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Re: “Vermont Democrats OK Staff Union, Elect New Leaders

And just why is this article showing a photo of Faisal Gill, since he was not even running for a position nor quoted in the article? How about a photo of Conor Casey, who is quoted in the article a couple of times, or the new Chair, Terje Anderson? Or any of the other new relevant leaders selected for various positions? Huh?

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 11/19/2017 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/15/17)

"time and efforts would be better suited to unmasking Carina Driscoll, stepdaughter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), as she makes a possible run for mayor of Burlington. As she seeks the spotlight and power of that position, questions need to be answered about the sweetheart deal she had with her mother, Jane O'Meara Sanders, when the latter was president of Burlington College. If that isn't juicy enough, try looking into the money she has received from the Sanders campaigns."

Amen.

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Posted by lululime on 11/18/2017 at 9:20 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

So excited to see a young white man with no experience putting himself forward for a job that he is not qualified for! Thankfully, we at least know he is taking it seriously because he dressed with a backwards baseball cap and t-shirt to show voters how seriously he takes the responsibilities of the city council and elective democracy.

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Posted by lululime on 11/18/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Vermont Democrats OK Staff Union, Elect New Leaders

As a county delegate to the state party, who was in attendance and voting today, I note that 7 Days has omitted perhaps the most important vote of today's proceeding, which was the adoption of a resolution calling on the DNC to enact spefic and badly needed reforms. A copy of the resolution can be made available to the paper, if it is interested.

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Posted by Laura Wilson on 11/18/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Walters: State Panel Provides Few Answers for Water Cleanup

Seems they are looking at future funding with as little overhead as possible. I'm all in favor of that as long as we truly maintain full speed ahead.

Posted by Bill Magnus on 11/18/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Sure elect a young progressive from New Britain, Connecticut. Go down there and see what the progressive democrats did to that city, it's not pretty. Perhaps Burlington and New Britain will become sister cities.

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Posted by Thomas Sperry on 11/18/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “David Blittersdorf Bets on Vermont Commuter Rail

I can't wait for train service between Burlington and St Albans, desperately needing an alternative to daily driving. I hope this work out!

Posted by Kathy2 on 11/18/2017 at 5:27 AM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

I had the chance to meet Carter last weekend at the Progressive Convention in Montpelier, where a lively discussion was had. He's a very thoughtful, engaged young man who has much to offer the staid people of Burlington on the council. It's never to early to start getting involved in the political process, and young blood is needed in pointing the way to the future, where we are all, willy-nilly, headed.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 11/17/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

So he's running for elected office in Vermont. Has he informed the city clerk in New Britain, CT to cancel his voter registration there? Or did he never even register to vote in his hometown?

What does it honestly matter to you? So what he is running for office. Don't vote for him. You have that right just as he has the right to run. Maybe your time posting on here would be better spent at the mall telling the kids lined up to see Santa that he is not real.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 11/17/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

So he's running for elected office in Vermont. Has he informed the city clerk in New Britain, CT to cancel his voter registration there? Or did he never even register to vote in his hometown?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/17/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Not only can out-of-state college students vote in Burlington, there is no verification to ensure that they don't also vote in their home state. The federal government leaves such check and balance to the states and states don't uniformly do it. I've discussed with councilors other than Adam Roof and they confirmed there is no verification.

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Posted by Chip Morgan on 11/17/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Cynics are questioning why a naive youngster - and one from out of state to boot - should have a right to participatory democracy in Vermont's largest city.

Judging from the high taxes, as well as growing crime, and increasing problems with homeless-by-choice thugs terrorizing good, law-abiding local taxpayers in Burlington, why not let a kid from Connecticut see whether he can help straighten out the Queen City?

And oh, did we forget the city council's incompetent handling so-called of Burlington Telecom, the locally owned cable franchise that is trying to find a way to repay taxpayers the $17 million they lost due to the city's mismanagement?

