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February 22, 2011

2010 Wisconsin Teacher Actual Wages

Filed under: Food for thought for friends — Alec @ 2:49 pm
Subject: Fw: 2010 Wisconsin Teacher Actual Wages   AVERAGE WAGE AND BENEFITS (remember this is for about 9 months of work)

 TEACHERS:

 Milwaukee        $86,297

Elmbrook          $91,065

Germantown     $83,818

Hartland Arrwhd    $90,285     (highest teacher was $122,952-lowest was $64,942)

Men Falls          $81,099

West Bend       $82,153

Waukesha       $92,902

Sussex           $82,956

Mequon           $95,297

Kettle Mor       $87,676

Muskego        $91,341

 STAFF:

 Arrowhead – Bus Mng – Kopecky – $169,525

Arrowhead – Principal – Wieczorek –   $152,519

Grmtwn –  Asst Princ – Dave Towers – $123,222

Elmbrk  –  Burliegh Elemetary – Principal Zahn-  $142,315 (for a primary school!!)

Madison – Asst Principal – McGrath – $127,835

 UNIVERSITY of WISCONSIN STAFF (2009) (salary alone):

 Michael Knetter – Prof of Bus  –  $327,828

Carolyn Martin -Chancellor Mad-  $437,000

Hector Deluca – Prof of Nutritional Science – $254,877 (really??)

 (source:Madison.com -as the UW removed salaries from being posted online in 2007- why if they are so low?) 

 How about some other “public servant job” ???  What do they make?

 Madison Garbage men (2009) (salary only):

 Garbageman, Mr. Nelson earned $159,258 in 2009, including $109,892 in overtime and other pay. Garbageman, Greg Tatman, who earned $125,598 7 Madison garbage men made over $100,000 30 Madison garbage men made over $70,000

 MILWAUKEE CITY BUS DRIVERS (salary only):

 136 Drivers made more than  $70,000

  54 Drivers made more than  $80,000

  18 Drivers made more than  $90,000

   8 Drivers made more than  $100,000

         Top Driver made  $117,000     (Source WTMJ) 

(The average private bus driver makes $9-13 an hour (about 20,000 yr) with no pension, or healthcare.)

February 13, 2011

13 weeks

Filed under: Food for thought for friends — Alec @ 8:40 pm

I learned something new the last few weeks,  I was doing my Kegel’s partially wrong.    I was holding them to the count of ten, not for 10 seconds.   My incontinence has improved as a result, though still using 1 to 2 pads a day.    Walked 3 times today,  3 miles in morning, 2 miles at lunch and 2 miles at dinner,  all at about 20 minute mile pace.

February 6, 2011

3 months after Prostate Cancer Surgery

Filed under: Food for thought for friends — Alec @ 10:44 am

I feel better and better, but still more tired than I think I should be.   This may be my low testosterone.    My testosterone has been below the minimum level for a few years, so I started taking it 6 months ago.   With the testosterone, I felt the best I had felt in years.  Though, it may have sped up my prostate cancer development.   So, I stopped taking it 4 months ago.     My Thyroid has always been a little slow, so the combination now of low Thyroid and low testosterone and post surgery is leaving me a little lethargic.

But, I have not pain associated with the surgery, even when I laugh and or sneeze.     I did sop exercising the last month everything except walking.    So,  I have had no blood in my urine for over 3 weeks.     I will continue to walk,  maybe a little easy bike riding next week or two.    I do not plan to do any weight lifting until March.

I still have that darn incontinence issue.   It seems to get better , then rushes back.   I know now that it incontinence is very food and suppliment related.   ie,  I can’t drink tea, even decaf tea.    I have been doing my Kegel’s, but I slowed down after the blood in urine issue.    I continued to do them, but only one set a day of 30 for 5 seconds on and 5 seconds off.    I had been doing two sets of 25 at 10 seconds on and 10 seconds off.     I am gradually going back to the two sets of 10 seconds on and off.

I go through 2 or 3 incontinence pads a day.   I have found some more comfortable incontinence pads, but they are not as absorbent.    I still do not like the little clamps, though sometimes I use Acticuf pads.

So,  get your PSA tested after 40 for a baseline.   Get a digital exam.    My cancer was found with a digital exam and then rising PSA.     You should not have sex for at least 24 hours before your PSA exam,  it makes it less acurate.

Bicycling may impact your PSA,  but it does not cause Prostate Cancer.   However, the wrong type of seat could cause numbness and or impotency.      Regarding impotency,  I have tried Cialis, vacuum pumps, Muse, etc.    some work a little,  but none work well.    I have not tried Viagra.    Once the incontinence is under control, I will worry about the impotency.

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