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  • “That black stuff is hurting us.” Sen. John Kerry on oil

    03/30/2004 6:24:11 PM PST · by GailA · 14 replies · 3,093+ views
    House Resource Committee ^ | not given | unknown
    “That black stuff is hurting us.” ---Sen. John Kerry on oil (Greenwire) Washington, DC – U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is quoted in today’s edition of Greenwire as saying, “that black stuff is hurting us,” with regard to oil. Members of the House Committee on Resources found the Senator’s comment absurd. “John Kerry is dead wrong,” Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) said. “Oil doesn’t hurt Americans; John Kerry’s anti-energy policies hurt Americans. In fact, this is exactly the kind of rhetoric and bad policy that has led to the outsourcing of good American energy jobs. Last year alone, the United...
  • White House Can't Win ANWR Debate, Says Environmentalist

    03/02/2002 5:49:50 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 282+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 2/27/02 | Matt Pyeatt
    As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure. The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor. At the time, Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking Republican on the Energy panel, said he had "never seen ...
  • Sarah Palin to Union Members: Don’t Be Taken In By Union Boss Thuggery Like Jimmy Hoffa Represents

    09/06/2011 10:33:44 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/6/11 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin with her husband Todd spoke to a tea party crowd Monday in New Hampshire. From her Facebook page: In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely...
  • The Kerry Line: Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling in Florida

    04/23/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 319+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | April 23, 2004
      "I am committed to preserving Florida's natural beauty … There is no ambiguity in my position on drilling off the coast of Florida." - President Bush, 4/23/04 Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling In Florida Kerry Says He Favors Drilling Off The Coast Of Florida. "But Kerry said he would be in favor of drilling off the coast of Florida. 'I support oil drilling in the right places,' Kerry said. 'There is a capacity to protect what we have today - the protections for the coast of Florida - and still be able to drill in those locations where they're already...
  • OUT OF ENERGY -- Kerry's Energy Plan Independent Of Reality

    10/11/2004 6:25:43 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | October 11, 2004 | RNC Research
    Monday, October 11, 2004 Out Of Energy   OUT OF ENERGYKerry's Energy PlanIndependent Of Reality______________________________________________________KERRY'S OWN ADVISERS SCOFF AT KERRY'S IDEAS ON ENERGY INDEPENDENCEKerry Energy Advisers Believe Kerry's Energy Plan Is "Unrealistic And Misleading."  "The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers.  Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released...
  • ANWR drilling no solution to gasoline costs, Kerry says

    03/31/2004 11:41:20 AM PST · by KQQL · 113 replies · 2,513+ views ^ | March 31, 2004 | LIZ RUSKIN
    <p>WASHINGTON -- While blaming President Bush for the high price of gasoline, his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it is no solution.</p> <p>"We deserve an administration that doesn't fake it to the American people and pretend that somehow by drilling in the Alaska wildlife refuge we can deal with the problems of America," Kerry, D-Mass., told university students in San Diego. "We can't provide the supply of oil America needs from the Alaska wildlife refuge or from any other source in the United States, because we only have 3 percent of the world's oil reserves."</p>
  • Hoffa Offers 500,000 Truckers as 'Eyes and Ears'

    06/21/2002 12:24:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 116+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | June 21 | Reuters By Steve Holland
    Teamsters President James Hoffa said on Friday he would ask the 500,000 truck operators covered by his union to take part in a grass-roots homeland security effort looking for suspicious activity on the roads. Talking to reporters on the White House driveway, Hoffa said he had pitched the idea to President Bush's director of homeland security, Tom Ridge. His comments came shortly before an FBI warning that terrorists may use fuel tanker trucks for attacks in the United States -- possibly on fuel depots, Jewish schools or synagogues -- or on U.S. interests overseas. Hoffa was among a group of...
  • Ed Schultz Asks Hoffa 'Do You Think The Republicans Are Sons of B---hes?'

    09/07/2011 5:37:35 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 25 replies ^ | September 07, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was practically orgasmic with joy Tuesday over Teamsters president James Hoffa’s Labor Day declaration of war against the Tea Party. After telling his “Ed Show” audience that Obama’s poll numbers have been declining because he hasn’t spoken to the American people like the union boss, Schultz actually asked Hoffa, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b---hes?” (video follows) The program began with an exultant Schultz saying, “It is priceless audio. I love this story. It’s about time somebody stood up and said it just like this.” After an introduction, Schultz played Hoffa’s comments,...
  • Kerry stated he will drill ANWR! "we‘re going to be drilling all over the United States."

