Senator Wagner- VT’s Best!

The Vermont Legislature’s eliminating the safety net. They cut assistance to Seniors, Vets and even the pensions that Vermont Teachers have earned… bumped the Middle Class up a tax bracket. They’re talking about cutting fuel assistance to Seniors next year.

Austerity has reached Vermont… and it’s being imposed on the least powerful first, then on the Middle Class and small business & family farms.

Forced Austerity breeds civil unrest: people are only allowed to keep a fraction of their hard earned cash… the rest goes to debt service. As the complex web of the economy unwinds, there are no jobs in Vermont. Regardless of ‘job creation’ schemes that cost more money to those who are still working. I’m still working out-of-state every week just to pay the bills, along with many others. Vermonters want to know, where are the opportunities?

his is why the Legislature’s spending like there’s no tomorrow… on police surveillance, tasers, drones, mobile camera vans. And now ‘Smart Meters’… which wiretaps every house that gets one, but it’s GREEN. Actually it’s a scam. Smart Meters violate our rights under the US and Vermont Constitutions. Automation allows the utilities to lay people off!

Hold your State reps & senators accountable. Ask them, what they’re expecting? Civil unrest? Do they even know about this? No? It’s common knowledge… why are they out of touch?

The disappearance of unemployment from elite policy discourse [in Montpelier] and its replacement by deficit panic has been truly remarkable. It’s not a response to public opinion.

In a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 53 percent of the public named the economy and jobs as the most important problem we face, while only 7 percent named the deficit. -Star Tribune, 7/24/2011

After all, the events of last year didn’t happen:

Foreclosures of Vermont residents did not reach an historic high rate just as the State and some Towns stepped up subsidies to nonresidents. The Vermont State Banking Division didn’t report that “Foreclosures have jumped nearly 30% through August to 1,111 foreclosures compared to 793 for the same period last year.” (Rutland Herald, Sept. 9) And no homeless persons got tasered.

The subsidized media didn’t observe a blackout on 40 Independent candidates running for the Legislature, Attorney General, Treasurer, Lt. Governor & Governor. VPR got no public money for, additionally, promoting smart meters and calling Independents, ‘racist’ on the air.

The Vermont Budget didn’t wind up $400 million short thanks to bloated spending and confiscatory taxation in Montpelier. The Democrats in Washington didn’t write a $400 million check to the State of Vermont to bail out said budget… buying the 2010 election for their fellow Democrats, who would have been otherwise exposed as fiscally incompetent.

Former ‘green’ organizations didn’t get bought: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund became a money funnel to bribe farmers to plant GMO oilseed instead of food. NOFA-VT didn’t fall in line with the Monsanto agenda, joining Monsanto, Cargill and the rest of Big Ag to back the ‘Food Safety Modernization Act’. NOFA-VT didn’t become worth five million as a reward, in its pursuit of becoming an exclusive marketer of boutique food that middle class Vermonters can’t afford… after all, Monsanto employees know better than to feed their products to their own kids.


Senator Approves New Cosmetic Surgery “Coolsculpting”

Who doesn’t want a better silhouette? Now that Spring is around the corner and the weather is getting warmer, everybody is beginning to think about the different methods to improve one’s body. Some of these methods are coolsculpting and liposuction. Both procedures will remove excess fat, but what’s the difference between them? Keep reading to find out.


It’s a fat reduction technique approved by the FDA. It uses Cryolipolysis, which is a cooling, non-invasive technique that targets and freezes the fat deposits that we are trying to lose.

With coolsculpting, cold is applied precisely to the targeted area to reduce the underlying fat, leaving the skin unaffected. This extreme cold triggers a natural removal process, reducing gradually the amount of fat. Surrounding tissues are far more resistant to cold than fat cells. Results are visible after two or three months.

This means that this procedure involves no downtime, surgery, or needles. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure, allowing patients to resume their daily activities right away, including exercise and work.

It’s a safe treatment and It’s comfortable for most people. You can take a nap or just sit and watch a movie during the procedure. It usually lasts between one and several hours.

Some people experience a bit of redness, bruising or tingling in the targeted area, but this is temporary and not everybody experiences this.


Liposuction: It’s a surgical procedure. Excess fat is removed from under the skin, thereby reshaping and slimming specific parts of the body.

The main difference between coolsculpting and liposuction is that liposuction is a surgery. Because of this, results are much more rapid and dramatic. Results are noticeable right away; with coolsculpting, however, you’d have to wait a few weeks.

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You only need one treatment to get the results you’re looking for. With coolsculpting, you may need several treatments.

On the other hand, you can expect some bruising and swelling from this surgery. You’ll probably need to take a few days off from work to recover from the operation. Most patients have to wear a compression garment after the procedure in order to control the swelling.

Liposuction is usually more expensive than coolsculpting.


Coolsculpting is for people that want to be rid of muffin tops or love handles and don’t mind having to wait a few weeks before they can see results, if that means that they get to avoid surgery.

Liposuction is for people that want results as soon as possible, and don’t care that much about having to deal with everything that comes with surgery, or with the extra cost.

With that said, it’s important to remember that neither of these treatments is a weight-loss program for overweight people. There’s no substitute for eating well and exercising regularly, but if you already do that and you have some stubborn fat deposits in certain parts of your body (like your lower back, for example) that will not respond to exercising and dieting like the rest of your body, then these treatments might be exactly what you need.