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BDE 
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Re: “Walters: Scott Speaks Softly, Carries Big Stick on Taxes

Egmatic: Oh the self righteous liberals. I have come to seriously not trust them.

"Scott is a simpleton whose tactics appeal to simpletons." If that's not a self-righteous ignorant statement, I don't know what is.

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Posted by BDE on 05/17/2018 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Speaks Softly, Carries Big Stick on Taxes

Bravo Gov!! Hold your ground. Increased spending is the enemy.

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Posted by BDE on 05/17/2018 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Last Rites? Burlington Catholics Regroup Ahead of Downtown Church Sale

Harlow said, but their work was not done. He urged them to guard their faith against the temptations of "the things of this world." If they didn't, Harlow warned, their belief would fail. "There's a huge dropout rate of Catholics today. They leave Jesus," he told the congregation."

I have a different take on why Catholics leave the church - it fails them.

Very interesting story, Katie. Thanks for writing it.

Who would have thought the Catholic Church would come to this in Vermont? Mindboggling. And, even though I lost faith and trust in the single-minded, ignorant, patriarchal pigs - for those who love and once loved the church - it is still sad.

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Posted by BDE on 05/17/2018 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Count Finds Homelessness Rose 19 Percent in Chittenden County

I agree that COTS does good work providing space for homeless folks to sleep at night. Still, when they built the new place on North Ave I was concerned that money for housing the homeless wasn't being put in the right place.

The institutionalization of homeless, high salaries, job bennies and such take away from providing homes to the homeless.

COTS has been around for so long that we have come to think it is the best we can do. We need to think outside of the box. Things need to be done to eradicate homelessness, not live off from it.

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Posted by BDE on 05/16/2018 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Count Finds Homelessness Rose 19 Percent in Chittenden County

BradD, I do bring homeless people into my house.

Homeless people would be best served if they had a little place all their own.

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Posted by BDE on 05/16/2018 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Count Finds Homelessness Rose 19 Percent in Chittenden County

Eric J: your compassion is overwhelming.

Believing in gossip is for the lazy ignorant person.... someone told you. Judging others who are suffering so much is... well, what can I say?

Do you really think these folks want to be standing on a corner begging for money? Most of them probably have a mental illness, or just can't make it in this harsh, judgmental world.

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Posted by BDE on 05/16/2018 at 3:48 AM

Re: “Some Councilors Cry Foul As Obeng Gets Residency Exemption

David White advocates for doubling the population of Burlington - like that's going to solve anything. But, when you don't live here, you don't really give a shit.

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Posted by BDE on 05/16/2018 at 3:36 AM

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