Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Fatherless Kotzebue Bastards. Have typewriter, will travel.

Top of the morning gents,

Ye ever wonder what the fuck ever happened to our
dudes at KOTZ 720 am? They all went crazy and fell off
the edge of the Earth just south of 60.

Jim Paulin took his infectious taste in native women
with him to Dutch Harbor.

Al Sanders AKA "Super Nigger" is working in Seattle
for KIRO News Radio 710 and busier'n shit with The
Pacific Northwest Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Advocacy.

*Note: when I pressed Mr. Sanders to make use of his
journalism and broadcasting degrees and apply for the
General Managers position down at the radio station,
he chuckled loudly and asked me, "Who do you think I
am? Super Nigger?"

He also scolded me that it's 'not nice for ignorant
hay seed white trash to use the N-word', but he and
his darker bros could incessantly chatter "nigga nigga
nigga" more abrasively than an idling chain saw at an
African child plugging ceremony.

Al would then apologize to me for his lame endeavor at
reverse racism, beg my forgiveness, and then poor me a
beer mug full of Johnny Walker Black (metaphor
intended).

When it came to Mr. Sander's generosity, humor, and
kind hearted intelligence, far be it for me to
describe him in cheap and dismissive, albeit niggardly
terms of endearment.

Bill Murray is still a press writer for same lame fuck
dyke bitch Representative in Washington State: a
"hack" is the title I believe.

One KOTZ broadcaster/looney bin vegie predator finally
went completely insane. No not Randy Kem, he's down at
Bean's Cafe coming down offa 10 strips of blue dot
acid.

Me and Higbitch never seen anybody eat so much LSD,
and without their knowledge or consent. Poor 'ol Randy
should've never pussed out and dove head long and bare
naked into Mark Air's screaming jet engines. Now all
he's remembered for is the "naked fat fuck" that was
running down Kotzebue Airport.

-Wrongoloid Mongoloid, I ain't talking about Rancid
Randy, I'm talking about gEoFf kEnNeDy, another Nimrod
child gomer and intropervert, the kind Kotzebue is
famous for.

Mr. LooseRectal Kennedy is also a former Kotzebue
miscreant and diaper soaker that now writes for a
conspiracy nut job group of needle dicked white
devils.

Here's their website: 49 referring to Alaska being the
49th state. Corn hole eh?

http://www.insurgent49.com/

These whack job white devils all previously devolved
sufficiently to coexist ass to mouth with ice niggers
in rural Alaska, but couldn't reverse the process and
return home nor back to their old retarded dick-head
selves.

Brain damage from alcoholism, pustulating cloocher
biscuit, Siberian syphilis and Inuit HerpHepAids are
miracle cures when yer cursed with too much IQ;
selective pruning so to speak. Ye just can't ever grow
back all the brain matter you desintigrated in yer
transformation to fit in with all those short brown
retarded people that never seem to die, yet smell like
they did. gEoFf kEnNeDy never returned to normalcy
either, here's his writing.

http://www.insurgent49.com/kennedy_hammond.html

Poor white nigger devils, ain't no turning back. After
20 years in the Yukon Territory and Nome, Alaska, even
Jack London couldn't function when he returned back
home to San Francisco.

He couldn't undo his Viking's thirst for Jim Beam, his
seasonal mood disorders, weight gains and mood swings.
So he put a gun in his mouth and killed himself:
broke, destitute, obese and diabetic, on death's door
with end-stage chronic alcoholism.

I believe the medical term is GumbyMorphosis or FMD
Fetal Midol Deficiency.

Those two should've had kids. They'd be fat, dumb and
happy: ignorance is blissful and normal North 70 Lat.

You boys have a good day.

"Every day is a good day. Every day is a holiday."
(Date/Higman-Lem's Mortuary and Crack House 1982)

A pensive mood need not make a poet. But blue dot acid
from Micro Dot will melt yer guitar pick and get yer
pen scribbling.

Karl.

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Here's a decent energy submittal written from within
an Alaskan context: just another nut job with a
typewriter. Sound familiar?

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Powering Alaska After The Oil Runs Out

Written by Brian Yanity
Tuesday, 06 September 2005

Trans-Alaska Oil PipelineSomeday Alaska’s oil and gas
reserves will run out. It is not a question of if,
but when. Eventually, these commodities can no longer
be the mainstay of the state’s economy. This probably
won’t be the case for a couple of decades, but reality
has a way of catching up with those who try to cheat
the laws of physics. It is often claimed in Alaska
that the "jobs versus environmental protection"
dichotomy is an unbridgeable chasm. This may be
historically true, based on past and present modes of
economic production.

