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Re: “Antigone v. Horne

What language do the readers, author and plaintiffs suggest?

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Posted by Yes Bob on 10/17/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

So each bookstore should have proof that the picture's subject gave permission when it's in a published book? Wouldn't the publisher have the permission? This is crazy!

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Posted by aliG8r on 10/16/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

You can't really blame our legislators, they are conditioned to take ALEC and other industry-written laws, just cut and paste "Arizona" on it; sign and vote it in.

Doubtful we actually elect folks who could write a law from scratch and here is the result

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Posted by NJYD on 10/16/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

It's amazing the kind of garbage laws we get from the party of "personal responsibility"...

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Posted by ChetDude on 10/16/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

Allegedly good intentions, but a poorly written law, as many are.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 10/16/2014 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Creating a New Legacy

Why aren't dreamers getting retirement benefits and Medicare?

And let's get them all Nobel Peace Prizes.

Pancho Villa has returned.

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Posted by Rat T on 10/13/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Creating a New Legacy

I believe it is important that PCC reopens the multiple access points that were available through course offerings at local high schools. When the community can get started with one or two required classes at local nearby high schools they then have a strong impetus to continue towards a degree or certificate at one of the campus centers in future years. This is also a strong role model for high school students as to future opportunities. Will the candidates support joint programs as well, making occupational coursework available in conjunction with JTED and the high schools to promote job preparation and economic mobility as well as promoting university transfer programs? Questions to ask at debates.

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Posted by gcb1 on 10/11/2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Change vs. Stability

I'd hate to blow away all that knowledge, all that experience, just on a whim. "Fresh ideas"? In my day, they used to call that knowledge, experience, know-how. He knows that he knows. Why rock the boat by changing the captain?

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Posted by frank McLaury on 10/10/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Creating a New Legacy

It is apparent from their responses in this article and from their performance in various forums that Hanna is much more knowledgeable and aware of the problems PCC must confront than is Duran. It is also obvious that Hanna's prior experience with PCC via his service to the Pima Foundation and his work as a high school counselor give him greater insight into the operations and systems within the college. Duran has not taken the time to learn what he will need to take on if elected and is hoping that his connections within the Tucson power structure override the meager effort he has made during this campaign. The last thing the PCC Board needs is another member unwilling to do their homework.

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Posted by PCC Needs Leadership!!! on 10/10/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Creating a New Legacy

The reason the four board members, who are responsible for PCC being placed on probation, have not apologized is simple: They are not sorry. They may be sorry that they got caught, but not for their failures. They, on a personal level, remain defiant and see themselves as victims. Even with the welcomed election of either Hanna or Duran, they will remain a majority of the PCC Governing Board. So watch out!
Regarding student success, most everybody is for student success. Student success generally connotes success of those enrolled. With the high level of poverty in Pima County and a 25% childhood poverty rate in Tucson, we need a community college dedicated enrolling residents who never dreamed that they could pursue a higher education. Does anyone know how many residents walk in the door at PCC, intending to enroll, but walk away empty handed?
I like that one of these candidates is concerned about so many powerless part time faculty at PCC. The answer to every problem is not necessarily another administrator. More full time faculty and staff with decision making responsibilities is what is needed. With all the retired executives living in Pima County, a part time administration would trump a part time faculty.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 10/09/2014 at 4:51 AM

Re: “Profile Problems

Oh look, a homophobe named Harlan. How quaint.

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Posted by Matt Hydeman on 09/29/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Historic House

Praise God! God had Submission, the true Islam flourish in al historical landmark, protected by God through the laws of the land in 1919!

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Posted by Iris Scheuerman on 09/28/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Profile Problems

OOOOOOh the poor "queer people" need help to "out" their queerness. God help us.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 09/27/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Profile Problems

Because "business" pages don't have the same interactive features that "personal" pages have. You cannot add friends, or be a part of a "group." You can create an invite, but are unable to invite anyone to it. You cannot tag people in pictures or in status updates. All you can do is make "posts" that only reach 18% of the people who have "liked" your page - FB's number, not mine. In order to reach more people you must "boost" your post, which means paying for it. No one gets into drag to make their fortune. More often than not a drag performer barely breaks even as it's an expensive endeavor to undertake - expecting people who perform drag to be able to pay for every single post is ridiculous. And all of these people - be they drag performers or transgender people who have not yet legally changed their name or other GLBT entertainers, authors with pen names, etc - they lose that interactive part of FB that's been such an integral part of the social networking experience. They can no longer join support groups or reach people the way that they used to. Some people might look as a drag profile as a "business" but certainly not everyone shares that view - they're flesh and blood people who want a friend's list, not a fan base. That's one of the reasons why changing your profile over is not an ideal situation.

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Posted by Donnie Cianciotto on 09/26/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Profile Problems

Thank you Desert Rat. That was pretty much my thought too. I can kind of see the alter ego thing, but it's still a business. Those that are transitioning though, I think should get some sort of leeway.

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Posted by Marcia Ring on 09/25/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Profile Problems

I know an awful lot of people who have seperate pages for their home biz: how is that any different from a page for your drag 'business'/'persona'?

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Posted by desertrat on 09/25/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Don't Do the Dew

Just TNB. Good advice for white women.....NEVER relax around feral chimps.

Posted by Boggs on 09/25/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Profile Problems

Facebook has really fucked up. That is why I no longer have a page there. I hate facebook

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Posted by Icecld on 09/25/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Arizona Wanted

Here is one from Denver where it is legal; giving vets free canabis for their PTSD symptoms, authorities are naturally concerned since hard narcotics are the drug of choice to treat vets with PTSD.

And its from Faux News so you know it's true

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/22/group-says-it-gave-hundreds-veterans-free-pot-in-denver/

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Posted by NJYD on 09/22/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Dead Heat

SAM SMITH, Right on with electing a progressive as Governor. Here is the problems as I see them. The idea that cutting taxes for the rich, offering government safety net programs for low-wage income earners, then eliminating or cutting them and some how destroying education in the name of school choice will bring employment to Arizona has been proven wrong. It's a totally false program that keeps us next to poverty.

Both on the Federal and State level government spending on infrastructure, education and alternative energy are more likely to create jobs than Republican calls to cut spending and taxes to build business confidence and spur employment.

Gutting government programs, hostility to unions, opposition to minimum wage increases are sucking us dry in building a revenue base for any economic growth in Arizona. While we rely upon sales taxes to fund all of our government functions, brag about tax loop-holes for the corporations and wealthy folks, who has the purchasing power to generate those sales taxes.

The Republican and the right-wing myth with the wonderful experiment and uniquely strong ability to lie to themselves about trickle-down economics and less government is better government is just part of the problem.

The Republican Party is so disorganized and in such disarray it is really two parties each trying to pick up the banner of conservatism. The Tea Party Republicans and the more moderate Republicans fighting among themselves then coming out to hold power against the Democrats without solving their own internal discourse.

Ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. "Obama is not a real American, a Muslim intent on destroying America with his Socialist ideas." What I see is the Tea Party and a rump of spineless modrates. The GOP, quite simply, has been split in two.

We need to send them out in the desert for a couple years to fight it out while the progressives in charge of the Democrat party seek to put Arizona back on track again. That includes electing a full slate of Democrats to statewide and legislative offices.

It shows totally in the difference between the Republican parties in Arizona and Mississippi. In Arizona the GOP is complaining about the registered Independents voting in their primary rejecting the true believers and nominating establishment Republicans.

In Mississsippi on the other hand has the Tea Party favored GOP candidate camplaining about the establishment wing of the party inviting Democrat outsiders to vote for their candidate defeating the Tea Party candidate in the run-off election.

Which is it? Only the pure can vote in the Republican primary or outsiders invited in to some how protect them from their own registered GOP voters. Out to the desert and come back when you have sorted out the issues and the platform of the Republican party.

The ideas expressed by Fred DuVall in his campaign to become our next Governor are awesome, and allowing him the opportunity to build all of our infrastructure including all levels of education is the choice we should take this election.

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Posted by hakeson on 09/21/2014 at 11:27 AM

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