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There goes the Bully-Boy again. What Psychology Today says about bullying:

"What Is Bullying?
"Bullying is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, specifically those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully. Bullying is not garden-variety aggression; it is a deliberate and repeated attempt to cause harm to others of lesser power. It's a very durable behavioral style, largely because bullies get what they want, at least at first. Bullies are made, not born, and it happens at an early age, if the normal aggression of 2-year-olds isn't handled with consistency."

Sounds like a childish male thing at the Weakly.

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Posted by AVL on 06/06/2019 at 9:06 AM

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Hey, She'sGottaGo -- What's the body count at Tucson Local Media over the same time period? Let me know.

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Posted by AVL on 05/24/2019 at 6:18 AM

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There goes the bully-boy again --

What Is Bullying ??
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their powersuch as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularityto control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

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Posted by AVL on 05/23/2019 at 10:07 AM

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Speaking of kissing asses, dear editor, aren't those your lip imprints on Chuck's butt?

And speaking of bullshit factories, will the Weakly ever become the paper it once was, willing to offend the Pima power structure? Not a word -- not one -- about plans to destroy the Avra Valley with a new $7.6 billion Interstate 11 and the public meetings this week. Too much of that green stuff floating around the office maybe.

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Posted by AVL on 05/09/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “The Foilies 2019

You missed the one closer to home -- the MOU-in-progress that will allow the Arizona Dept. of Transportation to self-monitor all environmental regulation required by the National Environmental Protection Act. It's call a "NEPA Assignment" and the comment period just closed -- with 29 opposed, 7 in favor and one "yes, but...." What this means specifically for Tucson and Pima County is that both an Avra Valley Interstate 11and it's companion Sonoran Corridor -- both in the final stages of Tier 1 Environmental Impact Studies, will have no federal supervision for the Tier 2 part, where 2000' corridors are narrowed down to 400' highways, with interchanges, etc. It's putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop, but with clean water, clean air, noise, wildlife, and safe communities on the firing line.

Not to mention enriching certain real estate speculators who are big-time political campaign contributors. The Sonoran Corridor will, as ADOT has set it out, give Don Diamond's planned 3200 acre Swan Southlands/Verano development a free access highway. At our expense.

I am kind of surprised that this was left out since information was sent to the Weakly's editor along with the rest of the local media who chose to ignore it -- the Pima County Establishment wants I-11 and the Sonoran Corridor, the better to -- as their Business Case argues -- attract US companies back from China to... Mexico, where wages are lower, and to encourage R&D in the US with manufacture and assembly in... Mexico. But the editor is probably too busy thinking up his next hit piece on Supervisor Miller and her staff to deal with this stuff. There was a time when the Weakly actually cared about our communities and our people -- maybe too much "green stuff"...?

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Posted by AVL on 03/14/2019 at 7:32 AM

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Please send the royalty check to Democracy Now! But since you've opened the Weakly's comments so widely, here's my last ADI article, so readers can judge for themselves rather than just get innuendo and gossip:

Pima County Administrator (and Avra Valley I-11 champion) Charles Huckelberry has proposed to the Pima County Board of Supervisors that property taxes from the General Fund be used for priority road repairs in the next budget. He says that most repairs will not be in the cities, but in rural Pima County. Much of the proposed $53+ million would go to roads designated as recreational gateways for tourists.

Actual resident city-dwellers, according to news reports, are not happy with paying out for projects that do not directly benefit them. For working folks who live in double-wides out in the boonies because they couldnt afford the city, that might sound okay, but a review of the plans shows little to nothing for them either. Huckelberry states: No local roads within the area of Pima County would qualify unless identified as a recreational gateway. (Emphasis added.) Most of the proposed seals and overlays seem to be in more upscale East and North suburban areas.

1) No dirt roads will be on the list ever. I live in Picture Rocks, where most roads are dirt.

2) Most of Picture Rocks Road a main way to jobs, shopping, town, I-10, etc. gets a Do Nothing call. This is also the road many tourists take to visit Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson and other area attractions. That seems a flaw in Huckelberrys Help the Tourists argument. Anti-I-11 activists suspect retaliation for the local residents strong and vocal campaign to keep the Huckelberry Highway from destroying communities, jobs and wildlife. The County Administrator has long-championed an Avra Valley I-11 in opposition to a BOS resolution opposing it.

3.West Rudasill Road, from Sandario to Tula, is not on the list. Local residents have taken to filling in the gaping pot holes themselves.

4.Little Tula Road, between Picture Rocks and Rudasill Roads springs big potholes with every rain and is repaired almost monthly is not on the list either. Tula Road is a bit of a shortcut for those who live in the south part of our 10,000 person community heading for Picture Rocks Road, going over the hill to work and shop. But I forgot, this is a take from the taxpayers to help the tourists proposal.

See the memo and list (with his recommendations in the right-side column), at: http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/S….

According to the Stars Joe Ferguson in a February 5 story, Board of Supervisors Chair Richard Elias and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, with a large rural constituency, have questions and are not yet backing the plan. Bronson said she is feeling a lot of heat from her many rural constituents.

Supervisor Steve Christy, on the other hand, likes the Huckelberry plan. The position of Supervisor Ramon Valadez is not mentioned. District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller is not mentioned either, but she has offered an Alternate Budget for the present one that could redirect over $31 million in the current budget to road repairs. Her plan can be seen at: https://nebula.wsimg.com/4b4261204719c9e31….

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Posted by AVL on 02/09/2019 at 7:40 AM

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Gosh -- I had forgotten about that Desert Times article, and I hope your readers go to it and read what I said about responsible community journalism. And I left out David Rupkalvis in my count of editors, but I don't think he ever did the Weakly. As far as performing a rap, sorry, but age (81) and infirmity (incurable cancer, chemo-for-life, and heart disease) have put some limits on me -- and aren't you glad, whoever you are.

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Posted by AVL on 02/08/2019 at 5:23 PM

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