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Research: The cure to assumed fear
To the Editor: There is certainly something to be said about fear of the unknown; fear of the different. It is easy to resort to assumptions after encountering something that inspires fear or anger. After reading the letter to the editor in our Kodiak Daily Mirror on Tuesday August 13, 2013 I was ushered into a state of fear and anger. Angry that a letter polluted with such an onslaught of falsities was published,...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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UA’s students are motivated to finish faster
As chair of the University of Alaska’s Board of Regents, I hear a lot of stories from our students. Often these stories come from students who face down enormous challenges, stick with it, work hard and earn that certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. For most of them, the payoff of a better job, increased earnings and more skills and opportunities is well worth it. Not all of our students are the ...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare mess
To the Editor: When the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was making its way through Congress, language was included that required members of Congress and their aides to be under the same program as the rest of us. Last week, the President negated that part of the legislation by authorizing subsidies of up to 75 percent of their healthcare insurance premiums. Congressional aides can earn up to $170,000 per year,...
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Alaska's next Lt. Governor needs to avoid election errors
To the Editor: The Lieutenant Governor is tasked with overseeing the Alaska Division of Elections and ensuring we have access to the ballot and a say in our government by petition. Unfortunately, according to Associated Press reports, Lt. Governor Treadwell allowed well-known political flack Art Hackney of Anchorage to remove Alaskans' names from the petition to put the oil wealth giveaway on the ballot. Whatever ...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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ObamaCare will lead to Dhimmitude
To the Editor: No, I never heard of the word, “dhimmitude” before either. But, yes, it is on page 107 of the Obama Care health care law. Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad (holy war). Specically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence; it is also a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. This information...
Aug 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader disagrees with ending public comments
To the Editor: I cannot disagree more with Janet Lloyd’s suggestion to end public comments during open meetings (Letters to the Editor July 24). The entire purpose of public comment is to influence the outcome of a proposed action. I have made public comments and all too often it seems the decisions were made before anyone had the opportunity to speak on the issues at hand. Legislators (that includes Assembly Memb...
Aug 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eliminating public input would be dangerous
Editor: I was intrigued by a recent letter which called for an elimination of public input at council meetings, apparently to prevent our councilmembers from flip-flopping. In this case, the flip-flopper was identified as Tuck Bonney. Call Mr. Bonney what you like, but I would much rather have him change his views in response to public feedback than to stubbornly cling to a position, no matter how ludicrous. Perha...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharing good news
To the Editor: So often when we pick up any newspaper, much of what we read is sad or bad news. I would like to share some good news! Recently, I contacted Kodiak Rental Center to rent a 50-foot manlift to change out the line on the flagpole at our church. In short order, Jamey and crew delivered the manlift. Upon seeing what we were about to do, Jamey offered to have his man go up and switch the line for us. They...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Call out people based on their character, not cultural background
To the Editor: I hope that you are enjoying some of these beautiful days that we are being blessed with. One of the things I have enjoyed about the KDM reporting has been your cultural non-bias. I just want to make a comment on the article on the front page of the KDM paper dated July 22, 2013, titled “Jury finds man guilty of 2011 assault.” The article starts with “A Filipino man…” instead of a “Kodiak man” like ...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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