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Eileen Andreoli 
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Re: “'I Am Evidence' Documentary Examines the Rape-Kit Crisis

What a shameful statement of how women have been treated everywhere regarding rape and sexual assault. This. Must. End. And let it be now. I hope 2018 will be remembered as a powerful watershed moment for women and women's rights. Let's start by ratifying the ERA amendment and see how fast things change for our collective futures.

Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 02/15/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Want Question Put to Queen City Voters

(Comments from press conference continued)

"I hope people are not bullied into believing that supporting the F-35 basing is a patriotic duty. Blindly and unquestionably agreeing with military proposals is not patriotism. True patriotism means having the courage to question, challenge, and to oppose bad and dangerous plans, such as the F-35.

And lastly, don't be taken in by the false catch-phrases and platitudes, such as the one calling the F-35 noise the sound of freedom. The noise of a fighter-bomber is literally the sound of war. Our voices are the real sound of freedom. Let's exercise our democratic rights and use our voices and our votes at the polls on March 6th."

(These comments are from a statement by Colonel Rosanne Greco, USAF Ret.)

THANK YOU to the petition organizers for giving Burlington voters a VOICE on perhaps the most significant single issue that will affect its citizens health, safety, and property values for decades to come. And thank you for giving them the opportunity to bring real democracy to Burlington on this F-35 decision.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 01/22/2018 at 11:22 AM

Re: “F-35 Opponents Want Question Put to Queen City Voters

There are many reasons why the F-35s are indisputably NOT suitable for our residential neighborhoods. The expected negative effects of the basing were laid out cold by the United States Air Force. But pro-F-35 factions waged a highly-financed misinformation campaign, using massive amounts of disinformation and outright lies.

According to comments at the press conference, "Here are three of the biggest lies:
-The VTANG needs the F-35 in order to have a mission
-The F-35 would bring jobs and would be good for our economy
-The F-35 would cause no harm to the people or the environment

All of these are false.

The AF has written at least four times that the F-35 is NOT needed for the VTANG to continue to have a flying mission, and the AF even provided examples of alternative aircraft the VTANG could fly if the F-35 were not based here.

The AF stated the F-35 would bring NO new jobs to our area, would have NO effect on our economy.

And the AF stated that the F-35 could negatively impact our area in numerous ways; e.g., decreased property values, health impacts, increased pollution, increased risk of crashes, reduced quality of life, and more. "

(continued in next posting)

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 01/22/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “In State of the State, Scott Calls for 'Bold' Campaign to Attract More Workers

Wait, Scott thinks it's okay to tax our social security benefits, but not military pensions? Why? And what about offering free college tuition to everyone, not just the military? What is the underlying reason for these proposals that are targeted to one specific group -- those in the business of war? With Scott's embrace of the inappropriate and environmentally harmful F35 basing, this push to selectively and specically grow the Vt National Guard at the expense of the civilian population will continue to advance the over militarization of Vermont. Have the people of Vermont ever actually demanded these benefits, and asked that their precious tax dollars support this direction? Is this really the priority of our state?

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 01/05/2018 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Address Long on Ideas, Short on Specifics

Wait, Scott thinks it's okay to tax our social security benefits, but not military pensions? Why? And what about offering free college tuition to everyone, not just the military? What is the underlying reason for these proposals that are targeted to one specific group -- those in the business of war?
With Scott's embrace of the inappropriate and environmentally harmful F35 basing, this push to selectively and specically grow the Vt National Guard at the expense of the civilian population will continue to advance the over militarization of Vermont. Have the people of Vermont ever actually demanded these benefits, and asked that their precious tax dollars support this direction? Is this really the priority of our state?

11 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 01/05/2018 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Address Long on Ideas, Short on Specifics

Wait, Scott thinks it's okay to tax our social security benefits, but not military pensions? Why? And what about offering free college tuition to everyone, not just the military? What is the underlying reason for these proposals that are targeted to one specific group -- those in the business of war? With Scott's embrace of the inappropriate and environmentally harmful F35 basing, this push to selectively and specically grow the Vt National Guard at the expense of the civilian population will continue to advance the over militarization of Vermont. Have the people of Vermont ever actually demanded these benefits, and asked that their precious tax dollars support this direction? Is this really the priority of our state?

10 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 01/05/2018 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

Doesn't this bring new light to the recent South Burlington debate about the "Rebel" name?

Ostensibly a fight about tradition and taxes, the underlying motive for this "controversy" was a campaign to recruit neo Nazi's, coordinated by a member of the Trump administration in D.C. (formerly a SoBu HS graduate). Unfortunately, they found a rich field to mine in Vermont and folded many white racists into their group. Vermont schools had better start doubling down on their anti-bullying teachings and world history classes on fascism, as well as acknowledgments and appreciation of the immigrants' role in our country's history, if they hope to stem this tide of intolerance and hate in our state.

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Posted by Eileen Andreoli on 08/16/2017 at 7:26 AM

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