Keeping Vermont competitive will take team effort

Mar 3, 2011 Full story: Brattleboro Reformer 50

Although born elsewhere, I have lived in Vermont for 45 years. Like most Vermonters, I love our streams and mountains, our small towns and farms, traditions, schools and outdoor sports.

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So Sez Eye

Somersworth, NH

#41 Mar 5, 2011
Vermont is the small bus with kids that wear hockey helmets on the road of business development. Lacking, cheap energy, trained (and young) workforce, high transportation cost. Chime in...have I missed anything?
Moses

Dover, NH

#42 Mar 6, 2011
Jesus Shaped Sex Toy wrote:
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Well keep that hope. Personally I think being prepared and right, is preferable to being unprepared and right.
The patterns of empire are very old, and its not like "some", or "most" end up collapsing/restructuring - they "all" do. But you arrogant twits think the end of America means the "End of the Wooooorrrrllld". Just like the Soviets thought the same thing. The Greeks, Egyptians, British, etc ... we will be fine, it just means new agreements.
And any nation that consumes more than in produces? Always meets the same fate. But hell, "think positive"! Its such happy New Agey stuff!:-)
Personally, thinking of the current system collapsing IS thinking positive!
Don't hold your breath....Rome took half a millenium to collapse.
Switch on domestic power

Fairlee, VT

#43 Mar 6, 2011
Moses wrote:
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Don't hold your breath....Rome took half a millenium to collapse.
Ahhh, but Shumlin wasn't Governor.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#44 Mar 6, 2011
Switch on domestic power wrote:
Mike Mulligan asked, "I wonder if entering the gate of Saint Peters...will it be a rules set that gets us into heaven"
Gospel of St. John:
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I am come a light into the world, that whosever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
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And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
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He that rejectheth me, and receivth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
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For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father wich sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak.
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And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak threfore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
It only what the population could understand...they hadn't even invented books yet.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#45 Mar 6, 2011
Switch on domestic power wrote:
http://www.uselectionatlas.org /RESULTS/state.php?f=0&fip s=50&year=1968
1968 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont
The steam locomotive F. Nelson Blount at Steamtown in Vermont in 1968. http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2082108400071...
“Irasburg Affair”
Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1969
MSA 418: 01-11
http://vermonthistory.org/documents/findaid/i...
-...and then this also came up when I Googled 1968 in VT
SAINT ANNE'S SHRINE
A Spiritual Sanctuary in the Lake Champlain Islands
Story and photos by Dan Heath
http://www.apnmag.com/Trail%20markers/fall%20...
Anything?????
We should be talking about boosting our incomes!
Switch on domestic power

Fairlee, VT

#46 Mar 6, 2011
mike mulligan wrote:
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We should be talking about boosting our incomes!
That's to much work, this is more engaging.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#47 Mar 6, 2011
Boosting our incomes...all of the business interest fight like hell to prevent anyone from talking about it.
Moses

Dover, NH

#48 Mar 6, 2011
Switch on domestic power wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh, but Shumlin wasn't Governor.
Good point. I'm sure there were Roman sub jurisdictions that collapsed before Rome as a whole.
Carol

Dover, NH

#49 Mar 6, 2011
More manufacturing jobs would be helpful.
Switch on domestic power

South Burlington, VT

#50 Mar 6, 2011
Carol wrote:
More manufacturing jobs would be helpful.
Not if it is manufacturing low end / low tech junk. We should specialize in high end manufacturing like Germany has.

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