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Opioid abuse a growing public health problem in Douglas County

I realize Fox doesn't show the videos of him saying one thing and then another video of him saying the opposite but there are many videos like that.

September 20, 2017 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opioid abuse a growing public health problem in Douglas County

Made me laugh, Bob.

Do you have any idea how ridiculous that last statement is?

Lying. Misogynist. Constantly changing his mind. A mind that can't control itself.

Thanks, but I don't want my kids to act like that, nor my grandkids.

Trump might be one of the people I'd suggest to take a drug. But of course not street drugs. Seems like a good doctor might find something that would help him remember the last lie he told so he won't totally contradict that lie with another lie next time.

September 19, 2017 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

It depends on which jobs you mean.

Amazon has facilities all over the country (and world) where purchases are routed through, already. The person I know who worked at one in Tennessee said it's a hard job and she called it slave labor with low pay.

But the person I know who works as a Software Development Engineer gets paid far more than most occupations, benefits out the wahoo, and can work from home.

At their home office in Seattle there are no low level employees who are not college educated people except for clerks, etc. Most of the employees there are highly educated and highly paid.

My impression is that what they're looking for is a place for the most highly paid Amazon employees... a second home office... not a warehouse. So you'd have to have two things going for you to work there:

1. A very good college education in computer science
2. A brain two sizes too big! :)

That's who works in Seattle at the home office. And there is a strong competition for those jobs from all over the world. They hire many non-US citizens who are brilliant and well educated in the field. That's the qualification. They go to the top tier universities around the world to find these people.

More details on that would be good.

September 19, 2017 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

David, you may be right. Who knows?

But will you be happy if housing and cost of living in Lawrence goes up to match Seattle's?

People in Seattle, including real estate agents say that Amazon (and Mircrosoft) pay so much more that their employees have caused housing costs to skyrocket there. That includes rent as well as buying homes.

September 18, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

No, Bob. Man, do I have to spell it out.

In talking to that one person, she is saying that is the news around Seattle. IOW, she didn't think it up.

And it makes sense.

She has been in touch in the last few months with a number of real estate agents in Seattle as she's looking to buy another house. They discussed it.

Lordy me....

September 18, 2017 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opioid abuse a growing public health problem in Douglas County

Maybe doctors are wising up. I have a new doctor because my old one retired. The new one said he/she is not into pain management, meaning they don't prescribe stuff for pain, generally. They refer them to a doctor who focuses on pain management. I can't blame any doctor for taking that stance today. They do prescribe it for pain, but for intermittent pain, not daily dosing.

I've heard some people say, if a person wants to kill themselves with opioids, let them go ahead and do it. Thins the population. I guess if they had a relative who did that they'd know why that's a bad attitude. Also they have vehicle accidents where others are hurt or killed.

September 17, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

I'm not the expert on it, but that's what people from Seattle are saying. And it makes sense.

It's not so much the number of employees they have. It's how much more they're being paid, and that there are ENOUGH of them and Microsoft employees there, constantly growing in number, that people with ordinary incomes can't buy houses because the more highly paid people are willing to pay so much more for them.

That's the story IN Seattle, not my idea.

September 17, 2017 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

Here's a concern I have about Amazon going to a new city.

It was Amazon that caused Seattle to have such a high cost of living that they have people all over the city living in parks, under overpasses, and on the streets.

Houses are selling for prices only millionaires paid not too long ago.

The cost of living has gone through the roof there.

Why wouldn't that happen in Missouri/Kansas as well?

It's caused by bringing in a lot of people whose wages are far far above the normal for an area. That's how it happened in Seattle. With that many people wanting housing it becomes a competitive thing. An owner knows he has a product that a lot of people want so he starts going steeply up on the price of his house. As he does it, others begin to do the same.

There is no way to stop that from happening.

Do you want that to happen in your city?

It would be fine if you already have the home you know you'll always live in, and it would especially be great for you if you owned other houses and could hold them until they go up ten times what you paid for them, knowing it would happen within 5 years of Amazon moving in.

Think about it so you won't be shocked when it happens here in the same way it has and will continue to happen in Seattle.

How do you stop home owners from selling their houses and land for a million dollars that they paid $50,000 for if someone will pay the price?

September 16, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

Read my comment below. Find the outrage in it. I'll wait. :)

September 15, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colyer: Kansas making major push for Amazon headquarters

You're amazing, Bob.

Conservatives are FAR FAR more angry than left leaners. The left simply responds to your anger. Even your comment above is full of anger and vitriol. They almost always are.

Do as I do and it might help you: Put a smile on your face as you're typing your comments and it'll automatically relieve some of your anger and vitriol and your comments won't sound like you're choking on hatred and anger.

September 15, 2017 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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