Friday, December 15, 2017

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Abnormally dry areas decreased by 1.65% but moderate and severe drought conditions stayed the same across Nebraska this week. Click on the image for the rest of the country. Here's a general purpose quote for our decision makers - "Always plan for the worst, then all your surprises will be happy ones." - Kawika Malahini

 

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Spring countdown
Wed, Jan 18 07:46 AM 05:26 PM CST 9:40 61
Thu, Jan 19 07:46 AM 05:27 PM CST 9:41 60
Fri, Jan 20 07:45 AM 05:29 PM CST 9:44 59
Sat, Jan 21 07:45 AM 05:30 PM CST 9:45 58
Sun, Jan 22 07:44 AM 05:31 PM CST 9:47 57
Mon, Jan 23 07:43 AM 05:32 PM CST 9:49 56
Tue, Jan 24 07:42 AM 05:33 PM CST 9:51 55

What the moon looks like today (click on the image)

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Last quarter, January 19th, 4:13 PM CST

 

Before and after the sun came out Tuesday----

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We were very lucky this time around - only some 4 - 6 inch branches gave up with the ice load. Reminder - if the tree is in your yard, the broken limbs are yours - give Jerry Vasicek a call at 402-318-1846 - he can convert the limbs to firewood.

 

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"What you do and say today is history tomorrow - and you can't change that." - Kawika Malahiniab

"What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it." - Georg Wilhelm Friederich Hegel

 

Jan 18th, 1995 - A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.

“If you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. You're not paying attention to what's happening in the universe around you.” - Bill Nye

 

Jan 19th, 1979 - Former US Attorney General John N. Mitchell was released on parole after serving 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.

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"Let us be tried by our actions." - John N. Mitchell

 

Jan 20th, 1942 - Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Europe's Jews.

"To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing." - Adolf Eichmann

1986 - The US observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 21st, 1997 - Newt Gingrich was fined as the House of Representatvies voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.

"It's truly one of the most frustrating things of my career." – Newt Gingrich

  

Jan 22nd, 1973 - The Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.

“The right to privacy...is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” – Justice Harry A. Blackmun

 

Jan 23rd, 1968 - North Korea seized the US Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation's territorial waters on a spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

“The U.S. chickened out. It is that simple.” – Representative Craig Hosmer

  

Jan 24th, 1985 - Penny Harrington became the first woman police chief of a major city. She assumed the duties as head of the Portland, Oregon force of 940 officers and staff.

“We’re all cops. Since Day 1 I’ve done everything that every man on this force has done... I’ve gone into bar fights, I’ve worked the midnight shifts.” – Chief Betsy Girardi, Dobbs Ferry, NY Police Chief

"Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable." - Bill Maher

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