10-5-2021 America Continues To Evolve Into An Appeasement Country

America Continues To Evolve Into An Appeasement Country “I want it now at someone else’s expense” By Dave Harbour The disturbing trend continues.  Modern generations, particularly this one, want what they want when they want it and they want it NOW.  But only if someone else pays for it.  And who would that be?  It would be someone who cannot vote who can be involuntarily indebted and who would ONLY have to pay interest and not the principle for decades to come.  In short, politicians can appease constituents by [...]

9-30-2021 Taxes On Energy Producers and Consumers Grow From Inflationary Government Spending and Regulatory Policies

Open Letter To Alaska's U.S. Senators Is this what Alaska's U.S. Senators want for their state and country? If so, we believe they will be joining the Dems to support porky infrastructure and socialized reconciliation.  This is not like past times when pork was routinely incorporated into legislation, but not mortally injurious to the Nation's future.  This time could come to be known as, "The End Game".  And maybe that outcome will be determined by Alaska's two Senators. -dh (Note: We believe that wasteful spending and rising [...]

9-10-2021 Historical Days: Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale & 9-11

Today in 1969, Alaska conducted the great Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale, over a year after the behemoth oil & gas discovery on the state's North Slope.  Full Story HERE.  Here is our 2020 comment.   *     *     * Tomorrow, the whole country commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York City of the World Trade Center.  (Another Day of Infamy) *     *     * My great brother (Photo-right, with author), Vietnam Vet Marine Doug Harbour, founded the Tri State 9/11 Remembrance Parade & Ceremony...in [...]

3-19-21 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

  Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS)  Four decades ago yesterday, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability.  We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking "more revenue". But let us begin the story this way.  1980-81 was an era when [...]

3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies

Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?"  You be the judge.  -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past  Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty.  Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]

3-4-2021, Déjà Vu?

Note: In doing a little research today I came across the Commentary below.  I am reprinting it today, thinking some readers might find value in comparing the challenges six years ago, to today's.  -dh 5-4-15 Never Again "Never Again" by Dave Harbour   Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan visited the Holocaust Memorial at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. He spoke of unspeakable crimes against humanity and asked his audience to resolve, "Never Again". Switch now to a fanciful world that is present-day America.  Citizens focus on leading normal lives while [...]

11-12-20 We hope Alaska doesn’t make this huge mistake

We Pray This Report Is Only A Reporter's Nightmare, Lest It Become Reality Commentary by Dave Harbour So far, we lack confirmation of the adjacent story and hope it is only a terrifying rumor. Former Alaska Governor Bill Walker. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour But if the former Governor or any other private citizen is successful in convincing enough decision-makers to support this type of deal, we believe it will be at the expense of every Alaskan in several ways.  We believe the state could be [...]

10-5-20 We Thank Our Teacher, Dr. Stanley, For A Lifetime Of Service

View this email in your browser intouch.org | Donate  Share | Subscribe In the October 05 newsletter: Learn more about Dr. Stanley’s new relationship with First Baptist Atlanta and see how you can help advance the gospel around the world. HAVE YOU HEARD? In obedience to the Holy Spirit and leading of the Lord, Dr. Stanley has stepped down as senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta and now holds the honorary title of pastor emeritus. But don’t worry. Dr. Stanley remains in good health and will continue to preach from the In Touch [...]

9-26-2020 Tongass Freed From Restrictive Roadless Rule

Colleagues: The recent full exemption of the Tongass from the roadless rule is a positive event in these trying times.  Towns and villages in Southeast existed long before the Tongass was designated as a national forest.  The ability of our people to build futures for their families is a fundamental priority, which can be balanced with environmental concerns; the roadless exemption provides for this balance.  The people of Southeast Alaska are benefitting from this action by a thoughtful administration. Sincerely yours, Don Habeger Executive Director First Things First Alaska [...]

9-10-2020 TODAY IS THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969 PRUDHOE BAY LEASE SALE

From the state archives (featuring Lieutenant Governor (Secretary of State) Robert W. (Bob) Ward at the microphone. Note correction and personal note below.  More historical links). Collection Name AMRC. Ward Wells Collection Identifier AMRC-wws-4794-6 Title State of Alaska 23rd oil and gas lease sale. Description Title taken from sign in photograph. View of 23rd oil and gas lease sale for Alaska inside Sydney Laurence Auditorium in Anchorage, Alaska, with map of North Slope area in Alaska on sign in background. Alaska Governor Keith Miller holds microphone, while Alaska Department of [...]

9-1-2020 George Soros & Son: Major Threat to Capitalism?

The Nazis, Soviets, Venezuelans, Sandanistas, Cubans, and Pol Pot leaders all referred to their governments as "socialist".  Alaska's democrats in 2016 voted to elect a socialist president.  We believe a growing segment of America's younger generation is unaware of how socialist propaganda and unrealistic promises lead to inevitable misery and eventual collapse of socialist societies.  The death of the United States as we have known it is within the grasp of her enemies, both without and within.  Only a herculean effort, equal to the commitment, sacrifice, and endurance [...]

8-1-20 First Things First Alaska Foundation Identifies Importance of Mining to Alaska

Dear Alaskan: The economic benefits of mining are integral to the quality of life in Alaska.  In a May 2018 report on the mining's industry's impacts in Southeast Alaska alone, t was reported to be responsible for 1,600 direct and indirect jobs, $121,000,000 in direct and indirect wages, $3,800,000 paid to local governments through property and sales taxes, and $246,000 in contributions to about 120 nonprofit organizations. This economic impact is vital to the wellbeing of our communities. The statement above is taken from a letter to the DOWA [...]

A Plea For CoronaVirus Legal Protection – Roger Jenkins Passes

A Plea For Federal Lawsuit Protection Among others, restaurants will never be the same —if they fully recover at all. Distancing is impossible for chefs and others. Wiping down everything thoroughly and consistently after every guest is impossible. Masks are uniformly worn by employees? Forget it. Consistent enforcement of bureaucratic rules for every bar and Restaurant will make customer service wait staff into Gestapo agents. There may only be one fighting chance -- right now -- for Congress/POTUS to enact medical lawsuit restrictions and ironclad protection to businesses and [...]

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5-27-20 Why An Alaska North Slope Gas Pipeline Is Infeasible. Is the Recovery of Oil Demand and Pricing Real?

Current Petroleum News Headlines Alyeska oil prorations now at 95% inventory; supply chain clearing - 05/24/2020 (Full story) Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has adjusted oil flow prorations on the trans-Alaska pipeline system to a 95% proration as of May 15, up from an 85% proration in place earlier in May. “At TAPS, we're confident the supply chain has stabilized,” We're ramping back up and as of last Friday are back to saf.... Oil Patch bits: New features added to Lynden's mobile app - 05/24/2020 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News May [...]

5-23-20 China Is A Growing Threat to North and South America…and to the World

Northern Gas Pipelines Published by Dave Harbour · 32 mins ·  Here is a highly articulate Chinese woman’s summary of the Chinese Communist Party’s destructive threat to the free world. It seems the CCPVirus is but the tip of the iceberg. National defense considerations include the Chinese Communist interest in acquiring energy properties throughout North and South America in addition to other "belt and highway" targets world-wide. -dh https://tinyurl.com/y7bo4kbj Saturday We Said, “Canada’s Pipe Policy Pursues Perplexity“ (Today, 8-20-18, it’s Alaska’s Turn) We say Alaska pursues perfidy because it does.  Everyone [...]

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