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Re: “Out of the Way

2nd poorest state in the nation under Republican rule for decades - this is what you get: Extreme poverty

19 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Alexandra on 05/26/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

We can all see what it is like to live in the 6th most impoverished city in America. One side says let's do more to help the poor and the homeless by giving them more to keep them poor. The other side says let's build our economy and create jobs so we aren't so poor. We need both. There are some that will always be poor either by their lifestyle choices, disability or misfortune. But, we can have less poor people if we were a business friendly, job creating city (that is starting to happen). So we need to meet the needs of the chronic poor with food, clothing and housing and help those that can become productive do so.

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Doug Martin on 05/26/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

No Wrong Again, you're the only one that's proud of it. You're the only troll who mentions this in every other comment they post.

It's really time for you to start typing something new. The 5th poorest city, evil liberals and raping of illegals nonsense got old after the first 10 times you posted it.

Please, please, please just go away.

20 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 05/26/2016 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Costly Care

Here's an idea: raise your own children.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 05/26/2016 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

5th poorest city in America under liberal rule for decades. White Guilt so thick that we treasure the 'memorials' on every corner to remind us, and DAMN proud of it!

10 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 05/26/2016 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Freedom From Regulation?

This is what the students are saying (from an e-mail):

"The Kochs aren't Libertarians. But basically anti-Koch=pro-fascist. The Kochs joined Libertarians in the 70's advocating for LGBT, unions free of government restrictions, the right to sue for pollution damages, exposing the global cooling orthodoxy (which is now the global warming one), and successfully fighting left and right totalitarians--all of which their present pseudo-progressive opponents then opposed.

They now fund the idea that if pro-market people are expected to fund colleges, the least colleges can do is not use the money to attack them and give them a fair hearing, typically in comparative philosophy courses. Thus the Kochs are the largest indirect corporate funders of the study of both John Locke--and Karl Marx. Horrors!"

For info on world Libertarianism, GOOGLE Libertarian International Organization

Posted by Kennon Gilson on 05/25/2016 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Forced Submission

According to her conviction criteria George Bush should also be in federal prison, he made claims along with Dick Cheney that Iraq intended to nuke us with weapons of mass destruction, he terrorized us with his lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which turned out to be another of his filthy lies. This country and it's terrorist act are exactly the same as what we were told the old Soviet Union was doing to its citizens! This censorship of speech is intended to instill fear , a prelude to thought crimes whereby you could be imprisoned for thinking a potentially "threatening" idea. We are fast becoming a Joe McCarthy gulag, a nation of coward candy asses! forced into correct political behavior.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Brown 2 on 05/19/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Median Alert

Living on the northwest side of town as a single young female, it's overwhelming when the panhandlers are literally on every block and they stare at you expecting help. Granted I'm not a paycheck away from being homeless, but the struggle is real, we are all struggling making ends meet, barely providing food on the table. I work hard for my paycheck and I'm still living pay check by pay check. It does bring a concern when there is a recent murder that just happened on oracle and rudasil, not saying they are all bad but again they are in my neighborhood and its worrisome because you don't know their health issues or whether they have psychological issues. It's upsetting that these folks don't have a place to live, arizona needs a better plan and more funds to resolve this, who has additional money to provide? I don't unfortunately. What about our school district? The future of Tucson? We need a better education system so these student don't drop out and begin living on the street? The panhandlers ARE destroying our dessert by polluting it with their trash. When you want to provide food and water some get upset because they want money, this has happened to me, and I refuse to give into their bad habits. You don't know who is really struggling and who is going to buy alcohol and drugs with the money you provide. Arizona needs a program to provide shelter and jobs these men and women can work for, we all have to work to become successful it's only fair for us who work hard and get an inch ahead. Why doesn't Arizona fund a program where these people can help clean our land, rebuild old apartments or buildings for homeless shelters, assist in recycling and composting, assist in setting up solar panels around town, Painting/clearing graffiti, or help fix our roads? I rather pay an extra 10 cents on state taxes for some sort of program that can help ALL panhandlers and not the ones who are sitting on an ice chest asking for money and food.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by tucsongirl on 05/07/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Median Alert

How do the panhandlers pay taxes and give back to the community that supports them? I've also seen some holding stolen commercial signs backwards if you happen to get a glance of the backside of the sign they're holding which means they're stealing from local small businesses to a certain degree.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by tucsonlula on 05/07/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Bigger Beast

Their own organization? A direct line and connection to the UA president via the Diversity Task Force? News paper articles? I think it is a stretch to call these kids marginalized. We live in a democracy and there is room for everyone who wants a place at the table.

