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  • Robbery Suspect's Terrifying Mugshot Shocks Nation

    04/29/2017 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 142 replies
    WISN Channel 12 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dylan Hyman
    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — The scary mugshot of a suspect accused in a robbery and kidnapping case is getting national attention. 24-year-old Morgan Joyce Varn was arrested in South Carolina on April 24th. A SWAT team had to be called in after Varn and 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson allegedly entered a home and demanded money and a cell phone from one of the people inside. Police say the victim reported that Robinson was armed with a gun The victim was able to escape and called 911 from a neighbor's home, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Officers arrived on...
  • Canada says don't blame it for Wisconsin dairy woes

    04/26/2017 5:50:47 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinel ^ | April 11, 2017 | Rick Barrett
    <p>Canada says it’s being wrongly blamed for a decision by a major dairy processor that could put some Wisconsin farms out of business in less than three weeks.</p> <p>At issue are changes in Canadian policy that make it harder for U.S. dairy processors — such as Grassland Dairy Products of Greenwood — to sell ultra-filtered milk, used to make cheese, in Canada.</p>
  • Seriously, The Guy Has a Point ('Charging Bull' v. 'Fearless Girl' Statues)

    04/18/2017 12:23:34 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies ^ | April 14, 2017 | Greg Fallis
    I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue. Recently most of the Fearless Girl discussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who created Charging Bull. He wants Fearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked: The guy has a...
  • Brazil, Mexico Make First Deposits to 'Doomsday' Data Vault

    04/06/2017 7:27:05 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | April 5, 2017 | Matt Hickman
    Considering all the concern over the preservation and protection of data as of late, it seems only fitting to see the debut of a specialized library where copies of the world's most precious written words — rare texts, historically significant documents and invaluable digital data included — are kept safe, buried deep under the permafrost-covered Arctic tundra of a far-flung Norwegian archipelago. Dubbed the Arctic World Archive, this fail-safe cold storage facility is certainly in very good company. Located “far away from political and physical instabilities in the rest of the world,” the for-profit Arctic World Archive is situated within...
  • Bodies of 2 UN Experts Found in Democratic Republic of Congo

    03/29/2017 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | March 29, 2017 | Euan McKirdy
    The bodies of two UN experts who went missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month have been found, the United Nations said in a statement Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said UN peacekeepers discovered the bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan on Monday outside the city of Kananga. The body of their Congolese interpreter, Betu Tshintela, was also discovered with them. A Congo government official told CNN that Catalan's body was found decapitated, but Sharp and Tshintela were not beheaded. Their cause of death is not determined, according to government spokesman Lambert Mende....
  • German Candymaker Haribo to Build Plant in Wisconsin (Gummy Bear Alert!)

    03/23/2017 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | March 23, 2017 | Yahoooo!
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people once fully up and running, Walker and economic development officials said. An exuberant Walker held up two bags of Haribo candy during a Capitol news conference, but declined to actually eat any because he said he gave up sweets for Lent. The $242 million candymaking...
  • If You Voted For Trump, Penzeys Spices Doesn’t Want Your Business

    02/08/2017 9:08:09 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Donald McClarey
    My bride, among her other abilities, is a first rate cook. She received this e-mail from Penzeys Spices: And the results are in from Friday’s Racism Update Email. You may remember this email was us re-sending our previous day’s email. In it we kindly asked those who chose to cast their vote for an openly racist candidate for the President of the United States to take responsibility for their action. With the re-send we put the UNSUBSCRIBE BUTTON right up on top for those needing to use it. We also hoped they would one day come back. The final results...
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Wed Fireman Who Saved Her

    02/02/2017 11:29:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    NYPost ^ | 1-31-2017 | Susan Edelman/Natalie O'Neill
    When Roseann Sdoia was laid up with an amputated leg in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, love was the last thing on her mind. But her mother, ever the matchmaker, saw a perfect opportunity as handsome firefighter Mike Materia hovered nearby. “In the hospital, my mom tried to set me up with him,” Sdoia said. “She was like, ‘Oh, did you see that firefighter? He’s so cute.’ And I was like, ‘Mom, I just got blown up.’ ” But Mom’s persistence paid off. The victim and her hero struck up a romance that will soon lead to marriage. Meanwhile,...
  • County launches investigation into complaint against Sheriff Clarke (WI)

    01/25/2017 8:27:10 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinel ^ | 1-25-17 | Dan Bice
    When Dan Black filed a formal harassment complaint against Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. last week over an incident on a Milwaukee flight, it wasn't clear what would happen with Black's filing. Now we know. Melissa Baldauff, a spokeswoman for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, confirmed that his office referred Black's complaint to the county Audit Services Division, which has now launched an investigation into the matter. "And we advised people who asked to refer their complaints to the (county) Ethics Board," Baldauff added. The head of the Ethics Board declined to say whether her office has received...
  • 10 Actions / 100 Days (Women's March on Washington)

    01/23/2017 7:27:43 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    Women's March on Washington ^ | January 23, 2017 | Staff
    Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY. Join us in launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: 0bama's Legacy of Failure

