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CIRI is poised to double the number of wind turbines on Fire Island.  Is this really a Good Deal for Chugach members? 

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Many citizens consider federal employees the “permanent government” and largely disconnected from the problems of ordinary citizens. This amendment suggests a way to renew the connection between citizen and government. Term limits for the bureaucracy.

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Medicare / Medicaid expansion supports the disaster that calls itself ObamaCare.  Why would any sane Alaskan want to trap themselves or their neighbors in that particular rat hole?

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The Big Lie of the anti-Pebble greens is that any insult to the ecosystem will destroy all salmon forever.  If that is true, why is there a small but healthy salmon run into the caldera of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Alaska Range?

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One of the ways to remove power from Washington DC is to no longer allow them to turn a brief term as a member of congress into a lifetime appointment.

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Mark Begich now supports a delay in ObamaCare.  Pity he didn't three weeks ago.

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Federal judges serve for life. Thus court composition is dependant on who is President and the health and retirement whims of the individual judges. Let’s change that to long, fixed single terms, giving each President a predictable number of appointments.

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Why would the State of Alaska go after the homes of private citizens?  The answer is not so surprising.

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Our Country’s Constitution, Part 3
Age and experience requirements for federal office

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When the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers put their heads together to write a new rule, it is time to dust off the firearms, lay in more ammunition and hide the women and children.

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The rest of the nation has been treated to a week's worth of abuse we Alaskans see on a regular basis. 

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Our Boy Senator, who is up for reelection next year had himself quite a week; one he should be proud of. Not.

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When we listen to arguments about threats to salmon runs in the Chuitna by the proposed coal mine, it is important to know how many fish we are actually talking about.  In this case, not many.  Yet the opponents propose to kill off hundreds of high paying, long term jobs anyway.

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Most mass shootings take place in gun free, free fire zones.  Have fewer places where the bad guys can operate with impunity, and you will have fewer mass shootings.

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Yet another sin tax proposed.  The last one didn't work.  Why do it again?

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As we look to clean up the existing mess in Washington DC, perhaps it is time to modify the way states participate in proposing amendments to the Constitution they ratified.

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The anti-Pebble campaign claims another victim.  15,000 Alaskan jobs go down the drain.  But at least we saved commercial fishermen living in Seattle.

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In times of crisis, the US normally responds with a series of Constitutional Amendments to address the new problems.  Mark Levin proposes an Article V Constitutional Convention called by the many states to propose amendments that will move power out of Washington DC.

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Just when we think things cannot get any more disconnected from reality in Washington DC, last July the US Senate passes a 1,200 page monstrosity entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.” Both our US Senators from Alaska voted for its passage.
 

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Recent comparsions of satellite photos taken over the last 30 years demonstrate better plant growth in deserts and arid parts of the world as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increase.  This is not a problem.  It is God's Bounty.

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The Pebble Partnership released an economic analysis of the project which puts it into perspective with existing economics of the Bristol Bay region.

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Why is Joe Miller, a self-professed staunch defender of liberty, a TEA Party favorite, and someone who has reported to be in the middle of the recent internal wars within the Alaska Republican Party for the last three years a bad idea for Alaska? Answer? 

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When you invite auditors into your business, it is always a good idea to make sure that their assumptions and your assumptions match. Such is the problem with the Legislative Audit Agency’s audit of the proposed Knik Arm Bridge that was so gleefully reported by the local fish wrapper and democrats in opposition to it last week.

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Last November’s election was a watershed for Alaska. Not only do we have the opportunity to overturn the stunning mistake made during the Palin years of gouging North Slope oil producers with a dangerously high tax rate, but we have a conservative majority in the legislature that is willing to address other festering issues. One of those issues is education.

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