Politics


Crime and Too Little Punishment

“Some men rob you with a six-gun – others rob you with a fountain pen.” Woody Guthrie   “Do the math. Far from a deterrent, multi-million dollar fines are a minuscule cost of doing business...million dollar fines on billion dollar profiteering won't deter it...” Jim Hightower on    fines for illegal behavior in the meat packing industry.   Last week I wrote about corporate crime and how it is more prevalent, more costly, and more harmful to society than ordinary street crime (like murder, assault, robbery or rape). This week we look at ...

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Corporate Crime

“The irony is that the nation I live in, once a beacon of democracy for my parents, is now dominated by corporations that value profit over people, safety and well-being,” Marta Tellado, CEO of Consumer Reports. Her parents fled Cuba in 1961. Crime was a major issue in the recent election. According to the Republicans “crime is  skyrocketing” and honest citizens are living in fear of widespread violent crime. “Criminals are “wreaking havoc on American cities” said Rep. Tom Tiffany despite his mostly rural northern Wisconsin congressional district having ...

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April Supreme Court Election Urgent for Fair Maps

On April 4, 2023, we citizens of Wisconsin have a chance to fix the problem of unfair maps. Unfair maps are gerrymandered voting districts that give one Party a structural advantage over the other Party. This is simply wrong, by either Democrats or Republicans. Currently and for the past decade in Wisconsin, unfair voting districts have given Republicans unchallenged majorities in both houses of the Legislature. Wisconsin now has the most gerrymandered voting districts in the nation. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/12/09/wisconsin-assembly-maps-mo...

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Women for Women

Women for Women Thursday, January 5, 2023 6PM     Our January Women for Women program is one you don’t want to miss! Our guests for this program will be Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Janet Protasiewic and Everett Mitchell. We will be starting promptly at 6 PM to give each the opportunity to express their views and allow for questions. Hope you can join us.   The Link:   https://zoom.us/j/92010859880   The invitation with the dial up number.   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92010859880  ...

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BUT WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER AIRCRAFT CARRIER?

Average American to US Congressman: “Congressman, my city’s water is supplied through aging lead pipes. Children are showing high levels of lead in their bodies that damages brain development and their overall health. I’m terrified for my own children. We need congress to provide the money to replace these dangerous pipes.” US Congressman to Average American: “Yes, yes, I know – these pipes are a real problem and believe me, I feel your pain. But you know, times are tough and we just don’t have the money right now. Maybe you can buy bottled water for the ...

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FAIR MAPS COALITION

Please register your interest in participating in the 2022 FMC Activists' Strategy & Planning Meeting in Wausau on Saturday, January 14.

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IF THE B-21 COULD SPEAK

The First Commandment: “I am the Lord thy God – thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Idolatry: the worship of a physical object as a god   The dignitaries, the VIP’s, the CEO’s, the top brass had gathered. Hundreds had come on a warm, a beautiful, California evening. The dusk sunlight still lit the air. The national anthem was sung. Hands covered hearts, the brass stood in uniformed salute as the ear shattering military aircraft flew overhead. It was perfection. Hollywood was humbled. The stage was set. The CEO of Northrup-Grumman extolled ...

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RUSSIAGATE REVISITED

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.” -  George Orwell This past October a group of 30 Democrats from the U.S. congress wrote a letter to President Biden suggesting  he pursue negotiations with Russia for peace in Ukraine. They were immediately and loudly condemned by the remainder of the Democratic Party and quickly rescinded the letter. Think about this – let it sink in. A group of legislators was condemned for the outrageous act of suggesting ...

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Women for Women

Women for Women Starting the New Year off right! Please join us Thursday, January 5, 2023, 6 PM sharp!   Women for Women will feature Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Everett Mitchell and Janet Protasiewicz   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92010859880   Meeting ID: 920 1085 9880 One tap mobile +13017158592,,92010859880# US (Washington DC) +13092053325,,92010859880# US   Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 931 3860 US +1 929 ...

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Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

URGENT   URGENT  URGENT   YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO HELP PUSH THE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER ACCESS TO CARE ACT OVER THE FINISH LINE NBCC (National Breast Cancer Coalition) and WBCC (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition) advocates have been working tirelessly to move the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act H.R. 3183 to the floor for a vote before the end of this session. This legislation provides critical health access to women and men with metastatic breast cancer and not long to live.  They should not have to wait two years for Medicare ...

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