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Re: “Alt vs. Indie

"We need to have the strongest possible city council to stand up for people and groups in Tucson that Donald Trump is attacking"
Uh, really don't need a city council person worrying about national politics while trying to run a city. Expect him to get elected and Tucson to sink further into the sewer.

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Posted by bslap on 10/29/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Danehy

Nothing like a little input from an idiot into a discussion about economics. It must suck being you. I assume that all you have to offer is a challenge to fight. I'll pass.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/28/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Danehy

Let me give you few new numbers. $5 trillion, the amount that the stock market, along with our 401ks, police pension funds,m and teacher pension funds have gone up since Trump surprised us and investors with his election.

The stock market hit a new peak of $28.6 trillion on the day that Trump announced his tax package.
All of Europe is worth less than $8 trillion.

Our stock market is forecasting over 5% growth for us while Europe's is forecasting less than 1% growth for them.

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Posted by on 10/28/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Come to an Adios

It's about time.

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Posted by This column was way too biased and racist on 10/28/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, John, with that comment, you still are proving that you don't know anything about anything.

Keep up the shitty work.

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Posted by Hupp Needs to Vanish on 10/28/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “The Skinny

I have been an educator for 20 years. I have primarily taught Language Arts/Writing.

I have always taught my students to write what they felt... because in writing, we can express our hearts.

I told them if they needed to use words deemed "inappropriate", that they could spell them out as is, or they could write them as he** or sh*t or f*ck.

And I told them they couldn't do it in their future professional lives...

I didn't know that "fucks" and "bullshit" don't get automatically censored in the media. Mind. Blown.

Permission has been granted to expand on my narrative to students, and denounce the existing language registers (which I believe are classist).

Now I am remembering the first time I heard "fuck" on the big screen ("Robocop 2"), and the first time I heard a kid call their parents by their first names ("90210")...

Always rebels out there.


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Posted by Felicia Chew on 10/28/2017 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Danehy


Don't worry about the dislikes. When they are higher than 9, its because one person came through with an anonymizer and disliked you 15 times. Your 7 likes are very solid. Only about 1 in ten readers register an opinion.

Your experience with charter schools is typical of probably 70,000 parents whose children would never survive a district school.

We can see this huge effect in the social data. Since we started charter schools in 1992, murders by juveniles have dropped from 70 to 20 despite our at-risk population rising from less than 100,000 to more than 400,000.

And, it's not just murdering, it is all juvenile crime. Our juvenile detention centers in Arizona have just about vanished.

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Posted by on 10/27/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Saving Sisley

Not to diminish the contribution of veterans and their devotion to the oath to country and sole. PTSD can be birthed in all parts of society personality managed and able. I dont believe it can be eradicated treated but socially understood. There is the Achilles heal to the whole of Marijuana therapy.

It is apparent that legalization is a strong consideration to diminish some of the social ill's from Alcohol. A lot less physically harmful not as extreme in over indulgence. For this approach no medical oversight but for epidemic study in conflict with medical completely.

Some are of the idea that no medical oversight let anyone grow and compassion of sole will render a benevolent society. Self medication by smoke lodge/drum/aroma therapy has benefits but not measurable consistent results.

There are so many aspects to marijuana. With the International WHO endorsed academics compiling decades of study from Diabetes, Autism, Neuroscience not to mention the placebo.

I would plead for anyone who has experienced or is PTSD to call. Remember it can be socially caused and enhanced PTSD is about fear and who/where represents it.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/27/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

Listen to Ronald Reagan ? I don't think so. According to the intellectually challenged ( is that better Mr. Corvi ?) writer of the above gibberish, Reagan was a total boob who hoodwinked us with " voodoo economics". I wish he had a pair and would be open to a debate with you on the subject. Now, that would be funny.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

sdotwarren, I think the 90% you're talking about is the percent of students who passed AzMERIT. That doesn't mean individual students got 90-out-of-100 on their scores. I don't know which BASIS campus your son attends, but looking at the AzMERIT scores, it's likely that something like 50% of the students in his school scored at the highest level. That means of the rest, 40% passed at a lower level and 10% didn't pass. It might be hard to evaluate the growth of the top half -- though remember, their growth is evaluated against other students who scored at the same level -- the other half would have many peers with similar scores in other schools across the state.

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Posted by David Safier on 10/27/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

"Competition," I wish I knew how to follow up on the less-than-top BASIS scores. I have no idea how to gather the data, but the results would be interesting no matter how they went.

