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With great fanfare, the Obama regime released their third National Climate Assessment; this one comes in at a whopping 170 meg PDF and over 840 pages long. It is a faith-based work of science fiction that will be used to justify an endless series of large and small intrusions into our daily lives, pocketbooks, jobs and liberty for the next three years.

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Chugach Electric Association (CEA) Board Chair Janet Reiser’s Compass piece on the Fire Island wind farm is one view of the project. There are others.

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Senator David Vitter (R, LA) introduced S.2156, the Regulatory Fairness act of 2014 in congress last month. The legislation is an attempt to keep the EPA from preemptively or retroactively vetoing a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Lisa is supporting the legislation.  Mark claims not to know about it.

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The proposed Obama budget continues its assault on military members and retirees started a year ago during the Sequester, when for the first time in memory they targeted users and employees of the military commissary system for their special brand of loving care.

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When the greens base all their anti-development excuses on a single argument (harming salmon runs), a simple response - hatchery fish - puts them out of business, at least for a little while.

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It turns out that the science behind listing the Polar bear as threatened in 2008 was fraudulent. The models did not consider that the bears are not territorial, traveling thousands of miles in search of food. That simple fact invalidates the science behind the listing, and now the people who did the work publicly admit it.

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Environmentalism should be about stewardism rather than protectionism.

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The most important question on the Anchorage Education Association survey was:  whether each candidate supports AO37. The three candidates for South Anchorage have very different answers to this . And their responses are reflected by the donors recorded in their respective APOC reports.

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory exists to warn commercial aviation of volcanic ash clouds encountered in flight.  FAA funding of it was cut in the anti-earmark wars of 2008.  What has been done to restore this basic public safety function?

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The left has suggested that we kill the electoral college for electing our President. A few states have started a compact to ignore the election results in their state if the national popular vote favors another candidate. Either change would encourage fraud in presidential elections. I offer an amendment that strengthens the electoral vote and discourages fraud.

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This article proposes a new class of United States resident called Prospective Citizen for those who qualify for citizenship, but have not yet chosen to assume the responsibilities of a citizen. Adds some meaning to the phrase “consent of the governed” and more precisely defines who is a citizen.

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As of this writing, it does not appear that Senator Mike Dunleavey’s SJR9 has sufficient votes in either House of the Legislature to make it to the ballot this year. This means that the educrat blob has won the current round.  It will not be the last one.

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People send me stuff. I got a note from a correspondent a couple days ago who sent along a photo of a sales slip for a fishing pole from Cabella’s. The sales slip had a $2 tax on a $20 fishing pole. Cabella’s was wrong blaming it on ObamaCare. They were correct in pointing out the existence of the tax.  However they were a mere 60 years late complaining about it.

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Latest attack ad out of the democrats PAC is a slime job attacking DNR Dan Sullivan for closure of Flint Hills and for being a carpetbagger.  What has born and bred Alaskan Mark Begich done about Alaskan jobs recently?

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A fundamental structural change in our inter-governmental system to better balance the powers of the states and the federal government and resolve disagreements with methods short of violence.

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To control the masses, requires an enemy that is the antithesis of your beliefs and concerns.

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The 20th century saw a significant degradation in an individual’s right to his property under both outright condemnation and under regulation. The Supreme Court has failed to stop this gradual destruction of our most fundamental right, although in recent decades the seem to be making an attempt to reduce the severity of this form of governmental theft.

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Mark Begich and his democrat majority in the US Senate have destroyed millions of jobs in the last 5 years.  Why allow him to continue?

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The feds forcast a mild, warm winter for the Lower 48 states.  We got one of the harshest and coldest in decades.  If they can't predict 3 months in advance, why believe them on predictions 50 years out?

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In committee, Mark Begich votes against allowing firearms in Post Office buildings then turns right around and votes to allow them in USPS parking lots, via which he wraps himself in the flag, and claims to be a great supporter of the Second Amendment.  If so, why are Post Offices still a free fire zone for bad guys?

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When the Bristol Bay Native Corporation opposes the Pebble Mine, are they against all mining or simply using the public process to take out a competitior?

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Senators Kevin Meyer and Peter Micciche propose allowing local governments to ban cell phone use in school zones.  They use the identical and fraudulent logic that led to photo radar here in Anchorage nearly 20 years ago.  They propose to solve a non-existent problem.

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Our Congress has gotten so sloppy about keeping within the bounds they were assigned by the Constitution, that it is time to clarify both their duties and those of the Supreme Court.

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The minimum wage is an assault on the ability of our young of all races and creeds to get a job and learn a trade. It is a vehicle to ensure the job market is closed to new people by the vehicle of ensuring that it is always too expensive to hire and train them. And the higher it gets, the more we hammer the futures of our children and grandchildren into oblivion.

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The expansion of the ban on texting while driving is following the same predictable path we started eight years ago with seat belt legislation.  Lets stop it while we can.

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