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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Zona Politics: Mike Shupe and Shufang Su

That must be strong POT smoked in Tucson. This video is supposed to be posted last Friday.
Zona Politics website doesn't work anymore.

Posted by North of The River on 06/01/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Head Down to Oak Flat for the Weekend: Concert & Advocacy Conference

Illegals are currently removing $30B annually from the US economy and sending it to Mexico.

When will you realize the economic damage being done to our country?

It is some of you folks that are misinformed.

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Posted by David w on 06/01/2015 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Trying to Make Sense of Arizona's Small School Rule

Did this change just happen to coincide with legislators who were involved with some of these charter school operations leaving office? As for the over-broad re-interpretation of the size portion, that's just dumb, but not unexpected in Arizona.

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Posted by Ldonyo on 06/01/2015 at 3:40 PM

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

blissinfinite;

So for me this new ruling puts my caregiver out of business. The Hard to take is when I was a contractor 15 years ago I remodeled the only state operated methadone clinic Downtown by the Museum of Art. I inquired one day what a dose costs RE; $80.00. Is it a dose a day RE; depends on habit. Is this the only one in Tucson RE; no there are 5 this is the one run by the state the others are private. Really $29,000.00 a year that's an average income for Tucson gross to be able to afford it you would have to make $100.000.00 a year . The Manager of the Clinic said the others are private and paid for by insurance. Those clinics are run by a community doctors org. This was 15yrs ago.

So this ruling basically states it's ok to be a heroin addict we can help with that. we will give doctors prescriptions and that will give you some protection with employment and possession. Use cannabis therapy cant afford the outrages taxes poor quality if available drive over town spending time money chasing terpenes that are now gone because of bad storage. Waiting in room with some the stupidest people on the planet hoping to get some quality meds. Or make a call to my caregiver underground it is really my only option. And I am not a addict it is a preference to becoming one

Posted by CarpetBaggers on 06/01/2015 at 3:03 PM

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

blissinfinite;

I don't want to over run this with posts. I appreciate you wanting to look into this and the time. there are two proposals gong forth now I will post the links read and determine for yourself.

MPP's proposal https://www.regulatemarijuanainarizona.org/initiative-text/

Mindful proposition http://azfmr.com/our-initiative/initiative-language-complete/
the difference http://azfmr.com/our-initiative/why-were-different/

Marijuana should be regulated and leave the medical and recreational separated. I know the legalization will become a mutually disagreeable outcome for all. However I have a severe nerve condition I cant walk for very long without my old lady caregiver making me up a mixture of grown by her. I don't have to worry about specials market supply freshness. This will all be gone for me under MPP's. I sit down and discuss with my care giver my symptoms show her my blood work discuss problems sleeping at night. It has been a relief to be off the OXYcotton will be forced to go back if MMP's proposal goes.

Posted by CarpetBaggers on 06/01/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Year's First AzMERIT Test Cheating Story

I'm going to take an alternative view; this school and others might be conducting reviews of previous testing to actually see if there is a problem. I'm not denying a problem, simply offering credit to schools now seeing this behavior is wrong while putting teachers & administrators on notice that ANY problems will be rectified. Conversely, if these ARE audits/reviews I hope the schools will announce the results.....good or bad.

Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 06/01/2015 at 1:42 PM

Re: “The Year's First AzMERIT Test Cheating Story

Brian I find that interesting. Never heard of it in TUSD before... ever. I never heard of one person being fired for anything like that. Whenever I hear of anonymous statements like you just made, I tell people to ignore. It is easy to make things up. I am not saying cheating has never happened but I don't know about it or anyone trying to report it and they 'disappear'. TUSD is not that big nor is Tucson. Interesting how broad, vague statements occur about TUSD that are anonymous and no evidence. Kind of like when Dr. Sanchez was accused many times of abusing funds and when confronted, didn't happen. No evidence or proof....

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Posted by Guardians on 06/01/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Head Down to Oak Flat for the Weekend: Concert & Advocacy Conference

Linda Ray 64,

You are badly misinformed; Mexico is already mining their more significant copper deposits.

Are you suggesting that Arizona does not need jobs or an economic boost. If so, you are misinformed here as well.

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 06/01/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “The Year's First AzMERIT Test Cheating Story

I find it interesting that cheating is only now coming to the surface. When I worked for TUSD everybody knew the administrator was adjusting answers on the aims test, one teacher spoke up and that teacher just disappeared . Everyone that questioned this , has been removed , and no longer works for TUSD. This has been going on for a long time , and still is, so if staff tries to report it , they will lose their jobs. TUSD knows how to dance around the law, so this will continue.

