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Re: “Two’s a Crowd

Alcohol is the product of putrefaction and filth while Marijuana is the product of a garden and Nature.
If you can brew beer and wine in your home why can't you grow a few plants for your own use?

I would estimate the cost of Medical Marijuana at around 10 to 20 dollars a gram at a Medical Marijuana dispensary. Now if you are ill with cancer/pain/PTSD, etc. the cost of your medication will run around anywhere from $300 to $600 dollars a month at the current rates. Plus you have all the other standard medications to pay for; plus medical care and copayments.

My question is why would Not the State of Arizona allow home cultivation for the seriously ill? It's no threat to anyone and It 99.98% of the time used by the home grower themselves. What is happening is the State of Arizona is receiving a massive amount of money into the Arizona Department of Revenue and once they get their hand on it they will not let go................

What need to be done is the Voters of Arizona need to pry the money out of their hands by a public vote by the Citizens of Arizona. Register to Vote and then Vote! Vote for legalization of Marijuana and Freedom.

Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Earth Day: When Endangered Species Awareness & Sustainable Condoms Meet

What have you factored in for disease, genecide, suicide, infanticide, and murder?

During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion.
In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now.
Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again.

Keyword? Declining.

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Posted by David W on 04/22/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Medicate Here

I have been to the 420 Social Club. It has a relaxed atmosphere and the people are accepting and kind. I have a green card. I set on the front porch and smoked some Hashish. While I was there on the porch like a cat smoking Hashish, a young man tried to gain access to the social club. He did not have an Arizona Green Card. He was denied entrance and was obviously disturbed.

TPD arrived and took the young person into custody. The police were gentle with the young person and were very professional. The Tucson Police do a better job than you think they do.

Now during this time, I was smoking Hashish setting on the front porch of the social club. I thought I would be next; however, the police said to me, "Have a nice day sir and I hope you are feeling better". I was very impressed.

Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “A 'Debt-Free College' Resolution Was Introduced in Congress Today

This is as 'progressive' as the Pelosi/Reid/Obama ideas that were passed in 09-10. at least $ 17 Trillion more in debt! It will transfer the debt of students to pay the fattened benefits of administrators, teachers, and students on to taxpayers as more debt is piled onto everyone else beyond the tens of trillions already printed under the Obama watch.
Who is going to pay for this? If students want lower education costs, let them work for it! Go to community college first, limit non-educational costs, no frats, spring break, dumb extracurricular pursuits, and no tuition assistance for non-employable majors--look it up! Also, not everyone should go to college either!
In the end we'll all be better off if these communists, open borders and free entitlements fools like Grijalva are sent to the ash bin of history as with the supreme soviet and Cuban/Bolivarian Revolutions.

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Posted by Joe Bloom on 04/22/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Best Nifty. Thrifty Duds

Very bad results in clothes.Spend70.00 for dissapointment stiore located college and bay. Black jeans stains top socks rubs off on my legs.the naterial still continue to run for3 months.wash how many times an soak. The top the material becomes old and peely.the stretch tights threading is not si secure. Not happy customer very poor quality..

Posted by lisa on 04/22/2015 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Fed Up

You can have a GED, a High School diploma, an Associate Degree, an Baccalaureate Degree, A Masters Degree, A PhD. Do you know what the best Degree to have is?

A JOB..................... You should ask yourself this question? Will this class or training help me get the best Degree of all, a JOB. Many of the classes you take are not worth the time or trouble and are basically worthless in the real world. School/College is a protected environment and NOT the world of work.

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Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Show Us the Money: Tucson City Council Set To Debate $1.3 Billion Budget

The only way to effectively fight these thieves is to ballotize a property tax rollback proposition that reimburses property tax and sales tax payers for the theft of Rio Nuevo money.


By the way did you hear the County is closing libraries? No money.


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Posted by David W on 04/22/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Fight the “Fight for Fifteen”

Jonathan, you are biased against the minimum wage and you are just cherry-picking your facts. First of all, you neglect to mention that these low wages very often are supplemented by public assistance [1]. That means large employers are heavily subsidized, even while they hand out large dividends to shareholders and huge bonuses to their executives. Second, you say that consumption *will go down* (because prices will go up) but somehow you forget the very first premise: We are increasing wages, so people will have more to spend. (Just on this latter point, we can say your article is irresponsibly naive; I really don't know how it got past the editor.) If prices go up, that just means the people actually using those products/services (instead of the public) are paying closer to the true cost. But I'm skeptical that they will go up very much since they can readily absorb the cost (corporations have been doing quite well, even through the recession).

Furthermore, it may very well be true that the transition to livable wages for everybody won't be accomplished by this single action that is the minimum wage increase. But guess what? There's a ton of other things we can do to react to adverse consequences--you know, like write more legislation. Or we can raise taxes on the wealthy and close loopholes that let corporations hide income from the IRS. Wouldn't it be great if we could have education, roads, *and* a working class all at the same time? It's pitiful how much you cry when the poor ask for the dignity of a livable income from a job *they are already doing*.


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Posted by Mark on 04/22/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “End Violence, Eat Good Food

There is nothing more harmful that a Sexual Assault. The effects last a lifetime. These are very serious crimes and should be dealt with as such. Attention sexual predators: Tucson is not New York. Many citizens in Tucson are armed and will ventilate you carcus with ball and powder. My suggestion to you is get out of Tucson and get out now before you end up lying flat on you back gazing up at the church ceiling with eyes like pitted dates.....................

Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “A 'Debt-Free College' Resolution Was Introduced in Congress Today

I continue to insist that higher tuition remains a Wall Street scam. Look up Professor Wolff's analysis on
That said, in California (and I suspect the rest of the nation) Wall Street bond-rating extortionists told the chancellors if they wanted attractive construction bonds ratings for potential investors they would have to put up as *collateral* something else besides ever-tighter state revenues. Student tuitions would do just fine, thank you very much.
If students wished to attend college, well, heck, they could always get a student loan...
That sent tuitions into the stratosphere. States no longer felt the need to fully fund colleges, as tuition fees--paid with student loans--would pick up the slack. College construction bond ratings soared on the backs of impoverished students.
In addition, and to add injury to injury, college loan-industry IOU's have become a trillion dollar, bankruptcy-proof cash cow, for the investment class--that pays little or no income on this revenue source.
Overall, that's what happens when the investment class gets major tax breaks. They get to keep more of their money to *lend with interest* to folks who desire an education. Whereas, previously, (pre-Reagan, pre-Clinton) those same investment class folks actually paid their fair share of taxes in proportion to the benefits they received under our economic system and colleges were fully funded...
By the way, the scarcity of MD's across the land is America's gift to the AMA. Decades ago doctors lobbied for "birth control" on the profession by limiting the number of med schools and med school graduates in the U.S. Tinkering with the law of supply and demand thus gave us a constantly growing demand for doctors as the population grows--with a supply number frozen in place... Doctors can now charge what the market will bear.
Each state needs at a minimum 4 to 5 more med schools. And public policies that make parasites of the investment class should cease. They, too, should pay taxes toward our civilization. Where's FDR when you really need him?
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 04/22/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “A 'Debt-Free College' Resolution Was Introduced in Congress Today

Its not free. The government has to get the money somewhere and it come from the citizens. They also have long waiting lists that can go months if you need surgery. I have known people to come to the US to have surgery because of the wait time.

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Posted by trainmanswife on 04/22/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Show Us the Money: Tucson City Council Set To Debate $1.3 Billion Budget

What happened to the 200 million dollars that evaporated in the Rio Nuevo project? It all disappeared into thin air and no one knows what happened to it? Some one got it. It's somewhere.

It seems like a severe case of embezzlement to me. The problem in this issue is the Police do not want to investigate white collar crime as it is to complex and they do not want to spend the time looking through complex documents to discover who the thieves are. Meanwhile, the taxpayers take it on the chin.

