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Re: “Flavorful

They are at 1605 W. Grant.

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Posted by RobG on 09/22/2016 at 6:17 AM

Re: “American Babylon: A Conversation With Jan Brewer

The reason that up until the last 10 years or so this has never really been an issue is simple. Big agri-business needed cheap labor, they encouraged people to come from Mexico and work for an hourly wage that no American would work for. Big business contributed millions to election coffers to keep things open. Migrants came to the US and their children and grandchildren chose lives other than working in the fields for pennies. Due in part to not having the labor to harvest crops, we now import more produce than we harvest in the US with the largest portion of it coming through Nogales. Trump and Brewer, they are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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Posted by RobG on 09/03/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords: "We Must Draw a Bright Red Line Between Political Speech and Suggestions of Violence"

Excuse me David W., I'm calling BS on you. Can you please quote exactly what Hillary said in that youtube video that has anything to do with calling for Obama's assassination? Same old right wing crap. The problem is no one challenges DT's constant BS and then it gets taken as fact.

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Posted by RobG on 08/11/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Tucson City Council May Fight TEP on Solar Energy Incentive Changes

When my solar system generates more electricity than I need it gets fed back into the grid and I get a CREDIT for that electricity. Then during the winter and summer months when I draw more electricity than I produce, I use up those credits and pay for electricity like everyone else. Four months a year I pay just the base charge ($11.50) and the other eight months, the system simply reduces my consumption. I am not getting a "free ride", I pay for those wires the rest of the year when I am not self-sufficient. Considering that 4 months of the year, TEP doesn't have to burn coal or gas to provide me with electricity, is a win-win. It's not like I am making any money from TEP, I'm just trying to do my part by keeping my demand on the grid down.

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Posted by RobG on 07/05/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Tesla Motors Should Watch this Video Promoting Tucson

Let's not forget that "business loving" Jan Brewer made it illegal to buy a Tesla in Arizona due to pressure from the auto dealers lobby. Why in the world would Tesla move here if you can't buy a car here?

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Posted by RobG on 05/12/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Decoding Ducey-Speak on Education Funding

Last I checked businesses pay property tax, business income tax, collect sales tax and payroll tax for the state. It seems to me that the businesses ARE contributing to the system that educates our students. If we continue to cut education for things like JTED, we will all suffer and we will end up with poorly educated populace and no auto mechanics, plumbers or other trades people. Then we'll have to employ the "undocumented" who have these skills, and listen to the teabaggers scream "they are stealing our jobs, boo hoo". When the whole thing will be our own fault.

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Posted by RobG on 02/18/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Let's Not Congratulate South Dakota for Becoming First State to Pass 'Bathroom Bill' Discriminatory of Transgender Students

While it may be easy for some to make fun of people who feel their genitals and gender identity don't align, it is a significant issue for many people. Sexuality is on a spectrum, not black and white. Just like the spectrum of intolerant to tolerant. But before you marginalize the issue, picture yourself with a teen who has issues of this nature and is struggling to cope with daily life. Now the first two people who commented may just tell their kids to "to suck it up and be normal", most others realize that everyone has their own "normal" and learning to be accepting of who you are is a struggle for any teen. For too many teens it often means taking their own life or running away from their intolerant home and all too often becoming homeless or worse, surviving by prostituting themselves.

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Posted by RobG on 02/18/2016 at 7:56 AM

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