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Why is it

Why is it that some people feel our laws should only be followed when it’s the easy choice to make? But when the choice is difficult…. putting Japanese Americans in camps, pulling American terrorists out of the very legal system that was created to handle crimes by citizens, deciding how long we can keep people in an island prison with no access to justice and no proven charges against them… some Americans, perhaps the same who thump their chests and declare that no one steps on America, are the first to decide the laws should not apply and that we

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There has to be better candidates

Surely Alaska can come up with better senators than those we currently have. You know, people who would not be in the pocket of special interests. People who would vote their conscience and not vote based on their overwhelming need to be re-elected so that they can continue to fatten up at the public trough while denying everyday citizens even a small piece of that pie. People who would not let the NRA rule them like they were just little bitches.

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Let me see if I have this right

Democratic former President Bill Clinton… goes on to found a global initiative to deal with world problems

Democratic former President Jimmy Carter… goes on to work for world peace and build homes for people

Republican former President George HW Bush… retired to his rich compound and played golf

Republican former President George W Bush… paints pictures of himself in his bathtub

Democrat former vice president Al Gore… works on issues of global warming

Republican former vice president Dick Cheney…. continues to scare the crap out of anyone with an ounce of sense or decency.

Hmmm…. 

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Have we become so immune to it?

We read and hear about bombings in the middle East on a daily basis. A wedding shattered by a suicide bomber. A church service. Even a funeral for someone killed by a bomb can get bombed. Given the outpouring of grief we experienced over the Boston bombing, I have to wonder what amount of pent up grief and rage exists in those countries where bombings are a daily fact of life.

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Don’t forget auction coming up

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You are invited to attend Bird TLC’s 25th Anniversary & Fundraiser!

Saturday, April 27th

5:30pm-10:00pm

Egan Convention Center

Visit with our Live Education Birds while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, and no host cocktails. We will celebrate the accomplishments of Bird TLC and all involved are guaranteed to have an enjoyable evening of all things birdie. This is Bird TLC’s largest annual fundraiser so plan on attending, having a good time, and helping us raise funds!

Tickets are $60 a person or $1000 for a table (seats 10). Volunteer tickets are $30 a person and can be

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And what did they die of….

Trying to give a family health history is always a challenge. In my family, the one thing we know for sure is that diabetes and heart disease are our personal choice by gene. Or, at least, we think they are. We know for sure about the diabetes because that’s been diagnosed multiple times. The heart thing is trickier. A lot of my relatives died by keeling over one day or by not waking up one morning. My family saw no reason for them to go to the hospital at that point because… well, they were dead. What use was a

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The only difference

The only difference between our “Democratic” senator Mark Begich and our “Republican” senator Lisa Murkowski is how they spell their party’s name. Both belong to the same party, the party owned by the NRA. Their negative votes on background checks for gun purchasing is simply shameful. If they glanced around, they would find they are living in the pocket of the NRA and that is not where most Americans live nowadays. I hope the next time we vote in this state, we keep this in mind and vote for a candidate with some comprehension of gun violence that is not

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Golden Eagle release

The young golden eagle that Bird TLC has held at the flight center since last fall is now ready to be released.

Please join us at Palmer Hay Flats Cottonwood Creek Trailhead this Saturday, April 20th at 12:30 pm to watch him return to his home in the sky.

In case of poor weather, we will reschedule for Sunday.

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