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Mt.Philo 
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Re: “Former Champlain College Student Pleads Guilty in 2015 Drug Killing

Such a sad story and to think, Monroe originally bought that gun to either protect his house or to form a militia.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/18/2018 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Sanders Raises $1.26 Million for Senate Reelection Campaign

When you only look at half of what is there and only what you want to see it is easy to draw any kind of rash conclusion. Look at what you did in your original post. You used half of a quotation and then formed your opinion on it. Read the rest of the quotation, you know, the part you left out because it doesn't support your conclusion.

...longtime political adviser Jeff Weaver wrote that donations to the organization would "support Bernie's effort to make Medicare for all the law of the land in this country."

Bernie is being honest as to why he wants the money. It is not simply to run for re-election.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/17/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Sanders Raises $1.26 Million for Senate Reelection Campaign

Your question, in part, is answered right in the article.

But Sanders, who has declined to say whether he would mount a second presidential campaign in 2020, isn't using the money simply to stump in Vermont.

In a fundraising solicitation Sanders' reelection campaign sent supporters Monday, longtime political adviser Jeff Weaver wrote that donations to the organization would "support Bernie's effort to make Medicare for all the law of the land in this country."

If you want more information you can look it up.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/17/2018 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Sanders Raises $1.26 Million for Senate Reelection Campaign

I appreciate your sorites argument. Of course Bernie has larger donors but when half and three quarters of your campaign comes from just a few entities it is a problem. The same problem is highlighted by Mayor Weinberger as well. You are correct about that.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/17/2018 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Sanders Raises $1.26 Million for Senate Reelection Campaign

Once again, you have missed the point.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/16/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Sanders Raises $1.26 Million for Senate Reelection Campaign

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who won reelection in 2016 and doesnt face another vote until 2022, brought in $90,438 in the first three months of the year, according to his latest FEC filing. About 44 percent of that money came from special interests, such as the Lockheed Martin Employees PAC, Bank of America Federal PAC and the Universal Music Group PAC.

Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who is up for reelection in 2018, raised $116,520 for his reelection campaign. Three-quarters of that money came from PACs, including the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, the National Community Pharmacists PAC and the Ironworkers Political Action League.

No. The amount of money coming from special interests and PACs is obscene whereas "The vast majority of Sanders' donations this year came from individual contributors,"

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/16/2018 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Burlington School Board Investigation Finds No Racial Discrimination

So Jeff Wick just hates all people then?

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 04/13/2018 at 8:52 PM

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