Saturday, December 9, 2017

Climate change as a matter of fact: Emaciated polar bear on Somerset Island above the Arctic Circle in Canada



‘We stood there crying’: Emaciated polar bear seen in 'gut-wrenching'.  (Washington Post, 12/9/2017) 
The world’s tragedies often have images that end up defining them: A five-year old screaming in Iraq after her parents were killed by U.S. soldiers. A starving child being stalked by a vulture during a ruthless famine in Sudan. 
A video released this week of an extremely emaciated polar bear has served as a similar purpose: as a rallying cry and stand-in for a largely unmitigated environmental disaster.

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
California fires.  (12/8/2017)
Wisconsin.  (11/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.  (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  (2/23/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

President with emotional development of a 6 year old visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum



Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum.  (The New York Times, 12/9/2017)

Related posts:
Yet another inane quote from the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old. (2/18/2017)
President with emotional development of 6 year old attends National Prayer Breakfast, settles scores.  (2/2/2017)
Donald Trump: Stuck in the middle of 1952.  (8/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 6 year old promotes gun nonsense.  (8/9/2016)
Dear Donald Trump, I was wrong; you don't have the emotional development of a 12 year old. My apologies. (6/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old cruising on inheritance.  (6/20/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tweets more nonsense.  (5/14/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old resorts to name-calling when zinged.  (5/11/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old has a very important, major engagement.  (3/16/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old still makes case for his beautiful, powerful, large penis.  (3/6/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old brags he's the only one who can beat Clinton.  (3/3/2016)
Presidential candidate with the emotional development of a 12 year old disavows.  (3/1/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old wings it.  (2/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old weighs in on Rubio and last night's debate.  (2/26/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tells us how he really feels.  (2/23/2016)
Yes, Donny, get angry, cuz we want a brave man, a cave man.  (2/22/2016)
Thin-skinned Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old fires volley at Pope.  (2/18/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old should go ahead and put it in the want ads.  (1/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old plans to skip debate.  (1/27/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old reacts to SOTU.  (1/13/2016)

Donald Trump and Terry Gou: Scott Walker loves these two peas in a pod



Terry Gou quoted in Why Foxconn's CEO Thinks Trump Is Good for American Business.  (Fortune, 12/6/2016)


Other Foxconn posts:
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Jackson County, Kentucky, where 58.4% of the population claims to be 'native' American


In Donald Trump's America, more people claim 'American' ancestry; census data shows.  (Cleveland.com, 12/8/2017)
In 57 U.S. counties, one-third or more of the people identified as American. Trump won 56 of those counties, usually by wide margins. His average vote share in those 56 counties was 75 percent. 
Fourteen of the 57 counties are in Tennessee, 13 in Kentucky, seven in Virginia, and five each in Alabama and Florida.

Source:  Wikipedia









Other Trump's America posts:
Lee County, Kentucky.  (12/9/2017).
Adams County, Ohio.  (12/9/2017)
Robeson County, North Carolina.  (12/1/2017)
Macomb County, Michigan.  (11/29/2017)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin.  (11/27/2017)
Marion County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Geneva County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Covington County, Alabama. (11/11/2017)
Richland County, Wisconsin.  (11/10/2017)
Bibb County, Alabama.  (11/10/2017)
Maury County, Tennessee.  (10/31/2017)
Sargent County, North Dakota.  (10/22/2017)
Scott County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Lee County, Kentucky, where 61% of the population claims to be 'native' American


In Donald Trump's America, more people claim 'American' ancestry; census data shows.  (Cleveland.com, 12/8/2017)
New census data released this week shows an increasing number of U.S. residents identify themselves as "American" when asked for their ancestry.

Source:  Wikipedia





Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Adams County, Ohio.  (12/9/2017)
Robeson County, North Carolina.  (12/1/2017)
\Macomb County, Michigan.  (11/29/2017)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin.  (11/27/2017)
Marion County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Geneva County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Covington County, Alabama. (11/11/2017)
Richland County, Wisconsin.  (11/10/2017)
Bibb County, Alabama.  (11/10/2017)
Maury County, Tennessee.  (10/31/2017)
Sargent County, North Dakota.  (10/22/2017)
Scott County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Adams County, Ohio, where 36.5% of the population claims to be 'native' American


In Donald Trump's America, more people claim 'American' ancestry; census data shows.  (Cleveland.com, 12/8/2017)
The only Ohio county topping one-third American is Adams County, with an estimated 36.5 percent, up from 15.5 percent in the earlier survey.
Source:  Wikipedia





Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Robeson County, North Carolina.  (12/1/2017)
\Macomb County, Michigan.  (11/29/2017)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin.  (11/27/2017)
Marion County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Geneva County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Covington County, Alabama. (11/11/2017)
Richland County, Wisconsin.  (11/10/2017)
Bibb County, Alabama.  (11/10/2017)
Maury County, Tennessee.  (10/31/2017)
Sargent County, North Dakota.  (10/22/2017)
Scott County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Dear Kenosha News editorial staff, Right now it's just Dane County that's booming


Dane County accounts for 47% of the Wisconsin's estimated population growth since the 2010 federal census.


Moreover, Dane County accounts for 77.6% of the state's estimated population growth (from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016)


Source of above 2 graphs:  Madison, Dane County lead the state population growth in latest U.S. Census estimates.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/25/2017)

***Dane County has already exceeded its 2020 estimated population.


Our view:  Wisconsin is booming.  (Kenosha News, 12/7/2017)
It's likely that a lot of that money will end up in Illinois.  On the day the gates open at the Foxconn facility, thousands of employees will start earning paychecks for jobs that don’t exist today. That money, for the most part goes back into the economy — one way or the other. In addition to paying mortgages and car payments, even groceries and gasoline, some of that money will also go into savings and investments — the fuel that ultimately drives our economy.

All of Wisconsin is not booming.  And in the northern and western parts of the state, Foxconn won't make a bit of difference.
Population down in 35 Wisconsin counties.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 3/27/2015)
Wisconsin population trends show urban areas growing, rural areas shrinking.  (Capital Times, 3/26/2016)
Rural Wisconsin counties continue to lose population.  (WisContext, 6/28/2016)

UPDATE. Soldiers Grove Public Library: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance




 

Library hours of operation: (no change)
  • Monday, Wednesday:  1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday:  10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.,  7 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday:  9 a.m. to noon
30 hours per week.  (Compared to 32 hours per week in 2009.)

A member of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System

Photo credit:  Soldiers Grove
(shared space with village offices)

Other posts in series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Wabeno Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Fairchild Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Montfort Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Hawkins Area Library.  (11/27/2017)
Lowell Public Library.  (11/28/2017)
Drummond Public Library.  (11/28/2017)
Endeavor Public Library . (11/29/2017)
Madeline Island Public Library.  (11/29/2017)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/29/2017)
Ogema Public Library.  (12/7/2017)
Kendall Public Library.  (12/8/2017)
Presque Isle Community Library.  (12/8/2017)
Bruce Area Library.   (12/8/2017)

Intro to 2014 series
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.