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  • 6-year-old Wisconsin hunter takes first buck under new law

    11/23/2017 8:53:01 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 11/23/17 | Chris Eger
    A law signed last week by Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker to eliminate the threshold age to hunt has produced results for mentored hunters. As reported by Green Bay’s Local 5 News, six-year-old Reece Krantz of Lancaster bagged his first buck while out hunting with his father as a result of the new law. “There is a lot of backlash and typically it is the people that don’t understand hunting,” said Joe Krantz, the youth’s father. “We just wanted the freedom to make the choice ourselves.” Classified as a “youth mentored hunting bill” by its sponsor, Assembly Bill 455 passed...
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • FOX 11 Investigates uncovers roadblock to Brown Co. traffic relief plan

    11/17/2017 4:12:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Mark Leland, FOX 11 Investigates
    BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) -- If you experience stop-and-go traffic heading to work or backups on your way home, you’re not the only one frustrated. Every community experiences traffic delays. Transportation planners design new roads to ease the congestion. But FOX 11 Investigates found that in Brown County, those planning the roads are frustrated too. Ads by ZINC Highway 172 in Brown County carries a heavy load of cars and trucks. During peak traffic hours, motorists are trying to cross the Fox River. A little over two miles to the south, the Claude Allouez Bridge in De Pere can be even...
  • Ethanol Production Can Increase Global Warming, Study Says

    11/16/2017 6:02:38 AM PST · by Obadiah · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/16/2017 | Lee Bergquist
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the shift of more than 7 million acres into cropland led to massive releases of carbon emissions into the atmosphere after a 2007 federal law mandated ethanol in gasoline. The increased carbon emissions is equivalent to 20 million new cars driving down American roadways every year, according to the researchers' estimates in the study released Wednesday.
  • Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Senate Tax Package

    11/15/2017 4:51:41 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 164 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 Nov 17 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said he opposes the Senate Republican tax package, becoming the first GOP voice of dissent that, if it gains momentum, could force significant changes or jeopardize the party’s goal to pass the bill before the end of the year. “If they can pass it without me, let them,” Mr. Johnson said in an interview Wednesday, adding that the plan unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses. “I’m not going to vote for this tax package.” Any Republican opposition is significant because GOP leaders are counting on near universal support from within the...
  • 2 La Crosse teens charged in gang rape of 2 girls inside South Side garage

    11/15/2017 3:22:11 AM PST · by Uncle Lonny · 48 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | Nov 9,2017 | Anne Jungen
    A 16-year-old said she and a 15-year-old were in Basley’s garage late Oct. 29 or early Oct. 30 with about 15 other people after the girls had run away from the Family & Children’s Center, according to the complaint. She said the males raped and hit the 15-year-old before she intervened, the complaint stated. The 16-year-old girl said she protested and was forced to perform oral sex on “a lot” of offenders until her throat bled. Several males then raped and hit her, according to the complaint.
  • UW-Madison faculty ask campus to commit to climate action, carbon neutrality

    11/11/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Madison.com ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Pat Schneider
    University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have adopted a resolution encouraging campus administrators to implement a plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-Madison Faculty Senate unanimously passed the resolution on Nov. 6, said sponsor, Kurt Paulsen, an associate professor in urban planning. The resolution encourages funding, creation and implementation of a campus-wide climate action plan with specific and measurable targets. Sustainability improvements on campus often require financial investments, Blank stressed. And investments in the campus’ state-owned buildings often requires state approval and funding, she said. Blank in closing quoted former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • Governor Walker Outlaws BDS in Wisconsin

    11/09/2017 4:16:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In a move sure to annoy the academic left already hostile to him, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an executive order effectively outlawing BDS in the state. "On October 30th, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an anti-BDS measure, Executive Order 261, into law," the Louis D. Brandeis Center reports. "The Executive Order states that agencies may not 'execute a contract with a business entity if that entity is engaging in a boycott of Israel. Further, agencies shall reserve the right to terminate any contract with a business entity that engages in a boycott of Israel during the term of the...
  • Wisconsin passes resolution calling for a constitutional convention -Only 6 more states are...

