From Peter Garritano

Thomas Naylor woke up every morning thinking about how to make our little slice of the world a better place. He would often call or meet me for lunch so that he could tell me his latest idea, a word he said with a pronounced accent on the “i”. I often wondered if this was a Mississippi thing, he was the only person I ever knew from that part of the country.  I enjoyed our talks and felt connected with him.  Thomas never flaunted his impressive accomplishments. He always made me feel that even I could make a difference.

Thomas had ideas...


Thomas Naylor used to propose that perhaps one of the best solutions for Vermont to escape the US Empire would be to join the Canadian Maritime provinces, and form a small peaceful country called "New Acadia".  Vermont has joined Canada, but not the way Thomas imagined it.  Canada owns Vermont.

Let's start with energy. How 'bout that Gaz Metro!  This Quebec company is part of an international comglomerate explored by a VT Digger article.  It owns 100% of VT Gas, the only natural gas dealer in...


Dubbed “Tom Paine for the 21st Century” by Utne magazine's Jay Walljasper, Thomas H. Naylor (1936-2012) of Charlotte, Vermont was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University, as well as a writer and a political activist. He passed away on December 12, 2012, after complications resulting from a stroke, and is survived by his wife Magdalena Naylor, his son Alexander, and his daughter Susanne Powell.

Thomas H. Naylor grew up in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950s where his father’s admonishments to always be concerned about "what people will think" fell on deaf ears. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Mississippi's Millseps College, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University,...



The Top 25 Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011–12:

Small Network of Corporations Run the Global Economy

A University of Zurich study reported that a small group of companies—mainly banks—wields huge power over the global economy. The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership among them. The researchers’ network analysis identified 147 companies that form a “super entity,” controlling 40 percent of the global economy’s total wealth. The close connections mean that the network could be prone to “...


From the union of power and money,

From the union of power and secrecy,

From the union of government and science,

From the union of government and art,

From the union of science and money,

From the union of ambition and ignorance,

From the union of genius and war,

From the union of outer space and inner vacuity,

The Mad Farmer walks quietly away.


There is only one of him, but he goes.

He returns to the small country he calls home,

His own nation small enough to walk across.


Vermont's motto is Freedom and Unity. While campaigning across Washington County, I have heard many stories of the unity showed in these communities after they were hit by tropical storm Irene. The extraordinary unity occurred when freedom was exercised by neighbors helping neighbors in need during a state of emergency. I believe that freedom and unity work hand-in-hand. I believe we can apply the principles of freedom and liberty to issues such as healthcare, education, food and farm policy and market economies ,and our communities will be stronger for it.

I seek to be a Senator who...




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WRITE IN Annette Smith For Vermont Governor

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Campaign PLATFORM PALM CARDS now available for statewide distribution

2012 Independent WRITE IN candidate for Vermont governor Annette Smith is now offering PLATFORM PALM CARDS for any Vermont citizens interested in supporting her WRITE IN CAMPAIGN on...



On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” inside Syria, was in response to the alleged killing by Syrian armed forces of several Turkish civilians along the border. There is widespread speculation that the one Syrian mortar that killed five Turkish civilians well might have been fired by Turkish-backed opposition forces intent on giving Turkey a pretext to move militarily, in military intelligence jargon, a ‘false flag’ operation...


Local Control: A Vision for a 21st Century Vermont

Independent Mounting Statewide WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN for Election Day ‘12
2012 Independent WRITE IN candidate for Vermont governor Annette Smith has published her “Local Control” platform outlining a vision for a 21st century Vermont that empowers Vermont citizens and communities. “It is past time for Vermonters to claim our right to self-determination,” Annette said. “We need to challenge the...


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