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Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

She is part of the elite; she will never see a day in jail. This is the major problem with our system!!! People like this think they are above the law and the current system supports that.

Posted by Edward McGrath on 06/26/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “A Vergennes Father Is Being Forced to Return to Mexico

These comments went off on a weird tangent. If I follow correctly, Juan De La Cruz is a Mexican criminal who sneaked into the United States to avoid prosecution in his home country. Once in the United States, he completely destroyed the will of the American worker by working on a farm he owns with his wife, who, by the way, he stole from an able-bodied American man. He went on to pay taxes only so he could file a tax return and steal money from American taxpayers, which is seemingly why the national debt is so high. He may or not have brought sex slaves with him when he sneaked across the border and he probably adds to terrorism because his sex slaves make Islam a threatening religion.

It's a good thing they kicked this guy out of the country.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 06/26/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Walters: Donovan Sought Outside Review of AG’s Office

So, a new Attorney General takes over an office that hasn't been overhauled in 20 years, and he wants to do an audit to see how things are running, and he'd rather not embarrass everyone who now works for him by airing the dirty laundry right off the bat?

The public record implications are mildly interesting, but acting like this is some kind of scandal is lazy journalism.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lucas Collins on 06/25/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “A Vergennes Father Is Being Forced to Return to Mexico

Love the "stole an American woman from an American man" crap. Something tells me that Phil isn't much of a catch.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Steve0 on 06/25/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

And now I see Bernie and his wife both have lawyers. Looks like Bernie knows he's going down too. I love it. Best Real News I've heard all week. I can't wait to see them in orange jump suits. LOSERS!!!!! I'm sorry Criminals!!!

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by citizen on 06/25/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

By save the college you must be referring to The Vermont Woodworking School that she funneled the money to that is run by her daughter. You could not be referring to Burlington College that went down faster than the Titanic after Jane got her sticky hands on the place. And Knowyourass..... How do you know the three of them are not males? I'm not completely convinced. And thanks for the spelling lesson now if you could only teach my smart phone to spell. F-ING auto spell checker. Have a good day my fake Republican friend and all the crazy libs out there.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by citizen on 06/25/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Vermont Marijuana Legalization Stalls in the House, Fails Again

Let's hope this latest hit doesn't send the stoners running for the medicine cabinet for a few Xanax and Valiums.

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Posted by Thomas Sperry on 06/25/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

Jane will look good in an orange jump suit, leg irons, and chains, picking up litter along route 7.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Thomas Sperry on 06/25/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “A Vergennes Father Is Being Forced to Return to Mexico

he most likely committed crimes in mexico and ran away to america and came in illegally , and that is why some people come in illegally , commit crimes in america then try to go to Canada or mexico they won't let you in . we have a drug problem in usa and its coming mostly across the mexico border

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Asa Koulder on 06/25/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

Ms. Smith is accurrate. The issue with this article is that it reads like a piece of reporting, when it actually is an opinion piece. Mr. Walters is entitled to his own biases, most definitely, but they should stay in his "Fair Game" column, where as a political columnist he can attack anyone and everyone, and let accurracy fall by the wayside.

If you read this article and compare the style to most of those in his Fair Game section, you will see stark differences. That is essentially the problem. The style has changed, but the biases remain.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 06/25/2017 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Walters: WDEV Radio For Sale

Typically when listening to radio you turn the dial when the commercials come on....Not on WDEV. Their awesome interview style commercials are fantastic......I leave them on and listen to them... Its an art form..This station is the way radio ought to be. Hope it will continue

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Posted by George Tucker on 06/24/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Vermont Marijuana Legalization Stalls in the House, Fails Again

One... ALL drugs are more prevalent in societies who ban them. This includes the United States; despite trillions of dollars spent fighting it, countless lives ruined by it, and the creation of monitized prisons in the land of the free.
Two... Zero people on either side of the legalization debate want our children to get addicted to drugs. In fact, we have enacted laws (not unlike previous laws put in place for alcohol)which are proving yet again to work.
Three... The argument of cannabis being a gateway drug has been proven all over the world and in scientific studies to be a false. If anything is a gateway drug; it would be sugar, caffeine, nicotine in cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages.
Four... Canada and Mexico have legal access to cannabis. Canada will fully legalize in 06/01/2018. Mexico, has already decriminalization and legalized medical use.
Five... The question isn't IF citizens will continue to consume cannabis or illicit drugs. The question is how do we regulate its use, take profits away from criminal organizations, and how much profit can we make as a society to battle the negative effects caused through Healthcare.
Six... Government can tax me/us. They can even kill us if we are violent or hurt others. Yet I draw the line at government or religious institutions telling me what I can do with my "God given" body (be it good or bad) in the comfort of my own home. And when it comes to who gets to decide my best medical needs, I have the final say so.

