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  • Pentagon's 'Dragon lady' But now sentenced to prison for favouring Boeing over Lockheed

    10/10/2004 1:09:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies · 2,786+ views
    NYTimes via Electric New Paper ^ | 11OCT04 | New York Times
    She favours Boeing on Air Force contracts for hiring daughter and daughter's boyfriend and, later, to protect daughter, who got a poor performance reviewWhile overseeing contracts, she meet Boeing secretly for $422,000 job there HE had long insisted that her work decisions were strictly professional. Then, she failed a lie-detector test. Finally, Darleen Druyun, the No 2 weapons buyer for the US Air Force, admitted that her weapons-buying decisions were influenced by a desire to curry Boeing's favour for herself and her family. The career of Druyun, once the most powerful woman in the Air Force, is over. Last...
  • State Government Meeting Opens With ‘Hail Satan’ Prayer; Officials Storm Out

    06/21/2019 10:03:54 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 32 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 21 June 2019 | Joseph Curl
    A government meeting in Alaska opened with a prayer to Satan after a Satanic Temple member won the right to deliver the invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out.
  • Government meeting opens with 'Hail Satan' prayer

    06/20/2019 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/19 | AP
    SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared “Hail Satan” during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out. Tuesday’s invocation that started the meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough also spurred a protest outside the southern Alaska borough’s administration building that drew 40 people, The Peninsula Clarion newspaper reported . Protesters held signs saying “reject Satan and his works” and “know Jesus and his love.” During her invocation, Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana said, “That which will not bend, must break, and that...
  • Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

    06/20/2019 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06-20-19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate voted to block President Trump’s Saudi arms deal on Thursday, paving the way for a veto clash with the White House. The Senate voted 53-45 on resolutions to block two of the sales, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.) joining Democrats. They voted 51-45 to block the additional 20 arms sales. Murkwoski flipped to vote for the sale, while Lee did not vote. The 22 arms sales, estimated to be worth more than $8 billion, would provide weapons to...
  • De Blasio makes DNC debate despite lackluster donations

    06/13/2019 4:59:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | Julia Marsh and Selim Algar
    Mayor Bill de Blasio secured a coveted spot for the first Democratic presidential primary debate later this month — despite his failure to get at least 65,000 donors. The Democratic National Committee released the list of the 20 candidates who will partake in the back-to-back debates on June 26 and 27 in Miami. The four contenders who did not make the cut are Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, retired Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel and Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam. NBC is expected to announce the lineup for each night on Friday morning. NBC will randomly select 10...
  • Five people are charged with murdering a mentally disabled woman, 19, after they 'invited...

    06/10/2019 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 10, 2019 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For
    FULL TITLE: Five people are charged with murdering a mentally disabled woman, 19, after they 'invited her on a hike, duct taped her feet together, shot her in the head and threw her in a river' Five people have been arrested in the killing of a mentally disabled 19-year-old woman who they say was duct taped, shot in the back of the head and tossed into a river after being invited on a hike by a friend. Denali Brehmer, 18, is accused of murdering her best friend Cynthia Hoffman, 19, on June 2, with help from Caleb Leyland, 19, 16-year-old...
  • APD: 4 'responsible' for East Anchorage homicide in March arrested

    06/03/2019 4:59:43 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 15 replies
    KTVA ^ | 3 June 2019 | Elizabeth Roman
    Four people were arrested over the weekend after Anchorage police say they are responsible for an East Anchorage shooting that left one person dead earlier this year. On March 30, Tion Price was killed after a shooting at an apartment in the 300 block of Oklahoma Street. Price, 19, was shot in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene. According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department at the time, another man was shot in the upper body and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. A woman was also assaulted and transported to a...
  • Shielding America Against Geopolitical Energy Shocks

    05/30/2019 3:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 29, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    Despite America breaking records in oil production, consumers paid more for gasoline this spring, serving as a reminder that supply isn’t the only factor affecting oil prices. Oil production by OPEC members recently fell to a four-year low. At nearly the same time, oil sanctions were imposed against Venezuela and sanctions against Iranian oil exports were tightened, sending shockwaves rippling through the world market.The lesson for policymakers to take from recent gas pump price shocks is that, unless the nation is fully able to draw upon all of its energy resources when needed, American consumers will remain at the mercy...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alaska man in free speech case

    05/28/2019 11:29:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 05-28-2019 | By JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against an Alaska resident in a case that gives law enforcement officers significant protection from people who want to sue and claim they were arrested in retaliation for something they said or wrote. In an opinion , the justices said that because the officers had probable cause to arrest Russell Bartlett, his lawsuit fails. Bartlett was arrested in 2014 at Arctic Man, an annual, weeklong winter sports festival that draws thousands to the remote Hoodoo Mountains near Paxton, Alaska. In his opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts described the festival as “an event...
  • The 24 Democrats: Twenty or so are going to end this presidential-election cycle deeply disappointed

    05/23/2019 8:14:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/23/2019 | Jim Geraghty
    Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. Bernie Sanders might be, too.) But running for president and flopping is a deep disappointment, and while the occasional figure can emerge from a failed bid to move on to different victories — Lamar Alexander and Elizabeth Dole became senators, Jerry Brown became governor again, Howard Dean...
  • Origins of Domestic Horse Revealed

