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Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

@liamgriffin
Call me crazy, but I'm still more concerned about people driving bikes and scooters, speeding, running red lights, texting, driving impaired & other dangerous behaviors that actually get people killed.

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Posted by BradD on 02/21/2019 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Hooked: How So Many Vermonters Got Addicted to Opioids

Such a great story ty Katie Kate for your time letting people into your life and understand what you have been through and people love blaming addicts but not doctors for over prescribing for years so sad for so many of us have to suffer

Posted by Mattrab on 02/21/2019 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Hooked: How So Many Vermonters Got Addicted to Opioids

It was a great story and Katie Kate you're a strong and great person and ty for sharing your story with everyone and people can blame people and claim that they miss use but then you have to blame doctors over prescribing for so long once again great article

Posted by Mattrab on 02/21/2019 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

They should have an amendment giving men the right to abortion too. If they don't they are discriminating against men, something that is much too common and accepted. The concept of the paper abortion allows the biological father, before the birth of the child, to opt out of any rights, privileges, and responsibilities toward the child, including financial support. Misandrists say that men should use birth control or be abstinent, but when you tell women they don't need abortion rights because they can just use birth control or be abstinent you get accused of misogyny. Double standards are not acceptable.

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Posted by Anti-psych on 02/21/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

Call me crazy, but Im still more concerned about people driving cars, speeding, texting, driving impaired & other dangerous behaviors that actually kill people. A 15mph e-scooter that weighs less than 20lbs isnt something that is going to bring total chaos to Burlington streets.

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Posted by liamgriffin on 02/21/2019 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Man Who Harassed Kiah Morris Charged With Buying High-Capacity Gun Magazines

@freedomtothink LOL! No wonder I never came back to check. Literally nothing in my syntax or grammar would imply I was being snide. And I see a HUGE marked difference in how you respond to men and women. "what kind of narcissistic megalomania goes on in your mind that makes you believe I have to justify any thing I do to you? Have you anointed yourself my & every one else's keeper?" Ever heard of seek first to understand?

So sorry you don't like questions about your precious guns. (See that's sarcasm.)

I'm sure you'll reply but I'll be long gone. You can't debate. You can only name call and yell at people. YOUR comments are snide and unyielding. If I wanted to talk to an angry toddler I'll visit friends with kids.

Enjoy your hate for Somalis and your local meat and diary and your odd comparisons involving raping children and your insatiable desire to hate all government and keep calling people morons for believing in anything but guns and you. 5 years and 180 comments and all you got was angrier and more abusive. And I'm the megalomaniac?

You're not happy here anyway: "Doom. Seven Days doens't do facts, just propaganda and fairy tales. It's time their advertisers are made aware of the type of company they are supporting."

Bye.

Posted by CPhillips on 02/21/2019 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Burlington to Move Forward With Moran Plant Redesign

The "picture" heading this article is a dream - strolling in the hot sun, lovely view, no trees, happy people. Somewhere out of view are restrooms, parked cars, concessions - it's the picture of a perfect day. But - this area used to have hundreds of lovely trees - yes, the area it depicts - they surrounded this unsightly building, and were all removed for the bikepath several years ago. The ground, in the "picture," is flat as paper., and if the folks were any older, they'd want benches lining the walkway. It's a designer's design, and what appears in that space will be different in reality. The ground will stay perfectly flat for about a year. Oh yes - those trees in the background, no doubt newly planted? Their stage of growth indicates that they have grown over the course of years (new trees are not this tall or bushy), so all these folks are now in Elementary School. This is a photo of 2030 (if the plan's on schedule).

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 02/21/2019 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Donovan's Dilemma: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech in Bennington

Thank you Freedom To Think, yes Walters is a follower of the "politically elite". He is also an admirer of those who have financial means to push politicians to their advantage. Donovan has no need to push prosecution at the direction of the progressives. If there is no violations of the law there is no need for action. He is correct in his stance in this case.

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Posted by Walter Moses on 02/21/2019 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

Fetuses =/= people. Simple as that. I'm proud of the legislature.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 02/21/2019 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

Does finding a Burlington way to get this innovation right entail taxing Burlingtonians, digging a giant hole and doing nothing with it, half tearing down a building, or any one of the other creative ways other problems have been resolved?

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 02/21/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

Gun rights are next.
Woody Guthrie said some people rob you with a gun, others with a fountain pen. The VT legislature just committed murder with it and for their next act will attemp to remove the means to resist a tyrannical central government that just crossed the border of the womb.

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Posted by Samuel Shultis on 02/21/2019 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

The democrats in the Vermont legislature have exposed themselves as deceitful liars. They claimed H. 57 would only keep abortions legal as they are now being done in Vermont. Opponents have said all along it would guarantee a right to abortion all nine months of pregnancy with no rules or regulations The democrats voted down every amendment that would have kept abortions legal as they are done now. The democrats and progressives have made it clear they will accept nothing less than abortion all nine month of pregnancy with no regulations or restrictions.

