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

Nobody talks about the scattering, divisive effect of giving every kid a machine and an IEP. Everyone learns what they want. Finally there's no common inheritance, no common knowledge that every American should know. I think this is the secret goal. Subversion is its name.

Bruce Deitrick Price

Posted by educatt on 11/20/2017 at 6:39 PM

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

I thought the BP agents were shot and killed. Turns out they were beaten to death with boulders. Let's catch the killers.

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Posted by Jonathon K on 11/20/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you for this article!!! I used to see Arthur everyday at the corner of Golf Links & Marc St when I was taking my son to school or picking him up from school. I hadn't seen him in such a long time and think about him every time I pass that corner. I always think I hope nothing has happened to him. And now I know.

Posted by Margie Herreras on 11/20/2017 at 1:03 PM

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

How ironic people are defending illegals on the day after an illegal bashed one of our Border Patrol agents head in with a rock. I call that time to end illegal immigration in the US as we know it.

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Posted by AZPAUL on 11/20/2017 at 12:07 PM

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

Kelli Ward and Steve Bannon. You can't make up this level of lunacy, using each other. They dont care one iota about the people of Arizona, the people are just suckers, and pawns for their ambitions, and Michael Ward's ambitions.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 11/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

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

ON APRIL 10, 2006, MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO...

15 brave community activists had the GUTS to enter Armory Park to confront 15,000 rabid "pro-raza" open border zealots, declare their support for "the wall" and American sovereignty, and burn 2 Mexican flags in spite of wide-spread republican, democrat and community support for decades old "Open Border Policy" to wit:

"To aid and abet, entice and invite and to otherwise encourage the illegal entry of impoverished Mexican citizens for economic and political exploitation."

And yet these 15 have received no support or acknowledgement from the community for having the courage to stand up in 2006 when it really mattered!!

Trump didn't define and create the issue which elected him, We few here in Arizona did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUSrLBt521…

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Posted by KitWarden on 11/20/2017 at 10:49 AM

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

"The hotel and fast food industries have ridden the gravy train for years with this strategy and made a *lot* of money."

One of the leaders in this practice is Mr. Trump himself. He brings in all manner of immigrants, bypassing the proper rules of the system. The reason being that he can pay them low wages, giving himself bigger profits. How convenient.

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Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 11/20/2017 at 9:56 AM

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

I am struck by the irony of Breitbart News having the courage to pursue the federal government gun running program, and then when the family of a BP agent killed in the line of duty, awards said newsman, the leftist apologists attack him personally. And the cherry on top is that it all happens on the day when two more BP agents are shot (1 dead) by illegal entrants at the border.

It would be more accurate to charge you as accomplices to murder. I just used a little bit of your own logic.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

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

The Brian Terry Foundation smeared themselves, and Brian Terry's name, when they invited this racist P.O.S. to our community.

But in some ways, it makes perfect sense. Multiple independent investigations have shown the U.S. Border Patrol to be a profoundly racist institution. It pervades the agency, from the policy decisions at the highest level right down to the individual actions of far too many of the agents on the ground. The ingrained culture is to demonize Mexican immigrants and treat them as the enemy.

From the question of which immigrant demographic to persecute right down to the brown teenager that gets shot in the back as he's running away, this agency brings shame upon the U.S. and threatens our core constitutional values of liberty for all. Considering that, Steve Bannon--a.k.a. Joseph Goebbels--is the perfect spokesperson.

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Posted by skinnyman on 11/20/2017 at 9:36 AM

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

Glad Trump was elected because he will enforce immigration laws! Enforcing U.S Immigration laws and deporting Illegal Aliens is not racist ! The U.S lets in 1 Million immigrants a year! Instead of Mexicans and the Open border group calling people racist because they come to he U.S Illegally steal SSN and IDs (both Felonies) cost the U.S $135 Billion a year , overcrowd schools and hospital they should try respecting U.S laws and stop breaking into they U.S 73% of Illegal Alien households use 1 or more forms of welfare

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Posted by ub2bad2 on 11/20/2017 at 8:28 AM

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

Trying to dress up white nationalism by calling it a jobs program is the work of Bannon.... and people like him need to be called out for it. Bannon doesn't care about the families of dead BP agents, except that he can use that issue to further his case for discriminating against Mexicans. The Terry Foundation should acknowledge that...

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Posted by Cascabel on 11/20/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

The writer is remarkably gifted. It is one of the most compelling pieces I have ever read. Pure poetry and at the same time introducing us to a fascinating human being whom our hearts go out to. I am drawn to Arthur even though I dont live in Arizona and I have never seen nor heard of him. Thank you for enlarging my knowledge of the human condition. It is a lovely piece.

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Posted by Bernadine Schockmel on 11/20/2017 at 7:24 AM

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

High immigration rates destroy the working class by keeping wages at rock bottom and stressing infrastructure. Voters are waking up to this fact and they don't want welfare, they want jobs.

Low wage industries have managed to keep people blind to this fact by a tried and true tactic of massive campaign contributions along with dividing the electorate. They have managed to paint anyone who suggests lowering immigration (legal or illegal) as a Nazi and somehow un-American. This has kept workers on the left from waking up to their own interests. Republican politicians can mostly be bought just with the campaign contributions. They throw their base a meaningless bone on illegal immigration enforcement once in a while while keeping immigration rates high. Trump exposed their duplicity and won the presidency by doing it.

The hotel and fast food industries have ridden the gravy train for years with this strategy and made a *lot* of money. We're on our way to half a billion people in our lifetimes unless Congress actually passes meaningful legislation slowing the flow.

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Posted by bslap on 11/20/2017 at 6:59 AM

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.

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

Re: “Tucson Salvage

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

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

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.

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

Re: “Tucson Salvage

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

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

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

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