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  • wordplay commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-05-20 08:25:36View | Delete

    This link looked redacted to me, so here is the cached text: They think they’ve identified the exploded container at WIPP. Photos show cracked LANL container at WIPP ABQnews Seeker Journal North Journal North News This photo provided by the federal Department of Energy shows a damaged container of radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory, [...]

  • wordplay commented on the blog post Medicaid Works Well at Expanding Coverage

    2014-04-16 15:36:36View | Delete

    How is this an intelligent response?

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 17:37:22View | Delete

    The Kansas legislature certainly commits literary nonsense on a regular basis!

    …he only does it to annoy
    because he knows it teases.

    I’ll admit that I’m not entirely sure I know what you’re saying, but I think I do. So, let me attempt a few guesses:

    Does the Duchess represents our government in Topeka? The legislators and the gov. appear to me to be saturated with a whole lot of crazy denial regarding the irritating evidence (pepper).

    Does the boy represents our public schools?

    Who’s Alice? Maybe everyone who is maneuvering their way through the public education system and has to contend with the whims of fancies of “this and that” are all variants of Alice?

    You know, WOW is MOM upside down, since we’re talking of nonsense. Put that in your hookah. : )

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 09:17:45View | Delete

    Since the whole evolution issue with the state school board years ago, I’ve thought of Kansas as doing some sort of educational Hokey Pokey: “Put your evolution. Put your evolution out. Put your evolution in and shake it all about…” Even if our gov. signs this bill, do you think it will be the same sort of thing? There will be enough push back to cause us to go in the opposite direction at least for a while? Until we go back again. I guess the “shake it all about” part would probably be court decisions at the state or national level?

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 09:00:05View | Delete

    I have happy memories of track meets at Blue Valley High School and walks through the cactus filled fields behind it. Wasn’t it the first high school in the district? It still has a bit more of a rural feel even as the suburbs swallow it up.

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:47:57View | Delete

    Much appreciated, eCAHN. It’s really good talking to you this morning. Thanks.

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:32:57View | Delete

    The Jewish Community Center is truly a community center in the broader sense of the word. I’ve gone to yoga classes there. I’ve noticed that they have had metro-wide interfaith events regularly.

    The assisted living center is the same. Among the community activities there have been visits by the public school children in order to bring groups together that would otherwise not get to know each other.

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:16:00View | Delete

    Apparently two of the victims were teenagers.

    The other part of my response to you I forgot to link to your question by the “Reply” function.

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 07:10:23View | Delete

    Thanks eCAHN. My son told me about it right after the news was reported. We don’t know the 2 victims that have been identified.

    The news reports are pointing out that they were both members of the Methodist church.

    These shooting tragedies feel way too close to home and inconceivably distant at the same time, I guess. I may not know the victims directly, but I surely know people who do know them. The next few days will bring those conversations.

  • wordplay commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 06:49:44View | Delete

    Top Gun (Stories)

    - In Kansas City, Kansas, a gunmen entered a Jewish community center and a retirement home and shouted Nazi slogans as he killed three people.

    This is truly my neighborhood that was attacked. Yesterday three people were shot and killed at two separate facilities less than a mile from where I live. One was the Jewish Community Center that’s almost conjoined to Sprint Corporation World Headquarters. The other location is Village Shalom assisted living center.

    The suspected shooter was apprehended outside the elementary school that my sons attended. They usually walked there. It’s very close.

    ( This isn’t Kansas City, Kansas which is on the north side of the sprawling metro area and Overland Park is on the south side. )

  • either huge state budget cuts elsewhere or (gasp) eliminating the tax cuts he so lovingly pushed through the legislature

    Didn’t Sam pushed through those tax cuts primarily to do the bidding of Koch Industries, which is located in Wichita?

    After attending a town hall meeting where Congressman Kevin Yoder, truly an embodiment of slimy double talking political speak, has played up the benefits of tax cuts to small business, (but not mentioned that Koch Industries, et al., would also get most of the same exemptions,) I came away with the impression that revenue losses from said tax cuts would exacerbate actual small local business disadvantages.

    Also, anyone wanna discuss the tax breaks and incentives given to corporations such as American movie theater chain owned and operated by AMC Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group to just move across the state line from Kansas City, MO?

  • wordplay commented on the diary post Anti-Capitalist Meetup: The Power of the Flea Market by Annieli by Anti-Capitalist Meetup.

    2014-02-23 22:02:06View | Delete

    You’re alluding to social media, such as Facebook and blog sites such as this one, n’est–ce pas? I’ve experienced the Place de la Concorde in the back seat of a subcompact. A take charge Parisian woman was at the wheel zooming though traffic governed by rules that were not at all familiar to me (circa [...]

  • wordplay commented on the blog post Time to write another check…

    2014-02-17 07:11:47View | Delete

    While it is throwen and caste up in the eyre,
    Eche one contendeth and hath a great delite,
    with foote and hande the Blatter for to smite,
    if it fall to the ground they lifte it up again…

  • wordplay commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 2/7/2014

    2014-02-07 23:23:46View | Delete

    Whether it’s hard times or not I don’t know, but…Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013).

  • wordplay commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 2/7/2014

    2014-02-07 16:24:40View | Delete

    Thanks DSW for all your posts. I like the voice of your writing and now your YouTube posts.

    By the way, I’ve always heard “Atrazine” pronounced like “magazine”. FWIW

  • Birgitta Jonsdottir made a point of coming to the United States while she was still protected as a member of the Icelandic parliament. She was not sure that she would return without that protection.

  • wordplay commented on the diary post God Made Me an Atheist, Who Are You to Judge? by David Swanson.

    2013-10-28 16:33:20View | Delete
  • wordplay commented on the diary post God Made Me an Atheist, Who Are You to Judge? by David Swanson.

    2013-10-28 12:34:12View | Delete

    My emphasis wasn’t really on the god part, but on the belief part.

  • wordplay commented on the diary post God Made Me an Atheist, Who Are You to Judge? by David Swanson.

    2013-10-28 10:27:09View | Delete

    From the dictionary:

    atheism |ˈāθēˌizəm|
    noun
    the theory or belief that God does not exist.

  • wordplay commented on the diary post God Made Me an Atheist, Who Are You to Judge? by David Swanson.

    2013-10-28 03:44:06View | Delete

    Agnosticism seems a better term to me as it is the view that human reason is incapable of rationally justifying the belief that deities do, or do not, exist… Atheism is also a belief. “God” seems to me to be a way for humans to make sense of the interconnectedness of everything and that that [...]

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