Whose Sharia Law?
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Does anyone have a CD with the song "Here Comes Peter Cottontail"? My sister-in-law is working on a style show for Easter or something and needs this song. - Marlin SchneiderMaybe someone out there could email a copy of the file to Marlin's office? Those fancy-pants computers in the Assembly offices have CD burners. Or perhaps he could find one at a record store near his house. There are lots of nice music stores in Madison, where Marlin lives.
I am pleased to announce that my #2 son (Paul) has been chosen to participate in the 2007 WFCA All-Star High School football game to be played on July 21 at UW-Oshkosh. He was chosen from a pool of scholar athletes from the entire state and I am extremely proud of him and have pledged to support him in this endeavor. Part of that support is helping him find supporters and sponsorships. That is why I am emailing all of you ‘well paid’ and ‘highly benefited’ legislators and staffers today (Ha Ha).
Paul was the only sophomore to make the varsity football team 2 1/2 years ago and has been in the top 5 of his class during that entire time at Hartford Union H.S. He has been class president all 4 years of High School and is also a starter on the basketball and track teams. Our goal is to raise $5,000 which will all be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Larger donators can have their names printed in the football game program or place ads with your photo and contact information included can be purchased for $150 (1/4 page), $250 (1/2 page) and $400 (full page). Checks can be made out to: Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Charitable Fund.
All funds and orders are due by April 27th. Order information can be found in my office (318 North) and if you donate you will immediately receive a paper football that you can place in your office with your name and donation amount on it if you want it known (Neato). All donations, even $1 donations will be cheerfully accepted.
Thank you all in advance for your support. Any and all donations will make a difference to help Children’s Hospital.
Representative Don Pridemore
99th Assembly District
Income ranking per capita, 2004 (per capita federal/state/local tax rank):
1. Connecticut (1)
2. Massachusetts (6)
3. New Jersey (3)
4. Maryland (13)
5. New York (2)
6. New Hampshire (39)
7. Colorado (23)
8. Delaware (33)
8. Minnesota (5)
10. Virginia (20)
Per capita federal/state/local tax rank (income rank):
1. Connecticut (1)
2. New York (5)
3. New Jersey (3)
4. Washington (11)
5. Minnesota (8)
6. Massachusetts (2)
7. Maine (30)
8. Rhode Island (16)
9. California (12)
10. Illinois (14)
Lowest federal/state/local taxes per capita (income rank):
50. Alabama (40)
49. Alaska (13)
48. Mississippi (50)
47. Oklahoma (39)
46. Tennessee (35)
45. New Mexico (47)
44. South Dakota (27)
43. Montana (45)
42. Idaho (44)
41. West Virginia (48)
Lowest state/local taxes per capita (income rank):
50. Alaska (13)
49. New Hampshire (6)
48. Delaware (8)
47. Tennessee (35)
46. Alabama (40)
45. South Dakota (27)
44. Texas (32)
43. Nevada (17)
42. Montana (45)
41. Virginia (10)
Representative Hilgenberg needs two Badger hockey tickets for this coming Saturday night. Let me know if you can help with this.
"We are the people who run this country.
We are the deciders, and every single day,
every single one of us needs to take action. Raise hell.
We need people in the streets banging pots and pans.”
--Molly Ivins (1944-2007) writing in her last newspaper column.
Representative Steve Hilgenberg
888-534-0051 (Toll free)
We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on January 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"
I indicated in an earlier email that we have one drinking fountain that tested with higher copper content (outside Rm 2828) than is allowed. All others tested good with only slightly elevated iron levels. Even though everything appears good with the water today I would like everyone to refrain from using it until the latest results are given to us. Thanks for your patience.
To Whom It May Concern,
In light of the unusual and most disconcerting water dilemma in the School of Social Work, perhaps the school could sponsor a temporary solution in the form of water money stipends for all students. Such a measure might thwart the otherwise imminent dehydration of the student body.
I feel obligated to respond to the recent emails about the "disconcerting water dilemma" in the School of Social Work. While I agree it is something to be concerned about, I believe the school has responded by informing us of the potential problems, asking us to avoid the water sources in question, and providing us with information as it becomes available on the status of our beloved fountains. I do not, however, think it appropriate for the school to provide students, staff or faculty with "water money stipends" to prevent our dehydration. Perhaps the email alluding to such action was not meant to be taken literally, but on the off chance that it is an actual proposal, I would like to make the following points:
1. According to UNICEF and UNESCO's Joint Monitoring Programme, 1.1 billion people globally currently lack access to clean drinking water.
2. Every day 6000 people, mostly under the age of five, die of diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe drinking water.
3. More than 200 million people worldwide are infected by schistosomiasis, a parasite found in standing water and irrigation ditches often used for drinking water.
4. Although one of the most prosperous nations on earth, the United States cannot guarantee access to clean drinking water for its citizens, and thousands of people in our country do not have consistent access to clean drinking water.
Yes, we have made significant sacrifices and have "paid for a good education", and perhaps "deserve" clean water. On that note, I would argue that some things are out of our control, and we can choose to deal with the situation instead of demanding reprieve. I would strongly encourage all of us to recognize the privilege we have to be in this university and this program and reflect upon our advantage in this sense. And, to thwart imminent dehydration, if that is the case for anyone in the building, access to safe, uncontaminated drinking water can be found at the School of Education, School of Information, Business School, and at a multitude of stores along South University. Or, simply bring a bottle of water from home for a week or two until the solution is resolved.
Well, this DOES pose a rather interesting "PODS" conflict, now doesn't it? Although I'd love to entertain that notion, I'm going to take a risk here and suggest that we seriously consider the water situation as objectively as possible (read: sans soap box):
(We are) experiencing dangerously cold temperatures at the moment and venturing beyond the school's walls for safe & clean drinking water isn't a most viable solution. Sure, students could bring water from home, but just how large of a bottle are we going to have to bring to sustain our hydration needs all day? I'm picturing students heaving gallon-sized containers along with their books and other arguably heavy belongings necessary to make it through a day of classes, meetings, research, etc.
In the end, I don't think a diatribe attacking someone's request was necessary in a presumed attempt to educate the School of Social Work on global water issues. They are INDEED VERY SERIOUS, and I commend Carrie's initiative to illuminate them.
Now, back to [location redacted] (If students can't advocate for simple personal requests, how are we, as future social workers, supposed to know how to advocate for larger issues?): It is MOST DEFINITELY a privilege to be educated at this institution, but it is also the institution's responsibility to provide what are we losing out on until the situation is ameliorated. It wouldn't be such a bad idea to dip into a petty cash drawer and buy bottles of water in bulk until the authorities are confident that we can consume water from the fountains.
I'd provide statistics from the AMA on an adult body's daily need for water, but that would require me hauling my soap box out of storage.
This is getting out of hand. If the SSW would like to provide bulk water bottles available in the lobby, I am sure the gesture would be appreciated by all. If not, then bring a small bottle from home. If you need to re-fill, a trip to the education building doesn't even require going outside (the buildings are connected, you know). If there is further concern over this issue (which, by the way, is likely to be resolved any day now), then please continue this conversation in the office of student services or the deans office, or some other outlet. This discussion is becoming an abuse of the e-mail list. While it is true that as social workers we need to be able to advocate for our own needs as well as others, with a limited amount of time and energy felt by all, it's also important to know how and when to pick your battles wisely. Please respect, and direct further conversation to a more productive outlet. I hope NOT to hear anything else about this until I get the message that the water is again back to normal and safe for consumption.
are u saying Kagen should have been higher?