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After hearing about the problems last year I figured that the planners of this thing would have their act together this year......not even close. What a joke this turned out to be. To echo the previous poster, this was horribly planned.
Fifteen porta potties might actually be a high number. I kept asking people if they had seen any around but no one had. If I waited 45 minutes for a drink that was fast, there were huge lines everywhere. The only short line was to buy a ticket and maybe a few short lines were found at certain food vendors. We waited in a line that at one point stretched out to AZ ave just to get carded and get a wristband. Then the lines to buy drink tickets took forever because they didn't have them portioned out. You could buy tickets for a buck a piece or 50 for $40, but they counted out the tickets one by one.....for everyone. You would think they would have had stacks of 5 or 10 already counted and ready to go.
Then the lines to get drinks kept getting longer and longer to the point where people were waiting well over an hour for a drink. I was asking people towards the front of the lines before I got in line just to see what I had to look forward too. And good luck getting something on tap. Everyone just crammed in lines that went back so far that people could barley pass by. No organization what so ever. There were tickets for drinks but you had to pay cash for food??? Why not just use tickets for everything? We got there at 2 and eventually said fu*k it and left around 4:30-5pm. While we were there none of the bands started anywhere near on-time.
I would love to line the organizers of this debacle just to find out what the hell they were thinking.....forget that, there was no competent thought put into anything at this festival. They must be the most incompetent people around. I can only imagine what the vendors were going through.Mar 28, 2011
Accuracy: Lets just say your statement that hundreds of medical MJ doctors that are operating without official scrutiny have helped make it available to nearly anyone who wants it is true. Are you saying that those people who really wanted it prior to medical MJ being legalized couldn't get it? If you are going to be 'Accurate' then your answer would be no. And please tell me what problems all of these people are causing in California? How many people have died? How many auto accidents have occured due to someone being high on MJ? How many people have needed a new liver or a new lung or have gotten cancer? Oh wait, thats what happens when you smoke cigerettes and drink alcohol.
Now please tell me how much money has been raised from taxing it?
Legalize it, tax it and regulate it!!Nov 15, 2010
TruthSeeker: Using your rantional of publishing numbers of patients and what diseases are being treated is absurd. In that case every pharmacy and doctor should be doing that same thing. You want to know what diseases are being treated by MJ? Are you at the same time worried about how many people are being prescribed and treated with Oxycontin, Vicoden, Percocet or any other 'leagally' prescribred drug and what disease they have in order to be prescribed them? Why don't you start with those drugs since people actually can get and do get addicted to them and they actually cause more problems then MJ ever has.
Sorry to hear about the pain in your trapezius muscle and I am glad that Ben Gay (medication), self massages and a heating pad works for you. But at the same time someone else with the same pain may find MJ helps them better then the medication, massages and heating pad that helps you. Either way, as long as they are not hurting or affecting anyone else why would you care?Nov 15, 2010
After reading all of the comments posted I can't help but laugh at those of you against this proposition. It isn't a surprise that every elected leader in this conservative state of ours is against this either. Elected leaders are only concerned about one thing, being elected the next time. They don't want to have their opponent use this against them, and they will since we have a majority of Republican/Conservative people in Arizona and those are the people who are mainly (not all but mainly) against this. And anyone who disagrees with that statement isn't looking at the facts. Overwhelmingly the people on the right in this country and our state are opposed to legalizing MJ.
Republican/Conservatives constantly use fear (and religion) to get the uninformed to vote their way. Can anyone sight an example of someone dying or causing a death due to MJ? And the gateway drug argument is also a joke. Yes there are people that over do it, but you can say that about shopping and eating, are we going to make those illegal? Both alcohol and cigerettes are many times worse for your heath and the health of others then MJ is....these are facts people. And to the point of Prop 203, MJ has been proven to help those who have cancer get their appitite back as well as other cures.
This proposition will not only help sick people but will also help raise badly needed money for our state.Nov 14, 2010
If you look at the map of the proposed freeway, the first part makes complete sense where it crosses Ellsworth but then stupidity takes over and it continues East where according to the article it will intersect with the 60. There are well over 100,000 people in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area yet they propose building a new freeway in the general direction the 60 already goes. I realize it would be further South but it will be no where near the most populated area in the far South East valley. Where do we find the people who submit these designs, high school? And how long has it taken to get a decent road through Queen Creek to San Tan Valley? And even with the current construction that widens Ellsworth from Cloud to Empire we will still have a 35-45 MPH crappy two lane road with potholes and constant traffic from Empire South. Who knows how long Pinal County will drag its feet on building a new road. San Tan Valley is the most populated area in Pinal County yet we can't get a real road built.
Onto a few points Soricobob was making, I also never understood building HOV lanes years later. I get that it costs money to build those lanes but it costs so much more to build those lanes years later. Not just money but also in lost time and productivity for the drivers who have to slow down or stop due to the construction. When will we learn to build our freeways the right way the first time? And if money is the concern when building a new freeway then raise the half cent sales tax to a penny or two. If you can't afford a penny or two extra on items you purchase then you shouldn't be buying it in the first place.
I understand the entry ramps merging from two lanes to one with the traffic lights, it actually does help control freeway traffic. What I don't understand are some of the ramps that merge one freeway to another. The best example is the ramp merging the 51 North to the 101 West in the North valley. Whoever designed that was a complete moron and should have been fired a long time ago.Nov 14, 2010