Comment history

Wicked Broadband project seeks $500,000 city grant; downtown hotel project seeks adjustment to incentives package; historical society seeks $20k for new exhibit

The city has given Freenet quite a lot over the past 8 years. Sounds like a good open records request.

And what ever happened to the Community Wireless (Freenet's for-profit side) deal 2 years ago?


May 13, 2013 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funny Facebook users stay away from politics, KU researchers find

"... a research project, now three years along, that studied how Facebook users perceive themselves and compared it with strangers’ perceptions of their profile pages."

Really? Well, I guess we all can't cure cancer.

May 6, 2013 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man with stolen sword, blind cat, arrested on suspicion of burglary

"... Blake Robert Hurd, 31, of Lawrence ..."

February 26, 2013 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

4-year-old Ottawa boy injured in shooting

Probably the same source that says 96% of statistics are made up...

January 4, 2013 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit questions sufficiency of security on state computers

You hit the nail on the head. Reactive, not proactive policies.
And it's not just the state.

December 14, 2012 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU looking to replace 'frustrating' new online job-application system

Hopefully the city will take note and change their horrid online application system as well!

December 11, 2012 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

First lady says Obama ‘a man we can trust’

Whether you like her or not, the facts are still available - just not being presented.

4.5 million jobs created in the private sector. True. But where's the stat on the 5 million jobs lost?


As the popular question asks :
Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?
I know I'm not.

September 5, 2012 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State withholding final 3M payment for new DMV software

That's nice, but is it really their fault? It sounds like KDOR went live with an untested system.
Why isn't there any inquiry to the actions, or lack of actions, on the KDOR?

August 27, 2012 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County treasurer agrees with need for audit of DMV switchover

“I understand the concern — I’m just questioning what benefit it would provide for the Legislature and for the citizens of Kansas,”

How about a class-action lawsuit!??!
There were hundreds, if not thousands of people that were adversely affected by this change.
- How many people had to take time off of work to deal with this?
- How many businesses lost man-hours of work?
Not to mention the parking fees and fines that the counties charged!

And it is NOT just the software change that is the problem. Try contacting someone at the KDOR department of titles and registrations. You can't get through on the phone, they do not respond to emails, and when you do get to talk to someone, they can't give any information and will not call you back (even though they say they will).

If this were any other company, people would have taken their business elsewhere. But we don't have that option. Kansas residents are being held hostage by this incompetence. Both in the management of this software change AND by the employees at KDOR that are supposed to be here to help.

July 16, 2012 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence woman reports waking up to burglar in her bedroom

Again - part of the Castle Doctrine. Kansas states it as 'no duty of retreat', but it applies to the home, work, and vehicles.

July 12, 2012 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )