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Re: “A New Billy the Kid?

Oh, my god! Please! Can we give it a rest? So much of this is nothing but unadulterated trash. I couldn't stomach past the part about 'The Kid' shooting "Windy" Cahill. That was so long ago debunked and yet it still keeps making the rounds. Ah! But you'll buy hook, line, and stinker of the preposterous tale of Billy living to old age! Oh, yeh. And the "Wanted" poster? It's also a total fake. Didn't show up until sometime in the 1940's, I believe. (They wanted that poor kid then? Still?)

Truth is, Billy was killed at the age of around 19 - far from the 21 years claimed by Pat Garrett, who knew little about Billy other than what he was told by Billy, himself.
The truth is, Billy was considered quite a handsome young man by those who knew him - and even those who didn't like him more often than not would grudgingly admit he was a good looking kid.
Truth is, most of what is 'thought to be true' about Billy comes from a book ghost written by one hack journalist by the name of Ash Upson for Pat Garrett. Garrett had delusions of grandeur and aspirations of becoming the first Governor of New Mexico when it became a state.
Truth is, Garrett tore up the coroner's death certificate and dictated one declaring Billy to be 21 years old and shot in the chest, not in the back. (It wouldn't look good for a man wanting to be governor to shoot a nineteen year old kid in the back now, would it?)
Oh, yeh. Another bit of truth. Pat Garrett and Billy were not really friends. They played cards together. In fact, the first time they played, Billy was probably 14, and he strolled into the bar where Garrett worked. Garrett figured to take the kid's money and send him on his way. "The Kid" took Pat's money, instead. And Garrett held a grudge against him ever after for embarrassing him in his own saloon, though they did play often after and, reports have it that Garrett, once he learned not to underestimate the kid, held his own... more or less.

Truth is, this bit of tripe is so full of inaccuracies and outright falsehoods that it should have a warning label notifying any readers that it is pure fiction.

Truth is, it appears the "author", Mr. Leo Banks, obviously failed to do ANY fact checking before he hit his button.
Truth is... there is very little truth in this piece.

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Posted by TheWordsmith on 01/17/2015 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Confessions of an eBay opium addict

Great, relateable story, and AMAZING writing!

Posted by Janine Fowler on 01/17/2015 at 2:17 AM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

We will still to gleaning the backyard bounty and work to educate Pima county on how to use more from the edible trees that abound thriving on our precious water resources while we lower our carbon footprint. Other groups concentrate on the grocery stores but we are considering collaborative efforts with CompostCats where we can redistribute the edibles while they continue to compost com post ables. We even donate to the food insecure students via the UofA food pantry. We also donate to schools and starting today to the CFBSA snack packs program via St. Francis in the Foothills UMC.

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Posted by Barbara Eiswerth on 01/13/2015 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

Yes i think there's a really high probability that i know were this site is located. I must go again and make sure.

Posted by unknownwarrior86 on 01/12/2015 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

This is wonderful, thanks for writing the article! I hate to see food wasted.

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Posted by Kali Turner on 01/12/2015 at 8:26 PM

Re: “2014: A Last Look Back!

'aren't you afraid that after reviewing your column in toto, that Arizona itself may be turning into one big joke? Seriously, if we are to take YOUR comments seriously, are we not to assume that Arizona has fallen down the rabbit hole? Is that not where you are leading us?

Posted by frank McLaury on 01/12/2015 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

This would make an interesting book with picture of the items harvested and processed. For example, "prickly pear, mesquite pods, amaranth,", how were they processed, prepared, eaten. I do not know of anyone that eats mesquite pods and I thought Amaranth was a lot of work to harvest. It would be a great "coffee table"and recipe book. Proceeds could go to continuing the wonderful work being done.

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Posted by Janet Tietz on 01/11/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

duh, me.

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Posted by rconnelly on 01/11/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

I was making reference to the fraud that TUSD had experienced, much like this that has been uncovered across the country:

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20130925/accountant-may-have-embezzled-3m-in-rialto-unified-lunch-money-says-investigator

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Posted by Rat T on 01/09/2015 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

Rat - that's true at most elementary schools. Some schools now encourage kids to return the food that they now they aren't going to eat. not french fries but the milk and such. the food the shared with kids who want it or used at another day.'

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Posted by rconnelly on 01/09/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

Start at TUSD lunch rooms. The food that isn't stolen is thrown away.

Paid for with federal tax dollars, so it's not like it's our money.*

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Posted by Rat T on 01/09/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “2014: A Last Look Back!

Wonder if Ally Miller will decide to sue newspapers who use her name without her permission....

Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/07/2015 at 5:12 PM

Re: “2014: A Last Look Back!

"Chavez often complained bitterly about illegal aliens crossing the border and driving down wages for union jobs."
Ah, the irony for the open borders, but supposedly pro-union crowd.

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Posted by bslap on 01/02/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “2014: A Last Look Back!

How about a side of wolves to go with those grizzlies? I know a State that would gladly share both. Grizzlies don't kill people.....Oh wait, maybe they do.

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Posted by smithappens on 01/01/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “2014: A Last Look Back!

No mention of ISIS amassing to sneak across the Mexican border? You are failing us here, Leo.

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Posted by Cascabel on 01/01/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Body Revolution

Feeding time! Nothing like a good cold glass of hate with yer weekly. If nothing else, we are living proof that (a) our societies days are numbered, and (b) we are going to go out in an unparalleled spree of violence when we do reach the crossover point of not enough people with jobs or other occupation to keep them from turning on eachother (out in the open instead of sneaking around on comments pages). Nothing more than animals is all we ever were. Image & likeness of *od my foot. Actually, I'm surprised enough at the number of dislikes I have to wonder if there's a group being paid by the click. I'm actually hoping so, because I'm unable to hold within my heart the level of loathing required to believe this percentage of the population is that level of haters. It strains credulity. Telling us to keep hating ourselfves until we've exercised sufficiently? I must be missing something...y'all hate your own bodies, and you hate anyone who doesn't hate theirs too? I mean, if you hate the way you look, why proclaim so loudly the exercise religion? So you can hate yourself a few extra years longer? I workout, I smoke, I drink. All worth it to me right now (will probably change my mind right before it kills me). Not about to go blathering that this is the only right way to live your life to anyone else. How is eating too much somehow the original sin before all others? Second hand FAT is suffocating you? Why the hell live any longer in this world than you want to? If it wasn't for sunsets & sex I'd shoot myself right now. Everyone dies of heart disease, unless they get a large enough gift of chemicals from our wonderful invention at an early enough age - so if you have a heart attack after 70 you're a 'good' person, and if it's before 60, you're a 'bad' person? Y'all should step back and listen to yourselves for a moment. At least these girls are doing something positive with their lives. 'Rest of us are too busy working out to do anything but look inward apparently, with brief pauses to barf our negative emotions on people we've never met. Lol, I've been thinking about it long enough it's momentarily absurd enough to be funny.

Desert

p.s. Grammar is spelling's sister. Irony much?

p.p.s. I'm an anarchist (look it up, it doesn't mean what you think it does). Does that give me cred to say the word socialism has lost all meaning whatsoever? It's just a team shirt now. What stretch of the imagination brings our political system into confluence with body image issues? Do you walk up to people in bars and tell them to stop smoking cause the 'socialized medicine' is breaking the back of the government you (and I, and some 60 or 70% of the rest of us) hate? Would it be so bad if the feds defaulted & dissolved? Going to do a class action suit against Pepsi cause they are bankrupting our hospitals like Philip Morris? Have we been programmed to think of nothing else? This era has produced some awfully strange mental fetishes...

Speech is free, must be why it's gotten so cheap...Leave. People. Be.

Posted by desertrat on 12/30/2014 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Local Heroes 2014

When will you feature Jacky Turchick? She started the fight to close American Atomics, and lead it. Then she was a central figure in the Sanctuary Movement. Then she helped start a free clinic for migrant farm workers. Then she helped start an orphanage and school in Zambia. Then she played an important role in getting the Mission Linen superfund site cleaned up. Then she played a large role in the creation and design of a new neighborhood pocket park in Barrio San Antonio and started, from her own pocket, the tradition of putting out toys for kids to play with in the sand play area. Then she was on the committee overseeing the design for the flood basin project. Then she got a neighborhood improvement project done with water harvesting and trees and more items in the park and pedestrian improvements along Park, North of Broadway...and I am likely forgetting some other things...
But thanks for featuring Jacky's good friend Laurie, who co-authored a children's book and worked in Sanctuary with her.
Also more than deserving mention is Kathi Padilla, without whom Sanctuary would have died in 1985 and who decided to start the orphanage in Zambia, which she did with great effort and great success.

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Posted by tribalypredisposed on 12/19/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Local Heroes 2014

I would also nominate a TPD officer, a TFD firefighter, BP agent and all armed services branches. The garbageman, the meter reader and all the local teachers and business people that make this town what it is. Sorry if I left anybody out.

Merry Christmas and may God bless.

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Posted by rat t on 12/18/2014 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Your Local 2014 Gift Guide

Tucson Botanical Gardens' gift shop has a new manager and a new inventory. Right in the heart of the city.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/11/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Surviving and Thriving

Jeffrey Brown! If you're still out there, Boop says to check out:

Articles of Health: HIV/AIDS Can Be Reversed With Diet
Mar 10, 2011
HIV/AIDS always involves yeast and yeast always involves mycotoxins or metabolic acids from yeast. I am saying it twice so you remember! You cannot have a suppressed immune system without metabolic, dietary or lifestyle ...
http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.com/
http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.com/2011/03/hivaids-can-be-reversed-with-diet.html

and

Health: Cancer & Vaccines VIDEO PLAYLIST
by TWRUBS
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57FFCC71C75545F8

For more Videos by TWRUBS, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TWRUBS/videos
Visit also our Newsletter Playlists for the week & more at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TWRUBS/playlists

I still love you, Jeffrey, but YaHuWaH loves you the most!

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Posted by TWRUBS on 12/11/2014 at 12:43 AM

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