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Re: “Tech Park board talks Phase 2, wants more info

I worked for UALR's Institute of Government (which no longer exists, thanks to Zulma Toro-Ramos) from February 2012 to August 2015. The very first report I wrote for IOG in 2012 was a comparative look at how other cities (such as Baltimore via Johns Hopkins) went about establishing tech parks. The evidence for their success was mixed, at best, and there were a lot of ways to royally fuck them up even with the best of intentions. My report, however, was a contributing factor in the city's decision not to raze the neighborhood south of 630.

So to answer JB's question, this boondoggle has been going on for longer than I've been here (almost 6 1/2 years). Is Dickson Flake still the behind-the-scenes force driving it all?

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Posted by Christopher Diaz on 06/14/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “LR City Board refuses to de-emphasize marijuana enforcement

I disagree with Senator Elliott on only one point she made. There was never anything "well-intended" about the War on Drugs. From its beginnings with Tricky Dicky, it was intended to persecute blacks, Latinos, and non-conformists (i.e., hippies). Dick Nixon was every bit as vindictive as the Orange Turd is, only a million times smarter.

Posted by Christopher Diaz on 06/06/2018 at 10:58 PM
Posted by Christopher Diaz on 05/25/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “State Rep. Laurie Rushing sued for defamation of former son-in-law

I'm so glad I no longer work for these crazy idiots.

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Posted by Christopher Diaz on 05/18/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Community corrections administrator earned over $250K in side job, legislative audit finds

For once, I agree with Razorblade. What is this world coming to?

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Posted by Christopher Diaz on 05/13/2018 at 12:20 AM

Re: “With no one to take doctor's place, UAMS suspends heart surgery

"By contrast, pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Brian Reemsten, an employee of UAMS who practices at Arkansas Children's Hospital (all ACH physicians are UAMS employees), is paid $1,119,973."

I should have gone to med school. :-/

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Posted by Christopher Diaz on 05/04/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Attorney General Rutledge rejects full marijuana legalization ballot initiative

Another reason why I'm thrilled to be moving to Colorado at the end of June!

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Posted by Christopher Diaz on 04/24/2018 at 8:55 AM

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