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Who's It Gonna Be?

With less than four days to go until Election Day, now seems like a good time to get our predictions in as to who the winner will be.  Which of the two dubious candidates placed before us for our consideration will be the next president?  

Will it be the evil Donald Trump, hated by the media and good people everywhere?  Or will it be the beleaguered anti-Trump Hillary Clinton?  I know who I think it will be and will post my prediction below.

Who do you think will win the American presidency — and why do you think that?

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Deleted as I no longer wish to participate on a website that practices non-transparent censorship.

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Road Side Marijuana Test, 300 Mile Race Track In Vermont, Two Teams!

U.S. Marijuana Party candidate, Cris Ericson, running for United States Senator, speaks for ten minutes on SAPA TV, Channel 10 in Springfield, Vermont on the subject of a fair marijuana roadside test and race track.

http://www.sapatv.org/sapa-tv-channel-10/

Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:06 PM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing

Friday, November 4, 2016 7:45 AM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing

Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:15 PM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing 

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Proof US Allies Saudi Arabia & Qatar Fund & Equip ISIS All Along Not An Election Issue

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Wikileaks' released emails prove Hillary knew US close allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar were funding/equipping ISIS while Americans were also being murdered by ISIS, show her pretending Saudis and others were not from the beginning part of US conspiracy to create a fanatical Islamic state in order to destroy Syria and the Shiite government in Iraq. Why this is NOT AN ELECTION ISSUE

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Clinton Emails

Here's a link to an Alternet story that came in last night, Oct 29th.

The story points out a couple of times that it is not known what is in those emails.  Nor how many there are.   Here's another article I pulled off the net on Huma Abedin.

Should we assume that Abedin was sharing a computer with Weiner?  Given that Abedin was the closest advisor to the Secretary of State would she share a computer even with her husband?  If they had their own computers is it possible that Weiner knew his wife's password and stole the emails?  Could he be the kind of guy that wanted something that he could use to blackmail for protection?

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Windham Co. State Senate Candidates Forum - Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast

 

Windham Co. State Senate Candidates Forum
October 28, 2016

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Election Event With Bernie Sanders Saturday

Pre Election Event with Bernie Sanders today, Saturday, 10/29

Doors open at 2:00.

Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Rd.

Come meet local and statewide candidates including Sue Minter, David Zuckerman, Becca Balint, TJ Donovan, John Moran, Mike Mrowicki, David Deen and Mollie Burke and others.

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An Extensive Take On Act 46, Education and Community

Act 46 and the Quality of Education and Community

As far as I can see Act 46 is not going to have any measurable impact on the quality of education we provide to our children or, by extension, their lives thereafter.  

The driving force behind Act 46 is to hold down school taxes by reducing the per pupil cost of education.  This does not mean we will see lower education tax rates.  An expectation of a lower tax rate will only prove disappointing and frustrating. We will, however, be persuaded to agree that fewer buildings, higher teacher/pupil ratios and lower administrative costs must add up to more efficient operations. In the end we will sigh and shrug and accept that the Act ought to be beneficial because the cost after consolidation should logically be less than it would have been without consolidation.  If precedent holds there will never be any demonstrated evidence that our assumptions are correct.

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BDCC Has Advice

     The Reformer headlined a story this past Monday about a report done by BDCC, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation on the closing of Yankee.  BDCC has for decades been the first and last word on the local economy and local economic development. The gist of the report was a review of the major problems associated with the closing of a nuke plant.   I also read part of the report itself.  Maybe I should have read it all.  However everything I read focused on what all the major parties involved in the closing and post closing affairs were doing since about 2010, two years before the plant was scheduled to close.

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WNYT Albany, New York Asks Questions of Vermont Candidates for United States Senator, Cris Ericson Responds

To: Eric Hoppel, WNYT News Director

Answers to questions by candidate Cris Ericsson for U.S. Senator for Vermont

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WNYT QUES. #2

2) What specific steps should be taken to fight ISIS?

Hi! I'm candidate Cris Ericson for United States Senator for Vermont.

First of all, this question presumes that a candidate would agree that steps should be taken to fight ISIS. WNYT presents no facts in evidence to support the basis for this presumption. Just who do you think ISIS is? This is not a football game, where someone declares the team colors and says, "go, fight, win team, go, fight, win!".

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