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A Role Model For Men In Dickinson, Besides Ken Zander And The Man Of La Mancha

In recent blog posts I have written about Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander, as I think that he serves as an inspiration and role model for men in Dickinson.  By his own example, Ken Zander has shown how to live life to its fullest, to go after what you want, that winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Now it is time to give men in Dickinson, an even more powerful example of how they should conduct themselves and live their lives.  You see, men must believe in themselves, they must believe in what they are doing, they must have conviction.

I look around in Dickinson, and I see too many men acting like lap dogs.  I ask you, what good is a lap dog as a leader?  What good is a lap dog when there is work to be done?  What good is a lap dog when there is danger lurking?

In this example of a man that I will give shortly, this is how men in Dickinson should act, whether they are a bar owner, a restaurant owner, a barber, the manager of a car dealer service department, the Mayor, the Chief of Police, or the Sheriff.  You must believe in what you are doing, you must have conviction!

Here, the actor Klaus Kinski portraying Lope de Aguirre, he keeps his head, his focus, his determination, when all of the others around him have given up, that is what makes him a man among men, and a leader of men.  He is fearless, courageous, determined, and resolute.  He believes in himself, and in what he is doing:

Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander Is The Man Of La Mancha

A couple of days ago I read another Dickinson Press newspaper article about Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander and his alleged acts of sexual harassment. Though an earlier newspaper article listed the accusations against him, and reported that the investigation concluded that he was not guilty of sexual harassment, this follow-up newspaper article was about a subsequent County Commission meeting where his accuser and her attorney spoke publicly.

I was thinking to myself, that this would make a very good musical or opera. For ages, Greek tragedies, Italian operas, and modern musicals have been about love, romance, debauchery, unrequited love, and public persecutions. This Ken Zander story has every element of a good musical or opera.

I began thinking about how I would write, direct, script, cast, and choreograph this story as a musical or opera. I could not help but begin reviewing in my mind, every musical, ballet, and opera that I had ever seen, to get some ideas on how to do this. I admire Ken Zander, and I would want someone who resembled him to play his part. Then I realized, “Ken Zander is The Man Of La Mancha, as played by Peter O’ Toole!”

As I began watching more movie clips from The Man Of La Mancha as played by Peter O’ Toole, I found what would serve as a good portrayal of Ken Zander’s romantic pursuit of Lisa Heiser, Stark County Parks Director, played by Sophia Loren:

I hope that these ideas will help to put this story and events into better historical perspective.

An Example Of How It Is Possible For Women To Be Logical

In the summer of 2012 I was working in an oil field in west Texas, right along the border of Mexico. In the town where I was staying, Crystal City, the population was probably about 80% Hispanic, and the inhabitants were more like Mexicans than anything else.

The family roots, customs, beliefs, traditions, practices, behaviors, and policies of the majority of the people in this area of west Texas was Mexican. They did not really like White people, and they often openly acted like they didn’t like White people.

In that oil field of west Texas, just like western North Dakota, there was and is a shortage of women. When I got off of work, the first thing that I would try to do was get something to eat. Soon, I found that the only restaurant in that region that I could reliably get decent food, was a restaurant/bar in Crystal City called Miguelito’s.

The restaurant/bar Miguelito’s in Crystal City usually had nice-looking, pleasant young waitresses, hostesses, and bar tenders. However, due to the Hispanic culture, traditions, and beliefs, it is considered very bad to trifle with the affection of nice young Hispanic girls, especially because they fall in love so quickly and completely. You should not seduce these nice young Hispanic girls unless you plan on marrying them.

After dinner, I would go back to where I lived and begin looking on the internet for women to meet, on sites such as PlentyOfFish. It should come as no surprise that there were very few women on internet dating sites out in the desert of west Texas.

It was truck drivers in Dickinson, North Dakota working in the oil field, that told me when there are no women on internet dating sites, go look on the website “Back Page” under the category “Escorts”. So, that is what I did.

