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Re: “Terrence Malick's World War II Drama Unearths 'A Hidden Life' to Devastating Effect

Well-written review. I just saw this film last week in Hanover, NH. This film is one to be watched on the big screen if possible. A stunning film in so many ways. I'd give this film as many stars as possible. The musical score is perfect, and I compliment the editors for leaving in as much air as possible so that it's possible to not only digest all of what's in the film spoken, and unspoken. I'll go as far as saying A Hidden Life is one of the best films I've ever seen.

Posted by Melody Reed on 02/16/2020 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Sanders Declares ‘Very Strong Victory’ as Iowa Results Tighten

Using an app was a bad idea, not sure whose idea that was but clearly the Iowa Democratic Committee thought it would help. Time to get back to paper and pencil, one person/one vote. I don't care if it takes a week to accurately count the votes. You can't hack paper. Some Vermonters take Bernie for granted and don't realize how many people across this great nation have been fans of his for a very long time, ever since C-Span began televising the federal legislature proceedings. Like Howard Dean said, Bernie is not to be underestimated. He's a smart guy, he knows what he's doing. He's not about to allow a repeat of 2016, and neither are we.

6 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Melody Reed on 02/06/2020 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Split on Trump Trade Deal

I agree with Bernie. Vermont dairy is in trouble for a number of reasons one of which is people are starting to realize we need to protect our water as a resource. I'm all for small farms, dairy included, but only if they are stewards of the land and water. That yahoo farmer up north who doubled his farm without a permit, that crap has to stop. We take one step forward and three back when we let them get away with it. I suspect that farmer will be fined and allowed to fill his mega barn with cows and fill that gigantic waste pond, and got help those downstream when the rains come.

9 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Melody Reed on 01/17/2020 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Climate Strikers Talk Climate Anxiety and Their Future

It's amazing how many truly ignorant people there are who believe that a) garbage was left behind by protesters b) climate activists are pawns, c) the only reason climate is a topic is because there's an election coming up, d) we are somehow hypocrites because we have vehicles (not that the entire system needs to be changed because our leaders are OWNED by the fossil fuel industry), e) and that youth should not feel anxious about the climate that's changing... Oh, you have NO IDEA what you like-minded people are in for, no clue. Keep watching FOX and regurgitating their propaganda, and living in la la land. Pathetic. But change is coming, whether you like it or not. The youth of this world are waking up to the injustice that's been done them.

20 likes, 45 dislikes
Posted by Melody Reed on 09/23/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Historic Dustup: Standoff Shutters Orwell's Museum

The curator had an expert familiar with historical fabric and fibers, and I totally agree with the former curator. I can only imagine how I would have felt seeing the dust-covered spectacle before me, just reading about it made me feel sick to my stomach. So terribly sad to hear of such precious destruction. Sheet rock dust + humidity = glue mess, VERY destructive to antique fibers. The $12,000. clean-up price tag did not strike me as particularly high considering the situation. While this matter maybe could have been resolved without announcing to the world the contractor's grave error, inexperienced folks would have probably balked at the price tag regardless. A very sad situation for Orwell, and a very important lesson for ALL of Vermont's precious historical museums.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Melody Reed on 08/02/2019 at 2:53 PM

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

Most people don't use the LL Bean type "canvas" bags for groceries but bags that can be washed. We're making them out of tee shirts, home dcor fabric we pick up at thrift stores, and unbleached muslin. All can be easily washed. I'm opposed to using "oil cloth" which is just more plastic. Please folks, don't replace your plastic bags with MORE plastic!

13 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Melody Reed on 05/10/2019 at 8:00 PM

Re: “The Trudge Report: Seven Days Joins a Walk to Save the Planet

Beautifully written and Chelsea really captured some of the true feelings of the day. It was nice to meet you Chelsea! - Melody the shuttle driver in the blue Prius :-)

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Posted by Melody Reed on 04/12/2019 at 12:36 PM

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