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  • Texas and North Dakota together now produce almost 50% of US oil, No. 5 globally

    07/07/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The chart above helps to illustrate how significantly US oil production has been impacted by the revolutionary drilling technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, which have unlocked a bonanza of shale oil in the states of Texas and North Dakota. A decade ago, the combined conventional crude oil production in the states of Texas and North Dakota was only 1.165 million barrels per day (bpd), and represented less than 21% of total US crude oil output. By 2008, in the very early days of the US shale oil revolution, the newly tapped oil from deep shale rock formations...
  • New York State considers releasing oil train details

    07/04/2014 5:53:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    While the federal government ordered railroads a month ago to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, New York State officials haven’t decided whether to share that information with the public. The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week, arguing that it’s in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments in light of at least eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec a year ago. The...
  • North Dakota Pumps 1 Million Barrels of Oil a Day

    06/17/2014 5:09:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    abc news ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Josh Wood
    North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state. The April figures released Tuesday by the state's Department of Mineral Resources showed the record tally. North Dakota had flirted with the million-barrel-per-day mark for months, but the harsh winter slowed the pace. In March, production had hit 977,000 barrels per day. North Dakota's oil fields now represent more than 12 percent of all U.S. oil production, and more...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • WTI Vs. LLS: A Major Shift In The U.S. Oil Boom

    05/17/2014 1:00:18 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 1 replies
    nasdaq.com ^ | May 16, 2014
    For more than a century, the global oil and natural gas supply picture changed only a decade at a time. In the past half-decade, however, the picture has changed with startling speed. That has been particularly true in America. New technologies opened regional production in areas including North Dakota's Bakken Shale and Texas' Eagle Ford basin.
  • Fencing Foiled by Zero Tolerance Insanity

    05/17/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 05/17/2014 | Dave Blount
    Zero tolerance for weapons lunacy isn’t limited to grade schools. In colleges, the time-honored sport of fencing may take it in the heart: The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University (NDSU) cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU…understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” Enrique Alvarez, the club’s coach, told Valley News Live. The swords the club uses have no sharp points or blades. The tips are flat and spring-loaded. Still, the university deems them weapons; as such, possession or use of the swords is prohibited...
  • College Bans Fencing Team from Practicing with their “Weapons”

    05/15/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not a lethal weapon I’ve done some fencing and I can tell you that the “weapons” involved are to actual blades as cap guns are to rifles.The most dangerous thing about them is the risk of the tip snapping off and hitting someone. It’s more of a risk in North Dakota where it gets really cold.But zero tolerance insanity has taken over every campus. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in North Dakota State University (NDSU) …understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” says the club’s coach Enrique Alvarez.Alvarez has been fencing since his early teens. He says despite their...
  • N.D. Official Sparks Outrage With Attack on Common Core Expert

    05/12/2014 9:11:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    New American ^ | Sunday, 11 May 2014 18:45 | Alex Newman
    N.D. Official Sparks Outrage With Attack on Common Core Expert Written by Alex Newman N.D. Official Sparks Outrage With Attack on Common Core Expert It began as a quiet plot by at least one North Dakota education official to personally attack and defame an expert on Common Core, Dr. Duke Pesta, who was set to give public speeches and briefings to lawmakers exposing the dangers of the Obama administration-pushed nationalization of schooling. The plan, however, backfired — big time. Within days, the scheme against Dr. Pesta had been exposed, along with at least one official involved in it. Now, the...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Palin to speak at Williston fundraiser (North Dakota)

    04/29/2014 6:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser in Williston in October. Palin will speak at the Trinity Christian School's annual fundraiser on October 13 at Williston State College. Trinity Christian School assistant administrator Cyrena Weeks says Palin will be speaking about Christian education and oil....
  • Capitol Dome damage is so bad, 'We're going to lose it,' warns senator

