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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:53 PM
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Update on the situation in Emmonak/Western Alaska.
"State may take a year to get relief to Emmonak: Please tell me that is a typo."

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com /



I wish SOMEONE in the national media would pick this up.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:54 PM
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1. Those poor people
:cry:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM
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3. Dupe
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM by Blue_In_AK
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM
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4. Proud, did you read the article linked in the post
here http://thedutchharborfisherman.com/news/show/4609 ? This is positively shameful -- I don't know how Sarah lives with herself.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 PM
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7. Sarah needs to stop worrying about 2012
and do her job as governor. Once people see her for what she is, her movie-star delusions are gonna bite her in the a$$.




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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 PM
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8. WTF?
This makes no sense at all.

Jollie warned that declaring a disaster could take more than a year. State officials must follow federal guidelines and need time to gather data such as annual incomes and cost-of-living information from village officials.

-snip-

The community of 800 has been walloped by what some are calling a perfect storm of bad luck.


So it is only 800 people but it will take a year to gather the information?

That is just pure-de-bullshit

These government officials should be ashamed and Palin is pathetic.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:28 AM
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15. Yes thanks for pointing that out
Sarah is now digging her own grave. I am so happy for all my friends in Alaska. :hi:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM
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2. Can't they see Russia from there?
Maybe they can help.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:02 PM
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6. At this point, it would probably be more likely than getting any help
from the state. At least people here have been rallying and donating money and supplies that some of the local airlines are flying out there for free. The State was warned at the end of summer that this was going to be a problem, and they did nothing...there's no excuse.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:01 PM
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5. A year???
That's just unconscionable. There's no way it should take a year to get people the help they need.


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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 PM
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9. I hope Alaskans remember what's she's doing now.
I hope Americans find out.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:17 PM
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10. She can't take care of the people of her state & she wants to be POTUS..
Its not like the state is poor.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:19 PM
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11. This is another bushitler left over sad state of Sarah Pallin affairs. Thank God
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:46 PM by lonestarnot
people didn't want more of the same and worse!
http://www.adn.com/rural/western/story/654652.html
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:35 PM
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12. I'll tell you the plain reason for this
The people there are mostly Native. "Mostly" actually doesn't cut it. Out of 800 people, fewer than eighty are not Native. Through hte reins of the Murkowskis and Palin, there's been a pretty constant strain of "fuck the Natives"

A YEAR?! Jesus christ. The village's elders need to write to Chavez or Morales or someone. Bolivia;s fucking landlocked and I'llbet they'll get shit to this place quicker than Juneau ever would.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:10 AM
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14. Of course you are correct, Chulanowa,
which makes this situation even more appelling. I hate this racism.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:38 PM
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13. She's trying to get revenge on them ...
... for not voting for her and Gramps.

Here's Wikip*dia's map of Alaska showing where Emmonak is (the red dot)



And here's a link to Wikip*dia's election results map of Alaska for the 2008 Presidential election

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Alas...

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