Comment history

Editorial: Drone policy?

"If, at a future date, these devices seem to be needed for some legitimate purpose in Lawrence, then certainly a policy should be developed in the context of the time that’s pertinent to the intended use, providing appropriate guidelines and limitations."

Actually this is the point of the resolution. Waiting until this becomes an issue is bad policy if you value civil liberties.

Patrick Wilbur

August 21, 2013 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Groups band together to push for city to create policy on drone use

Armored_One > the groups/people in this coalition are involved in a myriad of issues (including the ones you mention above). We didn't pick one issue - this is just one of them. I encourage you to be involved as well.

August 21, 2013 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Groups band together to push for city to create policy on drone use

Joshua - please read the resolution. We have no interest in stifling innovation. It would be foolish to think anyone could stop this technology anyway. The language is simple and reasonable. It is to protect civil liberties, which is a legitimate concern. You are correct - there are many uses for drones which are beneficial. I'm sure that research will continue. Thanks - Patrick Wilbur

August 19, 2013 at 10:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Level field?

"There's nothing wrong with profits"

Well I'm glad the LJW endorses free enterprise (sort of). Now I can sleep at night.

March 31, 2013 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roy riled up about UNC's seed, not possible KU match-up

The only way this is a legitimate criticism is if Roy names the teams that shouldn't be seeded ahead of UNC. Otherwise it's kind of pointless and theoretical. The committee has to deal with reality and there's just not a lot of separation this year. I think UNC got dinged because the committee didn't think much of the ACC.

March 20, 2013 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Court maneuver

"Twenty-two states use nominating commissions similar to the one in Kansas but with variations in how commission members are selected. "

I believe Kansas is the only state where the bar comprises the majority of the nominating commission. Even if the makeup of the commission were adjusted it would still be appointed by the bar (no accountability to voters) or the Governor (limited accountability). The process is political now - it's just much more secretive than the federal model. I'm sorry if I am not naive enough to believe that "merit" is the only criteria for selection.

This change is far from perfect, but it is an improvement. There would be much more light on the process, and all Senators would be accountable for their support or lack of support for a nominee. It is also important to note that judges will still be subject to retention by all voters.

I suspect much of the resistance to this is based on the fact that Brownback supports it. This is a policy change and will not just impact the current Governor and Legislative body. I did not vote for Brownback, but am not so blinded by partisanship to oppose every initiative that is proposed.


January 20, 2013 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Blaze tears through Berkeley Flats apartments

That's funny Jonas. I was in Berkeley a couple different times in the mid-late 90s. I think I lived in 1110 the first time. Good location for football games. Glad everyone made it out ok!

September 20, 2012 at 6:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

FINAL: KU overcomes 10-point, second-half deficit, defeats Purdue, 63-60

I quote Fred White "You win some - you lose some - and some just wash up on the beach."

We'll take it - style points don't matter in the tournament.

March 18, 2012 at 10:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: National debt clock coming to Watson Library lawn today; The Big Event to send students on volunteer missions; Heard on the Hill has an RSS feed

Bozo - I think they will. I can't speak to their entire platform, but this is a group that spun out of the Ron Paul campaign. I'm reasonably certain they advocate a reduction in U.S. military influence (and spending) as well as corporate welfare. I think you are making an assumption that this is a Tea Party group and it is not.

March 31, 2011 at 7:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Men's basketball team announces addition of walk-on Christian Garrett

Chris Chambliss? BOOOOOOOOO!!

January 24, 2011 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )