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  • 7 Reasons to Start Homesteading Today

    10/01/2015 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies
    The Prairie Homestead ^ | 1-2-2015 | Jill Winger
    So, you say you’re still on the fence about homesteading? I get it. I really do. Attempting to make the switch from buying all your food at the grocery store without a second thought, to someone who suddenly has an insatiable desire to garden and milk goats is quite the transition, ya know? And then you have the whole “convincing the family/spouse” hurdle. Sometimes it’s easy to persuade them their future lies between rows of homegrown, GMO-free corn and beans, while in other cases, it can be a bit of a struggle to help them see the “vision”. It’s easy...
  • The Great Financial Catastrophe

    08/21/2015 6:17:51 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    GOLD Switzerland ^ | August 20, 2015 | Egon von Greyerz
    Most people are blissfully ignorant of the fact that 2007-8 was just a mild rehearsal of what we soon are going to experience. The additional $60 trillion in credit and printed money since then and the lowering of interest rates to zero have given the world the impression that all is now well again. Let me be very clear, nothing is well. As a matter of fact in the 8 years since the start of the Great Financial Crisis the bubble economy has now properly spread to the world’s second largest economy – China. China has had exponential growth in...
  • Jewish Schindler’ Saves Dozens of Yazidis and Christians from Islamic State

    08/09/2015 5:22:48 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A Canadian Jewish businessman has spearheaded efforts to rescue Iraqi Yazidi and Christian girls from slavery after the girls were captured by ISIS troops, using money donated privately by business contacts. The businessman has cited Oskar Schindler, who rescued Jewish children from the holocaust, as his inspiration. Last summer the world looked on in horror as ISIS swept through north Iraq, home to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians, and Yazidis. Hundreds of thousands fled before them, but thousands more starved to death in the desert, or were captured by Islamic forces. Girls in particular were bartered for in the markets, standing...
  • We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

    08/06/2015 12:30:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 89 replies
    NYT Sunday Review ^ | July 31, 2015 | Steven Rattner
    To some, millennials — those urban-dwelling, ride-sharing indefatigable social networkers — are engaged, upbeat and open to change. To others, they are narcissistic, lazy and self-centered. I’m in the first camp, but regardless of your opinion, be fretful over their economic well-being and fearful — oh so fearful — for their prospects. The most educated generation in history is on track to becoming less prosperous, at least financially, than its predecessors. They are faced with a slow economy, high unemployment, stagnant wages and student loans that constrict their ability both to maintain a reasonable lifestyle and to save for the...
  • Here Comes the Sun: Why Weather Influenced the Music of the '60s

    07/30/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mark Lebberfinger
    Over 900 songwriters or singers have written or sung about weather, the most common being Bob Dylan, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, according to British researchers, writing in the journal Weather. Sixteen percent, or 48, of The Beatles' 308 songs are weather-related. Weather plays a powerful role in our lives so it should be no surprise that the theme is played out in the music songwriters and singers produce, researchers said. "I think they simply wrote about aspects of the world that they enjoyed or inspired them. They have lots of good catchy music tunes, so that helps...
  • Researchers Discover Seaweed that Tastes like Bacon

    07/26/2015 9:22:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it's cooked. The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like bacon? According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, or abalone, a very popular food in many parts of Asia. The strain is a new type of red algae that normally grows...
  • The Wisconsin Targets Tell Their Story (John Doe)

    07/22/2015 7:31:11 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2015 | Collin Levy
    The John Doe investigation of Wisconsin conservatives collapsed last week with a powerful decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court that called state prosecutors’ theory of campaign-finance law “unconstitutional” and “unsupported in either reason or law.” But the legal exoneration shouldn’t pass without noting the hardship the secret probe imposed on its targets and on political debate in Wisconsin. For the past few days, I’ve been talking to the targets of the task force of Milwaukee Democratic prosecutors, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board and Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz. Their experiences, on the record here for the first time, reveal the nasty...
  • President's Schedule - July 4, 2015

    07/04/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies ^ | July 4, 2015 | The White House
    NOTHING scheduled, Mr. _Resident?
  • As homicides rise, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn awaits his professional fate

    06/29/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Wisconsin ^ | june 26, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Amid alarming homicide statistics and dwindling officer morale, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn could soon be getting a contract extension. While there were rumors circulating Thursday that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission had all but decided a two-year contract extension for Flynn, a commission official said that’s not the case. Contract matters must be discussed and voted on in public. The commission could do just that at its next regularly scheduled meeting July 2. An agenda is slated for release early next week. Flynn’s contract is up in January. [CHIEF CONCERNS: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn...
  • Justice Gableman: Warrants in Rindfleisch case amount to ‘fishing expedition’ (WI)

    06/29/2015 2:57:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    Wisconsin ^ | June 29, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman sees “grave implications for each and every citizen of Wisconsin” if the court does not take up the Fourth Amendment appeal of a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker. According to a memo reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog, Gableman is urging his fellow justices to reconsider their denial of Kelly Rindfleisch’s petition for review. The justices could vote on Gableman’s request at 11 a.m. Monday, sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog. “The significance of this issue cannot be understated, and has grave implications for each and every citizen of the State of Wisconsin: Can...
  • Madison City Council overrides [Mayor's] VETO; Adds Homelessness as a Protected Class

    06/21/2015 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Bryna Godar
    The Madison City Council overrode Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto Tuesday evening, adding homelessness as a protected class under its Equal Opportunities Ordinance. The change adds homelessness to classifications like age, disability, arrest record, sexual orientation, political beliefs and others, providing limited protection against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. "It's very narrow, very slim part of the law," said Department of Civil Rights director Lucia Nuñez. The 17-1 vote came after hours of testimony and debate that coupled the ordinance change with the overarching concern of how to address the city’s issues with homelessness. “We have a reputation. We...
  • (Mayor) Soglin (D, WI) Calls 911 over Dispute with City Hall Homeless

    06/11/2015 10:18:36 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    WKOW.Com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Tony Galli
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's frustration with a growing population of overnight campers at city hall boils over, as the mayor snaps photos of the overflow of homeless persons, and draws the ire of someone sleeping at the building. Soglin says he took an emergency step when the man became hostile. "Called 911 to bring the police in," Soglin tells 27 News. Soglin maintains city hall has become a "destination point" for homeless persons, due to the lack of rules on drinking and other behavior homeless shelters impose. But some members of the city-county committee that acts as...
  • (Tammy) Baldwin (D, WI) aide breaks silence, alleges senator engaged in ‘coverup’

    04/22/2015 4:47:33 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies
    Wisconsin ^ | April 20, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Marquette Baylor is finally speaking out against her long-time boss, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Baylor, fired by the Madison Democrat in February following a scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center that has embroiled the junior senator, has filed an ethics complaint against Baldwin. It claims the senator lied and has engaged in a political cover-up. “I, Marquette Baylor, bring this Ethics Complaint against my former employer, Senator Tammy Baldwin, for making false statements and representations to cover up actions by her Chief of Staff and protect her political career,” Baylor states in the complaint, filed...
  • Hillary's Accomplishments; So Quit Saying She Doesn’t Have Any!

    04/19/2015 5:11:00 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 90 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | April 13, 2015 | Ryan 'Fanboi' Denson
    There are many, MANY people who seem to think Hillary Clinton hasn’t accomplished anything. Apparently, being a First Lady, a Senator, as well as Secretary of State doesn’t count as accomplishments to her critics. But here is a very simple summary that encompasses Hillary Clinton and what she has accomplished throughout her life — Courtesy of a friend: “First ever student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. Distinguished graduate of Yale Law School. Former Director of the Arkansas Legal Aid Clinic. Former civil litigation attorney. Former Law Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Former First Lady of Arkansas....
  • Man Makes Final Request in Obituary – And It Involves Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    IJ Review ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Obituaries can be an unexpected source of amusement, and an 81-year-old North Carolina man didn’t let the world down. “Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC- NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason...
  • Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson sues over amendment approved by (WI) voters

    04/08/2015 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    <p>Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to try and hold on to her leadership spot after voters approved a constitutional amendment that was likely to result in her demotion.</p> <p>For the past 126 years the chief justice position has gone to the most senior member of the Supreme Court. Since 1996, that has been Abrahamson. But the amendment approved by voters on Tuesday would instead allow the seven justices to decide who should be chief.</p>
  • The Best Beer From Every State; Happy National Beer Day!

    04/07/2015 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 7, 2015 | Melissa Stanger
    It's National Beer Day, the perfect excuse to break out a frosty mug of your favorite brew. Because everyone's tastes and preferences for beers differ so significantly, it can be hard to objectively decide which ones are the cream of the crop. That's why we enlisted the help of the experts at to come out with a list of the best beer from every state. Take a look at the map below to see if your favorite local beer made the list, or read the full feature for more information on the best brews.
  • Sheriff, regulators, Justice Bradley still silent on ethics complaint (WI)

    04/02/2015 6:11:42 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | March 31, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Still no word from regulators on whether Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney will face any consequences for appearing in a campaign ad, alongside a county squad car, for state Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Following a Wisconsin Watchdog story last week detailing the allegations in a complaint against the sheriff, Mahoney said he would send out a response to all media about the matter. As of Monday, he had yet to do so. He has not returned follow-up calls from Wisconsin Watchdog seeking comment. On Friday, Mary Kasparek, assistant corporation counsel for Dane County, said Mahoney...
  • What is Killing the Restaurants of Seattle?

    03/22/2015 10:01:57 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 84 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | For March 30th Publication | The Scrapbook
    "Why Are So Many Seattle Restaurants Closing Lately?” asks a recent Seattle magazine headline. The Scrapbook is no restaurateur, let alone knowledgeable about the local economy, but we’ll guess it has something to do with the fact that Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage starts phasing in on April 1. However, the first rule of liberals confronting the laws of basic economics is deny, deny, deny. A feature in the Seattle Times called the “Truth Needle” (we’re guessing the Times didn’t want to pony up to license PolitiFact’s logo) declares the claim that minimum wage has anything to do with the...
  • Household Wealth Is the Highest Ever; Probably Not Your Household’s, Though...

    03/15/2015 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    Money Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kerri Anne Renzulli
    American households now have a total net worth of $83 trillion, but most families are still behind where they were in 2007. Americans’ total wealth has reached a record. According to a Federal Reserve report released Thursday, the net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations rose to $82.9 trillion at the end of 2014. Much of that growth was driven by stocks, which grew in value by $742 billion during the final quarter of last year. The value of residential real estate also rose by $356 billion. However, these aggregate numbers from the Fed provide only a partial view...
  • Starve a Landfill: Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

    03/06/2015 10:57:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Kim Severson
    SEATTLE — The nation’s first citywide composting program based largely on shame began here in January. City sanitation workers who find garbage cans filled with aging lettuce, leftover pizza or even the box it came in are slapping on bright red tags to inform the offending household (and, presumably, the whole neighborhood) that the city’s new composting law has been violated. San Francisco may have been the first city to make its citizens compost food, but Seattle is the first to punish people with a fine if they don’t. In a country that loses about 31 percent of its food...
  • How's That Deflation Working Out For You?

    03/05/2015 8:11:17 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | March 3, 2015 | the Burning Platform Staff
    The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It’s all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row. The Wall Street shysters are so happy with declining consumer spending, declining corporate profits, and a global recession, they pushed the NASDAQ up to 5,000 for the first time in...
  • Chicken Killers Leave at Least 300K dead, Millions in Damage

    03/05/2015 6:59:04 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies
    The Charolette Observer ^ | March 3, 2015 | Harrison Cahill
    Attacks the past two weeks on at least 16 farms across several rural South Carolina counties killed an estimated 300,000 chickens and cost the owners roughly $1.7 million. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said someone familiar with alarm systems used in chicken houses is responsible. Those alarms also control the heat, air conditioning and ventilation units and notify farmers by cellphone when buildings get too hot or cold. Chickens can die in about an hour if the ventilation and heating systems are turned off. “The chicks, you have to maintain the temperature at 95 to 100 degrees, and when they...
  • Verizon’s Mocking Response To The FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote Is Perfect

    02/27/2015 4:59:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 2-26-2015 | Giuseppi Marci
    Verizon released the perfect response to the FCC’s Thursday passage of the most aggressive Internet regulations in history. The telecommunications provider took advantage of “Throwback Thursday” — a social media hashtag used to denote old photographs shared online — to make a sarcastic political statement expressing its dissent with the FCC’s decision to regulate broadband Internet service providers like public utility telephone companies. Thursday’s regulatory proposal is based on authority established in the 1930s to break up telephone monopolies by regulating them as public utilities. In “honor” of that history, Verizon published its response in old typewriter text, and dated...
  • Big Labor's Most Profane & Outrageous Signs at Anti-Right-to-Work Protest (WI)

