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by mystic
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Charging $25 for a Letter to the Editor
Replies: 4
Views: 10901

Charging $25 for a Letter to the Editor

I heard some people talking about there being a $25 charge for having a letter printed in the Letter to the Editor secton of the Tomahawk Leader. Is this true? Is it just for certain types of letters?
by mystic
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most of Walker's "reforms" now gone.
Replies: 0
Views: 8844

Most of Walker's "reforms" now gone.

Act 10 now gutted by the courts, his voter suppression act held back by the courts, the wolf hunt taken apart by the courts has left Walker looking pretty lame.
by mystic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 57
Views: 78356

Re: Obamacare

Obamacare does have good ideas within it, however nationalized healthcare is a bad idea. In the short term, yes some people will benefit. However, the VA system and Medicare are good examples of why the nationalized system is going to negatively implact the entire healthcare system. Decreased reimb...
by mystic
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 57
Views: 78356

Re: Obamacare

Each year tens of thousands of America go to other countries including Canada for various healthcare procedures. A friend of mine who is a rabid Tea Partier buys his prescriptions exclusively from Canada. The fact is The Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare if you prefer will do more for Americans than ...
by mystic
Thu May 31, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walker
Replies: 80
Views: 29807

Re: Walker

"You get a break for the interest paid on your home mortgage. You get a deduction for charitable donations. You get a deduction for each kid you might have. " No mortgage, don't itemize, no kids. But I did have a tax bill. And here's something for Walker, my property tax bill was bigger th...
by mystic
Thu May 31, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Psychology behind Political Differences
Replies: 4
Views: 3560

The Psychology behind Political Differences

Should be educational. THE Wisconsin Public Radio IDEAS NETWORK PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 7:00 AM Joy Cardin - 06/01B Joy Cardin's guest after eight says that the difference between liberals and conservatives lies deep in their psychologies. He discusses the personality traits commonly associ...
by mystic
Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walker
Replies: 80
Views: 29807

Re: Walker

I wonder how Walker money donors feel about their money to defend criminals. And after all, don't republicans claim lawyers are no good.
by mystic
Mon May 28, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Financial mess solution
Replies: 23
Views: 27153

Re: Financial mess solution

[quote="Kerry Tobin"]Hey, if nothing else, the recalls will bring a lot of money into Wisconsin. Think of all the money spent on TV commercials. Heck, if you really think about it, so far, this looks to be Walker's most successful (if not his first successful) jobs initiative...[/quote] We...
by mystic
Mon May 28, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservative case against Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 3285

Re: Conservative case against Walker

Yes, and the politics of the right is about ideology and emotions. The teaparty far right will vote for Walker even if he was shown to be a murderer, rapist and child molester or guilty of the charges in the Criminal Investigation. They don't care and will vote for him regardless of character or pas...
by mystic
Mon May 28, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 57
Views: 78356

Re: Obamacare

I see a lot of problems with the initial claims. Take for example: "Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65%, England 46%, Canada 42%" Most healthcare systems do not look for cancers like colon cancer for example until later because all the med...
by mystic
Sun May 27, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservative case against Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 3285

Conservative case against Walker

From: http://baronvonreed.com/2012/05/26/a-conservative-case-for-voting-against-scott-walker/ Reason One: Scott Walker has been irresponsible with your tax dollars. Scott Walker’s first act, even before his inauguration, was to kill the high-speed rail project that would have connected Madison and M...
by mystic
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse?
Replies: 5
Views: 4521

Is single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse?

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman recently introduced Senate Bill 507, which would formally consider single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse if passed into law.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/0 ... f=politics
by mystic
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Strip rights, then clothes
Replies: 76
Views: 74425

Re: Strip rights, then clothes

One news report I heard today on WSAU Radio said that they did have a dress code that allowed clothes that showed union affiliation.
by mystic
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Strip rights, then clothes
Replies: 76
Views: 74425

Re: Strip rights, then clothes

If they have no dress code, it is not likely they have any legal standing? Has anyone every been asked to take off a shirt before?
by mystic
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contributions over $1,000 to Governor Walker
Replies: 4
Views: 4006

Re: Contributions over $1,000 to Governor Walker

It looks like Walker is wide open to letting out of state interests run the state. It is not a defense of him but with the citizens united decision and other allowance of legalized bribery, if not Walker being the prostitute it would be another. He may not lose the Recall election but hopefully the ...
by mystic
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Golden Eagles on the Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 5095

Re: Golden Eagles on the Jersey

I see them several times a year. The bald eagles do not get the white head on them until about five years old at maturity so the younger ones can be confused with the golden eagle. If you have a bird book and binoculars and can get a good look you can discern the difference.
by mystic
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illegal to grow your own food-no backyard gardens
Replies: 6
Views: 10003

Re: Illegal to grow your own food-no backyard gardens

One member of the U.S. Senate answers some of the question on this: Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510): Frequently Asked Questions/Myths Will the Food Safety Bill outlaw home gardens and family farms? NO. The Food Safety Bill does not outlaw home gardens or family farms. In fact, the bill explic...
by mystic
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amertican Legion Opposes latest Walker power grab
Replies: 18
Views: 35031

Amertican Legion Opposes latest Walker power grab

For Immediate Release Contact: David Kurtz (608) 697-6319 Legion Opposes Assembly Bill 96 Proposal to Allow Governor to Appoint Secretary of Veterans Affairs PORTAGE (April 27, 2011) – The American Legion, the state’s largest veterans service organization, has polled its’ statewide leadership and is...
by mystic
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 6692

Re: Gas Prices Redux

My car gets in the high forties mpg wise in the summer so I do not forsee any changes for me. And I camp with a tent. In fact I don't mind the higher gas prices when it comes to traveling and camping. It takes some of the Valdez Class tankers off of the highway except for the wealthy. They don't don...
by mystic
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21419

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

"Governor Scott Walker's budget recognizes that this is not the time to force communities to take out very substantial loans to upgrade wastewater treatment plants. They can't afford these investments, nor can their ratepayers, your constituents," Stepp told the committee." We hear th...
by mystic
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21419

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

And this morning it was announced that Walker and Cathy Stepp ordered that a law protecting lakes from phosphorus be halted, something the WMC is applauding. Weed and algae growth and fish kills are apparently preferable in their mind to clean, healthy lakes..
by mystic
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21419

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

I just saw that this morning. All very disgusting. "...no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions." "His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which b...
by mystic
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???
Replies: 49
Views: 21419

Re: Voter ID and the Koch Brothers???

The State is truly in trouble. I used to think Tommy Thompson was the king of nepotism and partronage. No more. Cathy Stepp who exhibited nothing but disdain for our natural resources now heads the DNR. Senator Randy Hopper's girl friend ends up with a state job at $12,000 more than her predecessor ...
by mystic
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Reaper of tax dollars
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Re: Reaper of tax dollars

Nicolet College is a private college although it receives some public moneys. The letter writer seems to have a grudge against successful women rather than a valid complaint about the use of taxpayer money. If you want to help save the college money, get on a board and come to the meetings and come ...
by mystic
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Northwoods Miscellanea
Replies: 280
Views: 76747

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Many citizens would be happy to say the Pledge of Allegiance except for the fact that religious fanatics inserted their god propaganda into it in 1954. They like to use the power of the government to inflict their beliefs on others when they can. Hopefully, we will someday go back to a Pledge for al...

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