“Supporting” the Troops Hypocrisy

“White House Takes Aim at Financial Protections For Military,”“The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.”National Public Radio, August 13, 2018.“Mulvaney Looks to Weaken Oversight of Military Lending,” “The Trump administration is planning to suspend routine examinations of lenders for violations of the Military Lending Act, which was devised to protect military service members and their families from financial fraud, predatory loans and credit ...

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Why Care about the Environment?

“Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.” Rachel Carson author of Silent Spring“These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.” John MuirIn 1969 the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire. There was so much oil and flammable chemicals floating on the river that it could burn. I saw this river ...

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ALL IS NOT WELL IN RIVER CITY

I am fortunate to be one of the nearly 50 citizens advising the DNR on matters related to the state's first Inland Trout Management Plan. In this capacity, I decided to visit with dedicated trout anglers and professionals from all over the state : Driftless Region, Central Sands, Blue Hills, Northern Highlands, Namekagan River area. We need to pay attention to what they said. In a nutshell, trout fishing is poised to go backwards without change. What convinced these passionate anglers that changes are needed? Few anglers fishing after mid-June in most areas. Fewer ...

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THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY UNIT XII: THE RICH CLASS WAR ON SOCIAL SECURITY

ec“Social Security” is unusual because unlike most other government programs, we pretend a specific tax finances it. That makes it easy to mentally match payroll tax revenues and benefit payments, and to calculate whether the 75- year actuarial balance is positive or negative. No one knows or cares whether the defense program runs actuarial deficits -- because we don't pretend that a particular tax pays for defense. In reality, Social Security benefits are paid in exactly the same way that the government spends on anything else - by crediting somebody's bank ...

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SAVE MONEY BY USING SOLAR POWER

SOLAR WISCONSIN GROUP BUY is just 18 kW away from hitting their second benchmark, triggering a $1,000 rebate for participants!The program is well on its way to reaching the next benchmark of 100 kW, triggering a $.10 per watt ($1,000) rebate. Currently the average homeowner buying through the program will receive a $500 rebate, we need just 18 kW more to reach the program's second benchmark.Attend an upcoming Solar Power Hour to learn more about going solar!Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home owners as well as busine...

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KEEP COVERAGE OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

I am writing to inform people that our attorney general, Brad Schimel, in a move approved by Scott Walker, is suing in federal court to overturn the part of the Affordable Care Act that prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.Obviously, neither of these gentlemen care about cancer survivors, diabetics or others who suffer from chronic diseases.If you think Walker and Schimel should represent everyone, not just those of us who enjoy good health, I urge you to call your state senator and state representative ...

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GRASSROOTS FESTIVALS IN EAU CLAIRE AND WAUSAU

Eau Claire Grassroots Festival will be held at UW Eau Claire-Davies Center-Ojibwe Ball Room,77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701Saturday September 22, 2018Registration 8:00 / Event 9:00For Tickets, Registration and information go to…https: //www.eventbrite.com/e/eau-claire-grassroots-festival-tickets-47368609787PLEASE PREREGISTER / FOOD ORDERS WILL END SEP. 16THKEY NOTE SPEAKER is John Nichols, journalist, author and orator.There will be 20 workshops on Environment, Education, Economics and Equality.This event is hosted by ...

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JOIN THE LABOR DAY PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 3….

Last year, the Citizen Action of WI North Central Organizing Co-op was honored to be awarded Citizens of the Year by the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO.The line-up for parade is on Monday, September 3rd @ 3:00 pm from the corner of 3rd Ave and West Wausau Ave.Parade starts at 4:00 pm and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple at 318 S 3rd Ave., Wausau, Wisconsin.We will recognize Grand Marshal, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year at the end the parade in the Wausau Labor Temple parking lot.Announcer for Parade: Chad ...

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SOLAR CENTRAL WISCONSIN

Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home owners as well as businesses.Check out their website www.growsolar.org.You will find plenty of resources for municipalities, industry professionals and homeowners right here in central Wisconsin.Many installations already have been done on homes and businesses in these counties: Portage, Wood, Waupaca and Marathon.MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association) and Mid-State Technical College are leading this group buy program.You can attend a free Solar Power Hour and learn the ...

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A CLOSER LOOK AT “FAKE NEWS”

In campaign speeches, tweets, and press conferences, Trump counters with, "Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. Just remember, what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."President Trump calls "fake news," a label he pins on nearly all media outlets except Fox News, "the enemy of the American people."According to the three Washington Post journalists assigned to update a fact-checker database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement made by Trump, as of August 1, 2018, Trump made 4,229 ...

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