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  • Snake left behind on flight in Alaska (The snake is okay now)

    03/21/2017 6:39:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 83 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | AssPress
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. Unlike the movie "Snakes On A Plane," this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of...
  • Largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years announced: 1.2B barrels in Alaska

    03/16/2017 5:12:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2017 | By Douglas Ernst
    Energy giant Repsol has found the largest onshore U.S. oil find in 30 years. Oil exploration that started in 2008 has paid off for Spanish oil company Repsol and its U.S. partner, Armstrong Energy. Roughly 1.2 billion barrels of light crude are available in Alaska’s North Slope and ready to come up in 2021. “The successive [exploration] campaigns in the area have added significant new potential to what was previously viewed as a mature basin,” the company said in a statement posted to its website on Friday. “Additionally Alaska has significant infrastructure which allows new resources to be developed more...
  • Trump said to be gearing up for expanded Arctic oil exploration opportunities

    03/13/2017 12:38:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 13,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Still, some of the degradation in the process left behind by Barack Obama could be cleaned up fairly quickly. One aspect of that is found in the scheduling of new leases for drilling. (Bloomberg) Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska. Both Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are weighing ways to expand opportunities to drill in Arctic waters though the changes could take years to accomplish administratively, Murkowski said in an interview on the sidelines of...
  • Dallas Seavey turns 30, but it's the drive for 5 that grips his attention (Iditarod)

    It may have been his birthday, but four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's attention was on other things Saturday, like winning the Iditarod again. "I'm just a day older than yesterday," Seavey said as he bent over to velcro a red-colored bootie on a dog's foot on a snowy Anchorage street. "We've got bigger things to focus on right now." Seavey turned 30 Saturday. He holds the titles of the Iditarod's youngest champion as well as its fastest, setting a new record last year by breaking the one he set in 2014. "They told me you get older when you turn...
  • Massive Oil Discovery in Alaska Is Biggest Onshore Find in U.S. in 30 years

    03/12/2017 8:32:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 3/10/2017 | unknown
    Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska’s North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin. Spanish oil giant Repsol and its privately-held U.S. partner Armstrong Energy announced the find on Thursday, predicting production could begin as soon as...
  • Could this giant polar bear skull be the legendary 'weasel bear'?

    02/27/2017 8:36:13 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    ADN ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Yereth Rosen
    Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving and lithe: "tiriarnaq" or "tigiaqpak," meaning "weasel bear." Now the thawing and rapidly eroding Chukchi Sea coastal permafrost has produced evidence that one of these legendary weasel bears — or some other strange kind of bear — roamed Arctic Alaska centuries ago. A huge, fully intact and unusually shaped polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site about 13 miles southwest of Utqiaġvik (Barrow). It is one of the biggest polar bear...
  • Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

    02/23/2017 11:57:00 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2017 | DAN JOLING
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point. The field of white, he said, was all you could see each winter on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, implying that such a barren landscape would not be harmed by oil rigs. Sixteen years later, Murkowski's daughter is trying again. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring legislation to open the refuge that takes up Alaska's northeast corner...
  • Iron Dog 2017 Thread

    02/22/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Qiviut · 45 replies
    Iron Dog Official Website ^ | Various | Various
    I have not seen an Iron Dog 2017 Thread so I am posting one with links to 'coverage' articles (will post in comments as I find them) which are really great for keeping up with what is going on. The articles have some very good photos and also video so be sure and check them out! If you are on Facebook, the articles are being posted on "Alaska Life" & the link is: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlaskaLife/ Note: I follow Alaska Life all year, just because the photos of the Alaska scenery are so beautiful! The Iron Dog official website is: http://www.irondog.org/ You...
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...
  • Recalling Alaska's most notorious drunken moose, the street-smart Buzzwinkle

    02/14/2017 7:00:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Every autumn in recent years our boreal neighbors in Sweden and Norway have regaled the rest of the world with tales of drunken moose. In most of the stories, the moose have gotten smashed eating fermented apples, the active ingredient in applejack. Recently, near Stockholm, a "mob of boozed-up moose" threatened a homeowner, daring him to step into his own garden. The online magazine Slate called the news brief issued by Radio Sweden "the best thing on the Internet today." Sweden and Norway have lots of moose and loads of apple trees. Alaska has fewer moose and a paucity of...
  • Six Missing After Crab Fishing Vessel Sinks in Bering Sea

