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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.


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.

Lessons On Democracy From Afghanistan And It’s Not Joe Biden’s Fault

For readers who find this blog post article months or years from now, I am writing this in August of 2021. The last of the U.S. Military troops occupying Afghanistan returned to the U.S. during the end of July 2021. Following this withdrawal, within a few weeks the Taliban militias had entered and taken control of every city and town in Afghanistan, including the capitol Kabul.

At this time, U.S. citizens are currently expressing outrage that the U.S. Government and the U.S. Military have spent the past twenty years and billions of dollars creating a Democracy in Afghanistan with elected mayors, governors, and president, and training the Afghan Police and Military to be able to maintain control of their own country. Yet it only took the Taliban three weeks to completely take over the entire country, with the Afghan President, police, and military almost immediately giving up and fleeing.

If you stand back and look at this, every single thing about the Afghan people indicates that this would happen. If you consider the history, beliefs, religion, culture, education, values, morals, goals, opportunities, their way of living, attitudes, and outlook, freedom and Democracy is foreign to them, it is not that important or fundamental to them.

I will explain it like this, in Afghanistan, the people who participated in the Democratic government, police, and military that was established with the help of the United States, these people were being counted on to resist the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In the U.S., we would expect these people to be willing to fight the Taliban and Al Qaeda. But in fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda, it was not just their own personal life at risk when fighting the take-over. The Taliban and Al Qaeda would find their family and kill their wife, children, parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kill them not just for retaliation because they were so-called “traitors” or “infidels”, but because of the psychological deterrent affect on police and military personnel, knowing that their entire family will be tortured and killed if they fought against the Taliban.

Democracy, freedom, rights, a constitution, elections, education are nice ideas that appealed to maybe up to 75% of the people in Afghanistan. However, in this recent battle that played out, the 15%-25% of Afghanis that were absolutely certain that they would shoot, kill, torture, burn, hang, and cut the heads off the other 75% of Afghanis, their certainty and their determination in their beliefs was apparently much greater than the vaguely held ideas of Democracy, freedom, rights, etcetera.

Do you see what I am saying? In Afghanistan, the belief in shooting, killing, torturing, burning, and beheading entire families that is held strongly by a brutal minority, outweighs the vaguely held weak beliefs of Democracy held by a passive non-committal majority.

Do I need to explain that this is not President Joe Biden’s fault? Whenever the draw-down of U.S. troops in Afghanistan reached a low enough level, no matter who the U.S. President was at the time, the Taliban and Al Qaeda would begin taking control of cities and towns.

What I learned from this, is how weak and fragile Democracy is. Free elections, fair elections, a government consisting of elected representatives, a constitution spelling out individual rights, a court system where a person is innocent until proven guilty, has the right to legal representation, right to due process of law, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, right to assemble, right to protest, all persons considered to be equal, these are all good ideas and principles to have in place. However, in this environment of freedom where people have an expectation of fairness from others, it is so easy for people to be coerced by just a small minority of organized people who are determined to be brutal and criminal.

Housewives Should Not Get Any Heavier Than This

A few days ago I was watching YouTube videos when I saw an attractive Latina that was modeling plus size clothing. This woman had a pretty face, beautiful long dark hair, and a very balanced figure, though she was more full-figured than most fashion models.

When I watched a few more videos of this particular model, she had an overall pleasing appearance to me, and I wouldn’t criticize anything about her appearance, except I don’t like the tattoo on her upper back very much. I looked closely to try to see what was different about her. But I should show you a video before I explain any further:

When I looked at this model closely, she has a very lovely neck and shoulders, above average sized breast, a strong upper back, fuller stomach and lower back, large hips, nice housewife-ass, and very shapely legs. She almost has a pit-bull type build, a huskier stronger build, but not really, she does have a fashion model build, only slightly heavier.

In my opinion, a housewife should not get any heavier than this. If this model were my wife, I would not be embarrassed. However, I would not want her to wear outfits such as the one at the 1:00 mark, 1:30 mark, 3:00 mark, because they make her look too much like a chica.

My most favorite outfits on her are at the 0:40 mark, 1:50 mark, 3:30 mark, 3:45 mark, 4:05 mark. If she were wearing these things, I would be happy to take her out to dinner, or proud of her if she showed up at work, or if I had to introduce her to people.

Going places with her would be difficult and trying for me at times, because she would attract so much attention from men and women. Men would be lusting after her, and women would be criticizing her and what she was wearing.

I like her, I think that she is pretty, but she is not my ideal type, and sometimes I don’t like what she wears or how she dresses. For me, it is probably better that I don’t think that she is perfect, and feel so completely possessive, fearful of losing her, insecure, and jealous. With Latinas, it is probably better to not value them too highly, not need them too much, because they don’t like that.

A Good Explanation Of The Voting Fraud In The 2020 Presidential Election

I get tired of trying to explain the voting fraud that occurred in the 2020 Presidential Election. A few of the simple indicators that Joe Biden did not in fact legitimately receive the amount of votes that he did, was that Joe Biden is not a well-liked person, he is not a popular politician, he was obviously struggling with physical and mental problems, yet he received more votes than Barak Obama, supposedly.

To me, some of the most important physical evidence, that is still in the category of easy to explain, is that in very key voting districts like Atlanta, the election center controlled by Democrats was shut down over false claims of a water leak, and security camera video shows election workers removing multiple large packing containers of ballots that were hidden under tables.

In early investigations and analysis of votes in another key area, Phoenix, it was discovered that there were far more registered voters in Arizona, than actual people living in Arizona who were eligible to vote.

I could go on with a few more examples of vote rigging off the top of my head, which in a discussion with people are so easy for them to just ignore what I am telling them, like it never happened. The only evidence that some people might accept as proven to be true, would be evidence that was submitted in court and determined to be valid. It’s criminal that just about every court in Democrat controlled areas like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan blocked any attempt to immediately adjudicate complaints of organized voting fraud. It’s treasonous that the Supreme Court refused to lift a finger to address one of the most blatant violations of the law and Constitution that has ever taken place.

I was reading a Facebook post yesterday by former North Dakota representative Luke Simons, where he shared a video that was supposed to be the introduction to Mike Lindell’s voting fraud presentation, that turned out to be a very thorough explanation of the evidence:

Explanation of the 2020 Presidential Election Voting Fraud

For people who are Conservative/Republican, this video should serve as a good reference resource and documentation for what happened in the 2020 Presidential Election. For Liberals/Democrats, I doubt that they can sit still, watch this, and pay attention because it would be too uncomfortable for them to face the lawlessness, corruption, and treason of their political affiliation and politicians they support.

Note: Please download this video if you can, because YouTube and Facebook will probably attempt to delete this soon and block everyone from seeing this. (Perform a Google search for “how to download a YouTube video” and you can find step-by-step instructions.)

It Seems Like It Has Been A While Since I Antagonized Women In North Dakota

It seems like it has been a while since I antagonized women in North Dakota, so I thought that I would share something that I would be better off keeping to myself. I have been watching TikTok compilation videos of young women trying to “act like ho’s” by dancing with no bras on, wearing crop tops, open blouses, and short shorts, revealing as much as they possibly can.

Some of these young women are so good at dancing and being a stripper, that it’s like they were born to do it, it’s genetic, hereditary, it’s their calling in life, like a duck taking to water. However in every TikTok compilation video that I watched, there were a few awkward young women that were not good at dancing and showing off their body. They tried, they wanted attention, they wanted to be liked, but they were not very good at being a stripper because they were uncomfortable and it didn’t come naturally to them.

Even though there were some very, very good dancers who were having fun, in the middle of these videos there were also some awkward young women that most people would or could feel sorry for, or embarrassed for, because they appeared to be desperate for attention and were going about getting it the wrong way. So even though I wanted to, I couldn’t share any of these “acting like a ho” videos because some of the young women in each video ruined it by turning something that was upbeat, energetic, impressive, fun, where women were showing off their talent, into something that was socially/morally questionable because some of the young women should not have been doing this.

Eventually I found one TikTok compilation video which was not exactly the same thing, but it kind of was in the same spirit, where all of the women were good at what they were doing and having fun with this:

All of these women were good at this and were having fun.

I had no problem watching the entire 12 minute video above, because every time that I nearly got bored and thought that I had seen enough, some woman would surprise me again with how she transformed herself. I hope that everyone notices, it was not just that these women threw shoes up in the air and suddenly had them on, they went from being almost dull to instantaneously very glamorous.

Women of all ages on the West Coast and East Coast of the U.S. won’t think that there is anything wrong with the video above, because in the towns and cities where they live women like to shop for clothes, buy shoes, buy jewelry, get dressed up, and go places, because it’s fun, women like attention. But in North Dakota, women will be outraged at the above video, because they don’t like this kind of thing, women getting dressed up, women looking like this. In North Dakota, women like to look menacing, standing there sneering, leering, scowling, and glaring.

Which woman in the video above is your favorite?

People In Western North Dakota Need To Finish Buying Their Food And Supplies Before September 2021

I had not intended to write this blog post article. The last time I gave this warning, in January and February of 2020, way before mask requirements, quarantines, and shortages of toilet paper and hand-sanitizer, nobody listened to me. https://dickinson58601.com/2020/01/30/north-dakotans-need-to-begin-worrying-about-the-coronavirus/

It is irritating and frustrating to give a warning like this, well in advance, to clearly and thoroughly explain the reasons why, give some independent sources of evidence, and people are too stupid and lazy to read, understand, and take the advice. I have already explained this personally to a few people that I know who took this advice. They and I have almost completed our shopping. We have already bought most of what we will need. Maybe this blog post article will help at least one more person.

I spend a great deal of time reading, watching, and looking at news stories from all over the World. I don’t necessarily believe or discount any particular news story, I either find or wait for other sources for confirmation. Sometimes an abundance of claims is more evidence of a lie than the truth, but other times a large volume of information paints a complete picture, which is the case regarding a shortage of consumer goods beginning in September 2021.

The shortage of consumer goods that I am going to try to explain, appears to be the result of a combination of three to four elements, one of which is probably a deliberate attempt to manipulate the economy to cause the majority of the U.S. population to face severe hardship not seen since the Great Depression. I don’t know if this manipulation of the economy is intended to embarrass the Biden Administration, bring about more Federal Government intervention and control, cause the majority of Americans to lose their assets to the very few wealthy elite, or create such World-wide chaos that it makes a new One World Government more feasible.

