30 July 2014

So You Think You Live Off the Beaten Path?

How about 354 air miles from the hospital, in an area with no roads?

Rural Woman in Labor Assisted by Multiple Agencies

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

In a multiple agency effort, a Nulato woman experiencing early labor symptoms was transported to Anchorage for emergency care, despite bad weather, aircraft issues, and the rural location of the village.

According to Senior Master Sgt. Rob Carte, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was contacted by LifeMed at 7:45 a.m. Monday about a Nulato woman who was 25 weeks pregnant with twins and experiencing early labor symptoms. LifeMed was unable to reach the village due to bad weather.

“The combination of our HC-130 and HH-60 rescue teams can often get into locations in Alaska where other aircraft cannot due to bad weather,” Carte explained. “With Forward Looking Infrared Radar technology and highly experienced aircrews, the Air National Guard is often the most technologically advanced search and rescue organization in the state.”

The two aircraft team was unable to reach Nulato, however. Midway into the mission, the helicopter encountered a mechanical issue, and the HC-130 plane was unable to land at the airport due to the condition of the gravel runway.

“Ultimately, we turned to the Bureau of Land Management’s Alaska Fire Service for help,” Carte said. “The nearest military helicopter was in Nome, so the BLM airplane was much closer.”

The crew from the HC-130 accompanied crew of the new plane, contracted from Suburban Air in Galena. They were finally able to reach Nulato and began treating the woman at 1:30 p.m.

Read the rest here.

FYI, 90% of the villages in Alaska are not connected to the road system. Access is by air only, unless it's a coastal area, in which case you can get barge service.

29 July 2014

Alaska Pictures

Our local NBC affiliate, KTTU Channel 2, has a "picture of the day" feature whereby viewers can post their own photos. Those pictures aren't all award-winners, but many of them are quite good.

Here are a few:







Go here to see them all.

Video: The World Is Beautiful

This one's too nice to keep to myself. :)


Quote of the Week

 

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state.

In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.

~ Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 28

28 July 2014

Anchorage 2nd Amendment Task Force: Alaska Senate Race



The Alaska Senatorial Election
Below you will find information to consider when voting for the Senate.
Mark Begich-Democrat

Mark Begich as Mayor of Anchorage was asked by Anchorage 2ATF member George Hines to remove the unlawful anti-gun signs around Anchorage. Begich refused and stated "It's the citizens responsibility to know his rights." When we asked the same of Mayor Sullivan he said we are right and most of the signs have been removed.

Senator Begich has consistently voted for anti-gun appointees of the administration. Kagan and Sotomayor are examples.

Agenda 21 affects land management, access and state management of hunting and fishing resources. Senator Begich is a proponent of UN Agenda 21. As mayor of Anchorage he enrolled Anchorage in ICLEI which is the organization implementing Agenda 21 locally. Opposition to Agenda 21 is vital if we are going to control our own resources and future.
Those not familiar with Agenda 21you can get a 10 minute glimpse HERE.
Dan Sullivan-Republican

Dan Sullivan claims he passed the "Stand Your Ground law." The facts dispute this claim. Dan Sullivan's name is on a letter from the Dept. of Law to Jay Ramras opposing the stand your ground law. You will find a copy of the letter attached to this email and it can be viewed at the link below on the state website.

Dan Sullivan is a member of the CFR which is considered an arm of the UN. Everyone should be aware that the UN opposes the private ownership of arms. We have no evidence of Sullivan supporting or opposing UN Agenda 21 but as a member of the CFR he probably supports it.

See the letter opposing stand your ground can be seen HERE.

Click on HB381 LAW LETTER.pdf or see the attached copy of the letter.
Friday, June 20th, 2014 in a radio ad Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he passed 'stand your ground' in Alaska. 

CHECK POLITIFACT HERE
For a chuckle read the Treadwell Campaign Sign Challenge which has been met with silence.  CHEK OUT THE CHALLENGE HERE
Tom Anderson: Sullivan feeling a "Duty to Retreat"?  READ HERE
Sullivan didn't want Alaskans to stand their ground.

PENINSULA CLARION HERE

There are numorous articles about Sullivan and stand your ground from other sources.
Mead Treadwell-Republican

Lt. Governor Treadwell states he is in total support of the second amendment. Treadwell has been a supporter of UN Agenda 21 programs in Alaska. He claims to oppose Agenda 21 but the record says otherwise. The UN is rabidly opposed to private firearms ownership and we have concerns about how cozy Treadwell may be with UN policies. He has supported Law of the Sea and Coastal management programs. See an example HERE. Hopefully he will rethink his support for Agenda 21 programs.
Joe Miller-Republican

Joe Miller is considered a no compromise hardcore 2nd amendment advocate. We know Joe Miller is opposed to Agenda 21.
Mark Fish-Libertarian

Mark Fish is an uncompromising 2nd amendment supporter. He also owns black powder arms to modern. Fish is a fierce supporter of the Bill of Rights. Mark Fish states "Rights secured by the 2nd Amendment are absolute. Given the opportunity I would vote to repeal the GCA of 1934 and 1968 as well as abolish the BATFE." We know Mark Fish is opposed to Agenda 21.
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