Death by COVID — or Not? ALASKA DEATHS MISREPORTED? REP. VANCE WANTS ANSWERS

Everyone in the area knew he was dying, and his only coronavirus symptom was “fatigue.” Neighbors say he was fatigued with cancer and kidney failure and plain-old “old age.”

ARE ALASKA DEATHS MISREPORTED? REP. VANCE WANTS ANSWERS

When Donald VanBuren died at South Peninsula Hospital, his death was listed as a COVID-19 death.

It turns out, the neighbors in Anchor Point knew better: The 90-year-old was dying with a body riddled with cancer and kidney failure. And yet, a test for COVID-19 came back positive, and so COVID-19 it is, at least on his death certificate.

VanBuren lived among a small settlement of homes down a dead-end road in Anchor Point….

Rep. Sarah Vance has called for an inquiry as to why VanBuren’s passing was listed as a COVID-19 death, when everyone in the area knew he was dying, and his only coronavirus symptom was “fatigue.” Neighbors say he was fatigued with cancer and kidney failure and plain-old “old age.” Continue reading “Death by COVID — or Not? ALASKA DEATHS MISREPORTED? REP. VANCE WANTS ANSWERS”

Alaska domestic violence shelters see surge in hotline calls *during stay-home orders*

“The real picture of how *stay-at-home orders* have impacted domestic and sexual violence in Alaska won’t be truly understood until after communities begin opening up, people go back to work and victims are able to make reports and seek services again, without their perpetrator watching and limiting their movement and ability to reach out,” Casto said.

Domestic violence shelters in Alaska see surge in hotline calls during stay-home orders

4/8/20

Alaska organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims have experienced a surge in hotline calls as residents hunker down *during the coronavirus pandemic*.

That’s according to Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, housed within the Department of Public Safety. The council this week released the results of a survey of 30 shelter providers, covering the period from March 11 to April 24.

Hotline calls jumped by 52% during that period compared to weeks before the statewide health emergency declared March 11. As calls for help surged, shelters cut their capacity by 57% to provide for safe social distancing recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead of having four people to a room in bunk beds, for example, many shelters limited their capacity to one person per room. …

Continue reading “Alaska domestic violence shelters see surge in hotline calls *during stay-home orders*”

Anchorage Daily News shuts down comments “because a high volume require moderation” — People angry with their covid fearmongering, destroying Alaska

Anchorage Daily News constantly created fear to maximize the covid lockdowns, by what they posted and how they presented the information. Now, they won’t let online subscribers comment, who pay $140 annually, during this crisis when comments are greatly needed.

Hard left leaning ADN has also been relentlessly maligning our governor, trying to get him recalled for no valid reason.

[Because of a high volume of comments requiring moderation, we are temporarily disabling comments on many of our articles so editors can focus on the coronavirus crisis and other coverage. We invite you to write a letter to the editor or reach out directly if you’d like to communicate with us about a particular article. Thanks.]

From ADN’s article: Domestic violence shelters in Alaska see surge in hotline calls *during stay-home orders* [“Hotline calls jumped by 52%”]

April 28: Only 4 people in Alaska hospitals with Covid-19; only 37 in Alaska’s hospitals throughout this event!

Finally I got a number of current hospitalizations for Covid-19 patients in Alaska, but still don’t have the written source. Big Pharma and Big Media have been hiding these numbers, pushing fear by focusing on every single death (now a total of 9 statewide), confirmed cases and the Alaska Airlines Center’s overflow emergency beds!

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This morning on KENI radio, Dan Fagan said there are only “four people that are currently hospitalized in the state of Alaska as a result of Covid-19. … Four people and we’ve shut down the state.”

And we’ve only had 37 total hospitalizations in the entire state of Alaska due to Covid-19 throughout this entire event — “cumulative,” according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Coronavirus Response.

