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Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

Nice try, Patrick but again you are seeking to kill the messenger and avoiding the message - the inappropriate F35 basing in our residential neighborhoods.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/11/2019 at 3:49 PM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

To all the trolls who are belaboring the issue of the uniform, you are obviously trying to deflect and obfuscate the reason for this civil disobedience: the inappropriate, unnecessary, corrupted and environmentally harmful decision to base the immature, dysfunctional, engine-fire-prone F35s in Vermonts most densely populated residential neighborhoods.

If you want to discuss disgraceful actions and disrespect to the uniform, perhaps we can talk about the in-depth investigation last year that uncovered horrible abuses of power and misuse of federal funds by the Vermont National Guard? These allegations include sexual assault, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, problems with alcohol, treatment of civilians, and misuse of government property and taxpayer dollars.

Along with these documented allegations are the facts that the Guard is guilty of withholding information about the F16 noise impact on residential neighborhoods from the FAA, PFOA contamination of South Burlington groundwater, and providing false/manipulated/distorted information to the USAF in order to secure a corrupted F35 basing decision.

All these allegations and charges qualify as ACTUAL, serious disrespect and dishonor to the uniform and the office! There is frankly no honor whatsoever to be found in this dangerous F35 basing decision that will harm over 6,500 Vermonters, impact children's cognitive learning abilities, harm senior's cardiovascular health, bomb property values, and risk the safety of people in the flightpath. Shameful!

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/11/2019 at 11:30 AM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

Spare me the dismissive language. Were you at the October 28, 2013 Burlington City Council meeting? If not, then you are ignorant of the event and can't speak to the behavior of the Guard at that meeting. You have no idea what happened and your knee jerk defense nonetheless says a lot about you. The fact that you ignore the interference of the military in a democratically held vote is also very telling.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/10/2019 at 11:22 PM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

Patrick Cashman: Interesting question from someone who supposedly believes that "open, equitable, and accountable government comes before most anything else".

8 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/10/2019 at 10:31 PM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

To all those who are objecting to a retired officer wearing her uniform for a political event: I wonder what your thoughts were when active duty Guard members regularly attended political meetings in uniform over the last seven years? Such as when Adj. Gen. Steven Cray, Col Joel Clark and other top Guard officials wore their full uniforms to City Council meetings and brought dozens of on-duty troops to line the council chamber walls at full attention for the length of a 4 hour meeting about the F35 basing? Nothing inappropriate there, right? Or when top Guard officials live-streamed meetings from the base to decry the Burlington ballot vote that asked residents whether or not they supported the F35 basing? Is blatant interference by the local military in a legal and democratic vote something you might also object to? JW.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/10/2019 at 9:42 PM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Arrested During Sit-In at Leahy's Burlington Office

To all those who are objecting to a retired officer wearing her uniform for a political event: I wonder what your thoughts were when active duty Guard members attended political meetings in uniform over the last seven years? Such as when Adj. Gen. Steven Cray, Col Joel Clark and other top Guard officials wore their full uniforms to City Council meetings and brought dozens of on-duty troops to line the council chamber walls at full attention for the length of a 4 hour meeting about the F35 basing? Nothing inappropriate there, right? Or when top Guard officials live-streamed meetings from the base to decry the Burlington ballot vote that asked residents whether or not they supported the F35 basing? Is blatant interference by the local military in a legal and democratic vote something you might also object to? JW.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 09/10/2019 at 9:41 PM

Re: “F-35 Critic Rosanne Greco Enters Race for Adjutant General

This is fantastic news! It's time to challenge the male hierarchy that has resulted in the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination of females that has occurred at the Vermont's National Guard. And the time is long past for any more tolerance of the way that the top male politicians have looked the other way in the face of serious allegations of unethical and illegal actions on the part of VT National Guard leadership and pilots. These actions include dangerous lack of judgement, problems with alcohol, treatment of civilians and women, and misuse of government property and taxpayer dollars.

It's time for a change!

19 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 02/05/2019 at 4:45 PM

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