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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Book Feature

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

I always have a good day 'smile and wave'. Especially after being exonerated in court like I have every time one of CBP's minions has tried to do CBP's dirty work for them.

How many times have your buddies tried and failed now? I'm starting to lose count. You could ask the TOPD though, they may know.

While you're at it, why don't you tell everyone why deputies with the PCSD hang out at the CBP roadblock along SR-86 'smile and wave'. I know I'm looking forward to telling the judge why....

Checkpoint USA
https://roadblockrevelations.org/wp

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Posted by Checkpoint USA on 09/29/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

Checkpoint USA....you are an idiot! You just provoke and when you get put on your place, you cry. Why don't you tell everyone about how you've been arrested by PCSO for your idiotic acts? You are not an activist, you are just ignorant. Have a good day. :)

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Posted by Smile and wave on 09/28/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

The CBP roadblock located along SR-86 just outside Three Points, AZ first became a fixture along the highway in January of 2008. It's pretty much been operated 24/7 365 days a year ever since. I've recorded every compelled interaction I've had at the roadblock since it's inception - we ll over 600 and counting at this stage. One of my earlier interactions took place on January 8, 2008 and can be viewed at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uw7506xMw

Before January 2008, the roadblock had been setup a few times for brief periods. Once on April 15, 2005. See:

http://roadblockrevelations.org/DHS/DHSroadblock.htm

and again on November 12, 2006.

I've been to court multiple times over the years regarding my roadblock encounters and will again in the near future.

Checkpoint USA
https://roadblockrevelations.org/wp

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Posted by Checkpoint USA on 09/24/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

I am a white middle aged woman. I had an agent follow me to a gate on my private property and threaten to pull me out of the window of my truck. I can not imagine the fear and emotional damage these assholes inflict on children with brown skin. The whole situation is beyond disgusting.

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Posted by Kali Turner on 09/23/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

I taught out in Sells for a couple of years. I remember asking my class once how many of them had been stopped and had secondary inspections at the checkpoint. Every single hand went up. I told them that I never had and that the officers always looked shocked if my husband was with me and we told them he wasn't a citizen, because we are about as white as you can get. As I went through with clear sailing time after time and my students' families were pulled over time after time, it just began to feel very very wrong.

And I'll say hi to Sebastian, because I suspect I taught him a couple summers ago. :)

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Posted by Traci Robison Klein on 09/22/2017 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

"If allies are strong with the power to protect me, might they not protect me out of all I own?"

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 09/21/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

We absolutely should have strong immigration enforcement. We as citizens have the right to determine who comes to this country and how many.
That said, the checkpoints are for Nazis. They should be torn down immediately. They're disgusting as well as racist.

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Posted by bslap on 09/21/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Storming the Wall

You honestly think Santa Cruz and Pima counties are exempt from the climate? This is all happening at lightning speed.

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Posted by Ruben Ruiz on 09/15/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Storming the Wall

We in Tucson may see a whole lot of immigrants from Phoenix long before more Latin Americans arrive in 2050. The heat-fatality bell curve up north is getting increasingly broad. Before, only Maricopa County's kids and old folks -- people with little political clout, and often without access to air-conditioning -- died from extreme heat. Now that Maricopa's heat is regularly rising into the higher (often fatal) three digits, and because running A/C (which, incidentally, releases more heat and climate-change gases into the air) is becoming more expensive, people in the middle ranks of society (by age and income) will begin suffering heat-related symptoms including fatal heatstroke. A whole lot of people -- possibly in the millions, certainly in the hundreds of thousands -- will be high-tailing it to our relatively cooler climes in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. There'll be no border guards or a wall to protect us from this internal migration, unless we deploy a Grapes of Wrath strategy completely alien to our Borderlands culture. What are We going to do with all of Them? Where will they live? How will they earn livings? How do we accommodate yet more traffic? And how do we protect our Borderlands culture from awful, intolerant religious and racist influences that many of the immigrants will bring with them, influences that resulted in Sheriff Joe's lengthy tenure, that sustain the reactionary Goldwater Institute and related kook lobbies, and that pay the lion's share of Republican campaign expenses in Arizona? We have some planning to do, and soon!

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Posted by Jake on 09/15/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Storming the Wall

I appreciate converting the numbers to Fahrenheit so Americans can understand just how devastating climate change is going to be. But I think this conversion is a wee bit off: 5 degree Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) .
5 degrees C is 9 degrees F.

