Wednesday, January 16, 2019

THE KANSAS CITY MORNING MULTIPOST!!!



We're gonna do something different today . . . We'll be looking at news links. J/k.

Seriously, as always we work to highlight important local news items, break stories and offer an ESSENTIAL glimpse at every day Kansas City BUT in this section that we hope to (somewhat) consistently update we offer a glimpse at the world FROM THE VANTAGE OF THIS COWTOWN.

This section was created because our reader community sends us links from around the globe that we never know exactly where to put . . . And because we hate to waste, at the very least we'll store the best of the best in this section for MULTIPLE stories that have caught our interest. Even better, in order to continue our conversation. We're closing off the section from comment and encouraging readers to SEND E-MAIL if they feel strongly about any links in this section. If it's pithy, clever or worthwhile . . . WE'LL HIGHLIGHT AND THEN OPEN THAT COMMENT UP TO CONVERSATION!!!

Those are the rules and now here are the news links from KC, around the nation and the world . . .


Shut Down Run Down

The Government Shutdown: Here's Where Things Stand

Now into its fourth week, the partial shutdown has had wide-ranging effects. The news is too much to fit into one article, so here's a guide to our latest reporting. The partial government shutdown is more than three weeks old, and the nation's economy, airports and citizens are straining under the pressure.


Cold Season Of House Fires

KCFD dealing with cold and electricity-related fires

Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT GET IN THE CHIEFS GAME, COMING UP. HALEY: AS TEMPERATURES DIP AND POWER RETURNS FOR THOUSAND ACROSS THE AREA, FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE DEALING WITH RELATED FIRES. KMBC 9'S WILLIAM JOY SHOWS US WHAT'S CAUSING THEM AND WHAT YOU CAN DO. >> IT DOES SMELL LIKE AN ELECTRICAL FIRE.


Who Owns The Shut Down???

Despite polls blaming Trump, Dems 'run the risk' of owning shutdown if they won't negotiate: Tom Bevan

As the partial shutdown continues, Democrats risk losing the upper hand if they continue refusing to negotiate a compromise with Republicans to reopen the government, Real Clear Politics founder Tom Bevan warned Tuesday. Recent polls show Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and the GOP for the partial shutdown, which began Dec.


Virtue Signal Salesmanship

Gillette is woke now? When brands try to keep up with the times

You won't see a single razor in Gillette's new one-minute, 49-second advertisement, "We Believe." The ad, which addresses toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement, inverts the brand's famous tagline, "the best a man can get." Instead, it poses a challenge to men, asking, is it the best?


Politico Self-Pownz

Steve King Says Yes to Resolution Rebuking His Own Comments: 'Let's Vote for This'

On Tuesday, H.Res.41, a resolution "rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy" serving as a condemnation of remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), came before the House. King himself stood to deliver floor remarks, and said he would be voting yes. In the resolution's text, King is mentioned among the "Whereas" statements.


Kansas City Help For Survivors

Switcheroo Inside The Loop

Somera Road buys City Center Square - Kansas City Business Journal

One of downtown Kansas City's largest office buildings has sold to a New York-based real estate investment firm. Somera Road Inc. bought City Center Square for an undisclosed amount from NG City Square LLC, an investment group led by principals Alex Sassoon, a Seattle-based real estate investor, and a pair of New York City-based investors, David Werner and Elie Schwartz.


Celebrate Tech Big Boss

The most powerful person in Silicon Valley

Billionaire Masayoshi Son-not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg-has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he's spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?


London Calling Encore?!?

Brexit: May's plan for cross-party talks under fire as MPs condemn her for sidelining Corbyn - Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawal


Kansas City Lawyer Mayor Redux

Seg. 1: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Steve Miller. Seg. 2: Sports Predictions For 2019.

Segment 1: Lawyer and lifelong Kansas Citian realized his past role as chairman of Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission "functions much like the mayor of a city." In the first of our series of interviews with Kansas City, Missouri, hopefuls to become mayor, Steve Miller laid out his views on crime, affordable housing, pre-K education and more.


PROMO: WHERE'S THE FUN?!?!

It's at WALDO WEEK!!! Possibly.
Legal Dance Battle

The Epic emote debate: all the news about Fortnite's ongoing dance lawsuits

Since Terrence Ferguson, aka rapper 2 Milly, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against game developer Epic Games last month, the debate around whether copying a real-life dance move and turning it into a virtual good for sale has become a legal quagmire.


World Wide Scare

At least 14 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over

Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.


Spark Fear In Kansas City

Power restoration sparks house fire near Red Bridge Road

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -What Don Bayless thought was fog, ended up being smoke from a fire that ripped through his neighbor's home. "I went up to the street and got the power guys, they cut it and that's the remains," said Don Bayless, Called 911.


Online Video: No Pranks

YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco

YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.


Local Shovel Guide

Clearing snow on Mission roof to avoid catastrophe

MISSION, KS (KCTV) -- Wet, melting snow and subzero temperatures this weekend could create a hazardous combination for your home. Some people might consider shoveling snow, work, but to Jeff Tummons, it's fitness. "Shoveling snow, pretty good workout. You get that cardio going and that wet snow's pretty heavy," said Tummons.


Celebrate Pork Journalism

The Local Pig meat shop, Pigwich food truck relocate to City Market | The Kansas City Star

After six years in the East Bottoms, locally owned Pigwich and The Local Pig have relocated to City Market, taking the 5,000-square-foot former Winslow's BBQ space at 20 E. Fifth St.


Be All That You Can't Be . . .

Exclusive: Green Berets Targeted After Email Exposed Lowered Standards

The anonymous email, signed, "A concerned Green Beret," accused the leaders of the school of "moral cowardice" for lowering the standards, and weakening instructors' ability to discipline students as they look to get further through the pipeline.


Pricey Conversation In The Dotte

Proposed Costs For Flood Management Give Some In Wyandotte County Sticker Shock

At an open house in west Wyandotte County Tuesday night, residents and business owners voiced concerns about proposed changes to their monthly water and electric bills. Currently, everyone pays $4.50 a month for stormwater management - meaning the sprawling Legends outlet mall pays the same as the owner of a one-bedroom home.


Kansas City Gunfire Life Lesson

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