Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
KDM columnist’s words preserved for posterity
I enjoyed the “FDR in Kodiak” article from the Feb. 3 issue, and I sent a copy to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. I think they liked it! FDR and Jimmy Carter are the only presidents to visit Kodiak, as far as I know. — Mat Freeman (EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Clark, acting director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, sent a letter dated April 28 to Mr. Freeman. Part of the letter said, “On behal...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why no bus service to Main Elementary?
I was wondering why Main Elementary is the only school that has no bus service, except for the special-needs children that start in second grade, which should start in kindergarten. Main Elementary needs school bus services because not having this service is a hardship for parents and students. The problem for the parents is that some of them are single and have no one to take their children to school when they ha...
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Witch doctor cheaper for Medicaid recipients
In order to expand Medicaid the legislature wants compromise and to cut cost on the program. A way this can be done is to give the people who would receive expanded Medicaid a witch doctor instead of a medical doctor. A witch doctor is much cheaper than a medical doctor, so the legislature would get what it wants by cutting cost on the expanded Medicaid and the people who want expanded Medicaid would receive it. B...
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Will always remember and love Kodiak and its residents
In 1987, soon after graduating from college and marrying, we moved to Kodiak. We had a dog, very few belongings and a dream of a life adventure in Alaska. We quickly adapted to the rhythm of island life. The years not passing so much by the turning of calendar pages, but by the changes of the seasons … fishing, hunting, berry harvesting; and marked by those special Kodiak events; Christmas Fleet Parade, Crab Fest,...
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Oil companies should share some of their profits
To the Editor, We all know that there is a great amount of concern about the deep cut backs in education the state is going to have to endure. The oil companies are still making billions in profits from Alaska oil, not as many billions as they use to, but still making good money. Does the oil companies always have to have all of the profit all of the time? Can’t they share some of that profit they are making from ...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hazardous to irony
Dear Editor, This is somewhat ironic. In May, the Navy will conduct inspections offshore from Kodiak, searching for WWII-related ordnance that might be hazardous. In June, the Navy will conduct training, depositing a few hundred thousand pounds of materials, some hazardous, into waters offshore from Kodiak and other coastal communities. — Tom Lance, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fagan disregards Economics 101
I have been reading the rants of Mr. (Jamie) Fagan for a while now and have generally been able to ignore the simplistic arguments that he propounds. His latest pronouncements on the Gold Standard and “fiat” currency is too much misinformation, ignorance and false facts to ignore and, what the heck, I must have too much time on my hands in my semi-retirement. While I am not an economist like everyone, I have acces...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leisnoi prepping to log Chiniak Lake and Lagoon
Adding insult to environmental injury to the unique Chiniak Sitka Spruce forest, A-1 Timber Consultants (A-1), according to my information, is doing preparatory work for clear-cut logging around Chiniak Lake and Lagoon, a special place due to landlocked silver salmon and long beach from which whales can sometimes be observed from World War II fortifications. Leisnoi Corporation has apparently chosen not to seek ot...
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Fed regulators as bootlicking 'yes men'
FINAL INSTALLMENT (Editor's Note: This is the part 6 and final installment of "How safe is your money?" What did we learn from this housing bubble and subsequent collapse? We learned that the too-big-to-fail banks should be allowed to get much, much bigger, so that the next time they run into trouble due to their gambling habits, they will be way, way, way too big to fail. We learned that we should just ignore the...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold is insurance for currency collapse
PART 5 Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” During the Cold War West Germany wisely stored its gold in the U.S., England and France fearing an invasion from the Soviet Union. In 2012 Germany asked for the repatriation of 300 tons out of 1,500 tons of gold held by the Federal Reserve. Two years later only 5 tons had been delivered. This minuscule amount that was eve...
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