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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Guest Commentary

Re: “Guest Commentary

I am currently advised to form a group of Tucson Southside Community members and residents to demand Air Force Plant 44 Raytheon, To pay more money to victims of pollutants/contaminants released in the Tucson International Airport Area since 1981. including trichloroethylene ("TCE") in 2004 a release of 1,4- Dioxin and Chromium 6, including Chloroform, Benzene was detected in the Water Supply including City of Tucson Water Supply. In 2007, an Administrative Order was entered and Environmental Protection Agency with the Order Compels the Respondent AFP44 to conduct measures to abate the threat to public health presented by the past and present contaminations from the Air Force Plant 44 , Located in Tucson Arizona , The Administration Order performing the response action describe as the scope of work (SOW), incorporated in the appendix A. in the Order. since prior activities and projects to cleanup these pollutants has failed and have not been containable, an Advanced Oxidation Process treatment system to treat TCE , DX currently April 2, 2015. Is the milestone date on the Advance Oxidation Treatment update. It really is a disappointment to me that the community gave up and I understand I get it I to gave up when my daughter passed away in 2007. from Lupus and Permanent Kidney damage she was only 20. and when my youngest was told by her Renal Doctor she was at her end stage and she would die in three Mouths , Thank the one who was and is to come the one who lives in us than he who is of the world the man up stairs she is in remission since her chemo treatment in 2014, I to gave up when my grand daughter was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome with no chance of change she is only 6 years old, It just really hurts that Tucson Arizona hates our children and we let them we even assist them " HOW" by sitting around waiting for the next door neighbor to do something about it. If you have a comment please by all means share I have been working even 14-15 hours a day for a year now it kept me motivated to keep on pressing every time I said JESUS especially when I had to read my daughters Autopsy Report I was not to smart academically I thought unremarkable meant she was healthy and had an unremarkable heart , till I read the definition of the word on the medical encyclopedia. my daughter heart exploited and she died at home it was the most traumatic thing I had ever encountered soon after her death I forgot how to read I was dead in spirit until I hit bottom and a wonderful man they call GOD redeemed me and turned my ashes into beauty, it is no lie when you take it to the source he restores you and no kidding he is truly the Son of God. and he lives and raises us up from the dead just as he did Lazarus I pray that I will not ever deny him three times despite how hard the storms are and how big the giant is I hope I do not leave my home without the armor of God, and the extra stones in my pocket. this is not a comment this is an inspirational true story and I hope if you just happen to read this that you will get out of the comfort zone and get involved in making a difference in this thriving community. I am hopeful GOD will draw me to the group he has for me and my family as well as the afflicted children.

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Posted by Linda Robles on 04/02/2015 at 6:31 PM

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Come to the Reclaim Earth Day for Earth and all Living Beings booth at the Earth Day event on April 18, 9-2 at Reid Park

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Posted by vllynns on 04/02/2015 at 6:13 PM

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Excellent article. All but for the same omission every individual and 'environmental' group makes when talking about climate change. All ignore the elephant in the room: livestock raising. Not one word about animal agriculture. Not one word about factory farms. And yet they are the single most responsible party for the emission of greenhouse gasses - more than all the cars, trucks, buses, airplanes and ships together in the world combined. More than all the jet fuel you, James Jordan, are talking about.

Yes, Confined Animal Feeding Operations produce 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gasses according to the United Nations. World Watch in Washington, DC states the true figure is a staggering 51 percent.

Yes, James Jordan: "We need to stop playing games with the issue of climate change. The situation is deadly serious." But I can't take you seriously until you face up to the meat industry.

Apparently you not afraid of Raytheon and Materion. But why then do you fear Cargill, Tyson Foods, and Smithfield Foods? There are 32 meat packing plants in Arizona. There are 63 beef cattle feedlots in Arizona. There are 920,000 cows in Arizona, all farting and shitting. That's where the greenhouse gas methane comes from and methane is up to 100 more potent than C02.

"We are at such a dire point in our natural history that we have no choice but to pursue radical (as in getting to the root of the problem) solutions, or we are going to lose everything. There is no time left for half measures and false solutions."

We have no choice than to pursue the radical solution of veganism.

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Posted by Gene Gordon on 04/02/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

System change is needed and the first system that should be changed is our monetary system. Present U.S. monetary system is used by threat of force from the U.S. military across the globe. In this system almost the entirety of what we use for money is created by banks when they make loans. As the loans are paid off the money is extinguished on the banks books and no longer exists. The banks are allowed to charge and keep interest and fees for money that they have created. Since only the principal amount of the loan is created as money and nothing is created for the interest and fees that also must be repaid, it is a system designed to put and keep us all in debt. At this it is succeeding very well.

Since the banks create the money, they get to make the decision on that for which it is to be used. Understandably environmental uses are behind whatever is last on the list. Money creation should be done debt-free by our federal government. Money would then be spent not loaned into existence for the actual things that people value -- clean air, clean water, clean renewable sustainable energy, a real healthcare plan, rebuilding our broken infrastructure, etc.

Linking Social Justice to Monetary Reform explains it all.

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Posted by Nick Egnatz on 04/02/2015 at 4:11 PM

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Looks like we have stopped talking about the science. take another bong hit everybody....

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Posted by Rat T on 04/02/2015 at 9:51 AM

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C'mon. This is America. Of course Raytheon and Rosemont are bankrolling the parade. Money is the state religion. Who's gonna pay for the cops? The toilets? Not the Sierra Club, they're volunteers.

