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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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What caught my eye from Day 7 of spring drills

For the third time this spring, the media was invited to the practice fields at Kansas University to check out 15-20 minutes of the KU football team’s practice. Today’s practice was the first after last Saturday’s scrimmage, in which newcomers Darrian Miller (4 TDs) and Julius Green ... Continue reading

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Photos of Auschwitz I

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Swxampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Auschwitz Birkenau

The seminar began with a discussion of the origin of the word "genocide" coined by a young Polish Attorney, Ralphel Lempkin who found it "most curious" that one man could murder another and be punished, but a nation could kill its citizens and not be held accountable ... Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month - spring is in the air

I hope you've been able to get out doors these last few days to appreciate the major changes going on in our scenery! The trees are leafing out, and I'm finding out which of the spring flowering ones I planted last fall didn't survive. It appears that ... Continue reading

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