Advertisement

magnus (Paul Geisler)

Follow

Comment history

Under scrutiny for Koch connection, KU director sues over records; judge blocks release

Art Hall says he is "acting to protect academic freedom" but in reality he's really trying to protect "a privately funded economics research center at Kansas University". If Hall is saying that no one at Koch is telling him what to teach why doesn't he want to have his e-mails related to KU and the Koch brothers released?

KU is a public institution funded in part by State taxpayers so that trumps any privacy protections that would normally be applicable to this privately funded economic research center. Plus this student group paid KU's $1,800 fee for this open records request and are thereby entitled to the information KU plans to release. The Koch brothers' influence on business teachings at KU should be scrutinized for the sake of academic freedom. Their cash-backed influence may be completely legal but KU Students in the School of Business should at least be informed of the Koch's influence over what they are being taught.

December 4, 2014 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Recycling start

Fred Jr., I completely disagree with your assessment of our city's new recycling program and your attempt to associate our city government with the Nazis is absurd, outdated, and rude.
* Curbside recycling is a benefit for the entire community as it will reduce the amount of waste going into our local landfill, which we all pay for, and will pay even more for when it is full and a new landfill must be constructed. We're all consumers of goods so I believe the costs for trash pickup and recycling should be shared by all.
* The cost being charged by the City is less than half of what I had been paying to Deffenbaugh for their curbside services, and they didn't accept glass so I still had to drive somewhere to recycle my glass which added to my fuel costs and put more traffic on our fine City's streets.
* As a progressive college-town it is about time Lawrence provided low-cost curbside recycling services to the Lawrence community thereby encouraging individual citizens to increase the amount of products they recycle instead of throwing them away. This will be further enhanced by recycling bins which will be located downtown on the sidewalks along with the existing trash cans.
* The city’s Solid Waste Task Force provided numerous opportunities for Lawrence's citizens to express their thoughts & provide input regarding this new recycling process so unless you showed up to one or more of those forums you don't have the right to complain about our elected officials performing their jobs on behalf of our community.

October 20, 2014 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

Whoa! Another significant earthquake in Kansas but Brownslack still doesn't believe that the companies pumping millions of gallons of water & chemicals into the ground had anything to do with it! Maybe when one of those earthquakes destroys some of the Koch Brother's facilities he'll reassess his position. No way, he'll probably blame it on Obama!
As if Brownback would actually appoint anyone to his fracking panel that would question the oil & gas industry's conclusion that fracking isn't harming anyone. Just look at how many earthquakes Oklahoma has had this past year compared to previous years, or compared to California! Where are the scientists with natural explanations for that sudden substantial uptick in the frequency of earthquakes in the Midwest???

October 2, 2014 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints former aide Stegall to Kansas Supreme Court

Yep, that would have been a more honest approach. This is another sad example of how Brownslack has operated as Governor of this fine state. This announcement was certainly expected but it is still sad to see it play out like this. Come November let's make damn sure this will be the ONLY State Supreme Court nominee Brownslack gets to appoint!

August 29, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU mourns death of expert on computer viruses

Mickey was a very gifted and kind individual who always went the extra mile to assist KU faculty, staff, and students with their computer needs. He had an incredibly strong & detailed understanding of statistical software in use at KU but he also knew how to explain it to an end-user in terms they could understand. He will be greatly missed by me and many more at KU.

July 21, 2014 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cosmopolitics -- 05/16/14 at Fatso's

I'm not sure why this says they will start at 7pm. I'm guessing 10PM would be more likely. I'm very excited to have these very talented guys come back to rock Fatso's again!

May 16, 2014 at 11:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Today in Lawrence: Mike Gordon of Phish, horrific pizza with Ron Jeremy

You should correct the caption under the photo of Mike Gordon. Phish is still a band, Mike is still their bass player, and they just announced their summer 2014 tour. "Mike Gordon, formerly of Phish, and his band are at Liberty Hall tonight at 8 p.m."

There is nothing "formerly" about his status as their bass player!

March 12, 2014 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bode named Kansas Master Teacher

Congratulations, John! This is an awesome accomplishment!

February 26, 2014 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback to lead river float trip

Brownslack floating in the brown water of the Mighty Kaw! Sounds about right because if it smells like s*it it probably is!

September 26, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU law graduate guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Missouri, sentenced to 120 days in prison

I agree that 120 days in jail seems pretty weak for his careless disregard for another's life but I'm not sure what the solution is for that because I also believe in giving people a second chance to do good with their lives. However, what is often overlooked in regard to such short jail/prison sentences is the likelihood of him serving a much longer prison sentence if he violates any of the restrictions imposed during his 5 years of probation. If he violates ANY of those conditions a judge can impose a prison sentence instead of continuing his probation.

And if he was that drunk and still chose to drive he may very well have some serious drinking issues, in which case his chances of avoiding all alcohol for the next 5 years seems pretty slim. I wish him the very best in that regard and hope he can turn his life around, but no matter what he does, for the rest of his life he will have to live with the fact that he took away another person's life, a parent's child, etc.

" He will also be required to abide by probation conditions, including refraining from consuming alcohol, attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and community service. After the 120 days in prison, prosecutors will ask that Domsch be placed on probation for five years."

June 7, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Previous