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Re: “Friend's Nepali Restaurant Comes to Winooski; Mr. Shawarma Closes in Essex Junction

I saw Ram yesterday and was delighted to hear that he was running his own restaurant. I realized his passion for food when he was helping me buy peppers at Central Market.

Posted by Brian Perkins on 10/10/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Guerilla Artist Donates Oversize Xylophones to Burlington School

This is a wonderful addition to the school. My first sight of the instrument included two first graders banging out a complete tune. Thanks to the artist. Let's all resolve never to call these xylophones since those are made of wood. "Glockenspiel" is probably better (though of course the maker gets to decide.)

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 05/23/2018 at 5:33 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Civil Engineers Mystified by Presence of Human Life Within Winooski Traffic Circle

Thanks for this brilliant satire. Winooski has a chief engineer who repeatedly has shut down sidewalks on the bridge and elsewhere for the "safety" of pedestrians. These pedestrians are then forced to walk in traffic. Many engineers who otherwise do great work can lose sight of the purpose of their work while they focus on speedy throughput of traffic.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 05/07/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Scott Wants Local Officials to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order

This terrible executive order, which is opposed by most Republicans, would make many working Vermonters into criminals if they went to Montreal for the day and then tried to come back home to Vermont. Basically everyone opposes this except a few Trump partisans who are just trying to score political points at the expense of their fellow Vermonters.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 02/01/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Judge Criticizes Burlington Police Stop, Search of Black Man

Brandon del Pozo wrote a scholarly article in which he endorsed racial profiling as well as "Stop and Frisk" tactics. Since he strongly supported these tactics then and since he continues to defend these tactics even when contradicted by a judge I think we can conclude that Burlington has the wrong person in charge of our police department.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 11/05/2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

How can the author be so morally blind as to state that only four people would be at risk in this mission. He is talking about blowing up North Korea's largest nuclear plant next to a city of 4 million people. Later in the article he speculates that the risk could be removed entirely by using drones. He is writing about the thrill of warfare without considering the immense suffering and destruction involved. The closest the author comes to displaying a moral compass is when he mentions that some people say it might cost too much money.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 10/19/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Burlington's Top Cop, Brandon del Pozo, Aims to Rewrite Policing

I believe you forgot to mention that Brandon del Pozo wrote a scholarly paper enthusiastically supporting racial profiling by police. In that paper he also defended "Stop and Frisk" tactics. He has a long way to go before he earns the trust of our community. Here is the link to his paper https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/article/view/77/….
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Posted by Brian Perkins on 07/20/2016 at 12:02 PM

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