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Re: “Burlington Councilors Take a Ride Along the Champlain Parkway

"Don Sinex approves this message."

Please get therapy for your obsession with Don Sinex. It's getting scary.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/22/2018 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders to Seek Reelection to U.S. Senate

For a minute I thought Bernie was going to announce that he was retiring from living on the public dole and was going to try working for a living.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/21/2018 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Two Highgate Suspects On the Run After Body Found in Woods

Ur prejudice against White Trash people. Sad!

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/07/2018 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Student Who Published 'Men to Avoid' List Disciplined by College

"There is also a problem with their system for resolving such issues. The person who files a complaint is blocked from having access to the investigative report and therefore cannot address the errors, omissions and deliberate misstatements contained in the report prior to adjudication."

Isn't that also true of the accused in these college star-chamber investigations with no due process to the accused? He may not even know that he has been accused until the college's "investigator" shows up to interview him. He has no access to the investigative report and cannot address, errors, omissions, and deliberate misstatements. The accused is interviewed, probably only once, and then later finds out if the investigator has found him to be guilty. The investigator decides who's right and who's wrong. After the investigator files the report with the college, the accused may or may not get a "hearing" by a panel of people with no experience in conducting hearings, before he is sentenced. He may be expelled from the college based on whether one single interviewer finds him credible or not, after one single interview. His life is essentially destroyed. Unlike Middlebury, many of these college investigations are performed not by lawyers but by laypeople with no experience at all in conducting quasi-criminal investigations. The star-chambering of college kids must stop.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/04/2018 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Scott Unveils Proposal to Hold Down Taxes, Cut School Costs

"I agree entirely with Chelsea Rose Smiley. If the governor wants to cut spending, he should make specific proposals to do so, not maintain current spending levels with unsustainable revenue sources and vague proposals for areas to consider cutting."

The Legislature approves the state's spending plan, so the Legislature has as much responsibility for keeping spending under control as the Governor. You say, if the Gov wants to cut spending, the burden's on him. Howabout, if the Legislature wants to fund a program, the burden should be on them to justify it.

In addition, I disagree with your statement that the Gov. isn't specific enough. I think he is. You just don't like to see spending cut at all, so you gripe.

Shumlin supposedly refused to raise taxes either.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/02/2018 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Walters: Team Scott Turns Up the Heat on Lawmakers

I can and do take Phil Scott seriously. Can anyone take Barbara Alsop seriously?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/01/2018 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Walters: Effort to Revive Full Cannabis Legalization Flames Out

@ Philo

Excellent reminder that our Lt. Governor is not only embarrassingly obsessed with pot, but is also anti-science and anti-public health. (Not to mention being a reimbursement cheater.)

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 04/29/2018 at 7:41 PM

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