Trump/Perdue not that into Farmers...   

UPDATE 10/7: I think farmers have had enough, maybe, I hope anyway...
1. “I went to Madison feeling financially scared and emotionally depressed but hopeful,” said Paul Adams, who runs a 500-cow organic dairy near Eleva, WI."I came home feeling financially scared, emotionally depressed, unwanted, and unneeded.”

2. Brittany Olson left her Barron County farm at 2am to make the trip to Expo and hear Perdue speak. “To go through the effort to see the USDA secretary, only for him to say that small farms like ours likely have no future made me feel like little more than a peasant in a system of modern-day feudalism,” Olson said.

3. “To me, it really drew a line in the sand on just where this administration stands,” said Chippewa County dairy farmer George Polzin.
Danielle Erdvick summed it up this way in the story:
But I sense a fire growing in the belly of the family farmers I meet in my work with Farmers Union. Farmers are weary. But there’s a growing flicker that’s starting to feed a change in the narrative. No more will they be spoon-fed a top-down vision for rural America. Instead, I see a drive for a farmscape where fair prices, local food systems, clean water, and land conservation are at the heart of farm policy. How can we achieve it? It’ll take actually enforcing America’s antitrust laws and holding corporations accountable when they try to monopolize an industry. It’ll mean addressing market manipulation. It’ll mean not raising our hackles, as farmers and ag groups, every time someone wants to talk about clean water or livestock siting. It’ll mean continuing to adopt regenerative practices and thinking outside the box so we’re protecting our natural resources for our children and grandchildren.

Farmers will never stop voting for Republicans. Sadly, GOP promises of "small government" simply mean they don't really have to do anything for their constituents, and deregulation is anything that basically leaves them alone.

Tariff War is not Their Fight: It seems farmers are okay sacrificing their livelihoods for big corporate interests seeking intellectual rights and protections. 

And then the last shoe dropped; Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue told us what big corporate Republican politicians were really thinking about family farmers:

Perdue told reporters that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model ... “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out. I don’t think in America we, for any small business, we have a guaranteed income or guaranteed profitability.”
A few farmers suddenly realized what was really going on...
Jerry Volenec, a fifth-generation Wisconsin dairy farmer with 330 cows, left the Perdue event feeling discouraged about his future. “What I heard today from the secretary of agriculture is there’s no place for me. Can I get some support from my state and federal government?"

Darin Von Ruden, president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union and a third-generation dairy farmer who runs a 50-cow organic farm (said) getting bigger at the expense of smaller operations like his is “not a good way to go.  Do we want one corporation owning all the food in our country?” 
Democrats, Governor Tony Evers backs Family Farms, despite never getting their vote, but after Sonny Perdue's comment, even our laid back Gov. had to say something:

"Are they struggling? Absolutely. But I think at the end of the day we need to get behind them rather than saying, ah maybe you should go larger. I, frankly, resent that the Department of Agriculture secretary from the federal government came in and kind of lambasted them."
But don't take Evers word for it, here's a comment made at the Minnesota Farmfest about CAFO's. Note: Why were visa's for dairy labor ever determined to be seasonal and not year around?:

Trump Piled on First: Remember this...
Wisconsin dairy farmers are still feeling the sting of Trump's visit to Milwaukee in July, where the president downplayed the suffocation felt by farmers here because of Trump's own tariffs.

Trump: "Some of the farmers are doing well. ... We're over the hump. We're doing really well."
Farmer Response...:
"If he's saying farmers are over the hump, he would be badly mistaken," said Darin Von Ruden, a third generation dairy farmer. "In order to get over the hump we need to stop losing dairy farms."
From PBS's Market to Market: Trump's says farmers are happy...

Farmers are slamming Trump's $28 billion farm bailout — more than double Obama's 2009 payment to automakers — as a 'Band-Aid'.
Perdue editorial doesn't repair Damage: Nope, his word salad backtrack to obscure how he really feels, is a little late. In fact, Perdue reminds farmers how this whole problem was really Trump creation:
Purdue: "President Donald Trump has made it his mission to support American agriculture and negotiate better trade deals so our productive farmers can sell their bounty around the globe."
And don't forget how Scott Walker pushed oversupply in the dairy industry.

Here's what one farmer, "a great patriot," really thinks about Trump:

In Gays Mills, WI, over production and large dairy farms are locking many out of getting into farming. From WPT's Portraits from Rural Wisconsin:


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The Spare Paddock   

“Whatever happened to the spare paddock?” asked William Olson in his nostalgic essay in the Sydney Morning Herald 1st August 1970.  “It has gone, suddenly. Buried under Progress. . . . The spare paddock was wholly Australian. A wonderful place where a generation of young Australians grew up”: In the outer suburbs the spare paddock […]

Kirchhoff, Peter Olson   

Peter Olson Kirchhoff Menomonee Falls - Passed away October 1, 2019 at the age of 91 after a period of declining health. Pete is survived by his...

Olson, Marilyn   

Marilyn Olson Kewaskum - Marilyn J. Olson (nee Wright), passed away Monday September 30, 2019 at the age of 80 years. She was born on August 5, 1939...

Severson, Ronald   

Ronald Severson Milwaukee - Reunited with his parents, Chester and Junice, sister Judy (Wilbert) Olson on Thursday, October 3, 2019, age 62....

Joker – la critique   



Joker est sans doute le film très attendu de cet automne. À juste titre à vrai dire, car s’attaquer au méchant le plus emblématique de l’univers DC/Batman est un enjeu de taille, après avoir déjà été maintes fois adapté au cinéma avec plus ou moins de brio. Si l’on retient comme prestations réellement mémorables celles de Jack Nicholson dans le Batman de Burton et Heath Ledger dans le second volet de la trilogie de Christopher Nolan nous viennent tout de suite à l'esprit. D’autres, plus « anecdotiques », plus décalées nous ont offert d’autres lectures de ce personnage emblématique (Jared Leto dans Suicide Squad notamment), tant et si bien que les figures du joker sont multiples et que chacun va de sa petite préférence pour telle ou telle interprétation. Personnellement, c’est celle de Heath Ledger qui m’a conquise, avec une vision sombre et brutale d’un méchant dont on ne sait rien, ce qui nous fait redoubler de terreur face à ses actes. Grande fan de Joaquin Phoenix que j’avais particulièrement apprécié dans (notamment) le très sombre A Beautiful Day, nettement moins fan de Todd Phillips, le père des Very Bad Trip, j’attendais ce joker avec une impatience en demie-teinte, persuadée que la relecture de mon méchant préféré tiendrait plus de Nicholson que de Ledger, et dans les mains d’un réalisateur que je n'affectionnais pas particulièrement. Vous aurez donc noté l’usage du passé sur cette dernière phrase, car Joker a surpassé mes attentes, et demeure à la hauteur de toutes les critiques dithyrambiques qu’il agite partout autour de lui. À l’aube de sa sortie en salle, voici ce que vous devez savoir pour aller voir (ou non, mais ce serait dingue) ce film.


Joker – la critique a lire sur Vonguru.


Student Finds New Beginning at Piedmont Tech   

December 3, 2010 Like many people across the state of South Carolina, Wade Nicholson has had to reinvent himself. He has found the tools for that reinvention at Piedmont Technical College

wadenicholson1210Like many people across the state of South Carolina, Wade Nicholson has had to reinvent himself. He has found the tools for that reinvention at Piedmont Technical College.

Nicholson graduated from Saluda High School and went on to college at the University of South Carolina. College wasn’t what he wanted at the time, so he began working for a large textile manufacturer.

“I quickly figured out that I needed more education to do something more with my life,” Nicholson said.

He enrolled at USC-Aiken and earned his bachelor’s degree. He decided to go into management and spent nearly 12 years working in manufacturing. Then, as the economy began to fall, Nicholson found himself in the same position as many people in the state – he was laid off from his position.

“I had to make some decisions quickly,” Nicholson said. “I thought about going back into manufacturing, but with my education background being in biology and exercise science, I thought I would go into something that was not only fulfilling, but would have a long-term future.”

Nicholson enrolled at Piedmont Tech knowing he wanted to go into the health care field, but unsure of what program he wished to pursue. As he took the general health science courses, he says he had two people who influenced his decision to go into the nursing program - Rosalie Stevenson, interim dean of nursing, who was his instructor in medical terminology, and his wife, Belinda, a registered nurse at Self Regional.

“Nursing is a very broad field,” said Nicholson. “I realized that if I was going to go into a health science profession, nursing had more options available to me.”

He also encourages more men to consider a career in the nursing field.

“From a male perspective, for me anyway, nursing has not always been perceived as a masculine profession,” Nicholson said. “Now that I see all the different options available in the profession, and the number of men coming in or coming into the profession, that stereotype is falling by the wayside.”

Nicholson said that while the classes have been challenging, one of the biggest differences for him this time around is himself. And for those thinking of returning to school, he wants them to know they are never too old.

“My level of maturity plays a lot in being prepared to give the needed time and effort to studying,” he said. “No matter how old you are, you still have the opportunity to do things in life and make things better for their family.”

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Gender Queer Part 2 with Rhys Nicholson and Xavier Moustache!   

Live in Sydney, Australia, Sandra enlists fascinating comic Rhys Nicholson and trans activist and educator Xavier Moustache to help her figure out her gender. BUT FIRST! Elle Chase and Sandra discuss the sexy of Magic Mike XXL, Scandal, Sense8,  TOPICS: body image, eating disorders, Australian slang, gay marriage, lisps, anxiety, masculinity, trans identity, defining "gender queer," pronouns, Sydney sex store shopping and so much more! 

Gender Queer Part 1 with Rhys Nicholson and Xavier Moustache!   

Live in Sydney, Australia, Sandra enlists fascinating comic Rhys Nicholson and trans activist and educator Xavier Moustache to help her figure out her gender. TOPICS: body image, eating disorders, Australian slang, gay marriage, lisps, anxiety, masculinity, trans identity, defining "gender queer," pronouns, Sydney sex store shopping and so much more! 

Colson Whitehead   

Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad.

Comment on Ranking the cinematic Jokers by Graham Williams    

Completely agree with your assessment of Jared Leto's interpretation. His Joker is an irritating waste of space and the film would have been immensely improved if he had never appeared. You are probably right about putting Heath Ledger at number 1 for a beautifully nuanced performance, but my favourite will always beJack Nicholson (it's probably a gererational thing!)

Colson Whitehead   

BBC — Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad.


O aguardado filme Coringa estreou ontem no Brasil, e eu planejo vê-lo semana que vem (agora estou viajando) e escrever sobre ele. 
Ainda que eu esteja cansada de filmes de super-heróis, o trailer pareceu excelente (assim como o da sua ex, Arlequina, maravilhosamente interpretada por Margot Robbie em Aves de Rapina). 
Vi este este interessante artigo de Courtney Thompson para a Whimn e pedi pro querido Vinícius Simões traduzi-lo.

