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Letter: Koch goals

In response to Dorthy Reed...

Koch Industries employs 50,000 people in this country and another 20,000 in other countries. That is a pretty good contribution if you ask me. Take a look at how many billionaires supported President Obama....the problem of money in elections is more than on one side.

Here is an article that you may find interesting...Here is an excerpt:

Koch was the 1980 vice presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party who campaigned on things like drug legalization and a non-interventionist foreign policy.

“I believe in gay marriage,” Koch told POLITICO. When reminded that Romney and the GOP oppose gay marriage, Koch said, “Well, I disagree with that.”

Koch also said that he believes the U.S. military should withdraw from the Middle East and that Congress should cut defense spending and weigh some possible tax increases as a means to balancing the budget — stances that are distinct from the Republican Party line.

April 16, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wolf earns big money from government health care programs he criticizes

I do not see any hypocrisy here, he is working within the system as it exists.

I know nothing about Dr. Wolfe but this headline is clearly written to create a controversy where none exists.

So is the author saying that he should not have taken care of these patients? What would the headlines be then?


April 16, 2014 at 7:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City receives just one proposal to redevelop dilapidated East Lawrence property; rumblings of Buffalo Wild Wings, barbecue and a downtown diner

Property rights are dying in this country. There have been communities who have through eminent domain taken someones property and turned it into a shopping mall.

The Supreme Court in In Kelo v. City of New London, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a controversial opinion in which they held that a city could constitutionally seize private property for private commercial development. 545 U.S. 469 (2005).


April 11, 2014 at 10:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

25 years ago: Northern crawfish frogs transplanted to Baker Wetlands

I wonder how they are doing now?

April 3, 2014 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dever highlights Rock Chalk Park, SLT in State of the City address

Ok, Brett you have slammed the status do YOU propose to change it other than a full flush...

How do you prevent suburbia from arriving in a bedroom community?

What can KU do to be more than a dingy...It seems to me that with the new science buildings, the new engineering buildings, the National recognition as a Cancer Center...KU is doing alright.

April 2, 2014 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Development group files plans to add more than 20 retailers, restaurants to south Iowa Street

An opportunity to increase the commercial tax base. I would say they are projecting Lawrence to get back to growing and they want to purchase the land at it's discounted rate prior to that growth.

March 27, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

West Lawrence fun center plans on hold again as neighbors speak out; the big question looming for city's rental licensing program

I would say it has to do with demographic information, while having closed schools in the east part of town they are redoing borders out west due to school overcrowding.....but development is clearly coming to east Lawrence sooner than later. Look at all of the prep work being done at O'Connell road.

March 27, 2014 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

West Lawrence fun center plans on hold again as neighbors speak out; the big question looming for city's rental licensing program

"We feel relocation to another property more suited for recreation would be the only acceptable compromise," it writes in the newsletter.

Hahaha....I love their definition of is one that seems to be prevalent here in this town.

Compromise (Lawrence Definition) an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by one side making all of the demands and getting them.

Compromise (Actual Definition) an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.

I know in Wichita they have had a fun center near neighborhoods... I think if the noise of the gocarts is as they say, quiet, I would love to have a place the kids could walk to instead of having to hop in the car to the fringes of town.

As far as the traffic about all of the traffic snarls created by the new Wal-Mart....(hint---they do not exist)

March 26, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Work to build trafficway through Baker Wetlands to begin this week

I think wildlife tunnels are a good idea...Are there plans to deal with wildlife crossings already? For some reason I thought they were building a wall to minimize sound. Which if they are like other soundwalls would limit crossing points.

March 20, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )