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Photos of Auschwitz I

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Swxampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Auschwitz Birkenau

The seminar began with a discussion of the origin of the word "genocide" coined by a young Polish Attorney, Ralphel Lempkin who found it "most curious" that one man could murder another and be punished, but a nation could kill its citizens and not be held accountable ... Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month - spring is in the air

I hope you've been able to get out doors these last few days to appreciate the major changes going on in our scenery! The trees are leafing out, and I'm finding out which of the spring flowering ones I planted last fall didn't survive. It appears that ... Continue reading

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And the next President of Haskell Indian Nations University is ……

And the next President of Haskell Indian Nations University is …… The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) reportedly has a certificate with ten qualified applicants for President of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. Of course the best qualified, Chris Redman, is back in Oklahoma City ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Festive Cheddar Fondue

Happy National Fondue Day! Now, fondue isn’t exactly a dinner, but if you add a salad to this, it makes for a fun Monday night meal. This fondue is pretty basic and can be made on the stove for those of us without a special fondue pot. ... Continue reading

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Royals Week In Review and Preview - 4/11/2011

Two weeks are in the books now for the Kansas City Royals and things are still looking good. They split a short two game series with the Chicago White Sox and subsequently won their first road series in Detroit against the Tigers. It wasn’t enough to hold ... Continue reading

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The Sting

I was riding to work Sunday, when, just a couple of houses away from home, I felt a sharp pain in my right ankle. At my age, pain is a common enough occurrence, but this was unusual: It really stinking hurt. I glanced down and saw a ... Continue reading

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All quiet Monday morning

Sunday night into Monday morning started as a fairly normal overnight before completely coming to a stand still in the morning hours. Shortly before 8 p.m. Lawrence Police responded to a reported non injury accident in the 500 Block of N 7th Street. Police arrived to find ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/10/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 4/3/2011 Next: IPS 4/17/2011 Cody made an appearance again to nail this week's subject. See the end of this post for the complete photo and the subject identified. When you're wrong, you're wrong. Nobody knows that better than engineers. Our mistakes are often clearly apparent. ... Continue reading

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Weekend chicken sandwich

I love a good sandwich, which drives Mr. Meat and Potatoes crazy, because he packs sandwiches every day for his lunch. To him, a sandwich is some sort of lunchmeat or bologna, a slice of American cheese and a thick slather of Miracle Whip on white bread. ... Continue reading

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Extreme Couponing

All the talk this week seems to be about the TLC show *Extreme Couponers*. I've never actually watched the show, I have a slight aversion to the idea of people hoarding via coupons. The buzz seems to be generated not only by the immense savings generated by ... Continue reading

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Arrived in Oswiecim

After many delays, cancelled flights and no sleep we arrived in Poland today. Our destination is Oswiecim, a small town about an hour outside of Krakow. Prior to WWII, Polish rulers welcomed Jews to help the economic growth of the country. Poland became unofficially known as the ... Continue reading

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…

Following her striptease moves on national TV, Bristol Palin has demonstrated once again the values she learned from her wonderful parents. As noted in the following article: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/05/bristol-palin-profiteer-teen-pregnancy/ Ms. Palin was paid 7x what her nonprofit actually donated to the teen pregnancy cause. Seems to me that ... Continue reading

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Sleepy Sunday Morning

It was a slow early Sunday morning in Lawrence. The nightly noise complaints, disturbances and barking dog complaints were among a few of the calls LPD responded on. Just before 2 a.m. Lawrence Officers were called to the 1200 Block of Oread Avenue on a report of ... Continue reading

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A busy early morning in Lawrence

Lawrence and KU Police both had a busy night on their hands tonight. I started listening just after 9 p.m. At that time is was the normal for Lawrence, early on a Friday night. That changed drastically after midnight. Just before 12:45 this morning Lawrence Police received ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from Day 5 of spring drills

Friday marked the fifth practice of the spring season for the Kansas University football team and it was not without its noteworthy performances. KU coach Turner Gill said the third day in pads had good energy to it and a likely reason for that is the upcoming ... Continue reading

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Creepy is as Creepy does

Remember [Please Rob Me][1], the site that got national attention early last year by aggregating your Twitter and Foursquare location-based data to let potential burglars know you were out of town? (The service has been pulled down, by the way - go to the site and you'll ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Persistence”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Be, cry, day, fight, game, grip, lip, play, right, same, tree, why. Persistence! By L. Don Oliver When I was eight years old, As chubby as I could __; Tommy ... Continue reading