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Allegations Of Improper, Possibly Illegal Voting At ND District 39 Meeting

In November of 2021, the North Dakota Legislature approved a re-districting map that was required due to the results of the 2020 U.S. Census that showed a change in population in different areas of North Dakota. For reference, here is an article describing this https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-dakota/articles/2021-11-10/north-dakota-legislature-approves-new-redistricting-map

In the Dickinson area where I live, I was aware that the re-districting map caused the need for there to be a new election of District 36 and District 39 officers, because some of the current elected officers no longer resided within these re-drawn districts.

In April of 2021, Andrew Kordonowy, Kari Roller, and Aliesha Simons were elected as District 36 Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer. For reference, here is an article about this, which mentions who the other candidates were https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/district-36-elects-new-chairman-as-constituency-disappointed-with-state-gop

For the past several weeks, I was interested to see the outcome of the District 39 re-organization meeting, partly because I wanted to see what district Andrew Kordonowy, Kari Roller, and Aliesha Simons belonged to now. I was hoping to see Luke Simons begin the process of returning to the North Dakota Legislature as a Representative, because I think that he was wrongfully removed from office last year, without due-process.

The District 39 re-organization meeting was advertised for several weeks in advance, and was to be held in the very small town of Amidon located on Hwy 85, on Monday evening January 31. This location was said to be “neutral”, which is probably true, but it is also centrally located within the re-drawn District 39.

On Tuesday evening, the day after, I watched the over 2-hour video of the District 39 re-organization meeting, candidate introduction, voting, and results. Here is this video


Ben Simons, who had been the District 39 Chair prior to April 2021, to my surprise he lost the vote about 70-150 to Jacob Odermann. (If you look at the April 2021 District 36 election of officers, John Odermann ran for Vice-Chair against Kari Roller.)

Aliesha Simons, who had been the District 36 Secretary, she lost the vote about 70-150 to Hope Klein for District 39 Secretary.

Kari Roller, who had been the District 36 Vice-Chair, she lost the vote about 97-110 to Andrew Larsen for District 39 Treasurer.

The reason why I am focusing on Ben Simons, Aliesha Simons, and Kari Roller, is because each of these Republicans who had been district officers prior to the re-districting, now held no position. The second reason why I am scrutinizing these three election results, is that from the vote count, there appeared to be about 150 voters that came to back the NEW candidates.

I was performing research on Tuesday and Wednesday about what the agenda of Jacob Odermann and Hope Klein was, who was backing them and why, when I began reading allegations that on Monday evening two large party-buses serving free alcohol had brought people to the Amidon District 39 meeting to vote against Ben, Aliesha, and Kari. This would explain the seemingly strange 150 voters who came to back the NEW candidates.

I think that it is wrong, and unethical to round-up people using a party bus serving alcohol to transport them to a District meeting with instructions on who to vote for. However, what probably makes this ILLEGAL, is that one individual paid the $39 Republican Party registration fee for each one of these voters. Once a voter receives a monetary benefit, specifically a $39 Republican Party registration fee payment, and is instructed to vote a certain way, this is ILLEGAL:



Whoever makes or offers to make an expenditure to any person, either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate; and

Whoever solicits, accepts, or receives any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

The other thing that I can not understand, is why at this District 39 re-organization meeting, where Ben Simons had been District Chair in the past, the designated re-organization meeting leader, immediately turned over the leadership of the meeting to Jacob Odermann the instant the 70-150 vote count was read for District Chair, and Jacob was already prepared with how to proceed with the remainder of the nominations for officers, voting, vote counting, agenda items, and the over-head-projector screen presentation???  It was as if this election result must have been guaranteed prior to election night?

I Shouldn’t Be Recommending Dickinson To Anyone, But I Did

When I look at the statistics for this blog each day, there are hundreds of views from more than a dozen foreign countries. The majority of my blog views are not from North Dakota. I think that North Dakotans intentionally try to not read my articles, because they don’t like what I have to say.

Ninety percent of my viewers don’t even know why I am writing about Dickinson, North Dakota. During the 2007-2014 North Dakota Oil Boom, this place was like no place else in the world, except for Williston, and Watford City. It was a spectacular mess here, in both a good way and a bad way.

Western North Dakota is very, very sparsely populated. The land is rolling grassland prairie, with extremely high winds and very cold temperatures in a long, more than six month winter. Most of the local young people with any intelligence, ability, talent, or ambition tried to get out of here because it was miserable.

Up until 2006, most of the local jobs paid about $8 per hour. Why only $8 per hour? Because everything was controlled. Wealthy people, high-paid professional people, business owners, property owners, bank employees, hand-picked government employees and civil servants, all played a specific role in keeping wages low, controlling who got hired for what job, who was able to live where, who was approved for a mortgage, car-loan, or student financial aid.

However, when the 2007 North Dakota Oil Boom began due to both the high price of oil at that time and the invention of hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, the immediate demand for labor caused oil companies, oil service companies, tanker truck companies, and heavy construction companies to offer $16-$23 per hour to anyone who could just show up.

Within a couple of years, the wage-control and employment-control in Dickinson was shattered. Anyone could get a high-paying job in Dickinson, it didn’t matter what their last name was, who they were related to, who they knew, where they were from, or what they looked like.

The housing control, that was a different story. There became a great shortage of housing. Local wealthy people, property owners, business owners, and banks focused all of their anger, hatred, evil, and wickedness on taking advantage of out-of-state workers seeking a place to live. Old one-bedroom apartments that had rented for $300 per month prior to the oil boom, quadrupled to $1,200 per month. Homeowners rented tents in their backyards for $750 per month.

Large real estate developers from out-of-state began building extended-stay motels, apartment buildings, and single-family homes as fast as they possibly could to try to cash-in during the oil boom. In 2013, the newly completed extended stay motels wanted $750 per week for a room, that’s $3,000 per month for a room. (Keep in mind, the mortgage payment for a $600K house is $3,000 per month.)

After the North Dakota Oil Boom ended in 2015 due to the price of oil falling and remaining below $80 per barrel, most of the out-of-state workers left western North Dakota and returned to the states where they came from. It took a couple of years, but by 2017 the apartment owners across Dickinson had to greatly reduce the cost of apartment rent, there was an abundance of vacant apartments.

Homeowners and real estate agents in Dickinson refused to believe that the oil boom was over, and continued to have houses for sale at ridiculously high prices. That was O.K., because there wasn’t anyone around to buy these houses anyway. In the small towns within a 60-mile radius of Dickinson, there began to be many “for-sale-by-owner” houses for $50K-$150K that were a good deal for this area, because the recently created higher wage-rates had not fallen very much.

For the first time ever in my life, after having lived in eight different states, now in my late forties, living in Dickinson I found that housing was affordable in comparison to local wage rates. For a large two-bedroom apartment, my rent was only 10% of my income. For my next-door neighbor who had kept his job on an oil drill rig, his rent was only 6% of his income.

I am well aware that this affordability of housing in comparison to wage-rates only exists because of the over-supply of apartments after the North Dakota oil boom ended in 2015, and most out-of-state workers left this area. If there was a large influx of workers to this area, the apartment rents and house prices would go up, and the wage-rates would go down. So I can’t be widely advertising for people to move to Dickinson, because it would ruin everything.

Several months ago there was a middle-aged woman living in Massachusetts who began writing to me about the difficulties that she was having. There were few job openings where she lived, competitiveness for jobs, low wage-rates, mistreatment and being taken advantage of at work, very high housing costs, crime and drug dealing where she lived.

I felt sorry for this woman. After corresponding with her for a few months, and reading her blog post articles, I believed that she was intelligent, hard-working, dependable, and independent, and that she could do very well in Dickinson. I know for a fact that she would have no difficulty obtaining employment in this area because of the kinds of jobs that she had had in the past, nor any difficulty finding a cheap place to live, that was much safer than where she is currently living.

I explained in detail to her why and how she could move here, but to my amazement and disbelief, she said, No, that’s O.K. I couldn’t believe this! She had described to me that she was doing worse than living paycheck-to-paycheck, she couldn’t afford the house that she was living in, her employer was abusive, her neighborhood was bad, her neighbors were criminals and drug dealers. I didn’t regret trying to help her, but it turned out to be a waste of my time.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a young couple located in the Tampa area, who had been sleeping in their Honda Pilot SUV for several months because they couldn’t afford a place to live. Both she and her boyfriend had jobs, but they were not making enough money, they had bad credit, and no one would rent an apartment to them. I watched about ten of their TikTok videos where they showed where they had been renting for $1,000 per month, but this condominium unit was sold to someone else.

This young couple, the boyfriend had a college degree in something like marketing, both he and his girlfriend had student loan debt. They didn’t seem like bad people, criminal people, or drug addicts. I had lived in Tampa for about five years, I know how unfriendly and cut-throat that area can be, it’s almost like a competition or a game that people make to try to hurt and take advantage of weak people. I can see people in Tampa trying to make things as hard as possible for this couple, rather than just helping them a little bit.

I wrote this couple a concise, thorough explanation about the cost of living in Dickinson versus the pay-rate, that they would be much better off trying to live here, but I got absolutely no response whatsoever. This made me angry. Like I said, I know what it is like to try to start out in Tampa after just graduating from college, it’s hard, it’s scary, but I know from experience after having lived there, becoming professionally successful and making money there, that it wasn’t worth living there if you want to have quality of life.

It is unbelievable to me, that I can explain to people living elsewhere, that the amount of hostility and aggressiveness that they deal with minute-by-minute driving in Massachusetts or Tampa, that is the result of scarcity of personal space, competitiveness for jobs, money, housing, every resource, that they don’t have to live like that at all, they can leave, they don’t understand.

Can anyone living on the east coast or west coast understand how much easier life is, how much less stress there is, when your housing cost is less than 10% of your income? I have read that due to the real estate hyperinflation in Boise, Idaho, that local people are having to pay up to 50%-60% of their income for rent now. Yet when I do try to explain to people how they don’t have to live like this, no one listens to me.

I understand why people do not want to live in North Dakota, most of my blog post articles are expressing something negative about North Dakota. But aside from everything else that I have written in this blog post article so far about economics and cost-of-living, North Dakota is least affected by riots, looting, civil unrest, crime, drought, flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes, Covid, taxes, restrictive laws, excessive regulations, and social class snobbery.

I tried to never, ever, write a blog post article describing that Dickinson is a good place to live, but it turns out that apparently no one listens to me when I explain its benefits. I don’t want many people to move here, but I don’t mind if someone in a really bad living circumstance would take advantage of this brief time and place of affordable cost-of-living.

Judge Blake Kilbourne For Yourself, Listen To All His “The Godcast” Episodes

Yesterday I wrote a blog post article defending the Lutheran Church in Dickinson and Pastor Blake Kilbourne. A group called Anonymous Comrades Collective had spent over a year compiling a dossier to use against recently-hired Pastor Kilbourne, labelling him a “white nationalist”, “white supremacist”, “neo-nazi”, and “nazi”.

Today I received a comment to my blog post article, stating that Pastor Kilbourne had used the word “kike” when referring to Jews in his podcasts. So I went and read the Anonymous Comrades Collective dossier a third time, to find out how to listen to Pastor Kilbourne’s podcasts.

