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Homosexuals in Boy Scouts a Bad Idea

I had the same reaction: "My God! Where do you start in responding to this mess?"

June 13, 2013 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with stealing motorist's eyeglasses in road rage incident

They don't tell the jury what the likely sentence will be. The jury's job is to decide if the guy did what he's accused of, not to decide the punishment.

June 8, 2013 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with stealing motorist's eyeglasses in road rage incident

"I suppose that hand gesture could been seen as provoking somone"

That's true, but tailgating could be seen as provoking the hand gesture. And maybe the guy in front was driving slowly, which could be seen as provoking the tailgating.

And maybe the guy in front was driving slowly, because his wife had nagged him about driving too fast. And the guy in back was in a hurry, because his boss told him he'd be fired if he was late again. So, ultimately the people at fault are the wife and the boss. :-)

I guess the upshot is don't punch people and steal their glasses. If they flip you off, you can flip them off in return. Or do what my nephew suggests: smile and wave. Maybe they'll wonder if you know them from somewhere and feel a bit ashamed.

June 8, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mother searching for 17-year-old son, missing since May 7

I'm sorry for Ms. Yoder. She must be beside herself with worry. I hope she locates her son soon.

June 3, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

DIST did not say that people who follow the rule should be able to defend themselves from those who don't. He said that the commissioners are naïve if they believe that only LEOs are carrying guns in public buildings. In other words the rule is being broken already, let's do away with it.

I guess all the discussion of people with 'evil' intent was code for 'we need a good guy with a gun to stop the bad guy with a gun'? If his argument came down to 'I need my gun to protect myself from all the bad guys who are walking past the "no guns" signs,' he wasn't explicit enough for me.

Nevertheless you completely ignored my second paragraph. I don't agree that more people running around with guns will make us safer. Lots of untrained people who are misinterpreting situations, overreacting out of fear or anger, being careless with weapons, etc., will not make the world safer. The risks outweigh any potential benefits, in other words.

May 30, 2013 at 5:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

"using your logic we may come to the conclusion that we can never have enough laws."

How do you arrive at that conclusion from what I said?

May 30, 2013 at 5:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

I never find the argument that some people break/ignore rules therefore we shouldn't have rules to be persuasive.

And I don't think you have to be 'evil' in order to be dangerous with a weapon. Well-intended people injure and kill other people with guns. More people running around with guns will not make us safer. It's just more potential accidents waiting to happen.

May 29, 2013 at 10:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

I agree with the commissioners. There's no reason to allow anyone other than law enforcement officers to carry guns on county property.

May 29, 2013 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turnpike toll collectors to see changes in how many hours they work because of ACA, officials say

This isn't a rule about smoke breaks. This is a rule where the employer tells the employee what he or she (and his or her spouse) can do when they're not at work. I do have a problem with that.

When my son pointed this rule out to me a couple of weeks ago, my reaction was that I wouldn't work for them because they seem to treat their employees with distain. I'm a grown up, and I don't need my employer telling me what I can or can't do when I'm not at work.

This article confirms my suspicion that the KTA doesn't care about their employees.

May 28, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )