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Governor doesn't need new home

February 16, 2013

North Dakota doesn’t need a new residence for the governor, and lawmakers should spend their time on more important and pressing issues....

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Feb-16-13 6:47 AM

How about a new capitol building and a new governor's mansion? A new governor's mansion larger and more ornate than the White House would propel North Dakota into the enviable position of being the wealthiest state in the nation.

A brand new capitol building would be a good investment and 2 capitol buildings would be a good idea for North Dakota. One capitol for North Dakota's business and a new capitol to conduct business for the entire United States and its territories.

North Dakota will soon be able to buy each state and the District of Columbia. Just have to buy their debt for pennies on the dollar and each individual state will belong to North Dakota. Money talks.

All 200 trillion in unfunded liabilities could be managed in Bismarck. North Dakota could sue the Rothschilds for their 500 trillion dollars of monetary wealth and own it all. Pay China the measly 3 trillion the US owes and be even.

Without resources, all governments go bust. Nothing else works.

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Feb-16-13 7:54 AM

If you do a google search for 'Used Boeing 747', you can pick one up for about 4 million dollars.

A good, used 747 for the governor would be a better deal. Fill er' up in Dickinson, fly to Shanghai, then to Beijing for a few days to hob knob with the affluent Chinese and kick back at the bar on the way back home in the your custom 747.

Forget the governor's mansion, go for the jumbo jet.

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Feb-16-13 8:13 AM

This is just one more indicator they have no idea what to do with all that money coming in from their shares of the oil wells, not even considering the taxes raised. Just a reminder, the state has a share in over 2000 oil wells in this state. I would like to know how much income that adds up to, we only hear about tax monies, tell us what the real money is doing.

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Feb-16-13 8:53 AM

Kind of curious, does the state have to pay income tax on all earned income like the public does? I'm not happy with Helms siding with the oil companies on the flaring issue. Several years ago legislation was passed with deadlines to be met, so much stuff just disappears and is forgotten. I imagine Helms will be stepping down soon or conveniently retiring. Mr Helms did a great job overseeing the introduction of this great oil play in ND and does deserve credit for that no matter what.

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Feb-16-13 9:09 AM

How about we just tear down the mansion and attach a FEMA trailor to the capital building and have the gov. live in that. If it is good enough for our Native Americans it is good enough for our gov.

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Feb-16-13 9:19 AM

A few facts. Tax money is NOT used for the home for the governor. The money is already there. When they get the bid for the removal of mold in the attic, the lead and asbestos; they may find it is cheaper to build a new one. I don't care one way or the other, but MDN didn't include all the facts.

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Feb-16-13 9:50 AM

The Governors house is old and needs major renovation. Something will eventually need to be done, major renovation or new home. I don't believe we need a $3 million dollar house for our Governor but their family should live in a respectable home. Understanding the legislative process I cannot think of a better time to provide the funds. I cannot believe the legislature voted this down.

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Feb-16-13 10:02 AM

Three million dollars in not a lot of money these days, and in the future $3m will buy less than it does now. Build now. What was the phrase used? "that's not the North Dakota way?" What the heck is that supposed to mean? I suggest miserly penny pinching tightwads.

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Feb-16-13 11:07 AM

After looking at some photos of the house I can see why the Governor likes it. It's a well built brick house that will surely withstand any severe weather that may come about. It kind of looks like a school house or modern church to me which are both good things.

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Feb-16-13 12:31 PM

Ohh...are you all right, bill?

Maintain, fix or upgrade until it's just as expensive to build. Then build something decent of similar style. When the boom settles down a little, perhaps construction materials will come down in price a little as well.

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Feb-16-13 2:17 PM

As I understood it, there is $2.9 million set aside as per the requirement from the federal government when ND or each state was granted statehood. Money would also come from private funds because there are those who want to donate to such structures.

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Feb-16-13 6:36 PM

" per the requirement from the federal government..."

I posted elsewhere that federal mandates equal fed money and fed strings. Tell me where a state can be entirely independent from the feds. Billgrr?

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Feb-16-13 8:52 PM

Military bases, Indian reservations,farmer's assistance, welfare and a lot of old people......we receive our fair share of govt $

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Feb-16-13 8:56 PM

What do those posts have to do with the home for the governor?

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Feb-16-13 8:58 PM

I was referring to V.'s posts~


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Feb-16-13 9:39 PM

I like how each screen name has its own voice.

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Feb-17-13 7:53 AM

ND is the only state that does not allow corporate farms. The subsidies are to keep prices down for consumers and loan guarantees because our banks can't foreclose and take the land away. We vote on this occasionally. The Governors house really symbolizes how conservative ND had to be in tougher times, it's a great tribute to all the ND citizens who worked very hard taming the prairie with their bare hands.

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Feb-17-13 11:18 AM

These wars we fight over the control of the planets energy supplies are way bigger than Obama or any Nations Government can ever hope to be. He who controls the energy controls the planet has been the motto for over 100 years. There are Corporations that are much wealthier than our government, Apple is one that comes to mind.

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Feb-18-13 5:16 PM

Veritas, if you're looking for Mensa, they're just down the hall. Or you could just put up with the rabble. Do you have the intestinal fortitude?

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Feb-18-13 5:17 PM

MarkHW, the rotunda idea is funny.


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Feb-25-13 11:18 AM

Missed your sage comments, Jack.


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