What's happening in Alaska?

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    Sep 16, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    Just the biggest political protest in the history of the state.



    Here's where I first found this little gem: The Alaska Disasta
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    Sep 17, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
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    Sep 17, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidObama Pictures and McCain Pictures


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    Everybody sing! 'AAAAAH-AA-AAAAAAA!!! I come from the land of the ice and snow...!'
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    Sep 17, 2008 1:44 AM GMT
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    Caslon7000 saidObama Pictures and McCain Pictures


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    Everybody sing! 'AAAAAH-AA-AAAAAAA!!! I come from the land of the ice and snow...!'

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    Sep 17, 2008 5:47 AM GMT
    The wolves wanted to join in on the protest with signs saying "the killa from wasilla!!", but they didn't have a leg to stand on ..
    http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/the_killa_from_wasilla.php
    http://www.api4animals.org/weblog.php?p=1774&more=1
    http://www.greenchange.org/article.php?id=3192
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/palin_environment



    Other than that, Alaska is a beautiful state .. visit it in the next few years while it is still that way ..
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/377955_palinenvir07.html
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    Sep 17, 2008 5:56 AM GMT
    Alaska is God's state of Refuge. The pipeline will be the will of God .. so says ..

    JOAN OF ARC(TIC)

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    Sep 17, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit, for the record, that commercial was widely criticized in Alaska for using footage of wildlife biologists tranquilizing and tagging a wolf (in the mid 70s) and claiming that it was being shot for the aerial hunting program.

    Secondly, it is a problem in Alaska, particularly during cold or low snow years-prey can get away more easily. Last summer, in Fairbanks, my hometown, there were ten grizzly bears killed within a 20 mile radius of town...all right on the trail systems where i go running.
    This past winter, a wolf pack was actually attacking outlying homesteads and owners of dogs and livestock. A co-worker could no longer let his daughter walk to her school bus top. Back in the 70s, one particular pack of wolves was responsible for the death of around 40 dogs in one winter.

    Conversely, in high snow years, there is an increase in predation on game populations. That is what this is about, usually attempting to protect a caribou or moose population.

    And severing a forepaw is actually standard evidence that there was a kill. I can guarantee that most hunters are going to make sure the wolf is truly dead before collecting it. You find the same processes for showing evidence to the Fish and Game officials with any other large game such as moose, usually the sex organs.

    This being said, most ads you find in Alaska regarding the wildlife hunting bans, being for or against it, are usually financed by outside interests.
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    Sep 17, 2008 6:47 AM GMT
    SO even if the images used are of something else, is the story true? hunting wolves etc? More importantly, is Palin good for the environment? what is her record? I tried to grab an abundance of news sources so as not to be biased.

    Here is another video, by Alaska locals (or so it says). I think wolves are beautiful creatures ..



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    Sep 17, 2008 7:03 AM GMT
    yeah, the story is true. lol hey i don't dispute that her views on global warming are f***** up. This stands beside the fact that the aerial hunting programs are occasionally something Alaskans have to think about in terms of dealing with maintaining subsistence herds such as moose and caribou. Aerial hunting is the cheapest financial way of tracking and spotting wolf packs across the Alaskan bush. Otherwise, in winter the only alternatives are snow machines and walking.

    http://www.wildlifenews.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wolf.wolf_mgt


    http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/magazine/Alaska_wof_control_works.htm

    It's not like they're massacring the wolves left and right...by and large this is a highly regulated and documented process, both by the public and by the state.

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    Sep 17, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    I will have to read those articles, but something tells me that nature has a way of balancing itself out and the more we interfere with it, the worse we make things.
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    Sep 17, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    that's more than true, i agree. but in alaska we have to deal with the balance personally....lol and for example: i know this guy, he's a friend of mine at UAA.

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/bears/story/475837.html
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    Sep 17, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    Just remember the ancient wisdom of the Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching 29
    Do you want to improve the world?
    I don't think it can be done.

    The world is sacred.
    It can't be improved.
    If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.
    If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.


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    Sep 17, 2008 7:21 AM GMT
    north_runner saidthat's more than true, i agree. but in alaska we have to deal with the balance personally....lol and for example: i know this guy, he's a friend of mine at UAA.

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/bears/story/475837.html
    That guy is cute. If I was a bear, I would bite his butt too. Actually, I had some bears grab my ass in a local bar here icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 17, 2008 7:29 AM GMT
    yeah, there's a lot of those up here too. you gotta watch out for them too. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 17, 2008 7:43 AM GMT
    ROFL!! chris on sarah .. lol .. excellent dubbing lol