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Posted by FruSessions on 06/24/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

Susan C. Anderson, then why did janey change the donations (pledges) amounts?? It's a Fact !!! Why did she lie to the bank?? She wasn't trying to help the college, she was trying to help herself.!!! She's a fraud plain and simple..Trying to cover up isn't going to change the facts..If the FBI dig even deeper they will uncover a lot more of her fraudulent handy work..,deception always comes back to bite you in the a-- no matter how much you try to cover it up..As for your quote "pathological narcissistic liar in the White House." I do believe you are referring to the biggest muslim liar that was in the WH for 8 yrs..the one you probably voted for twice..

17 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 06/24/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

The usual reactionary geniuses here don't seem to understand that Jane was not trying to enrich herself in any way, unlike the pathological narcissistic liar in the White House. She was trying to save a college... big difference. The original financing deal to buy the property having been put together by Pomerleau, by the way.

10 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 06/24/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

And, by the way, genius, Leavenworth houses only male prisoners.

18 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/24/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

"Maybe Jane, Hillary and Loretta can all bunk up together in Levenworth."

Leavenworth? You mean that place where Trump will be soon enough, for lying and obstructing justice?

By the way, it's spelled L-E-A-V-E-N-W-O-R-T-H.

18 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/24/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

Walters writes a political column called Fair Game, once a week. This article strays from his prior good reporting on this issue where he acted as a reporter, while in this one he's returned to his blogger biased days that his editors promised me he would be restrained from doing. Repeating that there are no studies showing health effects does not make it true. What the wind industry relies on are cherry picked literature reviews paid for by industry and governments with an agenda to promote wind energy. Many good studies about the human response to wind turbines are available and in the record at the PSB in numerous dockets. It is universal that people living in close proximity or downwind depending on topography and terrain are experiencing "annoyance" (a medical term), sleep deprivation, headaches, ringing in the ears, nausea, vertigo, and other symptoms such as cardiac issues that arise from the continuous exposure to a full spectrum of noise generated by these open air noise sources. There is no mystery about what is happening, scientifically. The mystery is why it is so hard for people to have compassion and understanding for the people who are affected.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by A. Smith on 06/24/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

Chris S repeats his alternate history as though it will suddenly become accurate the second time around.

Section 248 is decades old and was NOT written (or re-written) for the special benefit of wind or solar developers. Since he now brings up VY, its worth noting that it too is regulated by the very same process. These projects are all exempt from Act 250 because they are regulated by a separate provision of the law. Why not say that every non-utility development is exempt from the provisions of section 248, which require, as Act 250 does not, that the project demonstrates that its completion is in the public good?

The argument about legislative control is equally inane. Governors, not legislatures, appoint the members of DPS and the PSB (Some appointments require senate confirmation). Jim Douglas was governor when Sheffield and Lowell got most of the needed permits, and he appointed all of the members of the PSB who made the ultimate decisions during the early months of the Shumlin administration. The Shumlin PSB consisted entirely of members appointed (or re-appointed) by Jim Douglas until 2013, when Shumlin appointed Margaret Cheney.

Finally, yes I was (and am) an anti-nuclear activist. As someone quite involved with the issue beginning before Peter Shumlin was elected to the legislature, I can assure Chris S that hes quite mistaken in stating: No one fought more against the nuclear plant than Windham County based Peter Shumlin (then a state senator not well known in the rest of the state). Actually, Peter Shumlin never opposed continuing operations at VY until 2012 and in his early senate terms actually impeded various efforts to shut it down earlier. He opposed extending the life of the plant AFTER 2012, first in his last terms as state senator, then as governor.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by JohnGreenberg on 06/24/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Walters: Donovan Sought Outside Review of AG’s Office

This seems to be a "gotcha" piece without any catch. Also, it seems just plain mean that Walters is making fun of Donovan's speech impediment.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ron187 on 06/24/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

"Pretty lousy reporting" says Annette Smith, "This isn't real journalism" opines VtPolicyAnalyst. Walters is a POLITICAL COLUMNIST, PEOPLE!!! It says so right under his photo! You can disagree with his opinion (yes, that's what columnist's have, opinions). He's not simply reporting events, that's what....... wait for it...... reporters do. He's listening to people from all sides of an issue, then forming an opinion and writing that opinion, IN HIS POLITICAL COLUMN, where opinions are written. Is he biased? Of course, we all are. Annette Smith's bias is that she ignores the fact that there aren't any scientific studies that show physical harm to people from large-scale wind, but instead she relies on anecdotes and hearsay, and reports them as fact. Guess what? She's entitled to her opinion, even though it's based on those anecdotes and hearsay. So, the lesson here is, reporters report, columnists opine, and Annette Smith reports her opinion as fact.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by eddo on 06/24/2017 at 10:27 AM

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