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Re: “Pathway's Problematic Preachings

I regret my time in Palmer Drug Abuse program in McAllen, Texas, when I attended the director was Andrea Lacy, a Bob Meehan clone who hurt and abused many teenagers and young adults. There needs to be more education about the scope of practice for LCDC's and more oversight by the state. these people should not be allowed around children and families in crisis should be warned about their negativity and toxicity. One of the counselors that used to work under Andrea told me how they thought it was funny to call family members fucked up bitches and make fun of them during case conference.

Posted by Amy on 07/27/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

There are NOT "plenty" of wolves anywhere. Primarily cattlemen wiped out wolf populations all over the U.S. during the past couple hundred years. Along with the annihilation of mountain lion in the East and the grizzly bear in most parts of the U.S., our wildlife biodiversity suffers greatly. Natural balance is skewed so badly that a cascading disruption of species destroys biodiversity. The best thing we can do is to remove commercial livestock grazing from all public land to help stop the war on predators.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 07/25/2015 at 4:54 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

There are plenty of wolves in the greater Yellowstone area, as well as other parts of Mt, Wy, and Idaho for the wolves to be taken off of the endagered species act. It is time to allow those States and the people who live in them to manage those wolves that have moved out to areas far away from Yellowstone.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by smithappens on 07/24/2015 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Street Views

Based on the likes and dislikes, you can see how uneducated City of Tucson residents are. The facts are out there. Take it from the Huckelberry himself. Until the state forces him to spend HURF money on roads, he will continue to allocate it for non-road use. And so many of you are ready to give him more money? Fools.

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Posted by No more bonds on 07/24/2015 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

...and Ma Nature rebalances it also.

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Posted by David W on 07/23/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

I expect the food chain would be balanced by old Ma Nature. We are the ones who "modify" the food chain.

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Posted by Janis on 07/23/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

How would the increase in their population affect all other species at this point? It is definitely modifying the food chain. The red squirrels on Mt Graham would take it on the chin again would they?

6 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by David W on 07/23/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

It is not just "some critics" of the program who say that, in order for the Mexican wolf to become self-sustaining, the entire recovery population should increase to a minimum of 750 wolves in at least three core zones (the current population in the Blue Mountains of AZ/NM, the Grand Canyon watershed of northern AZ/southern UT, and southern CO/northern NM) linked by travel corridors. It was the professional biologists of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who came to that conclusion.

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Posted by SLCleft on 07/23/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

Why can't we call it the Arizona wolf or the US wolf? Mexico has a terrible record with this animal.

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Posted by The original rat t on 07/23/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves's not critics that say there should be 750 wolves for a self-sustaining population, it's SCIENCE.

And while the author spends an inordinate amount of time describing conflicts between wildlife and cattle, she fails to even acknowledge the enormous support both the Mexican wolf program in particular and the Endangered Species Act that mandated their recovery enjoy with the populations of Arizona and New Mexico. Additionally, while public lands ranchers pay grazing fees, those fees fail to cover the high costs to the agencies to administer these programs. The privilege to use America's public lands for their private profit in no way gives them exclusive use or access to them - to expect our wild places be cleansed of the wildlife that belong there - like Mexican wolves - is simply beyond the pale.

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Posted by Jack Chambers on 07/23/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Of Men and Wolves

No mention of the politicians in both NM and in AZ who are trying to undo the Endangered Species Act for Mexican wolves as it has been undone in other western states including ID, MT and WY on wolves in those states.

In addition, the best way to help the wolves increase population is to get rid of the "welfare cattle" on our public lands which are allowed grazing rights at a cost so low the public ends up subsidizing them b/c of all the environmental havoc they bring upon our public lands such as erosion, water pollution and destruction of ecosystems due to overgrazing. Our appetite for cheap beef is what has caused the demise of the wolf population.

26 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by doggirl on 07/23/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Dignity

There are all kinds of arguments why the homeless and poor deserve their fate, but I doubt a single one will save anyone who argues them from their meeting with Jesus, he will simply say I know you not and his father God will not even look upon you and how ironic that is and poetic to be ignored and sent to a eternity of the gnashing of the teeth, claw and misery knowing its not ever going to end!

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Posted by Ralph Hill 1 on 07/17/2015 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Street Views

Here is more:

I warned you about Greece more than five years ago, and was ridiculed. How you like me now?

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 07/17/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Street Views

City after city is being caught "rat holing" tax dollars to try to prop up pension funds. Just think of the pension flow to the 219 county employees making over $100,000 per year.

Why do they call them public servants? That's a lie.

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 07/17/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Street Views

The Legislature has not swept up all the HURF funds, as Mr. Huckelberry and the Board and trusting taxpayers shriek. Please research for yourself before you spread the misinformation you are told.

The Legislature, on average (since 2003), sweeps about 7 percent of an average $52 million in transportation funding. Next year, they are sweeping zero. Last year, we were given $63.2 from the transportation fund: $5 million was used for pavement repair (of which more that half was moved for soccer field land purchases and placed into the General fund), $14 million was used for road maintenance, $19 million was used to pay our 1997 bond debt and the remaining $25 million was used for engineering and "overhead" ( $4.8 million for director's office overhead). After paying for all the bloated and bureaucratic overhead and salaries, this leaves about $16 million/year for our road maintenance and repair out of $63.2 million.

Before we start taxing people for this massive mismanagement of money, let us use more of the $63.2 million to actually repair the roads instead of using it for ....who really knows what???

See the link below for the numbers referenced above.

4 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Marla Closen on 07/17/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The Tucson Weekly Celebrity Showdown

OMG! Where can I find the link to the song about Bud Fosters head? I remember hearing it as a kid and it was so friggin funny! If you can post it...he will win on mere laughs alone! hahhahahahah Thats song was GREAT!

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Posted by Zach on 07/16/2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Dignity

Here's an interesting video link exploring root causes of addiction and a solution that involves more human connection..…

We're all in this together. If we don't take care of one another, we are inviting larger problems for future generations to have to address.

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Posted by Minty Mary on 07/16/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Dignity

If you have ever owned property, you never want it to decrease in value and want to be able to sell it for at least what you paid for it.

That will never change. They need to find an area where they can operate where property values will not be affected, that what a good neighborhood "partner" does.

Don't act like these people are mean and don't care, they just want to protect their investment or their family. If you want to run a house where someone can scream for 30 minutes at a time and continue to be a drug addict, don't act like everyone else is the problem.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 07/16/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Dignity

It's revolting that the woman who had been beaten by her boyfriend lost her right to food stamps and to Section 8 housing just because she tested positive for a controlled substance. It makes her the criminal, as opposed to the viciously violent boyfriend whose potentially lethal behavior was the reason the cops became involved in the first place. What a chill that places on women's willingness to seek help from the system when they're in grave physical danger! What's the point of a drug test for her, anyway?

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Al Tam on 07/16/2015 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Dignity

"Aside from the 1 percent, we are all a paycheck away from this situation,"

Except for the 100+ county employees making over six figures led by the Huckster at $350k.

And how about H.T. Sanchez - bringing down $450,000, stolen from the kids of TUSD.

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Posted by What, Again on 07/16/2015 at 4:52 AM

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