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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:38 PM
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CNN... Palin has never seen Russia from Alaska!

Sarah Palin has never visited the Alaskan Island called "Diomede" and therefore has never seen Russia from Alaska!


During Campbell Brown's show (which gets better every week) CNN had a reporter visit the tiny village called "Diomede" on an island called "Little Diomede." It's located in North Alaska in the Bering Sea, 25 miles off the coast. The place has no roads or air-strips and is only accessible by helicopter. It's 550 miles from Anchorage and only about 150 people live there. The only school has about 20 students. There are no hospitals, hotels or restaurants.


You CAN see Russia from it's shores.

The problem, residents there say Sarah Palin has never visited the place. And thus, has NEVER SEEN RUSSIA FROM ALASKA!



The Mayor of Little Diomede is Andrew Millgrock. He says he has NEVER HAD A DISCUSSION with Palin involving Russia!




The poverty rate of the Island is 40%. And many residents DO NOT HAVE RUNNING WATER. CNN had video of residents dumping garbage into the sea. People there say pollution is a big problem.




The McCain campaign issued a statement in response to the story claiming that Palin has as much foreign policy experience as other Governors who went on to become President.


This was a good story on CNN tonight. It was very informative.


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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:40 PM
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1. But but but...
What about Putin? In our AIR SPACE? And the TRADE MISSIONS? What about that? Huh? You talk as if Sarah Palin was just pulling that stuff out of her ass in that interview.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:44 PM
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2. I Get To Sit Up In The Flight Deck.....



.......of commercial airliners from time to time when traveling as part of my beni package at my work.....So I am very qualified to fly the plane if the Captain needs me to.......NOT!!!!!



However I am am a Private Pilot without sleeping at a Holiday Inn.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:45 PM
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3. But Sarah Pile-On has seen fish. Those fish swin into Russian waters.
Yeah, that's it.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:49 PM
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4. Why does she feel she has to embellish everything?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:23 PM
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5. Because, were it nmot for embellishing, she would be the insubstantial person she actually is.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:53 PM
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6. You can't see "Russia" from there. You can see Big Diomede island
which is claimed by Russia and, like Little Diomede, is practically uninhabited.

To see just how asinine that woman's claim is, go pull up the satellite view on Google Maps.

It is as she said "there is a place in Alaska where you can see a place in Russia" or words to that effect. It was immediately obvious to me how and why she was parsing her words. Why the media took a month to figure it out is completely beyond me. I guess that's because some-uh people in this nation don't have maps ...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 10:33 PM
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7. Gee, cnn went to a lot of
trouble to call palin on her "seeing Russia from Alaska" gimmick>
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