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Old 03-26-2011, 04:10 AM   #41
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Alaska will welcome almost anyone... unless they're from Texas. We gotta hassle them a little bit.
Well shit, i was just about to ask if i can move there.
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High speed low drag...?
lol yeah man. Seriously though I gotta spend some time out that way in the future.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:35 AM   #43
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boom! right off the bat - general alaskan feelings toward sarah palin?
IMHO...she was doing good as Governor...but then McCain f'ed it all up by bringing her in on the VP ticket...she wasn't ready for that level of politics and I pretty much hate McCain for pulling that crap...subsequently she went all Hollywood and I lost most of my respect for her.

Best I can say at this point is I guess she's helping draw tourism to the state which quite a few folks up here count on for their income.

I think she could have done much more for the people if she had moved slower and not been drawn into the national spot light overnight.

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you ever been to that chocolate factory in anchorage? i went to alaska when i was like 13 and i remember how bad ass that place was.
Alaska Wild Berry Products...my wife loves that place...
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i'm headed to Ft. Richardson in June so i have two questions...will i need a block heater? and is Eagle River a good place to look for a house to rent?
If you have a garage, a block heater is not a necessity in Anchorage or the Matsu Valley. Few places away from home to plug in your vehicle in this area. If you don't have a garage, then I'd install a block heater. It's not Fairbanks, but negative single digits (fahrenheit) overnight aren't unusual.

Eagle River is a beautiful area. Home prices in Anchorage and Eagle River are kinda high. I bought in Palmer for that very reason and commute to Elmendorf AFB (aka Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson or JBER). I'm fortunate my schedule worked out with another guy who lives in Palmer, so we carpool to cut down on vehicle miles and fuel expenses. It's about a 50 minute commute on average from the "Valley" to Anchorage. Last figure I heard was 70% of MatSu Valley residents commute to Anchorage to work.

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were the alaskans aware that i started the 'ask a ____' threads?
Yes...gotta give credit to my Canadian neighbors.

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they're still pissed that they are the second biggest state.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:15 AM   #44
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Is it true to kiss an alaskan you have to rub noses and not do the lip touch thing....
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:25 AM   #45
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Is Verizon a good cell phone service around Anchorage or is there something better?
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #46
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Is Verizon a good cell phone service around Anchorage or is there something better?
I don't recall seeing any Verizon offices/stores up here. I believe the verizon phone will work, but is not locally supported.

I've been with AT&T my 10 years here. Decent priced package and fairly reliable coverage. Kept it because family in lower 48 are on AT&T. I am also on a discount US Air Force employee plan that kept the cost of phones for my family of four at a fair price.

From my experience, ACS (Alaska Communication Systems) has the best coverage in Alaska; this from being in remote locations where I didn't have a signal and friend on ACS did.

Others to check out are GCI, and MTA (Matanuska Telephone Association).

I'm in no way an authority on this and others may have a different opinion and be able to speak to the smart phone coverage....we have not upgraded to smart phones yet,...probably will this summer.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:59 AM   #47
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Is it true to kiss an alaskan you have to rub noses and not do the lip touch thing....
Depends on which Alaskan you are kissing..some you may not even wanna rub noses with.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #48
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Once I move back to CO, can I still answer questions here? lol
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #49
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Depends on which Alaskan you are kissing..some you may not even wanna rub noses with.
Once again the truth hurts!

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Once I move back to CO, can I still answer questions here? lol
I motion we keep you on retainer as a consultant on all things Kodiak and/or Coast Guard in AK related.

Will someone please second the motion?...

I mean, what the helll...RyanBouteen...almost sneaks by as Canadian....
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #50
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Could it be...dare I say...we are seeing Break-Up?

I'll step out on that limb and risk the disappointment, but for my own mental wellness, I'm gonna say we're seeing the early stages of Break-Up.

We'll probably get one more dump of snow...but it'll be the here today gone tomorrow variety...I hope! I'm ready for Summer.

42F/5C outside my kitchen window.

Time to buy that Nenana Ice Classic ticket!
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I'll step out on that limb and risk the disappointment, but for my own mental wellness, I'm gonna say we're seeing the early stages of Break-Up.

We'll probably get one more dump of snow...but it'll be the here today gone tomorrow variety...I hope! I'm ready for Summer.

42F/5C outside my kitchen window.

Time to buy that Nenana Ice Classic ticket!
In 09 on Kodiak we got our biggest snow of the year in the middle April..lol I don't have my fingers crossed for spring just yet!
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #52
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In 09 on Kodiak we got our biggest snow of the year in the middle April..lol I don't have my fingers crossed for spring just yet!
Yeah...I remember that one. We had a C5 stuck in Kodiak one April...I remember the pictures of about 3 feet of snow on top of the wings. I know I'm stepping out there...but I still get this feeling of wanting Winter to be over every March...10 years now and it's the same every year.
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They've had a few bigger planes over here...not sure if it was a C5 or not but it was huge.
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Is Verizon a good cell phone service around Anchorage or is there something better?
rumor has it verizon is coming up here in the near future> just like every thing else> seeing is believing. I hope so cause competition is great for lower rates.
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I think he means the alaska wildberry factory
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I think he means the alaska wildberry factory
its funny i just clicked on this thread for the first time since asking when you answered that. when you reply to a question from that far back, use the quote button over here on the right to give a frame of reference to what your answering. . . . .what time is it in alaska right now?
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its funny i just clicked on this thread for the first time since asking when you answered that. when you reply to a question from that far back, use the quote button over here on the right to give a frame of reference to what your answering. . . . .what time is it in alaska right now?
alaska is 4 hours behind east coast
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I think verizon owns ACS. So your verizon phones work on all ACS towers up here. But that's just what I heard from a few people, I'm att so I can't verify.
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I think verizon owns ACS. So your verizon phones work on all ACS towers up here. But that's just what I heard from a few people, I'm att so I can't verify.
Im pretty sure Verizon bums service off ACS towers. So they get the same coverage.
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I find it extremely amusing to see how many people don't know shit about alaska lol. People almost think we're aliens
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