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Shame on North Dakota

July 28, 2013

Don Feller, Portland, Ore. Having been born and educated for 16 years in North Dakota, I am stunned by the drastic turn of attitudes by the electorate of North Dakota....

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subman

Jul-28-13 7:43 AM

we're glad you left.... you belong on the left coast..

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JackAaah

Jul-28-13 1:52 PM

I feel if we could all be a 'Portland', we could all live in peas.....

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jbinminot

Jul-28-13 3:08 PM

It amazes me how someone who has NO interest in living in this state LOVE to tell this state what to do. ND laws don't have a thing to do with Oregon, so perhaps the idiots who live in Oregone should mind their own*******business.

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kingdom

Jul-28-13 6:11 PM

I know many pro-choice people Dustoff3 but No pro-abortion. Most of those pro-choice people have no problem understanding the anti-choice position. In other words, we would NOT force YOU to have an abortion.Your intention is to force your opinion into law and take away choice.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-28-13 9:15 PM

Don is a member of the Humanist group..

The philosophy or life stance of secular humanism (alternatively known by some adherents as Humanism, specifically with a capital H to distinguish it from other forms of humanism) embraces human reason, ethics, social justice and philosophical naturalism, while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience or superstition as the basis of morality and decision making.

Running just a few straws short of a full bale.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-28-13 10:43 PM

Ask Don how come Portland is on the verge of going bankrupt>>> They pass stupid laws down there and then have no money..

Example of a home in the 5100 block of Northeast 17th Avenue, in the heart of Portland's Alberta Arts District. Its market value is $267,870. So a property tax increase of $1 per $1,000 of value ought to cost $267, right? Think again.

Taxes are calculated based on a property's assessed value, which is derived from the value of the property in the mid-1990s. So owners of that house would pay $72, which amounts to a 73 percent tax discount.

So in passing it the city now is in the red..the city's upcoming financial woes long known, Hales unveiled a proposal that would increase water and sewer bills, eliminate popular programs including the mounted patrol and close Buckman Pool, and trim the city's workforce by about 3 percent. In all, it added up to an all-but-unprecedented $21.5 million shortfall.

Don is North Dakota going broke? Get real..

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 10:55 AM

Garr North Dakotas money comes from Obama.. Tell the sorry puke to quit spending.. Oregon has nothing to do with North Dakota's funds..

Portland is going broke and gays are now pushing for marriage.. Another San Francisco right in good old liberal Portland.. They deserve exactly what they get.. They caused it they voted for it and now they have to live with the consequence of their stupidity.That's what happens when you let Government educated kids vote..

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locomotive

Jul-29-13 4:55 PM

Having been through Oregon twice in my life, I'm stunned whenever I hear news stories about this very progressive state. Stunned, I tell you.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 6:21 PM

The Government has treated the folks on Pine Ridge in SD like animals..

As of 2011, population estimates of the reservation range from 28,000 to 40,000. Numerous enrolled members of the tribe live off the reservation. 80% of residents are unemployed (versus 10% of the rest of the country); 49% of the residents live below the Federal poverty level (61% under the age of 18); Per capita income in Shannon County is $6,286; The Infant Mortality rate is 5 times higher than the national average; Native American amputation rates due to diabetes is 3 to 4 times higher than the national average; Death rate due to diabetes is 3 times higher than the national average; and Life Expectancy in 2007 was estimated to be 48 for males and 52 for females.

And who oversees the Reservations? The US Government. How much money do you think is given to South Dakota just for ONE reservation?

The Government didn't put the blacks on reservations.. They gave them Freedom..

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 6:24 PM

The federal government and Indian tribes have engaged in a complex struggle over the last two centuries, with Indians usually getting the short end of the stick. The aims of federal policies have gyrated wildly over the decades, and most policies have failed, as is evident from the continued high poverty rates on most reservations.

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disgusted

Jul-29-13 7:01 PM

Ver, you are so accepting of others!

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Legend

Jul-29-13 8:08 PM

Just the republican party forcing its lost adgenda onto red states. Why are anti-abortion folks the first to want war and the last to help the poor? It is because it is pure politics and the Nuns on the Bus tried to expose that to the country.

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loroxxx

Jul-29-13 8:42 PM

billldoesntgetit,He is a race baiter and I suspect his mother is not proud of that.

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loroxxx

Jul-29-13 8:56 PM

billldoesntgetit Dirt under our feet is what they are..

Your a real piece of dirt and a dyed in the wool race baiter along with being a git which is rotter

Hateful racists and people like Obama who shove their beliefs and ignorance at everyone

deadmocratic women are controlled by their masters..

Both which are scheduled to go broke.. Dimwit..

Democarts should be renamed to Dimm-ocrats

You are the dimmest bulb in the place..

You idiots and your FREE!!!!!

God I cannot believe how dumb those people REALLY are..

But he crawls around down the back alleys like a thug,,,

Obama the jobkiller..

Obama the food stamp King..

Obama the Chicken who cannot enforce the Obamacare law he wrote..

Obama the failure..

Obama the fools fool..(libs love fools) (Libs relate to stupid on a daily basis)

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disgusted

Jul-29-13 9:02 PM

so now there is a rule for minimum posts to have the 'right' to post? Vera, you are so accepting of all points of view. Kills you that you don't set the rules, doesn't it! hee heeheeheeheehehe

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 9:40 PM

My Mom died many years ago namexxx

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 9:44 PM

How come Obama and Bernanke keep printing more money and increasing the stock market and the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and their still blaming the Republicans..

Sorry sicko keeps blaming someone else when he has been the President for the last 5years..

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 9:45 PM

Veritas and Namexxx are one and the same..on two different computers.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 9:48 PM

veritas/namexxx

Kills you that you don't set the rules, doesn't it!

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Legend

Jul-29-13 11:45 PM

Agree with Willgar. Abortion may be disgusting but it is allowed by law and no one is forced to get one. The red party won,t act because anything desirable might help the working c lass (such as a jobs program). Their constituants have their money and won't allow anything that would help those who need more to get more. Oil is big money and red. Since 1973 everytime gas goes up they have a new lie for a reason. They are currently raping ND by exporting this limited and precious resource. In all other matters they do not act like abortion would truly disgust them.

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disgusted

Jul-30-13 2:07 AM

willgarr, having the right to control the reproductive organs includes saying no to sex in the first place, it includes using birth control, and it includes women as well as men!

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socialismsucks

Jul-30-13 7:13 AM

and happily, we're glad you're gone ! please stay in your new miserable home. if it's so great out there, why are we seeing OR license plates here with people looking for work? you libs run out of jobs or looking for new welfare benefits?

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-30-13 8:54 AM

Veritas.. You hate it that the MDN is control of this blog sight and not you .....don't you?

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-30-13 8:57 AM

Garr You seem to have a computer..so use it and you wouldnt make yourself look so ignorant and you wouldnt need to make up lies.

As part of the effort by some chapters to stay afloat by severing ties with the national organization, members and staff of California ACORN founded a new organization, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York ACORN members and staff founded New York Communities for Change, and an offshoot of the ACORN organization called Acorn Housing changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America yet has retained the same tax and employee identification numbers that it held under its former name.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-30-13 8:58 AM

"retained the same tax and employee identification numbers that it held under its former name."

Got that Garr??????????????????

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