I don't see the point of insurance fraud unless you burn down your business in order to collect the money to do something like, say, move to the Bahamas. But why do it just to reopen your restaurant? GG was doing good business. The spot on Broadway will be a great locatation.
If I owned a business next to to the new Grills. I would have cameras on your neighbor 24/7. You never know who may want to see the tapes some day.
People waited an hour for a trolley? Bloody 'ell, they could have walked almost the entire Uni- to- Menlo- Park route by then. Just follow the tracks if you're worried about getting lost ... unless you're a bicyclist, in which case the tracks may kill you (yes, the City knew about this risk before the tracks were put in, yet gave the go-ahead to install them anyway; all the "use caution" signs will not absolve them of malfeasance and reckless endangerment).
We don't generally run corrections on typos, plus if it were a cover-up, we'd delete the comments referencing the error. Thanks for noticing it and it's fixed.
"But upping the ante in equipment, rolling military vehicles down our streets, carrying heavy duty weapons and wearing protective garb suitable for war zones is the wrong approach..."
Have you seen what has been going on? Do you realize how quickly demonstrations can escalate, or the potential for violence can be life threatening to law enforcement? If so, you might comprehend the need to be prepared for the worst in every potentially dangerous situation.
"We've turned into a fearful society. We're frightened of one another, so we enact zero tolerance policies ..."
Does Columbine, Newton, or the Boston Marathon ring any bells? Need we bring up 9/11?
It is a new day. If you want the peace ad tranquility of living with Ward and June on "Leave It To Beaver", buy yourself the DVD box set.
But in the meantime, you might want to join the rest of us living in the reality of today's modern world ...
Henry B. are you overweight? And..how overweight are the FBI agents? Another, yet another probing insightful article.
Mr. Edge Harvey:
Again all good points. But just think what we would have had if they had not pissed away $230,000,000 and got nothing. Just fat wallets of the "consultants" And projects that never happened. And that we had roads that did not have 4.8 million potholes.
Like anything that's new, they haven't worked out all the bugs yet. Its the same reason why I won't buy anything first generation. I still believe in the streetcar and even detractors have to admit how much Downtown has evolved since the first track was placed. My only hope is the city learns a valuable lesson and addresses it correctly, rather than fall back on tried and failed methods of past projects (Rainbow Bridge anyone?).
-The Twisted Tandoor: best food truck in tucson, az owners are friendly!
FoMo Bret Linden:
Good points. Try the bus system during the games. Its great. I use it for all the home games from Hi Corbett/U of A Baseball stadium. Perhaps one of the most effective program the City does. Fast, fair price and they run the buses every 4.6 seconds!! lol
They sure did have other priorities Kevin....like pulling me over.....to tell me my windshield is unsafe with the crack in it. I must now replace it, saving the lives of many people I'm sure. Thank goodness for TPD!
Just because you didn't get instant results doesn't mean they are not working on it. I had an incident happen and it took them a while before they contacted me about it. I have to disagree with you on they deserve no respect from the citizens. Did you know that they are short police officers and the town council will not let them do their jobs like they should? Did you also know that when a police officer leaves for work that there is always a chance they may not ever go home again? I have family and friends that are police officers and they should be respected at all times.
Christ on a stick!!! They have been in operation for nearly two weeks. I can't believe it isn't perfect yet. Obama must be behind this!
Has anyone spoken to folks from the district Gomez "resigned" from? Media reported she wanted to be closer to family who live in Tucson. Might be interesting to see what her previous teaching and para professionals as well as parents have to share. I for one raise my glass and toast her "choice" to move on to fresh ground. May the force be with you.
I thought this was a stupid idea from the start, considering we could have purchased 394 buses for the same money, and considering there's nothing steel wheels on rails can do that rubber on pavement can't. But, that said...
