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Palin Told to Quit!

Posted by feww on July 4, 2009

Palin resigned as Alaska’s governor

Palin’s position became untenable when she failed to block beluga whale being listed as endangered species

See: Palin Fails to Block Beluga Whale Protection

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Sarah Palin announced her resignation as Alaska governor in Wasilla. Photo: Robert DeBerry/AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Sarah Palin has resigned as Alaska’s governor.

“We know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time on another scale and actually make a difference for our priorities,” she said.

Palin will transfer authority to her deputy, lieutenant governor Sean Parnell by end of July 2009.

Palin was NOT expected to win the next gubernatorial election in Alaska due in 2010.

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More Hell-arious Polar Bear News

Posted by feww on May 9, 2009

Farewell Polar Bear!

Obama team OK with Bush polar bear climate rule


[Independent] Polar Bear Mum to Ken Salazar: We know why you and that lawyer in the White House hate our guts.  But, what if we moved to the White House and butt-kicked the lot of you to Alaska?”

“The Obama administration said on Friday it will keep a Bush-era rule that weakens protection for polar bears’ icy habitat and plays down links between the threatened status of the species and climate change.” Reuters reported.

“Seeing the polar bear’s habitat melting and an iconic species threatened is an environmental tragedy of the modern age,” U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a telephone briefing.

“The best course of action for protecting the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act is to wisely implement the current rule, not revoke it at this time,” which would cause confusion, Salazar said.


Kenneth Lee “Ken” Salazar 50th United States Secretary of the Interior seen in this undated photo wearing a flag pin to prove something. The wrong person for the wrong job in the wrong administration in the wrong country at a wrong time doing all the wrong things and telling the same lies.

A spokesperson for the Center for Biological Diversity, among other environmental groups questioning the decision, wondered how the Obama team’s argument could possibly be relevant because the Endangered Species Act does not  deal with large-scale threats like extinction, but it was meant to limit the use of the pesticide DDT.

Punching the air with joy, Alaska’s oil and gas Senator Lisa Murkowski said she was overwhelmed with the department’s decision to retain the existing rule, “which provides rational measures for the protection of polar bears within their natural range.”

And if the polar bears’ natural range keeps on shrinking? Hey, look, we are all human, aren’t we? Look at the blaze in Santa Barbara county!

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Hilarious Polar Bear News!

Posted by feww on August 6, 2008

Why Aren’t the Bears Laughing?

The state of Alaska is suing the federal government because it says listing polar bears as a threatened species is hurting Alaskan oil and gas exploration and development, commercial fisheries, transportation and tourism. In other words, the polar bears had no right to be there!

“We believe that … decision to list the polar bear was not based on the best scientific and commercial data available,” Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said.

“Additional regulation of the species and its habitat under the Endangered Species Act will deter activities such as commercial fisheries, oil and gas exploration and development, transportation and tourism within and off-shore of Alaska,” the lawsuit said.

Mooning The Unashamed Corporate Shills

Polar bear at the Detroit Zoo. Credit: Maia C; via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons terms: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported.

A spokesperson for one of the environmental groups opposed to the dumbfounding action said:

“The state’s lawsuit isn’t about the science of global warming and polar bears … It is merely doing the bidding of oil companies that want to drill for oil in sensitive polar bear habitat, without any concern for how that oil will impact the climate when it’s burned.”

The lawsuit is also about the inalienable corporate rights [sic.] See The right to disturb wildlife!!

“Listing Sarah Palin as Gov. of Alaska hurts the true interests of all polar bears, Alaskans, Americans and all other animal species on the planet!” ~ An angry polar bear

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Gov. Sarah Palin – 11th Governor of Alaska meeting Alaska Congressman Don Young

Palin was born as Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho. Mother of five, she eats moose burgers and rides snowmobiles. She admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in the Alaska, but says that she did not [inhale?] like it.

Palin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. She briefly worked in the media and utility industries.

Palin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Her husband, Todd, works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a commercial fisherman.

A leopard cannot change its spots

“She [then-Mayor Palin] inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn’t even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later–to the delight of the lawyers
involved!” An excerpt from: A Letter About Sarah Palin from Anne Kilkenny

In June 2007, Palin signed into law the largest operating budget in Alaska’s history: $6.6 billion! (Source: Wikipedia)

Palin Saga Update >> Click Here: It’s All About Big Oil, Stupid!

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Vanishing Lakes

Posted by feww on April 18, 2008

Source: Media Relations

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington (UW) have for the first time documented the sudden and complete drainage of a lake of meltwater from the top of the Greenland ice sheet to its base.

From those observations, scientists have uncovered a plumbing system for the ice sheet, where meltwater can penetrate thick, cold ice and accelerate some of the large-scale summer movements of the ice sheet.

According to research by glaciologists Sarah Das of WHOI and Ian Joughin of UW, the lubricating effect of the meltwater can accelerate ice flow 50- to 100 percent in some of the broad, slow-moving areas of the ice sheet.


WHOI glaciologist Sarah Das stands in front of a block of ice that was raised up 6 meters by the sudden drainage of a meltwater lake in Greenland. (Photo by Ian Joughin, UW Polar Science Center)” Image may be copyrighted. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

“We found clear evidence that supraglacial lakes—the pools of meltwater that form on the surface in summer—can actually drive a crack through the ice sheet in a process called hydrofracture,” said Das, an assistant scientist in the WHOI Department of Geology and Geophysics. “If there is a crack or defect in the surface that is large enough, and a sufficient reservoir of water to keep that crack filled, it can create a conduit all the way down to the bed of the ice sheet.”

But the results from Das and Joughin also show that while surface melt plays a significant role in overall ice sheet dynamics, it has a more subdued influence on the fast-moving outlet glaciers (which discharge ice to the ocean) than has frequently been hypothesized. (To learn more about this result, read the corresponding news release from UW.)

The research by Das and Joughin was compiled into two complementary papers and published on April 17 in the online journal Science Express. The papers will be printed in Science magazine on May 9. Full press release Copyright ©2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved.

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