    04/25/2014 8:09:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever. “If this work isn't done,” warned Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., “we're going to lose the dome, we're going to lose it as it truly, historically is.” A big fix, added Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is needed, “so that we don't lose these treasures forever.” The two Senate appropriators are joining to help Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers secure the money needed to complete the $60...
  • Keystone XL pipeline will not be completed this year, U.S. agencies told

    04/19/2014 1:04:46 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 22 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | April 18, 2014 | Alexander Panetta
    ...The announcement made it clear that Canadian pipeline backers will not get the answer they wanted in time for the summer construction season, pushing completion of the project until 2015 — at best. The State Department said it needs more time to prepare its recommendation to the president because the pipeline route is mired in uncertainty. A legal dispute is underway in Nebraska over the route and it is unlikely to be resolved before next year.... Speculation had been rampant about whether the Obama administration might try to punt the politically sensitive decision until after this year’s midterms. That’s because...
  • Obama administration extends review period for Keystone XL oil pipeline

    04/18/2014 11:46:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2014
    The Obama administration has extended a key review period for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Fox News has learned, potentially pushing off a decision until after the midterm elections.
  • ‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 85 replies
    The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. "It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H., said in a statement.
  • After Voting With Him 97% Of The Time, Heidi Heitkamp Helps Other Democrats Campaign Against Obama

    04/18/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    You really have to admire the chutzpah. In her 2012 campaign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked long and hard to brand herself not as a liberal Democrat, but as an “independent” who would “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Such rhetoric was necessary in a state where Obama lost by more than 20 points, and Heitkamp herself won by just a few thousand votes. It’s hard to imagine Heitkamp being in the US Senate now had she not campaigned so hard against Obama. But she did, and she won, and then spent her first year in the US Senate voting with...
  • Feds say Eagle Ford and Bakken could lead to end of U.S. oil imports [by 2037]

    04/17/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    San Antonio Business Journal [via Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Org] ^ | Apr 10, 2014, 6:00am CDT | Sanford Nowlin -Reporter- San Antonio Business Journal
    Net oil imports to the United States could plummet to zero by 2037 because of booming production in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale and North Dakota’s Bakken Shale, a branch of the Energy Department projected in a new report.
  • Dark side of ND's oil boom: Meth, heroin, cartels _ all part of growing drug trade

    04/14/2014 9:57:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-14-14 | Administration Propaganda
    WILLISTON, N.D. — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town. What they uncovered was a large-scale methamphetamine ring that had found a home in a state long known for its small-town solitude, its slow pace and peaceful pastures. The members of this violent gang were all relative newcomers to Williston. They called themselves "The Family," the...
  • U.S. will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    04/08/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s. The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases - North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana - to not eliminate any of the silos from which the missiles would be launched. Fifty silos will be kept in “warm” status - empty of missiles but capable of returning to active use. Sen. John Tester, a Montana Democrat, called the Pentagon’s announcement “a big win for our nation’s security and for Malmstrom...
  • MSNBC´s Ed Schultz Explodes at Caller: ‘Get The F— Out of Here!’ (Audio)

    04/08/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/8/14 | James Crugnale
    MSNBC´s Ed Schultz cursed out a caller on his syndicated radio show, calling the man a “fricking a–hole” and telling him to “get the f— out of here.” Ouch! The foul-mouthed rant happened last week on the “Ed Schultz Radio Show.” But it didn´t make it onto anyone´s radar until conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham played the clip on her show Monday. The call in question got off to a rocky start when the man shouted at Schultz,”This is fascism!” and “Stop capitulating to the people who created the problem and you continue to make them wealthy.” Schultz, who
  • How it happened: The catastrophic flood that cooled the Earth

    02/25/2008 2:36:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 1,079+ views
    Breitbart ^ | February 24, 2008
    Canadian geologists say they can shed light on how a vast lake, trapped under the ice sheet that once smothered much of North America, drained into the sea, an event that cooled Earth's climate for hundreds of years. During the last ice age, the Laurentide Ice Sheet once covered most of Canada and parts of the northern United States with a frozen crust that in some places was three kilometres (two miles) thick. As the temperature gradually rose some 10,000 years ago, the ice receded, gouging out the hollows that would be called the Great Lakes. Beneath the ice's thinning...
  • More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline (Warren Buffet owns BNSF Railroad)

