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Kansas bill changes where some juvenile offenders are held

Well this is a subset of a much larger patterns of legal malpractice involving the inconsistent treatments of juveniles as adults in the system. Whenever you treat the same person as a juvenile in one sense and an adult in another, this kind of inconsistency is never going to come out good.

April 1, 2015 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses

This is a War on Heterosexual Sex. They wouldn't dare attack gays. They aren't easy targets.

February 15, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses

None of it is true. It is called propaganda and conflation. There have been no cases in KS (or any surrounding states) establishing any link between strip clubs and prostitution or human trafficking....which are not the same. And no subject is more riff with hysterical claims than the human trafficking issue. Nor has there been a documented case of STD transmission at a strip club.

MO cited crime when they passed the law. Since the law enacted, KCMO has seen an unprecedented crime wave. Where are the results? And where are the moral liars who told this lie now? Probably in court themsleves under charges of child molestation.

All these claims are just willfully accepted lies thown out in hysterics. LIke I have always said....the two major motivators for making policy in this country are prejudice and hysterics. And by prejudice, I dont mean black and white, I mean the first dictionary definition which is "willfully coming to conclusions without all the information."

February 14, 2013 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses

As far as “KS valves”, that is the worst argument I have heard yet. Here are the things wrong with the “KS values” argument.
• First of all, most if not all, of these establishments in KS are private clubs. So the imposition of "KS values" is over the limit right off the bat. If you vote in favor of this, you might as well establish an official State religion and force all other religions to comply based on the same "KS Values" argument...and the lack of recognition of private clubs, meetings or congregations. The justification of "KS values" might as well be said as "We want a Christian based theocracy".
• Secondly, it is the "more freedom, small govt" tea party republicans who are pushing it. I am not sure where they want small govt, but it isn't in your private lives. And minding your own business is also a KS value.
• MO argued that strip clubs contributed to crime and human trafficking. Well, there have been no cases in KS or MO establishing any link between strip clubs and prostitution or human trafficking….which incidentally are NOT the same. However, since MO passed their law, dozens of clubs have closed and KCMO has seen an unprecedented crime wave, so I guess they cannot use the crime justification anymore.
• Governor Brownback wants to turn KS into a State like Texas where there is no state income tax making it attractive to business. Well, Texas practically invented the strip club and the lap dance. It is part of their business culture. Strip clubs are all over the place in Texas and advertised on billboards next to the freeways. You can’t have it both ways. You can want a free state like Texas and Nevada and then impose all this moral stuff too.
• I have lived in KS all my life and minding your own business is also a KS value. If these people don’t like the clubs….then they don’t have to go. If a woman doesn’t want to work there…..then don’t. If you do and regret it later, well that is called growing up and taking responsibility for your decisions. No one is forcing anymore to work there.

February 14, 2013 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought, state budget on minds of newspaper publishers gathered at KU

Does it occur to you that this would come with a plan.....to pump only excess water? Did you know the lakes in the state were all formed from excess water. The natural average flow is released continuously from local lakes. The whole idea behind a reservior is to hold excess water from running away.

February 8, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought, state budget on minds of newspaper publishers gathered at KU

Or you could argue with everything, do nothing, and continue being the a loser.

February 8, 2013 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought, state budget on minds of newspaper publishers gathered at KU

One at a time:

You dont know that you cant get the water rights. I do know, in 2011, the MO river flooded all summer closing I-29 to Omaha for six months doing billions in damages. How do you propose to deal with that? And given that crisis, do you think the CoE would really fight for that flood water. It was a flood all summer while western KS parched. A classic example of too much water in one place and not enough in another.

Jayhawk, how the saving water a waste?? Good Lord, don't you realize, that unless you hold the water inland, it all runs down to the Gulf of Mexico. You call it a precious resource, but make no justification for saving/using it, while allowing it to run away to the Gulf. You make no sense.

February 8, 2013 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought, state budget on minds of newspaper publishers gathered at KU

Great. Glad to hear some folks with sense are in Topeka. These are important matters and we need to get legislator's minds off strippers and prostitutes in order to focus on the real issues instead of trying to regulate our private lives.

Two years ago, I proposed a wind-powered pumping system to pump water from the MO river to reseviors in Western KS to be used in the summer for irrigation. Water could pump all year whenever the wind blows....which is just about every day. Legislators were too busy worrying about the strippers to do anything about real solutions to real problems.

People are going to snarf "it can be done", but there is already a 500 mile water pipeline going in from Wyoming to Colorado for water. It is being done....the whole world is building this type of infrastructure while US leadership is fretting over moral issues that isn't even within thier authority. Think about the western 2/3 of KS being as agriculturally productive as Iowa. Think of the revenue from grain sold overseas and state income taxes from farmers reliably raising something every year. And then think of the reduction of federal subsidies to farmers who dont even want them. Farmers want to raise and sell crops. Give them the means to do it.

February 8, 2013 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature taking up measure targeted at human trafficking

And making a felony out of consensual prostitution is definitely ramping it up. And that is what the article says.

January 31, 2013 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature taking up measure targeted at human trafficking

Oh, there was a case of adoption fraud in KS where they wanted to use human trafficking law....and should....but the law didn't apply because "looney right wingers" were too busy worrying about sex instead of considering all the means of human trafficking. The whole this is just another menas for the govt to get into your bedroom. That is what it is all about. And the supporters are mostly feminist women who want thier right too choose but dont want anyone else to be able to choose.

January 31, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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