Linda Ray 64 
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Re: “Backers of Higher Minimum Wage File Petitions To Ask Voters To Boost Wages

Thanks to all the people, paid and unpaid, who surfed the downtown/Fourth Ave. foot traffic for weeks rounding up the necessary signatures. That's what it takes! And Boo! to people trying to get those efforts stopped.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 07/09/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Not Your Mama's Safety Pin: How a Household Item Can Change a Life

FWIW, I'm guessing the people who are harassing this family don't have a "We Stand With Rosa" sign in their yards, either. Tucson is all kinds of people; some of them are haters. But the safety pin doesn't seem to me to be about them. I'd wear it to let refugees know I'm happy to accompany them when they're feeling vulnerable. Already, when I'm out and about, I make a point to smile and exchange pleasantries with anyone wearing a hijab. Doesn't hurt a thing, and nobody seems to think it's condescending and obnoxious. We just have to try to work our way respectfully through absorbing yet another influx of people and cultures. Some will do this more successfully than others. Thankfully, at this point, we in the U.S. have quite a bit of experience with integration and its exigencies. I would only add that there always will be people who are unable, for whatever reason, to behave appropriately. They don't have the skills. More worrisome are those who otherwise know to behave appropriately, but lack compassion and/or critical thinking skills.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 07/01/2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Congressman Gosar Claims Oak Flat Has Never Been a Sacred Site, Wants to Kick Out Apache Stronghold Protesters

@ OPV, the answer to your question is that the land does belong to the Apache, unlike the case of the ranchers who were merely poaching land for grazing.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 03/11/2016 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Let's Keep Piling Up All of the Ridiculous Things Some GOP Extremists Say About Obama

I am so not even sharing this. Jeebus.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 03/02/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Donald Trump/Game of Thrones Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Says who? Are rats in charge of our moral reasoning, now?

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 02/22/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

You tell Rafi he's right. Guns kill people. The NRA is a bad business. People who shoot guns for fun need another hobby. I'm suggesting paintball. If we're interested in self defense, we should arm people with pepper-spray and fire extinguishers. Teach them all the great arts of distraction and escape. Teach them to call 911 when they see a problem ... as they run far away as possible. My 2 cents. Please pass it on. Rafi's right. We need to stop deluding ourselves that guns are okay.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 12/16/2015 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Operation Streamline: '10 Years of Criminalizing Immigrants, Mass Incarceration for Profit'

Joe -- they would pay for their own with their taxes, just like you and I, and, actually just like nearly all of them do today. Keep up, doll.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 12/16/2015 at 11:51 PM

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