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Re: “Guest Opinion

Great comments.

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Posted by GoSolarinAZ on 04/23/2015 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

We need much more people power and solar power in Arizona, not coal power or co-opted power. Tell everyone you know, as well as the elected officials in Arizona, that it is time to understand the terrible human health and environmental impacts of coal and coal ash in our environment. And it is time to do something phenomenal about our climate that is heating up here and dryng up our water supplies. We CAN make sane and sensible choices for our future survival on this beautiful Planet Earth that is our home. Let's replace those elected officials who value money over human survival and elect people who make sane decisions. But we cannot wait longer. The time is now!!!

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Posted by Barbara Warren on 04/23/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Legal Theft, Part I

This is compete nonsense. All the people who use the 420 club are ill or injured and require Marijuana to battle chemo related nausea and pain, etc. This is nothing but police harassment and a money grab. With all these police murders of innocent citizens, this is becoming frightening.

Who are these people harming? First, the use of marijuana on a university campus or school grounds is against Arizona Law. Many of the members of the 420 Club go to the University Medical Center and Cancer Center for treatment, after their treatments they ride the streetcar to the streetcar landing right in front of the 420 Club. The exit the streetcar and then enter the 420 Club 20 yards away and consume marijuana to settle their stomaches and let the effects of chemotherapy wane. The police want to harass and steal from the ill and sick?

I will tell you who has become ill and sick: It’s the police that pull tricks like this one, hassling and stealing. No wonder the rank and file Tucson Citizen is frightened of them as they have become bullies and thieves.

What the 420 Club is:
1. It is NOT a dope den!
2. All the members are legitimate Arizona Green Card holders
3. The 420 Club is NO threat to anyone at all
4. All you will find in the 420 Club is the sick and ill trying to truncate and aswage their pain and misery form disease
5. All you will find in the 420 Club are people talking, playing games, chess and trying to make some kind of recovery. Thy are NOT criminals........
6. Cancer, illness, pain and death are very democratic and you, yourself may need the 420 Club sometime in the future! Do you really believe that Cancer, illness, pain and death will never set foot in your household? Think again!

If anything the Tucson Police Department should protect and help these injured, sick and ill people. Stop this harrasment of the ill, recovering and dying. What in the world is wrong with you?

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Posted by Eye of the Sparrow on 04/23/2015 at 8:17 AM

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

Mother Jones ? Right up there with Rolling Stone when it comes to factual reporting.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/23/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Bull Session

Discontinue to allow M&O (maintenance and operations) monies to fund extracurricular activities, realign those funds back into the classroom. Until Arizona raises it's national education ranking from 48th to the top 20th we shouldn't be spending classroom money on extras. Yes, Fine Arts and physical education would be more prevalent in daily K-12 schools curriculum across the state if we realigned these monies away from after school programs and back into the classroom. Yes sports have their place in our society but let us use education money to fund a culture learning. Why is America one of the few countries in the world that funds and promotes sports at university level?

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Posted by Christopher Long on 04/23/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “College Tuition for DREAMers Might Drop But Fight for In-State Rate Isn't Over

The vast majority of DREAMers have been residents since their early childhood. They should pay the same tuition that all other residents pay, and no more.
That they want to go to college is a plus for them, our society and economy.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 04/23/2015 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

This kind of attack on solar energy is a lingering blast from the past, a last gasp of the fossils, think Neanderthal, and is nationwide. And the more we expose it, as is done so well by the whistleblower and in this oped, the more it will slink back into it's cave, its proper place in our modern American energy picture. Dr. Harvard Ayers, Climate Voices US

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Posted by climstevoice on 04/23/2015 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Legal Theft, Part I

I strongly recommend reading Johann Hari's book: Chasing the Scream, The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. This book will open your eyes, turn your stomach and make you realize - if you don't already - just what a tragic waste the 100 plus years of the War on Drugs has been.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 04/23/2015 at 7:21 AM

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

Isn't Meniere's disease an inner ear disease? I can see that would be a bitch for a musician to have.

