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Words of Hope in a Dark TIme

In case the reader has not realized it yet, these are worrisome and trying times. Many of us fear for the future of our children, our finances, our jobs and most importantly - the American way. Many may sink into depression and anxiety. Some may turn to ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill at KU football media days, 8/9/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at KU football media days today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill likes ... Continue reading

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The Lost Ones

I know this happens to families everywhere, every day. Most days I don’t think about it. In fact as the mom of teenage girls, I try hard not to think about it. But today I can’t seem to think about anything else, because it has happened in ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 15 - Fajitas and friendship

So, my friend [Laurie][1] has been staying with us for a little while before moving out of Lawrence. I’m super bummed about her leaving, but I must say that while she’s been staying with us, I’ve been eating WELL. (Good thing she’s my running buddy, too.). Laurie’s ... Continue reading

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August 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 10:30 p.m. LDCFM and Law Enforcement responded to the East Hills Business Park for a rollover injury accident in the 3800 block of Greenway Drive. Fire/Medical arrived to find a vehicle off of the roadway on it's side. The driver needed assistance from crews to ... Continue reading

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Cherry Limeade in a Cake

It's no secret that I'm not really into baking. Also, it's no secret that I am not really that into cake. I mean, for crying out loud people. There's PIE. And COOKIES. And caramel sauce on homemade ice cream. And you want cake? Meh. But like any ... Continue reading

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The Only Candidate to Predict the Economic Crisis is the Only One who Can Fix It

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Funny Tweet from Rand Paul

I know this was just partisan politics, but it was funny all the same: "POTUS says downgrade due to slowness in debt plan. Forgets to mention he has yet to offer a plan." Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Intended Consequences” - World War one!

World War I (WWI), which was called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939 (beginning of World War Two), and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

Time for a soup recipe. But not HOT soup, of course, because it’s August. Instead, take advantage of the seasonal yumminess of watermelon and tomato for an unusual twist on the Spanish summer favorite gazpacho. Beyond the ingredients, all you’ll really need is a blender to create ... Continue reading

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End the Bush Tax Cuts – Really?

In another blog (http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/loyal-opposition/2011/aug/6/tax-the-rich-and-the-corporations-the-ha/#c1710011) I calculated the consequence of our current federal level public debt. In my calculations I basically included the Presidents proposed tax hike on the rich and a hefty tax increase on corporations. It should be noted that the President’s proposed tax increase on ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/8/2011

For the third straight week, the Kansas City Royals won at least haif the games they played. It's a nice stretch that has included some very tough teams. Last week began with the Royals proving they were better than the Baltimore Orioles and ended with them showing ... Continue reading

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August 8th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Sunday nights are normally pretty quiet. Last night was no exception to that. Just after 10:15 p.m. Police took a report of a vicious dog in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway. Sounded like the Officer was able to get the dog under control. It was not ... Continue reading

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Rabid riding

I have a bad case of rabies on the brain. Maybe I should rephrase that. A sentence like that is bound to get me quarantined. But for the past couple of weeks thoughts of the foam-at-the-mouth doggy disease have jumped into my head frequently, and almost always ... Continue reading

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Call to prayer

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/ I was one of the live stream participants of the Day of Prayer-- an event in Houston that was true to the call—an opportunity to unite without party affiliation, ethnic consideration, age or ‘class’ to cry out to the God of all Creation to have mercy ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/7/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 7/31/2011 Next: IPS 8/17/2011 littleone identified the subject this week. See the end of the post for the complete picture and answer. Although it is becoming less frequent, once in while I find a subject that was unknown to me. It is the kind of ... Continue reading

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August 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Saturday night got off to a quick start with an injury accident in the 1400 block of Iowa just after 10 p.m. One person was transported to an area hospital with serious but, non life threatening injuries. Lawrence Police were kept busy all through the night with ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Streak ends in crushing fashion for Sporting KC

It had to end sooner or later. Very few teams go undefeated at home the entire season in professional sports. Saturday night saw Sporting KC fall at home for the first time this season against the Seattle Sounders, 2-1. Sporting led for most of the game before ... Continue reading

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Tax the Rich and the Corporations – The Hard Math

Our current federal fiscal accounts are out of balance by about $800B per year right now and we are not paying a dime for SS. When the bill comes due on SS (about 5-10 years) and the full cost of Obama care kicks in they will add ... Continue reading

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Insider Trading

On Thursday the talking heads made up a lot of reasons why the DOW and S&P 500 were down 5%. The biggest loss since 2008, they said. Then they made up a bunch of reasons "why". Was it stagnant growth numbers? Bad retail sales numbers? Maybe sun ... Continue reading

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