With Alaska at the forefront of many international discussions involving climate change, offshore drilling, mining, Arctic exploration (land grab), etc., it might be helpful for staffers and state diplomats to refresh themselves with American gestures that are best left at home.
In other words, if meeting with a Russian delegation to discuss their interesting decision to boost their military presence so close to Alaska’s borders…it might behoove you to have that introductory shake of hands once everyone is firmly inside the conference room.
Across the state this morning there will be a testing of the tsunami warning system. There could be sirens, radio/TV warnings, etc.
DO NOT PANIC!
This is simply a safety precaution to ensure if and when a real tsunami does occur…the system in place actually works to warn Alaskans.
Here is the coolest warning from around the state, brought to you by the Seward City News:
*Or in the spirit of Douglas Adams:
Brace yourself. Take a deep breath and head to the nearest Dairy Queen. Why? Because for today only they are celebrating their 75th anniversary in the most awesome Lunch Break worthy way: by giving away free vanilla soft serve ice cream all day.