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On April 20, 1946, the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) Local 46, a communist led union of largely Native Alaskans, walked off the job to demand wage increases, shorter workdays, and the closed shop. Working in solidarity with Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers (FTA) Local 7, which largely represented Filipino salmon […]
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Sarah Palin’s Role Model

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In General
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On June 8, 2018
Being constitutionally disinclined to stay home for more than a few days at a time, I was roaming around northwest Pennsylvania yesterday and visited Pithole City, which was a oil boom town between 1865 and 1868 that briefly was the state’s third largest city and then was completely abandoned when the wells dried up. Historically, […]

Arctic Drilling

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On May 13, 2015

I am extremely disappointed that President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell decided to open up Arctic oil drilling. Certain environmental conditions are supposed to be met, but as we all know too w

Exxon Valdez

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On March 24, 2014

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Those were some good times. What did biologists discover from it? That the oil industry is horrible for wildlife: Scientists had traditionally bel

Oh Alaska

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On July 17, 2012

Well, I guess this could have the silver lining of getting Noon to the Lower 48 more frequently: Cutting Alaska’s health care costs by sending employees out of state for cheaper treatment might work

Linkocity

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On February 3, 2012

A lot of interesting stories today, too many to comment upon: 1. Neil Genzlinger on the absurd proliferation of strip club scenes on television. As he points out, the problem with the scenes is not so

Palin?

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In Uncategorized
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On August 29, 2008
Huh. Well, I guess maybe that secures Alaska’s 3 electoral votes for McCain. It should also play well in British Columbia. If McCain is picking Palin (and we should note that this hasn’t exactly been confirmed) in order to appeal to PUMAs, then I have to wonder whether the folks at Confluence, Corrente, and No […]
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A Bad Weekend for Blogging

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On May 25, 2008

When it’s 45 degrees and pissing rain — or when you recall that Ted Stevens represents your state in the Senate — the healthy response is to fill a styrofoam cup with Mad Dog and hid

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