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Responsive Videos

October 12, 2016

The videos on the site are all now responsive ( or should be) so they will now fit on different sizes of screens properly. This requires more testing.

Search fixed on site

October 11, 2016

Nobody has complained about it, but the search function on the site has been mildly broken for a long time --- it would work once, then return the same search results for about 15 minutes, and then work once again. This was a bad caching configuration on the site.  You should now be able to search much more successfully.  My apologies.

Sabotage by Health Care Industry & Conservative Politicians True Cause of Rising Health Premiums

October 11, 2016 general info

October 11, 2016 is several things:

  • A collection of “mini-sites” or communities based on topic or location

  • Discussion areas in each community that can be carried on either on the site or via email or text messaging (soon)

  • Event calendars for each community, and an aggregated calendar of all of the communities

  • Spaces for news and resources in each community

Gaelic Storm coming to Eau Claire

Gaelic Storm
October 11, 2016
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By Making Groceries Mobile, Milwaukeeans Hope To Bring Food -- And Jobs -- To Residents

October 6, 2016

Access to fresh food is limited in some Milwaukee neighborhoods without full-service grocery stores. Now, a few residents have come up with a plan they call . It would not only bring fresh produce to more people, but also create entrepreneurs, starting in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Wiscommunity - fixed a few errors

October 6, 2016

Though I suspect this probably only affected me at the moment, there've been a few serious issues in editing on the site. This cropped up from some setting changes I'd made recently while trying to debug a different problem on the site. Sigh.  Anyway, I'd accidentally set the site to use a version of jquery that broke some of the editing, particularly things that had popups. This mostly made it impossible to change the image at the top of each community page.

Gilmore Girls Popup Coffee Shops

cup of coffee
October 3, 2016

Okay, so as someone who loves both the Gilmore Girls AND coffee, I have to admit that I think this is brilliant. Coffee shops around the country are going to bein honor of the new Gilmore Girls episodes that are coming up.

Internet of Things - taking over our brains AND our computers

October 3, 2016

One of the great promises of modern life is the Internet of Things - you know, where all those little gadgets and thingy-dos in your world are connected to the internet, and we can control them and talk to them and interact from everywhere. This is a really slick bunch of stuff and a lot of it is intriguing, and remarkably cheap, all things considered.

John Doe II investigation is officially dead

October 3, 2016

This morning the US Supreme Court denied the appeal brought by three coundy attorneys to continue what has come to be known as John Doe II. This was the last hope of continuing the investigation. Scott Walker's office has so far had no comment on the ruling. 

Bruce Schneier CryptoGram Sept. 15, 2016

September 15, 2016


         September 15, 2016

         by Bruce Schneier    CTO, Resilient, an IBM Company             

Because Scott Walker Asked

Scott Walker
September 14, 2016

We all knew it was going on, and we all knew it was deplorable. But it's always a great day to see the documentation.

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

September 12, 2016

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

By Senator Kathleen Vinehout


“Happy Birthday!” I told eighty auditors and other legislative leaders at a recent Capitol gathering. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) recently celebrated 50 years of service to the people of the State of Wisconsin.


Dick Lamers talks to the Organizing Co-op about Lake Shore Protection

Dick Lamers talks to the Western Wisconsin Organizing Co-op

September 2, 2016

We had a discussion today with Dick Lamers about shoreline protection laws and the condition of Tainter Lake. This took place on Tainter Lake in Campney Park. We will be bringing you more video and information about our events over time.

Gene Wilder DIes

Gene WIlder and Terri Garr

Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein (1974) - Puttin' on the Ritz

August 29, 2016

Sadly, Gene Wilder died yesterday at the age of 83. Mr. Wilder has delighted me and made me laugh over the years, often at times when I most needed it. I particularly continue to be amazed at his performance in Young Frankenstein, one of my favorite films on many levels. He apparently died from complications from Alzheimer's and had kept his diagnosis a secret in an attempt to not upset his fans. 

Clean Water Activists Eye Assembly Seats for Solutions

August 18, 2016

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Lynn Utesch and David Gorski are two environmental activists seeking to knock off Republican incumbents this November.

The veteran and small farmer, Utesch, and former wrestling champion and counselor, Gorski, are fronting, in effect, for 1,000s of citizens fighting for clean and safe water of their communities.

Kathleen Vinehout - Have an Opinion about Your Internet Connection? Let Your Voice be Heard!

August 9, 2016
Have an Opinion about Your Internet Connection? Let Your Voice be Heard! by Senator Kathleen Vinehout   Do you have a great Internet connection? Less than what you’d prefer? Makes it impossible for you to do your work or your children’s homework? No service at all?   Make your opinion known!