skinnyman 
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Re: “Update: Tucson Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism

There is very little that is straightforward about our system of justice. It is corrupted and distorted by wealth, race, political power, political agendas, etc.

"Terrorism" is a fine case in point. The vast majority of "terrorism" cases brought in this country in the years since 9/11 have been trumped-up showcases, based on elaborate stings where young, stupid, gullible, even mentally ill people are suckered into doing something that gives the feds a reason to charge them with terrorism.

The whole thing is a sick joke, fabricated for the political purpose of fooling frightened, ignorant Americans into believing that 1) they are not safe and 2) government repression (at the expense of civil liberties) is the only thing that will keep them safe.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/06/2016 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Doug Ducey Gets a Pathetic Score in Sierra Club's Environmental Report Card

Douchey. Making Arizona Shitty Again.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/25/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Viva El Jefe!

You insinuated that the author was dishonest, or at the very least disingenuous, while at the same time electing not to disclose your own connection to the mining industry. I concur--that makes you an asshat.

Celebrating jaguars in Arizona doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with that profoundly stoopid copper mine proposal, but now that it's on the table, it bears pointing out that as soon as we bury that ridiculous Rosemont idea forever, it'll be one less threat to jaguars, and the people of Tucson who care about clean air, clean water, beautiful wildlife, scenic vistas, etc.

I, for one, pledge to continue working to defeat the Rosemont Mine proposal once and for all. There. Happy?

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/19/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Impactful

Totally agreed. It's a word that signifies virtually nothing, and in fact often masks true meaning, as is the case with so many neologisms in our soulless techno world. Far better to make a word choice that actually describes or qualifies (or even quantifies, at the very least) an impact; e.g., with the performer mentioned above, her performance was "small but powerful/moving/memorable/poignant/et al."

By using meaningless, dumb-downed words like "impactful", we're not just communicating poorly. We're essentially erasing those other far more evocative and elegant words from our lexicon and slowly but steadily eroding the beauty and power of our language, which is really sad.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/17/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Tucson Novelist Thinks Maybe It's Time To Just Start Writing Porn

Whatever Lydia writes, you can bet it will be good.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/10/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Douchey. Arizona's latest douchebag politician.

Please vote no on this scam. Dramatically eroding the state trust does not aid education funding in the long term, despite any short term gains that might be perceived or even realized. In the long term, it simply makes education funding even more tenuous and vulnerable than it is now.

Vote no on Douchey's evasive scam.

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Posted by skinnyman on 04/28/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Council Votes To Move Forward With Broadway Expansion

72 million bucks based on phony, outdated traffic volume numbers and a rigged election. Yeah, sure, that's bound to be money well spent and good policy.

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Posted by skinnyman on 04/20/2016 at 9:53 AM

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