3 votes

Vermont's highest paid teachers strike - fall sports on hold

The teachers of South Burlington Vermont (Vermont's highest paid), are on strike and fall sports teams are seeing their practices and games cancelled. With playoffs looming, these athletes who have worked so hard all year, are seeing it thrown away due to the greed and selfishness of the teachers union. Shameful.

7 votes

U.S. food makers sue to stop Vermont's GMO labeling law

(Reuters) - Several industry groups representing U.S. food makers on Thursday asked a federal judge in Vermont to block that state's new law that will require labels on food products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The legal challenge was widely expected and Vermont created a "food fight fund" in anticipation of the move because it was the first state to pass a GMO labeling law that did not require other states to go first.

8 votes

Vt. woman who cut officer’s throat acquitted of charges


"Woman who approached an officer from behind and used a knife to cut his throat has been acquitted by a jury of an attempted murder charge"

RUTLAND, Vt. — A woman who approached an officer from behind and used a knife to cut his throat has been acquitted by a jury of an attempted murder charge.

1 vote

Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods

Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods:

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Standing on the Statehouse steps before a legion of activists, Vermont's governor signed a new law Thursday that could make the state the first to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms — and also could make it the first to be sued over the issue.....

4 votes

Vermont Lawmakers Pass GMO Labeling Bill; Governor Expected To Sign; Monsanto Expected to Sue State

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

9 votes

Fifteen Vermont Towns Vote to Start a Public Bank that Works for Them, Not Wall Street

'By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.

In a show of direct democracy that also exposed the citizenry's desire for a more localized and responsible banking system, fifteen of nineteen towns passed the resolution during 'Town Meeting Day'— an annual event in which voters choose local officials, approve municipal budgets, and make their voices heard on a number of measures put before local residents for approval.

The specific proposal under consideration, Senate Bill 204, would turn an existing agency, the Vermont Economic Development Authority, into a public bank that would accept deposits and issue loans for in-state projects. Currently, the only state in the U.S. to maintain a public state bank is North Dakota. However, since the financial downturn of 2008, other states have looked into replicating the North Dakota model as a way to buck Wall Street while taking more control of state and local finances.'

2 votes

When Silver (Really) Peaks in Popularity, How Will We Know?

By SilverFishVT, 2/24/2014

A number of interesting points made, IMO :


How many silver channels are on Youtube? The largest social media site in the world, and how many of those are dedicated to silver? Discuss.

2 votes

State confirms health website security breach

State confirms health website security breach

Written by
Associated Press
November 22, 2013

MONTPELIER — Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed Friday there was a security breach on the system last month in which one user got improper access to another user’s Social Security number and other data.

12 votes

Lethal force the only option for two cops and man with shovel

Details are not in yet but don't worry the cops will be investigating themselves on this one... I particularly like irony of the American flag waving in the background of the video.

The people need oversight on police thug academies and fast!
Story and video here:

15 votes

HELP! Someone who knows Austrian Economics, please help me!

I'm in a college macroeconomic theory professor tried to show me and the class today that the natural effects of market processes are exactly the same as the Fed's actions, and that the Fed raising the money supply increases savings and fixes recessions.

I hold the traditional Austrian viewpoint that an increase in the money supply by the Fed. artificially lowers interest rates, thereby causing firms to "mal"-invest, only to realize that no one has saved any money to purchase the products that result from their investment.

37 votes

Ben Swann: Vermont Completely 'NULLIFIES' Federal Hemp Ban

Ben Swann: Vermont Completely 'NULLIFIES' Federal Hemp Ban

3 hours ago | Politics, US | Posted by Michael Lotfi
August 22, 2013

Vermont has become the most recent state to take a stand against the federal government and nullify the federal ban on hemp cultivation. Governor Shumlin signed the new bill into law in June.

8 votes

Vermont Man Handcuffed, Detained By Police For LEGAL Open Carry - VIDEO

Vermont Man Handcuffed, Detained By Police For LEGAL Open Carry - VIDEO

National Guard veteran placed in police cruiser for doing nothing illegal

Adan Salazar
August 1, 2013

A Vermont man is upset after he was handcuffed and detained in a police squad car for doing little more than walking down the street with a handgun clipped to his belt, harassment many see as a stark infringement of the man’s personal rights and Vermont’s open carry laws.

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