    02/13/2017 6:58:32 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 13, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for the six missing crewmembers of the Seattle-based crab fishing vessel Destination, which is believed to have sunk in the Bering Sea off St. George, Alaska over the weekend. The Coast Guard said Saturday that it had launched a search after picking up an electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alert from the fishing vessel approximately two miles northwest of St. George in the Bering Sea. The EPIRB was recovered among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring from fishing vessel Destination and an oil sheen, the Coast Guard said.
  • NAACP Chapter Led By Embezzler Is Overseen By Convicted Murderer

    02/02/2017 9:52:13 PM PST · by Strac6 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Luke Rosiak
    A high-ranking NAACP official convicted of murder threatened to “fire back” if The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF) reported that a new branch president under his oversight embezzled from the previous nonprofit that he ran. Gerald Hankerson, president of the Alaska, Oregon and Washington State regional NAACP, told TheDCNF he wasn’t “authorizing” the disclosure because it “strikes a blow to the NAACP by indicating that we allow criminals at the leadership.” Hankerson himself was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder and spent 23 years in prison before being granted leniency because he, in the governor’s words,...
  • I Had A Dream: Trump Gives Alaska To Russia As Thank You Gift

    I Had A Dream (It Was Pretty Weird) Trump Gives Alaska To Russia As Thank You Gift President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is not until Friday, Modern Philosophers, but he is already sending thank you gifts to those who helped him win the election. And the billionaire, who really knows how to spend, is not skimping on the presents. Today, Trump surprised one of his most ardent supporters, Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the gift of Alaska. “Putin gets a bad rap because the Democrats wanted us to see him as the enemy,” Trump explained as he signed away the...
  • ConocoPhillips: Big New Oil Discovery In Alaska Could Produce 100,000 Barrels Per Day

    01/15/2017 12:39:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | January 14, 2017 | Michael Fitzsimmons
    Yesterday ConocoPhillips' (NYSE:COP) Alaskan unit announced a big discovery in Alaska. The Willow discovery lies in the COP's Greater Mooses Tooth ("GMT") unit and consists of two wells which encountered 72 feet and 42 feet of net pay. 3-D seismic appraisal work will start this month, however initial estimates indicate the discovery could contain a recoverable oil potential of 300 million barrels of oil. As a result, Willow could produce up to 100,000 bpd of oil and first oil could come by 2023. ConocoPhillips has a 78% working interest in the play while Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) holds a 22% interest....
  • FReeper Help Needed: Alaskan Fisheries Jobs (Vanity)

    01/14/2017 12:13:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    Jan. 14, 2017 | Vanity
    Anyone here ever work in the Alaskan Fisheries in one capacity or another?My 20 year old son, in his 2nd year of College, has been happy working as an Asst. Produce Mgr. in a local grocery store during school summer breaks, but it doesn't pay much for a poor college student.I've had old friends over the years work in these fisheries for 2-3 months during the late Spring/Summer and bring home a slew of money.They'd work 12-14 hours a day, 6-7 days a week gutting and cleaning salmon on the "slime lines". Room and board is provided so you don't...
  • Airport shooter’s life in Alaska was falling apart, though few seemed to notice

    01/12/2017 11:00:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Charles Rabin
    Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran who for reasons still unclear shot more than a dozen random travelers in an airport 5,000 miles from his Alaska home, lived just three blocks from a popular Veterans of Foreign Wars hangout. He never visited. Santiago spent two years in Alaska, working as a security guard and National Guardsman... he didn’t make much of a mark— except with law enforcement from a string of domestic disputes with his girlfriend and mother of his infant son. But, increasingly, his life was falling apart. Last January, he was arrested after roughing up his girlfriend, accused...
  • No Sign of Japan-Related Radiation Found in Alaska Waters

    01/11/2017 6:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 11, 2017
    State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than 16,000 people were killed in 2011 after Japan's 9.1-magnitude earthquake, which led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since then, U.S. and international agencies have been conducting tests to determine the health of marine life along the U.S. and Canada, KTVA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2iZxoG5). Testing regions in Alaska include the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea, Bristol Bay, the Gulf of...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • UPDATE: FBI corrects information regarding Santiago's child. (FBI was in CYA mode)

    01/08/2017 4:36:42 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies
    Ktuu.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | Austin Baird
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sunday information released by Anchorage Police Department about Santiago's child was incorrect. In a written statement, FBI spokesperson Staci Feger-Pellessie said Santiago's child was not left inside the car when Santiago came to the FBI's Anchorage office. "The child was in constant custody and care of the FBI, inside our facility, until his mother retrieved him," Feger-Pellessie said. ORIGINAL STORY: Two months before Esteban Santiago allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage in Florida, he surrendered a gun to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Alaska and told investigators he was "having terroristic thoughts,"...
  • Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”...

