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Re: “The Skinny

Amen 13

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

Privatization of everything is the long term goal of the Republicans. Then we can contend with monsterous corporations (as we are doing right now) running our country. How easy is it to condem public education as non-functioning with funding cut to the bone. Education is no different then insurance. When they (charter schools) can pick which students to include, their earnings improve, as does their scores. This is no different then excluding the sick with "existing conditions" from insurance. There are plenty of very effective education models that are time tested in other countries. The gap will only grow wider with the need for technology in every child's hands. Inner city schools will not be handing out iPads.

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Posted by Katie Reff on 07/22/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McCain is a phony 2- faced prick. Period.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/22/2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Danehy


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Posted by CW13 on 07/22/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Second-Hand Supplies

There's a typo in the website address. Its "

Posted by retrorv on 07/22/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

As a matter of societal concern I would love to meet with the local advocates dispensary owners who ever in a Town Hall. To be done public one on one or with 3 advocates with time allowed. This will be non personal testimonies of anykind to start. It will be about what will happen if this proposal is passed. Why it might not and what needs to be done to get a comprehensive social and moral direction for Marijuana. Tell MPP to go BACK with Marion Berry they have more relevance there.

Think Nitzel will go for that?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/22/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom; I am an old guy, tradesman, business owner, parent, and grew up a mormon.

Basically I find your profiling of people akin to Archie Bunker and his profiling for his times. To me it is old altruistic to what the MMJ was about. I see the pandering of the media for advertising dollars. We see the media going to the Public relations/lobbyists outlets and getting spoon feed information going back to the media outlets thinking they are informed.

The hair farming tie died birkenstock body illustrated skin pierced Bob Marley group. Is not the Large part of Marijuana consumers or the advocates merely just the vocal advocates and consumers.

Personal testimonies are really not relevant are they ? I spent 6 months in a burn ward. I had 3 broken bones before I was 12 abusive parent. I still have chinese shrapnel in me. Arrested for vagrancy thrown on a Texas chain gang for 30 days, I was in a automobile accident that killed my mother drunk driver. In the trades I broke 3 fingers several cuts to many to count. Now I am old I want to grow pot in my yard away from kids not a party recreational enjoyment or social engagement. SO WHAT

Basically I dont ask myself if getting up today is worth it. If i kept up the regimented treatments of opiates stantons I was angry, nobody wanted be be around me and dont tell me how what the values in my life are I won't think of yours.

As far as workplace I was one of the guys that took dropouts taught them a trade how to work and how to relate. I can't tell you how many workplace accidents I have been involved in. For the last 20 years I was a superintendent for DOD contracts never under 90 million. On to of that I have spent 10 years doing USACE airports and transportation. I have seen how the workplace drug policies are implemented and enforced. With second third and fourth tiered vendors the policies are arbitrary and and enforced capricious at best. Most all are drive by the insurance industry and the legal feeders from that.

I dont have the slightest clue on your social fabric and dont care to really. I find most CPA's, media writers, lawyers, civil servants, are just kids that are hooked on doing homework the rest of their lives. they actually contribute little or nothing to society just a parasite. Those that take the compilation of their efforts and try to make policy find the study was not relevant or biased let's do it over. How's that for profiling thoughts from the field no wonder we have a world of well bean counters.

That is the sentiment that drives young to things like ISIS. I have had jobs with over 2 million man hours worked and only one recordable 3 stitches. I won several safety awards but found that most went to those that golfed and banquited the USACE. Even tho I have a remarkably better safety record. at any given time I knew there was Marijuana on a military base. I did not know who what or when by at time winds prevailed. I know I was not the only nose on site. I did not want to alienate the workforce I lost 60% of the workforce when ICE did gate checks at the constructions in EL PASO

Now let's get to this abortion of law, rights, civil concerns, called protection of children with prohibition . We see the biggest charlatans that have come out of the cesspool since snake oil and laudanum pushers were stopped by Harry Anslinger and the BNDD in 1936. And this ADA (arizona dispensary association) are using children to market their product. I find that to be worst kind of human being on the face of the earth. Since 1937 we have imprisoned killed stole lied every unscrupulous disgusting thing imaginable in the protection of children. Alas we still have a problem could the economic disparity be more relevant to children? So we tax and redistribute in the good of the children and then come in as a healer as they promote those that dont comply.

