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Re: “Out of Bounds

In the world of comic books and super heroes "with great power comes great responsibility."

Unfortunately, in the real world with great power comes even greater stupidity.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/16/2018 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Will Congress Find an Agreement That Protects the DREAMers From Deportation?

Whether or not the Dreamers receive protection sits squarely in the laps of Democrats. Not everyone is going to get everything they want out of this deal. It's called compromise. But, it's the Democrats that will be saying NO to the Dreamers if they walk away from the table over enhanced border security and other immigration reform.

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Posted by Truth on 01/16/2018 at 4:29 PM

Re: “All School Districts Are Not Created Equal in Ducey's Budget

...but while you're working on trying to get Harvard to give up some of its endowment to SUNY-Purchase, please DO keep shedding light on the inequities within the public system. You might even want to start calling performance-based funding "welfare for the rich." All this is very helpful in breaking down that false dichotomy between "public" and "private" and debunking the notion that tax-derived funds are somehow more appropriately (or equitably) applied in privileged "public district" schools like Fruchthendler (or any school in District 13) rather than in privileged charters like Basis or privileged privates like Castle Hill. Every sector of K-12 is shot through with inequities and in a society with an economic system (and higher education system) like ours, it will remain so. Take a look at "public" middle school and high school admissions in NYC some time if the local disparities are not stark enough for you and you want an even more depressing vision of what the "public" system in the U.S. really is.

Moral of the story is that fiddling with the superstructure when you can't change the base is setting yourself a never-ending whack-a-mole task: as soon as you hammer one down, another one pops up, because it's the structure of the system that creates the problem. Meanwhile, those who prefer to avoid Sisyphean tasks would be well advised to invest money and time where it counts: in their children, rather than in pointless advocacy with a broken public system. Put your child in the school that will best serve their needs, and in Arizona, apply tax credits or ESAs to the greatest extent possible. Higher ed at the institutions it will most benefit students to attend is more than $60K per year and it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to cut your kid a break on college costs. Merit aid scarcely exists and "need-based aid" at most institutions assumes parents should re-mortgage their homes at age 50+ and students should take on tens of thousands of dollars of debt. That's the reality, and the notion that anything can be forced to become "equitable" within this overall context is simply absurd.

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Posted by P.S. on extending the utopian project... on 01/16/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “All School Districts Are Not Created Equal in Ducey's Budget

Hey, David -- do Amherst and other schools in the Ivy League have larger endowments than other institutions of higher education? Do schools with larger endowments offer more need-based aid? Do some of them have financial aid policies that guarantee to meet student need without loading undergraduates up with tens of thousands of dollars of un-dismissable student loan debt? Why don't you work on that project, the project of equalizing higher ed: all colleges and universities should have the same resources, so that whether or not your K-12 education prepares you to get into one of the good ones does not make such a huge difference to your employment and professional school prospects and the extent to which you graduate from college indentured to the banking system.

Good luck with that. Until you accomplish it, you will not stop parents with resources investing them (or lobbying through their relationships and connections for public funds to be invested) in their children's K-12 schools.

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Posted by Extend the utopian project to higher ed, then do K-12. on 01/16/2018 at 9:48 AM

Re: “All School Districts Are Not Created Equal in Ducey's Budget

Does this mean that Santa Rita High School is NOT under attack from Vail school district or Mr. Clodfelter's new proposal? In other words, Vail might have enough money to build that high school that it needs?

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 01/16/2018 at 7:35 AM

Re: “On Trump’s Watch, Another Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at The Border

Looks like Milton Friedman was right... open borders and welfare states are incompatible. For these younger folks, we seem to have open borders. And we are definitely a welfare state ( SNAP, Medicaid, rent subsidies, etc). Any serious estimate of what this costs the US and AZ taxpayers and future taxpayers ( debt) during the lifetime of these "visitors" ? It is difficult to make a living for drop outs of US schools, I imagine it is nearly impossible for a drop out of a Guatemalan schools. So they will become wards of the state. It's unfortunate that they don't care for their birth home, but there must be a limit to the US taxpayer generosity.

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Posted by bsinn on 01/16/2018 at 6:39 AM

Re: “All School Districts Are Not Created Equal in Ducey's Budget

Re. "All Schools Not Created Equal ... ", nothing is created equal and very little is fair. So what's an effective strategy for Tucson schools getting more than their share? How do we manipulate the system?

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Posted by DennyG on 01/16/2018 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Will Congress Find an Agreement That Protects the DREAMers From Deportation?

The raise act is dead. Congress is never going to cut immigration in half for any kid of compromise.

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Posted by Palisades on 01/15/2018 at 11:54 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

The Third World invasion of the West is all based on Communist envy (i.e. the desire of Communist non-workers to take from Capitalist workers). The beggars from the Third World do not want to improve their own countries but would rather beg in Western countries. It is statistically impossible for the West which is 10% of the world's population to babysit the 90% of the world's population located in the Third World by moving the Third World population to Europe and North America.

