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Incredible opportunities

October 27, 2013

Nick Monson, Grand Forks A recent article put North Dakota as the number one state of opportunity for youth and went as far to mark the state as having the largest proportion of 20- to 24-year-olds....

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Legend

Oct-27-13 3:42 PM

a jobs bill would do more of the same for the entire country and fix our dangerous and crumbling infrastructure., it could pay for itself thru income tax, sales tax, more efficiency and a spurred economy.

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disgusted

Oct-27-13 4:30 PM

Oh, whistler, a government job's bill mandating that everyone between the age 16 and 73 work 40 hour weeks is indeed the answer.

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Legend

Oct-27-13 9:18 PM

it is the new workers and their spending that would bring in tax money; not us. it is an economic theory proven true many times. back to article: and for those of us not in oil we have the opportunity to pay rediculously high taxes, live in overcrowded conditions and see our beautiful western landscape defaced and polluted--what an opportunity.

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Legend

Oct-28-13 2:16 PM

in any area where there is an industry; it is not the compamy profit that boosts the economy. it is the wages of the workers and the taxes they pay that spurs the private and public economies. the Gov. maintains our infrastructure. we are overdue for may bridge, highwa, etc repairs. a recession is the perfect time to catch up on that work because it will boost the e3conomy and save money in the long run. replacing some rather small pillar supports could have saved the bridge. letting it go to collapse required 100% demo and rebuild.

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Legend

Oct-28-13 2:17 PM

sorry. the I35 bridge in minneapolis. just one of many examples.

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Legend

Oct-28-13 2:17 PM

sorry. the I35 bridge in minneapolis. just one of many examples.

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Legend

Oct-30-13 1:07 PM

conversely, low wage, non-oil workers can't afford our high cost of living and our service work businesses struggle to get employees. it is a great opportunity for the rest of us to pay an extra $2,000 to live here. a NO vote will threaten state republican office holders and may force their hand to spend some of their billions on us.

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muleskinner

Oct-31-13 9:42 AM

When you here of salt water spills and oil spills, you know full well they are not doing their jobs.

There will be incredible opportunities to clean up the mess after it is all over, but I doubt anybody is going to want that job.

Might as well drill and pump and ship and burn all of the oil and get it over with.

There are consequences to this mad max rate of development and they won't be pretty.

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muleskinner

Oct-31-13 9:46 AM

When you hear, not here.

Anyhow, it is great to have the opportunities that everybody wants, but I suspect when it all goes wrong now and then, somebody else will have to do the heavy work and those with the incredible opportunities will all say 'it wasn't me'.

The letter is pollyannish.

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ndvetrn

Nov-06-13 11:27 PM

Nick,

Your effort and optimism gives me hope for our country.

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