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Ethan Rogati 
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Re: “Burlington Mayor's Attempt to Diversify Leadership Falls Short

When do we stop dividing ourselves? There is one human race. Divisions into different "races" are archaic and don't make things any better.

37 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 06/12/2019 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Hackie: New York Sans Nudity

In a different locale, and another life, I drove for hire, and had a lovely, wealthy, couple in my vehicle. The gentleman had been air sick and was still struggling. Getting them home involved a side trip behind a 7-11 near the airport to throw up. After he literally got it out of his system, we had a nice ride to their home where they tried to hire me as their personal driver.

I still wonder how life would have been different if I had taken them up on it.

Posted by Ethan Rogati on 06/03/2019 at 9:14 PM

Re: “F-35s Diverted to BTV Provide an Unexpected Preview of What's Coming

I heard them in Milton and thought "that's funny, the F-16s are gone". To me, they were no louder, but I admit that's a subjective opinion.

22 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 05/30/2019 at 6:16 PM

Re: “At Homecoming Rally in Montpelier, Bernie Sanders Thanks Vermont

I was disappointed that he gave up relatively easily in 2016. I'd like to see him push all the way to the election. If the Democratic Party won't nominate him, I'd like to see him go third party.

If you don't like him, fine. However, that doesn't fix the issues he raises, which I feel are valid to debate, not just dismiss.

14 likes, 48 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 05/26/2019 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Vermont House Passes Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Thanks, CPhillips. I appreciate the input. I'm not complaining about the idea of giving up plastic, just noting that the changeover might have other things that need to be considered, such as the increased water use due to washing reusable bags.

I hadn't considered the idea of eliminating the foods that might contaminate reusable bags from my diet. I don't seem to physically handle well alternative sources of protein other than meat, at least not on a permanent, long term basis, but your idea has validity to it.

Thanks for your well-reasoned response. Much valued.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 05/13/2019 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Vermont House Backs 'Cloud Tax' to Fund Clean Water Programs

I'm not sure what one has to do with the other. If we want clean water, then there should be a funding source gathered from users of technology or technological practices which cause the water to be dirty.

With a good portion of water pollution coming from non-point sources, this may be challenging to sort out, but I'm really unclear on how taxing something that does not foul Lake Champlain helps the problem.

22 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 05/10/2019 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Vermont House Passes Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

My only concern about eliminating plastic is that some of the alternatives, like canvas bags, would seem to be more absorbent and likely to hold onto contaminants, unless washed after every grocery trip.

I'm open to being pointed out as incorrect, but I'd like more information with that, not simply being told I'm wrong.

34 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Rogati on 05/10/2019 at 2:05 PM

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