    01/23/2012 9:20:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-20-12 | James MacPherson
    Rail shipments of North Dakota crude to increase with decision to block Keystone XL pipeline ### North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say. "Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service...
  • Texas producing 36 percent of US crude

    04/02/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    Texas is producing about 36 percent of the country’s crude oil — three times more than any other state, according to the latest monthly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas pumped nearly 2.9 million barrels of crude daily of the 7.9 million barrels produced nationwide in January, the latest month for which figures are available. The Gulf of Mexico produced about 17 percent, the second-largest portion, followed by North Dakota with about 12 percent of the U.S. crude. California and Alaska rounded out the top five crude-producing areas, each home to about 7 percent of the nation’s oil....
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Sweet !!!
  • North Dakota wants you: New campaign seeks to fill 20,000 jobs

    03/20/2014 7:54:27 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 75 replies
    Yahoo/CNNMONEY ^ | 3/20/14 | Blake Ellis
    Looking for a job? North Dakota wants you. In a new recruiting campaign to be rolled out in May, the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is aiming to fill more than 20,000 jobs -- ranging from truck drivers and oilfield workers to receptionists and food servers. North Dakota's huge oil boom has spurred thousands of job seekers to flock to the state for years now. In some cities, the population has quadrupled. Yet, the growth continues and companies are still so desperate for workers that the state is teaming up with oil giant Hess Corp. to launch an $800,000 campaign...
  • Rep. Kathy Tyler testimony for abortions called into question

    03/13/2014 5:46:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Last year, North Dakota became the first state to ban the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. It was a small but important step in protecting the lives of those with disabilities, who are often the most vulnerable among us. Unborn children prenatally diagnosed with a disability are, without question, the most helpless and endangered human beings among us. So the fact that North Dakota state lawmakers stood up in defense of these unborn children is more than just laudable. It’s incredible, and more states should follow suit. Their neighbor to the south is trying to do just that. The...
  • Faces of the Boom: Nurses from Philippines give boost to Oil Patch health care

    02/23/2014 5:07:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Fargo-Moorhead Forum ^ | February 23, 2014 | Amy Dalrymple
    Lucy Meg Quinit, pictured Friday at Trinity Health in Minot, is one of a group of 86 nurses from the Philippines recruited to work in Minot.MINOT, N.D. – Filipino nurse Lucy Meg Quinit thought she and her family would miss home more as they adjust to a new life in North Dakota. But Quinit is among more than 80 nurses from the Philippines that Trinity Health in Minot has recently hired, and the new recruits have formed their own support community. “That’s one of the reasons we’re not getting so homesick,” said Quinit, who has worked for Trinity Health for...
  • Gallup State of the States: North Dakota No. 1 in Well-Being, West Virginia Still Last

    02/21/2014 7:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/21/2014 | Dan Witters
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- North Dakota residents had the highest well-being in the nation in 2013, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. South Dakota trailed its northern neighbor in second place, with its highest score in six years of measurement. Hawaii held the top spot for the previous four years, but fell slightly last year. West Virginia and Kentucky had the two lowest well-being scores, for the fifth year in a row. North Dakota rejoined the top 10 well-being states in 2013 after being among that group from 2009 to 2011. South Dakota was among the top 10 in well-being for...
  • #FREEREID: Rogers (MN) student suspended over tweet (10 week suspension)

    02/17/2014 2:41:12 PM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    KMSP ^ | February 17, 2014 | Paul Blume
    ROGERS, Minn. (KMSP) - The student body at Rogers High School has Reid Sagehorn's back. "He's got the whole school behind him. We all believe this isn't right," junior Cole Murray said. Sagehorn is a big man on campus. He's smart, good looking, captain of the football and basketball teams, a National Honor Society member with a 3.75 grade point average and plans to attend North Dakota State University in the fall. However, a certain Twitter conversation has banned him from school. An anonymous tweet was posted suggesting Sagehorn may have made out with a young, attractive gym teacher at...
  • North Dakota Leads in Job Creation for Fifth Straight Year: Rhode Island has lowest Job Creation

