We're all hoping the termination dust will leave, normally not due until end of October, but Alaska has seen major snow falls as early as mid September. Got hit in Fairbanks with nearly 3-feet, trees still had all their leaves and had them all bent over. Lost the family tent I had up to air it out. National Guard was brought in, city had no power for 7-days. No one was prepared for snow that early, they hadn't even brought out the snow removal vehicles to tune them up.
Our friend Chad came over with his tractor and moved Chris and Elizabeth's bus into its new position in the backyard. We're planning on building a roof between their bus and ours to provide us with a dry garage. Chris is a real wheeler-dealer and trades his mechanic work for all sorts of things. I just picked up a trailer load of metal I-Beams that will support our planned garage. We've taken our collection of old tires, piled them up to make walls and will now have a new storage bin, covered by tin roofing and tarp.
I am not positive but I believe Dividend Day will be October 4th or 7th and everyone in Alaska who meets the criteria and signed up will receive about $1,580. It appears part of mine is going toward a new computer tower as mine keep crashing. John Alex got it up and running, but is unsure of how long it will last. I had plans on buying a rifle, but need the tower for my writing. Also have to get new chainsaw. Time to get our wood supply built up for the winter, average 10-12 cords of wood per winter as we only use wood heat to keep the house warm. With Chris and John's help we hope to build a new deck next summer since Chris picked up all this steal and wood in a trade.We've wanted a deck since we moved in here 18 years ago.
This winter there will be at least 10 adults living here on the land. Liam, our grandson and Elizabeth's 2nd child, is with us for at least the winter. Canaan and Patrick have moved to Soldotna, where she works. Patrick working down in Oregon and comes home every few weeks or so. Great-grandchildren growing fast: Solomon and Segan. We also have right now 5 dogs and 4 cats on the property, plus the occasional black bear, dozens of voles, arctic hare and every now and then a very shy lynx. Plus barn owls of some size and the stop-over eagles; Bald, American and Golden. Very pretty to watch fly. Our lake also comes with Loons and beautiful white swans. Then you add in tourists and you can see why I wanted the rifle.
Here's some Headlines from last few days: "Dozens of People Entered Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community in London Shouting Out Anti-Semitic Rants and Chanting 'Jews Are Taking Over The World' "...."Google to Pay $1 Billion to Settle France Tax Dispute".... "Starkist Ordered to Pay $100 Million Fine in Tuna Price Fixing Scheme"...." China is Upset Over Germany's Support for Hong Kong Protesters".... "Israel Denies it is Spying on White House".... "Hong Kong Protesters Have New Protest Anthem They Are Singing in Shopping Malls"... "Japan Now Saying They Will Have Dump Tens of Thousands of Tons of Fukishima Contaminated Water into the Ocean, They're Out of Storage Space", (but highly radioactive Fukishima sludge has been pouring into the ocean for over 5 years).... "Nome, Alaska Makes International News as Investigation Reveals Nome Police Department, Which is all White Officers in a largely native populated township, is Failing to Investigate Rapes of Alaskan Native Women. Between 2008 and 2017 the Associated Press Showed Nome Police Received 372 Calls About Sexual Assault. But, Only 30 Cases or 8% Led to Arrests for Sexual Assaults." ( When I worked for the Dillingham Police Department, about the same size as Nome and same majority of Alaskan Natives, in 1981, we investigated dozens of sexual assaults in my year there. If report is valid, the Nome Police Officers are clearly displaying racial bias. In most of the Alaskan Villages, the laws are enforced by Village Public Safety Officers. These men are poorly trained by the State of Alaska and also not allowed to carry firearms, totally opposite of the Reservation officers in Lower 48. Our whole police department resigned when the white city council ordered us to enforce the state laws on the native population, but to give the white population a pass.)
"Trump Administration Urges Hollywood to Reject China's Censorship".... "Missouri Attorney General Refers 12-Catholic Priests for Prosecution for Sexual Crimes".... "Turkey Now Wants to Buy America's Patriot Missiles".... "Iran Reportedly Building a LArge Military Base in Syria".... " Trump Administration Opens Alaska's Huge Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Drilling" .... "London Stock Exchange Rejects Hong Kong's $30 Billion Offer to Take it Over, But Now London Braces for a Hostile Hong Kong Takeover".... "United Nations Critical Over Israel's Annexation Proposal Because They Says This Plan is Illegal and Threatens Chances for Meaningful Two-State Solution With Palestinians"..... Post Hurricane Missing Now Down to 1,300 People".... "April's Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Caused an Estimated 460 Tons of Lead Dust to Be Scattered Over Paris".... "Israel Says War With Gaze Could Happen at Any Moment".... "Nation Woman's Hall of Fame to Induct Actress Jane Fonda".... "Tropical Storm Humberto Turns into Hurricane".... "44-Bodies Found Stuffed into over 100-bags Discovered Buried in Well in Mexico".... "Solomon Islands Breaks Off Ties With Taiwan in Favor of China".... "India Detains Kashmir Leader".... "Arsonist Burns Down 117-Year Old Synagogue in Duluth, Minn, Subject Arrested 4-Days Later"".... "China Reports that 1,400 Protesters Have Been Arrested in Hong Kong Since June, 2019, With 89-Protesters Arrested This Last Weekend".... "UN Announces 12-Million Children Will Never See The Insides of a School Unless Urgent Steps Are Taken".... "26-People Killed at Rally for Afghan President".... "Woman Accused of Making $400 Thousand Bribe Becomes 52nd Person Charged in University of California Admissions Scandal".... "Turkey Now Wants to Become a Rogue State Armed With Nuclear Weapons".... "Report: Anti-Semitic At US College Campuses Hits Historic Levels".
I don't really believe Turkey should become the next nuclear power, not after what they have shown to the world over the last 7-years. Also, I have studied the rise in Antisemitism across the globe and the only thing missing so far is the Nazi death camps. To see the rise in Nazism in America is so disheartening, to see such an evil growing amongst us is frightening and everyone should be praying this is brought to a halt-fast! My mother faced this sort of persecution when she lived in Ohio and went to elementary school. It forced her family to move to California. Yes, I am German-Jew, thought I am a Christian and I am thankful for my ancestors and the have studied some of the ordeals they went through and it was so scary for the children to endure.
Now we have Jewish Christians and I have some friends who still practice the old ways, but believe in Jesus as their Savior. Remember, our Old Testament is filled with mighty heroes who were later accused of being a Jew. Such as Samson, David and even Jesus. It would seem that some people just need to have someone to hate, to blame their misfortunes on and this is sad and truly not very Christian. Try to remember, Israel is one of our few Allies left. Enough said for now.
I wish you all a great and wonderful day and that the Lord watches over each and everyone of you. God Bless, BILL