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Re: “Public Safety Commissioner Fears Legal Pot Will Increase Traffic Deaths

"at least 11 drivers involved in fatal Vermont wrecks this year tested positive for marijuana"

People have already pointed out the huge problem with this data, but let's assume that marijuana impairment was a factor in those crashes. Then clearly the current system of prohibition is not working! As of next summer, Vermonters will be able to take a quick drive down to MA to legally purchase cannabis products in a retail store. So these public officials who clearly have zero personal experience with marijuana need to pull their heads out of the sand!

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Posted by Carol Denison on 11/16/2017 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Vermont Marijuana Legalization Stalls in the House, Fails Again

Gov. Scott is proving to be an exceptionally ineffective leader.

He declines to weigh in on marijuana legislation until almost literally the last minute when it was too late for his input to be considered during the legislature's regular session. But he encourages the legislature to go back to work on the bill, and engages with them over the last few weeks, and they work hard and come to an agreement on a bill, but all for naught! What was the point of all this if he wasn't even going to ask Republican leadership (his own party!) to simply vote to suspend the rules so that the bill that HE supports could get passed?

What a waste of time and energy by so many hard working people. This is poor leadership at its finest.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 06/22/2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Folino's Pizza to Open in a Former Burlington Funeral Home

I wouldn't play up the "former funeral home" thing too much! Those are some nasty chemicals that were used in that building. A fomer employee died because of exposure to the chemicals in that building. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/vt-supreme-cour…

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Posted by Carol Denison on 06/21/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

The recommendations show how clueless Scott is when it comes to Marijuana use. Don't smoke pot in a car with kids? I mean, duh, that's great advice and all but does it really need to be a law? Has anyone ever heard of that happening amongst the current 100,000 Vermont marijuana users? Common sense legislation should be aimed at actual problems, not irrational beliefs.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 05/25/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Chief Praises Officer for Not Shooting at Suspect in a Car

It looks like the driver intentionally swerved his vehicle to drive around the officer who was standing in the middle of the street.

Anyway, regardless of whether use of deadly force would have been justified, it seems really weird for the police chief to praise his officer for not using deadly force, but then say it could have been used. Since we now have the benefit of hindsight, either deadly force should have been used, or it should not have been used. It seems here that the officer made the correct decision by not using force. In other words, he did his job appropriately. That's great. But it's not cause for celebration.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 05/24/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pedestrians Warned That Repaved Burlington Bike Path Is Harder to Block

Hard to tell if the author's satire is directed at inconsiderate pedestrians on the path, or whether he's actually trying to satirically sound like one of the aggressive, dangerous cyclists who think a bell and a yell of "on your left" gives them full license to bike as fast as possible through a crowd of people.

Regardless, the new section of path from the Skatepark to North Beach is gorgeous and a huge improvement and asset for the City of Bulrlington. With all the free parking now available at the Skatepark, this is going to be a really busy stretch of path, and I suspect that cyclists will be in the vast minority through here, so hopefully they will slow down and enjoy the pretty views, and not give all cyclists a bad name.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 04/17/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “South Burlington Man Arraigned in Rebels Stalking Case

Whatever the merits of the criminal charge, it seems that this 43 year old man needs to stop grieving for the glory days of his Rebel youth. This is not normal, healthy, rational adult behavior.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 04/13/2017 at 3:55 PM

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