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2017-11-14 01:15:49 PM  
7 votes:
Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.
2017-11-14 01:28:36 PM  
6 votes:

chuggernaught: Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.


Yeah.  I'd also like to point out that Russia had a big hand in creating modern Alaska.   I lived in Kodiak and every little village in western AK at least has an onion dome Church in it.    Lots of Russian surnames and street names,  islands, etc.

I was there when, in the early 80's,  a Soviet research vessel showed up.  They parked at the ferry dock and the ladies especially were all ready to hit the American streets and especially the American shopping (dressed in their best 10 years out of date clothes).   The first things they see are Baranov House, the Russian Orthodox Church and the RO Seminary.   The RO priests came down to greet them and some of the older Native aunties were speaking Russian with them.

There were a few disconcerted looks on the Soviet faces, till they got to the shops.   America!
2017-11-14 11:36:12 AM  
5 votes:

RJReves: All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.


*googles* It's apparently the name of a former bluegrass band from Sweden, does that count?
2017-11-14 01:22:14 PM  
4 votes:

chuggernaught: Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.


Bought, With whiskey and dynamite.
2017-11-14 01:15:25 PM  
4 votes:
"They built Alaska on Whisky and Dynamite."

And it shows.
2017-11-14 10:33:20 AM  
2 votes:
All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.
2017-11-14 02:21:51 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-11-14 01:47:33 PM  
1 vote:
chuggernaught

Pretty sure it was built by Chinese slaves on land stolen from the native people.

Fixed that to reflect reality, sadly.....
2017-11-14 01:41:59 PM  
1 vote:

RJReves: All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.


I was thinking a Highwaymen cover band.
2017-11-14 09:50:25 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I saw that. It was called Ferngully.
They made it into ta movie.
It was called Avatar.
 
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