    02/12/2014 7:15:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/12/2014 | Lydia Saad
    For the fifth consecutive year, North Dakota topped all other states in employee perceptions of job creation at their workplaces in 2013, as measured by the Gallup Job Creation Index. North Dakota's +40 index score easily surpasses the District of Columbia's and South Dakota's second-place +30 scores. Rhode Island workers saw the least job creation, with a +12 score. Gallup's Job Creation Index is a measure of net hiring, determined by asking full- and part-time U.S. workers, aged 18 and older, whether their employer is hiring new people and expanding the size of its workforce, not changing the size of...
  • Former Interior secretary: C’mon, Keystone XL is a “win-win”

    02/05/2014 5:38:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEB 5 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    While the White House is still — still — adamantly insisting that their eventual Keystone XL pipeline decision (whenever that may be) will be absotively, posilutely not-at-all political after their former Energy Secretary Steven Chu openly conceded that “the decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one, Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built. Salazar said at an energy conference in Houston Wednesday that the pipeline could be built safely, as long as conditions are imposed. Those conditions would require the...
  • Keystone Pipeline to Be Built Because There’s No Reason Not To

    01/31/2014 3:35:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    The State Department today released its long-awaited environmental impact analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline. The analysis is key because President Obama announced last summer he would not approve the pipeline unless it was found to have no significant impact on climate change. And that’s what the analysis finds. It argues, as many other analysts have concluded, that if we block the pipeline, Canada will just ship the oil out by rail. So, what public policy reason is there to block the pipeline? There really isn’t one. Indeed, the environmentalists' obsession with Keystone began as a gigantic mistake. Two and...
  • Keystone pipeline clears hurdle

    01/31/2014 1:53:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    January 31, 2014, 03:09 pm Keystone pipeline clears hurdle By Laura Barron-Lopez The controversial Keystone XL pipeline cleared a major hurdle on Friday as the State Department ruled the project wouldn’t significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. The finding puts the pipeline one step closer to approval, and sets up a new battle between environmental groups and oil companies over whether the project is in the national interest. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project reiterates key parts of a draft analysis released early last year, finding that oil sands extraction would continue regardless of whether the pipeline is built....
  • Shortage of natural gas has propane prices in Northfield and the Midwest skyrocketing

    01/28/2014 4:10:05 PM PST · by Karl Spooner · 35 replies
    Southernminn.com ^ | 1/28/2014 | Jaci Smith
    If you’re heating with propane, it might be time to turn the thermostat down. Way down. The perfect storm of a wet fall followed by an immediate “turn on the furnace, honey” start of winter has combined with an intermittently working pipeline to squeeze the supply of propane to the upper Midwest. Adding to that misery was the rupture of a natural gas pipeline on Saturday in Canada that interrupted the main supply to some areas of the Upper Midwest. Shortly following the pipeline explosion, Xcel Energy − a Minneapolis-based company − asked customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin...
  • Bottom 5 States in (Liberal) Fiscal Condition: (Shortened title)

    01/20/2014 12:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds are digging into a George Washington University paper on State Fiscal Conditions, a ranking of 50 states, by Sarah Arnett. PolicyMic Produced this Chart of State Fiscal Conditions based on the working paper. Highlights and Lowlights Let's return to the original working paper for some highlights and lowlights. At the bottom of the rankings are New Jersey and Illinois. New Jersey faces long-run solvency problems due in part to nearly 15 years of underfunding its state and local pensions. It has an estimated unfunded pension liability of around $25.6 billion as well as $59.3 billion in unfunded liabilities...
  • TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

