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email the entire Wisconsin state legislature if you want

Ever wanted to send a message to every Wisconsin state senator and representative in the legislature? Here are their email addresses:

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when someone asks you if you’re a god…

Dialogue from Ghostbusters (1984):
Gozer: Are you a god?
Stantz: No.
Gozer: Then… die! [Lightning flies from her fingers, driving the Ghostbusters to the edge of the roof and almost off]
Winston: Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES!”

French explorer Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin. Nicolet and seven companions traveled from Quebec, stopping at the shores of what is now Green Bay. Nicolet expected to encounter Asian peoples. He donned a Chinese damask robe to greet them but met, instead, a small group of Menomonee Indians. Believing that Nicolet was a son of the gods, the Menomonee celebrated with a great feast in his honor. (Information from the Wisconsin Historical Society)

What an impression this made on Native Americans. In paintings of this encounter, Nicolet appears to be blazing away with his pistols. How like the next 200 years that was.

The Landfall of Jean Nicolet by Edwin Willard Deming, 1904

The Landfall of Jean Nicolet by Edwin Willard Deming, 1904

Jean Nicolet, landing at the Bay of Green Bay. Painted by Franz Rohrbeck in 1910

Jean Nicolet, landing at the Bay of Green Bay by Franz Rohrbeck, 1910

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1M0F0: license plates you can’t have in Wisconsin

All states have certain vanity license plate strings you’re not allowed to register, but have you ever wondered what they are? Here is a huge list of every single banned plate in Wisconsin.

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the cost of excessive alcohol use in Wisconsin

A “sobering” report recently published from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute pegs the annual economic cost of excessive alcohol use at Wisconsin $6.8 billion.

Here are the numbers on Dane County alone:

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Full report:
http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/publications/other/burden-of-excessive-alcohol-use-in-wi.pdf

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