FYI April 22, 2018



On This Day

1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
The Coinage Act of 1864 was passed on April 22, 1864. The United States federal law changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Director of the United States Mint developed the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. As a result of this law, the phrase “In God We Trust” first appeared, on the 1864 two-cent coin. An Act of Congress, passed on March 3, 1865, allowed the Mint Director, with the Secretary’s approval, to place the phrase on all gold and silver coins that “shall admit the inscription thereon.” In 1956, “In God We Trust” replaced “E Pluribus Unum” as the national motto. All currency was printed and minted with the new motto.[1]


Born On This Day

1909 – Rita Levi-Montalcini, Sephardic Jewish-Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Rita Levi-Montalcini, OMRI, OMCA (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːta ˈlɛːvi montalˈtʃiːni]; 22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF).[3] From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.[4]

On 22 April 2009, she became the first Nobel laureate ever to reach the age of 100,[5] and the event was feted with a party at Rome’s City Hall.[6][7] At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Nobel laureate.[8]

Early life and education
Levi-Montalcini was born on 22 April 1909 in Turin,[9][10] to a Sephardic Jewish family.[11][12] She and her twin sister Paola were the youngest of four children. Her parents were Adele Montalcini, a painter, and Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and mathematician, whose families had moved from Asti and Casale Monferrato, respectively, to Turin at the turn of the twentieth century.[9][13]

In her teenage years, she considered becoming a writer and admired Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf,[14] but after seeing a close family friend die of stomach cancer she decided to attend the University of Turin Medical School.[15] Her father discouraged his daughters from attending college, as he feared it would disrupt their potential lives as wives and mothers, but eventually he supported Levi-Montalcini’s aspirations to become a doctor.[9] While at the University of Turin, the neurohistologist Giuseppe Levi sparked her interest in the developing nervous system.[5] After graduating summa cum laude M.D. in 1936 she remained at the university as Levi’s assistant, but her academic career was cut short by Benito Mussolini’s 1938 Manifesto of Race and the subsequent introduction of laws barring Jews from academic and professional careers.[16]



By William Hughes: R.I.P. Austin Powers star Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018)[1][2] was an American actor, stunt performer, and comedian. He was notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (81 cm), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia,[3][4] which made him one of the shortest men in the world. He was best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, and for his brief appearance as Griphook the goblin in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Great comments!
By Ryan Felton: 84-Month Auto Loans Are Becoming More Common Because You People Can’t Stop Buying Trucks

Sorry, Johnny, you can’t go to college. Daddy needs a new F350 to commute to his accounting job, get 3 bags of mulch twice a year, and trailer his $35K Harley to bike week.

Honestly the F350 is a better investment. Johny’s liberal arts degree (or psych or anthropology or any other “fun” program) isn’t going to get him a job any better than a barista. And if dad goes and has his fun, Johnny will have to take on an apprenticeship with the local Electrician, Pipefitter, or IronWorker union, get paid to learn, and make $100K+ after turning out..

By Elizabeth Werth: Did French Taxis Actually Change The Fate Of World War I?

By Elizabeth Werth: The Valkyrie Of The Motorcar Survived The Race Of Death, A Sunken Ship, And An Assassination Attempt
By Nina Renata Aron: This daredevil fighter pilot proved that women were just as (or more) capable of conquering the skies Cecil “Teddy” Kenyon defied expectations by testing fighter planes and bombers during WWII
Female Test Pilot Ad from 1944

Spoon & Tamago: A Redesigned Hourglass Questions How We Perceive Time, A Tree Grows in Tokyo | Tree-Ness House by Akihisa Hirata and more ->
By Gary Price: Nebraska: Literacy Center of the Midlands to Close After Nearly 50 Years, Organization Was Founded by a Librarian
By Brigit Katz: This Medieval Man Used a Knife as a Prosthetic Limb
By Gary Price: You are here: Home / News / New Web App: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Online Logbook Developed at Purdue University Now Available, Free to Access and Use New Web App: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Online Logbook Developed at Purdue University Now Available, Free to Access and Use

By Taylor McAvoy: Seattle preschools release thousands of ladybugs for Earth Day

The Old Motor: Malfunction Junction in Front of the Mastin-Parris Motor Co.


Sweet Stretch: 1972 Volkswagen Beetle Limo

Barn Finds By Scotty Gilbertson: Sweet Stretch: 1972 Volkswagen Beetle Limo
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: The Paradox of Freedom: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror
By Stephen Taylor Hometalker New Zealand: Combined Garden Modular Seating / Retaining Wall / Storage
By Kris Hometalker New Zealand: Pallet Wood Vertical Planting With Succulents
By Hometalk Highlights: 11 Beautiful Plants That Are Secretly Killing Your Garden
By jfulop10: Mosquito Killing Ovitrap





In the Kitchen With Matt: Easy Whole Wheat Bread



Earth Day April 22, 2018

Our home world from afar
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft’s vantage point in orbit around the moon on October 12, 2015

