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Re: “What I Learned from Viva La Local Food Festival

Pasco is a must try. You will love it.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by David w on 04/23/2015 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Mother Jones Report: Gun Violence Costs Arizona $5.44 Million

I wonder if she did a study between cars and guns, who would come out ahead? Gun can be deadly weapons in anyone's hands. Look at cars, we're all licenced and insured, but it doesn't stop the carnage on the roads. There is no simple, or legislative answer.

13 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Jim Kelly on 04/22/2015 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Fight the “Fight for Fifteen”

Mark, allow me to clarify something. The Law of Demand as it applies here refers to the workers, not the goods they buy. As prices go up - as in the cost of employing low-skilled workers - the demand for those workers goes down resulting in fewer opportunities for those workers to get a start and move beyond the entry level wage, as two thirds do within the first year. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by jonathan.l.hoffman on 04/22/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Mother Jones Report: Gun Violence Costs Arizona $5.44 Million

Rat T I don't think that will happen since we all know that liberals hate guns and Joe you are so right.

14 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by trainmanswife on 04/22/2015 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Ryan Adams' Live Set at Rialto Proves Whiskeytown Is Dead

*My* Winding Wheel, Ashes *&* Fire.

He actually plays a lot of Whiskeytown songs live still.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Anthony Tyrrell on 04/22/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “A New Billy the Kid?

It is now 2015, where are the DNA results?

Posted by hauntedPrescott on 04/22/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Mother Jones Report: Gun Violence Costs Arizona $5.44 Million

Another crock from this blogger and a dubious source Mother Jones, give us a break. Only $ 5 million ? To include Healthcare,. prosecutions and imprisonment? And her s\response is to take away gun rights for all Arizonans, US citizens? These criminals will still have them and we will not if these control freaks have their way... So the costs will be the same and we all suffer. Perhaps we should turn over the country to the cartels and crims. Oh we already have, to Obama and community organizers.

17 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bloom on 04/22/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Earth Day: When Endangered Species Awareness & Sustainable Condoms Meet

Don't bother to factor in expanding and new found species in your death knell.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by David W on 04/22/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Mother Jones Report: Gun Violence Costs Arizona $5.44 Million

How much money and how many lives does legal gun ownership protect each year? Mother Jones doing a study?

That ought to be fair and balanced.....

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 04/22/2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Hey, Diane Douglas Wants to Listen to Your State-of-Education Woes

Make it illegal to use maintenance and operations for extra curricular activities. Realign maintenance and operations monies so that the millions of dollars spent on extras go back into the classroom instead of funding an after school culture. Use M&O money to build more school libraries and hire more librarians, increase funding for curriculum based classes like art, music, fashion design, wood and auto shop into the daily instruction so that it will augment students abilities in other content areas. Stop paying $1,600,000 to the head basketball coach of U of A and $400,000 for each assistant coach especially when the head of surgical instruction at U of A earns less than $250,000 annually. University coaches who desire a seven figure salary should have to look at private universities and the professional sports in order to earn that kind of money. I
AZ schools are ranked 48th in the nation and yet we allow M&O money to pay for sports and extras, when I was a kid if I didn't retain a 'B' average then I wasn't allowed to play sports or play in the band (after school was for studying until my grades were acceptable). AZ schools grades are unacceptable compared to the national average. Where and why aren't the teachers, principals, superintendents and parents standing up and voice opposition to the legislation that would allow this gross mismanagement of fiscal resources and discontinue funding extracurricular activities until our state is ranked in the upper 20% (B average). The legislature claims that they have no funding for education and yet they allow school districts to spend millions of dollars of M&O monies each year to build a culture of sports while cutting curriculum based school programs.

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Posted by Christopher Long on 04/22/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Show Us the Money: Tucson City Council Set To Debate $1.3 Billion Budget

The link doesn't work...

Posted by Natasha Moon on 04/22/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

The protest focused on fast-food workers and UA/PCC adjunct, non-tenure staff. But the demand is that minimum wage be raised to $15/hour for ALL workers. A huge argument is "go to college, get a degree, get a skill." I went to the UA, have a degree, I'm trilingual and have several other skills, and TRUST ME that does not equal a livable wage.

I understand the frustration of focusing the protest on the fast-food industry, but the demand is for everyone to get that much-needed raise. Maybe then the demand for food stamps and other government assistance programs would decrease.

If my generation has to wait to have "20 years experience" to see a livable salary, holy shit we are screwed.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by maria_ines_t on 04/22/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “A 'Debt-Free College' Resolution Was Introduced in Congress Today

Our whole society only benefits from educated people.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 04/22/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Fed Up

Learning is a joy unto itself and it can train, enhance and enrich any job or relationships with people. What a joy to learn and work in the world. Life can be so much better with more learning. I agree larryd..... it is so important to any society and it enables so many to better their life! So sad some do not value education but it truly is their loss. I would think it would be a shallow existence however, to each his own. They should not put that on others though.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 04/22/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Court Hears Emergency Appeal to Temporary Block of Obama's Extended DACA, DAPA Programs


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Posted by Cherokee on 04/22/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “13 Questions with Casa Video's Tony Jensen Before He Retires

Thank you, thank you! I have been trying to think of the name of "Romancing the Stone" for at least a year. And thank you for making Casa Video my favorite place in the neighborhood. Long may it thrive, even if missing you.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 04/22/2015 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Trouble in Pot Paradise

What are the dispensaries scared of? Growing Marijuana is lots of work and most people are too lazy or sick to do it or do not have the skills required. All this quibbling and back and forth are a "tempest in a teacup."

If home growing is approved by the Voters of Arizona the medical marijuana dispensaries would lose less than 1% of their sales I estimate. If you receive 99% of the money why would your go to the mat over the 1% left?

Dispensary owners have some mercy as many ill and sick people can't afford the prices you charge for your product. If you try to corner the whole market the Black Market will reappear and your sales will collapse anyway.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/22/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “13 Questions with Casa Video's Tony Jensen Before He Retires

Have a great retirement Tony. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Tucson residents.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 04/22/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

What makes you say that? It's not true.

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Posted by David W on 04/22/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Earth Day: When Endangered Species Awareness & Sustainable Condoms Meet

Many studies have been done on the precipitous decline in wildlife overall and the mass extinction crisis in which we find ourselves, the results of which are not difficult to find, for those who choose to be anything but willfully ignorant.

In a nutshell, the overall number of wild animals on earth has been cut in half in the past 40 years, while the current extinction rate is 10,000 times the normal background rate. These catastrophes are both occurring for one simple reason: the negative impacts of totally unsustainable human population growth. We out-compete other species for resources, kill them and eat them in unsustainable numbers, poison them with our pollution, and destroy the places they need to survive.

Once upon a time, we could be forgiven for such sins, and for believing that natural resources and wildlife were infinite and immune to our harmful influence. Now, thanks to science, we know better. The only real challenge remaining is a moral one--will we continue to remake our world into a homogenous, desolate place through irresponsible, wholesale destruction of nature, or we will take responsibility for our actions and commit to preserving as much as possible of what is left?

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by skinnyman on 04/22/2015 at 11:03 AM

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