Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lori Phillips...Anchorage Drunk and Killer

UPDATE THIS BITCH GOT 22 YEARS....This old broad LORI PHILLIPS of Anchorage, has five DUI's on her record.

Driving drunk , suspended license, she killed another driver last Thursday November 5th 2009 & seriously injured the passenger in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway

Now charged with MURDER 2 & felony assault....she was actually given bail...$100k

So...now she is out on the streets of Anchorage again already

Seen in this picture above questioning the judge about the bail amount...!

Link #1 to Anchorage Daily New....(where I stole the picture !)

Link #2...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

On my horizon....RED Digital Cinema System

Its much more than just a new very advanced state-of-the-art video camera system and a DSLR still camera....its a journey, a new challenge, and a major change in direction in photography & video production, world-wide.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Credit to AKMuckraker at :

Pebble Mine, Dirty Gold, and the Corporate War on Alaska’s Salmon.

A lawsuit was filed today claiming that all Pebble Mine’s state permits violate the Alaska constitution. Skulduggery surrounding Pebble Mine? Imagine that.

On the receiving end of these legal accusations is the State Department of Natural Resources. The suit was filed today on behalf of eight communities in the Bristol Bay area by plaintiffs including Vic Fischer, one of the drafters of the Alaska Constitution, and Bella Hammond widow of the revered Governor Jay Hammond who had previously said “I think Jay would first and foremost think of protecting that area, mainly the fish and the game.”

At issue is Article VIII of the Alaska Constitution, according to the legal documents.

Article VIII of the Alaska Constitution provides that state land and water resources shall be developed consistent with the public interest; for the maximum benefit of the people of Alaska; to reserve fish, wildlife and waters to the people for their common use; and to maintain these resources on a sustained yield basis. Article VIII further specifically provides that there shall be no disposals or leases of state lands, or interests therein, without prior public notice and other safeguards of the public interest, and that the Legislature may provide for issuance of permits for exploration of the public domain subject to reasonable concurrent use. Under Article VIII, laws and regulations governing the use or disposal of natural resources are to be applied equally to all persons similarly situated. The Alaska courts have found that Article VIII requires the State to hold public resources in trust for public use, and that the State has a fiduciary duty to manage such resources for the common good with the public as beneficiary.

Steve Cotton Director of the Alaska Trustees states that the State of Alaska has violated multiple provisions of Article VIII, by issuing various permits allowing exploration of the Pebble site. The permits, he says, are issued out of sight, and with no notice or input from the public. Exploration activity around the proposed Pebble Mine site has been ongoing and invasive.

Cotton says the State Department of Natural Resources has violated the law by not providing proper public notices and hearings about exploration activity at Pebble. He says only one notice has ever gone out. He told Fish Radio:

It’s the one and only notice the state has ever provided in 21 years of exploration at Pebble. It was put up on the state’s internet site. It wasn’t’ mailed out, it wasn’t’ published in a newspaper – they don’t even call it a real notice. They know it’s inadequate so they call it a ‘courtesy notice.’ And say it’s not legally required and it doesn’t’ even mention the Pebble mine. And of course, many people in the region, including most of the clients in this case, don’t even have internet access.

Cotton says the people in the region “are at the breaking point,” and a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction to stop all exploration at the proposed Pebble Mine site until a judge rules on the case is needed.

The current two year exploration permit that was issued earlier this year, allows Pebble Limited Partnerships to drill 425 bore holes – some as deep as 7,000 feet. They can dig 320 test pits and set 220,000 feet of seismic line s– along where the explosions are set off – they can put helicopters in the air 24/7 making hundreds of trips per season, and they can withdraw tens of millions of gallons of water from streams and ponds in the area, without even knowing if there are fish in the water they’re pumping from. That’s’ a lot of impact. No oil company could get away with this level of activity without public notice and comment, and without a searching public interest analysis by state regulators.

But Pebble Mine could employ hundreds of people for up to 50 years, the mining giants Anglo American and Northern Dynasty tell us. They always fail to remind us that if the mine pollutes the surrounding area, (which every other mine of its type has done) the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world will be toxic marine roadkill, and hundreds of jobs will be lost for potentially hundreds of years.

The mine has been decried by Captain Sig Hanson of Alaska’s Deadliest Catch, a host of scientists, The Renewable Resources Coalition and even five major jewelry store chains including Tiffany & Co., Ben Bridge, and Fortunoff. Last Valentine’s Day, these companies joined others in the “No Dirty Gold” campaign swearing to shun gold coming from the Pebble Mine.

“We are committed to sourcing our gold and other materials in ways that ensure the protection of natural resources such as the Bristol Bay watershed. We would not want the jewelry we sell to our customers to jeopardize this important natural resource,” the pledge says.

