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Brooke Paige 
Member since Mar 12, 2014


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Re: “Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Unexpectedly Gets on the Avant-Garde Train With 'The 15:17 to Paris'

Sad Review of a Good Movie - "The 15:17 to Paris"

Saw the film last night and while it was not what I was expecting, it traded Hollywood exaggerated action for a dose of the real world. The story was about ordinary people being called to do something extraordinary and that is what Eastwood brought to the screen brilliantly ! Reviewer Rick Kisonak may have been bored with the reality of life, maybe next time he should skip the theater and fire-up his X-Box for an evening of Warcraft III.

To those who have not seen the movie yet, go ! - It isn't Star Wars but it isn't a Woody Allen Sleeper either !

BTW - There is a certain charm in a movie that was produced without a thousand "takes" and actually delivers a moral, Christian message.

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/19/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Proposed for Enosburg Falls: A Museum of Substance Abuse

The images of the 1890 Kendall Manufactory and of my Kendall Spavin Cure wagon were provided to Ken Picard for his story on local historical societies including the one in Enosburg Falls, it saddens me to have my images attached to an article that dramatically deviates from the truth and the historic record ! If course in this age of fake news I guess I shouldnt be surprised.

For the record, I believe developing a museum dedicated to drug abuse is a reprehensible idea, especially when it is using Dr. Kendalls a hook to promote the misadventure.

H. Brooke Paige
Washington, Vermont

Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/18/2018 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Proposed for Enosburg Falls: A Museum of Substance Abuse

The truth is that Dr. Kendall had a substantial disagreement with his then partners (Marsh, Perley and Merrill) over their aggressive marketing of his cures including, Dr. Kendalls Blackberry Balsam, Pectoral Elixir, Kendalls Blister, Prof. Flints Renovating Powders and Dr. Kendalls Persian Pills in addition to his most famous Spavin Cure. He sold his business to his partners in a complicated agreement that purported to pay the doctor over $100,000 over a number of years from the profits of the company. In the end the agreement was engineered to avoid paying Dr. Kendall anything. In 1880, Dr. Kendall and his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he continued to practice Homoeopathic medicine and became a successful land agent for the Federal Government. In 1898, Dr. Kendall and his family moved to Saratoga Springs NY where he established his medical practice and a new drug company Dr. B. J. Kay Medicine Co. selling medicines based on his homeopathic medical philosophy. In 1905, the Kendall family moved to Geneva, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) where he and his son Seth established yet another medicine business, Kendall and Kendall. In addition to his medical practice and his medicine businesses, Dr. Kendall was authored numerous medical books and publications including his monthly Kendalls Medical Advisor. Dr. B. J. Kendall died in January of 1922 ending a full and vibrant life following his deep interest in medicine, religion and a philosophy of philanthropy.

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/18/2018 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Proposed for Enosburg Falls: A Museum of Substance Abuse

Slandering the Man Who Made Enosburg Fall Famous,

Mr. Camisa's recounting of Dr. Burney J. Kendall's life is nothing less than the slander of a good, upright, religious soul. Dr. Kendall was cheated out of his business by the "gentlemen" of Enosburg Falls, (Carmi Marsh, Moses Perley and Olin Merrill) who preyed on the doctors trusting nature to take his business from him by fraudulent means. Later, considered as the town fathers they used their ill-gotten gains to build many of the important improvements to aggrandize themselves and the Kendall name in the eyes of the citizens of Enosburg Falls.

Mr. Camisas defamation may be the gossip he wishes to spread to further belittle the good name and reputation of a man who was poorly treated by the covetous men who swindled an honest and trusting physician out of his prospering business over a century ago. Mr. Camisas slanderous statement: Kendall wasn't immune to the power of his own medicine. At one point, Kendall's business partners offered to buy out his share of the company for $100,000. Instead, they eventually had him committed to a sanitarium for his opium addiction, where Kendall died penniless is outrageous. Mr. Camisa is not merely badly mistaken as I personally gave him a copy of my Dr. Kendall and his Spavin Cure Manufactory which was written in 2009 in collaboration with the living descendants Dr. Kendall, so his depiction is conveyed with malice and forethought.

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/18/2018 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Walters: Hallquist Readies Democratic Run for Governor of Vermont

Whos going to run David or Christine ?

I've said I'll stay here no matter what, however if this election goes the wrong way, it could just be the "straw . . . !" As if Vermont wasn't the laughing stock of the nation already - OMG ! I'm sure she's a wonderful person however after listening to her describe the upcoming gubernatorial race as a circus, I assume she is looking to stir the pot instead of running to win !

Christine (or David) just might win the Democrat primary since they have no one on the "bench"- but then what ?

Wait a minute, could they run as a team and double their chances ?

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/01/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “The Sound of Silence: Bernie Sanders Spurns Seven Days for 1,000 Days

Whose Bernie Afraid of at Seven Days ?

Well let's look at the question carefully ! VTDigger has political pussy cats like Mark Johnson throwing softballs while Seven Days has real reporters like Paul Heintz and John Walters on the beat - Is there any question why the duplicitous and self-absorbed Bernie refuses to sit down with the 7 Days folks ?

Seven Days reporters have a better chance of getting an interview with Elvis than the "recluse" Senator Sanders !

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 01/25/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

LOL - Conner Casey and his minions who just last year pretended to be so outraged when I called one of their committee members, a really big fellow, a "big hunk of meat" - I was only pointing out that they were certainly getting their monies worth. They threw me out of the party for this infraction but scumbag, crybaby bigot, racist, . . . - maybe it's time for Conner to clean house OR if the buck" truly stops with him, shouldn't he resign ?

What really make no sense here is that they are taking pot shots at Sunderland who has left the stage - WTF ! Why not at least keep their attack on the current target or are they so ill-informed that they don't know who the opposition is ! Have vicious and vacuous Snowflakes and Buttercups seized control of the VDP ?

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 12/13/2017 at 1:38 PM

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