How about help filling out the community calendar? Click on the Add Event button at the bottom of the calendar and I will review and post them. OR Call 402-432-5018 (cell) or email to this site. Thanks in advance. - Dave
George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate.
An observation by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.
This is a no news week. All the abnormally dry areas are unchanged and moderate drought areas of 4 southeastern counties (Richardson, Pawnee, Jefferson. Thayer) are still the same. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site. Actually, the farmers trying to get the corn harvest finished are cussing the rainy stuff in this county.
Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School.
Nebraska is still much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
Full moon is 16:44 (4:44 PM) on Wednesday the 25th.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Winter|
|Wed, Nov 25||07:24 AM||05:01 PM||9:37||27|
|Thu, Nov 26||07:25 AM||05:00 PM||9:35||26|
|Fri, Nov 27||07:26 AM||05:00 PM||9:34||25|
|Sat, Nov 28||07:27 AM||04:59 PM||9:32||24|
|Sun, Nov 29||07:28 AM||04:59 PM||9:31||23|
|Mon, Nov 30||07:29 AM||04:59 PM||9:30||22|
|Tue, Dec 01||07:30 AM||04:58 PM||9:28||21|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to History Net
November 25th, 1963 - President Kennedy buried at Arlington National Cemetery
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F Kennedy
November 26th, 1789 - George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
1863 - The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated. See the history of the first Thanksgiving on National Geographic
2000 -Republican candidate George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the US presidency, despite losing the popular vote.
"You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. - Bill Gates
November 27th, 1868 - Lieutenant Colonel Gearge A. Custer's 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River. Things evened up at the Little Big Horn.
1978 -San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.
November 28th, 1950 - In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.
1961 - Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
"On the other side of the mountain [was] another mountain." - LTC George Russell, battalion commander 23rd Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea
November 29th - 1967 - US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
1972 - Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
November 29th is Square Dance day.
"Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you." - Robert McNamara
November 30th - 1993 - US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (better known as the Brady Bill) into law
November 30th is Stay at Home Because You are Well day.
"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons." - Bill Clinton
December 1st, 1933 - Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich.
1955 - Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South’s segregationist laws.
1969 - America’s first draft lottery since 1942 is held. - 25% of OTS Class 70-07 self initiated eliminated themselves who had high draft numbers.
"The only tired I was was tired of giving in." - Rosa Parks
"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolf Hitler
"We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists." - Bill Maher
"A Canadian is an unarmed North American with health insurance." - Angus King
Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!
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