What I found, is that Pastor Kilbourne and a co-host named “Myles”, every Sunday they broadcast a discussion on a religious topic, from a conservative Christian perspective. So far, in listening to this “The Godcast” program, it seemed very scholarly and professional.

Why not judge Pastor Blake Kilbourne for yourself, after you have listened to one or more of the 194 episodes of the “The Godcast”, that you can find by clicking this link https://thegodcast.libsyn.com/

I hope that the Lutheran Church leadership and members will judge Pastor Blake Kilbourne by what he has actually said in his broadcasts.

In Defense Of Dickinson Lutheran Church And Pastor Blake Kilbourne

On Tuesday evening I read a Dickinson Press newspaper article titled, “Dickinson-based Lutheran church rocked by allegations”. After reading this newspaper article, and the source material that was the basis for this article, no where was there any information that the Lutheran Church in Dickinson had anything to do with this.

I repeat, there is no evidence that the Lutheran Church in Dickinson had anything to do with any wrong-doing or any kind of scandal. Pastor Blake Kilbourne was hired in November of 2021, and what Pastor Blake Kilbourne may or may not have done, did not involve the Dickinson Lutheran Church or its congregation.

The reason for this shocking newspaper headline, is that some activist group called “Anonymous Comrades Collective” had spent more than a year compiling a dossier against recently hired Pastor Blake Kilbourne for what he and his wife discuss and write about in their personal life, that could later be used to harm them. Planning and waiting for just the right time, dumping this dossier on his new employer the Lutheran Church in Dickinson and the Dickinson Press newspaper at the same time, before either the Lutheran Church or Pastor Blake Kilbourne had time to read it and examine it, was intended to cause the most amount of damage.

The obvious intent of Anonymous Comrades Collective’s work was to harm and harass Pastor Blake Kilbourne and his wife, wherever they went, whatever employment they gained, in order to not allow this couple to have their 1st Amendment Right To Free Speech. If what Pastor Blake Kilbourne and his wife were discussing and writing about was illegal, this could have been reported to the Police, FBI, or Department Of Justice a year ago, months ago, but it wasn’t illegal. So the only thing that this ACC group can do is try to incite public hatred against this couple in order for them to lose their employment.

At the end of this blog post article I will give the link to both the Dickinson Press newspaper article and the dossier of allegations against Pastor Blake Kilbourne and his wife. After reading this dossier, an overview of what I saw, was that Pastor Blake Kilbourne wrote articles and social media comments using a pseudonym because he did not want backlash and retaliation against he and his wife for their political, religious, and social views.

From what I read, politically Blake was conservative, anti-immigration, anti-illegal immigration, anti-crime, anti-corruption, pro-military, pro-traditional family. Religion-wise, he was anti-homosexual, anti-transgender, pro-Bible. Socially, his views were against rioters, against instigators of social unrest, against people who try undermine, ruin, and destroy society.

In the dossier, there is a great deal of using the labels “White Supremacist”, “White Nationalist”, “Nazi” or “Neo-Nazi”. It doesn’t appear that Blake ever identified himself as any of these, these labels with derogatory connotations were placed on him by Anonymous Comrades Collective. His wife is alleged to have made the comment that if someone wanted to refer to her as a “Nazi”, that she would accept that because it was being used as a label now for people who are conservative.

One of the pieces of evidence against Blake, is that he said that “Count Chocula” of the chocolate flavored breakfast cereal, was Jewish. What if he had said that “Count Chocula” was Jehovah Witness or Mormon? Why is it that no one is allowed to mention anything about Jewish people, yet people are free to make jokes about Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Catholics, and Pentecostals?

It appeared to me that the ACC group who prepared the dossier against Blake were either entirely or heavily funded by Jewish anti-defamation, anti-Semitism activists. Many people in the U.S. are currently angry at Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein for being caught at sexually abusing women and children. Angry at Goldman-Sachs Bank for involvement in financial crises and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank scheme. Angry at financier George Soros who appears to be funding and instigating riots in the U.S. Angry at Mark Zuckerberg for orchestrating anti-Republican censorship, and pro-Democrat favoritism on Facebook. Yet no one is permitted to mention the Jews, lest they be labeled “White Supremacist”, “White Nationalist”, “Nazi” or “Neo-Nazi”?

In the past couple of weeks, I have seen missing persons researcher David Paulides have a video taken down, Bigfoot researcher Steve Isdahl have a video taken down, preppers and comedians have videos taken down, and North Dakota State Representative Rick Becker have his medical license threatened for speaking his mind. In the U.S., people were never supposed to be censored like this, or have their career threatened for expressing their beliefs and their opinions.

For low-intelligence people, it’s easy for them to become stirred into a mob by inflammatory accusations, which was the sole purpose of this dossier created against the Kilbournes. If anything the Kilbournes had done was illegal, they would have been arrested and charged with a crime. It’s true that not everything wrong is a crime, however, would each of us want to have our lives ruined by a group of paid activists who spied on our family for over a year to compile evidence against us?

Here are the links to the Dickinson Press newspaper article and the dossier against the Kilbourne’s https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/dickinson-based-lutheran-church-rocked-by-allegations https://accollective.noblogs.org/post/2022/01/21/superlutheran/

Dating Advice For Jane On TikTok

About two months ago I began seeing videos of a young lady named “Jane” on TikTok. At first, I thought that she was attractive, and upper-class or upper-middle-class, and so did many of her viewers. I am guessing that we thought this because she didn’t behave like most other young women her age.

Jane seemed to have a moderate and considered view on most things that other young people her age are consumed or obsessed with. Getting a job, having a job, having an apartment, having an automobile, clothes, jewelry, travel, boyfriend seemed unconcerning, unimportant, and inconsequential to her.

I liked Jane and I was interested in her, so I began watching ALL of her TikTok videos. She had grown up on the east coast of Florida, not far from where I grew up. I think that a lot of her growing up experiences were very much the same as mine, my sister’s, my sister’s husband, and our friends. All of us knew that we would be going to some college in the South, it was automatic, we didn’t really care, appreciate it, or feel privileged.

Growing up in Florida in a middle-class family, parents play golf, tennis, go off-shore fishing, sailing, boating, and get drunk. Not in a white-trash, I want to beat my wife, I want to curse my employer, I want to fight the cops, get arrested and lose your employment at a weekend cook-out type of drinking, but where everyone gets along and has a good time. This leads to teens learning to drink, and having an enjoyable time with their friends and family on boats, beaches, sand bars, lakes, docks, and backyard pools.

There are probably a thousand small, private colleges in the South, and some public universities that are nearly the same as private colleges. When the middle-class kids go to these small southern colleges, they are amongst their peers with very similar backgrounds. Socializing, meeting people, going out with friends, going to parties, drinking, hooking-up is as easy as riding a bike when you are so immersed with similar people. This experience is also taken for granted, and not fully appreciated at the time.

In many of Jane’s early TikTok videos, she was still living in the town where she had gone to college, it appeared. Like many college towns, there were a dozen fun, entertaining bars within walking distance of each other. In most of Jane’s early videos, she was joking/not-joking about getting drunk, getting high, and acting stupid.

I got the impression that Jane had probably spent a little too much time drinking during college, and was continuing to do so, she was kind of confessing and admitting it. I also believed that Jane had not had very fulfilling romantic relationships, because that was what she was describing.

I have seen extremely beautiful and lovely young women in college not have very good romantic relationships because they didn’t pursue them with any kind of plan or strategy. They didn’t know that they had to have a plan because there was no feeling of urgency or any sense of shortness of time. But before they know it, college is over, and they will never be immersed in a peer group of eligible mates like that again in their life. Then, dating does become difficult.

In a way, I admire Jane and her parents for not requiring there being any urgency for Jane finding a husband. Some mothers have very serious, threatening, and guilt-inducing talks with their daughters about the whole point of them paying for college was for her to find a good husband. From Jane’s descriptions of her mother and father, I think that they tried to offer suggestions and advice to Jane throughout her life, but she just does what she wants.

For the past couple of months, Jane has been making videos that in a roundabout way express her depression and sadness with not being able to meet anyone that she likes, who likes her back. For the time being, I am not going to explain and elaborate any further on Jane’s background and current circumstances, so that I can try to get to the point of giving dating advice to Jane.

Jane is 27 years old now, and I hope that she realizes that she has to have a plan and a strategy to meet someone, she just can’t leave this to chance or randomness, time goes by too quickly. Whether she knows it or not, Jane has a lot of good, desirable qualities. She is attractive, healthy, intelligent, has a good sense of humor, and is not trashy.

To meet suitable men, Jane needs to be able to find them. If Jane were lower-middle-class, or looking for a hook-up, I would tell Jane to join a gym, or how to meet firefighters, but that would just be wasting more time. The suitable men for Jane are wealthier, more educated, and professional. She can find and meet these men through their interests and hobbies.

Most wealthy, educated, professional, and successful men are interested in exotic cars, race cars, motorcycles, expensive watches, fast boats, offshore fishing boats, cruising yachts, sailing yachts, airplanes, and adventure travel. The thing that these men like second to owning their cars, motorcycles, expensive watches, boats, yachts, and airplanes, is someone complimenting and admiring these things that they own.

Jane needs to look at magazines to become very familiar with expensive cars, motorcycles, watches, boats, yachts, airplanes, and travel destinations. Whether Jane works at a golf course, visits a golf course, works at a resort, visits a resort bar or restaurant, gets invited to a party, attends an exotic car auction, attends a classic car show, gets to the pits and infield of a car race, goes to a boat show, attends a tech sales convention, goes on a tour-of-homes fundraiser, works in real estate, works in insurance, is a professional sales rep….Jane needs to look for and listen for men talking about their car, motorcycle, boat, yacht, plane, or where they are traveling, and express to them her interest and admiration.

Stupid women are probably rolling their eyes that they should have to stoop so low as to pretend to be interested in some man’s car, motorcycle, boat, or airplane, HOWEVER, the women who DO express an interest, ARE the ones who get invited to go for a ride, an afternoon of sailing, or a trip somewhere.

If women could think several steps ahead, a man with a $100K car, probably owns at least a $300K home. A man with a $300K boat, probably owns at least a $700K home. If a woman gets invited for a car ride, boat trip, or airplane trip, she will be introduced to this man’s friends and acquaintances who are probably just as successful and wealthy.

I want to emphasize and reiterate, successful, professional, educated, wealthy men place a great deal of importance on their possessions and hobbies. It is very off-putting, irritating, and insulting to these men when other people do not appreciate or recognize the significance of their toys and hobbies. These men are just like happy children when a woman finally compliments and recognizes how wonderful and awesome their possessions and hobbies are.

Many married men have absconded with their plain looking secretary because she pretended to share her employer’s enjoyment of his newest car, boat, or plane whereas his much more beautiful and accomplished wife never did.

The next dating advice that I am going to give to Jane, which is also very important, is that she quit deliberately trying to test people by being gross, sulky, moody, difficult, or sarcastic. Some examples of things that Jane needs to stop doing:

  • Do not talk about or make videos about using the bathroom.
  • Do not show your belly if doing so will be unflattering.
  • Do not stick your tongue out if doing so will be unflattering.
  • Do not get drunk and say that you need more starfish semen.
  • Do not talk about whether you are on birth control or not.
  • Do not become excessively intoxicated.

