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Lawsuit alleging age discrimination at KU dismissed

Age is not supposed to be considered in the hiring process. We have the right not to disclose our ages. I never give my age, and I doubt it's ever been a big factor in OBTAINING employment. Places like KU may make it an issue after the fact. Age is only a number, and it's also private information often protected by law. Lawrence has a very "young" culture, and the virtues of maturity and wisdom often remain uncelebrated if not completely rejected. Age diversity is not valued highly enough.

February 27, 2013 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit alleging age discrimination at KU dismissed

KU claimed I was fired for budgetary reasons too, but when they need to downsize they cruelly choose out workers to be let go for discriminatory reasons. No matter that on paper ( and likely in reality)my qualifications were much better. People in Lawrence can't see beyond prejudice--too much ignorant judgment based on superficial factors, all that sentimentalizing of perceived weakness and projected helplessness. I rarely met anyone at all there who treated me like a human being, only street harassers 24/7. "Frig a bigot" to this day remains my favorite exclamation of frustration.

Moving anti-bullying video:
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February 27, 2013 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prayer list targets "dark spiritual areas" of Kansas, including Lawrence

Prayer for the street harassers ! They know no boundaries but love stupidly terrorizing random pedestrians in Lawrence and elsewhere in KS. Please teach them that "First do no harm" is an important ethical concept. You are not entitled to violate strangers' boundaries, people. You are not God's gift! Keep your ignorance to yourselves! God spare us from bigotry, whether born in Lawrence or elsewhere. Giving is difficult. To assume you have anything to offer others (whose values and culture may legitimately differ from yours) besides incompetence implies an overly fat ego. It's unlikely you have anything a stranger wants.

Everyone deserves to feel safe on the streets and to move between points A and B unmolested. People like to choose their own ( smart) friends , and it's a right. Don't force mindless social scripts on others. Devils and street harassers are closely related. Bring on the exorcism.

February 23, 2013 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County prosecutor removed from cases for errors in trials

In my experience, there seem to be a number of competence and integrity issues with the Douglas DA's Office as whole--- not only with Amy McGowan. Conflict-of-interest problems exist for one reason because KU is allowed to press charges without following internal grievance and disciplinary procedures first and because they seem to have local law enforcement in their pockets. The KU HR office and the KU staff lawyers are incredibly bad- faith and retaliatory bullies. Even though the police never questioned me I was falsely charged and the DA pressed charges for reasons stemming from being a repetitive street harassment victim in Douglas County and verbally defending myself. Much of the so-called "evidence" was a tissue of hateful lies constructed by Ola Faucher and her investigators. It's southern -justice to charge a harassment victim with the identical crime for legitimate complaints.

The charges were eventually dropped, but as a condition for this, the DA's office( James McCrabria and Katie B. were involved) in cahoots with a jerk of an appointed defense lawyer banned me from the State of Kansas. Of course, this is an illegal and underhanded method to conduct the law. The head DAs approved this BS. Even the so-called "professionals" are country bumpkins in Lawrence, KS--frightening incompetence and dishonesty. Thanks for the PTSD.

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February 17, 2013 at 10:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County prosecutor removed from cases for errors in trials

In my experience, there seem to be a number of competence and integrity issues with the Douglas DA's Office as whole--- not only with Amy McGowan. Conflict-of-interest problems exist for one reason because KU is allowed to press charges without following internal grievance and disciplinary procedures first and because they seem to have local law enforcement in their pockets. The KU HR office and the KU staff lawyers are incredibly bad- faith and retaliatory bullies. Even though the police never questioned me I was falsely charged and the DA pressed charges for reasons stemming from being a repetitive street harassment victim in Douglas County and verbally defending myself. Much of the so-called "evidence" was a tissue of hateful lies constructed by Ola Faucher and her investigators. It's southern -justice to charge a harassment victim with the identical crime for legitimate complaints.

The charges were eventually dropped, but as a condition for this, the DA's office( James McCrabria and Katie B. were involved) in cahoots with a jerk of an appointed defense lawyer banned me from the State of Kansas. Of course, this is an illegal and underhanded method to conduct the law. The head DAs approved this BS. Even the so-called "professionals" are country bumpkins in Lawrence, KS--frighting incompetence and dishonesty. Thanks for the PTSD.

