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Re: “The Skinny

Raytheon has a $1.6 billion profit the first 3/4 of 2016 -- so why do they need our taxpayer dollars?

Raytheon has also laid of hundreds of workers locally and in other states in recent years. Why is no one even asking if there will be a net gain or loss of jobs?

Jim Nintzel calls reportage in the online Arizona Daily Independent "general bullshit." You can compare the corporate " incentives" story in Monday's ADI (November 28) with this column and decide for yourself which better deserves that title.

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Posted by AVL on 11/27/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Douglas Revisited

I'm so grateful that this photography has been rediscovered and so lovingly cared for by this group of people. I grew up hearing about Louie and also Lupe and Memo and the Quinones family. I've only meet these family members a few times if at all. I'm lucky, my mom (Francisca) tells stories from that time and reanimates those memories for me. My mother talked about Louie and his important photography for years, as they both lived in Douglas, and then later Phoenix. The line in the story about the thirteen year old girl later being deported twenty-six years later made me weep unexpectedly. It's so important to tell the true cost of our produce here in Estados Unidos. I'm proud to be kin to the man who shone a beautiful light into the homes of the immigrants (And in some cases, my very own family members!). My auntie sent a link, and I can barely wait to call my mom and talk about this article together. After so many years it's bittersweet. I don't know if I can make it to Douglas, but I encourage everyone to see this show.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Maria Madole Bareiss on 11/27/2016 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Theater Review: Some Non-Traditional Holiday Cheer in A Christmas Survival Guide.

This production is way better than what you would expect in church venue/ community theater. Broadway-quality voices, comic acting with timing and flair, flawlessly directed and rehearsed. Great five-piece band, snappy arrangements. If you appreciate quality, go see it.

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Posted by Michael Anderma on 11/26/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Hotel Heights

Nice free advertisement.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/26/2016 at 9:46 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Well, 3 days have come and gone and once again Paul has nothing to say. He went after Dan Hyde, What, Again and yours truly with his usual fancy vocabulary that impresses no one. Remember Paulie Walnuts in the Sopranos? I call him Paulie No Nuts. Cause that's what he has, You have a lot of nasty things to say about people you don't even know. However when it comes time to back it up you're nowhere to be found. Go hide behind your stupid camera. Probably isn't film in it anyway.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

And in case you thought this was a change in operating procedure from the previous administration that promised "Hope and Change," here's another quote from the same NYTimes article on Wilbur Ross:

"If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Ross would succeed another wealthy campaign donor at the helm of an agency charged with promoting American commercial interests and trade around the world. Penny Pritzker, President Obamas commerce secretary, is a billionaire entrepreneur who was an early financial backer of Mr. Obama and is an heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune. Unlike Mr. Trump and Mr. Ross, Ms. Pritzker has been a leading proponent of forging new free-trade agreements. One of her top priorities was the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

Whether the economic powers are globalists or protectionists, their agenda, once they get their hands on the latest "I advertised improvements to the masses which I will not or cannot deliver" politician / front man in office, is to benefit their class. Cf. the takeover of Obama's supposedly progressive education program by the charter-backing-hedge-fund-managers and standardized-test-promoting-corporate-set. Race to the Top was no better, as federal education policy, than No Child Left Behind. What a surprise.

What is desperately needed in the media and the blog-o-sphere is honest and effective coverage of WHO BENEFITS (capital and the financial industries: those, for example, who were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis and were never held to account) and AT WHOSE EXPENSE (at the expense of those who do the labor that produces the economic value abstracted, expropriated, concentrated, and manipulated by a parasitic class of unprincipled financiers), but we won't get that from these Democratic party hacks, who are too busy covering up who really benefits from their own political party's machinations and too busy manufacturing fake characteristics supposedly distinguishing Rs from Ds. Much of the agenda of both R- and D-affiliated media outlets can be explained by the need to disguise the fact that both mainstream parties have betrayed the interests of those who work for a living in order to benefit the class that uses its obscene accumulation of abstracted and expropriated assets to fund their campaigns. This billionaire-campaign-funding class wants profits increased, taxes decreased, public services privatized, financial industries and polluting manufacturing industries deregulated, wages suppressed, and benefits / entitlements undermined, and until the American public organizes itself to use its democratic institutions to say "NO" to this exploitation of the majority of citizens in the country -- rather than to change the flavor of exploitation periodically from globalist to protectionist and back again -- that is what capital and the financial industries will continue to get, from candidates like the Clintons, or from Mr. "Hope and Change" Obama, or from candidates like the Bushes, or from Trump.

