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Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/26/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Danehy

17 different intelligence agencies testified that there was no vote changed in the election, and now we are reading that democratic operatives may have fabricated much of the story. I am waiting for evidence.

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Posted by AZ Truth on 06/26/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a warm fuzzy picture of homelessness and poverty. I'm sorry. I guess I was hoping to live in a different world.

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Posted by Hoping on 06/25/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

I'm willing to bet that pro tRump commentators would not be affected by a tax increase on the top 10% of Americans. However, when the GOP get finished with you, you won't be able to afford any type of insurance & forget about any future help with Medicaid.

You are always so defensive of "illegals" taking your jobs. From what I've read, crops are dying in the fields because white Americans don't want those jobs. They don't want to clean toilets. What jobs did they take away from you?
I think what you really don't want is a country that looks different from you. You want benefits but, don't want to lend a hand to anyone else. Let me get mine & screw the rest of you.
Wake up. Read something. Climate change is not a hoax and is actually an opportunity for more jobs, not a jobs killer.

This Pres. Is the most irresponsible person in ourpresidential history on many different levels. It frightens me that people continue to support someone that 17 different intelligence agencies reported that Russia helped to get elected. Instead of railing against your fellow Americans maybe you should join them in fighting against a foreign power that set it sights on interfering in our democracy as well as pitting our citizens against each other.

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Posted by AZDEM on 06/25/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To jhuppent:

Many of us have observed that "too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency" directly, through seeing the quality of programs offered in publicly funded schools and observing and participating in governance meetings.

Yes, make the per pupil funding portable and allow it to be applied in private institutions. But no, do not strip away all regulatory oversight, all teacher credentialing standards, and anything resembling reasonable per pupil funding levels. The privates need those things to function properly as much as the publics do, as much as any institution or industry does:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/15/grenfell-tower-red-tape-safety-deregulation

(And I will note again that your position on testing is inconsistent. You can't have your testing cake and eat it too. Those of us who've seen administrators manipulating programs in their schools to game the system and produce misleading testing results know that those stats mean nothing without knowing the details of how they were achieved, and that means meaningful REGULATORY OVERSIGHT that provides observation and evaluation of the actual quality of the programming in the schools that produced those test results.)

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Posted by Observing from the ground level: the AZ system is a mess. on 06/25/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To "Raising kids"

Don't believe what you read about education in Arizona. A few stats for you:

In 1992, juveniles in Arizona committed 70 murders. In 2012, the latest date for FBI stats, juveniles committed only 7 murders despite a tripling of our at-risk population.

The juvenile detention population has vaporized over that same time period.

In 2015, Arizona African Americans placed first in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, defeating Blacks in all 49 other states in math. Hispanics placed 11th and whites placed 6th. We didn't do badly in reading either placing 14th, 7th and 29th.

The most scientific measure of the quality of our schools is the combined math and reading gains from 2011 4th grade to 2015 8th grade. Arizona was number one in the nation.

The nonsense you read in the general media about web sites like wallet hub are just that - nonsense from people who don't know what they are talking about.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/25/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

It's beautiful.

Posted by Robert Shipp on 06/24/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

There is a real "market based solution" to the teacher shortage. The one party dictatorship in Phoenix famously touts "market based solutions"about everything else including an idiotic for profit mental health administrator. (Mentally ill and substance abusers famously respond to synergistic efficiencies). If teachers in Arizona districts were offered $70,000 to start plus full benefits how many candidates would you have? Voila, problem solved.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 06/24/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

I have no idea what the merits of the above-referenced case may be, but it's certainly true that too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency. It is still "the Wild West" here, and like the lawless, chaotic frontier environment from which it evolved, it is a dangerous and damaging place to try to raise and educate children.

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Posted by Raising kids in the WILD WEST is not recommended. on 06/24/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Battle for the Bud

I am a CPA who has given multiple seminars on the marijuana industry, including the accounting and taxation thereof.

In late April, I laid out the legislation needed to fix this problem, even the wording needed to exempt state legal businesses from the provisions of IRC 280(e), and also from the purview of other Federal Agencies such as ATF, etc. But, leaving those provisions in place as tools against the cartels and other major players. I asked Congresswoman McSally to forward to the proper committees.

Congresswoman McSally's office has not responded. I have also sent her correspondence concerning the Civil Forfeiture issue. Again, no response.

What frustrates me the most about this is that I have been a diehard supporter of hers, both financially and otherwise, since her first run for Congress.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 06/24/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

does the new bill allow us to purchase across state lines

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Posted by Palisades on 06/24/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Battle for the Bud

This is back to the congress funding the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. Why is it we are not asking our representatives from Arizona their stance.

