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My Turn: President has the right spotlight on climate change

...spotlight. Once she became the darling of Fox News in the 2008 presidential elections, she dismissed climate science as "snake oil". After former Gov. Sean Parnell took over, no further efforts were made to implement the recommendations contained...
My Turn: Oil tax myths

...oil companies and misleading the public with opinions disguised as "facts" is not helpful. Unfortunately, like the snake oil salesman's claims of old, those saying our problems would be cured if only we just changed our oil tax policy (again...
Juneau program shouldn't get funds

...focused so-called Montessori programs on academics. A flood of "trainers" began selling variations of the method like snake-oil cures. There are plenty of Southeast Alaskans who reject public education and choose to "home-school" or provide...
Beware of nonsense

...also giving astrological readings by appointment. I'm sure if you have any money left after that, they'll have some snake oil to sell you too. Didn't they use to tar and feather these types and run them out of town on a rail? Surely the citizens...
Echos of disaster

...around to being built, if ever (and Heaven forfend that as well). This is a crazy promotional scheme on the level of snake-oil. It should have been banished as a nightmare before it cast its pall upon the light of day. William E. Brown Gustavus
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of modern television advertising - the increasing frequency of messages that are little more than space age pitches by snake oil peddlers. I suspect you have seen some of them, but having spent most of my working life around broadcast commercials...
Palin touts gas line progress

...develop alternative energy, such as hydro, wind, geothermal and biomass. "These projects cannot even flirt with snake-oil science - they have to be real, doable and economic," she said. She said she'll appoint an energy coordinator to...
Why can't lawmakers get job done in time?

...instead of hiding behind closed doors with secret meetings waiting to sell their vote to the highest bidder. Tell your legislators to do their job or find another one, because we do not have to put up with snake oil salesmen. Shane Wirtz Juneau
Internet opening Juneau to scams

In early days it was easy to spot the snake-oil salesman as his wagon came to town with signs and bottle labels testifying to the wondrous elixir in his possession. The internet...
Alaska's war on science needs to end

...and species protection herself, she approved it. Palin recently claimed that climate change concerns are based on "snake oil science," questioned "whether we are warming or cooling" and concluded that climate is simply "cyclical" and thus...


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