ND thriving using policies OPPOSITE of Barack Obama's

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    How did North Dakota pass Alaska and California to become the second-largest producer of domestic crude oil? Answer: sensible state regulations, advancements in technology, and the ability to drill on private lands.

    The Debate on Energy: Federal Lands vs. Private Lands
     
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    And bravo to them for it. :clap2:

    Unfortunately, Obama's henchmen at the EPA are out to federalize hydraulic fracturing and ultimately have the practice banned.

    And the $40+ billion in new taxes contained in Obama's budget will kill the O & G industries across the board.

    This is why Liberals want their Dear Bleeder for another 4 years.
     
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    Texas also thrives under such, While Califorina and France suffers!
     
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    And this is exactly why Obama is going to get his ass handed to him in November. What's going on in the coal community is truly astounding. Life long, die-hard union democrat workers are all voting Romney because Obama is shutting down coal mines which are the only source of industry in many of these communities.

    I've never seen a "leader" that is their own worst enemy and alienates the strongest part of their voting base. The energy issue is the solution to our entire problem. All he has to do is support them and the economy would take off, jobs would be in abundance, and America would be energy independent. He'd have a great chance of re-election, despite all of his countless other shenanigans. Instead, he digs his own political grave because he's mesmorized by the fallacy known as "green energy". :eusa_eh:
     
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    $100 oil sure didn't hurt either.
     
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    Finally North Dakota will not being losing it's population after decades of people leaving that state. Why? Because of the oil and the jobs. Regulations? Have you ever been to Western North Dakota? It's buttfuck ugly and there isn't a whole lot to protect.:eusa_shifty:
     
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    western North Dakota is quite nice, in a Great Plains sort of way. Teddy Roosevelt has a nice park and everything.But those jobs everyone is referring to? Right now, they are dependent on the drilling activity, when the drilling activity dies down, so will all the ancillary jobs. Sure..some will remain, small service companies, a few trucking and labor companies, one welltender for every 10 or 20 wells. But beyond that? As the drilling eases down, so will the boom. If oil prices crater along with global oil demand, it won't be "easing" down, it will be falling off a cliff.
     
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    That happens with every industry. The economy is constantly changing. One time boom towns during the Gold Rush are ghost towns now. The now Rust Belt was once a thriving manufacturing region of the the country. It's the natural cycle.
     
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    Having never seen Western North Dakota, I decided to check it out via a quick web search. Seriously, if this is your idea of "butt fuck ugly", then I've got to see your idea of paradise!

    http://www.stoneylonesomephotos.com/p733798778/h3D18803#h3d18803
     
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    I have been to Western North Dakota quite a few times, well to be more accurate, I've driven through the place several times on my way to Seattle from Minneapolis. But I did spend some time in Bismarck when I played in a tennis tournament. Seeing the state and looking at pictures are two different things. Butt-ugly.
    Paradise? Capture New Zealand Photography Tours
    That's where I was born and where I travel to about every 3-4 years. Or then there's COZUMEL PHOTO TOUR < walks, talks & short courses Which where I go when I don't vacation in New Zealand.
    Yea for vacations! :clap2:
     

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