What Do I Know? Colin Kaepernick and ‘Political Correctness’ September 3, 2016

At its simplest, ‘political correctness’ today means to conservatives ‘when liberals tell us what we can’t say or do.”

Simple may be easy, but it glosses over a much more complicated set of realities that underly the idea of political correctness.

Colin Kaepernick and ‘Political Correctness’ Conservative Style – Part 1

907 Updates September 3, 2016

Danae Dawneall Kish  Using Priorities and Conscience as her formula, the end result is now hit and run driving. The comments in the below article are a sad, but true statement of Anchorage’s judicial system.

kish, danae

Chris Klint  Prosecutors: Driver charged in hit-and-run that hurt pedestrian was ‘concerned with the damage to her car’

 

 

Alaska Business Monthly Michelle Anderson and Ahtna Focusing in On Alaska

 

Anchorage Loussac Library Youth Events September 2016

 

Recognize any of the original artists mentioned?
This year the New York Academy of Medicine invited museums and libraries to share images from their collections as coloring sheets for kids and adults. Hundreds of libraries and museums around the world started participating, sharing images, and creating printable coloring pages. We will link to some of our favorites on the right. Below are images we found in the Alaska collection to share. (Printable PDFs on the right.) Please share your images online and tag @anchlibrary and use hashtag #colorourcollections!

Clicking on an image will link you to a full size jpg.

Anchorage Loussac Library Color Our Collections

 

Shorpy September 3, 2016

Detroit circa 1899. "Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce." The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city's celebrated "moonlight tower" carbon arc lamps -- giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8x10 inch glass negative.

Detroit circa 1899. “Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce.” The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city’s celebrated “moonlight tower” carbon arc lamps — giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8×10 inch glass negative.

Perception September 3, 2016

“Success is not based on ability but rather the ethic in which it is approached”.
Gerrit Schafsma

We tend to overvalue the things we can measure and undervalue the things we cannot.
John Hayes

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Epictetus

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

Endure the present, and watch for better things.
Virgil

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Shorpy September 2, 2016

San Francisco. "Maxwell - 1919" is all it says here. Perhaps these gents are in scale sales. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

San Francisco. “Maxwell – 1919” is all it says here. Perhaps these gents are in scale sales. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

 

1963. "George Jenkins, founder of the Publix supermarket chain, at store in Lakeland, Florida." 35mm negative by Marvin Newman for the Look magazine assignment "George Pleasures Them With Groceries."

1963. “George Jenkins, founder of the Publix supermarket chain, at store in Lakeland, Florida.” 35mm negative by Marvin Newman for the Look magazine assignment “George Pleasures Them With Groceries.”

Sharon Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986)

Sharon Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Recipes September 2, 2016

 

 

Aviation Issues September 2, 2016

Aviation in Alaska has one of the highest rates of accidents and incidents.

 

Aviation Safety Network

 

 
Aviation Safety Network: Alaska

 

Alaska Dispatch Listing of Aviation News

 

Fortunately the pilot was able to stay in command of the aircraft

Zaz Hollander:  K2 plane makes safe landing on Parks Highway with six aboard

 

 

Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock:  Investigators reach crash site of one of planes in Russian Mission midair collision

 

In the Spotlight: Vivian Faith Prescott September 2, 2016

Facilitator and Mentor at Blue Canoe Writers, Matki Writers, and Flying Island Writers; Publisher/Editor at Petroglyph Press

Vivian Faith Prescott

 

Check Out Suspicious Computer Links with VirusTotal September 2, 2016

I had a bizarre comment on my latest post.  It was a url.  It was enough to get me to call my email provider and ask some questions that got me to the security folks.  We think it was harmless, but I changed passwords.  But it did lead to him pointing out a website that checks suspicious url’s for malware, viruses, etc.

I thought that was a cool thing to know, so here it is:  https://virustotal.com

Check That Suspicious Link

 

More information on VirusTotal:

VirusTotal is a website, created by the Spanish security company Hispasec Sistemas. Launched in June 2004, it was acquired by Google Inc. in September 2012.]