Besides, if we all just get a Prius instead of a Hummer, it will all be rainbows and unicorns, right? Everyone knows gas loses it's carbon when you put it in a prius; the hybrid synergy drive catalyses it into dihydrogen oxide, and it neutralizes the effects of gluten and high-fructose corn syrup as a nice bonus! I'm trying to buy rights to the chimney output of the cement plant up in Marana to boot - a real goldmine (why aren't they also on the earth day board anyway?)...

All those cauldrons of methane boiling off in the arctic ocean and Yamal are sure to replace fracking and lead to our clean energy promised land. It's different this time. Jobs for everyone!!!

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Posted by desertrat on 04/02/2015 at 9:46 AM

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He teach me some examples of the esoteric principles he learned from Professor Okazaki: the way of gentle teach ness; the perfection and the foundation of the martial arts in the forms and techniques; honor for parents; respect for tradition; and the most important thing in the martial arts, how to be humble, in my opinion was the hardest thing to learn

Posted by koshoryu on 03/20/2015 at 9:00 AM

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I think was an honor to meet Dai Shihan Joseph Holck, He teach me some examples of the esoteric principles he learned from Professor Okazaki: the way of gentle teach ness; the perfection and the foundation of the martial arts in the forms and techniques; honor for parents; respect for tradition; and the most important part to learn how to be humble.

Posted by koshoryu on 03/20/2015 at 8:55 AM

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Water Main Break

There are a great deal of political issues in Tucson, AZ .However as the pumps keep pumping we must stay focused on agenda, My agenda is on the water quality since Tucson Southside sits on a super fund site, for those of you who do not know what that is, I will explain it to you in simple words, The South Side Tucson International Airport area has been under Construction since the 1982 T.C.E. a contamination afflicting thousands and killing many of our loved ones this legal issue concluded in a Settlement Agreement Plaintiffs of 1,600 home owners in the community against the City of Tucson a municipal corporation and Tucson Airport Authority a non profit corporation, on 3/16/2015 after a study I have worked on for the past year putting in 19 hours a day and no weekends off I became more determined to keep the study and attend UCAB meetings at the El Pueblo neighborhood center every 2 months throughout the year. I had no clue what I was about to hear in a meeting room full of the responsible people who caused this horrific nightmare the Tucson International Airport , Superfund Site , Air Force Plant 44 Raytheon, The site 2002, also detected 1,4-dioxane, Hexavalent Chromium, including T.C.E. Trichloroethylene a manmade solvent known to cause cancer and neurological damage , many who have not done the study would never know how serious this issue is, recently I have been assisted by Environmental Justice Mr. Stephen Lester, who I have the pleasure meeting and working closely with, in Falls Church, VA. I will be at the Valencia Library the so Mothers Safe Water Force will hope to see you all come out and empower the community since it is there Tax Payer dollars, that are paying the clean up cost as well punitive damages with our children, grand children, and our next generation,
The potential "AT RISK " population in memory of my daughter who died of many cancers due to these senseless acts. including Lupus and Kidney failure My name is Linda I will be starting the introduction at 1:00pm on Saturday March 21, 2015 the 8th year anniversary of my daughters passing .

Linda Robles
mothers safe water force
Valencia Library
202 W. Valencia Rd.
(520) 294 -5390

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Posted by Linda Robles on 03/17/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Food City: A Valentine

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Posted by on 02/19/2015 at 2:24 PM

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This was so much fun to read! I wish I was on the Mexican food aisle at Food City right now.

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Posted by beetlebin on 02/16/2015 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Food City: A Valentine

All of that is so true, I am so half that others feel the same sentiment.

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Posted by Hechoentucson on 02/14/2015 at 2:27 PM

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All of that is so true, I am so half that others feel the same sentiment.

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Posted by Hechoentucson on 02/14/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Food City: A Valentine


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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 02/14/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Open Letter to Governor Doug Ducey Regarding Civics Testing

Most women can do more than just iron. I bet she already knows how.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/04/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Open Letter to Governor Doug Ducey Regarding Civics Testing

Stephanie needs to learn about irony.

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Posted by Lrhfe on 02/04/2015 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Open Letter to Governor Doug Ducey Regarding Civics Testing

You want adults to take the same test high school students take? That is outrageously stupid. A person's ability to do their job is not measured by silly exams. This article lacks a basic measure of intelligence I would expect from somone that calls themselves a writer.

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Posted by Stephanie Wells on 02/03/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Open Letter to Governor Doug Ducey Regarding Civics Testing

This civics law smacks of the Jim Crow Jelly Bean Test, am sure those who liked that law will love this one to! I see the same party who adopted all them angry Dixiecrats back in 1960's are behind this law so no surprise to me!

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Posted by Ralph Hill 1 on 02/01/2015 at 10:38 AM

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One solution is the Boy Scouts, having 3 citizenship merit badges, my son, an Eagle Scout, got a 100% on the citizenship quiz of 100 questions at his high school which gave the test. So rather than stressing over passing the test, have your sons join Boy Scouts,

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Posted by WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED on 01/31/2015 at 7:30 PM

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Mike, why use a dog whistle approach to your requirements? At least have the fortitude to say what you mean - that you only want white people working for the state. It has been proven these "achievement" tests are worded for and geared mainly to restrict members of minority populations from education and the general workforce. Why don't you instead work to get all school districts and schools on a level playing field by providing funds and materials equally throughout the state?

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Posted by icecld2 on 01/30/2015 at 4:12 PM

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