    11/09/2017 4:04:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | November 8, 2017
    Following passage of a joint State Senate resolution Tuesday, Wisconsin became the 28th state to call for a U.S. constitutional convention. Earlier this year, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a similar resolution. As the resolutions have now passed both houses of the state Legislature, and as Governor Scott Walker’s approval is not needed, last night’s vote made Wisconsin’s call for a constitutional convention official. The convention was called in support of a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would require the federal government to operate under a balanced budget.
  • U.S. bishop doubles-down on refusing funerals to non-repentant gays

    11/03/2017 6:47:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/3/17 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino is defending his diocese's recent guidelines to priests about denying funerals for non-repentant homosexuals, saying it’s the "straightforward teaching of the Church." He clarified in the face of an ugly campaign to have him removed as bishop that such guidelines in no way indicate that "we don’t care about homosexual people"  Morlino, the bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, has come under fire because his priests received a guidance reminding them of what the Code of Canon Law says about Catholic funerals for unrepentant “manifest public sinners,” such as people who publicly entered a same-sex “marriage.”...
  • GOP Donor Behind Fusion GPS Trump Oppo Research IS TOP PAUL RYAN DONOR

    10/29/2017 8:22:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/29/2017 | Jim Hoft
    GIVE IT BACK, PAUL! THE CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLET WASHINGTON FREE BEACON WAS ORIGINAL FUNDER OF ANTI-TRUMP OPPO RESEARCH WITH FUSION GPS The Free Beacon informed House Intelligence officials on Friday that the news organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump Fusion GPS opposition research.Political operative Roger Stone said Thursday, as reported on The Gateway Pundit, that Paul Singer was the conservative billionaire behind the “Trump Dossier.”The Washington Free Beacon is funded by conservative Paul Singer who was an anti-Trumper and Marco Rubio supporter. Singer reportedly donated $2.5 million to the Marco Rubio campaign.Paul Singer is also a top Paul Ryan...
  • Scott Walker Slams CNN Contributor Brian Fallon for Calling Ed Gillespie a White Supremacist

    10/29/2017 1:14:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-28-17 | Sean Moran
    The Republican Governors Association (RGA) slammed Hillary Clinton’s ex-spokesman and CNN political contributor Brian Fallon in a statement on Saturday after Fallon derisively claimed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie was a white supremacist. “Brian Fallon’s attack on Ed Gillespie is shameful, disgraceful, and has no place in American politics,” said RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker. “Ralph Northam, Hillary Clinton and CNN should immediately denounce Fallon’s blatant attempt to score political points from a tragedy, and CNN should question whether it serves the network and the viewing public well by giving a microphone to Fallon’s hateful rhetoric.” Fallon claimed that...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/28/2017 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/24/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”
  • Universities hiring specialists to combat violent masculinity

    10/25/2017 9:00:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 25, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison hopes to hire a “Violence Prevention Specialist” who will work on “engaging men” in sexual assault prevention. The Violence Prevention Specialist will primarily work to create programming on “reduction of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking,” and a recent job posting notes that “engaging men” will be an integral aspect of this work.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/25/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10-24-17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a “die-in” at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.  According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest...
  • Sargento Foods expanding in Wisconsin

    10/24/2017 12:48:50 PM PDT · by UB355 · 18 replies
    witi 6 ^ | 10/24/2017 | AP
    HILBERT, Wis. — Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade. WLUK-TV reports that the company is adding 40,000 square feet (almost 3,720 square meters) and 150 jobs to its Hilbert location. The Hilbert location currently employs about 300 people
  • Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Coming Up for a Vote in Senate

    10/24/2017 6:58:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin Constitutional Carry or permitless carry bill is likely to come up for a vote in the Wisconsin Senate this month, according to the NRA-ILA. Critical legislation that will improve your ability to defend yourself may be voted on in the Wisconsin state Senate this month. Senate Bill 169 will allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally allowed to be.  The bill moves the ball forward to make real what Wisconsin voted for in 1998, when they passed the Constitutional amendment noted above. Article...
  • Marquette University hosts ‘Black Male Appreciation Luncheon’

    10/18/2017 6:43:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 18, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    A Catholic university recently hosted a racially-tailored lunch meant to highlight the “social injustices for Black and Latino males” in the Milwaukee Area. Marquette University, a Jesuit-run school located in Milwaukee, earlier this week gave a “Black Male Appreciation Luncheon” on its campus, an event upon which the school refused to comment in spite of multiple inquires from The College Fix.
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...