    01/07/2017 2:46:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah,” JIHAD IN AMERICA Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eyeopening. More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness. Suspect chose Florida airport for rampage that killed five: FBI Santiago/Hammad chose Florida...
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • Esteban Santiago: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/06/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 234 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 1/6/2016
    Esteban Santiago, reportedly a U.S. citizen with military identification, is accused of being the shooter who randomly gunned down at least 13 people at a Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim area. MSNBC said the shooter may have retrieved a gun from his luggage after arriving on a flight and NBC News reported that the weapon may have been checked “lawfully.” The Palm Beach Post reported that the gunman may have emerged firing from a bathroom. Some reports said he traveled through Canada, but ABC News is now reporting he went from Anchorage through Minneapolis to Fort Lauderdale. 1. The Alleged...
  • EPA To Alaskans: We Might Fine You For Burning Wood To Stay Warm

    01/02/2017 5:57:52 AM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 01, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, in the Alaskan interior, winters can be brutal. With temperatures dropping below zero, burning wood is the only viable way for Alaskans in these rather desolate areas to stay warm. Yet, government thinks this is a problem concerning small-particle pollution. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency is so concerned that they’re mulling fining people who burn wood to stay warm. John Daniel Davidson, a senior correspondent for The Federalist (and Alaskan native) had more: ***If only the bureaucrats in Washington DC knew what the wolf-dog knew. But alas, now comes the federal government to tell the inhabitants of Alaska’s...
  • EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

    12/30/2016 5:25:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | John Daniel Davidson
    In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited...
  • Homeless in Alaska: life and death on the freezing streets

    12/25/2016 3:22:01 AM PST · by Cronos · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Dec 2016 | Julia O'Malley
    As soon as she glimpsed the body on the icy street, Marie Nickolai knew it was Jackie Amaktoolik. He’d been drinking outside. She wept “That’s my brother,” she said. When homeless people die in Alaska, it is often like this: outside, facilitated by a lethal combination of alcohol and cold. ...Nickolai, 42, and her stepbrother grew up among eight siblings in the remote Yupik village of New Stuyahok along the Nushagak river in western Alaska. She said it was a childhood of picking berries, hunting moose, fishing and attending the Russian Orthodox church. ..laska has some of the highest per...
  • Report: Obama Will Permanently Block Arctic Drilling Before Trump Takes Office

    12/20/2016 9:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/20/16 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration will use a legal strategy crafted by environmental activists to remove sections of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from future offshore drilling lease sales, according to two sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg. For months, environmentalists have been urging President Barack Obama to use Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a 1953 law governing offshore drilling, in a way it’s never been used before — to block offshore drilling leases in the Atlantic Ocean and the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
  • Alaska asks suit against electors be dismissed

    12/15/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 9:43 PM EST | Mark Thiessen
    A Hillary Clinton supporter has sued Alaska’s three electoral college voters, trying to prevent them from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Janice Park claims in her civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage that their votes will violate her Fifth Amendment right of equal protection and deny her the principle of one person, one vote. Lawyers for the state of Alaska in a late Thursday hearing said the case should be dismissed because it doesn't have merit. …
  • Alaska woman sues to block electors from voting for Trump

    12/15/2016 11:13:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 15, 2016 | Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Hillary Clinton supporter from Anchorage is suing Alaska's three members of the Electoral College, claiming their anticipated votes for President-elect Donald Trump next Monday will violate her constitutional rights. Janice Park's lawsuit will be heard Thursday in federal court in Anchorage. It claims that since Clinton is winning the overall nationwide popular vote, her vote for Clinton will not be counted as a full vote since Trump will likely win the electoral college process. She claims this will deprive her of her Fifth Amendment rights of equal protection and the principal of one person, one...
  • 'What are you gonna do?' One of five teens accused of brutally killing a 16-year-old in remote.....

    12/15/2016 12:03:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 14, 2016 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'What are you gonna do?' One of five teens accused of brutally killing a 16-year-old in remote woods cocked his head and arrogantly spoke to the victim's parents in court One of five teenagers who allegedly murdered an Alaskan 16-year-old is accused of saying 'what are you going to do?' to the parents of the victim as he left court. Bradley Renfro, 16, appeared to address the parents of murdered teen David Grunwald as he was escorted out of a courtroom in Palmer, Alaska on Tuesday. Witnesses in the courtroom claim Renfro cocked his head as he walked...
  • On his way out, Obama cedes Arctic energy control to Russia

