In seeking to protect corporate interests while ‘making an example’ of Swartz, federal prosecutors had unintentionally handed down a death sentence. Aaron Swartz was found in his room on January 11th, 2013, dead. After nearly two years of constant stress, and the disproportionate federal response to his ‘crimes’, he’d hanged himself. A legend, fighting for ideals that allow websites like this to even exist, died for what I would consider one of the most morally upright ‘crimes’ ever committed. Even six years later, his legacy is felt all over the internet, and the world. Though he died for the heinous crime of wanting taxpayer-funded knowledge to be free for everyone, he left behind one of the biggest pushes for freedom of information ever. Dan Jansen was born in West Allis WI, just south of Milwaukee. West Allis is also homne to the Pettit Center, where the US speedskating team trains.
For years, he was an Olympic favorite, but various tragic circumstances kept him off of the podium until 1994, when he set an OR in the 1,000 meter race, winning gold in the final event of his career. Skip John Shuster and curler Matt Hamilton led the underdog US Men’s Curling Team to gold over mighty Sweden in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hamilton’s trademark mustache and innovative putting technique in celebrity golf tournaments made him a Wisconsin legend. Hamilton also became friends with Wisconsin legend Aaron Rodgers. Shuster is a dirty traitor Vikings fan, like George and Landsteiner, the other two members of the rink, so their non-curling life is irrelevant.