FYI September 16, 2016

John Tausig has raised $20,000 (so far)

Dan Boyle dan@boylepr.com (818) 209-1692
Sapna Kumar skumar@myeloma.org (818) 487-7455
Kayaker Determined to Help his Mother and Uncle Battle Multiple Myeloma Completes 600-Mile Washington to Alaska Trip
Paddling a self-made kayak from Bellingham, Washington and through British Columbia’s Inside Passage, John Taussig reached land’s end in Ketchikan late evening on Wednesday, Sept. 14.  His Paddle to Battle Multiple Myeloma journey, which weaved through a maze of islands starting at the Puget Sound in Washington State and extending along the British Columbia Coast to the Alaska Panhandle, so far has raised more than $20,000 for the IMF.

 

Viknesh Vijayenthiran ‘The Grand Tour’ starts November 18, 2016

 

FYI Universities, Ivory Towers and Common Sense? September 13, 2016

College Rape
The victim(s) are raped physically and mentally, then raped again by the authorities.  Would it be appropriate to have victims of rape and/or parents of raped children in authoritative capacities at colleges?

What about rating a college, and the city as to how fair they are to both the victim and accused?

 
Stassa Edwards: After Richmond Student Writes Viral Essay About Her Rape Case, the University Calls Her a Liar

Cecilia Carreras referred to her rapist as “Richmond’s Brock Turner,”

On Thursday, Carreras responded with another post headlined, “Richmond, all I wanted was for you to say sorry. But instead you called me a liar. So, here are the receipts,” also published in the Huffington Post. In the post, Carreras provides screenshots of emails between her and Richmond dean, Daniel Fabian, as well as transcripts from a preliminary Title IX hearing in which Fabian acknowledges that the alleged rapist changed his story multiple times.

“No one denied, however, that [my rapist] penetrated me without consent,” Carreras wrote. Rather, she alleges that Fabian argued that the length of the assault was justified because he, “thought it was reasonable for [the accused] to penetrate you for a few more minutes if he was going to finish.”

 

In 2006, The Duke University Lacrosse Team of Durham did not receive fair treatment.

In 2007, Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans sought unspecified damages and called for new criminal justice reform laws in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Durham. (See below)

Falsely Accused of Rape
The Duke lacrosse case was a 2006 criminal case in which three members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team were falsely accused of rape. The case evoked varied responses from the media, faculty groups, students, the community, and others. The case’s resolution sparked public discussion of racism, media bias, and due process on campuses, and ultimately led to the resignation and disbarment of the lead prosecutor, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a black student at North Carolina Central University[1][2] who worked as a stripper,[3] dancer and escort, falsely accused three white Duke University students – all members of the Duke Blue Devils men’s lacrosse team – of raping her. The rape was alleged to have occurred at a party held at the house of two of the team’s captains in Durham on March 13, 2006. Many people involved in or commenting on the case, including District Attorney Nifong, stated or suggested that the alleged rape was a hate crime.[4][5][6][7]

In response to the allegations, Duke University suspended the lacrosse team for two games on March 28, 2006. The following week, on April 5, Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler was forced to resign under threat by athletic director Joe Alleva, and Duke President Richard Brodhead canceled the remainder of the 2006 season.

Law reform:
In 2007, Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans sought unspecified damages and called for new criminal justice reform laws in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Durham.

Claire Ballentine and Samantha Neal: Where are they now?
A look at the main characters involved in the lacrosse case

 

Is this censorship or common sense? How does having high profile alumni  and/or  faculty in a radical, criminal negative light affect a school?   Does it make a difference if a school is named after a historical figure?
University of Oregon to remove former KKK leader’s name
The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to strip the name of former Frederic Dunn from a campus dorm because of his past as an “exalted cyclops” in the Klu Klux Klan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

907 Updates September 9, 2016

After Frozen Budz’s approval, the board cruised through other retail licenses, approving 11 more around the state in quick succession as the day came to a close. They included: Enlighten Alaska, LLC, Arctic Herbery, Alaska Buds, LLC and Raspberry Roots, The Frost Farms, all in Anchorage; Pakalolo Supply Co. in Fairbanks; The Herbal Cache in Girdwood; Herbal Outfitters, LLC in Valdez; Rainforest Farms, LLC in Juneau; Remedy Shoppe in Skagway; and Weed Dudes in Sitka.

Laurel Andrews: Alaska’s first marijuana retail stores OK’d by state

 

 

First of all, who benefits? Does she believe in Cathy Munoz compassion for child molesters, pedophiles and other degenerate/poisonous forms of life?
What is she doing to actually, truly help children in unhealthy and unsafe situations?  What is she doing to provide funding for more workers, more training?
It’s easy to throw stones at an agency.  Especially if it is an emotionally charged, overworked group.

Lawmaker?  Make a law that benefits children and provides the necessary resources to protect them.

Nathaniel Herz: Lawmaker says Alaska child welfare agency practices ‘legal kidnapping,’ but top official disputes charge

 

 

 

Politics: Miller/Murkowski/Stock

Nathaniel Herz, Erica Martinson: Joe Miller to run as Libertarian in hopes of unseating US Sen. Lisa Murkowski

wiki: Miller

wiki: Lisa Ann Murkowski

Murkowski was appointed to the U.S. Senate by her father, Frank Murkowski, who resigned his seat in December 2002 to become the Governor of Alaska. She completed her father’s unexpired term which ended in January 2005. She ran for and won a full term in 2004.

She ran for a second term in 2010. She lost the Republican Party nomination to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller. She then ran as a write-in candidate and defeated both Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams in the general election,[1] making her the first senator to be elected by write-in vote since Strom Thurmond in 1954, and only the second in U.S. history.

wiki: Margaret Stock

 

 

 

 

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South Anchorage Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday
May 7 – October 10

900 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Rape September 5, 2016

How effective is public shaming?  If people held protests in front of criminals homes and places of business do you believe that will affect a positive outcome?

 

 

brockturner

Brock Turner’s Parents Fear For His Safety

Brock Turner was released from a California jail on Friday after serving only three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman at Stanford University.

 

Does your State have a backlog on Rape Kits?  How are kits prioritized?

Victim’s age, race, gender, or how the investigators feel about the victim or attacker?

 

 

Victims have a life sentence. Read that again. Victims of sexual assault carry those events for the rest of their lives. We owe it to ourselves, to them, to get this right.

Shannyn Moore: Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska

Shannyn Moore is a radio broadcaster. You can hear her show, “The Last Word,” Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. on KOAN 95.5 FM and 1080 AM and 1480 We Act Radio in Washington, D.C., and on Netroots Radio.The views expressed here are the writer’s own and are not necessarily endorsed by Alaska Dispatch News, which welcomes a broad range of viewpoints. To submit a piece for consideration, e-mail commentary(at)alaskadispatch.com.

 

Semi’s Bad, Good and Almost September 4, 2016

Bad:

Truck Driver Surprised To Find He Was Dragging A Car Down The Highway

 

Good:

Justin T. Westbrook: Terrifying Video Perfectly Explains The Purpose Of Runaway Truck Ramps

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mxer: In CO, we’ve got one that goes nearly straight up! Judging by the video, there isn’t much control when you hit the gravel, making it butt clinching. Of course your truck is already out of control so you might already be in code brown.

 

Almost~

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DeliciousTurboSoup: Here’s a good one from today on the same exact ramp

 

drluccia:  If you use it, you also get to pay the cost of restoring it, get a ticket for losing control of your truck, and if your truck is company-owned, you’ll most likely get fired, again for losing control of your truck. If you don’t use it, you and numerous others just might die as your rig hurtles to the inevitable plunge off a cliff.

 

 

Cannabis illegal, Alcohol legal September 1, 2016

Is there more money in Alcohol than Cannabis? (Sarcasm)

Cannabis Social Clubs became popular in the United States during prohibition. Cannabis was often used as a legal intoxicant since alcohol was illegal.

Teapads were developed as clubs in urban areas where jazz music was performed and cannabis was consumed. Teapads usually catered to those in the jazz scene and were usually furnished comfortably, often playing jazz music. Music in homage from these clubs arose; Gene Krupa even composed an entire album named “Teapad Songs Volume 1”. These clubs disappeared after cannabis became illegal.

Cannabis Social Club

Gene Krupa Tea Pad Songs Volume One I’m Feeling High and Happy

Alaska Can not stop Heroin, Can Not Stop Meth, Can not stop Alcohol related crimes  including but not limited to: murder, drunk driving, child and domestic abuse but by god let’s stop pot smokers. Don’t be farming hemp either~

Laurel Andrews: Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs are illegal