Jane did not ask for my advice or my mini-biography of her, and she probably will not like this blog post for a number of reasons, one of them being that it’s embarrassing. I point out that I did not use her last name, the town she is from, where she went to school, or where she lives currently.

Here is a 30-second video that Jane made of herself, that I think she would be least offended by me sharing:

Off-Grid, Sustainable Farming Fantasy Versus Homesteading Reality

Several years ago I began seeing YouTube videos made by hippie-type people showing their small “off-grid”, “sustainable farming”, “organic farming”, “tiny-home” homesteads. My recollection is that most of these YouTubers lived in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, with a few in southern states and on the east coast.

Initially, most of these YouTubers appeared to be hippie men in their 30s-60s, who had considerable experience and knowledge in both homebuilding and farming. About half of the time, these men were accompanied by healthy, energetic women who also possessed practical skills and knowledge.

To sum up, it was evident that these homesteaders had spent at least ten years working in the construction trades, gaining knowledge, experience, equipment, expertise, and money. These people had been planning for at least ten years making a transition from normal urban, suburban, or rural living, to remote, self-sufficient, homestead living.

These people found affordable property, that was suitable for what they wanted to do, and in the quickest, cheapest way possible, they created an access track, cleared a spot for their home, put in a water-well, built a shed for their tools and materials, and began building a small, rough finished home before a winter freeze set in.

In the coming months and years these homesteaders made videos showing how they heated their home; how they stored firewood, water, and food; how they used solar panels, batteries, and generators to provide electricity; how they prepared the ground, planted, fertilized, harvested crops; how they repaired broken equipment; how they dealt with unexpected emergencies.

The amount of work, hardship, suffering, misery, fear, exasperation, and becoming overwhelmed was visible. Some aspects of this life were enviable, much of it was not.

Like everything in life, once someone comes up with an idea, “Copycats” are sure to follow. “Copycats” are one thing, “Posers” and “Fakes” are something else. Like 18 year olds at a party, saying that they are going to “law school” or “medical school” with terrible grades that could never get in, young people with no money, no work experience, no construction experience, no farming experience would say that they were going to “live off-grid” and build a “tiny-house” because it sounded like a cool thing to do, it impressed woke liberal people.

The young “Van-Life” people on YouTube, who had bought an old used van for $1,500, spent a couple of months and another $1,500 to convert it for travel, made videos of their van build and travels. After a year or so their YouTube content became predictable, repetitive, and stale. Even the “Van-Life” YouTubers who had pristine car-show vans that they did not actually stay in, $3K high-def camera drones, swimsuit model companions in Bikinis, and nude video thumb-nails, their content got old.

Some of these young “Van-Life” YouTubers switched over to “Off-Grid”, “Sustainable Farming”, “Tiny-Home” lifestyle videos at about the same time. It’s clear that there is a very large conservative audience for “Preppers” and “Prepping”, and a very large liberal “woke” audience for “Off-Grid”, “Sustainable Farming”, “Organic Farming”, “Tiny-Home” living, that YouTubers began to “fake” to become popular.

Some of the “Van-Life” YouTubers were fake and not real to me, and to others who actually lived in their car, van, converted bus, or small camper. Twice during the North Dakota Oil Boom from 2007-2014, for a period totaling about ten months, I lived in either my truck bed camper, or my 7’x14′ utility trailer in areas that were not campgrounds. Hiding, urinating in bottles, pooping in 5 gallon buckets, wash cloth baths, truck stop showers, below freezing cold, constantly worrying about vehicle getting towed away, stolen, or breaking down, is not fun, exciting, and glamorous as portrayed by fake Van-Lifers who don’t actually live in their van.

Not long after watching some of the very young, single-women homesteaders on YouTube, I became suspicious, because what they were saying and doing was not adding up. They were too young to have had the work experience, or enough money saved up to purchase the property that they were living on, nor were they currently employed which would have been necessary for them to obtain a loan from a bank. The more that I researched some of these YouTube homesteaders, the more I learned that the story they were telling was not the truth.

When I wrote a couple of blog post articles about this discrepancy between what some of the YouTube homesteaders were showing and saying, versus the the truth that they deliberately left out, most of their viewers responded, “So what…, who cares…, it doesn’t make any difference…, it doesn’t matter…, it’s entertaining.., you are just jealous.”

I think that it’s very important not to lead young people, unwitting people, low-intelligence people, and low-information people into believing that “off-grid”, “sustainable-farming”, “organic farming”, “tiny-home” living is a life of leisure, fun, do-what-you-want, when-you-want. 20%-30% of the comments from women, especially young women were, “I want to do this too.., I want to live like this too…” So these videos actually WERE leading people to believe that they were a model, template, and guide for what other people could do.

The easiest way to point out the REAL MODEL of what “off-grid”, “sustainable farming”, “organic farming”, “tiny-home” living looks like, is to look at the history of subsistence farming, share-cropping, and homesteading that occurred in the U.S. from its founding through the 1930s.

To cover it briefly, in the best of times:

The father, mother, and children woke up at 5 a.m. to each do their assigned chores. The mother would add wood to the pot-bellied stove, get the fire going, begin cooking breakfast. The father and children would begin watering and feeding livestock such as chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, cows, and horses. Gathering eggs, milking cows. Eat breakfast at 6:00 a.m. The kids would get ready for school, maybe get horses saddled or wagon ready if school was too far to walk.

After breakfast, the father would work all day long, plowing fields, chopping firewood, fixing fences, repairing harness or plow, shoeing horses, carrying water to troughs, killing and butchering an animal, preserving animal meat. The mother would clean house, cook lunch, cook dinner, wash clothes, hang laundry, take in laundry, mend clothes, make clothes.

This same routine would be followed six days per week, year after year, only interrupted by someone getting sick, injured, killed, dying, a tornado, hail storm, fire, or blizzard.

In a previous blog post article about six months ago, I wrote that I had found in an online archive of digitally scanned historic records, a copy of a book titled “Standard Atlas Of Hettinger County North Dakota 1917” that was created by a publisher that made these reference books for states in the U.S.  This reference book contained up-to-date maps  of the United States, the state of North Dakota, and Hettinger County, including very detailed Township plats showing the names of families that had been granted 160-acre homesteads following the 1860s Homestead Acts.

Looking at these Township plats for Hettinger County North Dakota in 1917, I could see that at that time, more than half of the Township sections had not been homesteaded yet.  In 1917, on the plat map for Hettinger County, the official “cities” were Bentley, Burt, Havelock, Mott, New England, Regent, and Watrous.  At this present time now, Bentley, Burt, Havelock, and Watrous no longer exist at all, nor do the old towns of De Sart, Pierce, Whetstone Butte, and Daglum.

To be clear about what I am trying to illustrate with this information from the old Hettinger County North Dakota  Atlas, at the absolute peak of homesteading in the early 1900s, more than half of the land in western North Dakota had not been homesteaded, and from the 1920s onward the number of farm families steadily declined.  In this area of North Dakota, there were no new towns created whatsoever at all, just the complete vanishing of Bentley, Burt, Daglum, De Sart, Havelock, Pierce, Watrous, and Whetstone Butte.  Why?  Because homesteading was a tremendous amount of work, and very difficult in comparison to modern life in urban areas.

To illustrate this with pictures, I am going to show some photographs of “abandoned” homesteads from the Facebook Group “Abandoned Dakotas Images”:

Hettinger County North Dakota
Hettinger County North Dakota
Hettinger County North Dakota
Hettinger County North Dakota

These images shown above, are intended to illustrate that even when an entire family of immigrants from Europe came to North Dakota to homestead 160-acres of free land following the 1860s Homestead Acts, and their lives depended on succeeding at farming, either in the first, second, or third generation on their land, it was just too much work, too difficult to continue farming.

Please note that these photographs shared from the Facebook Group “Abandoned Dakotas Images” use the word “abandoned”, the land is still owned by the family members who continue to pay property taxes and visit their family property. These family members would be just as mad at someone coming onto their land uninvited, as you would be if someone came into your house or your apartment.

I Don’t Understand People Being Stranded On I-95 In Virginia For 20 Hours

On Monday of this week, I first saw a couple of TikTok videos uploaded by commercial tractor truck drivers who were stuck on Interstate 95 in Virginia due to snow. Initially, I didn’t pay very much attention to their complaints, this same thing happens around here in mountainous areas of Wyoming and Montana.

On Tuesday evening I saw several more TikTok videos uploaded by ordinary men and women who were stuck on I-95 in Virginia, using the word “stranded” and giving times of 20 hours, 24 hours, 27 hours, without any assistance whatsoever. I thought that these people were just extremely unlucky. However on Wednesday there were even worse reports from people who had been stranded for as long as 37 hours, without anything to eat.

When I began paying closer attention on Tuesday to what was happening to people on Interstate 95 in Virginia, I had no difficulty understanding that traffic had come to a standstill due to snow and accidents, but I didn’t understand why Highway Patrol, Sheriffs, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Search & Rescue, tow-truck drivers, National Guard, and volunteers were not reaching people.

If you think about this, most motorists did not get stuck with a full tank of fuel. An idling vehicle uses about 1 gallon of fuel per hour. Half a tank of fuel for most vehicles is 8-10 gallons, which means that the vehicle could idle for 8-10 hours. But people were stuck on I-95 for 20-37 hours. The outside temperature was reported to be about 19 degrees Fahrenheit. People turned off their vehicles and started them intermittently to warm up, but who knew that their fuel had to last 20-37 hours?

It didn’t matter that some of the stranded motorists were elderly, or mothers with multiple small children, because people reported sitting there for as long as 8 hours without even seeing one Highway Patrol drive by. There was no assistance. People ran out of fuel, water, and food.

On a small scale, it was reported that some motorists shared food and water with strangers who didn’t have anything. And that people went to commercial truck drivers asking for food and water, believing that truck drivers had extra supplies in their sleeper cabs.

What I don’t understand, after living in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and North Dakota, is why the road shoulders of I-95 didn’t look like the biggest monster-truck mud-run the World has ever seen? Besides the paved two-lanes of I-95, there should have been at least three lanes on either side of I-95 with Subarus, Ford Explorers, Jeeps, F150s, 4Runners, Land Cruisers, and Suburbans, trying to make it to the nearest off-ramp.

I am not joking about this. What is wrong with people? Once a person can see that traffic is backed up for miles and miles, with no movement, why isn’t that person looking at a map or their phone trying to determine where the nearest exit is, either before them or behind them?

For me, if I was stuck on I-95 for an hour, at a standstill, seeing miles of vehicles ahead of me, I would be planning on driving on the road shoulder either forward or backward to get to the nearest exit, nearest center median cross-over, the nearest field that led to a road, or an overpass with an embankment that I could traverse. I would probably wait for an hour, but there would come a point that I would try to leave. How could a person not begin to see, that there was no way that traffic was going to untangle in the next 2-4 hours, at a minimum?

I would recognize that not only was it an inconvenience to be sitting there, but recognize that this situation is not being fixed, this is not going to change any time soon, and that this could turn even worse. What happens when people start running out of fuel, water, food, the ability to stay warm?

I am very, very surprised that I have not seen any reports yet of anyone trying to force themselves into another person’s vehicle to try to get warm, take the vehicle, or take food and water, considering that people were stranded for as long as 37 hours.

On Thursday I did see a TikTok video of a full-size Chevy pickup blasting across the interstate median ditch to make it to the opposite side that was completely vacant, which caused another full-size pickup to follow this same path and do the same thing, in order to get out of there. Should have, could have other full-size four-wheel-drive trucks done this, stopped on the other side, offered for people to walk across the interstate to get a ride out of there?

Since the Highway Patrol, Sheriffs, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Search & Rescue, National Guard were not reaching stranded motorists, should local people with Suburbans etc. driven on the vacant opposite side of the interstate to go get motorists who needed help? Should property owners adjacent to the interstate directed people onto or across their property?

Even though I criticize North Dakota frequently, in a similar circumstance, about 50% of western North Dakotans would have rescued themselves along with the other 50% who were still stuck, even if it meant driving through a median ditch, cutting a fence, driving through a fence, driving the wrong way, getting buried in snow, getting out and digging, pulling other people out.

In contrast to how people sat there on I-95 in Virginia, here is a recent video of how people on I-15 in Arizona/Utah/Idaho/Montana handled a blocked interstate:

You can read about what happened in Virginia here: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/transportation/never-seen-anything-like-it-drivers-stranded-for-15-hours-on-i-95-in-virginia/2926464/

How I Messed Up A Home Purchase Last Week

When I first came to western North Dakota in 2011 to find work during the Oil Boom, the housing prices had quadrupled during the previous four years. This was caused more by greed, than purely a supply/demand relationship. To illustrate this, it came to the point that local people were charging $750 per month to rent a small tent in their backyard. Perform this self-check, could you look out your back window, see someone living in a small tent, and feel good about charging this person $750 per month to live like this?

In 2011, I stayed in my $500, 1975 truck bed camper on company property where I worked. In 2013, I stayed in my 7’x14′ enclosed utility trailer at various locations that were not campgrounds. 2014-2016 I was room mates with a homeowner in his 3br/2ba home where I paid about $450 per month rent.

The North Dakota Oil Boom ended in 2015 due to the price of oil dropping below $80 per barrel. As thousands of out-of-state workers and their families began leaving to return home, it created a large number of housing vacancies. By 2017, I was able to rent a large 2br/1ba apartment in downtown Dickinson for about $400 per month. Back during the Oil Boom years 2007-2015, this same apartment rented for about $1,500 per month.

Because of the North Dakota Oil Boom, still to this day, there are homeowners in Dickinson who believe that their 1960s, 3br/2ba, 1,400 sq. ft. house, on a small city lot is worth $150K-$200K. And for a recently built, similar house, on a small lot, $250K-$300K. I am not going to stop and explain why this pricing is off, you will probably begin to understand this for yourself as I continue with my story below.

Dickinson is the largest town in southwest North Dakota, with a population of about 24,000 people, a commercial airport, two hospitals, four new car dealerships, Walmart, etcetera. Outside of Dickinson, within a 50 mile radius, there are at least ten small towns, with populations 40-1,000 people. In these smaller towns, there are quite a few houses for sale in the $50K-$150K price range. Sometimes, there are surprisingly underpriced houses in these smaller towns, that are decent size, good condition, and nice looking.

In 2020 I was able to buy a small house occupying two city lots, in a small town 25 miles from Dickinson, for $50K. I was very happy with this. Remember what I wrote, in 2011 I stayed in my truck bed camper, in 2013 I stayed in my 7’x14′ enclosed utility trailer, and 2014-2016 I was room mates in someone else’s home.

The house that I bought was built in 1920. It was well-built and sturdy, although it was not impressive looking at all, nor pretty. I want to point out, that in many places in the U.S. right now, the average home price is about 4-5 times the average person’s annual income, whereas in the town where I bought, the average home price is 1-3 times a local person’s income. It is much less stressful to own a home in this small North Dakota town, compared to elsewhere in the U.S.

The total population of the state of North Dakota is less than 800,000 people. Yesterday I read a newspaper article that said the population of North Dakota actually dropped by several thousand people in 2021. It is usually very cold here from November-April, at least six months of being cold. The cold, wind, barren grasslands, sparse population, lack of things to do, make North Dakota unappealing to many people.

To me, besides Wyoming, or Alaska, I don’t know of anywhere else that I could move to, to get away from people. People have a variety of qualities and characteristics, which one can like or not like, but for me, the best and most comfortable circumstance to be in, is to not have too many people around in the first place, this in itself solves all kinds of problems.

Maybe because of greed, maybe because I don’t like people, especially noisy obnoxious trashy people, for over a year I have thought about how nice it would be to buy the house next door to me. To have that much more of a buffer zone to keep people away from me. There was an elderly widowed lady living next door to me, who was nice and quiet, a good neighbor, but still I coveted her house. It was a two-story house, larger than mine, with a large attached garage.

It was an unpleasant surprise when the elderly woman living next door to me, went into a nursing home about eight months ago. I didn’t think that her health was that bad. From time-to-time I heard news that her health was declining. Several months ago her grown children in their 50s, mentioned to me that her house would probably have to be sold soon.

Even though I wanted to own this house next door to mine, I didn’t think that I could afford it, because it was larger than my house. Keep in mind, I wasn’t going to sell my house, I wanted to keep my house on two city lots, plus obtain the next 1-1/2 city lots next door with this two-story house on them. I wasn’t planning on renting out the house next door if I bought it, because of the “CDC Rent Moratorium” where renters think that they don’t have to pay rent once they move in.

Last week, the adult children of my elderly neighbor said that they would be willing to accept a cash offer from me, and each of my other neighbors, to give each of us a chance to buy the house. They did not want to go through a lengthy, time consuming, tiring process of appraisals, inspections, house showings, and bullshit offers from people who didn’t have money.

I explained that I wanted the house, but I did not think that I could afford it. I asked what was the ballpark price that they were looking for? It was very close to what I paid for my house. I felt that it was less than what the house was actually worth. I was greedy for the opportunity to buy something for less than it was worth, and to have the house next door so that no one else could move in to it and begin bothering me.

In my mind, I knew that I actually had enough money at that moment to pay their cash asking price, but I wasn’t about to spend all of this money, because of the possibility of unforeseen emergencies like becoming sick, injured, or losing my job. I said that I would go to the bank tomorrow to see about getting a personal loan, I was short about $12K-$20K from their asking price.

I added up all of my assets, and the personal loan that I wanted was less than 5% of my assets. I have good credit, the personal loan monthly payment would be less than 8% of my monthly income, so I believed that there was no way I would get denied a personal loan. That night, I completed an online personal loan application with one bank, although I used a personal loan calculator with two different banks.

The following day, I received a message from the bank to call them regarding my personal loan application. The manager of this bank, who I like, she said that the longest loan period they would allow was 36 months. I was angry, I wanted to have loan payments that were like $240 per month for ten years, not something like $750 per month for three years.

I calculated the property taxes on the house to be $110/month, insurance $60/month, electric $60/month, water&sewer $70/month, so that’s $300 per month. I didn’t want to pay another $750 per month for this personal loan. I asked the bank manager lady for any suggestions, she didn’t have any good ones.

I was angry, I dreaded this would happen, once you start getting a bank, a realtor, an inspector, an appraiser involved, something is bound to go wrong and ruin everything. This is why the sellers wanted a CASH offer, so that nothing and no one could get in the way. Just even being short a little bit of money, ruins everything. I thought about using a no-questions-asked credit card check for $12K just to say “fuck you” to the bank, even though the credit card company interest rate would be twice as much.

I sent an email to the seller, explaining the amount of cash that I was willing to pay, the personal loan amount that I had sought to meet their asking price, but that I didn’t want to repay the personal loan over the short period of three years, so unless they had any suggestions, I was out. They replied that they were not willing to do a contract-for-deed, but I didn’t want that either.

For the next week, off and on I had panic attacks about a contract-for-deed going wrong, where I imagined being in the hospital for two months, or jail for two months, or bank auto-pay didn’t work for two months, or the sellers pretended they didn’t get the last two checks in the mail, and I lost $40K because I failed to make two monthly payments. What homeowner wouldn’t want to keep $40K in payments, AND get their house back?

Besides the panic attacks about contract-for-deed gone wrong and imagining monthly credit card payments of $1,000 per month, I realized that what I should have done, was get a personal loan from the other bank for a five-year loan for something like $17K, where the monthly loan payment would about $350. Even if I didn’t like the five-year personal loan, just get the house bought, THEN get a longer-term home-equity loan.

A local person who owns several other houses, bought the house for cash, for less than the asking price that I was trying to meet. Do you see how much of an advantage wealthy people have? Any kind of entanglement with a bank, realtor, home appraiser, or home inspector can knock every non-cash buyer out of competition for a house. California refugees who sell their houses are in this advantageous position against local buyers as well.

Democrats And Liberals Don’t See What They Have Created And Are Doing

Especially because of Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, where people can leave comments, I noticed that Democrats and Liberals are not tolerant, pacifist, supportive of free speech and diversity like they say they are, unless the ideas, views, values, principles, or beliefs coincide with their own.

To give a few examples, a Conservative might say that they support the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the right for citizens to bear firearms shall not be infringed, and cite the disarmament of citizens in Great Britain and Australia as leading to an overbearing totalitarian government. Liberals often respond with a heated tirade of one sort or another, either ranting that people don’t need machine guns, or saying that guns caused the most recent school shooting.

The truth is, that in the U.S. where their is the highest per capita gun ownership, states like Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, there is less crime overall, and less gun crime. It is the majority Liberal Democrat cities, often with the most strict gun laws, that have the highest amount of crime, and highest number of gun crimes, cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia.

One more example, Liberals portray themselves as the guardians of people’s human rights, civil rights, and freedoms. Liberals have fought for women to have the right to have an abortion, to have control of their own bodies. Liberals have fought against any kind of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability. Liberals have fought against and prevented people who manifest mental illness from being arrested, detained, imprisoned, forcibly or unwillingly medically treated for their mental illness.

Regarding Covid, many Conservatives are reluctant to get vaccinated because the survival rate from Covid infection is near 99%, and the vaccinations have been reported many times to have caused severe or catastrophic health problems. The Liberal Democrats who used to fight for the principle of people having control of their own body, for pregnant women to have the right to abortion, for homeless mentally ill people to not be forcibly or unwillingly treated for mental illness, for people to not be discriminated against because of their beliefs, these same Liberal Democrats want to have Conservatives forcibly and unwillingly vaccinated, lose their ability to work, travel, and buy groceries, to be imprisoned in detention camps for being unvaccinated.

