bethann (Beth Ann Bittlingmayer)

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Opinion: Does solitary qualify as torture?

What I have read over and over is that many people who should not be held in solitary are. Many are held at the behest of abusive prison officials for petty incidents. Also, many people requiring mental health services are held in solitary confinement and become even sicker. In general I am not a fan of George Will's writings but I must admit that on this particular issue i believe he is right on the money.

February 21, 2013 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Kansas inmate who killed 3 in DUI accident has parole revoked

Drinking and driving again does not in any way mean she doesn't feel guilty. It's a mistake, but it doesn't mean she doesn't feel guilty.

January 14, 2013 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man's car containing his mother's ashes stolen from Lawrence parking lot

If you had been expressing a perspective then you would have said something such as "in my view ..." or "my feeling is ...". Instead you questioned others' views by saying "Why do people keep ashes? Let go. Hold onto what was vital"

What is "vital" is not your business to decide. What is "letting go" is not your business to decide. "Why" people make the particular choices they do in this situation is not your business. All that is your business is your set of choices in this situation.

Those choices are a deeply personal and spiritual issue. I make no judgment about what you decided to do with your son's ashes. I find it offensive that you call into question what I might have done with my son's ashes (I too lost a son). I shouldn't have to justify my choice to you or anyone else. This young man should be afforded the same courtesy. Each of us has grieved a significant loss. Each of us should be afforded the space to do so in a loving, caring, and non judgmental atmosphere.

June 1, 2012 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man's car containing his mother's ashes stolen from Lawrence parking lot

That is not your business to decide. It's a very personal issue and one that should be respected by others.

May 31, 2012 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City may create swimming pond in dog park

Me too!

April 11, 2012 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City may create swimming pond in dog park

Me too!

April 11, 2012 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Loss of license ordered in Kansas abortion case

There is not an 8 year difference in schooling between an MD and a psychologist with a PhD.

February 22, 2012 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Loss of license ordered in Kansas abortion case

Psychologists work with mental disorders and also can & frequently do diagnose them. Many social workers have specific training and do that as well. Most psychiatrists in this day & age prescribe medications and do little if any talk therapy. They often work in tandem with psychologists and social workers and prescribe medications based on their evaluations for mental disorders.

February 22, 2012 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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