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Re: “Median Alert

I have seen the emergency room and she is correct. You will wait 4-6 hours for help.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick "Rocket" Edelman on 05/06/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Median Alert

Its not a question of pan handling-its the desire to get these people out of sight. Then they don't have to think about them. And Julie Heston-what an awful thing to say.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 05/06/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “See You Later, Susan

Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lee Levin on 05/05/2016 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Bigger Beast

Good morning America! What shall we be offended by today?

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bababooey on 05/05/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Median Alert

It's a real problem because there are the homeless who are really in need of help and then there are the scammers who stand on the same corner every weekend reading from their Kindle. Sabino Canyon intersections beginning at Tanque Verde are a regular route. It's not true that there is no place to go. Gospel Mission is only one example. Salvation Army is another. If they need food and the shelters are full, they can get food assistance at Community Food Bank. If they are mentally ill, and a vet, they need to be taken to the VA. I'm not without sympathy and I think half of America or more is one paycheck away from being homeless, but we need to address the reason they are there, not just randomly patch the problem. We happen to live in a climate that attracts people in winter. When they were allowed to live in tents downtown they became belligerent and threatening and left an unholy mess that became a health threat to everyone. It's not a balanced problem vs balanced solution and I don't have the answers but when I gave money to a man who "just needed bus fare to get him to the welfare office," I watched as he pulled the same scam up and down the street and never got on that bus. According to a law passed by Reagan, emergency rooms must treat everyone who comes through the doors, legal or illegal. If you don't like the law, write to congress. If they are vets, the VA must treat them. If they are looking for money for alcohol or drugs, no one can help them unless they are willing to help themselves.

17 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 05/05/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Median Alert

1- Are You Feeding The Homeless? Or, Are you feeding the Addiction?

2 - Where Are The Families Of The Homeless?

3 - Did Jesus say, "Feed the Poor"? Or, did Jesus say, "Feed the Addiction"?

4 - Long term plan to "Break the Addiction", Use Bread crumbs

5 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Philip Chin on 05/05/2016 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Median Alert

rockerc: If there were only a paycheck away, where are the families and friends of the Homeless? Or should we believe every Out of Luck story we hear from the homeless as 100% accurate?

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Philip Chin on 05/05/2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Median Alert

Someone needing medical attention should have been taken to a hospital emergency room. They would have to wait in line behind illegals but hopefully they would be seen.

12 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by Julie Heston on 05/05/2016 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Death of an Agent

my assistant needed to fill out a form a few days ago and was told about a web service that has a ton of fillable forms . If others need it as well , here's

Posted by Micha Block on 05/05/2016 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Median Alert

"only a paycheck away" is right for many people. Sweeping these unfortunates under the carpet is no solution. My wife and I tried to help a couple of people recently when the male of the couple was carrying his unconscious partner across the road back to where they were living rough. We asked if we could take them somewhere as the woman obviously needed medical attention, but he said there was nowhere they could go. When I later reached out to several shelters and welfare concerns to ask what could be done in such cases, I received not a single reply. When a supposed civilized society cannot even look after the unfortunates at the bottom of the pile, we are no longer civilized. There are many wonderful people who give their all to help these people, let's help them instead of pretending this problem does not exist.

29 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rockerc on 05/05/2016 at 4:41 AM

Re: “Peace In

thanks Natalia

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sat Bir Kaur on 04/15/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Dr. Ducey

Again, Republicans hate women can choose to have a abortion for any reason, yet once that kid is born they refuse to support it with healthcare, kidcare, education, etc. The Republicans are most evil in their thinking. Its about the Power they want over the women, the citizens of the state and nation. They say they hate big government, yet ever GOP elected President has record size governments under them.
When will the voter wake up to what the Republicans say and actually do. To me, the GOP is the real terrorist in our state and nation. Out to destroy

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OMGitsme on 04/13/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Demand Letter

What a joke. Poor lesbo baby (I do like snowflake) isn't getting his/her way. Need a hug? Go somewhere else.

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by BobV on 04/13/2016 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Demand Letter

I want to let you all know that I support your fight.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Katie Danielle on 04/11/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Demand Letter

Whether we like it or not, America is a diverse nation that goes beyond the trite “melting pot” and “salad” analogies. Unfortunately, many of these differences are maliciously used to divide us as a people and a nation to allow our collective strength to be diminished resulting in many of the social-economic problems we have today. Regardless of what is “real”, individuals’ perceptions are their reality and telling them to “get over it” or “suck it up” only exasperates the issues. This discounting of others is also a slippery slope that manifests in other more insidious attitudes such as discounting sexual assaults on campus. People need to know their voices are heard, especially in an academic institution because not all of life’s lessons are taught in the classroom at a university.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 04/11/2016 at 4:44 AM

Re: “Demand Letter

Liberalfree: are you really going to argue that there's no scientific basis for people being born gay? While you're in the 19th century can you get me some souvenirs? And when did black people get together and unite against homosexuality? I'm pretty sure there's a significant amount of black people who are gay.

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by stalecloud on 04/10/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Demand Letter

These are special snowflake social justice "warriors" who find EVERYTHING sexist, EVERYTHING flavor-of-the-day-phobic, EVERYTHING racist, when it is not. This is the most priviledged generation, and still not happy. If these special snowflakes can't handle such a safe learning environment as the UofA (which is EXTREMELY easy on these kids), then they are not capable of benefiting from university education and need to get fast food jobs. Kat Hermanson needs to stop taking up space at the UofA that a student capable of learning, with an open mind, could constructively use.
FYI homophobia ACTUALLY means fear of that which is the same as yourself. Stop using it wrong special snowflakes.

6 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Owen Thomas on 04/10/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Dr. Ducey

Ducey's gene pool needs to be drained.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nemain Ravenswoods on 04/09/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Dr. Ducey

Here's AZ's unelected 31st senator, Cathi Herrod, sharing propaganda about how she knows better than the FDA. Afterall....Obama. Worth a good laugh for all the distortions and exaggerations she uses.…

What she fails to say is ,"The change brings the drug's label into alignment with common medical practice in 47 states — and will make the drug more accessible to women in three states, where lawmakers had required doctors to prescribe the drug according to the original label."…

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pima Mujer on 04/08/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Demand Letter

If we completely evolve we will have sharia law and Friday beheadings. For whose benefit? keep your change to yourself.

9 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Debbie T on 04/08/2016 at 12:19 PM

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