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Posted by bslap on 09/14/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Vanishing Waters

US drought levels fall to lowest point in years

Just 5 percent of the United States is experiencing drought conditions, the lowest level of drought here since government scientific agencies began updating the U.S. Drought Monitor on a weekly basis in 2000.

Record rain and snowfall over the winter on the West Coast and heavy spring rains in the Midwest have alleviated some of the worst and longest-lasting drought conditions ever recorded.

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/333113-us-drought-levels-fall-to-lowest-point-in-years

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Posted by What, Again on 05/12/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “The Daughters

this is wonderful! how do we get in touch with the author to see if she'd be interested in an author's night with a arizona-based non-profit?

Posted by programsmanager on 08/12/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “My Heart Can’t Even Believe It

So happy I came across this! Can't wait to get to know Sophie and the family! I also have a daughter with Down's syndrome and have worked hard on getting her involved. When people get to know "Jenna", they forget about the Down syndrome :) Here's a link to one of the articles about an experience Jenna was able to enjoy recently. http://on.si.com/23YtMDA Look forward to reading your book!

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Posted by corayz1 on 05/24/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Native Places

I will order this book.A lifelong interest but only lately I have learned about books like this.I own quite. a few books about the. First Nation but I am hoping to hold soon this book in ny hands.Thank you. Veronica Bolay,rha,fGerman born,Ireland,Dublin

Posted by Veronica Bolay on 05/19/2016 at 4:00 PM

Re: “My Heart Can’t Even Believe It

I have worked with children for over 20 yrs. but only once with a child diagnosed with Down Syndrome and he was also profoundly mentally retarded so I am very eager to read about Safie. I did once go bowling with an aquaintance and her 21 yr old brother who was, more than anything, very bossy. He was a completely different example of Down Syndrome. Like all of us, the diagnosis does not make the unique individual who carries it any different deep down. This story will be about Safie who has Down Syndrome, not Down syndrome that has Sofie. I want to learn about DS but even moree I want to get to know Sofie and her family.

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Posted by Patrick Skater on 05/16/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Famous And Heinous

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Posted by Rose Handson on 05/03/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Tasty Serial

I had the honor of producing the audio book version of this novel. It was my first experience with the work of Joe Brown. I, along with the narrator, Jan Smith, were immersed in a story that was rich in imagery and emotion. Many times we found ourselves taken away to another place with Cap and Billy. JPS Brown is without a doubt one of this country's great American authors. John Forbes, Atlanta

Posted by John Forbes on 05/22/2015 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Now on Shelves

Welcome to O'othamLand. As far as the eye can see
And beyond.

Posted by Lee Lopez on 05/09/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Feeding the Monster

Mike/Jethro..Whatever your real name is, quite unlike you and most losers like you, I have a life outside of facebook, Yahoo and other assorted internet trolling. I do not have time to keep running back to this thread in an attempt to educate heathens that continually admit that they are too ignorant to even understand the basics. Lets recap what you should have learned by now. 1. Pink skin, European surnames and the Kings English are NOT indigenous to this region. 2. you are nothing more than a racist right wing Tea bagger that also probably claims to be a Christian and I have quite easily and adequately exposed you as such. 3. As a descendent of a European anchor Baby you have NO right to speak about OTHER illegal immigrants as though you were somehow better than them. If you want to speak about them in a way other than as your equals, go the hell back where you belong and I will listen to you, until then your opinions or anything you feel or may think is totally irrelevant to anyone except yourself. 4. Illegal immigration started in 1492, YOU are a Bi-Product of this illegal invasion NOT the Mexican people or anyone else with brown skin. Now go back inside your trailer, brush both of your teeth, think about the reality of everything you should have learned and leave issues like Immigration and reigning in the Border Patrol abuse to folks like me. The real adults have this, I promise.

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Posted by NormSutter on 03/24/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Feeding the Monster

Bottom line: Do we really want millions upon millions of illegal aliens in the USA. With their reproduction rate at this rate America will be an Hispanic America by 2050 or even earlier. If you really think that at that point we will still be a world power you are sadly mistaken. I just have to look at the current Tucson crime rate to see where we are going.
We are do screwed ...but we just don't know it. (Some of us do).

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Posted by Fraser on 03/15/2014 at 10:25 AM

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