tiger1646 (Michael Napier)

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Brownback signs budget; claims success in 2015 session

I'm wondering at what point he is checked into Betty Ford for 'mental exhaustion'... he is clearly devoid of reality. When even conservative think tanks in DC shake their heads at your plan there is clearly a fault in it. Not that any 3rd grader couldn't show that the math is unsustainable and the "not an increase" is equitable to a "nuh-unn, nuh-unn" on a playground.

June 16, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax plans coming together, but business owners' taxes still a hot issue

We could afford it... we did afford it... we ran a surplus before all of these tax cuts were introduced champ.

May 20, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler

With all the back-stepping he's done for equal protections and education I wouldn't be surprised if some members of Anonymous wouldn't be happy to oblige... I'm sure KOCH brothers are somewhere on their list.

May 18, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler

Not that I think she should be in the clear... but she's turned over 32,000 emails... How many has the Gov supplied again?

May 18, 2015 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers nearing new deal with Uber

For operating an estate based practice I'm surprised that Boog is getting it wrong with regards to Uber 'misleading people'. They never said the law was in effect, but rather than they can't operate with such regulations on the horizon (July). No company worth anything will continue to invest resources into an unsustainable model... Therefore when the law was back in 'play' after the veto, they pulled their resources. Very straight forward actually.
With regard to the lack of feedback from constituents... the generation (including myself) that is most likely to use Uber has seen over and over again that special interest wins over actual governance... Why send an email to someone that sees cash coming their way from a 'representative of industry' only to receive an automated 'thanks for sharing... this issue is important...' reply.

May 14, 2015 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate, House override Brownback's veto of rules for firms like Uber

I'd love to see some stats on the percent of cab/limo drivers that have full benefits... I'd guess next to none.
Regarding the insurance portion, could someone help clarify what the big deal was in the legislation... Uber requires vehicles 10 years old and newer, drivers must have full coverage, and then Uber adds on a policy on top of that. And Uber background checks them.
What did these legislators expect the benefit would be? Other than pleasing a bunch of pocket-filling lobbyists.

May 6, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fact-checking Brownback's claims on the economy: Only part of story being told

Hate to burst your 'bubble' Ned, but if the administration is 'tampering' stats, they would be dropping unemployment and inflating wage rate averages. That would mean that KS is even worse off in reality, not better.
It would mean our unemployment rate is higher and our hourly wage earners are being paid less...

April 27, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student’s motion in Hall v. KU case trumpets ‘academic transparency’

Thank you for the link. I will be posting this on FB as well. Hope to help raise some more...

April 22, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police and fire put together list of more than $33 million in funding needs for 2016; Sprouts sets new opening date for Lawrence store; former KU basketball player says deal is near on wing restaurant

From what little I have heard Lawrence 'burns' through the useful life of our large fire fighting vehicles by using them to go get food, assist injury accidents, and the like. If a fire call was to come over the radio couldn't someone meet them on scene with the big rigs. We need to have some vehicles that aren't $400k-$1mil + pumper/ladder trucks for these situations. I'm 100% for supporting those who protect us, but I feel like its the equivalent of LKPD using armored APCs to patrol just because... "we might need it later".

April 20, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district expects to repay $672,000 in state aid

I'd say it is safe to say my data was meant to playfully respond to your data. I did have a few actual questions regarding your evidence that you seem to continue to ignore. Considering that you are in 'advertising' and were analyst in your years of service (thank you for those btw) I would think that these questions should easily be answered with your expertise.
1) Sourcing for your data?
2) Other contributing factors you assessed? response? reasoning for discounting?
3) Causation v correlation or association analysis

April 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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