Book Report: Economix by Michael Goodwin

Looking for a primer on economics that’s not all addled economics gobbledy-gook that reads like Milton Friedman and puts you to sleep? Well, this graphic text book might be what you want if you want to understand socialism and capitalism and communism and any of the other ism trends. Mr….

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A Question About Laptops and Emails

As all of you have certainly read over the past four to six weeks, there’s been a lot of press and speculation about a certain laptop computer that somehow was abandoned by its owner and ended up in the hands of a has been lawyer. Now ignoring all of the…

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Rep. John Nygren Is Enjoying Tweeting Nonsense

The problem with Wisconsin’s unemployment system rests in the late 20th Century technology that the state is saddled with because the legislature hasn’t the will to spend the money on an upgrade. So giving the states alternative methods? Still requires vast amounts of time and effort to build into the…

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Monday Humor:

ok…stolen from social media…but I am not old enough to remember a phone exactly like this one: but it does make me realize that the phone companies moved the cost of much of their infrastructure to your bank account instead of theirs… and I do remember when you could only…

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White House and Environs as Seen From Space

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Distance Learning: Why Aren’t We Using Television?

W-a-a-a-a-a-y back in the day, I attended a Catholic parochial elementary school. We had seven teachers for eight classes…the choir director came in to teach music…but we had no art teacher…we had no library. But at that time Milwaukee channel 10, WMVS, (owned and operated by the Milwaukee Vocational School…

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Can We Call This The WUHAN Virus Instead Of Coronavirus?

There is a whole family of coronaviruses that cause all types of respiratory illnesses in humans (and animals), including the common cold. Most of them aren’t that dangerous, although some are, like SARS or MERS. So we are doing the whole world a disfavor by continuing to use the label…

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The Decline In Transparency In WI State Government

There’s been some new troubling nonsense out of Madison about transparency in government. Apparently several people have their noses out of joint about what Governor Tony Evers will release under the open records laws while GOP legislators spend tax dollars trying to avoid doing exactly the same thing. First, I…

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The Most Transparent President In History Did What?

Well…he held a secret dinner meeting with two CEOs’: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and 21st C entrepreneur, Peter Thiel. And apparently it was perfect! You know, as perfectly normal. Facebook confirmed to the network that the pair (Zuckerberg and the president), along with Facebook board member and Trump donor Peter Thiel,…

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Poor Ideas In Public Safety: Foxconn Edition

Yes, Foxconn is actually building some type of manufacturing facility in Racine County in Wisconsin. But they don’t seem to fully appreciate the building safety laws that we’ve all come to expect. What do I mean? Sprinkler systems in buildings. Something that we all take for granted in modern buildings….

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