Kick the dirty illegals and other foreigners out of Europe and North America because they stink especially if they are on welfare. Hire bounty hunters to round up illegals so the job can be accomplished in 30 days at $100 / head, dead or alive. No USA southern border wall will be needed if USA bounty hunters are out looking to make a pay check with a shotgun in hand.

99% of fake refugees placed in the USA are Muslim because the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is 80% staffed by Muslims and the Commission is a propaganda and Muslim population invasion agency of the Islamic Caliphate. In other words, it's a deceptive racket and con-job.

Bibliography (mostly books) on illegal immigration, "Islamic immigration jihad / hegira," fake refugees and the Islamic Invasion Army conquest of Europe and North America:

-- Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a third world hellhole
-- Alien nation : common sense about America's immigration disaster
-- America alone : the end of the world as we know it
-- America and Islam after Iraq
-- American jihad : the terrorists living among us
-- Ann Coulter, who has studied the illegal immigrant problem extensively, found the number of illegal aliens in the United States to be in the neighborhood of 40 million:
-- Anti-semitism and multiculturalism : the uneasy connection
-- Arab responses to fascism and Nazism : attraction and repulsion
-- Arab winter comes to America : the truth about the war we're in
-- Between immigration and Islam : Europe rethinks itself : the refugees' arrival in transforming the continent and creating new dynamics in the Muslim world
-- Bible: "Before your very eyes, foreigners are devouring your land they've brought devastation on it, while the land is overthrown by foreigners." Isaiah 1:7.
-- Black terror white soldiers : Islam, fascism & the new age
-- The borders of "Europe" : autonomy of migration, tactics of bordering
-- The case for Islamophobia : Jihad by the sword, America's final warning
-- Catastrophic failure : blindfolding America in the face of jihad
-- The Catholic Church has converted to Communism and now propagandizes for Islam and unlimited legal and illegal immigration (web articles and books):
---- AA-1025 : the memoirs of an anti-apostle
---- (contrary view) Italian Archbishop: Uncontrolled Immigration Will Crush European Society!
---- Disinformation : former spy chief reveals secret strategies for undermining freedom, attacking religion, and promoting terrorism (especially Liberation Theology and the Catholic Church)
---- John Courtney Murray, Time/Life and the American proposition : how the CIA's doctrinal warfare program changed the Catholic Church
---- School of darkness
-- Combating jihadism American hegemony and interstate cooperation in the War on Terrorism
-- Confessions of an Islamophobe
-- A convergence of civilizations : the transformation of Muslim societies around the world
-- The crisis of multiculturalism in Europe : a history
-- Crusade and Jihad : The thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north
-- The Death of the West
-- The decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam : from Jihad to Dhimmitude : seventh-twentieth century
-- Deported : immigrant policing, disposable labor, and global capitalism
-- The Dhimmi : Jews and Christians under Islam
-- Dhimmi peoples : oppressed nations
-- Easy meat : inside Britain's grooming gang scandal
-- The EU and Africa : from Eurafrique to Afro-Europa
-- Eurabia : the Euro-Arab axis
-- Eurojihad : patterns of Islamist radicalization and terrorism in Europe
-- Europe, globalization and the coming universal caliphate
-- Four Situations in Which Aliens Are Treated Better than Citizens
-- The fight of our lives : knowing the enemy, speaking the truth & choosing to win the war against radical Islam
-- The force of reason
-- Fortress Europe? : challenges and failures of migration and asylum policies
-- France closes mosque for "encouraging radicalism" (website)
-- Global Jihad and America : the hundred-year-war beyond Iraq and Afghanistan
-- God's terrorists : the Wahhabi cult and hidden roots of modern Jihad
-- Goodbye, Europe? Hello, chaos? : Merkel's migrant bomb
-- The grand jihad how Islam and the left sabotage America
-- Hasta la vista Europe! : what you're not being told about the refugee crisis and how it's destroying Europe
-- Hope for the world : to unite all things in Christ is a religion that, according to its own interpretation, must also become the State. The Koran, and the authentic interpretations of it given by various experts in Koranic law, is destined to govern the world." Islam is not a religion. It is a form of government. -- Raymond Cardinal Burke of the Catholic Church of Rome).
-- House of war : Islam's jihad against the world
-- Icon of evil : Hitler's mufti and the rise of radical Islam
-- In the house of war : Dutch Islam observed
-- Infiltration : how Muslim spies and subversives have penetrated Washington
-- Invasion : how America still welcomes terrorists, criminals, and other foreign menaces to our shores
-- Islam, America's Trojan Horse! : a Christian looks at Islam
-- Islam and Dhimmitude : where civilizations collide
-- Islam and Nazi Germany's war
-- Islam and terrorism
-- Islam, British society and the terrorist threat
-- Islam : religion or fascism?
-- Islamic fascism
-- Islamic militancy
