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29.6% of ALL Alaskan workers are government employees! That’s number 2 in the nation to Hawaii at 29.7%. This growth of dependency on government is a microcosm of the mass of problems we face as a nation. We continue on this path and we’ll make Greece and Europe look like child’s play.
Revenue officials couldn’t answer at what dollar figure Parnell believes that Alaska’s oil tax structure is broken. They cannot answer at what figure it doesn’t work, because IT WORKS! All the administration would say is that senators hear from the industry. Why, because you forgot their talking points?
APD says its following up on several leads in the Samantha Koenig disappearance. Her father has set up a PO Box for people to send letters of support or tips. Its PO Box 91772 Anchorage 99509. Not questioning motivations here but he does have a face book page where you can send letters of support and APD has 561-STOP for anonymous tips.
Pedro Van Meurs doesn’t like Parnell’s approach to getting a gas line. He likened it to going to a car dealer and TELLING them you’re only going to buy a car from them. See what kind of deal you’ll get. Parnell said we tried that in 2006…NO we didn’t. Murkowski did…by himself…on THEIR terms! THAT didn’t work.
A group called “protect your rights” has popped up in opposition to Prop. 5, the equal rights initiative. They say there should be no law that forces employers to make decisions that conflict with their values. So if that’s the case, then if an employer’s values include someone’s gender, race, ethnicity, or religion as conflicting with their values, they don’t have to hire them either? That’s what civil rights are for! This is not Selma 1954!!!
Fergie says she'd love to be a judge on "The X Factor". Nah. She couldn't even judge the glaring lameness of two guys in her own band.
A scientist claims SpongeBob SquarePants' undersea pineapple home is mathematically impossible. SpongeBob was unable to respond because he's A CARTOON, YOU IDIOT!
A new iPhone app tells people when they're feeling depressed. It works like this: if you're checking your app to see if you're depressed, then you're depressed
President Obama unveiled his $3.8 trillion budget for 2013. Not to say we're screwed, but it starts with "Dear China . . ."
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