--they're revolutionaries. The RA challenge is not to oppose, but to lead with solutions.

CVU missed a great opportunity to reclaim the Crusader, making it one seeking justice, equality and the like while dropping the knight image. I, for one, look forward to a SB student body honoring Princess Leia with all wearing their hair in buns.

Posted by Tom Darling on 04/23/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization

Go ahead and legalize it; nothing better than competing against a stoner for a good job.

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Posted by Thomas Sperry on 04/23/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Convict-Turned-Lawmaker Pushes Criminal Justice Reform in Vermont

Janssen's story should remind us of the number of Christian organizations that do good work, advocating and helping those who general society has turned their back on. It is always interesting to me, too, how our stereotypes of southern, conservative states can make headway in issues such as prisoner reintegration where northern liberal ones sputter. We can all learn from each other, I think.

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Posted by Tom Darling on 04/23/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “South Burlington Student Charged With Making Death Threats

Do the right thing SB. Retire the racist Rebel. Enough is enough.,,The Civil War is long over....

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Posted by Rich Feeley on 04/22/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (4/19/17)

Clean up Church Street? Take a bite out of crime?

Hats off to ex-deputy state prosecutor Ben Luna for being idealistic enough to think that Burlington's power elite would have such a concern.

Murders? Where? Stabbings? Keep on moving, nothing to see here.

The truth is, Mayor Mirror (sic) Whineburger (sic) has a bigger priority - coming up with a design for a new city flag.

Can't make it up.

Meanwhile, clear thinkers such as Luna recommend a police station at the corner of Church and Cherry.

Not a bad idea, but in reality just a way to spend more money on a meaningless project. Unless cops are given the OK to, sorry, arrest thugs, all the police substations will make little difference.

Great idea in theory, but as Luna has figured out, Whineberger and his safe-space fellow city councilors are more concerned with finding the Church/Bank street vagrants a place to harass the public, lest they - the so-called city officials - come off as anti-welfare.

The mayor is so enamored of my ideas he has blocked me from his Twitter account. A little sensitive to the truth, mayor?

@TedCohen1
Burlington

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 04/22/2017 at 1:10 PM

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