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Old 09-14-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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Well I just figured if there might be a rush of people running to AK without even stopping to think of what the weather and day to day life is here I should put a shout out for my little town. We can always use more full time residents and after all gas is just $5.37 per gallon and milk is $5.75 per 1/2 gallon. Oh yeah and we do need some more kids here because if the school doesn't keep 10 enrolled they will shut the doors which means people with kids that don't want to homeschool will have to move away.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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If a tree falls on an earth first person, does anyone care? I mean does it make a sound? I mean who cares!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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LOL warptman. You are the philosopher of the evening.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I reckon most will be weeded out pretty quick. Like when it hit's 30 below and they discover they need to live here for a year to qualify for green backs. Heh heh...
Don't get me wrong...I invite anyone that wants to make Alaska their home. Just don't try to change it. I love it just the way it is.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Actually for some people it's llike 2 years. You have to live here for 12 months prior to the application cut-off in March. So for some (like me) who moved here in June, it will work out to 2 years before we can receive our PFD. But who cares by then...I love it here!

Hubby worries that with a wave of folks coming up what happens when they can't provide for themselves and can't afford to go back, then they leach on to the AK welfare system...how hard might that hurt our economy???
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Actually for some people it's llike 2 years. You have to live here for 12 months prior to the application cut-off in March. So for some (like me) who moved here in June, it will work out to 2 years before we can receive our PFD. But who cares by then...I love it here!

Hubby worries that with a wave of folks coming up what happens when they can't provide for themselves and can't afford to go back, then they leach on to the AK welfare system...how hard might that hurt our economy???
Cut off is not March, is calendar year from January to December, and they can't hurt welfare either because have to be here so long......
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Oh well since we got here in June '08 it doesn't change anything we still can't apply until Jan-Mar 2010. As far as they can't hurt the welfare because they have to be here for so long...I'm assuming you mean before one can apply...that is not true. Technically a person/family could move here have no work lined up (0 income) and qualify for food stamps/medicaid etc until they find work... It's rather pathetic if you ask me.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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This 'discovery' of Alaska and the burst of interest does not portend well for Alaska and its currently settled areas.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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It's so stupid for people to act like they just "discovered" Alaska. I mean it has been a state for 50 years now!
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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They can come on up...but without a job they will go on back.

There is a reason Alaska's population is only 700,000...and that is the dark, cold winters. I enjoy the winter, but most people don't. If you don't like getting outside in the dark and cold then Alaska is not for you.
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