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Re: “Haboob Hootenanny!

All this and a lot more is on the Stonewall Democrats of Arizona page

Posted by Robert Rowley on 08/17/2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “City to Address Streetcar Gridlock & Rider Delays Following 2nd Saturday Troubles

Nationwide on newer systems of this nature they seem to be having issues. I emphasize newer systems. Why is that the US has such a horrible ego to not visit countries in Europe and ask questions on how they created such efficient systems? Or better yet, study places such as New York city, Chicago and even San Francisco that have been pretty darn successful with their systems. Years of experience might have given the city planners a heads up about how stupid their thoughts were regarding what I call the "triangle crush" (a.k.a. 4th, Congress, Toole) The only solution that I see coming quickly is to turn Congress into a "pedestrian only" street. But that would mean filling up the parking garages and actually making some money too. Oh, that might not be so bad after all. Or at least shut down traffic into downtown as they do for parades (x-mas for example) or other special events (bar crawl) - oh, that is already a clean solution for second Saturdays. No? Doh.

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Posted by Andreas Hohl on 08/17/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Militarizing Cities, Criminalizing Schools

Ms. Marty: FYI!!!

By CBSNewsCBS/APMay 16, 2008, 4:40 AM

Al Qaeda's media operation has released a new audio message on the Internet from Osama bin Laden, dealing primarily with Israel and the Palestinians on the 60th anniversary of Israel's creation.

The message, downloaded by CBS News from the prominent jihadist Web forum El Ekhlas, did not include any new images of the al Qaeda chief.

The 9:40-minute audio by bin Laden showed an old photo of his face over a brown graphic and included the title, "A Message to the Peoples of the West: From Sheik Osama bin Laden," with the subheading: "The Reasons for the Struggle on the 60th Anniversary of the Creation of the Occupation State of Israel."

Bin Laden began his message by telling listeners that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has always been the primary cause for friction between the West and the Muslim world - a struggle which he said was getting more difficult due to European policies biased in Israel's favor.

"The Palestinian cause has been the main factor that, since my early childhood, fueled my desire, and that of the 19 freemen (Sept. 11 bombers), to stand by the oppressed, and punish the oppressive Jews and their allies," the al Qaeda chief said.

"We shall continue the fight, Allah willing, against the Israelis and their allies, in order to pursue justice for the oppressed, and we shall not give up one inch of Palestine, as long as there is still a single true Muslim alive."

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 08/17/2014 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Militarizing Cities, Criminalizing Schools

Raul - And would "rolling military vehicles down our streets, carrying heavy duty weapons and wearing protective garb suitable for war zones" have had any affect on the outcome of Columbine, Newton, Boston Marathon or 9/11? Nope, none, nada, zippo.

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Posted by Dave in Cochise on 08/17/2014 at 7:17 AM

Re: “FBI Finds that 8 Out of 10 Cops are Overweight

Cut back on the doughnuts?

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Posted by Dave in Cochise on 08/17/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Militarizing Cities, Criminalizing Schools

It is typical that ANY criticism of Israel is viewed by narrow minded, uninformed, individuals (such as yourself), unwilling to consider our Middle East Policy objectively, as anti Semitism ....BULL S__T!!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 08/17/2014 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Militarizing Cities, Criminalizing Schools

Francis Saitta: Your comment amounts to one anti-Semite quoting a few other anti-Semites to justify your desire to do away with Israel. You fail to mention any of the other aspects of US Middle East policy, i.e. our support of the Saudi oil princes, our action in replacing the democratically elected government of Iran with the Shah in the 1950s, and our support for King Hussein of Jordan who has killed far more Palestinians than Israel. It is clear that for you the only significant aspect of US Middle East policy is the support for Israel.The fact is that Israel exists...regardless of what Truman, Forrestal and the rest of these guys wrote during the Cold War. To imagine a world without Israel you need to have some idea what to do to or with the Jews who live there. Care to share where they all should go, or maybe Hitler's Final Solution holds some appeal for you. After all, the leading Palestinian of the 1930s and early 1940s, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, spent WWII in Germany as a guest of his good buddy, Adolph Hitler.

And, once again, you completely fail to connect a single dot from your diatribe to the issue of whether or not the police ought to be more and more like paramilitary troops. The change under discussion is much more a consequence of the war against Islamic terror. Homeland Security...created after the murderous attacks on 9/ the prime funding source for all the heavy weaponry. And please do not even try and push the idea that it was US support for Israel that "forced" bin Laden's crew to attack the US.

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Posted by Marty on 08/16/2014 at 8:20 PM

Re: “City to Address Streetcar Gridlock & Rider Delays Following 2nd Saturday Troubles

I was downtown that Saturday, eventually eating on 4th Ave. I sat on the outdoor patio at Magpies and watched the traffic go by. One of the things that struck me was how often I saw the same cars go by. I wondered if they were cruising "American Graffiti" style or just circling to find a place to park. Anytime a parking spot opened up it was immediately occupied. How much does parking add to the traffic congestion? I imagine that if parking on the downtown street were not free on the weekends we would see less hunting behavior. I wonder about parking at the terminus of the street car. Is there free parking at UMC where we could ditch the car and then ride down to fourth?

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Posted by Pauli on 08/16/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Thank you Steve! I will be sending a donation to Project Mariposa to show my support since they have been stepping up to the plate and doing what I refer to as "The work of Jesus" (AKA helping the poor and down trodden) in regards to the immigrant/refugee situation in Tucson.

