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  •  Well, sure Vermont is lily-white (13+ / 0-)

    So is NH. Maine isn't far behind.

    So are parts of PA, NY, CA, WI, MN, ID, OR, WA, IA, CO, UT, MT...oh the list goes on.

    That doesn't make racism right...but it also doesn't make bashing states that happen to be overwhelmingly white right, either.

    My part of PA, for example where I live, is NOT overwhelmingly white...and I like it that way. It's one reason why I choose to live in this particular neighborhood.

    And I guarantee you, the cops around here don't care: they will bash you for anything b/c they are thugs. Sure, they're racist thugs, but that won't stop them from tasing a white person.

    Even the black and Latino cops will tase anyone regardless of color or ethnicity.

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:47:15 AM PDT

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    •  I bought the complete set of Vermont's state laws (1+ / 0-)
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      from 1777-1799, new, at the price of new.

      Of the five volumes sent, two were used.  I complained, and new was sent for those volumes -- the excuse having been that they were running low on copies.

      What they ran out of with me was the effort to dupe.

      And there is otherwise an insularity to their gov't.

      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

      by JJustin on Fri May 16, 2014 at 02:02:08 AM PDT

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      •  Way to generalize! (13+ / 0-)

        Name me one other state that has elected and re-elected an actual socialist as their representative.

        Oh, and they're close to legislating single payer, too.

      •  Insularity is common to most governments (9+ / 0-)

        And it's not necessarily a bad thing.  A right-wing businessman from Massachusetts tried to establish residency in Vermont so he could run against Pat Leahy a couple of elections ago.  He got steamrollered in the primary by a little old dairy farmer, largely on the grounds that he was a flatlander who had no business running for office until he'd lived in Vermont for more than eighteen months.  Best of all, the dairy farmer turned around and endorsed Leahy!

        Same thing is going to work against Scott Brown in New Hampshire.  He's a flatlander and a pretty blatant carpetbagger, and New Hampshirites don't cotton to those.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:38:01 AM PDT

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        •  I haven't denied flaws in other gov'ts. I stated (0+ / 0-)

          a specific set of facts concernng a specific transaction with a specific state -- Vermont.

          And that isn't the only instance of direct contact with Vermont's gov't on which I base my stated view of a peculiarity specific to Vermont.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Fri May 16, 2014 at 01:25:15 PM PDT

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      •  Yankees were our nation's first recyclers (1+ / 0-)
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        Why do you need new?

        Practicality is the birthplace of sustainability, long before it was in fashion in some other parts.  

        Stone walls were places to put stones pulled from fields to keep livestock penned.  Now they are protected national treasures.  

        "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

        by Uncle Moji on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:36:34 AM PDT

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        •  And many states, including Massachusetts, enacted (0+ / 0-)

          statutes protecting various wildlife species, especially deer, from extinction.

          And those statutes originated in the colonies during the 17th century.  In Massachusetts-Bay, birds, deer, alewives, cod; in New-Plimoth Colony, mackeral.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Fri May 16, 2014 at 01:28:00 PM PDT

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    •  Sounds like you're in Philly (0+ / 0-)

      Years ago on Barney Miller they bought this man into the police station, he kept ducking his head, acting really nervous. So Barney Miller and the rest of the officers confronted the man. He yells out I'm from Philadelphia! they look at him and say OOOOOOOOOO ok we get not lol the FOP got pissed off. It was funny, there was a bit of truth in that.

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