Here is a very good seven minute video that points out how Liberals and Democrats do not acknowledge what it is that they are doing:

Men, Just Quit Going To Gyms

When I first tried to begin writing this blog post article, I went into too much detail trying to explain my personal background and history in weight lifting, starting from when I was 10 years old, then into high school, college, and in all of the different towns and states where I had lived. In order to not waste so much time, I decided that I only really needed to convey a few main points of my experience:

  1. In Florida where I was born and grew up in the 1970s-1980s, most boys and young men had an interest in lifting weights that went along with wanting to play football, basketball, wrestling, or join the military after high school.
  2. In my experience, most boys and young men were motivated and eager to use their cheap Sears/JC Penny/K-Mart $75-$100 home weight bench sets that they had in their basement, garage, or backyard.
  3. Poor underprivileged white kids and black kids had just as much enthusiasm, maybe even more, than kids from affluent families when it came to weightlifting.  Weight lifting had absolutely nothing to do with money or pretentiousness, but what an individual could actually personally do.
  4. The first commercial gyms in the town where I grew up, which was near Daytona, in the 1970s-1980s, these were weight lifting, power lifting, body building gyms.  These gym members were young men and adult men who had started weight lifting as kids, using cheap home weight sets, and had continually progressed.
  5. Through high school, college, and as a young adult 1980s-1990s, I remember a very strong competitiveness amongst people who lifted weights and did bodybuilding, that was beneficial, motivating, and had no or very little animosity, partly because each person’s lifts, physical results, or personal effort, spoke for themselves.
  6. Beginning in the 2000s, across the World there began a transformation in the business model of gyms, where it was thought that weight lifting/power lifting/body building gyms had limited membership potential, whereas “Fitness Centers” had the potential to attract the most number of people.
  7. “Fitness Center” gyms attracted men and women of all ages, all levels of health, for hundreds of different reasons.
  8. By 2010, in my experience, in almost every gym that I went to, the strong motivation/enthusiasm/competitiveness of weight lifters, power lifters, and bodybuilders was completely gone.  It was replaced with the distraction and hindrance of equipment “dabblers”, equipment “wanderers”, texters, trophy-wives, bored restless teenagers, “Karens”, and attention seeking twats.

Here is the TikTok video that caused me to write this blog post article:

The young woman who made this TikTok video, she is complaining about, “Some creepy old guy looking at her.” Without even starting the video, I can see why the old guy was looking at her. If this woman were at the beach, a swimming pool, a shopping mall, playing volleyball, playing basketball, taking a dance class, this guy would probably look at her in these situations as well.

However, if this same old guy were at a park, and there was a good skateboarder, acrobatic kite flyer, frisbee player, basketball player, dog trainer, guitar player, he would probably watch them too. It just so happened at this gym at that moment, that this young lady was interesting to look at. If there would have been a more attractive lady in the gym at the time, he probably would have looked at the more attractive lady.

If there would have been a great big powerlifter at this gym bench pressing 500 lbs, or squatting 700 lbs, people would have stopped what they were doing and watched, and the powerlifter would have had no problem with people watching him, because it’s interesting.

Is this complaint really about an old guy watching a young lady in a gym, that this is inappropriate, or is this about a young lady feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable because of the outfit that she has worn to the gym? If this young lady had worn baggy sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt, would it have mattered to her if someone was watching her? Would anyone watch her if she had worn baggy clothes instead?

Do men wear thin, skin-tight, body contour-hugging tights, with bare skin mid-sections to the gym? I have never, ever seen this. So, why do women wear skin-tight, body contour-hugging, bare skin mid-section tights to the gym? Is it because these women are seeking attention? Is the real answer that women dress in attention-seeking provocative outfits in order to get attention, and if men that they like notice them that’s good, otherwise when men that they don’t like look at them they go into attention-getting “victim mode”, “unwanted sexualization mode”, “sexual harassment mode”.

If men have any sense, they will just let women have every gym to themselves, and instead buy weight training and exercise equipment to use at home. Nothing good is going to happen from going anywhere that women act like this, and make accusations.

Yellowstone TV Series Helping People To Get The Wrong Impression

I have watched every episode of the Paramount Network television series “Yellowstone”, about the fictional ranch owner John Dutton and his Yellowstone ranch in Montana. I dislike every character in this show, to a lessor or greater degree. But I suppose that a good, successful television series would intentionally create characters that people don’t like.

In addition to me not liking the characters, I don’t like the many false impressions of reality that are created on this show. In a recent episode, season 4 episode #3 or #4, the female CEO of a very large real estate development company says to rancher John Dutton’s daughter Beth, that the only thing Montana has to offer any longer is “the fantasy of the West”.

I didn’t like hearing this statement, because right now there is a real-life problem, where Californians are flooding into Arizona, Idaho, and Montana to escape all of the failed policies and planning that ruined California, and these Californians either don’t understand or don’t care that they are ruining Idaho and Montana.

As Soon As Possible, Before It’s Too Late, Californians need to be made to understand that they are ruining Idaho and Montana. A statement such as, “The only thing that Montana has left to offer, is the fantasy of the West”, made on a popular TV show, is giving the false impression and misconception that Montana is lacking anything, that it wants or is in need of development and outside assistance.

It would be stupid, ignorant, uninformed, and non-thinking, for someone to say, “The only thing that Montana has left to offer, is the fantasy of the West.” A week or so after this episode of “Yellowstone” was shown, I couldn’t believe that a Montana rancher identified as “SistersCattleCo” made this TikTok video saying that he agreed with this statement made by the real estate developer:

I couldn’t believe that a Montana rancher would say these things. He said in a couple of different ways, that if it were not for oil and irrigation in the West, it would be mostly uninhabitable. He also said that the eastern U.S. was much more rich with resources in comparison to the West.

Here is my explanation of why none of this is true about Montana, or any state. Prior to World War II, most of the people in the United States lived in small towns that were rural and agriculture based. This was the American way of life that the founding fathers of the United States had envisioned. I want to emphasize that up until 75 years ago, the majority of the people in the U.S. lived in small towns, with a much more modest standard of living. For more than 200 years, people lived like this. There was nothing “uninhabitable” about these rural, agricultural conditions, this is how the majority of people lived.

Whether the head of the household owned the house or share-cropped, worked solely at farming or did outside work, most people had their own vegetable gardens, chickens, pigs, milk cows, horses, mules.  These rural people may or may not have had an automobile, tractor, radio, television, telephone, or electricity.  They heated their homes using wood, coal, or oil.  This was how life was for the average person, whether they lived in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Montana, or Nebraska, up until about 75 years ago.  So I think that it is a very stupid thing to say that much of the West would be uninhabitable if it were not for oil and irrigation, people lived their lives without it in the U.S. for more than 200 years.

I believe that the problem is, that “California people” or people who think like “California people”, have the misconception or wrong impression that a state is “uninhabitable”, undesirable, needs development and outside help, if it doesn’t have all of the things that they consider to be necessities because that is what they have been accustomed to their entire lives in California.  If you look back at how the average person lived in the U.S. for more than 200 years, whether it was Florida, Texas, Arizona, Montana, or Nebraska, they survived without a Walmart, Target, Starbucks, McDonalds, convenience store, tanning salon, golf course, or airport five minutes away.

Let me explain this another way.  North Dakota, where I live, is barren and desolate looking, much more so than Montana.  In the early 1900s, immigrants from Ukraine sought the 160-acre Homestead Act land grants in western North Dakota, this land looked good to them.  These immigrant farmers grew so much wheat, that the railroad companies built railroad lines through these North Dakota farming areas to load this grain.  At the railroad depots and grain bins, towns began to sprout, with general stores, hardware stores, feed stores, schools, barber shops, hotels, doctor offices, saloons, morticians, churches, sheriff, etcetera.  Houses were built for these town workers to live in.  This had nothing to do with oil or irrigation, yet these barren grasslands with no trees were not “uninhabitable”.

If you look at how people lived in the U.S. for more than its first 200 years, whether Florida, Texas, Arizona, Montana, or Nebraska territories, the majority of people lived in rural, agriculture-based small towns, that had nothing to do with oil or irrigation, and these areas were not uninhabitable.  Many people currently living in the West wish to continue to have a rural, agriculture-based, small town lifestyle and standard of living.  These people currently living in the West do not need or want development and outside help, this would actually destroy their way-of-life and quality-of-life.


Removing Ignition Lock Cylinder 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser

This article provides step-by-step instructions and two short videos on how to remove the ignition lock cylinder from early 1990s Toyota Land Cruisers when the ignition key is still available. For the circumstance where the ignition key is missing or the ignition key absolutely will not turn the ignition to the “ACC” position, some of this procedure is still the same, but I do not cover or explain the process of shoving a screwdriver into the ignition lock cylinder and forcing it to turn to the “ACC” position.

Important Note:  If you own a Toyota Land Cruiser, 4Runner, or other Toyota vehicle that is an older vehicle with high mileage, and your ignition key begins to “stick” and not want to turn your vehicle ignition to start your vehicle, I very strongly recommend replacing the vehicle ignition lock cylinder soon.  On older higher mileage vehicles, this key/ignition problem is a result of both key wear and lock wear.

Once you begin first experiencing this key/ignition “sticking” problem, it does not get better, it usually becomes increasingly difficult to turn the vehicle ignition, from a few seconds of fiddling with it at first, to multiple tries the next time, to a minute of trying to get it to turn the next time.  The recommended silicone lock lubricant can make this condition even worse in my experience, this lubricant seems to clean out the lock and remove the “filler” gunk/debris that was allowing the worn key to function with worn tumbler wafer pins inside the lock and enable the cylinder to turn.

Not long after first experiencing this key/ignition “sticking” problem, you can find yourself sitting in your vehicle for 30 minutes in a grocery store parking lot trying to get your key to turn.  At this point, not only will your vehicle not start, you could have difficulty getting your vehicle towed because you would be unable to unlock your steering wheel.  If you handle this problem when your worn-out key is still able to turn the ignition lock cylinder to the “ACC” position, this repair takes about 25 minutes, and a new ignition lock cylinder costs about $80.


  1. Disconnect negative battery cable clamp from vehicle battery post.
  2. Remove ignition key from key ring/chain so that this key is by itself.
  3. Put key in vehicle ignition and turn key to the “ACC” position.
  4. Note, the steps below are to LOOSEN a dashboard panel only, DO NOT REMOVE dashboard panel, it is not necessary!  Refer to FIRST VIDEO SHOWN BELOW.
  5. Pull out ash-tray, push down lever inside ash-tray to allow this ash-tray be completely removed.
  6. Remove two screws on either side of ash-tray cavity that hold dashboard panel in place.
  7. Remove one screw from dashboard panel located to the lower right of steering wheel.
  8. As shown in video below, where dashboard panel meets clear instrument panel plexiglass, using your fingers and applying 5lbs-12lbs of force, pull this top dashboard panel edge towards you 1 inch, to release it from its snap-in clips.
  9. Using your fingers and applying 5lbs-12lbs of force, continue along the top edges, side edges, and bottom edges of this dashboard panel, pulling it towards you 1 inch, to release it from its snap-in clips.
  10. You only need to create 1″-2″ of gap between this dashboard panel and the face of the ignition lock cylinder, just enough of a gap to be able to reach behind this dashboard panel and use a long-handle screwdriver to push the ignition lock cylinder release button located on its bottom surface.
  11. Note, refer to SECOND VIDEO SHOWN BELOW to see the exact location of ignition lock cylinder release button on its bottom surface.
  12. The ignition key MUST BE IN THE ACC POSITION, using a flashlight in your left hand shining it through the hole in the dashboard panel, holding your head to the right of the steering wheel and next to the dashboard, you can see the bottom side of the ignition lock cylinder “hump” where the push button release is located, push this button in with a screw driver and hold it there.  Let go of the flashlight in your left hand, use your left hand to wiggle the ignition lock cylinder out while continuing to hold the push button release in with the screwdriver.  You can pull outward some using the ignition key in the lock cylinder.

