FYI November 13, 2019

On This Day

1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
James Braid (19 June 1795 – 25 March 1860) was a Scottish surgeon and “gentleman scientist”. He was a significant innovator in the treatment of club-foot and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy. He is regarded by many as the first genuine “hypnotherapist” and the “Father of Modern Hypnotism”.[1]

Although Braid believed that hypnotic suggestion was a valuable remedy in functional nervous disorders, he did not regard it as a rival to other forms of treatment, nor wish in any way to separate its practice from that of medicine in general. He held that whoever talked of a “universal remedy” was either a fool or a knave: similar diseases often arose from opposite pathological conditions, and the treatment ought to be varied accordingly. — John Milne Bramwell (1910)[2]



Born On This Day

1869 – Helene Stöcker, German author and activist (d. 1943)
Helene Stöcker (13 November 1869 in Wuppertal – 24 February 1943 in New York City) was a German feminist, pacifist and gender activist.

Stöcker was raised in a Calvinist household and attended a school for girls which emphasised rationality and morality.[1][2] She moved to Berlin to continue her education and then she studied at the University of Bern, where she became one of the first German women to receive her doctorate. In 1905 she helped found the League for the Protection of Mothers (Bund für Mutterschutz, BfM),[3] and she became the editor of the organisation’s magazine Mutterschutz (1905-1908) and then Die Neue Generation (1906–1932).[1] In 1909, she joined Magnus Hirschfeld in successfully lobbying German parliament from including lesbian women in the law criminalising homosexuality.[4] Stöcker’s influential new philosophy, called the New Ethic, advocated the equality of illegitimate children, legalisation of abortion, and sexual education, all in the service of creating deeper relationships between men and women which would eventually achieve women’s political and social equality.
Stöcker’s plaque in Berlin

During World War I and the Weimar period, Stöcker’s interest shifted to activities in the peace movement. In 1921 in Bilthoven, together with Kees Boeke and Wilfred Wellock, she founded an organisation with the name Paco (the Esperanto word for “peace”) and later known as War Resisters’ International (Internationale der Kriegsdienstgegner, WRI). She was also very active in the Weimar sexual reform movement. The Bund für Mutterschutz sponsored a number of sexual health clinics, which employed both lay and medical personnel, where women and men could go for contraception, marriage advice, and sometimes abortions and sterilisation. From 1929 to 1932, she took one last stand for abortion rights. After a papal encyclical, the Casti connubii, issued on December 31, 1930[5] denounced sex without the intent to procreate, the radical sexual reform movement collaborated with the Socialist and Communist parties to launch one final campaign against paragraph 218, which prohibited abortion. Stöcker added her iconic voice to a campaign that ultimately failed.

When the Nazis came to power in Germany, Stöcker fled first to Switzerland and then to England when the Nazis invaded Austria. Stöcker was attending a PEN writers conference in Sweden when war broke out and remained there until the Nazis invaded Norway, at which point she took the Trans-Siberian Railway to Japan and finally ended up in the United States in 1942. She moved into an apartment on Riverside Drive in NYC and died there of cancer in 1943.




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907 Updates November 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla bookstore says goodbye to Grimm the shop dog; Mat-Su schools host feminine hygiene product drive; Sitka wins national $25,000 healthy community award; ‘This is my home’: Anchorage woman awaits Supreme Court’s DACA decision; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Sheilah-Margaret Pothast and more ->
KTUU: Convicted drug dealer arrested for Merrill Dr. homicide; Newly Released Hate Crimes Report Has Errors; DEC confirms Alaska distribution of contaminated vegetables. and more ->White Mountain struggling after two months without regular postal service;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Crooked Creek Man Faces Murder Charges After Deadly Altercation; Federal Managers Tighten Hunting Regulations On Declining Mulchatna Caribou Herd and more ->KTOO Public Media: Elected officials, economic groups push to deploy Tazlina amid ferry service reductions and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet; Anchorage DUI Driver also Charged with Weapons Misconduct and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital discusses National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; Fort Wainwright Soldiers return home from deployment; Oil company seeks to keep records closed in Alaska buyout; The Traveling Gas Can Man walks the roads of the Interior for the homeless and more->
Craig Medred: Warm North!
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Rare WII Footage From 1942 Shows Alaska Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
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Military November 13, 2019 WWII Marine’s Remains to Return Home 76 Years After Death; Lawmakers Call for Stronger Boating Safety Measures as Coast Guard Rejects Recommendations; Meet the Retired Generals Working to End Childhood Obesity for a Fitter Force; Plans for Pentagon’s Future Flying Bomb Truck Begin to Take Shape and more ->
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DOD: Milley Describes Indo-Pacific Region as U.S. Military’s ‘Main Effort’; Esper Indo-Pacific Trip Highlights U.S. Emphasis on Alliances; Secretary Discusses F-35s, Budget, Reform on New York Trip and more ->
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In anticipation of World War II, Thompson Prods., with government funding, built the TAPCO plant in EUCLID in 1941 to increase its production of aircraft engine components. During the period leading up to World War II, through the end of the Korean war, Thompson Products was a key manufacturer of component parts for aircraft engines, including aircraft valves. The TAPCO plant, owned by the US government but operated by Thompson Products, extended for almost a mile along Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue. It employed over 16,000 workers at the peak of WW II production.