    01/16/2014 5:44:12 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | January 15, 2014 | Rob Gillies
    The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma. President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year on Keystone XL, which is under review at the State Department. The long-delayed pipeline would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said pipelines are “by far a safer alternative” to oil trains but said if customers want him to build rail terminals he will. He said he’s in...
  • Hoeven: Obama will approve Keystone

    01/12/2014 12:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said he thinks President Obama will approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. In the wake of multiple crude-by-rail train accidents in North Dakota -- leaving railcars ablaze and nearby residents at risk --Hoeven said on "Platts Energy Week" that the U.S. needs more pipelines. The U.S. needs pipelines "not only to improve conditions in terms of rail, but trucks," Hoeven said on Sunday. "With the Keystone pipeline, we'd take 500 trucks a day off our roads in western North Dakota." "So clearly pipelines are a part of the solution. But also we have to do everything...
  • Casselton North Dakota Train Wreck Shows Keystone XL Need

    01/03/2014 6:38:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Policy: An oil-laden train collides with another and bursts into flames in a small American town, proving why pipelines are safer and why environmentalist opposition to a pipeline from Canada is misguided. Casselton, N.D., had a near brush with tragedy after a train of tank cars carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in fiery explosions and a call from the town's mayor for a re-examination of how such fuel is transported across the United States. The railroad runs right through the middle of Casselton, a town of 2,400 people about 25 miles west of Fargo, and Mayor Ed McConnell said...
  • Senate Dems deny last-ditch effort to restore military pensions; illegals’ tax refunds win out

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans Thursday to restore full military pensions. Their proposal would have been paid for by denying tax credits to undocumented immigrants. Pensions to retired and disabled veterans were cut last month in a budget compromise hammered out by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wa., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., according to the Washington Free Beacon.
  • The Great American Oil & Gas Boom & the Future of Iran

    01/07/2014 8:43:59 PM PST · by ckilmer · 9 replies
    The Great American Oil & Gas Boom & the Future of Iran No country, No Nation, has ever added oil production capacity – yes ever – like the United States has in the past few years. America has gone from producing 5 Million barrels of oil per day in 2011 to over 7.5 Million barrels this past year; and will soon surpass 10 Million barrels of oil production domestically. It’s an incredible oil boom that will have a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. By the time Obama leaves office, he will have presided over a country that...
  • In the Aftermath of Redefining Marriage, Absurdities Multiply. Woman “Marries” Herself

    03/20/2012 2:35:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 19, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Let the further absurdities begin. Having redefined marriage, the secular world may discover it has actually undefined marriage. For in removing so basic an aspect of the definition of marriage (a male and a female), proponents of gay “marriage” will have a hard time excluding any newcomers to the the now opened-ended notion of “marriage.” Consider the following story from Yahoo News:Last week, Nadine Schweigert married herself in a symbolic wedding ceremony. The 36-year-old divorced mom of three wore blue satin and clutched a bouquet of white roses as she walked down the aisle before a gathering of 45 friends...
  • 97-Year-Old Tells Story About Escaping Carjacking

    12/30/2013 7:11:19 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    KVRR FOX News ^ | 12-29-13 | Krista Boehm
    At 97 years old, Johnie Beckerleg has a variety of stories to tell, but after a trip to Wal–Mart he added one to the books he never thought he would about a man who tried stealing the car he was still sitting in. It's an unimaginable story but for Johnie Beckerleg of Dilworth it became reality. "It never dawned on me that anything like that could happen," Beckerleg said. While doing some Christmas shopping last Sunday at Walmart in Dilworth, Beckerleg stayed in his son's pickup in the parking lot when a man suddenly swung open the door and jumped...
  • Continental basks in shale glory

    12/28/2013 6:49:28 PM PST · by ckilmer · 18 replies
    gulfnews ^ | 12:54 December 28, 2013 | Ed Crooks
    Continental basks in shale glory The company leads production of the Bakken shale of North Dakota and Montana The US shale revolution is “the best thing going on in the world since the computer chip”, says Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive of Continental Resources. “Look at what’s going on today, how the world’s changing. It’s the best thing for America, in my opinion, in 40 years. It’s completely transformative.” No one embodies that transformation better than Hamm. Continental, which has its origins in a company he founded back in 1967, is now the leading producer in the Bakken shale...
  • Why North Dakota's Oil Future Just Got Brighter

