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Readers share thoughts on politics, a military and Ferguson

Advice for tea party

Hey, Republican/tea celebration destiny domestic candidates. Do we wish to keep a fragment of credibility?

Follow these suggestions: Don’t speak about rape unless you’re indeed lerned to support rape victims, and, of course, don’t do that into a microphone.

Don’t complete a difference “Negro” and “slavery,” generally in a same sentence.

Don’t explain a nation’s laws are formed on a Bible unless we have review all of Leviticus and wish those laws enforced by cops.

Don’t discuss a sex lives of consenting adults.

Don’t cry “Benghazi” unless we were equally angry by identical confidence lapses during before presidential administrations.

Don’t fake Christians are oppressed while they reason some-more than 80 percent of a energy positions in a nation.

Don’t cherry-pick a Constitution to offer your sold agenda.

And don’t try to eat a corn dog on camera, for a adore of all that is holy in this world.

Larry Hitchcock

Westwood Hills

Facebook offense

The Kansas City Star, in an Aug. 21 article, “KC officer’s Facebook post about Ferguson criticized,” reported that Kansas City military officer Marc Catron posted a design of an Oregon murder consider holding a gun and a clod of income on Facebook.

Catron’s concomitant comments couple defunct Ferguson, Mo., proprietor Michael Brown to this photograph.

This posting was careless, demeaning, inflammatory and purposefully inaccurate.

I am a Johnson County late white schoolteacher. If Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté hopes to encourage a trust and support of adults like me, he’ll take suggestive and open movement opposite this officer.

Alynn Jackson

Overland Park

Ferguson violence

Does anyone else consider it’s peculiar that many of a assault in Ferguson, Mo., has occurred circuitously a media entertainment area?

Howard Hardegree


Redo KCI for fliers

One preference that many businesses face over time is either to correct or reinstate a facility. This preference follows research of a cost to correct or ascent contra a cost to rebuild, a expected lifespan of any choice and a time value of a income for any choice during those lifetimes.

Another is either a stream form follows a functions a trickery is meant to fulfill.

Kansas City International Airport was built during an wholly opposite airline attention enlightenment than what we have today. TWA, Pan American, Braniff and Eastern, to name a few, no longer exist.

The growth of vital hubs such as Denver, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago and Dallas have altered a stage in Kansas City.

My wish is that a consummate repair/replace financial research has occurred, including esthetics considerations over a building that some wish saved.

Who are a infancy of KCI users? Folks in a 200-or-so-mile radius? Are they travelers creation connectors during KCI going to Wichita or Des Moines?

The form of a trickery should follow a needs of who is regulating it. we don’t consider a “build it and they will come” truth fits this decision.

The same research is suitable to a streetcar situation.

Dave Smiley


Space exploration

Just given a sovereign supervision has corroborated down from opening new pathways into outdoor space, there is no need to desert thoughts of space travel, generally within a solar system.

Money is a liniment that greases a wheels of growth and exploration.

There is no reason for space and a other planets to not be explored or even developed. All that is indispensable is to give incentives to private companies or even to people to get them meddlesome in space for financial gain.

This would be many like a opening of a West in a country. Railroads were given land grants, and adults were offering inexpensive land or homesteads.

Once a correct incentives were in place, a nation was non-stop adult for allotment and for business.

Our solar complement competence be explored and grown in a like manner.

Tom Spath


Medicaid expansion

I have lived and worked on both sides of a state line. My doubt for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and a Republican legislators in Topeka and those in a General Assembly in Jefferson City is:

How do we clear a sovereign income taxes of all your voters going into a ubiquitous account and being used to compensate a health word of other states’ citizens?

Robert Reece

Kansas City

Climate change costs

Last month, a boss announced a array of executive actions to yield appropriation for new projects and information collection that will assistance state and internal governments urge opposite meridian change.

This is a step in a right instruction for a environment, a small-business village and a economy.

Small employers support actions like these given they comprehend meridian change is related to impassioned continue events. And some-more and more, impassioned continue has been attack a biggest pursuit creators where it hurts most.

Small Business Majority polled a pointless representation of tiny businesses and found that meridian change and impassioned continue events are causing financial hardships for tiny employers, and some have even had to lay off employees after being affected.

We’re gratified to see movement on this front to assistance states improved ready for meridian change and impassioned weather.

But in sequence to quell a effects, that are wreaking massacre on tiny businesses and a economy, state lawmakers need to act now on intelligent clean-energy policies and rise a clever devise for relocating brazen with carbon-emissions standards.

Mary Timmel


Outreach Manager

Small Business Majority

St. Louis

Ticket gouging

I comprehend this is substantially an aged censure for many readers.

I recently perceived an entice from AXS to squeeze presale tickets for Jerry Seinfeld during a Midland museum on Oct 11.

I accumulate that as a before AXS-Midland sheet buyer, we was accorded this privilege. Public sale for tickets was a subsequent day.

Using a entrance formula provided, we logged into a AXS-Midland site during accurately 10 a.m. (the time that sheet purchasing opened) and waited a impulse or dual to enter a site. By 10:02 a.m., all accessible tickets, regardless of price, were gone.

I afterwards logged into StubHub and, lo and behold, countless tickets were available, many of them during a 200 percent to 500 percent markup.

I find it treasonable that AXS presumably permits open entrance for sheet purchases though has apparently done before arrangements with sheet brokers who are simply gouging a internal village by grotesquely arrogant prices.

From my standpoint, we will have small to do with AXS or with a Midland. Their apparent miss of regard for a internal proletariat has left me with small choice though to settle them a same honour that they offer a Kansas City village as a whole.

Paul Saskin

Prairie Village

Gun show, cartoonist

I find it rather treacherous that The Star rails opposite guns on a unchanging basement though still sells ad space for arriving gun shows. Is this a box of pomposity or only a distinction motive?

If it is a former, contrition on you. If a latter, maybe The Star could use a income to sinecure a domestic cartoonist. It has been many years given we’ve had one.

Bob Berry

Oak Grove

Chiefs, St. Joseph

Why not move a Chiefs’ training stay and all a traveller dollars behind to Kansas City? Taxpayers built Arrowhead Stadium and an indoor use facility.

There are hotels onsite circuitously for a players dorm. But St. Joseph gets a mercantile boost from training-camp tourists?

Arrowhead has 231,000 block feet of VIP space that could yield a posh watering hole for visitors.

How many some-more internal people could go watch a struggle and spend some income here if they didn’t have to expostulate to St. Joseph?

George Harris

Kansas City

Article source: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article1278562.html

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