    02/26/2015 11:27:31 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | February 26, 2015 | Nick Novak
    LANGUAGE WARNING! [Madison, WI] The energy and crowds are nothing like four years ago when Gov. Scott Walker and legislators passed Act 10 - which reformed public-sector collective bargaining privileges. But, the heated and over-the-top rhetoric from the left has not changed. Big Labor threw out all the punches during protests in Madison this week. Check out some of the most profane signs we could find. Many of the protesters were proud to stand by their creation...
  • AFL-CIO plans rallies against right-to-work at Wisconsin Capitol this week

    02/22/2015 12:28:03 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies
    Das Kaptiol Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jayson Joyce
    Almost immediately following Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's announcement that the Legislature will take up a right-to-work bill next week, speculation about the size and intensity of the opposition from unions and labor allies arose. That speculation will end on Tuesday noon when the first of two rallies planned by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO takes place at the Capitol in Madison. "Republicans are planning to ram this legislation through in an extraordinary session at lightning pace. An extraordinary session changes the rules, limits debate and makes a mockery out of our democracy," reads a statement on the WI AFL-CIO blog....
  • How having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient (Energy useage)

    02/22/2015 11:53:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 2-13-2015 | Lloyd Alter
    It’s really quite remarkable, how much more energy-efficient everything is these days. Our houses are built to higher standards; our fridges use a fraction of the power they used to, our cars get better mileage — yet we are using more energy per capita than we ever have. I am loath to bring up good old Stanley Jevons here. His theory, also known as the rebound effect, was that if things become more efficient, we use more of them. Even as our houses get more efficient, they get bigger and we fill them with more stuff, pretty much negating the...
  • Military approves hormone therapy for 'Chelsea' Manning

    02/13/2015 12:02:54 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON -- Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Defense Department officials said Thursday that the hormone therapy was approved Feb. 5 by Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence. The treatment would enable the Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning to make the transition to a woman. Manning changed her legal name in April 2014. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and...
  • Puppy Bowl XI: Meet The Starting Line-Up Before Game Day

    01/29/2015 2:36:07 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies ^ | January 28, 2015 | Mish Whalen
    While everyone is gearing up to see the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the real highlight of this Sunday will be watching puppies play in Puppy Bowl XI, airing Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. For the first time in Puppy Bowl history, there will be two distinct teams. That is, instead of puppies simply running rampant, jumping and nipping at each other. Team Ruff and Team Fluff will go snout-to-snout to battle for the "Lumbarki" trophy, according to Animal Planet's website, while one or more dogs will be crowned...
  • Milwaukee (WI) makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

    01/28/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | January 26, 2015 | Paul Brennan
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions. But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings. “The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, reflecting on his experience dealing with city and MPS officials. Tyson, superintendent of St. Marcus Lutheran School, spent more than a year trying to buy one of the city’s vacant school building. In 2013, St. Marcus, a highly regarded school that accepts voucher students through the Milwaukee...
  • The Rise of Men Who Don't Work

    01/27/2015 6:48:16 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies
    The New Yawk Times ^ | 12/11/14 | Amanda Cox
    At every age, the chances of not working have changed in the last 15 years. Teenagers are far more likely not to work. Older people are retiring later and working more. In the ages in between — the periods of life when most people work — the changes have been smaller, but they are still substantial. In the late 1960s, almost all men between the ages of 25 and 54 went to work. Only about 5 out of every 100 did not have a job in any given week. By 2000, this figure had more than doubled, to 11 out...
  • Anti-mine extremist ‘Krow’ goes off on judge who sentenced her

    01/27/2015 4:35:20 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | January 26, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Following her sentencing last week on felony theft and misdemeanor damages to property convictions, environmental extremist Katie “Krow” Kloth has apparently written a bitter screed against the judge who sentenced her and the proposed northern Wisconsin mine project she despises. In her online “post-sentence statement,” Kloth, 27, characterizes Gogebic Taconite, the developer and supporters of the proposed iron mine south of Lake Superior, as “extreme” racists, while decrying Price County Judge Douglas Fox’s order that she find full-time employment following her nine-month jail term. “… (I) maintain that G-TAC and their pro-mine affiliates are waging extreme racist...
  • Utah Proposes Winter Wood Burning Ban to Improve Air Quality

    01/24/2015 7:09:05 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 1-24-15 | Jillian MacMath
    In an effort to improve air quality across Utah during the winter season, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed a seasonal wood burn ban, much to the chagrin of many locals. The ban would eliminate solid fuel burning in fireplaces and wood/coal stoves from Nov. 1 to March 15, except for homeowners whose homes are heated solely by wood. The proposal comes after Gov. Gary Herbert requested the the Air Quality Board explore options for improving wintertime air quality along Utah's Wasatch Front and Cache Valley. The region suffers from winter temperature inversions, which occur when a...
  • Scott Walker Just Pulled Off a Supreme Court Coup in Wisconsin

    01/22/2015 6:04:22 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-21-2015 | Jack Holmes
    The Wisconsin state Senate has just paved the way for the state Supreme Court to elect its own chief justice—and the conservatives’ pick might shake up the governor’s own case. Eighty-one-year-old Shirley Abrahamson has been chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for 18 years, but that tenure looks like it’s about to come to an abrupt end. A state constitutional amendment, passed Tuesday in the state Senate 17-14 along strict party lines, will allow the court’s seven justices to vote on a chief justice, undoing a 126-year-old tradition that grants the post to the longest-serving justice on the bench....
  • Young Sisters Charged in Brother's Fatal Shooting

    01/07/2015 11:33:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 7, 2015 | AP
    <p>WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. – With help from her younger sister, a 15-year-old girl fatally shot her older brother with a gun that their parents had locked up while they were away, authorities in Florida said Wednesday.</p> <p>Law enforcement officials said they discovered the teen's body late Monday night at the family home in rural White Springs in north Florida.</p>
  • Protesters stop traffic, hold 'die-in' at food court in West Towne Mall (WI)

    12/21/2014 6:14:35 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Laurel White
    “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” That was one of the chants the crowd of about 50 protesters shouted Saturday outside Madison Memorial High School and in the food court of West Towne Mall. The protesters gathered around 3:30 p.m. and marched from the high school to the mall, shutting down one direction of traffic on Mineral Point Road, and held a “die-in” in the mall food court. “We are here because there are many injustices in our system,” said Brandi Grayson, one of the organizers of the protest, in the mall food court, over a megaphone. Grayson is...
  • 'Wis. Jobs Now' Boss Voted in Milwaukee, Lived in Waukesha

    12/16/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    Despite a 2007 court record claiming she lived in the same Waukesha County home she currently lives in, voting records for the executive director of the union front group Wisconsin Jobs Now shows Jennifer Epps-Addison voted in the City of Milwaukee a dozen times between 2007 and 2012. Wisconsin election records show Epps-Addison is currently registered to vote at her $369,000 Waukesha County home. While changing her voting address from the City of Milwaukee to Waukesha County’s Village of Menomonee Falls in 2012 may not seem unusual, a signed Waukesha County court document indicates Epps-Addison lived in her Waukesha County...
  • Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With # I'll Ride With You

    12/15/2014 3:35:37 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    World.Mic ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    In the aftermath of the hostage crisis in downtown Sydney, Australians are showing the world they're not caving to racism or Islamophobia. On Monday, an armed gunman stormed a cafe in Martin Place, entering a tense standoff with police. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe's window, many of Australia's Muslims are understandably anxious about facing retribution. But instead, Australians have banded together on Twitter with #IllRideWithYou, a hashtag showing their solidarity with fellow countrymen scared of being attacked on public transportation. Why it matters. This hashtag movement is powerful sign that Australians won't get worked up...
  • Is This a War Zone? Nope. Ferguson, MO

    11/28/2014 8:00:56 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Novemver 25, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    The riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have shocked and dismayed the nation as we’ve heard about numerous shops and businesses being destroyed and the livelihoods of many people being ruined. But it doesn’t truly hit home until you’ve actually seen the devastation of the rioting:
  • President 0bama Gets Schoolhouse Rocked on SNL (Illegal Immigration)

