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Old 03-06-2010, 02:50 AM
 
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What do you Alaskans think about diamond mines?
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I think they are filled with pretty rocks.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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I would like to own about a 1000 of them.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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What do you Alaskans think about diamond mines?

We don't think often about diamond miners....we're too busy arguing amongst ourselves whether Pebble should be developed...or not...


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Old 03-07-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Alaska- On the Bering Sea
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Ahhhh, Pebble Mine. Sure way to start up a conversation around here.
Also mention Donlin Creek in any form and let the chips fall where they may.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Ahhhh, Pebble Mine. Sure way to start up a conversation around here.
Also mention Donlin Creek in any form and let the chips fall where they may.
All resource and job development is a bad thing.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Alaska- On the Bering Sea
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Suppose it all depends on what side of the argument you are looking at. There are always benefits and problems no matter which way you align.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Alaska is a long way from Yellowknife....Been there , apples and oranges...or should I say diamonds.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Suppose it all depends on what side of the argument you are looking at. There are always benefits and problems no matter which way you align.
When you don't have a job it matters quite a bit. Living in an area that has some of the highest unemployment in the state you should know that.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Alaska- On the Bering Sea
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Of course I understand the benefits jobs bring. I also undertand the lack of jobs in AK in my area.
No argument there. But there is much more to be considered when looking at such a large project.
Impact on the environment, subsistence and culture in general.
So much to be considered.
That's all I really have to say about the subject.
Like I said earlier, just a mention of these issues is a crap-shoot at best.
Everyone has their own opinion on the best course of action.
And everyone believes firmly that they are right.
And they all are, at least in their own way, looking at this from their perspective.

I believe I'll go make a sandwich, take a bath and go to sleep.
Very likely in that order.

Be Well.
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