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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.

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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

Re: “Editor’s Note

You have no facts ma'am.

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Posted by People who pay too much attention to alternative facts suck! on 03/30/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Mr. Again, no matter how much you wish for it, the 1950s aren't coming back.

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Posted by Mike Escalante on 03/30/2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

I thought Christians liked helping people.

Oh, silly me! I forgot that you are a phony Christian.

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Posted by What, Again is a true racist, not a true Christian. on 03/30/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, you don't support values over laws???? And you call yourself a liberal!

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 03/30/2017 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

Yes. Typo...

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Posted by Mark Whittaker on 03/30/2017 at 6:23 AM

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

If we could take the money spent educating illegal immigrants and the children of illegal immigrants and all the associated extra cost of ESL, etc. we would have plenty of money to educate our children.
As your average taxpayer why would I ever vote to spend my hard-earned tax money on education when I know half of it goes to pay for educating illegals who have 3, 4 or 5 kids in the system to my 2?

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Posted by bslap on 03/30/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Danehy

Self loathing is destructive. Come up for air.

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Posted by Thomas Allen on 03/30/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

Health insurance was affordable before the government got involved. You need to prioritize. Insurance before weed.

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Posted by Just The Facts Maam on 03/30/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Tell it like it is, Mr. Again sir. You've certainly put the commies in their place!

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Posted by Mr. Again rocks. on 03/30/2017 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

Christ, what an asshole.

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Posted by Mary Magdalene on 03/30/2017 at 3:24 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

"Or at least wanted before tea baggers ..."

What a filthy mouth you have.

Maybe your 'love' could actually pay for his own healthcare instead of demanding others pay it for him. If he's a poster child for subsidies he's a loaf, an unproductive member of society. If he really needs subsidies he will be eligible for Medicaid.

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Posted by What, Again on 03/30/2017 at 3:11 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Tucson taxpayer dollars for Hate Trump TV. Nothing more than city funded communist/socialist/liberal propaganda.

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Posted by What, Again on 03/30/2017 at 3:06 AM

Re: “Not The Greek Mafia

"The bread, rolls and biscuits eaten in the restaurant today are the same recipes he was serving since the mid-19th century. It was Kelli's mom who brought them to Tucson."

You do mean the mid 20th century, right?

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Posted by Copywriter on 03/30/2017 at 2:20 AM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

I wonder how many kids paying upwards to $50,000.00. Going into hock up to 20 years of their life paying it back. Even those GI Bills and scholarships have semester goals that need to be maintained. Once lost gone for good they dont reissue. Do you really need another distraction on campus no alcohol on campus or games.

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Posted by Student of time on 03/29/2017 at 8:18 PM

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

Slidesow?

Is that what you call your mattress which we see in the photo above?

That title is very revealing Mr. Again.

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Posted by Mr. Again rocks. on 03/29/2017 at 4:03 PM

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

If I remember correctly TUSD received monies for pay raises and TUSD did not get it to the classroom. I can't see giving them more money, because I know what they do with it. Close some more schools and sell the property. You have plenty of money, plus that would put those properties back into a tax funding position instead of tax free.

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Posted by TUSD should be ashamed on 03/29/2017 at 2:35 PM

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