zhamlin (Zac Hamlin)


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Brownback voices disapproval of Obama rule on contraceptives

I can see your user name must be sarcastic. A wise person once said: The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? A pessimist sees the challenge in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every challenge. It seems to me your views represent ingrained pessimism.

February 28, 2012 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU faculty, students taking part in research involving Higgs boson at CERN laboratory in Switzerland

It sounds like you are having problems at the patent office. The problem is... Imbittered rhetoric doesn't fix problems, it just makes noisy problems. Every one has problems, the world needs solutions. If you got them share'em, this probably isn't the place. But you know what, they got elections all the time

December 15, 2011 at 11:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU faculty, students taking part in research involving Higgs boson at CERN laboratory in Switzerland

When they say the detector works like a digital camera capturing 75 megapixle data a BILLION times per second are they referring to the amount of data captured? What type of device would have to be created to reliably "shutter" a billion times per second?

December 15, 2011 at 6:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Westar ratepayers oppose proposed $91 million increase

Too bad we don't have cooperative utilities, we could have a comment and a vote.

November 29, 2011 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Vermont Street BBQ deal for Mass. location falls through; Berry Plastics project delayed but still moving forward; a new fee for city sidewalks?; artificial turf turned down

I believe that Ms. Klingenberg's idea would carry more support if the fee was dedicated to a fund that provided low or zero percent financing to home owners with derelict sidewalks in order to make needed repairs. The city should not assume the responsibility of the home owner, but they should consider supporting efforts to improve the quality of a community experience. There is no reason that the fee would need to be permanent either, a baseline of funding could be created and once that trust fund was created it "could" be self supporting.

August 25, 2011 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says political discourse in Congress reflects attitudes throughout the country

Your example only holds water if the proposed business is unique or innovative. If it is not then it simply has been given a gift at the expense of current business. Total demand is a real thing, re-allocating sales from one location to another may be in the interest of the business owner but not of John Q. Public, it is therefore not a certain win/win. After all, the vast majority of concern is not in supply, but in demand. The erosion of the middle class ensured that.

Now, if the proposed business is creating something, anything of value, the equation improves. But somehow I doubt you were referring to manufacturing. Development for the sake of development is wrong. Growth for the sake of growth... is the business model of cancer.

August 19, 2011 at 9:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Landlords trying to fill growing number of rental vacancies

I couldn't agree more Mark, I just got our rental occupied because I asked a reasonable rent, not a summer 2008 pipe-dream.

August 14, 2011 at 12:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback says state is returning to feds $31.5 million health care reform grant

I am afraid you are looking at this the wrong way. This was not "free" money as you so ignorantly stated. The money was a grant, an investment from the federal government into the ingenuity of Kansas. It also was an opportunity to lead, an opportunity that Mr. Brownback said no thanks to.

I believe this decision not only speaks to short-sightedness (which we have plenty of other examples of from this administration), but it also calls into question Mr. Brownback's faith in Kansans to find innovative solutions. It is so sorrowful because it is exactly this type of innovative thinking that offers us, Kansans and Americans, our best chance to reform our economy and embrace the future.

This was a poor choice.

August 9, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: People rally at Capitol to protest Brownback policies

What "special rights" are you concerned about?

August 6, 2011 at 9:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )