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Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

I'd love to see what type of machines they are going for. While really vintage stuff like Pacman and Galaga is cool, almost everyone who was a kid in the 90s can drink now, and as a former child gamer nerd/current adult gamer nerd, I'd love to do both. The arcades of the 90s had fighter games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, combined action games like X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, shooter games like Area 51 and I think Time Cop. There were a bunch of really good video games in the Arcades back then, as well as a lot of good Pinball machines.

I haven't been to that location in a long time, so I don't know how much space it has. I'm just trying to say if I want to go play all the latest Arcade games, I can go to D&B. If I want to play all of the really oldschool arcade games, those are around as well in many pizzerias even. I don't know too many places that cater to the inbetween.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by anon on 11/13/2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Here's the police report that alleges Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked his assistant

Ewwww, this is the same Councilmen that was trying to promote that Phony Boxer thing and got the city to give him $15,000 of Tax Payer money that he never did return, this guy ????

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Crazy Clown on 11/13/2014 at 4:58 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 !

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Crazy Clown on 11/13/2014 at 4:47 PM

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

Mrs. Whatever, They generate "retirement eligibility" lists, like all employers do, and why would they not be legal? Management has to plan for retirements .........budgets for salary, Job fill preparations, etc. Because someone nicknamed it a "buzzard list" doesn't mean it was used to target people for demotion. MoDot was trying to reach their staffing reduction through attrition, which includes possible retirements.

I can guarantee you that many of the litigants were deficient in their jobs. The problem is that their supervisors, through the years, let them slip by, so MoDot had no defense as to their true qualifications for the jobs. It's sad because we all now have to pay for people getting large sums of tax dollars that they don't truly deserve

MoDot saw the chance to replace these deficient people By opening ALL jobs for interviewing. They have used this process before, and there were always complaints, even though they were trying to give everyone a chance. Think of a Metropolitan supervisor, with over 30 years experience in his particular job, supervising up to 30 or 40 people in a city environment. Now we have a Supervisor, who happens to be a woman over 50 that supervises a rural building supervising maybe 12 in the country. (Apples and Oranges right?) Is it fair to the supervisor of the Metropolitan building to have to re-apply and and interview for the job he has done satisfactory for 25 years? and defend it against a woman with no metropolitan experience?

Again, MoDot should have just eliminated the jobs and told the people here are the jobs we have left if you are interested!

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by whatever on 11/13/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

Excited by this as well but I hope to see more arcade games from the late 80's & 90's. Frogger and Pacman are cool and all but I would love to play the 4 player TMNT, X-MEN, the D&D arcade games, Strider, etc.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Stungun on 11/13/2014 at 3:45 PM

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

Mr. Whatever, that is what they could have done. That would have been completely legal. But thats NOT what they did. Instead, according to the article, they created "buzzard lists" across the state of employees near retirement, which is not legal from what i can gather from the article.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mrs. Whatever on 11/13/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “JJ's Restaurant — the new JJ's — opens tomorrow at 5 p.m.

I ate there. It gave me gas.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PosinelliWhores on 11/13/2014 at 3:13 PM

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

MoDot should have just closed the buildings and told them there job was eliminated. Shit happens. Why should McClurg displace someone else just because her building closed? MoDot thought they would use this to cull bad employees, that should have been dealt with by their supervisors long before the reorganization. Not the first time they have done this. These people don't deserve huge, taxpayer-funded settlements!

13 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Whatever on 11/13/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

Is it just the way the story is written, or do these guys come off sounding like assholes?

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Posted by ralpheatsbeef on 11/13/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

I'm so excited about this!!

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Angie Ballew on 11/13/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

I can't wait! I heard they have skee-ball leagues at their Des Moines location.

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Posted by prose on 11/13/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Up-Down Arcade Bar to take over Hamburger Mary's space

Only one question. Will there be a respectable pop-a-shot basketball game? Please say yes.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mkvonbehren on 11/13/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “KCMO's lowball condemnation offer on a prominent downtown billboard lands the city in court

I would call this imminent eminent domain.

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Posted by David L. Remley on 11/13/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “KCMO's lowball condemnation offer on a prominent downtown billboard lands the city in court

Only a quarter of a million? I feel so bad for Lamar. You can only buy one nice lakehouse with a quarter of a million. And what about the pool? Cmon KCMO! Lamar wants a pool. Chip in another 50 grand of the peoples money!

Billboards suck. Blighted hillbilly crap. While I have no idea what the true value would be, I'm not shedding any tears for Lamar and their obnoxious way of making lots of money.

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by BSboards on 11/13/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “KCMO's lowball condemnation offer on a prominent downtown billboard lands the city in court

Another day, another instance of crony capitalism and corruption in city hall.

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Posted by Cato on 11/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Numero Group excavates Cavern Sound for a new compilation

I spent many an afternoon hanging out there. Listening to bands record. One was doing Fire for a contest on WHB.

Another time a big band was recording a song about Charlie Parker.

I didn't know anybody but they let me hang around as I never got in the way or made noise.

Posted by Orphan of the Road on 11/13/2014 at 10:09 AM

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

The irony here is that republicans are the ones who push for less government and the ability to privatize industries. Why do liberals always bitch about government agencies and then vote to increase (or vote against decreasing) their reach when anyone who has worked with government sees the blatant inefficiency and incompetence?

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Brockstlmu on 11/13/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Here's the police report that alleges Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked his assistant

I thought this was a badge of honor among the voters of this city?

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Posted by Former KC resident on 11/13/2014 at 9:50 AM

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

I'm a former MoDOT employee and ended up going to the private sector knowing the trouble our state was in. There wasn't enough money coming in for the amount of roads Missouri had to maintain. With that said I personally knew the two females mentioned in this article who were awarded over $600,000 in tax payers’ money. This makes me sick, Susan Nelson was my supervisor for a year and still ranks as the worst I've ever had to work for. I can honestly say I learned absolutely nothing from her other than how to sneak out of the office early or come up with an excuse not to come into work. I believe MoDOT had no choice in the decisions they made, and they made them for the good of the state. Anyone living in Missouri should appreciate these tough decisions that HAD to be made (unless you wanted to live in a bankrupt state). Some of the "younger" employees this article talks of were promoted due to their hard work and intelligence. In my opinion, some (definitely not all) of the older generation got away with doing very little for the past 10 years and WE are paying for it. And remember, we're not paying for them until they retire, we're paying for them the rest of their lives. That brings up another point, MoDOT employees may be a little underpaid, but you have to remember they don't have to invest a percentage of their paycheck to a retirement plan and the benefits they receive are unheard of in the private world.

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Posted by Former Employee on 11/13/2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Here's the police report that alleges Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked his assistant

First he steals $15,000 to blow on himself, now this?

I think the next 2 words he needs to hear are "you're fired".

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 11/13/2014 at 7:46 AM

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