I was in the midst of putting together some fundraising projects that would benefit Wingspan — and will again once the dust has settled and it is again obvious what projects are going forward. Serving the youth and the domestic violence in our community is so very important. I hope that the Board rises above this fray and acts for the good and needs of the community and not just insulate from the issues brought forward by this incident.
It is amazing that you allow Jeff Rogers to address the issue of water in Green Valley/Sahuarita, something he obviously knows nothing about. He states that a pipeline built by FICO will save the aquifer but a pipeline built by Community Water Company will do nothing to improve it. Does this make sense to anyone? He also states that the FICO pipeline will allow them to "cease altogether" groundwater pumping, a claim that cannot be substantiated.
What he is saying is a 36" FICO pipeline will allow them to discontinue their pumping of between 25,000 and 30,000 acre feet of groundwater annually but that an identical 36" Community Water pipeline will do "nothing to improve the aquifer". This is pure nonsense.
Rogers opposes Rosemont Copper, I get that, but the City of Tucson not allowing Community Water Co. a temporary connection (upon completion of a new Pima Mine Rd. bridge over the Santa Cruz the pipeline will be extended back to the CAP terminus at I-19) to their jointly owned CAP/Tucson Water pipeline will not stop Rosemont Copper permitting, it will only deny the Green Valley/Sahuarita from addressing it's overdraft issues in the near term. And remember, while Rosemont Copper has a permit to pump up to 6,000 acre feet annually, FICO has been pumping in excess of 25,000 acre feet annually for decades.
Get your facts straight Mr. Rogers.
Come on David Mendez, if this is entertaining, it does not say much for those enjoying watching this couple have a meltdown and lose their business. And we wonder why our children bully others? I have been to their restaurant based on a review from Check Please, and the food was fine as was the pastry. I don't know how anyone at this point can determine fairly was is fact or fallacy. Why don't you stick with Restaurants that are in Tucson, but better yet, with matters that really matter in the grand scheme of life.
Kathy Parker, Fountain Hills, Arizona
I don't think it's her tumblr, but it is pretty entertaining regardless.
Are you sure this isn't a documentary about the Tea Party?
I have a more extensive vocabulary than most of the people I have ever met or spoken to. I maintained a 4.0 in college and was a fucking English tutor for fucks sake. When people say that swearing is a sign of a lack of language skills it makes me only want to break out the large and even archaic
words in my English arsenal and enhance them with a fuck of some sort. To these weak minded fools I shall say merely this, go fuck yourselves.
I'm 12. What is this?
We are done with Chili's. It has lost its appeal from a time when service was prompt and the food was hot. Our server apologized from not having the food we ordered (they were out of stock) to having to wait for them to find green peppers for our fajita, then not bringing any out. Rice and broccili cold, steak not even close to being the right temperature. It wasn't even busy, so running out of food, slow apologetic service, and undercooked cold food is inexcusable. Chili's best days are very much behind them
First good to see main stream . I to stay away from the ADDs website.
@ Thomas who died and made you boss? I know a lot of DDers who have straps and flogers. What works for one don't work for others. Also stores don't sale arnica cream they sale arnica jell which is not the something.
the worst? more like best damn show that will ever be on tv lol.
this is the only humor that makes me laugh anymore all other comedy is boring
after you've witnessed ringos genius humor
Hitler goes to Amy Baking Company! http://youtu.be/vLUiy0-JYow
Do people understand that in pre-IGRA Cabazon, the fed ruled that Indians retained (they didn't "win") their right to conduct poker and bingo games and that they don't need to abide by state laws except for hours and wager limits? How, pre-IGRA, can the federal government, express that their wards have this liberty but that non-Indians do not? Answer: they didn't. It's just never been tested. Lots came out of Cabazon, lots of regulations in IGRA, new federal commissions, more BIA power, more Indian "sovereignty", and lots of case law. Case after case in state after state non-Indian citizens have sought the same equal protection of the law in the case of Class III gaming (slot machines at race tracks, for example). These efforts fall flat because of the principle "government-to-government" relationship that exists between the State and the tribes seeking lucrative Class III gaming compacts as authorized by Congress through IGRA. But this government-to-government relationship concept was hatched "post-Cabazon". Sure, there is a government-to-government relationship between the feds and the tribes too, one more closely tied than the gaming that binds states and tribes. But the tribal relationship is sub-sovereign to the United States Congress, and the Cabazon relationship was that of guardian-to-ward more so than that of fed to tribe. Just look at how "dad" let slide the obvious OCCA and RICO infractions pre-IGRA, and how papa Sam just told the State of California not to worry about the application of federal laws. This is the federal government working against its own states and citizenry to favor the rights of indians to promote gambling. Syndicate. Cabal. Fed. Impressment.
