merrill (Richard Heckler)


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Kansas agency's dress code bans short skirts, tight clothes

These are the same people who want to kill public education and medicaid in Kansas.

They also support killing Social Security Insurance and Medicare Insurance.

And they encourage doing away with voter rights. Until that can be accomplisd they support a war on voters by using electronic voting devices that can commit voting fraud .

Gov Brownback must be evermore angry since he and his wife split up.

I believe this dress code discriminates against women encouraged by a group of men who apparently cannot control themselves who also are reckless managers of Kansas tax dollars.

April 28, 2017 at 2:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump slams national monuments as 'massive federal land grab,' orders review

Where are the tax returns Mr Trump?

Where are the special prosecutors? with a large FBI team!

How many do we need for this administration?

Watergate,Iran Contra,several financial fiascos have occurred under the conservative umbrella since Reagan/Bush. So to say there is not a pattern is nonsense.

Why shouldn't law enforcement be interested in a man who got bailed out of bankruptcy through Russian crime bosses?

Ego mania is getting in the way of law enforcement, practical and pragmatic government !

Which is the greater threat to USA security and/or foreign policy?

Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russian Crime Bosses
The facts read like a B-grade spy novel.

In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. attended a real estate conference, where he stated that Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.

April 27, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback seeks $24M to ban guns at state hospitals

So the Governor pushes open carry then he seeks 24 million to work against open carry then we want to know how much in kick back dollars does Gov Brownback
magically receive for his special interest campaign cookie jar?

Are kickbacks illegal?

If so how has this special interest campaign funding of campaigns remained legal?

April 27, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: U.S. defense and media obsession

Politicians who embrace the military as a guardian if corporate investments abroad will further damage the image of the USA government around the world. This has been a significant issue for at least the past 37 years and it is assumed Donald Trump is on track to further embarrass the american people who DO NOT accept this unacceptable foreign policy.

Meet PNAC:

"Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination” (Very dangerous position which threatens this nations economy, OUR freedoms,the nations security and world peace.)

Total global USA military domination” is a dangerous position which threatens this nations economy, OUR freedoms,the nations security and world peace.

I then question authority:

• WHY do we need to increase defense spending significantly to carry out our global protection for Wal-Mart,Oil,Coca Cola,Pepsico,diamonds,gold etc etc etc

• WHY do we need to strengthen our ties to dictator regimes friendly to American interests and Bogus values;

• WHY do we need to promote the cause of the political right wing and economic rape for corp USA abroad;

• WHY do we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in forcing others to accept our corrupt multi national principles.

Such a war mongering policy of military strength and immoral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the extortions of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness no matter how many innocent USA soldiers and innocent mothers,children and fathers abroad die.

Do I want to blindly support any of the above? NO

The Plan

Strategic Errors of Monumental Proportions

April 26, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach says staying in Kansas is 'best thing for me to do'

However in Kansas Kobach cannot be trusted kinda like Gov. Sam Brownback.

April 26, 2017 at 4:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials certify special Congressional election

Were the voting machines investigated before using?

April 26, 2017 at 4:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Nonexistent problem

Who’s Backing Scott Pruitt to Head the EPA? The Koch Brothers.

The two dozen nonprofit groups and Senate committee members who spoke up to defend Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, have at least two things in common.

Like Pruitt, they’re climate science deniers. And, like Pruitt, most of them are funded by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who own the coal, oil and gas conglomerate Koch Industries.

That funding helps explain why they all consistently misrepresent the scientific consensus on climate change. After all, money buys influence, and since 1997, Koch foundations have paid a network of think tanks and advocacy groups more than $88 million to spread climate science disinformation—more than twice what ExxonMobil, the second-biggest denier-network funder, has spent. Likewise, Koch Industries has contributed $38.5 million to federal candidates over the last 25 years and spent another $117 million since 1998 on lobbying.

The Kochs didn’t endorse Trump for president, but there’s little doubt they consider a guy like Pruitt heading the EPA to be a dream come true. When David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket back in 1980, his party platform called for abolishing the EPA (and a number of other federal agencies, along with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security).

Although Pruitt won’t be able to go that far, his six-year track record as Oklahoma’s attorney general suggests he will do what he can—with the help of Koch-funded members of Congress and the rest of the Trump administration—to defund the agency and undermine its authority.


April 25, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Nonexistent problem

Koch Front Groups Are Defending ExxonMobil’s Anti-Science Campaigns
by Connor Gibson
June 21, 2016

The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation. Of that total, $21 million went to groups that recently bought a full page New York Times advertisement defending ExxonMobil from government investigations into its systematic misrepresentation of climate science.


April 25, 2017 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Justice Matters doing good work

"are completely unaware of the behind the scenes dishonest and counterproductive tactics of this groups leadership"

Can Francis Hunt cite some examples backed with hard evidence?

April 25, 2017 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A cryo spa that hopes to freeze your pain away signs deal to come to west Lawrence

Commercial real estate loans are on rocky ground. And there are too many retail units in the market for all to do very well. I see inflation returning to the Lawrence real estate market and perhaps another round of reckless lending that put taxpayers on the spot for bailouts.

Real estate like any other market must include a great deal of discipline for a runaway market is not solid....... it is a masquerade.

April 25, 2017 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )