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Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

Peabo,

Thank you for the grammatical assistance. Auto correct often zaps me, as I did the comment in Word then copy/paste to the site, because of the intermittent internet connection in the Santiago airport.

Nonetheless, my points stand as my considered belief.

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 04/30/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

You forgot to mention that the Arizona Daily Star said TUSD's University High School fell from #28 last year to #37 in 2015. The perceived need to keep up with BASIS in the ratings goes a long way towards explaining some of the ill-advised policies that have recently been implemented at University High School, including requiring all enrolled students to take AP Chemistry and AP Physics 1 to graduate. Not all students have met the math prerequisite for AP Chemistry before being forced to enroll and there is no reason why kids not on a math/science trajectory would need to master the math/science content in these college level courses in high school. (No reason, that is, except to pad administrator's resumes by showing that even while the school is under pressure to change admittance policies under the direction of the desegregation authority, they will be able to maintain media-generated rankings determined by inane formulas like the one mentioned in your post above.)

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Posted by Disgusted on 04/30/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Senators McCain and Flake along with Congresswoman Ann Kilpatrick and Congressman Paul Gosar should be commended for the bold stand they took to ensure the national security of this nation.

Here is a link to a recent article by Daniel McGorarty titled: Got copper? New pentagon report spotlights key role of critical metals:

Link
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/238483-got-copper-new-pentagon-report-spotlights-key-role-of

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Posted by Chris Horquilla on 04/30/2015 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Danehy

Let's not forget I before E except after C. Do you lead such a dull life that you have time to research all that? Me thinks the lady has a crush on Tommy. Just saying.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/30/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Unpacking Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" List

Oh, and asking a BASIS representative to write an article for the Range is NOT reporting. If you think it is, go back to teaching.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 04/30/2015 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Truth, Possibilities

WOW. Sorry, I prefer FACTS not FEELS:

"Stryker believes this reimagining is crucial to challenging scientific ideas of “objective truth or knowledge.” Instead, one of somatechnics’ goals is to have people recognize that there’s no understanding that comes from a disembodied place. "

Regarding beauty standards. Those who can never attain supposed beauty standards are essentially not only leaving the game, but telling the original contestants that they shouldn't play and giving themselves a trophy.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 04/30/2015 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Arizona DREAMers Rally at UA: We Deserve In-State Tuition

They deserve to pay NON-Resident tuition, as the law and charter states. No one is saying they can't attend PIMA CC, but if they want to live in America, then they need to abide by the law and rules.

Hopefully this will encourage them to file the necessary paperwork to become Permanent Residents or American Citizens. THAT, is what the DREAMERS should be focusing on. Hey, there's always the ARMY path to gin citizenship AND get money for college under the GI BILL.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 04/30/2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Danehy

I'm totally confused - where was "than" and "then" used incorrectly? I'm just not seeing it...

According to http://grammarist.com/usage/than-then/:

Then is mainly an adverb, often used to situate actions in time. For example, you wake up in the morning and then have breakfast. It’s also used in if … then constructions such as, “If you wake late, then you might have to skip breakfast.” It also works as a noun meaning that time (e.g., “I wanted breakfast, but then was not a good time”) and as an adjective meaning at that time (e.g., “My then boyfriend was not an early riser”).

Than is a conjunction used mainly in making comparisons—e.g., “My breakfast is better than yours”; “I make breakfast differently than you do.”

That being said - the instances Tom's article where "then" or "than" were used are as follows:

"they smell better than Kim Kardashian" = comparison - correct
"made the mistake of thinking that Harrison Ford was Amish and then assaulted Ford with an ice cream cone" = situate action in time - correct
"but every now and then" = situate action in time - correct
"but then I realized" = situate action in time - correct
"She did a double-take and then asked me" = situate action in time - correct

Seems like it is all proper grammar to me... Just saying...

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Posted by Traci Gates on 04/30/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

Bye Gad, sir, you are a character.

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Posted by Peabo on 04/30/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

Let's finally vote him out of office. THat would be at least 1 Republican politician in Arizona gone who is out to destroy our state. What aren't they attacking that is sacred?

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Posted by Guardians on 04/30/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

In Hamlet's book who says this quotation, "Foul deeds will rise though all the earth o'erhelm them, to men's eyes"?

Hamlet had the saim shortcomings?

