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Population growth continues

March 28, 2014

It’s no secret that areas of North Dakota are among the fastest-growing locations in the nation. Putting reliable numbers to those growth projections isn’t quite so easy. According to the U.....

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locomotive

Apr-01-14 2:40 PM

C'mon, the 50's economy had more factors to it than the 91% top tax rate.

Today's Monolithic Rant:

Taxes Always Good

Capitalism Always Bad

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redneck

Mar-31-14 10:51 AM

putin and palin now that would be a team that sets the standard for leaders

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JackAaah

Mar-31-14 8:20 AM

come now, that's just a little more than HAHA-InTheHead.....the tax rates were TRIPLE of what they are now?.....maybe a very select FEW....very few....but taxes paid by the middle class were TRIPLE? HAHA-InTheHead thinking...

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 9:04 PM

we were more prosperous when there was purer capitalism....but I feel I must move forword and support a more pure solialist state, with just a little capitalism....even if the country is not as strong, even if the country is overall poorer....to move forword....

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 9:00 PM

.....it was worth saying more than once.

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 4:06 PM

....and I can say that again..................

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 4:06 PM

but....HAHA-In TheHead....but will socialism exist without MORE poverty than in capitalism....and more important, can your and my Democrat Party survive without a large poverty class?

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 4:05 PM

but....HAHA-In TheHead....but will socialism exist without MORE poverty than in capitalism....and more important, can your and my Democrat Party survive without a large poverty class?

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 4:02 PM

But me and my Democrat Party will not stop moving forword til we get our pure unadulterated socialism....

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JackAaah

Mar-30-14 11:52 AM

and I am pondering, can socialism survive without poverty?

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locomotive

Mar-30-14 11:15 AM

"One universal truth is that capitalism cannot function without slavery. It cannot sustain itself without free labor because if you actually have to compensate someone for working, the profit margin is compromised. And in a purely capitalistic system, that simply doesn't work because profit is the only thing that matters."

This dramatic post conveniently ignores hundreds of thousands of good employer-employee relationships that have existed in this country.

It's impossible to put rational discussions into the same sphere with diatribes such as these.

So if capitalism were done away with, what would the economy look like? Would government bureaucrats be in charge? Would nobody be in charge? I suppose if this were just given a chance, it'll all work out somehow.

Talk about a dog eat dog world. It would boil down to survival of the fittest, as the government, or your own resourcefulness, determines.

Scarier than that "slavery" word being bandied about...

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locomotive

Mar-30-14 11:04 AM

"You know why? Because they are all made up of humans, and there is always someone who wants to be king or dictator."

That's why political parties should be well-versed in that fact and why their policies should be rooted in reality, not in pie-in-the-sky stuff. I'm talking about any party's idealism.

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redneck

Mar-30-14 10:50 AM

and for a business to stay in business they have to make money or everybody gets sent home and put on welfare,

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redneck

Mar-30-14 10:26 AM

i was in a union and the union people were the ones that did the bullying far more them management, management gave me a company police and we both held to it and never had a problem now the union i never did understand the goal they were trying to reach except for coddeling the people that could not do the job

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locomotive

Mar-29-14 7:27 PM

Unions remind me of group projects in school. It was usually one or two in the group who did the majority of the work, while the others would sit back and watch. The "group" got a grade on the backs of the one or two that worked hard.

I know, I know. Not all unions are structured that way. I talked to one family that moved here, because the dad left his union job out west. The union told him when he would work, when he would be laid off and for how long, and when or if he would strike.

Being laid off for seven months at a time (that's what he told me) was wreaking a little havoc with the wife and kiddos. The whole family had to wonder if dad would be "allowed" to contribute to the family's well-being or not.

He was low man on the totem pole, not seniority. That's why somebody else determined if he could work his job. He was GRATEFUL to come to North Dakota, so he could work as much as he needed to for the good of his family.

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redneck

Mar-29-14 12:19 PM

when unions were started they were a good thing but with all the gov programs in place like osha and all other gov instutions they take the place of what the union was started for, and i think there is no place for a union anymore. stand on your two feet and take care of yourself.

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redneck

Mar-29-14 12:12 PM

these people worked hard to keep the land i bet you never went out there to help them when they needed help, but now that they have something that payes off and you blame them for working and being successful you sound like a littel kid with your hand out, you are a sad person

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JackAaah

Mar-29-14 7:45 AM

I hate my dirty crude....I love to use dirty crude....such angst, such a dichotomy for me and my fellow Democrat Party people...

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JackAaah

Mar-29-14 7:43 AM

"""Boy, I have a hard time getting JackA's head around that 7:47 post..... """

...maybe it's justa because you are justawhoaman?

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locomotive

Mar-28-14 9:04 PM

Apologies for the slight edits, billgrr. Didn't want it to go to waste...

"The Hypocrisy of the LIBerals is scary.. They actrually (sic) believe everyone else is wrong but themselves..They figure they can throw this crap out and not live the story they are telling..Is it because they tell nothing but lies?"

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locomotive

Mar-28-14 9:03 PM

"That workforce votes mostly left."

Does Legend have a study or statistics to prove this assertion?

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Legend

Mar-28-14 8:25 PM

When i was 30ish and working more than one job 2 earn a living ronald reagan said American workers were lazy. The next day paul harvey said it would do every American good to lose their job and have 2 look 4 another. ls, u appear to have that same despicable attitude toward our working class. That workforce votes mostly left.

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Legend

Mar-28-14 8:08 PM

LS: your first sentence is a lie. Your righty is showing because everything else is also a lie. Oil is pure red and ***** money from the Gov't. and the public every day.

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BillGarr2016

Mar-28-14 8:04 PM

The Hypocrisy of the CONservatives is scary.. They actrually believe everyone else is wrong but themselves..They figure they can throw this crap out and not live the story they are telling..Is it because they tell nothing but lies?

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redneck

Mar-28-14 4:21 PM

dadgumit brian quit removing my comments

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