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Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

Huppenthal: could you please explain why, if the legislature increased overall funding to schools significantly, it would not be possible for districts to increase BOTH the average salary and the shortage salary?

While overall funding remains this low, they can only increase "average" salaries at the expense of "novice" salaries, or vice-versa.

Would you like them to lower salaries for experienced teachers in the schools so salaries for inexperienced (and now, insufficiently qualified) novices who may not choose to remain in the profession long-term can be increased?

Posted by Questions for Huppenthal on 06/23/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Wait for the real facts, or this could happen to you. People are pushing themselves to insanity.

http://fox42kptm.com/news/local/nebraska-democratic-party-official-ousted-after-controversial-audio-recording-surfaces.

Posted by Tammy Parsone on 06/23/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Danehy

I have stopped communicating with people whose vocabulary is limited to four letter words. The hateful homophobic rants diminish this publication, and stifle discussion.

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Posted by Hard Work Pays Off on 06/23/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: War Machine

ladderflappy:

Shut up!

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Posted by Gene Simmons of THE Hottest Band in the Land...KISS! on 06/23/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

I'm SORRY CS13; my bad!

I misread the IDENTITY of the objectionable post.

My comment was directed to "Fed UP With Dicks Like You"

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Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 06/23/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Danehy

TLA

Trump Love Always!

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Posted by Nathan K and HARD Work need to get a room on 06/23/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Danehy

CW13's comment presents us with a DELIGHTFUL example example of empty headed left wing group-think.

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Posted by KitWarden on 06/23/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Danehy

I love someone with something intelligent to offer.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/23/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

Education is basically a thorn in the sides of most Republicans because their opinions matter more than science or mathematics. If the curriculum for Arizona schools was based strictly on biblical principles the legislature would be pouring money into the teaching profession like it was manna from heaven. The students wouldn't learn anything but the legislature could defend their position by saying they are doing everything they can to make education in Arizona worthwhile.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 06/23/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Battle for the Bud

free maryjane she was framed.

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Posted by udontknowme on 06/23/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: War Machine

your movie judgement shows a lack of education and experience of how the upper echelon of the american military performs since Dubya. Do some more homework and maybe the intention of this movie will be more apparent.

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Posted by laddderflappy on 06/23/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Danehy

Oh shut up.

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Posted by Fed up with dicks like you. on 06/23/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Too Much Junkie Business

And while Minneapolis is still a coked up city, there's now plenty of smack and oxycontin to fuel up against the winter's cold, and nod through the humidity of summer. Great read, the dried up memories of coping at 14th and Portland, the Minneapple's redheaded stepchild to 53rd and 3rd now coursing through my brain like a million other schemes routed through my time doing heroin, just like Johnny and Alex. You can't put your arms around a memory indeed!!!

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Posted by Cray McCally on 06/23/2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2017

I was dumbfounded when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. I
couldnt believe that at age 44, after lifelong vigilance about my health
and steadfastly showing up for regular mammograms and sonograms, I not only
had cancer, but it had metastasized throughout my bones. I had bought into
the battle cry for early detection and tried to practice it. How could this
be?
Pain in my hand, neck and back, not a lump in my breast, got me to the
hospital for an MRI. By the time my cancer was detected, the horse was out
of the barn and surgery to remove it was no longer an option. Not wanting
to travel, I was lucky to be able to take treatment at a clinic on Long
Island near my home. Being ER and PR positive, at their direction I had my
ovaries removed to reduce the estrogen in my body. I began an aromatase
inhibitor to slow the progression of the disease and medication to reduce
or delay bone damage from the cancer.

Its been a rough road and along the way I have tried to expand my options
by exploring ways to supplement my traditional medical treatments, because
i have been told about cannabis oil and how it has save many life. i order
the oil via email: timothyquill@yahoo.com

Posted by Rose Andrea on 06/23/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Danehy

Danehy shows a picture of Asimov to imply that Danehy too is a "thinker."

But Danehy thinks not.

Danehy is merely an unapologetic, left wing partisan, steeped in left wing propaganda, so he frames his world view as one.

Danehy believes anyone who didn't vote for Hillary is a "stupid racist" who doesn't know what's good for them.

Guess what? Trump was NOT elected by "RACIST" Americans.

TRUMP was elected by the much abused, hard working, class of forgotten Americans, including LABOR, who now has to compete with an endless supply of Illegal Labor from south of the border.

Left Wing policies have FAILED!

Open Border policy is DEAD!

Behold the rise of Americans with "Common Sense!"

This, from Roy Warden, the "Notorious Mexican Flag Burner" and the publisher of Arizona Common Sense.

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Posted by KitWarden on 06/23/2017 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Over Stepping Bounds

There seems to be some confusion over whether " NO ONE in the U.S. Border Patrol can legally give anyone "permission" to operate contrary to the law" or not.

Why was a Border Patrol Agent transporting 110 lbs of cocaine in his rental car trunk to Chicago?
See: http://nypost.com/2015/11/24/cops-find-110-pounds-of-cocaine-in-us-border-patrol-agents-car/

Why did the former DHS Inspector General, Tomshek (previously a 23 yr. veteran of the Secret Service) stated in a an interview that between 5 and 10 percent of border agents and officers are actively corrupt or were at some point in their career".

see: https://www.revealnews.org/article-legacy/ousted-chief-accuses-border-agency-of-shooting-cover-ups-corruption/

Why were the 43 College student protestors from Ayotzinapa Guerero disappeared, some from a school bus after it was riddled with bullets by the Mexican Army and Fed. Police; a school bus that has been reported to have previously traveled to Chicago without students; a bus that passed through US CBP twice? What kind of business is there between Guerrero and Chicago? One report linked it to the kind of business that transports the same white substance in the trunk of the BP officer.
(see: http://www.univision.com/noticias/noticias-de-mexico/revelan-que-policia-federal-y-ejercito-participaron-en-ataque-contra-alumnos-de-ayotzinapa).

Is that part of the law you speak of, or is that part of " some highly-questionable unsigned written agreement" . The students were shot while in the bus with machine guns in the hands of Fed. Mexican police and Army, rrportedly to protect a Cartel's goods. I don't think there is anything "warm and fuzzy" about why those murders happened, do you? But read on, if this appears unrelated . . . .

Immigrants principally leave Guatemala, Honduras, and Southern Mexico because they are pushed off their land by agricultural plantations ensured by NAFTA and CAFTA, because as their rural economies then collapse the drug Cartels move in, and because free trade has guaranteed weak , small , ineffectual governments there (keep tuned into that), they also want to join their family here who worked in places largely (but not completely) eschewed by us. 75% of all farm labor in the US is Mexican (Dept. of Labor 2005). And yes I come from a farm state.

And by the way, an aid station was set up in Nogales in Sonora, Mexico at the border, and it was received well by local Mexican authorities. There is no "thrill" in seeing a beat down immigrant, many who tell of loosing a companion to death in the desert. Many receive food and medical aid every day in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, by volunteers, people not paid.

Those who favor those policies in Central American and Mexico, the cause of migration, also often support the security and detention industries, or the remedy, here at home. Are you one of them?

Curious that. We once had agricultural laws that operated like those in Central American and Mexico. When small farmers were used for labor and they completed their contracts in the South, but usury fees and bank indebtedness "freed up their land", and dispossessed them as the large agricultural estates (former plantations), then bought them for a pittance. That is a form of a cartel. Most of those workers migrated (there is that " illegal" word again) to the north.

In Guatemala and Honduras, when agricultural workers finish their contract, if they try to stay on productive land in order to grow crops to live, the police are called, the dogs are set loose, and the "law" is applied there.

Here those laws were equally legislated sometime ago, Jim Crow.

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Posted by Stone Garden on 06/23/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Sounds like a great effort. This woman has my thumbs up, and may have a bit of my dough in the future as well. I hope her projects go far.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/22/2017 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Battle for the Bud

Republicans love State's Rights, until they don't.

Democrats hate State's Rights, until they do.

Posted by lc69hunter on 06/22/2017 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Danehy

Nathan K...that is a thing of beauty. I like where you are coming from.

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Posted by Hard Work Pays Off on 06/22/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Danehy

Republicans will have a built in advantage for so long as Democrats continue to mistake ideological disagreement for ignorance. I understand why they do it. It's comforting. It assures them they are the virtuous, all-knowing Cloud People who could build a utopia if not for these Dirt People who just haven't taken enough sociology courses at an elite coastal universities to know what is best for them. The nice thing (for my side) about this reaction, is that prevents the Democrats from engaging in any introspection, or asking the tough questions about why they lost. Self-reflection is uncomfortable. Far easier just to call the people who disagree with you "stupid."

Politics in 2016 is now about identity - to which tribe to you belong? - than it is about knowledge. You see, if only college educated whites had voted in the 2016 election, Trump's margin of victory would have been bigger. And Danehy knows that. The lecture he delivers to the working class, rust belt whites in this piece - do you think he would give that speech in inner city Baltimore? Would he drive out to Sells, and tell everyone, "you people just need to study math! Pull yerselfs up by yer bootstraps like mi papi did!" Of course not. Those people are on Danehy's team, so they're worthy of his sympathy; rust belt whites aren't, so they're not. In the end, it's not about knowledge or ignorance for Danehy either - it's about who are your people, and who aren't.

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Posted by Nathan K on 06/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

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