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Re: “Local Partners Help Feed Kids When School Is Out

Folks, as much as this may be a really great program, as the old saying goes, "There's no such thing as a free lunch". Somebody has paid for it. I'm a retired social worker, and I have studied, administered, analyzed, and hosted community discussions on social welfare concerns. Much as universal government backed or run systems have appeal, they take away from individual rights AND responsibilities, and at some point, lead to what I call the "experts vs. the done to's" where no matter how well-intended, the road still leads to the same place... Maybe if the kids had some responsibility for growing/raising the food, putting together their own meals and had to clean up after themselves (with adult guidance and supervision), this could be a truly beneficial program.

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Posted by Andie on 07/22/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Scott Fights Abortion Attack, But Is He Playing Into Democrats' Hands?

I'm not sure it will hurt Lt. Gov. Scott to engage on this one. In Vermont, negative attack ads do not generally serve the candidates they are designed to support. I do not think Ms. Minter will be helped by this ad. And Lt. Gov. Scott's civil, yet clear response is likely to serve him well.

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Posted by Andie on 10/28/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Vermont's Prison Chief Says It's Time to Decriminalize Drug Possession

Bravo Commissioner Pallito for being a true public servant -- speaking your truth and promoting honest, productive, solution focused ideas. While I agree with you and others may not, at least we have a real, concrete idea from which to start a civil conversation on addiction, criminal justice and what we want our society to be. Thank you. Now, who's next to step up to the plate in providing good government leadership?

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Posted by Andie on 06/17/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Governor: Crucial Deadline Met on Vermont Health Connect

I'm having difficulty understanding how needing to continue requesting changes through the workers and not being able to do it directly equals a fixed Vermont Health Connect. One step completed, perhaps. Fixed? No.

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Posted by Andie on 06/01/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England by Corin Hirsch

Methinks thouest's consumption calculations were made while a bit under the influence! If 3.7 gallons is multiplied by 128 ounces (number of ounces in a gallon), the total ounces consumed in a year would have been 473. That is just short of 1.3 oz per day. Even at 100 percent alcohol, that is AT MOST equal to about 3 ounces of liquor by today's concentration and shot size (43 percent/86 proof range, with a "shot" being somewhere between 1 and 1.5 ounces).

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Posted by Andie on 04/04/2014 at 4:50 PM

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