February 17, 2013 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, KU officials hope to draw on free-state history to fight modern-day slavery

First do no harm. The white-savior industrial complex reeks of imperialism, especially when Kansans get involved. It's impossible to contribute to others if understanding and cultural sensitivity are missing. These virtues seem ones that most Kansans take as a badge of pride to flaunt their lack of.

Before they try to stop human trafficking Kansans should stop terrorizing random pedestrians on the streets of Lawrence with their frighteningly aggressive ignorance. Get a clue. You are not God's gifts, and lack of political and social awareness makes you poor candidates to help others. No one wants the demeaning charity of a bunch of hicks. The best way to help is often to respect others' boundaries and realize they are enjoying their autonomy and independence just fine. They'd prefer presumptuous strangers not molest them, thank you.

Few welcome strangers pawing all over their belongings and person; door-opening is often seen as sexist by those who hail from sophisticated places. Southern manners bite. To think we have the ability to help others is often to give ourselves way too much credit. Intent and effect are hardly the same, especially where ignorance and incompetence play big factors.

People with a savior complex have a big ego problem , and their motives for interfering in the lives of others are usually self-serving.

February 1, 2013 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Branson asks lawmakers to support bill allowing additional charges in DUI cases

Why do Douglas County prosecutors play dishonest games by multiplying charges or counts against a defendant who in the true order of things may be the real victim and plaintiff( especially on behalf of the KU's white-collar criminal administration)? For example, initially for political reasons and the careerist self-interest of a prosecutor KU might dishonestly railroad one false charge against a disgruntled former worker into the criminal court system and then suddenly as a trial looms closer without presenting any legal argument they will multiply the charges to ten or something.

It's a complete game and just shows how crooked is the State of Kansas . After completely bedeviling for months someone who refuses to accept a diversion for accusations they are innocent of, the State will finally drop the charges but refuse to acknowledge they are actually the lying ones who deserve to be prosecuted. In fact, they usually demand silence as a condition when charges are dropped-- upon threat of further harassment by the criminal injustice system.

Behavior like this suggests the State abuses the options they already have to charge defendants and do not deserve any more.

February 1, 2013 at 4:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU grad tells Denver Post about Adderall abuse in college

Kansans need to stay in Kansas--no talking to the Denver Post, please. Kansans in my experience are nothing but a clueless bunch of street harassers who give themselves way too much credit by insisting they are" helping" by forcing unwanted attention on others. First do no harm!! You help smart people by seeing them through the mind's eyes and sharing intelligent ideas. So, Kansans are not in general qualified candidates. Stop barging in! You aren't wanted. Rejection obviously doesn't phase attack dogs though. After Kansas"Frig a bigot" is my favorite exclamation of frustration.

How can any so-called human beings be so insensitive as not to realize that chances are women, the elderly, or those perceived to have slight mobility issues get absolutely terrorized by aggressive strangers approaching them in public? You make dealing with the public a dreaded ordeal. That's not fair!

Then the hateful and dishonest KU officials blame street harassment victims and even try to persecute them in court. That's what happens when police are directly wired into the schools. It's a sign of our mindless, punitive police state.. You country bumpkins please stay in your own state.

January 30, 2013 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Disability advocates cheer new federal guidelines on school sports

I so admire the well-known ability of Kansans to appreciate others through the mind's eyes and not to judge them by appearances. Witness in the above article Jim Marchiony, spokesman for Kansas Athletics:

"Kansas Athletics strongly believes in this philosophy and has practiced it," Marchiony said. "We had a deaf woman on our soccer team as recently as two or three years ago, and we provided sign language interpreters. This is a philosophy that we not only believe in, but we practice it.

Mr. Marchiony believes" Kansas University already is in full compliance". As anyone who knows how to dishonestly deploy boilerplate rhetoric to deny the emperor's nakedness realizes the letter and the spirit of the law often differ by 180 degrees. No one who thoughtlessly and automatically reduces another human being to a label such as Marchiony does in the soundbite above is in compliance with the spirit of the ADA.

Lawrence in my experience is full of rank literalists, a highly unevolved way to act and be. How can any population be so fundamentally lacking in the ability to understand and listen-- not to mention reason? It takes one to know one I guess, and Kansans don't have that vaunted reputation for intelligence. No surprise they fail to appreciate the quality in others.

Much easier to reduce others to labels , and kid yourself that you are God's gift and entitled to impose incompetent "help" on random pedestrians--meanwhile scaring the pudding out of civilized people with your frightening ignorance.

January 27, 2013 at 3:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )