Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Don Carroll, one of the two seasonal hotel employees rescued Monday on the Stampede Trail after a hike to the "Into the Wild" bus near Denali Park, admits he had been rescued earlier this summer, wearing only a hoodie and jeans, after getting lost on another hike. (That time, he guided rescuers to his location with a phone text message.) "If police see me (hiking) in the woods, they're going to arrest me," Carroll, of subrurban Chicago, told the local daily paper. "The chief ranger said he's not going to come looking for me anymore." In his latest escapade, Carroll says, he and friend Jia Long He got lost and separated from their gear after visiting the abandoned bus made famous in the book and movie "Into the Wild," about vagabond Chris McCandless's death from starvation in the bus in 1992. Carroll and He avoided starvation over the weekend by eating berries. Carroll adds in his defense that he did a lot of hiking in the park this summer that did not require his rescue.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
We had Indian food last night at a place called Namaste, which is new. Alberta says there may even be another Indian Restaurant opening up, which would make three in Anchorage, and also three statewide, since no other community to my knowledge has an Indian restaurant. I sooooo wish Kodiak had one. There are so few restaurants there that even the good ones get tiresome after a while.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Check out this video of Emmy singing Happy Birthday for her Daddy. Today is Jeremy's birthday. We are going to have a little cookout, nothing fancy. Nothing like the cowboy-themed surprise party we had for him when he turned 29, but then, that's one thing you can't ever do more than once.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
A Native person was attacked in a hate crime in Anchorage, and a man and woman have been arrested in connection with the video they took of it. Perhaps this was their idea of a fun date? This is one of the saddest things I have ever heard. Many a time I have heard people say that there isn't really racism anymore against Native people, all the time perpetuating jokes about drunk Natives, and passing it off as "just a joke". I bet this couple who attacked the person in Anchorage thought it was pretty funny as well, to beat up on a person who didn't even fight back.
With their video camera rolling, a young white couple threw eggs at an Alaska Native man and kicked him, slinging slurs in what appears to have been a racially motivated assault, police said Thursday. During the attack, the victim held his hand out trying to shake the hands of his aggressors, police said. The assailants, who were arrested Thursday night, recorded the downtown assault in two short clips and posted them on the video-sharing site YouTube... (read the full article here)See also the post by Alaska Real.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
1. The health care reform plan would set limits similar to the "socialized" system in Britain, where people are allowed to die if their treatment would cost more than $22,000. FALSE!
2. Forty-five percent of Americans went without needed care because of costs in 2007. TRUE (based on survey responses).
3. "As many as 22,000 Americans die each year because they don’t have health insurance." TRUE.
4. "All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services." FALSE!
5.In the health care bill, The 'Health Choices Commissioner' will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. FALSE!
6.The health care reform bill "would make it mandatory — absolutely require — that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner." FALSE!
Where are some of these outright lies coming from? You know something is being threatened in a big way when the politics get this outrageous. What could be at $take here? I pray that our leaders come to a solution that helps those of us who are uninsured or underinsured, and do not let the in$urance companie$ pressure them into weakening such greatly needed reforms.
Update: Well, now we know where some of these messages are coming from HAHAHA...
Quoted from Sarah Palin's official facebook page:
And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
You deserve the affordable health care you need, when you need it. The right to keep good health insurance offered through your job, or if you don't have that, the right to choose decent coverage you can afford, a choice of doctors who provide quality care, and the security that you can't be denied insurance if you change jobs, move or get sick.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Since the weather could change at any minute I am not going to waste time sitting here on the computer. I believe I'll take myself to the upper deck and admire the Three Sisters Mtns. for a while...