The deliberate manipulation of the economy that I am speaking of, to give a few examples, it could be the attempt to talk about or enforce “lock-downs”, travel restrictions, public event restrictions, public gathering restrictions, and quarantines which devastate sectors of the economy such as tourism, professional sports events, entertainment events, travel, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, theme parks, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their employment, and worsen the economy overall.

The deliberate manipulation of the economy could be the price of fuel steadily rising without any real physical underlying cause, other than the “markets”. In North Dakota, President Biden cancelled the Trans Canada Keystone XL pipeline and interfered with several other oil pipelines already in operation. This hasn’t affected the supply of oil yet, however this will affect the supply of oil in the future. This steadily rising price of fuel that is happening right now appears to be a kind of “revenge” in the “markets” against President Joe Biden and the people who voted for Joe Biden.

The deliberate manipulation of the economy could be the unemployment subsidies that were paid to people who lost their employment during the Covid-19 pandemic, but made it undesirable for these people to return to work when they were needed to begin work and production again. Or, it could have been the suspension/postponement of rent/mortgages for people during the Covid-19 pandemic which will not only result in hundreds of thousands of people being evicted and becoming homeless soon, the rent/mortgage forbearance and unemployment subsidies helped people to not come back to work when they were needed for production and distribution.

The other key elements which will cause there to be a great shortage of consumer goods beginning in September 2021, are resource supply problems, production problems, and distribution problems. Before I explain the supply, production, and distribution problems, I had probably better let the reader know why they should care, pay attention, or be concerned.

Here is The Reason To Be Concerned: Large chain store managers, and commercial truck drivers across the U.S. have reported that the central distribution warehouses are either completely empty or almost completely empty. The warehouse managers and chain store managers have been told that re-supply is not coming, they don’t know when it will come, but when it does, it will be in much smaller amounts. Many commercial truck drivers have reported that regularly scheduled pick ups have been cancelled, because there is nothing to pick up.

U.S. military officers have been told to buy their emergency supplies for their families now, do not wait. Large chain store managers and small store managers have begun telling their families and friends to buy everything they need now, do not wait, the distribution warehouses are empty, there will not be a normal re-supply of stores beginning in September 2021.

Due to flooding and drought in various areas of the World, and due to a shortage of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a smaller harvest World-wide. Besides food crops and livestock harvest being smaller, the mining of all raw materials including minerals, coal, oil, wood, has been smaller.

With a smaller harvest of raw materials like farm crops, livestock, minerals, coal, oil, wood, there has been a decrease in the amount of finished industrial and consumer goods. But also, there is a Covid-19 related worker shortage going on in the production of finished industrial and consumer goods. The price of everything has gone up, food, lumber, tires, gasoline prices being more noticeable.

Besides the resource supply problem, production problems which are supply and Covid-19 related, there are distribution problems which are Covid-19 related. It has been pointed out, that during the last 20-30 years, the supply/distribution system in the U.S. has been a just-in-time method. Meaning, raw material supplies to manufacturers, finished products from manufacturers to warehouses, and shipping from warehouses to retail stores, involved transporting just enough material to meet demand for the next several days to one week time period.

With the just-in-time supply/distribution system in the U.S., with no large amount of excess material at a manufacturer, warehouse, or retail store, if something in that chain gets used up and there is no re-supply, there is an almost immediate shortage. What is believed to have taken place, is that due to a Covid-19 related worker shortage in the supply/distribution system, the quantities of materials in the system were dwindling steadily, and now it has come to a crisis because the large central distribution warehouses are empty.

To provide the reader with some supporting information, and perhaps an even better explanation, here are three good YouTube videos to watch, Please Read The Viewer Comments beneath each video:

Military Officers being told to buy their supplies now.
Store managers telling friends to buy their supplies now.
Explanation of World-wide food shortages.

From reading this blog post article, watching these YouTube videos, plus doing your own research, I hope that the readers will realize that food and supply shortages will happen beginning in September 2021.

For readers who are not familiar with what supplies they should stock up on, here is a partial list of recommendations:

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, 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.

Household supplies like batteries, light bulbs, flashlight, candles, matches, duct tape, hatchet, hammer, nails; 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.

North Dakota Still Gets The Rejects From Texas

For those of you who don’t know, western North Dakota experienced an oil boom from 2007-2015. Prior to the oil boom, small old one-bedroom apartments here rented for $300/month and the average hourly wage was about $10/hr. By 2011 the same small old one-bedroom apartment rented for $1,200/month and the average hourly wage was about $15/hr.

Partly because it was a rumor that sounded good, and partly because of greedy real estate agents, property owners, business owner, and politicians, the false statement was repeatedly announced on the radio, television, internet, newspapers, and magazines that everyone arriving in North Dakota was making $100K per year, with no education or experience.

