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Our court system is a joke to criminals
To the Editor: What is wrong with our court system and judges? All these repeat offenders get their hands slapped and let go. We have so much crime in Kodiak, but they let them go and they do the same things over and over again. You saw the Kodiak Mirror that said about this one in particular who at age 58, is still stealing, robbing and breaking the law all the time and he is still running loose. I knew him as a ...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human nature doesn't change
To the Editor: President BO's speech on July 19, 2013, that mentioned how cruel it is for black men to hear door locks click and see women clutch their purses a bit tighter when blacks come into range is similar to his piece in one of his books about how he resented white girls that refused to date him. It seems he objects to the exercise of individual choice. Until all humans are exactly equal in looks, abilities...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of public input during meetings
To the Editor: I keep hearing a Hotline-Rewarmed segment on our local country station that pretty much says “Bonney Bonney flip-flop when he is up for re-election, Bonney.” It seems to me that 1) we need local government, 2) we should vote out all flip-floppers, and 3) our councilmembers need to be protected from the curse of their own open- (weak-) mindedness. There is clearly a problem here, not only with Tuck B...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smoking ban goes too far
To the Editor: I will not trivialize the plight of nonsmokers, and for the record: I am now smoke-free, yet have no urge to control the guy across the street. Is there a crisis? Most of the buildings here are nonsmoking. Kodiak has chosen a freedom-oriented solution to a difficult problem. Our cherished ownership and property rights have been respected. Proprietors respond to market forces and social mores to do w...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hypocrisy and the smoking ban
To the Editor: There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on almost most matters. One in particular is cigarettes, pipes and cigars. They sell tobacco to you because it’s legal and at a high price! After a person has bought tobacco, where do you smoke it? “You can’t smoke here.” “You can’t smoke there.” “It is illegal to smoke here.” They are getting so nosey you can’t smoke I your own home, car or boat! The “do-gooders” as...
Jul 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice
As reported about Monday’s fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Academy of Science’s study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources. What saturated the results was a wi...
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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People shouldn't complain about rent
To the Editor: On the Hotline, Monday, people were griping about their rent being raised in apartments. The owners of the apartments have to pay each renter’s sewer, water, garbage, electric, insurance, high property taxes, heat, city 7 percent sales tax, repairs and cleaning, just like rental houses pay on each tenant. Some of these people are earning high retirement income and they can afford to own their own pl...
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Providence
Providence Your name stands for your commitment, And responsibility to the community, And for individuals like me. You are true to what you believe in, And carry out your duty, As you perceive it. You are truly a blessing from above. And for that, I thank God and Jesus Christ each and every day. Please continue to be patient with people like I Who often need your serenity, And finds true meaning each day. May you ...
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleepless in Kodiak
To the Editor: It’s not just the long summer days that are cutting into our sleep. The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the celebratory fireworks continue and they continue well after midnight, weeknights and weekends. Granted, summer weather has coincided with the June 15 to July 15 timeframe set forth by the Borough for shooting off fireworks, but what was the expected fireworks around the 4th has now becom...
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smoking ban is not the assembly's business
To the Editor: What business does the borough assembly have writing a smoking ban that intrudes into every private business on Kodiak? Is it motivated by health concerns or is it really about increasing meddlesome borough powers and therefore the need to raise taxes to maintain a silly fleet of cigarette boats to patrol the three mile zone. Some people enjoy smoking. It's not my business. It is not the assembly's ...
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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