Dan Fagan at 17:45:

“I think we’ve got four people now — that’s what I read this morning — four people that are currently hospitalized in the state of Alaska as a result of Covid-19. … That’s four people, and we’ve shut down the state.”

Alaska has only since yesterday, 4/27/20 started to lift the unconstitutional lockdown bans. Big Pharma, the media, and our government have needlessly done much harm to Alaskans and Alaska.


April 28, 2020  72 min
Mornings 5:30 to 8am on NewsRadio 650 KENI Dan talks with Andrew Kriner on the effects the coronavirus has had his restaurant business plus all your phone calls!

Alaskan Todd Salat’s “Joy of Nature” Aurora Video Featuring “Open Heart!”

Nothing demonstrates the glory of God to me in nature more than the wondrous northern lights dancing overhead, filling the entire sky!

Walking through the Redwoods is my #2 most awesome. And the flight over the 50-mile-long Ruth glacier in front of Denali is #3.

I’ve actually had some AMAZING supernatural experiences in the presence of God that top these natural experiences, including when the angels sung during the Rodney Howard-Browne meetings in Anchorage, 1993.

The coming spiritual revival will be AWESOME!

I do like this “Open Heart” image a lot!

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JOY OF NATURE
Here’s a short video of the best northern lights I saw on my 18-night springtime Aurora Hunt to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska in early April, 2020. Hope you can feel the real-time JOY, and please feel free to share!

For those who enjoy more resolution, I have a 1080p HD version on my YouTube Channel youtube.com/user/toddsalat/videos, and a 4K on my Vimeo Channel vimeo.com/aurorahunter.

“Open Heart” is at 5:30

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KTVA Channel 11 tells Alaskans number of hospitalizations: 36 total so far statewide for Covid-19

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Coronavirus Response gives the stats online, but the media only report the case numbers and especially the deaths on television — never the hospitalizations — or the people might realize what’s really going on, that the hospitals are nearly empty.

This whole lockdown was unconstitutional and unnecessary.

The blackout on telling people the truth about vitamins A, C, D and the mineral zinc, and emphasis on ventilators is unconscionable.

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From: KTVA Channel 11

DHSS: 2 new cases, over 200 people recovered from COVID-19

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state, bringing the total number of people who have gotten sick since the outbreak began to 337.

Both of the new cases are in Anchorage, according to the Department of Health and Social Services.

A majority of those who have tested positive for the disease — 209 — have recovered. There are now 119 active cases in the state.

There have been 36 hospitalizations for the disease. No new deaths were announced Thursday.

STORY

Alaska Olympic Medalist Kikkan Randall’s Alaska Club Covid-19 Workout — Taking us through the events from her living room!

AMAZING! Kikkan Randall, Alaska olympic medalist takes us through different winter olympic events in this Alaska Club, online workout!

Really fun!

I accidentally photographed Kikkan while she was doing a jog with friends at a seldom used airstrip a few years ago in Anchorage.

She now lives in Canada, but her heart still seems to be in Alaska.

WATCH HERE

While Everyone Was Distracted By Covid-19, Final Report By UAF Concluded WTC 7 ‘NOT Destroyed by Fires’

While Everyone Was Distracted By Covid-19, Final Report By UAF Concluded WTC 7 ‘NOT Destroyed by Fires’

” alt=”” aria-hidden=”true” />The final report of a rigorous four-year computer modeling simulation that was followed by a robust peer review process has concluded that World Trade Center Building 7 could NOT have collapsed as a result of office fires, as the "official" explanation dubiously claims.

The final report of a rigorous four-year computer modeling simulation that was followed by a robust peer review process has concluded that World Trade Center Building 7 could NOT have collapsed as a result of office fires, as the “official” explanation dubiously claims.

According to the highly anticipated final report issued last week by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the official narrative surrounding the collapse of WTC 7 is simply implausible.

The UAF team’s findings, which were the result of a four-year computer modeling study of the building’s collapse, directly contradict those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which concluded in a 2008 report that WTC 7 was the first tall building in the history of the world to collapse primarily due to fire.