People from all over the U.S. came to North Dakota looking for work because of the false $100K/year rumor. From what I saw, heard, read, and experienced working in North Dakota from 2011-2021, the people who came here from out-of-state to find work during the oil boom, 80% of them left within a year. Most of the out-of-state workers found that getting a job, keeping a job, and working at a job was nearly the same thing as where they came from. The hourly wage was 1-1/2 times what they had been making, there was much more overtime required, the working conditions were a little worse, but income taxes, cost of living, and quadrupled rent prices made the whole out-of-state migrant worker thing not worth it.

During the western North Dakota 2007-2015 oil boom, the majority of out-of-state license plates on vehicles in this area were Idaho plates, followed by Washington state. Tied for third most common out-of-state license plates were probably Utah and Oregon. Idaho had many unemployed or under-employed able-bodied young male workers experienced in operating farm equipment, driving tractor trucks, and working in all of the construction trades. Same thing in Utah as in Idaho. In Washington state, the economy was bad, and there were a bunch of no-good, drug-addict, ADHD dirt-bags who came from Seattle to North Dakota to get in the way, not show up for work, steal, and continue their drug use.

The fourth most common out-of-state license plate during the North Dakota 2007-2015 oil boom was probably Texas. Texas was experiencing its own almost identical oil boom during this time. One of the reasons why there were so many Texas license plates on trucks here in North Dakota was because the oil companies, service companies, and suppliers were moving personnel around through Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, and North Dakota as needed.

What drove or caused the 2007-2015 U.S. oil boom was the price of oil being over $100/barrel. In 2015 when the price of oil fell below $60/barrel, and stayed there, that brought about the end of the U.S. oil boom. From 2015-2018, I estimate that about 30,000 workers left North Dakota. That might not seem like a lot, but the entire population of North Dakota is only about 750,000 people.

Since 2018, people living in western North Dakota have come to the realization that the oil boom is over, and there has been a slow, sometimes bumpy, sometimes reluctant return to normalcy. One of the “bumps”, has been idiot people, especially real estate agents, trying to sell houses that no one wants, no one needs, and no one has the money for, for twice the amount of money that they are worth, as if there is still an oil boom going on.

One of the other things that is holding up the return to calm, settling down, and normalcy, is the obnoxious reject people from Texas still coming up here. The grunge dirt-bag drug-addict ADHD people from Washington state have quit coming, the gypsies from Michigan have quit coming, and these two states are less than 1,000 miles away. Texas is 1,200 miles away, why do these people keep coming up here?

The answer is, the people who can’t get a job anywhere in Texas, can’t find anywhere to live in Texas, they figure that they will drive up here to North Dakota and nobody will notice that there is something wrong with them, that they are stupid, incompetent, and that they don’t know how to act right.

Whenever I go someplace in Dickinson, and I see someone doing something really stupid, abnormal, rude, inconsiderate, obnoxious, which makes me wonder what is wrong with them, I kind of hang back, watch them, see what vehicle they go to when they get ready to leave, and here we go, they just keep walking closer and closer to that vehicle with the Texas license plate, I knew it!, white trash from Texas!

In the past couple of weeks when I have been driving on rural two-lane Highway 22 outside of Dickinson, which has very light traffic compared to what it used to be, I try to not get over 70 mph because that seems to be the cut-off point that the North Dakota Highway Patrol will tolerate. I know from years and years of driving each section of Highway 22, where the Highway Patrol vehicles park on the side of the road, on the other side of hills, at turn-outs. Several times recently, someone has passed me going 80 mph, right where I know the Highway Patrol often hide, and as they pass me I see that Texas license plate.

Sunday afternoon I was driving south on rural two-lane Highway 85 coming into the very small town of Amidon. The speed limit drops down to 45 mph as you approach Amidon, and then the speed limit is 25 mph for 1/2 mile through the town of Amidon. When I slowed down to 45 mph, the silver Honda Accord behind me quickly pulled into the oncoming traffic lane, and sped up past me, all the way through Amidon where the speed limit is 25 mph. Yup, it was people from Texas.

The same thing happened when I was driving through the very small town of Regent on Saturday afternoon. All the way through downtown Regent, the speed limit is 25 mph. A silver Toyota Tundra had to pass me in downtown Regent, and as it went past me I saw that Texas license plate.

There is a reason why all of the small towns in western North Dakota have a speed limit of 25 mph through downtown, they don’t want there to be any vehicle or pedestrian accidents, and there is no reason to be speeding through downtown. But the people from Texas are ignorant white trash.

For the past month, whenever I have seen something abnormal happening, the majority of the time it has been someone from Texas. I am very thoroughly convinced that the reject people from Texas come up here to North Dakota because things were not working out for them in Texas, because they are stupid. So keep an eye out for people with Texas license plates in North Dakota.

The Secret Pine Forest Of Western North Dakota

It was about six years ago that I first heard of the secret pine forest of western North Dakota, and that was one of only two times that anyone would ever speak to me about it. Men in their 60s-80s who had worked and traveled through western North Dakota for their entire lives would pretend that they knew nothing about it.

For those of you not familiar with western North Dakota, there are very few trees. You can pull over to the side of the road on an interstate or highway, stand outside of your vehicle, turn in a full 360 degree circle looking miles away toward the horizon, and count fewer than a dozen shabby trees.

