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To solve our debt problems, letís sell Alaska
Washington Post ^ | 2/25/13 | WP

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:29 PM PST by mgist

To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska Treadwell makes a strong case for a home-grown offer. He notes that of Alaska’s 365 million acres, the state government already owns 103 million, which were deeded at the time of statehood. An additional 44 million acres came with the Alaska Native Claims Act. “U.S. cash in our till would barely cover a week of federal deficits, but we believe the potential here is worth trillions, especially if we gained freedom to drill it,” Treadwell said. “Location, location, location.”

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To: ChildOfThe60s

Makes me sick too and I’m not even American.


41 posted on 02/26/2013 6:18:56 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: mgist

I’d be for cutting Alaska loose.

Make us like Puerto Rico...all the bennies, none of the headaches.


42 posted on 02/26/2013 6:19:45 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bulwyf

I’m not saying this as an egotistical, “the world revolves around us” American.

But I believe that when this country completes its descent into the destruction of our Republic, as it surely will do, then a darkness will come over the western world.

This country was given by fate and circumstance resources beyond belief and the foresight and guidance of great men. These gifts have been squandered and debauched more than seems possible.

I’m not religious myself, but I have to agree that there is a biblical sort of accounting coming for what we have become. There is not just greed and corruption in our capital, there is pure, genuine evil. Men without souls are in power. And the remaining good people simply can’t grasp the lengths to which they are going, they will go, to destroy us.

Any person that is not sincerely frightened by the progression of current events is either delusional, or one of the bad guys.


43 posted on 02/26/2013 7:05:28 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

As a Canadian, I do support American excellence. I know for a fact that the threat of nuclear war kept the west safe for decades during the cold war. I am grateful to my southern brothers and sisters. Don’t apologize for being in a once great country.

I am a follower of Jesus, and yes you are right, evil has a grip and doesn’t want to let go. I also believe that if men and women of moral courage stand up, evil will not prevail. A single candle can repel darkness, no amount of darkness can overcome a source of light. Now take that same candle and add thousands, no add millions more, darkness can never prevail.

We (as the free west) need to stand up in unison, support one another, and turn our countries back to God. We can’t let the enemy divide and conquer. We are worth the effort, we are worthy to bleed for if that’s what it takes. Also know in these uncertain and dreary times that many many Canadians stand behind you and we will not quietly fade away. We also have a military reputation, our soldiers are feared, I was one and personally saw that. We have a moral obligation to resist tyranny, to resist evil wherever we may find it.

God bless us and keep us and make us strong.


44 posted on 02/26/2013 7:20:37 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: redpoll
Let me elaborate on my comment about the native welfare population.

My comment wasn't directed at natives so much, but at our government that provides the welfare that has limited natives' outcomes.

I suspect it is natural for many, regardless of background, to take a handout from government. In fact, there are many in the lower 48 that work very hard and are specifically educated (yes, it is taught in schools) at how to fill out all of the forms to obtain government assistance.

The problem with native populations in America is that so much is controlled by government. That extends to natural resources and activities that can occur on native land. It is regulation on steroids. It gets to the point where a people can not make decisions on their own since they have become so dependent on government. Worse yet, it is a government that is thousands of miles away and has no idea of local needs.

My only gripe with natives is that they except the payoff from government when they could demand to control their own destinies - not as Native Americans, but as Americans - with the same property rights, local control and little to no interference from the federal government. (Well maybe not without the federal government because no one get that, but it would be refreshing that they demand it.)

45 posted on 02/26/2013 3:34:02 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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