Monday, July 16, 2012

U.S. v. Pariseau (9th Cir. - July 16, 2012)

Alaska's a beautiful place.  Cold.  But beautiful.

So there are definitely upsides of living there.  Cash, too:  No income tax and money from the state every year (from oil royalties).  Nice.

But there are some downsides too.  Even beyond the cold.  Lots of stuff is hard to get.  Needs to be imported into Alaska from other states.  Strawberries.  Peaches.  Things like that.

Oh, yeah.  And methamphetamine.

Poor Alaskans.  They have to get a portion of their methamphetamine imported from Arizona.  Including meth that's taped to the legs of a guy who has to change planes in Seattle and gets busted there.

Come on now, Alaskans.  There's got to be enough vacant (and/or government) land in Alaska to support a vibrant domestic meth manufacturing facility, no?

Something to work on in the future.  Let's apply that frontier spirit, eh?