-- Islamist terrorism in Europe : a history
-- It is about Islam: exposing the truth about Isis, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate
-- The Jews as the destroyers via Communism of White, Christian societies as revenge for historical anti-Semitism and the Holocaust:
---- Cultural insurrections : essays on Western civilization, Jewish influence, and anti-semitism
---- The devil's pleasure palace the cult of critical theory and the subversion of the West
---- The culture of critique : an evolutionary analysis of Jewish involvement in twentieth-century intellectual and political movements
---- Essential papers on Jews and the Left
---- The international Jewish Labor Bund after 1945 : toward a global history
---- The Jewish revolutionary spirit : and its impact on world history (discusses Rothchild and Soros-type sponsorship of subversive activities against European / Christian countries throughout history)
---- Jewish socialist movements, 1871-1917 : while Messiah tarried
---- Jews and the left
---- Jews and the left : the rise and fall of a political alliance
---- Jews, labour and the left, 1918-48
---- On socialists and "the Jewish question" after Marx
---- Prophecy and politics : socialism, nationalism, and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917
---- Revolutionary Jews from Marx to Trotsky
---- Trotsky : fate of a revolutionary
-- Jihad and Jew-hatred : Islamism, Nazism and the roots of 9/11
-- Jihad in the west : the rise of militant salafism
-- Jihad incorporated : a guide to militant Islam in the US
-- The Jihadist threat : the reconquest of the West?
-- Kaleidoscope : the resettlement of refugees in the United States by the voluntary agencies
-- Lethal engagement : Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations, and radical Islam
-- Londonistan
-- Marxism and the Muslim world
-- Migrant, refugee, smuggler, savior
-- Migration, terrorism, and the future of a divided Europe : a continent transformed
-- Militant Islam reaches America
-- Modern day Trojan horse : al-Hijra, the Islamic doctrice of immigration : accepting freedom or imposing Islam?
-- Mohammed's Koran : why Muslims kill for Islam
-- Muslim anti-semitism : a clear and present danger
-- Muslim mafia : inside the secret underworld that's conspiring to Islamize America
-- Muslims in the west after 9/11 : religion, politics and law
-- The Nazi connection to Islamic terrorism : Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini
-- Nazi propaganda for the Arab world
-- The Nazi roots of Palestinian nationalism and Islamic Jihad
-- Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
-- 90% of Middle Eastern immigrants to the United States do not pay income tax and receive money from the government ""
-- No go zones: how denialism of radical Islam imperils the West
-- No, we can't : radical Islam, militant secularism, and the myth of coexistence
-- On the immorality of illegal immigration
-- Political Islam, world politics and Europe : from jihadist to institutional Islamism
-- Pope Francis loves Islam
-- Al-Qaeda and Jihadi movements worldwide : Islamic Europe and the Frozen Conflicts
-- Radical Islam in America : Salafism's journey from Arabia to the West
-- The rage and the pride
-- Red-green axis : refugees, immigration and the agenda to erase America
-- Reflections on the revolution in Europe : immigration, Islam, and the West
-- Refugee resettlement and the Hijra to America
-- Refugee resettlement in the United States : language, policy, pedagogy
-- Refugees, security and the European Union
-- Religion, ethnicity and transnational migration between West Africa and Europe
-- Religious ideology and the roots of the global Jihad : Salafi Jihadism and international order
-- The return of the Moor : Spanish responses to contemporary Moroccan immigration
-- The rise of the Fourth Reich : the secret societies that threaten to take over America
-- Rohingya hoax
-- Shariah in America : Islamic Shariah's threat to American liberty
-- Stealth invasion : Muslim conquest through immigration and resettlement Jihad
-- Stealth jihad : how radical Islam is subverting America without guns or bombs
-- Stop the Islamization of America : a practical guide to the resistance
-- The strange death of Europe : immigration, identity, Islam
-- The terrorist next door: how the government is deceiving you about the Islamist threat
-- To host or to hurt : counter-narratives on Rohingya refugee issue in Bangladesh
-- Unholy alliance : radical Islam and the American left
-- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a Muslim and Jordanian Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid, has been outed for using the UNHCR as an instrument of Muslim invasion and conquest of North America and Europe under the guise of charity for fake refugees:
-- United States of Jihad : who are America's homegrown terrorists, and how do we stop them?
-- 'We love death as you love life' : Britain's suburban terrorists
-- The white man's burden : why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
-- Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity, Islam
-- The world turned upside down : the global battle over god, truth, and power
-- Why Muslim integration fails in Christian-heritage societies

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Posted by John Horton on 01/15/2018 at 11:38 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

