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Re: “Noble Hops Gastropub

Agree that it is a great addition to the Oro Valley restaurant scene. My son-in-law visited from Cambridge MA over the holidays and felt it was a real find. He brews beer at a place called John Harvard's ( yeah it is near the University by the same name) . Lot of great beers and an incredible variety of west-of -the-Mississippi local brews. Food is good brew pub snack food . Not sure what a gastro-pub is, but sense the taste/variety fell a bit short. But this is a place about the 100 + beers, not the food.

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Posted by Bill Sinnott on 01/26/2012 at 6:17 PM

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Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

So, 90% of the mainstream media did editorials supporting Hillary, and they are surprised that her opponent, the victor , thinks they are against him ? It would seem that the well-credentialed elite doesn't like any Republican president, and they are ginning up reasons to not like Trump . If you want to keep trashing him, that's your prerogative . But don't pretend that it has anything to do with objectivitity or "reporting".

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Posted by bsinn on 12/01/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

Best education possible for our young people. Seems like a pretty simple goal that usually gets lost in the self serving education discussions. Economics 101 tells us that monopolies are not the best organization to deliver goods or services. They tend to serve the service provider and not the service recipient. Public schools are structured monopolies. If you don't want to use them you still have to pay for them, as well as the school system you select. Charter schools help keep the monopolies honest and offer an alternative to families who can't afford two tuitions. Assume the NAACP is carrying water for the school monopoly service providers/unions. Good to see someone going to bat for the Charter schools.

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Posted by bsinn on 09/23/2016 at 5:05 AM

Re: “BASIS Schools: On Beyond Charters

Since Basis is an educational institution, how are they doing in the primary mission of educating ? Corporate organization strategies are often done to minimize taxes, enhance compensation, handle regulations, separate profitable from " investment" divisions etc. It tends to be a means to an end...fulfilling the mission . So I guess the real question does Basis educate and do the folks footing the bill ( tax payers, parents, contributors) think they are getting good value for the money ? And most importantly, is it better than the next best alternative ?

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Posted by bsinn on 08/11/2016 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Customs and Border Protection Wants to Collect Foreign Travelers' Social Media Info

Nice idea, but... The FBI was criticized for not checking some of the Orlando Muslim terrorist's social media sites. But I assume that the bad guys will get a bit smarter about what they admit to on social media ( this system counts on self reporting). The Caliphite will instruct its bombers-to-be to post a " I love Hillary" message on Facebook while putting their real message in some sort of dark site read by fellow killers. The real answer seems to be infiltrating the mosques where these thugs congregate . Read the stories about the trial of the " Minnesota Men" ...Somalis from the Twin Cities who wanted to go to The Islamic State and kill Americans. All the planning was done at a St Paul mosque. Luckily for us, their next meeting place is Federal Prison.

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Posted by bsinn on 06/29/2016 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Powerful Video Illustrates Why North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Makes Absolutely No Sense

Most the arguments are about High School locker rooms ( which have plumbing so are bathrooms). Seems to boil down to " I don't want my daughter to undress next to a guy who just remembered that his name is Sarah..." . The PC police that seem to be running this issue should at least acknowledge that the other side had a point, That video seemed like one sided propaganda.

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Posted by bsinn on 04/06/2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “AZ's Election Day Disaster

Since the mail in ballots are sent and returned in advance, the bureaucrats should have had a pretty good idea of the ratio of mail/in person ballots. I assume the " miss" was due to people who are from other states and thought those rules applied here. In other states the "sudden Republicans " have been Dems and Independents who want to vote for Trump. And in states with relatively large white college student populations, the "sudden Democrats" have been Sanders voters. Looks like the Trump voters figured out how to vote, Sanders partisans not so much.

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Posted by bsinn on 03/24/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “A Look at the Vouchers-For-Everyone (aka Vouchers on Steroids) Legislation. Is it Really for Everyone?

Seems like a great plan to make sure a child doesn't get stuck in an underperforming public school which will negatively affect the rest of her/his life. When Milton Friedman came up with this idea 40 or so years ago ( in his book Free to Choose, I believe) he speculated that this would force improvements in public schools. Basic premise is that when monopolies have to compete, they get better or disappear. Let's hope every student wins on this one.

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Posted by Bill Sinnott on 02/24/2016 at 6:55 AM

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