There’s an interesting, new, dishonest TV ad out from slumshark Rick Berg. I’ll describe the dishonest and hypocritical ad, first, and then give you some analysis.
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U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson joined U.S. Senate Candidate Heidi Heitkamp and Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee Senator Debbie Stabenow at an agriculture forum in Fargo.
By PI Staff
We pledge to coordinate and support the efforts to highlight American Crystal Sugar’s total disregard for its employees and to make them a poster child for corporate greed and profit over employees.”
Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader
By Charlie Barber
Amillion people spread out over this state [North Dakota] is not going to seem very populated.”
– Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources
“We kind of feel like we’re drinking out of a fire hose right now.”
– Ward Koeser, Mayor, Williston, ND
“The genuine man of action is not intent on renovating the world, but on possessing it.”
– Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some.”
– Eric Hoffer
“History is made by juveniles.”
– Frederick Gentles
From Dakota Resource Council
Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.
BISMARCK—Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.
June 12, 2012 is the date of North Dakota’s primary election. During the primary, voters will have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the United State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the Governor and Lt. Governor, the State Auditor, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner and the Public Service Commissioner all on party ballots. In addition, voters who live in even-number Legislative Districts will have the opportunity to vote for their State Senator and two State Representatives. All party ballots must be cast for one party only. During the primary election, there is not the opportunity to move from one party to another on different races, like there is during the fall election.
North Dakota has the strongest law in the United States on restoration of mined farmland, but the state Supreme Court’s recent Coal Lake ruling threatens to make it a dead letter.
The court upheld the Public Service Commission’s decision that recreation was a “higher and better” use for 86 acres of mined land than raising crops.
The coal companies think up these alternatives and so far the PSC has given its blessing to all of them – golf courses, dirt bike tracks, shooting ranges, waste disposal pits. Adding these to what’s considered a “higher and better” use exempts the coal company from meeting farm productivity standards. Continue reading
The town of Berezniki in the Ural Mountains of Russia is home to more than 150,000 people. Built as a labor camp in the days of the USSR, the town sits directly on top of the mine shafts where millions of tons of potash were extracted.
By The North Dakotans Against Measure 3
North Dakotans Against Measure Three, a broad-based, grassroots coalition of religious leaders, medical and legal professionals and concerned citizens, have launched a campaign to defeat Measure 3, which is on the June 12 Primary Election ballot.
“We all believe strongly in religious freedom, but Measure 3 is vague and confusing and just goes too far,” said Tom Fiebiger, a former North Dakota State Senator and an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in helping North Dakotans fight discrimination. “This measure is so poorly written that it will open the door to endless litigation and legal wrangling, clogging our already crowded courts and costing tax payers more of their hard-earned money.”
“We don’t need Measure 3. Religious Freedom is already protected by the very first amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in Article 1, Section 3 of the North Dakota Constitution,” said Rev. Wade Schemmel of Bismarck.
“Unlike existing law, Measure 3 puts an individual’s religious beliefs ahead of the common good of all North Dakotans. That’s not how things work in our state.”
“In America, we are all entitled to our own religious beliefs, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to harm other people,” said Fiebiger. “If Measure 3 passes, it could allow a person to take advantage and use personal religious beliefs to claim the right to break important laws that are meant to protect all of us, like laws against abuse and discrimination.”
“For example,” Fiebiger explained, “a person could take advantage and claim that domestic violence laws don’t apply to him because his religion tells him he can discipline his wife as he sees fit.”
It’s very concerning,” said Schemmel. “This law could be manipulated and harm others, and that’s why we are opposing this Measure 3.”