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Re: “Tucson Restaurateurs Victimized in Home Burglary

I'm confused.... India Oven is on Campbell (and these people look familiar from there). New Delhi Palace is on Broadway.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Karen Hastings Sullivan on 07/07/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Restaurateurs Victimized in Home Burglary

surely has notjing to do with Trump raises tje hackles of stupid, white nationalists who are, now, above reproach

10 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by melstrails on 07/07/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

The fireworks should be stopped until the city clears the buffelgrass.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by StopHatingTheSonoranDesert on 07/07/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

Any saguaros that were directly exposed to those flames are almost certainly dead, along with many other desert plants that grow very slowly and will not be replaced any time soon.

But I have to ask--"the power of mother nature"??? What did that have to do with it, other than nothing at all?

This is about the power of idiots with too much gunpowder on their hands. Don't get me wrong, I like fireworks, but this A-Mountain-torching charade is getting ridiculous. Time to find a new location!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by skinnyman on 07/07/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “DeVos Delays Loan Relief For Students Ripped Off By For-Profit Colleges

Bernie Sanders wife is ripping off the banks, students and tax payers also. It seems to be how colleges roll these days. Welcome to the big business of public funded education.

6 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by Concerned Mom on 07/07/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Tucson Restaurateurs Victimized in Home Burglary

Please get business insurance. For you and for your customers.

15 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by Sanctuary City? on 07/07/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 12 Things To Do This Week

Oh thank God! I want to attend this show and my mother is very old fashioned, she makes me pinch my cheeks until they look as if I used rouge. Now that I know it's the Rogue Theatre, I only have to worry about Homer, my date. He is definitely a rogue beast.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marge Bouvier on 07/07/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 12 Things To Do This Week

A House of Pomegranates, the Oscar Wilde stories, will be great and we have our tickets for Sunday. I just want to point out it is the Rogue Theatre, not the Rouge Theatre. http://www.theroguetheatre.org/main.htm

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jim Wilson on 07/07/2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Chicken Flies, Comes Back Down

Didn't I meet that "successful distribution, high-definition video downlink" guy this year?

Based on that encounter, would not be surprised if Stratolite had crash landed, World View reported "all system test objectives were met," gravity verified. ;)

Posted by Robert on 07/06/2017 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Huppenthal, History and Ethnic Studies

Yes, it's clear from what Huppenthal writes about his math "program" that he doesn't understand what the goals and methods of K-12 math instruction should be and that he doesn't want to acknowledge that standardized test percentiles should not be viewed as exclusive, 100% reliable judges of the comprehension level of a student or of the success of an educational program.

But I note that you, gcb1, do not divulge the # of TUSD classrooms currently covered by uncredentialed long-term substitute teachers. That and other data were requested of you in the comment stream on this Safier piece:
https://m.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/06/19/carpe-diem-charters-are-failing-to-seize-the-day-or-the-students

TUSD is not, as it is currently constituted, providing "the means and opportunities to ALL students" that staffing classrooms uniformly with fully credentialed educators can and should provide. In spite of more than 40 years of desegregation funding supplements and court oversight, lower quality conditions and resources, faculty and otherwise, are STILL disproportionately occurring in high minority, low-SES TUSD schools. And the reason for that has as much to do with sell-outs and unacceptable compromises made within the Democratic party as it does with what you attribute it to: "the massive efforts of those of [Huppenthal's] party." Add the massive, persistent, and depressing failures of a so-called "party of labor and the common man" that has become entirely ineffective in opposing the agenda of "Huppenthal's party" and you might have a clearer picture of what's actually going on:
https://theintercept.com/2017/06/25/ralph-nader-the-democrats-are-unable-to-defend-the-u-s-from-the-most-vicious-republican-party-in-history/

Meanwhile, REALISTS raising children in this region will be well advised to evaluate the quality of programs in their local public school and consider that it may be in their children's best interests for them to step outside of a public system that both parties continue to degrade and damage while they focus on partisan warfare that does not have STUDENT BENEFIT as its goal, but rather how to advance self-interested, campaign-funder-influenced political agendas.

21 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Be honest, gcb1: public schools are not achieving these ideals. on 07/06/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

Assuming that fireworks played a part in the fire on Sentinel Peak, sadly our culture is not willing to sacrifice 45 minutes of decadent pleasure for the potential destruction of nature, beauty, habitat for wildlife and plant life that is slow in being restored. If and when the monsoon comes we can expect severe erosion of the mountain side. At least in my midtown neighborhood we have no more than 2 inches of rain since January 1. That statistic suggest not playing with fire until further notice.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ronko on 07/06/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Huppenthal, History and Ethnic Studies

I note that Huppenthal still does not divulge the # of students in his "class," how long they are there, what mode of instruction is used for delivery, what other subjects they are studying in tandem, or what level of interdisciplinary instruction is used. This makes a trained evaluator skeptical. I taught minorities and students from poverty in K12 public schools and brought many of them to love school and seek advanced degrees. No one has given up, despite the massive efforts of those of his party who refuse to provide the means and opportunities to ALL students that he provides to his 5 African-American students who each solved 50,000 math problems. Whoop de doo! Not impressed, and not very credible without facts such as I delineated. About 35 years ago we all played Number Munchers and Fraction Munchers but the kids still couldn't transfer the scoring on the game to real life problem solving in context.

36 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 07/06/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

Failed Religion you missed wildfires on ancient historical Indian burial site.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ted P on 07/06/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “More On the Free College Tuition Front: The Pay It Forward Plan

Offering a Knowledge Income Share Agreement ... no fees for the exposure to high frequency electronics knowledge, lab, equipment, software, documents, processes ... think the latest 5G ... concentrating on fundamentals ... agreement is that individual works in area that requires the attained skill set, a fixed fee of maybe 3% for 3 years would be paid out of future salary ...

But stay in Tucson or work at Raytheon, 10% for 10 years ....

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Robert on 07/06/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “More On the Free College Tuition Front: The Pay It Forward Plan

Great idea! Let's encourage people to get degrees in fields that are worthless and penalize people for learning skills that are in high demand like doctors, nurses, and engineers. What can go wrong? Socialism at its finest.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 07/06/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Chicken Flies, Comes Back Down

i hate kfc. popeyes all the way

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/05/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “More On the Free College Tuition Front: The Pay It Forward Plan

Here's a suggestion for you, David. Look into how other 1st world nations finance higher education. Like single-payer healthcare, this is not rocket science and we do not need to behave like we live in a vacuum where there are no other successful models to look at.

How does Japan handle access to and financing of higher ed? France? Canada?

Here's a hint to get you started: not a single one of these nations allows the financial industry to turn the next generation into indentured servants in exchange for receiving a B.A. and professional credentials in either private or public institutions of higher ed.

And if you'd like to understand WHY we're in such a mess and to what degree your own morally bankrupt political party is responsible, consult Ralph Nader:
https://theintercept.com/2017/06/25/ralph-nader-the-democrats-are-unable-to-defend-the-u-s-from-the-most-vicious-republican-party-in-history/

15 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by There are good models to look at elsewhere. So look at them. on 07/05/2017 at 6:02 PM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

Let me see...EPA violations for smoke, destruction of plants and animals, and wasting water, FD manpower and resources. I guess that just about covers every violation. Oh yeah adding to global warming.

And I thought Tucson had an environmental conscience. Once again, only for others.

15 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Failed Religion on 07/05/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “More On the Free College Tuition Front: The Pay It Forward Plan

I know you folks here like your free stuff, but when you realize a real person has to pay for it, maybe, just maybe you ought to feel just a little bit guilty. Work hard, earn it, and I guarantee you will protect it like it's yours. The rest is just freebies. And that's a dead end.

6 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Forest Trump on 07/05/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Chicken Flies, Comes Back Down

Is this an April Fools joke in July? You are rolling out a new sandwich and you blast it into space where the masses can't reach it? Was it still warm when it landed? Any word on the secret sauce?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Orbital Reuben on 07/05/2017 at 1:36 PM

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