Found Poem © DAVID RAY 2013

Large, capitalized, white text, "LEGAL NOTICE" on black background

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A found poem is a text that is so meaningful, musical, or unique that it can be appropriated, with credit to its original author (if known), by any prowling literateur.  Thus I claim the Public Notice of the Arizona Department of Environmental Qualities (ADEQ) proposal to issue Air Quality Control Permit no. …

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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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Remembering the Community Vision for the Ronstadt Center

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In a week in which City Councilmember Shirley Scott proposed a two million dollar cutback to Tucson public transit, she and others who are tempted to start dismantling our already inadequate public transit system would do well to remember the April 2nd “Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center” event at The …

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Election Fraud? True or False: Flush it Down the Memory Hole

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Most of you no doubt remember the controversy surrounding the implementation of electronic voting terminals. Most famously, Diebold voting machines are believed by many to have helped fix the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. For years elements in the Democratic party took a lead in exposing the security problems with these machines, …

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Annexing Unincorporated Tucson

Map of Tucson with areas of Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, and Tanque Verde highlighted

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN While a number of factors contribute to Tucson’s shortfall in revenue, the single, major factor is that the regions of the Catalina Foothills, Casas Adobes, and Tanque Verde have evaded annexation. This results in loss of revenue (as the approximately 300,000 residents in unincorporated Tucson are misallocated for state shared revenue), poor …

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