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No Substitute for Community Policing and High Standards - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140912/theres-no-substitute-community-policing-and-high-standards)]LINK[/link] You can support law enforcement, civil society etc and be a harsh critic of the current trend. It's not just the equipment, it's the attitude. Everyone is a potential target. [quo...


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The meaning of wild: 50 years of the Wilderness Act - RogerTheShrubber
A day late, but.. [link=(http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/04/a-cameramans-wild-encounter-with-bears-in-alaska/)]The Meaning of Wild[/link] [quote]“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where...


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There are probably two dozen eagles on the beach - RogerTheShrubber
in front of my place. Light's bad because of the rain, but got a few salvageable photos. [img]http://oi58.tinypic.com/2d18o3r.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi61.tinypic.com/smvsj7.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi58.tinypic.com/fu0y3a.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/259wj91.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi62.ti...


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Why demonizing the Kochs doesn't work. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140830/democrats-make-demons-kochs-and-alaskans-shrug)]LINK[/link] I was never sure where this originated from, but why do some lefties believe this attack on the Kochs is politically relevant? It may rally the troops, but it's the troops that are already sold...


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I hate a thief, wildlife edition - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://laughingsquid.com/bald-eagle-flies-off-with-photographers-gopro-camera/)]Video[/link] Bald Eagle Flies Off With Photographer’s GoPro Camera by Lori Dorn at 1:30 pm on August 29, 2014 [quote]When photographer Mason Colby set up his GoPro camera to capture footage of the bal...


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Mystery of 9' long wilderness hot dog... - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140828/mystery-9-foot-hot-dog-edge-alaska-wilderness-leaves-trekkers-perplexed)]LINK[/link] [quote] The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted. Here his group was on th...


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Robert Hansen passed away, the infamous "hunter" - RogerTheShrubber
Hansen was the subject of a movie released last year called "The Frozen Ground." [img]http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA0MjAyMjIxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTQ1NDc2OQ@@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_.jpg[/img] The reason this is on the Outdoor board is for two reasons. First it's the best boar...


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Relative value of $100 by State. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://lifehacker.com/how-much-100-is-really-worth-in-every-state-1624621738?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)]LINK[/link] [img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--plTA8EQ---/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/nzf...


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Sea lions can fly - RogerTheShrubber
when propelled by an orca. Orcas are just badass. Natives in the N.W. call them sea wolves, and it's pretty damn fitting. [link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140816/ak-beat-killer-whale-sends-sea-lion-flying)]LINK[/link] It happens at about 1:13. Sea lions aren't tiny, males can weigh up ...


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Check out this superyacht. - RogerTheShrubber
[img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/2mg82gi.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/111iljq.jpg[/img] 394', 300 million dollars and owned by Russian Andrey Melnichenko. It's named "A" Anchored in the bay in front of the condo We get lots of superyachts in Auke Bay in the summer, but this one is ...


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Sad to see them pass,, but sometimes they go out the way they would want to go - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140811/alaska-wilderness-classic-competitor-dies-grueling-backcountry-race)]LINK[/link] Met this fella years ago, he was a mans man. Lived for the outdoors and adventure, one of a dying breed. Went out in a grueling challenge of man vs nature, a battle man ca...


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States with highest/lowest marijuana usage. - RogerTheShrubber
1) I'm suspicious of these low numbers 2) Not surprising, The Southern States have a low reported use. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/05/where-americans-smoke-marijuana-the-most/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Nationally about 7 percent of Americans over age 12 have u...


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The bears of Steep Creek - RogerTheShrubber
Steep Creek in JNU is one of the few places where during a specific time of year (Aug - mid Sept) you can see bears doing bear things almost on demand. Other areas are Brooks Falls, Pack Creek, Sweetheart Creek or Anan creek but those areas are difficult to reach. Steep Creek is accessible by auto...


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4th bear mauling in Anchorage area in two months - RogerTheShrubber
This time the maulee got his revenge. [link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140724/eagle-river-man-shoots-kills-brown-bear-mauled-him)]LINK[/link] [quote]An Eagle River man shot and killed a brown bear sow Thursday after the animal mauled him near his home, according to the Alaska Department of ...


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Luckiest sea lion in the world - RogerTheShrubber
At least for a while. He hid under the boat for much of the way back to JNU according to the girl who took the video. [link=(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100979026525366)]LINK[/link]...


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Narrow miss, airplane and.....whale - RogerTheShrubber
In Angoon, AK. Native Village about 55 miles S.E. of JNU [link=(http://www.adn.com/video/watch-float-planes-near-miss-whale-southeast-alaska)]LINK[/link] [quote]A float plane's near-miss with a whale in the Southeast Alaska community of Angoon was caught on video last week. Thomas Hamm o...


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When a world record fish doesn't break the record - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.wric.com/story/26007377/california-man-catches-482-pound-halibut-in-alaska)]LINK[/link] [quote]SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska. The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa An...


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Brooks Falls bear cams - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls)]LINK[/link] Several cameras offering different views...


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Katmai bear cam is on again this year. - RogerTheShrubber
At Brooks Falls. [link=(http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls)]LINK[/link] ...


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UNCF upsets public sector union. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/10/union-cuts-ties-with-black-college-group-over-koch-donation/)]LINK[/link] [quote]A large public sector union says it is cutting ties with the United Negro College Fund over a donation it accepted from the Koch brothers, an act the union calls “a profound b...


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