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City commissioners say the city erred in processing Rock Chalk Park payment

This latest episode shows just how DISRESPECTFUL David Corliss & the 4 city commissioners, that voted for the recreation center, have treated the voice & taxes of the citizens of Lawrence regarding the recreation center.

Just like the vote to build the recreation center this latest vote was also hurried/jammed through without adequate review. Apologies not withstanding David Corliss knows better.

Nowhere has David Corliss or the commissioners said they have withheld any funds pending the repair, & approval of the repairs, of the recreation center walkway, exterior concrete walls, drainage, etc. Shouldn't this be addressed prior to this payment?

This whole recreation center matter has been poorly handled. Thru this process TRUST in David Corliss & the 4 city commissioners, regarding their management responsibilities of the city & its finances, is seriously damaged if not gone.

It is time for them all to go.

December 11, 2014 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager offers apology on Rock Chalk matter; commissioners suggest audit

This latest episode shows just how DISRESPECTFUL David Corliss & the 4 city commissioners, that voted for the recreation center, have treated the voice & taxes of the citizens of Lawrence regarding the recreation center.

Just like the vote to build the recreation center this latest vote was also hurried/jammed through without adequate review. Apologies not withstanding David Corliss knows better.

Nowhere has David Corliss or the commissioners said they have withheld any funds pending the repair, & approval of the repairs, of the recreation center walkway, exterior concrete walls, drainage, etc. Shouldn't this be addressed prior to this payment?

This whole recreation center matter has been poorly handled. Thru this process TRUST in David Corliss & the 4 city commissioners, regarding their management responsibilities of the city & its finances, is seriously damaged if not gone.

It is time for them all to go.

December 11, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Academic integrity

One final thought & I am finished with this discussion.

Does anyone conceive how ludicrous this situation is?

The folks supporting this politically driven witch hunt under the disguise of "academic transparency, & against a person who is accused of absolutely no wrong doing, is requesting that person provide information to people who want to drum something up against him. REALLY????

I know I am requesting a lot of these self-righteous folks, but I hope they stop & think about what the same situation would mean & do to them during their careers. The politics of "Personal Destruction" is an awful thing. Just imagine what happens in your current relations & life when friends/others turn on you and attack you by negative innuendo.

As far as The University of Kansas is concerned, I hope the administration realizes the damage they are doing to the moral & confidence of the professors & staff by the administration not sticking up for them and "having their back" when these type of situations arise. I wonder how this situation would be different if Mr. Hall was a liberal supported by a liberal billionaire?

This public display of raw politics is embarrassing to the University of Kansas & the Alumni. It is time for the Chancellor to put an end to this ludicrous situation.

December 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Academic integrity

Ron you have directly questioned Mr. Hall's "integrity & ethics", yet presented no evidence to support such allegations. This is possibly slanderous. The FAA comparison is not an analogous situation. Please let's stick to any possible tangible justification for the assault on Mr. Hall.

All I have asked for in these discussion groups is "What, specifically, has Mr. Hall done to warrant such obtrusive acts & accusations against him?

December 7, 2014 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Academic integrity

Ron, just what is Mr. Hall guilty of? Your letter & the actions of the Students for a Sustainable Future clearly think there is a case of some violation Mr. Hall has committed. In all cases the accused has the right to hear the charges against him/her & thus based on the merits of those charges defend his or her self.

I have asked this question multiple times in previous discussion groups and the question always goes unanswered. I, like you, graduated from KU's school of Aerospace Engineering. One thing we are taught is to objectively review your data before coming to a conclusion. I have seen no data to warrant such an obtrusive inquiry into Mr. Hall's records. Possibly you can enlighten us. Please do not scapegoat the data by professing guilt by association with the Koch brothers. That doesn't prove anything nor justify the actions taken against Mr. Hall based on his current position.

Until such objective data/information is presented this inquiry continues to appear to be nothing more than a politically driven witch hunt.

Further, I am mystified by your position statements here, given your past defense of other professors who were possibly mistreated.

December 7, 2014 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

The point is there is no merit in these actions by the SSF.

December 5, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

So the purpose for the records request @ KU is based on a former employee employees at KSU who was tried, convicted & sentenced @ KSU. Sounds like your problem is at KSU.

Sounds like your basing your request based on "association of some sort".

So my initial thought is correct. This is a witch hunt, no more no less & it is politically motivated. The Liberals have been out to demean the Koch Brothers for years. So now they politicians have influenced a bunch of students that have not yet started to think for themselves.

With regard to donations to KU, or any institution, by any organization. Every donor has an agenda of some sort whether it is naming rights, altruism, or to endow a chair for a specific purpose, etc. To say there are no liberal donors among them, and they don't seek influence of some sort is naive. I am not accusing anyone of anything negative. What I am saying is to go after a person without foundation and specific court worthy allegations is wrong and in some quarters could be libelous.

The arguments above are convoluted & vacuous.

December 5, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

Sorry I am not going to be side tracked. I am seeking answers to my questions. So far the silence on those issues & the comment regarding "low hanging fruit" further confirm this is nothing more than a "witch hunt".

As I said above: it seems someone is on trial and no one has presented a case. Someone or group is trying to taint the reputations of very respectable people thru innuendo. This is the real tragedy, and it is being perpetrated by the students. ...Possibly the group "Students for a Sustainable Future" should learn to look in the mirror and ask them selves some honesty questions: What specifically are the people they are attacking guilty of? If the people under attack were members of the SSF, would they believe these personal attacks are legitimate?...What do you want to happen as a result of your actions & why?

Thru these questions I am also asking: What is the legitimacy of this search by the SSF?

Specific answers please.

December 4, 2014 at 9:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

Too bad your holistic approach to sustainability does not include caring for the individual & their rights.

Amazing the silence on the charge against Mr.Art Hall.

If Students for a Sustainable Future are really so altruistic where is the concern regarding influences from Liberal individuals & or organizations? Or any group for that matter?

How does SSF really think universities are funded? From individuals & organizations regardless of affiliation. Why isn't SSF trying to root out ALL influences?

December 4, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

Possibly this whole episode with the Students for a Sustainable Future is purely political & initiated & sustained by outside political activists.

I wonder how the group Students for a Sustainable Future defines "a sustainable future"? I believe sustainability is more than about the environment, it involves the totality of things. Thus it involves preserving the reputations & rights of innocent people.

December 4, 2014 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )