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Sad news for a fellow kansan in Wichita

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My browser is being weird, I'm not having success at getting the link from the first article on this sad story. this appears twice in the Eagle, the second time is shorter under AP, here's the headline for the longer story: Driver strikes, kills woman walking her dog Wichita Eagle ...

It felt so good to vote no on Judge Paula Martin today

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Today, thanks to our representative democracy, I had the distinct pleasure of voting no on continuence of Judge Paula Martin. This judge has frequently given sentences far too easy to offenders in our community, including to rapists. *emphasized text* My suspicion is that others feel the same way. I sincerely ...

Your Favorite comment thread of 2011 was ... ?

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Hello--I did a blog like this last year, and people liked it so I thought I'd ask fellow posters again at the end of this year. In 2011 we've lost some familiar posters, and others seem to be back with a new name or three. Sven joined us, actually using ...

Merry Christmas, fellow poster

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Merry Christmas, and may god bless us all, every one. I hope this day is good for you and that you get what you wish for as one or more gifts. If you care to answer, please post here just what was your best gift or experience for today, Christmas ...

Just a sample from New york's CBS affiliate's website--on Occupy Wall Street

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I think "the natives are getting restless!" here's a sample of comments from the New York City CBS affiliate's website RE Occupy Wall Street and the record breaking [act of God] snowfall[apologies for the formatting]: "BBONE I hope they all get the flu and expire. October 30, 2011 at 5:27 ...

Ecological Sanitation: save the precious water

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Our world now faces a huge water crisis. I'm sharing here some work that helps especially poor and isolated peoples to maintain sanitation while conserving limited potable water. He is promoting Ecological Sanitation EcoSan. You can find on his blog info about other useful EcoSan methods. Many of these he ...

Ecological Sanitation: coming soon to this blog

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Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) allows peoples who are native/poor to have sanitation without the use of potable water In the next couple of days I will feature a guy who has helped many people by designing and building ecological sanitation. No, I don't agree with some of his ideas. But the ...

The Funniest or Best Posting of 2010?

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2010 was an eventful year for us posters on LJWorld's comment threads and blogs. *What do you remember as the funniest comment or blog of the year? What was the best overall?* ---this year included the ejection of one poster at the end of January (He who shall never be ...

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation, good reading n

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The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a ...

A 2010 Lawrence baby boom? Keeping Warm in the Most Traditional of Ways

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Just what was happening in Lawrence nine months ago, less one or two weeks? [the first 100-characters makes a lousy summary for a blog so don't look here for it, please continue to read until admin fixes this] I notice seven births announced in today's online edition of the LJWorld. ...

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