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Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Having just moved to KC a little over a year ago, I am still in awe of the speed and efficiency at KCI. Everyone who visits me here says this is their favorite airport, hands down. I don't understand the impetus to change everything when it works really, really well - especially compared to the competition. There might be very good reasons to switch the configuration, but so far I haven't heard any that point out actual, current problems with the existing set up.

Keep KCI fast and relaxed, please!

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Posted by lanielu on 06/05/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Real journalists must reside at the Pitch.

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Posted by Bruce Rodgers on 06/05/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Who needs the ballot box? Just ask Kay Barnes when she threw out Clay Chastain's light rail initiative the day after it passed. Sly doesn't need a vote, he and his handlers will get it rammed through no matter what as of course there is big money to be made by fleecing the tax payers once again.

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Posted by richiepoor on 06/04/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Convenience, convenience, convenience: The ATAG refused suggestions to identify the Convenience KPI's and prune out the meaningless ones.

Convenience is:
- Better than average total seats per week (against 19 peer airports)
- Better than average direct flights per week
- The shortest car to gate time in the pack - by far

Look ten years down the road and make a case for why building a new terminal - that only the traveling public pays for - will lead to that offsetting profit the airlines need not to reduce Convenience.

Look carefully at what happens next under the Exhibit K negotiation/collaboration process between the Aviation Dept and the Airlines. 3 votes for Mr. Van Loh; 2 votes for the Airline reps - and no, repeat no, public engagement provisions at all.

It would be a monument to stupidity on a par with the Translational Medicine tax to let this go to the voters. Take one vote from Mr. Van Loh, give it to a trusted Traveler's Representative and then do some common sense Facility Life Extension improvements not to exceed about $10.50 per cost of emplanement.

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Posted by BillPKS on 06/04/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “A look at Missouri's 2014 legislative clown show

Why so condescending? It's a shame as the General Assembly needs to answer for another joke of a term. Traditionally there were a lot of businesses closed on Sunday (You still can't buy a car on Sunday). Yeah, church plays a big part in those traditions and they are slowly fading away but for someone so concerned about the happiness of workers, you'd think you would be grateful for a time when many workers got at least one day off. There are a lot of reasons we don't follow Colorado's lead and legalize and they aren't a mystery. Why the General Assembly passed a tax cut that won't actually happen is though (anyone thinking the revenue increases required will be hit is, well, probably recently returned from Colorado).

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Posted by Jason on 06/04/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Great article, as one who attended most of the ATAG meetings I was appalled at the lack of honesty portrayed by the chairs. The had an outcome planned and guided the meetings to reach the outcome. So sad for a city of this size. Now Berkebile moves on to the streetcar. What a joke!

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Posted by Dan Coffey on 06/04/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

first , thanks for bringing out the whole story , at least more than ever before !! just another example how our local government tries to sway the story to get their way !! if people want to spend money , then take all of it and fix the real problems !! you ask why don't they do that !! theres no money for them to fix problems , only create more !! its long over due to take OUR city , state , country back !!! GOOD PLACE TO START IS YOUR OWN BACK YARD !!!

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Posted by James Schoonover on 06/04/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

$63,000 to be lied to?

I know a hooker that'll do that, and a LOT more for $150.

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 06/04/2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “A look at Missouri's 2014 legislative clown show

*Standing up and applauding*

Thanks for the information David. Being from Kansas I can assure you that Missouri becoming more like Kansas is a shame.

To think one could escape the ass-backwards rampant Republicans by moving across the border was always a failed plot. The virus of stupidity simply spreads too quickly.

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Posted by Idiocy in moderation on 06/04/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Finally. Some honest reporting on this subject.

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Posted by David L. Remley on 06/04/2014 at 7:13 AM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Excellent reporting. I can't wait to watch all these corporate assholes get their pet project annihilated at the ballot box.

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Posted by Ben on 06/04/2014 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Surveying the damage of Kansas' 2014 legislative session

"These "problems" are nothing compared to states run by liberals. California, and Chicago for example."

"Most people are idiots nowadays, and could not answer simple questions about our country. Like what is the state capitol of Kansas. Go walk around downtown Kansas City and ask what the state capitol of Missouri is, and see how many people are clueless."

What's the state capital of Chicago?

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Posted by Andrew on 06/02/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Surveying the damage of Kansas' 2014 legislative session

These "problems" are nothing compared to states run by liberals. California, and Chicago for example. How far in the hole are they, and how expensive is it to live there? I wont even go into the crime rates in those states. Oh boo hoo, someone who passed a background check by the KBI is allowed to protect themselves.

Many people in Kansas are not fans of teachers being allowed to keep their job regardless of job performance. Tenure and teachers unions do not seem to be the best option for our children. It is hilarious to see people flock from California and move to states like Colorado and Texas. Trash one state and move to the next. Most people are idiots nowadays, and could not answer simple questions about our country. Like what is the state capitol of Kansas. Go walk around downtown Kansas City and ask what the state capitol of Missouri is, and see how many people are clueless. Yet they think they are smart by saying its racist to prove who you are in order to cast a vote for an elected official. Educate yourselves people. The author of this article has a serious chip on his shoulder about Kansas, comes off as a feminized male crying about the world that does not accept him. Kansas is not perfect, and I am not a huge fan of some of the state's actions, but not all is bad.

Kansas is home to global corporations that provide good paying jobs. No, we dont pay people $15 an hour to take your order at a drive through. Sorry. There are jobs here. The state unemployment rate is far better than those of liberal run states. You want to live in a state with high crime, high unemployment, and a high cost of living you go right ahead and move there.

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Posted by Skinnyjeansbowtieneonglassessuspenders on 06/02/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Surveying the damage of Kansas' 2014 legislative session

Any teacher being able to be fired at any time for any reason means they are now just like the rest of us. Kansas is an "at will" state and has been for as long as I can remember. Democrats rush through plenty of laws. Remember, "we have to pass it so we know what's in it"?

As for the editorial above (because it certainly isn't a "news article"), I offer the following point by point reply:

--- if Obama didn't deliberately hurt vets and the poor every time he didn't get his way in terms of fiscal policy, this law would not have been needed. But he does, so it was.

--- One of these days, a homophobe is going to want a gay business to help them promote their anti-gay beliefs. Because of your opposition to this type of legislation, they will have no ground on which to stand. Or how about the Klan member who wants a black or Jewish bakery to provide them with a Klan themed birthday cake? They will also have no leg on which to stand. I bet that you'll be on the other side of the issue then, and not so proud of your stance now.

--- I actually agree with you on this point.

--- You might be surprised to know that the Swiss government actually requires each household in their nation to have a rifle. You remember all those school and work place shootings in Switzerland? Neither does anyone else, and for good reason. You blame guns when they are the tool for some mentally ill person or some jackass to shoot people, but when it's ANY other tool used you blame the person. It must be interesting to live in a world where such blatant hypocrisy is so openly practiced and celebrated.

--- Not sure what to say about this one. Can't the counties charge their own fees to record deeds? If nothing prevents that, then isn't any revenue they lose their own fault?

--- I thought Obamacare was supposed to be this utopian panacea where everyone had health insurance they could afford from private insurers, or worst case scenario a government plan that they paid for. That shouldn't require an expansion of Medicaid. So, by your criticism of Kansas not expanding Medicaid, can I then infer that Obamacare *isn't* everything we were told it would be? Or are the Democrats still finding out what's in the bill they bulldozed through Congress? (Gee, when your tactics are used against you, it doesn't feel so good does it?)

--- Honestly, my view on this, whether at the Federal or State level, is that our entire economic system is ephemeral and basically a very large group exercise in pretend. A computer programmer could solve either the Federal or Kansas budget crisis with a few key strokes. Our economy functions by and large because we all buy into the illusion because it's in our own self interest to do so, and because we can't see how any other way will work. If it's all an illusion, at some point it seem like all the consternation on both sides is mostly just for show and keep the great unwashed masses in check.

--- I don't drink beer, I'm a cider person, but I support anyone's right to make their own food and drink in their own home, to share it with friends, and to enter competitions.

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Posted by Mr. Crowder on 06/02/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Surveying the damage of Kansas' 2014 legislative session

Change is coming to Kansas. Other than the far right hillbillies who appear to love the legislature and Governor's race to the bottom, people are increasingly disgusted by what is going on in Topeka.

Change is coming. The far right monkeys need to go back to the zoos they were released from to have a shot at playing pretend legislators. If change comes too late, the State will be the laughingstock of the USA.

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Posted by Ramblinfarms on 06/02/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “June has 30 days. We have 30 favorite breakfast dishes

Dagwoods on SW Blvd, serving up yummy goodness since 1938. The best over easy eggs in town, the flat top has YEARS of seasoning and you can taste it!

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Posted by Jeffrey Potter on 06/02/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “June has 30 days. We have 30 favorite breakfast dishes

I'm still coping with my addiction to the Haystack at Sosa's Diner.

Everything is better when it's smothered in gravy.

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 06/02/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “KCMO's Land Bank wants you to lighten the city's blight burden

Here's one for you. My house burned up. I had an RV ON MY PROPERTY with all my belongings I had left in this world. I had not been to my RV In a week and half. Fire was only 30 days ago.
These Aholes at Land Bank towed my RV. Stole my stuff. I've got witnesses. I'm also gonna give them a dose of reality this morning.

Posted by kgressm on 06/02/2014 at 3:47 AM

Re: “Surveying the damage of Kansas' 2014 legislative session

Mr. Hudnall:

I am a constituent of Willie Dove's. I can assure you the man you libeled as a "white bigot" is neither white nor a bigot. But a "professional" journalist such as yourself who checks his sources before making such an inflammatory charge would have known that, wouldn't he? Thanks for confirming the stereotype of an ill-informed political hack masquerading as a unbiased reporter.

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Posted by David Hicks on 05/31/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Summer Guide: Three full months of KC's best hot-weather events

You forgot Boulevardia

Posted by Mike Bruns on 05/31/2014 at 7:25 AM

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