Friday, December 15, 2017

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This weekend, set your clocks one hour forward - so you can get up in the dark again.

 

 

Tuesday, May 10th, Presidential, state and local Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct

 

To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:

https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

 

If you want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:

http://www.cassne.org/Election/Forms/Early%20Voting%20Application2016.pdf

 

DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!

 

STILL no dry areas in the entire state - great news. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops, animals and people. 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

 

First quarter Tuesday, March 15th, at 1203 (12:03 PM).

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring  
Wed, Mar 09 06:46 AM 06:26 PM 11:40 11  
Thu, Mar 10 06:44 AM 06:27 PM 11:43 10  
Fri, Mar 11 06:43 AM 06:29 PM 11:46 9  
Sat, Mar 12 06:41 AM 06:30 PM 11:49 8  
Sun, Mar 13 07:40 AM 07:31 PM 11:51 7 DST starts
Mon, Mar 14 07:38 AM 07:32 PM 11:54 6  
Tue, Mar 15 07:36 AM 07:33 PM 11:57 5 1st quarter 12:03 PM

 

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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 On This Day

March 9th, 1964 - Production began on the first Ford Mustang.

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1965 - The first US combat troops arrived in South Vietnam.

 

1986 - US Navy divers found the crew compartment of the space shuttle Challenger along with the remains of the astronauts.

 

1993 - Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of violating his civil rights.

 

March 9th is Panic day.

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“We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.” —President Lyndon Johnson in a speech at Akron University on October 21, 1964.

 

“Scob fought for any and every edge to survive. He flew that ship without wings all the way down.” - Astronaut Robert Overmeyer, about Challenger pilot Richard Scobee

 

"As a black man, you run from the cops. It's different now, but when I was coming up, you run." - Rodney King

 

March 10th, 1949 - Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington, DC of treason and served 12 years in prison.

 

1966 - The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at A Shau Valley.

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1971 - The US Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

 

1975 - The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout. It was taken in 3 days.

 

1987 - The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.

 
March 10th is Middle Name Pride, and this year (second Thursday in March), Popcorn Lovers' 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.
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"Save yourself Negro brothers. Why die for a nation that doesn’t want you - a nation that treats you like a slave." - Mildred E Gillars

 

"The difference between being a coward and a hero is not whether you're scared, it's what you do while you're scared." - Sgt Jeff Struecker, Task Force Ranger

 

"You're wrong if you think young people don't deserve to vote." - Lucy Powell

 

"The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born." - Elayne Boosler

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


March 11th, 1888 - The "Blizzard of '88" began along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard shutting down communication and transportation lines. More than 400 people died. (March 11-14) The 'Children's Blizzard' in the mid-west 2 months earlier killed between 250 and 500.

 

1930 - Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.

 

March 11th is Johnny Appleseed and Worship of Tools day.

 

''I presume the blizzard kept you at home.'' - Theodore Roosevelt, in a note to the Librarian of the New York Historical Society

 
  "Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games." - Babe Ruth
 
March 12th, 1789 - The US Post Office was established.
 
1894 - Coca - Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

 March 12th is Girl Scouts and Plant a Flower day.

 

"The Postal Service delivers mail six days a week to 140 million people. Every year this number increases by 2 million." - Joe Baca

 

“I don't need to know how they make Coca Cola. I think it tastes just fine not knowing what the ingredients are. I think there are some things that should be kept secret." - Colin Hanks

 

March 13th, 1925 - A law enacted in Tennessee prohibited the teaching of evolution. Bill Link

 

1974 - The US Senate voted 54-33 to restore the death penalty.

 

1991 - Exxon paid $1 billion in fines and for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.

 

2006 - In New York, the official start of construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum began.

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March 13th is Ear Muff and Jewel day.
 
 "If evolution wins, Christianity goes." - William Jennings Bryan
 
"The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime." - Bobby Scott
 
 "Their arrogance and disregard, not only for the environment but Alaskans, was shocking to behold."— Roberta Highland

 

March 14th, 1914 - Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12½ hours to 93 minutes.

 

1936 - Adolf Hitler told a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God and itself.

 
 
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford
 
"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." - Adolf Hitler
 
 March 15th, 44 BC - Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known as the "Ides of March." Ancient History Encyclopedia LINK

1937 - In Chicago, the first blood bank to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration was established at the Cook County Hospital.
 
1979 - Pope John Paul II published his first encyclical "Redemptor Hominis." In the work he warned of the growing gap between the rich and poor.
 
"You too, my child?!" - Julius Caesar
 
"Blood is meant to circulate. Pass it around." - Unknown
 
"The future starts today, not tomorrow." - Pope John Paul II
 
 
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Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!

 

Quote of the week - "Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that?" - Taslima Nasrin

 

"If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to eveolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reporduction." - Judith Hayes

 

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