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Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

We could all agree that user tax would satisfy the government enough to legalize it. Why don't we offer up 25% of our pay as a user fee?

Oh wait, we don't work do we? What's plan #2? I'm out of papers.

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Posted by Dope is 4 dopes on 07/01/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

This back and forth proves exactly why public schools are doomed. There is a major tug of war going on for control (and it must be the money) of the schools. Parents are fools to stay and continue to under serve their children. Enroll them where you don't have to fear the courses or the admin.

Students have been and will continue to be the losers in this flawed system.

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Posted by Public School Days Are Numbered as in 1,2,3. on 07/01/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

In N.Y. I got busted with a joint in 1969. I was charged with one count of violating section 220-05 of the N.Y. State penal code. possession of a dangerous drug. I was looking at 8 years for a freaking joint. The cop was a total dick. He hosed the whole case on the stand and I walked on illegal search and seizure. I'm not as up on the law as some of you guys. However, if my yes vote can keep one poor bastard from going through what I did I'm all in for yes.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/01/2016 at 1:52 PM
Posted by Palisades on 07/01/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

nice biased town. They didn't even have their mug shot. They has their headshots from the news. There will be no equal justice in this town. They will get a slap on the wrist.

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Posted by Tucson Biased justice system on 07/01/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

When you're listing the failures-to-be-authentically-on-the-left of the so-called "progressives" running TUSD, don't forget "agree with Graham-Keegan that teacher credentialing requirements should be reduced" and "aggressively promote the passage of 123."

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Posted by Add this to "On the left? Really?" on 07/01/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that's approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

Legalize Nationwide! By Support Each and Every State's Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 07/01/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

It's time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote'em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called "Addiction Specialists" who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, - Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don't have one.

The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

Legalize Nationwide!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 07/01/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and glorified as an All American pastime, booze.

Plain and simple!

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 07/01/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

So Tucson has finally found it's economic niche. Drugs for users. How pitiful. Write off more companies moving here.

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Posted by David W on 07/01/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

Great interview where Wright identifies his heroes. Note the crddit Johnny Carson gets for all these comedians, (and he invited all of them) , getting noticed on his show.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2012-04-27/where-he-got-that-pony/

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Posted by Rat T on 07/01/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

Let's consider the broader context, shall we, David? As one of the commenters on that article pointed out, you have a vested interest in defending the point of view that Douglas, though she may be ludicrous and a good person for you to mock, condescend to, and make fun of, is actually harmless. Why is that? Because you were one of the people involved with outing Huppenthal's online commenting habits and getting him booted out of office. So the paragraph you quoted, while it may sound tolerant of Douglas, is actually defensive of your own actions, which some who didn't like Douglas's anti-common core agenda might have regarded as disastrous: get rid of Huppenthal so you can get Garcia in, then Garcia fails to win and we get a Tea Party activist instead.

Is your language about Douglas "misogynist"? It reads that way to me. I don't think terms associated with naughty, self-indulgent children and / or freaks in a carnival side-show are appropriate for describing our State Superintendent of Education, whether or not you happen to agree with her agenda politically or think she is using the best techniques to achieve it. To me, she looks like someone who is actually, according to her beliefs, not all of which I share, trying to do what she thinks is best for children in our public schools. I prefer her attempts to criticize and resist the corporate reform agenda to the ongoing disgusting capitulation and collaboration of you and your friends in TUSD. Is TUSD governance and admin being properly "effective" and "mature" in your eyes, as they outsource subs, pick fights with the deseg authority, drastically inflate fees paid to deseg lawyers, give deseg taxes back to taxpayers, implement abusive testing policies, overpay their CEO, and, according to some, deliberately misrepresent student and teacher attrition rates and the degree to which the goals they are allowed to set for themselves have actually been met?

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Posted by On the left? Really? on 07/01/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

Don Berry and any other of the opinion that this is a start.
This is not a change to the LAW!!!! get it !!!!!!!!!! this is a plea agreement to break the law. Protection of the market that is all.

We can and will do better this is like the first pencil that a car salesman gives you. Yea it is not perfect we can do better in 2018 but it will be much easier if you dont have 400 million already sitting in AZDHS bank waiting to work against the people that put it in there.

This is nothing more than allowing a retailer to promote the use collect taxes and imprison for non-compliance.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/01/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “MMJ Notes

This is another reason NOT to vote for CRMLA.

The dispensary want to build themselves a prosecutorial enforcement market that only a few participate. Limit growing license. distribution allow for any governing agency enact their own ordinances on top of the existing 13-3401 which than are not allowed to do now.