Our study found that the fires in WTC 7 could not have caused the observed collapse,” said Professor Leroy Hulsey, the study’s principal investigator.

The only way it could have fallen in the observed manner is by the near-simultaneous failure of every column.”

The four-year study was funded by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a nonprofit organization representing more than 3,000 architects and engineers who have signed the organization’s petition calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

AE911Truth report:

We are proud to have supported the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Professor Leroy Hulsey in conducting a genuinely scientific study into the reasons for this building’s collapse,” said Richard Gage, president and founder of AE911Truth.

It is now incumbent upon the building community, the media, and government officials to reckon with the implications of these findings and launch a new full-scale investigation.” …

The final report, entitled A Structural Reevaluation of the Collapse of World Trade Center 7 – Final Report, includes clarifications and supplemental text based on public comments submitted in response to a draft report released by UAF and AE911Truth on September 3, 2019. …

I am grateful to everyone who supported or participated in this study in any way,” said Professor Hulsey. “We hope that our findings will be carefully looked at by the building community and spur further investigation into how this building came down on that tragic day.

The Hulsey report and supporting materials can be found on UAF’s Institute of Northern Engineering website at http://ine.uaf.edu/projects/wtc7 and on the AE911Truth website at https://www.ae911truth.org/wtc7.

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Time to replace the Anchorage Daily News for pushing fake news and socialist agenda!

I wrote this comment under ADN’s post today:

𝐎𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧, 𝐀𝐃𝐍 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.

Many liberals, possibly including ADN 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐤
so Joe Biden will get in, who will be a disaster.

This is basically fake news, because it’s not representative of what’s really going on. ADN is not a real newspaper, but a propaganda outlet that deceives Alaskans.

𝐖𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐫 who will serve the people instead of special interests who want to end the United States of America once and for all.

𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐳𝐢 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 — 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐃𝐍 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫.

– Jeff Fenske

(vid) U of Alaska’s 9/11 final report released soon with film by Dylan Avery! – Richard Gage with Dan Dicks

WONDERFUL NEWS! University of Alaska’s 9/11 study’s final report due out in March. Dylan Avery’s high quality companion film to be out in one or two months as well!

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In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth interviews Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth about their partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in releasing the draft report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse conducted by researchers in the university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The UAF WTC 7 report concludes that the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11 was caused not by fire but rather by the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.

Read the report:

https://www.ae911truth.org/wtc7

Continue reading “(vid) U of Alaska’s 9/11 final report released soon with film by Dylan Avery! – Richard Gage with Dan Dicks”

Joe in Alaska recalls Anchorage Newspaper’s hit-piece on my Dr. who treated patients with O2 they couldn’t patent

45:00 A caller, Joe in Nome, Alaska talks about the Anchorage Times or Anchorage Daily News’ hit-piece, in ’95 or ’96 on apparently Naturopathic Dr. Robert Rowen, who was my doctor here in Anchorage, and one of the pioneers of oxygen therapy, which has been found effective in treating the coronavirus illness!

Big Pharma discredits natural remedies that they can’t patent, because they’re more love-of-money than cure driven. Sadly, we don’t have medical freedom written into our Constitution, so Big Pharma is literally allowed to get away with murder, because of their methods that do more harm than good and successful methods they demonize.

Bernie Sanders’ health care being a “natural right for all” only includes the astronomically expensive Big Pharma love-of-money version. Natural remedies are not a “natural right.”

Dr. Rowen left Alaska, and now has a clinic in California.

Continue reading “Joe in Alaska recalls Anchorage Newspaper’s hit-piece on my Dr. who treated patients with O2 they couldn’t patent”

STUDY: Troubling Link Between Marijuana and False Memories — “Elevated false memories are the norm when THC affects memory retrieval”

Since Alaska has now legalized THC, what effect is this having on Alaska?

