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Keeping Whales, Sea Lions, and People Safe
Here in Alaska, we live with some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. Wildlife viewing is part of what makes our corner of the planet so special and draws so many visitors to our state. Living in the middle of wildlife habitat as we do in Alaska comes with responsibility — the responsibility for each of us to dwell among these special creatures in a manner that minimizes harmful encounters between humans...
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Alaska education standards are basically 'Common Core'
To the Editor: Can we afford the new Alaska standards for our schools? I called the Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development earlier this spring, and after repeated phone calls, I received a reply. The gentleman assured me that the State of Alaska was not going to adopt the “Common Core” Standards. This response is what many would call a “half truth”. Alaska is not calling their Alaska Standards, “Common Co...
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Our heritage is based on Jesus’ words
To the Editor: I must say I am interested in the response my first letter on this subject generated. Thank you all who read it, and for your kind corrections and suggestions. I shall endeavor to respond with equal kindness, having done quite a bit more research as was recommended. A very good source is “Dhimmitude Past and Present: An Invented or Real History?” by Bat Ye’or. No, the word “dhimmitude” is not now in...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblyman apologizes
To the Editor: The headline should have read “Assemblyman proves he’s a jerk.” At the Aug. 15 regular meeting of the Borough Assembly, I had the distinct displeasure of making a spectacle of myself. While I may be no stranger to sticking my foot in my mouth, in this particular instance, I threw propriety to the wind and proceeded to lay down a full salvo of cutting words, slicing away at administrators and staff i...
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Little freedom of choice with Obamacare
Editor, I must say I am interested in the response my first letter on this subject generated. Thank you all who read it, and for your kind corrections and suggestions. I shall endeavor to respond with equal kindness, having done quite a bit more research as was recommended. A very good source is: ”Dhimmitude Past and Present: An Invented or Real History?” by Bat Ye’or. No, the word “dhimmitude” is not now in the O...
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare regulations open to interpretation
To the Editor: I took Ms. Roberts’ advice and did a Google search on “Obamacare subsidy”. One link led to the WebMD website, which had a short but informative article. It stated that the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates about half of adults currently purchasing coverage will be eligible for subsidies of about $5,500 per family which would cover 67 percent of projected premiums. However, people earning about $46,...
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Those governing need to think about need versus want
To the Editor: When is it enough? Many years ago I left Kodiak because I did not like the way the city and borough governments were operating. Today it is much worse because there are those governing now that think it is my job to pay for their ideas. Like the nice lady who lives in the borough who is being charged city sales tax on her cell phone bill. I purchased my cell phone through the mail from Anchorage ACS...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans must think for themselves
To the Editor: About Art Zimmer’s letter about “dhimmitude” and the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare (Letters Aug 13). Dhimmitude is certainly a word, but it is not anywhere in the Affordable Care Act itself. The Snopes article which Mr. Zimmer refers does say “Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad…” however, that part of the article is to explain...
Aug 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do your research
To the Editor: Two people have already articulated very well the fallacies in Mr. Zimmer’s letter in which he claims that Muslims will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act. I would like to add some further clarification. There is no mention of any specific religious group in the Affordable Care Act in the section on exemptions. It simply states that exemptions could be granted to those members of a group that al...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dhimmitude theory on Obamacare is a hoax
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Zimmer’s letter concerning Obamacare and “dhimmitude.” Incredulous at what I was reading, I Googled the subject. It only took five minutes to learn that Mr. Zimmer seems to be the victim of a well-known hoax. His claims originate from a viral, wildly inaccurate email that has been circulating since 2010. As a matter of fact, it appears that the vast majority of Mr....
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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