    02/20/2004 7:44:21 AM PST · by SirFishalot · 15 replies · 316+ views
    MSNBC ^ | James Hoffa on HardBall
    MATTHEWS: How about ANWR? You guys want to see ANWR because you want to see guys working in your business. I guess there‘s a lot of Teamsters jobs up there lined up and organized, if you could put a pipeline up to the Alaska wilderness. He is against that. HOFFA: Well, we talked about that. He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we‘re going to drill like never before. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: What, are they going to run water through it? (CROSSTALK) HOFFA: ... more jobs than the ANWR would have...
  • Hardball Transcript Hoffa Claims Kerry supports ANWR

    02/18/2004 11:23:51 AM PST · by finnman69 · 8 replies · 286+ views
    MATTHEWS: How about ANWR? You guys want to see ANWR because you want to see guys working in your business. I guess there‘s a lot of Teamsters jobs up there lined up and organized, if you could put a pipeline up to the Alaska wilderness. He is against that. HOFFA: Well, we talked about that. He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we‘re going to drill like never before. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: What, are they going to run water through it? (CROSSTALK) HOFFA: ... more jobs than the ANWR would have...
  • Bush, Hoffa Relationship Grows Cozy

    01/30/2002 2:36:29 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 17 replies · 51+ views
    AP | 1/30/02 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Teamsters President James P. Hoffa's growing relationship with President Bush has gotten downright cozy. Hoffa scored a VIP seat in the first lady's box for Bush's State of the Union speech, blurring the lines of the traditional rivalry between Republicans and organized labor. Hoffa said Wednesday that it was a great honor to be asked. "We have a growing relationship and we're very proud of that," Hoffa said in an interview. Hoffa and Bush have been courting each other for some time and with varying motives. Their staffs talk to each other weekly. The Teamsters even employ ...

    03/28/2002 9:10:29 AM PST · by flim-flam · 13 replies · 755+ views
    The New Republic Online ^ | 03.21.02 | John B. Judis
    It's not hard to figure out why the Bush administration and the Republican congressional leadership are wooing the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. They want the union to lobby for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. And they really want support and endorsements in states like Michigan and Ohio, where the union's members may hold the balance of power in key House and Senate races—and even in the 2004 presidential election. Less well understood is why Teamster President James P. Hoffa—who endorsed Al Gore and agrees with the Democrats on most issues—is courting the Republicans right back....
  • Murkowski regrets voting with GOP on birth control

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding with Republican leaders on a contentious contraceptives vote was a mistake. A moderate in an era of paralyzing partisanship, Murkowski, 54, may be a natural heir to the centrist role played by retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe at a time when their party is hurting for female leaders. Murkowski voted in favor of an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to overturn President Barack Obama's order that health insurance cover the cost of contraceptives even if providers object...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • Police Shoot Aggressive Moose at High School

    03/08/2012 4:03:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Homer News ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | Michael Armstrong
    An aggressive moose hanging out at the entrance to Homer High School about 12:30 p.m. Sunday charged several people leaving services of The Church On the Rock, held in the Alice Witte Gym at the school. No one was injured, but Homer Police eventually killed the moose after it later attacked a police officer. From 400 to 450 people typically attend services on Sunday, said Jared Baker, office administrator of the nondenominational church that rents the gym. Some people were trapped inside the school. One leader chased the moose off with a shovel. Unfortunately, the moose continued to be aggressive...
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Obama's giveaway: Oil-rich islands to Russia

    03/02/2012 5:57:22 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | Joe Miller
    Exclusive: Joe Miller sounds alarm over deal to put land in hands of Putin's Kremlin The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions. Part...
  • Santorum to talk Alaska issues on Saturday

    03/02/2012 5:36:23 PM PST · by writer33 · 12 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Minor ^ | 03/02/12 | Rod Boyce
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scheduled to hold a telephone town hall meeting Saturday to discuss energy and natural resource development in Alaska. The event is sponsored by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, the Resource Development Council for Alaska, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Mat-Su Business Alliance and Northern Gas Pipelines. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also a GOP presidential candidate, participated in a similar event by the group on Wednesday. Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, is among the Republican candidates hoping to pick...
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia

    02/21/2012 6:40:49 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundity ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:32 PM | Jim Hoft
    May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island and Henrietta Island and claimed them for the United States. According to some US individuals, including the group State Department Watch, eight Arctic islands currently controlled by Russia, including Wrangel Island, are claimed by the United States. However, according to the United States Department of State no such claim exists. The USSR/USA Maritime Boundary Treaty, which has yet to be approved by the Russian Duma, does not address the status of these islands nor the maritime boundaries associated with them. The Obama Administration is reportedly giving away Wrangell, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta islands...
  • State Department Lies About Giveaway to Russians

    06/21/2003 8:07:57 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 15 replies · 278+ views ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2003 | Wes Vernon,
    Also see: America Gives Russia a Fortune in Oil and Fish. WASHINGTON – The State Department continues to trifle with the truth about its infamous giveaway of American islands off mainland Alaskan near Siberia. The giveaway began in 1977, was secret until it was revealed in the mostly unread Federal Register in 1984, was sealed in an executive agreement approved as a treaty by the Senate in 1991, rejected by the Russian Duma in 1997, and now - ironically because of the reluctance of our former Cold War adversary - is thankfully unratified. The Russians want even more. Nonetheless, the...
  • Polar bear kills last villager

    10/16/2003 7:11:29 PM PDT · by mhking · 134 replies · 363+ views
    A polar bear has killed the last villager on Russia's Vrangel island off the northern Chukotka peninsula, scientists at a local reserve said today. The reserve's workers attempted to save Vasilina Alpaun, who was attacked on her own doorstep, but were too late. The Ushakovskoye village had been abandoned since 1997, when its inhabitants were moved to the peninsula to make way for the bear reserve, but Alpaun, 25, returned to her old home shortly afterwards. Bears roam free on the island and are rarely aggressive, the reserve's director Leonid Bove said, adding that the woman most likely provoked the...
  • Is this true? "The State Dept is secretly negotiating to give Alasakan islands to Russia"

    11/23/2009 8:06:06 AM PST · by MelSmith · 21 replies · 1,953+ views
    This is from a direct-mail fundraising piece from "". They say that the current congress "will decide the fate of eight strategically and economically vital islands in Alaska...and the U.S. will get nothing in return." This is the first that I've heard this claim and I don't know if it's valid.
  • Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia

    02/18/2012 4:32:00 PM PST · by sushiman · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/18/12 | Jim Hoff
  • Putin's Arctic invasion: Russia lays claim to the North Pole - and all its gas, oil, and diamonds

    06/29/2007 4:20:52 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies · 2,585+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2007
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is making an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic - so he can tap its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth. His scientists claim an underwater ridge near the North Pole is really part of Russia's continental shelf. One newspaper printed a map of the "new addition", a triangle five times the size of Britain with twice as much oil as Saudi Arabia. Muscle-flexing: Putin has his sights on Arctic oil and gas The dramatic move provoked an international outcry. The U.S. and Canada expressed shock and environment campaigners said it...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Congressional delegation speaks out against F-16 move

    02/05/2012 5:30:44 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | N/A
    Alaska’s Congressional delegation has released their statements over a proposed plan to move a F-16 Aggressor squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Elmendorf Air Force Base and retire four C-130 transport aircraft at Elmendorf. The move is part of a nationwide defense budget reduction and has left the delegation unhappy. Eielson Air Force Base survived closure in 2005 during a round Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) review. According to the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s most recent Community Research Quarterly, the base employs 1,803 military active duty personnel and 2,871 family members. Here’s the delegation’s full responses. Sen. Lisa...
  • Angela Merkel, solve the Greek problem! No more loans, just buy Greece

    01/24/2012 9:20:43 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 17 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | January 24, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    No, I’m not suggesting she buy more Greek debt, I’m talking about buying the country of Greece. Buy it lock, stock and barrel, just like the Americans bought Alaska from the Russians in 1867. Russia was hurting financially from the Crimean war and Czar Nicolas needed to replenish his coffers. Alaska was a drag. Russian hunters had pretty well wiped out the fur seals and nothing would grow in the far north soils because of smelly black stuff that oozed out it. So he dumped it for $7.2 million on those gullible Americans. What would Germany and Greece get out...
  • Alaska woman, 85, uses shovel to fend off moose

    01/23/2012 6:31:01 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2012 | Bill Roth
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An 85-year-old Alaska woman used a grain shovel to fend off an agitated moose that was stomping her husband.
  • Wife stops moose stomping with shovel

    01/23/2012 11:25:51 AM PST · by Rio · 36 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 23rd, 2012 | LISA DEMER
    An agitated moose ran down and stomped a well-known Bush pilot from Willow, but he was saved when his wife grabbed a shovel from their pickup truck and whacked the big animal until it backed off.
  • Enormous solar outburst could dazzle your weekend [Alaska, Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Boston]

    01/21/2012 2:52:28 PM PST · by annie laurie · 35 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 21, 2012 | Pete Spotts
    Auroras may dazzle more people than usual this weekend as Earth receives a glancing blow from an enormous solar outburst that erupted on Jan. 19. The outburst, known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), was detected by sun-watching satellites. Researchers at the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute predict that auroras should be visible from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, and Cleveland, to Boston and Halifax, Nova Scotia Saturday and Sunday nights, weather permitting. ... Space Weather Center forecasters say they expect the encounter to generate a weak geomagnetic disturbance beginning around 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Sunday Jan. 22 and lasting...
  • Sarah Palin: I'd Vote for Newt in S. Carolina

    01/17/2012 6:47:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 35 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/17/2012 | newsmax
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night that, if she were voting in the S. Carolina primary this coming Saturday, she would vote for Newt Gingrich for president. Palin's husband Todd has already endorsed Gingrich for president. Sarah Palin told Hannity that Gingrich won Monday night's Fox News debate. She said Gingrich espoused the ideas favored by most conservatives, including a strong work ethic and limited government. She added that she is not fully endorsing Gingrich, but believes the primary race should continue and dismissed the idea that Gov. Mitt Romney is the "inevitable"...
  • Cordova out of shovels as snow tops 15 feet

    01/11/2012 5:51:58 AM PST · by thackney · 53 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 10th, 2012 | DAN JOLING
    An Alaska community blitzed by nearly 15 feet of snow was hit by another storm Tuesday and a new problem -- a shortage of shovels. A spokesman for the city of Cordova said officials had tried Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities and finally turned to a manufacturer for a special order. "It's ironic, isn't it? The state of Alaska -- you'd think they'd be ahead of the game. It's those logistical things you just don't plan on, or you don't think is going to be an issue," said Allen Marquette by phone from the city on the east side of...
  • Moderate road won’t beat Obama

    01/02/2012 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 2, 2012 | Holly Robichaud
    Tomorrow less than 20 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa are going to tell us who they believe should take on President Obama. Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who has bypassed the caucuses, said last week that Iowa picks corn, not presidents. Is he correct? Well, if you ask Mike Huckabee, he would say yes. But on the other hand, Obama did win the state. Iowa’s importance will be in whittling down the field of contenders. It is most likely going to claim several conservatives, which means that their voters could flock to another right-wing candidate — not necessarily the frontrunner....
  • Palin: It’s Not Bachmann’s Time (video)

    01/02/2012 3:11:10 PM PST · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Palin: It's Not Bachmann's Time
  • Our View: Rep. Young cleared, legally

    12/21/2011 4:31:45 PM PST · by skeptoid · 8 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 20th, 2011
    Young abided by letter of law; spirit of law takes a beating The House Ethics Committee has ruled that Alaska Rep. Don Young didn't violate the law in accepting 12 checks totaling $60,000 for his legal defense fund from 12 businesses owned by one family. As the committee pointed out, the companies are technically 12 separate entities in Louisiana, but they represent exactly one political interest.
  • Palin Rattles the Cage (talk of a late entry?)

    12/19/2011 12:50:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 157 replies
    Time ^ | 12/19/2011 | Mrrk Halpern
    In Fox Business Network interview, ex-Alaska Guv plays coy on whether she's still mulling a presidential bid. Palin: "It's not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what will happen in the future."
  • Palin: Not too late to enter GOP presidential race

    12/19/2011 1:25:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin says it's not too late for someone to jump into the Republican presidential race. Asked by Fox Business Network about the likelihood that she'd become a candidate, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said it's not too late for "folks" to jump in. Said Palin: "Who knows what will happen in the future."(continued)
  • ANS production down <Alaska North Slope Oil}

    12/17/2011 2:22:10 PM PST · by thackney · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of December 18, 2011 | Kristen Nelson
    The Alaska Department of Revenue’s fall forecast, released Dec. 15 as Petroleum News was going to press with this issue, shows a sharp decrease in forecast production compared to the spring forecast, with Alaska North Slope crude oil volumes dropping below 600,000 barrels per day beginning in the current fiscal year, 2012. In the spring forecast, Revenue was projecting production of more than 600,000 bpd through fiscal year 2017. Production is projected to average 574,000 bpd for FY 2012, dropping below the 500,000 bpd mark in FY 2020. In his cover letter to the governor, Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher said...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Sitka commander was ready to drop charges against co-pilot

    12/08/2011 11:59:10 PM PST · by skeptoid · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 8th, 2011 | BECKY BOHRER
    The commander of Air Station Sitka testified Thursday he was prepared to recommend that the matter against the co-pilot in a fatal helicopter crash be dropped, but indicated those plans were trumped by the new Coast Guard admiral in Alaska.
  • It Can and Is Happening Here

    12/08/2011 3:14:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    The Dollar Vigilante ^ | 7 December, 2011 | NA
    Less than two months ago I was the guest on a radio program out of Fairbanks Alaska called Patriot's Lament (click here to view the video). Two of the hosts were David Giessel and Joshua Bennett. David and I had become good friends ever since we met at the recent Casey summit. Being a young anarcho-capitalist, we had him on Anarchast (click here to view). Living in Alaska, they had been very curious about my libertarian hideaway in southern Mexico (AcaCondos) and David had made plans to visit this December. That was, until, the FBI with 30 strong wearing body...
  • DNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacher

    12/07/2011 11:07:16 AM PST · by skeptoid · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 7th, 2011 | DAN JOLING
    At least two wolves chased down and killed a teacher who was jogging on a road last year outside a rural Alaska village, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  • Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha! (Look at the source!)

    12/06/2011 12:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | The December 10, 2011 Issue | Siân Ruddick
    Nick Broomfield’s new documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! shocks and entertains, writes Siân Ruddick For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle. Nick Broomfield uses his documentary to find out the truth about the Tea Party Republican in a funny and engaging way. There is little in Sarah Palin: You Betcha! that people with an eye on US politics would have missed in terms of the big events. It charts her sacking of state employees who oppose her and the high profile scandals...
  • Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska

    12/06/2011 7:24:10 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 20, 2010 | jimii3
    Good Morning FReepers. . . . . . . . Go to the link.
  • Russian tanker to carry fuel to iced-in Nome

    12/05/2011 3:56:24 PM PST · by skeptoid · 26 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | MARY PEMBERTON
    The iced-in city of Nome on Alaska's western coast may be in luck: A Russian tanker that can plow through thick ice will try to deliver 1.5 million gallons of home heating fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel after a massive storm kept a barge from getting in before winter.
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Mitt Romney

    12/02/2011 7:59:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 2, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney announced Friday that he has earned the endorsement of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, considered by many conservatives to be a RINO. The following statement was released by the Romney camp: “I am proud to announce the support of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to working with her to expand Alaska’s energy production, bring jobs back to the state, and help get our country on the right track again.”
  • UAA slows campus Web speed to fight illegal downloads

    12/02/2011 11:28:02 AM PST · by skeptoid · 26 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 2nd, 2011 08 | MARY PEMBERTON
    The groan is almost audible coming from dormitory rooms at UAA. The university is intentionally slowing the speed of Internet connections in all on- campus dorm rooms to prevent students from infringing on copyrights when downloading movies, music and videos, a move first reported by UAA's student newspaper, The Northern Light.
  • Need Pistol Recommendations For Grizzly Country (Vanity)

    12/01/2011 9:29:16 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 154 replies
    Stonewall Jackson | 12/02/11 | Stonewall Jackson
    I have a friend and colleague who is moving to Fairbanks next week and he is looking for a pistol to carry in grizzly country. He is an avid outdoorsman and will be hunting up there on a regular basis, but the only pistol he currently owns is a Browning 9mm. He'd thought about getting a 1911A1, but I've pretty much convinced him that a .45ACP is okay against black bears, but is too slow hitting for effective use against grizzlies.