Last November, Alaska residents were subjected to a massive ad campaign from an organization called “Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown.” We were told to believe that mining means jobs, and that mining jobs are better than fishing jobs. Mining jobs, they told us, should exist despite the inability of the mining companies to guarantee the preservation of the Bristol Bay watershed, its fish, and those who depend on them to live and to work.

Pebble Mine is only one of the players in the corporate war on salmon that extends from Bristol Bay up the coast to the regions of Western Alaska struggling for their subsistence rights against the factory pollock trawlers decimating the salmon heading for the Yukon. This is only one effort, and it will be fought tooth and nail by powerful forces with lots of money.

Thanks to the men and women who stand up to fight these giants, and to ensure that Alaskans have a voice. We need every one of you; the Vic Fischers and the Bella Hammonds, and the villages in the Bristol Bay region, and the people who depend on clean salmon and clean water, and those of us who will be called upon to lend our support as the months roll on.

It will take a concerted effort for Alaskans to see through the spin, and the slick ads, and look clearly at where the true resource value of the state lies. We must learn to value the sustainable over the unsustainable. Our valuable resources don’t just come out of the ground.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Its fireweed time already...

Defying gravity....!

Seems a bit early for fireweed but its present in the higher altitudes already this summer.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Field trip gone bad.....

The little girl on the right is whistling, like its a puppy

"C’mon, little fella, get in the cage…"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Alaska Has Talent...

The crows and ravens in Alaska have capabilities not seen anywhere I've ever been.

Alaska Fishing Season has begun... !

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mt Redoubt....continues

The mountain continues to toss out ash after a major explosion over the weekend, just after the threat level had been reduced....so much for technology. This could go on all summer.

PLEASE Click the picture above to view in a much larger size.....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Signs of Spring....

Well...its been a long time coming. Worth the wait...? always. Busy summer ahead.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Deadliest Catch

Season 5 Begins Tuesday, April 14

The new season is right around the corner! That's right, Season 5 officially kicks off Tuesday, April 14, at 9 p.m. E/P. We know everyone has been waiting patiently and trust us -- it'll be worth every moment.

The crews of the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie, Wizard and Time Bandit all return this year led by your favorite captains. And joining them are newcomers to the series, the crews of the Lisa Marie and Trailblazer.

We're also excited to announce the launch of the brand-new official fan club! Join the Deadliest Crew to get exclusive insider information about the show. And the best part? It's free! So, click here to sign up!

Last, but certainly not least -- CatchCon is coming! What is CatchCon? Only the ultimate fan experience! It's a one-day fan fest in Seattle, Wash., this April -- just for YOU. We want to show our appreciation for your continuing, devoted support of the show. Join us if you can for this special event to hear what the captains have to say about the show.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Redoubt Update....Sunday

The ole mountain continues to toss ash into the air as of Saturday afternoon.

This latest activity has resulted in ash making its way to Anchorage, which hadn't happened yet this past week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mount Redoubt lets out some ash

Mount Redoubt is a 10,197 foot peak located 100 miles from Anchorage in Lake Clark National Park. Shaking began on Saturday March 21 and eruptions followed on Sunday night, March 22 at 11:26 AKDT. The Alaska Volcano Observatory have issued a warning and has elevated the aviation color code to RED.

The last eruption event, nearly 20 years ago, occurred in the winter of 1989-1990. That event spewed ash 45,000 feet into the atmosphere, nearly taking down a KLM Royal Dutch airliner, Boeing 747 that got caught up in the ash plume. Earlier eruptions were reported in 1902 and 1966.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Global Warming Being Captured...

Interesting process....all being captured on CF Memory Cards by DSLR cameras

Check out their website at

Watch this March 24 on NOVA Channel

NOVA and National Geographic special Extreme Ice.

Photographs are also on display in the new book Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is there a meal out there ..?

There was....just took a couple hours for it to appear.

There seems to be an obvious pecking order when it comes to locations to search for a meal....he defended this position a number of times, only to return to this same fence post quite close to where I was.

Not at all camera shy....photo taken with a Nikon 200-400 VR lens

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Signs of Spring....

Signs of spring, snow geese heading north recently on what appeared to be a sunny spring day, after days of snow and very cold winds out of the north.

Today we are back to winter with snow in the forcast for tomorrow...and no Nascar racing this weekend.

Officially Spring begins next weekend, we'll see.

So....off to the coffee shop and a day full of inside activities.

Stay Tuned...

Friday, March 13, 2009

In The Beginning...

Day One...Alaskan Adventures Blog

Its going to be a mixed bag...

Photography & Photo Equipment...

and probably a lot more...

Its Friday the 13th, I hope thats not a problem. Friday means lunch at the Station House in LaConner, halibut burgers & clam chowder.

After that a stop at the Post Ofiice to mail off a package to Rance in Sterling, Alaska.

Might be a photo or two to be found after that....

Stay Tuned...