There should be no new budget till the City of Tucson finds out where the money went and who or what received it. This loss was a serious one that know one seems to care about.................. You won't care till you receive the new tax statement. You and your family will make up the shortfall as the embezzlers will be in Europe enjoying their new found wealth.

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Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “420 Happenings

I attended the 420 celebration. The barbecued pork was excellent and the celebration fun. This event should become a Tucson staple. It's a great event to dispel the "Marijuana Myth". Everyone was polite and there were no problems.

Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Smoke and Mirrors

Tobacco is a poison and a carcinogen; most people who smoke or chew tobacco die from their habit, as it is with Alcohol. Most drinkers end up dead from a failed liver, or an accident. Many end up dead from lead poisoning, a gunshot wound during a quarrel or from the police.

Pima County is correct is increasing the insurance payment from nicotine addicts and drunks. These employees are the center of the web when it comes to insurance costs If you are a drunk or a nicotine addict you should pay more as the insurance risks are greater for you and your addiction. No one cares if you are a nicotine addict or a drunk but the rest of us should not have to pay for your suicide.

Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Fight the “Fight for Fifteen”

Just read the MIT chart. In the real world, people wear clothing and get an education/training. Yet the category, "Other," only lists $71. for a single adult. One is spartan, not ignorant and naked. Please, if we must use data, let's be intellectually honest about how we use it, what we include and what we omit.
Be well.

Posted by socrates2 on 04/22/2015 at 8:31 AM

Re: “A 'Debt-Free College' Resolution Was Introduced in Congress Today

I have often said, the solution to our medical crisis is a free education set up on a military style system of get the education for doctor, nurse free with a 4 hear obligation to work at a set salary in government run medical system, use current hospitals, imagine doctors/nurses who for 4 years got free education, degrees then paid a reasonable living salary, then once they complete the obligatory 4 years can go into private practice, if its good enough for our service men/women why not for a medical system that would drastically reduce hospital costs, medical costs! Do away with the insurance companies by setting up a optional "free to every citizen" medical card as they have in Canada, UK, see how quickly the leeches on society the insurance companies go the way of the dinosaur!

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Posted by Ralph Hill 1 on 04/22/2015 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Fight the “Fight for Fifteen”

There is a lot of arguing here about a "living wage" which is an arbitrary number, since what is a "living wage" depends on where you are. Fifteen dollars an hour seems to be the number being discussed the most. Here is the simple fact - if the minimum wage is raised to $15 an hour, it will no longer be a living wage. Prices will increase. Those people whom have spent years in school and gaining skills that are currently making a decent salary at $20-25 an hour will effectively get a massive pay cut, since their wages aren't going to go up. I really am not sure why unskilled labor feels that $15 an hour is somehow "fair".

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Posted by Chris Staley on 04/22/2015 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Earth Day: When Endangered Species Awareness & Sustainable Condoms Meet

It's hard to believe there are people who believe we can continue the current rate of population growth without severe consequences (or that we haven't already severely affected populations of other species).
Good for the Center for talking about population. Most environmental groups won't touch the subject, but it's the key and I'm still optimistic people will get the message.

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Posted by bslap on 04/22/2015 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Show Us the Money: Tucson City Council Set To Debate $1.3 Billion Budget

8% increase in government spending for the 5th poorest city in America where growth, jobs and future prosperity are met with a resounding "NO". There's never enough money that can be taken from the fruits of others labor.

But no worries, the floods of illegals filling the seats in our public schools will solve everything.

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Posted by What, Again on 04/22/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Fight the “Fight for Fifteen”

15$ to Flip a burger? Really? Most people in the medical field don't make 15$. Stop complaining, buck up and make yourself more valuable and get educated. If the minimum wage was increased to 15$ the entire system would be effected and all across the board the wages would go up. Then the economy would adjust and things would cost even more and then collapse. Thats when the cycle starts all over.

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Posted by Jason Britt on 04/22/2015 at 6:11 AM

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