Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Great news to start off 2016 - 100% of the state has normal soil moisture levels. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.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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20160105 NE trdNebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

First quarter is at 17:26 (5:26 PM) on Saturday, January 16th.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Jan 13 07:49 AM 05:20 PM 9:31 67
Thu, Jan 14 07:48 AM 05:21 PM 9:33 66
Fri, Jan 15 07:48 AM 05:22 PM 9:34 65
Sat, Jan 16 07:48 AM 05:23 PM 9:35 64
Sun, Jan 17 07:47 AM 05:24 PM 9:37 63
Mon, Jan 18 07:47 AM 05:25 PM 9:38 62
Tue, Jan 19 07:46 AM 05:27 PM 9:41 61

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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

January 13th, 1846 - President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas border as war with Mexico looms.

1990 - In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office.

January 13th is International Skeptics and Make Your Dream Come True day. Skeptics day can also be on October 13th or the first Friday the 13th of the year, which kind of makes sense.

"There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became president of the US." - James Polk

"Although... the chief magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the president of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States." - James Polk

"If both John McCain and Obama were given a sip of truth serum, both would admit they made serious mistakes in choosing running mates in 2008." - Douglas Wilder

January 14th, 1943 - Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France. US Holocaust Museum Link
2000 - UN tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croat militia members to prison for up to 25 years; they were charged with killing some 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village in 1993.
January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet day.

"The whole Indian thing, I always say it's really the American holocaust. It's something we need to look at." - Skeet Ulrich

I am hopeful that no one will forget what happened in Bosnia." - Fatos Nan

January 15th, 1991 - UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
2001 - Wikipedia goes online.

January 15th is National Hat day.

"The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism." - Pierre Salinger

"Wikipedia gets lots of things wrong." - Scott Adsit

"I go on Wikipedia and alter pages of animals with fake facts that I've made up about those animals." - Kurt Braunohler

January 16th, 1991 - The Gulf War begins. The massive U.S.-led offensive against Iraq - Operation Desert Storm - ends on February 28, 1991, when President George Bush declares a cease-fire, and Iraq pledges to honor future coalition and U.N. peace terms.

January 16th is Appreciate a Dragon and National Nothing day.

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - Norman Schwarzkopf

January 17th, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole. History.com article
1939 - The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
January 17th is Ditch New Years Resolutions day.
"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance of the will of the mighty Creator" - Adolf Hitler
January 18th,  1962 - The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides (Agent Orange) in South Vietnam, in order to reveal the whereabouts of Viet Cong guerrillas. NBC news story June 18th, 2015
"We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans." - Jim McDermott
1978 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isolate the cause of Legionnaire’s disease. CDC Link
January 18th is Thesaurus, Winnie the Pooh, and this year, Martin Luther King's Birth day. MLK day is the third Monday in January.
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King
January 19th, 1983 - The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church. Not by much. Click Here for details.
January 19th is National Popcorn day.
"The future starts today, not tomorrow." - Pope John Paul II
"The only good enemy is a dead enemy." - Louis I Leviticus
"Thank god I'm an atheist." - Ed Z.
Most quotes are from BrainyQuote

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