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Re: “Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón

Regarding review from 04/09/2014 on Living History Days, "No mention of the Apaches?" 1) Talk to docents and any of the historical interpreters, look at posted info and books in the shop; 2) Yes, the Tucson Weekly staff could post a bit more; 3) Other mention and historical interpretation depend on having more volunteers do more work-- we are full up and many cover other sites and events as well--but could use more people; perhaps some descendants of "Manzo" Apache might serve--or others with serious interest--let us know.

Posted by Aaron Johnson on 02/08/2017 at 10:35 AM

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Re: “The Skinny

Regarding "Never trust a communist" ad comments: Yes, the ad was cheap and misleading, but for comments Cascabel "throwback to the cold war" and Ic69hunter "bogeyman the democrats made out of Putin and Russia"--These statements really show shared thinking. Reminds me of 2016 and millions of liberals/progressives/democrats suddenly discovering and complaining about Moscow-directed information-manipulation campaigns. Big whooping surprise after decades of mostly dismissals or buy-ins to Soviet propaganda. And since 2016, millions of conservatives/rightists/republicans dismissing Russian interference as a hoax, and often mouthing memes created by troll-factories sponsored by the FSB or GRU. Revelatory, not good for America, but very united.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 06/06/2020 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Earth Day 2020: Moving Into a More Sustainable Future Post COVID-19

A few notes on moving into a more sustainable future post Covid-19, and on EarthDay.org's 11-things-to-do:
Yes, nb. paragraph five, do be wary of "too good to be true" stories", and teach how to be wary.
EarthDay.org list of 11 actions:
1) Go plant-based and compost: Yes, canned and dry-stored foods for meals, more home prep, perhaps more common meals, shared. Composting--individuals and families, practice more gardening, put time into a small garden plot--invest some time and money in a community garden if do not have a yard.
2) Reading over Streaming...yes, but wordage here implies printed material does not emit carbon--refer back on "too good to be true"--this is silly, gets seen by political people you don't like and turned into memes on the internet. So also, practice science by jumping on EarthDay.org and others when they publish happy thoughts that are counterproductive to reality.
3) Support a political candidate [also see #2 above on counterproductive happy thoughts], and for "candidate you like and want to succeed" see "too good to be true" teach all people reasoning. Also, don't vote for Greens unless they are rabidly hostile to real socialism and/or oligarchy--nb. Jill Stein in Moscow also with General Flynn and Vladimir Putin--How has that worked out for enviromentalism?
4) lemons...disinfectants, Yes, doing that with my own citrus.
5) Switch to green power: yes, pressure utilities [I've seen more solar panels around Indianapolis than hear, sheeshh.] But on " too good to be true", utilities need power minimums and surge capacity for industries and the public. Also, blurb omitted reduction of use such as by heat-blocking or retention, for example shade-structures and passive makeshift solar water heaters.
6) Share your stuff if you can--yes, do it.
7) Take stock and make stock--yes, but is it worth the time and energy?
8) Volunteer for Earth Day--yes, advocate for nuclear power, especially to emulate France's centralized system for long-term energy security, safety and maintenance.
9) Do an eco-friendly activity--no matter your age-- Research these, could add some.
10) Start a garden exchange--Yes! Also, buy into a CSA (community supported agriculture). I will be passing around my peach harvest.
11) Keep your body moving--Yes! Exercise daily--at least a walk with weights; No gym?--Do six-count burpees. Are you a hunter?--Switch from firearms, and train with atlatl or boar-spear--and practice walking/running down animals to exhaustion.

Posted by Aaron Johnson on 04/22/2020 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Danehy

Reply to Donald T. post above.
"Trump's ban in allowing Chinese to enter the US" came late, and was a point source ban on flights originating in particular PRC (People's Republic of China) airports, and not from neighboring countries, and also not from Europe where many Chinese citizens had traveled to and from, including Wuhan. And the ban excepted a number of European countries, with citizens who had traveled to and from the PRC, including Wuhan. This abysmal discrepancy in safety measures drove the charges of racism; those charges of racism may be inappropriate, as could be coming from incompetent posing and not from any racial animosity.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 04/17/2020 at 4:53 AM

Re: “Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón

A reminder to Tucson Weekly staff--The Presidio Museum charges a fee, $5 for adults, less for kids (check the website or facebook page). Per plan, the City of Tucson gradually stepped down monetary support to zero, and the Tucson Presidio Trust took up costs of historical interpretation, daily and particular events [The city owns and maintains the property; the trust runs events.]

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/12/2019 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Check, Please

If without providing additional funding for investigation, enforcement, and penalization, this measure will hardly prevent any violence. If the measure's intent is an initial step for future severe restriction, the marketing of it is generating resistance to any additional regulation, so is self-defeating.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/12/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Local Police Agency Tightens Gun Safety Rules

So, local governments and citizens, liberals and conservatives, have all held low or no expectations for law enforcement officers for decades. Thank you, this helps me see what standards the public holds (not least any and most every member of any advocates of gun control and RKBA.)
Lesson to be learned? Regarding professionalism, you are mostly on your own, the public does not care--except after the fact, for 2-3 minutes.

Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/30/2018 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Hopeful. But, some notes. 1) I hope that instead of just signing up online with "Giffords, Moms Demand Action or Everytown" and just repeating talking points, they would actually organize groups in calling campaigns and protest walks. 2) These groups' infrastructure will not "put wind in the sails of the students' message to our elected officials"--unless those kids and you all continuously, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly put your own lives into using those groups to broadcast--instead of just being part of a mutual back-patting society. 3) Please, talk to actual gun owners and members of RKBA groups, instead of just talking to or at the chumps speaking for the NRA. 4) Jump on gun-control advocates who stick their feet in their mouths, such as Joseph Biden--not doing so can cost elections.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 03/03/2018 at 10:40 AM

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