Friday, July 17, 2009

Biking, Walking and Skinny Obese People

From the Green Bay Press.
"Northeastern region weighs in as state's plumpest
Report: Two-thirds of adults too heavy
By Keegan Kyle • July 17, 2009

Northeastern Wisconsin is the most overweight region of Wisconsin, according to a new report from state health officials.

Research from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows nearly two-thirds of the region's adult population was considered overweight or obese between 2004 and 2006." Northeastern region weighs in as state's plumpest | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

"Brown County Health Director Judy Friederichs said the county has funding from two federal grants to help communities develop biking and walking areas in an effort to encourage people to exercise.

"There are a limited number of safe biking areas in some communities," Friederichs said."
Northeastern region weighs in as state's plumpest | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

One- aren't grants tax payers money? With lost jobs and the bad economy,
don't people throw the word "G R A N T " around a little bit too loosely?

Two- what's wrong with the roads and streets we already have?

Three- "you can take a horse to water but that does not mean it will drink! Judy, you can build all the paths you want (with tax payer money) but if people don't use them, our hard earned money is pee'd away!

I can see something like the Mountain Bay Trail, something that can be used year round by everyone but COME ON, What are we into, private clubs?

Are all health directors related to construction companies? We need more walking paths, more bike paths! Build it and let the tax payers pay for it.

Penelope told me that you can be skinny and still be obese. What is she talking about? By golly she right!
Here's some info Ms. Friederichs. What do you say to this? What are you going to build for these people?
"Skinny Persons Can be Obese Inside
Sports makes fat people healthier

By Stefan Anitei, Science Editor
11th of May 2007, 13:07 GMT

If you think skinny means healthy, you're wrong.

Many experts now believe that the internal fat around vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas, which cannot be seen, is more dangerous than the obvious external fat that stores underneath the skin.

"Being thin doesn't automatically mean you're not fat," said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London.

A team has scanned since 1994 about 800 people with MRI machines to build "fat maps" revealing where people deposit the fat."
Skinny Persons Can be Obese Inside - Sports makes fat people healthier - Softpedia

Feingold, Kohl Asking To Raise Your Cost Of Milk

From Wispolitics.

Feingold and Kohl are planning to throw more money at milk supports for all those big mega farms. And what's in for you?

Raise the cost for milk for the children of this country.
"Thursday, July 16, 2009
1:49 PM Feingold, Kohl ask for help for dairy producers

Wisconsin's U.S. senators said they appreciated the Obama administration's outreach to rural areas today, but encouraged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to do more to alleviate the recession's impact on dairy farmers.

In a letter to the USDA issued Wednesday, Sens. Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl asked Vilsack to increase the purchase price for products under the federal Dairy Price Support program. Vilsack, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Gov. Jim Doyle, visited the La Crosse area today as part of the adminsitration's "rural tour."

"During January and April this year, the U.S. all-milk price has averaged $4.80 per cwt. below the U.S. average cash cost of production," the letter states. "A meaningful but temporary increase in the Dairy Price Support program will being to restore farm level prices and help restore producers' ability to produce basic cash flow for their operations during these difficult financial times."
" WisPolitics DC Wrap: Feingold, Kohl ask for help for dairy producers

Socialized Medicine Will Solve Social Security

From a WGAT message board from a gentleman named "lets tally",

No link but it makes you wonder the reason for ramming the health care bill down our throats.
At least Socialized Medicine will solve the Social Security Problem 16-Jul-09 09:47 pm
I guess they figured out how to solve the problem of too many people on social security.... just kill off everyone over 67 1/2

Too late for the U.S., of course. Canada has planned for the future with respect to social security as well as healthcare, although even there some problems are probable. The U.S. has always passed the buck to the next generation. Oh, well, Third World country for you guys, because your whole attitude has always been seat of the pants and no regulation.

The lefts answer to saving S S .

Abortion and socialized medicine will control U. S. population.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Steve Kagen ? Loan, But No Stimulus Money

From the Shawano Leader.

