Ronald Hamric

Ronald Hamric 11 hours, 29 minutes ago on Splice in fiber optic cable crashes Internet/cell phone service in Payson

Right, redundancy would seem to be a requirement for something that is so vital to our every day lives. I've read all the excuses CenturyLink has offered as to why there is only one line serving this region and it sounds a bit fishy. Now that we are most all linked to this technology in one way or another, there certainly needs to be better reliability and security on these lines. Twice in such a short period of time should be sending a clear message that if the service providers can not assure such dependable service, then it needs to be awarded to a company that can. I suppose this is another example of the ineptness at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Ronald Hamric 1 day, 19 hours ago on Who does Barton represent?

Ted, Since you are big on "stats", try this one on: The most recent numbers of registered voters in Arizona show: • 960,000 Democrats. • 1,130,000 Republicans. • 1,134,000 Independents. That is: 29.7% Democrats. 35.0% Republicans. 35.2% Independents. Or: 174,000 Independents than Democrats And: 170,000 more Independents than Republicans.

"This is a very small percentage of the people of Payson. " Yea! Right Ted. Payson is pretty reflective of the entire state. Accept it. You are in the minority.

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Ronald Hamric 1 day, 20 hours ago on Who does Barton represent?

Ted,

You've got to at least be in your 60's. Don't you think it's time you grew up?

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Ronald Hamric 3 days, 14 hours ago on Lawsuit deals with violating Arizona Constitution

Ted,

Why don't you move back to whatever slimey rock you crawled from under or situate in an area that is more in harmony with your progressive/socialist ideology. Might I suggest Massachusetts or perhaps Vermont. That way you just might be able to vote with the majority for once in those local elections. OH! And your penis envy is showing there loser.

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Ronald Hamric 3 days, 14 hours ago on Rep. Barton’s odd argument

Ted,

Been watching this all unfold for decades. It is the progressive's typical approach that if we simply taxed those that actually earn something even more, then we could spend all that money to solve so many of our social problems. YOU do YOUR research, that approach has NEVER worked and simply bankrupted the countries that tried that approach. So the "argument" is still valid in spite of your simplistic view as to how such complex issues are ultimately dealt with. The "real problem" is not a money problem, in spite of the state not following the very State Constitution regarding school funding. Certainly that is something that cannot be condoned, but even IF they met ALL the financial commitments required by law for the schools, we are still turning out less prepared/competitive kids. Just why do you think it is that all those Silicon Valley CEOs want the government to allow for more visas for "skilled" folks from foreign countries? I propose to you, THAT is the problem and it isn't totally tied to funding. But then you and your fellow progressives, which took over the Public "education" System back in the 60's would actually have to admit that you have screwed it all up. I certainly won't be holding my breath for that to ever happen.

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Ronald Hamric 3 days, 14 hours ago on Rep. Barton’s odd argument

Ted, Big difference between working under contract for a government entity as opposed to being "at the trough" using government subsidies. They paid me for my services the same as any private industry would have, even a tractor sales company. I know you are green with envy over my career choice and your short, failed stint at the same type of job in law enforcement, but when my wife went through her cancer struggle I had been out of my career for many years, so your implication about "connections" is simply you spouting your usual tripe.

Since you brought up your military service, then please show me any where in the US Constitution, that you took an oath to abide by and defend, where any supposed "right" to healthcare is even alluded to. We will wait for your convoluted reply.

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Ronald Hamric 3 days, 20 hours ago on Rep. Barton’s odd argument

Mel, Cherry picking the Constitution seems to be the "in" thing with politicians of all stripes. Education is pretty much a mess, not just in Arizona but in most other states as well. One thing time and experience has proven, the problems cannot be fixed by simply throwing money at it. The fact is that many countries less advanced than the US have students who are either superior or equal to American kids and those countries spend far, far less per student than even lowly Arizona. I suggest something else is at work here and until that "something" is identified and eliminated, all the money in the world is not going to make one American kid more competitive in the world labor market.

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Ronald Hamric 4 days, 12 hours ago on Stuck in limbo

Look, this whole DACA issue is replete with "victims". The victimization began when our elected officials, primarily at the Federal level and of both political parties did little to adequately secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws over these many decades. This young woman is a victim of her circumstance through no fault of her own. The taxpaying citizens of this nation are equally victimized by this situation. Monies that should be used for many other purposes are being redirected towards this DACA program. Want to find someone to blame, look no further than your mirror. It is and always has been OUR responsibility to see that our elected representatives do what WE citizens want, not what some special interest groups want. Unfortunately it seems we were all too busy simply trying to get along to stand up and loudly voice our opposition to an non-responsive government. Because WE didn't do OUR part, we now have these types of issues that have no easy answers. I sympathize with this young lady's plight, but sadly she is simply one of millions, mostly actual American citizens, who have become "victims" of what has been passing as "representative government" in America. Had enough?

"-That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--" Declaration of Independence

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Ronald Hamric 4 days, 15 hours ago on Lawsuit deals with violating Arizona Constitution

Ted,

You simply reek of sour grapes. Pretty obvious your "dog" didn't get elected. Like your Messiah told the Americans that didn't vote for him "You lost and I won. Get over it!" How's that shoe fitting on you Ted?

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