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Let’s vaccinate our kids and address the real threats to Kodiak’s youths
A guest columnist in a July 30 edition does the families of Kodiak a disservice with his article, “Questioning the safety and necessity of vaccines.” Sure, mixed in with the conspiracy theories, and selective, misleading and false statements, are a few kernels of truth. However, abandoning vaccination, which the author seems to condone, will only cause unnecessary suffering. It is true that safe drinking water, de...
Jul 31, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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OP-ED: Questioning safety, necessity of vaccines
It is a scientific fact that vaccines cause severe injuries and deaths to a percentage of those vaccinated. Vaccines are considered “unavoidably unsafe” by U.S. law. Those pushing the vaccines claim they are attempting to protect the majority while sacrificing the minority. In other words, they say they’re doing it for the “greater good.” In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (“The Act...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Change Kodiak street names only if residents elect to do it
As I recall, the Russian names on some Kodiak streets came about when this community was involved in producing an outdoor play about the early history of Russian America in which Baranov eventually married an Alaskan Native woman who apparently approved of the union. Rezanov came to Kodiak briefly. He encouraged Kodiak classes on bilingualism taught by the Orthodox monk Gedeon. (The monks did beneficially promote ...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all Russians oppressed the Native people
Jared Griffin (“Shelikof, Rezanof, Baranof represent colonialist atrocity”) made a connection between southern courthouses flying the Confederate battle flag as part of their state flag and the use of the names of Russian oppressors of the Alutiiq people being preserved in our street signs and parks. It is true that we should have positive role models that lend their names to our streets and parks, rather than one...
Jul 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelikof, Rezanof, Baranof represent racial aggression, colonialist atrocity
To the Editor, In light of South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from state-sponsored public display, and Juneau’s and UAF’s removal of Mississippi’s state flag which features the battle flag (though strangely no campaign to remove Georgia’s state flag, which is an homage to the first flag of the Confederacy called the “stars and bars”), local communities should take this moment of nation...
Jul 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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We have separation of church and state in this country
With all due respect to Pastor Voss (or was it Rev. Mahaffey? Mr. Rostad’s article is unclear on this point), he’s talking fiddlesticks when he forecasts “a point where even churches that oppose same-sex marriage will be ordered to (marry same-sex couples) by the courts.” I have heard this Chicken Little nonsense bandied around by so many Americans who ought to know better. If the courts had any power over religio...
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something fishy about fishing pier idea
To the Editor, I find it ironic that Councilman Davidson presented an idea to the City Council on June 23 regarding the building of a pedestrian fishing pier. I would like to point out that citizens of Kodiak have been fishing from the local beaches for centuries. Mission Beach and Mill Bay Beach are close to town and should not provide any barriers to people who want to fish. Until the council made it a violation...
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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