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Posted by David W on 04/30/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

And then sealed the deal with "foul deeds."

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Posted by Peabo on 04/30/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Critics Call McCain's Oak Flat Tactics a New Low

I once voted for John McCain and now I consider him one of the most underhanded politicians in D.C. He no longer listens to those people he should represent, unless you think that foreign corporations are "people". John McCain and Jeff Flake sold our state to the highest bidder. Shame of both of them!

49 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by cshinsky on 04/30/2015 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Shining a Light on Rosemont Copper's "Good Citizen" Gambit

Interesting. I shall surmise the problems we have at Colossal Cave NP are a direct result of the same sort of indiscriminate destruction of the desert just to build homes. The first time I drove out there after living in another part of the state was also the last time. What was once a beautiful road leading to the cave no longer is and never will be again. But whatever hue & cry there might have been during the "hearing process" to build those neighborhoods was obviously for naught. People want to live in Az despite the fact that we will never have more land or more water. The Silverbell mine has been on a strong roller coaster for a few years and anyone who says China doesn't need copper is sorely misinformed. China's need for copper to modernize all those rural regions of that vast semi~continent will run at full tilt for many, many years to come. Just as we churn the desert into tract homes with nary an ecological whimper so shall go this mine. David makes his points about the deficiencies but what is the overall intent; clean up their act or eliminate the mine altogether? If it is the latter then I would also suggest giving the rampant development that does even MORE damage and contributes evermore to the light pollution your attention as well.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 04/30/2015 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The Desert Goddess of Glen Canyon

You had me at "America became grate."

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Posted by Grate American on 04/30/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Shining a Light on Rosemont Copper's "Good Citizen" Gambit

After reading these comments, and those mentioned in other AZ media, I'm left with the impression that Hudbay Company (Ltd.), Rosemont's owner, needs to employ a higher quality of shills.

Also, while most of Canada is still a pretty nice place, AZ residents might want to consider Manitoba, the home base for this environmental predator, as off limits until the province's predators relent and leave Arizona alone. A boycott of Winnipeg, Lake Winnipeg resorts, and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights -- what an irony! -- would be a more effective rejoinder than trading words online or in The Weekly, which earns Hudbay no penalty for promoting falsehoods. Combine it with a boycott of Alberta and Lake Louise if you feel equally strongly against the Keystone Pipeline outrage.

We should always remember to share our hurt with the many Manitobans and other Canadian snowbirds who come here for the nice environment each winter. It's their fellow-Canadian gangsters who are threatening to trash all that they so enjoy.

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Posted by Jake on 04/30/2015 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Head of BASIS Tucson North Responds

I read through the entire controversy, articles and comments and such, and was impressed by how few parents want to take responsibility for their kids' education and cultural upbringing other than sticking them in this school or that. Oh sure, they're helicoptering around, justifying their laxness -- but that's not creating the home environment or the out-of-doors adventures a family takes to widen a student's perspectives. The issue isn't BASIS per se, but how people use it to excuse themselves from the most important class of all: how to educate their kids to have a good life in a changing, challenging world. That's what gets the shortest shrift.

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Posted by Jake on 04/30/2015 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Arizona DREAMers Rally at UA: We Deserve In-State Tuition

Some of the Chuys Restaurants are a great example of cash payment under the table, unreported taxes and jobs for Americans lost.

Now they want us to subsidize their college?

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Posted by Rat T on 04/30/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Shining a Light on Rosemont Copper's "Good Citizen" Gambit

"Since Rosemont does not intend to back fill the pit after mining ceases, a lake will form at the bottom of the massive hole." -from Save the Scenic Santa Ritas

How sweet would that be? We have needed a recreational lake near Tucson to store the CAP water. That would be perfect.

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Posted by Rat T on 04/30/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “One Day in Bisbee

A couple of pints at Old Bisbee Brewery are a must. This was the winner of Best Microbrewery in Arizona in 2013 and the beer and the people are outstanding! The Quarry is a must-do for breakfast. The Eggs Benedict are delicious and the Blood Mary's are chock-full of house-pickled veggies that just put them over the top. If you take Mike Anderson's advice and head toward Naco, Turquoise Valley Golf Club serves up some tasty food and drinks. Also, have a cold beer and shoot some pool at Gay 90's a couple of blocks around the corner and right on the border.

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Posted by BarbB on 04/30/2015 at 1:46 PM

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