So now those agricultural inspection stations that were once manned on the stateline. They can reopen ask do you have any fruits and vegetables or marijuana of any kind. Not only that they can charge the BS, DEPT.of Marijuana License and Controls. for the cost of enforcement. There will be so many state agencies start billing this the AG dept. the other police depts for services done.There goes the tickle for education.

This new agency will price fix, will prosecute, will write rules, will bank, will license, will set standards that are just germain to the market of AZ.

Not a damn thing is written into their initiative for the medical aspects of this agency just a wait and see. The powers that be in the ADA say it is to early to write that we need more informative to make a responsible mission statement. So the AZ voter needs more information on this mission statement.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/01/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

You're welcome 13. I'm happy to oblige. I'm glad that something as petty as opposite political views doesn't keep us from having good taste in entertainment. Until next time. DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/01/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Not Your Mama's Safety Pin: How a Household Item Can Change a Life

Now I'm confused. Can you guys sort this out?

I'm a little busy.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/1/nearly-1-million-immigrants-ignoring-deportation/

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Posted by Whatsgoingonwiththis? on 07/01/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

And more's the pity, Dr. Stegeman. Is the quality of your teaching at the University of Arizona assessed by corporate designed standardized tests? If not, why not? If not, from what source are you getting your information about what relationship what students do on standardized tests may bear to the quality of your teaching or the quality of the University of Arizona's administration? Does the University of Arizona have admissions standards, or is it required by law to enroll all applicants, no matter what their GPAs and standardized test scores prior to enrollment may be? What do you know, from direct experience, about the challenges of teaching non-selective student populations may be? What do you know, for that matter, about teaching and / or administering K-12? Do you have a degree in education? Child development? Public administration? Experience teaching at any level other than collegiate? Are you a parent? Have you interacted with public schools from the position of someone advocating for the best interests of a child and / or children enrolled in these schools? Do tell.

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Posted by Questions for Stegeman on 07/01/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

To RE Safier's articles on Douglas and Testing. Your comments about the language I used about Douglas' "antics" are reasonable. But I think it makes sense to look at the entire paragraph they came from.

"Ed Supe Diane Douglas' antics, mainly directed at the state school board, have been the main source of jibes and jokes in the media. She's a novice who says and does silly stuff in her pursuit of her education agenda, throwing tantrums, suing the board and seeing if she can win by taking her marbles, or her websites, and going home. That all makes for easy, eye-rolling commentary. It also makes people forget that, since she took office, Douglas has made some of the most sensible statements about education coming from a Republican in a long time, including a school funding plan that's head-and-shoulders above any other AZ Republican proposal I've heard, maybe ever. Much as people like to say she's harming our schools, so far as I can tell, she isn't. Maybe she will in the future, it's certainly possible, but not yet. She's gumming up the privatization works a bit and giving the state board fits, but I haven't seen how it has hurt kids in a way that's comparable to, say, the legislative cuts to education which have been going on for years or Huppenthal's vendetta against TUSD's Mexican American Studies program."

After looking at the whole paragraph, if readers think my overall tone is misogynistic, that's fine. I just wanted to put the earlier passage in context. Here's the link to the entire post. http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archi…

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Posted by David Safier on 07/01/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Apparently These People Think It's a Good Idea to Bring Dolphins to Arizona for Entertainment Purposes

I thought they weren't doing this after all the backlash from Blackfish?

Posted by Leanna Levine on 07/01/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

DC.
I guess you found something else we have in common. We both love stand up comedy and we both know Carlin ruled. I was still in High School when I first started watching him. My mom turned me on to him. He used to appear on some late afternoon variety show. After watching him 2 or 3 times he vanished. I remember he was a clean cut young man in a suit and tie, clean shaven and neatly barbered. About a year later my mom said she spotted In the T.V. Guide that Carlin would be on Johnny Carson tonite. When Carson introduced him, I couldn't believe it. Bell bottom jeans, blue denim shirt, a full Gerry Garcia beard and hair down to his shoulders. Not to mention to the trained eye he was zonked but good. I spotted it right away. Takes one to know one, I guess. My mom asked what the Hell happened to him? I explained it was simple. It seems Mr. Carlin has discovered the joys of cannabis. I didn't add just like her son. He mixed great comedy with stoner humor. Al Sleet the hippie dippie weatherman comes to mind.
I really appreciate you finding those sites for me. I think I found a way to save a lot of typing ( which I suck at ) Google YouTube. Type in George Carlin in the search spot. Bingo. There are dozens of Carlin skits on it. Try it. I know what I'll be doing all day.
Thanks for all the help.
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Posted by CW13 on 07/01/2016 at 9:54 AM

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