Cargo’s Last Stand: 1969 – 2012 — We lost our jobs today

I’ll say more later, but I changed my cargo photos category back to Cargo’s Last Stand, which had temporarily been NWA > Delta Cargo.

I originally called it Cargo’s Last Stand to document NWA’s parking all of the 747 freighters, and then changed it to something more positive when Delta took over and we just handled passenger aircraft cargo.

We just found out this morning that Delta (who bought NWA) will now outsource our cargo operation here in Anchorage, starting 1/1/13.

Leah just said on Facebook that our cargo building was put into operation by NWA in 1969:

I believe 1969 and was expanded in 1972 to what is now occupied by LSG [flight kitchen] and ELS [plant maintenance].

I started working in Anchorage in 1980, and did a shift in this same air freight building in 1981.

All of the Cargo’s Last Stand photos are still posted. Just click the category in the Categories menu on the right. There are currently 35 pages of posts.


[music video] CREED: “The Song You Sing” — “Does the song you sing have ENOUGH MEANING? INSPIRE US to sing along. … Keep calling out FOREVER. Let them sing THAT SONG YOU SING!”

I’ve been humming this AWESOME song by CREED a lot, recently, fom their 2009 album, ‘Full Circle’:

“What’s wrong with the world today?
Tell me what’s all the talk about? …

“Does the song you sing have ENOUGH MEANING?
INSPIRE US to sing along
Does the song you sing KEEP ECHOING?
Inspire us to sing the song you sing

“I hope
The words I wrote
Keep calling out
Let them sing

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[youtube=]Creed-The Song You Sing Studio Version

Uploaded by  on Oct 23, 2009

Solar Max Chart: Approaching the Top of the Trough — Gorgeous auroras expected! But if one gets too gorgeous our power grid isn’t EMP protected, thanks to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congress

In Anchorage, last Thursday night we had an amazing, GLORIOUS light show! The entire sky to the west, north and east was filled with glorious lights — including overhead! I witnessed this personally, and am even more in awe of God — ‘what would You have me to do?’

I saw an aurora in Anchorage about 20 years ago that was directly overhead, which I’ll never forget. I have said it was like God coming his hair. But this one had so much energy. What blew me away were huge donut shaped pulses almost directly overhead (slightly to the west and north of overhead) that looked like they were slamming down this amazing energy on me, more than one pulse per second. Selah.

And we can expect more gorgeous displays this winter. BUT our power grid and electronics are not EMP protected (explained in the links below), because Congress won’t act to protect our country for just the cost of one stealth bomber.

So hopefully we won’t get a northern lights show that is too wonderful, like has happened in the past, before we had delicate electronics.


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Lisa Murkowski Blocked Effort to Protect US Power Grid — “Within 12 months of an EMP attack or a massive solar flare, between two-thirds to 90 percent of the U.S. population would perish!”

Matthew Stein 2/16/12: When Technology Fails

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Archive of the most severe solar storms to hit Earth: The largest was in 1859, The Carrington Event, followed by the New York Railroad Storm of 1921

Solar Max Chart: We’re Approaching the Top of the Trough — Gorgeous auroras expected! But if one gets too gorgeous our power grid isn’t EMP protected, thanks to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congress

Photos: Power transformers damaged by the March 13, 1989, geomagnetic storm | A GIANT solar flare in 2006 that missed us!

Matt Stein: 400 Chernobyls, Solar Flares, EMP & Nuclear Armageddon — If we see the most incredible northern lights display of our lives and the grid isn’t protected for just the price of one stealth bomber!

[Anchorage Daily News opinion] Alaska’s Senators LISA MURKOWSKI and MARK BEGICH are TRAITORS: Every U.S. senator must subscribe to an oath that states, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States …” Sens. Begich and Murkowski have BROKEN THIS OATH. I call on them to repudiate their votes on Senate Bill 1867, the Defense Authorization Bill; they have compromised the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.

Newt Gingrich: The Second Greatest Threat to America — “The second is an electromagnetic pulse attack which would literally destroy the country’s capacity to function.”

Joel Skousen reviews EMP attack scenario book, “When the Lights Went Out” by Jack Monnett: A solid wake up call for those who continue to think America is not at risk — It would probably take about 6 nuclear explosions spaced carefully over the nation

My EMP Dream (10/23/08): All Cars Suddenly Stopped From Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon?

Our senators traitors? Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

A shot across the bow: Missile expert says southern California projectile was a foreign-made cruise or ICBM missile launched from a submarine

Wayne Madsen: China Fired Missile Seen In Southern California

China Builds Secret Nuclear Submarine Base in South China Sea

Coincidence “Missile” Fired Off California Coast On Same Day That Chinese Sub Surprised US Carrier Group

One EMP nuke could take down the entire U.S. power grid. Study estimates 90% of all Americans dead within a year

North Korea may soon be able to strike USA with ultimate doomsday weapon that deactivates nearly all electronics

EMP Defense Council Inaugurated to Prepare the U.S. for a Nuclear EMP Strike or a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) “which have a high probability of occurring within the next 2-5 years” and would take out most of the electrical grid, medical devices, computer systems, the internet, all vehicles, consumer electronics, home appliances, satellites, airborne planes, etc.

Forecasters keep eye on looming ‘Solar Max’

[2012?] Likelihood of a SOLAR FLARE taking out our entire power grid — NO ELECTRICITY; NO WATER; NO HEAT for MANY MONTHS! ALASKA would be especially vulnerable. “If people in a community JOIN TOGETHER…”

((( audio ))) After America Went Down Music: Our Demise Theme [Barber: “Adagio for Strings”] ||| WWWIII or Just an EMP ||| The World Cheers Dance Mix [Dj Tiesto]

[music video] Scott Stapp of CREED with Children’s Chorus: “Pray for Sunrise” & “With Arms Wide Open” — Also shares speaks an encouraging word!


[youtube=]Scott Stapp & PS22 Chorus “Pray for Sunrise”

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Yesterday Scott Stapp, lead singer of the band Creed, was cool enough to take some time out from promoting his new book, “Sinner’s Creed” to make some time to meet and sing a couple of songs with PS22 Chorus! The kids joined Scott on his new song, “Pray For Sunrise” and the classic Creed hit “With Arms Wide Open.” Scott really opened up to the kids and inspired all of us deeply with his music and his story….

[youtube=]Scott Stapp & PS22 Chorus “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed 

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Another amazing performance from CREED frontman Scott Stapp with the PS22 Chorus of 2013 — here is the band’s classic song, “With Arms Wide Open!” Can’t sing Scott’s praises enough — as a singer and as a gentleman this man is in a league of his own! So honored to have him stop by….

Also thanks to former chorus member Daniel-san for stopping by to join in on the bongos, to Mr. Eberle on the acoustic guitar, and of course to our camera-woman extraordinaire, Ms. Lisa, for filming the performance!