Gary Lamken

Gary Lamken 1 year, 7 months ago on how come the middle school has no cheerleaders

Cheer is an athletic sport. That said, I do agree that there is too much emphasis on sexuality at the HS level. It should be restricted to team encouragement. I went to the first HS game this year and there was one cheerleader in particular that was more interested in showing her "moves" than she was in the game. It was very obvious. I do not know why there is no cheer in the MS, but it is $200. to participate at the HS level. My daughter would have liked to joined again, but I could not fit it into my tight budget this year. As an aside, the team looks good this year. Goooo Longhorns!!!!

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 7 months ago on Gila county election

I was also sorry to see Mac Feezor was defeated. As an Independent I am limited to one party or the other during the primary, and I do tend to lean to the right. It is my understanding that Independents now make up about 33% of registered voters in AZ. Why should we have to pick a Dem or Rep ticket? We should be able to vote for the person not the party!!

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 7 months ago on Lance Armstrong: The sad truth.

I am still not convinced he did all he is accused of. If you are going to cheat, are you really going to encourage your opponents to use the same methods. IE: "He is accused, for one thing, of having passed out testosterone patches before races." & "Witnesses also provided evidence that Lance Armstrong gave to them, encouraged them to use, and administered doping products or methods, including EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and cortisone during the period from 1999 through 2005," Makes no sense to me that if he was cheating to win he would do that. I believe Lance also had independent labs test his blood with different results. A lot more evidence than nameless witnesses, is needed for me to believe all this.

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 8 months ago on Any suggestion for my vote?

Tom, I have known Adam Shepherd personally for many years. He is the only candidate for sheriff that I do know or have met. Adam will be getting my vote for various reasons. First off he has been under sheriff for something like 7 years. He is being endorsed by the current sheriff, who knows all the candidates capabilities. Adam has been a paramedic for many years. In my own 22 year carreer here in Rim Country I have only known 3 LEO's that have been medics. Adam w/ GCSO, one DPS officer and one Forest SVC officer. I know the amount of continuing education, and the time involved that is required to retain that certification. He is a member of the sheriffs dive team, (think body recovery in Roosevelt) While I have limited on scene time with Adam, when I did work with him, he was always calm and professional. I could go on, but there are some of my reasons for Adam getting my vote.

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 9 months ago on Were these border patrol agents acting reasonably?

Kim, first off I really did not mean to be insulting you in any way shape or form. I do not feel that I was presumptious. I knew you did not have all the facts, and I even went back to your original statement to see how you worded it. "Conclusion" was your word. I therefore utilized the same word. Please re read how I put that. "I was just correcting Kims conclusion." You had drawn the wrong conclusion, and I was just trying to point out the correct one. I was not meaning to be argumentitve, or degrading in any way. I then went on to say; "I was in no way trying to say that I disagreed with how the situation was handled." But again I would want to see the security video to clear up the time discripancy. Anything can be written at any time. A video doesn't lie, (or exagerate). If I sound like I do not trust law enforcement, so be it. There are bad apples in every organization. ” If you took this to mean I was maligning all boarder patrol agents or federal agents you are being to sensitive. I know the vast majority of them are good people, but again there is alway those few who tarnish any and all organizations with bad conduct. Again, please note that I in no way disagreed with how the situation was handled. Just one more thing. Since in the original story did mention Gov. Castros ethnicity, any guesses as to why the ACLU, Jesse Jackson were not all over it? I do tend to agree with you that it would be common practice. At least some Latino activist groups. Kind of strange that none of them did.

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 9 months ago on Were these border patrol agents acting reasonably?

OK all, I did overlook the [more later] I just felt you were leaving out quite a few facts. Now I understand why. I concede the point that the gentlemans ethnicity is inmaterial. I was just correcting Kims conclusion. I was in no way trying to say that I disagreed with how the situation was handled. But again I would want to see the security video to clear up the time discripancy. Anything can be written at any time. A video doesn't lie, (or exagerate). If I sound like I do not trust law enforcement, so be it. There are bad apples in every organization. It seems to me that there should be some kind of air conditioned area for people who find themselves waiting for secondary inspections to be completed. Lastly I did say the ex gov had his pace maker "worked on". With todays technology a pacemakers settings can be adjusted using computers. The heart rate, and I believe the force of contraction both can be controlled. While this is all non invasive, I do think it quaifies for being worked on. For some further story clarification, Gov. Castro does live in Mexico and was coming to AZ for a family function, if I remember correctly.

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Gary Lamken 1 year, 9 months ago on Were these border patrol agents acting reasonably?

They were hispanic. The elderly gentlman was Arizonas first hispanic govener. His name is Raul Castro. But Tom why do you say her claim of 45 minutes was erroneous? I would like to see security video evidence one way or the other before I call either party liars. (Obviously one of them is.) And you cann't tell me that there isn't video to back up what happened. Big brother has cameras everywhere now days. And please don't tell me that the border patrol is above lying. The ex govener had had his pacemaker worked on the day before, thus the small amount of radiation picked up. You state elderly, if I read correctly he is in his mid ninetys. Now that is elderly. But Tom, I, in my mid 50's feel that 70's are where the elderly lable starts. So mid ninetys would be VERY elderly. Tom you left a lot of facts out of your scenerio, I would say pertenent facts at that.

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