Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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WOW! 100% of the state has normal soil moisture levels for the last three reporting periods. 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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Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

Last quarter is at 21:28 (09:26 PM) on Sunday, January 31st.


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Jan 27 07:41 AM 05:36 PM 9:55 53
Thu, Jan 28 07:40 AM 05:37 PM 9:57 52
Fri, Jan 29 07:39 AM 05:39 PM 10:00 51
Sat, Jan 30 07:38 AM 05:40 PM 10:02 50
Sun, Jan 31 07:37 AM 05:41 PM 10:04 49
Mon, Feb 01 07:36 AM 05:42 PM 10:06 48
Tue, Feb 02 07:35 AM 05:44 PM 10:09 47

 

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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 27th, 1862 - President Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.

1967 - Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

1973 - A cease fire in Viet Nam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Viet Nam. Never mind that troops were still killed and we bailed on the South Vietnamese.

January 27th is Chocolate Cake and Punch the Clock day.

"You'll be flying along some nights with a full moon. You're up at 45,000 feet. Up there you can see it like you can't see it down here. It's just the big, bright, clear moon. You look up there and just say to yourself: I've got to get up there. I've just got to get one of those flights." - Roger Chaffee, Lt Commander, USN

"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life." - Gus Grissom, Lt Colonel, USAF

"I think you have to understand the feeling that a pilot has, that a test pilot has, that I look forward a great deal to making the first flight. There's a great deal of pride involved in making a first flight." - Ed White, Lt Colonel, USAF

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln

"South Vietnam probably can never even survive anyway," - See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/150424#sthash.sDpT2wPs.dpuf

"South Viet Nam can never even survive anyway." - Richard Nixon (from his own audio tapes) - RIH, Tricky Dick

January 28th, 1915 - The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1986 - The Challenger explodes just after liftoff. 
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January 28th is Data Privacy, Fun at Work and National Kazoo day.

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Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/658557
Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/658557

"Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see but what your mind can imagine." - Ellison Onizuka, Lt Colonel, USAF

"Don't worry. We know we're sitting on a keg of dynamite. But they have this thing down to a routine.  - Greg Jarvis

"I want to do everything there is to be done... I'll never get old." - Judy Resnik, PhD

"I can never remember anything I wanted to do but fly." - Mike Smith, Captain, USN

"It's a real crime to be paid for a job that I have so much fun doing." - Dick Scobee

"Before you can make a dream come true, you must first have one." - Ron McNair, PhD

"South Vietnam probably can never even survive anyway," - See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/150424#sthash.sDpT2wPs.dpuf
January 29th, 1813 - Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.
1926Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 29th is National Puzzle and National Cornchip day.

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen

January 30th, 1972 - British troops shoot dead 14 Irish civilians in Derry, Ireland. The day is forever remembered in Ireland as ‘Bloody Sunday.’

1976 - The U.S. Supreme Court bans spending limits in campaigns, equating funds with freedom of speech. And corporations are people, too - money speaks louder than words.

January 30th is National Inane Answering Message day.

“It was a massacre. I saw no one shooting at troops. If anybody had been, I would have seen it. I saw only the Army shooting. The British Army should hang its head in shame after today’s disgusting violence. They shot indiscriminately and everywhere around them without any provocation. I was administering the last rites to a boy about 15 who had been shot by soldiers in Rossville Street.” – Father Denis Bradley

"My issue with campaign finance is 100% disclosure. Wear a suit with patches from your big contributors. Depending on the size of the contribution, that's how big the patche should be." - Gary Johnson

“It was a massacre. I saw no one shooting at troops. If anybody had been, I would have seen it. I saw only the Army shooting. The British Army should hang its head in shame after today’s disgusting violence. They shot indiscriminately and everywhere around them without any provocation. I was administering the last rites to a boy about 15 who had been shot by soldiers in Rossville Street.” - See more at: http://alphahistory.com/northernireland/northern-ireland-quotations/#sthash.bQH6euFp.dpuf
January 31st, 1968 - In Vietnam, the the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
January 31st is Backward and Inspire Your Heart with Art day.
"Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.” - Lyndon Johnson
February 1st, 1965 - Martin Luther King, Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
February 1st is National Freedom Day
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King
February 2nd, 1959 - Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools.
"If the parents would just stay out of it, the kids could get together." - Young female student
February 2nd is Groundhog and Candlemas day.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori Proverb.
"Let me get this straight. You are mad at a groundhog for predicting the weather incorrectly? Weathermen do it every day! I don't see them being persecuted." - Card quote
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Quote of the week - "Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't." - Pete Seeger

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