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Re: “About Face: DMV Lets Cops Search Database of Driver's License Photos

And the government begins to turn on the people... Slowly at first, seeing itself apart from and above the people, for their own good of course. And the police, you know, the ones who look more like soldiers now than police, they work for the government, not the people. The governments enforcers, that keep the people in line. It's for their own safety that we rule over them in what ever way we see fit, it's important that we have any tools necessary, so we can protect their, freedom.?

Power corrupts. And absolute power, corrupts absolutely.

Posted by FreedomToThink on 05/25/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Overtime: Vermont Legislature Sets Stage for Veto Battle

The VT NEA is very effective at buying votes and I dont like it!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Frazier on 05/25/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

@ Bob Frazier: You are asking if the members of the Vermont Legislature who have no experience with marijuana and voted to legalize it, is their decision based upon lack of curiosity and ignorance. Absolutely not.
In America we are free individuals, unfettered by government restrictions unless there is compelling evidence that something must be forbidden. The Legislature is recognizing that with marijuana, no such compelling reason exists, and therefore they are voting to remove this abuse of government power which was only enacted through deception and the wish to protect corporate monopolies.

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Posted by timothy price on 05/25/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Some of our politicians and lawmakers would rather destroy the lives of citizens and veterans than stand up to their masters at big booze, private prisons and pharmaceutical corporations and legalize cannabis.

All the information needed for a decision on cannabis legalization has already been collected and can be found at the Center for Disease Control.

Figures directly from the CDC on numbers of deaths per year in the US:

* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 7,200
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal toxic overdose in 5,000 years of continuous use and almost no traffic problems.

So, which is safer???? Legalize, regulate, TAX!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by FreedomFighter on 05/25/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Sinex to Proceed With BTC Mall Redevelopment After Stay Denied

Incredible that the judge's statement ""We are unable to say that the claims are, as a whole, either tenuous or frivolous," is considered by this shyster to be some sort of validation .It would be amusing if Franco and his rabble had to pay court costs and lawyer fees .

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 05/25/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

The reaction of the stoners is quite comical!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Thomas Sperry on 05/25/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Dumb dumb dumb Scott. Sure, commercial would create increases in bad outcomes. Not a 2oz personal grow. Please...

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Damian Deforge on 05/25/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Names Two to Green Mountain Care Board

Well Larry Miller was a beer guy and Al Gobeille was a food guy. So it makes perfect sense that Governor Scott would think outside the box and appoint Mullin, a New York strip-mall movie-plex guy, to oversee health care reform in Vermont.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 05/25/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Chief Praises Officer for Not Shooting at Suspect in a Car

"That officer's life was in less danger (the suspect does appear to swerve around him) than any civilian trying to cross the street"

"that danger was 50/50 between being hit by the suspect or being hit by the cop's bullet if he had fired."

"I don't think the police officer would have been justified firing off shots."

Hmm. You can offer all of these definitive opinions after looking at the video because . . .

. . . of your vast training and experience in police tactics, use of firearms, ballistics, forensic examinations, human psychology, and human factors?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/25/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “A Near Miss in Montpelier Suggests a Union's Clout Is Waning

A better and simpler idea: a statewide negotiation for wages and benefits between the state and the teachers union. Once every few years. Once and done. We save money and time. The teachers can go back to teaching. The local school boards can focus on local school issues. And We the People can reclaim our legislature back from the bullying ownership of the VTNEA.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/25/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

@timothy price, I assume you do know that the majority of Legislators that voted in favor of the marijuana law have never endulged either, or are being untruthful. Does their lack of curiosity render their position uninformed and ignorant as well?

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Bob Frazier on 05/25/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

look, I don't use, but i believe _____, and as far as Mr. Scott goes, well, as a non-user, I think ______. Now regardless of whether or not I use--which I don't--I just think it's common sense that _____, at least from a non-user perspective. I just want to make sure that everyone on this comment section, users and non-users (of which I am one ... a non-user) knows that I believe ______. And that I don't use. Thanks for your honest input, Vermonters.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by guy who doesn't use on 05/25/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

"The 58-year-old governor, who said hes never consumed marijuana himself, ..."
This not only is an example of ignorance determining policy, but also shows the incredible lack of curiosity and experience of our political leaders. You have to be without any will for personal discovery to have never experimented with pot, or just untruthful, whichever it is, it isn't good.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by timothy price on 05/25/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

The recommendations show how clueless Scott is when it comes to Marijuana use. Don't smoke pot in a car with kids? I mean, duh, that's great advice and all but does it really need to be a law? Has anyone ever heard of that happening amongst the current 100,000 Vermont marijuana users? Common sense legislation should be aimed at actual problems, not irrational beliefs.

14 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Carol Denison on 05/25/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

I like some of what he's doing. I didn't vote for him and this will keep me for ever voting for him. Btw I don't use. But unlike a lot of people on here, I know how well prohibition works. And unlike Phil I'm not so easily drawn in by a bunch of BS "stats and facts". I guess If I did use I'd just go out of state to buy like I do for everything else.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mick on 05/25/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

"Non-academic racist speakers"

First, Mr. Murray has a Ph.D. What's your degree?

Second, I'll wager you haven't read any of his books.

Third, if you think Murray was intentionally trying to provoke protest, the best thing to have done is to foil his grand plan by not attending his lecture or attending and sitting quietly. If there's a grand scheme, these idiot protesters took the bait hook, line, and sinker.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/25/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Thank you Governor Scott for keeping your word.

8 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Larry Johnson on 05/25/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “A Near Miss in Montpelier Suggests a Union's Clout Is Waning

A plan for teachers and support staff negotiations:

1) Negotiations begin no later then the October 1st preceding the current contracts expiration date.
2) The school district and teachers/staff have thirty days to reach a resolution.
3) The negotiating parties then have thirty days to reach a mediated resolution.
4) If no resolution is arrived at by that December 1st, then the contract along with the history of proposals is forwarded to the Vermont Agency of Education where the state may add, remove or change any items not yet agreed on. At this time the state will no later then February 1st impose this contract on all parties.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 05/25/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

It's frustrating that our legislators have yet to introduce comprehensive marijuana legislation, especially given that they have their pick of other states to study and model it off of. Tourism is a significant contributor to Vermont's economy, and people will flock to VT, as they did to Colorado, when we legalize marijuana. Legalization will also create jobs for Vermonters. I don't understand this concern for high drivers: stoners drive slowly and much less dangerously than drunks or even tired people. Lastly, people tend to do a lot of drugs in Northern, rural areas where there may be little to do, especially in the Winter. I'd rather see someone smoke a bowl and watch movies on their couch than go get drunk or decide to try heroin. I hypothesize that making marijuana legal and available will, to an extent, supplant the use of heroin and alcohol.

14 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Ryan L'Heureux on 05/25/2017 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

"A total of eight masked people among more than 20 people in the crowd used "tactics that indicated training in obstruction and intimidation," police said."

That's what should have been investigated; and the funder behind the Charles Murray lecture; and the well-funded National organization supporting these types of non-academic racist speakers with the specific intention of creating disturbances at academic institutions.

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Renée Carpenter on 05/24/2017 at 9:22 PM

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