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  • LOL! This has "Obamacare IT guys" written all over it...

    04/11/2014 10:25:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • VT:Burlington Council Members "Keep the Crowd Down"

    03/05/2014 6:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Members of the Burlington City Council have worked out a strategy to attack second amendment rights in Vermont, where there is a strong preemption law that prevents local governments from enacting separate firearms laws.  David Codrea noted it months ago.</p>
  • Environmentalists Do Billionaires' Bidding in Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/05/2014 8:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national security interests to line their own pockets. How did that happen? This phenomenon is on display in the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline project, the cornerstone of Canada-U.S. energy independence, set to run from Alberta, Canada, into Nebraska, then ultimately to the Gulf Coast of Texas where it can be exported. None of this pleases environmental activists, whose actions...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs (Uber barf alert)

    04/11/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    7dvt.com ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Kevin J. Kelley
    Second Amendment activists have shot down gun-control legislation in Montpelier and are drawing a bead on Sen. Patrick Leahy’s anti-weapons-trafficking proposal and other measures in Washington. But Gun Owners of Vermont, the state affiliate of a group described by the New York Times as more militant than the National Rifle Association, hasn’t yet managed to kill Burlington’s bid to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips. “Burlington is saying ‘our state government isn’t doing anything, our federal government isn’t doing anything, so we’re going to do something,’” comments State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson (D-Essex), Vermont’s foremost gun-control advocate. “Burlington’s trying to...
  • Trains carrying more oil across US amid boom

    12/29/2012 8:51:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNK
    Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse - the locomotive - to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand. ... The environmental fears carry an ironic twist: Oil trains are gaining popularity in part because of a shortage of pipeline capacity - a problem that has been worsened by environmental opposition to such projects as TransCanada's stalled Keystone XL pipeline. That project would carry Bakken and Canadian crude to the Gulf of Mexico. Wayde Schafer,...
  • Bank Employees Accused Of Being Racist For Working On MLK Day [Racists!!]

    01/16/2012 2:55:39 PM PST · by upchuck · 55 replies
    Godlikeproductions ^ | January 16, 2012
    After a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Burlington’s City Hall Contois Auditorium Monday, about a dozen demonstrators marched on the TD Bank branch just down the street to protest the bank’s opening on the holiday. The marchers briefly gathered in front of the bank, then tried to enter. Moments after the group arrived, Patrick Brown, director of the Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, said he would hand leaflets to bank tellers protesting the bank’s hours Monday. The leaflet read: “Dear TD Bank, you are defying the King holiday. Shame, Shame, Shame. This is a racist act. Shame, Shame, Shame.
  • Mexican Drug Lord Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Distribution

    05/19/2010 2:02:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 368+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mexican Drug Lord Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Distribution Authorities Seize Over 2300 Kilograms of Cocaine and Over $10,000,000 in Cash from Arriola Drug Trafficking Organization MAY 11 -- DENVER – Miguel Arriola, age 42, of Mexico, was sentenced late Friday afternoon, May 7, 2010, by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn to serve 240 months (20 years) in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, conspiracy to import...
  • Orlando near the bottom in magazine's rankings of places to raise kids

    09/21/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 2,847+ views
    Sentinel ^ | Sep. 21, 2009 | Linda Shrieves
    Orlando, the vacation destination for millions of families worldwide, is getting a bit of a smackdown: Children's Health magazine, in an issue on newsstands Tuesday, has ranked the 100 best and worst cities to raise a family -- and Orlando finished almost last. Burlington, Vt., came in first, while Orlando finished 98th, ranking just above Miami and last-place Detroit. What doesn't Orlando have? Editors at the magazine dinged the City Beautiful for its relatively low per-pupil spending, high crime rates, low homeownership rate, high unemployment and the number of sex offenders and missing children per capita. Burlington, by contrast, was...
  • Al Jazeera Signs Deal to Air Throughout U.S.

    01/16/2009 7:33:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,787+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/08
    NEW YORK - The Al Jazeera Network plans to announce on Thursday that it has signed a deal to run its news on Worldfocus, a syndicated nightly news program produced in New York and distributed throughout the United States. The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience. Worldfocus, hosted by former NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge, is produced by New York City public broadcaster WLIW and syndicated to a number of Public...
  • Sorry, Mr. Dean, but Burlington VT may be losing Air America, too...

    03/04/2007 2:42:18 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 692+ views
    Radio-info.com NNE Board ^ | 3/4/07 | RadioVermonter
    WTWK, formerly Air America for the Champlain Valley, is stunting this weekend. The new format is to be unveiled on Monday. Could oldies via satellite be making a return to the airwaves ever since Kool went classic hits?
  • (vanity) Another Air America downgrade (Vermont)

    08/17/2006 7:24:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 348+ views
    8/17/06 | raccoonradio
    sorry for the vanity but I am unable to link the article due to copyright restrictions. According to the Burlington (VT) Free Press, the local Air America station WVAA 1390 is switching to sports as of this Monday (WCAT). The Air America programming will move to WTWK 1070...which is daytime only. Yes, in "progressive" Vermont, they found that ESPN makes more money than Al Franken and are putting him on a lesser signal (at least it's daytime only...) Another loss for AAR... a sign o' the times.
  • Sanctuary City?

