And here is PJ14 Licking the print right off the bird cage paper..
Hipocrite or what?????
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the counties in the Bakken should secede from Dalrymple Inc. and form their own government,as well as a oil tax revenue fund on Wall street which could be spent IMMEDIATELY.
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That's so funny I fell of my dinosaur.
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"I would say the eastern two thirds of North Dakota are not impacted in a NEGATIVE way by the oil boom."
"you can bet Grand Forks and Fargo areas would fight tooth and nail to keep the money produced in their region"
Hahaha...oil money has detroyed ND. No need to fight over $6,000,000,000.
Vote NO, again and again, Period.
The whole state is being impacted. All the roads are being killed. Tons of people who live in Minot, work in the oil field. So, now the roads are crumbling faster and schools maxing. This is leading to increased property tax of 29% in 2 years and increased sales tax, no to mention rise in crime. SO, just becuase the town is not in closer proximity to Sodom and Gomorrah, shouldn't mean we don't get help from the state.
If you like your big oil, you can keep your big oil.
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It depends what you mean by "impacted". I would say the eastern two thirds of North Dakota are not impacted in a NEGATIVE way by the oil boom. They are impacted in a positive way with the money flowing in from shoppers, and residents who are moving to the eastern part of the state to flea the chaos in the western part of the state. This money should be used to benefit the western part of the state where the natural environment is being impacted and/or destroyed by oil development. The money is coming from this part of the state, let it stay in this part of the state. If the impact was reversed, and Fargo and Grand Forks region were being rapidly developed (in the rural areas where the environment is being destroyed or impacted) you can bet Grand Forks and Fargo areas would fight tooth and nail to keep the money produced in their region, IN their region. The impact to the east is minimal in comparison to what is happening in the west.
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Okay people, who in nd is not impacted by oil?
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Maybe an actual seafood restaurant. Maybe a chuck e cheese. Something for 7400 kids to do.
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It should be used to fund wildlife habitat. Building shelter belts, maintaining current fisheries and public places at these outdoor facilities. NOT build new playgrounds and golf courses in parts of the state who are not directly impacted by oil development. This should be used to maintain and preserve the areas of the state where wildlife is impacted by oil development.
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Can we at least get an indoor putt putt golf course ala Duluth. Maybe a full indoor water park ala Minneapolis. How about an indoor f in anything here!
Again and again.
Last I heard we were dead last in tourism in the US, why, because there is absolutely nothing to see here in ND.
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Tax - spend Tax - Spend Tax - Spend does anybody take care of their owe anymore?
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Money should be spent on building a giant dome over Minot with a giant furnace to heat the entire town so a person can stand outside for longer than 15 seconds.
Domed structures over the major towns in and around the state would be money well spent.
Build a golf course inside the dome and you'll make a lot of money.
Domed structures over Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot would help the inhabitants weather the inclement weather with comfort and ease.
The technology is there. Invest in people and the rest is easy.
Outdoor heritage fund, lets see no Deer, no pheasants, no turkeys, how about using the Outdoor Heritage fund for restocking wildlife programs.
Yesterday when I read the article and it said they were buying play ground eguipment I said hey.Then I said they might as well spend it on playground equipment at least someone will get some use from the money.The cheap holes from minot will never buy it.
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The goofy buggers in legislation consider professional hunting tourism so who knows what to expect out of them. When we let them shysters start this fund we should have known we would need 24/7 around the clock watch dogs on it to keep the old coots who pushed this through from tapping into the fund for their own private interests and progress.
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Public playgrounds, yes. Golf Courses only when they become FREE to the general public to use.
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the people That Need Job's really Need A Golf Course Spend The money A better Way
as long as homeowners keep putting up with it, the state/local govts don't mind bleeding the local taxpayer instead of using oil TAX money for schools.
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Perhaps on schools?
Vote NO, again and again.
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