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Re: “Letters to the Editor (9/4/19)

Brad, no need to worry - the whole city government gets waivers to live wherever they want anyway.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 09/06/2019 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Union Pushes for $15-an-Hour Wages at City Market

Alan, what a generous proposal! Let me summarize: as an attorney with a home worth nearly 3/4 of a million dollars as well as other rental propert[y/ies] from which you receive passive income, you would be willing to support rent control as long as it doesn't eat into your profits in order to give kids the support they need at school. A real philanthropist.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 08/30/2019 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Ridin' High Owners Accused of Dealing Pot From Burlington Skate Shop

Tomorrow's headline: Bear Shits in Woods.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 08/22/2019 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Protest Planned at Franklin Graham Event in Essex Junction

"What is really scary is forceable suppression of an opposition and denying any person the right to express themselves."

Phew! Good thing that isn't what's happening, huh?

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/21/2019 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Activists Demand Burlington Fire Cops Involved in Violent Incidents

Also, most people in our society survive using money they earn by working. Just because you personally do not value the work of these folks, others do, and they give them money to support it. Maybe your complaint is with capitalism?

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/10/2019 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Activists Demand Burlington Fire Cops Involved in Violent Incidents

The shirts say "Black lives matter" which is a message of identity, but it doesn't seem particularly political to me. Do you disagree that Black lives matter?

Their arguments are equally fact-based: Cops beat up too many people, in particular people of color. They have cameras but the footage is often withheld. Neither of those things lead to a trust-based relationship with our citizenry, and the first thing leads to pain and death. Therefore, we should address those problems. If you have a problem with those arguments fine, but again, not really identity politics.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/10/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Activists Demand Burlington Fire Cops Involved in Violent Incidents

Pat, your first comment is the injection of identity politics into this conversation. Furthermore, if you think "they," by which you mean people of color, are using the death of White guy to exploit anything, it's only proving that you, as with much of our society, value White lives more. We should be up in arms about Black people being beaten to death by the cops, but it takes a White guy's death to enter into the conversation. You hit the nail on the head.

I'm sorry this issue is so confusing for you!

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/10/2019 at 10:55 AM

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