This Alaskan Air Base Will Host An Experimental Mini Nuclear Reactor

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that it has picked Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska as the base to host a new small nuclear reactor as part of a pilot program. The U.S. military, as a whole, together with the Department of Energy has been increasingly looking into micro-reactor designs as possible ways to meet ever-growing electricity demands, including for units on the battlefield, as well as to help cut costs and improve general operational efficiency by reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The Department of the Air Force announced the selection of Eielson as the host facility for this pilot reactor on Oct. 18, 2021. The base is situated deep within the interior of Alaska near the city of Fairbanks and is around 110 miles south of the Arctic Circle. It is home to the active-duty 354th Fighter Wing, which flies F-35A Joint Strike Fighters and F-16 Viper aggressor jets, as well as the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Air Refueling Wing with its KC-135 tankers, among other units.

“Energy is a critical asset to ensure mission continuity at our installations,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure Mark Correll said in a statement. “Micro-reactors are a promising technology for ensuring energy resilience and reliability, and are particularly well-suited for powering and heating remote domestic military bases like Eielson AFB.” (Read more from “This Alaskan Air Base Will Host an Experimental Mini Nuclear Reactor” HERE)

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Hospital Refuses Anchorage Man’s Request for Ivermectin as He Fights To Stay Alive

William Topel, prominent in Anchorage’s conservative political circles, checked into Providence Alaska Medical Center last Thursday due to complications from COVID.

Highly engaged in Alaska politics, Topel regularly participates in Anchorage Assembly meetings, legislative hearings and political rallies. According to his Linkedin page, he earned a BA in Science/Technology from UAA and has been a substitute teacher in Anchorage since 2013. Alaska’s Division of Election lists him as an official elector for the Alaska Constitution Party in 2020.

On Oct. 7, Topel checked into Providence where both he and his physician asked hospital staff to administer Ivermectin and vitamin infusions to treat his illness. Providence initially refused, and Topel is now unconscious and in critical condition.

According to an email from the hospital’s media relations department, Providence does not use Ivermectin to treat COVID patients. The hospital says the FDA has not approved Ivermectin for treating or preventing COVID in humans.

“Based on a preponderance of evidence and guidelines from multiple national authorities, Providence Alaska Medical Center does not use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19,” the email state.

Providence’s stance runs contrary to multiple studies which show that Ivermectin is a safe drug that can decrease both morbidity and mortality in COVID patients. It has been successfully used to treat COVID patients around the world, including in India, Mexico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.

On Oct. 11, Anchorage Attorney Mario Bird sent a letter to Providence on behalf of Topel and his surrogate decision maker Jamie Allard, whom Topel granted power of attorney to make medical decisions. Allard is not acting in her capacity as an Anchorage Assemblywoman, but only as a private citizen.

Bird’s letter cites Alaska Statute 13.52.010, noting that Allard has legal authority to request Ivermectin treatment for Topel.

“Ms. Allard has also informed me that upon asserting her right to make medical decisions for Mr. Topel, she was told by hospital staff that she ‘doesn’t really have that right,’ and that Providence staff continues to refuse Ms. Allard or Mr. Topel’s friends and family to visit him in the hospital,” Bird wrote.

“This is literally life and death,” Allard said. “If I don’t try, then I didn’t do anything that Bill asked me to do.”

The letter reminds the hospital that it cannot legally act as surrogates or agents for patients.

“Per Alaska law, Ms. Allard has the authority to make health decisions for Mr. Topel, either as a surrogate or an agent. Providence does not,” Bird explained. “Should Providence continue to decline to honor Ms. Allard’s decision for Mr. Topel, it must follow the clear procedure laid out in AS 13.52.060 (g). Violation of this or any provision of Alaska’s Health Care Decisions Act (AS 13.52.010, et seq.) carries a statutory penalty of $10,000 or actual damages for each violation, whichever is greater.”

Bird then notes that medical providers “do not enjoy legal immunity when they decide to act as surrogate decision makers for their patients.” He cites a 2021 Alaska Supreme Court case, also involving Providence.

Allard told the Alaska Watchman that Topel’s request for Ivermectin is clear. Last week she called Topel to discuss his situation.

“I said, ‘William are you okay?’ He said, ‘No, they’re not listening to me. I want to get out. They won’t give me Ivermectin.’”

Topel than asked Allard to help him get transferred out of the hospital so he could receive his requested treatment elsewhere. At that point, William asked Allard to be his surrogate decision maker with official power of attorney if he became incapacitate and couldn’t speak for himself.

“Basically, the next day, I was making the decisions, and they were consistently ignoring Bill’s request to be moved out of Providence,” Allard said. “Right now, we are working on putting him in hospice, so that we can give him Ivermectin.”

They are also seeking a court order to force Providence to give Topel the treatments that both he and his physician have requested.

By late morning on Oct. 12, Allard said the hospital had finally agreed to give Topel vitamin infusions, but are still denying Ivermectin.

“This is literally life and death,” Allard said. “If I don’t try, then I didn’t do anything that Bill asked me to do.”

Allard said the hospital only permits one visitor for Topel, and they must remain outside a glass barrier.

“I can’t imagine someone with no resources trying to do this on their own,” Allard said. “They would just be bullied and blocked unless they got an attorney.” (For more from the author of “Hospital Refuses Anchorage Man’s Request for Ivermectin as He Fights To Stay Alive” HERE)

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This Alaskan Police Officer Would Rather Lose His Job of 27 Years Than Get COVID-19 Vaccine

A Filipino police officer in Bethel, Alaska is willing to risk his career of nearly three decades to avoid taking a required COVID-19 vaccination.

A city’s mandate: On Sept. 27, the local government of Bethel officially enforced its vaccine mandate policy for all local employees, following through on its announcement via email two weeks prior. . .

“Mark of the Beast”: Bethel Police Investigator Vincent Garay, who has chosen not to return to work after the city enforced the policy, was placed on leave and had to surrender his gun and badge, reported Inquirer. . .

According to Garay, the vaccine goes against his pro-life beliefs based on a chapter 13 verse in Revelations, the last book of the Bible’s New Testament, which talks about the “mark of the beast.” He believes aborted fetal tissue was used in the vaccine’s development. . .

The end of a long career: Garay, who has been in law enforcement for 27 years, is now staying in his home in Wasilla, a city with one of the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission in the state. (Read more from “This Alaskan Police Officer Would Rather Lose His Job of 27 Years Than Get COVID-19 Vaccine” HERE)

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The Case for Electing Conservative Leadership in Fairbanks

The terms “partisan” and “non-partisan” are being thrown around a lot lately. Let’s talk about what it really means and other tactics that progressives use. The local government bodies are called non-partisan because, when an election is held, they do not have party affiliation listed on the ballot next to each candidate. Local governments save a lot of money this way because they don’t need to have a primary election.

Non-partisan doesn’t mean that the candidates don’t have a party or, as some like to imply the phrase means, that they are “neutral” and unbiased and always clearly in the center. This is actually not true of any candidate, as all have their principles and beliefs, and, in fact, that is what the voters are really voting on in a representative republic. The idea is that the candidates communicate what they believe and the principles that guide their political decisions, usually on some specific relevant issues, so that the voters can determine if they will handle their duties as they would like them to. It’s pretty important for it to work this way since you don’t usually know ahead of time what issues they will be voting on, so it lets you know what to expect.

What we usually see here locally are the conservatives, like myself, letting people know that they are standing on conservative principles like limited government, the protection of property rights, and keeping government from making mandates on issues where decisions should be made by the individuals, families or churches. The progressives, on the other hand, seem to use the term non-partisan to hide their principles, probably because they know that their agendas of constantly increasing taxes, frequently restricting property rights, and their love of government mandates don’t play well in a conservative area like ours.