Western North Dakota is mostly tree-less vacant prairie grassland, or desolate barren badlands with wind-eroded buttes, canyons, and desert ravines with a few mesquite trees. It was not surprising to me that North Dakotans wanted to keep the pine forest a secret. I didn’t even know if there actually was one.

Since I bought a more reliable motorcycle in the Fall of 2020, I have been taking motorcycle rides that have no other purpose than to explore western North Dakota. Usually I do either a little or a lot of research before I go somewhere on my motorcycle, because not only is it very easy to get lost, run out of gas in the middle of nowhere, but if I were to become injured or stranded in the sparsely populated areas of western North Dakota, it would be so much more likely for the local people to kill me.

You don’t ever want to stop where anyone is around or a vehicle is approaching out in the middle of nowhere in western North Dakota, because the local people will come over and ask you what you are doing and try to determine if “you’re not from here.” See, if you keep going and don’t slow down, the local people might think that you were invited or are related to someone in that area, but if you come to a stop, they are going to try to find out. Don’t ever, ever get caught trying to take a picture of something on someone’s property!

I accidentally, unintentionally found the secret pine forest of western North Dakota about one month ago, but I was too scared to come to a stop and take pictures of it because I didn’t know my way around that area. I had to wait several weeks before I could travel through that area again on my motorcycle, in order to not draw any attention. Here are some photos, which I had to take very hastily:

Here are some other trees from this same area:

When I was riding my motorcycle to this area traveling north on a red scoria chip road, I saw in my side mirror that there was a pickup truck coming up fast behind me, so I pulled over to the side of the road to let this pickup truck pass. I had to ride another five miles traveling north before I had to make a left turn onto a different, smaller road. After I had ridden another several miles west on this much narrower road, there was an oncoming pickup truck driving fast towards me, that I had to pull over to the side of the road to allow it to pass.

I rode another several miles west on the narrower road, before I turned south onto an even narrower road, which I thought could have been a private road. When I came up to what appeared to be private property consisting of a house and shop building, I turned around in order to try to get back quickly to what was most likely a public road.

When I reached the public road, I stopped to take my motorcycle helmet off because it was very hot, and I wanted to take some photographs of the pine trees. Here came the same pickup truck for the third time. I hadn’t realized that this was the same truck that had come up behind me going fast, had gotten ahead of me and turned around to pass me oncoming, and had now come up from behind me to meet me for a third time.

This time I was stopped and off my motorcycle, which allowed the opportunity for the person driving the pickup truck to stop and find out if “you’re not from here.” The driver of the pickup truck let me know that I was going to have problems if I was there when it got dark. I had a North Dakota license plate on my motorcycle. If I would have been driving a vehicle with a California license plate, or if they would have seen me taking photographs, they probably would have phoned, radioed, or met with their neighbors to make a plan to shoot me, dig a hole, drag my vehicle away, and bury everything.

What Concealed Weapons And Firearms Courses Are Wrong About

I received concealed weapons permit training and firearms training in a couple of different states, with several different certified shooting instructors. In most states, in order to have legal justification to draw your firearm and use deadly force, you must believe that you are in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death. That is one of the simplest ways to phrase it.

In reality, if you were to shoot someone with your firearm because YOU believed that you were in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death, when the Police arrive, THE POLICE are going to decide if THEY believe that you were in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death. And, the Police are probably not going to agree with you.

The Police who arrive at the scene of the shooting to investigate, they are going to ask you why did you shoot this person. What made you believe that this person was attacking you? What did this person say to you? Did this person have a weapon? Did you see a knife or a gun? Did this person hit you or grab hold of you?

The Police may ask you, why didn’t you try to leave? Why didn’t you walk away? Why didn’t you run away. Why didn’t you push this person away?

I will give a simple scenario. Suppose that you are the owner of a jewelry store, a small retail shop. Your business is locked in the morning, with a “Closed” sign in the window, and the lights are all off. You arrive at the front door at 7:00 a.m. to unlock your business. You unlock the front door and step inside, someone who you do not know and did not see out on the sidewalk, runs from a concealed location and jumps in the front door before you can close it. This person grabs the front door and locks it. Only five feet separate you from this person.

If it was me who owned and operated this jewelry store, being 52 years old, sometimes not in very good health, and this person ran from a hiding spot and jumped inside behind me before I could shut the door, then grabbed the door and locked it, I would probably shoot them. What would you do?

The reason why I would shoot them, is because it looks to me like this person is going to rob me, and I don’t know if they have a knife or gun and if they are going to kill me. I also have no idea if I could prevail against them in hand-to-hand fighting. Since this person is only five feet away, I figure I have only one chance to save myself, and I must shoot now without hesitating.

Concealed weapons permit instructors advise their students to telephone the Police and say, “I would like to report an attempted robbery, the robber has been shot, I am the business owner.” This way, you are conveying on the audio recorded 911 call that you shot who you believed to be a robber, and you are notifying the Police that the person standing at this location holding a firearm is the store owner, not the suspected robber.

When the Police arrive, you are supposed to say something like, “I was unlocking my store, when I entered my business and tried to lock the door behind me, this person ran from a hiding spot, pushed his way in, locked the door, and came at me. I was in fear for my life and I shot him. I don’t want to answer any more questions until I have spoken to an attorney and have an attorney present.”

