Quotes September 25, 2020

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The truth is that you always know the right thing to do. The tough part is doing it.”
General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton
“The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.”
General Colin Powell
“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me. Soldier, patriot, and the uniter of modern Italy.”
Giuseppe Garibaldi
“Battles are won by slaughter and manoeuvre. The greater the general, the more he contributes in manoeuvre, the less he demands in slaughter.”
Winston S. Churchill
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, and former General of the Army
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
Douglas MacArthur, an American soldier
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
Minot Judson Savage, American clergyman and author
“The best armour is staying out of gun-shot.”
Italian proverb

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FYI September 24, 2020

On This Day

1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 (ch. 20, 1 Stat. 73) was a United States federal statute adopted on September 24, 1789, in the first session of the First United States Congress. It established the federal judiciary of the United States.[2][3][4][5] Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution prescribed that the “judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and such inferior Courts” as Congress saw fit to establish. It made no provision for the composition or procedures of any of the courts, leaving this to Congress to decide.[6]

The existence of a separate federal judiciary had been controversial during the debates over the ratification of the Constitution. Anti-Federalists had denounced the judicial power as a potential instrument of national tyranny. Indeed, of the ten amendments that eventually became the Bill of Rights, five (the fourth through the eighth) dealt primarily with judicial proceedings. Even after ratification, some opponents of a strong judiciary urged that the federal court system be limited to a Supreme Court and perhaps local admiralty judges. The Congress, however, decided to establish a system of federal trial courts with broader jurisdiction, thereby creating an arm for enforcement of national laws within each state.



Born On This Day

1898 – Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
Charlotte Emma Moore Sitterly (September 24, 1898 – March 3, 1990) was an American astronomer.[1] She is known for her extensive spectroscopic studies of the Sun and chemical elements. Her tables of data are known for their reliability and are still used regularly.[2]





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907 Updates September 24, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Inside the Gates: The 25th anniversary of the Alaska AWACS crash; DNA Sleuths: The quest to identify nameless victims; Preserving precautions: Safety measures to take while canning food; Ketchikan borough assembly passes police discrimination measure; One week, more than $500K, or the Jesse Lee Home goes down and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – Preparing your ornamentals for winter hibernation, safe from Juneau’s cold; ‘It has exceeded my expectations’: Here’s what in-person school looks like in Mat-Su and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Teachers Team Up To Help Parents With Kids Learning At Home and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Eielson F-16 fighter jets make emergency landing at Bethel Airport ; CEO of Pebble Partnership resigns following release of ‘The Pebble Tapes’ and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Fall whaling returns to normalcy; Utqiaġvik green-lights community’s first marijuana store and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Alaskan Cafe Has Won Best Breakfast Since 2003, And It’s Easy To See Why

Military September 24, 2020

Task & Purpose: 77 years later, Marine killed on Tarawa returns home to Illinois; General becomes first Black superintendent of the Air Force Academy; New legislation would expand VA healthcare for service members exposed to burn pits, toxic substances and more ->
Military.com: Congressional Gold Medal for Famed Merrill’s Marauders Awaits President’s Approval; A Marine Veteran Shows the Importance of Service Dogs in the Lives of the Disabled; Automatic US Citizenship Restored for All Military Children Born Overseas and more->
DOD: CATCH a Serial Offender Program Available for Sexual Assault Victims Amid COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->


Quotes September 24, 2020

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Dare to be irrational! – keep free from formulas, open to any fresh impulse, fluid.
Edward Weston,
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Jane Goodall,
primatologist, anthropologist, conservationist
Not being heard is no reason for silence.
To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
Victor Hugo,
writer, poet, dramatist
Take a deep breath and remind yourself there is always a solution.
Surround yourself with people with DREAMS, DESIRE & AMBITION. They will help you push for your own.
It’s your life. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for living it your way.

Music September 24, 2020



907 Updates September 23, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Soure: Bypassing the supply chain, Anchorage School District producing its own, safe, effective, disinfectant; ‘I can still help in some way’: virtual work helps in Lower 48 wildfire response; Town Hall explores the state’s COVID-19 response, future plans and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Et tu, bruin? Alaska Zoo’s alpaca, Caesar, killed by wild bear and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Newtok Regains Power After Month-Long Outage and more ->

Alaska Native News: Moose Hunter Killed in grizzly Bear Attack in Wrangell-St Elias National Park; UPDATE: Disappearance of Florence Okpealuk; Earthquakes and Insects on Alaska Road Trips and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Deadline approaches to apply for school lunch benefits and more ->
By Hope McKenney, KUCB – Unalaska: Unalaska PA’s ingenuity doubles available ventilators for COVID-19 pandemic
On Sept. 23, 2013, 28-year-old British adventurer Sarah Outen became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving in Adak on a blustery day (aren’t they all?) after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.


By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike High Above Alaska’s Eklutna Lake On The Twin Peaks Trail Before The Snow Flies


Military September 23, 2020

Task & Purpose: House lawmakers unanimously pass bill that would allow Alwyn Cashe to finally receive the Medal of Honor

Military.com: Tuskegee Airman from Arizona who Flew in 3 Wars Dies at 95; Coast Guard Crew Stamps Out Fire Aboard Cutter Waesche; In First, Marine Corps F-35 Fighters Deploy Aboard British Aircraft Carrier and more->

DOD: Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón “CZ” Colón-López will hold a virtual global town hall meeting at the Pentagon to provide service members, their families and DOD civilians an opportunity to ask questions on the department’s COVID-19 response and diversity and inclusion at 10 a.m. EDT Sept. 24, 2020.

The event will be streamed live on Defense.gov, on DVIDS and on the DOD Facebook page.


By Thomas Brading, Army News Service: Holocaust survivor to receive top military police medal





Quotes September 23, 2020

Courtesy of DailyGood.org

An empathy wall is an obstacle to deep understanding of another person, one that can make us feel indifferent or even hostile to those who hold different beliefs or whose childhood is rooted in different circumstances
Arlie Hochschild
To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Your openness is more powerful than the feelings you’re opening to.
John Welwood
Truth, crushed to earth, will rise again.
William Cullen Bryant
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Margaret Drabble
More recently there has been a recognition of the importance of craft and design, and a desire to see evidence of the human hand, even in digitally produced things.
Alison McIntyre
I very strongly feel I’m here for a reason. And I’m trying to live up to what I believe I’m supposed to be doing.
Jane Goodal
Anxiety is an emotion; it’s not a disease. It’s an essential part of your intelligence, and it brings you unique skills that are irreplaceable.
Karla McLaren
To anyone out there who’s hurting — it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.
Barack Obama
In the vessel of your body, you yourself are the world tree, deep roots in the Earth and a crown of stars. Your essence bridges dimensions.
Elizabeth Eiler
If you’re not willing to see more than is visible, you won’t see anything.
Ruth Berhard
Redemption is possible, and it is the measure of a civilized society.
Greg Boyle
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Georgia O’Keefe
Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom.
Rachel Naomi Remen
What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.
Paul Hawken