FYI September 14, 2016

Damned if you do, damned without your pension if you don’t?

West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun
By Radley Balko
Even the rare cop who gets fired often gets to keep his pension. Mader won’t be getting one.

Paul Watson: Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

 

William Turton: You Can Now Buy a Weaponized USB Stick For $55

USB Kill 2.0 Demonstration Video

 

Harry McCracken YouTube Is Building Community—And It’s Not Just About Video

 

Ainsley O’Connell: How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America’s Classrooms

Quotes September 14, 2016

God did not intend for a husband to mistreat his wife or for him to be lord and master over her. When that happens, the husband is killing the marriage as surely as if he shot the wife between the eyes with his deer-huntin’ rifle,” the preacher said.
The Lullaby Sky
Carolyn Brown

“Sh@@. Sorry. Didn’t mean to go off on a mangent.”
“Mangent?”
“When you don’t shut up about the guy in your life.”
Strung Up: A Blacktop Cowboys Novella
Lorelei James

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Warren Buffett,
investor

“If you feel like you don’t fit in in this world, it is because you are here to help create a new one.”
Jocelyn Daher

The truth can only be recalled, never invented.
Marilyn Monroe,
entertainer

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.
Tom Peters,
writer and management consultant

“Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than folly.”
Michel de Montaigne, “Upon Some Verses of Virgil,” The Essays of Montaigne

“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Appollinaire

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton,
entrepreneur

You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
Eckart Tolle

Music September 14, 2016

Shorpy September 14, 2016

February 1923. "Miss Jacqueline Mansfield." Currently engaged to one Mr. Smith Corona. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

February 1923. “Miss Jacqueline Mansfield.” Currently engaged to one Mr. Smith Corona. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

 

Washington, D.C., 1924. "The latest in electric baseball scoreboards. George Coleman, inventor, is shown with the mechanism of the new scoreboard." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. A backstage view of Washington, D.C., inventor George Coleman's "Lifelike Baseball Scoreboard" (seen earlier here and here), which was set up in movie theaters to "broadcast" the home team's away games. "It contains 19,000 feet of wire and has 400 stereopticon slides with an electric light bulb for each slide. Five men are required to operate the great board, including the telegraph operator who receives play-by-play from the field."

Washington, D.C., 1924. “The latest in electric baseball scoreboards. George Coleman, inventor, is shown with the mechanism of the new scoreboard.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
A backstage view of Washington, D.C., inventor George Coleman’s “Lifelike Baseball Scoreboard” (seen earlier here and here), which was set up in movie theaters to “broadcast” the home team’s away games. “It contains 19,000 feet of wire and has 400 stereopticon slides with an electric light bulb for each slide. Five men are required to operate the great board, including the telegraph operator who receives play-by-play from the field.”

Images September 14, 2016

canadianrioter

grandma

curiousgeorge

 

bleachtiger

bossyleadership

 

cookiedog

 

irrelephant

Tesla Dad of the Year September 13, 2016

Images Animal’s Parenting September 13, 2016

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907 Updates September 13, 2016

Wonder if the actions of the victim worth loosing his life and life’s domino chain of events for alleged shooter and his family?

Chris Klint: Suspect arrested in fatal Anchorage shooting after morning manhunt
“This (expletive) was brought to my home,” the man said. “I know I’m going to be gone — I ain’t gonna get to see my son born.”

 

 

 

FYI:
The Alaska Online With Libraries (OWL) Program

Join us in Juneau or via OWL videoconference for a free presentation: The Alaskan Economy: Wishful Thinking Versus Economic Reality

When: Thursday, Sept. 15th, noon

Where: Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building Lecture Hall, 395 Whittier St.

What: Clive Thomas, editor of the new book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The dynamics of beliefs, institutions, personalities, and power, and former political science professor at UAS, will consider the various views on how Alaska’s economy can be diversified and stabilized.  He’ll touch on the development of the state’s economy, the political dimensions of the issue, and the realities of Alaska’s place in the national and world economies.  Some possible solutions to the chronic boom-bust cycle will be presented, and there will be plenty of time for questions.  With such a fascinating and timely topic, and such a witty and energetic speaker, this should not be missed!

The presentation will be available live via videoconference, so if you’re interested but not in Juneau, please check with your local library about the possibility of joining.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Freya Anderson

Head of Information Services

Alaska State Library

395 Whittier St.

Juneau, AK 99801

P: 907-465-1315 | F: 907-465-2151 |

The Information Center for Government

Shorpy September 13, 2016

The Detroit River circa 1906. “Detroit Oak Belting Co. and Michigan Stove Works.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

1924. Washington, D.C. "Rock Creek Park. Miss Katherine Wren and Norvelle Munford." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

1924. Washington, D.C. “Rock Creek Park. Miss Katherine Wren and Norvelle Munford.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Quotes September 13, 2016

Bill Hicks

Why is pot against the law? It wouldn’t be because anyone can grow it, and therefore you can’t make a profit off it, would it?

Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally on our planet, serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuana against the law is like saying that God made a mistake. Like on the seventh day God looked down, “There it is. My Creation, perfect and holy in all ways. Now I can rest. [Gives shocked expression] Oh my Me! I left fuckin’ pot everywhere. I should never have smoked that joint on the third day. Hehe, that was the day I created the possum. Still gives me a chuckle. But if I leave pot everywhere, that’s gonna give people the impression they’re supposed to … use it. Now I have to create Republicans.” ” … and God wept”, I believe is the next part of that story.

I think it’s interesting the two drugs that are legal, alcohol and cigarettes, two drugs that do absolutely nothing for you at all, are legal, and the drugs that might open your mind up to realize how badly you’re being fucked every day of your life? Those drugs are against the law. He-heh, coincidence? See, I’m glad mushrooms are against the law, ’cause I took ’em one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, “My God! I love everything.” Yeah, Now, if that isn’t a hazard to our country… how are we gonna justify arms dealing if we know we’re all one?!