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  • Photos: U.S. Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

    03/13/2018 5:54:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 13, 2018 | gCaptain
    Two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines surfaced from below the in the Arctic Circle during a multi-national training exercise currently taking place north of Alaska. The two submarines, the Los Angeles-class USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class USS Connecticut (SSN 22), both surfaced in the Beaufort Sea on March 10 as part of the ICEX 2018, a biennial exercise held in the Arctic and meant train submarine crews in extreme cold-weather conditions. This year, both fast-attack submarines as well the UK Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant (S91).
  • Iditarod Day 8: Leaders head to Koyuk as pack begins to thin

    03/12/2018 10:02:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    ktuu ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Leroy Polk |
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The leading three mushers have left the Shaktoolik checkpoint and are headed to Koyuk early Monday morning. According to the Iditarod's official check in time, Nicolas Petit, Bib 46, left at 1 a.m. Mar. 12. Behind him were mushers Mitch Seavey and Joar Leifseth Ulsom, who left Shaktoolik at 3:43 a.m. and 4:48 a.m., respectively. According to the Iditarod's GPS tracking system, Seavey and Petit are tied almost exactly for first place.
  • AR-15 Used to Defend Against Charging Polar Bear (2008)

    03/11/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Zeb Cadzow and Paul Herbert are experienced hunters who live north of the Arctic Circle in Fort Yukon, Alaska. In late March of 2008, residents of Fort Yukon, Alaska become concerned because a bear was not exhibiting any fear of humans near their town. Peter John originally saw the bear eating lynx carcasses near a cabin on the edge of town. People did not believe the white bear was a polar bear. Polar bears had never been seen in the area. They thought it was an albino grizzly or a grizzly bear covered with frost. The hunters, who depend for...
  • 2018 Iditarod - Willow Restart Drone Overhead

    03/10/2018 6:23:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    tundratech ^ | Published on Mar 4, 2018 | tundratech
    2018 Iditarod - Willow Restart Drone Overhead Watch a musher leave the Willow Start Line on the trail to Nome
  • Iditarod Live Sream

    03/05/2018 12:05:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    iditarod live ^ | march 5, 2018 | Iditarod live
    Iditrod Live stream
  • Iditarod sled dog race kicks off in Alaska, in shadow of doping scandal

    03/04/2018 5:27:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | fox
    Competitors took to the snowy trail as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off Sunday in Alaska following a trying year for the annual event. Musher Cody Strathe of Fairbanks and his 16-dog team were the first to take off across frozen Willow Lake, about 75 miles north of Anchorage. Before taking off on the trail, Strathe said he was excited to be the first to leave. He said he had a harmonica in his pocket and he plans to teach himself to play during the race.
  • Mishaps in the Unforgiving Arctic

    02/28/2018 8:11:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 2/28/2018 | C Cocoles
    Crossing the tundra was painful. The constant pounding of hard snow on steel was sending sharp pains up and down my spine, making it miserable. It was cold too, 40 below zero, and the snow was practically gone. The wind had done its job. In the back of my mind I could hear my father, 6,000 miles to the south, talking to me. “Watch what you’re doing,” he would say. And as clear as day, I could also see my son’s face – home, warm, happy and waiting for me. Will I ever get back? Deep down I was scared...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • UPDATE: Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan Officially Won't Seek Re-Election (Democrat)

    02/06/2018 5:13:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KTUU ^ | 2/6
    As planned, Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan (D-Juneau), announced he won't seek re-election due to a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He made the announcement on KINY radio. Original Story: Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan, one of the Legislature’s most colorful members, and certainly its saltiest, plans to announce his retirement live on radio Tuesday. He said he will serve out the remainder of his term as a Democratic senator, but he will not stand for re-election in November. Egan, who will turn 71 in two weeks, said his retirement is related to his health and not any political issue in the Legislature. Egan...
  • Ohio lawmakers urge Trump to change Denali's name back to Mt. McKinley

    02/04/2018 7:39:31 AM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | February 1, 2018
    GOP lawmakers from Ohio are pressing President Trump to uphold a promise to reverse former President Obama's decision and rename the Alaskan mountain Denali to its old name, Mt. McKinley. In a letter to Trump, the 11 lawmakers say it was "disrespectful" for Obama to change the name of the mountain, which had been named after William McKinley, a former president from Ohio. The mountain was named after the 25th president in 1896. "President William McKinley's legacy should not be compromised by a political stunt," the letter signed by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and other lawmakers stated.
  • I-Team: Man who headed up secret government UFO study speaks out

    02/02/2018 5:31:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Elizondo said. "You DOD, you CIA, you DHS, have the responsibility of protecting us, how did this happen? And yet, here we have the same scenario but there are no flags or numbers on the tail. In fact, there may not even be a tail on some of these things, and yet it's crickets. Nobody wants to have that conversation." ... "The communications in the missile defense installation was shut down. It didn't happen once. It happened more than once," former Senator Harry Reid said. "We have things in ships at sea, things in the water. What is that?"  Reid says he was...
  • Climate change diet: Arctic sea ice thins, so do polar bears

    02/02/2018 7:07:13 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    AP via WTNH.COM ^ | 02/02/2018 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It’s the climate change diet and scientists say it’s not good.
  • Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:30:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day on the football field or the baseball diamond, kids and grownups give each other a high-five to celebrate the victory or a good play. But Democrats in the United States Senate used the fun move to celebrate camaraderie and a job well done on something dark and disgusting. After the vote to defeat the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a high-five. How members of the Senate can explain their actions is beyond most Americans — as fully two-thirds of Americans believe late-term abortions on viable unborn babies ought...
  • President Trump Slams Democrats for Blocking Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/30/2018 6:39:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump today is slamming Senate Democrats for blocking a pro-life Senate bill to ban late-term abortions — a bill that would save as many as 18,000 unborn babies form abortions each and every year. The Senate voted Monday on whether to stop the Democrats’ filibuster of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks — as neither Congress nor state legislatures can vote to ban all abortions under Roe v. Wade. The bill highlights how unborn babies feel intense pain when they are killed in abortions. Fifty-one senators (forty-eight Republicans and...
  • Vice President Mike Pence “Disappointed” 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans Voted for Late-Term...

    01/30/2018 6:36:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    FULL TITLE: Vice President Mike Pence “Disappointed” 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans Voted for Late-Term Abortions The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks, failed to pass the Senate Monday. The legislation passed the House of Representatives last year, but Democrats derailed it today in the upper chamber, with a final vote of 51-46. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) could not understand how his colleagues on the other side of the aisle could be so heartless. “I am truly shocked by those who declare it ‘extreme’ to oppose late-term abortions that we know to cause fetal pain,”...
  • Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his ‘shock’ Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn’t just Democrats who opposed the measure. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Meanwhile, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania—all Democrats—voted in favor of the ban on abortions at the point which unborn babies can feel pain, with certain exceptions such as rape, incest and to save the mother’s life. With...
  • 8.2 magnitude earthquake Alaska

    01/23/2018 2:32:44 AM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Just announced on Fox News Tsunami warnings for Washington and Oregon Coasts.
  • Did any other Alaska Freeper Feel that? 8.0 near Kodiak!

    01/23/2018 1:45:48 AM PST · by Species8472 · 124 replies
    USGS | 1-23-18 | Me
    8.0 earthquake here. Probably shook 3 minutes!