Posted by doggirl on 08/16/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Guadalajara Fiesta Grill Fire Cause Still "Undetermined"; New Guadalajara Coming to Old TGI Fridays

I don't see the point of insurance fraud unless you burn down your business in order to collect the money to do something like, say, move to the Bahamas. But why do it just to reopen your restaurant? GG was doing good business. The spot on Broadway will be a great locatation.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 08/16/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Since 1033 took over TucsonWeekly,there is less and less "Links" on Opinion/Current Web pages!!!!!!

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Posted by North Of The River on 08/16/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Brooklyn Pizza Company

A good as their pizza may be, they just lost a customer. While the pizza is great, the employees have no concept of customer service and customer satisfaction. They are poorly trained, rude, arrogant and stupid. Friday, I had an appointment after work so I placed an order for a pizza 1 hour prior to picking it up. The young lady on the phone advised we that it would be ready in plenty of time.

When I arrived, I presented my coupon for $18.33, printed out from their website. I have bee a lifelong customer of Brooklyn Pizza, however, my experience was one the worst examples of customer service I have ever experienced.

The cashier took my credit card and rang me through for $21.77. My estimate of the charge was $18.33 (coupon) + 7% tax =$19.61. When I asked her what the extra charge was, I received three different and ridiculous responses, one after the other, 1) "That's just the way the register rings it up", 2) "Our prices have gone up", 3) "This coupon is not correct and must have come from some other website", and finally, 4) "I don't know, I will need to get my manager".

My pizza was supposed to be ready at 5:10pm; it was now 5:20pm and I was still standing there. A second young lady came over, took my receipt and coupon and walked into the back claiming that the coupon was not theirs. My response was that she was welcome to look it up on their website and verify it. I watched her hand the paperwork off to a third person, a woman that was much older and appeared to be in charge.

Instead of following through with my issue, the cashier continued to wait on customers, the second young lady began sweeping the floors and the older woman was flitting around in the back, obviously doing everything but addressing my issue. To this point, no one apologized for the inconvenience or the issue and all parties basically just left me standing next to the register and ignored me.

After standing there for another ten minutes, I stepped forward into the register line and told the first young lady (cashier) to just forget about the mistake in ringing up my order and give me my order and that I was late for an appointment and could wait no longer. She turned and walked over to the ovens to get my order and came back empty handed. She now, after all this nonsense, told me that my pizza was not even in the oven yet and would not be ready for at least another 40 minutes, even though I had order over an hour and 1/2 ago.

At that point, completely outraged, I handed her back my credit card and requested a refund. This, of course, caused more nonsense and the involvement of three other employees and resulted in the wait of another 5 minutes after which I was handed back my credit card and informed that the "credit" for my order may take several days to appear back in my Bank account and that if that was the case, that it would be my Bank's fault and not theirs. I explained that I did not order the pizza from my Bank and that when they ran my card through, it went into Brooklyn Pizza's account immediately and they didn't have to wait a couple of days to be paid for my pizza. The manager and cashier just shrugged and handed my back my credit card and a receipt for the credit. No once did any employee of Brooklyn Pizza apologize for the mistake and inconvenience, not once did any of them attempt to comp me for my next order. In fact the never even returned my coupon.

Every employee at Brooklyn Pizza needs to attend a class in Customer Service and Customer satisfaction, both of which are concepts that seem to elude them. To the owners of Brooklyn Pizza: BROOKLYN PIZZA YOU AND EACH OF YOUR EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. I will never order another pizza form Brooklyn Pizza and I hope everyone that reads this post boycotts you as well.

Posted by Dave Benyak on 08/16/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Guadalajara Fiesta Grill Fire Cause Still "Undetermined"; New Guadalajara Coming to Old TGI Fridays

If I owned a business next to to the new Grills. I would have cameras on your neighbor 24/7. You never know who may want to see the tapes some day.

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Posted by Bill T. on 08/16/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

"So many are so overworked, underpaid and stressed that they have no time to give thought to primary elections."
Lazy and ignorant is more like it. Any one who can't be bothered to take 2 minutes to fill in their mail-in ballot (and maybe spend a few hours watching the News, reading the web, or newspaper to find out who to vote for) shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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Posted by bslap on 08/16/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Ask A Mexican!

This column is interesting, in a car wreck kind of way - until you realize the letters are all made up and are just setups for opinion.

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Posted by bslap on 08/16/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

"and tried to cover both sides of a story without prejudice."
Well, that's definitely not Danehy. He sticks to his preconceptions, right or wrong. Gotta give him that.

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Posted by bslap on 08/16/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Ralph Hill needs to get back on his meds. Or maybe, it is his meds talking.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 08/16/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “City to Address Streetcar Gridlock & Rider Delays Following 2nd Saturday Troubles

People waited an hour for a trolley? Bloody 'ell, they could have walked almost the entire Uni- to- Menlo- Park route by then. Just follow the tracks if you're worried about getting lost ... unless you're a bicyclist, in which case the tracks may kill you (yes, the City knew about this risk before the tracks were put in, yet gave the go-ahead to install them anyway; all the "use caution" signs will not absolve them of malfeasance and reckless endangerment).

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Posted by templeton on 08/16/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Nine on The Line

Tootsie pops will take out a crown. So will Starburst and Beyond Bread bread.

Posted by Yes Bob on 08/16/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

People have been saying that the city, country and world is coming to an end ever since the first memory of my Dad saying it when hippies grew their hair long.

If anyone can provide a specific time that this will happen, I'd like to plan for it.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 08/16/2014 at 9:48 AM

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