More photo’s -> Earth Sky News

907 Updates April 22, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: UPDATE: Las Vegas man arrested in Fairbanks homicide case
By Chris Klint: Fairbanks man extricated after Parks Highway car-semi crash
By Scott Simon, Host: Alaska Man’s Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State
Great comments!
By Tegan Hanlon: An activist group says it was holding a nonviolence training in Spenard when an intruder entered with pepper spray
Damage caused by a group of young people aged between six and nine years old.
By Sean Maguire: Night flights to Russian Mission not possible after runway lights damaged
By Laurel Andrews: Should Alaska’s naturopaths be allowed to prescribe medicine?
By Dave Leval: UAA hockey names Curley to lead Seawolves
By Associated Press: Federal funding bill would authorize Kodiak land swap
Interesting comment.
By Dave Leval: Security changes greet Alaska Airlines Center visitors
By Annie Zak: Take Alaska’s recession and add the growth of e-commerce. It’s been tough on retail jobs.
By Victoria Taylor and Cameron Mackintosh: Governor signs administrative order to celebrate military history, create museum
By Nancy Lord: Kim Rich returns to her Alaska roots with sequel to ‘Johnny’s Girl’
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Annual depression screenings recommended for teens

Military April 22, 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hosted an honor cordon to welcome Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon, April 20, 2018. During their meeting, the two leaders highlighted the strengthening and depth of the friendship and military relationship between their countries.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts entertainers for a visit to the Pentagon before departing on the annual Vice ChairmanÕs USO Tour, April 20, 2018. Comedian Jon Stewart, country music artist Craig Morgan, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, professional fighters Max Holloway and Paige VanZant, and NBA Legend Richard ÒRipÓ Hamilton will join Gen. Selva on a tour across the world as they visit service members overseas to thank them for their service and sacrifice. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with his Australian counterpart Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the global threat of terrorism and security in the Pacific region. The visit also served to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance as the two countries increase collaboration in counter-terrorism efforts and regional capacity building among other areas of mutual interest. General Dunford hosted an Armed Forces Full Honors Arrival ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Whipple Field following the meeting, where he presented Air Chief Marshal Binskin with the Legion of Merit for his dedicated support of the U.S.-Australia alliance, which directly led to improved security in the Indo-Pacific theater.
The U.S. and Australia are celebrating 100 years of “Mateship” and together form an alliance that plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
(DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)


Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, after serving as a guest lecturer for the DIA’s “Master Minds” series at their eadquarters in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018 (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

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Quotes April 22, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Maybe the reason my memory is so bad is that I always do at least two things at once. It’s easier to forget something you only half-did or quarter did.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Franz Kafka
“I should say that happiness is being where one is and not wanting to be anywhere else.”
Michael Frayn, A Landing on the Sun
“Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.”
Voltaire, attributed
“I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.”
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung
“Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.”
Virgil, Eclogues
“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”
William Shakespeare, Othello
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
Jane Austen, Emma
“Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings

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Kindle April 21, 2018

Lit Hub Weekly April 16 – 20, 2018 CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY, Book Marks: Most Talked About Books, NEW ON CRIMEREADS and more ->
Sweet Nothings (A Sugar Springs Novel) by Kim Law (Author)
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open – and she’s good at it. She’s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She’s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
Put a Ring On It (Black Dog Bay Novel) by Beth Kendrick (Author)
Brighton Smith doesn’t do outrageous. As an insurance actuary, it’s her job to assess risk and avoid bad investments. But when her fiancé calls to confess he’s married someone else on a whim (“I looked at her and I just knew!”), she snaps…
The Stella Reynolds Mystery Series Box Set: Books 1–3 By Libby Kirsch
Reporter Stella Reynolds digs for the truth behind ghastly murders, suspicious accidents, and dangerous killers! Dive into the first three mysteries in “a promising new series” (Kirkus Reviews) starring “an endearingly human heroine” (Publishers Weekly).
The Jaxon Jennings Series Box Set: Books 1–3 By Richard C Hale
Haunted by his son’s tragic death, Jaxon Jennings is a cop on the edge — and a killer’s worst nightmare… An unlikely hero hunts evil while confronting his own demons in this gripping trio of crime thrillers.
Passport to Murder: Murder International by Michaela Thompson (Author), Tracy Whiting (Author), Rob Swigart (Author), Dick Cluster (Author), Carrie Bedford (Author)
Six spectacular international mysteries from best-selling booksBnimble authors! Those who love international mysteries will enjoy vivid scenes in Italy, India, Provence, Berlin, Paris, Spain, and London. Your tour guides? Adventurous female protagonists, kickass dudes, and an architect who see auras that predict death.
Devil’s Gold: A Black Rose Mystery (Black Rose Mystery Novella Book 1) by Amanda McKinney (Author)
Despite being chronically late, occasionally disheveled and a tad disorganized, Dixie Knight is one of the top private investigators in the country, and when a young woman goes missing in the small, Southern town of Devil’s Den, Dixie takes the case. She expected it to be another ordinary missing person case—until it takes a brutal turn.

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