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Re: “The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star'

Oh my! A mediocre writer for the NYT spends a few days in Tucson and feels she actually knows the place well enough to put forth the following assertions:
"...locals start acting like Cindy Lou Who on Christmas morning. They turn their faces to the sky and celebrate with prickly pear margaritas." Say what?
"Coaxing a vibrant food culture from this land of heat and cactuses..." What - we're not a modern city?
"...devoted eaters who will spend the day debating the best place to get a good raspado." Oh, that one will give Phoenicians a chuckle or two.
“They’re O.K., but it’s not like cholla buds are going to take the country by storm,..." Well then, why even mention them, Mr. Wilder? This is the friggin NYT, fer gosh sakes!
"But Tucson will always be Tucson, a place people either love or hate." That is just false. Many people like it well enough to visit during high season, and then sensibly go back to wherever to avoid the exquisite agonies of June and July here. If you can find any year-round resident who really hates it, that would be a great interview to publish. First question: "So why dont you GTFO, then?"

Posted by Starcommand on 08/24/2016 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Mensa mini-quiz

1. Palomino is a type of horse / breed and a color. It was classified as a horse type BEFORE the genetic component was understood. Yes, different breeds can have a tan color However, Palomino is still considered a "breed." Look it up on petbreeds.com

2. YES. Questions that are knowledge based are absurd. No MENSA test would quantify a person's intelligence quotient using questions that would appear on Jeopardy, or in Trivial Pursuit. The questions are designed to test your ability to see patterns where most people see randomness; to problem solve, etc.

3. How is the last question a test of intelligence? Really, do highly intelligent people know that "incorrectly" is spelled incorrectly by smart people? My IQ is over 170 and I didn't know that. Why would I? Is there a cutesy clue in the question itself, like a "wink, wink" isn't this cute?

Posted by rcma on 08/24/2016 at 12:07 AM

Re: “The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star'

Excellent job by Edible Baja Arizona coordinating this visit by The New York Times!

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Posted by doug on 08/23/2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star'

But have you had my Tacos?

Posted by Ruben Soto on 08/23/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Hillary is about to have the public turn on her when they see the fraudulent schemes that she and Bill perpetrated on the country.

http://nypost.com/2016/08

Will we see a criminal investigation Mr President?

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 08/23/2016 at 9:47 PM

Re: “What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools

Yep, regulation of public schools has been so successful, huh? Yeah, let's put all those regulations on charters, too.

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Posted by Once a teacher on 08/23/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star'

Also, support the small producers, projects, farmers and advocates that are working tirelessly to ensure that all Tucsonans have access to good nutrition. Culturally conscious farmers like the San Xavier Cooperative Farm are making crops and tradition accessible for all of us. Mission Garden is a literal walking tour of food production in the Tucson Basin for the last 4000 years. Community Organizers and organizations like Flowers and Bullets, Tierra y Libertad and the Community Food Bank are ensuring that everybody in our community has equal access to good and whole local foods. So many are a part of making the Designation meaningful.
Let's ensure that in addition to supporting local restaurateurs we also are enacting policy that protects our Foodways for the generations to come.
-elh

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Posted by eulaliane on 08/23/2016 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Danehy

To quote Shrill Hill 'Tom Hanks, Bill Murray. What difference does it make?"

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Posted by CW13 on 08/23/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Arizona Transgender Man, ACLU Sue Country's Fifth Largest Health Care System for Discrimination

it is the profiteering capitalist puppet Obombney Obusha who created this insurance scam when MEDICAID FOR ALL who need it would save trillions of dollars for taxpayers and relieve many employers of the high cost of "insurance" which is a century old scam to deny sick people "pre-existing" or "experimental" life saving care .... Canada has been a single payor system with drugs just pennies for what costs hundreds of dollars in USA

Posted by Larry Auburn on 08/23/2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Arizona Transgender Man, ACLU Sue Country's Fifth Largest Health Care System for Discrimination

gender dysphoria is no more an "elective" than hyperthyroidism which bigots commonly attribute to obese people who choose to eat too much .... this patient who works at a hospital will win this lawsuit and other so called insurance companies hiding their bigotry behind profit motives will "choose" to fund scientific treatments instead of conforming to religious profiteering

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Posted by Larry Auburn on 08/23/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools

Why not fix the public schools first so the parents have something to fall back on? You have no intention of fixing public schools do you?