When you purchase a new ignition lock cylinder for your vehicle, it will come with two new ignition keys that fit this new ignition lock cylinder. If you are adamant about having your original vehicle keys matched to a new ignition lock cylinder, to have your door keys and ignition keys the same, this entire repair needs to be performed by a Toyota Dealer Service Department and will be costly.

Is This The Alleged Illegal Activity In Petition For DSU President Stephen Easton To Resign

On October 30, 2021 I read a Dickinson Press newspaper article titled “DSU students demand resignation of university president, VPAA and dean”. In the first paragraph of this newspaper article, there is this statement:

“They highlight allegations of code of conduct abuses, including overreach of administrative authority, incompetence and allegations of illegal conduct and fraud.”

When I read this statement, I thought to myself, wow, those are some pretty serious accusations.  If there isn’t some real evidence for these accusations, the person saying or writing these allegations could be opening themselves up to liability for slander, libel, defamation charges in civil court.

Later, on November 19, there was a Dickinson Press newspaper article titled “NDUS investigation finds improper procurement in DSU contract”.  The first paragraphs of this newspaper article reads:

“Multiple Eide Bailly Fraud Hotline complaints prompted an NDUS investigation that concluded findings that DSU was improper in their informal procurement process for instructional design with Wyoming-based Learning Corps.”

At first, I had absolutely no idea from the title of this newspaper article, or the first paragraph of this article, that this had anything to do with the DSU student petition demanding the termination or resignation of DSU president Stephen Easton and vice-president of academic affairs Debora Dragseth.  However, after reading this entire newspaper article, the sequence of events described in this article does appear to fulfill the quote in the DSU student petition: “…allegations of code of conduct abuses, including overreach of administrative authority, incompetence and allegations of illegal conduct and fraud.”

From my reading of this Dickinson Press newspaper article, here is a timeline of events:

  1. DSU president Stephen Easton contacts his friend, Dr. Maggi Murdock, at the University of Wyoming to speak to her about her expertise in online learning.
  2. UW Dr. Maggi Murdock, says to DSU president Stephen Easton that she was just beginning to start her own online learning business, Learning Corps LLC.
  3. DSU president Stephen Easton then recuses himself from the hiring or contract process, and turns this over to vice-president of academic affairs Debora Dragseth.
  4. Debora Dragseth turns over the hiring/contract process to an un-named academic affairs employee.
  5. This un-named academic affairs employee “selects”, and awards contract for online learning to Stephen Easton’s friend UW Dr. Maggi Murdock’s Learning Corps LLC.
  6. Several people file whistleblower complaints for what appears to them to be violations of code of conduct, rules, procedures, and laws.
  7. NDUS, North Dakota University System’s Office of Compliance and Ethics, investigates and finds that DSU violated “at least seven laws or procedures”.

I was kind of shocked after I read this entire newspaper article.  I already said that from the title of this newspaper article, and the first paragraph of this article, I had no idea that it was going to disclose a series of events that actually match up to the DSU student petition “…allegations of code of conduct abuses, including overreach of administrative authority, incompetence and allegations of illegal conduct and fraud.”

In order to describe what I read and what this means to people reading my blog post, I was going to create a hypothetical situation where the reader imagines that they are president of DSU, or the mayor of Dickinson, or the head of the Stark County Public Works department, and they need to have pavement marking done for streets and parking lots.  Would they think that it is O.K. to call their friend in Wyoming, eventually award them the contract for pavement marking, without putting out a public advertisement for bid proposals, giving all in-state contractors a chance to bid on the work, receiving competing bids from other contractors to compare pricing before spending public money collected through taxes?

In the Dickinson Press newspaper article, the response or explanation covering the DSU president, vice-president of academic affairs, and others, was something like “I didn’t know, I was no longer involved”, or “I didn’t know”.  These responses appear to have spared any personnel involved from any kind of disciplinary action, penalty, or punishment from the North Dakota University System’s Office of Compliance and Ethics.  In other words, no one involved came out and said, “Yes, I knew what the NDUS rules and procedures were for selecting and hiring contractors, but I went ahead and awarded the contract anyway.”

If there was some kind of formal hearing on the allegations in the DSU student petition for the removal of DSU president Stephen Easton and vice-president of academic affairs Debora Dragseth, addressing the specific allegations of code of conduct abuse, overreach of administrative authority, incompetence, illegal conduct, and fraud, would the answers “I didn’t know, I was no longer involved” or “I didn’t know” be sufficient?  I don’t think so, I think in a formal hearing the adjudicators would have to consider the following:

  • Would a reasonable and prudent public university administrator involved in the selection and hiring of a contractor understand that directly hiring a contractor without following the NDUS procurement process, awarding the contract to a friend, without receiving any competing cost comparisons, is an ethical violation and a code of conduct violation?
  • Would a reasonable and prudent public university administrator understand that they do not have the authority to bypass and not follow the North Dakota University System’s procedures and rules for publicly advertising work, receiving a minimum number of competing bid proposals, and selection of the most competent and cost efficient proposal?
  • Would a reasonable and prudent public university administrator know and understand that there are NDUS rules and procedures that must be followed in awarding contracts for work?
  • Are university administrators responsible for oversight of subordinates who are asked by them to perform such work as handling the selection of contractors for work and the award of contracts?
  • In the selection of contractors and the award of contract for this online learning work, was there any deliberate attempt to commit fraud, was there any knowledge or understanding by personnel involved that NDUS rules and procedures were not being followed?


I Am Not Surprised That DSU Students Are Requesting The Resignation Of President Stephen Easton

This evening I read a Dickinson Press newspaper article titled, “DSU students demand resignation of university president, VPAA and dean”. The first paragraph of this newspaper article reads:

“Nearly 300 people are demanding the immediate termination or resignation of the university president, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dickinson State University for what they say is a broad spectrum of concerns with administration. They highlight allegations of code of conduct abuses, including overreach of administrative authority, incompetence and allegations of illegal conduct and fraud.”

The reason why I am not surprised that there are accusations like this against DSU president Stephen Easton, is because I looked into his background shortly after he became president of DSU back in March of 2020.  I found that in Stephen Easton’s previous position as Dean of the College of Law at the University of Wyoming, he resigned when a task force was formed to evaluate his department.

Though there are many news articles regarding the resignation of Stephen Easton from the University of Wyoming, the most detailed article appears to be from the Casper Star Tribune newspaper:  https://trib.com/news/local/education/university-of-wyoming-law-school-dean-resigns-as-task-force-preps-review/article_cca10ec1-a62c-5dbf-b949-2c431a209e58.html

Here are some quotations from this Casper Star Tribune newspaper article:

“The dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law resigned his post Thursday, citing communication difficulties with university leadership planning to evaluate his department…

…He cited a new law school task force being assembled by UW President Bob Sternberg and the university’s Board of Trustees as a reason why he resigned…

…Sternberg said Thursday the task force will evaluate how UW serves the state in areas including energy, natural resources, water and environmental law. It will be strictly advisory, he said, and he is accepting nominations for private- and public-sector stakeholders to fill it…

…The task force will include people from Wyoming and regional legal communities, the UW Faculty Senate, representatives from the College of Law and other stakeholders, Sternberg said in a news release. Its chairman will be Cheyenne attorney Larry Wolfe, Sternberg said…

…’ “I asked him to reconsider several times,” Sternberg said. “I really do think it’s important for all units to get feedback on how they can do better.” ‘

From other news articles that I read concerning Stephen Easton’s resignation from the University of Wyoming, the president of UW Robert Sternberg had been advised that at one time UW’s College of Law had been very highly ranked in the area of Oil and Natural Resource law, but during Stephen Easton’s time as Dean of the College of Law, it had lost its prominence in this area.  This concern, was mentioned in a quotation from the Casper Star Tribune newspaper article in a more delicate way:

“When I traveled around the state, some people have felt that we once were pretty much at the top of the heap in energy, natural resource, water and environment law,” Sternberg said. “And that maybe we’re not where we once were.”

The reason why I personally began looking into DSU president Stephen Easton’s background, was because six months after Stephen Easton became president of DSU, I received a very unfriendly letter from DSU at my home that was addressed to me personally, and I could not believe how immature, petty, and hostile this letter was.  I showed or read this letter to several people, and these people advised me that I should take this up with either the Dickinson Police or an attorney.

After receiving this letter, I called DSU president Stephen Easton’s office phone number, I asked to speak to him regarding this letter, and I explained this to his administrative assistant, requesting that he call me.  I never received a call back or a response from Stephen Easton.

Since creating my internet blog in 2016, I have written approximately a dozen articles about DSU.  I have written about misbehaving student athletes; DSU awarding college diplomas to students who did not complete their degree curriculum; DSU not repaying bank loans for construction of the Biesiot Activities Center; Strom Business Center spending its entire endowment; proposed Theodore Roosevelt Museum on DSU campus; DSU becoming a polytechnic college; the DSU dining hall running out of plates, glassware, and utensils; former DSU president Thomas Mitzel’s accomplishments.

The letter that I received from DSU was an attempt to stop me from writing about DSU, and a retaliation from DSU.  I could not believe the irony of a “University” attempting to prevent a person from writing and publishing their opinions on anything.  And, I also felt that this was both petty and bullying from an attorney who was now president of DSU, not just the letter, but the fact that he would not even show me the respect or courtesy to respond to me when I called his office.

When I looked into DSU president Stephen Easton’s background, there was more that I found out about his character, that I will not go into at this time.  Stephen Easton’s resignation from the University of Wyoming when the president wanted to evaluate his department, the letter that I received from DSU, and president Stephen Easton refusing to speak to me or call me back, make me believe that he is arrogant, a hot-head, petty, and thinks that he is always right and doesn’t need to answer to anyone.

Here is the link to the petition to remove DSU president Stephen Easton, where you can read the allegations against him, and sign this online petition  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protect-the-flock?fbclid=IwAR28cmjZNBjLUhzbtYD-D78SFwHJzSbZE1gdFVs5AHWrMZGIR5dhRcLuIfw



More Proof That Women Are Becoming Hated Because Of Their Behavior

One week ago I wrote a blog post article titled “Women Have Made A Big Mistake With Their Bad Publicity”. Three months ago I wrote a blog post article titled “Women Don’t Realize How Much They Are Beginning To Be Hated”. In both of these previous blog posts I tried to explain and identify the behavior that women are becoming hated for, and give evidence that women are becoming hated.

This week there is a news story from Philadelphia where a woman was sexually harassed for forty minutes on a commuter train and eventually raped directly in front of fellow train passengers, while none of them intervened or called 911, but instead held up their cell phones to take video of the rape. Here is yesterday’s USA Today article on this https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/19/rape-train-philadelphia-occurred-while-bystanders-held-up-phones/8523134002/

All of the newspaper articles, television news reports, and internet video commentary express outrage and disbelief that none of the train passengers witnessing the sexual assault and rape did anything to stop it, not even call 911, though this went on for more than 40 minutes. I can’t believe that the supposedly outraged people don’t understand why nobody helped this woman, but I think that they do know, they just will not admit it because they don’t want to acknowledge that women are becoming hated because of their behavior.

