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What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

In the meantime ....

What is PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)?

--- PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.

--- People with PTSD experience three different kinds of symptoms. The first set of symptoms involves reliving the trauma in some way such as becoming upset when confronted with a traumatic reminder or thinking about the trauma when you are trying to do something else.

The second set of symptoms involves either staying away from places or people that remind you of the trauma, isolating from other people, or feeling numb.

The third set of symptoms includes things such as feeling on guard, irritable, or startling easily.

--- PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that people with PTSD often may develop additional disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health.

--- The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person’s ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

--- Re-experiencing Symptoms

Re-experiencing symptoms are symptoms that involve reliving the traumatic event. There are a number of ways in which people may relive a trauma. They may have upsetting memories of the traumatic event. These memories can come back when they are not expecting them.

At other times the memories may be triggered by a traumatic reminder such as when a combat veteran hears a car backfire, a motor vehicle accident victim drives by a car accident or a rape victim sees a news report of a recent sexual assault. These memories can cause both emotional and physical reactions.

--- Sometimes these memories can feel so real it is as if the event is actually happening again. This is called a "flashback." Reliving the event may cause intense feelings of fear, helplessness, and horror similar to the feelings they had when the event took place.

http://www.ptsd.ne.gov/what-is-ptsd.html

July 2, 2015 at 6:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

or if one can provide a beautiful display with zero noise and zero rubbish and zero gun powder smoke in the air then one shall be granted a reprieve.

July 2, 2015 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback ponders religious objections legislation following gay marriage ruling

this administration is simply making things up = they may be mentally unstable and/or incompetent.

why would the legislature stand behind such shallow and empty nonsense???

July 2, 2015 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

It was a bit more complicated = night after night of explosions and polluting gun powder in the air and messing with sleep times.

Seniors need peace and quiet as well as those with psychological disorders.

Some dogs go absolutely bananas at the sound of explosions...

July 2, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas residents now have higher taxes but less gun regulation

"Lawrence now has three special taxing districts that charge 10.05 percent. Those districts include The Oread hotel near the Kansas University campus, the Bauer Farm development at the northeast corner of Sixth and Wakarusa, and the new Marriott hotel building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

Those districts charge a special 1 percent sales tax to help pay for transportation related improvements that were made within those districts."

Do these taxes go back to the developers or to the city cookie jars? Do they live forever?

July 2, 2015 at 1:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm files plans for new multistory commercial/condo building on Vermont Street; Sprouts set to open; update on Bauer Farm development

"Lawrence now has three special taxing districts that charge 10.05 percent. Those districts include The Oread hotel near the Kansas University campus, the Bauer Farm development at the northeast corner of Sixth and Wakarusa, and the new Marriott hotel building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

Those districts charge a special 1 percent sales tax to help pay for transportation related improvements that were made within those districts."

Do these taxes go back to the developers or to the city cookie jars?

July 2, 2015 at 1:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Property tax votes

Taxpayers should be able to approve all tax increases.

Personal property tax increases seem to be based on speculation as to what property might be worth thus a back door tax increase. Inflated market values should never be the base for property tax assessment.

July 2, 2015 at 1:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Property tax votes

"If working at Walmart is so bad why did 100's of Lawrencians line up to apply for jobs when they opened? "

Because the job market sucks.

July 2, 2015 at 1:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas attorney general plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law

The Brownback administration guidelines certainly is spending a ton of tax money supporting a personal agenda platform.

July 2, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

What is PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)?

--- PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.

--- People with PTSD experience three different kinds of symptoms. The first set of symptoms involves reliving the trauma in some way such as becoming upset when confronted with a traumatic reminder or thinking about the trauma when you are trying to do something else.

The second set of symptoms involves either staying away from places or people that remind you of the trauma, isolating from other people, or feeling numb.

The third set of symptoms includes things such as feeling on guard, irritable, or startling easily.

--- PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that people with PTSD often may develop additional disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health.

--- The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person’s ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

--- Re-experiencing Symptoms

Re-experiencing symptoms are symptoms that involve reliving the traumatic event. There are a number of ways in which people may relive a trauma. They may have upsetting memories of the traumatic event. These memories can come back when they are not expecting them.

At other times the memories may be triggered by a traumatic reminder such as when a combat veteran hears a car backfire, a motor vehicle accident victim drives by a car accident or a rape victim sees a news report of a recent sexual assault. These memories can cause both emotional and physical reactions.

--- Sometimes these memories can feel so real it is as if the event is actually happening again. This is called a "flashback." Reliving the event may cause intense feelings of fear, helplessness, and horror similar to the feelings they had when the event took place.

http://www.ptsd.ne.gov/what-is-ptsd.html

July 2, 2015 at 12:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )