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Re: “Two Men's Trash: How Casella Waste Systems Converted Garbage Into a Sprawling Empire

"I would say they are, for Vermont, a very big and pretty powerful corporate entity, and they wield significant influence in the Statehouse."

That's a good one!

You must be mistaking Casella for the organizations that actually own and operate the Legislature: VPIRG and the state employees and teachers unions.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/23/2019 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Montpeculiar: Legislators Pour Over Vermont's Happy Hour Ban

"This committee should pack up and go home. A small step for mankind and a big step towards making VT more affordable."

Make that the entire legislature. They are absolutely OBSESSED with regulating, restricting, and obliterating anything that moves, especially any economic activity whatsoever. Their job isn't finished until ALL business activity has been killed off and there is no one under 65 living in Vermont.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/21/2019 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Businesses Fret as Delays Extend Construction on St. Paul Street

Thanks for the news that construction projects can take a long time and often go over budget. I had forgotten that.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/20/2019 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Businesses Fret as Delays Extend Construction on St. Paul Street

"If you like your city, vote again for Miro Weinberger."

I do, and I will.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/20/2019 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Gun Purchase Waiting Period Bill Faces Key Vote Friday

No, I didn't miss the point. You seem to be intentionally misleading. I said nothing about whether there should be stricter gun control in the US. I simply addressed a false statement you made about New Zealand having the strictest gun control laws in "the world." I note that your response now changes the subject from comparing NZ to the rest of the world, to comparing New Zealand to the individual states of the U.S., and also just accusing me of being anti-gun because I challenged your factual claim.

You're welcome to your views about gun control. Just don't make up shit about New Zealand having the strictest gun control laws in the world to bolster your narrative that gun control laws don't deter gun violence.

Thanks.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/18/2019 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Gun Purchase Waiting Period Bill Faces Key Vote Friday

To Warheit aka please-help-me-find-material-to-back-up-my-statements:

I guess you didn't bother reading my post. You originally claimed that "Nowhere were gun laws more restrictive in a modern democratic republic than New Zealand," but a quick Google search by me revealed that your statement isn't true.

http://time.com/5552330/new-zealand-shooti

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-zealand.

Even your single citation doesn't support your exaggerated statement about New Zealand having the strictest gun laws in the modern democratic world. The article you cite says that New Zealand has tougher gun laws than the US (as almost all developed countries do), but that "the laws have some gaps, particularly when it comes to the registration of firearms and the regulation of semiautomatic weapons." The article absolutely, positively does not say, or support, that NOWHERE in the modern democratic world are gun laws more restrictive than in New Zealand. It doesn't say that. In fact, it implies the opposite: "New Zealand has one of the top civilian gun ownership rates in the world about one gun for every four people, according to Small Arms Survey, which provides estimates for gun ownership around the world. That puts the country in the top 20 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership."

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 03/18/2019 at 3:34 PM

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