Saturday May 18, 2013
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I could care less what your political persuasion may be. You asked a pointed question and I answered.
If you were, in fact, a journalism major sometime in the past, I would have hoped a professor at sometime explained the 1st amendment to the constitution.
While I may not agree with all of Mr. Branson's opinions, or yours for that matter, I will stand up for your right to say it.
Because, just like you, the author has the right to submit a letter to the editor and voice an opinion.
We are trying to enhance our site for the betterment of mankind. It's kind of like our attempt at a dedication to Steve Jobs. I'm told he would want it this way.
Some of the features we are trying out will stay and some well, the hell with Steve.
In the meantime, like always just type your responses and hit the little green thing below that says "Post comment". Don't push any button you don't want and your post will appear with your name and the time of day it was posted. Just like in the old days.
I promise life will be better in short order.
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where does this go
Bad suggestion, Don.
Our flag should not be used as a political statement... period.
Wildlife officers from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and personnel from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services lethally removed two black bears Sunday evening from the vicinity around Ponderosa Campground in response to a bear attack that occurred there earlier that morning.
The first bear was a young adult male weighing around 160 pounds. The other bear was a very large female that weighed approximately 300 pounds and was dry, meaning that she did not appear to have produced any cubs this year. Dogs tracked the bears from a scent trail near the campground. Another bear was removed earlier (Friday) when it was trailed by hounds, from close to the site of the second attack near Tonto Village to the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery.
It was imperative that the bears be lethally removed because of the aggressive, predatory behavior a bear or bears exhibited when it attacked the three different victims in the past month. The only means of testing for rabies is by having the animal's carcass.
Game and Fish has conducted forensic investigations on all three victims’ personal belongings and camping equipment to recover DNA samples. Those samples, as well as some tissue from the bears that were removed, will be flown to the Wyoming Game and Fish Forensic and Fish Health Laboratory on Tuesday for analysis.
“Until we receive the results of the DNA analysis, we will not know whether these three recent attacks can be attributed to one bear or three different bears. DNA examination is critical in this case for helping prove or disprove a link between the attacks,” said Rod Lucas, regional supervisor for Game and Fish.
This was the third bear incident in the same general area in the past month, the second at Ponderosa Campground.
Game and Fish set bear culvert traps following the first incident on May 31, but had yet to catch a bear. A trap was set in the Ponderosa Campground at the time of the latest attack.
“By setting culvert traps in the area where the attacks have occurred, we are more likely to catch the problem bear and not other bears that are not creating public safety issues,” said Lucas. “Our wildlife officers chose their profession because of their love for wildlife and the outdoors. They do not enjoy destroying animals, but the burden of public safety and active management of wildlife dictates an aggressive approach, and efforts will continue until the offending animal(s) is found or it is no longer feasible to continue operations.”
Bear attacks on humans are rare despite Arizona’s robust population of 2,500 to 3,000 bears. Sunday’s attack is only the 10th documented bear attack in Arizona since 1990, but the third this year.
Tom, you are right.
However, in my heart, I can't help but think it is an election year.
Cynical? Perhaps. My distrust of politicians was born, as a very young man, from those years.
(I questioned myself whether I should send this... what the heck)
If you have dial-up connection to the web there is no point in trying to download videos. They keep making these things more enhanced and they are huge files. Dial-up just can't handle it and even if you did try to download it would, as you said, take a day and in addition, take another day to view the video.
Your advice to yourself is correct, you don't need it.
As an aside, getting an Apple wouldn't help.
Obviously, you don't understand a couple things.
Mogollon Health Alliance is attempting to secure this grant, not the hospital. For example, Dr. Michels is in private practice, not an employee of the hospital.
MHA owns the grounds and buildings for the hospital. It contracts with Community Health Systems, Inc., which owns or operates over 130 hospitals, to operate the hospital. MHA does not have any influence over medical decisions, what equipment to buy or whom to hire, that is the sole responsibility of PRMC and CHS.
The goal of the grant is to provide advanced medical care to ALL rural Arizona, regardless of the town or reservation. There will not be a "central facility" but a network of specialists from say Mayo Clinic, UofA Medical Center to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
A doctor or nurse serving a rural area hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital could link with a specialist in real time via voice and video satellite. The specialist could suggest real time treatment and perhaps solve the problem immediately, instead of transporting the patient, saving thousands of dollars and, because of immediate care, saving a life.
MHA has one goal in mind... assist in providing medical care to all. Just like when they assisted in bringing a kidney dialysis center to Payson. MHA raised funds and helped make it happen by assisted with contacts where needed. No hidden agenda, just trying to make rural medicine available to as many as possible.
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