J.T. Waldron 
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Re: “The Skinny

"It's a little odd to see someone with an "independent" news operation writing press releases for one side of the issue—especially when the "independent" news agency is covering the campaign without disclosing their efforts on one side of it."

That's almost as ironic as the Tucson Weekly calling itself an alternative newspaper. Or as ironic as a columnist actively shilling for the RTA election while failing to disclose he is related to the spokesman for one of the stakeholders in the RTA project. (see comments section in the following link):


Speaking of "Independent", Elections Director Brad Nelson refused to allow Independent party affiliated EIC board member Mickey Duniho as an election observer in the non partisan Sunnyside Recall Election. Chuck Huckelberry's memo indicated that (Huck is in charge of the elections, after all) only one member from each of the two major parties will be inside the actual counting center.

Sunnyside Recall Reawakens Struggle for Verifiable Transparent Elections in Pima County


Pima County is poised to set fire to those RTA ballots after spending millions of taxpayers' dollars to avoid an authentic audit comparing one set of numbers (the overall vote totals) to another set of numbers (the precinct totals) and a forensic examination of the ballots, which is warranted by previous mishandling of electronic RTA evidence and the lack of restrictions for Pima employees to access RTA ballots at Iron Mountain (court testimony).

No worries, a compliant, "dependent" local press will let it slide.

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Posted by J.T. Waldron on 05/22/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Questionable Hires

Nice article.

"I guess maybe because I'm getting older, I just don't worry about these things," Eckstrom said. "I know what I do, and I do it with confidence. Sometimes, that bothers people."

Then I suppose, being so politically astute, you would have been confident enough to risk looking this gift-horse in the mouth and determine on your own time if it violates the no-bid contract law. Of course, that would be an expensive inquiry, wouldn't it.

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Posted by J.T. Waldron on 04/19/2012 at 7:45 PM

Re: “No, Still Not Sold on Chemtrails

And I don't claim to understand German. My particular interest in this video is the part where the military is denying that they dump "that much" particulate into the atmosphere. You could do a great service, Corvi, to those like us on the fence with this particular issue by placing your more accurate translation in response to that post. Then we'll find out if the video's translation was completely whack and let the chips fall where they may. If it's initially faked, the next question would be, "why so much effort to try to discredit a particular group?"

I haven't investigated this issue, but I remain open minded based on what I see in the sky and what I remember seeing in the 70's and 80's.

And speaking of open-minded, thanks for the links, Mari, but I'm afraid they are unnecessary. I've been following the publications for a while and, honestly, I have no complaints about issues of fairness, etc. They don't pretend to be investigative journalists in one stretch, then slink back into an "entertainment mag" once it's demonstrated they were merely 'calling it in'. Hit pieces get responses in the same venue the piece initially appeared and no one deletes comments simply because they are embarrassing to the paper. These are, perhaps, some factors that make Portland a different place.

Still you can't help but peruse such snide, cheeky moments like, "Next."

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Posted by J.T. Waldron on 02/03/2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “No, Still Not Sold on Chemtrails

The usual spot-on journalism. Oh, hell. Let's help the poor doctor out. I date myself for remembering what the sky looked like before. Germans are much harder to fool - close to 90% don't buy the idea that jets demolish skyscrapers. Here's a piece that put me on the fence about the chemtrails subject. How about a long distance call to browbeat some Germans? Maybe you can tell them to get off the planet.


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Posted by J.T. Waldron on 02/02/2011 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Get Out of Town!

My first inclination is to simply ignore this post because Boegle sufficiently embarrasses himself. As others suggested, however, a response is warranted. Happy Holidays!


Posted by J.T. Waldron on 12/21/2010 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Project Censored

"In other ongoing tension concerning 9/11 on the home front, President Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, claims that the United States government should infiltrate and discredit activist groups."

To be found in Number 14 of 2011's top 25 censored stories:

14. Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues


And here is a great radio interview with Project Censored as they relate how they have been censored for reporting information that discredits the 9/11 Commission Report:


Posted by J.T. Waldron on 11/07/2010 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Note to Jan Brewer: Drop the Foreclosure Metaphor in Future Speeches

I wouldn't be so quick to condemn the population. I believe the press was a major factor:


Posted by J.T. Waldron on 11/04/2010 at 11:20 AM

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