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Cabin/camp in Tee Harbor, finally came through. - RogerTheShrubber
Just got confirmation today that a cabin I've been looking at in Tee Harbor came through. It will be a camp until September, when I'll move in full time. It's two cabins put together, needs a little work but I am getting it for a great price. [img]http://oi61.tinypic.com/2d760s3.jpg[/img] ...


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US citizens more hawkish on the Ukraine situation the least likely to locate it - RogerTheShrubber
on a map. [link=(http://personalliberty.com/study-americans-ignorant-ukraine-located-also-willing-send-u-s-troops/)]LINK[/link] [quote] A recent poll concerning the ongoing trouble in Ukraine found that only roughly one in six Americans know where the country is geographically located— many bel...


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"The Meaning of Wild" film shot in this area. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://vimeo.com/ondemand/meaningofwild)]Trailer[/link] Some places are worth preserving. 17 million acres, the Tongass is the nations largest national forest and one of the most intact ecosystems on earth, and this is where I live. They're trying to build a road from Juneau to the outsi...


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Not your average campaign ad. Run, Forrest, run... - RogerTheShrubber
[link=([link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQtDpq7MGJg)]LINK[/link])]LINK[/link] [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140402/ak-beat-mlp-names-new-general-manager)]LINK[/link] [quote]Campaign ad? No thanks, how about a music video: Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old candidate for Don...


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Badass eagle pics someone in my photo group took today. - RogerTheShrubber
[img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/28876gj.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi62.tinypic.com/15rcnm8.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi60.tinypic.com/sl1nkj.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/2hx505x.jpg[/img] ...


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Unions opposing minimum wage legislation. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimum-wage#.UzhBlPldWSp)]LINK[/link] [quote]Armed with a ballot initiative set for August, the president of the state’s largest labor union told lawmakers Saturday that they would oppose the Legislature trying ...


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25 years ago, today, Exxon Valdez oil spill - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/03/21/3386355/25-years-later-oil-spilled-from.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]The herring of Prince William Sound still have not recovered. Neither have killer whales, and legal issues remain unresolved a quarter of a century later. Monday is the 25th anniversary of the di...


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Bigger Than Life: Exploring the ice caves by drone. - RogerTheShrubber
Pretty cool idea. Would like to see the finished product. These guys were loaned a $4,000 drone and took it through the ice caves of Juneau which is one of the most spectacular places I've been. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om19Nywq3SQ)]Behind the scenes[/link] [link=(https://www.y...


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Wolf kills and eats dog after battle with owner - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/03/17/3379165/wolf-kills-eats-dog-after-battle.html)]LINK[/link] Happened near Haines, which will be my next destination. [quote]HAINES -- A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she wa...


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Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod - RogerTheShrubber
This probably belongs on the OB more than anywhere. It's a kickass race, this year the conditions were brutal. Lack of snow on some parts the trail caused quite a few to scratch. Dallas is a hell of an outdoorsman in addition to being a great racer. Some of you may have seen "Ultimate S...


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Any idea what this may be? Shot over Norway on the third. - RogerTheShrubber
[img]http://oi57.tinypic.com/11kfbjd.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi57.tinypic.com/o0s4yf.jpg[/img] 13 second exposure....


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Golden Retriever helps man survive the night in sub zero weather, alerts others - RogerTheShrubber
of his location. When you live or camp in a remote location, never discount the value of a good dog. Area is pretty remote with on a few homesteads and seasonal residents around. [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140304/golden-retriever-keeps-owner-warm-finds-help-after-snowma...


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Former Sheriff advocates legalization of pot - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-27/pro-pot-legalization-group-targets-alaska#.UxA0Y_ldWSo)]LINK[/link] [quote]But one law enforcement group is in Juneau this week advocating for the legalization of recreational marijuana, an issue Alaskans will decide with an August ballot initiative...


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Massive landslide in Glacier Bay N.P. - RogerTheShrubber
Heard about this a week ago. It was detected by sensors and estimated at over 60 million metric tons. It's been verified by flyovers and satellite images. It's larger than the 1958 slide in Glacier Bay which caused a 1,700 ft seiche wave. [img]http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecord...


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Moose understand the turn lane better than some people - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=652826778101150)]LINK[/link] Urban moose may have more road skills than some people. ...


