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Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Pass Paid Family Leave, $15 Minimum Wage

Emily, the governor's veto is part of our democratic process. When he vetoes something he's using the "power" (-cracy) vested in him by "the people" (demo-) when they elected him. It's one of those checks and/or balances you might have read about in school, and helps prevent a runaway legislature.

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Posted by I give up on 05/15/2018 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Development Opponents Go Back to Court Over Burlington Mall


Just us Russian troll-bots hard at work. First we stole your election, now we'll steal the sun itself! Bask in shade Amerikanski, and despair!

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Posted by I give up on 04/08/2018 at 1:53 AM

Re: “Walters: Vermont Senate Passes Gun Bill, Scott Says He'll Sign It

So, the magazine ban is obviously unenforceable, as the AG's office admits, but I'm bored at work and decided to scan the bill to see if there are any work arounds more cheeky than just buying mags in NH. Here's something worth looking at in a list of exemptions from the ban:

"a large capacity ammunition feeding device that is manufactured
or sold solely for use with a firearm that is determined to be a curio or relic by
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. As used in this
subdivision, curio or relic means a firearm that is of special interest to
collectors by reason of some quality other than its association with firearms
intended for sporting use or as offensive or defensive weapons."

Fun fact: The AR 15 was designed in the 50s and some of the older models are now C&R eligible. People also collect them for their historical and technical novelty so it passes the "special interest" test. Therefore it's legal to sell AR 15 magazines in VT that exceed 10 rounds if they're in a bucket marked "Colt SP1 Magazines"

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Posted by I give up on 04/02/2018 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Walters: Vermont Senate Passes Gun Bill, Scott Says He'll Sign It

Ernie, the Taliban controls or contests half of Afghanistan at this point. We're not going to win that war.


If you're going to make a point about how popular resistance against a super power is futile you shouldn't have mentioned Afghanistan, that's practically their national sport.

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Posted by I give up on 03/30/2018 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Walters: Vermont Senate Passes Gun Bill, Scott Says He'll Sign It

In another comment I predicted the magazine restriction would kill this bill. I was foolishly operating under the assumption that I was still living in Vermont.

At this point I think we can officially abandon the myth of Vermont "reasonableness".

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Posted by I give up on 03/30/2018 at 5:27 PM

Re: “NRA Dollars Target Vermont Schools

"National Rifle Association sponsors associations of rifleman nationally."

Uh, okay?

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Posted by I give up on 03/21/2018 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Vermont House Panel Passes Landmark Gun Legislation

Let's all take a moment to congratulate Rep. Martin LaLonde for killing this gun control bill deader than disco with his over reach.

*golf clap*

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Posted by I give up on 03/21/2018 at 5:36 PM

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