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  • 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 · 44 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...
  • DHS: No evidence hackers infected Vermont power grid

    01/01/2017 11:16:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Eric Geller
    Federal authorities see no signs that hackers breached Vermont's electric grid using suspected Russian malware that infected a power company's laptop, the Department of Homeland Security said tonight. "While our analysis continues, we currently have no information that indicates that the power grid was penetrated in this cyber incident,” J. Todd Breasseale, DHS's assistant secretary for public affairs, told POLITICO in a statement. The discovery of the malware, first reported Friday by The Washington Post, inspired immediate concern that suspected Russian cyber-assaults against the United States had spread to the electric power supply, one of the nation's most sensitive potential...
  • Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

    12/31/2016 10:22:28 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 31, 2016 | By Glenn Greenwald
    The Washington Post on Friday reported a genuinely alarming event: Russian hackers have penetrated the U.S. power system through an electrical grid in Vermont. The Post headline conveyed the seriousness of the threat: Russian Hackers Penetrated U.S. Electricity Grid Through A Utility In Vermont, Officials Say The first sentence of the article directly linked this cyber-attack to alleged Russian hacking of the email accounts of the DNC and John Podesta – what is now routinely referred to as “Russian hacking of our election” – by referencing the code name revealed on Wednesday by the Obama administration when it announced sanctions...
  • Washington Post Publishes False News Story About Russians Hacking Electrical Grid!

    12/31/2016 9:24:21 PM PST · by catnipman · 34 replies
    Daily Caller [& WaPo] ^ | 12/30/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A story published by The Washington Post Friday claims Russia hacked the electrical grid in Vermont. This caused hysteria on social media but has been denied by a spokesman for a Vermont utility company. The Post story was titled, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.” The story said, “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.” The Post published the story before being able to get comment from the two utility companies...
  • Stop calling almond, soy and rice milks 'milk,' 25 members of Congress say

    12/24/2016 5:05:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 141 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    Got milk? Twenty-five members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), leading the bipartisan charge against “fake milk,” signed a letter along with other congressional members, asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn't come from cows.
  • Why a Republican Might Win Bernie’s Home State

    10/23/2016 8:54:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Bernie is still beloved here, where 86 percent of voters in the Democratic primary supported him—his strongest showing in the country. But some political experts suggest the cost of Sanders-style progressive policies—including, most notably, the state’s failed single-payer health care system—is driving many voters away from the Democrats, substantially boosting the odds that Republicans could retake the governorship this November.
  • Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

    10/10/2016 2:41:13 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    NBC5 ^ | 10/07/2016 | Brad Evans
    Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-ditches-columbus-day-for-indigenous-peoples-day/5068016 Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day Governor signs proclamation changing traditional holiday Updated: 7:40 PM EDT Oct 7, 2016 Brad Evans Digital Media Manager HARTFORD, Vt. — Vermont has officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an executive proclamation Thursday, making the change. Under the decree, Shumlin said a growing number of cities in towns in the United States have recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The day is "an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency," the proclamation stated....
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret

    10/07/2016 3:48:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | Oct. 7, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town. The documents include an April 14, 2016, email from Amila Merdzanovic, executive director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to Mayor Christopher Louras, in which she wrote: I want to share with you the concern my HQ has about holding a public forum. If we open it up to anybody...