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  • Report: POTUS TRUMP to Sign Order That Will Overhaul Visa Program for High-Skilled Workers

    04/18/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    The H1-B visa program, which is used by tech companies to bring in high-skilled workers, will see a bit of an overhaul on Tuesday when the President issues a new executive order. The President will sign the executive order at a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which reportedly will make it far more difficult for U.S. employers to “look overseas for workers to fill middle-income jobs”.
  • Trump To Sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Orders (H1B Visas Finally Targeted)

    04/18/2017 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing a government-wide review aimed at putting new teeth back into decades-old “Buy American” and “Hire American” directives. The 220-day review process, which could lead to additional executive orders and possibly legislation, will focus on preventing foreign workers with H-1B visas from, as one senior administration official put it, “undercutting American labor at less cost,” which the official labeled as “an abuse” of the current system. “This is a clear statement from the president of the United States to shore up some of these abuses,” the official continued....
  • Widow wants hollow-point bullet ban

    04/16/2017 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 80 replies
    Journal Times, Racine , Wisconsin ^ | 16 apr 2017 | Jon Brines
    RACINE — The widow of a Racine delivery driver James Norris, who was gunned down on Racine’s north side in March 2016, is calling for a ban on hollow-point bullets that reportedly contributed to his death. “The guy bought the ammunition from Walmart that killed him,” Stacy Blevins said. “You don’t buy hollow-point bullets unless you meant to kill him.” According to Racine Police, Norris was shot to death March 25, 2016, in the 3900 block of Green Street. He was found in the street next to his car door at an apartment complex where he had just delivered food...
  • Police capture suspect in gun theft who sent Trump manifesto

    04/14/2017 11:26:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    News24 ^ | April 14, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>Chicago - Police captured a Wisconsin man early on Friday, ending an intense manhunt launched after he allegedly robbed a gun shop and sent an anti-government manifesto to US President Donald Trump.</p> <p>Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was arrested without incident on a farm in the midwestern state of Wisconsin, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said.</p>
  • Wisconsin Fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, Who Mailed Manifesto to Trump, Is Captured

    04/14/2017 7:06:56 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Erik Ortiz
    The Wisconsin fugitive accused of stealing more than a dozen firearms and mailing a conspiracy-laced manifesto to President Donald Trump was captured early Friday following a 10-day manhunt, police said. Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was captured at a farm in southern Wisconsin after police responded to a report of a suspicious person, according to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office. A man found at the property on Thursday night appeared to match the description of Jakubowski, who apparently had been camping at the site and refused to leave when asked by someone earlier, police said. Authorities set up a perimeter around the...
  • LAWSUIT: U. Wisconsin-Madison employees denied coverage for gender reassignment surgery

    04/11/2017 6:59:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 11, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two University of Wisconsin-Madison employees who were denied insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery. The Wisconsin Group Insurance Board had allowed for the coverage back in July based on a provision in the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), but (reluctantly) agreed to eliminate it at the behest of the state Department of Justice beginning on February 1.
  • Wisconsin manhunt: Police aware suspect may try suicide-by-cop

    04/11/2017 12:28:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/11/17 | ap
    Wisconsin police told Fox News on Tuesday they were fully aware they could be engaged in a suicide-by-cop showdown if they encounter manhunt suspect Joseph Jakubowski, wanted for stealing guns and mailing a 161-page manifesto to President Trump. "I'm confident that if that were the case, we are going to do everything we can to keep our community safe and keep our officers safe," Rock County Sheriff Richard Spoden said on "America's News HQ." "We haven't had anyone get hurt and we certainly don't want him to get hurt."
  • FBI Manhunt Underway for Heavily Armed Liberal “Revolution” Extremist Targeting President Trump…

    04/08/2017 6:00:41 PM PDT · by Bratch · 76 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 8, 2017 | sundance
    The FBI and U.S. Marshals have dozens of agents and officers involved in a nation-wide  manhunt for a Wisconsin man who mailed a 160 page threatening manifesto to the White House.   In addition a seriously disturbing video (below) has surfaced showing the man proclaiming he is part of the left-wing “revolution” movement. Joseph Jakubowski has been on the run since Tuesday, when police say he broke into the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, south of Madison, and stole 16 high-caliber rifles and handguns. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, and traveling with a bulletproof vest and helmet, according to authorities. Jakubowski...
  • (U of Wisconsin) Student earns national attention for research on racism in language

    04/06/2017 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | April 6, 2017 | Sammy Gibbons
    In classrooms across the country, students might be scolded for using "ain't" instead of "isn't." But a UW-Madison student is working to erase the stigma against Ebonics, also known as African-American Vernacular English. UW-Madison junior Erika Gallagher conducted research about code switching, also known as code meshing, in which people change their regular speech tendencies to fit into the mold of what is commonly accepted as appropriate. Ebonics is a variety of English that is commonly found in the center of large cities that have been historically populated primarily by black people. It is commonly found in slam poetry,...
  • 5 school districts on lockdown because of gun theft; suspect identified

    04/06/2017 1:18:06 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 6 apr 2017 | Bill Novak
    Five school districts in south-central Wisconsin put their schools on a soft lockdown Thursday because of information Janesville police received investigating a gun shop break-in and theft of guns Tuesday night. Janesville, Edgerton, Evansville, Fort Atkinson and Milton school districts have ongoing lockdowns, according to the districts. The Rock County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect in the break-in and the one who allegedly made threats against an unspecified school as Joseph Jakubowski, 32, of Janesville. "Information was received in the very early morning hours Thursday that Jakubowski has been highly agitated recently, regarding a variety of political issues," said...
  • Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

