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Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

My parents and I ate there in the 1970"s.
I remember not really liking to go there. I couldn't say why, I guess I just liked Bob's Big Boy, Johny's , Sambo's, Hobo Joe's, Austin's etc. better.
Thanks for the info about the pictures of the family on the wall. Just yesterday I saw a picture of the interior of the restaurant. The AZ Daily Star had some pictures of Original Restaurants that are still open in Tucson. The thing I really remembered about Gus Balon's was a big mural that was painted on that wall. As I recall, it was a picture of a tree and water. I just remember studying it a lot and thinking of stories while we ate.

Posted by DAZ on 03/30/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Very disappointed with the management of our Public Access channels. (Public library could manage it better!) Nothing like doing a live TV show! 666isMONEY!

Posted by Raquel Baranow on 03/30/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Not really impressed with this weak commentary at all.
What about the destruction by ISIS or whoever is killing fellow Muslims-Christians -Jews , etc. When they blow up something aren't they also damaging the Earth, and everything that "Allah" created?
How about some references from the Torah and Bible to help with the 'Interfaith' dialog?

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Posted by DAZ on 03/30/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Danehy

Hey, good one Mr. 13, sir! Moron, brick, window, arrested. Another brilliant metaphor from the undisputed Champion in the Arena of Ideas.

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Posted by All hail CW13! on 03/30/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Great article. Thanks

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Posted by M. Awais Khan on 03/30/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

It's 2017. Why are you writing about a cable access tv channel? Who watches scheduled tv anymore?

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Posted by John Vox on 03/30/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

What verbosity and self promotion! This article was a waste of space. Space that could have been used for an interesting story. SMFH.....

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Posted by Icecld on 03/30/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tommy can't even get that right. Betsy DeVos is stupid. Spoken like a true compassionate Lefty. This from a moron who couldn't get arrested if you gave him a brick and a police station window to throw it through.

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Posted by CW13 on 03/30/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Can he accomplish his "faith" without involving government? Remember that separation thing you guys always talk about? Can't have it both ways. Can you find it in the USC?

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Posted by Tania Pezzole on 03/30/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Dave, even a broken analog watch is right twice a day.

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Posted by sgsmith on 03/30/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally has already shown an independent streak. Rather than go issue by issue, take a look at The Heritage Foundation's conservatism ratings for Arizona senators and congressmen. Most of Arizona's GOP members score in the 80-90% range for voting conservative (as judged by Heritage) position. Last I looked, McSally's conservatism score was 43%. Not non-ideological enough for you? Then maybe your tract is more about political parties than policy.

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Posted by Skeptic on 03/30/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Skinny

That is the same argument that Palin was attacked for during the ACA debacle. How coincidental you make it once again.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 03/30/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

RAR Repeal and replace is right for Americans, making your comment nonsensical.

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Posted by The Glad Reaper on 03/30/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Queen-Sized Beauty Rest and Some DNA.

Very Poignant pict.

Dave V

Posted by David Vitagliano on 03/30/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

So who's the golf star in the family?

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Posted by Copywriter on 03/30/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “The Skinny

They say you should judge people not by what they say but by what they do. If that's true, based on the contents of the American Healthcare Act the people in power wanted to see the poor -- both young and old -- just die.

Of course, no one will come out and say that, but there is this elitist attitude in Washington that people without means are not real people if they were, they could just go out and get jobs or stop buying "luxury" items such as cellphones and spend their money taking care of themselves.

Those in congress and the senate talk about eliminating entitlements, even when they are the most entitled class out there. People in the military have to spend at least 20 years to retire with benefits. These guys just need to spend four years to get a full retirement with benefits.

How many former senators, congressmen and congresswomen are out there living off of those entitlements? How much could be saved if they took a cut? We'll never know because despite what they say, what they do is take. Perhaps if they had to live within the meager means that most Americans do, they would begin to see the choice they have given us is get rich or get dead.

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: Whose?"
-- Don Marquis (1878-1937)

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Posted by sgsmith on 03/30/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

The issues with health care are similar to the issues with other American institutions that have adopted the "business model" as the be-all-end-all of life in America.

Health care used to be about prevention, education and maintenance of personal health, and when required, the best treatment possible. Now, it is about getting the most money possible from the government, the insurance companies and the patients.

Prisons used to be about punishing criminal behavior, providing job skills, education and reducing the rate of people repeating crimes. Now, private prisons simply warehouse people, provide criminals opportunities to learn new skills from other prisoners and join gang-oriented criminal enterprises while charging governments the most money possible, to include payments for empty beds that make sure they are at full capacity for the greatest savings by agencies that fill them.

Education used to be about providing critical thinking skills and abilities that not only improved a person's ability to contribute to our culture across a wide-range of disciplines, but improved the quality of life for graduates, their families and our society. Now, education is about using students as a revenue stream for the business and political currency of education, while creating burdensome debt that forces graduates to work well-below their abilities to stay one step ahead of the collection agencies.

This pattern goes on and on and on. Is it any wonder that the wealth gap continues to widen, even as so-called investors call for bigger and bigger profits to the point of crushing companies and institutions for a healthy bottom line?

Those who profess that deregulation and oversight are keeping business down and destroying Americans' lives are lying to us. Contrary to all the touchy-feely promotions, businesses have no conscience. Businesses serve only the investors, frequently at the cost of those who have helped build the business. America needs to stop this madness and look to creating outcomes that enrich us beyond monetary wealth, because in the end the person with the most toys doesn't win when there is no one left to play.

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Posted by sgsmith on 03/30/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “"AZ Schools Now" Town Hall Will Give You a Chance to Be Heard On Public School Funding

The Arizona constitution states the cost of a university education should be nearly free! Ha ha what a joke... All the education dollars go toward deadwood professors and administrators!

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Posted by Kommon Cents on 03/30/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Campus Cannabis

The University of Arizona was a land grant by the Federal government in 1862 called the Morrill act. This was in place Before Arizona was a state but a territory. Which included much of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah. Which is why students from these state are considered instate residences because they would still be if Arizona was the territorial boundary lines.

So here is how it breaks down the AZ university system is federal land grant. Given to the states as a area to run for higher education. With that law the university has to look at the owner of the land the Federal Government given to Arizona to operate and managed in accordance with Federal law federal land.

Put down the pipe pick up a book Cupcake. Don't you and anyone else GET IT. The only target is the Federal Schedule 1. Even DR. Sisley has extremely tight parameters that she can work in.
She cant trademark, apply for FDA guidance and patient file grievance in federal court. I read the study and the peer quantified categories and who will test and what they want to target it seems to me a smoke screen to obfuscate the issue.

Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/30/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “"AZ Schools Now" Town Hall Will Give You a Chance to Be Heard On Public School Funding

Did all 10 of the education groups in Arizona Schools Now! push Proposition 123 for Governor Ducey, or only some of them? Are they now left holding a completely empty bag....as Ducey ignores them, once again, when he doesn't need them? Backroom deal-making was rampant prior to 123: I understood that at one point some consortium of these groups made Ducey an offer: just pay off 25% of the money the state owes to the schools and we will leave you alone, happy with our funding. It was No Go...and on to Prop 123. A) who do these people think they are and B) what did they think they would receive for our schools in response to trading away our kids' future chances for public education?. Not only did they push 123, the 123 monies didn't even make it to the teachers in TUSD (where the members of these groups that I am familiar with either send or sent their kids). So I am left wondering whether Arizona Schools Now is actually meant to benefit students or if, at least locally, they are instead meant to shore up various political players here in Pima County?

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 03/30/2017 at 7:56 AM

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