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Reasonable Gun Laws

Oh, I'm sorry. That title should read **"Reasonable Gun Laws As Seen By Gun Control Advocates"**. Laws that would make "reasonable" restrictions on guns the "reasonable" population of the U.S. would "naturally" want. Laws against . . . **Black rifles** - You know the ones I'm talking ... Continue reading

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another black mark for the state of Kansa

Published on May 18, 2012 by AssociatedPress A 14-year-old boy struggling to stand on 2 broken legs pleads with an instructor to "please help me" as laughter from classmates drowns out his cries. Video obtained by the AP shows some of what the boy experienced at St. ... Continue reading

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And the IPO fell flat

Facebook's much anticipated IPO fell flat today on its opening day. With a mere $0.23 jump in share price, it did not make the waves that were anticipated to flood Wall Street. Industry analysts are speculating numerous causes as to why the IPO was less than eventful. ... Continue reading

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Bullies, dictators, battleships and the Hollywood hype machine

The Weinstein Company are masters of modern hype. Back when they were Miramax, they ran successful Oscar campaigns to get "The English Patient" and "Shakespeare in Love" to be named Best Picture. As The Weinstein Company, they've wrangled the British production "The King's Speech" and French production ... Continue reading

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The Party of No?

I have seen in many publications in the last three years those on the left call the Republican party "The Party of No," referring to the GOP being against many of President Obama's proposals (even though over half the country may be against them). Yesterday, Obama's budget ... Continue reading

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May 18th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police checked on an apartment in the 1700 block of W 24th Street at 3 a.m.. It was not clear what led officers to the apartment however, once they arrived a man ran from officers on foot. That man was captured a short distance away. The ... Continue reading

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More links: Audio from Missouri representative who is really opposed to KU license plates; T-Rob labeled ‘jackpot’ player

A few more links in case you missed them ... • **I heard this audio on the radio Wednesday and it's too crazy not to share.** Missourinet.com downloaded the full audio of Missouri Rep. Stephen Webber's impassioned speech to the Missouri House earlier this week, saying the ... Continue reading

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Word For The Day; “Hoplophobia”

"**Hoplophobia**, n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns (c. 1966, coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, from the Greek hoplites, weapon; see his book Principles of Personal Defense). May cause sweating, faintness, discomfort, rapid pulse, nausea, sleeplessness, nondescript fears, more, at mere thought of guns. Presence of working firearms ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: Florida State continues to make most noise in Realignment Round 3

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2005/08/06/na_color_cutout_Seminoles.jpg I’m still trying to track down the right people to get a little better grip on what exactly is happening with the Big 12 and conference realignment as of today, but until I do, and before this thing gets too far down the road, let’s dive ... Continue reading

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May 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers conducted five vehicle stops, with one resulting in an OUI related arrest just before 2:30 a.m.. Police were called to handle only one disturbance this morning. That one disturbance was said to be domestic related. Two people, a male ... Continue reading

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I don’t think we’ve been lied to THAT well

The crazy tax plan, by itself, isn't really the problem in my opinion. One learns to expect this kind of thing from certain types of politicians. Democrats raise typically raise taxes to provide services. Republicans lower taxes and cut services. There's a basic expectation, or there should ... Continue reading

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Daily links: Notre Dame still making significant payments to Charlie Weis; KU to be featured on ESPN’s 30 for 30

A few links in case you missed them ... • The Chicago Tribune examined some federal tax documents and found that, during the 2010-11 school year, Notre Dame paid former coach and current Kansas coach Charlie Weis $2,054,744. Weis was fired by Notre Dame in November 2009. ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/16/2012 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/13/2012 Next: IPS 5/23/2012 Sorry I was slow to acknowledge jehovah_bob for having quickly identifying the subject. Darn him anyway. :-). See the bottom of this post for the subject I had such a good time posting earlier this week, that I'm going to post ... Continue reading

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May 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were pretty quiet in Douglas County this morning. Police in Lawrence conducted about eight vehicle stops, responded on two reported disturbances and one report of a prowler jumping fences through a neighborhood. None of this morning's activity was said to have resulted in any serious injuries. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Man’s Common (Civil) Laws versus The Laws of Nature!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Man's Common (Civil) Laws versus The Laws of Nature! (Homosexuality versus Heterosexuality) HUMANS CAN CHANGE MAN'S COMMON LAWS TO FIT WITHIN THEIR AGENDA; BUT, THEY CAN NEVER CHANGE THE LAWS OF NATURE! "Reproduction (or procreation) is the biological process by which ... Continue reading

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Going deep: My early stab at filling out KU football’s fall depth chart (for now)

We now are officially two full weeks removed from the end of spring football and that seems like as good a time as any for me to release my projected KU football depth chart for the fall. A couple of quick things to remember before diving in: ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 3: Use it or lose it stir-fry and hummus

OK, so call it a sophomore slump, but our second full week of CSA veggies, was much more of a challenge than the first week. It wasn't that we weren't motivated, it was that we were going out of town. You know the drill: try in vain ... Continue reading

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Kansas Authors Club District Two Contest Award Winners - 2012

Following is the list of winners for the KAC (Kansas Authors Club) District Two writing contest: Prose - Memoir 1st Defining Middle Age - Tracy Million Simmons 2nd Lucky Lee - Susie Nightingale 3rd Rabbit, Rabbit - Cathy Callen Prose - Feature Article 1st Death of a ... Continue reading

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May 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on two disturbances this morning. No serious injuries or arrests were reported. Officers reported one OUI related arrest around 3:40 a.m.. That person also is said to be facing charges for no insurance and transporting an open container. Police also responded on one non-injury ... Continue reading

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Bar Food at Home: Skinny Buffalo Chicken

I love bar food. I love a menu that includes words like "popper" and "slider" and "dipping sauce." Unfortunately, pretty much everything on every bar menu is now off limits to me, since I am attempting to take up less space in the world. This is depressing. ... Continue reading

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