Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Results not scientific", i.e., Purdue fans spend all day online

VOTE: Which Big Ten mascot is the best?  (Chicago Tribune)


Cliimate Change: Somebody Can't See the Forest for the Trees

A tree.

Headline from a blog ineptly called "Real Science"

The Forest.

Source:  National Climatic Data Center.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Other climate change posts:
Worldwide it was a very warm June.  (7/23/2014)
Extreme weather, climate change: The Pacific Northwest edition.  (7/22/2014)
This isn't what Gene McDaniels had in mind (Unh, unh, unh, unh, unh, unh).  (5/21/2014)
In this case, you'll find the Crazy, a hidebound ideologue, in room 205 of the Russell Senate Office Building.  (5/14/2014)
Sunny-day flooding in Miami Beach: The everyday reality and the political denial.  (5/9/2014)
The rising sea levels of Bangladesh.  (3/30/2014)
Cold enough for you?  (3/9/2014)
Meteors, glaciers, and climate change.  (1/14/2014)
Climate change spurs northward growth of mangroves.  (1/1/2014)
Dear Skeptics, Climate change is already driving informed business decisions.  (12/15/2013)
Florida's vulnerable coastline.  (11/12/2013)
Promoting the need for regionalism among nations along the Bay of Bengal coast.  (10/14/2013)
Climate change not taking a back seat everywhere in Wisconsin.  (9/27/2013)
Climate change deniers continue to jump on the Daily Mail crazy train (or Oops! they did it again).  (9/25/2013) 
Cal Thomas: This climate change bulletin just in from the Daily Mail.  (9/24/2013) 
Cal Thomas needs a research assistant.  (9/23/2013)
Climate change, as a matter of fact.  (8/31/2013)
Outagamie County residents will be better served with a more proactive approach.  (8/20/2013)
Here's what got Ron Johnson's undies in a bundle (NoRoJo in 2016, chapter 12).  (8/15/2013)
Georgia's anti-science climate denier caucus.  (7/31/2013)
Here's a comforting headline.  (3/8/2013)
Making Fox News-Inspired Jokes About Climate Change? Consider Australia.  (3/5/2013)
The New Normal: Living With Extreme Weather (Northeastern U.S. Edition).  (2/10/2013)
1975: "There's a new ice age coming, but I wouldn't want to predict when.".  (1/27/2013)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Embargoes Use of Phrase "Climate Change"?  (12/31/2012)
Can you say 'climate change'?  (11/28/2012)
As you already know, Fox News is shameless.  (9/29/2012)
Dear George, It will take more than denial to get over climate change in Greenland.  (9/27/2012)
Climate change results in Coast Guard's "unprecedented" deployment to North Shore of Alaska.  (7/23/2013)
Weather history is made in the Northeast.  (10/30/2011)
Climate change in the American mind.  (6/8/2011)
Stuff you won't see on Fox News.  (1/8/2010)

Following Up on Mirro's Demise and Demolition (Part 3)

Demolition starts at Manitowoc's landmark Mirro plant.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 3/5/2014)

Though I'm sure a clear mental picture will remain"We've talked about how nice it will be to not look at the eyesore ... it will be a little weird to look at the open space," said Marty Schaller, executive director of Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center. 

The health center's offices at 925 S. 15th St. are directly across from the 900,000-square-foot former cookware and bakeware plant bounded by 15th, 16th, Washington and Franklin streets. 



May 2010


This is the west side of the building.   Major demolition work is taking place on the east side.

July 2014

2010 photo taken for this blogpost, The Mirro Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (8/10/2010)

Related post: 
Following Up on Mirro's Demise and Demolition (Part 1).  (7/29/2014)
Part 2.  (7/29/2014)

Following Up on Mirro's Demise and Demolition (Part 2)

Legendary Mirro manufacturing plant being demolished in Manitowoc.  (WTAQ, Green Bay, 3/6/2014)

According to his resume, Eric specializes demolition and environmental remediationEric Spirtas bought the 900,000 square foot building almost eight years ago for $200. He said it was impossible to re-use the industrial space, due in part to the Great Recession.

Instead, Spirtas says he's trying to salvage what he can -- including northern hemlock and maple floor-boards. He says the demolition should be finished within a year.

May 2010

July 2014

2010 photo taken for this blogpost, The Mirro Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (8/10/2010)

Related post:
Following Up on Mirro's Demise and Demolition (Part 1).  (7/29/2014)

Following Up on Mirro's Demise and Demolition (Part 1)

Downtown Manitowoc's landmark Mirro building being torn down. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/6/2014)

Not to mention a reminder of a source of good-paying jobs.  Many residents are happy to see the abandoned Mirro manufacturing plant come down because it was a reminder of jobs lost overseas. The 900,000-square-foot former cookware plant once provided employment for thousands before Newell-Rubbermaid moved production to Mexico. 

May 2010

On the south, west, and north sides of the building, demolition has been limited to window frame removal.

I left my camera at home this weekend and was thus reduced to taking photos with my iPad.

(Let's pause a moment so I can mentally beat up on myself again.)

July 2014

2010 photo taken for this blogpost, The Mirro Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (8/10/2010)