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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Tucson Tagging

One thing we CAN do is make a citizens arrest, it ain't gonna be pretty either. You will be detained by any means necessary. I'll have hidden cameras up within the next week. My turn now you POS

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Posted by Bill Wyko on 06/12/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

Just to be clear, Wenona Baldenegro ran in the 2012 CD1 primary, against Kirkpatrick, and lost. She gained 20,000 votes, however, which is an impressive number.

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Posted by Tucson Native on 06/05/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

Disgusting comments from Jim Nintzel, regarding "undependable" Native American voters. Pretty clueless stuff, given that Kirkpatrick, herself, credited Native American voters for her slim victory over Jonathan Paton, in 2012. Many of those Native American voters were greatly inspired by Navajo candidate Wenona Baldenegro's 2012 primary election run, where she gained 20,000 votes (only 4,000 less than Raul Grijalva's CD3-winning total of 24,000).

It sounds as though Nintzel is pre-emptively making excuses for a Kirkpatrick loss, by blaming "undependable" Native American voters. Why are Native Americans "undependable", Jim? Is it because they're lazy brown people? Or are they "undependable" because of reasons like Kirkpatrick's recent vow to fight against the EPA's efforts to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants? It's no surprise that Native Americans might have strong opinions on this, given that they are the ones who are being poisoned by mercury and arsenic emissions from these coal-burning power plants.

At the end of the day, it's clueless, self-appointed "experts" like Nintzel who contribute to minority disengagement from the political process.

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Posted by Tucson Native on 06/05/2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

The things THAT are guaranteed. Massive amounts of money spent. The most and worst in history. Untold inane, lying ads from nebulous organizations, such as People for Responsible Apple Pie Baking, who will claim that Candidate "A" conspired with Islamic Blue Helicopter Nazis and Obama (of course!), to take our guns away, force our children into the Taliban, burn down every Christian church, use contrails to steal our hidden gold, and force us to use streetcars, and live in high rises, while drinking latte in godless coffeehouses. The Koch Brothers will only be God fearing philanthropists, who are trying to save our democracy, by creating 123 dummy organizations to funnel money to "educate and inform" people of the truth. Hang on, you will be so sick of political ads, and signs on every vacant lot, by November, every voter's eyes will be glazed over.

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Posted by Tucson Tommy on 06/05/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Not Up the Creek...Yet

Why no mention of the declining levels of Lake Mead, going down about 20 feet/year. It's at 1087 today, and at 1065, no more power from the dam. At 895, no more water for Tucson. It's 72% of Tucson's supply.


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Posted by Nancy on 06/05/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “The Sisters Who Came to Stay

I bet it would be an interesting study to see how successful the students of this little school are. The ones I still keep in touch with all are doing well. The foundation they gave me has probably been greatly responsible for who and what I am. Thank you sisters

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Posted by Mark Farrier on 06/03/2014 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Summer Survival

Fantastic piece!

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Posted by Sammy on 05/29/2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “King of Belts

What a great article, I remember visiting a girlfriend at her apartment and Reggie was out at the pool working on a belt, and his last match I saw at the TCC against Cowboy Bob Orten, Randy's father. Great memories of wrestlers I knew in Amarillo that wore Reggie's belts.

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 05/29/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “King of Belts

Great story.

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Posted by RDiddy on 05/29/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Summer Survival

You forgot to mention bowling centers which offer air conditioning, food, drink and fun!!

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Posted by Ian Grossman on 05/28/2014 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Summer Survival

You forgot to mention bowling centers which have air conditioning, food, drink and fun.

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Posted by Ian Grossman on 05/28/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Meet Vernon Walker, GOP City Council candidate

Fuhhhh, this is my current landlord. I knew he was crazy when I talked to him, now there's just proof. I hope he doesn't try to pull these stunts when I move out.

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Posted by jesse on 05/28/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Defending the Innocent

Very, very, very, very rare that a trojan, virus or other malware would download child pornography. I have done many cases and have never once seen this nor heard of it happening in any computer forensic circle I am associated with. Could it happen? Yes. Is it likely? No. To the greater point, I do think we have to be very careful in prosecuting these cases. I have seen some parents suddenly get pissed about the guy their minor daughter is dating, they know he is 18, 19, 20 and find out their daughter sent him a nude photo.....then the guy gets busted and charged with child pornography and labeled as a sex offender for the rest of his life. This is absurd and it ruins people's lives. We should be ashamed that we allow such things to happen and we should demand our legislators change these laws. Much more discretion is needed by judges so that they can identify something like this and make sure the right thing is done and not some arbitrary mandatory sentence applied. We also need to keep an eye on rogue prosecutors that want to make a name for themselves and run for political office. This goes beyond CP cases.

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Posted by InReality01 on 05/28/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Summer Survival

I am actually a "sunbird" opposite of a snowbird. My husband and I stay in Tucson for about 3 weeks in June on property we own. After cold, snowy, icy weather in the northern plain states and wind-chills below zero during the winter months we thrive in the summer heat of Tucson. Can't wait to get there next week.

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Posted by doggirl on 05/26/2014 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Summer Survival

Then was was 1960 so dang hot?

The hottest day of 1960 was June 19, with a high temperature of 107°F. For reference, on that day the average high temperature is 101°F and the high temperature exceeds 106°F only one day in ten. The hottest month of 1960 was June with an average daily high temperature of 99°F.

Relative to the average, the hottest day was April 10. The high temperature that day was 93°F, compared to the average of 80°F, a difference of 13°F. In relative terms the warmest month was March, with an average high temperature of 76°F, compared to an typical value of 74°F.

The longest warm spell was from December 17 to December 29, constituting 13 consecutive days with warmer than average high temperatures. The month of September had the largest fraction of warmer than average days with 70% days with higher than average high temperatures.

Never forget that when Columbus wanted to sail around the world, the best and brightest scientists told him it would never work. The earth was flat, they said.

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Posted by Rat T on 05/23/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Summer Survival

True. And water in the Santa Cruz. My mom said that even when there wasn't water flowing, when she was a kid, she'd dig a little bit in the wash and there would be water.

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Posted by Aztlán Mari on 05/22/2014 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Summer Survival

tucson was probably just a little cooler back in the '50s, just due to less paved surfaces, and less heat island effects.

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Posted by plug1 on 05/22/2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Not Up the Creek...Yet

Actually, just because a golf course is equipped to use reclaimed water, this does not mean that the supply of reclaimed water matches demand. Most summer months most golf courses need supplemental supplies.

Posted by maps on 05/21/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The Battle for a Solar Arizona

I am a Solar Sales Representative . My opinions will be bias , I promise. I don't like APS .
I don't like many of the power companies throughout the nation . I first worked in California side by side the giant "PG&E" and let me tell ya , "APS" makes them look like saints. The thing that really ticks me off with APS is how deceptive they are with their rate plans and charges. Don't use power between noon- 7pm , are you kidding me ? they charge nearly 5 times the price "on peak hours" as they do "off peak hours". Also , the 15 other charges besides the KWH s that I pay on my bill . I just moved to Arizona so I'm experiencing first hand the wrath of APS. Yes I'm here to stay for the long run . There is an energy revolution Happening right now as we speak , and I will be the guy that looks back and is able to say I was apart of that movement. The movement that ended many greedy monopolies and ultimately made the world environmentally and economically a better place for all of us.

Posted by Solar Sales Manager on 05/16/2014 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Fighting for Mom

I still cannot believe this happened to her. I was in PCSO with Pamela. She came in the same night I did. I remember I had been in holding I don't know how long since the flouresent lights are on, and no one will tell you what time it is. It was my first time in jail. I ended up spending a month in there for a traffic ticket. I have extreme anxiety/depression. And I'm still to this day so thankful that she was there for me. Like a mother bird kind of. I was having panic attacks, then she came in (and saved me from myself). When you have anxiety it's a feeling of imminent doom. She made an impression on me, and my anxiety. Like she saved my life. For that next month (we didn't know how long we were going to be in there), we helped each other. She taught me the glory of meditation. And I would not have been well in there without her. I still practice mediation. She did not deserve any of this. Thank you Pamela for taking careof me! -Ashley.A

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Posted by avendano09 on 05/16/2014 at 7:07 AM

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