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Re: “Getting the Ax

Reminds me of the way I (and nearly all employees in my situation - many years' senority and earning a decent wage) - were summarily "let go" in the Spring of 2009. Our work product was not in question.......our salaries were. The company then hired some very inexperienced people at a greatly reduced salary to replace us. Well, the company eventually went out of business due, in part I am sure, to all their cost-cutting measures and now not only are we still unemployed, but our replacements working for pennies are unemployed also. It seems to me that that is no way to run a business but the companies keep trying with the expectation that cheaper is better. And they all tumbled into the ditch!

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Posted by vonniaz on 03/06/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Basically Legal

Marijuana may be "legal" in Arizona, and certainly the ability to have acess to it is better than not, however, it is way too expensive and the "legality" is only partial at best. Other states (including California) have many more choices of the way this product can be used. In AZ it is "flowers" or "candy" of one sort or another, but there are many more choices that should be incorporated into this "legalization". When one can purchase a marijuana product without interference (as in Colo./Wash., etc.) then, and only then, will we be able to say the product is legal in the state of Arizona. I sincerely hope this matter can be voted on and settled in the November elections. Don't let the label of "mid-term elections" keep you from voting on this very inportant subject.

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Posted by vonniaz on 03/06/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “As House Passes Bill on Abortion Clinics, a New Battle Looms in Phoenix

Why do the Repuglicans believe that it is their God-given right to interfere with womens health subjects? If they haven't got anything else to do (other than trying to defund Obamacare) or any causes to champion (that are truely worth their effort), they should sit down, shut up, and stop trying to institute rules and regulations over things that are of no concern to them. Better yet, just resign and let the democratic process take care of anything they think is amiss.

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Posted by vonniaz on 03/06/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Al Melvin at His Confused Best/Worst on 'Anderson Cooper'

This would be funny if it weren't so darned tragic! Hey, Al, now just stand in line...you'll notice first in line is Christie (but then, again, he always was the front runner in the idiots brigade) followed by some Republican fool who made a spectacle of himself yesterday (can't remember the name --- they are almost interchangeable) now it's time for Melvin to line up and be counted. Did we (self excluded) actually vote for these guys?

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Posted by vonniaz on 02/26/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Humble Opinions

I totally agree with the first person to comment. The price for a MMJ card is ridiculous and this expense (which goes nowhere except to some dude's pocket) has to be paid on a yearly basis. Having a card which lasts for several years is a good first step. An even better solution is to eliminate the cards' cost entirely and/or drop the price to something reasonable. People on fixed incomes also should pay no more than $75.00 even though they may not be disabled. Paying $300.00 per year for a card in order to secure a product that, in itself, is costly is no way to run a program. It is no wonder the black market is still flourishing.

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Posted by vonniaz on 02/13/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Week (At the Capitol) Feb. 3-7

Have you ever lived next door to someone who stupidly "raises chickens" in their back yards? If you ever had, believe me, you would vote this down. There is nothing like a rooster crowing which wakes you up at 3:00 a.m. and continues his antics until you leave for work at 5:00 a.m. or so. I have been there and it is NOT a pleasant experience. If people want to raise chickens, fine, just so long as they do it in an ag state and not in Tucson.

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Posted by vonniaz on 02/10/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “We Have a Federal Government Shutdown

I voted for you, Mr. Barber, because you were a Democrat and now you are voting with those Republican spoilers. Sir, this vote does not bode well for your future in politics in Arizona. What could you have possibly been thinking? ACA (Obamacare)is the best thing that has happened politically during the last 4+ years. The majority of the public has been waiting impatiently all this time for the final startup of something very good for us all and you want to do is put more roadblocks in the way? Mean-spirited is a very apt description of a Republican in this era, which is why Democrate all over the U.S. have been picling up seats. The state of Arizona does not need a Democrat who votes with the losers. I am now waiting (impariently) for the next election held for your job. I sincerelly hope the next Democrat who runs is a true Democrat and not a waffler/turncoat such as we have experienced with you

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Posted by vonniaz on 10/01/2013 at 10:56 AM

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