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Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

Good point, Lone Ranger. I hate how godless the bible is. Isaiah 1:17, Jeremiah 22:3, Amos 5:11-15, Luke 4:18-19, Deuteronomy 16:20, the list goes on and on. It's almost as if one of the primary morals of the bible is to help those who are oppressed. But you're right, it's heresy.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 11/15/2018 at 9:11 AM

Re: “DR Power Equipment Plans to Move Headquarters, Jobs From Vergennes

Doug, thanks for your most recent comment, which was informative and rational when it comes to the issue at hand.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 10/27/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “DR Power Equipment Plans to Move Headquarters, Jobs From Vergennes

But you, Doug, aren't answering their pretty straightforward questions either. I am more often on your side (an understatement), but in this case, your statement with no context was disingenuous.

This company is giving the 26 people (13% of their VT workforce) 6 months notice, offering them other jobs in their company, and strengthening their overall business in the meantime. You are typically reasonable in the face of inane argument, but in this case, without actually making a contextual argument, I don't know what you're trying to accomplish.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 10/26/2018 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Walters: Hallquist Enjoying Flood of Media Attention After Primary Win

Donna makes some interesting points. He says "Vermont has become a JOKE," but his reasoning involves a lot of good policy options. Then he says that Christine Hallquist and Bernie Sanders should go back to New York, but must be forgetting that Bernie Sanders is actually the most popular senator among their own constituents nationwide. Sounds like he (Donna) is in the minority.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 08/17/2018 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Leahy Bill Would Limit Feds' Authority to Search Near Borders

It's funny that everyone is concerned with unauthorized immigrants committing burglaries or various violent crimes, when the available information all points to immigrants committing fewer violent crimes than native-born Americans, and also having lower rates of incarceration and repeat offending.

The nationalistic us vs. them mentality is disheartening, and I worry that the commenters here don't understand that it is possible to be gracious to all people, including those who are different than oneself. Leahy and the rest of the delegation care about human beings, simple as that.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 07/02/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Leahy Bill Would Limit Feds' Authority to Search Near Borders

Ted, this is about warrantless checkpoints and searches, and has nothing to do with coming across a crime in the middle of being committed, or having some other (legal) reason for searching and/or arresting someone. In fact, the third amendment from the attached language says that they can still stop a vehicle if they have reasonable suspicion that an occupant is in the US illegally, regardless of distance from the border.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 06/29/2018 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott, Legislature Remain at Odds

Taxpayers voted on their school budgets and corresponding taxes. They approved them.

Scott's plan raises taxes in 127 communities, which is incredibly disingenuous for a guy who says he will not approve any new taxes or fees. Which communities are they? I'd be curious to know.

Finally, if the pension is underfunded, that's a HUGE punt down the road. Look at major cities like Chicago and see how underfunded public pensions have brutally affected their communities. We have the opportunity to stop this pension issue from becoming a pension crisis 20 years from now, and Scott has the potential to make his legacy one of long term fiscal responsibility, approved by the voters and lawmakers.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/24/2018 at 9:21 AM

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