It is well known by now that Marijuana is the highway, the staple of the illegal drug world. To eliminate that would have economic upheaval all across the illicit drug world as well as the industry built to contain that. So really we need to not just slam the door what turmoil would that bring. Drug dealers now dealing in untaxed alcohol tobacco and powders?

I have raised 4 children here in Az in a blue collar atmosphere. Very limited on money and opportunity. I chose Flowing Wells as the best I could do for schooling. All of my children were subject to ridicule ostracization for one reason or another. One son arrested for shoplifting profiled inside the school district as a stoner ganger. This was the best education that I was ever able to give him. This was a platinum lined cloud. I was able to show him how to manipulate the system. Showed how the court system worked and how bogus it really was. I was able to save him as a juvenile before the social pundits got a bite. To sum this up he understood in his junior year graduated Magnum Cum Laude High school and had to fight for that It was me appealing to Peticone at the time and it was awarded. Now at the age of 35 he is Vice President of Multi National Corp with a book of business of 900 million annually. He can do this because he tears down the bullshit that most hide behind. Oh yes graduated UofA dean's list. all my kids did. Arbitrated this year with the NLRB and settled garbage haulers union deal from San Francisco to Seattle 2 weeks no legal firm. Because he knows the bean counting and media parasites that need to feed also. A little trimmer plate there

Bottom line this CRLMA is trying to build a department akin to that of Insurance. It is not drawn by some stoners it was drawn by prosecutors and industry insiders to promote marijuana and using children to do it. By gifts to school and supposed enforcement that has not worked since Jesus walked the face of the earth certainly not since 1937.

If we in Arizona are going to have multiple departments that license vice in one form or another gambling, alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, do we need a separate and different for that combine them all. and allow 12% to be given to a rotating account and let Members of the BAR go after nonconformists and attach for costs to enforce like the EPA. Any attorney can prosecute if licensed in federal court to represent the federal government for violation of environmental laws. Then can lein for the cost of prosecution for violation of dispensaries and growers and processors distributors smoke shops. And attorney can prosecute on their own under civil action but alas this CRLMA would stop that as they will be a regulatory agency immune do we really want that.

Yea the contentious media and industry parasites that propagate the profiling nonconformists as red neck conformists, Republicans remember it was Ben Stein who first smoked pot in Nixon's White House. Then went home played chess and Wrote some of his speeches. Marijuana has transcended all walks of society and has for the last. 30 years get a clue

Yea Danehy You're a profiling misunderstood loner thinking that you have a finger on the pulse. This is why it won't pass. We who have had a life and see how things work won't let this go we have more respect for children and society. With this story Archie Bunker lives

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/22/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Saturday Sun Link Shindig: Free Rides, Concert and Activities

Hey Wrong, Again:

I got a one way ticket for you to ride a choo choo train to nowhere.

Be a real man, not the little boy you come across as, and take me up on my offer. Wherever the train takes you, stay there. Don't come back, do those of us with common sense a favour.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Saturday Sun Link Shindig: Free Rides, Concert and Activities

How many have paid to ride the $200,000,000 choo choo train to nowhere?

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Posted by What, Again on 07/22/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “The Skinny

"I will give Ratt my approval. He's right."

There are a few things wrong with this statement:

1) At least one of Ratt's personalities has identified themselves as a woman. The other 5 personalities, well, who knows?
2) "Please retire McCain" is beyond correct. I say beyond correct because what should be said is, "Retire now, you useless self serving P.O.S." The Maverick has not given a shit about the average person since sometime in the 1980s. Hell, the way things are going now, he probably never actually did. I'm sure his first wife would have some interesting things to say about that.
3) "McSally has earned (!?) re-election." Just as franklymydears said: "Then I read his (sic?) second sentence." Enough Said.
4) The statement was posted by Julie Heston. Check out the other ignorant horse shit she (He? Who knows?) has posted in the past. Son of Enough Said.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Charmin bears don't have these problems. Everything is clean and fresh in their world. Everything put in their toilets goes down, ESPECIALLY when Charmin ass wipe is involved. The Charmin marketing department has made sure of this.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

I sort of like the idea of studying the Bible, as long as the book of Leviticus is emphasized.

