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Old 05-03-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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After almost 20 years of living in my Alaska, the time has come to move on. It saddens me to see the changes here that have taken place over the years. Long gone are the sourdoughs, the bush families monthly visits to town, cheechakos today, are not the same as they were. This used to be such a unique place to live, but not anymore. The people who have moved here in the last few years have really changed what Alaska used to be. Words have even changed. Things here were never expensive, they were "spendy". nobody says that anymore. The lower 48 attitudes have arrived in Alaska and have polluted it. Years ago I would travel by dog team to so many places. That too is gone due to the fact that everyone moved in and posted no tresspassing signs and blocked off all of the trails. (more unsocial behavior)
I remember going into the store and knowing everyone, today, I dont know anyone! Things change I guess. I remember a day when "meth" didn't even exist in Alaska. Now all of the clowns from Eastern Washington have moved here and brought their own type of white ice with them.
They all learned that Alaska has one of the highest levels of welfare, so you can imagine the quality of people that has attracted as well.
Hunting for your family used to be a part of life. I don't even go anymore because the clowns have either lied about residency and gotten tier 2 permits and I didn't, or they just go poach a moose which leaves less for others.
Alaska has changed....or, is it I who have changed? I've pondered that question and I guess it goes both ways, but I've concluded that I changed because my Alaska changed. Do I sound bitter? yeah. This was my edge of the earth. My solitude, my refuge and they came and changed it. Part of life I suppose. So one Alaskan moves out and four more "cheechakos" will move in!
The reality of this thread is that this is part of my seperation from my home. It will be so difficult for me to get to the border and look back and see all of the fond memories here. The growth of my family, the northern lights on a clear night, salmon spawning in the creek. So many good memories.
Thanks for letting me vent. It is going to take a lot for me to detatch from here and this is just a part of it. Thanks for the memori
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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umm, I have some things to say in regards to your most, but, that link at the end leads me to think of spam. ??

I would like to comment.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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umm, I have some things to say in regards to your most, but, that link at the end leads me to think of spam. ??

I would like to comment.
The OP's name is JamRacing so yeah I think it is spam. I noted this spammer spelled "memories" as memori and the OP had spelled it correctly.

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: alaska
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Yep its about 3 years old
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Ha, speaking of misspellings, I see that I replaced post with "most".
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Well I have live here since long before Muldoon road was paved and I am not going anywhere other than out of Anchorage as fast as i can most of the time.

Pretty much why I live in the middle of nowhere and love it.

By the sounds of his rant, he has never been to Alaska, just read about the travel guides of what it use to be like in Anchorage.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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And your going to move where? There is no place else. Quitter!
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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well your post was cut by the Mod...but don't repost it for me to read as you are a quitter. Unless you want to be an expatiate and move to a foreign country, you will find the same in -48's as you sound like you have been away for awhile....get a grip and a life and deal with change!!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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deal with change!!!

But we fear change...
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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But we fear change...
waitresses and waiters don't.........
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