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Community watch on the rise on the Kenai Peninsula

...wake, the most recent being Deacons for Defense. At an informational meeting for the group on Saturday, founder Ray Southwell said he is searching for 100 volunteers to participate in the organization. His focus on disrupting the flow of cash...
Law Enforcement Service Area opponent holds meeting in Nikiski

Nikiski resident Ray Southwell, an opponent of the ballot measure to create a Law Enforcement Service Area (LESA) in Nikiski, presented his argument against...
Letter: With competitive capitalism, freedom abounds Until Alaskans take control of our untouched resource called money we will always have crony capitalism. As a conservative, I believe as Milton Friedman did. With competitive capitalism freedom will abound. Ray Southwell Nikiski
Why is Alaska worried about Wall Street?

Today I received a letter from Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins. He expressed his apology for the dysfunction of our Sate Legislature in regards to a budget.
Alaska should establish public bank

China leads the world in support of the US dollar. As of June this year China has $3,771,347,000,000 dollars. That's right, more than 3.77 trillion dollars. That is the amount they have in their foreign reserves.
'Deacons for Defense' are not vigilantes

I support the people's right to vote on whether to establish a Law Enforcement Service Area (LESA) for Nikiski. I will be voting no on this proposed ballot measure. It will do little to deter Nikiski's drug problem that fuels a property crime problem. Until the people stop the economic success of drug dealers the problem will continue. On May 24th I announced (through a published letter in the Clarion) the establishment of the Deacons for Defense. Calling on local militia members in Nikiski to join in my efforts to disrupt the economic success of Nikiski's drug dealers.
Money won't fill our stomachs

More foolish talk due to ignorance. Agriculture division is one of the "least important" state services according to an article in the Clarion (State Services Ranked, June 8). And no talk about a public bank. Why should we care about agriculture when we have oil and gas to fill our bellies. And native populations lived on salmon for centuries. Who needs agriculture? As long as the big oil corporations access our natural resources all will be good.
Citizens should take on community policing

Rumor has it, the voters in Nikiski will be voting for establishment of our own local police department. It is believed, the development of the new LNG plant will bring (eventually) an expansion of tax revenue from big oil corporations. In the meantime, the burden will be placed on working folks who pay and pay and pay again for government agencies.
Time for thinking outside the box

I had the privilege speaking with Governor Walker, at length, back in 2010. I did everything in my power to have him run on the Alaskan Independence Party ticket, for governor, after losing the Republican Primary to Sean Parnell.
Who is the government keeping safe

William Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke before the United States Senate on November 21, 2014. He expressed joy about a couple of banks that "pleaded guilty to criminal charges." Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) asked how many people (of the 100s behind the corporation's criminal activity) went to jail? Dudley said he knew of none. After all, corporations cannot be placed in jail.


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