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Re: “Arizona's Un-Credential. Is It the Beginning Of the End Of Teaching As a Profession?

If this catches on you can forget trying to get companies to relocate to Arizona, no matter what incentives you give them, and you might be encouraging companies that are already here to think about moving to a state that values education for their employees' children and for future employees.

Of course, it will sure make it easier to cut all kinds of programs when the only remaining businesses in Arizona are private prisons, Border Patrol operations and construction of the Trump Wall.

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Posted by sgsmith on 08/02/2017 at 12:30 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

HumanBean,,

You do realize that the Constitution is a living document and can be changed, and by the way, I'll just assume you forgot the "s" on thanks and you do not suck at Writing and English.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

Grandma Suzy,

Four years -- no more, no less.

If you cannot get it done in four years, you probably cannot get it done.

In addition, no "entitlements" after service. I had to put more than 20 years in the Army to retire with benefits that are far less than these people get for one term now.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

I think I have solved the cause of the large ice break off in Antarctica -- the GOP is preparing for its next healthcare plan transmogrification to take care of all those that become uninsured by placing them on the large ice flow where they can sail off into oblivion using a "natural" and cost effective method.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

With everything that is going on inside and outside the Beltway with this administration, anyone that imagines they will play by any rules -- other than "those that rule make the rules" -- is living in a fool's paradise.

As for so-called Trumpcare, the photo-illustration used with this story is more indicative of what we can expect from those in power right now -- a lot of people dying.

Considering what they are trying to do overall with healthcare, Trumpcare's signature slogan could be "take two bullets to the head and call me in the morning."

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/21/2017 at 6:48 AM
Posted by sgsmith on 07/14/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Political Punch

Provocateur -- a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension, or the like; an agitator.

This is not journalism, but it is what passes for journalism today.

Real journalism, not unlike my former career as a military police investigator, is about finding and preserving evidence, gathering facts and records that either substantiate or unsubstantiated a crime. It is not about having a predetermined outcome and working toward a conclusion by selecting only things that support the desired results. If I did my job right, I did not need testimonial evidence, such as statements and confessions, the physical evidence and facts were sufficient to convict; all though, confessions were the icing on the cake.

Today, too many "journalists" are semi-professional sh@t-starters more interested in garnering attention to their particular point of view than revealing the truth -- warts and all.

I firmly support the First Amendment -- I gave more than 20 years supporting and defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and today we are facing threats from both foreign and domestic powers, some of which are working together against the American people and our institutions.

If we are to survive these challenging times we must hold both the government and the press to higher standards. The truth is not something that resides on a sliding scale or is a matter of your point of view.

"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/14/2017 at 10:43 AM

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