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Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Dismal that educators are falling for this scam. We give up the goose that lays the golden eggs, give TUSD and Pima County $1 million "to buy depreciating assets" that will be forgotten about by the time people realize we've been had. Land gone, trust money gone for a few months of instant gratification. Meanwhile land sold to developers who build more homes to suck up the water reserves, and badly depleted public services, our water bills (and consequently sewer bills) go up again, our public schools continue to crumble while ALEC pitches privatized schools who are already stealing money at twice the rate we get for public education. They already hit us with a hefty "fairness tax" saying TUSD residents live in such a posh district they need to pay more taxes than say Catalina Foothills, and there isn't a peep out of anyone about discriminatory taxing. Legislators, when your staffers tell you to vote for a bill like this, hire new staffers who can read and think. It's frightening to think it can become a constitutional amendment that will be next to impossible to remove. Remember when they said if we would just pass a lottery bill we would never have to pay school taxes again? How's that working out for you?

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Posted by soundcloud on 04/28/2016 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Apocalypse Soon?


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Posted by Michael Neily on 04/28/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

This concept is ridiculous.

$75K per ride!!!

Huckleberry and the board members who signed off on it should be booted out.

Not to mention, World View doesn't even have FAA approval for what they propose, let alone the ability to do it.

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Posted by FireChuckHuckleberry on 04/28/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

I nominate Chuckelberry to be the first "passenger" to outer space.

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Posted by Gandalf the White on 04/28/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “See Amy Goodman in Tucson This Thursday and Help Out KXCI Community Radio

After watching the video I felt like I was viewing Wayne and Garth in Wayne's mom's basement. Come to think of it that was public television also.

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Posted by Juli Heston on 04/28/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

Marla Closen for County Dupe. Help chuck Chuck.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 04/28/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Danehy

" These 2 Irishmen walk into a bar ......"" Well, it could happen!!

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Posted by CW13 on 04/28/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Danehy

" These 2 Irishmen walk into a bar..." Well, it could happen.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/28/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Bad Apple?

Mighty Matilda, You are living in a bubble of illusion. It's not 40 years of liberal policies. Who has been in charge for the past 10 years? All conservative GOP. And Trump's popularity? November will tell. I think he will get schlonged.

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Posted by BrianS on 04/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

Let World View use their own fund to build their facility in Tucson. The Pima County tax payers should not be asked to fund this risky project.

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Posted by Chris Horquilla on 04/28/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I live in the County, and so the widening project does not affect me directly. BUT... I think the money could be better spent repairing the City's STREETS, rather than adding many miles of NEW street that will also not be maintained.

The last time I traversed Broadway over the route to be expanded at 'rush hour', traffic moved smoothly, impeded only by traffic signals, which could be better sequenced. But it was NOT slowed to a stop because there was no place to go.

This whole project should be re-thought, and postponed until needed.

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Posted by Bill Randal on 04/28/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Danehy

In a book I read years ago, the attitude of the British - particularly the English - was summarized by the following intro to a joke told by an English comedian:

"It seems there was an Irish brain surgeon [pause for laughter]..."

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 04/28/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

If Hillary wins she will announce a new public holiday called Vince Foster/Benghazi victims/Whitewater/Rose Law Firm missing documents/Sandy Burglar Documents in his socks/Cattle Futures/Fraudulent Email Server Day.

Who is voting for her?

I should have looked here first:

The Top 22

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Posted by Hillaryisafraudandunoit on 04/28/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

Just glad they are Israeli and not Iranian. Not much else we can hope for...right now.

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Posted by Tony V on 04/28/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

I lean left, but I HATE Hillary so much, you never know...

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Posted by Logical Thinker on 04/28/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

So basically World View’s Stratollite is a poor man’s intelligence surveillance satellite, which in the wrong hands could provide strategic and tactical data regarding air, sea and land force deployments, or if necessary, track and report the position of military or law enforcement agencies engaged in counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism or human trafficking efforts. “…we’re excited to be part of it.” Deepak Kamra, General Partner at Canaan Partners (Founded in 1987, the firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, USA; Westport, Connecticut, USA; New York, New York, USA; Gurgaon, Haryana, India; and Herzliya, Israel.)

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/28/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Douchey. Arizona's latest douchebag politician.

Please vote no on this scam. Dramatically eroding the state trust does not aid education funding in the long term, despite any short term gains that might be perceived or even realized. In the long term, it simply makes education funding even more tenuous and vulnerable than it is now.

Vote no on Douchey's evasive scam.

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Posted by skinnyman on 04/28/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “ALEC Gives Arizona an 'Economic Outlook' Magic Pony Award

John, who is that " hard charging businessman who disrespects Reagan the way Hoover disrespected Coolidge"? Is that, by chance, a Trump reference, or are you referring to someone else?

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Posted by David Safier on 04/28/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

I agree with you 100% David, great analysis!! Those in opposition are planting their flag and refusing to take what we can get now. Those voting yes recognize that we can still take the money and THEN kick the public education haters out of office!

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Posted by RealPatriot on 04/28/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Blaze Mason: it's usually more effective to work from the "cause" end of things, rather than from the "effect" end.

Thus, if you'd like to get David Safier to rethink his position on Prop 123, perhaps you should work on changing the position of TUSD's Sanchez-Grijalva-Foster-Juarez and their "don't-stand-up-for-principles-but-take-the-money-on-any-terms-it-is-offered" allies in TEA and AEA and in other public districts. In the vast majority of cases, Safier will follow TUSD governance / admin and union leadership's policy positions, even when it makes him queasy to do so.

A large part of our problem in Southern Arizona is that we currently have people running our largest local school district and our teachers union who either don't understand the principles that should be guiding responsible public education systems, or, when push comes to shove in their dialogues with state-level leadership, they capitulate and collaborate -- with refusing to demand full settlement of the Cave Creek law suit with money coming for the correct sources, with agreeing that it's appropriate to phase down TUSD deseg funds after Unitary Status is achieved in the district, with suggesting that we should solve our teacher shortage problems by reducing teacher credentialing requirements, etc., etc., ad nauseam.

It's a little difficult for constituents in Southern Arizona to get pressure applied in the right places, backing the right agenda, when the major collective agents who should be using their bargaining power to get the right things done sell out to the enemy.

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Posted by Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform on 04/28/2016 at 9:46 AM

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