Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates: End Private Prisons

Justice Department Announces It Will Begin Phasing Out Private Prisons In the United States

 

Justice Department Memo announcing announcing the end of its use of private prisons

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates instructed officials in a memo Thursday to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope. The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.”

Goodbye Gawker

Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week

 

Rubbermaid FreshWorks

Rubbermaid FreshWorks

These Rubbermaid FreshWorks Smash Hit Produce Containers Are Back On Sale, If You Hurry

 

Pilot Incompetence August 18, 2016

Pilot in command had his head up and locked.

Fortunately none was serious injured.  The pilot had time and multiple opportunities to prevent the deliberate crash.  He had plenty of time to stop the aircraft before it hit the bank.

 

Crash
Done rapidly or urgently and involving a concentrated effort.
“a crash course in Italian”

Accident
An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

Incident
An unexpected and usually unpleasant thing that happens.

 

Author: Chris Klint NTSB: Floatplane crashed into shore on takeoff south of Iliamna

Alaska Elections August 18, 2016

Have you worked or volunteered in the election process?

Our Third Thirds What it’s like to work a polling place for a 15% turnout election:

Best excuses for losing an election?

Seven incumbents out of Legislature after low-turnout primary

 

Perception August 18, 2016

We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
Angeles Arrien

“Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them.”
Robert Southey

Shorpy August 18, 2016

August 2, 1899. "Sloop Columbia, steel mast carried away." 8x10 inch glass negative by John S. Johnston, Detroit Photographic Company.

August 2, 1899. “Sloop Columbia, steel mast carried away.” 8×10 inch glass negative by John S. Johnston, Detroit Photographic Company.

 

Circa 1906. "Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

Circa 1906. “Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

 

San Francisco circa 1922. "Simplex, Public Library." Wearing the monogram of one C.E.M. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin.

San Francisco circa 1922. “Simplex, Public Library.” Wearing the monogram of one C.E.M. 5×7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin.

Images August 18, 2016

Paul took this from our driveway on August 16, 2016.

Paul took this from our driveway on August 16, 2016.

FireSafety

UnoffensiveMeme

 

 

Images August 17, 2016

digital

Is the tune running through your head?

Is the tune running through your head?

Hoarder

 

Underthebus

 

 

beer butts

 

 

Married

 

Back off

 

 

Feline Deity

Cat Deity

 

 

 

Swindoll

Banking & Pot August 17, 2016

Can the I.R.S. resolve these banking issues?

Comments on banks closing out personal accounts because they are scared?

What is going to happen when Pot & Hemp are legalized?

Will there be a new bank just for business, will they allow business and personal accounts?

Brings new meaning to the term: “All my money in one pot”~

 

Alaska has yet to see a legal pot sale. But some banks are already shutting down accounts.