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Re: “Walters: Democrats Gain Ground in Vermont Legislature

The Change we can all pay for - Welcome to Vermontax

Posted by Melzie on 11/18/2018 at 5:33 AM
Posted by The Oracle on 11/17/2018 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Weed for Warriors: Veterans Day Event Features Free Cannabis

PTSD is a reason they give mm in Vermont!!!!!! You are missing a lot if u didnt see that and much more!!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by April Bagley on 11/17/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice


You mean brown people, right?

The essence of racial profiling.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by RudigerVT on 11/17/2018 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

My condolences to the family.
As l read this l felt it was like a page from my daughter's life. My daughter Michelle passed away a year ago October 29th, 2017.
Everywhere she went people she met fell in love with her. She was fun and kind and always thinking of others.
Her life was filled with prescrption opiates addiction going through rehab for over fifteen years after a devastating divorce being married 17 years. I did get to enjoy her for nine full months being drug free. One day a friend picked her up and asked her to house sit, not knowing she had gone to a doctor visit she was given a prescription for an opioate for back pain. Two days later she died in her sleep, she wasn't expecting to die, she expected to get up in the morning attend her college class and work her afternoon shift.
She was so proud of being sober of opioid addiction and her hard work.
In a moment of weakness it took one PA to write out that fateful prescription to end her life.
I fought so hard all of these years against medical providers writing out prescriptions like handing candy to a child.
Not to take away from Maddie and her life, we are losing our children, family members and l ask when will it stop?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Norma Jean Andrews on 11/17/2018 at 3:07 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Numbers Game

At least you know what you're going to get. In a store it won't be treated with poison.

Posted by Gi Grape on 11/17/2018 at 11:46 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Numbers Game

As usual VT. maintains their reputation for the highest tax state. Medical marijuana is already way more expensive than street pot. I'll go to Maine for a couple day vacation and buy my pot. Spend money on food and fun. Screw VT.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jim Peters on 11/17/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

"This is another disgusting opinion from our disgusting Supreme Court."

What's disgusting is your shocking attitude toward the rule of law. Hey, you know he's guilty of whatever he's accused of, so why bother giving him a trial based on admissible evidence? Actually, why bother giving him a trial at all?

You know who thinks exactly like you do? Donald Trump. Congratulations.

With your attitude toward the rule of law, you should hope YOU never get charged with a crime.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/17/2018 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Weed for Warriors: Veterans Day Event Features Free Cannabis

PTSD is not a qualifying medical condition for a medical marijuana card unless I'm missing something in the statutes...

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by A. Fortune on 11/17/2018 at 7:01 AM

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
Peg Flory R Rutland
Dick Mazza D Grand Isle
Dick McCormack D Windsor
Mark MacDonald D Orange
Kevin Mullin R Rutland
Alice Nitka D Windsor
Robert Starr D Essex-Orleans
Jeanette White D Windham

#BlindEye much?

4 likes, 13 dislikes
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.

8 likes, 11 dislikes
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.

6 likes, 1 dislike
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.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
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 ?

0 likes, 1 dislike
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

4 likes, 7 dislikes
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

1 like, 0 dislikes
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: “Would you pay 26 percent tax for weed you could buy in a Vermont store?

Very positive news for the Black Market weed trade in Vermont. Pity, hope this is rethought for the well being of our great little state. 26% would encourage illegal drug trade. Make it reasonable legislators!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by romvt on 11/16/2018 at 2:34 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

1 like, 7 dislikes
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

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