Ronald Hamric

Ronald Hamric 1 week ago on Rude, obnoxious drivers

Mel,

Most knew precisely what would happen when those cameras were removed. We are not as stupid as the supposed brain trust in Phoenix believe us to be. One has to ask, just how hard/inconvenient is it for someone to drive at 45 mph for a little over a mile while they pass through a small town? Is the time saved going to offset the danger they pose by going h*ll bent for election? The age old adage applies here as to all scoffers of all laws. If there is NO enforcement, then there will be NO compliance.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 1 day ago on What do we do about Tia’s terrible fall?

So Mr. Hansel,

Just what is your ultimate solution in the treatment of repeat drug offenders? Your sanctimonious barbs fall on deaf ears when that's ALL you have to offer to such a critical social ill. Are you proposing the "government" establish one more welfare program to treat the habitually hooked, at the taxpayers expense? Jesus also said we are to forgive our brothers, not once, but seventy times seven. In other words, we are to forgive them but he said nothing about them being absolved of the penalty of their wrongdoing. Most drug abusers I met in my career were, as Mr. Vela says of Tia, they are by and large wonderful folks, except for their drug problem. These people have worth and value, but how far does society go in it's attempts to rid these people of their self induced illness? There are literally untold numbers of "Tias" right here in Rim Country. If you can provide a workable solution, I know millions of people who would give you praise for it, but without that you are simply whistling in the wind.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 1 day ago on Maybe it’s time to dump ASU

Not sure why it took so long for the reality of this pipe dream to finally settle in, but that's what happens when one goes with emotion and not good sense. Still remember the Roundup ostracizing all the naysayers/opponents of this venture. What goes around, comes around. When something this big, with such an impact on a regional area, to have been mostly done behind closed doors without ANY voter approval, it should be precisely where it stands today.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 1 day ago on 960 Be honest; was anything really lost?

Pat, That would have been Norman Rockwell. His pieces said so much about America, even IF much of it was fictitcious.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 1 day ago on 965 Iran speaks out against U. S. Syrian policy.

Once again I agree with Mr. Eby, Politicians will be politicians! As to our "quick on the trigger" habit of starting conflicts (either clandestinely or outright invasion, we have two oceans protecting our shores and two friendly neighbors on our North and South border, and few countries have the naval ability to directly threaten us with invasion. And those that do have the capability we should be focused on with laser scrutiny. Everyone else is pretty much no threat so stay out of their business.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 2 days ago on What do we do about Tia’s terrible fall?

"Inside, she cleaned up. She fought her addiction. She resolved to restart her life." Incarceration seems to have had a positive effect the first time. Any reason to expect a second stint will not have the same results. It's what she does AFTER her release that is at the root of her problems.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 4 days ago on United States facing a health care emergency

Mr. Christensen,

Thanks for the recommendation. If you can give me whatever it is you are taking, perhaps we would both simply be laid back and apathetic about this whole mess ;-). And yes, we got it made in the shade. We are getting just what we deserve, and as I look at it, it has NO positive outlook. Not sure if the types of people with the personal traits this nation needs to get it back on track and lead it into the future will EVER submit themselves to what has become of political campaigning. It's really a sad mess.It seems that only those not packing a full seabag are the only ones who are crazy enough to want to subject themselves to the process.

You and I will continue to view all this through two very different prisms, but that is okay. After all this is the "Opinion" section and everyone has an equal right to theirs. Peace.

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 5 days ago on United States facing a health care emergency

"Do you have any idea what all the Rim doctors that quit their practices because of Obama Care are doing now? " It's none of mine nor your business now is it? The fact is that this very paper did a piece on how many were closing their practices, retiring and or moving on to other places for whatever their personal reasons. Many cited the ACA as the reason. I'm certain it's in the archives if you care to look it up. If you check around , you can probably find many of your friends/acquaintances who found themselves seeking a new doctor because so many left. I know of several myself. My PCP (Primary Care Physician)actually left to work on an Indian Reservation, as they are a sovereign nation and don't have to put up with the same BS from the Feds many of us do. I do not have a PCP anymore and am actually not seeking one. Why bother?

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Ronald Hamric 1 week, 5 days ago on United States facing a health care emergency

Mr. Christensen,

"You still didn’t tell me why you think they cannot introduce a bill even though they have control of both houses." Simply because they do not have a filibuster proof majority and then there is always the guaranteed veto from Mr. Obama, discounting the reality that they are spineless cowards and unwilling to use the very "Nuclear Option" that the Dems used on them. Even if they had the votes to "repeal", you've got the America hater in office with his "phone and pen" and he would NEVER sign such legislation even IF there was some marginal Democratic support to do so. With ALL their faults, they are not as politically stupid as some out here seem to be. They are more realistic about the battles they pick to fight. The reason we got the "ACA" was because the Democrats had just such a majority plus a POTUS that was going to rubber stamp ANYTHING they put on his desk. Remember "We will find out what is in it (ACA) after we pass it!"? You sir may be a sucker, but many, many of your fellow Americans are not. And I think I've adequately explained why the GOPe is incapable of pushing through ANYTHING their base would like them to. They are ALL in bed with the Democrats. Have you forgotten the pushback from main street America at all those town hall meetings many of the politicians from both parties held trying to explain/convince folks of the beauty of the ACA before they rammed it through with a midnight vote? What in the world do you think this whole Donald Trump thing is all about anyway? People are p*ssed and they are ready to take it all down because everywhere they turn, they are betrayed by the very people they sent up there to do what's right for them. Have you forgotten "If you are happy with your current Health Care Plan, you can keep it." and "If you are happy with your current doctor, you can keep them"? All bald face lies and every jack person in Congress plus the POTUS who spoke those words, KNEW that it was a bald face lie. And so did most Americans who had more than two functioning brain cells. These politicians got where they are by lying through their teeth. THEY are the only ones who actually got to keep THEIR platinum Health Care Plans/doctors courtesy of the American taxpayers.

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