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terjeanderson 
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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

@KNOWYOURASSUMPTIONS

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

Re: “GOP Officials Attack Sen. Ingram Over Drunk Driving Arrest

Republicans know that their policy positions are anathema to Vermont voters... especially in Chittenden County. Instead of engaging in actual policy debate with Senator Ingram, they've stooped to ugly character assassination. That is the only way they think they have any chance of picking up a seat in a heavily Democratic county, while they're running a young "Trojan Horse" candidate who pretends to be "moderate", but would be a loyal straight party vote in Montpelier.

Debbie Ingram is a hardworking and effective State Senator. She dealt with the situation of her DUI by owning up to the issues she faced, and committing herself to dealing with those personal challenges.

The idea that any Republican Party official would attack an honest public servant like Ingram as "unfit" is a stunning example of their "glass house" problem.... a party that backs someone as unfit as Donald Trump in the White House has absolutely no room to throw a single stone.

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Posted by terjeanderson on 09/12/2018 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Walters: VTGOP Cobbles Together a Ticket

So the Vermont Republican Party has nominated candidates for US Senate and US House who were already rejected by their own primary voters in favor of perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige. In what alternate reality are we supposed to believe they will fare any better in November?

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Posted by terjeanderson on 08/30/2018 at 8:42 AM

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