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2/12/2000

VAPE STUDY REVEALS TROUBLING LINK BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND FALSE MEMORIES

These findings are deeply problematic in the context of crime.

memory is not a simple recall of a truth. Memory is more of a restructuring of what one may think is the truth. …

Marijuana and its main psychoactive ingredient THC have been found to impair memory before. Animal studies suggest regular marijuana use harms long-term memory skills. But a new study raises the stakes, linking using weed to false memories.

In a new study, researchers specifically examine the link between marijuana use and the formation of false memories.

Across three experiments, they found that marijuana consistently increases a person’s susceptibility to false memories — which they point out is especially problematic in the context of a crime, and cannabis-intoxicated witnesses and suspects. Continue reading “STUDY: Troubling Link Between Marijuana and False Memories — “Elevated false memories are the norm when THC affects memory retrieval””

2019 Record Warm Year for Anchorage, Alaska – 5 warmest years occurred in last 6 years

I remember the cold ’81-82 winter well, working the planes outside at Anchorage International in a string of below -20°F nights. One night was -33°F. But the previous winter, my first in Alaska, had a melting spell, like ours yesterday, but longer.

Anchorage’s winter temps are much warmer than interior Alaska’s because of the ocean’s warming affect.

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – 2019 will enter the books as the warmest year on record for Anchorage. The average temperature for the year is 42.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The previous “warmest year” was 2016 with an average temperature of 41.9F. In fact, the five warmest years for Anchorage have occurred in the past six years. The records for Anchorage go back to 1954. …

Anchorage had a record year overall, breaking the all-time record high on July 4 by hitting 90 degrees. The previous record had been 85 degrees set on June 14, 1969. Continue reading “2019 Record Warm Year for Anchorage, Alaska – 5 warmest years occurred in last 6 years”

Jason Bermas’ sneak peek on Dylan Avery’s upcoming film on U of Alaska’s 9/11 study which refutes the official 9/11 story!!

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks has proven that the US government lied to us about 9/11. Even the media in Alaska has been almost totally silent on this important UAF study. Praise God for professor Hulsey for doing this landmark, multi-year study!

Architect Richard Gage, head of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 truth writes this:

Jason Bermas and Dylan Avery give a sneak peak into the beginning stages of filming our new mini-documentary of UAF’s study proving that the government’s report on the collapse of Building 7 is essentially fraudulent.

And yet this development went almost completely ignored in the mainstream media. This film plans on changing that silence.

Continue reading “Jason Bermas’ sneak peek on Dylan Avery’s upcoming film on U of Alaska’s 9/11 study which refutes the official 9/11 story!!”

4.0 aftershock jolts Anchorage area – almost 1 year after the 7.0

This M4.0 aftershock is almost in the same spot as the M7.0, almost a year ago in Nov. 30, 2018.

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Anchorage is the light gray to the right of Cook inlet in gray.

Aftershocks are dwindling in magnitude and frequency, but they’re still coming almost a year later, and they’re not supposed to stop until 2021! ADN says:

The quake was centered in the same rupture patch as the M7.1 earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30, 2018, making it an aftershock of the larger quake. Continue reading “4.0 aftershock jolts Anchorage area – almost 1 year after the 7.0”

Flat Earth Follies: Mount Denali from Hilltop Ski Area, Anchorage, Alaska

How skewed “flat earth” claims can be.

The mountain they say is Denali is actually a nearby mountain we locals call “Sleeping Lady.”

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Flat Earth Follies: Mount Denali from Hilltop Ski Area

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Another Flat Earth Meme – another pile of lies…

It’s either a lie because they purposeful get these things are wrong or they are lying about their level of expertise.  I’ll let you judge which one but this level of dishonesty/incompetence is inexcusably disgusting.

