Vermont: Stores Commanded To Stop Selling Nonessential Items

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Vermont has triggered the next wave of “soft martial law” by dictating to stores that they may not sell ‘nonessential’ items, and then handing them a list of contraband items. Incidentally, this is the scenario that was envisioned by the original Technocracy movement. ⁃ TN Editor

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is directing large “big box” retailers, such as Walmart, Target and Costco, with in-store sales of food, beverage and pharmacy, as well as electronics, toys, clothing, and the like to cease in-person sales of non-essential items in order to reduce the number of people coming into the stores.

“Large ‘big box’ retailers generate significant shopping traffic by virtue of their size and the variety of goods offered in a single location,” said Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle.  “This volume of shopping traffic significantly increases the risk of further spread of this dangerous virus to Vermonters and the viability of Vermont’s health care system. We are directing these stores to put public health first and help us reduce the number of shoppers by requiring on-line ordering, delivery and curbside pickup whenever possible, and by stopping the sale of non-essential items.”

The Governor’s Executive Order allows in-person business operations to continue at retail businesses for the following:

f.     retail serving basic human needs such as grocery stores, pharmacies, other retail that sells food, beverage, animal feed and essential supplies, provided, these retail operations shall be conducted through on-line and telephone orders for delivery and curb-side pickup to the extent possible;

g.    fuel products and supply;

h.    hardware stores, provided, these retail operations shall be conducted through online and telephone orders for delivery and curb-side pickup to the extent possible;

i.     transportation sector and agricultural sector equipment parts, repair and maintenance, provided these retail operations shall be conducted through on-line and telephone orders for delivery and curb-side pickup to the extent possible;

Large “big box” retailers must cease in-person sales of non-essential items not listed in the Executive Order, including, but not limited to: arts and crafts, beauty, carpet and flooring, clothing, consumer electronics, entertainment (books, music, movies), furniture, home and garden, jewelry, paint, photo services, sports equipment, toys and the like.

Large “big box” retailers must:

  • Restrict access to non-essential goods. Stores must close aisles, close portions of the store, or remove items from the floor.
  • Only offer non-essential items via online portals, telephone, delivery, or curbside pickup, to the extent possible.
  • Except in the event of emergencies threatening the health and welfare of a customer, showrooms and garden sections of large home improvement centers should be closed.  

The Agency has also issued a list of recommended best practices for retailers allowed to continue in-person operations: https://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/Stay-Home-Stay-Safe-Guidance-for-Retailers.pdf

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Does any of this sound temporary to you? We still have 19 days until April 30th, the supposed relaxation. A lot can happen until then. I don’t mind saying this is very disturbing. Martial Law “the law imposed upon an area by military forces when civil authority has broken down.” Random House Dictionary 1979. Which seems as though that is where they want to go. It is said that John Adams said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral & religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” Though he was a deist. Morality is… Read more »

laura mcdonough
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And the churches did nothing about this in the ’60’s, as they turned into social clubs and money pits. Today churches don’t speak out against drag queen story time for kids as young as three in libraries. Folks ditch the 501c3 churches now, they are gov. controlled. Go Ind. or home church/meet w/ friends. Do not keep records of any kind.

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Gubner (RINO) Scott has extended the lockdown another 2 weeks, to May 15.
No doubt this will kill off smaller businesses, and bankrupt people who don’t have a lot of cash lying around.
That’s OK,the NewYawkers will have lots of vacation homes to choose from.
Likewise the qu3bes.
Is it just me, or is the link to Read the Full Story Here not working?

Diane DiFlorio
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Do people see how ridiculous this is and how they are squeezing us a little more each day? That noose gets tighter one notch at a time. As long as they report corrupted statistics for #COVID19 deaths and MSM continues to parrot fear porn 24/7, people will beg for their own enslavement and toxic cure. I predict things will get worse before they get better. It’s been stated that this is only the first wave and that things will never be back to normal until they have everyone in the world vaccinated. I believe that was stated by Bill Gates… Read more »

laura mcdonough
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laura mcdonough

Those stores need to pull out of the communist state of Vermont now! let ’em live in third world cond.

jim carter
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I noticed that donuts are listed as essential.