Rosemont mine is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. ALL the independent studies show that. Greed and power and payoffs...same old story. Keep writing those letters, showing up at the public hearings and funding this Save the Santa Rita organization folks. The Canadian holding company will run out of money.
I am so laughing so hard, I can't stop. Only in Tucson...yawn!
Honey, it's all just good old fashion racism. We have a 1/2 black man in the white house and some 'good ole boys' are just plain mad. Grow up gentlemen, look around. We almost all of us are of mixed heritage, if not mixed ethnic groups. I am Scotch, Irish, English and Dutch...and if I had African, Native, Chinese, or Japanese American in my blood, I would still be me. It's all driven by fear and the need to blame someone else for our problems.
I loved Hostess Cupcakes as a kid growing up in Dallas, but honestly I am thilled we may have one less company profiting from selling 'garbage' food such as Wonder Bread and Twinkies. I feel sad for the people losing their jobs, though. Maybe it's a signal, we want to eat healthy foods?
As an Arizona Indpendent who did vote for Obama. Righ now I would like to see ALL the AZ votes counted in THIS election. I grew up in the 60's in Texas, and quite frankly am tired of 'old white men' trying to tell us 'how it is.' I lived in the PNW for over 25 years, until moving down full time two years ago to the little condo I bought in 2005. This is a unique experience living in AZ, reminds me of my childhood. I absolutely love our country. I celebrated my son's retirement from the Navy this past August, my brother, dad and grandpa all served, too. I have worked in non-profits (behavioral health) most of my career trying to make a difference in people's lives. (I now have a private practice.) The Republicians like Ann Coulter need to get off their 'high horse' and start caring about someone besides themselves. The reason Obama won is partly because he has a heart and is compassionate. He has strugled like the rest of us, like Clinton, people can relate to them. We really are ALL in this together; we need to WORK together now.
Ii's amazing the way people make comments without doing their research. Fact: If a person accepts the Christian Faith, goes through baptism and professes his Christian Faith, he IS a Christian. Fact: Obama 'grew up' politically by being a community organizer and fighting for the rights of the disadvantaged...that doesn't make him a socialist. There are many people in the USA who don't believe that people sometimes need a 'hand-up' to make life better, or even a 'life-line' when they can't do for themselves. We are the richest country on the planet, yet we still have massive poverty in some areas, and unlike most other civilized countries, we still balk at universal healthcare. Fact: some people are still outrageously pissed that a 'black' (he is half white, too) made it to the White House. Grow up people! Stop being selfish! We are all in this 'messy' life together, and need to help each other out or no one really succeeds! No one is 'better than' anyone else. We are all God's kids...black, white, yellow and brown!
Change starts with openness to new concepts and ideas. If enough people come together in a spirit of wanting conscious change, it can happen. I moved to this area part-time eight years ago and full-time 16 months from Puget Sound, but I was raised in the SW. I love the art as expressed by the local vendors and juried art exhibit I just saw. I love the beauty in the surrounding terrain and the environmental groups that want to protect it. I love that Tucson has a caring, wonderful way to envelope it's citizens in time of need. I think it's important to not allow economic conditions to erode the hope and goodwill that exists in Tucson. Yes it can be improved, always. Rather than shoot down other's ideas, offer some yourself?
Rebecca Smith, Intervention Recovery Coaching
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