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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

According to google, I am the only person with my exact name. If I choose to continue to belong here, it will be under an alias. I think it unlikely that I will do so.

I would like to apologize to anyone whom I have offended in my many years on this site. I have been at times unkind, and I am sorry.

October 9, 2013 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Felony required?

Sodomy is legal in all states. It's a good thing, too, or a lot of heterosexual people could be in trouble.

October 9, 2013 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developer pursuing idea for East Lawrence bistro in Warehouse Arts District

And it's all of 7 blocks to Mass. street, which has just oodles of eating establishments.

October 8, 2013 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback administration drops federal grant program to help people apply for food stamps

Atheist groups like Catholic Social Services?

October 8, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Felony required?

Apparently it is not kosher to reference Deuteronomy 22:28-29.

Any particular religious code should be irrelevant to civil contracts in America law.

October 8, 2013 at 6:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Felony required?

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

October 8, 2013 at 10:27 a.m. ( )

Current federal government shutdown similar to 2009 showdown in Kansas

"A 2010 Congressional Research Service report summarized other details of the 1995-1996 government shutdowns, indicating the shutdown impacted all sectors of the economy. Health and welfare services for military veterans were curtailed; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped disease surveillance; new clinical research patients were not accepted at the National Institutes of Health; and toxic waste clean-up work at 609 sites was halted. Other impacts included: the closure of 368 National Park sites resulted in the loss of some seven million visitors; 200,000 applications for passports and 20,000 to 30,000 applications for visas by foreigners went unprocessed each day; U.S. tourism and airline industries incurred millions of dollars in losses; more than 20% of federal contracts, representing $3.7 billion in spending, were affected adversely.[7]"

October 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission to consider $725,000 loan to homeless shelter

It seems that the city always has plenty of money when it's time to dole out free infrastructure to well-connected developers. They have no problem foregoing millions in tax revenue when it benefits that same handful of very wealthy developers.

October 8, 2013 at 6:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health care providers raise concerns about KanCare

One has been live 7 days, the other 9+ months.

One is preventing people from signing up for medical coverage. The other is keeping people from using their existing medical coverage while also stiffing providers who have already supplied medical coverage.

October 7, 2013 at 7:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Who shut Johnny out of the parks?

The Fox poll shows similar results as the CBS poll.

October 5, 2013 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )