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Opinion: Drones spur privacy concerns

Imagine what the Israelis and Palestinians could do to each other with these. The Israelis could hit their targets with 5 pound bombs and reduce collateral damage, and the Palestinians could hit their targets. Imagine an attack on a presidential motorcade with a hundred 5 pound bombs coming from all directions. Imagine what terrorists could do to sporting events or parades. Imagine what Al Qaeda could do to military convoys with these. They could drop a few packages in the road to stop a convoy, then bring in another hundred or more to destroy the rest of the vehicles and the people in them. I imagine that the drones could be programmed to jink their way in to avoid defensive fire. I suppose my alarm comes too late; the technology has already been developed. Now we need to develop defenses against such drones. Use your imagination on how the drones could be used, then use your imagination to protect yourself.

On the upside, you could save yourself a trip to O'Reilly's by having a spark plug delivered to your driveway in 30 minutes or less.

July 16, 2014 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Great kids

What goes around comes around, Sandy. I have been meaning to tell you what great kids you have, but I so rarely see you. Your family treats others well, and in return your family gets treated well. I'm sure you have a lifetime of benefits ahead for a family well-raised.

July 16, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Koch group spending $409K on advertising for Kansas congressman

They call it free speech. Most Americans call it corruption. Support wind energy!

July 16, 2014 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: It ain’t broke

You can say that again.

July 15, 2014 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Conference center plans underway for downtown Lawrence site

OPM= Other People's Money

June 24, 2014 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Conference center plans underway for downtown Lawrence site

In October when the city takes over residential curbside recycling they will put an end to my eleven business with no compensation to me whatsoever. A small buyout would have allowed me to start another business to benefit the community, but when it came up for a vote our commissioners said no. That vote soured me on using the people's tax dollars to help already rich developers to further concentrate wealth. If they want to build this, let them pay for it. The same applies to Compton's developments.

June 24, 2014 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: National security advice should be free of politics

Saddam Hussein kept the Iraqi people under his thumb, but he also kept the country stable. When we overthrew his government under false pretenses we freed the various factions to start fighting each other for control. The only way to keep the factions from fighting would have been to dedicate as many resources to stability as Hussein had (probably more since we are outsiders and thousands of miles away). How long, Mr. Simons, do you think we should have kept our military there to maintain stability? How much of your money and how many offspring are you willing to sacrifice to maintain Iraq after a war of American aggression? Me? I wish we had never invaded and I'm glad we're out.

June 22, 2014 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Liberals must show tolerance

Robert Frost said, “A liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.” That quote describes a high degree of tolerance.

June 21, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Traffic trap?

Kay, I suggest that you go speak to the city prosecutor and explain the situation. The prosecutor has the power to drop the charge. Just as you can't prove that you weren't just cutting through the parking lot, the police can't prove that you didn't go in to shop and then change your mind.

May 27, 2014 at 9:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recycling drive nets $3,500 for Lawrence elementary schools

Way to go, Cans for the Community! You guys do awesome work!

May 7, 2014 at 7:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )