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Re: “A Reporter Tries Future Fit and Lives to Write About It

I can't tell if you prefer your treadmill, or appreciate it despite its apparent inferiority as a workout machine, or actually have a much darker understanding of "unconditional love" than I do... Either way, great read! Future FIt sounds intensely effective.

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Posted by BTVong on 01/17/2019 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Opponents of Burlington City Hall Park Redesign Speak for the Trees

Flashing red lights go up every time I hear about another development project under Miro. I wonder who's getting big $$$ for all these projects? My suspicion is that their wallets are benefitting more than our citizens. I hope at least some of them are from VT...

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Posted by BTVong on 03/08/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Burlington School Board Approves Flying the Black Lives Matter Flag

Patrick Cashman, I see your point, and am glad you made it. Public schools do have an obligation to maintain political neutrality. Thanks for that perspective.

Snow Creek, I see your point, too. See my response to Patrick. And I agree that you have to look at a group's actions, not just their marketing. But the KKK? The purpose of the KKK is blatantly violent towards all peoples of non-white heritage. They've held lynchings, shot up homes, promoted segregation, pushed people of color out of towns, and systematically murdered, beaten, and terrorized thousands of people. They are a hate-based white supremacy group, as shown by their actions and their marketing. They're evil beyond all interpretations.

I haven't seen anything of the like from BLM to suggest that they're a black supremacy group, or even an anti-white group. If I'm missing something, someone please point it out.

Our society has told black people that they don't matter throughout our entire history. Why is it wrong for them to stand up and say that they do?

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Posted by BTVong on 02/16/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Infinite Possibility? Mayoral Candidate Culcleasure Aims to Lead From Behind

Seven Days, your bias is showing. That headline about leading from behind sets people up to take on the point of view that you've obviously chosen to run with, rather than leaving the door open for them to form their own opinions based on an objective report. You want to point out things about his leadership skills? Please do so, objectively! Yeesh. I thought YOU were the ones who were supposed to teach US about journalistic integrity.

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Posted by BTVong on 02/15/2018 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Burlington School Board Approves Flying the Black Lives Matter Flag

If you're writing "all lives matter" in this comment thread, I challenge you to ask yourself, "What inspires me to oppose this?" Be honest with yourself. Take it a few steps beyond your first thought. You don't have to share your observations with anyone. Just look at yourself, and ask, "What is it that really bugs me about this?"

And before doing so, take the rational step of acknowledging that nowhere, on the flag, the organization's website, or on any of their outward messaging does it say, "ONLY Black Lives Matter". The truth is, BLM is fighting to end violence and hatred towards black people. That is all. If you refuse to acknowledge that, then you're choosing to perpetuate a lie.

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Posted by BTVong on 02/15/2018 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Mall Developer to Buy Macy's Building in Downtown Burlington

Dang, this guy's making some serious $$$ in our town. I wonder who's getting his table scraps?

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Posted by BTVong on 01/09/2018 at 5:02 PM

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