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.

More Information
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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

Cathy Muñoz’s Compassion for Child Abusers August 31, 2016

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. It may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.

The terms child abuse and child maltreatment are often used interchangeably, but some researchers make a distinction between them, treating child maltreatment as an umbrella term to cover neglect, exploitation, and trafficking.

Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse for the purposes of removing a child from his/her family and/or prosecuting a criminal charge.

 

Alaska has one of the highest rates of child abuse. Children can not vote, therefore they have no value for Cathy Alaska has one of the highest rates of child abuse. Children can not vote, therefore they have no value for Cathy Muñoz.

I believe Muñoz  “learning experience” is not to get caught doing anything to lose votes, which is one of top rules for politicians.

 

In her statement, Muñoz said she unintentionally caused pain to victims of sexual abuse, and said she’s been accused at times of being “too compassionate.”

“My mistake was not being more sensitive to the victims in these particular cases,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday. “This has created a learning experience that’s going to change my life around these issues.”

Nathaniel Herz: Munoz retracts letters supporting leniency for sexual abuser, convicted mother

 

 

“A trial is not a search for truth. It is a contest and, often, one that produces no winners.”
Andrew Vachss

The Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection (LDICP) is the natural evolution of a collective anger, frustration, and disappointment. I believe all of us involved share those feelings, but here I speak only for myself.

LDICPInfo@gmail.com

Tel: 225-612-4916

Playgrounds in Anchorage & the Valley August 30, 2016

Are the Playgrounds & Vacant Lots you used still available?  If not, do you know what happened them?  I know what happened to the “chain” Vacant Lot Playground I used.  My 0-Lot Line was built on it.

 

Anchorage boasts 223 parks with 82 playgrounds: Some are in the middle of residential areas, and others feel like they’ve been manicured into the center of the wilderness. As you head north to Wasilla, Palmer, and Talkeetna, you’ll find even more playgrounds that take advantage of the unique assets of their locations. Here’s a list of our top picks.

Listing of “the best” playgrounds and parks in Anchorage:

 

(Colleen) Carlson, a former outdoor educator turned playground advocate, thought she knew Anchorage parks and playgrounds before she gave birth to James. Once she and her husband made the decision that she would stay home to raise their son, Carlson found it important for body and soul to get out of the house as much as possible, so she frequented her favorite nature-themed parks, then playgrounds, as James grew up. One week, she happened to meet the same dad at two different parks.

Erin Kirkland: Playing up Anchorage: New book reviews playgrounds of Alaska’s biggest city

 

Colleen Carlson:  133 Anchorage Playgrounds $16.95

 

ASD Abuse “It’s For The Children” August 29, 2016

Would be fantastic if an abused child could so easily be freed of the long term effects as their abuser’s are. Wonder if she will be allowed employment around children?

Julianti Clarke. agreed to plead guilty to second-degree harassment, and the first-degree charge was dismissed. She then completed 48 hours of community service, and prosecutors dismissed the entire case, according to court documents.

Tegan Hanlon: Lawsuit accuses Anchorage School District of mishandling teacher investigation