The century mark (100) to a thin-blooded Tucsonan is about the same as ZERO (0) to a thick-blooded Flagstaffer. Both are Arizonans who have adapted to their environments!
I too was looking for the name of the 'local' place, for when I next need to book. Then I realized why it wasn't there and I don't need it. Thanks for the tip on the Hilton, though.
Bart: Reread my editor's note, and read Jim Nintzel's analysis on the Range (linked to above). Even considering oil shale and other not-yet-practical sources, Saudi Arabia beats the U.S. A fact. Period.
We stayed at a "local" hotel for a semi "stay-cation" and received a $10 per night resort fee tacked on. This hotel was not a resort by ANY stretch of the imagination. Not sure what the "resort" fees include or if it's a tax placed by local government on hotels above a certain room charge. I've always thought of a resort as offering spa, golf, horseback riding or other services that a regular hotel does not.
Screw that local hotel....you did the right thing.....
Difficult to examine and comment on some of the central claims in the above emission because the 'Local' hotel is not identified by Tucson Weekly editor Jimmy Boegle. Perhaps that is responsibility...
So, you claim that Jesse Kelly lies, “flat-out.” Maybe you should check the facts before you make such a claim. What you probably didn’t consider is the shale oil reserves. (http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/oilshale/) It’s debatable if the use of shale oil reserves would make a dent in the price of oil. It’s not a lie.
Do you consider yourself a reporter? Maybe you shouldn’t make such harsh claims when you’re ignorant on the subject.
Thanks for this! As a small business owner on 4th Ave., I deeply appreciate it. There are many cool locally owned businesses that will be holding on for their lives. We've been trying to get the word out that getting here is not hard, and we truly appreciate any help the media can give us. --Kate at Antigone Books
I agree....everyone needs to stop whining. It's good for us to walk a couple blocks !! We have become such a lazy society. Besides, downtown and 4th ave., are worth it ! It isn't as bad as people have made it out !
The U.S. is sitting on the world's largest, untapped oil reserves -- reservoirs which energy experts know exist, but which have not yet been tapped and may not be attainable with current technology. In fact, such untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand -- at today's levels -- for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil. Source:
Part of the misunderstanding is that people do not appreciate the difference between “proven reserves” and the total mineral resource. The term "proven reserves" is a purely economic and legal construct, which has nothing to do with how much petroleum is on the planet. "Proven reserves" are that part of the total resource which have been precisely measured by extensive drilling and other means, and are "proven" to be economically recoverable with present technology. It costs money to make these measurements; exploration companies have little incentive to get too far ahead because of the expense.
Jonathan DuHamel, Geologist
I have to wonder about Mr Barber. I won't call it a lie, but certainly a major flip-flop.
Barber chose to run in the CD-8 race to fill out the term of Gabrielle Giffords. No problem, he was closest to her in running the local office. But, he hasn't finished the campaign for CD-8. He has already flipped and now is planning to run in the new CD-2. So much for "only" completing Ms Giffords term.
How much fuel is available in the US is, and will remain, debatable. Saying you will not run, then doing it anyway. is not.
Kelson: If you think local businesses are more expensive than local ones, you need to do some research, because in my experience, they're actually cheaper in many cases. Want examples? Call me at 295-4221.
I will support local businesses as soon as they are not expensive. Also, the age limit for Club Crawl is quite bigoted, as is the curfew law and any law that contributes to the treatment of innocent people as prisoners for their first 18 or any years of their life.
Went to The Screening Room last night and enjoyed some great short films. No problem getting around at all.
THANK YOU!! Get down here and enjoy downtown! I think all of the construction has added about :90 to my commute tops.
last weekend went down town for my B day with my wife. Stopped The District and a couple other taverns.......we were really impressed by The Playground. What a neat place and a very diverse crowd :). We ended the night dancing at Club Congress and with 3 dollar stoli's how could it not be fun. The construction did interupt the 2nd Saturday stuff but uh........so what.
Thank you for this! I live near downtown and I've been telling everyone I know the same thing. We need to do all we can to make sure our wonderful local businesses make it through the construction and the impending dry summer! :)
Arizona is not a state where it is easy to get rid of people in power when they are abusing it.
When Terry Stewart (the former director of DOC) and his corrupt empire finally came crumbling down a few years ago, they just moved his good ol' boys underlings in administrative jobs elsewhere (like the State Hospital) and sometimes they even rear their ugly heads again (like Chuck Ryan re-appearing as DOC Director)!
Until voters and the general public start raising more of an outcry we will continue to see this happen. If HB2751 is allowed to pass, NO state employees are going to act as whistleblowers regarding corrupt administrators, croneyism jobs and other wastes and misuses of taxpayers' money!
The people who have had regular interactions with Daniel Patterson in the course of the regular business of the House of Representatives would have the most to say, and the biggest stake in the outcome of this situation. From the perspective of Jeff Rogers, he hasn't been directly aware of those interactions at the House. That House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is taking the lead in pushing this situation to resolution is very appropriate. From my discussions with him, he's been aware of the problem for a long time. The public incident with Escobar a month or so ago made it all come to a head at the Capitol. To protect his staff and colleagues, Campbell is taking an appropriate stand.
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