Alaskans celebrate their oil dividends

Each person's share of the state's vast oil wealth was announced with much fanfare in Anchorage Tuesday, with Gov. Full Story
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“Meow”

Since: May 07

Yacking up a topix hairball

#1 Sep 20, 2011
Sweet! Now if only we can get all the states to budget that well

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 20, 2011
That's why there's so much opposition to drilling for oil. We might actually get money FROM the government instead of always handing it over to them.

That would completely upset good ol boy network.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#3 Sep 20, 2011
Consider this state is part of the USA, so why aren't we allowed to drill for oil in the lower 48 and reap the rewards also? We would then not have to rely on foreign oil.
ex-pitcher

Henderson, NV

#5 Sep 20, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
Consider this state is part of the USA, so why aren't we allowed to drill for oil in the lower 48 and reap the rewards also? We would then not have to rely on foreign oil.
You have common sense ! R U crazy ? LOL

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#6 Sep 20, 2011
ex-pitcher wrote:
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You have common sense ! R U crazy ? LOL
YOU WENT THERE ex-pitcher, didn't ya? I don't understand why Alaska can do it and we can't, sure i know all about the pipeline. But there are states here that have oil, we could drill and put folks to work.
ex-pitcher

Henderson, NV

#7 Sep 20, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>YOU WENT THERE ex-pitcher, didn't ya? I don't understand why Alaska can do it and we can't, sure i know all about the pipeline. But there are states here that have oil, we could drill and put folks to work.
You're 100% correct ! But, "things" called environmentalists would never understand !
Wasburg Steve

New Oxford, PA

#8 Sep 21, 2011
The richest state in the country with no major budget problems and Sara couldn't manage one full term. Sounds like presidential material to me.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#9 Sep 21, 2011
Quoted from the article; "...This day is so widely anticipated in Alaska that the announcement of the Permanent Fund Dividend amount was carried live on television statewide, and dozens tuned in to watch a live webcast by the governor's office."

Wow - DOZENS!

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#10 Sep 21, 2011
well........ oil is well that ends well

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Sep 21, 2011
JM_Brazil wrote:
Quoted from the article; "...This day is so widely anticipated in Alaska that the announcement of the Permanent Fund Dividend amount was carried live on television statewide, and dozens tuned in to watch a live webcast by the governor's office."
Wow - DOZENS!
99% of all TVs were tuned in!
Truth Addict

Wichita Falls, TX

#12 Sep 21, 2011
this program has been going on since the 80s...$1100 is DOWN from what people used to receive, I left in 1999 and we were getting close to $2000...
The state had the proceeds to invest intelligently, something the feds never get....
Truth Addict

Wichita Falls, TX

#13 Sep 21, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
Consider this state is part of the USA, so why aren't we allowed to drill for oil in the lower 48 and reap the rewards also? We would then not have to rely on foreign oil.
I like the thought but its not based in reality...the reality is that most states are drilling and the ONLY state that could do what Alaska did is North Dakota bc there are few people for the amount of mineral reserves.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#14 Sep 21, 2011
Truth Addict wrote:
this program has been going on since the 80s...$1100 is DOWN from what people used to receive, I left in 1999 and we were getting close to $2000...
The state had the proceeds to invest intelligently, something the feds never get....
It is down slightly. It is a rolling five-year average on the earnings, from which the pay-out is derived.

As for leaving in 1999, so much for the part of receiving the dividend which requires that one certify that one intends to remain an Alaska resident indefinitely.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#15 Sep 21, 2011
Truth Addict wrote:
this program has been going on since the 80s...$1100 is DOWN from what people used to receive, I left in 1999 and we were getting close to $2000...
The state had the proceeds to invest intelligently, something the feds never get....
That's because in 1999 there were only eight citizens. Now there's almost THIRTEEN!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#16 Sep 21, 2011
JM_Brazil wrote:
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That's because in 1999 there were only eight citizens. Now there's almost THIRTEEN!
... which is exactly the way we like it.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#17 Sep 21, 2011
Far Away wrote:
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... which is exactly the way we like it.
Yeah, to someone living in a town upward of 20 million, it does sound pretty good.
Uh oh

Auckland, New Zealand

#18 Sep 22, 2011
SHHHHHHHHHHHH you keep that up an you'll become part of the axis of evil an the cough cough your going to get invaded because your governments a cruel cough dictatorship an its all about democracy an the liberty cough.Gee wonder where I've heard that one before.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#19 Sep 22, 2011
Colorado Chick wrote:
Consider this state is part of the USA, so why aren't we allowed to drill for oil in the lower 48 and reap the rewards also?
Democrats.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#20 Sep 22, 2011
JM_Brazil wrote:
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Yeah, to someone living in a town upward of 20 million, it does sound pretty good.
You have my sympathy, sincerely.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#21 Sep 23, 2011
Far Away wrote:
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You have my sympathy, sincerely.
Actually, I grew up in a rural New England town with a population of around two thousand. This town had one traffic light which only flashed, where the two main roads crossed. There was a market, a gas station, a couple of churches, and a bank. We had no neighbors. We were so remote that the road we lived on was named after us - because we were the only ones on it. Beautiful New England countryside. Chopping wood, raking leaves, the smell of spring, the beautiful bright blue skies, the breathtaking black star-filled nights... I understand your claim Far Away, but that was 30 years ago. I do miss it and visit occasionally, but it would be hard for me to adjust moving back to that.

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