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Rama Schneider 
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Re: “Schurz Communications Gets State OK to Buy Burlington Telecom

I think Burlington has so far received a really good deal. For a $10 million investment, they get a very high quality network in town, and it is this same network (BT) that has helped to propel Burlington to the top of various lists that measure connectivity and desirability to young professionals.

This obviously has not worked out entirely as many Burlingtonians would have liked, but the result as of today is still pretty damned impressive. GREAT JOB BURLINGTON TELECOM!!

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 02/20/2019 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Burlington to Move Forward With Moran Plant Redesign

I like the concept of leaving the steel structure in place. It creates an immense sculpture that can be viewed as a tribute to United Statesian labor and all the hard work Americans have done as a community.

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 02/20/2019 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Splitting Chittenden: The County’s Senate District Is on the Chopping Block

There is a basic problem with Vermont's approach to mixing single and multi-member districts, and this basic problem is that it is unconstitutional. Here's the really, really short version:

When a one district gets three senators that means each and every individual gets to vote for and be represented by three senators; BUT with a single senator district each and every individual gets to vote for and be represented by only one senator.

The colloquial "one person, one vote" is about each and every individual having equal governmental representation; it has nothing to do with groups. Vermont's method of dividing up districts fails this test in an obvious and deliberate manner.

I live in Orange County - I demand my right to equal representation in the Vermont Senate. (PS. I still need some legal assistance ... help?)

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 02/14/2019 at 5:05 AM

Re: “Bishop Coyne Pledges Cooperation in St. Joseph's Orphanage Probe

I know this will insult some folks, but this question needs to be asked and answered: At what point should an organization be declared so criminal that it needs to be disbanded by law? Or does the Catholic church and supporters believe that freedom of religious practice allows for child rape and molestation and murder and abuse? For that matter, where are the mass marches standing up for those abused by the Catholic church and supporters (or are those marches reserved for controlling other women's bodies)?

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 09/10/2018 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Names New Vermont Education Secretary

The following, if accurate, does not bode well for Vermont's public education system: 'At the press conference, Scott hinted at a new education spending reform package in the works but offered no details. "We'll first have to get through the election" in November, he said.'

A "new education spending reform package in the works" and we can't talk about it during the election! Is the voting public and press going to let that ride?

16 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 08/03/2018 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Vermont House Approves Budget as Governor Digs In

It's the Republicans in the General Assembly who voted FOR the budget they then walked away from when Scott did his veto BS. And now it is the Republicans in the General Assembly and Governor's office who are threatening to shut down government if they don't get their new way - and this "new way" is brand spanking new for the disingenuous, dishonest General Assembly Republicans who have already once voted overwhelmingly for what they now deride.

In short: any government shutdown or automatic tax increases is on the REPUBLICAN politicians.

14 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 06/06/2018 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Walters: VTGOP Falls Short on Candidates

Quoting Paige: "... this is not how things have worked out in recent years as the Democrats have regularly crossed over and taken Republican ballots in their balloted candidate on the "R" ballot - making their candidate the "winner" in the Republican primary - ...."

First off I want to thank Paige for finally admitting he is nothing more then a paperweight for the Republican Party. Secondly, I would like to see the evidence Paige has to support his calumny.

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 06/01/2018 at 5:41 AM

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