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Re: “Media Watch

I feel sorry for the newspaper delivery people who get up early and take us our papers. The Star will loose a lot of customers. Hence they loose icome. Don't care about the Star employees but only the delivery folks.
Hope the Star folks are reading this.

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Posted by Fraser on 07/18/2014 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Foreign Exchange

"Raising money" for improvements? I thought that's what your profits go to make those improvements. I realize that the Loft is a "non-profit" but for the taxpayers to foot your bills with inclusion in the next Bond Package is not right. With so many more valid needs of the Bond to have the Loft in the mix is a waste of taxpayers money. I will vote against the Loft on that and will encourage my friends to do the same.
Go scam someone else for your improvements.

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Posted by Steve G. on 07/18/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Watch this Disney Character's Mug Fall Off During a Live Performance

Guess it's a slow news day? Funny I guess. Maybe some day you can get a real newspaper job.
But on the other hand she had a nice figure under that costume!

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Posted by Fraser on 07/18/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Tucson Scientifically Proven More "Exciting" Than Scottsdale, Less Than Tempe & Flagstaff

Another stupid "survey". They are written by people with too much time on their hands or with an agenda of some type.
Tucson Weekly please spare us from this junk. Problem is the people in Scottsdale actually have real jobs. They are not selling tie-dyed T-shirts and Birkenstocks and jewelry to each other and calling it an economy.

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Posted by Fraser on 07/18/2014 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Tucson Scientifically Proven More "Exciting" Than Scottsdale, Less Than Tempe & Flagstaff

A real estate company did a study to find excitement in cities. Read that one more time and think about it a moment. Has the absurdity sunken in yet?

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Posted by Ldonyo on 07/18/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Babeu's Pre-Protest Robocall For His Self-Promotion Tour

Just look up Babeu at the New Times (Phoenix). You will then know him a LOT BETTER, sex scandals (homosexual) and all. And it's not that he's gay, it's that he uses him partners.

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Posted by evaline.auerbach on 07/18/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

I need to correct my own comment. The immigration law I commented about was signed by George W, not his father George HW. Apologies for my inaccuracy. So Clinton was long gone at this point.

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Posted by ronko on 07/18/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Fook and Mishell to Leave KFMA

The only decent morning show in town is leaving?
We can't keep good morning entertainment in Tucson, can we?

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Posted by Robert W Stier on 07/18/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest


Since it was USAmerican policies and support for the decades of right-wing rule in Honduras (still), Guatemala and El Salvador, and the phony USAmerican war on drugs(tm), that created the conditions and maintains the drug cartels that these children are fleeing -- Yep we owe them PLENTY...

As for a nation of laws, ironically enough Obama is following a bush era LAW that requires a fair hearing for each of these children before they can be deported or allowed to stay...or did you MISS that part on fox noise?

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Posted by ChetDude on 07/18/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Andrew Thomas Will Fight the Mexicans, Gays and Liberals, According to His Terrible New Ad

The main reason migration has slowed down is because the USAmerican "economy" has tanked while their Communities have gotten marginally better...

Arizona Republicans have NO ability to comprehend cause and effect...

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Posted by ChetDude on 07/18/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Sorry folks, the starving children in this country can't be fed, we need the A-10 more, we must keep the musket factory open at any cost.

With any luck our starving kids will survive long enough to be the soldiers for our next push for democracy in the middle east

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Posted by NJYD on 07/18/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Fook and Mishell to Leave KFMA

I'll miss Mishell's Jason Statham impressions.

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Posted by UofASouthpaw on 07/18/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Andrew Thomas Will Fight the Mexicans, Gays and Liberals, According to His Terrible New Ad

It is a race to the bottom. Only the most hateful survive. Welcome to the Repub. Primary.

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Posted by Gandalf the Moderate on 07/18/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Bslap, where in that article do you see he was an unaccompanied minor?

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Posted by Kathy NeverSurrender Egan on 07/18/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Meanwhile, a US citizen has already been killed by one of these catch-and-release "minors."…

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Posted by bslap on 07/18/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Kwasman Makes the Colbert Report, Launches Ad Buy

His real name is Mada Kwasmani, and he is a Mooslim terrorist sleeper from Durkadurkastan.

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Posted by Psyd on 07/18/2014 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

George HW Bush signed a law stating that children immigrating from non border countries (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador for example) NOT be deported. We are following a Republican sponsored law."

And the law Obama is violating was passed under Clinton. Doesn't matter because I didn't say we shouldn't follow the law.
I said this article was hypocritical when it chastised protesters for not following a law when it has lauded other examples of not following the law. It's all based on whether the author agrees with the law or not.

Immigration reform is just cover for higher immigration, lower wages, and more environmental degradation to support high profits for a few. They lead liberals around by making them pissed off at conservatives and appealing to their guild so they get behind immigration reform that's against their own interests.

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Posted by bslap on 07/18/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

Career Researcher.... when someone devotes 4 years of their life to get the necessary Federal agency approvals to perform the research, they own the study - plain and simple. MAPS stands behind Dr. Sisley, and has communicated their intentions to UofA.

I think that you would be better off debating the results of the study and identifying any bias in the resulting data, than to continue to advocate for Dr. Sisley's replacement.

You choose to hide behind the anonymity of the internet, as is your right. However, everyone reading your comments will begin to question your own intentions and bias. Do you wish for Dr. Sisley to be replaced by someone more aligned with your own beliefs?

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Posted by Jonathan Starrett on 07/18/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Well we are suppose to be a nation of laws. Unfortunately it only pertains to the citizens of the US. Anybody else can break the laws and for years and get away with it. There's a right way and wrong way to become a US citizen. And unfortunately all the Illegal Aliens do it by breaking the law and we let them get away with it. When we the people try to stop all the Illegal Aliens we get called haters, bigots, racists and other names. See charity begins at home and when this country has all it's children off the streets and feed, clothed and housed then I will have no problem helping other country's. Until then I want all the Illegal Aliens prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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Posted by Clifford Breidenfeld on 07/18/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

It sounds like there are two main responses to my comments: those that defend Sue Sisley as a person, and those that defend the marijuana study's design.

I agree that Sue Sisley should be highly praised for her advocacy activities. She is a very valuable person in the world, and I salute her. I wish there were more people who cared as much as she does for those who suffer. I hope she continues to receive both recognition and financial support for her advocacy.

I also think this marijuana study should be done. However, the public's passions do run very high regarding this drug (Some of those comments above are really caustic! Mellow out!). For the sake of keeping the study as far as possible above reproach, it is important that the PI of the study not have invested herself either for or against the drug. Don't we all want to see the most reliable outcomes that can possibly be obtained, knowing that any study already has enough faults?

Why are the PI's opinions relevant? Doesn't this study's design safeguard the integrity of the results? I wish it could, but my own experience has taught me that:

(1) We never have perfect knowledge and control. The research team's understanding and "control" in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is always partial, never complete. To be honest, they should be called randomized partially-controlled trials. To make matters worse, the more controls we try to impose then the less the experiment conforms to real drug use. So we strike a compromise: we try to impose enough controls to reduce the worst of the confounding factors but not so many controls that the situation becomes both unbearable for the participants and too far removed from ordinary living situations. By the way, the controls we do implement are not perfect either.

(2) There are always ways in which the researchers are consciously or unconsciously affecting the details of how the study is designed and performed. Incomplete understanding among the researchers about the nature of the drug and how it is used in real life when all the research controls are removed, and assumptions and details -- these are often hidden behind brief statements of great experimental designs as researchers try to convince funding, administrative and regulatory agencies that their study is the best that can be done and deserves to be approved!

When people believe that RCT designs including blinding are some kind of magic immunization against mistaken or misleading results, they are being very naive. I am sorry. We researchers do not do perfect research, we just do our best effort. In the final analysis, it become a matter of trust. That is why the opinions of the PI are of great importance.

If real change regarding marijuana use is going to take place, it can only happen on the basis of trust among a variety of individuals and organizations. How is that trust going to be built where there is currently much distrust?

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Posted by Career Researcher on 07/18/2014 at 10:19 AM

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