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ID Papers

I’m listening to VPR discussing the recent Barcelona Terror attack.

(a van plowed into a crowd of people killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others)

I wasn’t listening intently, as I was busy on the “Net” at the time.

However, I snapped to attention when I heard that the driver of the van had been identified, as he left his ID
behind.

Huh?

How many drivers leave their license behind when they leave their cars?

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Timberlake in Battleboro

Justin Timberlake's car broke down in Brattleboro. Or maybe not. He said he was in "Battleboro"...

"BATTLEBORO, Vermont – In a radio interview this morning, pop star Justin Timberlake took a few moments to praise Battleboro, Vermont residents for helping him after his rental car encountered a mechanical issue as he was passing through the city recently:

“We were just leaving Battleboro, Vermont when our car began to overheat so I pulled over to the side of the road and noticed there were a couple of cars pulling up behind me. They got out and asked if I needed any help and I told them that I was just about to call someone. Then one of them says that he has a brother who owns a tow truck and a few minutes later it showed up and they towed it in to get fixed."

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Trump vs Comey

I think somebody has something on Trump so big and egregious that it could take Trump down in a New York minute.

It may have something to do with a fellow billionaire named Epstein, a Democrat named Podesta, and even a couple named Bill and Hillary.

If it comes out, it won’t be pretty.

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Men on the Moon

Men on the moon

I’ve always believed that we landed men on the moon in the Apollo 11 Mission, July, 1969.  Heck, I watched it on TV as it was happening.

I have a friend who has always believed it was impossible and what we all saw was a “documentary” filmed in a London studio by Stanley Kubrick, creator of 2001-a Space Odyssey.

I have called him a crackpot to his face on several occasions.

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False Flag Attack?

I’m listening to the BBC this morning on Vermont Public Radio. I am appalled at the steady stream of commentators denouncing Assad for his dastardly deed. Every one of them is convinced he did it despite lack of evidence and common-sense arguments that he didn’t.

I could be wrong, but my BS meter is pinging off-scale.

I’ve heard two cogent arguments, one from the Right (Ron Paul) and one from the Left (Tulsi Gabbard) questioning this conclusion.

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Paul Ryan's Proposed Budget Cuts

I got this by email, so I have no source info. It “looks” like Ryan, though

 - A List of Republican Budget Cuts. Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.

 

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.

* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.

* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.

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Internet Rumors

There's stuff circulating on the net that Julian Assange is among the missing, maybe even dead. Specifically, he has not made an identifyable appearance in 6 weeks or so. Lending credibility to the story is the infallible Alex Jones.

Does anybody know where he went?

10 reasons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAbq9RbgVyc

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Political Decoys

Today I learned from the Internet that after Hillary Clinton wobbled and was taken to her daughter’s apartment, she was switched! The person who emerged from the apartment was a body double, a political decoy.

The evidence, the internet said, was there. Look at the earlobes! The nose! Why was no one nearby in case she wobbled again? She was sick and now feels better. Clearly a coverup.

As a kid, I recall the buzz about Nixon being switched. It happened in China, when he took a bathroom break. The Nixon that emerged after was a different person, or so the rumors swirled. I remember adults having fun with it, but no one taking it terribly seriously.

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IRS Scam

There’s a very scary scam going around purporting to be from the IRS.

A very threatening robocall promises that very bad things will happen to you if you don’t call their number immediately.

It’s all BS. The IRS doesn’t work this way.

They can be every bit as nasty and scary, but they will contact you directly, not via a robocall.

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Any Further Info on Vernon Leaving the Act 46 Committee?

Saw an online headline a moment ago that Vernon is leaving the Act 46 Study Committee -- significant development for those of us interested in this Act 46 business.  Only way to find out more appears to be to subscribe to the Reformer.... 

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Lawsuit: Nobody Died at Sandy Hook

1 Trillion Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against MSM For Staging Sandy Hook  

“After exhaustive research, the good news is that overwhelming evidence reveals that no children or teachers died at Sandy Hook two years ago. For relief, I have filed lawsuits against the media in US District Court in New Haven for Fraud and Terrorism. Here is an example of our abundant evidence, Exhibit D: The Connecticut State Police dash cams record no evacuation of children from school at critical moments:

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Cardiologist Leaving

Dr. Michael Cohan is leaving the area. 

Those of us who have met Dr. Cohan in his professional capacity, without doubt will remember him long after he is gone. I want to wish Dr. Cohan Bon Voyage, and to suggest that, in replacing him, BMH will be wise to find a physician who is empathetic and respects his or her patients.

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What Happened to The "3 White Guys" ?

With the intense focus on the supposed Islamic Bonnie and Clyde team of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a lot of people seem to have forgotten that the initial reports of the tragedy fingered 3 white guys.  Cops on KTLA reported that witnesses said as much. 

Indeed, the Fox affiliate in Los Angeles tweeted that police were seeking 3 white males in relation to the shooting, in this tweet helpfully screen-capped at patheos.com in a story by Lilandra Ra.

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Doug The Mailman Retires?

Say it isn't so!

Heard from a neighbor a rumor that Doug the Mailman has retired. This will be big news to a significant portion of town if true. It seems to be true. He hasn't been delivering mail for the last week or two.

Doug was the type of postman you thought of if you were casting someone in the role for a movie or TV.  Friendly, fast, up for short conversations and new tips, he handled the delivery of all those wonderful bills (and a few other things) since we moved to town.

He was reliable. One could almost set a watch by his delivery times. And the routine was well known. You'd see Doug and his truck on one street and know your mail would be there shortly.

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Jade Helm Is Coming!

Be afraid, very afraid!

Jade Helm 15 is a United States military training exercise, scheduled to take place in multiple U.S. Southwestern states from July 15 to September 15, 2015.Led by Patriot Alex Jones, Texans and other residents are very concerned about the military’s latest intrusion on their freedoms.

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Heads Up!

A big, fat false flag is likely in the works, so the DHS can get its funding

 A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.

The masked narrator concluded an hour-long video by calling on Muslims to attack shopping malls, specifically naming the Mall of America, as well as the West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Westfield mall in Stratford, England.

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"Older Man" Scam

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. 

A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Home Depot, Hannafords or Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.  Here's how the scam works:

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Area 61, In Brattleboro, Plus, Of Course, Another UFO in Vermont

Seriously, I took this photo in Brattleboro, of Area 61, as it is clearly labelled in the photo. There is no other identificiation, and there is barbed wire to keep people out. 

Also, there just happened to be a UFO flying by when I took the photo. What else can we sumrise than that this is a government facility storing you know what, or holding the remains of "you know who"s ?

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me . . .

@THISISVT Wait, Wait, don't tell me! Is a #brattleboro #vt pothole a new tourist attraction? @TomBodett tells all? http://t.co/rBYcKIUgqM

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Cameras and Sensors on I-91?

Recently I've noticed the installation of temporary video camers along I-91 between exit 2 and 3.  There are also almost a dozen white boxes I'm assuming are getting speed or traffic counts.  Can someone confirm their purpose?  Is it for the new bridge? 

I've been pleased in the past to see that Vermont has not installed cameras at each I-91 interchange like our neighbor to the south has.  I hope this isn't changing (unless, of course, they are catching heroin trafficers).

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