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There needs to be more music, i.e. bands, majorettes (if they exist anymore), giant balloons, Floats that represent happy things. I agree there was way too many vehicle advertisements, which makes it somewhat boring. I did like seeing the vintage cars and its cool to have the mayor. Military band would have been cool. There needs to be clowns handing out candy and just being silly. Orrr perhaps Leprechaun.
Posted 18 March 2018, 10:17 p.m.
Were they not made to specially kill another human being? As in war. We are not at war with another with another country, therefore they are not needed at this time.
Posted 14 March 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Adolf Hitler wrote in his book, Mein Kampf: “The best way to take control over people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
I agree there is absolutely no need for rapid-repeat firing assault weapons in our society unless we are at war on the grounds of this country. They should be banned. Instead of preventing citizens from owning a gun there needs to be stronger background checks and have a database which connects to every state about anyone buying or owning a gun. I think everyone who wants to own a gun should have a mental health review. There are too many irresponsible gun owners. Some people have no business owning a gun as some people have no business having a driver's license, but that's another story.
As for the kids protesting. I don't think its enough. I think they are going about it the wrong way. Most have no clue what they are really protesting about and just want to get out of class. Its a waste of time they need to go back and get educated then perhaps in time they will learn to understand what is really going on.
When I was a kid people owned guns. The law was they had to be visible. I remember seeing pick up trucks with gun racks holding rifles on them. Never heard about mass shootings, or school shootings. Individual shootings, usually random, but not like today. Think about it these have increased since Ronald Reagan closed mental health facilities. So has homelessness. There are so many people who need intense guarded mental health care in a live-in facility to prevent some of these things from happening. It is just a fact. When is the Government going to realize this and start paying attention to this problem of mental instability?
Totally banning guns is not the answer. They just keep putting band-aids on the problem instead of enacting a bold and determined law.
Posted 14 March 2018, 11:11 a.m.
I should think that property taxes would cover this and where the city would put a portion of this into a fund that covers sidewalk repair instead of putting more burden on the homeowners. Isn't this what "public" service is about? The City takes charge of the repairs and pays for it out of this fund that the homeowners have already paid into through their property tax. Otherwise I question as to where the property tax money goes? What services does it cover the for the citizens of this town? Shouldn't sidewalks be part of that?
Posted 7 March 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Here! Here! It's about time. I welcome the change. There is no reason why Native Americans cannot wear their traditional tribal clothing anytime, anywhere. These are beautiful attire. Most are handmade or handed down from generation to generation. I'd much rather see this then men walking around with baggy jeans showing their nasty underwear or women wearing clothing that don't fit & half of their stuff hanging out. This country is allowing muslims to wear their robes, and some states are even allowing them to cover their faces. So its about time for a change. I welcome it.
Posted 6 March 2018, 10:31 a.m.
I find your comment about Christians offensive and ignorant. Not all Christians think this way, in fact I would venture to say most do not think this way. How can you say that when you have no idea what a Christian (who believes in Jesus Christ) really thinks, since you sound as if you are not a believer. Your comment is the same as saying that all Doctors know how to cure cancer, because they studied medicine. Read your Bible and find a Bible teaching Church and perhaps your perspective may change. I'll pray for you P. Allen Macfarlane.
Posted 11 January 2018, 3:01 p.m.
This is ridiculous. Tear the junk collector down and build a bus hut there and have a bus route go through there. This is not a holy place and to covet it is to worship a false idol. This bench does nothing but collect junk and anyone who think wishes could come out of it has been smoking too much weed. La-La Whoop-whoop. There are more important needs in this town than this eyesore.
Posted 3 January 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Well I'm happy this was done. There is a special kind of hell for those who vandalized this place. I personally would like to see a beautiful fountain installed to honor these children next to the cemetery.These children endured enough in their lifetime and to have someone desecrate their final resting place is just beyond inhuman behavior.
Posted 3 January 2018, 11:18 a.m.
I agree there should not be any sales tax on food, however, if the local government is so concerned about having the tax completely cut out they should only tax items which contain sugar, as in candy, cereals that contain sugar, soda, cookies, and perhaps crispy snacks, ie chips. These foods are not necessary. I disagree with the amount of 17% food insecure in this town - it is much higher than this. "Taxing needy families' food while dishing out tax abatements to rich developers is obscene." This should be outlawed.
Posted 25 December 2017, 6:59 p.m.
12 stories? Are they trying to turn this town into another New York, Chicago, Kansas City or Baltimore? This will only take away the appearance of Lawrence. Why can't they limited the height of buildings? Washington DC did and even though it is a large city it still maintains that hometown feeling because people are not over shadowed by structures. I'm very disappointed and I hope the project does not go through. I'd rather see all retail than to see a 12 story building of over priced apartments. Downtown needs more free parking than buildings.
Posted 11 December 2017, 11:04 a.m.
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