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Dec 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Brattleboro Reformer

How many tourists will flock to Vermont when the obsolete Vermont Yankee nuclear plant goes the way of Chernobyl and Fukushima and blows apart due to overstressed parts, releasing toxic poisons that would make Brattleboro uninhabitable for decades? The story of Entergy Louisiana versus the People of Vermont is the age-old tale of David versus ... (more)

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whodiewhoo

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At least we all agree it sucks here and nothing significant or noteworthy comes from the people, the economy, the government, or the culture here... Ok you have syrup. Who gives a s*** Texas has NASA, California has high tech industry and beaches, etc etc.
Agnostic

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Jan 4, 2013
 
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Wrong on every count as usual.
Ah, finally going to the alter egos. I still know who you are. Don't worry I won't use your last name. After all you are only 14.
I Know More Than You

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Fox News Idiot wrote:
I still know who you are.
Whatever you say Bob from Brattleboro.
Vermont Beats AllOther 49

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#28
Jan 5, 2013
 
whodiewhoo wrote:
At least we all agree it sucks here and nothing significant or noteworthy comes from the people, the economy, the government, or the culture here... Ok you have syrup. Who gives a s*** Texas has NASA, California has high tech industry and beaches, etc etc.
pppfffffffffffftt!
then stay in CA or TX
NASA's usefullness has been totally overblown for decades and has cost Way more than it was worth and now is striving in vain to be seen as relevant, it never really was.
Vermont has Some high tech industry, the old nuclear dirtybomb in Vernon certainly Not being in that category. There's great value in Not overdeveloping areas that are still rather pristine as Vermont has managed to keep nice a lot of itself-too many jobs in the State would cause over-development, not that I support the other extreme like the damn UN's 'Agenda 21'*, God forbid the sheeple let that garbage take more of a hold on us than it already has*
And Vermont has beaches too- better than the ones in California since Vermont's are not yucky saltwater but pretty clean fresh water, and no used needles and radioative Fukushima waste coming ashore either

* http://www.youtube.com/results...
Vermont

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Jan 5, 2013
 
It was the first to abolish the institution of slavery, provide for universal adult male suffrage, and require support of public schools.

I am proud to say that as of 2012 Vermont is considered the least religious state in the U.S., with 23% of the residents considering themselves "very religious".

In 2010, Vermont was ranked the highest in the country for health outcomes.

In 2009, Vermont was ranked second in the nation for safety.

In 2007, Vermont was ranked among the best five states in the country for preventing "premature death" in people under 75 years of age. The rate of survival was twice that of the five lowest performing states

Vermont was named the nation's smartest state in 2005 and 2006.

Education Week ranked the state second in high school graduation rates for 2007.
Agnostic

Brattleboro, VT

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Jan 5, 2013
 
I Know More Than You wrote:
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Whatever you say Bob from Brattleboro.
Didn't you mean Barb, Evan.
Agnostic

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Jan 5, 2013
 
Vermont wrote:
It was the first to abolish the institution of slavery, provide for universal adult male suffrage, and require support of public schools.
I am proud to say that as of 2012 Vermont is considered the least religious state in the U.S., with 23% of the residents considering themselves "very religious".
In 2010, Vermont was ranked the highest in the country for health outcomes.
In 2009, Vermont was ranked second in the nation for safety.
In 2007, Vermont was ranked among the best five states in the country for preventing "premature death" in people under 75 years of age. The rate of survival was twice that of the five lowest performing states
Vermont was named the nation's smartest state in 2005 and 2006.
Education Week ranked the state second in high school graduation rates for 2007.
What is your point? Are you trying to use Vermont as evidence that atheists have it right? That is a stretch.
Liberals tend to be less religious and half of Vermont are people who moved here and of that group there is a very high percentage of liberals. Amongst native Vermonters the percentage that are "very religious" is similar to the national average and they still have the same high graduation rates and high college educations.

As for education, Vermont is also has the most undiverse demographic in the nation and that has more to do with the graduation from high school than intelligence. Pick any county in the US with a similar demographic and you will see similar graduation rates. Heck there are counties that have as big a population as the whole state of Vermont who have higher graduation rates.
I Know More Than You

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#32
Jan 5, 2013
 
Fox News Idiot wrote:
Didn't you mean Barb, Evan.
Are you cross-dressing again or just lying again?
Agnostic

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I Know More Than You wrote:
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Are you cross-dressing again or just lying again?
Evan, I leave the cross dressing to you boys who do reach arounds.
I Know More Than You

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#34
Jan 6, 2013
 
Fox News Idiot wrote:
Evan, I leave the cross dressing to you boys who do reach arounds.
I see, you were just lying as usual.

Move along folks, nothing to see here.
Agnostic

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I Know More Than You wrote:
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I see, you were just lying as usual.
Move along folks, nothing to see here.
I only said didn't "you" mean Barb? That is not a lie. If it is what is the lie? No wonder you are ususally confused. You can't read.
Agnostic

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I Know More Than You wrote:
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I see, you were just lying as usual.
Move along folks, nothing to see here.
True, you never really say anything of merit.
Reality

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Agnostic wrote:
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What is your point? Are you trying to use Vermont as evidence that atheists have it right? That is a stretch.
Liberals tend to be less religious and half of Vermont are people who moved here and of that group there is a very high percentage of liberals. Amongst native Vermonters the percentage that are "very religious" is similar to the national average and they still have the same high graduation rates and high college educations.
As for education, Vermont is also has the most undiverse demographic in the nation and that has more to do with the graduation from high school than intelligence. Pick any county in the US with a similar demographic and you will see similar graduation rates. Heck there are counties that have as big a population as the whole state of Vermont who have higher graduation rates.
Firstly, low religiosity is indeed correlated with a significant increase in nearly all indicators of societal health across the globe, including education.