The incumbent says in the piece that he "always believed that competitive elections are healthy for democracy."

That's what those being challenged think they have to say to sound politically correct. Wouldn't it be refreshing if the incumbent said, "Who the hell does this kid think he is anyway?"

After all, we know that's what the incumbent is thinking.

In this age, in this welfare capital of the eastern seaboard where cops have been forced to become social workers, political honestly has yielded to comfort words designed to kowtow to the liberal left, the crowd now coded as "progressives" who arguably have given Burlington taxpayers the government they deserve.

Those same alleged progressives profess to adore the rules of democratic engagement - until their jobs are threatened by some of the alleged practitioners.

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 11/17/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

The kid has a pretty good chance of winning. Burlington has a history of electing vapid, entitled progressives with no experience or record of accomplishment. It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Hopefully the voters will send this Bernie Sanders wanna be packing back where he came from. We need serious people to help solve serious problems, not just another empty progressive suit.

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Posted by Roy on 11/17/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Curious- luckily we have strong voting rights here in Vermont and I like many other out-of-state students across the country was able to vote in the town I lived in for 10 months a year for issues that impacted me directly. I dont see why anyone would discourage people from voting, especially from young college students who may soon be a part of the community.

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Posted by Ryan on 11/17/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Bittersweet: California Tea Company Buys Urban Moonshine

suceed........... she stated she wasn't profitable that is why she sold.

Its the FED BS regulators which we have way to many of that crippled her 9 years of hard work

ITS AGREAT COMPANY WITH VERY GOOD PRODUCT

Where is the liberty

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Posted by ski pepsi on 11/17/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Not sure if he is considered an out of state student by UVM, If he is congrats and good luck.
If not, I do not understand why anyone paying out of state tuition would or could be considered eligible to vote here.
If you are paying out of state tuition you should not be able to vote here let alone hold elected office.

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Posted by Curious on 11/17/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Considering that the marketing forces have challenged small grassroots democracy in Vermont for a long time, people who come forward to fight for those who don't treat our city like a monopoly board are well needed. Considering that a Brooklyn kid many years ago become involved in local democracy and now lives up in Ward 7 as our US senator, is a good sign.

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Posted by Mark Montalban on 11/17/2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “Bittersweet: California Tea Company Buys Urban Moonshine

Selling your company and then laying off the people who helped you succeed is not something to be proud of, but it seems to be the new business model. Congratulations Ms. King, you have joined the world of capitalist corporate lackeys.

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Posted by Christopher Hill on 11/16/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “AG Sessions Threatens Burlington, State Over Immigration Policies

The U.S. currently has eleven non immigrant guest worker visa programs.
http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/engl…

There is no cap on the number of workers allowed into the U.S. under the H-2A temporary agricultural guest worker visa program.

Alabama had to bite the bullet and hire LEGAL Immigrants for its AG Industry:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201…
Africans Relocate to Alabama to Fill Jobs After Immigration Law

"East Coast began calling Atlanta refugee agencies several months ago looking for legal immigrants to come to Alabama for a year, said Mbanfu, refugee employment director for Lutheran Services in Atlanta. He said the company would have taken as many refugees as he could refer. The agency connected East Coast with refugees who had been in the country three to five years, he said."

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Posted by Lou DeLucia on 11/16/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “AG Sessions Threatens Burlington, State Over Immigration Policies

Obama administration has admitted that Sanctuary Cities are a problem:
http://culberson.house.gov/uploadedfiles/d…

But, within the above letter, doesn't really address what the Obama administration will actually do about it to protect US Citizens:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/300504684/What-D…

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinio…

http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/09/04/igs-po…

IGS poll: Californians oppose sanctuary city policies

"Californians strongly oppose sanctuary city policies under which local authorities ignore federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants who have been arrested but are about to be released, according to a new poll released today by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley."

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Posted by Lou DeLucia on 11/16/2017 at 8:41 PM

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