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(Fairbanks Daily Newsminer)   Take your best shot at answering why this town has been without internet for all of 2014... or take several shots with a .410 shotgun   (newsminer.com) divider line 14
    More: Fail, New Years, college town, Tanana, Ralph Eller, optical fiber cable, Alaska State Troopers, Yukon River, shotguns  
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2014-01-10 04:58:52 PM  
4 votes:
That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.
2014-01-10 06:34:26 PM  
3 votes:

ElLoco: change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.

People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?


Because they're ignorant, fear-filled, bigots.
2014-01-10 06:31:45 PM  
3 votes:

change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.


People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?
2014-01-10 08:32:59 PM  
2 votes:

thisisarepeat: Its .410 bore. It isn't the diameter of a lead sphere that 410 of which would weigh one pound.

Dumbass reporter is a dumbass.

with the shotgun is a dickhead AND a dumbass...

I work for a network here in PA, we have our own 48 strands of fiber. We hung the fiber in 2011-2012.

It's been shot up 7 or 8 times already.

Most gun owners are decent people. But give certain of them a few drinks and cut em loose they become some of the most dangerous damaging people in the whole damn nation.

Seriously, if you 2nd amendment uber alles types can't farking police yourselves, you're just asking to have the government step in and do the job for you.
Assholes need to farking grow the fark up.
2014-01-10 07:46:22 PM  
2 votes:

sno man: ElLoco: change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.

People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?

Because people in the US keep doing 'whatever they want' with guns?


Because you can't get away with eliminating guns if you stick to the facts?
2014-01-10 07:43:12 PM  
1 votes:

ElLoco: change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.

People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?


Because people in the US keep doing 'whatever they want' with guns?
2014-01-10 07:27:57 PM  
1 votes:
Their mayor pissed off Chris Christie?
2014-01-10 07:10:52 PM  
1 votes:
2nd Amendment Solution to bad TV programing.
2014-01-10 06:52:54 PM  
1 votes:
Well, since it's unlikely anyone from Tanana will read this post, I think we should take this opportunity to discuss how much their village SUCKS. :P
2014-01-10 06:45:06 PM  
1 votes:

ElLoco: change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.

People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?


Because the NRA and ALEC spend millions every year to promote it.
2014-01-10 06:37:40 PM  
1 votes:
"You can't fix stupid,"

You CAN give it a beer and a weapon, apparently.

[homer-turning-off-tv-with-gun.jpg]
2014-01-10 06:30:36 PM  
1 votes:

""You can't fix stupid," is how Ralph Eller, owner of Yukon Telephone and Supervisions Cable TV, summed up the incident."


No but you can end its life in a number of convenient ways.

2014-01-10 06:09:58 PM  
1 votes:

Radak: Looking at their prices I wonder if it was on purpose.

I guess it's pretty expensive to get infrastructure into the middle of nowhere.


Tanana makes the middle of nowhere look pretty close actually.  I flew in there quite a few times.  Their power is all from a couple of big generators that get their diesel floated up the river in the summer, and in the winter, it is insanely isolated.  No roads to any other towns or villages, the only real way in or out is by plane.  The guy who owns the cable company is probably waiting on a part from Anchorage, which means it has to go into Fairbanks first, then get out to the town.  And if the weather has been shiatty, well, none of the little bush planes are going to be bringing it in.  Internet and cable are insanely expensive out there because of that.
2014-01-10 05:27:52 PM  
1 votes:
Looking at their prices I wonder if it was on purpose.

I guess it's pretty expensive to get infrastructure into the middle of nowhere.
 
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