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Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

Who and how will this ACA be paid for, or are you content to just add more debt?

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Posted by Mizzer Lou on 07/28/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

The answer to anyone's guess is McCain showed tremendous courage in joining with Collins and Murkowski to destroy their party's idiotic crusade against the ACA. Seven years later and Bozo and the Insane Clown Posse have gone down in flames -never had a plan only a perpetual bitch session.

Bad week for Bozo with the sanctions bill passing nearly unanimously, his new communications director going off the rails, conservatives daring him to fire Sessions or Mueller, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs rebuking him for his brain fart directed at transgender soldiers and the Boy Scouts of America apologizing for his politicizing their Jamboree.

I thought we had seen how many clowns could fit in the circus car during the primaries, now make room for hundreds more as the Republicans self-destroy. (And yes, I agree the Democrats are just as bad, just not as dangerous as the party controlling the executive, legislative and judicial branches).

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Sticky Summer Nights

The grandstands and clubhouse at Warren Ballpark are primarily constructed of raw adobe, not concrete. It is the only such facility left in the U.S. There will be a rugby tournament there Dec.9-10 2017 and a vintage baseball tournament Apr. 7-8, 2018.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/28/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Cannabis Court

s It is now popular voter registration. Since registration put' one on the jury rolls. Does ADHS/MMJ program share patient and purge them off the jury rolls?
What about it Nick I dont know of one patient that has sat on a Jury.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/28/2017 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Cannabis Court

Is this not the issue in it's whole ?

The abuse of civil laws brought on by Clinton.
Profiling citizens into categories by credit rating. Then allowing the insurance charge rates according credit rating.
Clinton deregulated Banks to allow them to buy and own Insurance companies. Say "AIG" Invest in venture development.
Clinton Tried to stop Government entitlements to people that tested positive.
Clinton did this civil seizure thing till the rental/trust business took off. In the mean time during the raiding of property and wealth swelled police/prosecution coffers.
Clinton's bank deregulation and allowable accounting practices, conglomeration of all financial to be intertwined caused the crash. Cowboy Bush come riding out of Texas didn't help, but neither did congress.

I have been listening to congress C-span only. We are back to policing for profit just like Clinton had outlined. The opioid explosion since Clinton released Doctors to prescribe OXY in 96 for pain. Now the powers at hand says Legalization can carry the burden for ABUSE COSTS AND POLICING FOR

So many here think this is the position to go. The ADA "Arizona Dispensary Association" seemly endorse this route. Now we have management/nefarious non-disclosed taking control.

What would be the position of supply to market. As well as patient to market. Simple just like methadone control the market raise the price hide principals in trusts.

This is why it is in so many interest to keep in schedule 1.

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 07/28/2017 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Danehy

While Danehick usually does suck, I must admit ... this column does not.

Signed, Danehick Sux

ps - I ran into Vern at Sprouts Market 4 or 5 years ago (right before he had his stroke) along with my father-in-law (who knew Verne 40 years ago), and the coach still remembered him. He was a high quality person.

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Posted by danehick sux on 07/27/2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: “In The Flesh: Jimmy Carr and the Awkward Moments Create a Raucous Musical Celebration Aboard Sun Link

i considered going but knew it would be too full. still sounded awesome though

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Posted by Palisades on 07/27/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial

Hey, let's give John Hupp some credit. At least this time he has the huevos to post comments under his real name. I'd say that's progress. He went from middle school level behavior almost to adult behavior. KUDOS John!!!

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Posted by Fred Barlam on 07/27/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Jogger Plans Half-Day Run To Support No More Deaths

He is not a hypocrite. Where does he say he supports anything about israel?

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Posted by Palisades on 07/27/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Jogger Plans Half-Day Run To Support No More Deaths

Added to that is fact that many of these illegal entrants have invested large sums of money to be brought here.

It went almost totally unreported but Canada has found itself in a major cash crunch partly because of extremely high levels of personal debt, but their banks have had their financial strength downgraded by Moody's.

So this is what consumers do that don't have to buy health insurance, or are they over taxed?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/11/moodys-big-six-banks-downgrade_n_16556848.html

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Posted by Chilly Con Carne on 07/27/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Palisades are you saying that Congress is supporting Trump's agenda? Or did you mean until the next election after '18?

