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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Posted by Things are Getting Stranger in the Eye of This Beholder. on 03/24/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

I'm sorry but I am confused.

Are we trying to control health care costs, or health care insurance costs? What have the doctors and the drug companies done to help?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Don Stetson on 03/24/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement

Once again my name is not Lesko.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Debbi L on 03/24/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

SECOND Jew arrested for phoning in JCC threats: "The suspects father has also been arrested and the court extended his detention until March 30, saying he appeared to be involved in most of the same crimes and many of the threatening telephone calls." http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Dual-US-I…

This just keeps getting funnier.

Posted by Nathan K on 03/24/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Thank you Martha. I appreciate your efforts.

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Posted by Carol S on 03/24/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

They drained the swamp and filled it with garbage. Take out the Trash!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by HumanBean on 03/24/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “We Look Smaller in Boston

Mercatur was introduced and created by a Dutch/Flemish cartographer in the 16th century. It is useful because it accurately maintains directional bearing, so it is a great navigational map and very useful, and it was used by Eurpean Trading companies to conquer the world. Google uses a web mercatur projection for all of it's mapping. In order to maintain accurate directional bearing the mercatur projection distorts the size and area of land masses near to the poles. This is the root of political bias complaints but this map was not created to present a false picture of the world, that came later. This projection was created as a navigational tool.

Map projections are just that, a projection of an imperfect geoid onto a flat surface. There is no way to maintain area, distance, direction and shape. No matter what projection you choose you will sacrifice one or more than one of these. This newly adopted Peters Projection is an equal area projection, which means it distorts shapes, as anyone can see by looking at it.

I think it is inappropriate for a school to present any single one of these maps without the context. Teaching about basic mapping and geography is important. If we teach children that different map projections serve different purposes they can then seek out the map that best suits their needs for any particular project or application. Basing a map choice on a political platform is just plain wrong. Mercatur and Peters should be hung side by side and viewed as a teaching opportunity, not swapped out every time politics change.

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/24/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement

As are yours Ms. Lesko.

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Posted by Strange is in the Eye of the Beholder. on 03/24/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement

Their reactions are strange aren't they?

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Posted by Debbi L on 03/24/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement

Thanks for the feedback.

"Be kind?" That's what you advise, while writing a comment like that? Interesting.

The advice of people like you -- people who want to suppress informed discussion of what is ACTUALLY going on in TUSD and who aggress, in the comment streams and elsewhere, against those who bother to take the time needed to share valid information -- should be disregarded. But your opinions and advice (and insults) are definitely useful in helping us understand what is going on locally: as was highlighted nicely in the comment stream on the piece linked below, a network of bullies is hard at work in Tucson, relentlessly and systematically using every means at their disposal to make sure their lies steer public opinion. Oh, and (as above) punching anyone who dares to disagree in the face.

http://m.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/02/22/did-the-tusd-board-come-to-bury-sanchez-or-to-praise-him-answer-c-none-of-the-above

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Posted by Interesting. But not good advice. on 03/24/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

It sure sounds as if they make it the right way. My mother (if she was still alive) might have given them a lot of business. She never passed up a Wienerbrd when we lived in Sweden 1962/1963. I doubt if she ever bought a so-called "Danish" from any American bakery.
(I keep trying to edit & this comment refuses to take my Swedish o with two dots over it between the r & d in Wienerbrod).

Posted by MMP on 03/23/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

Christ! Just go over there, order a Danish and pay what they ask you for.

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Posted by Danish maven on 03/23/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

Ok, so to update, several of these threats have been tied to a black liberal journalist, and the rest to a Jew living in Israel. When are we going to see a retraction of this piece? Shouldn't Mr. Safier apologize to Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer for suggesting that they were in some way responsible for any of this?

Might it also be time for a frank discussion about certain groups that profit, both in terms of power and money, from the perception that they are eternal victims, and the incentives that creates to engage in these sort of false flag hoaxes?

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Posted by Nathan K on 03/23/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

Prices?

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Posted by PickyPalate on 03/23/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

The address is in the third paragraph. The sixth paragraph says that the guy starts baking at 4 AM. You can take an educated stab at the hours of this bakery.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Danish maven on 03/23/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

And a room full of old white men are talking about repealing maternity coverage mandates. Last I heard every white man in that room in the White House had a mother needing maternity care, and you can bet every white man in that room has a spouse needing maternity coverage. Whatever they all have for maternity coverage, should be for every person in the United States.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 03/23/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Everyone knows the working class pays the largest percentage of sales tax. Ergo, it's the only tax Ducey can love, a mere annoyance to his demographic.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by desertrat on 03/23/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

It is all well and good to attack Republicans as dumb, as Beneal Good would have it. That is a very good indicator of how and why the Democratic Party has lost the executive branch, the legislative branch, soon the judicial branch, a majority of state governorships and state legislatures. Boy, are they ever stupid! By extension, it could be argued looking at the electoral map following the last election, that virtually the entire country is inhabited by dullards of voting age. I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat but this is the sort of commentary that makes it clear we are in deep water politically and locked in a cycle of blindness and tone deaf reaction.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 03/23/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

You can't educate Republicans. The comments on this and several other websites confirms that they are uneducated and want their kids to live down to that same standard. Everyone wonders why there aren't many Republicans in institutions of higher learning but I have always contended that their brains are functioning at full capacity most of the time and it isn't sufficient to get them much beyond a high school education. Putting a Republican in a college or university teaching position would be like putting a 2 cylinder engine in a NASCAR vehicle to run the Daytona 500. It's laughable!!

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Posted by Beneal Good on 03/23/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Can anyone provide a logical reason for the Republican general practice of taking funding away from the very things that will make this country richer and more competitive down the road? Their duplicity boggles the mind. On the one hand, they generally support fat cats and corporations in avoiding taxation; evidently failing to realize that fat cats and burgeoning corporate coffers couldn't exist in today's competitive technical world without the creative energy of - who? - highly educated graduates that required years of top notch and expensive education to learn how to squeeze every available cent out of the American money machine and into their offshore accounts.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jose Garcia on 03/23/2017 at 9:30 AM

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