Here's a New Idea
By Marie Monyak
November 13, 2006
So enough on the Hate, Fear and Greed topic. Here s a new thought
for everyone to chew on.
I read in the Anchorage Daily News that the people of Palmer
are up in arms over a proposed 1200 to 2200 bed State Prison
in their front yard. I have an idea. Why not build it on Gravina?
After all, the Governor and our local Chamber of Commerce are
all for development on the island so why not a prison that would
bring YEAR ROUND employment and a steady flow of income from
both the State and the private sector? It could be Alaska s
version of Alcatraz.
What's that you say? We don't have enough electricity for a
development of that size? Oh that's right, while our politicians
were cramming a bridge down our throats; the Swan Lake-Tyee Lake
Intertie was all but forgotten.
Oh well, I suppose we can always open up some jewelry stores
on Gravina, after all, they don't require much electricity.
Received November 10, 2006 - Published November 13, 2006
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