It can and must be the front issue on the midterm coming up. Arizona has 9 districts along with the pacific coast states Nevada, NM, CO that is total that is like 90 representatives. The eastern states that have medical and the US possessions congressional representatives there is another 70. This is enough to swing a majority to swing.

As it is now so much is being deleted, re-written, evaluated and arbitrated on so many fronts. In Having a representative such As McSally staying in the swamp keeping her head above water we need to find out if we have an effective tool there for our representative ? We should all send a letter of repeal of schedule 1 to our congressman. Raul Grijalva where is his stand ?

Does anyone really think with inflation around the corner, as rates rise, economy slows, fed cuts programs and funding. That the states with medical & recreational marijuana will take closure of a 25 billion cash flow for more debt to keep the failed drug war REALLY.

JUST A NOTE THE AVERAGE AGE DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS IS 77

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/23/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Danehy

You cannot squeeze out much sympathy for the guy in Detroit who was left adrift when the factory where his grandfather and father worked moved overseas. You say he should have gotten an education. But I know a lot of educated people who were left behind when technology changed and computers took their jobs. I spent a lot of classroom time learning to be a COBOL programmer - not such a hot field now. Then I spent years getting a master's degree in a field that was made obsolete by computers. I am, by no means, as badly off as many people who studied hard, worked hard, and were left in the dust.

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Posted by Bernard Sussman on 06/23/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

http://thedevelopmentofrome.weebly.com/roman-tripartite-government.html

If this had been in place Clinton couldn't have pardoned the pedophiles and Obama couldn't release all the drug dealers.

he might be on to something.

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Posted by Wally World on 06/23/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

I know Exactly what he Means.

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Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 06/23/2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Tripartite Co-Equal Constitutional Political System ??!! Try saying that 3 times. I'm impressed. You're still a moron but, one who uses big words. I love how our President gnaws at your gut and you can't do zilch about it. Question. I blew up your picture. Just what is that thing your pointing at? If your mind was in the gutter like mine....

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Posted by CW13 on 06/23/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

You're not but I think CW14 is.

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Posted by CW15 on 06/23/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

Steve was this you?

https://casetext.com/case/longariello-v-phoenix-union-high-school-district-3

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Posted by Ellen D on 06/23/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Voters must participate in the Electoral Process and " Boot" the Republicans out of the US House of Representatives and Senate; locally this means Martha McSally and Jeff Flake. With this in place, we might have a chance to "boot" their Inveterate Lying Leader...Donald Trump!!!!. He acts as a Dictator which No understanding of our Tripartite Co-Equal Constitutional Political System. He represents a Serious Threat to our Social System, our Constitutionally Protected Freedoms and, as well, a Serious Threat to our National Security.

Perhaps as well, the Congressional Investigations currently under way, will uncover evidence of His/His Minions collaboration with his Friend and Mentor Putin, to justify his removal from Office.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/23/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

Steve Longariello
5/15/2017 2:22 PM MST


Steve Longariello

5/14/2017 2:52 PM MST

The real problem in Arizona is the silent war going on between the locals and the many people who are moving to Arizona from other states. The Gov. of AZ will never admit to this. So I'll fill ya in.
Many of the people coming to live in Arizona are bigger than and more qualified, and educated than the typical Arizonian. This has outraged the locals who can not compete. Because of this the locals are attacking the out of state people and their efforts to live in Arizona. They are trying to get them to leave.
I have seen this with respect to all human matters in Arizona. Arizonians have become a nasty people with no respect for the law. Their administrators have permitted abuse of out of state children (you all remember that one) as well as other human abuses in all aspects of law and justice.
The teacher shortage in Arizona was caused by the locals in an effort to get the out of state people to leave. After the teachers left the Arizonians found the money for hiring teachers but claimed that they could not find qualified teachers. So what they did was take the money and hire unqualified locals
to cover the classroom.
IF YOU MOVED TO ARIZONA FROM ANOTHER STATE AND HAVE CHILDREN-DON'T SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. YOU WILL LATER REGRET IT. INSTEAD, BAND TOGETHER AND DEMAMD THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
IF YOU ARE A TEACHER FROM ANOTHER STATE, DON'T COME TO TEACH IN ARIZONA UNTIL FEDS TAKE OVER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ARIZONA. YOU WILL ALSO REGRET IT.
Don't let these nasty little Neanderthals interfere with your child's right to an appropriate education.
Steve J. Longariello

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Posted by Steve Longariello on 06/23/2017 at 11:01 AM

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