… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
I was born and lived in Sulphur until I was in kindergarten before moving to Houston. Still have a few family friends in the Sulphur/Lake Charles area and I believe they all evacuated once reports came out Laura was going to be worse than Rita was back in 2005.
The Weather Channel was holed up at the Golden Nugget which is on the south side of Lake Charles on the Calcasieu River and one of their reporters, Stephanie Abrams, was on air doing a report last night a little after 1am when glass from the balcony above her shattered and she had to quickly run back inside the hotel for cover.
I really want to drive over and see how the house I lived in when I was kid over there cared, but I really wouldn’t be shocked if it sustained significant wind damage last night.
@Crimsonorblue22 said in Real Kansans:
@approxinfinity guess nobody gets your question. It looks like it’s cold, so not lately. as far as counties, which wasn’t your question, we have 2, Wallace and Rawlins without any cases. Jewell co has 13 cases.
Right…@FarmerJayhawk said he didn’t know. My response wasn’t to @approxinfinity it was to him mentioning Jewell Co not being hit by hard by the Covid. Don’t see any complications.
Lol I gotta pause here guys @mayjay @benshawks08 (I like where we ended up on your last post) . A good stopping point for tonight for me. I really appreciate the thoughtful conversation. Needed it. I’ve been deep in a shell for like a month and this is the first I’ve really felt like talking. Thank you.
And our AG says the governor can’t mandate masks in school, back to the counties again. At first I thought he said it went back to May when our KS lg took her rights to Issue EO’s away, but then AG said it’s in the KS constitution. Not an expert in that field. But, I think the school or school boards can mandate them, and I feel confident they would. I wouldn’t trust the counties at all! If the no mask parents had a choice though️ we’d be doomed. Trumps kid won’t be in the classroom. Just today, since wed, 1005 new cases and 18 deaths.
KSU’s president has announced that KSU cannot legally expell the student for his George Floyd comments which I think most here knew that was the case. They are creating some new diversity programs to appease the student athletes since expulsion would be illegal in this case.
@justanotherfan said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
@FarmerJayhawk said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
So after an almost 4 hour KBOR meeting, they put out a meaningless statement and Pres. Golden stays. Nobody ends up looking good. Well done everyone!
It was for show. They couldn’t fire him without destroying any chance of getting a decent replacement. They also risked losing students over it. They might have gained some conservative students, but given the school’s location, that’s unlikely.
They had to appear to appease the political actors, but their hands were tied. Who would have wanted that job after seeing the previous holder get canned only a few months in?
And for losing 8 figures in donations and pledges to the school for how he handled it.
We should invite dissenting opinions, uncomfortable symbols, and all that is freedom.
Absolutely. The problem I’m having with free speech these days is the amplifying and bias that comes from social media consciously and unconsciously via machine learning algorithms.
For example, Facebook changing their platform to foster a sense of community inadvertently leading toward the large scale growth of Q Anon supporters.
Throwing in big media and a president promoting conspiracy theories and it’s a mess.
There’s nothing wrong with freedom of speech (and a lot right!), but public figures and corporations fostering disinformation for personal benefit, society be damned, is a problem.
It’s not so different than your concerns about thug culture being glorified.
Freedom of speech needs to be protected. But it also can be a threat to itself.