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Offline Brock Landers

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2014, 03:49:02 PM »
I'm surprised the citizens of Lawrence who are making $7700 less than big bro down the road haven't reached Burn It Down levels of discontent with their City Commissioners.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2014, 03:56:05 PM »
with gangs, especially violent ones, comes heroin.  with heroin comes hukah dens.  the simple fact is the dens are nothing more than money laundering operations for the Omaha and St. Louis operations - make no mistake, these gangs are well organized and very dangerous.  I can't stress enough how anyone recruited needs to not join
Just watched an epi of Bar Rescue where Jon Taffer tried to rescue a hukah bar in Omaha.  He had to turn it into a night club to save it.  Turns out the gangs were deterring anyone from entering this establishment so as not to draw attention to their money laundering/heroin/hukah operation.   Seems they are outsourcing all hukah activities to Lawrence.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2014, 04:00:57 PM »
Two towns both in Kansas and both have colleges.  One set of grads becomes poor.  Two similarities and only one difference!

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« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2014, 04:10:56 PM »

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2014, 04:15:14 PM »
Cost of living is higher than the rest of the shitty towns in Kansas because the quality of life is better.  Median income is lower than Manhattan because Lawrence is nearly twice the size and has a higher low income population.  It's more of a city as opposed to some shitty little podunk college town with a mall and zero character.

Lowrents population - 87k per wiki
MHK population - 56k per wiki

Not only is that not "nearly twice the size", but it's nowhere near being a "city".

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« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2014, 04:22:02 PM »
makes sense about all the gangs, when you have a maximum security prison and a gang member gets released where do they go, to a TB and bed bug invested city thats where.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2014, 04:25:59 PM »
If somebody started a fund I'm sure people would donate, TSC and all.

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« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2014, 04:29:02 PM »
If somebody started a fund I'm sure people would donate, TSC and all.

i think that article about the city of lawrence taking donations for exercise equipment and stuff because rock chalk park tapped them out may have contact info?

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2014, 04:40:23 PM »
:sdeek:  http://hookah-house.com/
i bet lawrence motel owners hate that they don't have a monopoly on musty, dark rooms used for illicit dealings.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2014, 05:05:15 PM »


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

New warning: Don't get in a fight with someone who doesn't even need to bother to buy ink.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2014, 05:06:38 PM »
more gang initiation groping incidents (in lawrence, kansas, home of gangs)


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2014, 05:06:56 PM »
sheesh its dangerous there  :frown:

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2014, 05:08:28 PM »
another lawrence gang incident (hazing imo)

Have you heard of the Lawrence street gang who makes their members jump someone and punch them with no warning as an initiation ritual?

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2014, 05:12:37 PM »
I've always said a football stadium is very indicative of the town it is in, and the evidence just keeps piling up.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2014, 05:15:32 PM »
Cost of living is higher than the rest of the shitty towns in Kansas because the quality of life is better.  Median income is lower than Manhattan because Lawrence is nearly twice the size and has a higher low income population.  It's more of a city as opposed to some shitty little podunk college town with a mall and zero character.

Lowrents population - 87k per wiki
MHK population - 56k per wiki

Not only is that not "nearly twice the size", but it's nowhere near being a "city".

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Not surprisingly, Manhattan is currently growing four times faster than Lawrence, with that growth rate in MHK expected to increase over next 4-5 years as NBAF and related scientific industry get up and running. Growth rate in Lawrence has been declining steadily. All economic and demographic trends indicate Manhattan becoming the larger city within 5-10 years. K-State already has the largest on-campus student body in Kansas, and if enrollment trends at both KSU and KU hold, K-State will be the largest university in the state within 5 years. These are factual statements.

Scientific proof that Manhattan and K-State are the most popular places to be in Kansas.

Hopefully KU administration agrees with Beems that everything is great, that Lawrence/KU will always be "bigger and better", and they don't need to change a thing.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2014, 05:26:29 PM »
I think it's the extremely low wages available in lawrence that drives kids to join gangs

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2014, 05:28:55 PM »
The official population estimate for the City of Lawrence, as of 2012, is roughly 92,000.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2014, 05:29:39 PM »
The official population estimate for the City of Lawrence, as of 2012, is roughly 92,000.

Have you seen how that place exaggerates football attendance? I can't imagine what they'd do to population numbers.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2014, 05:32:12 PM »
The official population estimate for the City of Lawrence, as of 2012, is roughly 92,000.

The prison population is exploding

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2014, 05:34:31 PM »
I think it's the extremely low wages available in lawrence that drives kids to join gangs
those kids grow up knowing that the only work they'll ever get in larryville is as a fry cook at some faux-ethnic place.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2014, 05:56:38 PM »
you guys make a lot of good points about the gangs.  I think the biggest problem though is that the entire population is addicted to weeds and is tripping on pot all day which is why they don't work.
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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2014, 05:58:01 PM »
When a con gets released from Lansing or Leavenworth, they go to the nearest town that has pimps, prostitutes, hookah parlors, and where every liquor store sells fortified wine.  That would be Lawrence. 

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2014, 05:59:43 PM »
don't make light of this, please. as awful as it sounds, that city has worse problems than marijuana use and alcoholism.

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Re: Lawrence is Hurting
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2014, 06:06:20 PM »
I heard there's a liquor store that bottles the pruno from Leavenworth Prison to sell it to all the ex-cons who still crave the taste. :frown: