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  • South Burlington pizza cook fired after attending Charlottesville rally

    08/16/2017 9:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Vermont Digger ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alexandre Silberman
    BURLINGTON — Ryan Roy, an employee at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in South Burlington was fired after participating in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent last weekend. Social media users identified Roy as a participant after he appeared in a Vice News report on the events in Charlottesville. Roy is seen carrying a torch and chanting white supremacist slogans in the video. Roy’s involvement in the rallies and employment status at the local restaurant was first reported by the Burlington Free Press. Skip Weldon, the Boston-based restaurant’s chief marketing officer, confirmed to multiple media outlets on Wednesday...
  • Controversy Swirls As College That Bernie Sanders’ Wife Once Ran Is Sold At Auction

    07/15/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WAMC-FM ^ | July 14, 2017 | Pat Bradley
    A former college in Burlington was sold at auction this week. The financial woes that led to the decline and closure of Burlington College began when Jane Sanders was president of the school. Now, federal investigators are looking into the financial dealings. Burlington College closed last year after it defaulted on a $10 million loan to purchase 33 acres of property and buildings from the Roman Catholic Diocese Of Burlington in 2010. At the time Jane Sanders, wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, was president of the college. Since 2014 Vermont Attorney Brady Toensing has requested materials related to the financial...
  • Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was...

    07/03/2017 2:50:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Bernie Sanders Denies Allegations Over Dirty Land Deal and Blatant Nepotism While His Wife Was In Charge Of The Now Shuttered Burlington College Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, has engaged in blatant nepotism while she was president of the now inoperable Burlington College. The Sanders family are not the lovable old Socialists the left thinks they are. They are a corrupt political family and flawed human beings who will do what they have to do to get ahead in life and help their family along the way. Jane Sanders approved a deal for Burlington College with the Vermont...
  • Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

    06/23/2017 6:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 177 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2017 | John Bat
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33...
  • Protesters at Middlebury College demonstrate ‘cultural appropriation’ — of fascism

    06/01/2017 9:13:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2017 | Richard Cohen
    From time to time, I email Allison Stanger. She answers always, but says she is not yet healthy enough to talk. On March 2, Stanger was escorting the social scientist Charles Murray, whose speech at Middlebury College, where she teaches, had just been shouted down, when the mob charged their car. “Someone pulled my hair,” she recounted, “while others were shoving me. I feared for my life.” The car was rocked. Stanger is still recovering from a concussion. Last week, Middlebury disciplined 67 students for what happened that night. Some were put on probation and others were cited with the...
  • Middlebury College Disciplines 67 Students for Murray Protests

    05/24/2017 7:23:40 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    Seven Days ^ | May 24, 2017
    Middlebury College has disciplined 67 students after its investigation into the disruption of a March 2 lecture by controversial author Charles Murray, the school announced Tuesday. The sanctions range "from probation to official college discipline, which places a permanent record in the student’s file," the school said in a statement. Murray attempted to lecture in the McCullough Student Center about his 2012 book, Coming Apart. Murray is better known for his 1994 book, The Bell Curve, which sought to correlate social inequality to genetics. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled his work "racist pseudoscience."
  • Middlebury College Announces More Disciplinary Actions Over Charles Murray Student Riot

    05/11/2017 8:52:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/11/2017 | By Ashe Schow
    Middlebury College in Vermont has again announced that it has disciplined students over their behavior during an event featuring conservative author Charles Murray on March 2.The school announced late last month that it had disciplined more than 30 students for their behavior. Now, as then, the school declined to give details about what that discipline looked like. In the latest announcement, the school said that it had, in April, disciplined a total of 41 students.“This week’s cases were heard in a group hearing Thursday night before the Community Judicial Board (CJB) of Middlebury College. The CJB is empaneled from a...
  • Conservative Middlebury students kill anti-free speech bill

    03/23/2017 7:35:25 AM PDT · by C19fan
    Campus Reform ^ | March 23, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A resolution that would have severely limited certain speakers from lecturing at Middlebury College has been defeated by conservative student senators standing up for free speech. The bill, which was initially titled “Community Standards in Public Events,” was introduced shortly after controversial political activist Charles Murray spoke on campus, where he was shouted down and eventually assaulted along with a liberal professor who was leaving the venue with him.
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • Voters give the frozen boot to scheming mayor forcing refugee resettlement

    03/11/2017 11:02:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | James Simpson
    and Bombthrowers writer James Simpson supplied the boot It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. This week five-term Rutland, Vermont Mayor Christopher Louras lost his reelection bid after a year-long scandal related to the importation of refugees. Starting in late 2015, Louras schemed for six months with his state’s private refugee contractor (the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, or VRRP for short) to initiate a refugee resettlement program in his city. He did this without alerting either the city’s board of aldermen or the citizens themselves. Only when the deal was sealed did he announce that Rutland would be taking...
  • Vermont Elects Nation’s First Muslim Party Chair, Sends ‘Strong Message to Trump’

