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Re: “Burlington Telecom Employees Face Benefits Reduction Under Schurz

I would recommend thanking Kiss and Leopold. Everyone after them has just been trying to clean up the mess they made.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 05/09/2018 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Vermont ACLU Argues KKK Fliers Are Protected Speech

As of May 2018 according to the Supreme Court, it is.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 05/04/2018 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Winooski Candidate Ebony Nyoni Has Competition — and Legal Trouble

Jamila,
On the contrary, I completely understand what they are saying and proposing, I just don't buy it.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 02/26/2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Winooski Candidate Ebony Nyoni Has Competition — and Legal Trouble

Marina,
I assure you I have minimal interest in the small claims case. Though a link to the note in the body of the article would be nice strictly for morbid and gossipy curiosity. I'm more concerned about compliance with guidelines for 501(c)3 organizations. If what is described in the article is true there appear to be years worth of filings missing for the "God's Love Demonstrated Ministries", and if her statement "If I needed to file I would have filed" indicates she has not filed a 990N for BLM, then more years of filings are missing. You can check for 990-Ns yourself at https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/ePostSearch.d…

On a side note I'm also a little concerned that:
1. BLM has a registration with the SecState as a 501(c)3, but to the best of my searching doesn't appear in the IRS database of exempt organizations or appear to have an EIN. If they were to simply list their EIN on their webpage, (or respond as legally required to requests for their foundational documents) then maybe such concerns could be alleviated but Ms. Nyoni doesn't appear to be motivated to do so.
2. The "Donate" and "Volunteer in the Store" portions of her website ask potential volunteers for their "Self Identified Race" and whether or not they are a "POC". People so obsessed with skin color, their own or others, bear watching.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 02/26/2018 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Winooski Candidate Ebony Nyoni Has Competition — and Legal Trouble

Vicki,
Of course that's what you're advocating, you just may have trouble seeing it as you believe yourself immune. Let's review:
1. You assume Ms. Nyoni is being treated unfairly (against) due to the color of her skin.
2. You assume a different candidate is being treated unfairly (in favor) due to the color of her skin.
3. You assume pure and clean motives for Ms. Nyoni's questionable antics due to the color of her skin.
5. In the complete absence of any indicators, you imply that another candidate must have a skeleton in her closet that the press is just choosing not to report because of the color of her skin, and undoubtedly some massive conspiracy.
And then you double down by presuming to be able to speak knowledgeably about the experience of all "white" people by endorsing this belief of "white privilege". It's Winooski, there are more than a few families who could really use some of that "white privilege" and who wouldn't take great comfort in the idea that; sure, they may be poor and unable to afford heating oil but larger demographic trends tend to indicate a bias towards some not statistically insignificant greater likelihood of some benefit to being white if a population of the US and no larger or smaller is examined, so they should get in the back of the line and hush up.
As I said; there is a word for that.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 02/26/2018 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Winooski Candidate Ebony Nyoni Has Competition — and Legal Trouble

Actually, Ms. Garrison, Ms. Nyoni appears to have monetized her "social justice work" and made a business of it. Also you are advocating that one candidate be given as much benefit of the doubt as possible due the color of her skin, and the worst be assumed of another due to the color of her skin. Last time I checked there's a word for that.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 02/25/2018 at 5:45 PM

Re: “UVM Staffer Ends Hunger Strike But Student Protests Continue

Intentions are unknown and unknowable though I'm sure they would all claim to be willing to be held accountable as long as they didn't have to follow through, but let's help them out and actually make this civil disobedience retroactively. There are numerous photos of perfectly identifiable kids in the act of committing crimes. Let's see them actually held accountable. Otherwise if you keep pandering to them, they are just going to keep whining and acting out.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 02/23/2018 at 6:52 PM

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