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Winter storm forces cancellation of classes, events

those dirty pigs in the legislature ought to get their oily hides in for work. This isn't the union anymore, scoundrels.

February 20, 2013 at 11:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Weis not winning yet, but he gets his team ready

is that jabba the hut? did KU hire jabba?

November 11, 2012 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developer hopes popular project sparks east Lawrence renaissance

Hey Poehler, think you could support yourself without government handouts?

July 30, 2012 at 6:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developer hopes popular project sparks east Lawrence renaissance

“Some of these units would have a market rent rate of nearly $2,000 a month, and I promise you won’t notice a difference in quality between these and those,” - you're welcome, losers. Love, productive tax payer who doesn't need obama subsidies.

July 30, 2012 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Robin Hood in reverse:' Brownback's plan would raise taxes paid by poorest Kansans

the poor are fat, have iphones, and get free health care for their children. I must respectfully disagree that this is an inferior position to that of 120 years ago where the childhood mortality rate was 50%. They used to worry about food. now they have to worry about their fat.

January 17, 2012 at 11:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Robin Hood in reverse:' Brownback's plan would raise taxes paid by poorest Kansans

Yes. Exactly. Money's primary contribution to human civilization is that it communicates information regarding the relative value of a good relative to that of all others. The arbitrage you speak of serves to increase the accuracy of this information for everyone. A fruit picker making 10k/year creates for himself only 1/10 the value of a decent finance guy making 100k/yr for himself sitting on his butt all day doing arbitrage. It's not really a political subjective thing, it's just dry fact. BTW, this is why health care is massively hosed ... primarily because no one knows how much it really costs to deliver it / buy it.

January 17, 2012 at 11:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Robin Hood in reverse:' Brownback's plan would raise taxes paid by poorest Kansans

You're right, that wouldn't be capitalist. Retirees and the like already made their money - capital gains is double taxation. It must be tax free if our society is to respect property rights. If we had to have income tax, it should be very flat -maybe 20% for < 50k , and 18% on the rest. A VAT would probably be even better. Interesting stuff. I got an MBA in finance because of it. Too bad liberals don't realize how silly they sound to folks in the know.

January 17, 2012 at 11:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Robin Hood in reverse:' Brownback's plan would raise taxes paid by poorest Kansans

Wouldn't it be a good idea to dis-incentive being unproductive,i.e. poor? The government has considerable experience in incentivizing what it considers to be good behavior. Isn't being a productive citizen good behavior? May the politicians within government simply do not want to stigmatize their important unproductive constituency.

The productive *should* pay less than the unproductive as they clearly are better custodians of capital than are the drags on our great capitalism-based society. If only they'd realize working for a living and using your head won't kill you....

January 17, 2012 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )