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  • Arkansas becomes state #13 to pass the Convention of States resolution

    02/15/2019 7:09:29 PM PST · by Nateman · 32 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | February 13, 2019 | Kyle Key
    Little Rock, AR, February 14, 2019 – Convention of States Action, the largest Article V grassroots organization in the country, is pleased to announce that today Arkansas became the 13th state to call for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose fiscal restraints on Washington, limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials. “We are very excited that Arkansas has become the 13th state to pass the Convention of States resolution,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “This success is the result of incredible grassroots effort in conjunction with great...
  • New map of Beringia 'opens your imagination' to what landscape looked like 18,000 years ago

    02/11/2019 8:04:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    CBC News ^ | January 31, 2019, Last Updated: February 1 | Karen McColl
    The Bering land bridge was exposed at various times over an almost three million year period, when wide scale glaciation lowered sea levels by as much as 150 metres. The land bridge was part of "Beringia," which refers to the stretch of land between present day Siberia and Yukon Territory. It's been home to woolly mammoths, steppe bison and humans. Jeff Bond, a geologist with Yukon Geological Survey in Whitehorse, has produced a map showing what Beringia looked like 18,000 years ago. At that time, much of the earth was glaciated, but Beringia remained predominantly ice-free due to its arid...
  • PETA buys anti-Iditarod ads in Alaska

    02/10/2019 12:45:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    news5sanantonio ^ | Feb. 7, 2019 | cnn news source
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — PETA taking a stand against the Iditarod. The organization has placed ads against the sporting event on mover buses in the Anchorage area. Officials say the dogs used in the sporting event face health-related problems. Although the city doesn't allow certain things to be advertised, these anti-Iditarod messages are legal.
  • DuBois column - Senate skullduggery, Trump’role, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

    02/07/2019 9:30:07 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/6/2019 | Frank DuBois
    More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again Senate chicanery Last month I wrote of the skullduggery applied by both political parties in trying to pass a 680-page federal lands package in the waning moments of the last Congress. Up stepped our hero, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) who just wanted to add two words to the legislation. Alaska and Wyoming are by statute exempt from the Antiquities Act that has been so abused by recent Presidents. Senator Lee wanted to add “and Utah” to that statute. The leadership said no to his amendment,...
  • PETA activists protest Iditarod at Detroit auto show

    02/05/2019 8:55:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mlive.com ^ | Gus Burns |
    Moments after she began smashing the windows of a late-model Chrysler Town & Country minivan outside the 2019 Detroit auto show, police had the white, floppy-eared dog in handcuffs. In a move reminiscent of a “Scooby-Doo" episode, an officer lifted the costumed dog head -- after throwing her white-gloved paws to the glass-covered concrete -- revealing an animal rights activist beneath. The Detroit woman joined more than a dozen others, some from out of state, during a PETA protest of a Chrysler dealership outside the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The activists condemned the Alaska dealership’s sponsorship of the...
  • Mushers and their dogs race through challenging Idaho Sled Dog Challenge to move onto the Iditarod

    02/03/2019 4:48:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wkvb.com ^ | Feb. 3 2019 | Misty Inglet
    MCCALL, Idaho — The Idaho Sled Dog Challenge wrapped up Friday night as the mushers and their dog teams made their way back to the finish lines. The 150-mile race wrapped up Friday afternoon at Lake Cascade in Valley County. Five competitors battled it out in the 150-mile race, with Jennifer Campeau, from Alberta, Canada finishing first. Second place was Justin Harris, who came in just 12 minutes behind Campeau. Campeau said she wasn’t racing to qualify for anything, this race was just for fun. She said she didn’t expect to win, but she’s thrilled. “It feels pretty good, I’m...
  • Trump heads off conservative rebellion with new slate of California judicial nominees

    01/30/2019 5:52:21 PM PST · by Conserv · 32 replies
    I apologize to President Trump for starting to think he was going soft.
  • Alaska: State on SNAP funding amid shutdown: ‘We’re waiting’ (no budget left)

    01/22/2019 6:58:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    KTVA ^ | Jan 22, 2019
    Future federal funding for a key nutritional program helping thousands of Alaskans in need remains in doubt due to the partial government shutdown, according to state authorities. The state doesn’t have any funds awaiting distribution under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program according to Shawnda O’Brien, director of Alaska's Division of Public Assistance. SNAP’s latest disbursement, $12 million sent to about 33,000 Alaska households, was originally scheduled to be available by Feb. 1 – but federal officials told the state to issue it prematurely, with the funds released Jan. 20. “They had to get the money out before the end of...
  • Alaska Airlines Is Hiring 3,000 People — and You Can Apply Without Airline Experience [Washington]

    01/21/2019 8:31:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Travel & Leisure ^ | January 16, 2019 | Cailey Rizzo
    Now’s your time to take to the skies. Alaska Airlines will hire 3,000 people this year, the Seattle-based airline said in a blog post on Monday. Approximately three-quarters of the new jobs will be based in Washington state. Shortly after hiring its 10,000th employee in Washington, Alaska plans to rapidly expand its frontline positions. For those looking to apply, the new openings will include positions as maintenance technicians, airport operations, customer service representatives, cargo specialists, flight attendants and pilots. Future employees will be hired by both Alaska and Horizon airlines. The positions will be listed online and, for many, no...
  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaska’s largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction. “Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • Pastafarians, Satanic Temple followers set to speak before Alaskan officials in wake of court ruling

    01/02/2019 12:35:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2019 | Greg Norman
    An “interesting cast of characters” from “what some may consider fringe religions” – including the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Satanic Temple – are scheduled to speak before local government meetings in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula this year, an assemblyman says. The diverse lineup is the latest twist in a long-running dispute in the area over whom is allowed to say invocations before its assembly meetings. “It’s still somewhat a controversial issue and it’s going to be interesting to see how people react to what some may consider fringe religions — the Wiccan, atheist, Flying Spaghetti Monster, the...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Rogue On West Bank

    12/03/2009 7:51:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Baltimore Jewish Times ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Felson
    As Sarah Palin begins what at least appears to be a testing—if not a parting—of the waters in anticipation of a potential presidential run, she has waded into the murky stuff that is the Israel/Palestine quagmire. One of the stops on her “Going Rogue” book promotional tour last week was ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Noting that the Obama administration doesn’t want Israel to build any more settlements on what it considers Palestinian territory, interviewer Barbara Walters asked the former Alaska governor/Vice Presidential candidate for her view. Palin’s response. The politician responded, “I disagree with the Obama administration on that. I...
  • ALICE COOPER Says SARAH PALIN Is 'Totally A Breath Of Fresh Air'

    10/09/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies · 3,635+ views
    roadrunnerrecords.com ^ | October 09, 2008 | roadrunnerrecords
    Although legendary rocker Alice Cooper has been often quoted in the media as a supporter of the Republican Party, Cooper set the record straight during a recent interview with Canada's Hour.ca. "I'll be honest, I go from Democrat to Republican," he said. "I vote for the person, not the party. [As for U.S. Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin], I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. When they say she has no experience, maybe that's what Washington needs. I still don't know who I'm going to vote for. But in a shooting war, I want a pit bull, not...
  • Over 6,100 aftershocks: Why are different quake magnitudes reported, and when do these stop...

    12/28/2018 6:40:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ADN ^ | 12/27/18 | Madeline McGee
    An aftershock that shook Southcentral Alaska around 5:21 a.m. Thursday is the latest in a series of more than 6,100 since the Nov. 30 earthquake, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It’s also the strongest one in weeks, with a reviewed magnitude of 4.9. With aftershocks expected to continue for several more months, the Anchorage Daily News asked Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks, to shed some light on what’s really happening underneath the earth and what it means for Alaska residents. Why does an earthquake’s reported magnitude sometimes change? Thursday’s aftershock was originally reported...
  • Senate to vote on Trump-backed federal pot legalization, but passage unlikely

    12/18/2018 7:28:21 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 18, 2018
    The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on an amendment that would federally legalize marijuana by allowing states to regulate their own medical and recreational pot markets. But even one senator can block a vote on the amendment, which would address a longstanding conflict between federal and state law. Sen. Cory Gardner, D-Colo., is seeking to attach the measure to the First Step Act, a bundle of prison, prisoner re-entry, and sentencing reforms that senators voted 81-12 to advance Monday.
  • Judge in Flynn case orders Mueller to turn over interview docs after bombshell claim of FBI pressure

    12/12/2018 10:26:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Last updated 6 minutes ago | Gregg Re
    One day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's legal team made the bombshell allegations that the FBI had pushed him not to bring a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House, the federal judge overseeing Flynn's criminal case late Wednesday ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over all of its highly secret documents related to the questioning. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan -- who overturned the 2008 conviction of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens after government misconduct came to light -- is weighing how to sentence Flynn, who pleaded guilty to...
  • THIS IS HUGE! Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interv

    12/12/2018 7:54:34 PM PST · by bitt · 122 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/12/2018 | Christina Laila
    Judge Sullivan, who is assigned to General Flynn’s case is demanding to see the FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview according to a new court filing. Counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017 along with Special Agent Joe Pientka to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The FBI agents...
  • Alaska Earthquake as it happened - Video from Twitter

    11/30/2018 1:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 11/30/2018 | Heather Hintze
    This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped.
  • Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door: “Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara...