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Burglary suspect apprehended after his vehicle strikes utility pole

"The cause of the accident is unknown at this time"

Apparently he drove off the road after a short police pursuit had been called off. I'd say distracted driving or carelessness. Or maybe it will be ruled to have been caused by texting while driving? In any case, a dangerous driver is off the road, and I'd say that's good, regardless of what the Kansas Highway Patrol decides later was the cause of the accident.

May 24, 2015 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House to consider stiffening scrap theft penalties

Every once in a while, a scrap metal thief gets the death penalty!

"A suspected scrap metal thief was found dead earlier this week after he was electrocuted atop a utility pole and fell to the ground" <br>
http://citizensvoice.com/news/police-...

"Indianapolis man electrocuted; copper theft suspected." <br>
http://www.wthr.com/story/14047436/ma...

"Thief trying to steal copper cables electrocuted" <br>
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknew...

"Electrocuted bodies of 2 suspected wiring thieves found" <br>
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/...

May 20, 2015 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House to consider stiffening scrap theft penalties

I think it's because the penalties faced now are based on the value of the scrap metal that was stolen, not on the damage done.

From the article: <br>
"Scrap thieves who do more than $5,000 worth of damage when stealing valuable metals would face jail time under a bill before the Kansas House."

Jail! Oh, the horrors! $5,000 worth of damage sounds like a lot to me. What I suppose this means is that at the moment, if you do only $4,999 worth of damage you'll get just probation.

I'm sure your opinion would change about this "special law" if someone were to steal the copper out of your air conditioner, and totally ruin it to get the very small amount of scrap copper it contains. That's not a rare crime, and you'd be looking for other people who had their air conditioners also ruined by the same criminals to be sure you could get jail time for them.

Changing situations require changing laws. Scrap metal prices are very high now, and so a lot of damage is being done by thieves. It wasn't much of a problem when the prices were low.

Although, I don't think this is a new law, instead it is a change in sentencing guidelines.

May 20, 2015 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

They remember "Salvation by Faith," and forget 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, verse 13: <br>
"So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

May 15, 2015 at 1:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

That's easy for you to say. You play at the Master's level.

May 15, 2015 at 1:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

Be careful, because the meanings of happy and joyous might change with the times.

May 15, 2015 at 1:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

I think it has something to do with taxes.

May 14, 2015 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

Homosexual acts are mentioned only 4 times in the Christian Bible, in Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:24 - 27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:10. But some of the statements are open to interpretation, as is a lot of the Bible, as well as many other texts.

In contrast, divorce is mentioned 29 times. That means that divorce will incur G-d's judgment multiplied by a factor of 7.25 by the letter writer's reasoning. The Supreme Court and religious authorities should obviously take up this terrific abomination immediately, and obviously the best solution is to ban divorce completely, as is the case in the Philippines. Although, Filipinos can travel abroad, get divorced, return, and then the divorce is recognized by the state. After that, the couple can legally remarry other people.

Back to the first mention of Levitical law, in the first paragraph. In Leviticus Chapter 20, there are many other things that are also prohibited. A whole lot of people are to be put to death, that's obvious. Cursing your father or mother warrants the death penalty, as does adultery, for both the man and woman. Personally, I've never heard of anyone being put to death for cursing their parents, and adultery is not taken seriously by the law, except in divorce courts. I don't understand why the Supreme Court isn't addressing these matters. They're just as important, within the text of Leviticus.

There's a very long list of reasons to execute someone that are listed, just in Chapter 20. But on the bright side, that would certainly be a very effective method of population control.

There are many other things in the Torah listed that are sinful. Have you ever eaten shrimp? SINNER! Ham? SINNER! How about a cheeseburger? SINNER! However, consuming those food items does not warrant the death penalty.

Any text that is over 2,000 years old has to be viewed within the context of its time. To take an ancient document and sincerely believe that it's the final word on any subject is utter folly.

We live in a new age now, and we know a lot more about physiology, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, and many other fields than were known 2,000 years ago.

It's my opinion that if you want to live by all the old laws from 2,000 and more years ago, you should get in your time machine and go back there. But remember, it's not likely that you'll live very long, lifespans were short then. Bye!

May 14, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: God’s judgment

Luke Chapter 6, verse 37: <br>
"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;"

Luke Chapter 6, verses 41 & 42: <br>
"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, `Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye."

May 14, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Freedom may be option to jihad

"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his." <br>
- General George S. Patton

Substitute "ideology" for "country," and you'll understand the wisdom of a very wise man who was instrumental in defeating Nazi Germany.

May 13, 2015 at 12:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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