Mark_Jakubauskas (Mark Jakubauskas)


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Senate passes GOP tax bill after flurry of final deals


You're right. The poor, the disabled, the ill... all are freeloaders. Useless drags on productive society. Perhaps we should set up regional stations where such people can be quietly euthanized, saving tax dollars and reducing that load upon the economy.

December 2, 2017 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Short notice of city's release of nitrogen-contaminated water raises concerns downstream

Yeah, I wouldn't suggest eating fish from the Kaw at any time:

Kansas recommends not eating specified fish or aquatic life from the following locations: The Kansas River from Lawrence (below Bowersock Dam) downstream to Eudora at the confluence of the Wakarusa River (Douglas and Leavenworth counties); bottom-feeding fish because of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

November 16, 2017 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Short notice of city's release of nitrogen-contaminated water raises concerns downstream

To put these discharges in perspective - 1000 cfs (cubic feet per second) converts to 646 million gallons per day. The article states that 500,000 gallons (0.5 million gallons) of nitrogen-contaminated water per day will be released into the river - or 0.08 % of the river flow. So there's a lot of dilution going on here. Proportionately, about a shot glass of nitrogen water poured in a 10-gallon aquarium.

November 16, 2017 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faith group wants Lawrence residents to vote yes on affordable housing sales tax

Poorly written. Methinks the reporter has a bias ? Cite your sources: "One of the main criticisms".... " Another criticism ..." Who said that ? Who offered those criticisms ? Be specific now, show your work. Otherwise:

Now, Rochelle, go back to point zero and start over. Provide and examine both sides of the argument (pro and con) for and against the use of the sales tax to support affordable housing. Examine the fundamental premises; test their validity; cite your sources.

September 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

White nationalist posters found on Kansas State campus

Grammatically, shouldn't that be, "Diversity means FEWER white people, not, "Diversity means LESS white people" ?

September 14, 2017 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Profile picture of animal shelter director giving the finger raises questions

Non-issue. Tempest in a teapot. Move along, nothing to see here.

C'mon Journal-World, there's better and more important things to write stories about!

August 30, 2017 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

After 22 water main breaks, city finds 13 miles of pipeline were improperly installed

"Wagner said he is not sure who decided to not wrap or protect the pipe or what the rationale was."

C'mon Wagner. Who was the Director of Public Works ? Who wrote the contract ? Who signed off on the specs ? That pipe didn't just get put in the ground by little green elves. Someone at the city was responsible, even if they were ignorant or incompetent.

Name names. Who screwed up ? And are they still working there today ?

August 15, 2017 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas principal resigns after student reporters investigate her credentials

Judge for yourself:

Certainly calls into question the competence of the superintendent and the vetting process they use to screen their candidates in hiring, that they glossed over or missed something so blatant that even high school kids could discover her un-qualifications.

April 5, 2017 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )