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What’s Wrong With These People?

Yet another example of what's wrong with corporate culture: "The offshore drilling firm responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig has given its top executives bonuses for its "best year" for safety. Transocean was blamed along with BP and Halliburton after last year's massive spill in the ... Continue reading

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For Sporting KC, points slipped away with the clock

In soccer, the most vulnerable moments are the five minutes following a goal. For Sporting KC Saturday, it was 61 seconds. (Check out video highlights here) That's how long it took for the team to go from a solid 3-1 victory and three valuable points to a ... Continue reading

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Eating the Rich Won’t Work

I've been bringing up our huge debt and unfunded liabilities for a while now, and many folks don't seem to think it's a problem. At least, not a problem that can't easily be solved by raising taxes on the rich. I often read complaints about how the ... Continue reading

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Who owns America?

I ran across an article published by professor of sociology at USC. It answers a number of questions I'd always wondered about concerning the distribution of wealth in the U.S. Some of the data is from over 5 years ago, but I believe the numbers are still ... Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Dillons Make Changes to Their Coupon Policies

Several weeks ago I wrote about the new coupon policy at Wal-Mart that would allow you to use Register Rewards from stores such as Walgreen's that were printed with "Manufacturer's Coupons" on the top. This was in addition to stating that coupons for above the purchase price ... Continue reading

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The War on Women

In Indiana, a woman has been charged with homicide and feticide because, during a suicide attempt, she lost her fetus. She has been jailed without bond. In Iowa, a pregnant woman accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. She was arrested for attempted feticide after telling ER ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC vs. Vancouver: Quick critique

Sporting gave a great offensive performance through the first 70 minutes of this game. Without their leading scorer they were ahead 3-1 going into, dare I say it, stoppage time. Then something happened. The defense relaxed, Sporting KC seemingly stopped playing for possession and the Whitecaps made ... Continue reading

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Ah what a beautiful day; just a tad windy said the spider to the fly.

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April Is National Poetry Month - a challenge awaits

With so many differing poetic forms to choose from, it can be intimidating to decide which form best suits your writing style. Don't be afraid to experiment. Poetry is lyric with its creators voice as instrument. And, your poem is only as profound as the person reading ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from Day 1 of spring drills

Well, it’s official.... The 2011 KU football season is under way. Here are a couple of quick thoughts from Day 1 of spring drills. Remember, we only get to watch the first 20 minutes of practice — and only once a week at that — so it’s ... Continue reading

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Stadium views, a little Ochocinco and a game prediction for Saturday

If first impressions mean anything, soccer in Kansas City is going to get a little more popular this summer. It'll happen on the back of the new $200 million stadium (see video at the end) being erected near the Village West retail center. A handful of media ... Continue reading

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The week in social

It's been a banner week for the social Internet, and April Fool's Day falling on a Friday doesn't hurt either. Top of the list this week: - **Facebook allows profiles to convert to business pages.** For anyone who got their business on Facebook in the prehistoric days ... Continue reading

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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year. Dr. Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, resigned in November 2010. But she hadn't worked at the university since September 2009. The BIE now has 10 candidates ... Continue reading

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Just the beginning: Welcome to the LJWorld soccer blog

There's a first time for everything and this post will serve as the first of many for this, the Stoppage Time blog. There is a clear and established soccer community here in Lawrence and the surrounding areas and this blog will attempt to cover and address whatever ... Continue reading

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Global Warming Forces Major Change in Behavior of a Common Animal.

Normally I don't get alarmist about climate change, but this is a real serious though unintended consequence of climate change that we all need to be aware of. Climate change pushes Groundhog Day to January The town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has announced that it is pushing Groundhog ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s -You’re the Poet - “Recollection Day”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. All, cake, day, dismay, do, due, hue, new, recall, retake. Recollection Day! By L. Don Oliver The world was at war, Of course that's nothing ___; The planters of the ... Continue reading

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KU football kicks off Spring season today — No joke!

With spring football at Kansas University set to start this afternoon, there are a bunch of questions up in the air surrounding this year’s team, the second to be led by head coach Turner Gill. With that in mind, here’s a quick prediction for some headlines that ... Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month - No Foolin!

I look forward with eager anticipation to April each year with the knowledge that April is National Poetry Month. I've been so excited, that I started the celebration early and attended a Big Tent event at The Raven in Lawrence last night (8 E 7th Street) For ... Continue reading

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This Boss Gets It

Recently, musician Bruce Springsteen wrote his local paper to praise their coverage of rising poverty, shrinking social services and tax cutting public policy. The letter may be viewed here: http://www.app.com/article/20110331/NJOPINION02/103310303/Bruce-Springsteen-Letter-Editor-Story-poverty-aid-cuts-gives-voice-voiceless?odyssey=nav|head How fortunate he is to live in a community in which the local paper shines light on ... Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Our City Commissioners: We Need Visionary, Creative Solutions to Old Problems

Today's [LJWorld editorial about voter apathy][1] got me thinking. I also find our abysmal voter turnout deeply troubling, and I think I may have a solution. If we want to inspire more people to go to the polls, they need something to get excited about. We're going ... Continue reading

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