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

Hey @citizen, so you're an outspoken proponent of free speech, are you? Did you support Colin Kaepernick's right to take a knee during the national anthem? What about the millions of women who took to the streets--peacefully--to demonstrate against misogyny and for equal pay and representation at the Women's March? What about the people who protested in the streets--peacefully--when Tamir Rice, a child, was shot dead in broad daylight by a police officer for playing with a toy gun? Or do you only respect the free speech of white supremacists and Nazis? If you prioritize protecting that over all of the other types of speech, I suggest you do some serious soul searching, and ask yourself why...

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Posted by embeef2017 on 08/16/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “A Short-Lived Swing Set Makes a Splash in Burlington's South End

Not dangerous at all! Took my turn on it yesterday and it was awesome.

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Posted by embeef2017 on 08/01/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Folks fighting against what they believe to be hurtful and unjust will always be perceived as "militant" by those who are not oppressed in the same way or by those who benefit from their oppression. There is no LGBT without the T. If trans folks felt hurt by the name it is no one else's role to tell them that they are not or should not be hurt by it. None of us are free until we are all free. Stop name calling and start supporting trans folks who need it most.

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Posted by embeef2017 on 07/25/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Walters: Bernie Sanders Reports $4.9 Million Campaign War Chest

@knowyourassumptions ...Senator Sanders is traveling around the country with that money attempting to save the healthcare of THOUSANDS of Vermonters on Medicare and millions of others across the country. Elderly, disabled, single parents, and children are going to suffer with the overthrow of the ACA. His money isn't going towards nothing. And by the way, the definition of "big money in politics" relates to huge special interests and lobbyists giving money to candidates in order to buy their support and line their pockets. In this case, the "big money" your talking about isn't just lining his pockets--its being spent on important issue advocacy and saving the healthcare of millions. You are obviously misguided on the definition of "big money in politics" and taking it totally out of context. He's not using it to "scare off challengers," he's using it to actually WORK for his constituents...something other Senators should seriously consider if they want to keep their seats in 2018.

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Posted by embeef2017 on 07/17/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Walters: Advocate for the Homeless to Challenge Sanders for Senate Seat

Do we really need another old, white man in the Senate? I don't think so. I love Bernie, but whoever follows him needs to be young and offer something new to Vermonters!

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Posted by embeef2017 on 07/07/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “A Vergennes Father Is Being Forced to Return to Mexico

@citizen I would go out on a limb and say most Americans file their taxes because they want, need, and WORKED for that refund. Last time I checked that wasn't illegal.

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Posted by embeef2017 on 06/23/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “A Vergennes Father Is Being Forced to Return to Mexico

Hey @citizen, actually you don't need a social security number to file taxes. Last year alone, undocumented immigrants contributed an estimated $24 billion in federal taxes to the United States economy using ITIN. Don't go calling people names and spouting baseless information until you at least have a fact-based argument.

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/17/523634144/tax-filings-seen-dipping-amid-trump-crackdown-on-illegal-immigration

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Posted by embeef2017 on 06/23/2017 at 8:08 AM

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