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Re: “Man Who Harassed Kiah Morris Charged With Buying High-Capacity Gun Magazines

The use of the word "trolled" in the headline truly seems to understate what was done to Representative Morris and her family.

"Trolling" is usually understood to be posting in on-line discussion boards and social media deliberately provocative or offensive statements designed to disrupt the conversation or produce a reaction.

That doesn't begin to convey the degree of racist harassment and intimidation, the sustained campaign of hate against Kiah, the efforts to drive her and her family from public service and from the community.

Let's not whitewash the severity of what happened with a wishy-washy reference to it as "trolling". It was so much more than that.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 02/07/2019 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Republican Super PAC Spent $826K on Phil Scott's Reelection Bid

So a national dark money DC Republican group (funded by far right donors and special interest money) spent more to re-elect Phil Scott than he spent on his own campaign?

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Posted by terjeanderson on 11/21/2018 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Parkland Students to Bring 'Glimmer of Hope' to Burlington

@Donna Boutin. Please stop spreading lies gleaned from far right conspiracy sites.

Emma Gonzalez is not 21 years old, she is 18. (Born November 11, 1999... she'll turn 19 in 3 weeks) She was a student at the school, graduated in May of this year. She was in the school auditorium at the time of the shooting, were she remained for 2 hours until the police came and escorted the students out.

As for Hogg, it is well documented that he was in an Environmental Science class at the time the shooting began, and ended up with many other students packed together in a closet in a Culinary Arts classroom. Conspiracy sites have taken a comment he made during an interview to claim he wasn't at the school at the time... but they twisted it entirely out of context and created the lie you're spreading that has been smacked down repeatedly by fact checkers.

You should be embarrassed to spew such nonsense.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 10/19/2018 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Few Vermont Inmates Receive Hepatitis C Treatment

The private prison company (CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America) that runs the prison in Mississippi where Vermont inmates will soon be sent, has an even worse history of providing Hep C treatment - they don't want the cost of treatment to eat into the huge profits they make off the prisoners they hold.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 09/20/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Burlington Town Hall Featuring Bernie Sanders Draws New American Crowd


That isn't my objection, what I quoted was the 7D guidelines say about what is considered acceptable to post here: " "Sweeping generalizations of any group or individual based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or age wont be tolerated." I don't see anything in the guidelines about ideology or party membership.

BTW, while you hide behind your fake name, you spew out sweeping generalizations all the time, denigrating Sanders supporters, Zuckerman supporters, the Democratic Party leadership, or anyone who challenges Phil Scott or Republicans -- to say nothing of having a long history of engaging is personal attacks against me. (Which you seem determined to keep doing based on this last post.)

Drop the mask and use your real name if you want to engage in actual discussion instead of the kind of childish drive-by attacks that characterize most of your posts, But we all know you won't do that.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 09/18/2018 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Burlington Town Hall Featuring Bernie Sanders Draws New American Crowd

There is a long history of using bad science (like the extremely dubious IQ/nationality "statistics" cited above) to justify racism and the denigrating of people of other races and ethnicities.

That long history includes the claims used to justify slavery that Africans were somehow intellectually inferior; the ugly eugenics movement that forcibly sterilized many in Native American and immigrant communities to prevent reproduction by those "genetically inferior" populations; the efforts to prohibit immigration by Jews and those from Italy, Ireland, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East based on "scientific" claims of racial superiority. This kind of pseudo-science was at the heart of the ideology that produced the Holocaust, the maintenance of Jim Crow in the US, and the system of Apartheid in South Africa.

Putting numbers in a post doesn't make it more credible or "scientific"... it is simply an effort to dress up old-fashioned racism in a lab coat. I'm sad that 7D has allowed this racist tripe to remain up...despite guidelines that say "Sweeping generalizations of any group or individual based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or age wont be tolerated."

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Posted by terjeanderson on 09/18/2018 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott and Hallquist Face Off in First Debate

Phil Scott says he has a secret plan to fund water clean-up? Really? How very Nixonian.

Is this like back in 2017 when he said the state shouldn't spend money on it because Donald Trump's "infrastructure initiative" would provide all the money Vermont needs? Is Scott still waiting on that money to come through?

If he says he is going to do it with "existing resources", why won't he tell us what other programs he will cut to find the money?

Vermont needs a long-term sustainable funding source for clean water, not gimmicks and secret plans.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 09/17/2018 at 8:44 AM

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