"Gillett business to benefit from federal loan program
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

A federal loan guarantee program has secured much-needed financing for two regional companies that will help maintain a full work force and operations at its Gillett plant.

Verrette Materials Inc. and Champion Co. of Iron Mountain, Mich., owners of Gillett Cement Products, have received a $4.1 million loan for debt refinancing and permanent working capital.

The loan was made by Heartland Business Bank of De Pere and is guaranteed through the Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan program of the USDA’s Rural Development office.

Verrette Materials is a ready-mix concrete manufacturer with six plants located in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Champion is involved in construction services, production of sand, gravel and readymix concrete. The company is known for onsite concrete supply to construction projects such as electrical generating plants, petrochemical plants, dams, nuclear power plants, paper and forest industries, mining and auto assembly plants across the United States.

Dan Wentarmini of Gillett Cement Products said the loan would help ensure the company’s fleet of 32 trucks will be able to stay in operation and stave off wage freezes, cutbacks or other measures that might otherwise have been necessary.

The Gillett operations employ 45 to 50 people, Wentarmini said.

The company maxed out its line of credit last year and sought additional financing to maintain its fleet, he said.

Jeff Hudson, business loan specialist with the Rural Development office, said the federal guarantee provides additional incentives to provide financing in the currently tight economic conditions.

U.S. Rep Steve Kagen welcomed the news of the loan, which he said would save as many as 50 jobs."

Oh, it's a loan. Where is the stimulus money?

But our Congressman is saving 50 jobs. What about Carver boat?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Government Motors

From Yahoo Finance.
Geez, I wonder why.
"GM CEO says July sales appear weaker than year ago
General Motors CEO says July sales appear weaker than a year ago but adds it's still early

* By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer
* On Tuesday July 14, 2009, 7:54 pm EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s top executive described July auto sales as weak compared with the same month last year, but said it's still early."
GM CEO says July sales appear weaker than year ago - Yahoo! Finance

I think there are a lot of Americans who will not buy from Government Motors.

Oh Yea

Way to go Prince, a double

Patrick Cudahy Arson

From JS Online.

How could anyone do such a thing. I seem to remember Monday morning, I was listening to radio coverage and I thought they mentioned a fire on the plant three years to the date of another fire back in 2006.
"Military flare caused Patrick Cudahy fire

By Linda Spice of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: July 14, 2009 4:40 p.m.

Fire investigators have determined that a military flare shot onto the roof of the Patrick Cudahy meat-packing plant last week sparked the fire that lasted nearly three days, left employees out of work and forced the evacuation of nearby residents.

The Cudahy Police Department, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Wisconsin State Fire Marshal have announced a reward of up to $16,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the July 5th fire.

The reward is being funded by ATF, the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Counsel and Southern Milwaukee Crime Stoppers, according to Cudahy police.

Police reported that the flare was fired from the east of the plant on the evening of July 5th.

Investigators are seeking the public's help to apprehend and convict the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator, Cudahy Police Det. Glenn Haase, 414-769-2260, extension 0.

Anonymous tips may also be left through Southern Milwaukee County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-373-6227." Military flare caused Patrick Cudahy fire - JSOnline

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shawano Green Monster

From the Shawano Leader.
"‘Green monster’ coming down
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

They call it “The Green Monster.”

The nearly quarter mile of aging fence surrounding the racetrack at the Shawano Speedway has been around long enough to become something of a tradition — albeit to some an embarrassing one.

“We’re going to change tradition,” said Jim Miller, treasurer of the board of the Shawano County Agricultural Society.

The fence is coming down on Sunday, July 19, and the Ag Society is looking for volunteers "


"Martin dominates Chicago race but wins in a shootout
By Sporting News Wire Service
July 12, 2009
01:36 AM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. -- Body-slamming and bump-drafting were the order of the day -- at 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway, no less -- and 50-year-old Martin was the last man standing in a wild 400."
NASCAR.COM - Martin dominates Chicago race but wins in a shootout - Jul 12, 2009
More to follow.