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Posted by David Safier on 10/27/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

"mindless facism" more like muddy thinking. Facism is communism. It is the belief that government, because of economies of scale, can do a better job of producing things like computers than IBM or Apple.

Where did this idea come from? Karl Marx. People, idiots, actually, believed that north Korea and Venezuela would produce a higher standard of living instead of the starvation.

Karl Menger, within 15 years of Marx, completely destroyed the intellectual underpinnings of communism and predicted the 80% economic collapse and starvation that took place in russia.

Contrary to your brainless article, people didn't view communism as a fashionable sweater, serious discussion took place to kill millions of us all the way through the 60s. See the intercepts on the weathermen.

Want to see the most eloquent testimony you will ever hear? Listen to Ronald Reagan talk about the ability of our system, our first amendment, our democracy to handle threats like this. All without sacrificing our values. People are free to plan to murder us all.

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Posted by on 10/27/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Danehy

What can I say, I had good teachers. Besides, nobody's perfect.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

Competitive sports at all levels both reflect and reinforce the notion that it is natural for everything including our state-wide education system to be run like a tournament where opponents (teams or individuals) fight with one another to establish winners and losers. Millions of American students participate in competitive sports as their primary extracurricular activity. Many of them will later fund their educations with sports scholarships, a bizarre fact in a higher EDUCATION (?) system where there is very little scholarship money made available to fund academic merit. Millions of people choose to spend quite a bit of their spare time watching televised spectacles where grown men paid millions of dollars pound one another into the ground literally and/ or figuratively while grown women resembling Barbie dolls stand on the sidelines dancing in short skirts and waving pompoms. More and more restaurants have large screen TVs so people can continue to enjoy watching these spectacles while they eat a meal with family or friends.

How many people who are immersed as participants or spectators in this way of organizing human activity will look at a competitive letter grade & trophy system for funding schools and cry foul? The objections will come, as they have in this case, not to the fact that there are winners and losers, but to cases where people who think they should be winners have been labeled losers. In the current controversies, we observe another common behavior in the world of competitive sports: objecting to a call and yelling at the ref.

On another topic, the question of how the Basis students who are not getting high test scores did in terms of growth is an interesting one. I hope Safier follows up on it.

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Posted by Competition is not the way to organize education. on 10/27/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Danehy

My, I can understand CW13 not liking name calling. But then he turns around and does it - several times.

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Posted by W Corvi on 10/27/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Come to an Adios

Que triste, indeed. Will find you on social media hopefully. ojale que, we may meet again. Vayos con dios!

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Posted by Mariyah BintHoras on 10/27/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

Prager U fantastic short videos.

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Posted by mell06marty on 10/26/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

I'm sure the Democrats could find a better way with your tax dollars with these tactics.
Well! Frederica?
Obama did the same thing with Iran & created A MONSTER

Subject: Swamp all of them

while we slept.
Waters corruption
Bernie boy & his wife.

This will really blow you away:

DNC collusion w/ Ukraine
Check this out
A walking talking traveling propaganda machine.
EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.
Subject: Elizabeth Warren/Soros connections

This man is Hillarys son in laws Uncle & her son in laws father is

1. Soros-Funded Group Chaired By Elizabeth Warrens Daughter ...
Soros-Funded Group Chaired By Elizabeth Warrens Daughter Fighting Voter Integrity Lawsuits. ... Fund the fight in the information battle-space.
Special prosecutor Mueller flew to Moscow & gave the FSB 10 grams of highly enriched uranium HEU in 2009 at Hillarys request.
1. Hillary was paid $35,000,000 from the Russian company Rusnano. One of the founders of Rusnano is Vladimir Putin.
2. Hillary was paid a $500,000 speaking fee from the Russian company Renaissance Capital.
3. Hillary sold 1/5 of all U.S. uranium rights to Russia.
4. The company that bought the uranium rights subsequently donated $145,000,000 to Hillary's charity....
5. Powerful Russian officials such as the Mayor of Moscow, business tycoon, and various government officials donated millions of dollars to Hillary's charity.

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Posted by mell06marty on 10/26/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “The Skinny

And that is why he and his majority continue to choose to harm us?

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Posted by Jonathon K on 10/26/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

My son attends BASIS and his report card shows the average, overall grade for his class was over 90%. So yeah,it is unfair that when an entire class or even grade level is already scoring at over 90% and they're punished for not improving enough.

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Posted by sdotwarren on 10/26/2017 at 3:24 PM

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