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rkeeeballs
rock and a hard place
08:17 AM on 10/03/2011
Gold and copper in them there hills....Oh ..yeah..wanna git me some !...Might kill the fish ?..Heck that's a guaranteed $$$$ 138 million per year gone ! Well shucks partner...Dat ain't worth it !!..Never seen one of them mines dat...Dey killz most da wildlife all round ..jeez say'in gotta go ta class ...gonna git me hooked on fonik's....lol...have a nice day
actuallyreadit
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08:15 AM on 10/03/2011
Can't eat gold. Easy choice.
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08:55 AM on 10/03/2011
And no one wears it anymore, too expensive, and besides scared someone will rip it off your wrist or from around your neck!!!
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08:12 AM on 10/03/2011
I am getting sick of greed and coporate attitude in general, it is becoming clear that peaceful protest is not having the impact necessary to halt the destruction of a way of life that most of us once had the privilege of enjoying here in America. The BP Gulf incident should have been a wake - up call, as should the Nuclear plants in Japan. This government is clearly corrupted and perhaps beyond salvage.
Corporate profit has become more important than the general populations welfare. The ninty-nine percent have control they just need to realize it. Maybe the war to save our planet needs to begin soon, I would like to see something left for my children and their children otherwise we're just a virus on the planet.
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08:07 AM on 10/03/2011
I have never seen a mine or the aftermath of a mine not foul surrounding waters. The world's fisheries are dying for various reasons. Why would we help one go faster down that path?
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invmartyc
Proud member of the middleclass since 1952!
08:02 AM on 10/03/2011
Amazing that Palin has not chimed in on this one! You would think that she and Todd have a dog in this hunt being that they are "commercial fishermen."
10:04 AM on 10/03/2011
Unlike most of you "enlightened" liberals, she's probably waiting on the environmental impact study so she can make an informed statement based on facts instead of drama.
10:57 AM on 10/03/2011
The facts are already established. This is not the first time people have gone down this road. The Salmon's biological requirements are well established as are the unavoidable impacts of mining. It is quite simple. If they mine in this location the fish and related ecosystems(s) will be decimated. No question about it.
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YahBetcha
Make Gov Smaller By Keeping Religion Out of It!
01:36 PM on 10/03/2011
Bagger, Please! Sarah Palin "waiting to be informed based on facts instead of drama." LOL!!! Sarah Palin "informed" "waiting" 'facts." Yah Betcha!
07:55 AM on 10/03/2011
guess it all depends on what your gonna do with it
CHUXKLES
Independently, non-dependent
07:53 AM on 10/03/2011
What is gold really worth? It escapes me... If it comes down to it ...say, only two people left in the world, and one has all the gold while the other the food. . . . .then what?...
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joran111
God and science DO coexist!
08:34 AM on 10/03/2011
Then you'll see the last war.
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Susan Schmidt Baker
09:18 AM on 10/03/2011
I hope I'm the one with the food!
CHUXKLES
Independently, non-dependent
09:21 AM on 10/03/2011
I'm rooting for you. I don't expect I'll make it down to the final two anyhow. LOL
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Carl Caroli
I just don't understand people
07:25 AM on 10/03/2011
Vote for the salmon. You can't eat gold.
07:38 AM on 10/03/2011
I would rather eat Gold.
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ken607
Nothing natural about gas,nothing clean about coal
07:51 AM on 10/03/2011
good.... then do it.
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Elroy Jetson
Spacely Space Sprockets, Inc.
07:25 AM on 10/03/2011
You should have known back when the US bought Alaska and discovered that it was a veritable paradise for minerals, precious metals, and oils, that to interpret that finding means the Government is going to ravage and pillage everything they can in any way, shape or form... sad.
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dadofoh49
07:59 AM on 10/03/2011
Love you choice of Words RAVAGE & PILLAGE. How True
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zevon
"He's Just An Excitable Boy"
07:12 AM on 10/03/2011
Isn't is wonderful to realize that greed isn't running rampant in just the U.S., but Canada and the UK as well?

