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Remembering the Victims of the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger’s launch on January 28, 1986, was supposed to be a celebratory event for NASA. Notable for sending the first civilian into space, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger would take its crew of seven into orbit around the Earth. NASA prepared a special stream for students across the nation to watch the shuttle …

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Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach  Valorie Kondos Field became the UCLA Gymnastic coach in 1983 with absolutely no previous gymnastics experience. She went on to become an 8x National Champion and was named Pac-12 Coach of the Century. In this short video, she explains some enlightening advice she received from the …

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Scientists Say They Can Create Protein “From Thin Air”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scientists Say They Can Create Protein “From Thin Air”   Finnish scientists say they’ve produced a protein “from thin air” that they believe will be able to compete with soybean-derived products on price within the next decade. Solar Foods makes Solein by extracting CO₂ from the air using carbon-capture technology and then combines it …

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The Day the World Held Its Breath… and a Massively Important Leadership Trait to Pass Along!

It was on this day back in 1962 that President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech telling the world that U.S. spy planes had discovered Soviet missiles in Cuba armed and pointed towards the United States, with capabilities of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C.  What is now referred …

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Life is Good!

I constantly hear my friends and others talking about how bad things have become. They talk about more shootings, more violent crimes, less religion, etc…, but these arguments are not backed by facts or figures. They are mostly just strong hunches and hearsay. Believe it or not, violent crimes are much lower than in years past. Faith is continual on the rise as 84% …

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Is $10 Corn a Possibility??

I see at minimum -10 million unplanted corn acres and perhaps much more. I also have a very hard time fully grasping potential yield loss on all of the re-plant and late-planted acres. Recently on the June WASDE, the U.S. planted acreage estimate was lowered by -3 million to 89.8 million. The U.S. average yield …

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Amazing Story of Strength and the Will to Fight for Life

Writing this report and sharing my thoughts has allowed my wife and I to meet some amazing families across our great nation. This past year has perhaps been the toughest we remember. We have sent many plants, trees, cards of sorrow and prayers to many families. We’ve truly become friends with many of our readers. …

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