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Effects of federal shutdown being felt in Lawrence, Douglas County

Just trying out this Facebook login thingy.

October 10, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Skipping over about 300 comments, I'd like to point out that I've already stopped reading the stories on this site due to the Google Survey questions. I often just take a look at the comments, but often they are not very interesting either. However enforcing the Facebook rule is no good, for the many reasons others of you have mentioned. So basically, there is not much left of this website. I still take the ever-shrinking newspaper, and most of the stories that I don't read here I can read in the evening in the paper. I, like others, used to have this my first internet stop of the day, but no longer.

October 9, 2013 at 7:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Higher education budget, new gun law among items to be discussed at upcoming regents retreat

Question about Google Survey: why the questions about immigration? It's the only political topic that shows up, and it shows up often. Why?

August 8, 2013 at 6:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas sales tax on groceries is unpopular but untouchable

From the article: "Kansas has offered a food sales tax rebate for low-income residents and those with disabilities because it was seen as the best way to mitigate the effect of sales taxes on low-income families. But that rebate program was eliminated under Brownback’s tax cuts."

No comment necessary - this speaks for itself.

October 20, 2012 at 10:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ministers to deliver petitions calling on Kansas Speaker O’Neal to step down

I just read the whole Psalm - wow! Here are the first 20 verses.

O God, whom I praise,
do not remain silent,

2for wicked and deceitful men
have opened their mouths against me;
they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

3With words of hatred they surround me;
they attack me without cause.

4In return for my friendship they accuse me,
but I am a man of prayer.

5They repay me evil for good,
and hatred for my friendship.

6Appoint a an evil man to oppose him;
let an accuser stand at his right hand.

7When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
and may his prayers condemn him.

8May his days be few;
may another take his place of leadership.

9May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.

10May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.

11May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

12May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.

13May his descendants be cut off,
their names blotted out from the next generation.

14May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord;
may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

15May their sins always remain before the Lord,
that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

16For he never thought of doing a kindness,
but hounded to death the poor
and the needy and the brokenhearted.

17He loved to pronounce a curse—
may it come on him;
he found no pleasure in blessing—
may it be far from him.

18He wore cursing as his garment;
it entered into his body like water,
into his bones like oil.

19May it be like a cloak wrapped about him,
like a belt tied forever around him.

20May this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers,
to those who speak evil of me.

January 18, 2012 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ministers to deliver petitions calling on Kansas Speaker O’Neal to step down

The article fails to point out that the next lines are "May his children be fatherless

and his wife a widow." I would think O'Neil would have, or at least should have, known the context of the verse.

January 18, 2012 at 6:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sunflower Broadband's new owners change name to Knology

Hello Knology reps, who I hope are reading these comments. It would be very important to me that you retain the sunflower.com email addresses indefinitely. I, like many others, have had my email address for a long time, and not only is it known by the many people I correspond with, it's also linked to dozens of online accounts. Having it change would be a major, major pain.

And I'm fond of the sunflower part - it says Kansas.

So please do what you can to hold on to the rights to sunflower.com for email, and let us that want to keep our email addresses.

Thanks

January 18, 2011 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recap: How to comfortably win a game you don't dominate

Yes, interesting column - I think these are very well done, and I like the stats that back them up.

December 23, 2010 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Doldrums Are Upon Us: Correction - The Old Drums

Futureman (Roy Wooten) and his drumitar, of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones deserves some mention, and it's Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead.

June 5, 2010 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents recount life back from the Dead

I first saw the Grateful Dead in 1966 in Golden Gate Park, and a half dozen times more between then and 1991. I didn't follow them around like Phil and Darrell did, but over the years I've accumulated lots of recordings of concerts, and keep going back to listening to them.

I agree that often their singing was poor, and the lyrics of their songs aren't anything special (most of the time), but the intricate interplay of the instruments, the improvisational jams, and Garcia's guitar playing more than make up for that, for me. I once read where Phil Lesh said that during their concerts the songs themselves - the lyrics and main themes - were like islands where they would land and rest occasionally, but the real music was out in the ocean as they traveled between the songs. Those are the parts I like the best.

One of the things I've done as part of my music collection hobby is record and process a bunch of the soundboard recordings of their concerts, especially from the '70's, from archive.org - just finished a "best of August 72" that has some great Dark Star's and Playing in the Band's. If anyone would like to know more about that, or just get some more Grateful Dead to listen to, email me at jkrebs at sunflower dot com.

I also agree, based on downloading a couple of concerts, that this year's Dead tour doesn't live up to even past post-Garcia tours - not quite sure why that is.

May 31, 2009 at 8:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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