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Re: “Border Patrol Agents Bust Migrants Seeking Medical Aid at No More Deaths Desert Camp

"According to NMD, the group has had an unsigned written agreement with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol since 2013, with the federal agency pledging to not to interfere with the humanitarian camp that provides life-saving medical treatment to many migrants every year."

I find it hard to believe that anyone in authority at the Border Patrol would enter into any agreement -- signed/unsigned or verbal -- that is contrary to the rules, regulations and laws governing the agency's operations.

As for providing humanitarian aid, which is more humane: Providing an empty hope that those making this deadly journey will somehow reach their destination unscathed, or saving lives and returning people who have freely chosen to violate the law and borders of the United States.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/17/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “The Skinny

I remember Mike Hard from my years working at VNB! As my sister, Maryann Adams,and I have said: Mike is an all around good guy! He was fair, kind and always shared his work ethics of being the best person you can be. I'm proud to have worked with him.

Happy Father's Day
Debbie Bahrychuk

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Posted by Deb1az on 06/16/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Atomic Punk

^It is also worth mentioning that the Atomic Frog has a couple healthier options for those who are looking for that. You can get a salad or a veggie burger with salad instead of fries, and im 100% sure they would customize anything on their menu to fit your needs. If you don't want that type of food, there's a Safeway in the same plaza where you can whatever food you're allowed to have.

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Posted by Healthy person that happens to love the Atomic Frog on 06/16/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Atomic Punk

@Current-Arizonan: thanks a lot! :)

@Nutritionist: See, that's the thing. You can teach your kid what healthy eating looks like, and once your kid turns 18, then it's nobody's business what s/he puts into his/her body except that kid. The buck stops with the parent in these sorts of situations, and if you acknowledge that that responsibility ultimately rests with you, then that's good. Atomic Frog is not here to act in loco parentis. They are here to serve people who want to eat their food, and those customers will decide what is in their own best interests. Tucson has a fun and diverse food scene. Atomic Frog is not the only game in town, so if you or your offspring want healthier options, you can always go to a restaurant that specializes in those choices, like Lovin' Spoonfuls, Govindas, Ha Long Bay, etc. Nobody's putting a gun to your head. People agree to disagree on food preferences all the time.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/16/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Border Patrol Agents Bust Migrants Seeking Medical Aid at No More Deaths Desert Camp

Once they receive aid, how are they processed? If they allow them to travel on to the north illegally they should be held responsible for their death. This is insanity.

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Posted by I love legals on 06/16/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Not true. And many anti illegal entrants are not anti immigrant. The problem with your reasoning is that for some reason you have compiled all of each side into one convenient group. There are still legal immigrant (hopefuls) waiting patiently in line to be allowed entrance, while those you seem to want to help jump the line, sneak under the fence and claim citizenship because "they got here."

We have a system in place, you have just been convinced to ignore it.

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Posted by I love legals on 06/16/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Atomic Punk

It is a private business that sells hamburgers and ice cream. This isn't the school cafeteria. Chill. The. Fuck. Out.

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Posted by HumanBean on 06/16/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Wondering if these people who are so anti-immigrant are willing to go out into the fields and harvest
the many crops that these hard working labors do? Or wash dishes, mop floors?? These [so called]
illegal immigrants are essential to our economy. the only reason they are
[illegal] is because our federal government has become deadlocked and unable to improve our immigration policies.

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Posted by native daughter on 06/16/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Atomic Punk

If I could teach and urge my teenage kid to refrain from eating the type of unhealthy food that this restaurant offers to neighborhood high school students, then my future adult kid would thank me for having been a responsible parent. A person such as the foul mouthed mom above, is the kind of parent whose obese and diabetic adult son or daughter might one day resent for encouraging and approving some extremely poor adolescent dietary choices.

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Posted by Nutritionist on 06/16/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Standing O

Mark, just what are the guidelines these days. Used to be a plac had to be open three months before we wrote about it.

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Posted by Rita Connelly on 06/16/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Wow what an awesome story makes you want to go and hang out at the bar and get to know everybody and make it one of your own personal drinking destinations at least you'll feel safe with the bartender Isabelle hahaha

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Posted by Guy on 06/16/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Atomic Punk

@nutritionist
Sucks to be your kid.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 06/16/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

What is the daily star?

Sorry, that was for Emil.

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Posted by An Angel gets His Wings on 06/16/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Obon To Offer Sushi, Ramen, Steam Buns and Craft Cocktails Starting Thursday (MENU)

feels good knowing that Obon is still open :)

Posted by Sab on 06/16/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Trial Over TUSD's Mexican American Studies to Begin in Tucson June 26

Interesting. Re-reading Safier's piece, I note that he writes, "A lawsuit was filed" in response to the State Department of Ed ruling / TUSD Board decision, and after the judge's ruling did not get the result the filers of the suit wanted, Safier writes, "The lawyers working on the suit appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court..."

101 level composition courses warn about the "hide the agent" feature of the passive voice. ("A lawsuit was filed"... BY WHOM?) Also suspect: failures to specify name / affiliation of parties in a case: "The lawyers working on the suit": who would they be?

When attorneys are involved, always find out who they are and, more importantly, who is paying them.

Perhaps Safier will do some research to provide the background for his next blog piece: what is the "wealthy foundation" behind the case; who provided and / or provides its funding; who makes decisions about how its funds are allocated; why was this case selected as a funding target?

But don't hold your breath on that. Safier's "follow the money" instincts seem to taper off into nothingness when it comes to who is funding initiatives originating on his side of the political fence. Cf. the 2016 TUSD Board elections and his MIA coverage of the well-documented, serious matter of the ESI marketing exec donations VS. copious crap-quality speculative coverage of the supposed motives of donors to TUSD Kids First, e.g.:
https://m.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/10/10/more-on-the-financial-backers-of-tusd-kids-first

Whatever the case, Safier is right about one thing: this trial will be worth watching. How do our local and state level institutions function and what is the quality of oversight and decision-making in the "education" system some families in Southern Arizona must use?

We already know the answer, but why not accumulate more evidence? Great material for a book-length treatment. The genre would be farce.

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Posted by Caveat emptor. on 06/16/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Atomic Punk

Of course I do Sammy!

Stop me when I'm passing by.

All my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy.

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Posted by I'm Your Ice Cream Man on 06/16/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Atomic Punk

Hey atomic punk, do you know the ice cream man....

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Posted by Red Rocker on 06/16/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Interesting to see not a word about his passing in the daily star....they must have heard what Fanzi said about them over the years lol...

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Posted by danehick sux on 06/16/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Don't Forget the Coop

Why care about the golf courses?

Unless of "course" you're playing them in AZ.

But your username is Ex-Arizonan.

So, do you play elsewhere?

From what I understand, time permitting, Alice plays on a course in every city he visits.

It doesn't matter, Alice is still a worldwide phenomenon.

Not to mention an Arizona legend.

But I didn't mention that.

(Wink) ;o)

DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/16/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week

Hellyeah!

Hell no!

Listen to Pantera if you want to hear Vinnie Paul in a worthy band.

Hellyeah isn't worthy.

RIP Dime!

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Posted by Pantera, even Damageplan, is more worth your time on 06/16/2017 at 8:19 AM

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