At that time, 2012, before the U.S. Government shut down “Back Page”, there were some very nice looking escorts that advertised themselves. It often seemed too good to be true, like you would respond to a very nice-looking escort’s advertisement, but that is not the girl who would show up. It would be a hideous looking girl who showed up, or the police.

I began trying to look for advice on how to hire a prostitute or an escort, and I came upon a website titled, “Maggie McNeill, The Honest Courtesan”. This website had a tremendous amount of information, advice, and research on prostitutes and prostitution. The website owner had given herself the pseudonym “Maggie McNeill”.

Not only did I appreciate all of the information that “Maggie McNeill” had to offer, she was one of the best writers that I have ever read. Meaning not just amateur lay-person writers, but one of the best writers even among the most famous writers.

When I tried to find out the background of “Maggie McNeill”, I believe that she had a bachelor of arts in English, and a master’s in Library Science. She had been very ahead of her classmates in school, in New Orleans where she grew up and attended Catholic School.

After she graduated from college, she married a man who she met in college and she began working as a librarian. Her marriage did not last, and her husband caused her to be liable for about $90,000 in marital debt. In order to pay off this debt, she began working part-time as a stripper.

While working as a stripper, Maggie McNeill found out from other women that she could make much more money as a prostitute. She found out more about it, and began doing it. She liked it, and she liked the amount of money that she was making.

At some point, Maggie McNeill began writing about prostitution. I think that two of the main things that she wanted to accomplish were to set people straight on wanting to “rescue” prostitutes, and prostitutes being “victims”.

The gist of what Maggie McNeill wanted to explain, is that women have the right to chose whatever kind of work they wish to do, they don’t need “rescuing”, and women are not helpless “victims”. She was trying to explain that prostitution can be much higher paying than other types of work available to women, it allows women to be self-employed, it allows women to have flexibility in their schedule to enable them to do other things like go to school or take care of their children. https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/

When I left comments to Maggie McNeill’s articles asking questions, she replied promptly with helpful answers. I wrote to Maggie McNeill that she was a very good writer, and that I was surprised how logical and direct she was in her writing. She replied that women are some of the most logical writers there are, take Ayn Rand for instance.

Of course I had heard of Ayn Rand before, but I had never read about her, or read about who she was, or what she did. This was someone who I would have benefited from reading much earlier in my life. Ayn Rand was all about logic and “objectivism”. I am still no expert on Ayn Rand, it wasn’t until recently that I could really understand what she was talking about.

Here is a good introduction to Ayn Rand, a 1959 television interview with Mike Wallace:

The purpose of this blog post article is to point out to men and women, that women don’t have to behave like idiots, like they are all currently doing, it is possible for them to use logic and reasoning, so why don’t they?

Why Do Other People Do Well And Did Anyone Get Rich During The Oil Boom

A few years after I began working in the oil field, I tried to learn and understand who and why other people appeared to be making more money than me.

In my mid-twenties after I graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, I began working for large civil construction and engineering companies, first as an estimator and AutoCAD designer, then as a superintendent, project manager, and engineer.  I began getting better and better positions, with increasing pay, and increasing responsibility as I could demonstrate more ability, knowledge, and experience.

First in Idaho in 2007-2010, then in North Dakota from 2011-present, I learned full-well that people with no education, do not like or appreciate people with an education.  People with no education are very uncomfortable, suspicious, mistrusting, and resentful of people with an education.

This resentment comes from such things as local high school students having jealousy of academically successful high school students who went off to college, hearing about how successful they were, while they went to work as construction labor after high school.  Even though they went from construction labor, to equipment operator, to manager of a construction or oil field company, they always held resentment for people who went off to college.

I can tell you from first-hand experience, the tremendous hatred and resentment that uneducated people in Idaho and North Dakota have for people with a college degree.  This saying that I came up with is completely true, “People in Idaho and North Dakota would rather hire someone who did four years in prison versus someone who did four years in college.”

This is extremely true in Dickinson, North Dakota.  More often than not, local employers hired their class-mates from high school as managers and foremen, even though they had no higher education or management training, but instead had multiple drug convictions, DUI, and assault convictions.  The people in Dickinson were more comfortable with people who were like themselves.

Therefore, before long, I determined that there was no rhyme or reason to why some people in Dickinson working in the oil field had higher paying jobs.  If anything, the dirtier and scummier a person was, the more likely they were to have a higher paying job in the oil field.  If there was any logic to this, the oil field does often rely on people to perform  short-term and long-term hazardous work without individuals questioning or thinking about what they are doing.

But I continued to wonder, was there anyone who did better for themselves by actual thought and planning in the oil industry?  When I worked in the oil field of west Texas for a short while, and when I returned to work in Dickinson in 2013, I realized more and more that even so-called engineers, technicians, and oil company men each only had just a small portion of knowledge.  It was surprising to me that no one working in the oil field, even middle and higher management, had a complete understanding of oil field work and processes.

Shortly after I began writing these blog post articles in 2015, a frustrated woman in Dickinson began leaving comments.  For reasons that will become clear,  I don’t want to use her real name, or even the nickname that I gave her back then, so I will refer to her now as “Nicole” because that’s easy to remember.

Over time, as Nicole left comments to my blog posts, I learned that “Nicole” and her husband “Tom” had moved to Dickinson several months prior.  For many years due to her husband Tom working in the oil industry, they had lived in many different oil field towns, but Dickinson was the worst.  The people in Dickinson were so unfriendly, uncooperative, and hostile, she could not believe it.

Nicole was communicating with me, because she saw that I had written some of the same observations that she had made herself, I had a similar point of view to hers, and she had no one else to talk to.  She had tried to make friends with local wives in Dickinson, but they would not speak to her, they didn’t want to have anything to do with her, probably because she was not like them.

When Nicole elaborated on some of her observations and experiences in Dickinson, she explained a little about herself, both deliberately and unintentionally sometimes.  She came from a middle-class or upper-middle-class normal family on the East coast.  She received at least a bachelor’s degree, probably a master’s degree, she said once that she had worked as an editor.

Like me, she came from such a relatively normal middle-class or upper-middle-class Protestant family, that she cared about what happened around her, and cared about what happened to other people.  Like me, she couldn’t understand why the local people in Dickinson were so hostile and hateful in general, and in particular the incredible greed of quadrupling the cost of housing to where many workers were forced to sleep in their cars at Walmart, the truck stop, Patterson Lake, wherever they could.

I liked Nicole, as there were no women like her anywhere around here.  She was like women that I had grown up with and gone to school with.  As I became more angry, crude, and vulgar in my blog posts, as a result of the prison-like environment that I was living and working in, Nicole didn’t want to communicate with me anymore.  I don’t blame her.  She consciously made up her mind that she wasn’t going to sink to this level, and she was done with me.

Out of curiosity, I used some of the information that she had unwittingly disclosed, to find out her real name, and then her husband’s real name.  Nicole and her husband Tom were exactly my age.  Her husband Tom, like me, he had also graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, but from a slightly more prestigious and much larger university in California.

Unlike me, immediately after graduation, Tom went to work in the oil industry.  He obtained a very good entry-level engineering job with an oil company, and he steadily advanced.  He had been with the same oil company in various positions and locales for the past fifteen years.

I was envious of Tom.  He had the foresight or luck to get into the oil industry and stay there for his whole career.  Unlike anyone that I had ever met personally, he probably did have almost a complete knowledge and understanding of oil field work and processes.

See, this is what I had been wondering for several years, was there anyone who ever got ahead in the oil industry through foresight, effort, and planning?  One of the things that I learned, was that Tom and Nicole’s previous home in Colorado was an $800K home.  I looked through the real estate listing photographs on the internet from when they sold it, and it was one of the nicest homes that I have ever seen, both the home and the property.

What also came up, was that Tom and Nicole had a more than $1 million home in California that was held in a trust.  So to answer my question, “Did anyone ever become rich working in the oil field?”, the answer would appear to be yes.

After I did some calculating, I realized that Tom was probably not paid at a high enough level as an engineer in the positions that he had held, to become a multi-millionaire.  It was partly through he and his wife purchasing nice homes from an early age, holding  them, selling them for more when they had to relocate, buying increasingly expensive homes, and always experiencing increasing equity gains over time.  Nicole worked too.  And I believe that either or both of them had probably inherited property and money.

So, this answered both of my questions that I started out with, “Why do other people do well and did anyone become rich working in the oil field?”  It turns out that it was a matter of having a good education, foresight, sticking with your career, sticking with the same company, agreeing to relocate when required to do so, having a wife who is an effective partner, building equity in your home, being at the right place at the right time, and luck.

I was jealous and envious of Tom to an extent, mostly because of his career and financial success, but partly because of his relationship with Nicole.  But I knew that I could never keep a wife like Nicole, she would leave me, probably very quickly.  I would not have wanted to drag someone like Nicole through the life that I have led.

Currently I am doing O.K.  I have my home in North Dakota, my home in Idaho, and sixteen vehicles.  I am grateful that I do not have any ex-wives or children.  I do not want any wives or children in the future.

I wondered what happened to Tom and Nicole.  In about 2018, Tom and Nicole left Dickinson and they moved to Texas.  Tom started an oil company.  I don’t mean an oil service company, I mean an oil company, like Whiting Petroleum.

Do you know what this means?  The lifetime of money that Tom and Nicole had earned and saved, they used to start an oil company.  They acquired land leases, obtained the permits, hired oil drill rigs to drill, and began trying to own and produce oil wells.  It costs about $1 million to drill one oil well.  Millions go quickly.

In about 2019, many very large apparently successful oil companies began going bankrupt.  For instance, Whiting Petroleum went from a stock price high of $370 per share in 2014, to a low of $0.31 per share in 2020 right after the company declared bankruptcy.

Some of the largest, most successful oil companies operating in Texas such as Chesapeake Energy went from stock price high of $6,260 per share in 2014, to less than $0.20 per share in 2020 before the company declared bankruptcy.

I don’t know how to put this delicately and non-offensively, I was envious of Tom, of his career success, his financial success, and his wife Nicole.  I just have to admit that some people do better than others in life.  Sometimes it’s a matter of effort, intelligence, or luck.  But like I said, I never would have wanted to drag a woman like Nicole through the hardships and disappointments of my life.  But holy shit, getting so far ahead financially after all of that work, and then losing it all at our age, I wouldn’t want to trade places.

The Most Thorough, Comprehensive, And Insightful Information On Women

Over the past fifty years women have become more and more insane, irrational, and irresponsible, to the point that our society does not function anymore.  This is the truth, this is reality, whether you want to accept it or not.

In the United States, 40%-50% of first marriages end in divorce.  The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.  Besides women becoming more and more dissatisfied in marriage, they expect their future ex-husband to continue to pay for everything for them, just as if they were still married, even if this will leave him unable to pay for himself to live.

Family and marriage used to be the most important building block in a civilized, safe, law-abiding society.  Now, marriage is just a legal tool for women to try to confiscate money and wealth from men.

Outside of marriage, women still try to confiscate the money and wealth of men by becoming pregnant, or making claims of rape and sexual assault, even after more than twenty years have passed.

If you don’t believe that society is not functioning anymore, not only are most men beginning to realize that marriage, children, and relationships with women are not worth the cost, things like imitation-women sex-dolls are becoming more widespread and normalized:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRvbJwrwSQ&t=529s   This would be funny, until you stop and realize that more and more men would rather have sex with a synthetic doll than have anything to do with women.

In the last several years there have become more and more men that are discussing and writing about their decision to attempt to no longer deal with women under any circumstances, to the greatest extent possible.  This is the MGTOW movement, Men Going Their Own Way.

