Jason Powers 
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Jason P 

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I am a Tucson transplant, U of A grad, amateur superhero, and a teacher. After finishing grad school with savings left over, I realized that I had nothing stopping me from exploring the world. I quickly put my charity project on hiatus and began working odd jobs across the globe in search of adventure, understanding... more

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After finishing grad school with savings left over, I realized that I had nothing stopping me from exploring the world. I quickly put my charity project on hiatus and began working odd jobs across the globe in search of adventure, understanding and whatnot. Before travelling, I was a Tucson transplant, U of A grad, amateur superhero, and a teacher.

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Re: “Into the Mild: Rednecks For a Better World

Author here-

I hate to comment on my own article, but I want to clarify that my original wording and tone in the stereotypes line was changed somewhere along the editing line. I don't find racial stereotypes to be on point, nor do I find them to be fun, harmless, or acceptable.

Posted by Jason Powers on 03/27/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Where Have All the Teachers-in-Training Gone?

While talking about the need to respect teachers and pay them a competitive wage for someone with their level of education and experience is appreciated, there is much more chasing teachers away from the profession. One of the biggest complaints goes unacknowledged: it's not the teacher's fault if a student is absent, lazy, or misbehaving. Teaching is hard enough, don't make us babysit as well.

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Posted by Jason Powers on 03/27/2016 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Into the Mild: Journal From a Refugee Camp: My Final Week

Old Pueblo Vet- The things you listed are horrifying. I don't doubt their accuracy and it makes me sick to know that those people are infiltrating western society. But... if my helping pregnant women and those with heart conditions bothers you so much, you may want to ask yourself if you're still one of the good guys.

Can I ask where you were while I was in Tucson? I spent my weekends for 18 months running a charity for homeless veterans and orphans. I financed it 100% with the money I saved while serving in Iraq. I ran it from the corner of my apartment and really could have used help. That organization was also featured in Tucson Weekly so I'm sure you saw it and were inspired to help, you being so enthusiastic about helping the veteran community in Tucson and all. What stopped you?

You and I are not so different. Even politically, believe it or not. When I get back to Tucson, I'll take you for beers, fajitas, and war stories at Guadalajara Grill if you'll have me. Otherwise, I wish you the best and I hope you find more constructive avenues to deal with your anger.

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Posted by Jason Powers on 01/27/2016 at 3:01 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Endorse Hillary For Prez: Only Candidate With "Determination and Toughness To Stand Up To the Corporate Gun Lobby"

"Time and time again, Hillary has done and said what is right, not what is politically expedient."

I love a good satire piece!

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Posted by Jason Powers on 01/11/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Hero of the Week: Swedish Flight Passengers

Hi, author here. I have never commented on my articles before but I wanted to clarify a few things.

I have never taken any political stance in my other columns and never plan to. I have never discussed my political views with anyone at TW and I try to write in a way that does not give them away. I look for apolitical stories when I'm preparing to write.

This article is not meant to be political in any way. I pointed out reasons that both ends of the US political spectrum tend to ignore Kurds and wasn't picking on one side or the other. He was in Sweden legally both as a UN-recognized refugee and through marriage, meaning that I wasn't trying to make any kind of message about immigration. If I was concerned about being PC, I wouldn't have made fun of the name Turkey or people who slap bumper stickers on their cars in lieu of activist or charitable work. I only meant to point out the happy story of someone who didn't ironically have to go back to the country he fled persecution in order to fill out paperwork for residency elsewhere.

May all your dreams come true,
JP

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Posted by Jason P on 04/28/2014 at 4:09 PM

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