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Posted by Brian Sauber on 06/01/2015 at 1:03 PM

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

Carpetbaggers;
You bring up some interesting angles that I haven't looked into. As with any issue there are many nuances and this is no different. I'll be doing some more research into this. I guess it would just make things easier if it were just decriminalized on that national level.

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Posted by blissinfinite on 06/01/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “The Year's First AzMERIT Test Cheating Story

Sounds like this school had the same demographics as in Georgia. Definitely a pattern.

To make matters worse, for those who were able to read the test because it was permitted with the students they tested, it is a horrible, horrible test because of the directions and the way it was written. So now we not only are judging people or schools on standardized tests, it is on a deplorably bad standardized test.

I know some who reported this to the Dept. of Ed. and it may be why they did not investigate. I think this is a big problem because not only was there cheating but it was a test(possibly/probably) that would be difficult to pass for many. They (the people I talked to) were told by the Dept. of Ed. they were going to throw out some questions. Sounded to me like they needed to throw out the whole test. I can't say that for sure but it doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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Posted by Guardians on 06/01/2015 at 9:56 AM

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

blissinfinite;
I agree and the term"legal" has been and is being misused it is almost a non-defining ambiguous term. This new proposals being put forth are not even close to legalization. What they are is monopolizing market, using civil laws of monetary fines and seizures to fund community policing thus creating policing for profit.

Is this what you call moving on with legalization? Does anyone think this proposition is legalization? I would like the TW to take a poll it would be interesting

The City of Tucson just forgave a huge amount of frivolous civil warrants. With the understanding it was doing more harm limiting already stressed challenged for whatever reason citizens and cost to enforce. But the county now says most of its cost are courts and jail. However they are a state mandated judicial system and restraints follow state mandates they can just forgive. Which is a good reason to try to incorporate the economical parts of the county and have more community relations. As citizens we need to be aware of the limits of policing for profit of paying costs of policing & courts as they put it.

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Posted by CarpetBaggers on 06/01/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Loft Cinema Forced to Pull Team America from July 4th Event

Are you talking about Art Griswold in National Lampoon's "Summer Vacation?" Or was i the Christmas movie.

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Posted by David W on 06/01/2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Head Down to Oak Flat for the Weekend: Concert & Advocacy Conference

So the US should become more foreign dependent? Why hasn't Mexico mined it?

By the way what does our economy need?

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Posted by David W on 06/01/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Head Down to Oak Flat for the Weekend: Concert & Advocacy Conference

@David W. Mexico has lots and lots of rich, untapped copper-mining opportunities. Their economy needs it worse than ours, too.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 06/01/2015 at 9:09 AM

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

I'm all for medical MJ being available to those who need it. Heck, I'm for just legalizing it and being done with this lame prohibition and moving on to other important matters. But this ruling seems pretty common-sense to me and if this is the process that we all have to take to eventually make this common weed legal then so-be-it. It's great it was challenged in the courts, that's what the system is there for, but lets abide by the ruling and move towards just making it legal.

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Posted by blissinfinite on 06/01/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The Loft Cinema Forced to Pull Team America from July 4th Event

Is there a musical about a sniveling cowardly unqualified corporate executive that that hides behind meetings and 'busy work' and can't make a simple decision for fear of not receiving his bonus? There should be because that's pretty much the M.O. in America these days. The same is safe, new is scary and watch that bottom line! Just let them screen the movie. NOTHING bad will happen, jeesh!

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Posted by blissinfinite on 06/01/2015 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Fourth Avenue Deli's Hot Dog Eating Contest Offers $500 for the Victor

You can separate the hot dogs and dip buns in water. But you have to eat both hot dog and bun for it to qualify.

Posted by austincounts on 06/01/2015 at 6:25 AM

Re: “The Fight to Save Oak Flat Comes to Tucson

Here is a link to a photo essay about a protest about McCain's and his betrayal of Arizona at Flake's office in Tucson earlier this year: http://ricardosmall.smugmug.com/PROTEST/Oa…. Both of Arizona's U.S. senators do NOT represent people. They only represent the oligarchy who pays them to. They both should be voted out of office at the earliest possible election.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/01/2015 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Head Down to Oak Flat for the Weekend: Concert & Advocacy Conference

^^^^^^^^^^^ Talk about not getting it. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 06/01/2015 at 6:02 AM

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