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Sporting KC vs. Columbus Crew: Quick Critique

There were certainly some questionable calls made during Sporting KC's Saturday game against the Columbus Crew. It seemed to consume a good portion of the TV commentators' conversation. There were fouls that shouldn't have been fouls. There were balls that may not have gone out of bounds ... Continue reading

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Swampyville - “Masters of Deception”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Booze, Choose, deceivers, go, lot, pot, receivers, so. Masters of Deception! (Politicians) L. Don Oliver Oh! such fools, we modern _________; Who bask in lies, of the _________; Saying it ... Continue reading

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Slow Saturday

This morning was pretty slow, considering it was a Saturday. There were the usual disturbances and noise complaints. Lawrence Police performed extensive bar checks in the early morning hours and responded on several alcohol complaints throughout the city. Several citations were issued however, no arrests were made. ... Continue reading

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Social Security - A Ponzi Scheme

The Lawrence Journal-World recently published an editorial, "National Divide," linked to President Obama's economy speech given at Georgetown University. The forum users at one point began a sidebar discussion of Social Security. An astute user, Did_I_say_that, made the comparison of Social Security to a Ponzi Scheme. Is ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC sees loss, gain during bye week

Sporting KC had the week off from league action and so did the Stoppage Time blog. In the absence of local action, I relaxed and enjoyed some of Europe's finest. Lionel Messi never ceases to amaze me with the speed and control he exhibits game in and ... Continue reading

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OPENING

We prepare to leave Oswiecim and head to Krakow. This city has such a rich history dating back to the 1500's but it is remembered for one of the worst atrocities in world history. In an effort to be remembered as a site of remembrance and reconciliation ... Continue reading

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Quiet, Rainy Friday

Another pretty quiet overnight for Lawrence Police this morning. The rain seems to have cooled most everyone down last night as there seemed to be fewer than usual disturbances around the city. All in a a pretty good thing to hear less of. Officers were called to ... Continue reading

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Big Business, Pink TuTu

Some of my posts lately have had a definitely populist perspective. Not planning on changing that now. I'm in a bit of a quandary. Recently, I've taken a more active roll in managing my IRA. One of the people I listen to is Jim Cramer. I usually ... Continue reading

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The slippery slope to genocide

In each of the events of genocide and mass atrocity that we have studied there were early warning signs. During the seminar we discussed the eight stages to genocide. Early identification and intervention before killing begins is key in changing the trajectory. Stages include: classifying people; using ... Continue reading

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Lawrence earthcare celebration: Saturday, April 16th - READ-OUT, SING-OUT, ACT-OUT, DANCE-OUT FOR EARTHCARE

What have you done for Mother Earth lately? Oh come on, give it some thought! I know you've inhaled her multitude of enticing aromas, been stunned by the vast colors and beauty she dons, then flaunts daily (seemingly minute by minute it changes), and you've likely had ... Continue reading

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Background on the camps

I was especially affected by the expanse of the Auschwitz Birkenau camps .......more than 400 acres plus factories and other sites. Our photos cannot capture the breadth and depth of the site. Here's a bit of background and more photos. The Auschwitz complex was an extermination camp, ... Continue reading

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Another quiet night

Another quiet night in Lawrence. Police again did not respond to anything very out of the ordinary. LPD was called, twice, to the 1600 Block of Haskell to "investigate things in the air". This is an almost nightly occurrence for Police. They get the call, an officer ... Continue reading

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Ask you employer.

What would happen if you or I went up to our employer and asked for a raise, reason being we recklessly and stupidly spent ourselves into massive debt... and we refuse to make more than token changes to our lifestyle? What would our employer say? Continue reading

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Quiet Wednesday morning & an intersection closed for water line replacement

Quiet is best way to describe Lawrence overnight. LPD did not have any out of the ordinary calls for service. Officers did respond on a reported disturbance in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Four units responded to the call and it ended ... Continue reading

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Images of Auschwitz and Birkenau

Photos from our tour of the Auschwitz Birkenau Camps. The name of the town Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. The first prisoners were 728 Poles. Auschwiz was important because of its central location and railway junction. The average number of ... Continue reading

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Auschwitz Bikenau - Touring the Death Camp

Today was significant and emotional. We were given a tour of the Birkenau (Auschwitz) death camp. We entered through the railway gate where cattle cars carried deportees to the selection platform. Our Polish tour guide began his narrative by showing us the prisoner barracks that housed 400 ... Continue reading

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Dead Bars I Used To Love

I saw the "Rave at the Cave" article, and it got me thinking about bars I used to frequent that no longer exist. What was the name of the basement bar at Liberty Hall? That was a cave all right. I also enjoyed the Sanctuary and 'Stube. ... Continue reading

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Author Joseph Harrington discusses amneoir, “Things Come On”, live at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12th

I love reading memoirs; although I have never been a history lover, there is something about the personal nature of a memoir that I can relate to. Memoirs have always been a blend of historical and personal in my mind, but in Harrington's latest book, "Things Come ... Continue reading

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Pretty Routine Tuesday

Lawrence Police had a fairly routine Tuesday morning on their hands this morning. LPD responded with Lawrence Fire on a dumpster fire at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1900 Block of Stuart Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and then to a car fire in the 900 Block ... Continue reading

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Sarah Palin wishes RoeDapple a Happy Birthday!

Our very own RoeDapple is once again celebrating the anniversary of his birth. Happy Birthday, Roe! Sending a Private Message or email to Did_I_say_that, regarding the content of this blog, provides consent to use the content of the message. Did_I_say_that can be Emailed here. Visit Did_I_say_that's Blog ... Continue reading

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