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Re: “Misused Education Stats in the Star's WaPo Editorial

Not sure how relevant this is, but the Graham Holdings Company (Wash Post owners - Graham family) owns Kaplan Inc, a company that among other education-related things provides test prep courses and things. I always view their education editorial stuff with this in mind.
And nice article. Use your critical thinking brains, at all times, especially before you accept at face value any kind of stats or study information. Come to think of it, maybe schools should teach critical thinking much more than test-prepping and cramming.

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Posted by someguy on 01/17/2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The Pleasure Activist

Lube! Yay! The more the merrier. While desensitizing lubes can lead to not feel an issue that may be happening, there are so many great brands of natural body safe water based lubes out there. Many of our bodies don't produce enough to go as long as we want or feel as good as we would like. This could be anything from medications, age, water intake, diet, or just the way they are built. Asking a doctor if you have an issue because you're dry will get you one easy answer. Lube it up. When a woman visits a obgyn they come into contact with lots of it. Helping doctors insert tools or ultrasound probes.

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Posted by LeahSiren on 01/17/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “The Pleasure Activist

The problem with lube, other than messy, is that one should be cognizant of the body requiring additional help. If the body does not naturally secrete fluid, there may be medical reasons, etc. Lube is great as an assist but one should be aware of the changes in ones body.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mickie Harris on 01/17/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, another well written column with a minimum of name calling.
I will do you a favor ( free of charge) and call b.s. on a couple of your remarks Tom.
Why are we "crazy" to think that we are Taxed Enough Already (TEA)? Add them all up sometime.
As for the Republicans blocking Obama, that is ridiculous. Pelosi and Reid played fair?
How many bills did old Harry bring up for a vote Tom?
For the first two years of his reign, King Barry had the House and the Senate.
How much immigration law change did he propose then? Now he refuses to enforce a law he dislikes?
Your comments on upholding the law should put this prez in the slammer.
Not to mention sicking the IRS on conservatives, Mexican gun running with Holder.... oh hell with it
I just remembered that you never listen.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 01/17/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Darkness Visible

I read here that all individuals, from any side, should be brought out into the light of day. I have no doubt that both sides have the opportunity to swing an election with dark weasel money, but to just state liberals have (specific) bad actors too misses the point. Put it all out there for all to see, and then we will know who floods the airways just before an election. I really want to know who is behind every single money transfer - BEFORE we all vote in an election.

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Posted by ay te wacho on 01/17/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Darkness Visible

Laughable Jim. Not one word about environmental activist and hedge fund millionaire Tom Steyer.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 01/17/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Darkness Visible

When I first heard that corporations were people and could donate political money as individuals, I said to myself, "Ok, just so we know who donated And how much. Who got the money." Then, I learned that corporations, as well as individuals, could hide these things easily in a PAC type legal entity and none of it would ever be known before an election. From every angle, that's just wrong.

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Posted by ay te wacho on 01/17/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “United Opt Out National Conference Starting Today in Florida

Opting out has been the only way for parents to force a discussion about the harm vs. benefit of our current high stakes testing scheme. Until the opt out movement, it was steamrolled on us and no one would listen to parents. This discussion must happen and I'm glad Dave is covering it.

But the coverage must also spotlight the way that TUSD, following ADE directive, abuses children whose parents have tried to opt them out. People can disagree about testing, but don't lose focus of what the government is doing to kids. When parents hold their children out of school on testing days and notifies administrators that they do not want their child tested, TUSD pulls the kids out of class upon their return and sits them down in front of the test three days in a row. Can you imagine the despair of an 8 year-old child forced to choose between disobeying parents and disobeying teachers? Can you imagine the despair of teachers who hate themselves for doing that to an 8 year-old child? Do you need any more evidence that the testing industry is making our educational system sick and that Arizona in particular is sadistic? (Other states treat students who opt out humanely.)

The testing debate is between grown ups. Leave those kids alone and please put pressure on state and local administrators to stop abusing kids.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jana Happel on 01/17/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Happy Birthday Henry Gray

Great show last night, Henry was awesome and his group worked it like no tomorrow

Posted by njyd on 01/17/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Confessions of an eBay opium addict

Great, relateable story, and AMAZING writing!