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Posted by Politics On Display on 07/27/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The Skinny

she has a chance of beating her. im not hopeful that congress will shift enough to fully undermine trump's agenda though after next year's election.

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Posted by Palisades on 07/27/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Jogger Plans Half-Day Run To Support No More Deaths

I am tired of people waving the bloody shirt of the holocaust at the United States in an effort to undermine U.S. sovereignty and persuade the United States that we are obligated to take every immigrant on Earth who would like to live here. We aren't. No one is rounding up people from El Salvador or Oaxaca and putting them into death camps. These people immigrate for lifestyle, not survival. And this tactic seems hypocritcal to me when it comes from Jewish people, in view of the fact that Israel maintains draconian border security measures and strict immigration controls in order to prevent itself from becoming non-Jewish. And I've got no problem with that. I support Jews in their desire for a secure homeland. But I expect them to return the courtesy.

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Posted by Nathan K on 07/27/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Journalism is alive and well.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Tom Tronsdal is selectively campaigning. He's the one Democratic candidate who has not showed up on our doorstep. Guess he's canvassing higher-end 'hoods instead of working class streets.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial

Response

Evidence and logic. The most important public policy number in the universe is the maximum possible speed of improvement for students from poverty.

If as you imply, we are there, then our current system is morally defensible and we should all protect it dearly. However, even a casual glance at the data reveals that we are nowhere close to living up to these students potential.

That makes our existing education system horribly racist - just a fact, just a purely logical conclusion.

And, its getting worse, not better. The productivity of the American k-12 education system has fallen 15% since the year 2000, 5% just since 2011.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 07/27/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Jogger Plans Half-Day Run To Support No More Deaths

Israel does not represent the jewish people as a whole

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Posted by Palisades on 07/27/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The Skinny

There is going to be a "cake walk" if you will for seats once McCain makes his retirement plans. Long dollars say McSally could be moved to his seat, but Kelli Ward is making a lot of noise for it. Ducey says he won't name himself. If he moves McSally her seat would then be another appointment of a southern Arizonan, of which there are numerous possibilities.

It would be fun to start a list, before Jim Click does. God rest his soul Emil Franzi would have been fun in that position. Anybody seen Roy Laos lately?

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Posted by Politics On Display on 07/27/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial

David, thanks for the thoughtful reply.

I disagree with your foundational premise. A white child born in 2003 (i.e., a High School freshman today) has not been brought up in an educational system (or a society) that sustains white supremacy, or that even permits any positive expression of white identity. Quite the opposite.

But we don't have to agree on this.

My hypothetical AAS program would not be based on the milquetoast, IMPLICITLY pro-white narrative present in U.S. education prior to, say, the 1990s. It would be EXPLICITLY pro-white. One of its goals would be to encourage the formation of a positive white identity among its students.

And my point is just that we would never permit such a thing, even if it managed to create significantly improved educational outcomes among poor and otherwise disadvantaged white students. One of the reasons we would never permit it is because is because encouraging ethnic chauvinism is bad for social cohesion.

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Posted by Nathan K on 07/27/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial

Nathan K, you've posed an interesting thought experiment. One problem with it is, your laboratory in the classroom is isolated from the rest of society. It doesn't take into account that this country's culture overwhelmingly presents the world from a white perspective. A "White Studies" program which overstated the white dominance argument would be reinforcing what people have heard in this country since its inception. We've made some advances toward multiculturalism in recent years, but they're small, early steps which don't nearly counterbalance the Eurocentric narrative. "White studies" -- in other words, the traditional curriculum, possibly exaggerated from what it is today -- would be compounding the historical and cultural misconceptions which permeate our society.

So let's pose your thought experiment again, adding a new wrinkle. If whites were the oppressed minority in this country and people of color were the winners who wrote the histories and dominated the national narrative, if society taught whites that they were inferior, that they deserved their place at the bottom of the socioeconomic heap, would it make sense to have a "White studies" program, even if it sometimes went overboard and overstated the value and importance of white contributions to society and dwelled on the injustices visited on white students, their parents and their ancestors? Would it be a needed counterbalance to the nationwide oppression of whites -- in this version of your thought experiment -- an attempt to correct the record and turn white children's sense of inferiority into a feeling of empowerment?

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Posted by David Safier on 07/27/2017 at 11:09 AM

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