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Old 09-12-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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True, ^^^ and I don't have to worry so much about Mormons helping themselves to my beer and wine.

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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Interesting article.

On the other hand, we seem to be a fairly healthy state.

"..2015-Marking its fourth appearance since 2008 on the top ten list, Alaska secured the number one spot for the very first time.
That's because most health these days, is related to lifestyle factors, not what doctors do. If you make a mess of your health due to unhealthy lifestyle choices, there is only so much even the best health care system can do for you.
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Alaska's a healthy state because we either die young or move outside, honestly.
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Yes.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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Amazon Prime just screwed up another one of my orders.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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Amazon prime just sent me a giant order of foam interlocking floor tiles that look like wood grain. It came in 13 huge boxes on a tall pallet via Alaska Air Cargo in less than a week. The flooring itself was only about $300, I can't imagine what it cost them to ship. Someone lost some money. I have definitely got my amazon prime subscription money's worth this year. They have only screwed up one of my orders in recent memory. Oh wait, two. I ordered a telescope recently and they sent me a way nicer, more expensive one instead, I forgot to tell them and kept it. I can zoom in and see sheep on the granite mountains from my living room window with it... I know off topic, but met mentioned amazon prime .

All the cons in Alaska are far outweighed by the pros. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Not any satellites high enough or far enough north to cover the states communications needs!
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: A to the Z
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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True, ^^^ and I don't have to worry so much about Mormons helping themselves to my beer and wine.
The people that own the Cedars Lodge & Clover Pass resort in Ketchikan have been hiring Mormon college kids for over 20 years. All you have to do is pay them minimum wage, supply dormitory housing and give them a ride to church on Sunday. Good cheap labor that shows up on time everyday.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:50 AM
 
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We lived in Southeastern Alaska (Wrangell), in the early 60's. What an experience! The beauty, the King Salmon.....oh yeah the cons.......if I could, I would live in one of the Southeastern locations, all seasons, except winter!!
Seems like it was pitch dark for 12 hours a day in the Winter months..............that, and our children were babies and the telecommunications and health care were an issue in those "good old days."

The ferry system was just a dream back then. The only transportation available were planes with pontoons.(the small planes that land on water, how fun!!!) and boats. That is, to get to another town or back down "South." (We did have an old car to get around Wrangell.)

Otherwise, I loved my journey and adventures in one of the most beautiful, incredible, places on earth.........the people were friendly and generous and kind......almost to a fault!!!

Meant to say "dark for 20 hours." What was I thinking? Funny, did not have trouble sleeping with all the daylight in the summertime. Wishing, I had some King Salmon, right from the glorious waters of Alaska!!!
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