Friday, December 15, 2017

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Five weeks in the new year and Nebraska's soil moisture is normal. If soil moisture stays normal, any additional precipitation that doesn't run off will recharge ground water, raising the water table - that will be great news. 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

Full moon occurs on Monday, February 22nd, at 1220 (12:20 am).

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Feb 17 07:18 AM 06:02 PM 10:44 32
Thu, Feb 18 07:16 AM 06:03 PM 10:47 31
Fri, Feb 19 07:15 AM 06:04 PM 10:49 30
Sat, Feb 20 07:13 AM 06:06 PM 10:53 29
Sun, Feb 21 07:12 AM 06:07 PM 10:55 28
Mon, Feb 22 07:11 AM 06:08 PM 10:57 27
Tue, Feb 23 07:09 AM 06:09 PM 11:00 26

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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

February 17th, 1909 - Apache chief Geronimo dies of pneumonia at age 80, while still in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

1960 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in the Alabama bus boycott.

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness day.

"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures." - Geronimo

"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 18th, 1688 - Quakers in Germantown, Pa. adopt the fist formal antislavery resolution in America.   Yale Transcript

1885 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York.
1972 - The California Supreme Court voids the death penalty in California.
February 18th is National Battery day.
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 by what your mind can imagine.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/658557

"Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition." - Thomas Clarkson

"We tend to regard history as true and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' as untrue. That's always puzzled me." - Tim O'Brien

"As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No." - Jeanne Woodford

As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/839226
As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/839226
As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/839226
As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/839226

 February 19th, 1926 - Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.

1942 - President Roosevelt signs Executive order 9066, which led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. Click HERE for the rest of the story.

1965 - Fourteen Vietnam War protesters are arrested for blocking the United Nations’ doors in New York.

  February 19th is National Chocolate Mint day.

"I've got no problem with anybody's religion. But if you go claiming the Earth is only 10,000 years old, that's just wrong." - Bill Nye

“The Japanese race is an enemy race, and while many second- and third-generation Japanese born on United States soil, possessed of United States citizenship, have become ‘Americanized,’ the racial strains are undiluted.” - Lt. Gen. John DeWitt, the man in charge of the Western Defense Command

“This war has already stretched the generation gap so wide that it threatens to pull the country apart.” - Senator Frank Church

February 20th, 1942 - Lt. Edward O’Hare downs five out of nine Japanese bombers that are attacking the carrier USS Lexington. O'Hare Medal of Honor Citation

1962 - John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

February 20th is Cherry Pie, Hoodie Hoo and Love Your Pet day.

"I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets." - John Glenn

February 21st, 1595 - The Jesuit priest and poet Robert Southwell is hanged for “treason.” Britannica Link

1940 - The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.

1974 - A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century. This link contains images that are graphic.

February 21st is Card Reading day.

"Remember, remember it always, let it be graven in your memories. You are in Auschwitz. And Auschwitz is not a convalescent home. It is a concentration camp. Here, you must work. If you don't you will go straight to the chimney. Work or crematorium--the choice is yours.” - Auschwitz guard, quoted by Eli Wiesel

"When we (military scientists) initiated the herbicide program in the 1960′s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide. We were even aware that the ‘military’ formulation had a higher dioxin concentration than the ‘civilian’ version due to the lower cost and speed of manufacture. However, because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy’, none of us were overly concerned. We never considered a scenario in which our own personnel would become contaminated with the herbicide. And, if we had, we would have expected our own government to give assistance to veterans so contaminated." - Dr. James R. Clary, Chemical Warfare Branch

February 22nd, 1879 - Frank Winfield Woolworth’s ‘nothing over five cents’ shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.

1984 - Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.

"We would rather have one man or woman working with us than three merely working for us." - Frank W. Woolworth
"People with martyr complexes seldom live to be as old as Khomeini." - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
"Those who fight in God's cause will be victorious." - Saddam Hussein
"We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities." - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
February 23rd, 1836 - The Alamo is besieged by Santa Anna.
1945 - U.S. Marines plant an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
1954 - Mass inoculation begins as Salk’s polio vaccine is given to children for first time.
1960 - White students from Wake Forest University join Negro students from Winston-Salem State Teachers College in a sit-in at a Winston-Salem, N.C. Woolworth store. Wake Forest Link
"Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may." - Sam Houston
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Admiral Chester Nimitz
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Dr. Jonas Salk
"By choosing to walk into a department store together and sit at a lunch counter as peers - on the surface a simple act - these students ultimately changed the way we live in Winston-Salem." - Mary Dalton
   
Most quotes are from BrainyQuote
These are not from Brainy Quote -
'States rights' means taking away rights. - Bill Maher
White people - it's not about you. - Michael "Killer Mike" Render

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Quote of the week - "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington

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