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Anyone out there believe in reincarnation?

Anyone out there believe in reincarnation? This is a picture of Hilter's wife, Eva Braun. haskellnews commentary 03/11/2011 * Picture used with permission of Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images Continue reading

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The Free Market Is Not Your Friend

There's been a lot of talk lately about how unions and governments are destroying the economy, and salvation can only come from emasculating government and killing the unions. The free market and corporate America will then be free to ride in on their respective white horses and ... Continue reading

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What Do We (You) Really Care About?

I have heard surprisingly little about the prospective elementary school closures. If I lived in the area and had elementary school children I would be outraged. If I were I a homeowner in that area, I would be outraged. If I were I a citizen concerned about ... Continue reading

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Can KU contain dangerous Alec Burks and Cory Higgins? Predictions for KU-Colorado

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Colorado on Friday night at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, what impressed you most about Colorado in its 87-75 victory over K-State on Thursday? **Tom Keegan:** The relentlessness of ... Continue reading

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LJWorld Political censorship

The following is a word-for-word copy of my comment that was deleted. It in no way violated any of the terms of use. In fact, it is an extremely civil comment and the fact that it was removed is ridiculous. "This is a classic case of mistaking ... Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Dos-si-do

I have to smile. Only the LJWorld would completely ignore what happened in Wisconsin yesterday. The events in WI are not just "national" news, they are international. Every newspaper from Bangkok to Bangor is reporting on it but the LJW stays tight lipped. I have a personal ... Continue reading

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Will Oklahoma State keep up the smack talk? Also, discussing Bill Self’s Tyrel Reed dilemma

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma State on Thursday morning at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, if you were Oklahoma State big men Marshall Moses and Matt Pilgrim, would you try the same trash-talk ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com giveaways planned at Power & Light District during Big 12 Tournament Fan Fest

**10:22 a.m. update** We've finished our live stream, but we'll put up video from it later. For now, we're going to take some pictures and get setup for our live stream of the fans inside Johnny's Tavern at Power and Light — during the game. Check back ... Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare

I recently read my local legislators newsletter and he makes references to some of the current bills and money saving strategies. One of them is this idea of elminating corporate income tax. I'm not an economist. So can somebody explain to me how cutting revenue will help ... Continue reading

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Mr. Larry Echohawk Announces MOU between BIE and NIKE, Inc.

“WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and NIKE, Inc. The MOU presents an opportunity for both the BIE and Nike to address health and social-lifestyle choices in American Indian and Alaska ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What does the letters T-E-A in the Tea Party represent? Intellectual Resolution: Treacherous Excoriating Anti-Progressives! Archaic word for today: "American" Politically Correct definition: Self-centered, egotistical, better than thou, who falsely claim to be a member of the human-kind! There are some ... Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is quite harmful to those for whom it is supposed to help: the poorest among us. Economic reality is that if an employer cannot profit off of an employee at the minimum wage, they simply will not hire them. Thus low-paying jobs like movie ... Continue reading

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Duck, duck, fry.

"Everything but the quack," my friends and I took to saying as we were preparing a dinner of epic proportions together a week or so ago. You see, my friends Kurt and Brian recently redesigned and remodeled their kitchen. And it. is. fabulous. I wasn't about to ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com has you covered — from Kansas City to Tulsa (?) and maybe even, possibly, could it be, Houston; details on KUsports Bracket Challenge revealed

With the Big 12 Tournament literally days away, KUsports.com is about to kick its coverage into high gear. Today, we're unveiling our [Men's Big 12 Tournament][1] and [NCAA Tournament][2] homepages. Bookmark them today, as they're going to get a lot more interesting over the next week or ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 3/7/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). • **Marcus Morris deserves Big 12 player of ... Continue reading

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Teachers are Professionals – but!!

I made a suggestion in a blog the other day and many of you have commented on it. The suggestion was to remunerate teachers more on a personal basis related to individual contribution. I equated that to how many of the professionals in our world are currently ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: White Bean and Spinach Salad

It’s getting warmer and spring’s (supposedly) on the way. So, why not get in the mood for those yummy spring greens that are just now germinating? Using canned beans, this White Bean and Spinach Salad is a quick and hearty-but-not-heavy weeknight meal. Perfect for a Monday, don’t ... Continue reading

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Somebody needs a bath

I was riding home from racquetball the other day, and slid out going around a corner in a huge drift of sand. I dodged an usually large amount of car debris — chunks of body molding, shards of red tail-light plastic, head-light glass — and spied several ... Continue reading

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Haibun (haiboon) - pick up your pen

Haibun - prose of daily events combined with Haiku. Mundane events made monumental, memorable. A day of poetry, shared memories both painful and joyful. Some linger, move more slowly through prose; others allow Haibun its strength of combining two worlds to share and explore. An 84 year ... Continue reading

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Mustache March: An Air Force Tradition

Not everyone can pull off the mustache look. Hair on upper lips tends to make even more people look like they should be driving a van with "Free Candy" written on the side than end up looking like Tom Selleck, but if you are on an Air ... Continue reading

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