O Coringa foi interpretado várias vezes em mais de cinquenta anos. Primeiro com a caracterização brincalhona de Cesar Romero no primeiro Batman e Robin, depois o toque mais encantadoramente espirituoso de Jack Nicholson no filme de Tim Burton de 1989 e, é claro, a representação infame e maníaca, cortesia do falecido Heath Ledger em O Cavaleiro das Trevas.
Todd Phillips é o primeiro diretor a pegar o personagem e dedicar um filme inteiro à sua história de origem em Coringa e, se acreditarmos nas primeiras críticas, os filmes de quadrinhos “nunca mais serão os mesmos”.
O filme, que estreou no Festival Internacional de Cinema de Veneza, já inspirou milhões (provavelmente bilhões) de palavras a serem escritas sobre ele. Estrelado por Joaquin Phoenix no papel principal, o longa conta a história de Arthur Fleck, um palhaço em busca de trabalho e aspirante a comediante de stand-up que ainda mora com sua mãe doente e se ressente do fato de que o mundo não lhe dá tanta atenção quanto ele acredita que merece. Soa familiar?
Os críticos estão divididos em relação à performance de Phoenix, com alguns elogiando-o como o 'melhor da carreira' e outros alegando que na verdade ele atua demais para poder levar o filme tão a sério quanto ele quer ser levado.
Mas enquanto eles discordam sobre a qualidade de sua performance, são quase unânimes em afirmar que o filme não se define se é uma sátira ou propaganda de homens brancos que, sentindo-se rejeitados pelo mundo, se voltam à violência e ao ódio como resposta para esses problemas. De acordo com as primeiras críticas, o filme segue uma linha tênue que poderia ser potencialmente perigosa se recebida do modo errado. Parece que não lida com certos temas com a cautela necessária para evitar glorificar incels (celibatários involuntários, os chamados "virjões") e seu comportamento às vezes violento.
David Ehrlich, do IndieWire, chamou o filme de “um grito de guerra tóxico para os incels que sentem pena de si mesmo” e acredita que “não tem disciplina nem nuances para lidar com material tão perigoso” em um mundo de trolls do Reddit e fãs maníacos da Marvel.
Igualmente, Jessica Kiang, da Playlist, escreveu que é “um filme tão perturbador que parece quase perigoso: independentemente de quão restritiva seja a classificação indicativa, talvez eles devam pensar em verificações de antecedentes e em um período de espera obrigatório de três dias nos cinemas”.
Continuando, ela escreve: “Coringa, baseado em um IP reconhecível, e agora com o selo da aprovação crítica e também com possíveis indicações a prêmios, é tão esteticamente impressionante, eficaz e persuasivo de sua própria realidade, que você claramente vê como pode facilmente ser (mal) interpretado e cooptado pelos mesmos elementos do tipo ‘perturbado mental e solitário’/ 4Chan/ Incel que ele pretende sinistramente satirizar”.
Richard Lawson, da Vanity Fair, inciou sua crítica observando a atual obsessão da sociedade em dissecar e encontrar uma causa para as motivações de “homens brancos insatisfeitos que se tornam violentos”.
“Se essa violência nasce de doenças mentais, isolamento, raiva culminada da identidade masculina ou tudo isso junto em um nó hediondo, parecemos certos de que há alguma causa possível de ser salva”, escreve, explicando que ele mesmo não conseguia parar de pensar nessa obsessão enquanto assistia Coringa, por conta dos paralelos entre aqueles “homens brancos insatisfeitos” e Arthur.
Da mesma forma, em uma crítica negativa para a Time, Stephanie Zacharek escreve que o filme é um “exemplo primordial” do “vazio da nossa cultura”. “Nos Estados Unidos, há um tiroteio em massa ou tentativa de ato de violência por um cara como Arthur praticamente semana sim, semana não. E, no entanto, devemos sentir algum tipo de simpatia por Arthur, o cordeiro perturbado; ele apenas não teve amor suficiente”, diz. “Ele poderia facilmente ser adotado como o santo padroeiro dos incels”.
Com um já entusiasmado burburinho de Oscar envolvendo Phoenix, este será sem dúvida apenas o começo da discussão sobre o filme e o que ele diz sobre incels, masculinidade, saúde mental e violência. 


Sorry, But Male Geniuses Are Replaceable   


Science is a process, and exaggerating a single person’s contributions prohibits progress — especially when that person derails women’s careers. By Sarah Olson – The archetype of the lone male genius has always existed. For centuries, the image of a scientist has been a stagnant one: an eccentric and intelligent man, creating inventions in a […]

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Marchandiseur - Rouyn-Noranda - Molson Coors - Rouyn, QC   

Dans le cadre de votre poste de marchandiseur, vous ferez partie d’une équipe commerciale d’envergure mondiale. Vous avez au minimum un DES.
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Marchandiseur - Val d'or - Molson Coors - Rouyn, QC   

Dans le cadre de votre poste de marchandiseur, vous ferez partie d’une équipe commerciale d’envergure mondiale. Vous avez au minimum un DES.
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Ten Essential Literary Thrillers   


Wake up your brain and your heart with these relentlessly paced novels by Jennifer Egan, Haruki Murakami, and Colson Whitehead.

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Hockey star Jon Lee-Olson comes out of the closet on live TV   

Lee-Olsen becomes the third male pro hockey player to come out as gay.

Accomplice in killing of North Dakota woman gets 20 years   


Accomplice in killing of North Dakota woman gets 20 yearsA man whose life sentence was overturned in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb was re-sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after he apologized and pleaded for leniency in front of a nearly empty courtroom. There were no apologies from East Central District Judge Tom Olson for the life sentence he gave to William Hoehn last year for his role in the 2017 killing of Savanna Greywind, only for the state Supreme Court to overturn it on appeal. "I want to sentence you to as long as I can by law," Olson told Hoehn.


Darüşşafaka Tekfen: 72 - Nanterre 92: 65   

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