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Re: “Transient Held After Man Fatally Stabbed on Church Street

It's sad for anyone to die in this manner and, while the rush to find a solution--as expressed in many of these comments--to prevent further violent events is human and makes sense, it might be best in the immediate aftermath to just take a moment and mourn that someone lost their life.

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Posted by Lindsey83 on 03/30/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Fear on the Farm: Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens Vermont's Dairy Industry

This article and some of the quotes are misleading re: the **need** to milk cows. The dairy industry puts forward the false notion that cows just produce milk and without human intervention the cows would become overloaded with milk and sicken. In actuality, cows, like humans, produce milk to feed their babies and do not need humans to intervene...except that, because humans remove calves from their mothers and don't allow them to drink the milk that should be theirs, the cows have milk but no calves to drink it. Cows do not produce milk indefinitely and, just as calves are weaned from their mothers and the milk supply decreases, if milking by humans is gradually decreased the mother cow will eventually stop producing milk.

While the cultural and financial significance of the dairy industry in Vermont is important, it isn't a sustainable industry, because they rely on large taxpayer funded subsidies and underpaying/overworking their hired help, as outlined in this article. Vermont should look into other ways to foster economic vitality that create jobs with living wages and don't harm innocent mothers and babies.

28 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Lindsey83 on 02/15/2017 at 10:03 AM

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