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Re: “Strata Deep: An insider’s look at the gem show

^ If you look at the article TW wrote about the gem show last week, you'll see it goes into explicit detail about why this is the 65th year, and also features this paragraph all about the Gem and Mineral Society:

"The centerpiece of the gem show is the registered and trademarked "Tucson Gem and Mineral Show" presented by the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society. Branding itself as the "largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world." Housed in the Tucson Convention Center, the show runs from Feb. 14 to 17, and goes far beyond selling stones. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show invites approximately 3,000 Arizona students to attend for free, and educates with lectures and seminars, for both adults and children."

Maybe they're not trying to do a disservice, maybe they're just writing about a different angle this week

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Posted by summ3rtim3 on 02/14/2019 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Strata Deep: An insider’s look at the gem show

You fail to mention why it is the 65th annual show. The official Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is hosted by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, an all volunteer organization that host their show at the TCC through this Sunday. Thete would not be the many other "wholesale"/private shows without the efforts of the TGMS over the past decades.This is the capstone/crown jewel of the February shows. Museums, wholesale and retail dealers from around the world come to Tucson because of the Society's efforts. Your neglect in mentioning this important fact is a disservice to those who donate their time in making the TCC show the success it has been and continues to be. Hundreds of school aged students are provided free visits each year. It remains one of the highlights of their individual schools events.

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Posted by John Canally on 02/14/2019 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Flight Plan: Pima Hoping to Expand Aviation Tech Program

The $20 million for the aviation program at Pima, with the JTED linkage, is fantastic. What is criminal and unconstitutional, is the complete cut in state funds to the Pima and Maricopa Community College districts.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/31/2019 at 11:51 AM

Re: “UA Tech Parks Ready to Break Ground with New Associate VP Carol Stewart

A Canadian running a Tucson research Park? Couldn't find an American woman or the job? Is there anything that isn't outsourced left.

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Posted by Jeremy Busz on 01/31/2019 at 5:45 AM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

Hmm one way to end this suffering of the people in our deserts is to properly secure the southern border and enforce our immigration laws! What a novel concept

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Posted by Vet-patriot1974 on 01/24/2019 at 6:27 PM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

khlee, yet the people who hate our country it's customs and traditions, immigrate to our country by the millions to escape the oppression brought forth by socialistic, and radical governments from around the world. If America is such an evil nation, an abomination, why even bother . If our constitution doesn't provide the type of law that satisfies their appetite and they would prefer for example " Sharia law " as the law of the land, and they refuse to assimilate to our Democratic way of life, then why even bother to apply .

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Posted by Dave D on 01/24/2019 at 5:31 PM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

To DaveB,
Please keep in mind that the VAST majority of those coming here would much rather stay in their own countries. They have been FORCED to leave by the U.S. gov's destruction of their countries' economies through NAFTA , other phony 'trade' agreements and the U.S. gov's installation of puppet regimes supportive of OUR corporate interests and not their own.

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Posted by khlee on 01/24/2019 at 12:35 PM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

These people are convicted of CRIMES because they choose to provide actual humanitarian relief to those who truly need it in a life-or-death struggle to survive. The U.S. government unfortunately and disingenuously uses that same argument to invade other countries, destroy their infrastructure and MURDER their populations. True 'justice' will NEVER arrive through the courts of this land.

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Posted by khlee on 01/24/2019 at 12:28 PM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

There is another possible way to help these people from perishing in our deserts. Instead of encouraging them to make that dangerous journey unlawfully by offering sanctuary cities , we could strictly enforce our immigration laws, and the number of deaths would drop dramatically. Until we fix our broken immigration system, the death rate will continue to escalate and we have no one else to blame but ourselves by encouraging illegal entry into our country.

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Posted by Dave D on 01/24/2019 at 9:12 AM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

Much as I respect and share the idea of humanitarian aid and much as I, too, want to help these wanderers in our desert, I have to agree with the courts. We need to care for our public lands and that is why we have regulations about entering them.Also, civil disobedience is meaningless if there are no consequences. What makes me angry is that while these four good people were found guilty for trying to help others, the gang of thugs who took over a federal facility a few years back all got off. They only want to ruin our federal lands by overgrazing and to deny the worth of government. I guess in the end, we see in these two cases a worrying trend in our legal system, a trend towards greed. Just one more reason we need a new approach to politics and a new party in America.

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Posted by KenWeene on 01/24/2019 at 7:14 AM

Re: “A Matter of Conviction

(he) formed No More Deaths as a faith-based, humanitarian aid organization

Why does the fact that it is "faith-based" give it extra credibility? Shouldn't basing an organization on your belief in an an all-powerful, but vengeful, sky fairy give your organization less credibility?

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2019 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Detention Debate

What a waste of time. Tucson is, for all intents and purposes, already a sanctuary city.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2019 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Girl Power

Holding such events on a Sunday morning shows they don't understand the breadth and depth of mainline Christian support.

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Posted by bruzintuc on 01/21/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Rising Dough

"Prop. 126 prohibits the state and local governments from increasing tax rates..." No it doesn't. It prohibits the state and local governments from raising or imposing a tax on services. Since none exist that really has no practical effect.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/18/2019 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Problematic Partnership

The fact that the open border globalist crowd refuses to acknowledge is that working American tax payers can not afford to bail out and support the millions of poverty stricken victims of socialist dictators from around the world. You can't solve their problems by emulating the very circumstances that created their destitution and misery in the first place. Destroying the private enterprise/individual freedom system here in America and replacing it with socialism/communism is a pipe dream full of false promises of Utopian equality for all. It always ends up with rich corrupt dictators (1%) and the masses (99%) reduced to poverty and slavery.

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Posted by logicalmind on 01/18/2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Rising Dough

Why not return the money to those that pay taxes?

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Posted by Eye RS on 01/17/2019 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Rising Dough

Thank you Mr. Trump! What a nice problem to have.

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Posted by bslap on 01/17/2019 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Thorny Problem

I think they said it best in Jurassic Park, Life will find a way.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 01/11/2019 at 7:06 AM

Re: “On the Road Again

What about the work on Kolb Road north of the interstate? When is that expected to be finished?

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Posted by Kali Turner on 01/03/2019 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Calling It Quits

Before you call someone an idiot, you really shouldn't claim a 5 year old survey is accurate today because of what you see "in front of you..." Its not that hard to find recent surveys that are recent-like this one from 2018 where Tucson doesn't even make the top 38. Or this one showing Tucson has added over 30,000 job in the last 10 years. One thing that does require diligence is research. One thing that doesn't is insulting other people.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/03/2019 at 2:36 PM

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