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Linus Leavens 
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Re: “#Resist: How Trump's Election Has Ignited Vermont Activists

Define "sedition"..."Another manifesto of the shadow party is online for people to view. It begins by demonizing the Tea Party and advising illegal immigrants of their rights. Calling themselves The Indivisible Team, they promote exactly what Organizing for America is promoting how to organize to destroy every townhall, every effort by the GOP and the President. Its very aggressive. The leftists cant win by debating policy issues, so they simply try to destroy the opposition. Its pure Alinsky.
Their effort seeks to unite leftists of all stripes as does Organizing for America. On Long Island alone...there are over 1,000 of these types of groups. They call themselves #resist. They all do the same thing.
The manifesto even quotes communist organizer, Dolores Huerta: Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. Well, there you go!…

Posted by Linus Leavens on 03/02/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Senator Plans Push for Gun Bill Despite Slim Prospects

It is hard to believe that these Liberals & Progressives dare to introduce this nuisance legislation so early in the legislative term. How about introducing term limits for Liberal Senators from Chittenden County, instead?

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 01/07/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Editors’ Note: After Ashe’s Election, Seven Days Updates Conflict-of-Interest Policy

"Relationships between politicians & journalists are nothing new"...Yuppers, just look at the Wikileaks emails. Journalism has become advocacy, blurring the boundaries between political philosophies & the presentation of unbiased information. Many of your readers feel your journalists & editors have a decidedly Progressive bias.

Last October, when I took my 3 sons & our 2 German foreign exchange students on a foliage tour of the Northeast Kingdom, all we saw were Trump signs. A lot of Trump signs. There were no Hillary signs. Not even one. While astonished at the time, they actually got to see what was coming.

If Seven Days wishes to separate philosophy from fact, perhaps they should borrow from the realization of the consequences of the presidential election map by county. Red from sea to shining sea. You would never know it from inside the Burlington beltway, from under the Golden Dome, or from inside the pages of this paper.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 01/05/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Unfinished Business: How Phil Scott Lost a Nightclub

So you run the inevitable sensationally headlined hit piece on Phil Scott, dredging up some really ancient history (20 years ago), & complete this bologna sandwich with layers of Leahy nepotism dug up for you by VTDigger, then you rant about Minter's campaign spokesperson's history of being stuck in the revolving door as a lobbyist, & leave us cold with a "print media is dead" observation. You need to dig up a better October surprise.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 09/15/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Winds of November: Windham, Grafton to Weigh In on Turbine Project

"David Blittersdorf said the opposition is so "misleading" he doesn't think he could get a fair vote from community residents. "It's an extremely small amount of people who are extremely vocal" "It becomes a mob." " Seriously, David? belittling & trying to minimize your opposition. Entire town have voted no to the rape of their ridgelines, but you do not care. It's all for the public good, & if the money falls into your pocket, so much the better for you. Lets hope this doesn't end with torches & pitchforks, because Vermonters are fed up with the "policy makers" who throw you the money they pick out of our wallets.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 09/07/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Ranger Solar Is Winning Support for 100-Acre Arrays

"A 100-acre solar farm seems a little out of scale for Vermont..." Since when is an Industrial scale commercial solar production facility a "farm" or an "orchard"?
"The 95,000 solar panels needed for each $29 million Ranger project would cover an area up to the size of 75 football fields and could power 5,000 homes".
What a nightmare. Vermont is doomed.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 09/01/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Historical Society Explores Impact of Back-to-the-Landers on Vermont

"Many of these early migrants, a good number of whom were formally members of or allied to the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), sought to take refuge in these northern hills. It was a time for reflection, experimentation with psychedelic drugs, and an evaluation of their personal and social lives. But it was not long before two things occurred. First, after 68’ the trickle of counter-culture migrants turned into a flood. This mass second wave quickly led to the formation of dozens of new communes, especially in the north. Second, the older SDS/political elements realized that any attempt to circumvent personal and economic alienation was intimately tied to the external community. And with that, new efforts at political organizing were rekindled. One commune, Red Clover, was at the forefront of these new efforts. Members, including John Douglas, Jane Kramer, Robert Kramer, and Roz Payne, began as a radical media collective in New York City...One former communard contends that the first dynamite procured by the Weather Underground Organization [an armed leftist group who carried out 27 bombings between 1969-1977 including those on the US Capital Building and the Pentagon] came from a granite quarry in Barre. John Douglas, for his part, states that Free Vermont helped establish safe houses for Weathermen and Black Panthers who went underground. They also facilitated clandestine boarder crossings into Quebec."… Now there is some real history for you.

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 09/01/2016 at 6:28 AM

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