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The Weekend Off – News You Missed

A small herd of bison block the road in the early morning. Taken somewhere on the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Fort Nelson.

A small herd of bison block the road in the early morning. Taken somewhere on the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Fort Nelson.


MSN – Powerful Alaska Storm to Rival Strongest on Record

A potent storm that will cross the Aleutian Islands of Alaska this weekend could become the strongest recorded storm to impact the region.

Audubon – The Inside Story of Shell’s Arctic Assault

A months-long investigation shows how the energy giant pressured the Interior Department during the company’s gung-ho Arctic push—and got most of what it wanted (except oil).

ADN – Fairbanks couple’s Internet-controlled Christmas lights are back (even I need some light hearted news now and then)

For six years, Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods have set up Christmas lights at their home in Fairbanks that anyone with an Internet connection can control, and this year the display is bigger than ever.


The Guardian – O’Malley calls for ‘shameful’ detention of undocumented migrants to end

Democratic presidential candidate tells protest in Arizona: ‘We should not be breaking up families. We should not be interning families. We’re better than this’

The Intercept – Threats and Violent Attacks Against Muslims in the U.S., Just From This Week

This is just from the last week: it does not include the spate of similar and even worse attacks on Muslims and mosques in the U.S. prior to December 8, such the multiple gunshots fired at a Connecticut mosque in the wake of the November Paris attack, or the bullet-ridden Quran left outside an Islamic store in Anaheim in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.

Tampa Bay Times/AP – Serbian arms dealer says gun linked to Paris attack came through Florida

One of the guns linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people was exported to the United States in 2013, the head of a Serbian arms factory said Thursday.


The Guardian – Former Chilean soldier charged with murder after stunning radio confession

A former conscript in the Chilean army has been charged with murder after confessing on a live radio phone-in to participating in the deaths of 18 opponents of the late military dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The Guardian – James Hansen, father of climate change awareness, calls Paris talks ‘a fraud’

“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”

Spiegel Online – Fear, Anger and Hatred: The Rise of Germany’s New Right

For years, a sense of disillusionment has been growing on the right. Now, the refugee crisis has magnified that frustration. Increasingly, people from the very center of society are identifying with the movement — even as political debate coarsens and violence increases.





4 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    30% of wingnut primary voters support bombing Alagrah-the country in the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Moi missed another wingnut debate debacle last evening. Am mental health-wise better off because of it.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Weatheman says El Nino will leave iowan’s and others lacking a white Christmas this year. Grass is still pretty green now that the last of our snow has melted/ South and Western Alaskan’s better head to iowa quick.

  4. Zyxomma says:

    Stay safe, Alaskans.