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You’re the BOMB, Mom? by Norah Booth It’s Mother’s Day, a time to give thanks to the one who birthed you. This year it’s also time to reflect on what a mother is, and is not. Pope Francis has brought a serious question to the world’s mind about motherhood. “. . . we call this […]

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One Grenade

“There will be many poems written in the shape of a grenade” —John Haines They’re in a helicopter or a Hummer or a plane with an open bay for the firing and dropping of weapons and a soldier accidentally drops a grenade and it rolls across the floor and explodes taking both legs and an […]

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If You Think the Living Have a Hard Time Collecting Benefits from the VA, What Chance for the Dead? or, A Fool’s Errand

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As executor of a dear friend’s estate, I took it upon myself to file for burial and funeral service grants totaling $600 from the Veterans Administration. My efforts have produced paper files inches high of ongoing appeals directed mostly to the now infamous Phoenix VA, a long-term relationship with support personnel from […]

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Tucson’s Reign of Bombs

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Third in an ongoing series of irreverent profiles on Tucson’s One Percent, this time featuring Raytheon Missle Systems Net Worth 2012 net income was $1.9 billion. Net sales weighed in around $25 billion. Tucson’s economy is at the mercy of this corporation, the city’s largest employer and the world’s largest guided missile […]

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