Quotes December 06, 2017

“The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.”
Miguel De Cervantes
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”
Pema Chodron
“Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.”
Lori Deschene
“The don’t-know mind… doesn’t fear, has no wish to control or foresee, steps off the cliff of the moment with absolute trust that the next step will land somewhere, and the next step somewhere else, and the feet will take us wherever we need to go.”
Byron Katie
“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
Roberto Assagioli
“All that I seek is already in me. “
Louise Hay
“We’ve all heard the saying, stop and smell the roses. But it would be far better to be the gardener who grows the roses and lives with them constantly.”
Deepak Chopra
“Remember that there is no magic wand that can take away the pain and grief. The best any of us can do is to be there and be supportive.”
Marilyn Mendoza
You will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles, a delight in climbing rugged paths, which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometime slip backward.
Helen Keller,
writer and activist
“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.”
Joseph Murphy
“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.”
Brené Brown
“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
Steve Maraboli
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
“Sometimes walking away is the only option because you finally respect yourself enough to know that you deserve better.”

Music December 06, 2017

Military December 05, 2017

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Ensign Earns MoH Leading Reload of Ship’s Battery at Pearl Harbor
Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis is traveling. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director Vayl Oxford provides keynote remarks at 12:30 p.m. EST at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues Winter Conference, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.
By Jim Thompson: Eglin gets first Air Force cybersecurity group
By Yolanda R. Arrington oD News, Defense Media Activity: The Future of Prosthetics is Happening Now at Walter Reed
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Walter, Navy Recruiting District Nashville: Face of Defense: Sailor, Recruits Help to Harvest Community Garden
By Army Sgt. Nicole Paese, 361st Press Camp Headquarters: Soldiers Train, Provide Christmas Cheer at Operation Toy Drop
During my time in the Marine Corps, it was a big deal never to let one of our Marines spend Christmas alone. I’m instituting the same policy here with Team Cooper.

No one should be alone on Christmas Day. No one.

If you are planning on spending Christmas alone, please share your information at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/oPcwpKp81aUEfPSr1

I or one of my motivated team members will call you on Christmas Day for a 5-10 minute very merry chat. If we can’t reach you because you’re out helping Santa, we’ll leave a message filled with enough holiday cheer to keep Rudolph’s nose glowing for decades.

Bottom line: We want to make sure you’re okay, and we wouldn’t mind getting to know you in the process 🙂

That’s all for now. Be on the lookout for a new release coming next week-ish…

Semper Fidelis,
C. G. Cooper

FYI December 05, 2017

63 BC – Cicero gives the fourth and final of the Catiline Orations.
The Catiline or Catilinarian Orations is a set of speeches to the Roman Senate given in 63 BC by Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of the year’s consuls, accusing Lucius Sergius Catilina (Catiline) of leading a plot to overthrow the Roman government. Some modern historians, and ancient sources such as Sallust, suggest that Catiline was a more complex and sympathetic character than Cicero’s writings declare, and that Cicero, a career politician, was heavily influenced by a desire to establish decisively a lasting reputation as a great Roman patriot and statesman.[1] Most accounts of the events come from Cicero himself. This is one of the best, if not the very best, documented events surviving from the ancient world, and has set the stage for classic political struggles pitting state security against civil liberties.[2]

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1886 – Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (d. 1968)
Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886 – October 30, 1968) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, political theorist, and daughter of American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. Along with Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson, Lane is noted as one of the founders of the American libertarian movement.[1]

Early life
Rose was the first child of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder, and the only child of her parents to survive into adulthood. Her early years were a difficult time for her parents because of successive crop failures, illnesses, and chronic economic hardships. During her childhood, the family moved several times, living with relatives in Minnesota and then Florida, and briefly returning to De Smet, South Dakota, before settling in Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894. There, her parents would eventually establish a dairy farm and fruit orchards. Rose attended secondary school in Mansfield and Crowley, Louisiana, while living with her aunt Eliza Jane Wilder, graduating in 1904 in a class of seven.[2] Her intellect and ambition were demonstrated by her ability to compress three years of Latin into one, and by graduating at the top of her high school class in Crowley. Despite her academic success, Rose was unable to attend college as a result of her parents’ financial situation.[3][4]

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By Jessica Bruder: Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America’s new nomads
By Heather Chapman: What would net neutrality look like in rural areas?

