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Thank you  ALL so  very much!!


The people of Point Hope Alaska “The oldest people” in all of North America.

This unique photo essay has been published all over the internet on over 50 web photo forums. A new milestone has been reached this year. ( for me)

one million hits !

Thank You !! for the GREATEST Birthday gift I have ever had


Often surfaces and I have to contend with it or it will spread, I can easily block such said individual, but the logic is flawed and I have to pont this out. 

One person does not equal 50 hits.  that is preposterous. the image below proves it.  Look at how many people, genertate how many hits ..  hmmm. !!  there goes that “fairy=tale” logic, flying right out the window.  I am not an expert either, not in any sense of the word.  But I do know what these numbers say, anyone, of any AGE, can clearly see.  the number of people and the number of hits they generate !doh !!

49 people generated 92 hits  then.. um, er  25 people generated 45,466 hits, my my my !!

Your batting 1000%   4 times Mr. Dove you have been wrong !  What is your next point ?

Thank You Mr. Dove, you remind me of a very true, verifiable story, that I have the proof for. See what you just attempted to do.. ( to discredit me),  find some flaw in what “my blog says”.  FIND IT, point it out, and harass me.  This is nothing new. My four sons have grown up watching adults attempting to do the same thing day after day, week after week. for their whole lives.  But when people are shown the error of their ways, they do not ever aplogize. They hide in denial and distance, & obscurity.


I was working at pump station #6 on the Trans – Alaska – Pipleline,  I had been there for about two weeks time. My partner and I were working on installing a new huge power panel, 480 volts, The old ‘feeder’  wires were taken out and removed, everything was disconnected from this new panel that was being put into its place.

My tool buddy was from Seattle, he was also the ‘job steward”.  reaching for one of the branch circuit smaller wires, a white wire, a neutral wire, he received a very bad shock. The job was shut down immediatly to find out why this unsafe condition was present. There should never be a difference of potential between a white wire, and ground.  they are basically the same place. and as such this netrual wire was being backfed,  Current traveling in the wrong direction. 

My ‘genius’ foreman – Mark Bergy – Fairbanks (chuckle), this 26 year old ‘rookie” had all the answers, to everything, he was the only electricain in the whole union that knew this buisness.!!  I will find the answer to this, as he picked up the blueprints. (20 year old blueprints – that did not show “additions” ).

At this point in time in my ‘brief” career, in this industry,  i had over 32 years experience in the field. I have never worked on houses, just heavy industrial and large commercial projects. I had an incredible education as an electrican that began when I was in the 3rd grade.

how to find this problem and fix it quickly was the  matter at hand, not reading some blue prinits that are outdated by years.!!  I followed the piple the “guilty” wires came from, back to the first junction box, to physiclly see what could be causing this. I only had to open three different boxes that were close by; to come to the proper conclusion and solution.   When I found this problem, i immediately notified my forman, who was still buried deep into schematic diagrams of a fire alarm panel.  (chuckle). I found it, I told him and show him what, where, what had been done wrong.!  He smiled. good work he said. I told him. When this section head comes to us to find out what is wrong. DO NOT TELL HIM using words.  he has to go back and explain it to his boss. etc. Just hand him a simple drawing and explian it simply !!

The Alyeska section person arrives. Ol bergy puts his hands on his hips,  his voice changes, and he goes int this long – winded explanation, that I could not understand and it lasted forever.!!   the  maintenence man for Aleyeska left shaking his head. 

I drew up a simple diagram. !   I walked into Main section chief office for A shift.  I told him. You have a serious problem in your fire alarm system, you have a serious back feed, and here is how to fix it. He looked up at me. RED FACED. glaring at me and said.. who the *&*^%% are you ???  Get the hell out of my office and quit wasting my time, you @#@#$$#@ !!!  We have been testing this system 3 times a day every day for 17 years..   get the *&*&*&^ OUT OF HERE.!!!    He was “pissed” to say the least !

I waited.. .. for the shift to change to B shift, and I walked back in and sat down and very nicely explained to this shift chief. what I had discovered. !!


Much to my amazement. I was given this certificate, in front of the whole crew, of some 100 electricians at the morning’s safety meeting.   I was fired the next day !!  “banned” from the job -site!  THAT was the plan, but it BACKFIRED.

I have a habit of embarassing people, they set them selves up every time.


The general forman, insisted he had to lay one person off the next day,  I was the one chosen.  Two foremen went to the general foreman and said.. We quit.!!  no.. there is no need to lay just one person off.. two people left to back me up!  THIS drawing I made, had to be faxed to all of the pump stations, as they were all wired in the exact same manner.!!  In the event of a fire.  these exhaust fans, would have worked in the opposite direction, spreading the fire, instead of sucking all the smoke out.  !! Imagne that!

I was born at night…………… ‘ but it wasn’t last night ” !!

My forman refused to ever speak with me again!!