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Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

abortion is not a right despite what the Supreme Court says. It is murder of our children. It is the murder of unborn men and women in the womb. tell the government you will not spend money for abortion here or abroad if you're serious about women and caring about women. Nearly a million children a year since 1973 in this country and many many more worldwide. women have been sold a bill of goods by the abortion Lobby and Planned Parenthood about why they want 2 keep abortion rights. If you really care about women, stop supporting Planned Parenthood and support many of the other pro-life agencies that provide the same services that Planned Parenthood claims to provide but does not. There are many more agencies the can and do care about women and their medical needs. I applaud Congressman next Sally for standing against Planned Parenthood. I'm a 62 year old male with congenital physical disabilities. Life has been hard for me but I have loved and Been Loved by others. I have earned a living and paid taxes. I am glad that my parents did not have any desire to abort me or to kill me after I was born and they discovered I had for Disabilities I have. I am terrified at what feminists and the abortion Lobby have done in my lifetime. I am terrified at what they continue to insist on, right to abortion on demand without X exception. why don't feminists stand against abortion except in the most necessary cases? they used to say they wanted abortion to be rare and safe. they sure don't seem to want to say that anymore

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/15/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Why should Cong McSally say anything to you? The media is already decided whether the person is guilty or not. you all have a right to your opinion, but I shouldn't sure wouldn't want to be treated the way he's being treated right now. I sure would want to be treated the way I see you treat her and these newspaper columns and comment pages. We are all sinners before God we've all done things wrong and God will judge mr. Moore and Miss McSally. I am sick and tired of criminal cases being tried in the media with lack of full information.

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/15/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

You allowed back in Park Place yet?

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Posted by Peabo on 11/15/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Peabrain. Don't forget Bob Menendez. How's your " friend "Francis?

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Posted by CW13 on 11/15/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Well, that puts the Brian Terry Award right up there with the Roy Moore Outreach To Youth Certificate in terms of dignity.

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Posted by Peabo on 11/15/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Why would Martha McSally denigrate a fellow Republican who is about to be elected that will give her party more power in congress. Republicans would elect a baby rapist pedophile serial killer who eats his victims as long as it benefits the party power. Integrity and humanity do not exist in those conservatives and they only know how to control , they do not know govern.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 11/15/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

McScaredy is silently chicken again. She never weighs in until receiving Koch brother approved talking points. She hides for months on end from her constituents, who PAY HER SALARY. Rethuglicons have perfected the psychological abuse mechanism of GASLIGHTING-- denying the obvious truth of a situation, and instead viciously blaming the actual truth-tellers. McSacaredy pretends to advocate for women's issues but instead undermines women at every turn. Trump has perfected gaslighting and psychological projection, and now Roy Moore is following the same sick playbook. Grand Dragon Steve Bannon is also a master of these Orwellian techniques, and I'm sure he'll get a special Tucson welcome on Saturday when his reactionary billionaire sponsor's private jet lands in the Old Pueblo.

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Posted by Guy Keenan 1 on 11/15/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Danehy

"he says that the Civil War happened because the two sides refused to compromise. That's my last question. How exactly does one compromise on slavery? You just own people on the weekdays and give them the weekends off?"

Answer: Somehow, England and the rest of advanced civilization got rid of slavery without killing 600,000 people in a war. Its only recently that our deaths in other wars in total exceeded the civil war.

How exactly does one compromise on slavery? That's how. Peacefully. For example, the judiciary could have respected the state's rights of all the state's that moved to free the slaves much earlier.

"I get such a kick out of know-nothings who cry about being over-taxed (we're not) or how we have the highest taxes in the world (not even close)."

You are right, Europe has significantly higher taxes than we do, ever since President Reagan. But, since 1980, our employment has grown 60% while Europe's has only grown 26%. And, Europe's jobs were of much lower quality, fewer dollars per hour and fewer hours per week. Meanwhile, countries like New Zealand have significantly lower taxes than we do and are growing over 30% faster.

If we don't grow faster, Social Security is dead as we know it. It is projected for bankruptcy in 2029 even if we grow at 2.8%. Obama closed out with 2.0% in 2015 and 1.9% in 2016. Obama's growth rates add $29 trillion to the unfunded deficits of Social Security, meaning bankruptcy even faster than 2029.

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Posted by on 11/15/2017 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

UA ought to "ball up" and get rid of Chris Bannon.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/14/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations


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Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/14/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Here's the info on Steve Bannon's appearance in Tucson

"Stever Bannon will keynote a dinner benefiting the Brian Terry Foundation, established by the family of the Border Patrol agent killed in a 2010 gunfight with cartel operatives south of Tucson.

"Bannon will be presented with the Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award to mark Breitbart's reporting on the Fast and Furious probe of drug cartel straw buyers and gun-smuggling.

