Born in Barranquilla, Colombia on Dec 18, 1946. Tucson resident from 1959 to 2009. Now living elsewhere. Married. Retired real estate appraiser. Semi-professional photographer. Dislike…
Bisbeeboy, the U.S. purchase was at the point of a gun for a railroad right of way. Your recommendation about Das Kapital is such nonsense and attempts to deflect the issue to a "socialist" "communist" plot, which is no where close to the issue about banning books by TUSD and Horne, et al.
RUSH IS NOT RIGHT!
Bisbee boy, you've an inaccurate view of right and wrong, if you think Rush Limbaugh is correct. The travesties of Arizona politics ... Tom Horne, Arpaio and their ilk ... are far from acceptable governance.
Dolores Huerta is correct. So is President Obama for honoring her commendable work.
The border of the United States actually did cross to the south. Limbaugh was wrong in denying that fact, among numerous of his other mistaken aspects of history and politics.
I just purchased the current edition of Occupied America: A History of Chicanos from Amazon.com and recommend the book to everyone for a better understanding. Here's a link to where you can buy a copy:
The Poppers are naive, Steve. Certainly about the change they contemplate within a reasonable time period. However, sometimes the Don Quixote charge is THE thing. In politics, one extreme balances the other. Doing the Popper thing may offset Sagebrush Rebellion efforts, revived in many state legislatures.
A used copy is on the way Steve. You should have it this coming Saturday. Let me know what you think and if the condition is okay.
Providing effective health care should be the same as providing police and fire protection. Injury and disease are the same as flames, thieves and murderers. When U.S. citizens are damaged by fire and crime, our police and fire departments respond. We pay taxes for police and fire protection, as we should to protect our health.
Health care for profit is a travesty. For profit health care is impossible to make effective for all citizens, because sick people are driven away to enhance profits of the health insurance corporations.
If police departments operated on a for profit basis, effective protection for all citizens would be impossible. Law enforcement agencies would refuse to help victims of crimes, unless they could pay for the cost of investigation, prosecution and incarceration. Only the rich would be able to pay the cops.
An example of a for profit fire department versus a public fire department exists in the Tucson metro area. Rural Metro provides fire protection on a subscription, for profit basis to homeowners who live in county areas. Within the city limits, the public Tucson Fire Department puts out fires. Evidence shows that Rural Metro responds to alarms with minimal equipment, while Tucson Fire shows up with effective response levels. Tucson Fire saves more lives and property per response, than Rural Metro does, because Rural Metro wants to make money and limits costs.
A public health care system should be the method we use to protect people from illness and injury in the United States, not the present for profit scheme we suffer from.
The current donnybrook in Washington DC that focuses on cancelling the Affordable Health Care Law is badly mistaken and short sighted. While that law is a far cry from a public system, it is a first step in providing effective health care for all. Our fellow citizens who are sick or injured should receive medical care without financial trauma, just like victims of crimes and fire are helped by all of us, collectively, so that when we experience the ravages of crime, fire and/or illness, our fellow citizens help us pay for the protection.
This is an outstanding column that highlights many of the anger focus points of a majority of U.S. citizens (voters) about the government shut down and looming default on national debt.
Arizona's Democrat Representative Ron Barber (bitch) should be recalled for his vote to shut down the government, which is a betrayal of Gabby Giffords and the voters and campaign contributors who helped elect him. Remember that Gabby flew to Washington DC to vote FOR the Affordable Care Act early during her recovery from being shot. A major reason Barber won was his history as Gabby's employee. I hope Gabby withdraws her political endorsement of Barber during the next election.
Thanks for a great read, Mr. Danehy.
What is your mailing address? I will have Amazon send to book to you.
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