    04/06/2017 12:43:33 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/2017 | Fred Lucas
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16. One is regarding whether a Christian school in Missouri is entitled to compete for the same state dollars as nonreligious schools. The outcome could affect so-called Blaine amendments in states across the country. The second case involves property rights in Wisconsin. The third is a transgender bathroom case out of a Virginia high school, and how broadly the federal government may interpret Title IX, a federal law that...
  • Teachers should include ‘disclaimer’ allowing Ebonics in class, language researcher says

    04/06/2017 11:23:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 6, 2017 | Staff
    University of Wisconsin-Madison student Erika Gallagher thinks that helping students learn proper English is racist. She’s drawing a national reputation for her research on “code switching,” a practice in which people who grew up using a minority vernacular like Ebonics “change their regular speech tendencies” to sound like the majority.
  • Volunteers on lookout for speeding cars in Menomonie, Wis.

    04/04/2017 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies
    Fox 9 News ^ | Apr 03 2017 10:58AM CDT | Allie Johnson
    Fed up with people speeding in your neighborhood? If you live in Menomonie, Wisconsin, there’s a new effort you can be a part of to get drivers to slow down. The Menomonie Police Department recently introduced a new program inviting citizens to help identify speeding vehicles and report them to the police. The program is called “Traffic Tamers.” After completing training with the police department, volunteers can check out radar units to conduct their own speed watches in their neighborhood. The volunteers, called “tamers,” work in pairs. One runs the radar unit to record the speed of the vehicle, while...
  • Freedom Caucus reveals Trump is flexible but Paul Ryan is totally unwilling to negotiate healthcare

    04/02/2017 10:29:38 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 79 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | 4/2/17 | Fox News Sunday
    Chris Wallace Interview of Jim Jordan. Jim Jordan: "Let's accomplish what the people asked us to do when they sent us to Washington . . . let's find a plan that is consistent with what the American people told us to do when they elected us."
  • Wisconsin bill would allow hidden weapons without license

    03/28/2017 8:29:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Statae Journal ^ | 27 mar 2017 | Scott Bauer
    Hidden handguns could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also allow licensed concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into places where they are currently barred, including school buildings, unless signs are posted prohibiting them. "We're just removing the barrier of the concealed carry permit to give them their constitutional right," said the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski of Irma. She and Sen. Dave Craig, a Republican from Big Bend, began circulating the measure on Tuesday for co-sponsors.
  • Construction company uses #NoSnowflakes in recruitment campaign (Liberals Heads Explode)

    03/25/2017 7:20:03 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 38 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 3/24/2017 | Nathan Hansen
    “#NoSnowflakes,” warns an employee recruitment campaign, but the West Salem-based construction company meant no political offense by the message it put on a Third Street billboard, according to its business recruitment manager. The term was first used in pop culture to disparage spoiled, lazy millennials at the turn of the century and in more recent years has been applied generally to political liberals. “We don’t care what politics a person has as long as they show up and work hard all day long,” Greg Brickl said when asked about a politically loaded term that has raised some eyebrows. Brickl said...
  • Professor Takes Stance that State Government can Decide Property Rights of Private Owners

    03/24/2017 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If there is an indefensible position on property rights, count on an academic to take it. On March 20 the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin, a property rights case it agreed to take up in January 2016. The Cato Institute previewed the case on St. Patrick's Day. "Joseph Murr and his siblings own two side-by-side lakeside lots, one with a recreational cabin and the other left vacant as an investment," the Cato Institute release noted. "Due to land-use restrictions, they allege that Wisconsin has 'taken' the vacant lot, which would require the state to...
  • Gummy Bear Giant Haribo Is Going to Open Its First U.S. Factory

    03/24/2017 5:10:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Reuters
    German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. It gave Germany one of its most famous advertising slogans, promising to make kids and adults happy.
  • Fake booze! Paul Ryan is mocked for his 'appalling' pint of Guinness during St Patrick's Day toast

    03/20/2017 6:17:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 13:38 EDT, 18 March 2017 | By Abigail Miller
    Paul Ryan is being mocked on Twitter for toasting with a flat pint of Guinness Naomi O'Leary tweeted the first photo with the 'appalling' pint and said 'Grave missteps by the US' The luncheon has taken place every year since 1983 close to St Patrick's Day The Speaker of the House spoke at the event because of his Irish descent Paul Ryan is being roasted on Twitter for toasting a Friends of Ireland lunch event with a flat pint of Guinness. The Republican Speaker of the House is of Irish descent, but has unknowingly become the joke of St Patrick's...
  • Tammy Baldwin Paid Clinton Lawyer $90K For Crisis Control After VA Scandal

    03/19/2017 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) paid Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer $90,000 for crisis control following a Veteran Affairs facility scandal that engulfed the senator and her staff. Baldwin, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, was the only member of Congress from Wisconsin to receive an official federal government inspector general report warning of the over-prescription of narcotics given to veterans at the Tomah VA facility in her state. The abuses at the facility ultimately led to the death of a Marine.A memo was first circulated in 2009 warning of the dangerous amounts of narcotics prescribed to veterans...