. . .

"Tickets are $50 and $125 for the dinner at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, which will be hosted by Fox News's William La Jeunesse.

"Previous speakers and honorees at the group's events include former U.S. Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Ron Barber, reporter Sharyl Attkisson, Rep. Darrell Issa, Gov. Doug Ducey, and BP Agent Eric Gough."

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Posted by David Safier on 11/14/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

I love these articles where liberals pretend to be outraged by the coarsening of our political discourse. In any event, looking forward to Bannon's speech at Star Pass on Saturday.

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Posted by Nathan K on 11/14/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Yes, I would like to know more about this award, who is presenting it, who provides it, and where it's being presented so we can get the news out there.

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Posted by Debra Curry on 11/14/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Weak. She is just trying to stay in office, she has yet to stand up for anything. I bet she has 10 consultants who vet everything she says. Stand up, do something, get controversial. Earn you keep.

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Posted by Gandalf the white on 11/14/2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Martha has repeatedly shown that she is not the same person that she was in the military.

She's flying high above any responsibility to her constituents on the ground and her moral compass is FUBAR.

She's got missile-lock on the money and if some of us are collateral damage -- oh well.

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Posted by sgsmith on 11/14/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

She said she wanted to be "a leader" on ridding the military of sexual assault, but then opposed reforms. There were House hearings yesterday on sexual assault in the Capitol - apparently that wasn't a priority for her either? We were promised a "woman warrior" - boy has she not lived up to the hype.

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Posted by Teresa Zimmerman 1 on 11/14/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Interesting to always note how she promotes "women" when it makes her look good, but her votes and positions don't back it up. We have a whole website dedicated to this.

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Posted by azlover on 11/14/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Who is giving this award?

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Posted by gcb1 on 11/14/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale

Bill Gates has put many hundreds of millions of dollars into education improvement schemes, with minimal success."

Wrong, absolutely, verifiably wrong.

In 2015, combined math and reading NAEP scores, under the overwhelming influence of "Race to the Top", a Bill Gates brainchild, went down for the first time ever.

your quote should read:

"Bill Gates has put many hundreds of millions of dollars into education improvement schemes, with negative results for almost the entire country and especially for minorities."

And, he still has not backed off from the policies that caused the downturn.

We also know the effect of computerization of schools. We have thousands of one to one schools, schools with a computer for every child. The effect is zero. The onus is on Gates to prove that his new approach is something that really works.

Gates should take a lesson from Plato's Socrates - "I know one thing, I know nothing."

Gate's work defining problems is brilliant but he appears brain-dead at making the correct conclusions about his data and implementing solutions. For example, his hundreds of millions of dollars he spent analyzing classrooms came up with amazing data showing that even the very best teachers have a huge variance in the quality of their classroom performance. Even they stink in a large percentage of their classroom hours.

We are a society that knows a lot about reducing variance in performance. The logical outcome of Gate's data would be a school district in which you very carefully pull random samples of classroom quality by wiring or wifi ing every classroom to a central point and providing teachers a positive feedback loop on quality.

Tucson Unified with their 40,000 or so hours of weekly teaching could be very accurately measured with a random sample of 300 hours. That's the beauty of statistics.

Right now, we rely on physical observation in the classroom to provide feedback on quality, voila- the dog and pony show that seldom reveal the problems needed to be worked on and solved.

Deming's rule number one for quality- get rid of inspection and go to random sampling.

And, you create a central support team whose job it is to support the hell out of those teachers to ensure that they are as prepared as possible every single hour.

We know what the consequences of such a system would be, a school district that improves 1 to 7 percent a year, depending on how effectively and positively you tied the system into performance pay.

Ten years from now, you would have a school district where over 90% of the interactions with students would be positive and teacher engagement would be over 90% and time on task would be over 90%. These are imminently achievable goals, not pie in the sky at all.

But, it can't be achieved overnight, people don't change quickly. But, with the right feedback loops, teachers will change and feel really good about being one of the very best if not the best.

You would have massive cultural resistance to this change unless you required the schools to volunteer. Then, very quickly teachers would be saying, why do they get to do it and not us?

Terrence Scott, a researcher in Kentucky, has done brilliant work showing that the typical classroom teacher operates in the failure zone with both low levels of teacher engagement and toxic levels of negativity in that relationship. David Garcia did similar studies showing incredibly low levels of time on task in Chicago Public schools for his post-graduate work in Chicago.

But, in traditional public education, nothing ever changes and you can be sure, Tucson Unified will lose another 500+ students this year.

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Posted by on 11/14/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Advent(ure) Calendar

The annual Messiah Sing-In is Monday, Nov. 27, 7 pm, Christ Community Church, Kenyon Drive.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/14/2017 at 10:51 AM

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