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

I'm talking about Christian stuff in the traditional sense. What these folks are doing is anything but traditional and I like that. Totally different take on Christian art, music, etc.

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Posted by Ace V. on 11/19/2014 at 4:00 PM

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

Ace V. Really???? so just because someone or something is Christian it is safe... you lose the edge that makes it beautiful or amazing? To me, art allows us to talk about what we see through our eyes. It allows us to talk. It appears that you are saying is echoing what was said the the article when Dylan Mortimer said, "...It was this very weird situation where you had permission to do anything there, anything at all — except be a Christian..."

Maybe I am misreading our comments, but felt I would throw this out there.

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Posted by MichaelJ on 11/19/2014 at 2:47 PM

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

"Christian stuff traditionally tries to imitate something else but does it in a safe way, and in doing so, you lose the edge of whatever's beautiful or amazing about something."

So true!

Good read.

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Posted by Ace V. on 11/19/2014 at 2:27 PM

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

That doesn't even make sense. Complete, coherent sentences please.

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Posted by Matt Lynn on 11/19/2014 at 11:28 AM

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

Any good intercity churches can do is eradicate by Osama Obama ans Rev Wright

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Posted by charles.melton.378 on 11/19/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

I would be remiss in not reminding readers that this same department asked for MORE taxpayer money as recently as August. Thankfully the voting body understood that taxation to pay for roads (and apparently discrimination lawsuits) was a BAD idea.

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Posted by TiredTaxpayer on 11/15/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

There were no winners in any of this. The Bolder Five Year Direction was a miserable concept to live through. KC District management were so arrogant to kick people, good and bad, out of positions and put there friends in those spots and thought there would be no repercussions. Well Karma is a bitter bitch and she is seeking her revenge. The employees that did have a job through the process had to work with survivors guilt amongst the ones that didn't for months. The ones that lost their jobs to others that had friends in the right places and chose to seek compensation were humiliated far more than what their settlements reflect. Tax payers are paying the cost for this nonsense.

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Posted by had2Bthere on 11/15/2014 at 5:15 AM

Re: “A closer look at the Feds' crackdown on two KC-based predatory lenders

this actually pisses me off to know that cwb was still in business up until now. last year cwb was over on central ave in kcmo and we were all laid off and told that we would be called back to work if they would open back up now im hearing that they were open with all new employees. these people who run that place should burn in hell, playing around with their employees. they knew their company was janky and they continued to string us along. assholes

Posted by ann on 11/14/2014 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Seems we have lost sight of the bigger issue, which is that millions of dollars -- TAX PAYER dollars -- are paid to attorneys for the sole purpose of defending against questionable hiring/firing and forced retirement of women, minorities and older workers. Is this how your government should spend your money? The money that is NOT in our pockets? This attorney general and transportation oversight committee should be knee deep in this issue, immediately. Companies lay off workers to reduce budget, that is understandable. But to systematically force employees into retirement through an arcane re-hiring that favors a certain demographic or specific employees is ridiculous. The taxpayers are paying for cronyism. And I'm personally tired of paying for crappy government, at every level.

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Posted by TiredTaxPayer on 11/14/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

God Bless .....for standing up for your co-worker/friend. In my experience, exceptional is very rare, and beyond exceptional ..........well ........why wasn't she the DE if she was THAT good then??? And if she was THAT exceptional, why would she worry about losing her job?? and if there was a credible case on her behalf, Attorneys would have snatched it up ...........it's like a gold rush for them, pocketing half of all the settlements made with taxpayer money!

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Posted by whatever on 11/14/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Whatever,
In risn2thtop's defense Ms Black did formerly work in St Joe prior coming to Kansas City. And risn2thtop was beyond exceptional at her job (landing her position through the b5yd) not "one of the deficient employees" you mentioned.

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Posted by GodBless on 11/14/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Melissa Stevens – heir to the Patricia Stevens Modeling School – refuses to be forgotten

I worked in admissions at the Milwaukee college PSCC in the 1980's. At this time it was a 9 month fully accredited college. The government loans and grants paid for many of the students school and personal expenses. We had less than a 3% drop out rate. 5 consecutive years of 100% job placement for graduates.

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Posted by CC Hogan on 11/14/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “A lawsuit says a Hutchinson company with ties to KC's payday-lending industry uses some nasty tactics

The question about payday loans is very popular today. But I still can not understand the problem. The person can not get appropriate monetary help from the bank, because he or she has no credit history or a bad one, and this unreliable client goes to the service like that http://quickandeasyloanservice.com/ and this financial service give the necessary amount of money. To protect the interests of investors they set a strict rules. And I think it is a normal practice. Why is nobody surprised when the banks just refuse to help such people?

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Posted by Sandra Lee on 11/14/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Half-Cocked

you are an idiot

Posted by james on 11/13/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Dear Former Employee (dated 11/13/2014 at 9:32 AM),

Wow. You win the internet for the day. I am so glad you are a “former” employee before the “Bolder 5-Year Plan” happened because you would not have made the cut. Your comments smack of arrogance and sense of entitlement it sickens me. To simply imply that all “younger employees” are hard working and intelligent and they deserved those promotions is the same thing the article tries to point out about the older employees. Dear “former employee” get a clue. Your comments only make it distinctly clear who the “former employee” could be. If I recall said “former employee” left because he had won $20,000 in illegal online gambling and felt he was entitled to make more money at MoDOT without working hard for a promotion. I am pretty sure “former employee” had a weak work ethic, expected other people to do his work, showed little respect for fellow employees, was a pompous ass, and expected everything to be handed to him on a silver platter. Maybe, just maybe said “former employee” needs to take a long hard look in the mirror before he casts the first stone.

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Posted by Some Guy on 11/13/2014 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Dont forget to read the survey comments as well....

http://www.scribd.com/doc/246485699/2014-MoDOT-Employee-Survey-Comments

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Posted by BarryS on 11/13/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Modot management is so conceited that they won't listen to any of the comments here from employees and taxpayers. They said at a statewide meeting today to rise above it all. Crazy clown you are definitely on to something. It has been made clear by modot management that bridges will be closed even if we can fix them to make a point.

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Posted by anonymous on 11/13/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Don't forget new employees have to contribute to a retirement system they aren't even vested in until 10 years later. If they leave before that - they get nothing. The benefits are no longer what they used to be. At all. Also, why do the comments about KC management keep getting deleted? And the comments about Kevin? It happened in front of everyone in the industry. In fact, I think it was Dan Niec who ran to Kevin's side. Too bad no one that was there has the ability to come forward and confirm it. All of MoDOT management is in on this together. That's why nothing changes. One goes down, they all go down. Friends in low places.

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Posted by somethingsmells on 11/13/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Former Employee, You make a lot of sense, but don't over glamorize the retirement system. Someone who started as a maintenance worker in 1980, can now retire drawing between 40K and 50K depending on how far up the ladder they moved. Not a fortune! Considering they have spent 30+ years on call 24/7, worked daily in sub- freezing, and 100+ weather ........I think the taxpayers are getting a bargain on their retirement. When you endure the harshness of mother nature while doing manual labor, it takes years off of your life. Most retirees won't draw a fraction of what they deserve! All in public service, I might add!

risn2thtop, I don't think Mellisa Black or Randy Hartman had anything to do with the McClurg case! they are in Kansas City and One was in St. Joe! You throw a lot of names around. are you one of the deficient employees I mentioned?

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Posted by Whatever on 11/13/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Former employees say Missouri Department of Transportation leaders preyed on older workers

Well, maybe this explains then, why the Bridge on 40 Hwy, at I-70 is still shut down ??
The news says its because MODOT doesn't have any money to replace the Bridge, yet it was closed 1 week after missourians Voted NO to raise fuel taxes and some other tax.

Now were finding out, their paying out millions in law suits, and attorney fees etc.

I'd like the Pitch to really investigate why that Bridge is really closed at 40 Hwy and - I-70 going over the little Blue River ??

MODOTS excuse was that it was in Badd shape all of a sudden right after the Voting , strange, it was useable 2 weeks prior to the voting and months before that even.

So they didn't get their way, and this is how they chose to screw the tax payers once again, and come up with some lame excuse to close the bridge, as a get back to motorists and Missouri voters ?????

needs some serious looking into I think, Missouri Tax Payers don't need these games !

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 11/13/2014 at 4:47 PM

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