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Re: “Men Accused of Shooting 200 Cars in Burlington Over Two-Year Span


Presuming innocence is all well and good, but when one of the two already admitted to the crimes in his interview with police (see the much more fleshed out WCAX article on the matter), we can pretty safely presume guilt.

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Posted by Scuba on 02/16/2018 at 8:28 AM

Re: “#HerToo: Middlebury Student in Trouble Over List of Accused Sexual Transgressors

For someone planning to study law, she did a lot of very stupid stuff here. It's one thing to post the names of people she's personally accusing of impropriety, but to publish a list of those accused by others without doing any sort of fact checking is very, very irresponsible, as well as being illegal. I'd imagine a fair number of them will be suing her, as she's done a whole lot of damage to people that may or may not be guilty of anything.

44 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 01/29/2018 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Burlington Activist Takes Aim at 'White Supremacist' Mural

What an asinine protest. Find hobbies. Reminds me of an incident involving an NFL team and paper airplanes.…

41 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 10/10/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “UVM Student Cited in 'Racist and Threatening Language' Case

Just 20 years old, eh? The bartenders at Burlington Country Club serve him almost every day. Not sure what he said or whether it warranted any legal action, but DLC ought to go take a look into it.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Steve0 on 10/07/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “State of Need: How Vermont Tried and Failed to Cut Child Poverty in Half

At least the laws here let employers do whatever the f they want, though. Right?

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Posted by Steve0 on 09/02/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

Complain away, Citizen. Odds are that your complaint would fall on deaf ears, as disliking Nazis is generally considered to be a good thing on this planet. If, however, my employer was to decide to fire me for that view, it probably wouldn't be all that hard to find a better employer, as next to nobody is going to hold being a decent human being against me.

Our Nazi, on the other hand, is unlikely to find work anywhere in this area, due to his own actions. People don't like Nazis. People don't trust Nazis. People don't want to be around Nazis, and because of that, very few people are going to hire Nazis. If Mr. Roy wanted to remain employable, he probably ought to have considered the consequences of making it known that he is a Nazi. Once he's a well-know pariah, he's actively hurting his employer by remaining employed there, and leaves them little choice but to fire him.

People need to remember that having Freedom of Speech doesn't make them immune to consequences. It only protects you from the government, not from the rest of society. If you tell the world you're a Nazi, most of it will hate you and legally shun you for it.

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Steve0 on 08/17/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

Here's the thing about Freedom of Speech, Citizen. It gives you the right to say whatever you want without fear of persecution from the government. It does not give you the ability to say whatever you want without fear of being shunned by the rest of society, or fired by your private sector employer. Employment and acceptance by the rest of society are not fundamental rights, being a giant bag of feces is a good way to assure that society rightfully rejects you even if the government allows you to be a giant bag of feces.

The government gives this anus the right to express himself in whatever way he chooses. As a society, we have an obligation to reject this sort of behavior.

39 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Steve0 on 08/16/2017 at 8:57 PM

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