However, Alaska can use new modes of energy production
that are both economically and environmentally
sustainable. The only way to protect resource-based
jobs in the long run is through a sustainable working
relationship with the land. Development of renewable
energy sources, not just in Alaska but worldwide, is
absolutely essential for a sustainable economy that
preserves both jobs and the environment. The sooner
Alaska starts developing innovative renewable energy
resources, the more diverse Alaska’s economy will be.


Renewable energy is defined as any source of energy
that is replenished by natural phenomena, such as
growing trees for firewood or the water held behind by
a dam used for hydroelectric power. Renewable energy
sources include solar, hydropower, wind, geothermal,
and biomass. Conversely, fossil fuels are a
non-renewable source of energy. Fossil fuels, which
include oil, gas and coal, represent about 85% of the
world’s present consumption of energy. Nuclear energy
is not renewable, since requires a fuel of limited
supply (uranium) to be mined out of the ground.

The environmental benefits of renewable energy
include, but are not limited to: greatly reduced
pollution, especially air pollution and carbon
emissions, and renewable energy sources that are both
produced and consumed in the same area; indigenous
sources with no fuel costs. This means that no fuel
has to be imported.

The term ‘alternative’ energy is not as good as
‘renewable’, since it is not descriptive of how
renewable energy differs from fossil energy. In the
long run there is no alternative to renewable

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), which
started in 2004, is one hopeful sign that there are
dedicated Alaskans who want to change all of this.
REAP is a coalition of small and large electric
utilities and utility interests, environmental groups,
consumer groups, businesses, and Alaska Native
interests with the goal of increasing renewable energy
production in Alaska. REAP’s mission is "to facilitate
the increased development of renewable energy in
Alaska through collaboration, education and training,
and advocacy." REAP’s goals are ambitious, but
absolutely necessary:

REAP’s message will include the fact that renewable
energy is abundant in Alaska; that its use will result
in lower energy bills; that Alaska can become a world
leader in the development of renewables, which will
benefit both the private sector and the University
system through increased research and development; and
that continued reliance on fossil fuel is related to
climate changes that Alaska is already being adversely
affected by.

REAP’s education campaign will also contain basic
information about how different renewable technologies
work. It will strive to do away with the many
misconceptions about renewable energy that still
prevail amongst the public.

The Sustainable Energy Commission of the Alaska
Peninsula (SECAP) is another group that has recently
formed. Local, grassroots efforts such as this
organization are much needed. The good news is that
Alaska has more than enough renewable energy potential
to power the states needs. However, taking advantage
of these clean resources remains a challenge.
Renewable energy sources in Alaska are not
alternatives, but superlatives. Alaska has more
hydropower than any other state, and extensive tidal,
wind, and geothermal energy potential.

The concept of sustainable development includes, but
is not limited to, environmental protection. Economic
innovation is needed and renewable energy development
is far more innovative than what the oil and gas
companies could ever dream of doing. The task of
solving Alaska’s, and the world’s, energy problems is
like a race to the moon, but far more important.
Without renewable energy development, Alaska’s future
looks bleak.

Water Power

Water, or hydroelectric, power uses the energy of
moving water to generate electricity. Alaska has one
sixth of the land area of the United States, but 40%
of its flowing fresh water. This directly translates
to one third of the nation’s hydroelectric potential
being possessed by Alaska.

Less than one half of 1% of the state’s hydroelectric
potential has been tapped. When most people think of
hydropower, they think of large and ecologically
destructive dams. Much of the hydropower in the world
certainly comes from such facilities. However,
hydropower is a diverse resource, coming in many
shapes and sizes. The degree of environmental impact
of a hydro plant is site-specific, and some
hydroelectric sites do not require dams or
impoundments.

Hydropower played an important part in Alaskan
industrial development between the 1880s and the early
1900s. Alaska’s first hydroelectric plant was built
in Juneau in 1893. By 1908, more than 30 waterpower
plants had been developed, powering the mining,
timber, and fishing industries.

As late as 1956, half of Alaska’s electricity came
from hydro. Also by mid-century, several huge and
destructive proposals were in the works. The most
notable of these was the massive Rampart Dam on the
Yukon River which would have created a 10,800 square
mile reservoir, flooding Native communities and what
is now the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

Small and micro-scale hydropower offers huge promise
in Alaska, especially with improving technology.
Small and micro-scale hydroelectric plants can really
make a change in rural Alaska. Untapped small
potential in the state has been estimated by the U.S.
Dept. of Energy as being as high as 8,000 Megawatts
(MW). A megawatt is one million watts of electricity,
enough to power an Alaskan town of about 750 people.
The entire state has at present 2300 MW of electric
generation capacity.

