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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “Tucson Fest

sounds like yoga speak

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by laddderflappy on 10/03/2019 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Hack the Vote

And easier access would be great with shorter lines. This is why I vote from home. Can call from home and be sure Im registered, ask when the ballot will arrive, I have a paper ballot trail and I can vote from home, with my feet up. I highly recommend it.

Posted by beachlover31 on 10/01/2019 at 5:02 AM

Re: “Hack the Vote

Would like voter security. Thank you for the post.

Posted by beachlover31 on 10/01/2019 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Hack the Vote

Yes, agreed. There seems to be no action to encourage voting from home with paper ballot and its so easy. Plus, Ive not heard anything from Sinema since after her campaign. I hope shes just busy. Im voting blue pretty much, no matter what. I will be voting from home which allows me to research the candidates, if there are any I am unfamiliar with, a more obscure position.

Posted by beachlover31 on 10/01/2019 at 4:58 AM

Re: “Hack the Vote

Do you mean like the Black Panthers did?

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by JJ on 09/26/2019 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Hack the Vote

Yeah, let's get after those nefarious foreigners threatening our freedoms and right to vote.

Pay no attention to those voter identification laws, gerrymandered districts, purged voter rolls, limited polling places and restricted voting hours in certain areas, or those scary people hanging around just outside the polling place boundaries monitoring the people voting and polishing the gunracks in the back window of their pickup trucks.

It's those foreigners trying to keep "real 'mericans" from voting.

27 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 09/26/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Hack the Vote

Pictured ID at the polls. 48 hours to vote. Problem solved.

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rocket Scientist on 09/26/2019 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Hack the Vote

"There is a clear need for the establishment of standards for machine penetration testing" - huh? Who will hold hackers to that standard. What's needed is paper audit trails and rigorous statistical analysis to detect anomalies that trigger paper audits.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bslap on 09/26/2019 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Second Chance

The garbage police are coming for you. You were warned about this 25 years ago.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Talkin' Trash on 09/22/2019 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Second Chance

The problem is we have two groups in this community. Those very committed to recycling who will do the right thing, break down boxes, put only clean materials in recycling containers,etc. Then we have, basically lazy people. They just throw everything in whatever container is available or less full. I see kids in our area who are sent to take the trash out. Even if the household did separate correctly, they throw all the stuff in one container, maybe some gets in, then they run back to play video games.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 09/21/2019 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Second Chance

Awesome that they're going to start enforcing for the folks that put garbage in their bin. Come on people!
It's also great that they are starting to move toward more sensible and economically efficient methods like composting paper.
And recycling glass is just pointless. It's literally sand. It takes up a ton of room and is worth nothing. Costs to transport offset any benefit of recycling it.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 09/20/2019 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Second Chance

In a city with a budget of $1.56 Billion. We read handwringers about a $3 Million recycling deficit. This is less than 0.3% of the budget. Get a real story Nintzel. Oops, I forgot - The Weekly is not a real newspaper.

16 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Mike N on 09/20/2019 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Letter Degrade

Sincerely held thoughts and beliefs.... Sounds just like Trumps defense of the Nazis in Charlottesville. Fire his bigoted ass. And how the hell did this guy get hired in the first place? Whose buddy?

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Sowle on 09/15/2019 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Letter Degrade

laddderflappy...the little troll that couldn't.

27 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/13/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Letter Degrade

Don't care what your sexual preference is, but vilifying an educator for a letter he wrote years ago. and apologized for, speaks more about QUC than Dr. Dull. Our community is stronger than any group trying to employ PC group speak backwards. Have none of the QUC members ever grown or changed or apologized a position held 15 years ago? Is there any evidence that this man treated ANY of his associates or students in a disrespectful manner? This ploy sounds like a tweet from Trump. Shame on Banner for caving to a small minority of the community they say they wish to serve. At least use rule of law and evidence when judging anyone, one is not a victim because they feel they are. Hang in there Doc, continue to live in the present unlike some.

8 likes, 69 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 09/13/2019 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Letter Degrade

Now we'll see the trolls like Bob roll out their hate speech. Always interesting to read "Christians" spouting comments that are so alien to their own New Testament dogma. Remember the "WWJD" fad? These folks have apparently never considered that question.

64 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Charles Bloomer on 09/12/2019 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Letter Degrade

One does not need to "beware" of their political positions that they may be the ruination of their career decades from now if they maintain a strong, positive ethical standard that subscribes to our country's basic civil rights. In our current climate these issues are red hot. We are a diverse culture like it or not. It's not going away. Highly regarded research universities require that their faculty, particularly faculty on the tenure track maintain an exemplary standard of ethics in and out of the classroom and bring prestige to the institution.
One would also think that an anesthesiologist, well schooled in the medical sciences would have a more sophisticated view on the humanity he serves.

65 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 09/12/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Letter Degrade

I would strongly disagree with his letter and find it mean and hurtful, but his beliefs were commonplace in probably more than half the population 15 years ago. Should we fire half our doctors, professors, etc.?
Beware, your political positions today may be the ruination of your career decades from now if they turn out to be the wrong ones. He apologized unequivocally, why try to ruin his career?

13 likes, 69 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 09/12/2019 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Sex Talk

I find it so quaint that both TUSD and parents think that they will have any say in how children become educated about sex when Madison Avenue, their peers and social media have been laying the foundation since they left the womb.

Sex education is to human sexuality what Ikea is to furniture: the illustrations raise more questions than they answer, the instructions are confusing, and in the end -- after all the fitting, inserting, sliding and screwing -- you decide if it is something you share and enjoy or hide away in the closet.

And just so you know TUSD, if you want fourth-graders to know about sex education, you are going to have to do a better job educating fifth-graders.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sgsmith on 09/08/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Digital Debate

One thing NOT considered in this conundrum is whether the AUTHOR is receiving a share of the price set and why authors have started much more self publishing their work.

Yes, the big boys of publishing have the marketing, publicity and design chops to push a book - and those do cost. But they too often short change authors with. contracts that do not include a better piece of the pie when higher priced multiple read copies are sold or licensed, even when, as in the case of E Books the costs are marginal.

As for metering the reads -- it is not a bad idea IF authors are compensated commensurably.

And, to me, libraries are a root of freedom of ideas for those of us who cannot afford huge libraries.

Posted by C. H. Mara on 09/05/2019 at 5:18 PM

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