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Experts at KU say Obama bests Romney in second presidential debate

I disagree. I think they both turned out a strong performance, but Obama's uncertainty over his statements following the Benghazi attack (until Candy Crowley started to back him up) was, in my opinion, the only serious mistake that either candidate made. So, I give the (slight) victory to Romney.

October 17, 2012 at 6:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One person extricated from vehicle after accident near 13th and Tennessee streets

Seriously, LJWorld? Quicktime player? You know there are plenty of options like Flash and HTML5 that don't require your users to download extra, outdated, and otherwise useless plugins to view your content, don't you? I guess I'll just be satisfied with the text representation.

September 25, 2012 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents applaud plan to ensure more credits transfer among Kansas colleges

Thank you for FINALLY adding a mobile site!

June 21, 2012 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Holder of winning Kansas ticket hasn't come forward

It never would have raised that much if the possible jackpot was $1 million, because people are idiots and will buy 100 tickets for a 1 in 170 million chance at an obscene amount of money, but most wouldn't bother with a 1 in 10 million chance of winning a more reasonable amount. So, while your idea is nice in theory, human nature wouldn't let it work that way.

March 31, 2012 at 1:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal gets aired that would allow in-state tuition for military veterans at Kansas universities

You seem to have conveniently forgotten your statement "This proposal is about allowing those who maintain their residency in other states, and pay their taxes to these other states, to be afforded in-state residency." That really is the crux of what I'm saying: You don't know what you are talking about and putting out faulty information about the bill. If they are maintaining residency in another state, this bill will change nothing for them. It's easy to gloss over that with your incorrect understanding of the ease of getting in-state status, but two wrongs don't make a right.

February 21, 2012 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal gets aired that would allow in-state tuition for military veterans at Kansas universities

Please read the bill before commenting on it. It specifically states that veterans must be "domiciliary residents" of Kansas to be eligible for the in-state tuition. To meet this criteria, you must live in Kansas and intend to remain here. Getting in-state tuition for ANYONE, vet or not, is not simply as easy as "move to the state and live a year." There are a lot of other factors concerned and most people cannot qualify. When you don't have any idea what you're talking about and post in public forums, you are helping people form opinions based on wrong information, and that is bad for democracy.

February 21, 2012 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Opponents mobilize against the "Woo" after the Rock Chalk Chant; KUMC leader's parrot can perform the chant (without the woo); recent grad creates stories for NPR show

Absolutely right. I'm not saying it should be illegal for them to do it, I'm just saying I personally want to punch them in the face.

January 6, 2012 at 6:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Opponents mobilize against the "Woo" after the Rock Chalk Chant; KUMC leader's parrot can perform the chant (without the woo); recent grad creates stories for NPR show

I agree as well. I don't really care one way or the other about the "woo," but as a veteran who has a certain respect for my country and its national anthem, it is hard not to punch nearby people in the face when they disrespect the flag and the anthem.

January 5, 2012 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should out-of-state veterans on the GI Bill pay the same tuition as in-state students at state schools?

I already posted this on the story about the bill, but I want to post it here too:
While this proposed bill is definitely intended as a veterans benefit, it would also be a great benefit to the state. For-profit and public colleges and universities all over the country are competing like crazy for the huge number of soldiers leaving our re-deploying and shrinking military and using their GI Bill benefits. Several states already have laws on the books allowing veterans to come in as in-state students. KU and other Kansas schools will be missing out on an enormous opportunity to recruit a large number of high quality, highly motivated students with a guaranteed source of tuition. If a veteran on the GI Bill can choose between dozens of colleges in other states and pay no out of pocket expense, or come to Kansas and have to cover the difference of out-of-state tuition, what do you think the chances of KU snagging them are? So even if you are among those who don't think vets deserve any special treatment, it's also an important matter for our state and for KU especially with the recent decline in enrollment and tightening of budgets.

November 29, 2011 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )