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September 17, 2021

Weekend Off – News You Missed



KNOM – First Evidence of Ancient Trade With Asia Uncovered in Northwest Alaska

There’s new evidence that metal goods from central Asia made their way to Alaska long before contact with Europeans.

Juneau Empire – After Legislature quits with work undone, Governor calls them back

At 11:46 a.m. Sunday, the Alaska Senate adjourned the fourth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

Forty minutes later, Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation stating that the fifth special session will begin on July 11. On its agenda will be three items: Using the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for government operations, reforms to the state’s system of oil and gas drilling subsidies, and a suite of tax increases.

ADN – A year later, Willow is still recovering from the Sockeye fire

A year after the Sockeye fire blazed a path of destruction through Willow, some burned-out property owners are still deep in recovery mode.


Buzzfeed – This Gay Man Isn’t Having Sex For A Year So He Can Donate Blood

The last time Jay Franzone had sex was in December. He’s cute, he’s 21, and he could get laid anytime — he even has a boyfriend.

NY Times – As Wind Power Lifts Wyoming’s Fortunes, Coal Miners Are Left in the Dust

After Kullin Orcutt lost his job at the Peabody coal mine this spring, he knew what he needed to do: join the exodus. “Leave Gillette, leave the state,” he said.

The New Yorker – Making a Killing – The business and politics of selling guns.

Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 a.m. On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis. At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. On one side was Edward DiDonato, who had recently begun work at an insurance company, having graduated from Villanova University, where he was a captain of the lacrosse team. On the other was Gerald Ung, a third-year law student at Temple, who wrote poetry in his spare time and had worked as a technology consultant for Freddie Mac. Both men had grown up in prosperous suburbs: DiDonato in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia; Ung in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.


BBC – Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes

Six people have been killed in southern Mexico in clashes between protesting teachers and police. More than 100 other people, including many police officers, were injured.

Aljazeera – Refugees: UNHCR says displacement hit record in 2015

War and persecution forced more than 65 million people from their homes by the end of last year, UNHCR reports.

Guardian – Environmental activist murders set record as 2015 became deadliest year

Global Witness says at least 185 activists were killed and anti-mining activities were the most deadly – with 42 deaths related to protests





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

    Texas Soopreme Court (9 wingnuts) voted 6-3 to allow homeschooled kids not to learn anything if their parents sincerely believe they will be raptured. Texas is the state where many textbooks for use in schools are plotted and schemed.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Scotus throws out Texas draconian abortion restrictions, even as Texas has been hiding reports from 2014 showing that every type of abortion procedure in Texas has gone down since 2013 law was passed.Well deserved victory for women’s autonomy.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Hot off the presses! This might be the last video collaboration between dead Breitbart and disgraced James O’Keefe.It has yet to be authenticated and prolly won’t be. It purports to show how Gay kids and Gay space aliens come to be. The video only lasts 32 seconds so pay strict attention at the 5 second and the 22 second marks.

    Disclaimer-this is snark through and through. No harm was meant to any actual Gays and none of the cartoon figures were hurt filming this. I apologize for any hurt feelings,except for wingnuts.:)

  4. mike from iowa says:

    Drumpf claims to have the world’s best memory,except when it comes to remembering stuff. He can’t recall a lot of what he said about Drumpf U then claimed he never said he has the world’s best memory-until a reporter asked him and he claimed he has the world’s best memory.

    Drumpf also doesn’t need to prep before debating Clinton because he knows everything. I’m guessing Drumpf will refuse to debate because HRC is a woman and she will bleed on him.

    • mike from iowa says:

      Scotus opened hunting season on more innocent minorities who are tired of being stopped and harassed for no reason.

  5. mike from iowa says:

    Solstice full moon rise is 9:11 PM iowa time tonight. Last solstice full moon was in 1948. For another treat, the next full moon will be July 4th. I am out the door to watch that moon rise.

  6. mike from iowa says:

    Back when dumbass dubya was fouling the nest in the WH,I thought Wyoming’s economy was booming with fracking and natural gas. What happened?

  7. mike from iowa says:

    But in 2014 rifles accounted for just three per cent of the more than eight thousand gun homicides recorded by the F.B.I. And wingnuts defended every purchase of every weapon I’ll bet.

    In 2014, abortion related services accounted for 3% of Planned Parenthood’s operations and wingnuts all over the nation immediately defunded every PP office they could, legally or otherwise.

  8. mike from iowa says:

    Scotus declined to look at Conn/New York assault rifle bans which means the bans stay. Maybe we will get some common sense gun laws yet.

    • Enid L. Dunn says:

      Mike from Iowa
      I hope you are the same voice of reason on Dakota Free Press.

      • mike from iowa says:

        I’m afraid I am the same one,Enid. I don’t know many right wingers that consider me reasonable. I also post as e platypus onion at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon. Thanks for noticing and asking. mfi

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