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August 29, 2008

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Comments

Keith

I agree with Frank. I am not sure I understand Tony Mauro's point, but I get the impression that he was trying to suggest that the Palins were somehow being magnanimous by not filing claims. At any rate, a change is needed both in the White House and the Supreme Court, and I fervently believe that electing Obama is the only way to bring about that change.

Jack

Did they wirte thier "losses" off their taxes?

James Johnston

I was - and am - a Bristol Bay set gillnet permit holder; my fishing sites are a couple of miles from Todd Palin's.

I didn't submit a claim for the very reason the previous poster suggested about Palin: any damage we might have suffered was slight to the point of invisibility. The Prince William Sound pink run may not have recovered - no relevance to the price paid for Bristol Bay reds. The PWS herring fishery in its various forms was wrecked - again, no relevance. The Chilean farm salmon industry has damaged Bristol Bay - but that's competition/product substitution.

In reality, the check Bristol Bay permit holders will receive will probably cover the postage and time involved at as much as a hundred dollars an hour. On the other hand, it makes it more difficult to claim one never tries to get something for nothing.

wayne

THIS IS A BUNCH OF CRAP I NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW FISHERMEN OR ANYONE OUT OF OUR AREA CAN GET MONEY. I OWENED HOUSES AND MANAGED SEAFOOD PLANT IN KODIAK AND THE LOCAL FISHERMEN AND THE CANNERY WORKERS ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE MONEY. THEY WERE THE ONE'S OUT OF WORK AND THE ONE'S THAT THERE LIFE WAS BROKEN UP. SOME ATTORNEYS WILL RETIRE AFTER THIS BUFFET FOR THEM IS OVER. THIS WHOLE THING HAS A LOT OF STINK TO IT AFTER 20 YEARS. THE PEOPLE WITH CLAIMS AND ALL THE GOOD OLD BOYS WHO WEREN'T EVEN IN THE STATE. THE CANNERYS GET THE BIG MONEY FOR FISH AND LOSS. BUT DID THE CANNERY WORKER GET PAID FOR THAT FISH? NO THEY DID NOT?

anon

Of course she was all for a big settlement against Exxon. Her husband works for BP.

Frank Mullen

I'm not sure what Tony Mauro's point is. Yes, Todd Palin may have qualified for a really small claim because he was the permit holder for the fishery. I would be surprised if Sarah was a permit holder in 1989, and doubt that she would have qualified as a claimant. Todd, like most others in Bristol Bay, did not file a claim because the potential payout was worth less than the postage on the envelope.

I hope that Tony's point was that Alaskan fishermen got screwed by the Bush court, and that the only way to reverse the trend is to elect Obama, who will likely fill Supreme Court vacancies with individuals who care about justice for people, justice for ALL people, and not justice for the wealthy and the corporate interest only.

Frank Mullen
Homer, Alaska

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