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Re: “Requiem For a Dream: An Artist and Migrant Trail Whisperer Erects Silent Monuments to Courage

This article is about human compassion-not immigration. So many on the right have none-as evidenced by some of the comments here.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/31/2019 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Skinny

The GOP just can't compete if more and more people vote. Thus, we get voter ID laws, making it hard to register, reducing the number of polling stations, cutting back on early voting, etc. All GOP ideas.

54 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 01/31/2019 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Rising Dough

"Prop. 126 prohibits the state and local governments from increasing tax rates..." No it doesn't. It prohibits the state and local governments from raising or imposing a tax on services. Since none exist that really has no practical effect.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/18/2019 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Interstate 10: A Personal History

What a memory blast. I've been travelling in between Phoenix and Tucson for over 50 years. I've eaten at Nickerson Farms when I was a kid. There was a trading post there that has since burnt down. An interesting article about them: https://bit.ly/2VNfGsF On the east bound side of I-10 just north of Picacho Peak there used to be a rest stop. It was pretty gross as it was served by a septic tank and had no water. It was torn down in the '80's I believe. I saw Tom Petty at Compton Terrace in the mid-80's. Its a BMX park now. Compton Terrace used to be in Tempe next to a theme park named Legend City. When it was torn down it moved to I-10. I saw the Grateful Dead at the Tempe location. Baseline Road used to be where civilization started when I first started traveling the road. The Campground Tierra Buena was an RV park and actually had a small golf course. It was all dirt and you get a foot square piece of fake grass to hit your ball off of. I stayed at the Picacho Peak hotel in the late '70's. We were on our way to Phoenix to see a concert (the Who I think) when we heard on the radio it was canceled. We decided to stay there instead of returning to Tucson. It wasn't bad.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/14/2019 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Island Asian

Wild Garlic made it work so I hope he can too. Its actually a pretty good location once it catches on.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/03/2019 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Calling It Quits

Before you call someone an idiot, you really shouldn't claim a 5 year old survey is accurate today because of what you see "in front of you..." Its not that hard to find recent surveys that are recent-like this one from 2018 where Tucson doesn't even make the top 38. https://bit.ly/2xecrjb. Or this one showing Tucson has added over 30,000 job in the last 10 years. https://bit.ly/2F4ZTAm. One thing that does require diligence is research. One thing that doesn't is insulting other people.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/03/2019 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Care Bare

Everybody gets an allowance? WTH does that mean?

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Posted by retrorv on 12/20/2018 at 1:09 PM

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