I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for about six years. The reason why I came to Dickinson, was because there was an oil boom in this area from 2007 through 2014. Though the oil boom is over, and approximately 80% of the out-of-state workers have returned to the states where they came from, I have remained here in Dickinson because I can still make more money here than I can where my home is in Idaho.
I have not ever come out and said it openly before, but I might as well say it now, the reason why the wages are still fairly high in Dickinson, is because it sucks so bad here, that no one wants to work here, stay here, or live here. Further, truly intelligent, sharp, talented, highly skilled people don’t have to live here and suffer through this, they can probably get a job someplace else, anyplace else, so it is only the less intelligent, less talented, less skilled people, or people who have got something wrong with them, that stay here.
I have described that living in Dickinson, is like being in prison: There are hardly any women; the women who are here are mean, unfriendly, hostile, overweight, and unattractive; the local people here are suspicious, mistrustful, uncooperative, and undermining to people who are from someplace else; there is no where to go and nothing to do; the City of Dickinson Police follow everyone around, watch them, and treat them just like they are all convicts or inmates.
It is very difficult living in Dickinson, North Dakota. It is not normal, it is very harsh. You can not do, or get things that you would elsewhere. It is very isolated from civilization by the many miles of cold, frozen, barren prairie. And one of the things that you cannot get, is competent medical care.
Beginning in 2014 while living in Dickinson, I began getting very sick, from what appeared to be something in the air in Dickinson. I had previously lived and worked all over the United States, and I had never had allergies or an allergic reaction to anything before. In Dickinson, my eyes would swell up, almost completely shut, my eyes would water continuously, and my nose would run continuously. There is hardly any plant life in Dickinson, what could this be from?
I went to Sanford Health in Dickinson about my allergic reaction in 2014, and was diagnosed with “allergic conjunctivitis”, and I was given a prescription for some kind of eye drop medication. When I went to get this prescription filled at the grocery store pharmacy in Dickinson, there was a line of people all the way from the pharmacy counter, out the door of the grocery store. I was too sick to wait in line for this prescription to be filled.
When I have been very sick in Dickinson, with a sudden severe allergic reaction, I have gone to family practice clinics in Dickinson, and I have been told I would have to wait seven weeks for an appointment. I then went again to Sanford Health Clinic, and I was given a very expensive medication prescription, for a very small amount of medication, which did not help at all.
I then resorted to trying every over-the-counter allergy medication that there is, first in the normal recommended doses, and then in much larger doses after these over-the-counter medications failed to work. Eventually, I found that taking “Zyrtec” a.k.a. “Cetirizine” in much larger doses, helps the most. But these allergy attacks are becoming more and more frequent, and the large doses of Zyrtec are becoming less and less effective.
What is it in the air in Dickinson, that can suddenly make me have such a severe allergic reaction, even when it is in October and snowing? There are only a very small variety of trees in Dickinson, and there are very few trees overall. What the fuck is going on? What is in the air?
I am including some excerpts from a Wikipedia article about Unethical Human Experimentation In The United States:
Unethical Human Experimentation in the United States describes numerous experiments performed on human test subjects in the United States that have been considered unethical, and were often performed illegally, without the knowledge, consent, or informed consent of the test subjects. Such tests have occurred throughout American history, but particularly in the 20th century.
The experiments include: the exposure of people to many chemical and biological weapons (including infection of people with deadly or debilitating diseases), human radiation experiments, injection of people with toxic and radioactive chemicals, surgical experiments like KX-338, interrogation and torture experiments, tests involving mind-altering substances, and a wide variety of others. Many of these tests were performed on children, the sick, and mentally disabled individuals, often under the guise of “medical treatment”. In many of the studies, a large portion of the subjects were poor, racial minorities, or prisoners.
Funding for many of the experiments was provided by the United States government, especially the Unites States military, the Central Intelligence Agency, or private corporations involved with military activities. The human research programs were usually highly secretive, and in many cases information about them was not released until many years after the studies had been performed.
My belief is, that because Dickinson is geographically and socially isolated, with the lowest education level and least well-read people anywhere in the United States, that unethical medical testing is being conducted on the people in and around Dickinson, without their knowledge or consent.
The very large and new Sanford Health Clinic and St. Alexius Hospital in Dickinson give the local people and people in the surrounding area, the impression that they can expect modern, up-to-date, and competent medical care in Dickinson. But this is not the case, people in Dickinson find that they do not have their health problems effectively treated or solved in Dickinson. Is this because the “test subjects” in Dickinson, are not supposed to be treated, and only monitored in order to observe and study the long term effects of the chemicals and substances that they have been exposed to?