Another example of deceptive phraseology is when someone says they support the tax cap. The tax cap is important because it prevents a spike in government growth in a particular year. It’s not designed to protect against the constant increase in taxation that we’ve seen in Fairbanks, where the records show the budget increasing more than the cost of living almost every year. You need to listen to all that the candidates say to really see what their plans are. If they only talk of all the good things we can have, without mentioning the cost, then watch out; a large tax increase is headed your way. Another way you can really see what people stand for is to look at their donor lists. By and large, conservatives get money from conservatives, and progressives get money from progressives.

Finally, the last bastion of the progressives is to lie. This is usually done by supporters instead of the candidates themselves. Just a few days ago a progressive extremist unleashed a set of lies upon the conservative candidates. His really big whopper is saying that Critical Race Theory isn’t being taught in Fairbanks schools. In relation to me, he accused me of scrubbing my Facebook page, which never happened. I do have privacy settings and have definitely blocked extremists like him as he has been obsessed with me on social media for many years now. I’ll answer his attacks on the conservative preacher in a letter to the editor after the election, as I really hate seeing others slandered.

One more point to think about, the other night at a forum the progressive candidates made it clear that they support the Borough making mandates about your medical decisions, one even insisting that it could use emergency powers to break all the laws against those mandates. That’s not how emergency powers work. Those powers only allow you to bypass some policies in areas that you have already been given powers; they don’t allow you to break constitutional edict, federal statute, state statute or the limited powers of our second class borough.

This year, most local races have two people with completely opposite principles on display. A small amount of research will reveal which candidates care about people (and their businesses) and their God-given rights, and which want government to grow larger and make more decisions for you. In case you have trouble finding enough out there on the candidates, I will list out the conservatives for you in the competitive races: Borough mayor: Bryce Ward or Chris Ludtke; Borough Assembly: Lance Roberts, Patricia Silva and Kevin McKinley; school board: Jeff Rentzel and Andrew Graham; Fairbanks City Council: Jerry Cleworth and Jonathan Bagwill.

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Mysterious Alaskapox Virus That Jumps From Animals to Humans Has Resurfaced

The mysterious Alaskapox virus has resurfaced in Fairbanks, Alaska, this summer with two new cases. The earlier two cases, in 2015 and 2020, were also reported in the same area.

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the infected Alaskans have since recovered after contracting the disease with non-severe symptoms, Alaska Public Media reported.

Experts suspect that small animals are carriers of the virus, with a testing and trapping project having found evidence of Alaskapox virus in squirrels, voles, and shrews, KTOO reported.

Dr. Eric Mooring, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explained that all four of the Fairbanks Alaskapox cases experienced single, small skin lesions that “varied a bit in color, but reddish-whitish and then sometimes even went on to become a darker sort of a brownish shade.” (Read more from “Mysterious Alaskapox Virus That Jumps From Animals to Humans Has Resurfaced” HERE)

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Alaska’s Largest Hospital Begins Prioritizing Treatment Amid COVID Surge

Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw is chief of staff at the hospital and says that “we are no longer able to provide the standard of care to each and every patient who needs our help,” (Read more from “Alaska’s Largest Hospital Begins Prioritizing Treatment Amid COVID Surge” HERE)

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Report: Christian Flight Attendants Fired by Alaska Airlines for Religious Beliefs

Alaska Airlines has been accused by two former employees of anti-religious discrimination after the corporation fired them for asking questions about the company’s promotion of the Equality Act, an issue the company itself had proposed for discussion on a type of chat forum.

According to First Liberty Institute, the formal complaints have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and charge the company discriminated against the two flight attendants because of their “Christian beliefs.”

The former employees’ union is also named, as it was accused of joining in the company’s agenda against the employees. . .