Quotes November 13, 2019

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

“Everyone can be rude and EVERYONE CAN BE KIND.”
Jacob Tremblay So, be kind.
“Be kind to people whether they deserve your kindness or not. If your kindness reaches the deserving, good for you; if your kindness reaches the undeserving, take joy in your compassion.”
James Fadiman and Robert Frager, Essential Sufism
“Being a strong (hu)man includes being kind.”
Barack Obama
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
Malala Yousafzai
Be kind. Unless you can be fantastic. Then be fantastically kind.
“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
Mary Stuart
Hey, I get it. The world feels like its a mess right now. No one can fix it all at once. For this week, let’s try to have fun. Having fun builds up our resistance to the bs of life. So get out there. Have some fun. Be kind to you.
Can you believe it? The sky makes these colors. It just does it. No one tells it to be beautiful, it just is. No one is ever going to tell you to be kind. (Well, except me.) The great thing is that you are kind.
Feeling cold? Being kind will warm your heart and your life.
Be kind. The world needs your kindness, now more than ever.
Every once in a while, it’s good to take a bird’s eye view of our lives. Ask yourself — are you living a kind life? Kind to yourself? Kind to the world? Kind to the people in your life? Kind to strangers? If not, how are you going to change things?
Today is a brand new day. Be kind – extend the glory.
Feel lonely? Be kind to every being you meet. Feel distraught? Be kind. This time will be remembered as a time of great loneliness and despair. Be kind to everyone you meet, including yourself.
Don’t you dare give up on yourself. Don’t you dare give up on your art. Don’t you dare give up on your friends and family (unless they are toxic or injuring you.) Don’t you dare give up on your dreams. Don’t you dare give up now, especially.
Kindness is everywhere. Be kind. Join the movement.
Everyone around you is feeling a little dry and brittle right now. Be kind.
Listen, everyone I know is stressed out. The stress is quite literally killing people. Our energy for chaos is limited. This week, let’s promise to take a break to breath. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your own energy.
Drip, drip, drip. Stress, trauma, political freak-show — it all adds up. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to everyone.

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FYI November 12, 2019

On This Day

1905 – Norway holds a referendum resulting in popular approval of the Storting’s decision to authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly-independent country.
A referendum on retaining the monarchy or becoming a republic was held in Norway on 12 and 13 November 1905.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the Storting’s decision to authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly self-ruling country.[2]

The proposal was approved by 78.9% of voters.[3] Following the referendum, the Storting offered Prince Carl of Denmark a mandate to the Norwegian throne on 18 November; Carl accepted, assuming the throne as King Haakon VII. The new royal family arrived in Norway on 25 November. King Haakon and Queen Maud were crowned in a ceremony in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 22 June 1906.[4]

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Born On This Day

1606 – Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)
Jeanne Mance (November 12, 1606 – June 18, 1673) was a French nurse and settler of New France. She arrived in New France two years after the Ursuline nuns came to Quebec. Among the founders of Montreal in 1642, she established its first hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, in 1645. She returned twice to France to seek financial support for the hospital. After providing most of the care directly for years, in 1657 she recruited three sisters of the Religieuses hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, and continued to direct operations of the hospital.




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Volume 36, Summer & Fall 2019 issue of the Alaska Quarterly Review is a beautiful book. It contains a stunning photo-essay, “The Lonely Islands” by Nancy Lord and Irene Owsley that juxtaposes Lord’s essay of Attu and Kiska islands during the Japanese invasion of World War II with Owsley’s photos of the overgrown detritus from those years. Surreal and haunting—forty-some glossy photos devoid of humans suggest, like an empty chair, the most precipitous of human aggressions. Remains of ships and bunkers—a material history of war eroded nearly unintelligible—made grimmer by a rotting shoe, guns stripped of gunners, spent and unspent ammunition—are all mute and subsumed by desolate beauty. A tiny lake framed by lichens and cotton grass, fog-draped rising ground beyond it, reminds only with its perfect roundness that it is a bomb crater.
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907 Updates November 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: At 94, Alaska WWII prisoner of war honored on Veterans Day; Full interview: Covenant House Alaska’s candlelight vigil and sleep out; Biologists: Alaskans should be ‘bear aware’ as temperatures delay hibernation; Alaska Startup Week offers free seminars, workshops for entrepreneurs and more ->
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Military November 12, 2019

Task & Purpose: A soldier was killed in a vehicle rollover accident in South Korea; Lt. Col. Vindman should not fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony, Esper says; How a veteran and military spouse helps Lowe’s prove its military-friendly label; A former British paratrooper explains how he prepared ‘1917’ actors to fight WWI’s most devastating battles and more -> President Trump Honors Army POW Who Defied Nazi Demand to ID Jewish Troops; Navy Submarine That Went Missing with 80 Sailors Aboard Found 75 Years Later; Jim Mattis Answers the ‘Call of Duty’; A Veterans Day Salute With Jack Holder, a WWII Veteran Who Served at Midway; Retired SEAL Shares Veterans Day Message and more ->
DOD: Press Gaggle by Secretary Esper




Quotes November 12, 2019

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
Catherine Ponder
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
Barbara De Angelis
“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
Barbara Bloom
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
David Wilkerson
“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
Julia Roberts
“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
Leo Buscaglia
Words of Encouragement for a Happy Life
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
Marcus Aurelius
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
Dale Carnegie
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee
“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
Robert Collier
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis
“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
L.M. Montgomery
“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather
“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky

“Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.”
“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”