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Any A2Kers live in Vermont?

 
 
Reply Tue 25 May, 2004 04:27 pm
Vermont is probably my favorite state. I try to visit at least once a year and have been shopping around in the various small towns for a house.

My plans may be scrapped because of Walmart. They're planning on opening another seven stores in the area, which should effectively destroy the pristine state.

If I want to watch urban sprawl, I can stay home.

Vermont and Walmart. Chocolate Mousse and cheap beer.

Walmart can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2004 04:40 pm
Vermont had a whole bunch of AMes. These stores went belly up and Wal mart came in. I hear that the Vt legislature is working on a state policy that

1 attempts to make walMarts more scaled down rather than 'Super Boxes"

2 Locate, wherever possible in abandoned "brownfield" sites, of which there are many in various towns of Vt

Vt is, as Ive understood, truly concerned about your concern Gus, and rather than let a Wal mart come in and destroy the nearest town like it does in most other states, Vt wants to establish some up front rules

Another one is a cradle to grave policy for the buildings and site, because Wal Mart is famous for opening stores and then opening a mega store in the middle and gradually closing the others when the buyers are sufficiently trained .

Outside of cheap Snapple we rarely visit a Wally mart.

When it comes to Mega box stores, I like the philosophy of Cabellas. They build a few big destination sporting goods stors that are located in selected parts of the country like an amusement park for outdoorsey people. Their prices are not low but to see the mass of merchandise fills me with , "what a buncha morons we are"
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2004 04:45 pm
Thanks for the feedback, farmerman. Personally, I have never been to a Walmart and, unless drugged and dragged, will never enter one in the future.

If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'll drop you off a case of Snapple.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2004 05:35 pm
none o that kapybara flavored tea
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2004 05:07 am
well this thread is like a granite turd. I say that WAL MART sucks. Anybody who goes into a Wal MArt for anything other than SNapple is a big weenie.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 09:07 am
I hate it when someone sends me mass emails and I seldom open them.
This one came today from my brother -- the only one of us still living in
Vt. It seemed to fit the tone of this thread (even though it doesn't mention
Walmart).

THE RULES OF VERMONT ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head isn't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight; it's called a "dirt" road. I drive a
pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're
going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They are cattle. They're "live" steaks. That's why they smell
funny to you. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like
it? I89 or Rt 7 goes north or south. Pick one.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $150,000
corn pickers and hay balers that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. So everyone in Vermont waves. It's called being friendly.
Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while an 8-point buck and 3 does are
coming in, we WILL shoot it ou t of your hand. You better hope you
don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah, we eat perch and lake trout. You really want sushi &
caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

9. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a
religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of
November.

10. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women,
regardless of age.

11. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak.
Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham &
turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats,
vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and
ketchup. Oh, yeah.. .. We don't care what you folks in the city
call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T REAL!!!

13. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be brown, wet and
served over ice.

14. You bring "Mary Jane" into my house, she b etter be cute, know
how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

15. College Hockey and High School Football are as important here as the
Lakers and the Knicks, and a lot more fun to watch.

16. Yeah, we have golf courses. Former dairy pastures, with cow paths...
deal with it.

17. Colleges? We have them all over. We have State Universities,
Community Colleges, and Vo-techs. They come outta there with an
education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at
everybody when they come for the holidays.

18. We have a whole ton of folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Marines. So don't mess with us. If you do, you will get whipped by
the best.

19. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap
isn't music anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want
to see your boxers. Refer back to #1.

20. 4 inches isn't a blizzard - it's a flurry. Drive like you got some
sense in it. And DON'T take all our bread, milk, and batteries from
the grocery store. This isn't Alaska, worst case you may have to live
a whole day without croissants. The pickups with snow blades will have
you out the next day.

A true Vermonter will send this on!!!
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 09:34 am
And they have a French town as a capital! Jeeez!
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:00 am
What's funny (or not) is that I can imagine my brother making each and every one of those statements.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:30 am
Francis wrote:
And they have a French town as a capital! Jeeez!

There were lots of Francophiles there when the city was named.
It's more of a town than a city, though. Nice place.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:32 am
I think Sturgis is a Vermonter.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:33 am
And there are no swamps in Vermont.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:52 am
George wrote:
I think Sturgis is a Vermonter.


He was a transplant (they don't count). I do hope he's ok though.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:53 am
JLNobody wrote:
And there are no swamps in Vermont.


Sure there are! Complete with snakes, toads, cattails, and mosquitoes.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 10:56 am
JPB wrote:
JLNobody wrote:
And there are no swamps in Vermont.


Sure there are! Complete with snakes, toads, cattails, and mosquitoes.

As Gentlemen Johnny Burgoyne discovered.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 11:01 am
I loved visiting Vermont, it was serenely beautiful, and the people were friendly, like Kansasians from Canada, eh.

The Golf course bit is right on, though. We had to cross a minor highway with the cart to get to the back nine... Shocked

RH
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 11:33 am
Where were you visiting, RH?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 11:41 am
Burlington, once a year for three or four.

Very quaint.

Took a big truck across on the little ferry Shocked , Damn my boss was mad for three weeks.... Rolling Eyes

RH
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George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 12:14 pm
Ever see these?

http://bp0.blogger.com/_miGBtNTDMT0/RycEW9XwUFI/AAAAAAAABOg/yyApeB-fN5Y/s400/Whale+Tails.jpg
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 12:29 pm
Rockhead wrote:
Burlington, once a year for three or four.

Very quaint.

Took a big truck across on the little ferry Shocked , Damn my boss was mad for three weeks.... Rolling Eyes

RH


I lived there from the time I was 12 until I moved here. I spent the first 12 years in Brattleboro. It was a wonderful place to grow up but people laugh when I tell them I moved to Chicago to escape winters.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2007 12:31 pm
George wrote:
Ever see these?

http://bp0.blogger.com/_miGBtNTDMT0/RycEW9XwUFI/AAAAAAAABOg/yyApeB-fN5Y/s400/Whale+Tails.jpg


No, but the silo in the background looks familiar.
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