Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Here's a good news item from the Bay Area - Way to go, San Jose Fire Department!

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Photo by Craig Allyn Rose, SJFD

Link to Mercury Article

 

Both of the pooches were saved - SJFD practices to resuscitate dogs with a doggequin and their CPaRf program.

 

Nebraska's soil moisture is normal from the Missouri River to the Cannabis state and Wyoming and from Kansas to South Dakota. 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

Last quarter occurs on Tuesday, March 1st, at 1711 (5:11 PM).

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Feb 24 07:08 AM 06:10 PM 11:02 25
Thu, Feb 25 07:06 AM 06:12 PM 11:06 24
Fri, Feb 26 07:05 AM 06:13 PM 11:08 23
Sat, Feb 27 07:03 AM 06:14 PM 11:11 22
Sun, Feb 28 07:02 AM 06:15 PM 11:13 21
Mon, Feb 29 07:00 AM 06:16 PM 11:16 20
Tue, Mar 01 06:59 AM 06:17 PM 11:18 19

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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 24th, 1836 - 3,000 Mexicans launch an assault on the Alamo with its 182 Texan defenders.

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1945 - U.S. forces liberate prisoners of war in the Los Banos Prison in the Philippines.

Military History Now Link       Capt. John Ringler's Account           Black Five Link

 

1991 - General Norman Schwartzkopf, commander of the coalition army, sends in ground forces during the Gulf War.

 

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip day.

 

"You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." - Davy Crockett

 

"Teamwork is essential. It gives the enemy someone else to shoot at." - Anonymous

 

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

 

February 25th, 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte eaves his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France.

 

1836 - Samuel Colt patents the first revolving cylinder multi-shot firearm.

 
1919 - Oregon introduces the first state tax on gasoline at one cent per gallon, to be used for road construction.
 
February 25th is Pistol Patent day.
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.
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"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

 

"Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." - Unknown

 

"The gasoline tax is a user fee, but it does not fill enough of the need, and you want cars to be more efficient." - Kevin McCarthy

 

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.
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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 26th, 1848 - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels publish The Communist Manifesto in London.

 

1951 - The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms.

 

1993 - A bomb rocks the World Trade Center in New York City. Five people are killed and hundreds suffer from smoke inhalation.

 

  February 16th is Carnival, National Pistachio and Tell a Fairy Tale day.
 

"Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand." - Karl Marx

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." - Frederich Engels

 

"Term limits would cure both senility and seniority - both terrible legislative diseases." - Harry Truman

 

"Terrorism is what we call the violence of the week and we condemn it; war is what we call the violence of the strong, and we glorify it." - Sydney J. Harris

 

February 27th, 1827 - The first Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.

 

1973 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.

 

1988 - Debi Thomas becomes the first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

 

February 27th is Polar Bear and No Brainer day.

 

"I started making calls a week after Katrina. The captains all said the same thing: you can take away our homes, but you can't take away our Mardi Gras." - Arthur Hardy

 

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” - John Roberts, Jr.

 

"I begged my mom to let me start skating." - Debi Thomas

 

February 28th, 1574 - On the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, two Englishmen and an Irishman are burnt for heresy.

 

1964 -  In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers. Click HERE for details.

 

1969 - A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.

February 28th is Floral Design, Public Sleeping and National Tooth Fairy day and this year, Oscar night..
 

"To be fair to the Inquisition, they only used confessions extracted after the torture had ended, which let them claim that admissions had been freely given; the fact that the torture would have started again if they hadn't confessed was a minor detail." - Simon Hoggart

 

  "Well, boys, you've done a good job.  You've struck a blow for the White Man.  Mississippi can be proud of you.  You've let these agitatin' Outsiders know where this state stands.  Go home now and forget it.  But before you go, I'm looking each one of you in the eye and telling you this:  the first man who talks is dead!  If anybody who knows anything about this ever opens his mouth to any Outsider about it, then the rest of us are going to kill him just as dead as we killed those three sonsofbitches tonight. "Does everybody understand what I'm saying?  The man who talks is dead, dead,dead!" - Unnamed "Mississippi Official" quoted by William Huie

 

"I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it. I thought it would be me." - Robert F Kennedy

 

February 29th, 45 BC - The first Leap Day is recognized by proclamation of Julius Caesar. Under the old Roman calendar, the last day of February was the last day of the year.

 

1940 - Hattie McDaniel is first African American to win an Academy Award–best supporting actress–for her performance in Gone With The Wind.

 

1968 - The Beatles win a Grammy Award for their album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
 
February 29th is (this year and every four years) Leap day.
 
"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." - Julius Caesar
 
"As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings." - Hattie McDaniel
 
"They were four guys that kept each others' negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts." - Steve Jobs
 
March 1st, 1692  - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

1780 - Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
 
1815 - Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.
 
1875 - Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.
 
1932 - The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped from the Lindbergh home near Princeton, New Jersey.
 
1960 - 1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, AL.
 
1974 - A grand jury indicts seven of President Nixon‘s aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.
 
“I do not know that the devil goes about in my likeness to do any hurt.” -Sarah Osborne
 
"The Emperor is on the point of advancing towards you.  If you fire he will be the first to fall and you will answer for it to the whole of France." - Napoleon
 
"The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was was rarely enforced and was eventually overturned by a Supreme Court decision in 1883." - Unknown
 
"It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long climb back to sanity and faith and security." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
 
"Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking." - James L. Farmer, Jr.
 
"The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate." - Dexter Scott King
 
Most quotes are from BrainyQuote
 
"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square." - Michelle Obama
 
"Car crashes, falls, police officers and murderers have killed more people than terrorists." - Dave Morgan

Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!

 

Quote of the week - "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians." - Edward Langley, Artist

 

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