Quotes September 24, 2016

Favorite:
“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”
Unknown

I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
Stephen Fry

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey Firestone,
entrepreneur and corporate leader

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
Dave Mustaine

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg

“What is one’s personality, detached from that of the friends with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest friendships of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance

“…the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life…”
William Morris, “The Aims of Art,” in The Collected Works of William Morris

Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit.
Hubbard Winslow

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
Franklin P. Jones

 

 

907 Updates September 24, 2016

Best method(s)for balancing budget’s to be fair for all? Is this impossible due to graft, corruption and entitlement?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage mayor: State cutbacks leading to an extra $24 million in city expenses
In his discussion with the Assembly on Friday, Berkowitz used the word “inappropriate” to describe several actions by the state, such as the Department of Corrections and the regulatory decisions for Municipal Light and Power.

He said the city was investigating what it already pays to cover state expenses. He said that may include police officers testifying in court or apprehending prisoners who walk away from halfway houses.

Alaska Author Dave Koster:
CAITLIN SKVORC: Witchy work: Wasilla author hopes to publish with public’s help
To pre-order a copy of “Wine Bottles and Broomsticks,” visit www.inkshares.com/books/wine-bottles-and-broomsticks
For more information about the book, follow Dave S. Koster on Twitter @daveskoster

 

The DEC Contaminated Sites Program has posted an Interim Technical Memorandum on its Guidance and Forms web page, listed under the category of “Screening and Establishing Cleanup Levels”, that compares DEC cleanup levels for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctonoic Acid (PFOA) to EPA’s Health Advisory Levels. The document provides DEC cleanup levels for soil and groundwater as well as a general understanding of EPA lifetime health advisory levels and how it differs from the groundwater cleanup levels.
If you have questions regarding this memorandum, please contact Ted Wu, ted.wu@alaska.gov, (907) 451-2269.
Kevin Gardner
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Contaminated Sites Program
Desk: 907.269.7658
Cell: 907.268.9875

 

 

Music September 24, 2016

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Shorpy September 24, 2016

Cincinnati again circa 1907. "Fourth Street west from Main." The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Cincinnati again circa 1907. “Fourth Street west from Main.” The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Quotes September 23, 2016

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”
Michelangelo

There are no great men. There are only great challenges, which ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
William Frederick Halsey Jr.,
military leader

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
Diane Sawyer,
journalist

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
Frank A. Clark

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
Erma Bombeck

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
Charles Schwab

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Robert Muller

907 Updates September 23, 2016

Chris Klint: Hillside standoff suspect found dead in home; cause under investigation

 

The courts are too lenient?  Banish him behind bars!
Lisa Demer:  Banished man sentenced in fire deaths back in Bethel jail on heroin charge
“The Court’s leniency has had no positive effect and the defendant has clearly demonstrated himself to be a severe danger to the community,” Carlson wrote.

Alaska CourtView Search by Case # and Name

 

Remember, Gov. Walker is trying to extend the life of the PFD
Nathaniel Herz:  Gov. Walker’s veto shaves Alaska Permanent Fund dividends to $1,022
“If we don’t fix the dividend, certainly everything indicates it will go away in the next couple of years,” Walker said.

 

The following is about adults that are not “special needs.”   
I believe the definition of “homeless” needs a smaller, more defined scope.  What is homeless? Determine why someone is homeless. Are they able to and willing to provide for themselves? This will help find alternatives for them. Is someone willing to rent out room(s) in their homes? Habitat for Humanity can revamp hotels, apartments,etc. to prove a safe shelter for those that could use a hand-up, not a hand-out. 
How about a foster care system for drunks? Those who feel so sorry for drunks should bring them into their homes and help them.
Devin Kelly: Providence donating nearly $1 million to tackle Anchorage homelessness

 

Not exactly Alaska~  What foods would Walmart serve in Alaska and where you live?
Josh Davis and Doug Boehner, KXTV: Walmart opens in-store restaurant only serving state fair foods

FYI September 23, 2016

By Randy Angel: Aviation pioneer celebrates her 95th birthday in Manhattan Beach
Davis celebrated her 95th birthday at her Manhattan Beach home Sunday with dozens of friends and family. A popular topic of discussion among her guests was Davis’ career as a member of the WASPs (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) when she was one of the first female pilots to serve in the military.

 

Be There: Rick Kolberg
Recently three members of our Operation Enduring Warrior team were selected for the Department of Veteran Affairs Suicide Prevention Outreach Program 2017 Campaign: Be There. Each of them wanted to share their personal stories of loss, struggle, and ultimately, strength and resilience in the face of adversity. OEW applauds their continual efforts within their communities to be the voice of strength and empowerment for those who have lost hope. September is Suicide Prevention Month. If you are, or know, someone who is struggling with hopelessness and despair, please reach out today and ask for the help that is there at the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255.

 

Monty Python star Terry Jones reveals dementia diagnosis

 

He Sprinkles Cinnamon All Over His Garden And It Has A Very Fascinating Benefit!

 

Images September 23, 2016

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Shorpy September 23, 2016

Circa 1907. "Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio." Where the brands vying for your trade include Mullane and Wurlitzer. 8x10 glass negative.

Circa 1907. “Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.” Where the brands vying for your trade include Mullane and Wurlitzer. 8×10 glass negative.

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important as medicine and diet in getting a sick child well. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information.

November 1942. Babies’ Hospital, New York. “Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important as medicine and diet in getting a sick child well. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence.” Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information.

Music September 23, 2016