BD802 | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “Frustration Over Police Chief Search Prompts Calls for Change

That does seem really strange, of all the police departments from which to choose we end up with a career veteran NYPD to lead Burlington?

I guess if he is here to do everything the opposite of they way NYPD would do it, then that might work.

But seriously, WTF?

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Posted by BD802 on 07/29/2015 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Little Randolph Is Divided Over a Massive Development Proposal

Mr. Gillies, I agree that Vermont needs to do more to be more accommodating to growth that provides sustainable jobs; growth just for the sake of growth is not sustainable or attractive to the population we need to keep here.

If building 270 homes in a small community like Randolph is done over say 10 years or so, that may be worthwhile. The same may be true of the commercial space.

I grew up in Randolph, and what to do with Exit 4 has long been a subject of passionate debate. I think there is a way to develop the land and preserve the views, there is certainly a HUGE need for a hotel and conference center. Besides that, it IS an interstate exit, why should it remain empty? If that is the case, then the state should start buying up private land that people like Sammis are paying property taxes on every year.

However, what I would like to see, at least as part of a large development like this one, is make a large percentage of them small, starter homes that people can really afford. DON'T come up with plans to subsidize large houses that people with less money really cannot afford.

We need small homes that builders don't like to develop anymore b/c they say there is no money in building them. That is not true, there is just less money, but there is a greater need and that is a need that must be filled in order to attract and maintain people and jobs.

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Posted by BD802 on 07/17/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Lawsuit Alleges Price-Fixing by Vermont Gasoline Companies

The corruption in the United States has become so seamlessly integrated that we don't even see it or question it anymore. In fact, many will even defend it as necessary or beneficial. The fact that Vallee et. al. can even file the lawsuits preventing Costco from selling gasoline on the basis of environmental objections is so laughable I am falling off my chair even as I type this sentence. How can they even maintain a straight face when making those arguments? How can the people of Chittenden County not refuse to buy gas from Mr. Vallee or his outlets until he finally gives up his objections and lets real competition exist here?

Oh, I forgot, we don't really care that much to actually do anything about it. So guess what? We keep on getting screwed, because we let them get away with it.

Stop buying gas from him for a week and see how long it takes for him to change his mind.

Sooner or later, we won't even question the corruption and collusion anymore, because those people who remember what life used to be like will have long since died. And after that, everything really is down the Memory Hole. Cheers!

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BD802 on 06/23/2015 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Lawsuit Alleges Price-Fixing by Vermont Gasoline Companies

Bullhockey, Mr. Hughes. These retailers are also the wholesale distributors for this area, which is the reason you don't see a single independent gas station ever undercutting the chains in Chittenden County. The wholesalers control the market, and if an independent ever tries cutting the price, they won't be getting any more deliveries. This is anything but a free market.

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Posted by BD802 on 06/23/2015 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Map: Vermont's Best-Selling Liquor, Store by Store

Fascinating. Why are so many nips sold? Are there really that many alcoholics?

Posted by BD802 on 06/16/2015 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Winooski Students and Parents Ask for School Buses

Oh, but I am fully informed on this subject, you see I happen to be a former ccta bus driver myself, and I know for a fact that anyone going to school can pay 60 cents to ride the city bus and be dropped off right in front of the school. This is no different than the kids in Burlington who also ride the city bus to school and pay to do so.

If Burlington does not have a dedicated school bus system, what makes you think Winooski deserves or can afford it?

More importantly, what is wrong with the city bus?

Before you say I don't know what it is like to walk to school, I grew up in Randolph, VT and walked to school, almost a mile each way, no matter how cold or how much snow there was. I'm sorry but that is life in Vermont. Please learn to deal with it.

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Posted by BD802 on 06/07/2015 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Winooski Students and Parents Ask for School Buses

They are exaggerating, ask the people complaining if they are willing to pay for it. Ask them if they are willing to pay anything at all, or how much are they willing to pay to avoid a cold 15 minute walk in the wintertime?

Are you kidding me? These people need to get real, take some responsibility for themselves, and stop asking for the easy way out unless they are willing to pay for it. Otherwise, stop wasting everyone's time.

19 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by BD802 on 06/05/2015 at 4:13 AM

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