Author: Jessi

Why You Should Criticize Politicians

 “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   It’s no secret that I like to criticize politicians and their actions publicly. That’s why it surprised me when I was at a fundraiser for a candidate and a woman chastised me for attending when I had “just publicly criticized the candidate for his stance on occupational regulations.” After revisiting the encounter with a number of friends and family members I realized that this woman, like many other Americans, felt that I had done something wrong by criticizing someone I would like to see in office. Criticizing people I don’t support appeared to be ok. But it was expected that if I supported a candidate, I was required to drink the candidate’s entire glass of Kool-Aid and smile a big toothy grin. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln   With the popularity of review based websites and services like Yelp and Angie’s List, criticism is becoming even more crucial to a successful business. Constructive criticism helps to improve products, forces innovation, and fosters effective communication between the business and its customers. We take the time to send in inquiries and suggestions at cafeterias, dentists’ offices, and plumbers we like because we care about the services we receive...

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Felony Charges Requested in Gilbert Dog Deaths

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking County Attorney Bill Montgomery to press felony charges in the deaths of 21 dogs at a Gilbert kennel.  Arpaio, now calling Green Acre owners Todd and Maleisha Hughes, and caretakers Austin Flake, and wife Logan, suspects. After a just over two month long investigation,  the Sheriff wants charges of Cruel Animal Neglect charges filed. Arpaio says this specific charge fits because some 28 dogs were crammed  in a 12’ X 9’ foot room at the kennel without food or water.  The investigation found the dogs died of suffocation and overheating in those confines with no running air conditioning on a hot June day. The Sheriff is also calling for misdemeanor charges because Austin Flake, the son of Senator Jeff Flake, and Logan did not call for a vet. David Gillette, whose dogs, Parker and Sherman are among the dead, says the charge of cruel animal neglect is appropriate because this was no accident, especially with the Hughes out of town leaving his pets and the others in the care of the Flakes, which Gillette did not agree to. Gillette says his late dogs were “family”, calling Sherman, a Golden Retriever, “his first son”; he remembers carrying him as a puppy over the threshold along with his new bride into their new home. Montgomery will now be reviewing the case. –Barbara Villa Normal...

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Arizona Tech Guru Talks About New iPhones and Watch

12.00 With Apple announcing the coming of two new iPhones, a smart watch and a new way to pay for stuff, Arizona-based Data Doctors’ founder Ken Colburn says that these are great gadgets but they are not the ground-breaking technology, like the original iPhone, iPod and iPad that Apple is known for.    Colburn says the iPhone6 and 6Plus will have larger screens but will not use the new Arizona-made shatter-resistant sapphire glass that will be used on the AppleWatch. Colburn says the most intriguing of the new offerings is ApplePay, which will work like PayPal, allowing users of the new iPhones to pay for merchandise in participating stores through their iTunes account. The new iPhones hit store shelves on September 19th, ApplePay begins in October and AppleWatch is not available until early 2015. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-style-parent:””; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New...

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BLOOD DRIVE – MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive on Thursday, September 25th and Friday, September 26th at the Suddenlink Community Center located at 2380 3rd Street, Bullhead City, AZ, in the Multi-Purpose Room. The hours of the Blood Drive on Thursday, September 25th will be Noon to 4:00 pm and on Friday,  September 26th from 8:00 am to Noon. To schedule your appointment to GIVE BLOOD go to www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: L1017 or you can call (877) 827-4376 to make an appointment.  To expedite the process you can also go on-line the same day of your donation to complete your “Health History Questionnaire”.  Upon completion, just print and bring your Fast Track Donation Ticket to your appointment along with your photo I.D.  Please remember that all blood collected, after tested, is distributed to our local hospitals. This message has been prepared using resources owned by the City of Bullhead City, Arizona by: Brenda Richardson, City Manager...

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