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Old 04-01-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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You are not an Alaskan until you have at least ten things covered with blue tarps in your yard. You can get away with only 5 if the house has Tyvek showing.
Well if this is true then my father qualifies as an Alaskan even though he lives in Massachusetts.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Speaking of the TV shows............Alaska State Troopers sure doesn't cast Alaska in a favorable light.


Making arrests in trashy areas with mobile homes falling down and trash every where.


Drugs,drugs, drugs

Throw a dart at a map of the US and you'll hit a spot that has drug activity. It is rampant everywhere.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Throw a dart at a map of the US and you'll hit a spot that has drug activity. It is rampant everywhere.
Sad but true.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Speaking of the TV shows............Alaska State Troopers sure doesn't cast Alaska in a favorable light.


Making arrests in trashy areas with mobile homes falling down and trash every where.


Drugs,drugs, drugs
like others have states that is everywhere.

Also those shows are beyond stupid and would only watch for entertainment value. One summer a tourist asked me where we keep the animals at night.

They come up here with some notion / idea that they know what Alaska is really like. After arriving they realize it is nothing like portrayed on television.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Groznia
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Why do so many people want to move to Alaska that have never been there before?

Don't you think you might want to go and check it out before you start dreaming about moving up there? I don't get it.

Is it some idealized notion of what it's like?
I want to move to Alaska so that I will have an easier escape route to Russia by foot in case the airline grid is attacked...
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Happyville, North Carolina
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Its the same. Drugs and not many jobs. Just much colder temps and a nicer view.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:39 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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^^^

The same old, same old everywhere in the country. The way my own state of Colorado is presented in the media hype bears no resemblance to actual reality around here. The only difference is that here it's legal to smoke pot to escape. Other that, it's still the same old place which suffers from a lack of decent paying jobs in rural areas and the ready availability of too many mind altering substances of which pot and alcohol are the least of it. I'm getting fed up with this current fad of escapism. I can play video games and live in a state of suspended denial for a few hours with the best of them, but I can't do it 24/7. I'm good for a lost weekend, but not for a lost life. Seems like our culture is currently endorsing the lost weekend view of things and that is causing quite a bit of harm to many these days.
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