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1  General / General Discussion / Re: tankless water heater on: November 21, 2017, 03:03:52 PM
there are many variables to concider here . is your water hard is the first question. if you are on town water then yes it is hard . 2nd is it going to be fired by electric,gas .ie lp or natural? do you have the infrestucture to support an on demand or does it have to be installed . you need to understand the cost involved and what your motive is. if it is to save money you probably wont . if it is to go green then ok. 782 3391 my cell
2  General / General Discussion / corn stalk leaves on: October 24, 2017, 03:29:32 PM
did anyone else notice all the corn stalk leaves blowing around in peoples yards across from the cemetary ?
3  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: School taxes to increase ( Vt Digger) on: October 05, 2017, 05:33:33 AM
wait.... let me make some popcorn first
4  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: The Town of Fairfax Officials would like to issue a statement regarding tax bill on: August 14, 2017, 05:19:51 AM
bill. taxes suck anyway you pay them
5  Fairfax Bloggers / Crazy Cuzzin Mike From Alaska / hey mike. on: July 11, 2017, 12:41:43 PM
why havent you been around? i miss you buddy
6  General / General Discussion / to the lady on old acadamy rd on: July 11, 2017, 12:40:08 PM
it was me you took a picture of in the white gmc van at 48 . good to be vigilant . well done
7  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / is henry ok? on: June 09, 2017, 07:35:07 PM
saw the ambulance there I will say a pray for him ,now
8  General / General Discussion / Re: Your opinion on a HEAT PUMP heating system on: April 15, 2017, 06:42:28 AM
good for a/c .just remember it uses electricity and unless you have a solar grid it will cost money. it works good for heating to about 40 degrees .but it still uses power
9  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Bill Doyle's Town Meeting Day Survey March 2017 on: March 09, 2017, 06:45:53 PM
are you satisfied with the quality of education .  most said yes . are property taxes to high most said yes . I don't understand the liberal way of thinking ? I wish they only allowed property owners to vote not renters then things would change....
10  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Joshua Bittner - obituary on: March 09, 2017, 06:39:35 PM
yes I have some ,,,,,josh I hope you are in  a better place with love to sooth your pain
11  Fairfax Bloggers / Crazy Cuzzin Mike From Alaska / Not enough free money? Alaskans unhappy with sum of yearly check on: October 03, 2016, 04:47:41 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Ė  Yes, you could call it free money.
But that doesn't mean all Alaskans are happy about the $1,022 dividend checks nearly every resident will receive starting Thursday from the state's oil wealth fund.
Folks were looking at getting more than twice that amount.
"It's really putting the hurt on my community," said Joel James, mayor of the tiny Yup'ik Eskimo village of Gambell, which, like many remote communities around the vast state, is plagued by chronic unemployment and astronomical living expenses. "I'm definitely disappointed."
Each year, residents get the checks from the Alaska Permanent Fund, a reward of sorts for living here at least a full calendar year.
It's fun money for some, with businesses offering highly advertised dividend deals. For others, it's a way to make ends meet. The amount of the annual checks is based on a five-year average of the multibillion-dollar fund, and they took a hit when recession years were part of the formula, with $900 checks issued in 2013 before payouts rebounded again.
Last year, the amount for every person was a record $2,072. And this year, the check was estimated to be even higher at about $2,100. That is, until Gov. Bill Walker stepped in and shrunk the amount because of the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit, a situation exacerbated by low oil prices.
Walker's action is being challenged in court by state Sen. Bill Wielechowski and two former lawmakers who allege the governor illegally vetoed fund earnings appropriated for dividends.
"It was not done legally, it was not done appropriately, and it did not belong in the budget," said Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat. "And because it didn't belong in the budget, the governor couldn't veto it."
Walker said in a statement he did not take his decision lightly, and he acknowledged it may have upset some Alaskans. He said setting the amount of this year's dividend "more in line with the historical average" will ensure there's money for future distributions.
"Alaska lost over 80 percent of its income in just two years, and we are burning through $12 million of savings each day," Walker wrote. "This is simply not sustainable."
James, the Gambell mayor, is among those also questioning Walker's veto, saying it leaves a financial vacuum for rural residents who depend on the money for life necessities. Another is Shirley Adams, a clerk in the tribal government office in the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kivalina, on Alaska's northwest coast.
"I'm wondering, does he have the right to do that," said Adams, who often uses the money to catch up on bills.
Some people are asking the same thing in the Yup'ik village of Manokotak, said Nellie Alakayak, the community's temporary tribal administrator. The money often goes to survival expenses, such as clothing and other basics, for many people in her village.
"I think they kind of feel cheated," she said of this year's check.
The fund was established in 1976 after the discovery of oil on Alaska's North Slope, with the first dividends distributed to residents in 1982. Excluding the upcoming payout, more than $21.1 billion has been distributed to Alaskans over the decades since.
This year's distribution has prompted mixed feelings for longtime Anchorage resident Jerry Wolf, 85, who moved to Alaska's biggest city as a teenager in 1947.
On the one hand, he understands the governor's action and believes the lawsuit is a distraction from the real problem ó that the state has been too dependent on its shrinking oil resources. On the other hand, many rural residents really need the money.
"I can see in our villages across the state that they have been very dependent on this little boost, and in many cases maybe even to put some more food on the table," Wolf said.
The amount is fine with Quamaundya Elliott. Until this year, the 21-year-old Anchorage nanny has pooled her money with her mother's checks because she was living at home rent-free. This is the first check she'll get for herself.
"I wish it were bigger, but you know, it's OK," she said. "Money's money."
12  General / General Discussion / this is what summer is for on: June 27, 2016, 06:13:41 PM
I just had to have a big A,s heartattack burger from meadowbrook  then for desert a big chaw of honey cured tabacco from the amish country ......what a way to end a perfect day....just a side note, don't use a beer bottle for a spit cup . the police will pull you over
13  General / General Discussion / Re: Home Serivce For Lawnmowers and More on: June 03, 2016, 07:04:20 AM
what did he fix for you nancy?
14  Fairfax Bloggers / Crazy Cuzzin Mike From Alaska / Re: Happy First Day of Spring!!! on: June 03, 2016, 07:02:32 AM
its almost summer now hows the weather these days?
15  Fairfax Bloggers / Crazy Cuzzin Mike From Alaska / Plumbers find $50,000 gold bar stored under bathtub on: March 04, 2016, 06:36:40 AM
Plumbers find $50,000 gold bar stored under bathtub


Published March 03, 2016
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You never know where you may strike gold.

Two Calgary plumbers in mid-February, who were in the process of renovating a bathroom, uncovered a gold bar worth more than $50,000 after tearing up a bathtub, the CBC reports.

"Who stores gold bars underneath their tub, right? Kinda crazy," said Alif Babul, who added that he had never seen anything like it in his 12 years on the job.

The one-kilogram bar, stamped by a jeweler, was returned to the owners of the house.

"My wife and I had a long chat about that. I said to my wife, 'I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's the right thing to do,'" Babul told CBC.

The owners said they had lost track of the gold barís whereabouts.

As for Babulís apprentice, Dean Materi, his plumbing career is off to a golden start.
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