Republicans use Leviticus to justify their condemnation of same-sex relationships while ignoring that Leviticus also says that if a woman commits adultery, she (never the man, of course!) shall be stoned, and if a son sasses his parents, he should also be stoned.

As for their using Leviticus to condemn same-sex relationships, they keep erroneously citing the word "abomination," which simply means, in the ancient Hebrew, not a custom.

But try telling that to a political party that's apparently still dominated by homophobes.

Quite a few who've been recently caught with their pants down.

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Posted by Steve on 07/22/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

If Republicans had their way, the only subject taught would be abstinence and the bible.

they would be taught in caves.

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Posted by Bob Regan on 07/22/2016 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records

Fuck yes.

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Posted by nickc on 07/22/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

In an election where the combined trustworthiness and approval ratings for the two major party nominees does not reach 75%, and where a plurality of voters expresses a desire for some other, any other, candidates, coverage of the Green and Libertarian candidates has been virtually non-existent. (The NYT has published two articles on the Libertarian candidates and one on the Green's). In all likelihood, neither of the smaller party's candidates will reach the magic 15% in averaged polling to appear on the national televised debates. (Is that 15% in the Constitution?)

Someone needs to tell me how either candidate and party can reach higher ratings to qualify for the debates when the media refuses to provide coverage of their candidates. But please avoid circular reasoning and reductios ad absurdum.

Trump and Sanders are correct, the system IS rigged. But both entered into marriages of convenience to run for election as a Republican and a Democrat and either or both would likely be in the presidential debates had they made the decision to run independent of the major parties. Muzzling the Green and Libertarian party's candidates and supporters is thinly disguised voter suppression. It should be illegal.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/22/2016 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records for albums, merchandise, tour dates and latest HELPFUL INFORMATION ...and if you want a WORKING POSITION..... inquire with FIND OUT HOW!

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Posted by Bebe McPhereson on 07/21/2016 at 11:38 PM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

Thinking_Aloud: TUSD is like a piñata in a fun house mirror that currently handles the education of 50,000 students every year, and affects the reputation of "public schools" in the minds of tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands more. If, with its democratically elected boards and the "transparency" requirements it is legally subject to, it cannot be reformed, that raises questions about whether it's the theoretical concept and legal framing of public district schools or the advocacy activities of healthy, active, empowered constituencies that make them viable. Then the valid contrast is not between valid public district and invalid charter / publicly subsidized private, but between other variables we have not yet successfully identified. With direct experience in one Arizona public district school that was improbably irresponsible (having grown up in a blue state with an extremely high functioning public school system, I never would have believed it possible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes) and direct experience of privates and charters, some of which were very responsible and others not so, I don't buy the argument that it's the categories that make the difference. It's something else, and what we need is a better regulatory and oversight system that supports high academic functioning and complete transparency in all the schools receiving public funding. (I get that we don't have that yet and that there are currently irresponsible uses of public funds in the charter and private sector. But there are irresponsible uses of public funds in TUSD and districts like it, so again, condemnation by category doesn't work, in my opinion.)

In any case, the local Democratic Party needs to stop promoting "leaders" in TUSD that give public district schools a bad name at the same time that they continue to condemn "choice." Let them ensure that the district the Pima County Democrats' darlings run is not being RUN INTO THE GROUND and then they can talk about how proper education policy should deny or severely limit "choice." While they find it impossible to manage the district in a way that does not constantly bring discredit on the party and the form of schooling the party champions, they should not at the same time be attempting to limit the escape hatches constituents are using to exit the sinking ship they insist their designated candidates must continue to captain.

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Posted by Data analysis must include "outlier variables" (TUSD). on 07/21/2016 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Sonic Wave Rider

The "jesus hair" comment is telling and weird. Them damn hippies! Otherwise, interesting article and cool sounds.

Posted by Katie Reff on 07/21/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

Once again, comparing all public schools districts to TUSD is not realistic. If you consider, for example, districts like Vail and Benson, conclusions are less distorted and far more meaningful. TUSD is like a piñata in a fun house mirror, bouncing about crazily while citizens strike blindly at its very existence.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 07/21/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"How stupid does McCain think we are?" Assuming you are speaking for the GOP, the depths of your stupidity have yet to be plumbed. Oh that's right . . . you just nominated an idiot as your king!

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Posted by The Duke on 07/21/2016 at 4:57 PM

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