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Alaska: The Alcan Highway complete, part of a 16,000 mile road – the world’s longest drivable route, running the length of the Americas: the Pan American highway. Mankind: The Story of All of Us XII, History 2012
It’s America’s final frontier. Home to 160,000,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. But here there is a force more deadly than nature. The mean streets of Anchorage are the real wild west. Every day Anchorage gets more dangerous, and Crips don’t die – they multiply. Gangland s5e1: Ice Cold Killers, History 2009
The notorious Crips from LA have migrated to the northern tip of America. ibid.
Even the youngest arm themselves. ibid.
What the Hamo tribe lacked in numbers they made up for in brute force. By the winter of 1992 there were about fifty Crips in Anchorage in half a dozen cliques, but there was just one gang everyone wanted to beat: the Hamo tribe. And because of their imposing size there was only one way to do it. ibid.
The Hamo tribe set up a pipeline between California and Alaska. ibid.
Alaskan Crips are known not only for the price of their dope but also for its quality. ibid.
A new super-gang began forming ... the Soulja Crew. ibid.
Alaska is home to the biggest drug problem in America. Its remote location means vast profits for traffickers. On the streets of Anchorage violent gangs fight for control of the drugs trade. But one of the biggest killers in Alaska is illicit alcohol. Drugs Inc s3e2: Alaska Heroin Rush, National Geographic 2012
Local drug dealers set prices high. ibid.
20,000 people – almost 3% of Alaska’s population – are now addicted to opiates. ibid.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea and in extreme cases even death. ibid.
Heroin can be smoked, snorted or injected. ibid.
Heroin wraps the user in a blissful state of relaxation. ibid.
Crack smokers can experience a temporary state of full blown paranoid psychosis. ibid.
Since the late eighties Crack has become a powerful force in Alaska’s urban underworld. ibid.
In 2011 Anchorage police identified over 125 criminal street gangs. Their main source of income is narcotics. ibid.
Powerfully addictive with a short and expensive high, Crack is a drug-dealer’s dream. ibid.
Alcohol is ripping native Alaska apart. ibid.
85% of Domestic Violence in Alaska is alcohol related. ibid.
75% of Alaskans have experienced domestic violence. Rape is 2.5 times above national average. ibid.
60% of homeless people end up on the street because of addiction. ibid.
20,000 people, almost 3% of Alaska’s population are now addicted to Drugs Inc s4e13: Best in the Business, National Geographic 2013
Prudhoe Bay [Alaska]: In March 2006 a hole in one of BP’s pipes dumped over two hundred thousand gallons of crude oil into this Arctic wilderness. The prosecuting attorney said that BP cut corners with disastrous consequences. British Petroleum Alaska pled guilty to a criminal violence of the Clean Water Act and was fined £20 million. But it hasn’t held them back in Alaska. Greg Palast, Dispatches: BP: In Deep Water, Channel 4 2011
BP had not checked the integrity of its pipes for eight years. A US Congressional Committee claimed that a mountain of evidence showed BP’s cost-cutting on maintenance caused the oil spill in Alaska. ibid.
A high-flying mystery: a giant bird ... This massive mix of bird and reptile is believed by many Native Americans living in the wilds of Alaska to be a monstrous winged creature that they call the Thunderbird ... Very recent sightings of this ominous bird are coming out of the village of Manokotak, three hundred miles of Anchorage. Destination Truth s3e7: Haunted Lost City & Thunderbird, Skyfy 2009
Here the glaciers marched right down to the sea ... Alaska, he wrote, is Nature’s own reservation, and every lover of wildness will rejoice with me that by kindly frost it is so well preserved. Ken Burns, The National Parks: Colter’s Hell 1871-1890, PBS 2009
Alaska: the stakes were enormous: the fight over what to do with the federal land would consume more than a decade and would quickly became a national one. Ken Burns, The National Parks: Voice of the Wilderness 1963-1980
Alaska: the National Park system with forty seven million acres added to its care had suddenly more than doubled in size. Within those additions were seven brand new National Parks. ibid.
Mount McKinley National Park which had been in existence since 1917 was also affected by the Alaska Lands Act. ibid.
There’s a place that claims more bodies than the Bermuda Triangle, but it’s in the United States. It’s called the Alaska Triangle and it has a disappearance rate sixteen times the national average. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded s2e13: Devil’s Graveyard Alaska, History 2012
There are unexplained phenomena here. ibid.
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. John Muir
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that. Tom Bodett
It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia. Sarah Palin
They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska. Sarah Palin, interview Charles Gibson, ABC News 11th September 2008
About 180 miles from Anchorage lies the solitary town of Gakona Alaska. It is here where, according to some, one of the most dangerous projects ever conceived by the US government is taking place. Conspiracy Files Unsealed: Haarp, 2012
Haarp is only one of several such transmitters around the world. ibid.
The Iditarod is the most famous annual event in Alaska’ … ‘The superbowl of our sport … Losers s1e6: Aliy, Netflix 2019
I am the mom of quite a few Alaskan huskies. ibid. Aliy
1000 miles: 8-10 day event. ibid. caption
In 1964 two crewmen about an Alaskan freighter captured on film the eruption of a giant earthquake … As the earth trembled the harbour was sucked dry; a chasm opened beside the ship. A huge tidal wave smashed in. In Search of s1e7 … Earthquakes, History 1977
The hottest governor from the coldest state … October 2010: Sarah at one time was the most popular governor in the country. Nick Broomfield, Sarah Palin: You Betcha! 2011
Sarah’s special talent was playing the flute. ibid.
She was ridiculed for being uneducated, uninformed and often incoherent. ibid.
A celebrity industry has grown up around Sarah. ibid.
‘Bring finances her way … In Jesus name, Amen.’ ibid. Church blessing on Sarah
Biblical Science: ‘They are apocalyptic Christians.’ ibid. local pastor
Her pre-election promises to fire people who didn’t support her [for Mayor] ibid.
After the turkey fiasco, Sarah would only communicate on Facebook or Twitter. ibid.
Sarah quit: there was concern about her mental state. ibid.