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Ask an Alaskan...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TAKoma907, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:10 AM
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    woody6047

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    Well shit, i was just about to ask if i can move there. :pout:
     
  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    lol yeah man. Seriously though I gotta spend some time out that way in the future.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

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    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.

    Alaska Wild Berry Products...my wife loves that place...
    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.

    Yes...gotta give credit to my Canadian neighbors.

    Truth hurts!


    And I'm down with participating in this thread.:cool:
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    rme

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    Is it true to kiss an alaskan you have to rub noses and not do the lip touch thing....
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Is Verizon a good cell phone service around Anchorage or is there something better?
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

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    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.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Depends on which Alaskan you are kissing..some you may not even wanna rub noses with.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    Once I move back to CO, can I still answer questions here? lol
     
  9. Mar 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    MQQSE

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    Once again the truth hurts! :D

    I motion we keep you on retainer as a consultant on all things Kodiak and/or Coast Guard in AK related. :cool:

    Will someone please second the motion?...

    I mean, what the helll...RyanBouteen...almost sneaks by as Canadian....;):confused:
     
  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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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. :D

    Time to buy that Nenana Ice Classic ticket!;)
     
  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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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!
     
  12. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    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.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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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.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    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.
     
  15. Mar 26, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    I think he means the alaska wildberry factory
     
  16. Mar 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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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?
     
  17. Mar 27, 2011 at 12:58 AM
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    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    alaska is 4 hours behind east coast
     
  18. Mar 27, 2011 at 1:21 AM
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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.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    Im pretty sure Verizon bums service off ACS towers. So they get the same coverage.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:24 AM
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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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