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My number of comments here has decreased dramatically in recent months, and now must even further. It's one thing to force your commenters to identify themselves via Facebook; it's another thing entirely to leave your commenters at the mercy of anyone who decides to take offense to the most innocuous of statements. I'm not willing to put my family or my business at risk. Thanks for the memories, LJW. These online debates were fun while they lasted.
Posted 9 October 2013, 8:25 a.m.
You assume that all we need to learn is in books, and that our own interpretations of these books is all we need to lead fulfilling, informed lives. Often, the perspectives and interpretations of others (about the books we are reading or the topics we are discussing) can be more valuable than our own.
Posted 8 October 2013, 11:29 a.m.
He would have had no cause to make that statement about gays and minorities. They don't run around advocating for unfettered access to a product which has a sole purpose of wounding or killing.
Posted 30 September 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Your right to bear arms isn't an unlimited pass to carry any weapon you choose wherever you want.
Posted 27 September 2013, 9:54 p.m.
Why isn't it okay for both of you to walk away? That's what happened in this instance. Whipping out a gun to kill someone who just wants money and a pizza doesn't make you any better of a person.
Posted 25 September 2013, 10:25 p.m.
Under the proposal, Westar will receive a $30.7 million rate increase...Of that increase, residential customers would pay approximately $18 million more; small general businesses, such as downtown stores, $12.7 million; medium-sized businesses, $3.9 million; large industrial customers, $3.2 million; cities and other street lighting customers, $2.1 million; and school districts, $500,000.
18+12.7+3.9+3.2+2.1+.5 = $40.4 million, not $30.7 million.
Posted 23 September 2013, 8:47 p.m.
State (community) funding dries up more and more every year. Why should KU insist on a different time or figure some other way to accommodate the community when television funds more and more of the university each year?
Posted 20 September 2013, 10:08 a.m.
Tell that to the Republicans who took the funding away in the first place.
Posted 19 September 2013, 8:57 a.m.
"Unless they voluntarily disclose to us what they've been convicted of, we never know," Scott Gordon, an attorney for the department, said. "Have there been cases where a person has reapplied over and over for a license and we didn't know about certain convictions? Yes. That's a real thing."
Um, they're called background checks. Lots of businesses do them before they hire people, and you don't need fingerprints to run them.
Posted 18 September 2013, 12:37 a.m.
"The long-term goal is diminish the quality of Public Education in order to justify the "need" for voucher provided private and church based schooling."
While I agree with your first sentence, I think you have the long-term goal incorrect. They way I see it, they could care less if the populace is going to a public school or private/religious schools. What they want is a general dumbing down of the population so as to provide mindless employees who are simply grateful for jobs...jobs that they will provide for little pay, long hours, sorry conditions, and poor (or no) benefits.
Posted 13 September 2013, 8:28 a.m.
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