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Re: “Two ultra-small startups duel to sell ultrafast broadband to Lawrence

Mike Bosch here. Decided to add my 2 cents for what it's worth.

1. This is simply a political smear campaign. An objective reader will quickly realize that RG Fiber has put Wicked's Fiber request for corporate welfare in jeopardy. To know more, please read this article: http://cadrelawrence.com/fiber-in-lawrence/ and this one http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/town_talk/2015/jan/22/commissioners-concerned-about-e-mail-fro/

2. I did not violate any terms with Apple, Inc.. In fact, iCafe never had a contract with Apple, Inc. iCafe provided the labor for MacXprts, which had the rights to sell Apple's awesome computers and provide in-warranty service, better known as AppleCare. All inventory and work related to MacXprts had to be input into MacXprts' point of sale system. Any additional services (read out of warranty work) could be billed through MacXprts for a percentage of the gross revenue.

In 2009, I chose to open the location next to AT&T store on 23rd St to gain the visibility to the increasing number of iPhone users with PCs. The iPhone was the "gateway drug" for many Mac users today. In doing so, I realized that no one was repairing iPhones in Lawrence. So I setup an out-of-warranty iPhone service that did not run through MacXprts. MacXprts wanted in on the action but didn't know how to get into the game. At that time, the iPhone repair business was in it's infancy. I refused to simply give away our vendors and processes for free. MacXprts threatened to pull our ability to sell and provide in-warranty service to Apple computers. That's when Cindy changed the locks.

3. Dave Greenbaum ("Dr Dave") & Brian Best ("Best Macs") requested that iCafe refer all out of warranty work to them for free. Every small retailer knows that your rent is often your biggest advertising. I didn't agree with giving away business that discovered us because of our location.

4. Cindy Bracker's latest version of the "facts" doesn't jive with publicly available documents. Rather than refute point by point, I'll simply point to this link (https://www.kansas.gov/bess/) where anyone interested can search for iCafe and view the 2009 Annual report. You'll find that the report was signed by Cindy and clearly shows that she did not have the 51% claimed here.

5. More publicly available facts at the same link (https://www.kansas.gov/bess/). This time you can search for Dawn Fiber and discover what I was shocked to discover about 7 months into that venture. Pursuant to our out of court settlement, I will not disclose any other details.

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Posted by Mike Bosch on 01/23/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “You may not know Amit Raizada's name, but some of KC's wealthy won't soon forget it

I worked for him for almost a year. This article doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of his evil ways and shadiness. The guy is a sociopath. A complete monster.

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Posted by qwerty on 01/23/2015 at 1:58 AM

Re: “Rounding up KCMO's City Council candidates as the 26th-floor shuffle begins

A pair of Union lackey's and a relative of one of Clay County's worst public officials. Unfortunately, looks like Dick Davis for the Northland!

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Posted by Geez on 01/21/2015 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Rounding up KCMO's City Council candidates as the 26th-floor shuffle begins

Can you just show normal pictures of these folks instead of the ones making them look like burn victims?

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Posted by SW on 01/21/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Billie H, you must be relying on 25 year old newspapers for your information about 'burb' parking, as it's obvious you haven't been to one in 25 years. I guess the JO doesn't run from your urban but not urbane hood. But that is all good, us "burb" people moved there to get away from the crime infested urban core, and all the trash that thrives in it. You can have your 1.5 mile trolley full of drunks hopping from one crossroads bar to another. You can smoke or drink your chemical of choice and ride the tr-folley car and imagine you're in a Chicago or NY, or some other real city with a real public transit system.

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Posted by PurpleHeadedBulbousBurby on 01/21/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Rounding up KCMO's City Council candidates as the 26th-floor shuffle begins

Patt and Dennis are correct. I made an editing mistake and transposed the titles when putting this together. It's my mistake and solely my responsibility. I apologize and have fixed it online.

Indeed, Theresa Garza Ruiz, Dennis Anthony and Lee Barnes are running in the 5th District at large.

Ken Bacchus, Bilil Muhammad, Alissia Canady, Lance Conley and Edward Bell are running in district.

Steve Vockrodt

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Posted by Steve Vockrodt on 01/21/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Rounding up KCMO's City Council candidates as the 26th-floor shuffle begins

I am running At-Large in the 5th District. please correct this column.
thanks!
Dennis Anthony
Candidate...City Council 5th District At-Large....Please vote April 7th!

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Posted by Dennis Anthony on 01/21/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Rounding up KCMO's City Council candidates as the 26th-floor shuffle begins

5th district at-large and in-district are flipped. they are the opposite.

at large:
• Theresa Garza Ruiz
• Dennis Anthony
• Lee Barnes

in district:
• Ken Bacchus
• Bilal Muhammad
• Alissia Canady
• Lance Conley
• Edward Bell

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Posted by Patt Getman Losiewicz on 01/21/2015 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Home Is Where the Card Is

http://www.ketv.com/news/man-faces-charges-after-bringing-teenage-girls-to-his-home/30789214

i know its been a while but i thought u might want that dirt on david

Posted by you have no idea about him on 01/20/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “You may not know Amit Raizada's name, but some of KC's wealthy won't soon forget it

Come on, rich folks are really nice. You're just jealous that you don't have a billion in the bank earned from honest hard work. Trickle down economics is it man, nothing better. Poor people are losers, it's always their own fault. Mitt for President (again).

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Posted by richiepoor on 01/20/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Live Free & Die

my older brother is a member of the efmc boji iowa and iv been around them guys for alot of years and i have more respect for the members of the ef and gg and any other mc out there much love for u all ur amazing ppl with the help u do provide to ppl in need and all the years of lookin after my butt

Posted by Joe Ripka on 01/20/2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

You would serve the community better by focusing on the ample parking that is available in the crossroads instead of knocking the street car that is bringing millions in economic growth to the area. People need to learn they can't park in front of a business in a urban setting and lose the burb parking lot mentality.

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Posted by Billie H on 01/20/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “King Louie is worth less than 25 percent of what Johnson County has invested in it

I'm not sure what government group Karl Schimmel thinks is working on the Interurban Art House project. Interurban Art House is a designated 501(c)(3), not a governmental agency, and is raising money through private donations.

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Posted by JustMyWords on 01/19/2015 at 8:09 PM
Posted by Goose on 01/19/2015 at 7:48 PM

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