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Daily Bread for 9.16.22: At Foxconn, Workers Are Bored and Go Home Early

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with high of 79. Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:02 PM for 12h 25m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 61.9% of its visible disk illuminated.   On this day in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a…

Daily Bread for 7.20.22: Michels Keeps His Money, Discards His Views

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 86. Sunrise is 5:35 AM and sunset 8:27 PM for 14h 51m 54s of daytime.  The moon is in its third quarter with 50.1% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1969, Apollo 11‘s crew successfully makes the first manned landing on…

Daily Bread for 2.6.22: Food Dye, the Eighth Wonder of the World!

  Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be intermittently cloudy with a high of 37.  Sunrise is 7:02 AM and sunset 5:15 PM for 10h 13m 11s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 30.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1967, nationally-known activist Stokely Carmichael speaks at UW-Whitewater as part of…

Daily Bread for 1.4.22: Theranos? Yeah, We Have a Few…

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 30.  Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:35 PM for 9h 09m 40s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 4.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1923, Milton College president A.E. Whitford bans dancing by students in off-campus, semi-public…

Daily Bread for 12.11.21: A Christmas Gift For, and About, Scheming Development Men

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will see snow this morning, of little accumulation, on an otherwise cloudy day with a high of 36.  Sunrise is 7:16 AM and sunset 4:20 PM for 9h 04m 43s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 55.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1901, Morris Pratt…

Daily Bread for 10.22.21: Reporting About Artificial Herbicides in Whitewater, Wisconsin

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 51.  Sunrise is 7:18 AM and sunset 6:00 PM for 10h 42m 15s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 96.7% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1707, four British naval vessels run aground on the Isles of Scilly because…

Daily Bread for 10.11.21: Whitewater Schools Use Pandemic Funds for Artificial Turf

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will see afternoon thundershowers with a high of 77.  Sunrise is 7:04 AM and sunset 6:17 PM for 11h 12m 51s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 31.3% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Planning Commission meets at 6 PM.  On this day in 1767, surveying for the Mason–Dixon…

Daily Bread for 9.20.21: Horse Owners Face an Ivermectin Shortage

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with scattered afternoon thundershowers and a high of 81.  Sunrise is 6:41 AM and sunset 6:54 PM for 12h 13m 07s of daytime.  The moon is full with 99.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Equal Opportunities Commission meets at 5 PM, and her Library Board at 6:30…

Foxconn: Perhaps – Perhaps – a Few Lessons Learned

Scott Cohn of CNBC reports After Wisconsin’s Foxconn debacle, states and companies rethink giant subsidies. Rethinking is a hopeful prospect, but there has been significant lasting damage, as Cohn reports: Economic development officials in Wisconsin say they are more than ready to move on to other matters now that they have renegotiated a massive subsidy deal…

Adding the Amounts Spent for Foxconn (So Far)

Wisconsin’s new deal with Foxconn will reduce the cost to state taxpayers, but local governments have already spent vast sums on a project that will not – by Foxconn’s own belated admission – come close to what was originally, and ludicrously, promised. Bruce Murphy writes of The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal: the true cost…