Women now days act like 12 year old children in adult bodies, either actually not understanding what it is that they are doing, or just not caring what it is that they are doing and denying responsibility.

First, everyone has heard women say, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”; “Women are strong, independent, and can do anything a man can do.”; “Women don’t need no man.” Men have heard this loud & clear. Men have also noticed that even though women claim that they don’t need no man, women have never stopped trying to beg, borrow, and steal money, resources, and help from men, only women refuse to acknowledge it or show any gratitude.

At the same time that women are always trying to beg, borrow, steal money, resources, and assistance from men, yet claiming that they “don’t need no man”, and showing no gratitude, women expect men to drop what they are doing, and risk their lives to save them!

Further, women are now known to be so treacherous and scheming, that they readily make false accusations against men in order to cause men to become kicked out of college, lose their athletic scholarship, lose their employment, lose whatever position they hold, even BEFORE there has been any hearing and the allegations are proved to be false. Yet women expect men to drop what they are doing, and risk their lives to come rescue them!

Women seek to become married, expecting men to buy them an expensive engagement ring, wedding ring, spend $10,000 to $50,000 on a wedding, buy them a more expensive vehicle than he can afford, buy them a more expensive house than he can afford, more expensive furniture than he can afford, work 50-80 hours per week to pay for all of this, then it’s women who initiate a divorce 80% of the time, and they all claim “emotional abuse”.

That’s right, men have to buy an engagement ring, wedding ring, pay for a $50K wedding, buy her a vehicle, house, and furniture that he can’t afford, work 50-80 hours per week to pay for it, then she files for divorce, and she claims “emotional abuse”! WTF!

Then, the husband has to pay $10,000 for his divorce attorney, $20,000 for his wife’s divorce attorney, give up his house, continue to pay for what used to be his house, continue to pay for his wife’s car, pay child support, work 50-80 hours per week to pay for everything, and have nothing for himself. After all of this fuckery, women expect men to drop what they are doing and come to their rescue!

The premise of women’s sexual harassment claims is that they feel violated, coerced, or threatened by men’s attempts to seek sex from them, as if women are so guarded with their “virtue” or their body, supposedly “not wanting to be sexualized”. But once women had the ability to be on OnlyFans, Chaturbate, Pornhub, or TikTok to gain followers and money, it showed that women have absolutely no shame in performing any sex act imaginable, there is nothing virtuous about women.

It’s not just men that hate women because of women’s behavior, women hate women too! There were just as many women passengers on that commuter train in Philadelphia who could have easily called 911, but instead these women chose to hold up their phone to video the other woman being raped.

My Motorcycle Rides And North Dakota Karens

Three months ago I bought a 1973 125cc Yamaha enduro motorcycle from a co-worker of mine for $300. This motorcycle came from a farm in South Dakota, and it had been given to my co-worker by an ex-girlfriend twenty years ago.

This motorcycle was not running, it had not been started in the past twenty years, and my co-worker did not have a title for it. I already owned an almost identical motorcycle, a 1976 125cc Yamaha enduro that had been in a repair shop for the past ten months because it was seemingly impossible to get a replacement generator. ( It doesn’t have an alternator, it has a generator, which not only charges the battery, it also allows “electric start”.)

I told my co-worker that if I could get this 1973 Yamaha that I was buying from him to start & run, I would pay him an additional $100 if he could get the motorcycle title for me. With the title, I could register this motorcycle in North Dakota and legally ride it on the street with a license plate. Otherwise, if this 1973 motorcycle wouldn’t run, I could use it for parts for the 1976 motorcycle that I already owned.

Three months later, both my 1976 125cc Yamaha enduro that I already owned, and the 1973 125cc Yamaha enduro that I just bought from my co-worker, were both repaired and ready for pick up from a shop in Dickinson. Each motorcycle had $500 worth of repairs, and now each of them would start in less than 1/2 second using the electric start, and their generators were charging at 13.5 volts. Honestly, I was surprised how well this shop got both of them to run, they did a lot of diagnostic and repairs.

I picked up both of these motorcycles using my trailer. All week the weather in western North Dakota had been rainy, snowy, windy, and cold. Last night it got down to about 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and it felt like 21 degrees due to the wind-chill. But today, this afternoon it was supposed to get up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. So I would be able to test-drive the 1973 Yamaha that I had doubted if it would ever run again.

I wasn’t really worried about not having registration and a license plate for this 1973 Yamaha just to take if for a test-drive. All I had to do was get on the side street beside my house, drive five city-blocks heading west, then it was all dirt country roads for the next 20 miles until you reach Hwy 85.

I have seen other people in the area where I live drive electric golf-carts on the street, four-wheelers, and moto-cross motorcycles that are not registered and do not have license plates. Where I live is under the law enforcement jurisdiction of the County Sheriff. The County Sheriff, unlike City Police, do not try to stop people for any reason they can. The County Sheriff will only stop someone suspected of a significant crime like burglary, robbery, assault, reckless driving, or a major traffic violation committed in front of them.

However, what I was worried about, was not having insurance on this 1973 Yamaha. I did not get it insured yet, because I didn’t even know if this motorcycle would run or not. In Idaho where I had been living, failure to have liability insurance results in your driver’s license being suspended for 30 days, you have to re-apply after 30 days, and you may be required to get “SR-22 Insurance” which is way more expensive. In North Dakota, I think that the penalty for not having liability insurance is 12 points on your driver’s license, which results in a driver’s license suspension.

Like I said, the Sheriffs in this area don’t try to stop people for minor violations, and other people ride off-road vehicles on the street where I live, it doesn’t appear to be a big deal. But I don’t know if a Sheriff would try to persecute me and cause me to lose my driver’s license. So I called my insurance agent right before I left on my test-drive. (Plus also, maybe I am making this whole story up, maybe I never did test-drive this motorcycle, maybe it was someone else, not me.)

I rode in 3rd gear, 2,000 rpm, at about 20 mph going west through the five city-blocks and first mile out of town on the dirt road in order to not make much noise. Then once I was far out of town, I ran the motorcycle through all of its gears up to 7,500 rpm, below its 8,000 rpm redline. It did O.K. After riding about ten miles, I turned around and headed back. I was careful to try to stay in 3rd gear, 2,000 rpm back through the five city-blocks towards home.

I parked this 1973 Yamaha close to where it was going to be put away in my yard. It wasn’t readily visible from the street in front of my house, or the alley behind my house. Within about five minutes, here comes a Sheriff Deputy driving in a hurry through the alley behind my house. This is very, very unusual. I might see a Sheriff Deputy drive down this alley once every six months. On the city-block where I live, my house is really the only house that has a driveway in the backyard off of the alley.

Because this blog post is becoming longer than I intended, I will not try to begin elaborating on the other time that I arrived home after a motorcycle ride recently, and I saw one of my neighbors repeatedly peaking out from behind a tree trunk looking at me, then moving to behind the corner of a house looking at me, while on the telephone, appearing to be describing me and what I was currently doing to someone like a Police Dispatcher.

In both of these cases, the one where I had just come from Hwy 22, and this one where I had just come from west of town, the Sheriff Deputies appeared to be operating under the procedure that they need to actually witness me in the act of doing something wrong, in order to give me any kind of citation. The reason being, it would be too easy for me to make the statement that whatever it was, it wasn’t me, it must have been someone else.

In my case, the Karens that are calling Law Enforcement on me, I believe that they are just trying to cause problems for me personally, in any way that they can. I don’t think that they have anything against motorcycles. They don’t like me or my blog post articles.

Women Have Made A Big Mistake With Their Bad Publicity

Yesterday I wrote a blog post article about a regional wedding photography business closing down, notifying customers that their deposits will not be returned, and more than 170 people filing a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office for the return of their money, usually in the neighborhood of a $5,000 deposit.

When I read the first newspaper article about this photography business, Glasser Images of Bismarck, I was more angry about women paying $5,000 deposit upfront for photographs, sometimes more than a year in advance, to “hold their spot”, than I was about Glasser Images not returning anyone’s money.

I was absolutely certain in my mind, that if I was planning a wedding with my fiance, and I found out that she had given a $5,000 deposit to a wedding photographer, the wedding would be off. It’s partly about the foolishness/recklessness/insanity of paying more than $5,000 for wedding photographs, but it’s mostly about never being able to trust my fiance ever again, and her true nature being unveiled.

I had been meaning to write about a revelation that I had a week ago, “The Mystery About Women Is Gone”. When I was a child, and a young man, there was a great deal of “mystery” regarding women. In art, literature, movies, magazines, non-fiction studies, women were a mystery that was not yet figured out.

For possibly a thousand years or more, women had been careful to not reveal too much. In doing so, men had to guess at what women wanted or what women were like. Men supposed or attributed virtues or characteristics to women, that they imagined that women had. Prior to year 2000, most movies and books portrayed men as trying to win the affection and attention of women, as if women were a “prize” to be won.

Because of the amount of information available about women now, and so much “bad publicity” about women, the true nature of women has finally been revealed. Nothing could be more ugly, revolting, and disappointing than seeing the true nature of women.

Women gaining equal rights, freedom, employment, and education as men, has given women the ability to begin doing whatever it is that they want to do. One of the first things that women began doing, is filing for divorce. Once women discovered that they can force their husband out of their own home, force their husband to continue paying for their home, their children, and them, with the Government enforcing the collection of money from the men, that is what women chose to do, 50% of the time.

When women gained equal access to employment, women had to be hired without discrimination, sometimes the requirements had to be lowered for women, women soon discovered that they could get out of work, extort more money than they were being paid, by filing sexual harassment lawsuits.

When women gained equal access to employment and higher education, women decided that they could make more money selling nude photographs and pornographic videos of themselves on the internet.

Prior to year 2000, many men were under the impression that women guarded their “virtue” as something that was reserved for their future husband or close intimate partner. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks to internet websites like Pornhub, OnlyFans, and Chaturbate, it is clear that ALL WOMEN will take off all of their clothes and have sex with anyone for money.

Not only does this reveal ALL WOMEN to be whores, it makes ALL WOMEN to be liars too. Women had been leading men to believe that they were being very selective, reserved, and cautious as to who they would be intimate with, but it turns out that the truth is, women will do anything with anybody. Kind of makes “sexual harassment” lawsuits a joke, and a lie, doesn’t it?

