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Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

Don't care.

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Posted by 99% of Kansas Citians on 06/17/2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

Please, why don't you pick on someone who hasn't done *hit for our city instead of a man that has worked tirelessly to improve Kansas City. You guys are pathetic and and appear to have great fun in making people look bad when you really don't know what you are talking about. It makes me sick to my stomach.

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Posted by Lina Dickinson on 06/17/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

Herb was not the main point of contact, nor did he run the office at Clickspeed. That would be Matt Kirk. Herb was essentially a 'silent partner' wrt Clickspeed. He maintained an office at Clickspeed from before my time at Clickspeed (2008) until after I left, but he rarely (if ever) used the office. He spent most of his time working on outside businesses (including TBP) that occasionally intersected with Clickspeed's work.

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Posted by Former employee on 06/17/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Tacos, pizza, sandwiches — some of the metro's best lunches are in Kansas City, Kansas

I live up by Liberty and routinely drive over to KCK for food. (Working downtown makes it easy during the week as well). Here is my list-
El Camino Real (tacos)
El Pollo Rey (chicken)
San Antonio's (tacos to eat there & then to grab salsa, fresh still warm tamales and corn tortillas- and then meat from the market to cook at home- or you can get a lb of the Pastor meat already cooked for around $12)
Edwards Deli- (Philly, Spicy Reuben, and Tenderloin sandwich are my go-to's)
SLAPS (bbq)
Bichlemeyer Meats (tacos on Saturday are awesome!)

I'm excited to try the places in this article as well. Good food from good people for reasonable prices = sign me up!

37 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jake Elliott on 06/17/2015 at 11:03 AM

Re: “How Christian churches are changing Kansas City's cultural landscape

I'd just like to pass on another way to help spread the gospel and it's simply this:-

Include a link to an online gospel tract (e.g. www.freecartoontract.com/animation) as part of your email signature.

An email signature is a piece of customizable HTML or text that most email applications will allow you to add to all your outgoing emails. For example, it commonly contains name and contact details - but it could also (of course) contain a link to a gospel tract.

For example, it might say something like, "p.s. you might like this gospel cartoon ..." or "p.s. have you seen this?".

Posted by Henry on 06/16/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Hallmark cares enough to send the very best ... jobs to China

Wow, anger management issues? That is the problem with Hallmark, management...and it has been since 2005. Look up Hallmark Layoffs.... enough said! It's just like watching the Titanic go down. Very unfortunate.

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Posted by KC on 06/12/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Ahead of Friday's Raucous Caucus, here's The Pitch's candidate roundup

Are the at-large races voted on by everyone? Thanks for this!

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Posted by Alana DeForest on 06/12/2015 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Ahead of Friday's Raucous Caucus, here's The Pitch's candidate roundup

Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
Empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
And a parade of the gray suited grafters
A choice of cancer or polio

Posted by Orphan of the Road on 06/11/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

Lets assume that getting into the ultra competitive 1,000 room convention business even makes sense. You compete on cheaper prices or amenities so you are either cutting prices over time which decreases your margins making this business less profitable and probably requiring more tax dollars to support or you offer mountains or oceans or casinos which KC doesnt have.

Now lets assume this financing plan makes sense for the taxpayer. This was a similar financing structure used in St. Louis and that $300MM convention hotel just sold "on the county steps" for $40MM, i.e. complete failure! Quite frankly, the city's donation of land should be all that the developer should get from the city. Consider the opportunity cost of that land not being developed into a number of other tax revenue producing projects that wouldnt require so much in tax incentives. And lets not forget about the ridiculous catering deal in which the developer has a significant opportunity to up their ROI while crowding out competition and a pool of existing catering businesses that have served the convention business well but are now being shut out of this great opportunity for increased business (doesnt sound like the City trying to support small businesses in the "most entrepreneurial city in the world")!

Now lets finally assume that the city is even capable of making good decisions on this type of "investment". I submit to the jury as exhibit #1: P&L District. I know, I know Kay Barnes, remember what was there before the district was built? Well, shitty developer, shitty financing plan, shitty product, and now shitty gap in bond repayment to the tune of $11-15MM a year (before City refinancing machinations). Exhibit #2 Just about every TIF deal in the City that has lined the pockets of developers and greedy corporations because the city is too stupid or politically motivated to make responsible decisions on the targeted, strategic use of tax incentives. Exhibit #3 Not moving the Kauffman Stadium downtown. This would have have had more impact on downtown development and economic growth than a convention center or any other public investment.

The City needs to stick to basic services and that's it because quite frankly they suck at everything else including and ultimately running a convention hotel which they will end up doing when they have to bail this boondoggle out.

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Posted by KC Watchdog on 06/09/2015 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

6 / 9 / 2015 and UBER hits another Snag !!!

From New York : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/uber-pulls-ser…

Heard this before huh ??? UBER doesn't want to comply with any Laws !!!!

They are trying to intimidate us, and we're not going to be intimidated," East Hampton town supervisor Larry Cantwell said.

"Uber needs to comply with the local laws like every other operator in East Hampton," he said.

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 06/09/2015 at 9:24 AM

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

It is unbelievable. Richard Houghton is living with his girlfriend in Puerto Aventuras and is still in business running a boiler room in Mexico.

How can the law still allow him to operate?

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Posted by Richard Houghton Mexico Fraud on 06/05/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

Thanks for adding your concern. It is such a loss to our city to see the decline of our community college. Write letters to the K.C. Star.

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Posted by Zola Gordy on 06/05/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Mutiny looms at the ineptly run Metropolitan Community College

What can the community do about this? Any ideas? I'm a proud alumni of MCC and on a recent visit to the school after just a few years, it was very apparent through appearance alone that this institution is going downhill.

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Posted by xcarax on 06/05/2015 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

Yes Richard I can sense your a real kinder gentler Gandhi. Looking out for the oppressed, the disenfranchised, and the unfortunate. Anyway have a great weekend bud. Hope your portfolio is doing well.

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Posted by Big Joe on 06/05/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

Hey Big Joe, I'm none of those. Business executive and entrepreneur. Award winning Navy journalist, (Vietnam); former executive at Microsoft and Fidelity; newspaper publisher. Volunteer mentor to start-ups and small businesses. Also a guy who takes the time to investigate candidates for public office and back the best people. Also not afraid to state my real name to back up my opinions and not fire shots from ambush. Get real dude, if you have a comment, have the courage to identify yourself when you post.

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Posted by Richard on 06/04/2015 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

I see him as the next mayor of KC mainly because he is controlled by the same handlers who control Sly, namely the rich white bankers, lawyers and developers. It is easier for them to get their agenda run through with a black mayor as then no one can complain that the black community is not in the mix (even though they aren't).

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Posted by richiepoor on 06/04/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

Frank if I had to guess it would be with the multiple full ride scholarships that the article mentions him getting.

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Posted by Ted on 06/03/2015 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

Don't worry he'll impose fiscal discipline on Sly James and The City Council and Sly's debt bomb will go off later rather then sooner.

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Posted by Ryan on 06/03/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

How does someone living in poverty with no connections able to afford to go to prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, and then to Cornell for a law degree?

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Posted by Frank on 06/03/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Quinton Lucas looks like the most promising East Side candidate for City Council in two decades

I'm sure our bills will go down and service will get better (yes, sarcasm)

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Posted by Jane (Single Mom) on 06/03/2015 at 2:29 PM

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