“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Polar Bear Shot in Fort Yukon

The village of Fort Yukon is in Interior Alaska. The polar bear, which is a coastal bear, was spotted eating lynx carcasses Thursday morning. Zeb Cadzoq killed it later in the day.

Polar bear shot in Fort Yukon

by Jason Moore
Thursday, March 28, 2008

FORT YUKON, Alaska -- Fort Yukon, south of the Brooks Range, is more than 200 miles from the Beaufort Sea.

But that's how far a polar bear wandered to its demise.

Residents say the young bear, perhaps a two-year-old, was shot on the outskirts of the Yukon River village Thursday afternoon.

Fort Yukon officials said no in the village can remember a polar bear sighting in that area.

The city manager says it appears the bear was feeding on carcasses placed in the dump by trappers.

Residents, like Paul Shewfelt said they feared the bear would not leave the village.

"I think his weakness would have been he would have come back," Shewfelt said. "The smell of the town, the community, the people cooking, dog feed -- pretty sure it would have come back. You've got the dump there."

The man who shot the bear flew the head and hide to Fairbanks Friday to notify state Fish and Game officials.

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  1. What do you expect the Polar Bears to do now that we've melted their homeland with CO2 from our SUVs?

  2. I read that famous polar bear picture everyone passed around was taken in the summer.

  3. I remember how distressed my aunt would become when watching the pictures of the little seals being bludgeoned to bloody death by the men with clubs. Hopefully they have learned the use of a well aimed rifle by now.

  4. On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone.
    On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

  5. Are the lights going out in Europe?

    Yeah, that was lame, but I think we could save alot if the damned malls would turn off all the parking lights at night. We got one here blazes away all night long to no purpose whatever.

  6. The Clinton campaign's letter to Nancy Pelosi suggesting that she might like to "reflect" (if you know what we mean) on her call for the superdelegates to support the winner of the popular vote (i.e., Obama) was notable not for its menace but for its clumsiness: Few sights are more forlorn than an enforcer who can no longer enforce. The Clinton letter reminded me of Elena Ceausescu still trying to pull the don't-you-know-who-I-am routine even as the firing squad was taking aim.

    But on she staggers. Even if she can't win, she can deny victory to Obama, and to her party. As they say in show business, it's not important for me to succeed, only for my friends to fail.


  7. It will be interesting to have opinions about this..

    When Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone:
    United States -- Muslim 1.0%
    Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
    Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
    China -- Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
    Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
    Denmark -- Muslim 2%
    Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
    Spain -- Muslim 4%
    Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law.
    France -- Muslim 8%
    Philippines -- Muslim 5%
    Sweden -- Muslim 5%
    Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris -- car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam -- Mohammed cartoons).
    Guyana -- Muslim 10%
    India -- Muslim 13.4%
    Israel -- Muslim 16%
    Kenya -- Muslim 10%
    Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
    Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
    Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
    Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
    Albania -- Muslim 70%
    Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan -- Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
    Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
    Egypt -- Muslim 90%
    Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
    Iran -- Muslim 98%
    Iraq -- Muslim 97%
    Jordan -- Muslim 92%
    Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
    Palestine -- Muslim 99%
    Syria -- Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
    Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%

    100% will usher in the peace of "Dar-es-Salaam" -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
    Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
    Somalia -- Muslim 100%
    Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

    Posted by: seville844 at March 29, 2008 2:26 PM

  8. Calif Schools, 60% Hispanic.
    California is F.....!

  9. I live in FtYukon and they gave Zeb $1000 ticket for shooting the bear. Pretty dumb considering when he called F&G they said he was drunk and hung up the phone on him.

  10. oh well hello. wake the hell up. what do you expect the polar bear to do? starve?? how about you traqulize the poor thing and then release it back far away from this town or what ever. pretty in humane if you ask me. but what ever people will do what they want becuase they dont give a damn.

    killing animals is wrong no matter what your excuse is.