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http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/s...,6468658.story

Am I wrong to think she has nothing to do with our state?
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Originally Posted by katie=^..^= View Post
http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/s...,6468658.story

Am I wrong to think she has nothing to do with our state?
Maybe not. But she has something to do with container shipping, which is a big issue in Alaska. And she is, after all, the governor of Alaska.
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Maybe not. But she has something to do with container shipping, which is a big issue in Alaska. And she is, after all, the governor of Alaska.
Exactly, and I think the article states pretty clearly why Gov. Palin is concerned about this "California" issue.

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"Enactment of Senate Bill 974 will have negative impacts on both Alaska and California," Palin wrote. "For Alaskans, a very large percentage of goods [90% or more] shipped to Alaska arrive as marine cargo in a container."

Palin said many Alaskan communities lack road access and depend entirely on goods shipped by container, something that has significantly increased in cost in recent years. Many of those containers pass through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports before arriving in Alaska, and Palin argues that the fee will add even more to the cost of goods shipped to her state.

"This tax makes the situation worse," Palin wrote. "Similarly, the tax may harm California by driving port business away from its ports."
She sure has more reason to stick her nose into this issue than Californians (or other out-of-staters) have to stick their noses into Alaska's wolf issue.
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Originally Posted by thecanopener View Post
Exactly, and I think the article states pretty clearly why Gov. Palin is concerned about this "California" issue.



She sure has more reason to stick her nose into this issue than Californians (or other out-of-staters) have to stick their noses into Alaska's wolf issue.
I don't think it is an either/or situation. The wolf issue is about animals that have no voice.
I don't think she is wrong on this issue as per Alaskans. But I think Schwarzenegger has to do what is best for his state. He should think of helping California first.
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
I don't think it is an either/or situation. The wolf issue is about animals that have no voice.
I don't think she is wrong on this issue as per Alaskans. But I think Schwarzenegger has to do what is best for his state. He should think of helping California first.

Regarding both issues, Gov. Schwarzenegger will do what he thinks is best for his state and Gov. Palin will do what she thinks is best for hers. There is nothing wrong with her requesting his consideration before signing Senate Bill 974.
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I'd have to wonder exactly how a letter from one Governor to another ended up in the hands of the news media?? Not just quotes, but an actual copy?

I do agree Alaska has as much a right to be interested in what goes on in CA as anyone. Kudos for Palin having the initiative to stand up for her state.
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Just as a side issue, the container shipping issue is a big one, and I don't think most Californians realize exactly what is going on.

California wants to raise the cost per container for a ship to enter the harbors, particularly the LA and Long Beach harbors. In addition, they have recently put into effect drayage rules (look that up in your Funk and Wagnall's) that essentially put all the independent drivers who have been doing that out of work and transfer the drayage solely to large carriers with company drivers. About one more step, and these container ships are going to switch to ports in another state or even to Mexico, which will raise the cost of everything we buy that is imported.

Since virtually everything that is shipped to and from Alaska goes by container, this is a big concern for them, too.
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
I'd have to wonder exactly how a letter from one Governor to another ended up in the hands of the news media?? Not just quotes, but an actual copy?

I do agree Alaska has as much a right to be interested in what goes on in CA as anyone. Kudos for Palin having the initiative to stand up for her state.
Without rereading the link, didn't it say that Palin sent the letter to the news media?
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
I'd have to wonder exactly how a letter from one Governor to another ended up in the hands of the news media?? Not just quotes, but an actual copy?

I do agree Alaska has as much a right to be interested in what goes on in CA as anyone. Kudos for Palin having the initiative to stand up for her state.
It doesn't really matter how it ended up on the Internet. It is not a secret document. Arnold could have leaked it. Who knows. But there should always be transparency anyway.
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I'm sure she's not the only governor to write, call, email etc another governor about bills that may affect their state. I'm sure it happens all the time and this just made news because now she is running for vice president. She has every right to make her opinion known and to ask for it to be taken into consideration. We are 50 states, but we are still one nation and what happens in one state can affect the rest.
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Originally Posted by katie=^..^= View Post
http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/s...,6468658.story

Am I wrong to think she has nothing to do with our state?
No, not at all. She seems to want to ignore the fact that pollution affects and kills not only Californians, but also Oregonians and Washingtonians because the pollution in the California current directly affects their coasts, too.
What is up with Alaska and the sense of entitlement???? If those people chose to live in AK, then so be it. But if we want to talk unpaved roads,etc, how about giving more money to Arizona & Wyoming?? They have those same conditions, too.
So, the state who gives the most money, far more than its share percentage-wise is expected to kowtow to the state that takes the most, yet contributes not so much...... there's a old-time saying, "They are beggars with sticks", that pretty much describes that attitude.
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Originally Posted by catsknowme;2416150:
If those people chose to live in AK, then so be it.
yea, tell them Eskimos they should pack up and move to canada or russia. lol.
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
yea, tell them Eskimos they should pack up and move to canada or russia. lol.
Naw, that percentage of the population (16.04%) can stay - it's the other 80.94% who should put up & shut up Hey, it's not called "the last frontier" for nothing....
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i thought that was space,
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
Naw, that percentage of the population (16.04%) can stay - it's the other 80.94% who should put up & shut up Hey, it's not called "the last frontier" for nothing....
No kidding. I live in Oregon and I LOVE it. But I moved here for the vast open space. Alaska is rough living and if you move there you should know that. If you want concrete paved sprawl move to Los Angeles.
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i thought that was space,
ha ha, you are right, "Space, the final Frontier"




P.S. Note to Alaskans, No paved roads for you, only dirt.
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post

P.S. Note to Alaskans, No paved roads for you, only dirt.
Unless you want to pay lots & lots in taxes, like they do in NJ, NY, CA
Alaskans pay the least amount in taxes overall, just above Nevada. They have a high per-capita welfare caseload...they may vote Repub but they sure live on the Democratic, bleeding-heart liberal principles
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0220-01.htm
http://www.retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
Unless you want to pay lots & lots in taxes, like the Californians do
Been there done that. Taxes in California are At least here in Oregon we have no sales tax like New Hampshire. People flood over the borders to go shopping and eat out.
We just have high property taxes.
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