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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...
Palin likens global warming studies to 'snake oil'

...Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a rare California appearance, called studies supporting global climate change a "bunch of snake oil science." Palin spoke Monday before a logging conference in Redding, a town of 90,000 about 160 miles north of the...
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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...
Smarmy damage control by Bush

...Katrina victims but for this seriously failed administration. Besides being weeks late, Bush came over like a smarmy snake oil salesman with shifty eyes and hesitant stutter as he uttered platitudes, excuses and far too-late promises. Words...
Republicans take us into the 1870s's second income or for a single woman. Medical liability doesn't exist when hurt by a bad doctor or taken by snake oil salesman. Workers' compensation doesn't exist. Ethics laws never the light of day. Citizens are too stupid to hear...
Get to know your local divas

...participate in as a performer in Juneau?Most recently, I played the part of the assistant to Dulcamara, a traveling snake-oil salesman in the opera "The Elixir" by Donizetti. In fact, I had no set singing role for that part, although I chose...
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
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
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...
Outside editorial: For-profit colleges are feeding the student loan crisis

...promising high-quality educations and tremendous employment prospects.The truth is that many of these educational snake-oil salesmen promise more than they can deliver.So say not one but two recent studies published by the National Bureau...


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