Their ability to organize, get special help from the University and media attention is awesome! Our country kicks ass and it is nice that we have paths and opportunities for everyone.

I just wish they would stop calling themselves marginalized and start calling themselves empowered. The only marginalized students at the UA are those who are not involved in their campus community.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 05/07/2016 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Median Alert

I have seen the emergency room and she is correct. You will wait 4-6 hours for help.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick "Rocket" Edelman on 05/06/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Median Alert

Its not a question of pan handling-its the desire to get these people out of sight. Then they don't have to think about them. And Julie Heston-what an awful thing to say.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 05/06/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “See You Later, Susan

Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lee Levin on 05/05/2016 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Bigger Beast

Good morning America! What shall we be offended by today?

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bababooey on 05/05/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Median Alert

It's a real problem because there are the homeless who are really in need of help and then there are the scammers who stand on the same corner every weekend reading from their Kindle. Sabino Canyon intersections beginning at Tanque Verde are a regular route. It's not true that there is no place to go. Gospel Mission is only one example. Salvation Army is another. If they need food and the shelters are full, they can get food assistance at Community Food Bank. If they are mentally ill, and a vet, they need to be taken to the VA. I'm not without sympathy and I think half of America or more is one paycheck away from being homeless, but we need to address the reason they are there, not just randomly patch the problem. We happen to live in a climate that attracts people in winter. When they were allowed to live in tents downtown they became belligerent and threatening and left an unholy mess that became a health threat to everyone. It's not a balanced problem vs balanced solution and I don't have the answers but when I gave money to a man who "just needed bus fare to get him to the welfare office," I watched as he pulled the same scam up and down the street and never got on that bus. According to a law passed by Reagan, emergency rooms must treat everyone who comes through the doors, legal or illegal. If you don't like the law, write to congress. If they are vets, the VA must treat them. If they are looking for money for alcohol or drugs, no one can help them unless they are willing to help themselves.

17 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 05/05/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Median Alert

1- Are You Feeding The Homeless? Or, Are you feeding the Addiction?

2 - Where Are The Families Of The Homeless?

3 - Did Jesus say, "Feed the Poor"? Or, did Jesus say, "Feed the Addiction"?

4 - Long term plan to "Break the Addiction", Use Bread crumbs

5 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Philip Chin on 05/05/2016 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Median Alert

rockerc: If there were only a paycheck away, where are the families and friends of the Homeless? Or should we believe every Out of Luck story we hear from the homeless as 100% accurate?

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Philip Chin on 05/05/2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Median Alert

Someone needing medical attention should have been taken to a hospital emergency room. They would have to wait in line behind illegals but hopefully they would be seen.

12 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by Julie Heston on 05/05/2016 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Death of an Agent

my assistant needed to fill out a form a few days ago and was told about a web service that has a ton of fillable forms . If others need it as well , here's

Posted by Micha Block on 05/05/2016 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Median Alert

"only a paycheck away" is right for many people. Sweeping these unfortunates under the carpet is no solution. My wife and I tried to help a couple of people recently when the male of the couple was carrying his unconscious partner across the road back to where they were living rough. We asked if we could take them somewhere as the woman obviously needed medical attention, but he said there was nowhere they could go. When I later reached out to several shelters and welfare concerns to ask what could be done in such cases, I received not a single reply. When a supposed civilized society cannot even look after the unfortunates at the bottom of the pile, we are no longer civilized. There are many wonderful people who give their all to help these people, let's help them instead of pretending this problem does not exist.

29 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rockerc on 05/05/2016 at 4:41 AM

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