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Re: “Steve Bannon Beats the Drum Against Undocumented Immigrants in Tucson Appearance

"It's unfortunate when any group has to start putting labels on people -- 'white nationalist', 'Black Lives Matter'. We all matter", Ralph Terry said.

Yes, except they are not shooting white nationalists dead in the street for little more than being a white nationalist -- although Steve Bannon and his ilk would like nothing more than to pass this false equivalency off as the truth.

Trying to compare the deaths of black people at the hands of various law enforcement agencies to the "plight" of white nationalist is like comparing the stress of Nazi concentration camp guards to the prisoners of those very same camps.

Posted by sgsmith on 11/20/2017 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Thank you for taking the time to try and get to know him. He used to live near Pantano and Golflinks off of Mark Street. He stood there every day and my husband and I would be talking and say hey! There's Marcus!!! (That is the name we gave him) We questioned his situation but didn't want to intrude. One day we did not see him and then the next and for a few days we didn't we knew that either something happened to him and we prayed he was ok or he moved. A few weeks ago I was driving past Rincon and was sooo happy to see "Marcus". We always saw him as being kind, maybe slow, maybe like Lenny from of Mice and Men. But kind. Again, thank you for taking the time to talk to him.

Posted by Susan Martinez-Nagele on 11/19/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Ive seen him many times and have always wondered about him. Thank you for this great article.

Posted by Samantha Joy Braiterman on 11/19/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Best Reggae

We've been patrons for 20+ years Neon Prophet was the defining factor when making our decision to move to Tucson. Met those guys at Kontiki in early 1994 during our first trip to Tucson to look at homes prior to the relocation of 5000 employees and families from California with then Hughes Missile Systems. Upon reaching the hotel room after seeing them perform, my husband said to me, "Honey, we can move to Tucson. They got Neon Prophet." The rest is history!!!

Posted by Francesca Samuel on 11/19/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I pass him a number of times each week, usually standing near the Quick mart in our neighborhood. Always I wave and smile, just to show a friendly face. I talked to the Quick mart employees once about him, worried the first time I saw him a few days in a row standing in the heat of summer. They said he's always quiet, didn't like it when people got too close to him, and that he lived nearby in a good place. People set water bottles near him, too; it seems he's known all around. Thank you for his story.

Posted by Nora Brown Haile on 11/19/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

What a great piece. I've often seen this guy and wondered about his story, and it's admirable someone took the time to find out and share. We need more writing like this in the world!

Posted by Matt Mann on 11/19/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Your writing is beautiful and your reporting is important. You are helping to build community. Thank you.

Posted by Moxie Cosmos on 11/19/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

There is honor in the strangest of places. Thanks for a story that brings awareness to the other side of Tucson.

Posted by memaw on 11/19/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I see him alot and wondered about him, now i know thank you

Posted by Kathy Siegrist on 11/19/2017 at 4:16 AM

Re: “A Box Full of Trouble

So like Leo... picture of an Airstream ... Leo sees a double wide. Kind of like how he sees the borderlands...

Posted by Cascabel on 11/19/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

What a beautiful story. My mother is Ruth Dempsey and shes dedicated so much of herself to her residence and to read this puts better perspective in her purpose . The amount of love she shares is beyond me. Arthur sounds like an amazing man, his views on the world is touching and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

Posted by MicheleDempsey on 11/18/2017 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Wish there was a fund-raising page for him for some grocery and things.

Posted by Allison Fletcher on 11/18/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

You originally said, Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." Now you say he paid $1.85 million in 2015 and extrapolated his entire tax payments over 40 years, though how you can do that is a mystery to me, and you called the $74 million you say he paid "a rounding error." To recap, first he paid nothing, then he paid $74 million, which is the same as nothing. I have to say, your ability to admit you were wrong and say you weren't wrong astounds me.


You are joing right? Really, really joking? You find out that Warren Buffett hasn't paid one penny on the dollar, not even 1/10 of a penny on the dollar of his fortune while every year advocating for more taxes and small businesses that compete with his businesses and you defend him?


Not one penny on the dollar. That's what he has paid. Can you do math? Can you multiply by 40 working years. Can you divide by 81,000,000,000, as in $81 billion dollars?

He is in the zero tax bracket advocating for more taxes on people paying:

28% federal + 12.4% Social Security + 2.9% Medicare + 5% state + 5% sales + 10% regulatory load

Pretty pathetic David.

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Posted by on 11/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I pass him every day too. Glad to hear that he is alright and taken care of. I have waved and made eye contact with him. What a wonderful soul. Thank you for telling us his story.

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Posted by Natalie Nannette Broadhead on 11/18/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Thank you so much for sharing. Im So glad to hear that he opened up more to you than we were able to get out of him. My husband worked around the area where Arthur stands and Ive always been fascinated and curious to why and how he could just stand there staring for hours. On one cold winter night as we were driving by after grabbing dinner we saw Arthur doing what he always does, but he had no jacket on and hands in pocket as if he was cold. So we drove past him to the Walgreens on the corner and bought him a jacket and a beanie and came back to were he was standing and tried to talk to him but he kept walking further away as we got closer so I told him that we had a jacket for him that it was too cold for him to be out here in just a T-shirt but as I got down to give it to him he kept telling me no thank you! no thank you! as he kept walking. I didnt want to persue it, but I did tell him we had some food and then he stopped. I said are you hungry? and he shook his head yes! We gladly handed him our food left from dinner. I told him to have a good night and as we drove off I saw him open the box and start eating it as he kept walking. Our encounter with him was very humbling and beautiful. I always look forward to seeing Arthur standing on the corner, it always puts a smile on my face.

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Posted by Yvette Redondo Lazos on 11/18/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I've seen him around town for years as I'm driving home from work each day, and have always wondered and worried about him. I'm glad that he's okay and has care. Thanks so much for this article -- beautiful work.

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Posted by Whitney Weldon on 11/18/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Amen, AZ/DC. Amen.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/18/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I'm very emotional right now god bless Arthur he was at golf links road before hadn't seen him for about a year. Glad to see him ill stop by not much he will say but glad too hear is ok .

Posted by Albert Pacheco on 11/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Arthur is certainly a gatekeeper between worlds. How he sees life and the beauty in simple things is awesome. Reminds me that I need to smell the roses in my own life. Good piece of journalism here. Tired of hate and crime. Humanity is precious.

Posted by R. Smythington III on 11/18/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Dave, in your first paragraph your description of what you like about Facebook fits how I see and use Facebook. Then you go into a rant about Zuckerberg and attack his character because Facebook is in business to make a buck. That's capitalism and entrepreneurism, from which we, at least most of us humans, have greatly benefited. Facebook is less than perfect, but what would be perfect for you, would not necessarily be perfect for me. To totally personalize Facebook would require a very complex algorithm, probably not worth the cost to develop. I don't have problem with Facebook as it is, particularly since it's free and optional, i.e., not required viewing. And if one anticipates propaganda and misinformation, and deals with it accordingly, what's problem.

Regarding "Biggest waste of time on this planet is Facebook", no, vacuuming the carpet is the biggest waste of time; it just gets dirty again.

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Posted by DennyG on 11/18/2017 at 9:28 AM

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