    11/19/2016 5:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This isn’t really the same as prying the W’s off the keyboards in the Oval Office, but Barack Obama seems determined to leave some unpleasant going away presents for his successor on the domestic energy front. Before leaving office, the President has modified the agreement for future oil exploration leases to eliminate nearly all Arctic sites. Needless to say, the energy industry isn’t exactly ecstatic over this. (Politico) President Barack Obama is throwing up roadblocks to Donald Trump’s pledges to expand offshore drilling, with a new plan that will declare parts of the Arctic off-limits. Obama’s Interior Department on Friday...
  • Alaska Called for Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:50:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9 November 2016 | The pundit class
    Go to this site, Politico or any of the others featuring presidential maps. They have finally called Alaska for Donald Trump, not that the result was ever in doubt, but it just shows the bile of the media. Meanwhile, Arizona is still in doubt even with Trump's solid lead. So is Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire, with Hillary holding a steady but still narrow lead in only the last two.And didn't Trump actually win one electoral vote in Maine's 2nd congressional district? Or is that still undecided? Maine is solid Clinton colored.Does it really kill them that much to admit...
  • Native Americans Join Coalition Seeking Federal Leases for Oil and Gas Production at Alaska’s North…

    10/31/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 31, 2016 | 2:08 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The Arctic Energy Center announced last week that a coalition of Alaskans are petitioning the federal government to grant leases for oil and gas exploration and production in and offshore of the North Slope, including the Inupiat tribe. “Arctic Ińupiat Offshore (AIO) announced today that it is joining the Arctic Coalition, a collection of 21 Alaskan and nationwide organizations that support responsible energy development in and off the coast of Alaska,” the announcement stated. “The group is calling on the Obama administration to listen to the views and perspectives of Alaska residents and keep Alaska’s Arctic offshore acreage in the...
  • Alaska faith-based centers could be impacted by California abortion ruling

    10/30/2016 5:53:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | October 24, 2016 | Mallory Peebles
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) A ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals mandates faith-based pregnancy centers provide information and referrals for abortions even if that runs contrary to the centers' religious views. "I think it's a travesty," says William Donovan, executive director of Community Pregnancy Center in Anchorage. CPC was started more than 30 years ago by anti-abortion advocates who wanted to offer a faith-based pregnancy center. Abortion rights supporters, including Planned Parenthood, approved of the appeals court ruling, saying pregnant women need information about all of their options, including their constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The ruling doesn't...
  • WW3: 'Get ready for Russian invasion' Americans in Alaska told to prep

    10/18/2016 9:41:39 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 173 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 10/16/16 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    An unnamed former senior military officer has apparently claimed all evidence shows Russian submarines will enter the US via the small village of Wasilla, in Alaska. According to the ex-Navy brass, the stretch of coastline is totally unprotected and would be ideal to stage an attack from. He said: “Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve as a forward base of operations when World War III begins. “We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest.”
  • Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide

    10/18/2016 8:14:34 AM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Alaskans won’t find any information about Donald Trump in their voter’s guide this year, after the GOP presidential nominee's campaign failed to submit biographical data and a candidate statement. The voter guide, which hit mailboxes this weekend, includes candidate statements from Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, the Constitution Party nominee and an independent candidate. But state elections officials say the Trump campaign and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson did not submit materials ahead of an Aug. 30 deadline.
  • Alaska senators resign GOP posts after denouncing Trump

    10/12/2016 10:08:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Alaska’s two senators have resigned from leadership posts in their state’s Republican Party after denouncing Donald Trump, according to a new report. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voluntarily stepped down over the weekend as honorary members of their party’s state central committee, The Associated Press said Wednesday. The AP said it confirmed the pair’s decision Tuesday with Murkowski campaign spokesman Robert Dillon. Party officers are expected to back party candidates. The unusual move follows several GOP officers in Alaska resigning their posts last month to publicly back Republican-turned-Libertarian Joe Miller in his bid to replace Murkowski in this fall’s...
  • Texas oil company announces big offshore Alaska discovery

    10/06/2016 7:15:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dan Joling, The Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Texas petroleum drilling company announced Tuesday it has made a large-scale oil . . .
  • Pension Bond “Halloween” Madness: Alaska to Borrow Money from Asia at 4%, Hoping for 8% Returns

    10/05/2016 11:56:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    At or near the peak of every stock market, things get crazier and crazier. Toggle bonds where interest is aid, not in cash but with more bonds, have been running rampant. Corporate share buybacks went crazy. Now, despite massive stock market overvaluation, with median Price/Revenue ratios at an all-time high, Alaska governor Bill Walker wants to borrow money from Asia at 4% to buy stocks, hoping for 8% returns to shore up Alaska pension funds. The Pension Proposal Received a Negative Reaction, but the governor is like to go ahead anyway. “Alaska lawmakers took a skeptical look Thursday at a...
  • Asian Metal Found in Alaska Reveals Trade Centuries Before European Contact