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Posted by Dorothy Bolduc on 02/21/2019 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

There is a public meeting of the BTV Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee of City Council TONITE, 2/21, 5:30-7:30pm at DPW, 645 Pine Street in Burlington. General Public Forum is first on the agenda, Bike/Scooter Share is #8, about an hour in.

Great article. Strong message that were not ready yet for the e-scooters!

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Posted by Samuel Lurie on 02/21/2019 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

If this project means Mayor Miro and his streets boss putting more plastic pylons, concrete trash barrels and assorted crap at every intersection, who can possibly be against it?

Vermont's largest city's streets are congested not with traffic but with all that plastic and concrete garbage that the DPW boss thinks makes Burlington a "pedestrian-safe" town.

Not on your life.

Unsightly. Dangerous. Simply, disgusting.

(If you want to see a nice pile of Miro's garbage, check out the corner of Howard and St. Paul streets. Please. Check out the pile of plastic pylons that have been smashed into and, now, piled like trash on top of one of the concrete garbage bins.)

(Miro calls them "planters." Right. Planters filled with trash.)

Sure, bring on the scooters! Another great idea!

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 02/21/2019 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

Vermont has had no restrictions on abortion since 1972 = false. VT has had no state abortion statute since 72. Since then, VT hospitals have either severely restricted their provision of abortions or they have not provided them at all (as reported by alicia freese 7dvt 11/16). UVM reversed its ban on elective abortions 16 mos ago w/out public notice or input (widely reported 4mos later). Planned Parenthood is the exception, performing 94% of VT abortions. With H.57, they have effectively written our abortion law for us, outlawing all restrictions and rendering themselves immune from regulation. Roe, the controlling law since 73, protects a womans right to abortion until age of fetal viability. Casey, controlling since 92, upholds Roe and rules that states may regulate abortions at any stage of pregnancy provided such regulation is not unduly burdensome on the woman. That is a reasonable balance. H.57 is not. It codifies an absolute right to abortion up to the point of birth, for any reason or for no reason. It precludes the state from ensuring even the most basic health and financial safeguards for women. It is unprecedented and opens a disturbing door, widely.

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Posted by Tim Kane on 02/21/2019 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Walters: Republicans Offer Flurry of Amendments to Vermont Abortion Bill

To my fellow Vermont conservatives: it is always darkest before the dawn.

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Posted by Job Tate on 02/20/2019 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Donovan's Dilemma: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech in Bennington

"Leader"?? What does that make you Walters, one of his followers? He's not a "leader", he's a public SERVANT. And we don't have "royalty" in this country, political or otherwise. Talk about offensive speech...

The last thing this state needs is another career politician & worse, Bar Association member, sitting as Governor or Congressman. His every decision between now & then based on how it would affect his chances in the next election to advance his career.

As for Morris, if she feels so strongly that she's been wronged, tell her to put some skin in the game, swear out a complaint against Misch herself, then show up in court and prove her case to a jury. The way the law is supposed to work. Donovan has no jurisdiction taking action against any man or woman of this state without a verified complaint from the damaged party, which in the case of the firearms magazine, there is none. It is a blatant misapplication of the statutory act of the legislature (not law), and a punishable violation of his oath of office.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 02/20/2019 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Burlington to Move Forward With Moran Plant Redesign

A couple of thoughts and questions:
If TIF financing is how this is going to be done? How does this plan increase the property values to pay for the debt on this? Its all very good that there will be a snack bar but taxes from that wont be nearly enough to warrant a seven figure outlay.
I am happy with it being open public space but maintenance of the area is only going to be an ongoing cost. So doesnt that incentivize more private businesses going in there at some later date? Didnt the mayor say something about tearing it down end of story if the Old New Moran didnt work? Is this his sly way of keeping the option to more fully privatize the space at some future time; which if his own history of support for development of the space is any indication, thats what he wanted all along??
Again I reiterate... I am happy if this is going to be a nice place that is open and accessible to the public where you can get a burger at a snack bar and tourists can ooh and ahh at the scenery and have somewhere to take a dump. But my concern is that at some point, what with the new sailing center and private marina, someone eventually is going to ask Only paying customers please, do you have a reservation?
Privately Owned Public Space is a real danger for communities.
Burlington has a mayor that has a penchant for commerically activiating public spaces to make everything and everywhere vibrant.
I will reiterate. I am not against this plan. Just worried that first a snack bar, next all manner of commercial ventures which preclude the public from enjoying the space without the need of a big wad of cash

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Posted by critikboy on 02/20/2019 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Raises Nearly $6 Million on Day One of His Presidential Campaign

"a man with a lifelong drive to better the lives of all the marginalized people in this country."

A man with a lifelong drive to use the politics of demagoguery to make himself a celebrity and to personally enrich himself.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 02/20/2019 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Residents Wary as Burlington Rolls Out E-Bikes and E-Scooters

Too many bikers don't obey the rules of the road as it is so to add more on the roadway is asking for more problems.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 02/20/2019 at 6:50 PM

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