I live in Port Huron, Michigan which is directly across from Sarnia, Ontario. Their shoreline on the St. Clair River is end-to-end with petroleum and chemical factories and is called "Chemical Valley". Ironically enough, that is not a nickname. Sarnia was just named by Canada's equivalent of the EPA as the most polluted city in Canada. I know all about harm to Americans by foreign companies.
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06:49 AM on 10/03/2011
I hope the locals win at the ballot. It continues to amaze me that America is still selling off our land at $5 per acre to compaines outside America. We the people don't get anything from this except the rear end of jack. Oh and the will continue to destroy our land. Guess what, I'm a Tea Bagger saying this.
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joran111
God and science DO coexist!
08:36 AM on 10/03/2011
I believe you're now a tree-hugger! Welcome back to the fight! Now I know our side will win!
06:15 AM on 10/05/2011
Because I'm a Tea Bagger, doesn't mean I don't care about America, I think caring about America is being a Tea Bagger.
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Susan Schmidt Baker
09:23 AM on 10/03/2011
We have our little acreage in the country and I don't care if we were suddenly told that there was a thousand years' supply of oil underneath it, we'd never sell or allow greedy oil companies to come in and destroy it!
08:58 AM on 10/05/2011
I wouldn't either. Corporate America has shown the world how little they care about our country and will continue to destroy what we have for the mighty dollar.
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Maggie227
06:10 AM on 10/03/2011
"Supporters say could create up to 1,000 long-term jobs in economically-depressed rural Alaska but that opponents fear could fundamentally change the landscape and disrupt, if not destroy, a way of life."

How many fishing jobs would it kill?
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Susan Schmidt Baker
09:24 AM on 10/03/2011
Too many. And how many fish would it destroy?
05:00 AM on 10/03/2011
Drill Baby, Drill, Dig Baby, Dig! Crap Baby, Crap!
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lenguss
03:18 AM on 10/03/2011
It's amazing how many people who don't live in Alaska and have no ties to Alaska want to keep Alaskans quaint, poor and suppressed. If not gold, then oil, if not oil then trees. Anything but development for one of the country's poorest states despite its riches in natural resources. Non-Alaskans should stay the hell out of Alaska - it's none of their business. Alaskans are quite capable of deciding if they want more jobs and economic development or continued unemployment and being a tourist target.
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alaskan
03:53 AM on 10/03/2011
Ah, you have no idea what you're talking about. Alaska, like the rest of this country, is a state full of transplants and immigrants. Everyone's opinion is welcome. Alaska might seem "poor and suppressed" (do you mean oppressed?) to lower-48ers, but to Alaskans, it's a peaceful, productive, happy lifestyle free of a lot of the absurd social competition of....well, of the rest of the world!

Nearly everyone I know is a hard-core environmentalist and lives off the grid quite happily. We don't need or want more corporations like Exxon harvesting Alaska's natural resources so they can pad their grandchildren's trust funds. Learn to live responsibly instead of hoarding and wasting the land (trees, oil, gold, coal, etc.) to buy more stuff at the mall.
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Susan Schmidt Baker
09:26 AM on 10/03/2011
Great comment. If we were younger, we would have moved up there long ago. We talk about that all the time!
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lenguss
03:31 AM on 10/05/2011
I am unsurprised that 'everyone you know is a hard-core environmentalist'; I assume you atructure it that way. Tell me how using trees is 'wasting the land'. The last I knew (and I am well versed in forestry and wood products) trees were the best renewable resource, the source of housing, the source of paper for books and a lot of other things. Perhaps you are so hard-core you live in a cave and do not read? Funny, how do you hard-core environmentalists get to use computers and the internet?
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joebaggadonuts
Civilization: Evolutionary pathway of choice.
05:03 AM on 10/03/2011
Ah, the air doesn't blow around the earth, nor do its waters merge into oceans. We are not connected to each other on this planet and can live alone, without any consideration for any others but our own local selves. Have I got your attitude right?
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Susan Schmidt Baker
09:27 AM on 10/03/2011
I believe that's what they said. Some people just don't get it!