Most concealed weapons permit instructors and firearm instructors will advise students adamantly to not say anything else to the Police, as it will most likely harm you greatly. For instance, after the fact, after the robber has been shot, it may be apparent that the robber did not possess a weapon, knife, or gun at the time, but you had no way to know that the robber did not posses a weapon. So if a Police Officer asked you, did you see a weapon, knife, or gun, and you answer “No”, the Police Officer is going to believe in HIS mind, that the suspected robber was unarmed.

After the fact, the Police Officer may continue asking questions to determine in HIS mind, whether the use of deadly force was justified. The Police Officer may ask, is there a silent alarm in this jewelry store? Why didn’t you just back away and push the silent alarm button?

Are you beginning to see the difference between using deadly force because YOU believed that your life was in imminent danger, and the Police deciding if THEY believe that your life was in imminent danger? In this jewelry store scenario, if the suspected robber did not have a weapon, the Police are probably going to arrest you and take you to jail for assault with a deadly weapon or manslaughter.

When the Prosecutor is evaluating whether to bring charges against the jewelry store owner in this case, the Prosecutor may consider, “What would a reasonable person do under these same circumstances?”, because that is one of the ways that the prosecuting attorney and the defense attorney will present and argue this case.

But at a trial, three specific legal elements will be considered and examined to determine if the use of deadly force was justified, “Ability”, “Opportunity”, and “Jeopardy”, as explained at time mark 38:46 in Massad Ayoob’s video below:

In the scenario that I described above where I am the 52 year old jewelry store owner who shot the attacker, at my trial for manslaughter, examining if my attacker had the “Ability” to cause me great bodily injury or death, without a weapon, the answer is maybe, if my physical health and physical ability were much weaker than this attacker.

“Opportunity”? Yes, my attacker inside the jewelry store was only five feet away from me, he had the opportunity to hit, kick, and choke me.

“Jeopardy”? Was my attacker behaving in a such a manner as to indicate that he was going to inflict great bodily injury or death? The answer is Yes, No, Maybe. He ran inside the jewelry store from a hidden location before I could close the door behind me, and he grabbed the door and locked it. What does this indicate? It indicates whatever a trial jury can be persuaded to believe.

In summary, if I as the jewelry store owner had shot this attacker who I believed was there to rob me, because I believed that I was in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death, the Police who arrive at the scene to investigate might not agree with me, and place me under arrest. If a Prosecutor brought criminal charges against me, at a trial, in order for this shooting to be justified, the three criteria of “Ability”, “Opportunity”, and “Jeopardy” must be met. I would have a difficult time persuading a jury that the attacker who possessed no weapon, had so much more physical strength and ability, that there was “disparity of force”.

Overall, if you watch the entire 1 hour 46 minute video of Massad Ayoob, you will see that there is much more responsibility and accountability required when carrying a firearm. You will very likely face arrest, time in jail, complicated and drawn out legal process, tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs, incarceration in prison, and civil lawsuits if you shoot someone in self defense.

I Thought That This Woman Was Kidnapped, Raped, And Killed By The Crossroads Car-Jackers In Mott, North Dakota

In my previous two blog post articles I wrote about my frightening experience in Mott, North Dakota at the crossroads of Highway 8 and Highway 21 at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 11. In the two instances where people emerged from the vacant dark streets to approach my vehicle, I didn’t know what their intentions were. Was it to car-jack me, rob me, sell me drugs?

On the following Monday morning July 12, I saw a news article where the Stark County Sheriff Department had found an Oregon woman’s vehicle outside of Lefor, the woman was missing, and the Sheriff Department was seeking information. The population of Lefor is only 80 people, but it is one of the next nearest towns to Mott, 32 miles away.

Here is the link to this news article about this missing woman: https://www.kfyrtv.com/2021/07/12/stark-county-sheriffs-deputies-seek-help-locating-missing-oregon-woman/

After reading this news article, I was very concerned about this woman having been car-jacked, kidnapped, raped, and murdered by the people lurking in the dark at the crossroads in Mott, North Dakota. I pictured some North Dakota DOT guy and his cousin, out on a farm with a bunch of missing women buried in graves, and a stack of Highway 21 West routing signs laying on the ground covered over by weeds and vines.

I was scared to call the Stark County Sheriff Department to give them information, because I didn’t want to end up like that Trinity High School Principle that the Police tortured until he confessed to setting the Trinity High School on fire, even though he didn’t do it. What do you think that they would do to me?

On Thursday afternoon I called the Stark County Sheriff Department to ask if the missing woman from Oregon had been found, knowing that they were probably going to try to blame me for it. After being put on hold for a few minutes, a Sheriff Officer got on the phone and said that the Oregon women had been found, her vehicle had run out of gas, she walking away looking for gas and got lost.

One of the reasons why I continued writing about what happened to me, and this new story about the missing woman from Oregon, is to draw attention to the fact that unmarked streets, highways, and highway routing in rural areas of North Dakota is dangerous for motorists. The stopped motorists from out of town are targets for victimization, especially at night.

