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Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

You originally said, Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." Now you say he paid $1.85 million in 2015 and extrapolated his entire tax payments over 40 years, though how you can do that is a mystery to me, and you called the $74 million you say he paid "a rounding error." To recap, first he paid nothing, then he paid $74 million, which is the same as nothing. I have to say, your ability to admit you were wrong and say you weren't wrong astounds me.


You are joing right? Really, really joking? You find out that Warren Buffett hasn't paid one penny on the dollar, not even 1/10 of a penny on the dollar of his fortune while every year advocating for more taxes and small businesses that compete with his businesses and you defend him?


Not one penny on the dollar. That's what he has paid. Can you do math? Can you multiply by 40 working years. Can you divide by 81,000,000,000, as in $81 billion dollars?

He is in the zero tax bracket advocating for more taxes on people paying:

28% federal + 12.4% Social Security + 2.9% Medicare + 5% state + 5% sales + 10% regulatory load

Pretty pathetic David.

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Posted by on 11/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I pass him every day too. Glad to hear that he is alright and taken care of. I have waved and made eye contact with him. What a wonderful soul. Thank you for telling us his story.

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Posted by Natalie Nannette Broadhead on 11/18/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you so much for sharing. Im So glad to hear that he opened up more to you than we were able to get out of him. My husband worked around the area where Arthur stands and Ive always been fascinated and curious to why and how he could just stand there staring for hours. On one cold winter night as we were driving by after grabbing dinner we saw Arthur doing what he always does, but he had no jacket on and hands in pocket as if he was cold. So we drove past him to the Walgreens on the corner and bought him a jacket and a beanie and came back to were he was standing and tried to talk to him but he kept walking further away as we got closer so I told him that we had a jacket for him that it was too cold for him to be out here in just a T-shirt but as I got down to give it to him he kept telling me no thank you! no thank you! as he kept walking. I didnt want to persue it, but I did tell him we had some food and then he stopped. I said are you hungry? and he shook his head yes! We gladly handed him our food left from dinner. I told him to have a good night and as we drove off I saw him open the box and start eating it as he kept walking. Our encounter with him was very humbling and beautiful. I always look forward to seeing Arthur standing on the corner, it always puts a smile on my face.

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Posted by Yvette Redondo Lazos on 11/18/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I've seen him around town for years as I'm driving home from work each day, and have always wondered and worried about him. I'm glad that he's okay and has care. Thanks so much for this article -- beautiful work.

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Posted by Whitney Weldon on 11/18/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Amen, AZ/DC. Amen.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/18/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I'm very emotional right now god bless Arthur he was at golf links road before hadn't seen him for about a year. Glad to see him ill stop by not much he will say but glad too hear is ok .

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Posted by Albert Pacheco on 11/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Arthur is certainly a gatekeeper between worlds. How he sees life and the beauty in simple things is awesome. Reminds me that I need to smell the roses in my own life. Good piece of journalism here. Tired of hate and crime. Humanity is precious.

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Posted by R. Smythington III on 11/18/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Dave, in your first paragraph your description of what you like about Facebook fits how I see and use Facebook. Then you go into a rant about Zuckerberg and attack his character because Facebook is in business to make a buck. That's capitalism and entrepreneurism, from which we, at least most of us humans, have greatly benefited. Facebook is less than perfect, but what would be perfect for you, would not necessarily be perfect for me. To totally personalize Facebook would require a very complex algorithm, probably not worth the cost to develop. I don't have problem with Facebook as it is, particularly since it's free and optional, i.e., not required viewing. And if one anticipates propaganda and misinformation, and deals with it accordingly, what's problem.

Regarding "Biggest waste of time on this planet is Facebook", no, vacuuming the carpet is the biggest waste of time; it just gets dirty again.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DennyG on 11/18/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Typical over-reaction by pro-abortion responders. Why don't you care more for your fellow women, why do you keep resisting any attempt to make it rare?

I am not against birth control, except when you want to use abortion, or the morning after pill, which in the case of abortion actually kills a human being oh, the majority of which are women, and then the case of the morning after pill which doesn't always prevent pregnancy but May kill an implanted unique human being in its mother's uterus.

I am not trying to control women. I'm trying to get them to reconsider their point of view on abortion and to control themselves. you claim to want abortion to be safe and rare? what are you actually doing to make that happen? most abortions are not necessary. They are convenience or imposed by force by parents or peer pressure. why won't you acknowledge that if you care about women? why won't you actively work to cut back on the number of abortions? if you have a right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, why don't the children you conceive have the same rights?

the founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist according to her own words. She believed that white races were Superior to others. the number one killer of black people is abortion. how many people have been killed in the womb who might have lived 2 come up with answers to our real problems? how many aborted children would have had a life such as the one you are currently enjoying?

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/18/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thanks for this! I see Arthur almost every day and every time I drive by Swan / 5th I look for him and wonder about his story. Glad to put a name to the face.

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Posted by Ari William Lieberman on 11/18/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Actually, the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision explicitly says that if it could be proven that life begins at conception oh, then the right to abortion on demand would collapse, because the child would have a right to life. We knew in 1973 and we know now when life begins according to biology: life clearly begins at conception with a new set of chromosomes donated by both the father and mother. why do you choose not to believe this and to accept the implications of it. Currently abortion on demand shows that abortion is not rare, and the recent deaths at abortion clinics prove it is not safe for the mother. it is by definition not safe for The Unborn Child.

people are not animals. If you cannot care for a child or don't watch children then you shouldn't have unprotected sex. many women who have been raped have chosen to keep their children. there are men and women who are willing to adopt children who are unwanted by their biological parents. there is no reason for most abortions other than selfishness. If you have a health issue you can still get an abortion even if we don't have abortion on demand in all cases. the reasons that are held up to say that abortion is necessary on demand without exception are no longer valid if they ever were.

this is not just a religious issue, it should be a moral View and a legal for anyone who claims to care about women or men. Justice they were wrong in the Civil War when saying that black people weren't people they were property, the Supreme Court is wrong in its 1973 Roe versus decision. don't need Planned Parenthood unlimited abortion on demand for women to have Healthcare provided to them. There are plenty of others agencies that can use that money to expand their services to women without funding abortion. why are you not in favor of that?

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/18/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Beautiful. I often wondered. I will say hello next time.

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Posted by azlover on 11/18/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Always look forward to Tucson Salvage and this is one of my very favorites. How much better would the world be if we set aside our own narrative and just listened - to the wind, to the traffic, to each other. Thank you, Brian, for reminding us all of the beauty and wisdom that awaits when we close our mouths and open our ears.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 11/18/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you so much for sharing. My daughter and I have wondered about his life story and his well being. We are all in such a routine in our lives that when we see someone just standing still, watching time pass by, we are either curios or suspicious. Some of us are sincerely concerned. God Bless Arthur! A simple man just listening and watching as the rest of us rush and chase the all mighty dollar and what we perceive to be the dream. Im sure he could teach us all things from his years of watching us! Who is really watching whom?
Im sure many have asked... how can we help? Food? Clothes? Blankets? Mattresses? Anything. He appears to be a humble man but the cold takes a beating on the body. Please let us know if we can help him and his roommates?
Hope to hear a response,
Sincerely, Starr

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Posted by Estrella Aguilar Martinez on 11/17/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you for this heartfelt article. I used to live in the neighborhood and see Arthur everyday. I worried when he would stand for hours in the hot sun and wondered if he had sunscreen for his bald head. Drove by and gave him some one day and wondered if he used it. The only times I felt sorry for Arthur is when I saw him standing in the rain. It's nice to hear he is being well taken care of. Thank you Brian for curing our curiosity.

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Posted by Valerie Stanley on 11/17/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Wonderful to know more about this gentleman. My husband and I see him daily and when I don't see him out there I worry. I'm also very happy to finally know his name. Always wondering if he's ok and now I know he's simply enjoying life in his own way. Thank you!

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Posted by Marisela Dominguez-Govan on 11/17/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Javarita Coffeehouse Presents Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Excellent concert this evening. Thank you so much.

Posted by Jan Carrie Steven on 11/17/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I've seen this fellow standing, looking at traffic on Swan many times. I've been tempted to stop and talk to him. I'm glad you did.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 11/17/2017 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you for this story! Arthur is a part of our daily commute. I am so glad to know he is taken care of. We often see him with a snack while watching traffic like many watch tv in the afternoon, now I know we are his curiosity as much as he is ours.

21 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by VLAZARO on 11/17/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

He lives near my parents. Ive seen cops pulling up and harassing him on a couple different occasions. Dude is chill. He doesnt want any problems. Just wants to do his thing.

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Posted by Doug Dilly on 11/17/2017 at 7:05 PM

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