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Thank you to the Coast Guard
This past Friday Lisa and I had the privilege to be involved with the Alex Haley family and Friends day onboard the ship. From the Commanding officer down, we have to complement the professionalism we experienced. Safety first was definitely everywhere and in every aspect of our experience from the new recruits being trained to the awesome barbecue. This is definitely a top-notch well-oiled crew who we have absolu...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Yes to Restore Alaska as an “Owner State”
I do not align myself with the politics of former Governor Sarah Palin. The less I hear or read about her, the better. So in this regard, I was recently surprised to find myself grateful for reading what she had to say. The topic was oil and gas taxes in Alaska. As you may recall, Governor Palin, riding a wave of corruption clean-up, came into office to overhaul Alaska’s oil and gas tax structure. Amidst the suspi...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carefully rethinking decorum debate
In reference to the debated KIB Ordinance FY2014-20, also known as the Decorum in Debate policy: As a public entity, the Assembly must ensure reasoned discourse among its members and those attending meetings. According to the ethics of reasoned discourse, it is unreasonable to question someone’s motives because motives are irrelevant to a policy’s “goodness.” Essentially, a policy is justified according to the goo...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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'The more we recycle, the more we save'
To the editor, No matter where you come down on the question of dumpsters vs. roll carts it's obvious that, as a business owner, you save a lot of money going to roll carts. The way to do that is to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and cans with Threshold Services. You can drop them off yourself, or set up a pick up. The cost is nominal and more than offset by the savings. In addition you can do the righ...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ordinance would turn Borough meetings into Sunday school
In the July 3 Borough Assembly meeting, Ordinance NO. FY2014-20, a measure to abridge the freedom of speech in assembly meetings was discussed. Under the guise of “proper decorum,” the Borough Assembly proposes to disfranchise any expression of opinion that is inconsistent with speech that is “appropriate, proper behavior in society.” (To illustrate decorum, my dictionary has a picture of an eight- or ten-year-old...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil taxes and corruption: Why vote YES to repeal SB21?
One compelling factor is the despicable politics of how SB21 came to be. Two employees of ConocoPhillips (Senator Meyer and Senator Micciche) voted to pass SB21, giving their employer huge tax breaks. That’s clearly a conflict of interest, folks: It’s a symptom of corruption. Legislators said, “Hey, we followed the rules.” That’s a big, big problem. Had those ConocoPhillips employees not voted, SB21 would have fai...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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PANDA decision a no-brainer for the Council
To the editor, An active group of young folks have joined a national organization called PANDA, people against the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the president with the power to declare anyone a terrorist and to imprison them indefinitely, allowing no contact with anyone. PANDA has appeared before the Council with the request that they repudiate this law because it eliminates the requirement to...
Jul 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for paying attention
To the editor, Around 1:30 p.m. on June 29, I almost caused an accident at Benny Benson and Mission roads. I am truly sorry. And I want to thank you, sir, for being the one to pay attention. Elizabeth West
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this Rome?
To the editor, In the old days of Rome, when Rome the city was burning down, Nero played the fiddle. Today, we have a modern Nero. With Iraq under siege and crumbling to the terrorists, Obama plays golf! He, like Nero, has no military experience or statesmanship for a foreign policy, which now shows. Bill Bjorklund (fisherman)
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NDAA is unconstitutional
To the editor, The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is arguably the most unconstitutional and frightening piece of legislation ever to be signed into law. The similarities to Nazi Germany's "Enabling Act" and the NDAA are listed below. 1. The Enabling Act’s official Orwellian name was the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.’ The NDAA’s little brother’s Orwellian name is the 'Patrio...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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