    07/16/2002 7:03:04 PM PDT · by jimtorr · 12 replies · 357+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 July 2002 | Helen Briggs
    The story of how wild horses were tamed by ancient people has been pieced together by gene hunters. DNA evidence shows modern horses are descended from not one but several wild populations. It suggests horses were domesticated - for meat, milk or to carry loads - in more than one place. As few as 77 wild mares passed on their genes to today's modern horse breeds, from the American mustang to the Shetland pony. "We see traces of original wild populations of horses that have been incorporated into the domestic horses of today," says co-researcher Dr Peter Forster of the...
  • Alaska small plane crash kills 2 a week after a deadly mid-air collision involving the same carrier

    05/21/2019 5:54:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 05/21/2019
    Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska, a week after another deadly crash nearby involving the same operator. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough confirmed on its Facebook page that "a pilot and a single passenger" died in the crash of the de Havilland Beaver floatplane operated by Taquan Air, reports CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA-TV. The names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.
  • US Fighter Planes Intercept Russian Bombers Near Alaska, Says NORAD

    05/21/2019 12:36:15 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Jack Phillips
    U.S. fighter planes intercepted Russian bombers and fighters that entered Alaska’s airspace on May 20, said the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on May 21. As a result, the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace. In a later statement, NORAD said its “ability to deter and defeat threats” begins with “detecting, tracking, and positively identifying” non-American aircraft in U.S. airspace.....General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander, said in a statement that “NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. “Our ability to protect our nations starts with successfully detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft of interest approaching...
  • Pro-choice rally against House anti-abortion bill happening in Downtown Anchorage

    05/18/2019 8:49:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | May 18, 2019 | Derek Minemyer |
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Hundreds rallied against House Bill 178, which would outlaw abortions in Alaska, at Town Square Park in Downtown Anchorage on Saturday. HB 178, sponsored by House Representatives Sharon Jackson, R - Eagle River, and David Eastman, R - Wasilla, would amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska to make the "murder of an unborn child" a crime punishable by 30 to 99 years in prison.
  • Washington Post: U.S. WWII Heroes Were Evil Because They Were ‘Racists’

    05/06/2019 2:22:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    The Lid ^ | 5/2/19 | Warner Todd Hudson
    The Washington Post is discounting America’s win in World War Two because American forces were all “racists.” I guess that we now have to delete America’s part in World War Two from the history books to suit liberal sensibilities just like we are erasing statues to military people all across the nation. The attack on the Allied Forces in WWII came in an idiotic liberal article with the unwieldy title of, “Allied leaders were anti-Nazi, but not anti-racist. We’re now paying the price for their failure.” The article by a foaming-at-the-mouth lib named John Broich — who claims to be...
  • Petition to Indict Sarah Palin

    01/16/2011 2:52:04 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 141 replies
    salonblog ^ | 1/8/11 | Sr. Stuart Jean Bramhall
    Please sign the on-line petition to indict Sarah Palin for incitement to violence, related to designating Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a gun target on her websiteHere's the link to the petition: Link to Petition
  • At least 6 missing after 2 Alaska floatplanes carrying cruise passengers collide in mid-air...

    05/13/2019 6:11:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/13/2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Six people were unaccounted for Monday and 10 others were injured after two floatplanes carrying cruise passengers taking part in shore excursions collided in mid-air over Southeast Alaska, officials said. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Allen Kenitzer told The Associated Press that the planes collided near the town of Ketchikan under unknown circumstances. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told the AP one of the planes carried 11 people and the other plane carried five. He added that the 10 injured were from the first plane and the 11th person was among the missing. All five people on the second...
  • US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region

    05/06/2019 4:37:17 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    KTVA ^ | 06 May 2019 | Matthew Lee
    ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) - The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won't stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech in Finland that the U.S. will compete for influence in the Arctic and counter attempts to make it the strategic preserve of any one or two nations. He said the rule of law must prevail for the Arctic to remain peaceful, and he criticized China and Russia for what...
  • Sarah Palin: Alabama Lawmaker’s Comments on Abortion ‘Proof that Evil’s Overtaken(tr)

    05/03/2019 6:08:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2019 | Kyle Morris
    Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacted Thursday to vile abortion comments made by Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers earlier this week, saying they are “proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings.” “[It is] proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings. It’s shocking that these people would be elected to lead,” Palin exclusively told Breitbart News. “I really don’t want to live in a world like this; do others agree with me or am I just really out of touch with what passes as ‘leadership’ today?” While debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of...
  • Archbishop Etienne Tapped to Eventually Become Archbishop of Seattle

    04/29/2019 11:38:07 AM PDT · by Al Hitan · 3 replies
    Catholic Anchor ^ | April 29, 2019 | Joel Davidson
    Editor’s note: The following press release was issued on April 29. It explains why Archbishop Etienne is headed to Seattle to eventually succeed Archbishop Peter Sartain as the new archbishop of Seattle. Archbishop Peter Sartain today welcomed the appointment of Archbishop Paul Etienne, currently archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, as coadjutor archbishop of Seattle. Archbishop Etienne was appointed by Pope Francis to eventually succeed Archbishop Sartain, who requested a coadjutor archbishop due to ongoing health challenges. “To say that I am delighted by the Holy Father’s choice would be an understatement,” said Archbishop Sartain, who was installed as the archbishop...