Spoken as a true illegal supporter, we need border security to keep more illegals from coming in and drug runners/terrorists out and I'm sorry I cannot see any contribution they make to our society, other then sending what should be going to our national tax fund back to their home countries. This is not a political problem with the American citizen, this is their jobs, their pay and their quality of public education and if you value your peacefulness, then you must want border security because with out it we risk the violence of the drug cartels spilling into your neighborhood.
Fun thing is guns are not the only thing that kill people. Idiots with an agenda do as well. IE Boston marathon. We spend more time trying to justify what is gun control. Here is a clue for all of us. Bombs, rocket, mines, fertilizer, poisons, guns, knives, rope, trains, bats, pillows, nails, rocks, cars, motorcycles, oh and my favorite, bare hands. They all can be used for murder. No matter what, a person wants you dead it will happen. Trying to use gun control to stop others from causing harm is just the tip of the iceberg. We live in a dangerous world. Americans need to wake up and realize that monsters are now adapted and so should we. I own one gun does that make me a gun fetish freak. By the way, if criminals want all the banned stuff, they would still find a way to get it.
We love the "Hill" and go up almost once a weekend. It is an effort to get to the top, but so worth it scenic wise and health wise. I am as others mentioned, amazed at the cross section of people that we see - those in great shape (some do in multiple times while we are on our one and only time) those in less than great shape, but damnit they are trying - kids - people even older than I - all on their quest to the top.
I am bothered by the license requirement, the governments fondness of licenses is long standing. If licenses can be required for MMJ can it be too long before insulin, tyroid and cancer drugs seem too good to exempt from taxing ehh that is licensing. What choice do these patients have, buy a license for your drugs or die. Far too easy a target for cash strapped bureaucrats to resist.
We carry food and water to hand out when we come across a person who is homeless. By the way, there are no homeless people but there are so many who are people without a home. They are people first and "homeless" happens to be their situation at this time. We have to change attitudes - no one ever decided at some point - "Gee, I want to be without a home when I grow up". Life happens and sometimes the result is negative. Congratulations on what you do. The need is huge.
I don't think it was an odd response at all. My guess is that Mr. Hicks, being the loyal leader that he is, asked to write a piece that discusses the merits of Desert Diamond after Mr. Pedersen's piece discredited parts of their enterprise of which he was not fond. I think it shows that Desert Diamond is taking the high road in not even responding themselves and letting people who have worked with them in the past defend them on their own. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Mr. Pedersen discussed his opinion on Desert Diamond and so did Mr. Hicks. You don't have to talk about slot machines and loyalty cards to explain why a business venture like Desert Diamond is so vital in our community. They've helped thousands of people throughout Southern Arizona; on top of employing over 1200 local citizens and offering financial support to its tribal members, Desert Diamond aids SAAF, The Salvation Army, Tohono O'odham children's charities, the Tucson Rodeo & Parade, FC Tucson, and dozes of other organizations and people throughout the Southwest because they believe that a community that invests in them is worthy of one investing in. Kudos to Mr. Hicks and Desert Diamond for focusing on things that really matter - those that are unrelated to profits.
Thank You for your continued Enlightenment Mr. Arellano...I am often Amused BUT Most Certainly
INFORMED...I appreciate your Humorous demeanor---Your PEARLS Of Wisdom...PRICELESS
Thanks Irene, I have got a ton of interest and support from this article! For those who are reading this the first time, please contact me if you would like to donate but also understand there is a slight lag when dealing with a sudden increase in logistics! You are welcome to volunteer or throw ideas at me as well.
Tom, I remember you as being in shape. But that was years ago (okay, decades). Yes, I am in the worst shape I've ever been in as well. It comes with age I believe. But I do walk a lot: at least two miles a day, back and forth from the subway. No, I'm not in Tucson, just a little further east. Okay, way further east. A long way from San Fernando.
It is a neat place to climb. Talk with one of the archaeology professors at the U of A to get to see the pit houses and rock art. It is worth your time and effort.
Try "the Hill" after a summer "monsoon" rain. Higher humidity, much the same heat, and when you get to the top, EVERYTHING is covered with other-wordly crawling critters. Enough up there to not allow sleep, even after the hike!
Why didn't T.W. cover the concert by La Santa Cecilia at the Rialto on April 9th? Can you keep astride of upcoming groups in the Latino community? Thanks. How can I let you know next time they are in town?
What a weird response. First, why wouldn't Desert Diamond respond with one of their own employees. Second, this article doesn't respond to anything that was in Pedersen's piece. He never said Desert Diamond was a bad corporate citizen. He said their casino and entertainment sucked. I guess this response shows just how inept they are.
'three-fourths of an eternity' will almost get you to the 'window' too - bring lots of water...
Is it any suprise that the patient number is low when the cost from AtoZ (that was humor) is so high? Who is allowing the State to charge 150.00 for a MMJ card.Who really wants to pay 10.00 a "joint".This is after you shelled out another 150.00 to a doctor.What is with this scheme tying the MMJ program to the Food Stamp program? (you get 75.00 off if you get Food Stamps).I do not know if you still get the 75.00 off if your Food Stamp application is rejected.The problem is very clear.The cost of the program is just too much for people to bear.I tried to get the fee waived for low income disabled people but they quit answering my emails.I am one of those "chronic pain" people.I recieved osteomyelitis from the operating room at St, Marys hospital and a suregon had to cut away a lot of my neck and back (osteomyelitis is MRSA of the bones,in the case of an adult it commonly attacks the vertebre of the spine).At least St Marys could spring for the cost of my MMJ card.
Also the fact that they do not give me a receipt after my purchase. I have gone there about 5 or 6 times since it opened to get meds and I never get a receipt!
What a great editorial. I hope you've sent an enlarged laminated copy to the "FLAKE".
Dear Editor: after reading your piece, and the posts above, I shall not attempt any civil discourse, none will get through. Everyone's mind is deeply sunk in their own point of view, but I do offer some thoughts as I see it: Gun owners fear confiscation, fact. It will never be successful, fugheddaboutit. About as successful as the "war on drugs" I calculate. Passing more laws? Ok, but the idea is - effective"Will they CHANGE anything? Lastly, let's say you kill one of the Bill of Rights - 2nd Amendment. If that happens, any thought to what's next on the "slippery slope?" Like maybe - the First Amendment? Like your sacred right to "flip off" anybody you feel like? Then, you may be in danger if you do. Adolph took that away, mein fruend.
If more businesses would hire young people for part time and summer jobs, they would learn how to get along with folks and be a team player.
I spent 32 years in one job and learned first hand that those who have no clue to learn people skills and how to work with others eventually get surplussed.
That first job may teach you how to work with others and get along with your co-workers. That is a very important skill and it also teaches people how to keep schedules and report to work on time.
Ethics learned in that first job carry on to make you the person who is qualified for those higher positions.
Been there, done that. After a career of over 40 years working, I now teach. Too many folks just want to get by with the least amount of effort needed.
Good editorial mayor.
@cempiremtn would go to war against his/her neighbors to keep a gun.
Exactly. The madness of gun ownership: destructive power without a point.
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