Hey Trumpuppets! Agent Orange is just getting started with his Destroy America First Agenda. His primary order of business was to destroy everything that President Obama approved. This all came about after Obama embarrassed tRump at the White House Correspondence Dinner in April, 2011. Orange Orangutan Revenge is relentless. Now that Obama's presidential history has been eliminated it's time for Egomaniac Orange to go after his other pet peeves, undocumented workers, Illegal immigrants, Muslims, and anyone not of the Aryan Brotherhood. As a trade-off tRump made his deals with the Republicans in congress to go after their pet peeves after his were dealt with. The first was mutual, The Affordable Care Act,(that means Obama Care for you Trumparrots). Now The Great Orange Douche Bag has to help the Republicans cripple or destroy Social Security , Medicare, and Medicaid. These programs to help the poor and middle class have been a red hot Thorn in the Republican Party's brain since Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated their existence in the 1930's. The GIANT TAX OVERHAUL is the initial step for this objective. While the poor and middle class are given a pittance, the wealthy are dancing in the streets about their newly acquired wealth. The loss of REVENUE, 1.7 TRILLION DOLLARS over the next ten years will necessitate the reduction or elimination of many government programs. Donald the Damned will save 40 MILLION DOLLARS a year because of the legislation he signed into law. I have no sympathy for the people who voted for tRump once they realize he is eliminating their incomes and their medical options. If they are too ignorant or stupid to realize that the Republican agenda has been to eliminate Social Security and Medicare for 75 years then they have signed their own death warrants.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 01/15/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

Oh, the drama! "Trump wants to be judge, jury and executioner" - as does the press who take a reported offhand statement and report it as fact.

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Posted by bslap on 01/15/2018 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Governor, You're No Don Quixote.

Wayne Olsen, if education has plenty of money, why is Ducey promising more? You're a dumbass.

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Posted by Jonathan Martin on 01/14/2018 at 10:17 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"Chem trails", actually called contrails, have nothing to due with aircraft exhaust.
They are formed off the wings when cold, moist air travels over super cooled wings turning the moisture into ice crystals.

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 01/14/2018 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Will Congress Find an Agreement That Protects the DREAMers From Deportation?

Mandatory E-Verify has been the law in AZ since 2008, but the Gov refuses to enforce it.
When asked, his office said it is the responsibility of the county to enforce the state law. What a chump!

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 01/14/2018 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Will Congress Find an Agreement That Protects the DREAMers From Deportation?

Mandatory E-Verify plus RAISE Act reforms (i.e., end to visa lottery, end to chain migration, reduction in overall legal immigration) plus border security. That would be a decent deal for amnesty for Dreamers. Anything less is a snowjob, that the President should reject. In the meantime, the States should get about the business of having DACA thrown out as unconstitutional.

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Posted by Nathan K on 01/14/2018 at 6:04 PM

Re: “The Skinny

If the best Democrats have to offer is Sinema, theyre not gonna win. I'm one of those independents that need to be swayed, and if I want a Republican, I'll vote for a Republican. For example, just this week, on January 11, Sinema voted FOR the bill to reauthorize the mass surveillance state, giving the president sweeping powers of warrant-less invasions of Americans privacy. She and all the other Democrats and Republicans who voted for this travesty (I'm looking at you, McSally) need to be defeated if they run for reelection, and I certainly dont want Sinema rewarded by being given the nomination for the Senate.

If Democrats want my vote, they better come up with a clear alternative to the Arpaio/Ward/McSally option. I want someone who actually represents me and my loved ones, not someone whose only interest is enriching themselves and their cronies and taking away more of my rights and freedoms.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 01/14/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Laughing Stock: Tucson Fringe, Top to Bottom

I believe the Festival PIN is $3.00. There are fun passes for different ways to enjoy the two-show pass for $15 or a Sunday pass for $30. Of course, today is the last go get the pin :)

Posted by Peppur Chambers on 01/14/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

I didn't stick anything in your eye.

If you comment on my post incorrectly, I will inform you of it.

I did give your Orange King some credit...and you failed to notice that.

I didn't even call you names or insult you. I was just trying to point out some facts.

Not opinions. Facts.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/14/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

I could spend an hour relating to things I don't like about Trump. Don't accuse me of something that isn't true. I've been critical of him on more that one occasion. it's a moot point, I have nothing else to say.
AZ/Dc. I offer you an olive branch and you stick it in my eye. Bite me !!

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Posted by CW13 on 01/14/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

" I've come to realize that no matter what Trump does, you will never give him an ounce of credit. "

The same thing could be said about you the other way around. Haven't you always remained zealously uncritical of Trump no matter what he does? You don't need to be a "never Trump", but that doesn't mean you have to be an "always Trump".

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Posted by Palisades on 01/14/2018 at 10:04 AM

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