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Alaska Man Helps Baby Moose Off Busy Road – 'It Could Have Gone Bad'

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Moose are well known for being formidable wild animals. You don’t want to come face to face with one, and if you ever do, you want to give them a wide berth.

Joe Tate was just one of many who spotted a pair of the creatures in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 6.

A mother moose had crossed into the road, but her young baby was unable to get over the guardrail, leaving it stranded.

The worried mother was causing a traffic jam as she went back and forth over the road.

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Tate had been fishing with friends in Ninilchik and was on his way home. He watched for about 30 minutes as the baby moose exhausted itself trying to get to its mother near Clam Gulch on the Kenai Peninsula.

Though Tate knew that moose are dangerous, he watched as driver after impatient driver sped past the mother and baby, and he was worried that there would be an accident.

“It was tired,” he said of the calf, according to KTUU-TV. “It was very, very young. I mean, week, week and a half old.”



“As we got closer, we started to see traffic — whether they were out-of-staters or locals — going around.”

“Well they were going around it [a] little bit faster speed than you want.”

Tate was also more qualified than most to do something about the situation. He’s lived in Alaska for over 15 years and spent time in the military. He’s also familiar with the territory and its inhabitants, and is a registered hunting guide.

All in all, he was able to take a calculated risk — and with the help of some friends — he went into action.

His friends pulled a trailer in front of the mother moose, cutting off her line of sight. Tate jumped over the guardrail, lifted the calf over, set it on its feet and let it go.



It ran to its mother, and the two left.

“It was calculated,” Tate said. “It was something we kind of looked at and talked about before we did it. It worked out for the best. And it could have gone bad and I understand and know that. But it did go the best, and it was worth the risk that I took.”

While Tate mentioned his background, he also stressed that he wasn’t an expert.

“Nowhere near expertise,” he said. “But I had some knowledge of what to do and what not to do, and handled it the best that it could be done.”

One woman who was on the scene when Tate and his friends pulled off the assist was able to get photos.



“After nearly 30 min of frantic pacing back-and-forth and the line of traffic growing more and more by the minute a gentleman from the northbound lane of traffic came and gave the calf some assistance,” Andrea N Salty Bock posted, along with a series of photos.

“He waited for the right moment in time when the mom was on the other side of the highway. Traffic blocked her view as he quickly grabbed the calf & placed her over the guard rail with her mother.

“I was [lucky] enough to be close enough to grab a couple photos!”

After the story got out, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was quick to point out that this was a reckless idea and that, technically, handling or possessing a wild animal is illegal and a punishable misdemeanor.

“Well, the fact that he is an experienced outdoorsman and a guide probably helped him not get stomped,” Anchorage-area biologist Dave Battle with the Department of Fish and Game said, while still urging people not to follow his lead.

“We’re not going to track this guy down and try to issue him a citation for doing this,” Alaska Wildlife Trooper Lt. Chris Jaime added.

Thankfully no one was injured and the mother and baby were able to go on their way.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece, Shocking Footage Caught on Camera

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m.

The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep.

Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected.



“This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC.

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“We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.”



The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0.

One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble.



The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead.

Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event.

“Glasses started smashing so we ran outside by the pool,” Millie Mackay, who was on vacation from Britain with her 9-year-old daughter, told the BBC.

“There the bosses guided us to a place of safety … [The manager] was then calling out room numbers and checking if everyone was out and OK.”

“Fortunately, our home was not too badly damaged,” Evangelia Christaki, a local, said. “But the authorities have told us to stay outdoors over the next hours. In any case, we are so scared.”

Officials said that schools were closed down and 2,500 tents have been set up for those displaced, and government minister Christos Stylianidis has declared a state of emergency.

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected. https://youtu.be/O70iUM-FXZ0 “This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC. “We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.” https://youtu.be/tJuT4HmDWC8 The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0. One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble. The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead. Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event. Συνεχείς μετασεισμοί στο Ηράκλειο ο κόσμος είναι στους δρόμους και τα παρκα , η ανησυχία και ο φόβος είναι τα μόνα συναισθήματα που κυριαρχούν Δείτε πως κουνιέται η προσοψη του μαγαζιού μου Αυτός ήταν ο φοβερός #σεισμος 5,8 που κράτησε 25 δευτερόλεπτα pic.twitter.com/ybofqZmcRT — Μανόλης della Creta (@baxebanis)…

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'SNL' Embraces Far Left, Hires Avowed Socialist Who Aggressively Campaigns to 'Abolish the Police'

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist.

As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

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Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.”

In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.”

The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America.

The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as sharing information about fundraisers and calling for defunding the police.

“DEFUND THE POLICE @MayorOfLA!! put your money where your snout is,” she tweeted last year.

“[I’m] high on weed for the first time in two years and all i can say is …. abolish the police, my b****,” she wrote in another tweet.

The addition of Sherman to SNL is one new addition to a growing number of leftists in influential places in Hollywood.

The TV show allows radical leftists to join its cast while it has fired a comedian in the past for making politically incorrect jokes.

Shane Gillis was hired and then fired in 2019 after clippings of him making what was considered to be politically incorrect comments came to light.

“Chinatown’s f***ing nuts” Gillis was heard saying, followed by “let the f***ing ch**ks live there,” CNN reported.

“We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for ‘SNL.’ We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard,” SNL said in a statement.

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist. As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman. Welcome to the cast! Aristotle Athari James Austin Johnson Sarah Sherman pic.twitter.com/n36tKsxhRE — SNL is back October 2! (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2021 Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.” Chatted comedy, art, #HelltrapNightmare & gross rebellion w/ the great Sarah Sherman 4 @RebelliousMag! Check it out> https://t.co/GK86RQkRnT pic.twitter.com/riiA08IgrM — Laurie (@Lauriefanelli) August 7, 2017 In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.” The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America. The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as…

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