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Shutdown hurting U.S. image abroad, top pollster, KU grad tells Lawrence audience

Those that think this is a joke don't deal internationally in business every day like I do. Watch the world markets. When our congress fumbles with our economy, it radiates worldwide.

Keep your heads in the sand and keep thinking we live in a world where big oceans separate us. While you're doing that, I'll be online and on the phone with Asia tonight, then Europe in the early morning.

If the stupid repubs decide to hold the debt ceiling hostage, watch as the world markets plunge. Do you like your 401K? Might be better off just withdrawing your $ now and taking the penalty. Oct 17/18th, it will be half of what it had been.

October 8, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Felony required?

What does two different last names have to do with anything? I've been married for 15 years and have MY name. I have many, many friends who didn't change their names when they got married. When will people get past all the old, BS cr*p with marriage (only a man and a woman, woman is man's property, etc...?

October 8, 2013 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback administration won't treat same-sex married couples the same for tax purposes

Did you read the article? You're supposed to file the same on your state taxes as you do on your federal. If you file married on your federal, you file married on your state. Brownback is saying you can't do that, but that's the KS law. HE'S BREAKING THE LAW.

October 7, 2013 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats sense a chance of defeating Republican Kobach in secretary of state's race

Believe it or not, not everyone gets on this website. I know people in their 20s all the way to their 80s that don't ever get online. I know way to many that don't pay much attention to the news, mainly because they have very little time. What they do catch is a minute or two of CNN.

You should have sympathy for American citizens that will be refused their right to vote because of a stupid law written to eliminate a non-existent problem. They can't prove any cases of voter fraud, but they'll be able to stop 20K+ American citizens from voting. That's real American!!!

October 7, 2013 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Line-cutting, mobbing has KU Athletics reviewing Late Night admittance protocol

They should do the tickets like a lottery. You want to go, sign up online on the athletics website. More people sign up than can be admitted, then they randomly draw for tickets. A certain percentage should go towards the students and the rest to alumni and fans (like regular games). All proceeds should benefit a local charity. Students enter on the side like during normal games and everyone else at front entrance. Anyone caught scalping tickets should have them taken away and escorted from university property. Anyone causing problems should be escorted away.

October 7, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Line-cutting, mobbing has KU Athletics reviewing Late Night admittance protocol

The timing isn't something they can just plan over a break. There are rules about when practices can begin.

Doesn't matter if you're a student or not, holding spots for others may be ok for game days when you have tickets and it's a matter of holding the spot for an actual GA seat that you have a ticket for. The fact that thousands of fans (not students) that stood in line for hours were turned away while students that showed up last minute because their buddies were holding a spot for them got in isn't fair. When you're a student, you will sometimes have to sacrifice fun things because you are at the university to get an education. I'm sure lots of alums that took the day off work (many probably had kids there too) were turned away unfairly because students thought they could just let their friends show up last minute and get in.

October 7, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature endorses medical marijuana

If all the states around us legalize it, KS will either have to have so many more cops to try to enforce the rules because tons of people will be going to other states and bringing it back across state lines or will have to allow it. There's already issues with this because of CO. They can't set up checkpoints and search everyone and we don't have the money to pay for that, or more prisons to hold all the pot heads.

I'm from KC. Just imagine when MO legalizes it (it will happen there in the not so distant future). There is no way KS can enfore anything along the border in KC.

October 4, 2013 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature endorses medical marijuana

They give my mother butt loads of morphine for her arthritis so she can function. They had no problem getting a little old lady addicted to morphine, but heaven forbid they let her get high to help with the pain. We can't let her drive anymore because of the morphine and she's fallen a couple times (dislocated hip last time) because she gets too groggy and disoriented from the morphine. It's very sad how our older generation is being treated.

October 4, 2013 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature endorses medical marijuana

MJ has been used for THOUSANDS of years. It's commonly found in tombs dating from the time of Christ in Jerusalem. Most likely, Christ used it himself. It's a natural plant, put here by God. Are you saying God messed up?

You would be so surprised to know how many teachers, doctors, lawyers, stay at home moms raising families, pastors, vets, etc.... use it. I can say this as a fact because I know them personally. I've had three doctors in the last 15 years tell me it would solve many issues I have that I can only legally get prescription pills for that have all kinds of bad side effects.

Our founding fathers used it. They were nothing but worthless slackers, weren't they.
Ancient Egyptians used it. Total slackers, doing nothing but building pyramids and stuff we can't even figure out how they managed to create them.

So much ignorance on the subject.

October 4, 2013 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature endorses medical marijuana

It will eventually once the other states legalize it.

October 4, 2013 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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