If we have to have tracks, then I am at a complete loss as to why the traffic lights haven't been set up to grant right of way to the choo choo trains. Seriously, why wasn't this done? If this isn't going to be done, then there is literally no point whatsoever in the permanency of the tracks...none.
I am equally confused as to why this doesn't go all the way to the football stadium.
Thank you Mr. Paresi for airing the Cardinals, I'd give you hug if I could (OK, I'd rather hug Val...) :) Really I live in Sahaurita so I can hear the game loud and clear now even at night. 1490 signal is so low and barely can get it all even in the day time. And 1290 did not want to carry all the pre game shows so I'm glad that 1210 has Cardinal football.
Wow what a concept a killer deep cut internet station instead of same old crappy stale tunes like "Werewolves of London" every 5 hours... Some one should call the head monkey and tell them to run deep cuts on the air instead.....Nevermind, "Freebird" just started playing.....
Mr. Safier: The conversion of our Society into a Quasi Military State following 911 was predicted and a direct consequence of our Middle East Foreign Policy formulated in the late 1940's by President Truman. The connections in my original post were there but you chose not to see them.
They are as follows:
1. On November 26, 1947, James Forrestal, Secretary of Defense, stated to J. Howard Mc Grath, Senator from Rhode Island:
"...no group in this country should be permitted to influence our policy to the point it could endanger our national security."(The Forrestal Diaries, 1951),
2. President Truman, himself had serious misgivings about such a state and initially opposed its' creation:
"The creation of a Jewish state...would cause a third world war...The government of Palestine should be a government of the people irrespective of race, religion or color."(Michael Cohen, Truman and Israel, 1990),
3. This view was reflected by non-Zionists Jews in this country who also feared the creation of a Theocracy (Jewish State) in the Palestine. In an editorial in the New York Times:
.."Many of us have long had doubts concerning the wisdom of erecting a political state on a basis of a religious faith"(quoted in The Forrestal Diaries, 1951)..."the decision is fraught with great danger for the future security of this country."(The Forrestal Diaries, 1951),
4. Defense Secretary Forrestal: "..this matter...involved not merely the Arabs of the Middle East, but also..the whole Moslem world...it would be stupid to allow the situation to develop..to do permanent injury to our relations with the Moslem world or to the end in a stumble into war"(The Forrestal Diaries, 1951),
5. Lewis W. Douglas, US Ambassador in London: "...the consequences of the creation of the Israel state will flow for a long time"(The Forrestal Diaries, 1951), and
6. Rear Admirable Edmund T. Woolridge, Assistant Chief of Naval Operations: "United States prestige in the Middle East has suffered what may be irreparable damage....(The)Arabs are not bluffing. (The) Problem transcends the age-old conflict between the Jews and Arabs, and is world wide in its' consequences." (The Forrestal Diaries, 1951).
The combination of a failed "War on Drugs" and the aftermath of the 9/11 attack have both contributed to the militarization of the police in the U.S. The Defense Department, in coordination with the Homeland Security Department, has given vast amounts of modern military equipments to the police in all states. These include the MRAP's (Mine-resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicles) that were developed for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. http://images.dailykos.com/images/99807/la…
These advanced weapons are almost completely unneeded for use by the police departments in this country. They are, however, readily deployed for any reason including peaceful and lawful demonstrations by citizens. Similarly, SWAT teams are also deployed for virtually any offenses except jaywalking.
Our country and its leaders, need to ramp down the unnecessary and excessive use of force by police, it is completely undemocratic and more suitable for a country like North Korea or Iran.
Francis, your post was a diatribe about the Middle East. Unless I missed something, you didn't make any direct connections with the topic of my post. You're welcome to make the connection in a comment, but don't expect your readers to find the connection on their own.
54 "dislikes" that is a new record! Bring it on Hillary lovers. And to think I didnt even bring up her name first! LOL Priceless!
Can't wait until she runs. What a feast we will have. And you folks get Bill in the White House again but this time with nothing to do! What fun that will be.
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