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Posted by Bob on 04/23/2015 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Danehy

What makes the swerving to hit the bad guy reckless is that the police officer couldn't see what was beyond the wall he was heading for. There could have been people, traffic, even ducklings! Yes, ducklings! The bricks flew all the way across the street beyond the wall. It was by pure chance nobody was on the other side of that wall or traveling on the street beyond. What if the guy had the wherewithal to jump out of the way? The cop is in the wall and the guy is standing there with a gun. It was reckless. If there had been just an empty lot beyond the guy and no wall and the cop had run him over, stopped the car and arrested what was left of the idiot, I'm fine with that. But this incident was pure recklessness on the part of the cop. Thank god no ducklings were injured.

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Posted by Kentop on 04/23/2015 at 7:10 AM

Re: “College Tuition for DREAMers Might Drop But Fight for In-State Rate Isn't Over

We are not going to reword their parents for breaking our laws by giving them benifits of being a citizen. If the parents self deport, I might consider it.

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Posted by AZPaul on 04/23/2015 at 7:08 AM

Re: “College Tuition for DREAMers Might Drop But Fight for In-State Rate Isn't Over

I agree, education for all, if your not a resident or citizen, you pay non-resident tuition.

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Posted by AZPaul on 04/23/2015 at 7:06 AM
Posted by AZPaul on 04/23/2015 at 7:04 AM

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

Interesting, can they tell you how much we have saved in medical costs from people who defended them selves with guns? Prevented assaults rapes and murders?

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Posted by AZpaul on 04/23/2015 at 7:03 AM

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

Illegal immigration costs a lot more. And is mostly preventable. But the weekly is all for it.

Still, it's foolish to pooh-pooh gun violence and immediately jump to the extreme conclusion that someone is 'gonna take your guns'. 5 million sounds *very* low. Just one treatment for a serious gunshot wound could cost upwards of half a million.

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Posted by bslap on 04/23/2015 at 6:44 AM

Re: “College Tuition for DREAMers Might Drop But Fight for In-State Rate Isn't Over

Heck, why shouldn't American taxpayers and out-of-state American parents subsidize the education of illegal immigrants? We don't have anything better to do with the money I'm sure.

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Posted by bslap on 04/23/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Bull Session

Jim, you forgot one question and answer:

A judge has ruled that AZ has underfunded schools by $1.3 billion and should pay $331 million immediately. How did the legislature deal with making the payments to public schools?

They didn't. But the governor is withholding 24 million in the budget to back loans to charter schools.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 04/23/2015 at 6:09 AM

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

I wonder what illegal immigration costs.

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Posted by Allan N Kim Harrison on 04/23/2015 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Legal Theft, Part I

This is new ???? ever Since Dennis DeConcini and the "MANTIS"( Metro Area Narcotics Task Interdiction Squad) ( miss allocated and missing funds confiscation of A lear jet that they tooled around . In the 70's the Police District Attorneys informants have been setting up citizens and legally ripping them off and them keeping the monies it should go to the elected officials to govern. This is why we don't need a " Department of Marijuana" Same thing we collected the monies it is up to us on what we do with it. This type of governmental departments becoming their own tax and allocated monies collected out side the elected official is dangerous as you just read. And the ADA want to hire them to police their market with this power. Annie barricade the door the wolf is kicking it down.

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Posted by carpet baggers on 04/23/2015 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

"It's because the utilities make a lot more money from old, polluting power plants than they do from solar."

And where do those utilities plan to GET that "lot more money from old, polluting power plants...?" Out of YOUR back pocket, that's where. The utilities have had YOU captured (as customers) from the first time you paid the electric bill at your rented or owned apartment or house. Now they've used some of that extra money from your electric bill to PURCHASE favor from the corporation commissioners.

Great job, Nancy, setting for the simply but elegant truth about legal (and possibly some illegal) corruption at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Posted by Steve M on 04/23/2015 at 5:06 AM

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