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Re: “The Heist Pizza Parlour Has Closed

I'm sad to see the place go. It was a nice alternative to the typical pizza joint maybe the name something to do with it failing.

Posted by Nicolas Stizza on 10/17/2014 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Oh Jimmy John's: The Chain Makes Employees Sign Noncompete

Looks like you are spreading misinformation. When 9.7% of our people are out of work we need to not be vilifying employers. We just had a friend who was put out of business by our oppressive inflexible state government and now she and her dozen employees are out of work.

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Doug Martin on 10/17/2014 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Best Radio Talk Show (Host)

Taking bets on delivery of the actual award to Justice? 1 week, 2, 16?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Radioglenn on 10/17/2014 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Asking a Mexican is ok, as long as when you ask them if they are an American and they answer yes. If they come back with Mexican, then you and he can stay Stuck On Stupid!

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Posted by Rick Jason on 10/16/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

I think I'll "Ask a Mexican", before I'll Believe an American- gringo. :)

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joseph, II on 10/16/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Oh Jimmy John's: The Chain Makes Employees Sign Noncompete

I've read the contract. It states that within "x" period of time - 2 years - former employee will not invest, partner with or own/operate a store which produces/sells submarine sandwiches. AND it stipulates that the non compete only applies within a three mile radius of a Jimmy Johns.
It says nothing about workers.
This has already been through the court systems...Palmer & Cay v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Can't enforce it. You can not hinder someones right to gainful employment. You can be enjoined against stealing clients and/or trade secrets.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mitch Marcus on 10/16/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Danehy

Hey someguy,

You forgot to include the part where he mentioned that they didn't have to live like refugees.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 10/16/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Customer Concentration

Yawn ! I think I read his before for unpaid advertising

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by carpet bagger on 10/16/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Danehy

someguy posted one of the funniest comments I may have ever read here.

You can scroll up to take a gander.

The only problem I have with someguy's post is that I fear that 98% of Americans will believe that Columbus, the Pilgrims, and Jesus Christ - Himself! - actually did land at Plymouth Rock.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RioRican on 10/16/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Brink Media's Streetcar Film Is Super Delightful

What is Brink Media?

Posted by Bob Copp on 10/16/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Nine on the Line

Dave is rocketing to the top quickly. His dishes are impressive & the plating always impressive. Can't wait to visit Ermanos and taste whatever he cooks up! Yum!

Posted by Flora Gamez Grateron on 10/16/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Tucson Tamale's Secret Ingredient

Would the tamales be different if he had dark hair and brown eyes. Good food knows no color...my aunts have red hair and blue eyes and their tamales taste the same as my Mom's who is dark.Best of luck at your new location, we first tasted them at the Carrillo School tamale festival...you have come a long way from that first tasting!

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Posted by Rock on 10/16/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “At Amazon, "Cheap" Comes at a Very Hefty Price

UPS was exactly like this in the 1980s. High pressure warehouse work is the norm, not an exception. And it predates online shopping.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 10/16/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Danehy

Nice column Tom. Kudos to your wife!

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 10/16/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

There are allegations that the supposed surplus was created by taking money from classrooms, from desegregation monies, and from Title I funds. I suppose that we may find out who is telling the truth about these matters when the Arizona Auditor General audits the books. I have heard from some TUSD teachers they are operating on a shoestring and have to provide supplies for their classes on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Sanchez hired no less than five new central administrators and administrative assistants for each of them. And then we have the Early Learning Center (daycare) debacle. Sanchez's child is able to attend this "center," but how many students did not get needed supplies in their classrooms to make that happen.

As readers found out yesterday TUSD has 180 unfilled positions advertised on its website. (Thank you Francis.) This is mid-October. What makes TUSD such a bad place to teach that so many positions are being advertised this late in the school year? I would assert that what is so awful about TUSD can be summed up with the statement that teaching and learning are not TUSD's priorities. That is why so many families have left TUSD and why so many teachers do not choose to work there. The large class sizes, the failure to properly supply classrooms, and the failure to create a collegial environment where divergent solutions to problems are welcomed are the prime issues TUSD must address if it wants to attract and keep great teachers. Daycare is not on that list. In the districts where I taught teachers were able to use pre-tax dollars to pay for daycare services which really helped in making quality daycare affordable.

It is strange that Sanchez would assert that this year's budget was one he inherited since he was the superintendent all of last year and was instrumental in developing this budget. Why then has he been spending money in areas that were not included in the budget he developed without going to the Governing Board for approval of these budget adjustments?

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Posted by Marty on 10/16/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Orr Asks Fellow Lawmakers to Get Creative with Marijuana

Nobody says anything about the opportunity cost of not legalizing marijuana. That is the savings in legal costs from fewer arrests, costs of prosecuting and prison expenses. Has to far exceed the taxation benefits.

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Posted by john on 10/16/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Do You Care About Doug Ducey's Mob Family Tree?

Seems racist, just because he is part italian he is mobbed up? This wouldnt fly if he was black and had a crip cousin.

With that said, this actually makes him much more interesting. Not in a garner of a vote sort of way, but still cooler.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 10/16/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

I was there as well, sitting in the 2nd row. A good position to see Soto's face. While taking her signals from HT, Soto was not effective at answering specific questions. I also question how a large deficit prediction from Mr. Awaad could turn into a 20M dollar surplus at the end of the 15-16 school year. And if they were in such a good position, why did they need to ask for 5M from the USP plaintiffs. I am also suspicious that the only person she spoke to about the budget prior to presenting to the board was the Superintendent. She also stated she didn't know how Mr. Awaad came up with his numbers. She's been there for 9 mos regardless of her proclaiming "I'm new" 9 mos is long enough to understand an accounting system. As with all that is TUSD, I am very cautious of the words that come from the dais. They must be robbing the Deseg monies, because they sure aren't rushing to comply the USP.

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Posted by TerryH on 10/16/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

So each bookstore should have proof that the picture's subject gave permission when it's in a published book? Wouldn't the publisher have the permission? This is crazy!

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Posted by aliG8r on 10/16/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

1. We actually had a pretty effective capitalistic system in this country until the primary problem it raises (profit seeking leads to monopoly) was handled first effectively by Teddy (Republican, Tom), and over the past century has been handled less effectively. Unions early decided to pursue profit for their members by creating monopolies that have not been challenged, unfortunately. Write a column about the challenge union monopolies create for regulation-forbidden business monopolies, and even worse, capitulated-to unions government activities try unsuccessfully to cope with.
2. Facts, such as comparing private salaries/benefits with union-driven adequate salaries and lavish benefits teachers receive. Identify, please, any business that gives an employee benefit called 'tenure' by whatever name you wish.

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Posted by chuckj on 10/16/2014 at 2:10 PM

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