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As I researched the banking system in Vermont for the public bank report I'm working on some interesting things emerged.  What you mainly hear from people in power is "Don't change anything!  Everything is fine!"  But a pattern emerges about sovereignty that I find very interesting.  Liberals (democrats) have always been ok with big government and centralized power, so it's not surprising that they don't support Vermont sovereignty.  They can't attack big business because then they will be called the dreaded socialist word.  Conservatives have always espoused local control, ie: states rights.  So what's...

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Gwen Hallsmith of Vermonters for a New Economy joins Senator Anthony Pollina and Gund Institute researcher Gary Flomenhoft to announce a New Vermont Public Bank Study.
 
Imagine this: The once and future Vermont Republic establishes a Vermont Public Bank and doing so:
 
1. CREATES JOBS - create more than 2,500 more of them for Vermonters.
 
2. INCREASES CAPITAL: Add $192 million to the Gross State Product.
 
3. BOOSTS OUTPUT:...
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“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to be afraid of.”

-Google’s Eric Schmidt

I killed my TeeVee when I went to college in 1985. Stopped watching. Cold turkey. An active watcher all my young life, I grew up and decided that television was too corporate, too commercial, and too invasive. University life, with its infinite distractions, intellectual and otherwise, proved much more compelling. I continued my television-free life into my twenties, and found I didn’t miss the screen a bit. The “boob tube’s” critics, meanwhile, savaged the...

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This paper is an investigation into whether or not Vermont State funds, deposited in TD Bank North, are safe. Documents and opinions from several experts were solicited and received.[1] Gary Murphy and I examined the new regulations of the FDIC in an effort to find out if the FDIC had set the stage for the confiscation of state money that was deposited in a "TBTF" (Too Big to Fail Bank).  We looked at the confiscation of deposits and pensions in Cyprus and Poland, and at the debacles in Detroit and Philadelphia.

We compared the...

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Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over...

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The September 7th article in the Times Argus by Peter Hirschfield titled “State finances: Bonding amounts may drop, affecting infrastructure repairs” presents a false dilemma for Vermonters. 

We are told we must reduce spending on needed infrastructure and public safety or risk the loss of Vermont’s AAA bond rating.  This is akin to another false choice we are told we have to make every year when the legislature convenes - the choice of raising taxes or cutting spending to balance the budget.  We hear about $20 million budget “holes...

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"The business of national security is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." (Slight alteration of Hunter Thompson's original quote)

In 1935 retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler (A two time medal of Honor winner, and most highly decorated officer at that time) published a booklet entitled, "War is a Racket".

In this booklet Butler outlined the blatant war profiteering that took...

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From Polyface Farm's Facebook page

Yesterday morning at shortly after 7 a.m. the phone rang: it was 911 calling us at the farm. Some cows had wandered out into the road at one of our leased farms.

We've been working on about 400 yards of new boundary fence on this farm and had the old fence all down, the site prepped, and half the new posts pounded in, hoping to finish up yesterday and stretch fence today. We'd left a couple of internal electric...

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Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money?

In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dated June 27, 2013, US Representative Alan Grayson and three co-signers expressed concern about the expansion...

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