According to the Heritage Foundation, the proposed legislation would penalize Americans who don’t affirm gender ideology, compel individuals to speak messages with which they disagree, would close down charities unless they relinquished their religion, allow for males who call themselves females to participate in sports events designated for girls or women, would coerce medical professionals to perform body-mutilating surgeries when told to, would jeopardize parental rights and “enable sexual assault.” . . .

Two individuals, both employed by the airline at the time, accepted the company’s invitation to comment and raised various questions about the company’s support and the bill itself. (Read more from “Report: Christian Flight Attendants Fired for Religious Beliefs” HERE)

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Humanly Impossible to Read Before Voting: So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill 2,700 Pages Long; Here’s How It Could Benefit Murkowski

By Breitbart. If the United States Senate votes this week on the bipartisan so-called “infrastructure” bill, it would be humanly impossible for any U.S. senator to read it before voting on it.

The text of a draft of the bill, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News from U.S. Senate sources not authorized to leak it, shows the plan is 2,701 pages long.

The text, which Breitbart News is publishing here so the public can see what Congress is doing in secret, shows the plan is far more sprawling and expansive than GOP senators who backed advancing it without text even existing led their constituents to believe.

Sources familiar with the drafting of the text of this bill told Breitbart News it was being written in secret for months outside the normal legislative process, which is supposed to happen in relevant committees of jurisdiction. These sources made the unauthorized leak of the draft text to Breitbart News out of concern that the murky and secretive process behind this bill may have led to widespread corruption throughout its nearly three thousand pages. . .

Notably, the bill contains a large carveout for an “Alaska Highway” that would likely benefit Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). (Read more from “Humanly Impossible to Read Before Voting: So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill 2,700 Pages Long” HERE)


Infrastructure Bill Will ‘Study’ Job Losses From Canceling Keystone XL, Without Restoring It

By Breitbart. The new $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill contains a provision to create a “study and report” on the effects of President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office — but does not restore it. . .

It includes the following provision on the Keystone XL pipeline (emphasis added):


(a) DEFINITION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER.—In this section, the term ‘‘Executive Order’’ means Executive Order 13990 (86 Fed. Reg. 7037; relating to protecting public health and the environment and restoring science to tackle the climate crisis).

(b) STUDY AND REPORT.—The Secretary shall— (1) conduct a study to estimate— (A) the total number of jobs that were lost as a direct or indirect result of section 6 of the Executive Order over the 10-year period beginning on the date on which the Executive Order was issued; and (B) the impact on consumer energy costs that are projected to result as a direct or indirect result of section 6 of the Executive Order 1663 EDW21994 589 S.L.C. over the 10-year period beginning on the date on which the Executive Order was issued; and (2) not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a report describing the findings of the study conducted under paragraph (1).

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Sarah Palin Weighs Challenge to ‘GOP’ Lisa Murkowski

Former GOP Vice Presidential-nominee Sarah Palin would consider a run for Senate against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, if it was God’s will and the “state wants me to, or needs me to.”

“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told Ché Ahn, leader of the New Apostolic Reformation movement, in a video posted on Instagram in late July. . .

Murkowski has been one of the Senate Republicans deemed vulnerable in 2022 because she will not get the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, having voted to impeach him for Jan. 6 incitement to insurrection after he left office. (Read more from “Sarah Palin Weighs Challenge to ‘GOP’ Lisa Murkowski” HERE)

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Pacific Tsunami Warnings Lifted After 8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska

Tsunami warnings were lifted for Alaska and the rest of Pacific after a huge earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the seismically active U.S. state in the late hours Wednesday.

In Alaska, small tsunami waves measuring under a foot above tide level were observed in Sand Point, Old Harbor, King Cove, Kodiak, Unalaska and Alitak Bay, according to the US National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC).

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property. Several Alaskan coastal communities were evacuated following the quake. Among them was Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage, where sirens blared and residents were told to move to higher ground.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which struck at 10:15 p.m. local time, was at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). It struck about 91 km east-southeast of Perryville, about 800 km (500 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city.

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