Flat Earth Claim:

Continue reading “Flat Earth Follies: Mount Denali from Hilltop Ski Area, Anchorage, Alaska”

Sen. Cathy Giessel’s serious character issues – punishes colleagues with silent treatment — Rep. Laddie Shaw on KFQD, 9/25/19

I’m posting this in hopes that she’ll change her ways — getting right with those she’s hurt, and those she’s influenced to be like her.

She claims to be a Christian, but acts like an oligarch. It’s time to repent.

Continue reading “Sen. Cathy Giessel’s serious character issues – punishes colleagues with silent treatment — Rep. Laddie Shaw on KFQD, 9/25/19”

(audio) Alaska State Rep. Laddie Shaw on being hijacked by Cathy Giessel

51:05 When Cathy Giessel questioned Laddie’s character

DAN FAGAN: “What’s going on with Senator Giessel?
LADDIE SHAW: “… When you talk about the potential of her being in the bully pulpit, she doesn’t have the courage to stand up to you individually, no question about it. She surrounds herself with good, strong lieutenants.”

Dan Fagan’s interview with Laddie starts at 50:00.

Listen here:

Dan Fagan Show Podcast 09-23-2019

Mornings 5:30 to 8am on NewsRadio 650 KENI Dan has special guest Laddie Shaw on to talk about his Ides of March Moment with Cathy Giessel plus all your phone calls!

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Related:

Sen. Cathy Giessel’s serious character issues – punishes colleagues with silent treatment — Rep. Laddie Shaw on KFQD, 9/25/19

KTVA: Fire did not cause World Trade Center Building 7 collapse, UAF study — Alaska CBS affiliate breaks MSM’s silence on groundbreaking Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks WTC 7 study, released Sept. 3, 2019

Proud of Alaska, Professor Hulsey & AE911Truth, headed by Richard Gage!

From: KTVA, Anchorage, Alaska

Fire did not cause World Trade Center Building 7 collapse, UAF study suggests

Friday, September 6th 2019

World Trade Center Building 7 was not struck by a plane, but collapsed hours after the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. A draft report released this week by researchers at UAF suggests that the fall was not a result of fires, despite the findings of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2008. …

Dr. Leroy Hulsey, a civil engineering professor at UAF, led the four-year study. According to the Institute of Northern Engineering’s website, the objective was to examine the structural response of WTC 7 to fire loads….

The UAF team’s findings contradict those of the 2008 NIST report, which concluded that WTC 7 was the first tall building ever to collapse primarily due to fire. Continue reading “KTVA: Fire did not cause World Trade Center Building 7 collapse, UAF study — Alaska CBS affiliate breaks MSM’s silence on groundbreaking Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks WTC 7 study, released Sept. 3, 2019”

Video: Bear sprints past cargo planes inside Anchorage International Airport

I used to work a few hundred yards from here.
At the very end of this short video, UPS freighter tails can be seen. Our NW Airlines cargo facility, where we did all the transloads, used to be between UPS and the trees showing behind the tails.
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From: ADN, 7/28/18
Rest of the story and video HERE

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Video: Bear sprints past parked planes at Anchorage’s airport

At first, James Batman thought a black, furry dog had sprinted by him at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, near where FedEx parks its cargo planes.

“Then I looked back again and saw it had no tail….

The bear had gotten into the area by burrowing under a nearby fence, said Trudy Wassel, division operations manager at airport. Airport staff had since repaired the area.

Wassel said the airport has two, full-time wildlife biologists to handle wildlife issues.

“We take it very seriously,” she said.

The airport borders Point Woronzof and Kincaid Park, areas where it’s not uncommon to see black bears, said Ken Marsh, a spokesman at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

DNA tests show 3 brown bears killed in Eagle River were not responsible for fatal mauling — Alaska Fish & Game's difficult situation

From: ADN
July 19, 2018

DNA tests have revealed that the three brown bears shot and killed in the South Fork Eagle River Valley last week were not responsible for the two maulings in the area in June that left one man dead and another injured, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. …

Fish and Game killed a brown bear sow and two cubs in the area on Friday. The agency compared DNA samples from the animals to DNA analysis taken from the scene of the two maulings. There was not a match.

