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Re: “Iron Chef Events Galore!

It sounds fun, my daughter is going to be heading one of the teams. We will be there too. May 2 is deadline to buy tickets.

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Posted by niemicat on 05/01/2012 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Occupy Tucson Drama Continues, This Time Thanks to Shaun McClusky

I support Shaun in his desire to raise food, money for the community bank, and dog and kat food. Getting OT and OPL out was just a bonus. I helped him all day and listened to many of the people, most only had their view and didn't want to hear what I had to say about their illegal squatting.

Richard Miranda and Mike Rankin finally went to the right court and got it done with the help of Robert Villasenor and TPD. Thanks

As for Sat at the two parks we got 4 boxes on pallets mostly filed, about 300-400 lbs of kat and dog food. An nearly $1,000 which the community bank can get nearly $10,000.

Mari Herreras You are wrong

"Shaun McClusky hasn't exactly kept it a secret he's not a supporter of Occupy Tucson on our blog or his Facebook page, which is why it looks like an idea he's cooked up is more about disrupting Occupy and less about charitable giving"

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Posted by niemicat on 12/29/2011 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Change vs. Stability

Go Tyler, you have my vote

Posted by niemicat on 10/27/2011 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Loan Star

Read another take of the problem

Posted by niemicat on 08/18/2011 at 4:03 AM

Re: “City Hall Brawl: Joe Flores' Simulated Support

You are getting desperate for something to write about

Posted by niemicat on 08/08/2011 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Media Watch

The Star is so biased that if you don't agree with them, they cut your freedom of speech. No wonder they are loosing out, I heard in a couple of years, they will have a big bill come due, and will put them under. If they don't let everyone in the county have freedom of speech, not just the left they will go under.

From: Mikki Niemi

Arizona Daily Star discriminates against people who don’t agree politically with the editors.

Fact: On November 3, I posted a letter from a candidate which was sent to me with instructions to forward to at least 10 people. I placed this in the comment sections of the online star. The letter was critical of Rio Nuevo and Trasoff. This letter had been paid for by the candidate for a campaign add and was published in the Star on November 2. Someone online complained about the post and I reposted it. Again this was taken off by readersOn the next day I could not post I received this from Debbie Kornmiller the Star’s “reader advocate”


Commenting privileges were removed from this account on Monday because posts reported for moderation were reposted. The reported posts were content that was not original in nature. When you post someone’s else’s published material you are violating their copyright, which has legal ramifications. You continue to have read privileges.

Debbie Kornmiller
Reader Advocate

I wrote a e-mail to her stating that I had permission to post this letter and it the copyright was transferred to me by the candidate she sent this email and took my wife off from commenting also. My wife had not made any comments for several weeks. But was taken off as punishment for what she perceived that I did.

My wife wrote several e-mails, she told them that I never commented on her sign in. Debbie Kornmiller wrote that Dorothy who had done nothing was taken off permanently because she refused to agree to rules that other people didn’t have to agree to.

Thank you for your patience. I've talked to my bosses about your request that commenting privileges be restored to your email account.

Please know that we rarely restore commenting privileges once that function has been removed.

We agreed that I would restore your commenting privileges with the provision that you not allow others to use your account and that your posts stay within our guidelines. Any breach would mean an automatic and permanent suspension. A third chance would be out of the question.

I need to hear back from you that you will abide by our guidelines, that you will not allow others to use your account and that you understand the consequences. At that time commenting privileges will be restored.


This address as well as your yahoo and msn accounts no longer have commenting privileges. Posting copyrighted material is against the law. The ban is permanent.


We protested to her boss John Bolton and this was his response.

I'm not inclined to overrule Ms. Kornmiller. She keeps a close eye on the reader comment moderation and is tasked with enforcing the guidelines on a consistent basis, and I see nothing to suggest a different outcome is warranted.

John Bolton, online editor
I then wrote to the publisher John Humenik requesting a face to face meeting with all three of them and this was his answer.
Mr. Niemi,
I’m sorry. That will not be possible.
I then wrote to the CEO of the Star Mike Jameson and this was his response.
I wrote to Kornmiller and showed her that under her rules for having permission to post another persons letter I had not violated them, also the star published this letter on November 2, and the rules say posting something from Star is ok.
John Bolton her boss wrote back that there were other problems with me. She made up rules as she went along and finally slandered me by saying I made sexual slurs, moderation of reposting. No were in there 10 pages of rules does this say about reposting.
John Bolton

You did not respond to several calls from Roberta Young, our editor and publisher's administrative assistant, when she tried to set up a conference call with you. In that unprecedented opportunity to speak to Mr. Humenik, Debbie Kornmiller and me, you would have heard that your banning was related not only to the posts of the Kozachik material, but also to some posts involving sexual slurs, and for your actions to undermine our moderation process, including the resposting of material that had been removed.

We've considered and reconsidered your case in much detail. We're not going to restore your reader comment posting privileges. You still have privileges to log in and read the site.

There are no further appeals available to you, and we will not respond to further communication on this issue.

John Bolton, online editorArizona Daily Star / StarNet 618-7868
These accusations are false. Kornmiller lied and just told Bolton what he wanted to hear
I never received any calls as he says I did. I stopped my Cox home phone in December, because it had not been working so I was unable to receive these “messages” they knew my cell phone and e-mail and could have contacted me that way if they had actually tried.
As an interesting point last month I circled pro Republican letters to the editor in red, and Pro Democrat letter in red. I did this for a period of 18 days. The score was 3 Red to 73 Blue. I have not been able to get a letter to the editor at all in the last two years.
The star is blatantly pro democrat and Kornmiller has been leading the way to unfair and unbalanced reporting since 1981.
Don’t advertise in the star, we have dropped two subscriptions to the Star.Sell you stuff on Craig’s list, is Free.

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Posted by niemicat on 10/22/2010 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

It seems that the polls during that time were exactly opposite what the results were. Funny how it may have been flipped. I just wish we had an AJ with enough ***** to do something besides try to become governor.

Keep it up. I am a republican and support your work on this RTA

Mikki Niemi

Posted by niemicat on 04/22/2010 at 2:42 AM

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