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Posted by More on the Bankruptcy of this Blog (and Ds, and Rs) on 11/26/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

There you go again Mark, annoying liberals with facts !! You realize that by attacking Obummer you now become a racist. At least in Pulitzer Tommy's eyes. Don't hate him, weep for him like I do. How would you like to look at life the way he does. ?

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Posted by CW13 on 11/26/2016 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Danehy

The suggestion that we are better off now than before Obama took office is laughable, you did not mention the record deficit he ran up, how the unemployment figures are skewed because of the millions who have stopped receiving unemployment because it ran out and are no longer looking for work, how employed people are working 2 or 3 jobs because they are underemployed or how race relations are the worst they have been since the 60s. Yeah, Obama has been great. LOL

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 11/26/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Here you go, David Safier and Paul Stapleton-Smith: one example of a real "THREAT."

"President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to select as commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, a billionaire investor who became known as the king of bankruptcy for buying, restructuring and selling off steel makers and other fading industrial companies, officials on the transition team said on Thursday. [...] Mr. Ross, 78, an economic adviser to Mr. Trumps campaign whose fortune is estimated by Forbes to be $2.9 billion [...] has [...] pressed for cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, from 35 percent, and reducing taxes and regulations on energy companies."

But will these sorts of developments get any coverage in Safier's blog or in comments from Stapleton-Smith and his ilk? That would be about as doubtful as Safier's blog or PCDP / DGT comment stream regulars providing honest discussions of the outsourcing of subs in TUSD or ESI's donations to Foster and Juarez.

While the politicians they endorse are busy betraying those who should form their natural constituencies, they will keep creating distractions and whipping up concern over the fake "issues" they promote as news.

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Posted by Bankruptcy of this blog, DGT, much of PCDP, etc., ad nauseam on 11/26/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Danehy

Defense of Trump the Candidate can only go so far when TV cameras caught many, (not all) Trump supporters engaging in some really rabid racist, sexist behavior. Once you see a guy (from another state) wearing a T-shirt that says in big letters "She's a C-word (spelled out) Vote Trump," it is unforgettable. The first Tea Party people learned that they had to tone down on-camera loons. Now, the "winners" behind this election have some catching up to do. Trump the President has to lead now.

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Posted by Could Be Better on 11/26/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Come on, Tucson liberals, jump on the race train. Bully along, bully along.

Former Sanders Spokeswoman: "We Don't Need White People Leading The Democratic Party"

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Posted by What, Again on 11/26/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Will Tucson leftists take a cue and follow the lead of their brothers in arms, the 'Palestinians'?

Israel Arrests 22 Over Wildfires, as Arson Is Suspected

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Posted by What, Again on 11/26/2016 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

A double dose of defeat for Tucson leftists. Their dreams of a communist utopia evaporating. What will they do, what will they do?

Fidel Castro, Cuban
Revolutionary Who
Defied U.S., Dies at 90

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Posted by What, Again on 11/26/2016 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Danehy

This was rather appalling to read. I really dislike your opinions. Graffiti shouldn't be a problem. I think there are much bigger problems to address in Tucson. One being education. The youth of Arizona are not challenged in the classrooms and one might say that this has an effect on what the students are doing with their free time. I, as a 16-year old female high school student, feel that the government spends way too much time on the "negative" aspects of our society that will not be changed any time soon. Also, if it wants graffiti to be lessened, it would look for the root of the problem instead of taking the seemingly easy route. I am ashamed that my city, state, and country can't deal with such petty internal problems and get so caught up in them. I hope this changes soon, but it won't if the powerful don't get over themselves.

Nothing better to say

Posted by Ash Lyons-Brown on 11/26/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

The ascension of the Great Leader has already, just since the election, occasioned hundreds of attacks against peaceful people whose skin is simply too dark or whose accent is "too foreign," or whose dress is too different for his acolytes. This is not completely unrelated to the fact that He used hateful words and ideas in His campaign. He has allied Himself with skinheads, Ku Klux Klaners, and Nazis. All hail the Great Leader!

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Posted by Bob Plotnik on 11/26/2016 at 12:20 AM

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