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Re: “Guest Opinion

You forgot to mention that the Koch brother's father was an avid racist and devout follower of the John Birch Society of which he was a founding member. If the Koch's do anything that seems beneficial to you on the face of it you can bet your azz that they are stealing something from you out the back door. Look at the way the Koch's stole from the Native American oil reserves on the reservation. They told their drivers to lie about the amount of oil that was taken from the ground and under report it. Consequently the Koch's stole MILLIONS of DOLLARS from Native Americans. When one of the brothers was asked why he did it since he was already a BILLIONAIRE he just replied,"Because I can!!" That in essence is the way that most wealthy people treat those who are not. Don't trust them regardless of the velvety smooth chocolate lies that hiss between their poison fangs.

27 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Beneal Good on 10/12/2017 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Libertarians obsess about potential tyranny from government and ignore the tyranny and coercion that citizens face every day from increasingly powerful corporations and other private interests. It is an intellectually narrow and incomplete view. Wise public policy is focused on serving the public good; libertarian dogma purposefully ignores this.

36 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Tom Rhodes on 10/12/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Try telling the truth of why the father Koch became onvolved? He went to Russia in the 1930s to build refineries, befriended many communists and then became witness to the purges. His friends taken away in the middle of the night to be shot in the back of the head.

Russian archives show documents detailing plans to kill tens of thousands in these purges with Salins notes in the margins, "not dnough."

The Russian "handker" assigned to Koch detailed their plans to infiltrate America and do the same thing here. In the United States intellectual elites thought it ever so chic to be Stalin's "fellow travelers" all the way into the 70s. Now they are just open and blatant about it.

12 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 10/12/2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

NOT for the FIRST time, but..... I agree with everything "El Mexicano" said about Senor Flores!

Now, for the important stuff: When making chile and beans I use pinto, black and red beans and six large jalapenos, cut into pieces, with ALL the seeds in with the beans and chile pieces.

Alejandro tortillas seem to be the best "supermarket" tortillas I can find.

Any preguntas?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 10/12/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

Well Steve are you suggesting that the state fix our potholes, because you can't seem to figure it out?

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Jonathon K on 10/12/2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Afraid to tell me where?

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/11/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Hey, tiger. I left a little something for you on another comment thread. xoxo

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 10/11/2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Obviously a typo. That still doesn't answer my question. That's O.K. Peabrain, his "friend" Miss Francis and dozens and dozens of other anonymous dislikers couldn't either. How sad.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/11/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Nothing again but insults. We know why. No solutions.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/11/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

bsinn, Where do you think the money comes from for Charter Schools.? Typical Republican, too stupid to comprehend that the Tax Payer who owns property is indirectly paying for Charter Schools. But then maybe you are just one of tRump's Russian Commie Hackers trying to thrown fuel on the fire. If you ignorant conservatives would get your heads out of Faux Snooze's azz maybe you would realize that you know very little information about a lot of situations and problems.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Beneal Good on 10/11/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Many programs opt to forego traditional advertising, and instead provide incentives to everyday people who help spread the word about excellent programs.

This marketing strategy is a more efficient way of money use, especially for those on a limited budget -- instead of spending millions on a Superbowl ad -- incentives based advertising reaches the audience that is more likely to use the services.

P.S. Public School Districts use portions of their budget (from state funds) to pay for Individuals who promote their School District -- they are called Media Relations Specialists (or something similar).

Public School Districts also lock themselves into contracts with vendors that result in $5 reams of paper, rather than paying $1 from a non-approved vendor during Back-to-School Sales.

Finally, Public School Districts *do* have the option of expelling students, and choosing who they accept -- for example, students must take admission tests for entering TUSD's University High.

Yes, we should be mindful about losing services for the poorest of the poor due to lack of proper funding; we should also be mindful that we should be reviewing spending practices to assure they the best. We should not be afraid of trying new marketing strategies that benefit stakeholders.

Incentive spending is not the problem. Let us identify the real problem, and find real solutions:

Let us educate our children, and teach them about attitude, creativity, vision, and courage. This will improve young minds.

#OurTucson #OurChildren #OurFuture #InvestInOurFuture

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by FeliciaChew19 on 10/11/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Since Charters don't have the benefit of the monopoly power of tax payer supported public schools, I guess they have to try harder. As any marketer knows, getting trial is not hard, but it doesn't pay out if triers don't become loyalists. So the real question is do they get better grades than they deserve to get them to stay ?

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by bsinn on 10/11/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Film On Poisoned U.S. Soldiers Coming To Loft

I agree with skinnyman. I wish a celebrity would take a knee and bring awareness to the criminal negligence our own Dept of Defense gets away with all the time.

People are more outraged at football players using their right to peacefully protest social injustice that is happening in America. They claim disrespect for veterans which is ridiculous since our veterans have fought for our rights to peacefully protest. These same people enraged about kneeling don't say a word about the blatant DISRESPECT the Dept of Defense and the VA show their soldiers EVERY DAY!!!

Using burn pits and lying about it is criminal. Someone needs to be charged with needlessly killing thousands and thousands of our men and women in uniform. That won't happen though. Too much money going into the pockets of too many of our politicians.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan Weber Zeier on 10/11/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

A rose by at other name....
A rose by at other name....

Nope. Still don't get it.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by El Caudillo on 10/11/2017 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Kirkpatrick Wins EMILY's List Nod in Race Against U.S. Rep. McSally

I have a whole lot more faith in Maggie's List endorsements: http://www.maggieslist.org/about

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Phild on 10/10/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

And then there is this:

"I believe it is an oversight to attack BASIS, where children are not required to pass prerequisite exams to enroll, similar to those found in the Tucson Unified School District.

Having had direct experience working at both Rincon High School and University High School, I prefer that all children be provided with a rigorous curriculum and with the services and supports needed to succeed, rather than substandard and sub-par systems that deny students of what I believe is a free and appropriate education."

http://tucson.com/opinion/local/rose-hamway-basis-does-right-by-special-education-students/article_2d327ff5-4b01-5424-acdc-cc6edf28a3ee.html

Doing what TUSD can't seem to get done.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/10/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Kirkpatrick Wins EMILY's List Nod in Race Against U.S. Rep. McSally

I agree with the posters above. Kirkpatrick did not seem to do a great job of representing the interests of the majority citizens in CD1, the Dine (Navajo/Apache).

Much like Barber's long list of compromising on key social programs like reducing unemployment benefits after the Lehman crash in 2008, or drug testing for welfare recipients. His endorsement almost encourages me to look elsewhere for a candidate!

If CD2 is going to elect a democrat, they are going to have to offer something more than "McSally light" and Clinton-era policy, or democrats won't bother showing up to the polls as usual.

Which is all to say that following the lead of the democratic establishment has been a great recipe for electing republicans this decade. I hope they keep up their 'great' work...

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by desertrat on 10/10/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Gonna answer my question or just keep calling me names? Maybe your " friend" Francis will help you out.

2 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/10/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

I owe you an apology, CW13. I misspoke earlier when I said I thought you were an idiot. I meant to say I know you're an idiot.

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 10/10/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Kirkpatrick Wins EMILY's List Nod in Race Against U.S. Rep. McSally

"the D.C. establishment is coming together to back Kirkpatrick" Wonderful. And we all know the backing of establishment Democrats means everything. You can't make this stuff up. It's sad that the Democrats have learned nothing from 2016 or from the preceding eight years when they lost 1,000 seats at all levels of government nationwide. Ann Kirkpatrick's website is a joke - no positions, a short video with a lot of empty platitudes. People are tired of 'lesser of two evils' choices in elections. As I said when she ran against McCain, her role in the insidious Oak Flat land swap disqualified her for me. Unless the Democrats nominate a Progressive - Matiella and Wheeler have both posted some Progressive policy positions on their websites - we are likely to see a second term for McSally.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kash Minbar on 10/10/2017 at 11:50 AM

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