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Conspiracies and community values
I had a really good laugh reading the March 20 Daily Mirror guest column titled “Freedom and Conspiracy Theorists.” And I mean no disrespect to the author when I say that this was some really funny stuff: The John Birch Society, McCarthyism and the father of the Koch Brothers and a propaganda campaign that would have made the Chinese Communists or Madison Avenue proud. The author reveals and exposes how the local ...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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For too long we have blindly trusted our elected officials
To the Editor, Good for you, Mr. Ross, for exercising your liberties! However, your accusations are false regarding the KODIAK COMPASS website and those that use that format to communicate with like-minded individuals. First of all, the website was developed to share information about political events that happen locally and throughout the United States. We are a conglomeration of many different activists with dif...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
Mar 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Questioning some of allegations leveled against Father Paisius
To the Editor, I was astonished to read Sam Dank’s comments in the March 23, 2015 article in the Kodiak Daily Mirror (Father Paisius deposed, defrocked as priest.) With a tone of supposed authority he said that Fr. Paisius is not coming back to Alaska. How can he be sure? There are a lot of people in Kodiak, the villages of Kodiak Island and in other parts of the state who want to see him and his family stay. I fi...
Mar 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the donation
My husband brought home recently a donation for my ALS bake sale fundraiser on March 7. To the woman who gave her donation to one of my volunteers who works at Safeway, I would like to say, "Thank you very much!” Her donation will be sent to the ALS Evergreen Chapter in Kent, Washington, which has Alaska in its territory. There is no ALS chapter in our state. — Sarah Thayer
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show us the contract
Theory: A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observations. Fact: In 1992 George Bush #1 signed an agreement called Agenda 21 presented and provided by the United Nations. Or: Clinton is the first president to provide money toward its implementation. Or: The school Board had a surplus of $5 million a few weeks ago and now they don’t. The Borough is building a new $80 million school and there is no co...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Difference between personal mission and passion
Here’s my reaction to Betty MacTavish’s letter to the editor (March 18) about SB-1: 1. Personal mission and passion: Personal mission is using position or power to change something you don't like. TRUE Passion is pursuing something you love and care about, like saving whales or feeding the hungry, NOT STOPPING adults from smoking in an adult environment. 2. This bill would BAN smoking in different locations throug...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refuting bar owner’s letter to the editor
To the editor, In the Thursday, March 12 edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Mr. (George) Gatter made several points against the passage of SB-1 with misinformation that I will proceed to refute — one by one. 1) Sen. Peter Micciche no doubt has a personal mission to protect individuals from tobacco smoke because of the death of his father and other family members. The senator does have a passion for this topic alo...
Mar 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help your community, veterans and their families
The spirit of service is alive and well right here in Kodiak. So many people in our wonderful community want to do good for others but don’t know where to start. The American Legion Auxiliary can help. Faith, family and freedom are integral parts of our organization. Please stop by anytime at the Post and visit. We can also advise you of the many member benefits available. Please remember it’s only right that we, ...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget remains biggest Capitol topic
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month away from the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol is a busy place as Senate and House committees work through bills, resolutions and confirmation hearings for the governor’s appointees to the state’s boards and commissions. The biggest topic on the table remains the budget. Early Friday, March 13, the House approved its version of...
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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