Thursday, December 14, 2017

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 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.

George Carlin

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.

 

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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

 

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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 15jfkflame

November 25th is National Parfait and (this year-the day before Thanksgiving) Tie One On day.

"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

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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
Channel.

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.

November 26th is Shopping Reminder and this year, Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November) day.

"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.

Novemer 27th is Black Friday and Buy Nothing day. - Both are the Friday after Thanksgiving, guess which one is the most observed? It's also Pins and Needles and (the day after Thanksgiving) You're Welcome day.
"The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, that is true perversion!” - Harvey Milk

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.

November 28th is Make Your Own Head and Red Planet day.

"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.

December 1st is Eat a Red Apple and World AIDS Awareness day.

"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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