Radio Free Vermont: Thursday, November 18, 2004

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Vt. Troop Deployment To Air On Ch.3 at 9am Friday

"From the Vermont Republican Party ...

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.

WCAX-TV Channel 3 is broadcasting the deployment LIVE

Event: Deployment Ceremony for Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 172nd Armored Battalion and the 86th Brigade of the Vermont National Guard.

Location: Shapiro Fieldhouse, Norwich Univeristy, Northfield

When: Friday, 9:00 a.m.

Info: Friends and family should arrive by 8 a.m. to manage parking."

Howard Stern makes a Sirius pitch to switch

Howard Stern makes a Sirius pitch to switch - Nov. 18, 2004: "Shock jock Howard Stern made his latest pitch to drum up support for his switch to satellite radio by giving away hundreds of free Sirius Satellite Radio boomboxes Thursday. Thousands of fans chanting 'Howard! Howard!' under the direction of midriff-baring cheerleaders turned out to get the free goods in Manhattan's Union Square and hear Stern make his case for listeners to pay for radio. 'This will be dominant form of media because there is no government regulation,' said Stern. 'It's the death of the FCC. They have ruined commercial broadcasting -- down with the FCC!'"

(Editor's Note: Didnt we say this quite a while ago?)

Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators To Vote NO Tonight

ACTION ALERT

November 18, 2004


When it comes to spending other people's money, politicians are like alcoholics who try to drink themselves sober. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved raising the federal debt limit by a whopping $800 billion.

Tonight, the U.S. House will vote on the same measure. We strongly urge a "no" vote.

The once-hallowed phrase "full faith and credit of the U.S. government" doesn't carry the same reverence these days. Foreign countries, American and overseas corporations, and private individuals are selling their U.S. dollars. Even famed investor Warren Buffett has been betting against the dollar for the first time in his career. In addition, these same people who routinely finance our government's insatiable desire for debt aren't buying U.S. treasuries as much.

What do they know that we don't? Nothing...and that's the point. We all know that too much debt will cripple any borrower -- even the U.S. government.

It's difficult to comprehend an $8.2 trillion public debt. It's like trying to comprehend the distance between stars. But just because something is difficult to comprehend doesn't make it unreal.

Our national debt is now so enormous that Congressman Ron Paul recently warned how it has become a threat to our national security. "Debt destroys U.S. sovereignty, because the American economy now depends on the actions of foreign governments. While we brag about our role as world superpower in international affairs, we are in truth the world's greatest debtor. Like all debtors, we are not truly free," Dr. Paul stated on October 25, 2004.

You'll hear that the "war on terror" and the "support of our troops" are the main reasons for increasing the national debt. Not true. The truth today is the same as before 9/11: P-O-R-K.

It's time for the politicians in Washington to get sober. Urge your U.S. representative to vote "no" on raising the national debt limit. Go to
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=6669951&type;=CO

"Government Debt -- The Greatest Threat to National Security" by Dr. Paul
http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2004/tst102504.htm

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee
http://www.thelibertycommittee.org

Burlington Mayor Clavelle Reflects On Defeat

Burlington mayor reflects on gubernatorial defeat
"I do wonder, could I ever get elected statewide with my values and politics?" he said. "Do you have to run in the middle?"

Who's Who Among Teachers lists Vermonter sentenced to jail

Boston.com / News / Local / Vt. / Who's Who Among Teachers lists Vermonter sentenced to jail: "A teacher who was sentenced in August to up to seven years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a female student has been listed as one of America's best teachers. In August, Bugbee pleaded no contest in Vermont District Court to sexual assault on a minor after admitting he was sexually involved with a student for almost three years at Essex High School. According to court documents, Bugbee and the girl began a sexual relationship when she was 13. He was convicted and sentenced to four to seven years in prison"

Feds drop forfeiture after family of drug convict sells house

Feds drop forfeiture after family of drug convict sells house: "Prosecutors dropped the forfeiture action because the couple, Ruby and Wayne Gibson, sold the house. The proceeds from the sale were given to the family of a woman who died in the home after the Gibsons' son provided her heroin."

Mandatory Mental Health Screening of Kids UPDATE

ACTION ALERT

November 17, 2004


Your efforts are paying off! After over 7,600 messages from us(!), the House leadership supports the Paul language prohibiting the funding of mandatory mental-health screening. In fact, key members of the House leadership attempted to add Dr. Paul's language to the omnibus spending bill, but some members of the Senate objected.

So now the question of whether your kids can be subjected to forced psychological testing -- and perhaps even forced drugging -- rests in the hands of the U.S. Senate.

We have little time left. The final version of the omnibus spending bill will likely be agreed upon this Friday morning. Between now and then, we must convince senators to add Congressman Paul's language to it.

Just as we convinced the House leadership to support the Paul language, we must now go to work to convince the Senate.

Urge your two U.S. senators to support the Paul language to the omnibus spending bill. The language is as follows: "None of the funds made available for State incentive grants for transformation should be used for any programs of mandatory or universal mental-health screening that performs mental-health screening on anyone under 18 years of age without the express, written permission of the parents or legal guardians of each individual involved."

Here's the checklist:

1. Call your two U.S. senators. The main Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121.

2. Send a message to your senators. Go to
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=6664601&type;=CO

3. Spread the word.

Your efforts paid off in the U.S. House. We must take the next step and convince the U.S. Senate.

"No Child Left Behind" must not become "No Child Left Undrugged."

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee
http://www.thelibertycommittee.org

Smoke pot, get arrested, get a cash settlement.

UVM to settle with students arrested during pot puff-in

Groovy-UV at its best. Mom and Dad must be proud.