Daily Bread for 1.9.17

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with an even chance of afternoon snow showers and a high of twenty-eight. Sunrise is 7:24 AM and sunset 4:40 PM, for 9h 16m 04s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 87.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Today is the sixty-second day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the first day.

On January 9, 2001, iTunes 1.0 was released at Macworld in San Francisco. On this day in 1863, the 23rd Wisconsin Infantry participates in the Battle of Arkansas Post.

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Bruce Vielmetti reports that on the view of a federal Appeals judge: ‘Bad police work’ in custody death: “Federal appeals judges tore into Milwaukee police handling of a prisoner who died in custody during an epileptic seizure in 2010, during oral argument on an appeal of his family’s civil rights case last week.”I must say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such bad police work,” said Judge Richard Posner, part of a three-judge panel at the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals hearing the case in Chicago. It was a rough morning Thursday for the city’s attorney, Susan Lappen, who was interrupted repeatedly by Posner and Judge Ann Williams during a session that lasted more than an hour, about double the time normally allotted for oral argument.”

Hank Steuver reports from last night’s Golden Globes: Lots of ‘La La’-dee-da, but a wake-up call from Meryl Streep: “The hands-down highlight of the show came from a hoarse-voiced Meryl Streep, who accepted the association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement award with sharp criticism of Trump and the cultural forces that led to his victory. Recalling a moment from the 2016 campaign when Trump appeared to mock a New York Times reporter’s physical disability, Streep likened it to an effective movie performance. “I still can’t get it out of my head,” she said, with genuine sadness.”

Ben Gilbert writes about how One man spent 5 years creating an incredible ‘Minecraft’ universe: “As one of the world’s most popular, most widely played games, “Minecraft” attracts a large swath of players. Many of these folks are just like you and me — casual, into playing fun games, but maybe not ready to dig in and spend, like, years handcrafting a massive world. And then there’s a small section of that massive playerbase that takes the game’s creation aspect to stunning heights. Such is the case with the “Kingdom of Galekin,” an enormous, incredibly ambitious world that one “Minecraft” player has been building for nearly five years.”

Jim Rutenberg observes that In Election Hacking, Julian Assange’s Years-Old Vision Becomes Reality: “…last week brought the sight of Mr. Hannity speaking with Mr. Assange in glowing terms about “what drives him to expose government and media corruption” through Clinton campaign hacks that American intelligence has attributed to Russia. And Ms. Palin hailed him as a great truth teller, even apologizing for previous unpleasantries. (Cue sound of needle sliding across record album.)….The answer has been in front of us all along. And the current imbroglio over Russia, WikiLeaks and their role in Mr. Trump’s victory — or, more to the point, Hillary Clinton’s loss — might be viewed as the realization of the vision Mr. Assange had when he started WikiLeaks over a decade ago. Mr. Assange spelled it out in prescient terms in an essay he posted online in November of 2006, the year of WikiLeaks’ founding.”

On Saturday, Milwaukee’s former Transit Center clock came down to make way for a 44-story skyscraper –