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Because of earthquake risks, can we trust engineering for geothermal energy?

According to a New York Times article, California is under attack from natural forces rising up from below. Perpetual optimism, the chance for big bucks, and discreetly omitted data is fueling a federally funded, multi-million contract to assigned to a private start-up to drill deep holes more ... Continue reading

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New York Music Beat: The Siren Music Festival, Coney Island July 18

by Ernest Barteldes Now that the Latin Alternative Music Conference is behind us, it is time to check out another New York music tradition, the Siren Music Festival in Coney Island, a sweaty music event that is currently on its ninth edition with a large day-long showcase ... Continue reading

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A Requiem and Prayer for the Future: Southern Lessons for American Living

There are, really, two Americas. The separation is not by wealth or race or religious belief, or by region, sex, or age; it is not by political party, or by liberal or conservative ideologies, or those for or against change. Increasingly, it is by the remarks of ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Review of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

J.D. is back again with Eric to review the sixth "Harry Potter" movie. This series has been a contentious one in the past, with Eric being consistently disappointed and J.D., who has read all the books, wondering what the hell is wrong with him. Continue reading

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General Rant Blog

Soldier balks at deploying; says Obama isn’t president Says he shouldn’t have to go to Afghanistan because Obama is not a U.S. citizen By Lily Gordon U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go. His reason? Barack Obama ... Continue reading

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KU on College Football Live, Preseason All-Big 12 and memorable locker room speeches

Few Big 12 gridiron topics to get your minds thinking football before the start of the season, which is less than two months away from kickoff (not too bad, is it?): 1. Anyone catch Kansas on College Football Live's 50 states tour the other week? The ESPN ... Continue reading

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Painful Words

Over the last month I’ve witnessed several vicious attacks. It would start with a comment and then someone would slap the commentator. Next thing you know bystanders were also taking swings. It was absolutely brutal. The worst part is that these attacks weren’t physical these attacks were ... Continue reading

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Sherron Collins: Best KU guard ever?

Will Sherron Collins end up being the best guard in KU history? His career statistics would tell us that it’s a question at least worth asking. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jul/14/sherron_.jpg Here are Collins’ current career stats, courtesy of the KU sports information department: Games played-Games started 107-41 Points 1,330 (12.4 ... Continue reading

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Soak the Middle yet again – is the American Dream still alive?

By now most of you are aware that property owners are to see a new tax to repair the city sidewalks. We could tax everybody with a sales tax increase but we have elected to bring more pain to the property owners. In fact, the more sidewalk ... Continue reading

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police contract negotiations

I wondered if the ljworld had any intention of covering the current city negotiations with the Lawrence Police Department? It seems important and yet I see nothing about them coming to impass in the paper. Hmmm.... Continue reading

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Just in time for severe weather, learn why summer storms usually bring straight-line winds

We have seen quite a few damaging, straight-line wind events in recent days around Northeast Kansas. You might wonder: Why is it that thunderstorms in the summer often producing more “straight-line” wind damage, rather than tornadoes? Part of that answer can be explained in a number called, ... Continue reading

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s humid — but some relief is on the way

Well, if you haven't noticed by now there is most definitely a connection between how humid it is and what the dewpoint is. When the dewpoint is higher, there is more moisture in the air. (Compare that to relative humidity which really doesn't tell you anything about ... Continue reading

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Freezing Corn on a Hot Day

Almost two bushels of corn and that is only half of it. Time to begin the harvest that started here. Our process: First, we locate our propane turkey fryer and the big stainless steel stew pot we purchased to make Frogmore Stew. (Which, by the way, sounds ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Highest-Grossing R-Rated Comedies

It’s a timely week to be writing this because after this past weekend’s box office take, we have a new number-one movie on this list. Comedies are not usually as big a box office draw as an action/adventure or superhero/fantasy film, but due to a minimal amount ... Continue reading

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Trolls come to life with wrong beer

Many people drink alot of beer. Some even drink alot of different kinds of beer. There are some good kinds for the summer months-but nobody really cares. I want to discuss the different types of drinkers. First are the purists. These people love their own brand so ... Continue reading

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Parental review of “Brüno” is hilarious!

You know, these kinds of sites bug the crap out of me. It is utterly ridiculous to watch a film and count the dirty words, instances of nudity, or whatever little moment trips your moral compass up. It's even sillier to then print them out on a ... Continue reading

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Subversive Leftovering

Mr. Meat and Potatoes likes to open the fridge and look around and pronounce that everything in there has "gone bad." He actually looks at the dates on the eggs and the mayo and the salad dressing. He doesn't like to eat leftovers much at all, and ... Continue reading

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Hell on wheels

The other day, I got caught out in a surprising pop-up rainstorm on my way home. The precip had tapered off by the time I rolled into the driveway, but a neighbor saw how wet I was and attempted a little dig. “I’ll bet you wish you’d ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/12/2009

Previous:IPS 7/5/2009 Next: IPS 7/19/2009 beerdrinkingfool has done it again. See the bottom of this post for the answer. 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jul/13/acDSC_4659b.JPG 1st image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jul/12/acDSC_4659a.JPG Sometimes the photos I post are of places and things that I believe are hidden gems that you may not have seen ... Continue reading

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Top Talkers - Who Plays, Who Doesn’t - We’ve Got the Stats

Not long ago, a fine CJA fellow Dave Klamet posted a blog listing the LJW users with the most comments. Everyone had fun reading and commenting about it. Some wished they had been on the list, some may have been glad they were not. Some noticed the ... Continue reading

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