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Re: “Caterpillar Concerns

If Tucson can leverage it's proximity to manufacturing in Mexico, supply chains, ports in Mexico and California, the expansion of our own port, the railroad expansion and the proposed I11 route from Mexico to Canada, wow! I see no reason why we cannot attract other major manufacturers and producers, notably auto and other equipment makers, to relocate regional and maybe even national headquarters to AZ. This is the kind of stimulus that the City of Tucson really needs and the kinds of opportunities that will attract young talented educated people to come and stay in Tucson for a change.

Now we just need new market rate housing development downtown!

There is almost as much undeveloped empty dirt land west of I10 between 22nd and Speedway as there is developed land in the core of downtown Tucson. Plenty of room to build, attract more employers, build a lot of market rate housing, a park, a museum... Look at a map, that is a lot of land and it has been sitting empty all of our lives!

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 06/16/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Caterpillar Concerns

A far cry from the Science Center, Mission/Convento, Boutique hotels, residential areas, and retail/restaurants that were promised as part of the Rio Nuevo package.

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jerry Barker on 06/16/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

I saw a news piece shortly after this ordinance was passed that said the shelters have space and aren't being fully utilized. There is help for the homeless who desire it. Most of the folks in the median and who were sleeping on the sidewalks do not want it.

Posted by Mike on 06/13/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Voices: Clinical Addiction

you CANNOT INJECT Methadone.
HUGE NO NO

Posted by happygolucky on 06/13/2016 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Not Just Skating By

Congrats ladies!!! Booty and storm are the two most badass girls I've ever met!! They've brought a lot to the teen terrors and their the best teammates ever!! I can always count on them for everything! I rember one of my major injuries when I hit my head and strom rushed over and hugged me and said sorry I couldn't hit her out of your way and to that day I smile when I see her because not only was she there for me she tried so hard to protect me as well as for booty she always finds way to make me laugh and smile I love you both!!
- access denied #19

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Posted by Ciara Anderson on 06/09/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Out of the Way

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Posted by Karen R. Hansen on 06/07/2016 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

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Posted by Karen R. Hansen on 06/07/2016 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Voices: Clinical Addiction

I have been on methadone for almost 6 years and I am about to turn 24 I have only been clean from heroin for 4. I had been abusing opiates at twelve then right on track 14 15 started using heroin I didn't quit until I was almost 21 so that almost 9 years needles shooting up a close call on almost having to have an arm amputated due to am access and being refused treatment at detox facilities because they thought I would no longer benefit from a treatment program. I didn't stop back then because I wanted to quit forever I wanted a vacation and then to go back to my one true love once we had a short term separation. Methadone saved my life it took me almost two years to quit shooting up heroin after getting on methadone but once I got to a "stable" dose and I put that in quotations because some people will always feel a moderate amount of withdrawal. I tried to give up do heroin only again and I couldn't get well I stayed sick for two weeks and that is when I decided I was done. I was told over and over and over again I would be on methadone for the rest of my life and it took me four years to get the courage to try to lower my dose and four years to gain the support and trust of my counsellors. You are taking a heavy duty narcotic to suppress your cravings and help EASE your heroin withdrawals there is no perfect way to quit where you would not feel any pain ... And to get off of methadone is an even harder battle because you have to experience that suffering again over a long extended period of time but if you do it right you should feel very minimal discomfort. sometimes we may think they want to keep us on this drug forever so they can suck our insurance dry or for those who pay out of pocket dry. But in all reality who cares what their motivation is do you really think If you are on a daily dose someone is going to trust you with a vacations time worth of bottles when you have no susbstantial clean time under your belt. I haven't had a dirty drug test in over 3 years and I stay at one week worth so I can't see the pattern in my ua's you know why I want to stay clean and I know at any moment I could experience a form of weekness and the reason they have you in handcuffs so to speak is so they can catch you before you have the chance to relapse.


I don't necessarily think some of the people who are on methadone should be. I definitely feel it should be a last resort and people should know it could take ten to 15 years to get off of it or you could be on it until you die but would you rather be on methadone, shooting dope, in jail, or dead I know my answer. I'll take having my privacy invaded having to pee in a cup on a regular basis any day then all of the above.

Let's remember do you really want to make it seem like these clinics are doing something wrong when a lot of them provide treatment free of charge to those who meet certain criteria

Posted by Wondermom on 06/07/2016 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

I am a 47 year old Transsexual female for those that claim a 6 year old just can not know what they are as far as gender are mistaken I was 5 years old once I knew then my parents are not as understanding sympathetic or supportive as the parents are today. Those who scoff at the idea that a person can not claim gender opposite of sex anatomy are just going by negative public opinion by the false or out dated medical science or even taking false misleading made up junk science as medical fact. All the major credited health organizations of the United States are in agreement as to what Transsexualism is what its cause is and its not a psychological condition disease or defect what the American college of Pediatrics is pushing along with the quack Paul McHugh are in contrast to what the American Medical Association AMA what the American Psychological Association APA what the American Pediatrics Association have to say regarding the treatment and care of Transgender children and adults. You fear what you dont understand and frankly some of you are dumb as a box of rocks you lack sympathy empathy and understanding your steeped in ignorance intolerance and out right prejudice. Nothing you can do is going to stop Transgender rights and equality from advancing the constitution is on our side several courts of ruled in our favor much to your sadness and anger.

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Posted by Erin Fuller on 06/03/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Buzzing Bliss

I quote from the article: "The tiny mites climb into hives and chew the caps off of brooding combs, eating the larvae inside. " end of quote
This is factually wrong. These mites do not chew off anything, they get in before the cell is being sealed by the worker bees. Then they lay eggs and hatch male and female offspring who then multiplies inside the cell. They will use the bee larva or puppa as food.
This is very different from what you wrote. Please, learn about what you write about before you put it down! Thank you, and bee well!

Posted by Suzy the bee lover on 06/02/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

There technically is no separation of church and state. It is simply the limits the left has tried to put on free speech.

The USC does not allow the government to establish a religion. That is all it says.

First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Freedom Express on 06/01/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

You would have a long time ago if you'd just learn how to shut up.

By which I mean quit typing.

I figured I should add that last sentence because of your failure to fully comprehend what you read.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 06/01/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Thank God. I thought I'd never get rid of you.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/01/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

"criminalization of poverty and homelessness" correct. Invite them over to your home for shelter and work Dudly Doright.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bob on 05/31/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Conservative Wanker:

Yep. I wrote (typed?) what I wrote and you (as usual) read it without paying attention to, or not caring about, detail. Strike three, you're out and I'm done adding fuel to this trolling obsession of yours. Have fun misinterpreting someone else's posts because I will be ignoring you about this issue from here on out. It's obvious as to why you are ignored by certain people when you rant, because it's impossible to explain logic to the stubbornly thick.

Good luck with that elsewhere.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 05/31/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Democrat Commie. You wrote what you wrote. I read what I read. If I was so dumb, you'd ignore me.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/31/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Out of the Way

"This is not a safety issue," Elías says. "They just don't want to have people there, they don't want to interact with the homeless. As long as they are out of sight, they are out of mind. They are obviously very angry and have great fear, but we need to attack the problem, not scapegoat people."

Mr. Elias should define who "they" are (see above quote.) He is the one who sounds very angry and fearful. His accusations are incorrect and dishonest. This practice has been illegal in most of Elias' district for a long time and he's been fine with that. Perhaps he has a rational explanation as to why other Pima County citizens shouldn't enjoy the same safety measures as the folks he represents. Or perhaps Elias is the one who is scapegoating people. Regardless, his comments are self-serving, hypocritical, and do nothing to attack the problem.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Canita on 05/31/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

"This is not a safety issue," Elías says. "They just don't want to have people there, they don't want to interact with the homeless. As long as they are out of sight, they are out of mind. They are obviously very angry and have great fear, but we need to attack the problem, not scapegoat people."

Mr. Elias should define who "they" are. Sounds to me that he is the one who is fearful. Are people allowed to stand in medians in most of Elias' district? NO! They are not because this practice has been illegal in most of his district for a long time. Elias is grandstanding -- folks should know that his comments are self-serving and hypocritical.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Canita on 05/31/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Costly Care

The statistics are not easy to compare because of measurement differences but nationally about 28% of kids are living in true single parent households (this means no cohabiting partners). In Arizona that number is up to 36% and has been growing by about 1% every year over the last 5 years. True single parent homes have been growing in AZ at about twice the national rate over that time. Eeek!

Why do we have so many single parent homes?

This is the real question we have to answer....

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by HumanBean on 05/31/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Hey, Confused Weisenheimer! As I have previously stated:

I did NOT call you cold for saying Fitz needed a comb. I stated that you come across as cold hearted due to previous posts involving disparaging remarks against liberals, democrats, immigrants who are trying to improve their family's lives, a certain male writer which you attempt to belittle by calling him a girl and anyone who has the common sense to point out your nonsense.
Also, I NEVER wished any of those things upon Wrong, Again. If you go back and read what I typed CAREFULLY you may actually see the light and realize that.

You REALLY have a problem with paying attention to detail. I'm not sure if it's because of a learning disability or if it's just to make your straw man rebuttals attempt to make sense.
You got served for a second time. If you don't want a third one to occur, then "get your facts straight".

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 05/31/2016 at 7:23 AM

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