Kropotkin (Frank Smith)

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Kansas regulation board, doctor battle over abortion case costs

Taitz is from outer space, but is currently residing in California though she has been running around the country filing frivolous lawsuits. If anyone is assessed court costs it should be she, who has wasted the time of judges with "birther" lunacy. She is an attorney whose main practice before her jihad against the president was in defending her own dental work from malpractice lawsuits.

September 28, 2012 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Manhattan man drops challenge to Obama on state ballot

It it's "slightly" foolish looking, then Jimmy Hoffa, Sr., looks only "slightly" dead.

September 14, 2012 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Impact unclear on how new federal regulations aimed at fighting sexual assault in prisons will affect Kansas

The Corrections Corporation of America, which owns the only for-profit prison in Kansas, located in an industrial park in Leavenworth, just marshaled substantial corporate resources to resist a shareholder resolution that would have required it to report rapes in its prisons and policies and procedures to prevent rapes and other sexual abuse.

The resolution received almost 15 million votes in support, and another 13 million shares abstained or did not vote on the measure.

The corporation fought the introduction of the resolution, but was rebuffed by the Securities and Exchange Commission which found the resolution to be legitimate. Then CCA sent multiple communications to shareholders begging for a vote to continue to keep its operations shrouded.

The CCA Board members had voted unanimously against the resolution. They included Thurgood Marshall, Jr., who has sullied his father's name by selling out for about $180,000 a year he is paid as a board member. Charles Overby, the founder of the Freedom Foundation and the Newseum which honors freedom of the press, voted to maintain the corporate veil of secrecy over its sordid operations. Former Senator Dennis DeConcini, of Arizona, who supposedly safeguarded the integrity and transparency of government contracts when he was in office, voted to keep private the corporation's failures and its resistance to proactive compliance with PERA.

May 18, 2012 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

The worst thing that the Kochs do is to fund initiatives to keep millions of Americans from voting. These are those voting blocs most likely to vote against their anti-tax, theocratic agenda. They include minorities, students, the working class, union members, students, etc. Their agenda is fundamentally anti-Democratic.

They feel that by reducing the numbers of those voters it will be much less expensive to buy all those tools and stooges who have supported their various agendas.

April 9, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

If you think George is the problem here, I would direct you to consider "the beam in your own eye."

Soros has never tried to take votes from eligible citizens. The Kochs and ALEC are working to disenfranchise millions through fake voter protection measures authored by scoundrels like racist-for-hire Kris Kobach, one of the prime recipients of their dough.

April 9, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

My wife has one of those German clean diesels, a 2009 Jetta. It was made in Mexico.

April 9, 2012 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

David Koch's head should explode. He funds research into DNA and paleontology and funds museums.

He funds politicians like Governor Sam who don't believe in evolution and would like Kansas and the US to be theocracies. He funds the anti-abortion crazies when they run for office.

He funds universities, though much of that is with strings attached, such as George Mason's Mercatus Center.

He attacks K-12 education, a twofer, actually. He figures he'll pay less in property taxes if schools collapse and he'll get rid of those pesky teacher's associations that enable teachers to collectively express political views. He supports politicians who want to do away with sex education and fund "Christian" madrassas.

He funds medical research having been giving that focus from suffering from prostate cancer. He fights regulation that would otherwise keep carcinogens from our air and water. He takes federal money to subsidize his employees' health care. He's the biggest non-medical or pharmaceutical funder of attacks on the affordable care act, and would put every dime he had to stop single payer health care.

April 9, 2012 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It’s showtime: Jayhawks seek revenge in tonight’s title game

They're 17 down, the worst of the tournament. This is one ugly game I don't expect them to win.

April 2, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

Should you get picked up for a DUI and booked, maybe you'll then realize that few inmates would rather be in jail.

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience.com
28 January 12

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario.

Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

January 28, 2012 at 7:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

They are not eligible for Medicare if they are incarcerated. The state picks up the tab.

January 28, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )