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Little freedom of choice with Obamacare
Editor, I must say I am interested in the response my first letter on this subject generated. Thank you all who read it, and for your kind corrections and suggestions. I shall endeavor to respond with equal kindness, having done quite a bit more research as was recommended. A very good source is: ”Dhimmitude Past and Present: An Invented or Real History?” by Bat Ye’or. No, the word “dhimmitude” is not now in the O...
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare regulations open to interpretation
To the Editor: I took Ms. Roberts’ advice and did a Google search on “Obamacare subsidy”. One link led to the WebMD website, which had a short but informative article. It stated that the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates about half of adults currently purchasing coverage will be eligible for subsidies of about $5,500 per family which would cover 67 percent of projected premiums. However, people earning about $46,...
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Those governing need to think about need versus want
To the Editor: When is it enough? Many years ago I left Kodiak because I did not like the way the city and borough governments were operating. Today it is much worse because there are those governing now that think it is my job to pay for their ideas. Like the nice lady who lives in the borough who is being charged city sales tax on her cell phone bill. I purchased my cell phone through the mail from Anchorage ACS...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans must think for themselves
To the Editor: About Art Zimmer’s letter about “dhimmitude” and the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare (Letters Aug 13). Dhimmitude is certainly a word, but it is not anywhere in the Affordable Care Act itself. The Snopes article which Mr. Zimmer refers does say “Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad…” however, that part of the article is to explain...
Aug 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do your research
To the Editor: Two people have already articulated very well the fallacies in Mr. Zimmer’s letter in which he claims that Muslims will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act. I would like to add some further clarification. There is no mention of any specific religious group in the Affordable Care Act in the section on exemptions. It simply states that exemptions could be granted to those members of a group that al...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dhimmitude theory on Obamacare is a hoax
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Zimmer’s letter concerning Obamacare and “dhimmitude.” Incredulous at what I was reading, I Googled the subject. It only took five minutes to learn that Mr. Zimmer seems to be the victim of a well-known hoax. His claims originate from a viral, wildly inaccurate email that has been circulating since 2010. As a matter of fact, it appears that the vast majority of Mr....
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Research: The cure to assumed fear
To the Editor: There is certainly something to be said about fear of the unknown; fear of the different. It is easy to resort to assumptions after encountering something that inspires fear or anger. After reading the letter to the editor in our Kodiak Daily Mirror on Tuesday August 13, 2013 I was ushered into a state of fear and anger. Angry that a letter polluted with such an onslaught of falsities was published,...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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UA’s students are motivated to finish faster
As chair of the University of Alaska’s Board of Regents, I hear a lot of stories from our students. Often these stories come from students who face down enormous challenges, stick with it, work hard and earn that certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. For most of them, the payoff of a better job, increased earnings and more skills and opportunities is well worth it. Not all of our students are the ...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare mess
To the Editor: When the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was making its way through Congress, language was included that required members of Congress and their aides to be under the same program as the rest of us. Last week, the President negated that part of the legislation by authorizing subsidies of up to 75 percent of their healthcare insurance premiums. Congressional aides can earn up to $170,000 per year,...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska's next Lt. Governor needs to avoid election errors
To the Editor: The Lieutenant Governor is tasked with overseeing the Alaska Division of Elections and ensuring we have access to the ballot and a say in our government by petition. Unfortunately, according to Associated Press reports, Lt. Governor Treadwell allowed well-known political flack Art Hackney of Anchorage to remove Alaskans' names from the petition to put the oil wealth giveaway on the ballot. Whatever ...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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