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Bryan Bowen

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bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

I like this idea. For the last 20 some years I've been unhappy with every candidate and as a result every office holder. If anyone wants to sign the petition the link that says Party of the Center will take you there.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

Jan, talk to a lawyer to see if you have any options in small claims court since you have an oral contract.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

It seems everywhere you turn now days students whine enough and curriculums are either questioned or changed. I would've loved going to school in this environment cuz I would've been right there on the front lines trying to get the curriculum dumbed down.

Teach the book as it's always been taught. Then have the kids dry their eyes and sniffles from all of the bawling they've so cruelly been put through and have them write papers about the book, their opinion of it and back it up using critical thinking skills. Although I suppose the concept of critical thinking would have to be taught first since a frightening amount of people have now been indoctrinated by PC.

Keeping with the civil war theme, what if Lincoln had the same attitude that educators and politicians have now days? Southern secession would've happened because Lincoln and others in the north wouldn't have wanted to hurt their feelings.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

Brock,

I agree with what you say about jail time. But they gotta be caught first. We all think we can get away with things. Cameras and 24/7 monitoring won't be a deterent for some but it will give police extra help.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

From what I've read I don't know if people intend for cameras to be used after the fact or during the commission of a crime. I don't think cameras will deter violent crime like what happened recently because they were going to do it no matter what. Emotions and adreniline were running too high for a person to stop and think about cameras. Yes, showing them on video would be good to ID them but people would still die. But if cameras are used as a deterence and monitored 24/7 the police could've been notified and at the scene faster.

If officers are on the streets to hopefully provide another deterence what will they have to do when they see large groups of drunk people leave bars and go toward their cars? If they have to do drunk tests then they will likely be unavailable if a violent crime happens. That's why I think cameras with 24/7 monitoring would be good. They should also be put on the next streets over on each side of mass.

Sadly I think violent crimes will become more prevalent in Lawrence and I think monitored cameras can be a lot of help in keeping it under control.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

This whole thing sounds like it was concocted by the Brady Kids so everyone could have a sunshiny day. It's a time bomb that will shred everyone in its path with shrapnel made of spoiled kids who become angry and depressed when their jobs tell them they have to do things other than what their interests are. This proposal will do nothing to teach character development, citizenship and work ethic--and it may end up doing the opposite. Plus the teaching of those traits should be done at home. When the fall out from this happens everyone will look to place blame and a lot of them will place it on the wrong people. The blame will belong with the woodstock generation ("there's bad acid going around! Don't eat the blue acid, it's bad!") And yes, that was actually said by someone at woodstock it's in the movie. The ideas, attitudes and philosophies they held have spawned this dionysian culture that we've all had to contend with for 50 years now. It needs to stop, and although history should be taught from further back, some Reagan/Bush ideals might be a good thing.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

I may be wrong about this because I'm no math whiz but I don't think .05 of 1000. is .50. I think it's 50.00. Per 100. it would be 5.00. As I said I could be wrong so if someone else is better at math wants to check it out that would be good.

Thank you

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

Why did his tenure as Commerce Secretary only last 19 months?

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

I agree that the use of the word drunk was a poor choice but I don't think the intent was disrespect. Headlines have to account for space and that happens with word choice and font size. I don't know what the situation was at the time that the headline was created but it is unfortunate that the editor faced with those factors chose that word. But it is important that the details emerge because by doing so others who read it, and have the potential to do what they did, may think twice. The story is still in the headlines because one of them was an officer--the very people we entrust with public safety. But it also just shows that all of us can, do and have made wrong choices. Sadly their choices resulted in a death. Given that fact I think that any judgement that may have been intended with that headline is wrong. When we point our finger at something three point back at us.

Another thing to think about is whether they wore helmuts. If that was reported about I don't remember seeing it. Plus sliding, and being thrown off a bike at high speeds had to definately be another major factor. No matter what a lesson hopefully will be taken to not drink and drive. And maybe some people will begin thinking whether or not they have a drinking problem. My sympathies and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends. I hope everyone impacted by this will find strength and comfort in Jesus.

bryanbowen (Bryan Bowen) says...

I don't understand a lot of the details and issues brought up in the plan but I think it seems as though the end result, if all goes well, will be that Lawrence will be much more urban than it is now.. If I'm right then I think it's a terrible plan. I love green space. I love that this town is uniquely set up to have city things, or at least easy access to KC and Topeka, as well as living more in the country. It's also nice that we have a skyline that can be gazed over and see beyond the town. I think that when students tour campus trying to decide if they want to come to KU that the current set up is very appealing and goes into their decision. I have a horrible vision of this town becoming a mini New York. I really hope I'm misunderstanding things and wrong in my assessment. But, if I'm not, then I think it's a sad vision for this town.

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