    12/23/2013 5:24:18 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 22 December 2013 | Daniel J. Graeber
    U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, bipartisan leaders from North Dakota, said the oil boom in their state just got louder with the passage of the Bureau of Land Management Streamlining Act. "There are currently about 525 permits awaiting approval," Hoeven said in a statement. "This [act] will help us to alleviate the backlog and other delays that are costing us jobs and economic growth." North Dakota is one of the premier oil-producing states in the country. The Bakken and Three Forks formations, which are positioned dominantly in the state, hold a combined 7.3 billion barrels of oil, according...
  • North Dakota to Let Man in Same-Sex Marriage Wed Woman, Too (Bigamy OK'ed)

    12/17/2013 10:30:09 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | Frances Martel
    North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a legal opinion last week confirming that the state does not recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, allowing a man married to another man to come to North Dakota and marry a woman without divorcing his husband. [snip] Presented with a legal hypothetical, Attorney General Stenehjem answered three questions: whether someone in a same-sex marriage in another state can also receive a marriage license to someone of the opposite sex in North Dakota, whether they can file legal documents as "Single" when they possess a same-sex marriage license in another state, and whether this would...
  • Thousands in North Dakota face switch in health care coverages

    11/11/2013 12:01:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WDAY-TV ^ | November 8, 2013 | Patrick Springer
    FARGO – Thousands of customers in North Dakota must switch health coverage because their plans are being discontinued due to new requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The three major health insurers in North Dakota were required to report to state regulators their enrollment figures and cancellations under the health reform act, commonly known as Obamacare. The state’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, covers about 31,600 members – 17,000 in small groups and 14,600 individuals – whose insurance plans are being discontinued. That combined figure represents 8 percent of the North Dakota Blues’ 400,000 membership...
  • How many so far have signed up for Obamacare?

    10/16/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 36 replies
    Democurmudgeon.blogspot ^ | October 15, 2013 | Curmudgeon
    Is this possible? The Wonkblog site shows zero accounts created so far for California, Nevada, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Washington.
  • Number of Obamacare Signups Minus Cancellation Notices = Net Negative Signups for Obamacare

    10/28/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 40 replies
    Oct 28, 2013 | Vanity
    How many so far have signed up for Obamacare? Democurmudgeon.blogspot ^ | October 15, 2013 | Curmudgeon Posted on Wed 16 Oct 2013 07:43:38 PM PDT by Kevmo Is this possible? The Wonkblog site shows zero accounts created so far for California, Nevada, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Washington. ------------------------------------------------------ How many have received notices of cancellation due to Obamacare? Why the health reform law Is causing thousands to lose coverage Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:55:08 PM PDT ˇ by Oldeconomybuyer ˇ 15 replies http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3084722/posts PBS.org ^ | October 28, 2013 | By: Julie Appleby and Anna Gorman Health...
  • General Dynamics to Christen the U.S. Navy's Most Advanced Submarine, North Dakota, on Saturday.

    10/31/2013 7:11:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 29, 2013, 2:05 p.m. ET | WSJ
    GROTON, Conn., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen North Dakota (SSN-784), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear-attack submarine, at its shipyard here on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). - SNIP - A live video and audio webcast of the North Dakota christening will be accessible online at www.gdeb.com. Webcast coverage will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EDT; the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12:15 p.m. The program will be available for on-demand replay for one...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox/Greta. Woman Will give “obese letters” to overweight children on Halloween)

    10/30/2013 6:59:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 10-30-13 | Greta VanSustern
    A North Dakota woman will hand out “obese letters” to overweight children on Halloween – is she helping neighborhood kids or should she leave their eating habit She’s helping neighborhood kids She should leave the kids’ eating habits to their parents and butt out