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Mark Lade 
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Re: “Better Burg? Burlington's 'Development Mayor' Makes His Case for a Third Term

Nice fellate the mayor piece.

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Posted by Mark Lade on 04/26/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

Apples and oranges but I'll indulge you. My house is not open to the homeless. It's not a business either. However, I don't expect Sinex to build a mall and welcome the homeless, not that he should, because his goal is to make money on the mall and not shelter the homeless. Therefore, I suspect the large mall with empty space for overnight stays will not be used as such.

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Posted by Mark Lade on 04/25/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

Sinex doesn't want the homeless bringing down the property value of his mall. He will build his token affordable housing in the basement because he has to but there is no money for him in helping the homeless.

9 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 04/25/2017 at 7:00 AM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

You really don't see the connection to the Confederacy? Part of Burlington seceded just like the South attempted and names the new city South Burlington even though most of the new city isn't even south of Burlington and then takes on the rebel name. It most certainly mimics the Confederacy.

Now, slavery did not play a part in South Burlington seceding from Burlington and I'd bet the whole south/rebel thing was more of an FU to Burlington than anything steeped in racism. I'm of the ilk the name is more stupid than racist but one can't deny people are moving away from the confederate flag, the Confederacy, and the racism associated with it.

Maybe the rebel name isn't directly racist but maybe it is also time to rethink, at very least, the division the name creates within the community. I'm sure there is a name that embraces the independence of South Burlington that doesn't necessarily extend its middle finger quite so largely.

23 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 04/20/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council to Consider Biking and Walking Master Plan

Have Sinex build a monorail. North Haverbrook has one. I'm sure Weinberger can get him the necessary permits and rewriting of the city plan.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 04/19/2017 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Walters: No, Bernie's Not Running (Yet)

I see it also works with people. If you don't like somebody try to discredit him/her by framing him/her as Hitler. The point remains, though. Interjecting its hard feelings over Bernie into a news story that isn't even a story at this point is not strong journalism.

However, I have no issue with Seven Days or its sometimes clumsy journalism.

8 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 04/14/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Another, Pre-Security Skinny Pancake at BTV

This brings up 2 questions. Will the service and food at this one be as bad as the one behind security? Will this one also be exempt from paying its employees a livable wage?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 04/10/2017 at 1:06 PM

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