    05/02/2006 7:13:15 PM PDT · by lost in the snow · 7 replies · 380+ views
    WCAX Channel 3 News ^ | 5/2/2006 | Darren Perron - Channel 3 News
    Burlington, Vermont - May 2, 2006 Mayor Bob Kiss wants to see Burlington become a "sanctuary city" to provide a safe place for undocumented immigrants to work and live without fear of deportation. Demonstrators welcomed the announcement from Burlington's new mayor. "I hope we can move forward to become a sanctuary city in the United States of America," said Mayor Kiss, a progressive from Burlington.
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Obama rouses crowd for Sanders, Welch

    03/11/2006 11:15:19 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,027+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Saturday, March 11 | LISA RATHKE
    In a rousing speech that drew an overflow crowd to the University of Vermont on Friday, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama endorsed Bernie Sanders for U.S. Senate and Peter Welch for the U.S. House, saying the country could use a "nice cool blast of the truth." The rising star of the Democrats said Americans were starting to pay attention to their federal government and are ready for a "call to action." He called Sanders and Welch "two outstanding progressive candidates" who could bring about change in Washington He also praised former Gov. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who...
  • Tony & Tacky CLI-CHÉ

    12/03/2004 8:02:01 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 5 replies · 396+ views
    It's no surprise that Burlington Coat Factory is selling Ché Guevara T-shirts to cash in on this year's hagiographic movie, "The Motorcycle Diaries." It's hardly surprising that Burlington has made an ad dubbed "Values" featuring the Marxist who quashed a democratic Cuban revolution and presided over firing squads. Who said that retailers couldn't discount their conscience too? What is interesting is the discovery that there are still plenty of Guevara detractors with the energy to shout "murderer!" They're inviting people to join them in a boycott on Dec. 4 at selected outlets of what protesters like to call "The Burlington...
  • NATIONWIDE Che Guevara PROTESTS! DEC. 4 2004 NATIONWIDE

    11/23/2004 12:15:15 PM PST · by mandingo republican · 59 replies · 3,059+ views
    FOLKS, THIS IS HOT - NATIONWIDE!!!! SEE BELOW AND SEND TO ALL ON YOUR LISTS! Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara BOYCOTT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY PROTEST Saturday Dec. 4, 2004 at noon at Burlington Coat Factory stores MIAMI: 11301 NW 12TH Street, Miami, FL 33172 NEW YORK: 707 6th Avenue, NY, NY 10010 LOS ANGELES: 22835 Victory Blvd., WEST HILLS, CA 91307 SAN FRANCISCO: 899 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103 WASHINGTON D.C.: 3524 South Jefferson Street Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041 Burlington Coat Factory has become "Burlington Che Factory." The company ran television ads promoting sales...
  • Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara

    11/23/2004 7:16:23 AM PST · by Corazon · 31 replies · 7,575+ views
    Freestarmedia ^ | Freestarmedia
    Burlington Coat Factory promotes t-shirts of communist murderer Che Guevara http://www.freestarmedia.com/burlingtonchefactory.html Burlington Coat Factory has become "Burlington Che Factory." The company ran television ads promoting sales of its Che Guevara t-shirts in August (see photo above) and despite complaints was still selling the shirts in its stores nationwide in November. Freestar Media plans to expose this outrage with a video press release to national television news organizations in conjunction with a boycott and protest. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to view Burlington's television ad. BOYCOTT BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY PROTEST Saturday Dec. 4, 2004 at noon at...
  • Get tickets for Kerry/Edwards rally in Burlington, Iowa!

    10/19/2004 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Tom Pain · 7 replies · 609+ views
    Heard radio commercial at Noon today on WGN AM 720, Chicago. Go to http://www.johnkerry.com/burlington and get tickets for the big rally in Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday October 20, 2004. If you go to that site, you see: What: Fresh Start for America Rally with John Edwards in Burlington When: Wednesday, October 20 Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Southeastern Community College Loren Walker Arena West Burlington, IA Asks for your mailing address, phone number, and email. Maybe you(or family, or friends) live in Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri. Or, maybe you can find some new friends that live in Iowa, Illinois,...
  • Three Catholic Bishops Refuse to Take Action on Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

    05/11/2004 4:28:53 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 2 replies · 184+ views
    American Life League ^ | May 11, 2004
    American Life League: Three Catholic Bishops Refuse to Take Action on Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians -- Why?; Bishops of Albany, N.Y., Lansing, Mich., and Burlington, Vt. Will Not Protect Holy Communion from Pro-Abortion Politicians To: National Desk Contact: Joseph R. Giganti of the American Life League's Crusade for Defense of Our Catholic Church, 703-928-9695 or jgiganti@all.org, Web site: http://www.all.org WASHINGTON, May 11 /U.S. Newswire/ -- American Life League's Crusade for Defense of Our Catholic Church is disappointed over recent statements by three high-ranking Catholic clerics. Bishops Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y.; Carl Mengeling of Lansing, Mich.; and Kenneth Angell of Burlington,...
  • Burlington, Iowa Salmonella strain very rare, CDC says (unique and virulent strain)

    09/08/2002 2:21:03 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 11 replies · 504+ views
    Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye ^ | 9.06.02 | Dennis Carroll
    It's not too far–fetched to suggest that the type of salmonella that has sickened about 25 Burlington area residents, may one day be known as the "Burlington" strain of the bacteria. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta have confirmed that the strain of the bacteria here has seldom, if ever, been identified anywhere else in the country, said state epidemiologist Patricia Quinlisk. "This may never have been seen before," Quinlisk said. "It's absolutely unique." According to the CDC, Quinlisk said, the characteristics of this strain are rare. She said the Burlington strain is more virulent than other...