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Re: “High-Flying Chicken

Our tax dollars at work! Now Tucson has a true competitor to The Thing out east on I-10, although in terms of weirdness it will still have to compete with the Pima County Board of Soup Advisors.

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Posted by AVL on 06/22/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “The Skinny

No reasonable person would argue that the stratosphere will, in the near future, replace Disneyland as a vacation destination for middle-class familiesproviding affordable recreational opportunities for county residents, wrote Regina Nassen, a deputy county attorney, in an April letter to a Goldwater lawyer about World View.

At $75,000 a pop? Seems Pima County officials are lost in space.

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Posted by AVL on 02/09/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Quick Bites: Help Keep Monsanto Out of Pima County

There are other reasons to oppose the Huckelberry-Monsanto giveaway. 1) The Avra Valley has been sprayed by Saguaro Park and Tucson Water aircraft with glyphosate, Monsanto's number one product, to kill buffelgrass. The spraying has made neighbors and their pets sick, and killed ranchers' cattle forage. The World Health Organization deemed glyphosate a "probable carcinogen" and its has been banned outright or heavily restricted in many countries. 2) The 40-50 jobs in Marana are half of the layoffs Monsanto just made at three other R&D facilities; they have announced plans to reduce their workforce by 11 percent, 2600 jobs. They're really good at playing one community off against another! 3) Monsanto is in the process of being taken over by Bayer and will receive $66 billion, that's Billion with a B -- so why do they need our tax dollars....?

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Posted by AVL on 12/02/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Dear Daily Star: An Unsubstantiated Claim Is Not a Citation

For a more local take on this issue, please see the Arizona Daily Independent story on journalism's failure in the reporting of economic "incentives" to attract corporations to Tucson: https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2016/1…

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Posted by AVL on 11/29/2016 at 6:34 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Raytheon has a $1.6 billion profit the first 3/4 of 2016 -- so why do they need our taxpayer dollars?

Raytheon has also laid of hundreds of workers locally and in other states in recent years. Why is no one even asking if there will be a net gain or loss of jobs?

Jim Nintzel calls reportage in the online Arizona Daily Independent "general bullshit." You can compare the corporate " incentives" story in Monday's ADI (November 28) with this column and decide for yourself which better deserves that title.

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Posted by AVL on 11/27/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Don Diamond doesn't do something for nothing, "legendary" or not. The New York Times quoted him on his many campaign contributions saying, "I want my money back, for Christ's sake. Do you know how many cocktail parties I have to go to?" Perhaps his big-money support for Bronson is because the Sonoran Corridor, rejected by voters in last year's bond election, is still being pushed hard by Bronson and Huckelberry.

That road, instead of a simple east-west line connecting I-10 and I-19, drops south to give a free access highway to...why, Don Diamond for his planned 3000-acre Swan Southlands development. Then it swings west to connect with I-19 and connects with Huckelberry's proposed I-11 route that would destroy the Avra Valley.

That information, by the way, has been carried by the Arizona Daily Independent and also by the Weekly's sister paper Desert Times. But if you're looking for " innuendo, plagiarism, fabrication, gossip and general bullshit" Nintzel's column is a good starting place.

DeMarco, to her credit, opposes I-11 through the Avra Valley and prefers using the existing I-10.

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Posted by AVL on 11/03/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Well, Mr. Nintzel, speaking of "waste of time and money" and "harassment,"howsabout the County Administrator assigning staff to shadow and record -- some might say stalk -- an elected Supervisor? Check out the ADI story, October 31: https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2016/1…

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Posted by AVL on 10/31/2016 at 10:54 AM

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