So yes, nonbelievers as it is plainly demonstrated "have it right".

Your bizarre claim that "Amongst native Vermonters the percentage that are "very religious" is similar to the national average" is predictably not supported with any evidence. And quite telling in regard to your flawed reasoning.

While there is no doubt that Vermont is pretty "undiverse" in regard to race, you are making the false, hateful assumption that race "has more to do with the graduation from high school than intelligence" which is pretty ignorant, even for you and patently racist.

But what should we expect from someone who thinks that "Romney would have won if he were black"?
BlacksCanBe IlluminatiToo

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Jan 6, 2013
 
--Obama certainly proves that
Herman Cain would have beat Romney if he didn't have the scandal of those bimbos squealing on his alleged adultery
He was consider NFG by awoken ones like me cuz of his being a 'Federal' Reserve branch chairman And being tied to Skull & Bones thru his Pillsbury boss
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sc...
Agnostic

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Jan 7, 2013
 
Reality wrote:
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Firstly, low religiosity is indeed correlated with a significant increase in nearly all indicators of societal health across the globe, including education.
So yes, nonbelievers as it is plainly demonstrated "have it right".
Your bizarre claim that "Amongst native Vermonters the percentage that are "very religious" is similar to the national average" is predictably not supported with any evidence. And quite telling in regard to your flawed reasoning.
While there is no doubt that Vermont is pretty "undiverse" in regard to race, you are making the false, hateful assumption that race "has more to do with the graduation from high school than intelligence" which is pretty ignorant, even for you and patently racist.
But what should we expect from someone who thinks that "Romney would have won if he were black"?
Not ignorant at all since that is not what I said. That is your angry liberal interpretation. Your way of twisiting the argument to play the race card. It won't work. Race doesn't dictate whether you will graduate from high school but when one race is manifestly underpriveleged because of how society has kept them on welfare in this country then it is a useful tool to point that out.

The real racists are the people who keep one race in this country on welfare and not getting up and out of poverty by doing so.
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Reality wrote:
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Firstly, low religiosity is indeed correlated with a significant increase in nearly all indicators of societal health across the globe, including education.
So yes, nonbelievers as it is plainly demonstrated "have it right".
Your bizarre claim that "Amongst native Vermonters the percentage that are "very religious" is similar to the national average" is predictably not supported with any evidence. And quite telling in regard to your flawed reasoning.
While there is no doubt that Vermont is pretty "undiverse" in regard to race, you are making the false, hateful assumption that race "has more to do with the graduation from high school than intelligence" which is pretty ignorant, even for you and patently racist.
But what should we expect from someone who thinks that "Romney would have won if he were black"?
Economic success and higher education came before people became less religious.
reality

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Agnostic wrote:
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Not ignorant at all since that is not what I said. That is your angry liberal interpretation. Your way of twisiting the argument to play the race card. It won't work. Race doesn't dictate whether you will graduate from high school but when one race is manifestly underpriveleged because of how society has kept them on welfare in this country then it is a useful tool to point that out.
The real racists are the people who keep one race in this country on welfare and not getting up and out of poverty by doing so.
So your argument for why "race doesn't dictate whether you will graduate from high school" is that black people are kept on welfare by white racists who want to keep them poor and uneducated?

You have no idea how out of touch with reality you really are.
whoodiehoo

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You people are missing the point... There is nothing relevant here. Do you think the number of atheists in the state or the amount of undeveloped land makes it more important on a global scale? After many years I am finally moving on to better things but I know many others who are getting the hell out as well. There's just nothing here except loud (often out of touch with reality) opinions and farms. Brah.
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Agnostic wrote:
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Economic success and higher education came before people became less religious.
Yes, a well educated population is more likely to have the good critical reasoning skills which expose religion for the hateful superstition it actually is.

People who believe in religious dogma are not well educated and do not provide a good education when they teach their superstitions.

It follows that a good education is a secular, science based endeavor where critical thinking skills easily dismantle the lies of religion, ergo religion must be rejected before a good education can be possible.

There is no question that a secular, well educated population is healthier and more productive and the fact that a good education which includes valuable critical thinking skills that exposes superstitious, religious delusion is helpful in shaping the population does nothing to disprove that nonbelievers generally are better off without delusional religious dogma.
Good riddance

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Jan 7, 2013
 
whoodiehoo wrote:
You people are missing the point... There is nothing relevant here. Do you think the number of atheists in the state or the amount of undeveloped land makes it more important on a global scale? After many years I am finally moving on to better things but I know many others who are getting the hell out as well. There's just nothing here except loud (often out of touch with reality) opinions and farms. Brah.
The reality is that farms and rational thinking are both very important in a healthy civilized society and if you do not understand their value you surely will not be missed.

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