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Lisa Murkowski Exposed: FEC Decision Clears Joe Miller’s 2016 Campaign of All Complaints; Shows Blatant Lies Used for Political Effect, Extreme Alaska Media Bias

Related:

Lisa Murkowski Blocked Effort to Protect US Power Grid — “Within 12 months of an EMP attack or a massive solar flare, between two-thirds to 90 percent of the U.S. population would perish!”

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Joe Miller wrote on Facebook on 6/29/18:

So if you want anyone to blame for (1) Roe v. Wade remaining legal (Murkowski being the deciding vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee); and (2) Obamacare not being repealed (she was the deciding vote), call the Chair of the Alaska Republican Party, Tuckerman Babcock. He’s the one who – under oath – claimed my campaign committed egregious campaign violations. And, of course, the Alaska media took it and ran with it. Continue reading “Lisa Murkowski Exposed: FEC Decision Clears Joe Miller’s 2016 Campaign of All Complaints; Shows Blatant Lies Used for Political Effect, Extreme Alaska Media Bias”

80 tons of salmon seized from Chinese fishing vessel

The fishing vessel is suspected of violating the worldwide driftnet moratorium called for the by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/215.

The USCG says the captain of the vessel admitted to fishing with driftnets, and investigators on the joint boarding team discovered one ton of squid and 80 tons of chum salmon on board. A driftnet measuring approximately 5.6 miles was also found on board the vessel, according to the USCG.

STORY

(vid) Anchorage airport maintenance means noise over our house for two summers! — Is the project even safe? Planes can only take off and land in one direction during crosswinds and tail winds!

Sharing my woes with you all. I like peace and quiet.
I’ve been dreading this, and tried to see if the planes could fly westerly when winds allow instead, to give us a little break at times. Unbelievably, the airport only has instruments on one side of the east/west runway (FAA’s decision), which need to be always used because some airlines unnecessarily require pilots to always use IFR instruments even on bright, sunny days.
Two of the officials in the conference call will also be affected by the noise because of where they live. They were frustrated nothing could be done. I left the conversation dumfounded. FAA and a few airlines’ ridiculous rules have left us in a one-way pickle.
Is this project even safe? As I write this, the wind is officially a strong crosswind from the south at 20mph, since planes can only take off to the east and land from the east.
What if crosswinds or tail winds are even stronger? I was told there is no workaround solution, and that planes will likely not be able to land at the military base. Landing in Fairbanks appears to be the only option, which is 260 miles by air and 360 miles by bus (if passengers have to be transported). Continue reading “(vid) Anchorage airport maintenance means noise over our house for two summers! — Is the project even safe? Planes can only take off and land in one direction during crosswinds and tail winds!”

Alaska’s only psychiatric emergency room is overflowing. It’s a sign of a system breaking down.

From: Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage’s emergency rooms are overflowing with psychiatric patients, a creeping problem that intensified this past year as a result of staff shortages at the state-run psychiatric hospital and a resurgence of meth use in the region, officials say.

Between July and January, there was a sixfold increase in the number of times officials at Providence Alaska Medical Center alerted police and paramedics that it was unsafe to continue bringing psychiatric patients to the hospital’s psychiatric emergency room and its main emergency room. While Providence doesn’t turn patients away, police and paramedics will seek to take the patients to other area emergency rooms first.

General emergency rooms aren’t built for psychiatric patients, who often stay for days on end and need special care, including around-the-clock monitoring. Officials and advocates say it creates a high-risk environment for caregivers and poor standard of care for patients.

“We’re really experiencing what I would call a crisis in our emergency departments, because of the number of psychiatric patients we’ve had to board,” said Becky Hultberg, the president and chief executive of the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association.

The influx also means longer wait times and more disruption for other emergency room patients with non-psychiatric problems.

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