Where Does the Money Go? In fiscal year 2014, the federal government will spend around $3.8 trillion. These trillions of dollars make up a considerable chunk – around 22 percent – of the US. economy, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That means that federal government spending makes up a sizable share of all money spent in the […]
Click here to download 3 articles explaining the controversy over the F-35A basing in VT They can also be found here: http://vtdigger.org/2013/05/21/leas-quite-a-pair-of-stings-for-f-35-basing/ http://vtdigger.org/2013/05/22/leas-follow-the-money-the-f-35-fudge-gate-scandal/ http://vtdigger.org/2013/05/23/leas-crashing-the-party-not-if-but-where-the-f-35-will-crash/
Thursday, May 30th, 7 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church Burlington at the top of Church Street.
- Pierre Sprey, co-designer of the F-16 and the A-10 jets
- Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s
- US Air Force Colonel Rosanne Greco (ret.)
- “Gramma” Carmine Sargent, who lives in the noise zone
- Rabbi Joshua Chasan
Come one come all! Come get the scoop!
- 150 affordable homes now vacant or demolished because of F-16 noise
- Air Force says the F-35 is more than 4 times louder than the F-16
The Burlington International Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update under 14 CFR Part 150 is a 62 page report prepared for the City of Burlington in April 2008. The report states on page 29 that “land acquisition and relocation is the only alternative that would eliminate the residential incompatibility” with the noise level produced by F-16 jets operating at the airport. Due to additional materials included in the attachment, please see page 41 of the attached pdf below. Please note this is a large file.
These are the Burlington scoresheets for the potential basing of the F-35. This scoresheet is compared against others scoresheets (which have been kept secret by the Air Force) to help determine which locations are the best ones for the F-35 to be located at. The scoresheets are a bit complicted and we’ve tried to clarify them in our comments. We point out the clear and serious errors in the scoresheet below.
Regarding “encroachment” on the scoring sheet, the first two questions (see page 5 for the questions) are:
Boston Globe, WPTZ, WCAX, Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, VPR Meeting at 7pm today at Winooski High School (north wing) to plan action. “As jets seem bound for Vt., questions of political influence arise,” By Bryan Bender and Globe Staff April 14, 2013 http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/04/13/selection-vermont-guard-base-for-jets-was-based-flawed-data-raising-questions-political-influence/pmhiPtI1BPWxwC3yK1adAL/story.html “F-35 basing data ‘fudged’,” by David Charns WPTZ April 14, 2013 […]
Selection of Vermont Guard base for F-35 jets was based on flawed data, raising questions of political influence
Click here for the link to the Boston Globe article. Click here to download a pdf. Preview of “Selection of Vermont Guard base for F-35 jets was based on flawed data, raising questions of political influence – Politics – The Boston Globe”
Dear F-35 opponent,
On April 7th and 8th we need your help to generate 1,000 emails in a CBS 60 Minutes “Blitz” over 48 hours.
SaveOurSkiesVT.org and StopTheF35.com are working with groups from Beaufort, SC and Tucson, AZ to oppose the proposed F35 basing in each of our state’s densely populated residential areas.
Please go to www.SaveOurSkiesVT.org on 4/7 or 4/8 for instructions and sample letters to send to CBS 60 Minutes.
Thank you in advance from Save Our Skies VT !
Welcome to Save Our Skies VT, and thank you for helping with our CBS 60 Minutes “Blitz”! Over the course of 48 hours, from April 7 to April 8, we hope to generate 1,000 emails to CBS, with your help. We are coordinating an email campaign to urge 60 Minutes to undertake investigative research […]