    10/02/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    http://westerndigs.org/ ^ | September 29, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    A bronze buckle and a cylindrical metal bead found in Alaska are the first hard evidence of trade between Asia and the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, centuries before contact with Europeans, archaeologists say. An analysis of the artifacts has shown that they were smelted in East Asia out of lead, copper, and tin, before finding their way to an indigenous village some 700 years ago.
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Rash of Unsolved Homicides Puts People on Edge in Anchorage (9 in 2016; possible serial killer)

    09/02/2016 3:33:04 PM PDT · by seacapn · 11 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2016, 6:07 PM ET | Rachel d'Oro
    A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska's largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases involving two victims each. "It's terrifying," said Jennifer Hazen, a longtime resident who lives near Valley of the Moon Park, where two people were found dead early Sunday, one of them on a park bike trail. Hazen walks in the park regularly, and finds some comfort in knowing the unsolved homicides occurred in the middle of the night when she...
  • Alaska Court’s Ruling on Abortion and Parental Notification Hurts Teens

    08/17/2016 6:14:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 38 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/16/16 | Jana Minich & Elizabeth Slattery
    Hillary Kieft grew worried when her daughter didn’t arrive from school on the bus as usual. After she called the school to find out what was wrong, a school nurse pulled into her driveway with the daughter (let’s call her “Kelly”) in tow. The nurse explained that she had taken Kelly for counseling after school, according to LifeNews.com, which reported on the Kieft story. But, in fact, the nurse took Kelly to have an abortion. In New Zealand—where the Kieft family lives—it is completely legal for a minor to have an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Parents like Hillary Kieft...
  • Feds to Alaska: Stop killing bears and wolves on our land

    08/06/2016 6:14:30 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Karin Brulliard
    Alaska has long allowed authorities and hunters to kill bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges as part of what it called an “intensive predator management” program. Approved methods included shooting wolves and their pups in dens, using bait to hunt bears, killing mother bears with their cubs — and one made famous by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin: gunning down wildlife from helicopters. That’s now about to change. In defiance of several Alaska officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved regulations that ban nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges that is not approved by the federal...
  • Moody’s Downgrades Alaska

    07/26/2016 6:43:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Alaska’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Services, in the midst of its multi-billion-dollar deficit. Moody’s dropped the Last Frontier’s general obligation rating from Aa1 to Aa2. The outlook remains negative, according to the bond credit rating business. This marks the 49th State’s third credit decline from leading global credit rating agencies, that includes downgrades by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. ... In addition, Moody’s downgraded Alaska’s lease-appropriation bonds to Aa3 from Aa2, along with its moral obligation bonds to A1 from Aa3. These two bonds are consistently ranked one to two grades lower than the...
  • Troopers: Mountain goat harassed by people drowns near downtown Seward

    07/19/2016 3:56:50 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Alaska News ^ | 18 July 2016 | Chris Klint
    A mountain goat that entered Resurrection Bay in Seward and drowned Saturday was crowded into the water by people following it through the downtown area, troopers said... "It is imperative that wildlife is given adequate space to be able to leave a congested area like downtown Seward," troopers wrote. "(P)eople not giving the animal space and getting close to take photos resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause."
  • Vanity -- Who I Suspect Will Be Trump's Choice for Republican VP

    07/14/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 101 replies
    July 14, 2016 | Satin Doll
    No, I do not believe Trump's choice will be Gov. Pence of Indiana. Nor Newt, nor Christie -- not even a man. Yes, I do believe the proposed VP will be a woman. I suspect that Trump's VP running mate will be ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Why? Well, she is a natural born citizen, a real conservative, and she is ferocious contra liberals/progressives. In addition, she isn't on the list of speakers for the Cleveland Convention and she has been silent of late. She has had lots of experience in dealing with those demons from Hell (the MSM) and her...
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • Palin To #NeverTrump: ‘You’re Either With Us Or You’re Against Us’

    07/01/2016 9:18:15 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin blasted supporters of the #NeverTrump faction from a stage Friday in Denver for fueling Hillary Clinton’s path to victory with “dynamite” as she called them on the carpet, “You’re either with us or you’re against us.” “It doesn’t matter to the beltway bubble boys and girls which side actually wins elections as long as they get to keep their titles and their ratings and their power and their purses full, they win and we lose,” explained Palin. “Hillary thanks them because she cannot win without them.”
  • Politicon2016: Sarah Palin On RATs (Republicans Against Trump)

    07/01/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies
    She calls them out today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nMBlYARVkc