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Re: “What Are They Smoking?

It is interesting how the loosening of requirements intended to fast-track treatments for AIDS allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of pharmaceutical company-created drugs to flood the market making billions, yet medical marijuana is still struggling for a place.

It only goes to prove my earlier point -- if they can't make a very lot of money from it, the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes will continue to be an uphill battle.

It also doesn't help that prosecuting marijuana "offenses" and incarcerating the offenders remains a serious revenue stream for the private prison systems in the United States, a trend that is not likely to change in the next four years.

Posted by sgsmith on 12/10/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened to help Trump win the US election.

All hail Traitor Elect Trumputin!

Remember, remember
the eighth of November,
The Republican treason and plot!
I know of no reason why Republican treason
Should ever be forgot.

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Posted by Never Red on 12/10/2016 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Danehy

Salaries haven't increased in 15 years? Trump's has. And his band of Wall Street wizards and Corporate CEOs, in his cabinet, I am sure they were all rewarded by keeping their companies costs low, by moving jobs to China and making sure those in the US kept their wages low. So my premise will remain. Trump caring about Youngstown Steel is zero.

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Posted by Reality Star on 12/10/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Danehy

And you base this on what?

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Posted by CW13 on 12/10/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

I tell AZ/DC about a Hendrix concert I went to years ago and get 2 dislikes. What assholes.

Posted by CW13 on 12/10/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Danehy

Reality Star

One person's gullibility is another's desperation. For those without work, or working multiple jobs to barely make ends meet or barely making ends meet on a salary that hasn't increased in fifteen years Trump's message might be seen as at least acknowledging their pain. Demeaning them is, as we've seen, a fool's choice - Hillary's Deplorables made the only case available to them .

Desperate times often call for desperate measures - Trump's victory should be understood as a Hail Mary pass by a large segment of the working population with nothing left to lose.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

I was in a band called Heavy Axe. Palo Verde 77, 78 ---We started the desert scene in Tucson. Our first desert party was at the old prison camp on Mt Lemmon for The Huns. Thousands of people showed up. We played mostly rock but got dubbed new wave because we played ACDC before they were on the radio. Our first gig at The Night Train was called New Wave comes to Tucson with The Suspects, Heavy Ave, and Rampage. My cousins lived on a ranch at what is now Valencia and Kolb when that whole area was only desert. My oldest cousin grabbed a tractor one day and drove down the dirt road that went to Houghton. When he was about a mile short of Houghton he made a road into the desert south off Old Vail Road. He cleared out a huge area and called it "The Buzz" Heavy Axe played a couple of parties there and thousands of Tucson High Schoolers would show up. One of my friends from Palo Verde Paul Wilkens (bass player for Roc Lochner) started hanging out with Robby as he was getting ready to make his debut. Paul had a party at the buzz and held a lead guitar contest. Robby took the stage and played the lead in heartbreaker by Led Zep. He got everyones attention. Heavy Axe was history after that performance. Roc Lochner made a huge splash and Heavy Axe faded into oblivion. Robby and I have been friends for decades. He played in a band called Born and Bred with Milton Cox (Heavy Axe) The songs on the album they recorded are among my favorite songs that Robby ever played on. Meet you on the other side and Body for Business are epic.

Posted by Scott Hamilton on 12/10/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Danehy

I think it's you who needs a reality check.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/10/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Danehy

And lots of gullible voters bought the horse hockey shoveled by Trump. To those people in Youngstown or Saginaw or Ironwood or Storm Lake, if you believe a draft dodging New York real estate speculator, "reality show" host gives two $hits about your job or your Medicare, or closed factory, you are living in La La Land.

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Posted by Reality Star on 12/10/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

Danehy gets it right: Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election in the Electoral College despite winning the popular vote decisively. Glad to hear Danehy, apparently now a recovering Democrat, concede defeat without pointing fingers, making excuses and hoping for, mirabile dictu, a magic reversal in the EC.

The reasons for the Clinton loss are less mysterious than her apologists admit: the voters weren't buying very old wine in a shapeshifting new plastic bottle. The tone deaf DNC refused to accept the fact that voter "distrust" of Clinton was actually a tepid description of the real issue, many voters actually despised her - and not because of "30 years of attacks" by the far right. The Democrats became lost in the weeds an assuming they could hold on to the coalition of 2008 and 2012 Obama supporters while continuing to neglect the workers - remember them? - who once formed the backbone of the party.

Anyone not blinded by party-sanship should have recognized the incredible, boisterous enthusiasm expressed in the Sanders and Trump rallies meant something really important; that professional politicians are as esteemed as Tom's chicken rapists. In the end, the shocking spectacle was the Democratic Party imploding while the Republicans formed a national conga line and danced in the streets. Maybe the new Democratic leader, 76 year old millionaire Nancy Pelosi will come to the rescue. And maybe pigs will be spotted flying over the dome of the county courthouse.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Regional Beauty

just went there the other day and it is great I highly recommend it

Posted by Sheila Sievert on 12/10/2016 at 7:04 AM

Re: “What Are They Smoking?

As indicated in the article, the "movement" also has much to do with decades of past injustices and millions of prosecutions with confiscation of property and ruining of lives without conscience. It used to be much worse than it is now, but mean spirited intolerance, Concerned Mom, is still a bigger problem in this country than people who prefer marijuana.

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Posted by Could Be Better on 12/10/2016 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Guitar Hero

East-siders of Tucson have always been the coolest. Everyone was/is a rocker. We're happy to see Robbie living the life of "Local Boy Does Good" Proud to call him ours.

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Posted by Michele Regal on 12/09/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Regional Beauty

Benny's totally rocks. So glad it's in MY neighborhood!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/09/2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Media Watch

TW Out of Town Owners - please pony up $20 every 2 weeks to reinstate this column.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/09/2016 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk

I know, and I am so glad. My 401k finally has hope and change. It took eight years to get rid of hopeless despair.

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Posted by Hillary won the popular vote on 12/09/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “The Skinny

And the COT is funding it with 27% of pay additional per year to the fund because of losses dating back to 2013. Find another employer that would contribute that much to a retirement account.

Only for public "servants."

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Posted by Debbi L on 12/09/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Phoenix Union High School District Makes a Statement

That is not at all what they said. Safier posted that they would stand behind them regardless of a change in law. So they are teaching them to ignore laws tgat they dont agree with.

You can't pick and choose the laws you like, even if you watched Bill and Hillary do it for most of their lives. Letting them, has emboldened many of you to support lawlessness.

Stop it.

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Posted by Tony V on 12/09/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Arizona Court of Appeals: Medical Weed Patients Cannot Sell to Other Patients

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Posted by Miriam Sakis on 12/09/2016 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Thank you for your continuing support of your constituency Steve. The Trump Trainers can please
Remember this is Tucson and follow their own advice If they don't like that fact!

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Posted by Mariyah BintHoras on 12/09/2016 at 5:43 PM

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