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Kansas wildlife commission removes snake from threatened list

I caught one of those little snakes on the west side of Lawrence just a few weeks ago. It was cute and hard to get a hold of. I let it go after showing it to my companion.

That said, I have to agree with all of you raging against our Kansas government. It is no longer doing the will of the people. Let's put into place a government that does. We the people have millions of votes and the Koch brothers only have two; that's where our power is. Be sure to get to the polls!

October 19, 2014 at 4:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ogallala water continues to pour onto farm fields despite decades of dire forecasts

Excellent article. Thank you, Karen!

September 28, 2014 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Abuse of history

Yes, and Roberts lives in Kansas, too!

September 25, 2014 at 1:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Out of business

I'm with you, Jeff. Even a small buyout would have gone a long way towards starting my next green business. Instead, I'm starting on a shoestring just like I did with the recycling. Heck, we didn't even get lunch, or even a pat on the back. Don't misunderstand me; I'm glad Lawrence is recycling, but at the same time I feel (*splat*) squashed like a bug.

September 18, 2014 at 6:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Unsecured guns

Regardless of whether the stats are accurate, I think most Kansans would agree that there are certain people who should not have access to guns. I used to work with adults who were profoundly and multiply disabled. Most of them have no concept of what a gun is, what it is used for, or how to use it, yet if you put a gun where they could reach it, many would be capable of grabbing it and pulling the trigger. So can we agree that those people should not have access to guns? If they should not, how do we handle a person who gives them access? Do we ostracize them, beat them up, or punish them using laws? Most people I know would want to punish a person who gives access to a loaded firearm to a person who is incapable of understanding the firearm's purpose or function. If we punish the access provider through the law, that's gun control. I use this argument to show that a society like ours needs some kind of gun control. The question then becomes, where do we draw the line?
I support Gina Spade's contention that a three-year-old should not have access to loaded weapons. I also understand that teens can be taught to handle weapons in a safe manner; it happens on American farms and ranches all the time. Again, the question becomes, where do we draw the line? Wherever we draw it, that's gun control and we need it.

September 3, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Proud of Lawrence

Welcome to Lawrence and thanks for getting involved in a positive way.

September 3, 2014 at 9:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )