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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Steamboat has a population of around 12K. No surprise there are so many more commenters on this site, since Lawrence is an exponentially larger community.

October 9, 2013 at 9:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

While I didn't read all of the comments on this thread, my initial take is that many of the people on here griping about the change rarely post anything to begin with.

Years ago, after I had wrote a particularly nasty comment in response to someone I disagreed with, I decided to only post what I would also be willing to say in person, and in public. It has personally worked well for me, so this change will not be particularly hard. For others who don't adhere to some sort of baseline for their comments, it may prove much more difficult.

I do wish that everyone would stop and think about how many hate-filled, venomous comments are regularly posted on here. Speaking your mind in our virtual town square should come with a certain level of respect, as well as responsiblity.

If you can't handle not having a place to scrawl your anonymous thoughts, then might I suggest the inside of a bathroom stall somewhere.

October 9, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Above the hoi polloi then are you?

October 6, 2013 at 1:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bids for South Lawrence Trafficway come in low; work may begin by mid-October

Another difference between the Marais Des Cygne River wetlands and the Wakarusa wetlands is location.

September 19, 2013 at 1:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime East Lawrence business Miracle Video closing

Whatever it was you agreed to but didn't read when you signed up to comment on this site.

September 19, 2013 at 12:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will young, healthy people purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act?

I have spent my entire adult life without health insurance. (I'm 31) Obamacare finally gives me a chance to purchase affordable coverage. Most young adults who do not have any coverage and a modicum of common sense are going to purchase insurance.

Of course, the irony for me here is that I start a new job next week that provides great benefits on day 1. All I can do is chuckle at the timing, and be thankful that I will have coverage from somewhere.

September 18, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State board says all teachers should be fingerprinted

What's criminal is how little we pay these teachers.

September 18, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Day 2: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State

The law of supply and demand is what ultimately drives the underground drug market. The "high" profit margins are due to strong demand for a product the traditional marketplace is unable to provide. In one of the articles it states that a pound of pot sells for 2K in California. Locally that same pound sells for 4K. The only difference? "Just down the street...are two medical marijuana shops." Supply is consistent and readily available in the Golden State, while here it is not. Demand in both locations is similar to what it is here, at least in respect to amounts for personal consumption.

If marijuana were legalized, I guarantee you would see an overnight transformation as the traditional marketplace would quickly begin meeting demand. Increased competition and supply would lead to a drop in prices. Accordingly, illicit drug dealers would disappear overnight, unable to compete with economies of scale, efficient supply chains, professional branding and marketing campaigns, etc. The easy money would no longer be easy, and criminals would be out of the pot game.

June 5, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite poem?

Rosalie's Good Eats Cafe, by Shel Silverstein

April 19, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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