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Re: “Media Watch

TW Out of Town Owners - please pony up $20 every 2 weeks to reinstate this column.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/09/2016 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk

I know, and I am so glad. My 401k finally has hope and change. It took eight years to get rid of hopeless despair.

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Posted by Hillary won the popular vote on 12/09/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “The Skinny

And the COT is funding it with 27% of pay additional per year to the fund because of losses dating back to 2013. Find another employer that would contribute that much to a retirement account.

Only for public "servants."

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Posted by Debbi L on 12/09/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

That is not at all what they said. Safier posted that they would stand behind them regardless of a change in law. So they are teaching them to ignore laws tgat they dont agree with.

You can't pick and choose the laws you like, even if you watched Bill and Hillary do it for most of their lives. Letting them, has emboldened many of you to support lawlessness.

Stop it.

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Posted by Tony V on 12/09/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Arizona Court of Appeals: Medical Weed Patients Cannot Sell to Other Patients

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Posted by Miriam Sakis on 12/09/2016 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Thank you for your continuing support of your constituency Steve. The Trump Trainers can please
Remember this is Tucson and follow their own advice If they don't like that fact!

Posted by Mariyah BintHoras on 12/09/2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

All this disagreement seems pretty intense to me.

Is it possible that we are ABLE TO DISAGREE because we have assumed some rights to do so in our country?

Does that mean they can NOT BE abridged, or taken away? But THAT is off the subject. The subject seems to be that someone has had the gumption to stand up and say that each and every human life is IMPORTANT and deserving of preservation and encouragement to achieve as fully as possible !

That is such a contrary view that it makes some feel threatened and afraid !

I wonder WHY?


Larry Schnebly, Tucson.

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Posted by larschneb on 12/09/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Debbie L. Police and Fire are covered by the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Its a state wide plan and is run by the State-not the City. So, no, that is not exactly what Tucson is doing.

Posted by retrorv on 12/09/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Danehy

It reads like Breitbart has taken something away from those that consider themselves mainstream. Or did their favoritism and agenda driven laziness cause them to give it away?

Bot four fraudulent votes in the country? Please you are embarrasing yourself. Give the judge in Detroit a call.

Let's also consider that competition makes everyone better. Why hasnt it worked the the msm?

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Posted by MSM is a waste of time on 12/09/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

What will Phoenix Union graduates, and other high school graduates, face in their lives after high school?

In a country where the cost of higher education used to be affordable, 300% less 30 years ago than what it is now, costs of college degrees and professional degrees are now sky-high and our children are being asked to mortgage their futures to an extortionate banking system in order to get the degrees that will qualify them to work 60-70-hour a week for forty years or more in professional occupations, where many of them will spend the first 30 years of their careers paying down tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of undismissable student loan debt.

There's a lot of analysis and reporting that needs to be done in the current context, for those who care about getting American legal, economic, and educational systems better aligned with what is JUST. And it's getting to the point where it's not just about what's "just" -- it's about what is functional and sustainable. Sectors that are now barely functional, given the strain they're under, are beginning to break down.

Bitching about Trump's tweets and attending "we're all in this together" safety pin rallies won't get the work that needs to be done, done. Nor will getting lost in Panglossian myths of American exceptionalism get it done.

Even more depressing than where we are as a nation is what people on both sides of the aisle are choosing to say about where we are. The BS we have to listen to in the 24/7 R and D affiliated media circuses bears very little relation to the dangers we actually face.

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Posted by Get Real on 12/09/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Danehy

William Heuisler:

Tin foil hats are on aisle 5. Next to the hemorrhoid cream.

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Posted by Walgreen Employee on 12/09/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tommy. You don't like the system, write your congressman. Never mind. If it don't pertain to Mexico Raul the Fool ain't interested.
1960. The Yankees out score the Pirates 55-26. The Pirates won the series 4 games to 3. Why? Because in the world series first team to win 4 games wins.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/09/2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, ignorance is an excuse we cognoscenti often allow you, but smearing Breitbart et al borders on blasphemy of the lowest kind. Breitbart was Jewish, you know, and you risk charges of Anti-Semitism from the easily offended. My percentages, numbers and even assumptions about Philadelphia in 2008 and 2012 are well-documented, but hastily excused as mistakes and double-counting by the Enquirer in Philly. There is even a well documented prosecution of the Black Panther poll-thugs. Why did you avoid mentioning the successful but fruitless suit against Pima County's billion-dollar fraud called RTA where Election officials admitted using software that "flipped" dozens of Precincts and stole thousands of votes that were opposed to the massive Transportation Authority boondoggle? When you prate about documented vote-fraud in the 2016 election you obviously are unaware that these things take time. Are you ashamed of yourself, or just teasing the pitch-fork hoi polloi?

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Posted by William Heuisler on 12/09/2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, quit feeding the trolls!

Those savage beasts may rise above your wrist while you're doing so and remove your hand!

At the very least, Bill Heuisler may threaten you by mentioning that "you better hope that the two of you don't meet in public".

Ask Ron Barber about that threat.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/09/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

They're okay with that.

They still feel it's a better deal than having a Kenyan Muslim running things.

It's better to get fucked over by their own kind than be tolerant with someone that has darker skin.

That's what it's been about since the first day Obama served office. And they sure weren't gonna let it continue with a bleeder in charge. You know, they...meaning the +2 million less of us and the electoral college.

They are so blinded by hate that they just can't see things for what they are. The bigger of 2 evils won, meaning everyone else will lose. Good job 'Murica!

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Posted by Orange is the New Black on 12/09/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

Our Founding Fathers understood the fundamental importance of Public Education in our Democracy; teaching Citizens to Understand and Respect the Diversity in our Democracy; that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementary/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary.

The Liberal /Progressive interpretation of our Constitution, in my view, does NOT represent any threat to our Democracy. The real threat, as it always has been, is represented by Ultra Conservatives; those who would ignore the First Amendment of our Constitution; using their "Holy Book" and Money, to impose their Religious/Political views on others.

Our Democracy, as is any Democracy, inherently contentious in the competition of Political Ideologies; initially with the Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists; now with, in the main, Democrats vs. Republicans. We have developed, sadly and dangerously, into a "Democracy" that is controlled by powerful Financial Interests Groups that are using their money to "buy" "Politicians" and, as a result, control the electoral process.

The American Voter need to wake up and participate in the electoral process, at all levels of Government; using their notion of what is in the best interests of all US Citizens and their Understanding of our Constitutionally Protected Liberties. We will lose the latter if we do not.

The question is: as a car driving toward a precipice; are we at the fulcrum or have we moved beyond?

Democracy while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. President John Adams

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 12/09/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Danehy

As of December 1st, there have been exactly FOUR documented cases of voter fraud in this year's election. FOUR. In the entire country. One Iowa woman tried to vote for Donald Trump twice. Some guy in Texas (falsely) claimed that he was working security for the Trump campaign by trying to prove that he could vote more than once. A woman tried to use an absentee ballot to cast a vote in the name of her dead husband and a Florida woman who was actually counting absentee ballots was adding votes for a mayoral candidate of her choice. (There is no evidence that she did anything to the Presidential vote, one way or the other.) Obviously, Bill H. and others have been getting fake news from crap websites like WND. I don't get it. Your guy is going to be President. He and his people worked the system to perfection. But there is absolutely no doubt that Hillary Clinton will end up with nearly three million more votes than Donald Trump. She will NOT have a majority, but rather a plurality of roughly 48% to 46%. Those are facts, not Breitbart B.S. Why is it so hard to be a gracious winner?

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Posted by tdanehy on 12/09/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “.Nomads of a Desert City.

I knew Byrdy in Albuquerque NM back in 1998-99 when Donna Rowe was running Youth In Transition. I am currently homeless and much older than Byrdy. I wish her the best and hope she finds her way. I am currently in 12 step recovery, got Two Bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology [to work with YIT before Donna Rowe ("Momma Donna") passed away]. To Byrdy, I would say, remember the good, forgive the bad, and pass on the love Donna gave us all...that is the path laid out before persons like us.

Posted by DC Chappy on 12/09/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

Your man-baby will sell you out.

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Posted by Peabo on 12/09/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

I sure am. The puppet who doesn't have to worry about his gun rights being trampled on, The puppet who is going to enjoy a new robust economy. See Carrier, U.S Steel and the stock market. Chump.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/09/2016 at 9:43 AM

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