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Old 02-05-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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Once again, the Federal Gov't has demonstrated that it is an illegitimate, occupying force willing to place the needs of it's political agenda over the safety of human beings.

Agency Rejects Alaska Refuge Road - ktuu.com

At some point, this sh*t is going to have to stop.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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I believe you said that wrong. The feds ARE the whackos!
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Here's a longer story about it, with more details about the attempted land swap: ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Feds reject AK refuge road pitched to aid patients | State News | ADN.com
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I think it is interesting how the ADN simply couldn't resist describing in the headline as a road "pitched to aid patients". As if it were simply some crazy scheme concocted by a bunch of loonie "villagers" who's true motive was to wantonly destroy the environment. Public safety is just a convenient excuse.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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I think it is interesting how the ADN simply couldn't resist describing in the headline as a road "pitched to aid patients". As if it were simply some crazy scheme concocted by a bunch of loonie "villagers" who's true motive was to wantonly destroy the environment. Public safety is just a convenient excuse.

Yeah, they could have chosen a better headline. But when you read the story you realize how horrible that decision is. Wish we could send those who made this decision out there just before a heart attack, or maybe appendicitis. This is so wrong there are no words.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Salazar is an idiot. Maybe the woman Obama nominated to replace him in a few months will be kinder to Alaska. She certainly has the right last name. Perhaps Murcowsky can persuade her to drop an L.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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I think it is interesting how the ADN simply couldn't resist describing in the headline as a road "pitched to aid patients". As if it were simply some crazy scheme concocted by a bunch of loonie "villagers" who's true motive was to wantonly destroy the environment. Public safety is just a convenient excuse.
Well, the article didn't read that way. Sometimes they have to use awkward wording in headlines just for space issues or whatever.

From the sound of it, USFWS didn't have much leeway in what they could consider in making this decision, and the final decision is still up to Salazar. That doesn't mean it's going to change, though, and that's unfortunate.

For anyone more familiar than I am with that area, what's the difference between King Cove and Cold Bay in terms of being able to fly out? Is it mostly a weather issue due to terrain differences, or could airport improvements at King Cove negate the need for this road? Do they have any kind of clinic that can at least stabilize people while waiting for a flight? Just kind of curious.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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Well, the article didn't read that way. Sometimes they have to use awkward wording in headlines just for space issues or whatever.
Yea, that's it. They did it for space reason's. UhHu...
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:59 PM
 
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Salazar is an idiot. Maybe the woman Obama nominated to replace him in a few months will be kinder to Alaska.
I highly doubt it. Knowing Obama, she probably only got the nomination because the CEO of Ben and Jerry's was unavailable.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Doesn't the Coast Guard have a "forward operating location" in Cold Bay? Wouldn't an air evac by Jayhawk beat a 30+ mile drive on a gravel road? That seems like a long drive in a life or death situation.
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