    03/07/2017 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 6, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Two days before the Trump administration rolled out the new version of what critics call a Muslim ban, Vermont Democrats elected the nation's first Muslim state party chairman. Faisal Gill, who was elected Saturday, said the decision of the Democratic State Committee to name him interim chair is a clear rebuke of Trump. "To have a Muslim and immigrant to be the state party chair sends a really strong message to Trump and his type of politics that this is not where the country is at," he told NBC News. The White House released a new executive order Monday restricting...
  • Another campus, another speaker, another riot

    03/05/2017 12:13:50 PM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 5, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of students rioted at Middlebury College in Vermont this week, preventing a respected libertarian scholar from speaking and leaving one female professor in a neck brace. Charles Murray was invited by the American Enterprise Institute Club on campus to discuss his book, “Coming Apart,” which chronicles the struggles facing the white working class in the United States. However, a mob first protested and later assaulted both Murray and Professor Allison Stanger.
  • Howard Dean says Democratic tent not big enough to include pro-lifers

    03/03/2017 3:31:03 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Extract ^ | 3.3.2017 | Editor
    In a recent MSNBC interview, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean surprised “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough with his assessment of who belongs in the modern Democratic Party. During a discussion about how the party can expand its reach into rural America, Dean, who previously served as Democratic National Committee chairman, dismissed the idea of moderation on social issues.
  • Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker

    03/03/2017 3:27:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released. Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him when he got up to speak. College officials led Murray to another location and a closed circuit broadcast showed him...
  • Black Lives Matter group opens coffee shop, safe space (Vermont)

    02/24/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | February 24, 2017 | Joel Banner Baird, The Burlington Free Press
    Social change often firms up around a table, over cups of coffee, believes Ebony Nyoni, who on Saturday opened a new Black Lives Matter community center, safe space, fair-trade emporium and cafe in Winooski, Vermont. Until a month and a half ago, Nyoni operated a beauty supply and hair braiding service here on Main Street. “Then I realized, hearing the stories of many, many Chittenden County residents of color, that there was definitely a need for a place they could come to, and to tell their stories in a more purposeful way,” she said. Creating a convergence at the new...
  • Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

    01/24/2017 10:16:06 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 38 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | January 23, 2017 | Associated Press
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century. An arrest warrant was issued for Jayveon Caballero on a murder charge following the Sunday morning shooting in Montpelier, police said. Police were seeking Caballero in the killing of Markus Austin, whose body was found in the apartment complex's parking lot.
  • Ex-professional basketball player is shot dead in 1st murder for almost a HUNDRED YEARS (Tr. Ed.)

    01/24/2017 6:30:02 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-24-2017 | Staff
    Police are hunting for Montpelier's first murderer in almost a century. A state employee and former professional basketball player has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in the nation's smallest capital city. An arrest warrant was issued for Jayveon Caballero on a murder charge following the Sunday morning shooting in Montpelier, Vermont. Police were seeking Caballero in the killing of Markus Austin, whose body was found in the apartment complex's parking lot. WCAX reports Austin was an employee at the Vermont Department of Mental Health and a former Vermont Frost Heaves professional basketball player. The now disbanded team went...
  • Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

    01/02/2017 2:24:09 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Assuming that the story was true — that Russian hackers had gained access to a Vermont utility’s software — members of the mainstream media piped its echoes across the Internet:ABC News: Russian Hacking Malware Found on Vermont Utility Computer International Business Times: Vermont Electric Grid Targeted by Russian Hackers Chicago Tribune: Russian hack of Vermont utility shows risk to power grid Each of these stories is now between one and two days old, with no follow-up once the Washington Post edited its original article:An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities...
  • Vermont Residents Don’t Want To ‘Foot The Bill’ For Syrian Refugees

    01/02/2017 10:04:02 AM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 2, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    Some small-town residents of Rutland, Vt. are upset at their mayor’s decision to resettle 100 Syrian refugees throughout 2017 in the area. Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras defended his decision, saying the town’s demographics are declining, and they are having trouble recruiting younger workers. He also thinks refugees will bring cultural diversity. . . . Louras’s decision sparked outrage among some residents who say they had little say in the mayor’s decision, which would effect them all.
  • Washington Post retracts story about Russian hack at Vermont utility

    01/02/2017 9:00:11 AM PST · by little jeremiah · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Aaron Short VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED January 1, 2017 | 8:22am
    The Washington Post has retracted its story about Russian hackers penetrating the nation’s electricity grid with a virus found in a Burlington, Vt., electric company laptop. “Authorities say there is no indication of that so far [that Russians had penetrated the US electric grid],” according to an editor’s note attached to a corrected version of the story on the paper’s Web site. “The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid,” the editor’s note read. News of the supposed hack had set off a firestorm of recriminations, with Vermont leaders calling Russian President Vladimir Putin...