Lastly, because of all of the bad publicity about women, it shows that women’s intellect, reasoning, logic, responsibility, and maturity, never advances beyond that of a 12 year old child:

  • Women are supposed to have the best interest of their own children, yet women initiate 80% of all divorces.  Women don’t care about the welfare of their own children, they want to get the father of their children out of the household, so that they can be a whore with as many men as possible.  Women plan on wrecking their own marriage from the beginning, they never wanted to be a wife in the first place.
  • Women manipulate and coerce their husbands into buying her a much more expensive house, vehicle, furniture, and wants than her husband can afford by working 50-80 hours per week, because women are like spoiled children.  Women plan on wrecking their own marriage from the beginning, they just wanted attention, presents, and to make a man as miserable as possible for their entertainment.
  • Women seek to gain as high-level employment, authority, responsibility, or political position as possible, and then start with the sexual harassment allegations for attention, money, and to destroy everything around them.
  • Women seek to gain the same employment as men in difficult, strenuous, or dangerous work or military duty, then seek to get out of work or duty when it becomes difficult, strenuous, or dangerous, by acting like a weak child.
  • Women claim to be strong and independent, yet always seek to get their parents, husband, some guy, the employer they’re suing, or the Government to support them.
  • Women claim to be strong and independent, yet always seek to get their father, husband, boyfriend, or some guy to do anything difficult for them, like a helpless child.
  • Women seek to gain the same employment as men, and equal pay as men, then expect men to make more money than them.
  • Women seek to gain the same higher education as men, then expect men to have a higher education level than them.
  • Women who may have shortcomings in physical stature, physical appearance, health, social standing, income level, education level, living situation, employment, expect to have a relationship with the top 5% of men.
  • All women claim to have been abused by their ex-husband, especially “emotional abuse”.

My Opinion Of Glasser Wedding Photography Going Out Of Business

A few days ago I read a newspaper article about a well-known long-established regional wedding photography business closing and informing its customers that it would be unable to return any deposits. Almost immediately, at least fifty individuals began filing complaints with the North Dakota Attorney General, stating that they had paid in the neighborhood of $5,000 for their wedding photography deposit. Fifty times $5,000, we are talking about more than $250,000 in unreturned deposits for services that were never received.

If/when you read some of the news articles about this situation, some of these articles state that the Attorney General’s Office has now received more than 170 complaints. Glasser Photography had applied for and received two loans totaling $500,000 as Covid paycheck assistance during the 2020/2021 pandemic. So for me, I am wondering where this $500,000 loan money and this likely more than $250,000 in unreturned deposits went.

But the reason why I chose to write a blog post article about this, is because I can’t believe that all of these women would pay more than $5,000 for wedding photography in the first place, let alone pay anyone $5,000 upfront for wedding photography that might not take place for more than a year, and maybe not at all if the wedding was cancelled.

If I loved some woman very much, a young beautiful woman with a great personality, who I thought that I could trust, if I ever found out that she had written a check for $5,000 to a wedding photographer as a deposit, the wedding would be off. Absolutely, positively the wedding would be off. What I would say, would be something like this:

“I can’t believe that you would give a wedding photographer $5,000.  I don’t make that much money, I have never made that much money where I could spend money like that.  I thought that I could trust you, and that we saw things eye-to-eye, that we were on the same page.  Now I realize that I was wrong, and that I can never trust you.  I can’t marry you.”

What I would be thinking was:  Man, I can’t believe that she did that.  I can’t believe that she would do something like that.  I thought that I could trust her.  I thought that she had better sense than that.  Now that she has done this, I now see that I can no longer trust her.  There is no telling what she might do, if she is going to spend money like that.

I would then easily be able to picture my fiance once we were married, wasting money constantly like it grows on trees, and then attempting to waste, destroy, and steal absolutely everything that I own during a divorce.

This is North Dakota, many of these women who were getting married are not that attractive, who wants to look at some plump girl’s wedding photos?  $5,000 wedding photos are just going to show more clearly how overweight and unattractive she, her bridesmaids, friends, and family members are.  Something like 50% of marriages fail, who’s going to want to look at wedding photos from a failed marriage?

Here is a Bismarck Tribune newspaper article:  https://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/abrupt-closure-of-glasser-images-sends-couples-with-weddings-scrambling-ags-office-investigating/article_de932153-d0be-53b9-a3e4-b595dc612357.html

Here is a Grand Forks Herald newspaper article:  https://www.grandforksherald.com/business/7230139-Sudden-closure-of-Bismarck-photo-studio-prompts-flood-of-complaints-state-investigation

A Brief Warning To The People In Dickinson, The Surrounding Areas, And The Rest Of The U.S.

Back on August 4 of this year I wrote a blog post article where I tried to warn people in western North Dakota to hurry up and begin buying emergency supplies and stocking up on the everyday consumer items that they normally use. I tried to give an explanation of what was happening, so that people didn’t have to just blindly do what I was saying, they could check this information for themselves.

Due to changes in workplaces and industry following the first Covid outbreaks more than a year ago, very large Distribution Warehouses have steadily become increasingly empty, to where many are almost completely bare. For example, due to increased scrutiny and delays at the largest commercial shipping ports in California, for almost a year there has been a growing waiting-line of ships anchored off the coast of California, unable to unload. Here is a short 60-second CBS News station story showing this, but downplaying the significance of what this is causing:

I encourage readers to go look up other sources regarding the inability of very large cargo ships to unload, that has been going on for almost a year.

Commercial truck drivers across the United States have been trying to warn friends and family for almost six months that the large Distribution Warehouses are becoming nearly empty, with no ability or expectation of being able to catch-up any time soon. Although I can find comments written by individual commercial truck drivers describing their experiences at nearly completely empty Distribution Warehouses, where sometimes their scheduled pick-ups have been cancelled because there is nothing to load, the Mainstream Media chooses to stick to the narrative that empty grocery store shelves are the result of “a shortage of truck drivers”.

Here is a recent August 2021 LA Times newspaper article that describes some of the Distribution Warehouse shortages, where it places blame on a labor shortage in both production and warehouse workers, a delay in receiving imported goods, a shortage of truck drivers, but does not go so far as to admit that there is an actual food shortage: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-08-24/u-s-food-suppliers-are-having-trouble-keeping-shelves-stocked

I hope that the people reading this blog post article can understand that due to the delay and back-up of large cargo ships waiting to unload, the shortage of food production workers, warehouse workers, and truck drivers, that there is an actual shortage of food and supplies at Distribution Warehouse that will not be solved any time soon, but will continue to become worse.

Once again, I will give my list of items that I believe people need to stock-up on at this time, to not wait until later:

Canned food like soups, chili, spaghetti & meatballs, beans, corn, carrots, peas, peaches, pears, pineapple, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit; Boxes of rice, pasta, ramen noodles; Powdered drink mixes like tea, lemonade, gator aide; Bottled individual water, larger gallon bottles, and bulk water that you keep in five gallon water jugs possibly with added bleach or iodine as a preservative; Canned or bottled fruit juice drinks. Extra pet food.

Hygiene & Cleaning supplies like toilet paper, paper towels, plastic garbage bags, bleach, windex, dish soap, bath soap, laundry soap, hand-sanitizer, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine solution, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, cortizone cream, skin lotion, shampoo, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bandages, your own personal medications, your pet’s medications.

Household supplies like batteries, light bulbs, flashlight, candles, matches, duct tape, hatchet, hammer, nails, miscellaneous plywood & boards; Depending on your housing situation, one or more 5-gallon cans of gasoline possibly with Stabil added to preserve it longer.

One or more firearms with extra ammunition. If you are inexperienced with firearms, or you are a female who is reluctant to own a firearm, I would recommend a Ruger 10-22 rifle, which is probably the most common rifle sold in the U.S. Ruger 10-22 rifles are usually sold at any gun store or Walmart, they are inexpensive, very reliable, easy to use, make the least amount of noise, have the least amount of recoil, and ammunition is available and inexpensive.

Note: One of my goals in writing this particular article and a similar article six weeks ago, is to get as many people as possible to understand what is happening and become prepared ahead of time, so that there isn’t sudden frantic panic and a “run” on stores. Especially in sparsely populated North Dakota where I live, if the majority of people are somewhat prepared for the coming shortages, there will be much fewer problems.

Elderly Dickinson Woman Cheated Out Of Rent For Over A Year

Yesterday I read a Dickinson Press newspaper article about an 83 year old woman in Dickinson who has not been paid rent from her tenants for the past thirteen months. She has taken these tenants to court twice over the past year, but they are not being evicted because of the “CDC Eviction Moratorium”.

To make matters worse, these non-rent-paying tenants who can’t be evicted, will not mow their lawn, so the City of Dickinson is fining the 83 year old woman $500. I am going to give the link to this Dickinson Press newspaper article, but I am going to cover some important things that the Dickinson Press did not know. https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/7155890-Homeowner-hits-dead-end-as-City-of-Dickinson-threatens-fines

I believe that the Dickinson Press newspaper article states that this is not a situation where the tenants don’t have employment and are unable to pay their rent, it’s that they won’t pay their rent because they choose not to pay their rent. These tenants have not paid a total of $16,000 in rent that was due.

Some readers may think that all owners of rental properties are wealthy, greedy people who are taking advantage of others. I considered this, is this the case here? Since the end of the oil boom in western North Dakota in 2015, there has been an ever increasing surplus of houses for sale and houses for rent in this area. For the past several years, housing rent in this area has been the lowest that I have seen anywhere since the early 1990s.

Given that there has been an over-supply of rental houses with very low rents for the past several years in this area, the property owner of this rental house had no way to take advantage of these tenants. There were numerous rental houses and apartments with low rents that these tenants could have chosen initially, or at any time during this past year if they didn’t like the living situation that they were in.

So who are these people and what is going on? The Dickinson Press newspaper article refers to the property owner as a lady named “True White”, but does not ever mention the names of the tenants. I wanted to find out the names of the tenants by using the online North Dakota Court Repository to find a record of this court case. When I did a search using Last Name “White” and First Name “True” nothing came up.

I didn’t want to be giving out names of people, but in order for readers to perform their own court records search, the full name of the property owner is Carolyn True White. Readers need to learn how to type into their search browser “North Dakota Court Repository” click on the https://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov website, select the county, select “criminal court” or “civil court”, type in the litigant’s Last Name, First Name, and scroll through the results page. Here is the case number for this eviction court case 45-2021-CV-00485.

When I read the details of this eviction court case, including the names of the tenants, I used the names of these tenants to perform a Google search, and a North Dakota Court Repository search.

The tenant who appears to be the wife, an October 2016 Dickinson Press article was found where it states, “…., 35, of Dickinson, was arrested Oct. 7 for Class C felony theft of services after allegedly incurring a balance of about $2,107 at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott on the 200 block of 29th Street West in Dickinson.” In this Dickinson Press newspaper article, and later in the criminal court records that I looked at, this woman’s last name was spelled with one “m”, whereas in the civil court cases it is spelled using two “m”, if the reader does their own search.

Here is the court case number from the October 2016 Felony arrest for theft of services: 45-2016-CR-01146. According to this court record, because there is still restitution money that has not been paid, probation has been extended. However, the current non-payment of rent may not be “theft” because of the “CDC Rent Moratorium”.

If the reader looks at the other criminal court cases for the tenant who appears to be the wife, she had a Felony charge of Insufficient Funds check in the amount of about $2,500 back in 2012, and the tenant who appears to be the husband had a lesser charge of Insufficient Funds check back in 2012.

For these tenants who wrote more than $2,500 in Insufficient Funds checks back in 2012, were later charged with not paying the Marriot hotel $2,100 back in 2016, they really hit the jackpot prize this time with the $16,000 they haven’t paid their landlord and can’t be evicted from her property.