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OK, Jody. What's your point?
Posted 21 February 2018, 7:45 a.m.
Guns are designed and used for one and only one purpose - violence and most of the time, death to a living thing. I am not against the use of firearms for acquiring food or even trophies. It is the insane policies and political action by this perpetrator that has stymied any sensible control on the availability of firearms, ammunition, and other devices used for the purpose of turning a weapon into one that can fire automatically, thereby improving the efficiency with which it can kill, primarily other humans. I submit that the NRA should be considered a terrorist organization for promoting violence against our fellow Americans. Anybody witnessing the children who have survived or escaped such violence will testify to the terror they experienced. That is the goal of a terrorist - to inspire fear. The NRA inspires fear through its steadfast belief that there should be no restrictions on firearm availability.
Posted 20 February 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Posted 20 February 2018, 8:52 a.m.
That claim is just a stall tactic by politicians in the pocket of the NRA. We've had enough instances of: "Oh, Gee, sorry for your loss. Let's wait until you cool down so I won't have to make any decision that might imperil my political contributions form the NRA"
Posted 20 February 2018, 8:45 a.m.
It's still the same old middle-aged, white-guy's party.
Posted 20 February 2018, 8:38 a.m.
So, I guess only speech that Conservatives like is going to be protected.
Posted 20 February 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Sloan's committee on water problems in the state drafted a report that supported, among other things, water transfers from the Missouri River to reservoirs in western Kansas. If you haven't looked at a map recently, the water transfer would be entirely uphill (about 2,000 feet or more). That would require a large investment in energy to move that water uphill. The water is to be used by irrigators so they can continue to grow corn (primarily) while they continue to deplete the Ogallala portion of the High Plains aquifer. Corn requires 14 inches of water in order to produce at a minimum. Western Kansas gets 18 to 20 inches of precipitation on average. So, basically if such a plan were to be adopted by the Legislature, the added money from the Water Plan would go to this boondoggle. Taxpayers would be subsidizing farmers who continue to grow a water-intensive crop in a low precipitation part of the state. This is not sustainable.
Posted 16 February 2018, 8:45 a.m.
"should we arm grade schoolers, middle schoolers and high schoolers at school, in support of the second amendments ?"
That would work. When the kids come to school, they could put their firearm in their cubby or locker along with their coats and lunches if they didn't have a holster that would allow them to open carry in class. For protection, the schools could issue bullet-proof vests to the kids to wear during school hours. Instead of PE the schools could offer target practice, because as we all know (wink, wink, nod, nod) shooting at targets is a sport and a legitimate reason for owning a firearm.
What a great idea. I think we should propose it to the NRA. It would be especially easy to do in Kansas since there are no real limits on gun ownership in this state.
Posted 16 February 2018, 8:24 a.m.
The city could still take some action based on the effect the bulldozed property will have on offsite movement of sediment, unless the owner put in measures to prevent the loss of soil during storm events.
Posted 16 February 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Why would you sink money in an investment property if you knew it was given a sensitive lands rating? Unless of course you planned to flagrantly violate the city's codes.
Posted 16 February 2018, 8:06 a.m.
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