On Wisconsin GOP lawmaker wants to control sea lamprey
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On Tornado warning alert only a test
It was an internal test that was never meant to go outside the NWS walls. They were preparing for when the REAL testing starts for Weather Awareness Week in April. There is a code they send with the test that tells the digital subscribers (like the emergency service the cell phones use) whether it is an operational (real) warning or a test. They (NWS) accidentally sent the wrong code..So, yes... the people at NWS are human and made a mistake.
On Sparks fly at mining bill hearing
thatwaseasy, I'm not sure you can speak directly for "the people of Wisconsin". As for "wanting this", I'm betting a lot of the people that "want this" don't really even know what it is that they are even getting.
Do your homework people. This isn't just about "up north". There are plans in the works to put sand mines around Prairie Du Chien, Avoca, Arena, and who knows how many other places on and around the Wisconsin River..Dr. Wayne Feyereisn from the Division of General Internal Medicine of the Mayo Clinic presented a PowerPoint about the health risks from air borne silica sand mining and chemical pollution of water from frac sand mining and processing..His “Facts and Fallacies” PowerPoint slides:.http://www.sandpointtimes.com/Silica-San... .From his presentation:Silica is a Class 1 carcinogen. Class 1 means it absolutely causes cancer. Silica can also cause COPD and auto-immune illnesses such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and affect kidneys..Dr. Feyereisn is greatly concerned about the exposure to diesel, a Class 1 carcinogen, from mining operations and hundreds of sand trucks daily. In the year 2000 there were 125,000 deaths in the U.S. due to diesel exposure. Two proposed mines in MN will each use 500,000 gallons of diesel per site per year or a total of 1 million gallons for both mines. 250,000 gallons of diesel per day are sold in the State of MN. Traffic safety is an issue with 1 in 5 collisions with trucks the size of sand trucks resulting in death..Dr. Feyereisn stated that silica sand mining and processing is happening way ahead of State and Federal regulations that would protect public health.
On UW to give Alvarez bonus for Rose Bowl
bignik, the Badgers don't seem to have much of a problem selling out at Camp Randall. Where there is demand, there is $$.
On Cliff jumping with Obama
916WI, we are a middle class family that, thankfully, could afford the tax hike (aka: elimination of Bush/Obama tax cuts). However, it would also mean $2k that won't be going straight back into the local economy. Many families can't afford the $2k loss right now..The middle class doesn't, typically, sit on their income. It gets spent. It keeps the economy moving.
On GOP must ensure capitalism works for all
RAF said "If government got out of the way, no incentives, no deductions, and no over-needed regulations it would be an open playing field where business could thieve.".Freudian slip much?
On Our intolerant nation
RAF, I believe you and your buddies here have demonstrated yourselves to be in the same corner as those pesky "liberals" (as you see them), but only with a different color T-shirt on..Try the middle-road sometime. Only there will you find tolerance.
On Rain 'helpful,' but not enough
It's only a half-truth that letting grass go dormant will not kill it off in the summer drought. After 3-4 weeks without significant water, it does actually begin to die. http://www.thelawninstitute.org/environm...
On A city where dogs are most everywhere
Hank, some of us think it's weird that you *can't* become emotionally attached to a family pet. See how that goes both ways there?
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