    11/23/2014 6:53:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    IJReview ^ | November 22. 2014 | SNL
    "I'm just a Bill on Capitol Hill..." Cute Schoolhouse Rock Parody. Ya gotta laugh, or you'll cry! Video at Link.
  • Hitler Learns About The 2014 Mid-Term Election

    11/22/2014 4:50:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 8, 2014 | steve6hay
    How did I miss this one? I never tire of this parody, which probably tells you a LOT more about me than you wanted to know! *SMIRK* Video at link. Hits most of the high points. :)
  • Deer Hunting 2014: A Message from Governor Scott Walker

    11/22/2014 4:41:37 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | This Week | Wisconsin DNR
    A wonderful welcome to the 2014 Deer Hunting Season and information for newbie hunters from Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and our DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. Video at link.
  • Tiny Homes for the Homeless: An Occupy Madison Project (WI)

    11/17/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 108 replies
    Revolution News! ^ | November 13, 2014 | Occupy Madison
    Madison Wisconsin: In a city with a homeless population that has risen by 7 percent over the last four years to about 3,370, Occupy Madison organizers decided to tell their local leaders to “put up or shut up” and developed a non profit organization Occupy Madison Inc. In June 2013 OM Build was born and Tiny Homes was decided on as a solution. To achieve their goals of a Tiny Village complete with 9 tiny homes, permanent comprehensive day resource center, safer places to sleep at night, as well as access to restrooms, showers, laundry, community gardening space, and other...
  • Letter Threatens Boycott for Displaying GOP Signs (Wisconsin)

    11/13/2014 9:46:04 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | Adam Tobias
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. — A business owner who helped promote a Republican state senator says a nursing instructor with union ties wrote a letter threatening her company with financial harm. In the letter, the signatory, Allison Nicol, says she has stopped advising prospective students to receive training through Quality Healthcare Options Inc. Nichol, who works at the Mequon campus of Milwaukee Area Technical College, doesn’t agree with company owner Sally Sprenger backing state Sen. Leah Vukmir [2], R-Wauwatosa, the letter says. Nicol signed the petition to recall [3] Republican Gov. Scott Walker [4] in 2011, and that signature appears to match...
  • Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP

    11/06/2014 6:27:34 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | November 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other he’s given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions of Wisconsin unity, much was said about the American dream and the national future. If there was any doubt that Walker is looking for national prime time, it was wiped away last night. His resume...
  • Facebook Co-founder's Husband Crushed

    11/04/2014 8:24:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Kevin Roubillard
    GOP Rep. Chris Gibson cruised to reelection Tuesday, derailing the political dreams of wealthy Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge. Eldridge, the 28-year-old husband of Facebook billionaire and New Republic publisher Chris Hughes, spent nearly $3 million on his quest to win New York’s Hudson Valley-based 19th District. Eldridge conceded with Gibson holding a 65 percent to 35 percent lead. Twenty-eight percent of precincts were reporting. Gibson, a decorated Army veteran, has held the seat since 2011 and managed to win over many Democrats, building a solid lead over Eldridge, who moved to the district only a few years ago. Eldridge tried...
  • Wisconsin Election Results by County

    11/04/2014 6:34:30 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Politico
    Bar graph for each COUNTY in our state for Governor Scott Walker (R) and opponent Mary Burke (D, Trust Fund Baby). It's looking good, already. Milwaukee County to Burke right now, but not by much!
  • [Governor] Walker (R, WI) Ahead in Last Poll Before Election

    10/29/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AP Staff
    MADISON, WI (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesday’s election. The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Walker and Burke were tied with 47 percent support in the previous poll released two weeks ago. The one before that, on Oct. 1, showed Walker with a narrow 5-point lead. The latest poll of 1,164 likely voters was done between Oct. 23 and Sunday. Walker was campaigning...
  • Trek Sources: Mary Burke's FAMILY Fired Her for Incompetence

    10/29/2014 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | October 29, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her family’s Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter. The sales team threatened to quit if Burke was not removed from her position as director of European Operations, according to Gary...
  • 0bama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

    10/27/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 27, 2014 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help a Democratic challenger oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office. Walker is a top target of Democrats in the midterm elections after he angered organized labor by enacting a measure in 2011 that reduced the power of public sector unions in the state. Obama was scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary, who is running close against Walker, a potential 2016 presidential...