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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:03 AM
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14. Sarah is no Alaskan!
She is a transplant. Maybe from Uranus.

If your wall poster is anything like the one I've got here in the "computer room" from 1974, it's pretty great! Pre-Pipeline Alaska was a time I'd like to see come again. The pipeline itself was and is an engineering marvel, but the people who came with it? JEEZ. Been on 2nd Avenue (Two Street) anytime after 1975? Texans, bible beaters, Oklahomans, bible beaters, etc, etc. This poor state had to absorb that - and, Texan/Oklahoman DU'ers? - I don't mean folks like you. I mean the slagging, oil-slinging, shit booted assholes who literally invaded this town, camped on our streets, brought their whores (literally - in trailers behind their pickups) and their Bibles with them, and destroyed Fairbanks in less than 4 years. Worse than Nixon did to us with Viet Nam, and worse than Reagan and the "Papal" visit - the red carpet from which is now in the Howling Dawg Saloon in Fox...

I don't miss the sunlight, because I get outside every time we have any! :P

The Tanana floods a lot nowadays. Most of the folks from Eielson to Delta who lived on the river have moved "across the Rich" to higher ground. Thanks, Corps of Engineers, for your Flood Control Chena River Project - they dammed the Chena, which of course flows into the Tanana, so when the Chena gets a little too high to suit the City of Fairbanks, they lower the gates........

There goes Salcha again. And, downriver, there goes Ester (Rosie Creek) and Nenana. Great ideas, these fed types..........

When you get back to the mainland, check in up here. There's always a place for ya!
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  -Will communes make a comeback? Uben  Dec-17-08 06:42 AM   #0 
  - i think that's a given.  QuestionAll   Dec-17-08 06:44 AM   #1 
  - I hope not. My aunt lived on one for awhile in the 70s. I guess she liked it.  Connie_Corleone   Dec-17-08 06:49 AM   #2 
  - People will definitely start to live a little differently out of necessity  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Dec-17-08 06:52 AM   #3 
  - They never went away.  DCKit   Dec-17-08 06:53 AM   #4 
  - I'm thinking we will see more "boarding houses" where people rent a room and  mucifer   Dec-17-08 06:54 AM   #5 
  - I already live in one....kinda  Uben   Dec-17-08 07:02 AM   #6 
  - Delete, Dupe  DCKit   Dec-17-08 07:02 AM   #7 
  - I've considered it  supernova   Dec-17-08 07:04 AM   #8 
  - Tune in  tama   Dec-17-08 07:05 AM   #9 
  - Maybe not communes, per se, but  northofdenali   Dec-17-08 07:27 AM   #10 
  - Hey, I 'm with ya  Uben   Dec-17-08 07:36 AM   #11 
  - hello, fairbanks....i used to live on the Tanana out past Eielson...  islandmkl   Dec-17-08 07:39 AM   #12 
     - Sarah is no Alaskan!  northofdenali   Dec-17-08 08:03 AM   #14 
  - I live in one now,with several more in  conscious evolution   Dec-17-08 08:02 AM   #13 
  - Farming co-ops are probably about as close to a commune nowadays.  Selatius   Dec-17-08 08:09 AM   #15 
  - My daughter has a share in one of those in MA.  CTyankee   Dec-17-08 08:20 AM   #18 
  - I had a phone call yesterday  Horse with no Name   Dec-17-08 08:12 AM   #16 
  - Remember all of those communes failing and disbanding?  yibbehobba   Dec-17-08 08:18 AM   #17 
  - I lived in two communes in the 80' and 90's  The_Commonist   Dec-17-08 08:39 AM   #19 
  - If an adult lives with parents...  LanternWaste   Dec-17-08 08:42 AM   #20 
  - What have really failed  tama   Dec-17-08 03:03 PM   #25 
  - Just made the comment the other day about "extended families" living together again like  madmom   Dec-17-08 08:52 AM   #21 
  - I would like to see that...  LanternWaste   Dec-17-08 12:49 PM   #24 
  - I hope so... then I won't have to see them  HEyHEY   Dec-17-08 11:31 AM   #22 
  - Oh fuck no. Rather a small shack to myself than live with people  JVS   Dec-17-08 12:20 PM   #23 
 

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