Posted by Janine Fowler on 01/17/2015 at 2:17 AM

Re: “AZ Dispensaries Sell More Medical Pot As Fewer People Are Able to Grow Their Own

I will amend I made a mistake on the proposition number it is not 106 but Prop 203 of election year 2010. her is an interesting fact about the constitution wording that legalization proponents want retracted. article 9 of the amendment.
G. State law should make a distinction between the medical and nonmedical uses of marijuana. Hence, the purpose of this act is to protect patients with debilitating medical conditions, as well as their physicians and providers, from arrest and prosecution, criminal and other penalties and property forfeiture if such patients engage in the medical use of marijuana.
Well defined to me we don't need a "regulatory judge" immune from following criminal guideline making this determination

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 01/17/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “AZ Dispensaries Sell More Medical Pot As Fewer People Are Able to Grow Their Own

I wont go to a dispensary been to most. I have a medical MMJ card for medical ailments 3 years now. I did not join a life style or grouping. I order my prescription medication from Walgreen online. I don't get happy hour special's, punch cards, daily promotions and specials, sit for sometimes hour for medication. I need to know the cost of my medication so I can budget a life. This $20.00 a gram $420.00 an ounce is ridiculous. $150.00 mid shelf and $200.00 per ounce for top is market. Go to other states on Weed Maps see for yourself. Plus I have found a community caregiver that will grow for your ailment is paramount there is no guarantee what you get form a dispensary is really even the strain being advertised. I can attest if you go to Phoenix as I do weekly I can get quality lab tested medication by the ounce not gram for $8.00 a gram 225 oz wth tax included vet discount for top. It is simple getting them in the door is one thing getting back is another. If you cannot be economically viable with your growing operation then those that are will be in the future. I don't not begrudge anyone for wanting and voting recreational and taxing it of a life style built around it.

What is happening is big BIG tobacco and alcohol are behind this recreational movement with these price's set as normal they will blitz the dispensary or local grower but then at least it will be really lab tested and stain quantified. The proposition 106 that made it to the constitution of the state gave certain right's to the medical patient every dispensary is in direct competition with that proposition and support the 25 mile rule. while they are still under that proposition 106 to be in business. Dispensaries want an umbrella for the state to guarantee the product market. Medication should not be or have intrastate regulation put on it. As for my support for dispensaries they have not helped me in understanding ailments strains they are useless for medical in my humble opinion

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 01/17/2015 at 12:45 AM

Re: “AZ Dispensaries Sell More Medical Pot As Fewer People Are Able to Grow Their Own

Here's what you need to know about growing your own medicine: Anyone with $500 minimum to spend on a good LED light can supply all their own for as little as 1/20th the cost per gram compared to medical card prices. After the payback period of your initial investment in growing equipment, (which is anywhere from 6 months to a year on average) you are only paying extra for electricity. Currently, an efficient LED light using 120 - 180 actual watts used can produce up to an ounce per square foot in a 6 sq ft footprint. You will make mistakes and have problems, but you will also learn the most on your first grow.

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Posted by John Smith 1 on 01/16/2015 at 9:54 PM

Re: “How a Gin Rickey Can Help Save Your Diet

Good to know, thank you for that!

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Posted by Janette Rogers on 01/16/2015 at 8:52 PM

Re: “A Delicate Balance

I too was ignored when I went to Neo, about a month ago. I guess Bob and Bird were the lucky ones who actually got to eat there. I'm guessing by the number of likes on TucsonDiner and AsianHomeCook's posts that this problem is more common than not. Sad, really. I love Malaysian food.

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Posted by TLoc on 01/16/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Danehy

East Valley News Net:
Check your meds, those anger issues are resurfacing.
Besides, you're frightening the children.

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Posted by Isadoro Duncan on 01/16/2015 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Update: New CiCi’s Pizza Locations

This was the most phenomenal tasting pizza that i have ever came across!!!

Posted by JimmyJo on 01/16/2015 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Brew Infusion

Sounds intriguing. I'll have to give them a try!

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Posted by Chuck Tenderloin on 01/16/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

They make fun of West Virginia all the time too and you don't see me complaining.

Family Guy makes fun of nearly everything. Nothing is sacred. Just take it with a grain of salt and forget about it.

Posted by Anyo on 01/16/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Mescal Bar and Grill

DJ Tomtom is now appearing at the KOA Florizona Grill on Country Club on Saturday Nights.

Posted by Gwalton7 on 01/16/2015 at 1:10 PM

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