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  • In this Wisconsin town, you get the smart meter or they shut you down

    07/11/2013 6:06:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-11-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    BARABOO — Residents in this small southern Wisconsin city have two choices when it comes to the brave new world of the Smart Grid: Go along with new “smart” meters for public utilities or get along without water, gas or electricity. Most residents don’t make a fuss and let the utilities install the new smart meters, which are supposed to provide utility customers and taxpayers with savings from real-time data usage and less manpower needed to read traditional analog meters. Some residents, however, including 81-year-old Audrey Parker, say the smart meters are an invasion of privacy, and they believe the...
  • ‘Smart’ city shuts off great-grandma’s water

    07/10/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-9-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON – Audrey Parker says she has paid her water bill on time for the past 20 years, but that didn’t stop the city of Baraboo from shutting off the great-grandmother’s water supply Tuesday. The reason? The 81-year-old Parker says it’s because she wouldn’t let the city replace her analog water meter with a new ‘smart meter’ – a battle she’s fought with City Hall for more than a year now. “(Monday) I went to see the Mayor (Mike Palm). The cutoff day was this (Tuesday) morning and I thought the city might relent,” Parker told Wisconsin Reporter. “Yesterday they...
  • The Bombing of Sterling Hall (The Antiwar Movement in the USA thirty four years ago today)

    08/24/2004 12:49:23 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 17 replies · 6,532+ views
    LeeMark Communications ^ | 2000 | Christopher J. Lee
    The Bombing of Sterling HallText and photos copyright © 2000 Leemark Communications The doors to the old part of Sterling Hall, as seen from Charter Street. Early on August 24th, 1970, a van loaded with six barrels of explosives blew up just outside the East Wing of Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. The bombing was carried out by four men in protest of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The bombing was directed against the Mathematics Research Center, a U.S.-Army-funded facility, which was located in the East Wing of Sterling Hall along with the...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 18-24, 2004 (link to Chat post)

    01/21/2004 12:23:59 PM PST · by cogitator · 113+ views
    Link post to posting in FR "chat" section, where additional posts should be directed: Geology Picture of the Week, January 18-24, 2004
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 18-24, 2004

    01/21/2004 12:00:26 PM PST · by cogitator · 15 replies · 285+ views
    I thought about making this a WhereIsIt? subject, but I decided to talk about it instead. I grew up in Wisconsin, and visited Devil's Lake a few times. It's a very unique place situated in the middle of Wisconsin, and the geology of the place is very interesting. So here's an aerial view, a "bluff-level" view, and a description of the geology. Brief Geologic History (Baraboo Syncline) "Glaciation: The Baraboo region is a boundary between the driftless area to the west and glacial deposits to the east. As the glaciers progressed westward, a terminal moraine dammed the existing Wisconsin River....