Mark_P (Mark Pickerel)

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Lawmakers review whether same-sex couples should be foster parents

Doesn't look like a legitimate study to me.

This is stupid. We are having enough trouble finding good foster homes already.

November 17, 2015 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback issues executive order opposing Syrian refugees relocating to Kansas

Democrats turned into Republicans in the Nixon Era, Bob.

November 16, 2015 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Senate members lampoon law allowing concealed carry on campus

Bob Smith, I think people should run away and let the authorities do their jobs. It is foolish for a person who is not law enforcement to try and be a hero like that.

November 6, 2015 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Senate members lampoon law allowing concealed carry on campus

Having more guns on a campus does not necessarily make it safer in my opinion. In fact, if there is an active shooter on campus, allowing more guns invites the possibility that the police will mistake someone who is trying to take down the shooter as the shooter him/herself. And more bullets flying around in a hallway or classroom full of people in a shootout doesn't sound like a recipe for a smaller body count either.

These days, more shooters are willing to commit "suicide by cop". So whether a given area is a "gun free zone" or not doesn't act as a deterrent anyway.

Malcolm Gladwell has a good take on how these school shootings are spreading, and it has almost nothing to do with "gun free zones".

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/201...

November 6, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Provost Jeffrey Vitter named new Ole Miss chancellor

He certainly was a Provost.

October 30, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Will off base

Well, our standard of living is much higher than it used to be. That is in part because of our government stepping in and providing a safety net so people can get back on track when they hit a rough patch. And people can now buy insurance where they perhaps could not before. So I guess I'm not sure where you see the sky falling there.

October 27, 2015 at 4:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU to raze, rebuild Burge Union with money from student fee increase

Not sure I understand your question. The buildings will be going up within the next couple of years, I've been told. Meanwhile the Business School had to raise funds for a number of years to pay for their building. I think they've wanted a new building for a decade or more.

October 27, 2015 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU to raze, rebuild Burge Union with money from student fee increase

Paul, this is about being able to build things in short order, as opposed to having to raise funds to build them. Also, the builder would be responsible for building maintenance, rather than the University putting it off until it gets too expensive.

October 24, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback urges schools to move more money into classrooms

Does this include pianos, or no? Just trying to keep up here.

August 12, 2015 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach opposes specialty meat shop in rural Douglas County; chef says his proposal is being mischaracterized

Guys, this is much ado about nothing. Cedar Crest will be Mr. Kobach's next place of residence, 2018-2026.

August 8, 2015 at 8:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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