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Re: “Flow Job

Rosemont should be killed, it will drain all the water used by the growers in Green Valley area.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by PaulAZ on 07/21/2017 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

They also deserve full benefits and a pension plan. Wait a minute nobody was cleaning the streets before except volunteers that payed taxes.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nobody Does It Better on 07/20/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Yep, it's always the left. And those damn environmentalists.

Between the two of them, all we get are common sense solutions to the short sided greed that the wrong, oh excuse me, the "right", engage in.

But, hey, we can all eat money and drink oil, right MYOB?

Make sure you're the first in line to drink the tainted water if the Rosemont Greedmongers get their way. Who knows, that action may actually change what you believe to be true.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/20/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Either way the left will blame them. It's what they do. We have no money for street maintenance but we will fight business to the very death of our county.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Mine Your Own Business on 07/20/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

I think this program would be even more effective if they paid these folks a similar wage to what they would pay the city workers. How is it this can cost a fraction of the price it should?? Seems like they could be taking advantage of an already disadvantaged population.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lizzy on 07/20/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “New Lease on Life

District 2 Supervisor Ramn Valadez insisted the deal is a boon for the county, not just his district where the hospital is located.

"It's not just for the immediate community," he said. "It's for all of Pima County. This is the only hospital south of Speedway down to the border."

When did Mr valdez annex Santa Cruz County and close Holy Cross in Nogales?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Pigs At The Trough on 07/20/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Oh, and to Pima County and everyone else who has gotten on the bandwagon asking for another "half cent" sales tax, by my calculations, including the COT, we're up to a two percent increase. Taxpayers are not piggy banks. No, the City Council does not deserve a $65,000 raise unless I get one too, and my response to this new way of raising money off the banks of the poor and middle class while handing out big paydays to corporate Arizona is no, no, no and no.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Really, saved over $135 million. I would have sworn that every year we have been "expense free" over the deal with Kino, the supevisors have come back to the taxpayers for another $20 million or $30 million. Rumor has it Kino doesn't even bother to try and collect, but just sends the unpaid bills to the county. Tell me I'm wrong.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

What do you expect from these 3. To work for you. They work more against us.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kevin Madera on 07/07/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

The Affordable Care Act isn't solving problems? It isn't affordable, so it isn't care. I guess it was an act.

5 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Keep your doctor? on 07/06/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

Birth control should be free. It's stupid to encourage poor people to have lots of children, ensuring that they remain poor, while encouraging successful people to have fewer children. That virtually guarantees the creation of a rigid class-based society.
On the other hand, natural selection makes it likely that abortion, and probably birth control as well, will eventually become illegal, or at the least less fashionable so it will be interesting to see.

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Posted by bslap on 07/06/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

Tucson weekly, are you trying to tell me that mr. mcconnell doesnt care about me?

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/06/2017 at 5:38 AM

Re: “High-Flying Chicken

They finally launched it. http://tinyurl.com/ybzf62ml
But they did it in Page!

Posted by retrorv on 06/29/2017 at 3:59 PM

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.

33 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Stone Garden on 06/23/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

So...potholes all fixed, then?

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 06/22/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Over Stepping Bounds

On a related issue, Humane Borders operates a number of water stations for border crossers on public land (e.g., the Fish and Wildlife Service's Buenos Aires NWR). I am not able to find FWS's NEPA documentation for the permits for those water stations that were issued in 2010. Did FWS ever do an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment for those water stations?

5 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 06/22/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “High-Flying Chicken

They'll do anything for money, I guess. Sure cheapens the science.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 06/22/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Over Stepping Bounds

OK, let's try this one more time.... NO ONE in the U.S. Border Patrol can legally give anyone "permission" to operate contrary to the law, regardless of any perceptions that No More Deaths organizers have or because of some highly-questionable unsigned written agreement.

Anyone providing aid, other than U.S. Border Patrol personnel in the course of their legal duties, is as guilty of exploitation by providing false hope as the Coyotes and smugglers who use these people for monetary gain, as opposed to self-serving do-gooders who get a warm and fuzzy feeling -- and a slight thrill -- from circumventing "the man" and the laws of this country.

Nevertheless, if people are determined to provide aid and comfort to illegal border crossers, may I suggest that you set up your desert aid stations on the south side of the border and see how you are received by the Mexican authorities.

32 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 06/22/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “High-Flying Chicken

All the buildup, all the "press" coverage, and the flight of ChickenShip One is scrubbed.
I'll be over at Arby's, awaiting updates.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by n7iqv on 06/22/2017 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Over Stepping Bounds

blap:

Calm down before you have an aneurysm, you one trick pony.

41 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by anti-bslap on 06/22/2017 at 7:09 AM

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