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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Serraglio

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This article is RIGHT. Your vote was WRONG. Even Janet Napolitano said that Homeland Security did not want this vote to go pass.

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Posted by hope2hear on 07/05/2012 at 1:30 AM

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Ron, this article is right. Your vote was wrong. Even Janet Ñapolatano said to vote no on this issue.

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Posted by hope2hear on 07/05/2012 at 1:23 AM

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TM has a good point - using a crude metaphor in this otherwise thoughtful piece doesnt undermine the argument directly but does tarnish its effectiveness. Its a tragic story to see one community after another fall to corporate & local greed & corruption, losing forever its unique history, geography & humanity. Yet the destruction of nature - millions of years in the making - to capitalist lust for profit - at any cost - is the biggest atrocity the world has ever seen

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Posted by Rosa Gallica on 06/12/2012 at 8:39 AM

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"My neighborhood activist friends—who've been f***ed by the powers-that-be so many times that they've taken to carrying condoms to City Council meetings—say that there is a fundamental matter of scale here, one that ensures profit for some, and misery for others. I sympathize, considering the history of such matters, including, most recently, a dastardly bait-and-switch by the city clerk, who handed the activists flawed petitions and then disqualified the same when they were returned filled with the signatures of thousands of citizens intent on shining the bright light of democracy on the matter."

I agree with you in that government serving the people should be a priority.

I don't agree with your use of profanity; many people of all ages, under 18 included, read the Tucson Weekly. Journalistic standards and all those other ethics we want everyone else to adhere to should be observed, even in opinion pieces.

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Posted by aliG8r on 06/11/2012 at 9:29 AM

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Calling the structures between Tyndall, Park, Speedway and 1st street historic is some kind of stretch. The area is run down and in need of renewal. A 14 story building near campus works for students and for the university and will probably limit the number of car trips said students take. If the development were the other side of Euclid I would all in with West University.

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Posted by TM on 06/10/2012 at 6:08 PM

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Well said, Randy. Your article points out greed and corruption have taken over US and Mexico. The US govt. could stop the drug trade and wars, but doesn't want to.
Too profitable. Profit is all the US is about now. And I don't think many people even care.
I am sad to be an American.

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Posted by TXJesse on 05/10/2012 at 11:55 AM

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When governments prohibit drugs they effectively and knowingly hand a monopoly on their sale to dangerous criminals and terrorists. Without a legal framework in which to operate, these black-market entities can always be expected to settle their disputes violently, while terrorizing many peaceful and innocent citizens in the process. Were the users of alcohol to blame for the St Valentines massacre in 1929? Of course not! It is just as naive to assume that one can compel all the users of Marijuana or Cocaine to simply quit, as it is to assume that all the users of Alcohol should have stopped drinking after the introduction of alcohol prohibition in 1919.

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Posted by Malcolm Kyle on 05/10/2012 at 6:06 AM

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Randy's Rants are just what so many of us would say if we could put our thoughts into words. Jesse Kelly would be a joke if he hadn't come so close to beating Gabby Giffords in the last election. Let's get off our butts and work hard for Ron Barber. One thing we don't need is another Republican representing us in DC or Phoenix. Ron Barber needs our support and I, for one, need Ron Barber.

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Posted by Carols on 04/12/2012 at 7:49 PM

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Enjoyed that Serraglio,I had a 1978 civic that I enjoyed as much but she only reached 88,000 mi. I had aother engine put in and that gave me another 80,000 before the front end rusted apart....

Posted by Bob Cap on 03/15/2012 at 7:14 AM

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Thanks...great story, as usual. The important thing is starting the conversation, regardless of whether one agrees or not.

Posted by Pamela Lynne Culhane-Turner on 02/16/2012 at 7:47 AM

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"I'll bet that King would not have bothered running for the White House, or even Congress. He'd be in the streets with those high school kids, still trying to prove that, not only should all politics be local, but local politics is all that matters."

That must be why King's "I Have a Dream" speech was given from the steps of a local high school. instead of the Lincoln Memorial.

Since King is dead, it is easy for you to manufacture stuff about him. The reality is that King's opponents in his efforts to desegregate schools were white southern governors who argued, just as you do, in favor of local control. That was the issue used by segregationists then, and it is still being used to justify a program that increased de facto segregation in TUSD's classrooms.

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Posted by Marty on 01/23/2012 at 5:45 AM

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I don't know what you mean by 'this land', but if you mean southern Arizona, we bought it fair and square. If a crooked Mexican president pocketed the money, well that isn't our fault.

But, let's for a moment imagine taking a vote - should the Gadsden purchase be given back to Mexico? I doubt it would pass. And just to make things interesting let's let only people of Mexican descent vote. Let's be even MORE restrictive, let's only let ILLEGAL Mexicans vote. What are the odds it would even get ONE vote?

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Posted by W Corvi on 01/21/2012 at 9:57 PM

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One article in a pay to publish sham journal? Not very impressive. It's almost as if there's no evidence for you conjecture. No Pulitzer Prize for you.

Posted by gene simmons on 12/12/2011 at 3:30 PM

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I want to express my thoughts on Santa Meurte visually through two piece’s of digital art I did. The first on is titled “Santa Muerte Online Altar”….
The second one is titled “Santa Muere”.…

Posted by Todd Benson on 10/26/2011 at 11:19 PM

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Isn't it hilarious how when a troll gets proven wrong 18 ways to Sunday they try resetting the goalposts. Gene simmons claims there were no peer-reviewed papers published on the subject, somebody posts a link and suddenly it's not good enough. Who's being purposely deceitful now? Simmons, you wouldn't know a fact if one bit you.

Posted by RJFletcher on 10/12/2011 at 7:46 PM

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"Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security."
Ben Franklin

Posted by BDT on 10/09/2011 at 11:55 PM

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Bentham is a pay to publish sham journal, the editor resigned after that ridiculous "thermite" paper was published. It's humorous that people seeking the "truth" about September 11th. don't know these basic facts. It's almost as if they are purposefully being deceitful. Also, no KISS bass playing for me, different fellow.

Posted by gene simmons on 10/05/2011 at 2:09 PM

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No, Mike Johnson, what's crazy is that there's still people like yourself who believe the pack of lies used to sell 9/11 as the justification for war and the destruction of our civil rights. There's more evidence supporting climate change than there is to prop up the story of 19 Arabs magically defeating the most technologically-advanced military systems in the world with boxcutters, led by a 9th-century madman from a laptop while attached to a dialysis machine in a cave in Afghanistan.

And you, Gene Simmons, need to stick to hawking cheap KISS gimcracks and recovering from your latest honeymoon/chemical peel. Here is a link to an established, peer-reviewed technical source, the Open Civil Engineering Journal, which published just such a paper in 2008. Interested parties may download the pdf at:…

Posted by RJFletcher on 10/05/2011 at 12:51 PM

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This would have been a fresh, original piece in 2005.

This has been de-bunked to death. You have to do large amounts of drugs and only read far left websites in order to still be a 9/11 truther. It's crazy that there's still people who believe in manmade climate change. It's even crazier that there's still 9/11 truthers.

Posted by mikejohnson on 10/05/2011 at 12:09 AM

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Read my comment again. There's not been a technical paper in any engineering journal in any language, in any COUNTRY, even ones that are hostile to the United States, I.E. North Korea, Iran, Russia, China etc. They would love to prove that the U.S. attacked itself. The evidence all points to 19 mostly Saudi Arabian men who hijacked 4 planes and crashed them into 3 buildings and one field in PA. It's interesting when a writer has trouble reading for comprehension.

Posted by gene simmons on 10/04/2011 at 6:07 PM

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