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Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

What I find most interesting is that when you click on the posters names of the only ones griping or attacking Ann ( Jedi, concerned, or dude) the system refuses to allow you to see anything about them! So do you all work for The Pitch or are you part of some other political group trying to get her out of office? I find these trolls more interesting than the article!

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Posted by Bill Siggins on 07/22/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

Hey guys, relax. She doesn't believe there's a conflict of interest. So, Case closed. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

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Posted by JediMindTrix on 07/22/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Pierce...."I don't think anyone would complain if small loans were made at a reasonable rate of return which reflected the credit risk to people in need who understood the terms and conditions of loan". Really? Exactly who is it that will determine what is and isnt reasonable as well as determine whether someone really understands the terms and conditions? Do most people understand the terms and conditions on their extended warranty, credit card, car loan, or ACA health insurance plan? Exactly where does personal responsibility fit into your equation or do you just assume everyone is too helpless and stupid to function without the help of some government entity? Do we really need to dumb everything down to the level of putting a sticker on a space heater saying "dont place in bathtub" or on fast food saying "food may make you fat"??? At some point we really need to sit back and let Darwinism take over to help thin out the herd because this is becoming quite embarrassing.

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Posted by moveonalready on 07/21/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

It's bizarre to think that Ann doesn't see the problem with this situation. An elected official believes that anyone should be able to apply for a grant using someone else's Non-profit Tax ID #. And doing so without giving the NPO even an inkling of a heads up..... What!!??

'Murguia says she's "stunned" that the Parks Foundation sent the money back.'

'"I really don't know who made a mistake," Murguia says. "Or if a mistake was even made."'

Yes, Ann, a mistake was made. :-/

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Posted by Concerned Citizen on 07/21/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Buttered popcorn sales should be outlawed. The Feds should make it illegal. It's fattening and unhealthy. Consumers are unable to eat buttered popcorn responsibly. Same goes for pizzza and...

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Posted by Jer Trihouse on 07/17/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

moveon: I don't think anyone would complain if small loans were made at a reasonable rate of return which reflected the credit risk to people in need who understood the terms and conditions of loan. But you and I both know that isn't what was happening with Coppinger, Rowland, Kimball, the Tuckers, Zanone, Zwillenberg etc., etc.. The internet lenders were paying between $90 to $120 per lead for a $200 loan. It doesn't take an actuary for figure out the internet lending model existed for the sole purpose of lending money to people who had no chance of repaying the loan without incurring multiple additional refinance fees, roll-over fees, and other fees and interests resulting in an effective interest rate in excess of 1000%. Save your bullshit story about internet payday guys just helping the little guys for people who either have no clue what was really happening, or who are motivated to ignore the obvious fact these guys are immoral dirt bags. Ironically, with judgments against him exceeding $50 million, one of Kansas City's biggest and brashest payday lenders just might need that $200.00 you're wiling to lend him.

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Posted by Pierce Tidwell on 07/17/2015 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

I am no friend of the families that were involved in this specific business. I think what they did as far as the crimes they were charged with is despicable and they should be punished. That said, operating a payday loan operation in itself is not illegal (it appears there are close to 100 or so still operating around town). I believe some people think the payday loan business itself is immoral and unethical. For those people who think that, do you ever stop to wonder how many people were helped by a payday loan business when they found themselves in a jam and couldn't afford rent for the month or a repair for their car? Does your typical bank offer $200 short term loans to people with no or bad credit? There obviously is a great need for this service for many people around town or there wouldn't be one on every corner. No one is forcing anyone to utilize these types of business anymore than people are forced to buy lottery tickets or spend their paycheck at the casino's, but you certainly don't see the latter examples described as "predatory, immoral and unethical". I wonder why that is.....could it be that the city and local municipalities get a percentage of that money going into their own coffers? And no....I am not in any way affiliated with a payday loan operation nor know anyone that is although I am sure that fact will be challenged by some nutty idealogues.

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Posted by moveonalready on 07/16/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Haha, touché Cools, touché.

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Posted by DarrylA on 07/15/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

I recognize some names in that investor list...although can't be for certain without the first names. MoveOnAlready needs a swift kick to the nuts.

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Posted by DarrylA on 07/15/2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Hey David Hundle (if that is your real name, which I DOUBT),

I'd like to take a payday loan out of YOUR paycheck, charge you a million% interest on it, then loan it BACK to you for 5 times the profit. I bet you'd LOVE to write an article about that, huh?! You and your bigshot buddies down at 1 Pitch Headquarters Drive, with your printing presses and college boys.

I side with families. Families have names. Names like Smith, Johnson, Jones, Coppinger, Rowland, etc.

I've said my peace. Now I'm afraid I'm going to have you to ask you to leave.

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Posted by Matt Finucane on 07/15/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Great journalism. I hope David digs deeper. We should all know who these "investors" are, who tried to make obscene profits from this despicable business!

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Posted by DigDeeper on 07/15/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Hey moveonalready. If you have had enough, quit reading and quit complaining. I find the story very interesting and sad.

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Posted by whitegreed on 07/15/2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

Actually I am very pleased with the follow up, unlike some suspected pals of these two crooks who seem to go hysterical every time the case is mentioned.

I am sure the douche pals of these two are very pleased that they will not be having to give up their Mission Hills homes. I am sure it comes as a great relief to similarly situated entitled white males that the system works when they overreach in their greedy quest for obscene profits.

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Posted by Ramblinfarms on 07/15/2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Unpacking the FTC's payday-lending settlement with Tim Coppinger and Ted Rowland

I believe I counted around 25 articles in the Pitch archives that have been written about Payday loan stories. Reminds me of the old record player days where a scratch on the vinyl would cause the needle to play the same annoying part of the song over again, and again, and again, and again, and again, until you finally got sick and tired of hearing it and you got up off the couch and gave the record player a swift kick which caused it to skip over the scratch and continue playing. If anyone is near the Pitch building, would you mind swinging by and giving it a good solid kick? We all got the jist of the story about 22 articles ago....Payday loans bad.

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Posted by moveonalready on 07/15/2015 at 2:14 PM

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

They did contribute to Bachus' campaign...When he was the finance chair for Banking Regs, they actually helped him run!

Posted by Ted Coppinger on 07/09/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

Looks like a bunch of unfounded wild accusations towards the sherif. This is an opinion piece regarding the sherif, I see no shred of evidence he did anything or that mr. Vockrodt said anything but very unprofessional journalistic implications. Shame on you Mr. Vockrodt.

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Posted by Nick on 07/09/2015 at 8:33 AM

Re: “It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

make a good Test Subject for a New Electric Chair !!!! like a Crash Dummy, only a Fried Dummy !

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 07/06/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

I'm the bigger man and a pedophile. But I'm better now. I'd show the video but my wife looks so bad on film it wouldn't be nice to the viewers. Dustin is my sweetheart but he is a scumbag by definition who needs to be flushed down the toilet with me. Sheriff Ash is sexy!

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Posted by Chad King on 07/04/2015 at 1:04 AM
Posted by Dover on 07/03/2015 at 11:53 AM

Re: “It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

I agree, Ash is a scumbag!

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Posted by Chad King on 07/03/2015 at 7:24 AM

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