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Re: “Arizona DREAMers Rally at UA: We Deserve In-State Tuition

Why is the Hispanic influx important? The answer is as follows: The Caucasians stopped reproducing. In any society a female must had 2.1 children to keep the society vibrant, alive and continuing. Caucasian society has collapsed with a reproductive rate less than 2.1 children per woman. Without the influx of the Hispanic population America would have withered on the vine. This is a satistical and mathematical truth.

Now as to these Hispanic young people: America need these young people and they should be welcomed. Who is going to pay the bills and taxes? A bunch of old burned out old people in a rest home? I think not.

Any young person who can prove they have been in Arizona since childhood and have never engaged in criminality should pay in state tuition. It’s good for Arizona and good for America.

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Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 05/01/2015 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Does anyone remember the last time John McCain was referred to as a maverick? He use to march to the beat of his own drum, but now he hears and fears other drums.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 05/01/2015 at 6:54 AM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

Nice acs.

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Posted by Debbi R on 05/01/2015 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Demo lose support because they never deliver on their promises. Why do you think Clintons theme song was "don't stop thinking about tomorrow?"

Quite simply? Their ideas suck and you are getting absolutely nothing today. Obama? Hope and change? Really? His change is hopeless.

Unless you want a nuclear IRAN.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/01/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Where are the Democrats? I sure hope we find a good candidate but did you know the main reason we lost was so many Dems didn't vote? Why we continue to do that in the mid-terms is beyond me. I got that information from someone who should know.

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Posted by Guardians on 05/01/2015 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

It is important to maintain protests from now on through election day to defeat John McCain, just like has been done. Here is a link to a photo essay about a protest in Tucson back in February at Flake's office:…

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 05/01/2015 at 4:51 AM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

I see your point about wanting the dam removed and the Colorado River and Glenn Canyon restored back before 1956. But look at the positive things the dam generated like cheap electricity, jobs building the dam and all the employment from Lake Powel. Also the millions of people that got to enjoy the beauty of the southwest by boat, they got to see the side canyons less a few hundred feet. In the last 60years without the dam only a few thousand people would have seen Glen Canyon not the millions that vacation on Lake Powell. Maybe because of the dam being built you and the others hired to document the Archeology sites got to see Glenn Canyon, just a thought.

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Posted by Mike Lobello on 05/01/2015 at 3:43 AM

Re: “Arizona DREAMers Rally at UA: We Deserve In-State Tuition

The "they don't pay taxes" argument no longer holds up, they've been living here, paying rent, paying for goods and services, etc. While I can understand that some people here are against allowing them to pay an equal rate to U.S. citizens and residents, providing them such fairness will prove beneficial for their communities in the long term. How? LOYALTY to the country that allowed to have equal opportunities like everyone else. I'd be very grateful. DREAMERS are already here, and have adapted to the educational system in a very successful way (this guy was an honor student in high school and college, come on!)

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Posted by AZSONDUDE on 04/30/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

I know propaganda when I read it sir. And you are a profundity of the highest order.

Man made global warming can be reversed in your world, can't it?

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Posted by David w on 04/30/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

So Biz Boy, what exactly are these "needs" of the many? Do these needs include bacon wrapped pizzas and enough junk food to make approx 2/3 of Americans overweight or obese? Oh, and btw, by some estimates as much as 40% of food in America is tossed out. Do these "needs" include gas guzzling SUVs that get a mere 12-18 gallons per mile? Oh, how about the need to have new electronics every year when millions of tons of electronic waste is being produced each and every year in America alone? Your thinking is governed by ideology, platitudes and propaganda, and is conspicuously lacking in facts. Try harder.

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Posted by Lupe Rodarte on 04/30/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “One Day in Bisbee

Heather, you missed a great opportunity in Bisbee. Hazel's Table Ten is truly amazing!…

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Posted by Mitch Marcus on 04/30/2015 at 8:22 PM

Re: “One Day in Bisbee

I'm a vegan for 24 years and I don't order quinoa bowls. Most vegans who go to places like Poco tend to order the fun food. So if you recommend doing as the vegans do, enjoy the nachos or a mock chicken burrito.

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Posted by Matthew Roberts on 04/30/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

Tinkering with education plays more like Wheel of Fortune. And the fortune has been our tax dollars siphoned away to an education super monster.

Cut off the money supply and watch results improve. You must admit that rampant spending has not helped.

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Posted by Rat t on 04/30/2015 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Come on you guys. Mc Cain is running for reelection. Demo won't vote for him so he's going to act like a conservative. Just like the Clintons they pander to a base.

Why vote at all? These politicians could start another civil war.

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Posted by Rat t on 04/30/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Where is the Arizona Democratic Party? The only people talking about a challenge to McCain are the members of his party who don't think he's sufficiently right wing. I've yet to hear the name of a single prominent Democrat itching to take on this guy. He is at his most vulnerable right now, largely because he is seen as a scheming, self-important politician with no moral core. Democrats need to put a fighter up against McCain...and it can't be one of the weak statewide candidates we ran against Ducey and Douglas last year! Once DuVal and Garcia figured out the kind of campaigns they needed to be running, it was far too late.

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Posted by Where Are The Democrats? on 04/30/2015 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

Good point, but there's a small math error. Having 1 of the students drop out before senior year actually raises the rankings even more because 19/2 is 9.5.

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Posted by Math Correction on 04/30/2015 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

And doesn't lowering the denominator (by increasing attrition rates between junior and senior year, perhaps?) raise the score and hence the rankings? Think about it: if they follow the normal UHS course of study, by the end of junior year they will have taken 5 AP exams. What benefits the rankings more, having them drop out and lower the # of seniors, or having them stay and take the 2 AP courses they are required to take as seniors? Do the math. Let's say there are 3 juniors and they've all taken 5 AP courses and are required to take 2 more as seniors. If all three of them stay, we have 21/3=7. If one of them drops out we have 19/2= 8. It appears that this ranking formula may create an incentive to increase attrition.

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Posted by Perverse Incentive? on 04/30/2015 at 6:34 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon


Thank you for the grammatical assistance. Auto correct often zaps me, as I did the comment in Word then copy/paste to the site, because of the intermittent internet connection in the Santiago airport.

Nonetheless, my points stand as my considered belief.

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 04/30/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

You forgot to mention that the Arizona Daily Star said TUSD's University High School fell from #28 last year to #37 in 2015. The perceived need to keep up with BASIS in the ratings goes a long way towards explaining some of the ill-advised policies that have recently been implemented at University High School, including requiring all enrolled students to take AP Chemistry and AP Physics 1 to graduate. Not all students have met the math prerequisite for AP Chemistry before being forced to enroll and there is no reason why kids not on a math/science trajectory would need to master the math/science content in these college level courses in high school. (No reason, that is, except to pad administrator's resumes by showing that even while the school is under pressure to change admittance policies under the direction of the desegregation authority, they will be able to maintain media-generated rankings determined by inane formulas like the one mentioned in your post above.)

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Posted by Disgusted on 04/30/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Senators McCain and Flake along with Congresswoman Ann Kilpatrick and Congressman Paul Gosar should be commended for the bold stand they took to ensure the national security of this nation.

Here is a link to a recent article by Daniel McGorarty titled: Got copper? New pentagon report spotlights key role of critical metals:


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Posted by Chris Horquilla on 04/30/2015 at 5:37 PM

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