kspopulist commented on the blog post Kansas Supreme Court Rules Against Brownback’s Assertion of Legislative Supremacy
thank you peterr for this well-informed, plainly lain out post.
one other thing, at first seems tangential, but after another thought, could be central: there was a year moratorium for state institutions to come up with a plan on how to deal with new concealed-carry permit users, on campuses, schoolgrounds, etc. Something it seems that the legislators clearly had not thought through. One problem schools in particular have is how and what to pay for insurance.
How does an insurance company decide how much they can charge for insuring a campus with so many potential guns in play, in our age of terror?
Nobody’s figured out who and how they will pay for that. As far as I know there is no court cases pending arguing these cases, but would be happy to be shown wrong about it.
happy dreams Suzanne and Dearie~
I know. there’s centuries of stuff we all gotta go through, undoing what has been done. and it won’t be easy. Not for vengeance or kickbacks or hand-outs. Just so we ALL can get up the hill.
They got a similar thing goin on in Australia, and our allies in Korea?Japan do, too for instance…
and oh my India/Pakistan split fifty years ago did a number on them!
Not crashin yer party Suz, just …extendin’…
grins, “I walk slow cuz the voice of oppression is ‘Go-Go-Go’.”
~ Nellie McKay in “Caribbean Time“
maybe not, but all good things in time :)
I’m glad to hear people appreciate horns. There’s an upsurge lately and that’s all very kewl!
Dang It Suz, you beat me by moments!
I’m fine. ‘N you?
here’e 2 u finding that one piece of paper that makes your housing woes go *poof* CTut
been reading last year the conquest of Cortes and thinking abt effects.
for stated trade and conversion purposes, that was epochal devestation, with effects still today.
Thing is it wasn’t trade. It was just theft.
Wonder about the casualties from trade vs. wars.
For example, how many in NAFTA have died from starvation, disease.
Probably less than outright war. But downside of trade should be investigated.
No nation has gone from undeveloped to developed without protectionist tariffs, for example.
most people don’t know, because not privy to secret convos of elite. Neither am I but, once you know the chains are there, always, and the outcomes in history, are always the same.
So I’m hopeful with the new media possibilities.
My Senator last week made plea on floor for his rich buddies the KOCHS saying ‘no one is unAmerican’. Nice sentiment, but when applied to elites, it is revealing.
They don’t want their feelings hurt and ignore suffering of millions?
Unconscionable. Fragile! those elites have no idea
Leopold of Belgium? Queen Victoria? czar Nicolas II? very fragile
I was lucky to read Heart Of Darkness at early age, I guess. The chains of loyalty, position, the bonus, just keeps the seamless process of theft-in-another name intact. Also, The Great Game of Peter Hopkirk is revealing for facts on British foray into Afghanistan, etc. for those chains and outcomes…
top-heavy capitalism is a kind of poison.
But I still agree with Voltaire, that trade is always preferrable to war.
what US doesn’t like to talk abt are the conflicts we started and then abandoned. The Dulles affairs of Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua; the Kissinger affairs of Argentina, a host of African countries; the Reagan-Bush affairs of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, Venezuela, there must be more.
Denial is thin and palpably transparent.
They know but Americans don’t. Bad precedents all.
will read foreign affairs article
Ending conflicts is good.
Starting them bad.
US did both in 20th c.
The reputation US likes to tell is that we ended conflicts we engaged in, whether we ‘won’ or ‘lost’: WWI, WWII, even Korea, VN, when we left ‘war was over’. Yes Korea still divided, yes we lost in VN, ut conflict ceased.
Also true of former Yugoslavia. When NATO got in, conflict came to in, with a radical split into three.
21st c US does not have that record. Doubtful if it will at this point
I suppose it’s no surprise that RT will resoundingly concur + repeat the Putin line, and have commenters from all over the world to give appearance of diversity.
Of course, I’m not there and have no onthestreet voices to counterclaim.
Sunday morning there were lots of Ukrainian reports of ukraine-unity-protests, which their experts didn’t even acknowledge…
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