My Foolishness And Lack Of Planning Leading Up To The Shooting In Mott North Dakota

In yesterday’s blog post article I wrote about stopping to read a road map at 12:10 a.m. in the small town of Mott, North Dakota, and a derelict person coming up to my vehicle. Mott, population 800, is in the middle of nowhere, with no businesses open past 10:00 p.m., and no one driving around or out on the street at midnight.

Earlier in the day I had taken my .32 caliber Beretta pistol out of my pants pocket and placed it inside the center console of my truck. When I stopped in Mott at 12:10 a.m. to do a Google search on my phone for a street map that showed how to keep driving west on Highway 21, I planned on getting out of my truck to urinate before I continued driving.

I had not seen any vehicles or people for the past 30 minutes while driving, or anyone when I stopped at the crossroads of Highway 8 and Highway 21 in Mott. I didn’t think that there was anyone around, because I didn’t see anyone. As I was looking down at my phone screen and typing, I glanced up briefly and saw a strangely behaving person about 75 feet away walking towards my vehicle. I was startled, and I immediately took my truck out of park, and drove away, even though I didn’t know where I was going.

Like I wrote in my previous blog post article, I was unnerved. I watched this person in my truck side mirror while I was driving away, and they were stumbling around like they were drunk, high on drugs, or had something mentally or physically wrong with them, or a combination of these things.

It’s possible that this person was just drunk and walking home from a bar that had closed. I don’t know. Some people reading this, not having been there, might want to tell me that maybe this person’s car broke down, maybe they needed help, did I ever stop to think about that? Yes, I thought about all kinds of possibilities about what this person could have been doing. There was nothing good about this situation.

For more than the past several years, I have been reminding myself to not stop for hitchhikers, to be more careful about stopping to help people, and to pay more attention when I get out of my vehicle when I am far away from home.

Many times while driving on an interstate highway in very rural North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, or Arizona, I will see someone walking on the side of the highway out in the middle of nowhere and I consider stopping to give them a ride. As I slow down and pass them, most of the time when I look at these people closely they are walking with an abnormal gait and they are very disheveled, like they are a mentally-ill homeless person, which they probably are.

In the past I had worked for a couple of years with developmentally disabled, brain injured, and mentally-ill adults. I have been attacked, and my co-workers have been attacked by some of these people, and had to deal with these people when they are in crisis. It can be very dangerous and trying dealing with developmentally disabled and mentally-ill adults. I have to think and remind myself, do I want to stop and get into an altercation with someone on the side of the road that I can already see is showing signs that there is something wrong with them?

Most of the time, if I see a person walking on the side of an interstate out in the middle of nowhere, I call 911 to report that there is a person walking at this mile marker on this interstate that appears to need help, because they are many miles from anywhere. I don’t want anyone to die from dehydration or hypothermia, but I don’t want to stop and get into an altercation with someone because I am not able to help them or do what they want, such as give them money, or drive them to so-and-so’s house.

A similar thing is stopping to help people who appear to be having car problems. The last four times that I have stopped to help people with car problems, all in North Dakota, I have regretted it tremendously, because these people had a lot more wrong with them than car problems. These people that I stopped to help were bad, trashy, drug-addict, low-life, criminal people from Seattle or Coeur D’ Alene.

So I keep having to remind myself to think twice before I stop to offer a ride to hitchhikers, or stop to help people who are having car problems, AND to not get out of my vehicle without my pistol on my person, and my phone in my pocket. Because, what if I get out of my vehicle to help these people, and they run and jump in my vehicle and take off with it, or hit me on the head, or shoot me, and leave me laying there. Now, instead of me stopping to help someone stranded out in the middle of nowhere, out in the cold, now I’m stranded out in the middle of nowhere, in the cold, freezing, with no phone because I left it in my vehicle that just got stolen from me.

As I was driving away from the derelict person who had approached my vehicle in Mott while I wasn’t paying attention to what was going on surrounding me, I was angry and upset about this situation. I don’t know what this person’s intentions were. I don’t know what they were going to do.

I looked at my passenger doors and they were all locked, luckily, they could have just as easily been unlocked. What would I have done if this person had opened my truck door suddenly, or gotten into my truck suddenly? I would have certainly assumed the worst, and reacted as if my life was in danger. However, if this person did this, they may have just been drunk and not had bad intentions.

If I had gotten out of my truck to urinate, and this derelict person had snuck up on me, surprised me, bumped into me, grabbed me, pushed me, I would have assumed the worst, I would have reacted as if my life was in danger, but if they were drunk, in their mind they might have thought that they were just playing around, not intending to harm me.

This could have turned out very badly for me, and for the person who approached my vehicle. I wasn’t being very alert. It might have been a better idea for me to have taken the interstate, instead of the rural, dark, not clearly marked highways.

Something else that is very troubling, is that in the moment of being surprised and frightened by someone opening my truck door, climbing into my truck, or grabbing hold of me outside of my truck, and me reacting with the belief that I am being attacked, after the fact, Law Enforcement is not going to see it like I believed what was happening in that moment.

I would be asked, did this person have a weapon, did this person have a gun, did this person have a knife? Did this person say that they had a gun or a knife? Did this person say anything threatening to you? What made you believe that your life was in danger?

In some states, the act of car-jacking is considered to warrant the use of deadly force to defend oneself. However, in many states, including North Dakota, just because someone attacks you, this in itself does not justify the use of deadly force to defend yourself. There has to be the ability and likelihood that your life was in peril, that the attacker had the ability to, and was going to take your life.

Though in my surprise and fright, in the moment that someone suddenly got in my vehicle or grabbed hold of me I would have believed in my mind that my life was in danger, if it later turned out that this person had no weapon, was merely drunk, likely had no murderous intent, I could have been criminally prosecuted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or manslaughter. But had I not been surprised by a drunk derelict person at 12:10 a.m. I wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place.

Almost Shooting Someone In Mott North Dakota On Saturday Night

My employer asked me to do some work in a rural area of southwest North Dakota on Saturday afternoon. I didn’t mind, I had already worked 48 hours this week, this would all be overtime hours at 1-1/2 times my normal hourly pay.

There are different vehicles that I own, that I use for different things. Right now, one of my biggest concerns is taking the vehicle that has the best air-conditioning because it is so hot outside. This means switching things I need from one vehicle to another, ice-chest, tools, flashlight, jump-start box, phone charger, clothing, firearms.

I always try to have a firearm with me, and this day I was taking a small .32 caliber Beretta Tomcat which fits inside my pants pocket. I don’t like wearing waist holsters, especially when I have a long drive because the holster or the pistol grip pokes into my side. Later in the day I put this Beretta Tomcat pistol in the center-console of my truck, which I regretted later that night.

I took Interstate 94 heading east from Dickinson, and then had to drive south. My work at the job location on Saturday went fine, but my feet, hips, and back were hurting. I didn’t finish work to go home until 11:30 p.m. that night. Because I was not in a hurry, instead of driving north to get back to Interstate 94, and then heading west back to Dickinson on the interstate, I was going to drive west on Highway 21, and then north on Highway 22.

When I got to the town of Mott, North Dakota, which has a population of about 800 people, it was 12:10 a.m. If you don’t know what rural North Dakota is like, every business had closed by 10:00 p.m., and there are very few businesses.

I was kind of angry because Highway 21 did not continue west through Mott, I couldn’t understand why not, and the highway signs in Mott were very unclear or non-existent. Near the crossroads of Highway 21 and Highway 8, I pulled over and stopped in order to look up a map of Mott on my phone to figure out how to get to Highway 21 going west.

There were no businesses open, and no cars on the streets or highway. My plan was to figure out how to get to Highway 21, and then urinate beside my truck. As I was doing a Google search for maps on my phone, I looked up, and I could see some person who was fucked-up about 75 feet away headed to my vehicle.

This person was stumbling along like a zombie, like they were drunk, high, mentally-ill, or physically disabled, or a combination of these things. I took my truck out of park, and immediately drove away in order to get away from this person who was approaching my vehicle. I watched this person in my side mirror as I drove away, they were acting strange like there was something wrong with them. I drove about 1/4 mile away so that I could try again to look up a map on my phone.

I was angry and kind of unnerved about that messed-up person coming out of nowhere and approaching my vehicle at 12:20 a.m. If they had knocked on my truck window while I was looking down at a map, it would have scared the shit out of me. It would have been even worse if they had tried to open my truck door, and even worse still if they had come up behind me when I was urinating beside my truck.

This person may have been drunk and merely walking home from a bar that had closed, but if this person had come up behind me while I was outside of my truck without me seeing them or hearing them, and proceeded to grab hold of me, knock into me, or climb into my truck, it could have resulted in me shooting them.

In a drunk person’s mind, coming up behind a person and shoving or pushing them out of the way to try to get into their truck, or take their truck, or wrestle with them, is just playing around. To me, not knowing or seeing that someone is approaching , and that person grabs hold of me, starts wrestling with me, or tries to get into my truck, to me it’s a robbery, mugging, or car-jacking. I don’t know what this person’s intentions were.

When I stopped under a street light at a gas station parking lot about 1/4 of a mile away and tried to get a map of Mott on Google, within a few seconds here comes a 30 year old beat-up Chevy truck with no headlights on, driving about 5 mph over to where I am. So I had to drive somewhere else again.

Now, I was starting more to get the impression that if you come to a stop in Mott late at night, people come creeping out of the dark thinking that you want to buy, sell, or use drugs with them.

I was very angry and upset. I just wanted to take Highway 21 through Mott to get to Highway 22. I didn’t want to stop in Mott, but I had to because Highway 21 doesn’t continue through Mott, you have to take Highway 8 going south for more than several miles, then Highway 8 forks off into Highway 21. But there are no highway signs explaining this routing, there were hardly any highway signs or road signs at all.

I am 52 years old now, I have driven all over the U.S. I have driven through some very bad high-crime areas in Tampa, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, and west Texas, that I can remember giving me a very bad feeling about how dangerous the area was. Some states that I lived in like Arizona, Utah, and Idaho I don’t ever recall being in an area that felt unsafe.

Having to come to a stop in Mott late at night, where Highway 21 comes to an end without any explanation, without any highway re-routing signs, no lighting, no street signs, no businesses open, and derelict people coming out of the dark approaching my vehicle to sell/buy/use drugs or rob me, that was the most dangerous seeming place I have been in a long time.