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FACT OR FAKE

 Our world is filled with misinformation. Here are non-partisan sites for you to check out what you read. AP Fact Check… The Associated Press website, an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting, founded in 1846. Fact Check …a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Fact Tank: News in the Numbers…Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Medi...

TRY WRITING A LIMERICK

 How are you dealing with all of the stuff going on in your world right now?Have you tried writing a limerick?Here are some samples to get you going. A painter who came from Great BritainHailed a lady who sat with her knittin’.He remarked with a sigh,“that park bench—well, IJust painted it, right where you’re sittin.”  There was an old monk from SiberiaWhose existence grew drearier and drearier.Till he broke from his cellAnd with a super-loud yellEloped with the Mother Superior.  A goddess capricious is Fame.You may strive to make ...

THE SKILLS ARE ALIVE

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CIVIC HEALTH IN WISCONSIN

 (This article is based on a report from the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.) Wisconsin joins 30 other U.S. states in measuring civic health and building the program to make improvements. Civic health refers to the interactions of people with neighbors, friends and relatives. It also refers to the interactions of people with their government and other community organizations. Many people have withdrawn from community life, even before the pandemic. During this crisis, social connections are needed more than ever. States are creating programs to measure and to improve ...

WORDS FROM REP. JOHN LEWIS (1940 – 2020)

 (John Lewis left us his great legacy. He also gave us words to live by as we continue the march.) “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” “We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house—and through books, through information we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” “Freedom is not a state. It ...

ENBRIDGE IS RE-ROUTING ITS PIPELINE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN

 Enbridge (the Canadian company) runs a pipeline through northern Wisconsin and through the Bad River Reservation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe filed a lawsuit and won. Now Enbridge is planning to remove a 12-mile segment of its Line 5 from the Bad River Reservation and bypass the reservation with 42 miles of new pipe. Enbridge says the line transports an average 540,000 barrels a day between Superior and southwestern Ontario that is eventually used to supply propane to dealers in Wisconsin and Michigan. Enbridge has asked the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to give it eminent ...

SMART EXPERTISE PRODUCES MUCH-NEEDED MASKS

 (This is reprinted from Union Labor News, May 2020) SMART expertise produces much-needed masks. After two months of coronavirus, most of us have become connoisseurs of face masks. The best ones achieve a good seal with an embedded aluminum strip that crosses the bridge of the nose. Where do those come from? Thirteen million of them have come from unions. The idea for making them came from the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) which proceeded to get more than two dozen union contractors to donate the material. Hallie Jennerman and ...

MARSY’S LAW FOR WISCONSIN

The April 7 ballot will include this question: Question 1: Additional rights of crime victims. Shall section 9m of article I of the constitution, which gives certain rights to crime victims, be amended to give crime victims additional rights, to require that the rights of crime victims be protected with equal force to the protections afforded the accused while leaving the federal constitutional rights of the accused intact, and to allow crime victims to enforce their rights in court?YES vote would mean updating Wisconsin’s Constitution with strong, enforceable rights for crime victims. You have the power to help those, who through ...

WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL IN THE CLOUD

 WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL IN THE CLOUDWISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVALSATURDAY MARCH 21st9:30 AM On March 21st Visithttps://tinyurl.com/s4v2yzqFor Easy Steps to Join the FestivalAlso Visit Anytime for the Latest Information MUSICThe Raging Grannies - Raging Grannies of MadisonTom Kastle - Tom Kastle SPEAKERS Lisa Graves - Truth North ResearchMike Crute - Devil's Advocates RadioKaren McKim - Wisconsin Election IntegrityTyler Norman - Community Disaster Preparedness Ben Wikler - Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin TENTATIVE SPEAKERS...

NEW RULES FOR RESISTANCE

  Don’t use his name. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone. Do not argue with those who support him. It doesn’t work. Focus on his policies, not his mental state. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow. No more helpless/hopeless talk. Support artists and the arts. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it. Take care of yourself. Resist! Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon: “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The ...