Seth Cronin | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seth Cronin 
Member since May 12, 2016


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Re: “Vermont House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

The message this sends to our youth is that there are extremely dangerous, life-threatening drugs circulating in vermont, and cannabis isn't one of them. You can't brow-beat "think of the children" when alcohol is for sale at every grocery store, and cigarettes at every gas station. You can't believe that police should be handcuffing college kids passing a joint in the park while junkies are ODing up and down the state. How can vt kids believe in a system that has built-in hypocrisy? Moreover, a regulated system is harder to access illegally than an unregulated system. Drug dealers don't check IDs. When VT finally gets a tax and regulate system, teen use will fall through the floor. Ask any teenager, in VT, they know a half dozen people who can supply pot, but would be out of luck finding an adult willing to get them alcohol. Grow up. If you think your kids are better off going to the black market to experiment with drugs, you're opening pandora's box to narcotics, psychedelics, et al. Give kids a reasonable path towards responsible adult use, they might just start acting like responsible adults.

29 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Seth Cronin on 01/05/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Low Profile: Meet the Folks Out to Block the 14-Story Mall Towers

Genese is the hero this city needs, albeit one that it probably doesn't deserve. Having attended several events at Aesthesia (from poetry readings, folk musical performances, and general social events for discussing philosophy, art, politics and everything), I can attest to the fact that these people do more for Burlington's culture and community by the time they've had their morning coffee than Sinex could do with all the money in the world. He doesn't want to understand this city, doesn't care what people like about it, doesn't care what the current population needs. All he wants is a bigger siphon off of MTL's retail market when the canadian dollar comes back up (e.g. when oil prices inevitably rise again). The gears that are turning here will make virtually every local business struggle to compete with mega-towers that can replace virtually every service currently offered by your neighbors at a fraction of the price and quality. But hey, who will miss Ken's when we have a 500 seat Uno's. Who will miss city market when we have three floors of Whole Foods? Who will miss our brick facades when we'll have glass monoliths glowering down on us. Maybe this is fine to Sinex, who can picture himself in the penthouse, looking over the lake without the faintest waft of patchouli reaching his nostrils, but for the rest of us, who have to live HERE, who can't spend the winter in our Manhattan loft or our Florida bungalow, hope we don't live to see the day.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Seth Cronin on 06/13/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Burlington High School Students Protest Cuts With ‘For Sale’ Signs

What does Obeng care? His kids don't go to school there. It's not at all surprising what they cut - the courses which enrich a students understanding of the world outside vermont, music classes that can inspire kids to better themselves. But hey, more calculus! That'll be handy for those 4-5 students who decide to become engineers. And! property taxes just might not go up, so you have that to look forward to.

10 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Seth Cronin on 05/12/2016 at 9:54 AM

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