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Tax Facts

Well it seems as if I have angered Mr. Vertigo (Jesse Crittenden). He now asserts I do not pay enough tax to warrant arguing that I am paying too much. Actually most of my argument has been that I do not want to pay more tax. I ... Continue reading

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Financial Misery

Charles Dickens wrote “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Well there is no joy in Lawrence today as annual public income is less than the preverbal 20 pounds. Now in ... Continue reading

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

Lawrence Police were faced with another night busy with fireworks complaints. Not nearly as many as on the 4th but, there were about 11 complaints called in to Police from about 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Numerous disturbances and noise complaints. There were also several accidents overnight, ... Continue reading

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Defense dominant in Sporting KC’s unbeaten run; Chivas USA up next

"It's really fun and special what we've got going right now and it never gets old." That's how Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi described the team's season after Wednesday night's draw against the Colorado Rapids. The tie did a number of things for Sporting aside from ... Continue reading

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The Truth About Tax Rates.

Elsewhere in this space, a debate is raging about how much lower today’s marginal tax rates are from those of 60 years ago. Some argue we are at a sixty year low. Others dispute this argument. To answer this question, I did my due diligence on tax ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Bartering IT Away”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Away, be, be, close, goes, pose, pose, propose, rose, rose, rose, rose, rose, see, see, suppose, suppose, sway. Bartering IT Away!! By L. Don Oliver Give me a ____, I'll ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Fire And Brimstone! Songs of Wrath, Revenge and Punishment.

******************************************** ******************************************* Ronda Miller brought to my attention that a "Random" act of nature, a lightning strike near the Caylee Anthony memorial, is now being seen as sign of disapproval by God for the verdict in Casey Anthony's trial. Well, I'm not one to get into arguments ... Continue reading

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Welcome to the Laboratory

I think people need to understand that, not just on a national level but on an *international* level, Kansas is being viewed as the "laboratory" of the right. I have friends all over Europe; Britain, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands among them. You would be surprised how ... Continue reading

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

At least two more fireworks complaints overnight. Again, one of those was reported to Police as a report of gunshots heard in the area. Police responded on both and were not able to catch up with the people responsible for firing off the fireworks. Police also responded ... Continue reading

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Casey Anthony: how much should she pay?

Casey Anthony will likely be released from prison this morning having served almost three years while awaiting trial for homicide of two year old daughter Kaylee. The Anthony case outraged people previous to and during the trial, but the outcome of the trial has only served to ... Continue reading

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

Still a few people blowing up some leftover fireworks late last night. Police responded on six fireworks complaints overnight. Two of those the people responsible for the fireworks were contacted and case numbers were issued. For most of the night Police were back to responding on fairly ... Continue reading

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Big 12 fall football preview: As new-look conference moves forward, league crown remains OU’s to lose

It's easy to forget how much has happened with the Big 12 Conference in the last year. Just one summer ago, the Big 12 was on the brink of extinction, stuck in the every-school-for-itself realignment mess that altered the landscape of collegiate athletics. Nebraska said adios and ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Sporting KC vs. Colorado

Sporting Kansas City continues to accumulate points in the league, stretching its unbeaten streak to 11 games overall after a 1-1 draw against Colorado Wednesday. The tie came after an inspired 2-1 victory on the road against the Portland Timbers during the holiday weekend. I was in ... Continue reading

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Seeing more QR codes in the mail?

If the United States Postal Service's campaign is a success, you very well might be seeing more of those funky, blocky, smartphone-friendly website cues in your mailbox (your real one, not your email inbox). The USPS is currently running a two-month summer campaign offering a 3 percent ... Continue reading

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The Entitlement to Public Employment of Your Choice

This is another in my continuing observations of what I perceive as the central tendency of many on this site. Many in this space have identified themselves directly or through the trend of their posts as public employees. We have social service providers, local district teachers, faculty ... Continue reading

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Some Amazing additions to the Crossroads Lineup: EOTO, Snoop, TV on The Radio, Yonder & Many More

Oh my word the lineup of shows that has been added to the Crossroads Of Kansas City lineup in the past few weeks has a reached a multitude of amazingness. Most of the bands that have been added are at the forefront of their respective genres and ... Continue reading

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Here are your top candidates to represent KU at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas later this month

At last glance, the section on the Big 12 web site where it lists which players will be representing their respective teams at this month’s Big 12 football media days in Dallas — July 25 & 26 — had the following entry for Kansas University: “Coach Turner ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 10 - Smoothies and spuds

So, we’re a day late this week and here’s why: My CSA pickup is on Mondays. Because Independence Day was on a Monday, our pickup was moved to a Tuesday. So, I had to wait a whole extra day before I could get a bag full of ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Ad Astra per Aspera

********************************************* ********************************************** "To the stars through difficulties". What an appropriate theme for a music blog honoring the last launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, tentatively set for this Friday, and the last launch of any of the shuttles in the current space program. Kansas has had many ... Continue reading

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July 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A few more fireworks complaints overnight. Not nearly as many as the past few nights. I counted a total of five complaints called into Police. The first was just before 10 p.m. and the last was just a few minutes after midnight. There was a severe thunderstorm ... Continue reading

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