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Iraq War: Bush-Cheney catastrophe

"The final breakdown of every tax dollar spent by the United States to rebuild post-invasion Iraq was presented to Congress earlier this  month --a down-to-the-nickel analysis of nine years and $60bn worth of waste, arrogance and ineptitude unequalled in American history.

"The conclusive report by Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), was a 186-page document titled 'Learning From Iraq,' which followed that misspent money on a tragic joyride through the expensive and embarrassing mega-blunders that have become synonymous with US 'nation-building' efforts in Iraq since 2003." -Charles McDermid, "Shocked and Audit,"  March 27, 2013, and quoted in WAMM newsletter, May, 2013, page 8.

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25% off all dog fees at Wisconsin Humane Society


Check out all the wonderful dogs available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society. The adoption fee discount applies to all adult dogs at our Milwaukee, Racine and Ozaukee Campuses. View dogs now! 

A different look at North Korea

Let me state it clearly from the beginning.  I do not agree with much of the following quote.  But it is very surprising that the point of view expressed in the quote goes almost unnoticed by all media in the U.S.  Read it and see if you think it gives one pause to consider a wider view of events on the Korean Peninsula.

"North Korea has always served as a 'devil function,' an enormously useful enemy for the United States.

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UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry

Saturday, May 25th 1:00 p.m.

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The Tax Man Goeth

climate change, County Government, Energy, Government, Health Care, News, Politics, Presidential Politics, Reform, Religion, taxes

A few weeks ago it was tax day in America. With just over 50% of American citizens working today and paying taxes, fewer and fewer people take note.

President Obama released his tax returns, like all presidents do, and there was not a lot of surprise. One thing that the media and the citizens should have taken notice of is that the president's effective tax rate is 18%. That's right, 18%. Barely more than what the administration was lambasting Mitt Romney for paying.

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Illegalities follow Scott Walker

The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain.  The reign in Wisconsin falls mainly around Scott Walker.

The John Doe investigation absolutely surrounded Scott Walker's stint as Milwaukee County Executive, and had some of his chosen staff going to prison.  Data and evidence strangely disappeared from computers.  The number of people found guilty on his staff was alarming.  You don't suppose there were illegal activities going on, do you?  You don't suppose that county staff were doing campaigning for Scott while they were being paid with tax money, do you?  You don't suppose.......well, you get the idea.

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College: changing? worth it?

A blog offers only generalizations.  I'd much prefer to cover this subject about colleges in more detail, but a blog is what it is.

I have a B.A. degree from a small, liberal arts college, a M.A. degree from a large Catholic university, and additional, post-graduate study at a large state university.  I've been a college vice president, served on the board of trustees of a college, gave speeches and lectures at many colleges in North America and Europe, and have had life-long associations and connections to colleges and universities.  Some observations...

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A Time for Truth

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Are we finally going to get the truth about Benghazi? After seven months of trying to skirt the issue, it is finally going to be brought up again. Perhaps this time we will get to the truth.

I'm getting sick and tired of the Obama administration lying to the American people. While accusing others of being political in rewriting history, the administration has always viewed this as a political problem and have always been insistent upon relaying their own sets of facts. No matter how false they are. I don't know of anyone outside the Democratic Party who ever believed that a video caused the death and destruction that we have seen in Benghazi. President Obama has promised that we would get to the bottom of this, but has made sure that everyone in his administration will serve as an obstructionist in the investigation.

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WHS dog walk raises $90,000 for homeless animals

 Wisconsin Humane Society dog walk raises $90,000 for homeless animals


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If you are a right-winger, tea partier, etc., the chances are you believe stuff like this...

Dick Cheney is a good, honest American.

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Jennifer Bartolotta elected board president of the Wisconsin Humane Society

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Jennifer Bartolotta elected board president of the Wisconsin Humane Society


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It always amazes me how the obedient, uninformed lemmings follow the right-wing greed anywhere and everywhere they are led.  It further amazes me that these same goose-stepping puppets choose Ronald Reagan as their presidential hero.  Let's get right to it.  I bet few of you zombies realize that Reagan...

Raised taxes as President.

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We're in the big leagues now

IMPACT; IMPACT 2-1-1; Triple Play Day; Miller Park

New Millennium. New Challenges. At the beginning of the new millennium, people in our community were beginning to feel the effects of a volatile economy. They needed help maintaining stability. At the same time, many of the nonprofit organizations and programs that had the experience and resources to provide assistance were virtually unknown. They needed help connecting to people in need.

A Community Came Together. A public-private coalition of stakeholders – including the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Helen Bader Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Milwaukee County government – recognized these mutual concerns needed to be addressed for the good of the community-at-large. They called on IMPACT’s expertise in providing telephonic assistance and connecting people to resources and, in 2002, lent support for the establishment of IMPACT 2-1-1.  Approximately 56,000 people called for help in that first year; and in each of the following years, the volume of people contacting IMPACT 2-1-1 has grown.  In fact, from 2002 through 2012, IMPACT 2-1-1 handled over 1 million requests for information and assistance.

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Right-wing is stealing your Wisconsin

Announcement to the world: check out Wisconsin, it's for sale to a low bidder.

After dodging the John Doe investigations into his staff when he was Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker is on to bigger and better things for the wealthy and greedy.  You are closed out.  You can sit and watch   Walker will use the staff that was not convicted of illegalities to sell Wisconsin to a bidder...not the highest bidder, but the one with the most sleazy connections.  Greed rules, not your vote.  Bigotry rules, not democracy.  Favors rule, not elections.  And it can be done so often in secret.  Yes, it is a horror movie, and you are one of the stars of this story; you are being fleeced.

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