    01/12/2017 6:26:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    the Sean Hannity show ^ | 1-4-2017 | Hannity Staff
    As President Obama makes preparations to exit The White House, he leaves in his wake a legacy of debt, a broken healthcare system, and a regulatory burden that has crippled American business. Despite the obvious mess he's made as president, he continues to defend his actions. However, the numbers don't lie. Here's Obama's legacy of failure, by the numbers (h/t RNC): $19.9 Trillion: The Staggering Mountain Of Debt Obama Will Leave Behind On January 20, 2017. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16) $9.2 Trillion: The Increase In The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Daily...
  • Thousands of women knit pink (!) hats to wear at Trump protest marches

    01/01/2017 12:56:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 121 replies ^ | December 29, 2016 | Frances Dinkelspiel
    Almost every day for the past few weeks Celia McCarthy has sat down to knit a pink hat. To be specific, a pink hat with ears, colloquially known as a “pussy hat.” McCarthy has knit 12 pink hats so far, but only one is for her. The rest she plans to send to Washington D.C. where they will adorn the heads of some of the hundreds of thousands of women who are expected to march on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president. McCarthy is not alone. Thousands of women around the United...
  • Mall of America Hosts First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 4:48:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jamie WHITE
    For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa. Santa's real name is Larry Jefferson, and he hails from Texas. (Don't let your kids read this.) "It's no big deal, I'm still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color," Jefferson told CNN affiliate WCCO. Jefferson will spend four days taking pictures with families and listening to Christmas wishes, by appointment only. "We are looking to have a Santa for everyone," Santa Experience owner Landon Luther told WCCO. Luther met Jefferson at the Santa Convention in Missouri over the summer, and out of...
  • Judge denies request for hand recount of WI presidential election results

    11/30/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    Wisconsin State Urinal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Mark Sommerhauser
    A Dane County judge on Tuesday denied a request by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to require all votes in Wisconsin’s presidential election to be recounted by hand, as officials in each of the state’s 72 counties ready for the recount to begin Thursday. The recount became official Tuesday afternoon, when the state Elections Commission announced it received a $3.5 million payment for the recount from Stein’s campaign, which requested it. State law says candidates may request a recount of their election if they pay for it. Stein’s campaign has raised more than $6...
  • Dear White People, Your Safety Pins Are Embarrassing

    11/12/2016 7:22:21 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 125 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-12-16 | Christopher Keelty
    <p>Seriously? This is a thing now? Wear a safety pin to show “you’re an ally?” So immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others who were targeted and persecuted and (further) marginalized by the Trump Campaign will know they’re “safe” with you?</p> <p>No. Just no. Please, take it off.</p>
  • Truck Hauling Cookie Dough Catches Fire (Indianapolis)

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The southbound lanes of Interstate 465 near Fall Creek Road are back open after a semi-trailer carrying 29,000 pounds of cookie dough caught on fire Tuesday morning. The southbound lanes reopened around 2 p.m. They had been closed since 3:30 a.m. Indiana State Police said the truck driver is fine. They said the driver unhooked the trailer and got the truck away just in time. INDOT said the bridge inspection passed at southbound Shadeland and I-465. There is no structural damage to the bridge. Slick residue from the cookie dough was left behind after the crash. Causing...
  • Trump Rallies Supporters in Waukesha (WI)

    09/29/2016 11:46:56 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies
    WBAY ^ | September 29, 2016 | Jason Zimmerman
    WAUKESHA, WI (WBAY) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes his third trip to Wisconsin in a little over a month, rallying supporters in Waukesha County Wednesday night. During a 40 minute speech, Trump blasted his democratic rival Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, focusing on her ties to Wall Street, special interest groups and big money donors. “These special interests totally control Hillary Clinton, she’s their chosen representative. You can disregard anything she says, and just remember that phrase, follow the money. She’s there for only one reason, to protect her donors and collect money,” Trump said. He...
  • UW-La Crosse Student 'Very Upset' Over Dorm's Harry Potter Mural

    09/27/2016 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jillian Melchior
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm. The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself. The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our...
  • Police Find Stolen Puppy (Feel-Good Story of the Day!)

    09/19/2016 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WMTV News 15 Wisconsin ^ | September 19, 2016 | WMTV Staff
    JANESVILLE, WI (WMTV) -- A puppy is back where he belongs after being stolen from a Janesville pet store over the weekend. Petland reported the theft Saturday, after a couple who was playing with an 11-week-old pug walked out of the store with it. But thanks to tips reported to the Janesville Police Department and old fashioned policing, officers were able to return the puppy back to the store Monday morning, an outcome the pet store owner is more than grateful for. "We're so glad to have you back here, we're going to take good care of you," Petland store...
  • It's time to stop hugging your chickens

    09/10/2016 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | July, 2016 | Robin Shreeves
    If you’re an urban or suburban chicken farmer, there's a chance you may consider your egg-producing, feathered friends family. You may have even given your chickens names, and you certainly care about them deeply. But do you cuddle and kiss them? As of July 2016, there are 611 people in 45 states with salmonella poisoning from contact with backyard chickens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 138 people were hospitalized. “These outbreaks are expected to continue for the next several months since flock owners might be unaware of the risk of salmonella infection from...