By Katie Higgins: Walsh College of Troy launches automotive cybersecurity course program
The bachelor of science in Information Technology with a concentration in Automotive Cybersecurity program will officially launch in winter 2018.
For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/bachelors-bs-degree-information-technology-automotive-cybersecurity.
By Nicholas Quah: Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable
By Brian Kahn: California’s Year of Hellfire Continues As a Huge Blaze Erupts Outside of Los Angeles
By Barry Petchesky: I Can Really Identify With These Dads Who Like Swords
By Patrick Lucas Austin: You Need a Tech Dopp Kit

By Patrick Allen: This Tool Lets You Examine Tons of Amazon Product Reviews at Once
Another handy tool is from https://camelcamelcamel.com/camelizer you can install their browser addon and then look at the price history of any item Amazon sells. You can also set it up to notify you of price drops. I’ve gotten some pretty good deals because of it.

The Chocolate Chip and Cardamom Cookie~
By Daniel Golovin: The makings of a smart cookie


By Shep McAllister: Kinja Deals Light Your Holiday Candles With a $12 Rechargeable Electric Lighter

By Erica Offutt: Kinja Tuesday’s Best Deals: Amazon Echoes, Privé Revaux Sunglasses, Pizza Stones, and More





907 Updates December 05, 2017

On 12/05/17 12:24 a.m., Dispatch received a report of child death in the 5700 block of Rocky Mountain Court.

The preliminary investigation found the child died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child found the gun inside the drawer of a bedroom nightstand.

The victim has been identified as Christian Johnnson (5-years-old).

This is a death investigation. The case will be referred to the Anchorage District Attorney’s office for possible charges.

This is a tragic reminder about gun safety and children. Don’t leave guns unattended and easily accessible, use a gun lock or secure guns in a safe.

APD Case: 17-49834
By Leroy Polk: Earthquake wakes Anchorage, Mat-Su residents early Tuesday
By Daniella Rivera: New details released in ‘chilling’ Mat-Su murder
Palmer Superior Court Judge Vanessa White referenced a case she presided over that recently gained media attention.

“It so happens, I just finished a trial for a young man who was charged with some assaults and slipped his very well-intentioned third parties in the middle of the night and went out and kidnapped and assaulted the same victim again, so, I’m sort of hyper-vigilant at this point, perhaps more hyper-vigilant than I’ve been in the past,” said White, while considering the arguments of both parties.

Jordan King awaits sentencing after re-victimizing the woman he originally assaulted after running away from his parents, who were serving as his third-party custodians.

By KTVA Web Staff: Stolen delivery truck crashes into Church of Love
By Chris Klint: Troopers investigating Anchorage man’s Jim Creek death
An online dispatch identified the man found Saturday as 36-year-old Weston Gladney
By Kalinda Kindle: A neighbor says she is worried about the crime in her community
By Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media: University of Alaska’s first Rhodes Scholar: A voracious reader with deep King Cove roots
By Beth Verge: Lawmakers, AGDC discuss latest in AKLNG developments
By Associated Press: Premera to reimburse Alaska state insurance program $25M
Nurse-Family partnership program
By Melissa Frey: Icy start for Anchorage as rain turns to evening snow
By Heather Hintze: ACS to lay off 30 people
Congratulations Natalia Sears!
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Natalia Sears
Natalia Sears sees math as a universal language that’s applicable in real-world situations.

“There’s no reason to be scared of math,” said Sears, a high school math teacher at Dimond. “I just want them to build the confidence in math, rather than just memorize formulas.”

Quotes December 05, 2017

Our Kind Task is to send a postcard to a sick child this week. In the US: http://bit.ly/2jUJzZ3 in the UK: http://bit.ly/2jTb84W


Everyday Kindness Claudia Hall Christian

Music December 05, 2017



The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

FYI December 04, 2017

1991 – Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
Pan American World Airways, known from its founding until 1950 as Pan American Airways[1] and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.[2] It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association.[3] Identified by its blue globe logo (“The Blue Meatball”),[4] the use of the word “Clipper” in its aircraft names and call signs, and the white uniform caps of its pilots, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century. In an era dominated by flag carriers that were wholly or majority government-owned, it was also the unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States. During most of the jet era, Pan Am’s flagship terminal was the Worldport located at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.[2]

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1882 – Constance Davey, Australian psychologist (d. 1963)
Constance Muriel Davey OBE (4 December 1882 – 4 December 1963) was an Australian psychologist who worked in the South Australian Department of Education, where she introduced the state’s first special education classes.

Davey was born in 1882 in Nuriootpa, South Australia, to Emily Mary (née Roberts) and Stephen Henry Davey. She began teaching at a Port Adelaide private school in 1908 and at St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School in 1909. She attended the University of Adelaide as a part-time student, completing a B.A. in philosophy in 1915 and an M.A. in 1918. In 1921 she won a Catherine Helen Spence Memorial Scholarship which allowed her to undertake a doctorate at the University of London; her main area of research was “mental efficiency and deficiency” in children. She received her doctorate in 1924 and visited the United States and Canada to observe the teaching of intellectually disabled and delinquent children before returning to Australia.[1]

In November 1924 Davey was hired as the first psychologist in the South Australian Department of Education, where she was tasked with examining and organising classes for “backward, retarded and problem” school students.[1] She examined performed intelligence tests on all educationally delayed children,[2] and established South Australia’s first “opportunity class” for these children in 1925.[3] She set up a course which educated teachers on working with intellectually disabled children in 1931. She began lecturing in psychology at the University of Adelaide in 1927, continuing until 1950, and in 1938 she helped to set up a new university course for training social workers. She resigned from the Department of Education in 1942, by which point there were 700 children in the opportunity classes she had introduced.[2]

Davey was a member of the Women’s Non-Party Political Association for 30 years and served as the organisation’s president from 1943 to 1947.[2] She became a fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1950 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1955. In 1956 she published Children and Their Law-makers, a historical study of South Australian law as it pertained to children, which she had begun in 1945 as a senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide.[3] Davey died of thyroid cancer on her 81st birthday in 1963.[2]


By Chris Spalton: Pens, Process, Product — Sketching for UX

Information is Beautiful Awards 2017: “Visualisation without story is nothing”

Jefferson Graham Photography
Enjoy viewing, and let me know what you think everyone!

A huge thanks to Sean Rogan from http://www.SmugMug.com for the layout assist. And all the way from North Carolina too!
By Carolina de Assis/TM: Mexican authorities arrest former police officer suspected of abducting journalist in Baja California
What about Government Flatulence? Is that immeasurable?
By heather Chapman: Study says it has a more accurate count of livestock methane emissions
By Liz Seegert: Hospice tip sheet offers pointers on data analysis, story ideas
By Anna Jasinski: Blog Profiles: Legal Blogs
By Canadian Press: Are you ‘suitably paranoid’ about your home devices’ cybersecurity?
But many IoT devices are built with convenience in mind and “security is often not a consideration at all, let alone a primary one,” McArdle said.

He added that it’s possible the marketplace will again force suppliers to make cybersecurity a priority, but pointed out that consumers of IoT devices tend to care more about price than privacy protection when making purchasing decisions.
Abuse know’s no gender preference. The type of abuse may differ but the abuse of power is always there.
By Jacqueline Thomsen: Obama: We need to elect more women because ‘men seem to be having problems’
By Sue Weems: 4 Insufferable Problems With Bland Characters and How to Fix Them
By Kristina Stanley: Six Tips to Combat Writer’s Anxiety by Editor Erin Liles
And remember,

“Creating something out of nothing is exciting. Filling the empty page with words, sacred words, is inviting.” ~Rachel Ballon, Ph.D.

Now get out there and write!

By Gary Price: Issue Brief: Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons with Print Disabilities
For those of us who now have CS&N running through their heads~


By Nick Douglas: You Can Now Block Distracting macOS Apps With the Freedom App
By Matt Novak: This Was the Portable Hard Drive of 1985—Clocking In at 20MB
By Jennings Brown: Doomsday Prepper’s Sketchy, Ammo-Filled Bunker Destroyed by Regular Old Wildfire
By Maddie Stone: Congress Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling—But the Fight Isn’t Over
By Sam Barsanti: Neil Young’s complete archives are now streaming online for free

Has anyone ever used one of these?

By Erica Offutt: Kinja Deals Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs on Your Countertop With This $96 AeroGarden
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907 Updates December 04, 2017

Christmas tree fundraiser brings awareness to human trafficking
By Blake Essig: UAF holds its first ever drone races
By Cameron Mackintosh: Iditarod developing new kennel management program
By Sean Maguire: Alaska Communications set to lay off 5 percent of its workforce
By Associated Press: Community meets to address broadband need in Fairbanks
In rare move, Alaska GOP jumps into Anchorage race for mayor
Moms Everyday Alaska: Festive popcorn trees