TM has a good point - using a crude metaphor in this otherwise thoughtful piece doesnt undermine the argument directly but does tarnish its effectiveness. Its a tragic story to see one community after another fall to corporate & local greed & corruption, losing forever its unique history, geography & humanity. Yet the destruction of nature - millions of years in the making - to capitalist lust for profit - at any cost - is the biggest atrocity the world has ever seen
"My neighborhood activist friends—who've been f***ed by the powers-that-be so many times that they've taken to carrying condoms to City Council meetings—say that there is a fundamental matter of scale here, one that ensures profit for some, and misery for others. I sympathize, considering the history of such matters, including, most recently, a dastardly bait-and-switch by the city clerk, who handed the activists flawed petitions and then disqualified the same when they were returned filled with the signatures of thousands of citizens intent on shining the bright light of democracy on the matter."
I agree with you in that government serving the people should be a priority.
I don't agree with your use of profanity; many people of all ages, under 18 included, read the Tucson Weekly. Journalistic standards and all those other ethics we want everyone else to adhere to should be observed, even in opinion pieces.
Calling the structures between Tyndall, Park, Speedway and 1st street historic is some kind of stretch. The area is run down and in need of renewal. A 14 story building near campus works for students and for the university and will probably limit the number of car trips said students take. If the development were the other side of Euclid I would all in with West University.
Well said, Randy. Your article points out greed and corruption have taken over US and Mexico. The US govt. could stop the drug trade and wars, but doesn't want to.
Too profitable. Profit is all the US is about now. And I don't think many people even care.
I am sad to be an American.
When governments prohibit drugs they effectively and knowingly hand a monopoly on their sale to dangerous criminals and terrorists. Without a legal framework in which to operate, these black-market entities can always be expected to settle their disputes violently, while terrorizing many peaceful and innocent citizens in the process. Were the users of alcohol to blame for the St Valentines massacre in 1929? Of course not! It is just as naive to assume that one can compel all the users of Marijuana or Cocaine to simply quit, as it is to assume that all the users of Alcohol should have stopped drinking after the introduction of alcohol prohibition in 1919.
Randy's Rants are just what so many of us would say if we could put our thoughts into words. Jesse Kelly would be a joke if he hadn't come so close to beating Gabby Giffords in the last election. Let's get off our butts and work hard for Ron Barber. One thing we don't need is another Republican representing us in DC or Phoenix. Ron Barber needs our support and I, for one, need Ron Barber.
Enjoyed that Serraglio,I had a 1978 civic that I enjoyed as much but she only reached 88,000 mi. I had aother engine put in and that gave me another 80,000 before the front end rusted apart....
Thanks...great story, as usual. The important thing is starting the conversation, regardless of whether one agrees or not.
"I'll bet that King would not have bothered running for the White House, or even Congress. He'd be in the streets with those high school kids, still trying to prove that, not only should all politics be local, but local politics is all that matters."
That must be why King's "I Have a Dream" speech was given from the steps of a local high school. instead of the Lincoln Memorial.
Since King is dead, it is easy for you to manufacture stuff about him. The reality is that King's opponents in his efforts to desegregate schools were white southern governors who argued, just as you do, in favor of local control. That was the issue used by segregationists then, and it is still being used to justify a program that increased de facto segregation in TUSD's classrooms.
I don't know what you mean by 'this land', but if you mean southern Arizona, we bought it fair and square. If a crooked Mexican president pocketed the money, well that isn't our fault.
But, let's for a moment imagine taking a vote - should the Gadsden purchase be given back to Mexico? I doubt it would pass. And just to make things interesting let's let only people of Mexican descent vote. Let's be even MORE restrictive, let's only let ILLEGAL Mexicans vote. What are the odds it would even get ONE vote?
One article in a pay to publish sham journal? Not very impressive. It's almost as if there's no evidence for you conjecture. No Pulitzer Prize for you.
I want to express my thoughts on Santa Meurte visually through two piece’s of digital art I did. The first on is titled “Santa Muerte Online Altar” http://cainandtoddbenson.com/2011/07/13/sa….
The second one is titled “Santa Muere”. http://cainandtoddbenson.com/2011/07/12/sa…
Isn't it hilarious how when a troll gets proven wrong 18 ways to Sunday they try resetting the goalposts. Gene simmons claims there were no peer-reviewed papers published on the subject, somebody posts a link and suddenly it's not good enough. Who's being purposely deceitful now? Simmons, you wouldn't know a fact if one bit you.
"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security."
Bentham is a pay to publish sham journal, the editor resigned after that ridiculous "thermite" paper was published. It's humorous that people seeking the "truth" about September 11th. don't know these basic facts. It's almost as if they are purposefully being deceitful. Also, no KISS bass playing for me, different fellow.
No, Mike Johnson, what's crazy is that there's still people like yourself who believe the pack of lies used to sell 9/11 as the justification for war and the destruction of our civil rights. There's more evidence supporting climate change than there is to prop up the story of 19 Arabs magically defeating the most technologically-advanced military systems in the world with boxcutters, led by a 9th-century madman from a laptop while attached to a dialysis machine in a cave in Afghanistan.
And you, Gene Simmons, need to stick to hawking cheap KISS gimcracks and recovering from your latest honeymoon/chemical peel. Here is a link to an established, peer-reviewed technical source, the Open Civil Engineering Journal, which published just such a paper in 2008. Interested parties may download the pdf at: http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tociej/…
This would have been a fresh, original piece in 2005.
This has been de-bunked to death. You have to do large amounts of drugs and only read far left websites in order to still be a 9/11 truther. It's crazy that there's still people who believe in manmade climate change. It's even crazier that there's still 9/11 truthers.
Read my comment again. There's not been a technical paper in any engineering journal in any language, in any COUNTRY, even ones that are hostile to the United States, I.E. North Korea, Iran, Russia, China etc. They would love to prove that the U.S. attacked itself. The evidence all points to 19 mostly Saudi Arabian men who hijacked 4 planes and crashed them into 3 buildings and one field in PA. It's interesting when a writer has trouble reading for comprehension.
I do share your concern and we've addressed it: At address below you will find more than 30 articles written by AE911Truth Petitioners and associates. Some are self-published and some are peer-reviewed journal articles (contrary to your claim). In the spirit of the scientific method, all are strongly encouraged perform their own experiments and analyses and publish their own results just like these working engineers and scientists have done.
I do take offense at the suggestion that some of the 1,600 Architects and Engineers who have put their names on a Petiton for a new investigaion are "hostile to the U.S." That is a baseless ad hominem. What evidence do you have of this "hostility" from any of these 1,600 architects or engineers?
Would you consider these two people hostile to the U.S., too? (Hint: I am a relative of the first one.)
** Chairman, 9/11 Commission, Thomas H. Kean, Former Governor of New Jersey
"FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue...We, to this day, don't know why NORAD told us what they told us...It was just so far from the truth."
** Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission, Lee Hamilton, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Homeland Security Advisory Council
"We got started late; we had a very short time frame...we did not have enough money...We had a lot of people strongly opposed to what we did. We had a lot of trouble getting access to documents and to people. ... So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail"
Controlled demolitions collapse buildings from the BOTTOM UP. Look at any video of one. The WTC buildings collapsed from the TOP DOWN.
Tucson Weekly |
3280 E. Hemisphere Loop, Suite 180, Tucson AZ 85706 |
P.O. Box 27087, Tucson AZ 85726-7087 |
(520) 294-1200 |
Powered by Foundation