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KU Endowment announces $1 million unrestricted gift from alumna, based on late husband's wishes

I could just as easily argue the opposite side of your argument. If the government taxed less people would have more disposable income to donate where they see fit. I'm sure this family has paid more than their fair share of income taxes over the years, and they're paying taxes in a different state. Their donation to KU is pure generosity and half of this country needs to wake up and realize that they are a lot of very wealthy people in this country who are bankrolling the public services enjoyed by all, whether by taxation or private contributions.

In addition, I hope this money goes to provide scholarships and the Endowment informs each of the recipients that this money came from a generous donor who made their money in oil. I'd be surprised if any of them decided to turn it down, but give them four years at KU and half of them will graduate ranting about how horrible and greedy the oil company's are.

July 16, 2013 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Labor, community groups plan to rally against Americans for Prosperity

It's sad to see socialism is alive and well merrill. Maybe we should fix everyone's pay so we can make everything as cheap as possible and eliminate any incentive to remain the productive, innovative country we've always been.

Maybe since you're so great at research you should figure out how many millions of dollars Mulva has paid in taxes during the ten years he was CEO. Without wealthy people, who would pay for the social welfare programs that benefit all the people in this country who don't pay income taxes.

July 9, 2013 at 7:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Labor, community groups plan to rally against Americans for Prosperity

Are you saying you want union members' names disclosed?

AFP isn't protesting against the unions' freedom of speech.

July 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Labor, community groups plan to rally against Americans for Prosperity

Hold on a second, you're telling me the labor unions don't like the big bad conservative Koch brothers? Shocking!!!

The only difference between AFP's political activity and the labor unions' political activity is that AFP funds its operations with money given to them, not money taken out of their union members' paychecks.

July 8, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge reviewing Kansas doctor’s fate in abortion case

Does my opinion count if I've ever lived inside of a uterus?

July 8, 2013 at 9:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs into law bill establishing adult stem cell research and treatment at KU Medical Center

Safe for who? Not for the child who is killed, and in some cases, not for the mother either.

April 24, 2013 at 11:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs into law bill establishing adult stem cell research and treatment at KU Medical Center

Both have some advantages. Embryonic stem cells can be used in more ways but adult stem cells are less likely to be rejected by the body. If they are MUCH more useful then I'm sure the private money will follow.

April 24, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought, state budget on minds of newspaper publishers gathered at KU

I've thought about a similar concept before. It was very difficult that summer to see so much destruction on one side of the state while the other half was parched.

Most farmers irrigate directly from ground water, not reservoirs. I wonder if it would be possible to just pump water directly into the aquifers? I don't know how difficult something like that would be.

If this was all feasible it would be much more effective on a national scale.

February 9, 2013 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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