David Safier 
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Re: “Freedom Center-Affiliated Authors Refuse to Put Their Phil. 101 Textbook Online For TUSD Review

Dear "Conditions vary": Are you also "TUSDs recurring problems" who made two comments earlier? Just asking.

Posted by David Safier on 09/19/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Any Questions?

"F as usual on holding TUSD accountable": No, and I'm being serious here, it's not obvious it's the same commenter, not always to me, certainly not to readers of the comments. As I've said before, so long as you stay within the rules of the comments section, as you usually do, you're free to use whatever handle you wish. However, by using different names for different posts, you are being dishonest -- unintentionally so, I believe, but dishonest nonetheless. Posting under a variety of names creates the impression of a multitude, meaning lots of people are sharing similar views in the comments. Posting under the same name tells readers that one person is making a number of comments. And if you're consistent within and across posts, that lets regular readers know who they're dealing with, without your revealing your identity.

And you may continue to ask me all kinds of questions you want me to answer. I continue to reserve the right not to answer them, which, with you and others, is a right I exercise regularly.

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Posted by David Safier on 09/07/2018 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Any Questions?

Just curious, "A+ on blaming the Republicans, F on holding TUSD accountable." Are you also "Poor strategy produces poor results"? If not, forgive my mistake. If so, that's a weird, deceptive form of trolling and sock puppetry, chiming in like two different people on the same comment stream, making it seem like your opinion is being aired by more than one person.

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Posted by David Safier on 09/07/2018 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Any Questions?

bslap, Arizona teachers have left the profession, or not joined it, in droves because of poor wages and underfunded schools. That's exactly what you say should happen to increase wages. It hasn't worked out so well. RedforEd is trying to change that.

It is a cold heart that can say we need to let the market forces work to the point that tens of thousands of our children are denied an education by a teacher with proper education and preparation, year after year after year, until finally someone says, "You know, this has been going on too long. Maybe we should look at putting more money into public education." The children only have one shot at this.

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Posted by David Safier on 09/06/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “In Which I Get FOXed, But Not OutFOXed, On the John C. Scott Show

Malinda, the topic of my post is what you said as a caller on the John C. Scott show. If you believe my facts and analysis of the Ma'alot massacre are incorrect, please tell me where I went wrong. Otherwise, I'll continue to believe that you misspoke, and since your story line is so similar to a composite of what I have read from the NRA and on Fox News, I believe they are the most likely sources for your misinformation. Again, correct me if I'm wrong.

I don't usually engage in extensive discussions in the comments section, especially if the topic suggested by the commenter is different from the topic of the post. So, with all due respect, I will refrain from getting into a discussion with you about guns and schools in the U.S.

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Posted by David Safier on 09/05/2018 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Double O Teacher

You need to look back at some of the things I've written to, and about Ladner. I've written too many to list, but here are two: https://blogforarizona.net/matthew-ladner-… and https://blogforarizona.net/gi-guarantee-wa… .

The tone I've used with Ladner is a caustic as I get. Believe me, my comments to you have been measured and polite by comparison. I've jabbed at you playfully now and then, but I've treated Ladner's assertions with anger, derision and mockery, all of which has been well deserved.

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Posted by David Safier on 08/30/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Double O Teacher

"Yes, 1:11 is about the right ratio, unfortunately": That's a fun comment. You say I get it right when I "think for myself" and wrong when I "willingly serve as a propaganda agent for an irresponsible and dysfunctional political machine."

Hmm. How do we figure out when I'm thinking for myself and when I'm a propaganda agent? Let's see. OK, I got it. When I agree with you, I'm thinking for myself. When I agree with people you disagree with, I'm a propaganda agent.

When you say I'm "smart, articulate, and good at analysis," I have to figure out how to take that as well. Is it a genuine compliment, especially given that you disagree with me so often? Or is it the kind of flattery that might make me want to "think for myself" more? Or maybe it's patronizing, telling me, with a weary shake of the head, that I should try to use my abilities for good, not evil.

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Posted by David Safier on 08/29/2018 at 12:53 PM

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