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The pat down at the airports have certainly changed my plans for travel, especially for thanksgiving, am leaving earlier and driving. I refuse to be treated like a criminal, whatever happen to innocent until proven guilty? Seems our world has been turned upside down and the terrorist are winning, they have us terrorized. You are very correct there are "Americans " sympathic to the terrorist cause and for every thing we can come up with to discover their methods, they find a way around it. I doubt the pat down will stop them.  (Nov 20, 2010 | post #6)

Vermont

VY closed to fix leak

I believe you are right. Why else would some keep posting long posts with only one side of the argument and keep at it for so long-someone must be paying them to do this-it makes no sense otherwise.  (Nov 20, 2010 | post #89)

Vermont

Report finds more hunger in Vt.

That was interesting and you are right. Jobs are what create a solid tax base, people on social services do not pay taxes and therefore do not contribute to that base that they are drawing from. Creating jobs for those on social services puts them into the tax base, and spurs the over all economy, not to mention the sense of worth or self esteem or diginity or pride that they can gain. What is that old saying-give a person a fish and you feed them for a day-but teach them to fish and you feed them for life.  (Nov 20, 2010 | post #87)

Vermont

Immigration a Little Tongue and Cheek

Concerned that was funny, thanks for sharing. Also thanks for pointing out the cruelty of others. I have been reluctant to post because of those types that keep making nasty remarks when I don't agree with them, instead of discussing issues. As you mentioned the forums are a place I thought I could learn something and share information, it sure did not turn out that way, instead they seem to be filled with anger, hate, spite and ranting. Thanks to your post, in the future I will just ignore those types of people.  (Nov 20, 2010 | post #5)

Vermont

VY plant's closure likely to affect grid

The same as the national over all average cost per Kw has gone up 70% between 1997 and 2008. Regulation does not mean today what it did prior to 1992 when "deregulation " became the order of the day. When a supplier becomes the biggest game in town, they can pretty much charge whatever they ask. If the state is desperate for energy and the sources are limited the "regulators " are more likely that not to "approve " the asking price. Have you given any thought to how much alternative energy sources are going to cost us? It sure won't be cheap. If we build, that will cost big $$, as we are so far behind. If we continue to go out of state/country our added demand will require those sources to add to their system, upgrade or build new ones that cost will be passed to us.  (Nov 7, 2010 | post #65)

Vermont

VY eminent domain measure gets nod

Get what? Did I miss something? Like to explain? Tell you what let's talk in 2012, by then we will know who was right and who was wrong.  (Nov 7, 2010 | post #71)

Vermont

Tritium found in deep well at Vermont Yankee

Well is all over and we have 2 years to see if things get better. Already it seems Schumlin is beginning to turn on the VY issue. I am amazed and quite amused at all the misinformation, false and one sided information that is out there and in this thread. If one is serious about the issue one would/should be taking the information provided and checking it out for themselves. 2 years and we get to do this all over again. Just hope we are not doing it by candle or torch light because we can not afford our electric bill. On the other hand all those wanting us to "conserve " may certainly get their wish.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #215)

Vermont

VY plant's closure likely to affect grid

One other comment on what BOB wrote: "ISO has no one to blame but themselves for their lack of planning and action. My suggestion would be for them to stop wining and get busy." Having been involved in the regulatory field for a number of years I know that the condition of the grid and many of its problems have been a result of the extremist members of the environmental movement. They have been instrumental is delaying or stopping many projects, that and the NIMBY folks have presented may stopping blocks.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #26)

Vermont

VY plant's closure likely to affect grid

Emtergy History: http://www.entergy .com/about_entergy /history.aspx Bob may be refering to this on page 6 of the above company hstory:Entergy bought or established foreign generation and distribution entities in Australia, Argentina, Chile, China, Pakistan, Peru and the United Kingdom. The company had become a global player in the electric energy business. Although this does not indicate "foreign ownership" of company. I did further searches and did not find anything. But then who knows ownership can some times be buried so deep it is hard to find.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #24)

Arlington, VT

Browning opens lead in House 5 contest

Congraduations to both candiates,they ran one of the best races in the state. If one looks at the votes thus far, Ms. Ackermann did a pretty good job with about 42% of the vote. For a first time and virtual unknown that seems pretty decent. As to her intimating voters, well that is a bit off the wall. When I went to vote she and others were very polite welcoming and thanking people for coming out. I have to agree with Arlington Mom. The nasty comments appear to have been made by some who has a personal grudge. Cynthia now has 2 years to hopefully make things better in the state, we will be watching. Ms. Ackerman-thanks from running on the issues and for taking the time and energy to step up and speak out on the issues you and many of us felt most important.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #7)

Bennington, VT

Group will push fetal homicide law

You sure hit the nail on the head. The commentators in this thread and others on this topic sure make Vermonters, especially So. Vermonter's look like a bunch of ignorant, vile, backwoods idiots. What a great picture that makes.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #1672)

Bennington, VT

Who do you support for Governor in Vermont in 2010?

Last person leaving Vermont will not have to turn off the lights, they will be out and they will be leaving by candle or torch light. Next 2 years will be interesting.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #108)

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Have a cup of tea

Are you sure he "would" have been for "universal health care", forcing people to "have" to something even if they did not need it? There are people in this country, no doubt about it, that are in need of assistance in obtaining affordable health care. VP Task Force 2010 report identifies approximately 40-50M that need help, the working middle class. There should be a program for those people. I support that whole heartily. But to mandate and force "everyone " to "purchase " a product, somehow I can't see Gandhi accepting that thought. Then neither of us can reach in to another's mind, especially from a different time and place, and determine just what they "would" have thought. As to the woman that was stepped on, well I agree that was a bit excessive, but then again when one and/or a group of people feel threaten there is a risk to the one that is seen as a threat. I also, see it as a foolish move on her part to have done what she did, where she did. Then on the other hand maybe is was a well calculated move on her part.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #32)

Vermont

VY eminent domain measure gets nod

Hey sheep not a bad idea they can help the cows produce energy , would give new meaning to the term "wind power" Of course they would really enhance the CO2 levels. Here is another idea: maybe we we could "attract " more tourist? We sell Vermont as a step back in time. Come to Vermont and live as people did 150 years ago. We will supply candles, whale oil lamps,woodstoves, horse and buggies at the border to each tourist. Give them the thrill of living like our ancestors. Visit Vermont a REAL slice of Americana and the days of yesteryear. Actually eminent domain, just might materialize. Think about it. What business would really want to buy an aged plant, upgrade it and run it in a state, with a hostile nuke environment? Well maybe Canada might step up to the plate.  (Nov 6, 2010 | post #62)