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BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

The open carry law is really only there to prevent concealed carriers from getting into trouble if their firearm is accidentally exposed. There aren't a lot of people who have enough interest to actually participate in carrying carrying a firearm. There are fewer who are going to open carry, largely because it violates societal norms. I suspect that the only time you're going to see someone open carry is if they wish to make a political statement, and if that's the case, they're not the ones who are going to try to start something.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

Here's KU's web page dedicated to its mission: https://www.ku.edu/about/mission/

How does spending $350 million on football further any of KU's stated objectives?

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

It it irrational to expect the premier public university in the state to spend large amounts of money on things that will actually further its mission?

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

It's KU's money after it gets donated, and it only goes where KU directs donors to donate money. If KU had no interest in football, no one would donate money to football. There any big donors dropping millions for KU's table tennis team? I wonder why not... it's a hugely popular sport in parts of the world. What about their alpine skiing team? Maybe because no one here gives a hoot. If KU told donors that it needs money for libraries and facilities, that's where the money would land. If they tell 'em football, it lands in football. And, for the record, I donate my money to help children with special needs(e.g. Children's Mercy Hospital, Tiny-K, etc.). If you think that's stupid, go ahead and vote and let the public know.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

"...the mighty Kaw is one of the most polluted rivers in the nation." According to whom? Got a reference from a reliable source or just spreading gossip? And nitrogen in the form of nitrates don't "neutralize" anything.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

What a shame. KU wasting $26 million on something as stupid and useless as football. Money that could go to educate the next generation of Kansans. Money that could be used to help cure diseases or develop the technology to create fuels and polymers from the biomass abundant in Kansas while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. How horrible.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

What the others said, plus schools have been increasingly underfunded for decades. The result is larger class sizes. Sure, it was fine to have one teacher for a class of 22-25 students, but now classes are growing to 30-35 students and larger. There's no such thing as "doing more with less"... now it's just being done differently.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

"The more the teachers make, the less resources the students get." I would argue that the resources students need most are good teachers. Money is required for such a thing. See: Finland.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

Same reason conservatives are: conservatives have taken away all the contraceptives and abortion options. Double brilliant.

BillTurner_574 (Bill Turner) says...

"Where do you think municipalities get money and how in the world do you think the city will recoup the $116 million?" Through property taxes, which I'll happily pay before sales taxes. There's no reason to think that cuts will happen if these sales taxes don't pass. All that is required is for our city commissioners to have the political courage to raise the property tax rate to compensate for the loss in revenue. That's their choice: raise property taxes, or cut spending. No one said being in a position of power was easy.

On Letter to the editor: Sales tax trick

Posted 30 October 2017, 11:13 a.m. Suggest removal

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