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Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Tiny houses are great if you're in a moderate climate- experiencing a Missouri winter from inside a cabin would be maddening. Some place where one spends an amount of time interacting with the outdoors, great idea. ...also, if you want to buy groceries, invent Facebook, poor people.

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Posted by cense on 05/18/2015 at 12:08 PM

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

standingup -- obviously not enough - way too many of them and their former colleagues are still whining like typical entitlement mentality liberals. No one owes you anything - wake the F up!

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Posted by MyNameIs_AdamSmith_SlimShady on 05/18/2015 at 3:11 AM

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

Does anyone know how many Hallmark employees committed suicide?
Fact

Posted by Standingup on 05/16/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Not nocking anyone just never understood why buy a trailer frame and build something on it when the RV folks got it figured out already. Why not get an aluminum framed RV or one with a fiberglass body and just use it?

My house was 900 SF until I put on the straw bale addition to add bathrooms and bedrooms. Multi generations live in it now it is close to 2000 sf. 5 adults and 3 teenagers. Thinking about getting a small trailer camper ( less than 20 feet and under 3000 pounds) for traveling and living in during winters. I like the KC area in summer but I am about done with winters . Thinking about taking the wife down to Panama next winter.

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Posted by Raymond James on 05/15/2015 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

@tinylivingfreedom Retired at 36??? Now who's the short-sighted, shallow snob? Way to build bridges...NOT. Your elitism oozes from your words. If you actually want to "enjoy life globally" learn to communicate with WORKING PEOPLE. Otherwise you're just another huckster trying to sell jive.

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Posted by Lux on 05/15/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

poor ol richiepoor - never learned that equal opportunity doesn't guarantee equal results. boo hoo...."income inequality" is an excuse makers alibi for his own failure. Why didn't you invent FaceBook, or YouTube or a better mousetrap. Who held you down? Who stopped you? NOBODY. Quit whining you make those of us who work and appreciate what's great about the opportunities in this country sick!

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Posted by CarlMarxSucks on 05/15/2015 at 3:41 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

Gosh, I can't believe how many negative comments I'm reading.

If you aren't into it, don't live in a tiny house. For those that this lifestyle appeals to, just don't hang out in their circle.

You're making judgments based on your lifestyle choices.

And as far as rehabbing an older home in the city, are you kidding me?? That could take a second mortgage. I've done it and it wasn't as rewarding as it was stressful watching my home fall apart around me.

It would be nice to see some of the more dilapidated neighborhoods have a fresh breath of life with tiny home lots and huge gardens. Maybe some of the old home materials could then be recycled to preserve the homes around it.

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Posted by Michelle McDaniel on 05/14/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

You people have missed the boat. Tiny House people don't care about rich people. Most care about being happy, financially free and mobile. These are many of the same people that are also living in small apartments in NYC. There have been small apartments in Manhattan for over a century now that are more luxurious and of higher true value (location / consumables) than your 1750 sq ft - 2500 sq ft hunk of bricks that you overpaid to have, over consumes resources, and you have to drive tour gass guzzler to and from... sounds like good fun... not. I will be retired at 36 and continue to travel and enjoy life globally while you are working for the rich to get richer in your cubicles.

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Posted by tinylivingfreedom on 05/14/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

I agree this is just another wake-up call to the dwindling middle class that folks we are headed in the wrong direction. Yes, I can understand someone trying to use a conscientious ECO footprint and I guess it beats living under a freeway overpass but my God this is how low we have sunk. So go ahead and build a tiny house but just understand that the rich will just keep building their mansions at your expense and without regard to Mother Earth.

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Posted by richiepoor on 05/13/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

This is where we are now as a nation. With income inequality being what it is,it is now hip and cool to build your own shanty using high end fixtures. It's still just a shack.

How does the toilet work? Oh it's basically a bucket with a bag or some sawdust. Sure it stinks but hey, frugal living right! How do you wash your clothing? Beat it against a rock? Hang out in a laundromat for an hour a week? Where does the water come from? The sky? a neighbors garden hose? Classy!

These are fancy shacks popular where the cost of living is sky high and that barista job simply does not pay the bills.

If it appeals to you have at it, just be mindful that there are some serious hassles you have to deal with. The documentaries I've seen all fail to get into the nitty gritty details like "pooping" and "how not to smell bad."

Plenty of small and affordable homes in KC. Buy one in poor condition and upgrade it to your liking. With the proper insulation and energy efficient fixtures you can reduce your footprint AND fulfill your environmental/lifestyle goals.

Let's repopulate the inner city with this kind of energy...

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Posted by yagottapoop on 05/13/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “How Ann Murguia came to rule Wyandotte County's Argentine neighborhood

he likes the tall bushes on the west side of the Liberty Memorial.....

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Posted by OopsYourOut on 05/13/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Can the tiny-house movement grow big in Kansas City?

I live in a mid century 1086 Sq ft house. Thats about as "tiny" as i want to get.

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Posted by cmcmcm on 05/13/2015 at 10:08 AM

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

At this point it has been years that this disfunction has gone on with Mark and Kathy. The board has been made aware of this for a long time. They all are to blame for letting this unqualified president undo so much good work at Mcc. When you put someone with no background or education as your college president this is what you get. The board needs to actually care about MCC and not their own reasons for being a board member. Political aspersions, construction money, favors, cub scout outtings, contract awards. Ever wonder how someone becomes a college president with absolutely no education, experience or doctorate degree? How could Park University ever consider him as an actual candidate? Park can have them both!! Good luck

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Posted by oldboysnetwork on 05/13/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “How Ann Murguia came to rule Wyandotte County's Argentine neighborhood

Is there nothing about KC that you like, Steve?

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Posted by Always Negative on 05/11/2015 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Love on the run

They wouldn't have made that escape if 'passion' wasn't involved. It might have been stupid but it took courage and love to risk everything for a life together. We only have one life.

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Posted by Dope Story Tho on 05/11/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Love on the run

Why do you make the tale of two thuggish criminals a romantic love tale?
Would you do that if their skin was brown and they lived in Chicago?
Sick.

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Posted by Freddie G. on 05/11/2015 at 1:10 PM

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

This guy would be out on his ear alone by the simply the enrollment numbers being down alone.

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Posted by Jason@dawsonlabs.com on 05/10/2015 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Bradyn Fuksa flees a theft charge and disappears in Wyoming

5/8/2015. Remains found and identified. I pray this brings peace to the mom and dad.

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Posted by harris houseili)m on 05/08/2015 at 4:53 PM

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

Mark has returned to Park (5/8) to address a gathering of faculty and staff in hoping to save his candidacy as an applicant as president. He appeared dismissive of the criticism that was recently presented representing it as "bullying" and a "hit piece" and did not appear open to criticism nor reflective on what he may have learned from that. As he awaits results in increasing enrollments at MCC he had no vision about how to immediately address that at Park beyond banners on Parkville streetlights. James seemed totally unaware of the financial exigency Park is current facing and seemed to have not done his homework. The faculty will respond to the trustees regarding James but to many this has been a failed search.

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Posted by Parkville Resident on 05/08/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “How Ann Murguia came to rule Wyandotte County's Argentine neighborhood

I think Ann Murguia is doing her best for Argentine. I am sad that someone who has done so much good for her community, has to be suspected of wrong-doing. Isn't the big thing in Washington to have our congressmen and women "reach across the isle?" I think we should get rid of the names, "Democrat and Republican" and just call ourselves Americans and work together for the common good; like Ann Murguia is doing!!

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Posted by Petunia on 05/08/2015 at 9:01 AM

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