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Posted by Public Ed Is So Broken on 08/23/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

The best way to go out and drink under $15? Go to the grocery store. Stay home.

Best way to save on food? Go to the grocery store. Stay home.

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Posted by birdie on 08/23/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

The internet was established in 1991.

"The World Wide Web became a global interconnected computer network available to the public on August 6, 1991, according to The Next Web. The first actual instances of connected computers in a network."

"The public history of Gmail dates back to 2004."

Do you want to recheck your dates?

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Posted by You been smokin? on 08/23/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Danehy

You're right, Tammy. Butt out .

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Posted by CW13 on 08/23/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

I am a cancer survivor. In 1985, I
was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. My
treatment It included 18 months of chemotherapy,
six weeks of
radiation and three surgeries – one to remove the tumor, another to
remove the rib where it resided, and then finally a very invasive lung
biopsy. I was constantly sick, sometimes so much so that I needed to be
in isolation. My immune system was so weakened by the treatment that I
was at high risk of developing other diseases. I lost all of my hair and
a significant amount of weight. After two years of treatment, I was
told to come back in three months for my first check-up.
I read
something about cannabis oil the cure for cancer on the internet and i
decided to give it a trial, i order the medication via email from
ricksimpsoncancerfoundation@gmail.com,
and the medication was delivered to me, i started treatment as
instructed and i can tell you that am still here tell everyone about my
story.

Posted by elisa on 08/23/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Crooked Teeth and a New Brewery

Looking forward to your opening day.

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Posted by Fred on 08/23/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Hell or High Water

This review gives me some relief.

Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 08/23/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Prop 205 was created and funded by MPP (East Coast lobbyists) bent on decriminalizing marijuana. They say we Arizonans should treat marijuana like alcohol but that's not what Prop 205 does.

The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control administers liquor licenses but Prop 205 sets-up the Department of Marijuana Licensing and Control, a whole new bureaucracy, to administer marijuana licenses. Its worth noting that the Arizona Department of Health Services administers medical marijuana licensing (also thanks to MPP) but that was dismissed because medical professionals discourage marijuana use.

Arizona liquor licensees need to be a US citizen (or legal permanent resident) and a resident of Arizona. Arizona marijuana licensees don’t need to be a US citizen (or legal permanent resident) or a resident of Arizona. In theory, El Chapo could get an Arizona marijuana license.

First, I don’t like outsiders telling us Arizonans what we should and shouldn’t do. Next, I really don’t like outsiders drafting AZ legislation … that’s our Legislature’s job. Finally, and most of all, I think this is BAD LAW and we already have our share.

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Posted by SteveC on 08/22/2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Too many old grumpy retired people in Arizona who are against pot and they all vote. They would rather have their expensive pharmaceuticals, most of them far more dangerous than marijuana. It doesn't help that the Chamber of Commerce, backed by big Pharma, is going all out to defeat this proposition.

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Posted by Good Golly on 08/22/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Danehy

I said I fell like Tom Hanks, because he was dropped and they hired Bill Murray to play the part of Phil Connors.

There were 36 distinct days shown in the movie.

Bill Murray mentioned he'd been "stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned," though only electrocution was shown in the movie; adding the 6 other methods of death provides a minimum of 42 days.

He mentions it takes about six months to become an expert at throwing cards, so add another 182 days (according to Google calculator that's about how long 6 months is) to give us 224 days. He also obviously spent time learning the exact timing needed to rob the armored truck, but since he spent only 4-5 hours a day working on card throwing, it's conceivable he could have overlap and do those both during the same days.-Ja Kitos Professional Zombie Hunter

Should have listened to yourself.

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Posted by Different Day Same Story on 08/22/2016 at 10:24 AM

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