Tidal power uses the energy of the moving tides. Tidal
energy is a form of hydroelectric power that has not
yet been tapped in Alaska, despite enormous resources.
Commercial tidal power plants exist in France and
Canada. Tidal current power offers the least
environmental impact, and is a technology in the
development stage.

Wave power is another variation on hydropower, using
the oscillating energy of ocean waves. Alaska’s long
coastline should offer some wave energy potential.
Wave and tidal current power are still under
development, and only a handful of grid-connected
ocean energy plants exist. The technological
state-of-the-art for these energy sources is roughly
equivalent to that of wind energy 25 years ago. The UK
is currently the world leader in wave and tidal energy
technology. Alaskans should start seriously
considering wave and tidal power, as well as
low-impact small hydro, and be ahead of the game.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is the process of converting the kinetic
energy of the wind into mechanical or electrical
energy. Windmills have been used for centuries to
pump water and grind grain. Alaska’s statewide wind
energy potential is huge, especially in the
peak-demand winter season. The wind energy potential
is especially good in the Aleutians and the Bering Sea
Coast, although good wind sites can be found in all
parts of Alaska.

Wind energy is already powering Alaskan homes. For
example, Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) installed
ten small wind turbines in 1997, and is working to
expand its wind generation greatly. Wind now provides
5 to 7% of Kotzebue’s electric power needs. St. Paul
Island uses wind power to offset diesel fuel costs,
and the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) has
several wind turbines installed in the village of
Selawik, 70 miles SE of Kotzebue.

The Fire Island wind power project just west of
Anchorage is the largest proposed wind project in the
state, and is the largest renewable energy project
most likely to proceed in Alaska before 2010. A
consortium of Raibelt utilities, led by Chugach
Electric Association, is intent on developing the
project. Fire Island has not yet received final
approval, and is awaiting further funding. Also,
Golden Valley Electric Association has been looking
into wind energy in the Fairbanks area for the past
several years.

Geothermal

Geothermal energy refers to naturally occurring "earth
heat" underground, such as hot rocks or hot water,
often in active volcanic areas. Geothermal energy
potential is high in much of Alaska, especially on the
Alaska Peninsula and out along the Aleutians. Mt.
Makushin on Unalaska Island underwent extensive
geothermal energy studies in the early 1980s, and
again in 1996. Under re-investigation, this
geothermal site could power the city of Unalaska, as
well as fish processing facilities and hydrogen
production.

Also in the Aleutians, studies are underway on Akutan
geothermal energy, which could power a fish-processing
facility. Large amounts of geothermal energy are also
found in the Mt. Spurr area, just 70 miles west of
Anchorage, and near Mt. Sanford near Glenallen.
Chena, Manley, and Circle Hot Springs around Fairbanks
are under investigation for use of very efficient
geothermal heat. Geothermal energy is exploited
commercially in Iceland, New Zealand, Philippines,
Indonesia, Japan, Central America, and Italy. In the
U.S., geothermal energy is used in California, Nevada,
Oregon and Hawaii.

Biomass

Biomass energy is the burning of plant or animal
matter. SE Alaska wood waste is a large potential
source of biomass fuel. Under study in Ketchikan is a
wood-waste to ethanol project. In Unalaska, fish oil
fuel is used at the Unisea fish processing plant,
displacing over one million gallons of diesel in 2003.

Solar

Photovoltaics convert sunlight directly into
electricity, while solar thermal energy makes direct
use of the heat energy in sunlight. The high latitude
of Alaska precludes large-scale use of (direct) solar
energy. However, the use of direct solar energy, in
the form of solar thermal or photovoltaic, can
contribute a significant portion of Alaska’s energy in
the summer time. The annual hours of sun are high in
Alaska due to the extended summer days. Passive solar
design of homes offer great potential energy savings,
and much existing roof space can be used for solar
panels.

Energy Efficiency

No discussion of sustainable energy is complete
without mentioning energy efficiency. The use of any
mix of energy sources should be accompanied by a
simultaneous effort to improve energy efficiency. A
penny saved is a penny earned, and being able to do
more with less is hard to argue against. More
efficient use of energy will only make the state more
economically competitive.

Not surprisingly, Alaska has the highest per-capita
consumption of energy of any U.S. state. According to
the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Alaska consumes 26.4 British
Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy per dollar of gross
state product (GSP), while the national average is
10.3 BTU/ $GSP. Energy efficiency gains can be made
in transportation, heating, and the use of
electricity.

Electric vehicles are the most energy efficient form
of transportation, even when the electricity used is
generated by fossil fuels. Increased public transit
is needed in urban Alaska, as well as investigation of
the use of electric buses and rail systems.

More public transit is a sure-fire way to reduce air
pollution and traffic congestion in Anchorage. The
entire Alaska Railroad system could be electrified,
saving on oil consumption and air pollution.
Electric-powered buses could become economical in
Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.

Electric trolleys could be tourist attractions in the
dense, non-highway connected cities of Southeast
Alaska. An advantage of hydrogen powered vehicles is
the lack of batteries required to operate them. Toxic
disposal of used batteries can be difficult, and it is
uncertain how much waste a large amount of
battery-powered vehicles would produce.

Other Northern Examples of Renewable Energy

For the obvious reasons, northern regions have far
greater per-capita use of energy than temperature
regions. Other cold regions can give Alaska ideas
about how to use energy in the future. Perhaps most
important is the example of Norway, which gets 99% of
its electricity comes from hydropower, despite high
domestic production of oil and gas. Norway exports
oil, gas, and hydro-electricity, which earns the
nation a lot of export revenue.

Norway, like Alaska, has abundant reserves of oil and
natural gas, yet an increasing amount of homes and hot
water systems are heated by hydro-electricity. Norway
is the world’s third largest oil exporter, but has the
some of the world’s most expensive gasoline at $7 per
gallon. The majority of this gasoline price is taxes,
strategically used to encourage fuel conservation.
And it works: Norway’s per capita oil consumption is
1.9 gallons per day, while in the U.S. the nationwide
average is about 3 gallons per day. Not bad for a
place as far north as Alaska.

Iceland already has made ambitious plans to become the
world’s first hydrogen economy, to be completely
powered by the island’s abundant hydro and geothermal
resources. Most of Iceland’s electricity comes from
hydropower, and most of its heating comes from
geothermal energy. Research is also underway in
Iceland on hydrogen-powered buses and fishing boats.
Sweden and Finland also have ambitious renewable
energy programs, particularly in using forestry
products for biomass fuel.

Where from Here?

In switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy,
Alaska can serve as an impressive example for the rest
of the world. For example, off-the-grid areas around
the world can learn from off-the-grid renewable energy
projects in Alaska, and vice-versa. Alaska’s economy
is driven by natural resources found in rural areas.
As a result, sustainable rural development is key to
the success and livability of Alaska’s urban areas.
Urban and suburban areas, despite increasing in size,
still make up a tiny percentage of the state’s total
land area. Remote villages off the power grid in
Alaska offer many exciting opportunities for new
energy technologies. The knowledge for sustainable
off-grid power systems is especially important for the
two billion people around the world who do not yet
have electricity. Alaska is an excellent model for
rural renewable energy development in much of the
world. In many remote places in the world, such as
rural Alaska, electricity is available but it is both
polluting and expensive. In such areas, the most
common source of power is noisy, polluting diesel
generators. There is a huge demand worldwide for
reliable off-grid power systems and isolated
mini-grids, as many poor countries are finding that
this is the cheapest option for rural electrification.
Jobs can be created in renewable energy research and
development, and satiate the hungry construction
lobby.

Among Alaska’s electric utilities, Kotzebue Electric
Association and the Alaska Village Electric
Cooperative are clearly the leaders in non-hydro
renewable energy. But other electric utilities are
showing important initiative, and local activists are
campaigning for new renewable energy projects around
the state. The transition to a truly sustainable
society will take decades, but we must begin now. A
reasonable goal is for 100% of Alaska’s energy to come
from renewable energy by 2050. Non-fossil energy may
well be our only option by then.

Some possible ways for developing renewable energy in
Alaska:

-A small tax on oil and gas production to directly
fund Alaska renewable energy programs. If the big oil
companies don’t like it, threaten them with
nationalization (state takeover).

-Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), a mandated
percentage of electric generation that must come from
certified renewable energy sources. 18 U.S. states
and the District of Columbia already have an RPS.

-A statewide fund for renewable energy and energy
conservation projects

-Aggressive energy conservation measures to minimize
use of fossil fuels, ranging from individual actions
(such as home energy efficiency measures) to
large-scale efforts such as energy-efficient urban
planning and transportation projects.

The Permanent Fund is meant for when the oil runs out,
what better use for it than renewable energy
development? Responsible, long-term investment in the
state’s people is what the Permanent Fund is meant for
anyway, and we owe it to the rest of the world to
change our wasteful ways. The long-extinct organisms
that provide us with today’s fossil fuels have done
their evolutionary duty, its time for them to retire.
Our own species must do its own evolutionary duty and
stop using fossil fuels. The future of Alaska depends
upon renewable energy, so let’s all go north to the
future.

Brian Yanity is a student activist and freelance
journalist who resides in an undisclosed location in
Southcentral Alaska. He can be reached at
byanity@insurgent49.com. A longer version of this
article was previously published in
www.insurgent49.com, independent media for progressive
Alaskans.

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