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Franz Bruyere

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Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

Actually, it was probably $100 for the procedure and $2,900 for all of the supplies, medicines, and insurance :(

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

Greetings... my comments about parts of this article:

"For much of 2016, the city’s largest hotel — the former Holiday Inn that is now a DoubleTree — was under renovation. That renovation significantly reduced the number of rooms that were available in the community,"

"— 2015: $42.5 million, up 10 percent

— 2016: $42.6 million, up 2 percent"

Okay, so someone is saying that, because 1 hotel wasn't open much of 2016, we lost 8% growth? Seems like an awful lot of percent for so small a hotel...
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"However, the latest proposal for a conference center in downtown — developers are seeking support to build on the site of the former Journal-World printing plant at the north end of downtown — is about half that size. "

The worst location ever considering 1: there won't be enough parking for something that big no matter how it's laid out and 2: the traffic increase in that area will effectively shut down the north end of downtown when there are any events. It's bad enough sometimes just trying to get through there on a normal day.
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"Davidson estimates that Airbnb properties increase the availability of rooms for rent in Lawrence by 80 to 90 rooms on any given day. "

Right, and we all know that Lawrence needs more rentals for 'transients' and 'students' :(
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When will the leaders and 'unofficial leaders' of this town wake up and realize that everrything they do affects not only 'us' but 'them' also???

Money isn't everything... granted we all need money to live but getting rich off of bad ideas is not nice.

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

To me, this is just like Venture Park... it is only zoned for industrial but what about allowing housing to the east of Lawrence? We really don't have any that are more convenient for people who work in Kansas City, etc. to live in.

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

I know that I've only been in Lawrence for abut 3 years but (IMHO) aren't there enough, no MORE than enough places for students to live? Why did they add and/or replace dorms on campus?

This town needs more 'affordable' (and not by City Halls' standard for affordable) housing for couples and families, not students. The only real way for Lawrence to grow and become better is to bring in 'normal' residents that will lay down roots and stay.

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

And also, what about the schools there at Broken Arrow? How is this increased traffic going to affect parents and students?

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

The biggest problem right now with everyone (not just in Lawrence) is that people are constantly trying to BURY and/or erase history.

History is what it was, you can't change it. And to try to bury it is just to doom ourselves to making the same mistakes because we won't know that something like that already happened and what the consequences were.

Grow up people... good or bad, history is what it was and you shouldn't be trying to bury/erase it.

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

If the 'truth' is so damaging, then how is it that Tyson is still in business?

On Letter to the editor: Stand up to Tyson

Posted 27 September 2017, 8:51 p.m. Suggest removal

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

Exactly.

On Letter to the editor: Stand up to Tyson

Posted 27 September 2017, 8:50 p.m. Suggest removal

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

Fred,

It is apparent that, throughout history, any attempt to restrict or ban a 'vice' (alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.) has met with unceasing opposition. Yet, when someone tries to push for 'good', no one lifts a finger.

An alcohol ban was done back in the early 1900's... look what happened: it led to a very large illegal underground trade (led by the mob).

It won't happen again because too many people push to keep it legal (or at least, 'alive'), and also because it makes the companies so much money :(

Rapier216 (Franz Bruyere) says...

How about bringing in a Hardees or Carl's Jr.? :)

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