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Posted on June 27 at 3:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I fail to see (as probably most people in Vermont could) how you can conflate Bernie Sanders' ideology with what's happened in Cuba or Venezuela. Maybe you could provide honest reasons for this because what I hear coming from the right is a pretty simple-minded, 1950s era fear of a word. Sanders has made it abundantly clear that Capitalism is a part of his ideology.
“I don't believe government should own the means of production, but I do believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a fair deal.

I believe in private companies that thrive and invest and grow in America instead of shipping jobs and profits overseas.

I believe that most Americans can pay lower taxes - if hedge fund managers who make billions manipulating the marketplace finally pay the taxes they should.”
-Bernie Sanders, Georgetown, 11/19/15.

From: Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want

Posted on June 27 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One foggy bit of information that's been mentioned is apparently the State Police were summoned, and then cancelled. If true, I would think there'd be a log of that with the troopers. Why that happened (if true) opens a healthy can 'o worms. Hopefully an honest investigation will ferret that out too.

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Posted on June 26 at 11:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It would be better to concern yourselves with how critical thinking skills are working out for middle-aged Americans. It's clear that your understanding of the word "Socialism" stopped with whatever your mommies and daddies told you was hiding under your beds.
This is not that "Socialism".

From: Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want

Posted on June 26 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Please tell us "Clark Cable" is just a typo.
Great story otherwise. Thanks.

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Posted on June 24 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If the facts in this article are accurate, then high praise to the officers for showing restraint and bringing a potentially deadly situation under control. And best wishes to Officer Gannon for a full recovery. Thanks.

From: Cops: Schenectady officer injured in struggle

Posted on June 24 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Liberals" completely understand. Stop speaking like you've got some monopoly on knowledge.
What's p!ssing most of the country off about Second Amendment zealots isn't which law will stop the next mass atrocity (more likely to be committed by a White male), it's which toddler will next off another using a poorly secured weapon? Which teenager will make use of the incredible killing efficiency of a gun to off another over nothing, or themselves...over nothing?
What's p!ssing most of America off is treating guns like some household appliance ignoring the bigger picture of gun violence. That's what sets our country apart. The carnage of gun violence is a fact (in spite of the NRA's efforts to suppress it). How will Second Amendment zealots and "responsible" gun owners deal with that?

From: Why no jail time for restaurant thieves?

Posted on June 23 at 3:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Petulant children"?
"On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to lick their wounds and ultimately create the outline of a plan for how to deal with the incoming administration."
“'The room was filled. It was a who’s who of ranking members who had at one point been committee chairmen, or in the majority, who now wondered out loud whether they were in the permanent minority,' Frank Luntz, who organized the event, told FRONTLINE."
"Among them were Senate power brokers Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl and Tom Coburn, and conservative congressmen Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan."
"After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. The new president had no idea what the Republicans were planning."

From: Bedlam erupts in House sit-in by Democrats

Posted on June 21 at 10:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh Snap, Franklowe. You got us again.
You're right of course. We should just keep everything the same, but give everyone a gun. We'll show the world how to do it!
Trump/Paladino 2016!

From: Gun sales soar in Capital Region, nationally after massacre

Posted on June 20 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"From 2001 to 2013, 1.5 million Muslims were permanently settled in the United States and there are more on the way. The vast majority view Sharia law as official law."
And at that point, Ms. Barney's letter tragically leaves the rails.

From: Keep mass murderers from machine guns

Posted on June 17 at 5:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic: That's the cops story, and we should always trust what the cops say, right?
kmiac (which ever one you are now): You really should post in ALL CAPS if you want to be taken seriously.

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