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Re: “Leahy Calls on Trump to Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination

Deliberately not picking a side here, but I'm curious how you're supposed to investigate something that happened over 30 years ago when there's no physical evidence and no witnesses. Telepathy? Astral projection?

Maybe the FBI will bring back trial by combat. Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley for the nomination. I'd watch it.

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Posted by I give up on 09/28/2018 at 11:54 PM

Re: “UVM Student Leads Effort to Require Colleges to Disclose Sexual Misconduct

People have certain constitutional rights such as presumption of innocence, the right to face their accuser, and the right to a speedy and fair trial. Using college administrations as a parallel legal system without these protections is Kafkaesque, even if the results are "only" total reputation destruction and not criminal charges.

"I stand by believing people who come forward. Even the fact that [Kavanaugh] was accused once should have been enough for him not to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice"

Put aside partisanship and the current political circus and actually read the above statement. Think about what it means. Strip out all the proper nouns if you have to. This woman wants to blacklist someone from employment because of one accusation that doesn't require proof. This is crude McCarthyism.

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Posted by I give up on 09/28/2018 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

We should dig the guy up and try him for his crimes. Or is the cultural revolution not there yet?

Looking forward to the struggle sessions.

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Posted by I give up on 09/08/2018 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

I hope this lame mural outlives every one of these annoying complainers.

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Posted by I give up on 07/31/2018 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Study Suggests Burlington's Union Station for Overnight Train Storage

"Carl Fowler, a board member of the Vermont Rail Advisory Committee but who spoke as a public citizen, was met with applause when he suggested that the best storage location for a train would be in Saint Albans."

And we'll make them pay for it, too!

"Rick Sharp, owner of Burlington Segways, said it was inconceivable to him that the state could not find a place to store a train in a railyard."

Why would someone assume he knows the ins and outs of business he has no involvement in? I've worked in the VTR's yard in Burlington and it's very small and usually full, especially during busier months. You can't just "find a place" for a train, even in a rail yard. They occupy real physical space, which is kinda the point of the article.

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Posted by I give up on 06/08/2018 at 3:52 AM

Re: “Officers Involved in Fatal Interstate 89 Shooting Won't Face Charges

The attorney general's office is playing word games. They call a semi automatic handgun a "MAC-10 style assault pistol" when it's being held by a suicidal man, and call an AR 15 a "semi automatic rifle" when it's being used by an officer to kill him.

I love this quote in particular:
"A reasonable person would have believed that Mr. Gregware presented an imminent risk of death or serious bodily injury to both themselves and others nearby."

Yeah, he might shoot himself and injure someone. Better grab my rifle that has a maximum range of 800 meters and pop off half a dozen rounds. I'm sure the ones that miss will turn into pixie dust and good intentions.

Can we fire this trigger happy moron yet?

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Posted by I give up on 06/03/2018 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Vermont Railway Extends Track Along the Burlington Bike Path


There's no money to be made letting perfectly burnable fuel sit around for years, in fact any time a loaded car is sitting idle it's hemorrhaging money. The cars aren't waiting for oil prices to climb higher, they're empty and waiting for when they'll be needed this winter to transport commodities like fuel oil or propane to transload facilities where they're loaded into trucks and delivered to people's homes. That's how we heat the state.

That's the story with the cars above the bikepath, in case anyone's wondering. They're empty fuel oil cars.

Man, writing all that almost put me to sleep. Did anyone make it to the end? I think I liked Lisa's rant better.

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Posted by I give up on 05/26/2018 at 12:03 AM

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