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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Sam Brownback being booed question

first_imgGovernor Brownback got booed at the KU-Wichita State game. What is your reaction? Bravo! It was totally justified. It was completely embarrassing and disrespectful. Yawn. Comes with the territory. Who’s Brownback? View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (11) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Kenneth Mayberry · 281 weeks ago Moronic= In D.C. we have an UNGODLY man putting it to the people. In Topeka we have an allegedly GODLY man putting it to the people. GO FIGURE !!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down For What its Worth · 281 weeks ago I believe the Bible I studied teaches, thou shalt not judge. Who are you to say who is Godly and Ungodly? What definition are you using and why do you think you are that important! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 281 weeks ago Mr Mayberry, i agree with your point. Most politicians are hypocrites when money and power take over their “agenda”; even the Godly ones. Cueball, if youre going to include a third choice in your newscow polls, why not make it a legitimatr choice? I might suggest, ” I despise Brownback but I respect the office of our governor. Im not sure the boos were appropriate.” On the other hand, i think he deserves to know we despise him enough to disgrace him on national TV. I realize im being hypocritical but im not a politician. Report Reply 2 replies · active 281 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down credence · 281 weeks ago You folks are amazing. You want lower taxes yet you want more benefits; you want less government in your lives but you want more government support. We have a Governor who is trying to provide what the voters wanted, lower taxes and less government involement in our private lives. Unfortunatley those that depend on government for support want just the opposite and guess who is more vocal? Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Stop Whining · 281 weeks ago People, he got VOTED into office! It’s not like he just parked his RV at the capital and won’t leave. He received the majority vote! If you don’t like it, either run for office, or get you and your people to the polls next election!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 281 weeks ago Weather I agree with a certain politician or not I do not believe this type of thing in a National forum is appropriate. I think of where this could take us as a society if this becomes acceptable. We could be just about anywhere and if a person is there that some don’t care for they could begin to be booed and the shoe might be on our own foot. I think of school ceremonies, graduations basically any school activity and to begin to boo a principal, administrator or even teacher because some don’t like them would be horrible. What are we teaching our children? Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down For What its Worth · 281 weeks ago You mean like being disrespectful to our President? Our governor not showing up when the President is in our state? He sets a great example. Whether you agree with the policies or not, he is our governor, just like Obama is our President. You can’t say, “he isn’t my governor or president.” Yes they are, whether you voted for them or not. Respect should be shown to both positions. With that being said, booing is a form of free speech, so boo away if it makes you feel better, but your vote is what really counts! Report Reply 1 reply · active 281 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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“Learn from our mistakes” – Trinidad warns Guyana on oil industry

first_imgGuyana has been warned of impending corruption within the oil and gas sector, after being told that it should heed Trinidad and Tobago’s mistakes and shortcomings.This warning came from Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) Chairman Dion Abdool on Saturday evening. In his address to the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) annual fundraising dinner, Abdool called for an independent third party to be responsible for reconciliation and accounting of revenue and transactions.Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) Chairman Dion Abdool addressing the audience at Saturday’s dinner“This is of paramount importance, and there must be an independent third party looking at the revenue coming from the corporation that is extracting the oil and from the entity – the Government – that is receiving it,” he stated.Abdool proposed that the independent third party should be the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI). “Like TTTI, the Guyana Transparency Institute sits at the EITI table, they must insist for transparency and accountability in the reporting of the revenue so that there can be no tax leakage. Learn from our lessons well in Trinidad; it will redound to your benefit,” the TTTI Chairman urged.Abdool’s suggestion came as a result of Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Minister identifying “tax leakage” as the reason behind a drop in revenue; this drop was initially thought to be caused by a simple decline in production.Additionally, Abdool urged that Guyanese be aware of entities within their own country, noting that “rip-offs” can come from locals, rather than just foreigners. As an example, he cited Trinidad’s recent experience of a fake oil scandal. He explained that an audit of the State oil company found that the country was swindled of millions of dollars within a few months.“In just a few months, they found that the volumes recorded by and reported and based on which the extractor was being paid were wrong to the tune of many, many millions of dollars. Learn from our experiences,” he pleaded.“Disclosure is in everyone’s best interest. The absence of information leads to mistrust. All may be well, but the mere fact that the information is not available leads to mistrust in the public’s mind.”Abdool said this to highlight that it was integral for data to be readily available in order to build and maintain trust between citizens, corporations, and Government.There are also plans to equip Journalists with the requisite training so that they could play a part in the anti-corruption cause.last_img read more