Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Downtown mall has become an unwelcoming place
To the Editor: I, along with many other people, work on the mall. We have become increasingly distressed at the unsavory environment there, and the situation is only getting worse. The core problem is that some of our town’s more unfortunate citizens are allowed to loiter, be drunk in public, and pester workers and patrons of the local businesses with impunity. This spring we have seen an escalation to include sex...
May 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The good old days are gone
To the Editor: How’s this for honesty? We have morons for politicians, being greedy and lying to the people all the time. Propaganda, cold wars, hot wars and drugs are going to bring our country to its knees. The exhaustion and bankruptcy of our minds. The drug problem is going to add fuel to our disaster. Drugs are being poured out on the open market for our youth. We will find that the leadership of tomorrow is ...
May 09, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ode to Carl Theil
Ode to Carl Theil As the fog moves in there is no land to get my bearings by… And lo I have missed the channel buoy what time was that what year… The sea sags and bellies beneath me now… While waves gargle phosprous deep within their dark wakes… I seem lost now as though between two oceans… What enslaving grog have I consumed from the sea… That has left me so perilously adrift with islands all about me… The names ...
May 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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We do not need more buildings
To the Editor: This is in answer to the kids who think of wanting all fun things and buildings for them. Us adults are not rich. They need their parents to buy land and build them a recreation center, and they can pay the taxes on it too. Too many buildings are going up, and soon the bomb will fall and we can’t afford them and we will lose them. If they want all this stuff Juvy Small wrote to have in the paper, ei...
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Immigrants are job creators, not job takers
To the Editor: Since 1875, the law that prohibited foreign prostitutes and convicts from entering the United States has been broadened to include the illiterate. In more recent years, the laws have been reformed again and again to keep out immigrants and restrict them from working. Americans today tend to believe that immigrants ruin to our society by draining our public school systems, our health care, and our ec...
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Don't forget your life jacket when on the water
To the editor: Lots of Kodiakans are taking advantage of the improving weather by enjoying a stroll or lunch hour along the waterfront. It’s always a great show, with working mariners, wildlife and boat traffic. The wrong note comes from people riding in open skiffs without life jackets, sometimes even sitting on the gunwales. According to Coast Guard statistics, about 80 percent of drowning victims in the United ...
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents are at fault for childhood obesity
To the Editor: Childhood obesity has become a huge outbreak in our country in the past 30 years, and it’s beginning to look more like parents are playing a huge role in the cause. Parents today work more, cook meals at home less, and let their children snack more. For instance, 30 years ago, children only ate one snack a day. Children today are having three or more snacks a day. Therefore, children are eating an e...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak needs an indoor community fitness facility
To the Editor: I believe Kodiak needs an indoor sports center open to the whole community. Most of the existing facilities require you to be a military person or an Alaska native, but what about the town people who aren’t or have any Alaska native blood? Building a community facility can help people continue their physical activity even when the weather is bad. For example, tennis players would not have to worry a...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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People abuse welfare benefits
To the Editor: Are welfare benefits being taken advantage of or are they being used wisely? The government should make sure that the money we work hard for is going to ones who really need it and is being used for good causes. There’s at least $131 billion spent on welfare benefits annually. Many people who aren’t getting enough welfare claim they need more money. Citizens who need financial help know welfare is t...
May 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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American citizens should be more accepting of people who want to live in the U.S.
To the Editor: Many Americans believe immigration and illegal immigration cause too many problems for the country since they are now more worried about terrorists’ attacks. Millions of people try to live in the United States by sneaking in or waiting for the government to approve them, and they come for all sorts of reasons. People emigrate to the United States because they see America as one of the best and stron...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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