But in Arizona and other states similarly situated, the exclusive grant of Class II professional poker without a shred of doubt infringes on my rights as a US Citizen and proud Arizonan to demand equal protection of the law and operate my own professional (with a compensated dealer, and in a commercial operation) poker room outside of Indian Country.
I agree with Kentop though. People should research and investigate and form their own opinions about what is going on and why in the Arizona Poker War. The Indians already fought it and won, and it took 'em 18 years. Off-rez cardrooms are now in their 8th year of open, public "storefront" locations. 50 have come and gone that I'm aware of, and about 20 are operating in the Valley of the Sun today.
The NIGC was created by Congress to keep it's BIA crime syndicate in check with some of the fastest regulations Congress every passed after Cabazon. Prior to IGRA, which created the NIGC under the Interior Department in 1987, the illicit BIA cabal was in the habit of approving unlawful gambling contracts between BIA tribes and non-Indian parties. A syndicate can be defined as a loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities. A cabal can be defined as conspiratorial group of plotters or intriguers. The BIA was born as a political quid-pro quo and without Congressional consent. It was later empowered by Jackson in his 1831 insurgency over Cherokee vs. Georgia and the illegal Indian Removal Act. I'm not sure how you can not consider the NIGC as part of the federal criminal cabal/syndicate that has continued impressments of their wards and pupilage (some say slaves) to provide outlawed gambling that we don't want in our own backyards. I think I'll go have a diet coke now and play some online poker.
This is internet GOLD. Watch as Ringo becomes successful.
And Kentop, let's not blur the line too much between "gambling" playing Class II games like bingo or poker versus gambling playing Class III games like slots, blackjack, and the lottery.
The problem I have with poker in Arizona is that the Governor signed away the rights and liberties of every citizen to conduct professional card games in their home or business and just handed it to the 22 tribes (17 of which have signed the conspiratorial Poker Memorandum of Understanding). Would you believe me if I told you that California's 88 cardrooms generated $880 million is state revenue last year? That's $10M in taxable revenue per cardroom!
Do you think that the Compacts and the Poker MoUs generate $200,000 per year for the Arizona Benefits Fund, or $20M of the $90M slush fund that the ADoG administers? Don't you think we would need to know that information in order to judge the benefit, or detriment, to the State and its citizens thanks to the Poker MoU exclusivity for the tribes?
Would you believe me if I told you that not even the Governor, who signed the illicit Poker MoU with the director of the ADoG and a tribal representative, doesn't even get to know how much benefit the State gets by allowing a legal monopoly on the international sport of poker to only be played in BIA Indian Country?
If we are going to worry about infiltration of organized crime, look up the OCCA and RICO and can someone please tell me how the heck CA vs. Cabazon in 1987 managed to rule that tribes retained their right to high stakes poker, with the federal court even acknowledging OCCA and RICO laws that prohibit it by telling the State to mind it's own business about the application and process of federal laws?
And like crazy Judge and convict-at-large Lee, don't even get me started on the other atrocities that the BIA has visited upon our native american domestic dependent nations with faux-sovereignty. You can't have a state within a state. You can't have a country within a state either. It's unconstitutional. The first thing the Indians gave up when they touched the pen was their sovereignty, and they gave it to the president, who later gave it to Congress.
This fit is shucked up. But what can we do?
We need a civil and social association of adults with common interests in a primary mission to create awareness, educate, and enact change in public policies regarding the international sport of poker in Arizona, as well as nationally address the genocidal policies and continued violation of constitutional trust responsibilities and impressments of our Native American brothers and sisters through unconstitutional gaming Compacts, by the continued exploitation of this most impoverished, invisible group of Americans for the past several centuries.
Disregard Kentop's hyperbole about the NIGC having no teeth. Look no further for their pearly whites than here: http://www.nigc.gov/Portals/0/NIGC%20Uploa…
In this document, the NIGC stepped out of it's role as a regulator and into the role of promoter of Indian gaming when it went heads-up against the Attorney General of the State of Arizona's earlier formal opinion on tribal cardrooms, the latter of which came at the request of the director of the "Arizona" department of gaming that was trying to shut down the BIA cardrooms.
So I wanted to take my husband out to the new Proper for his birthday this Tuesday. I called for a reservation and was told they only take reservations for 6 or more people, but not to worry, the wait is generally only 45 minutes to an hour. Guess I will have to find 4 more people if I want to check this place out, meanwhile we're going to Feast instead.
This review is right that the movie sizzles most when Gosling is on screen. Unfortunately, he's not on screen for all that long. I kept hoping and even assuming that he would come back as a ghost.
PVK is right. You can be driving under the influence with a .06 BAC. Journalists must get this straight.
The .08 "limit" is nothing more than the level at which intoxication is legally presumed. A cop does not have to provide any evidence other than the lawfully-obtained .08 reading to establish the legal presumption of drunken driving. This presumption can be rebutted (faulty equipment, etc.)
It is just flat incorrect to say there is a .08 legal limit for BAC.
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