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Swampyville Bulletin Board!

SWAMPYVILLE BULLETIN BOARD Foreclosure Sale: For sale, One Country at a bargain price! Previous Landowners received their Golden Parachutes and moved them to their overseas accounts to avoid paying taxes and left the Country vacant. Several outstanding debts are still owed on this Country! Price - Negotiable! ... Continue reading

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Planning a 4th of July picnic? Check out this week’s savings.

I can’t believe June is coming to a close, and I’m seeing all kinds of 4th of July savings. When I was growing up, my family always went on picnics. The holiday picnics were planned with friends and extended family. But even better, were those spontaneous outings. ... Continue reading

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An Experiment: Loving More, Judging Less

The next time you think about rejecting someone, try loving them instead. You’ll find it is more difficult than you might imagine. If you usually pride yourself on loving many people, you may be caught by the sudden contradiction of your behavior, when you find it hard ... Continue reading

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Superintendent Doll

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First lunar eclipse of the year

If you are an early riser and a science geek, look to the sky early Saturday morning. Even if you aren't an early riser, you may want to set your alarm clocks. Saturday, June 26, 2010 will be the first of two lunar eclipses for 2010. This ... Continue reading

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Big 12 rookie predictions: Who will have biggest NBA impact?

Watching seven Big 12 players walk to the stage in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday called to mind the superb state of the best conference in college basketball. Nothing should happen next year to bump the Big 12 from the [top spot among ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals;

Instead of trimming the NATIONAL TREE to allow it to grow, the politicians and their backers are purchasing more chain saws (Laws) to cut it down! Do you know the Tax Liquidators? By Ollie Owl Do you Know the Prestidigitator Person, the Prestidigitator Person, the Prestidigitator Person; ... Continue reading

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What you have not heard

The Senate finally passed legislation last Friday that would reverse the 21% cut in Medicare (seniors) and TRICARE (Veterans and serving military families) payments that took effect on June 1. Leadership form both parties agree the cuts needs to be reversed. House leaders, however, are saying that ... Continue reading

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Sales Tax Signs - Buyer Beware

Suggested signs for those business that choose to tax their customers for the privilege of shopping in their special tax district. We have all seen the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) signs displayed on commercial buildings. These signs are placed in prominent locations that warn firefighters of ... Continue reading

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Live from Madison Square Garden: Aldrich taken 11th, Henry 12th

10:16 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell Which player is a better fit with their new team, Cole Aldrich with Oklahoma City or Xavier Henry with Memphis? Make sure to vote in our poll online. **9:54 p.m. Update:** Knicks fans at the Draft. Best. Thing. Ever. ESPECIALLY when ... Continue reading

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Hurry - KUSports NBA contests ends soon!

Deadline to enter our KuBall NBA Draft contest is NOON TODAY. Where will Aldrich, Collins and Henry go in the NBA Draft? Think you know - enter our contest and you could win a Paul Pierce jersey & blu-ray player from Kiefs Audio-Video: Continue reading

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June 7-21: The end of spring

June 7-11, 2010: The following collage contains several photographs from June 7-11, 2010. I took the photograph of the dandelion because it is the largest dandelion I have ever seen! It was the size of a tennis ball. The scenic picture on the right was taken on ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet;

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words of use your own words. Around, bird, blue, by, card, clash, dance, day, delight, flash, fled, flow, found, glow, grace, heard, hue, night, night, red, romance, shown, sight, sky, space, star, unknown, way. Painting the ... Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns: Appraising Gen. McChrystal

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/23/McChrystalgreetingObama.jpg Charleston, SC June 22nd, 2010 9:12 pm It's incredible that some comments endorsing General Stanley McChrystal think speaking truth to power is calling a former Marine Commandant a "clown," having such an ego that one is "disappointed" when the Commander-in-Chief is not wowed by your record ... Continue reading

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The evolution of an NBA Mock Draft while en route to the Big Apple

Standing in line at the Midwest Airlines ticket counter at KCI on Tuesday, I ran into a familiar face. His name is Tim Dwyer and he’s a senior at Kansas University who writes for the University Daily Kansan. Turns out, Dwyer was heading to New York to ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Knight and Day

Once it is established in [“Knight and Day”][1] that Tom Cruise is a super-spy who can kill 20 bad guys with one gun and safely land a jet airliner in the middle of a field while his unlikely girl-next-door partner (Cameron Diaz) can’t do anything but faint ... Continue reading

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400 lb, 10 ft. Bull Shark caught off Riviera Beach FL 6-17-10

It won't upload so may have to c/p the link in your browser-----cool video of one BIG fish with alot of teeth. Continue reading

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Cupcakes, all grown up

My friend Trina, bartendress extraordinaire at the Red Lyon Tavern, and photographer to the child stars of Lawrence recently had her *ahem* 29th birthday (again). Trina's alter ego, Chocolata, named after her beautiful mocha chocolata skin, and my alter ego, Gypsy, have had many an antic in ... Continue reading

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Hybrid Bluegrass

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/22/IMG_7141.CR2.jpg Bluegrass with a bit of soul. Our evening listening to Stephanie Bettman with Luke Halpin at the Lawrence Public Library Monday, June 21, 2010, transcended descriptive labels of their type of music. It was about two musicians with amazing individual talent, combined to perfection. It was ... Continue reading

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Hot Air and Horns: A Musical Tuesday

Driving to and from St. Francis, Kansas this past weekend gave me the opportunity to enjoy not only the scenery, but many other things I truly love about our great state. I'm sure there will be more along that line coming from me in the form of ... Continue reading