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Ever see the aurora? Vid inside - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://vimeo.com/87142114)]The Sky Over Juneau[/link] Really good video of what a moderate Aurora actually looks like. ...


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Your State's well being index - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.gallup.com/poll/167435/north-dakota-well-being-west-virginia-still-last.aspx)]LINK[/link] [quote]These state-level data are based on more than 178,000 interviews with American adults across all 50 states, conducted from January-December 2013. Gallup and Healthways started tracki...


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Angry ex wife gets man in trouble after he shot charging brown bear - RogerTheShrubber
The guy has a story for to tell his grandkids, but he shouldn't have told his wife at the time. [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140210/dont-play-fast-and-loose-alaska-wildlife-laws-if-angry-ex-spouse-lurks)]LINK[/link] [quote]On a cool, October day more than four years ago, a ne...


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Anyone own a Marlin .308MX? - RogerTheShrubber
A solid looking lever action that shoots the .308 Marlin Express. Good reviews so far. I've got the chance to get one used for a really good price. [img]http://oi57.tinypic.com/xav3as.jpg[/img]...


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Sea Lion's may be cute, but are mean as hell... - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/01/27/3293863/troopers-sea-lion-bites-man-sitting.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]A sea lion jumped out of the water Sunday in Sitka and bit the rear end of a 19-year-old sitting on the railing of a fishing boat, Alaska State Troopers said. The man, who was not identifi...


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Massive avalanches cut off Valdez via road to the Outside - RogerTheShrubber
Series of avalanches caused by rain and warmer weather put snow 100 ft deep on the road at Keystone Canyon. The ice dam also caused the river to become a lake. One unfortunate soul was caught inbetween two of the avalanches on the highway, but managed to get out. Looks like it will be weeks be...


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Here's your chance. Reality show needs miners and heavy equip operators - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://juneau.craigslist.org/lab/4278394483.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]The makers of Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel are looking for gold miners. Do you think you have what it takes to operate heavy equipment, fix mechanical breakdowns and find gold! . . .Or do you know someone who does...


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I hate when slow traffic uses the left lane - RogerTheShrubber
[quote]A Cessna 172 Cutlass made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon on a major thoroughfare in Anchorage due to engine failure after takeoff. The plane lost the power needed to land at a nearby military airstrip, so a break in traffic on the roadway was the best option. The red-and-white Cess...


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Talkeetna Wilderness Woman contest - RogerTheShrubber
There;s a little wilderness town called Talkeetna just outside Denali off the Parks Highway. It's an awesome little town with a cat for a mayor, and the show "Northern Exposure" was modeled after. They have a bachelor auction every winter (raised 23k for charity this year) and during the ball th...


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Sharpton's Town Hall has interesting twist. - RogerTheShrubber
Sorry if already posted, did a search with no results [link=(http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/21/Al-Sharpton-s-Chicago-Town-Hall-Erupts-into-Revolt-against-Machine-Politics)]LINK[/link] [quote]One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago...


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Eagle wreaks havoc in Alaska Ship Supply (Dutch Harbor) - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://kucb.org/news/article/eagle-wreaks-havoc-inside-alaska-ship-supply/)]LINK[/link] Damaging the liquor probably was the tipping point for folks in Dutch. [quote]It knocked cans of spray paint off shelves, unhooked some aisle signs and startled employees and customers. The store was...


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Students on the OB, looking for summer jobs? - RogerTheShrubber
Many tourism/guide services, etc in Ak are hiring for the summer season. If you've ever wanted to do something different, spend time in a world class scenic place, get to do excursions and trips (flightseeing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, etc) for free...it's a good time to check out some of the si...


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Not something you see every day. Surf and hunt. (mountain goat) - RogerTheShrubber
Surf from ship to shore with rifle, climb mountain, kill goat, transport back to ship via surfboard. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2LhsMObbvQ)]LINK[/link] ...


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Non-profit drops HC coverage for employees - RogerTheShrubber
400 employees told to go to the exchanges and purchase their own due to regulations and rising cost attributed to the ACA. [link=(http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-11/reach-drop-employee-health-care#.UqjV5-KE5iA)]LINK[/link] [quote]The REACH, Inc. Board of Directors decided to end employee...


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Political humor: Gov. Palin, when pardoning of the turkey goes wrong - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJd_vm9VhpU)]LINK[/link] Oldie but goodie for Thanksgiving. ...


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