A reader might say that there have always been men who expressed their decision to not be involved with women anymore, such as philosophers, monks, or French Legionnaires.  The difference is, with MGTOW these men are not disengaging from normal life, they just believe that having any involvement with women will likely ruin their life.

For me, some of the MGTOW writers which make the most sense are “Hammer Hand”, “RPM”, “Coach Greg Adams”, “Better Bachelor”, and Tom Leykis.  Though these writers, YouTubers, and broadcasters make a great deal of sense to me with their ideas, observations, and arguments, each of them has a certain amount of anger which gets them sidetracked and distracted.

Recently, I began watching a YouTube channel called huMAN from Australia, that is to me like a synthesis of all MGTOW knowledge, observations, and arguments.  This channel was created by a man in his late forties four years ago, and it has about 250 videos.

This YouTube channel creator is a good speaker, he is calm, he remains focused, and he maintains a steady brisk pace.  Women can not say that he is a loser, because he is handsome, physically fit, very intelligent, well-spoken, and probably professionally, socially, and financially successful.

As an introduction to huMAN, I will share a video where he explains that women don’t want to be understood, they just want to be heard, be the center of attention, and waste your time:

Because huMAN stays on track so well, he often gets so far down a mental path that I don’t really want to go any further, I have heard enough, I can’t take any more.  I am not saying that his videos are too long or that he belabors a point, it’s that his analysis is often so thorough that I don’t need or want that much information.

I was glad to know, that his conclusions are ultimately the same as mine, Hammer Hand’s, RPM’s, Coach Greg Adams’, Better Bachelor’s, Tom Leykis’, and all the other MGTOW practitioners :

The way that things are now will ultimately come to an end, and women won’t like it.  When men walk away, the strong independent women will think that they will be O.K., but soon they will find out.

Men will stop paying child support, alimony, and taxes.  The military, law enforcement, corrections officers are mostly men.  They will not do their job, they will not arrest men, they will not incarcerate men, they will not respond to women’s 911 calls.  They will not help women, they will not listen to women, they will ignore women.

Collectively, men are sick of women’s shit.  When all men feel this same way at about the same time, it’s over for women.  Men may or may not go to work, but they are not going to listen to or respond to women, as they are all fed up with women’s schemes of child support, alimony, sexual harassment claims, false accusations, affirmative action, lies, deceit, trickery, and treachery.

When the electric power goes out, the gas utilities go out, the water quits running, the sewer backs up, there are no lights, no heat, no running water, backed up sewer, no food deliveries to the grocery store, no fuel deliveries to the gas station, no one responding to 911 calls,  when women plead for help, men will say, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, go fix the shit yourself you stupid cunt.”

The Mischievous Deeds Of Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander

On July 22, 2020 there was a Dickinson Press newspaper article that began like this: “Multiple Stark County officials have confirmed that longtime Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander has been accused of a serious human resources violation by a female county employee and that the matter was forwarded to Stark County Human Resources for action.”

I am not a fan of sexual harassment claims or complaints.  I don’t like hearing them or hearing about them.  When I graduated back in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering, there was a mechanical engineer in his fifties who I worked with named John, who was a mentor to me.  John who had been much more successful than me with his career in engineering, said to me, “There is no such thing as sexual harassment.”

What John meant was this:  One of the main purposes of human beings is to procreate.  Without this strong persistent drive in human beings to reproduce, human beings would have gone extinct a long time ago.  From the beginning of human kind, males have used whatever means necessary to try to obtain a female to mate with.

Gradually over thousands of years, more civility has been introduced into the mating process.  Abducting women is usually not acceptable anymore.  Brute force has been replaced with other things, such as courtship and dating.  But what hasn’t changed, is the fact that men are still required to take the initiative and solicit women’s attention if they want to be able to mate.

It is ridiculous and absurd that the necessary step of men seeking the attention of women should or could be outlawed.  Most of you readers exist because some form of “sexual harassment” took place.

Now back to the story of Ken Zander’s mischievous deeds.  An October 7, 2020 Dickinson Press newspaper article outlined some of the complaints that were filed against Ken Zander by a female Stark County employee:

“According to the investigation report, a probe conducted by investigator KrisAnn Norby-Jahner into each of the 19 allegations levied against Zander by a female county employee — whose identity is being withheld for this article — outlined the nature and scope of the investigation as stemming from complaints involving sexual harassment and retaliation.”

“The employee alleges that Zander grabbed her buttocks and leaned in to kiss the woman during a work hours meeting, and that when told “never touch me again” Zander allegedly responded by yelling at her, “You better do what I tell you to do.”……

“The employee alleges that Zander sent multiple text messages with lewd, inappropriate and non-work-related images and text.”……

“The employee alleges that Zander pulled his vehicle next to hers and gestured with his hand in a motion going in and out of his mouth while using his tongue to push his cheek out.”…..

“The employee alleges that Zander placed a plate of pumpkin bars on her vehicle seat and made a statement concerning sex, to which she responded that it was inappropriate for him to say that, to which he laughed.”…..

“The employee alleges that an anonymous person informed her that they had a recording of a conversation occurring in a bar between Zander and other prominent members of the community, and that the audio recording captured Zander referring to the employee’s “fat ass” and that she “waddles around” her place of work.”…..

“The employee alleges that she was retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment.”….

The investigator looked into each of the allegations, and found that there was evidence of varying degrees to support some of the allegations, but no evidence in support of other allegations.  Ken Zander did partially admit to some of the alleged events, to the extent that he was just playing a joke.  In the end, this was the official determination as reported by the Dickinson Press:

“An investigation into allegations against Stark County Commissioner Ken Zander has concluded the longtime commissioner did not engage in unlawful harassment, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, retaliation or violations of the county’s payroll policies. The investigation did conclude, however, that Zander violated the county’s electronic tools policy.”

You can read the entire Dickinson Press newspaper article here https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/6707237-Zander-cleared-in-sexual-harassment-and-retaliation-allegations

I want to acknowledge that I believe that the female Stark County employee who made a formal complaint with these and other allegations, might be devastated that there was no finding of misconduct by Ken Zander.  But I don’t know her.  I don’t know if she will take this in stride, like water off a duck’s back, as if this was mostly just an unwanted nuisance to her, or if this conduct was ruining her job and her life.

I was getting ready to write the following words, “An obvious lesson from this is….”, but the whole point of this blog post article is that there is no obvious lesson from this, because men and women see this completely differently.

I began this article by explaining that men are required to take the initiative and express their interest in women in order to mate.  Men try to speak to women, joke with them, show an interest in them, do things for them, do things to them, in order to gain their attention and affection.

In the real World, for men, in order to get anything, they must put in time, effort, work, energy, thought, and planning.  Hard work, dedication, persistence, sticking to it, not giving up is what is required.  Why would trying to acquire a female to mate with be any different?

Up until about forty years ago, time, effort, work, energy, thought, planning, dedication, persistence, and not giving up did pay off for men in finding a woman to mate with.  Every two months, the very popular syndicated newspaper columnist “Dear Abby” would publish letters from many of her married women readers.  These letters went something like this:

“Dear Abby,

I read your column last week where you published a letter from “Frustrated in Fresno” from a woman who didn’t know how to handle an unwelcome suitor who showed up at her place of employment every week asking her out on a date.

I had the exact same thing happen to me twenty years ago when I was working at a bank.  This construction worker man would come in every Friday and make sure to wait in line for me to cash his check.  Every Friday he would ask me out on a date, and I always refused as he was not my type.

It went on like this for a year, each Friday he asked me out.  Finally, just to get him to quit asking me out and having to tell him no, I agreed to go on one date with him.  To my surprise, he was very intelligent, funny, and had his whole life planned out what he wanted to do.

This November, we will have been married for twenty years, and we have had four children together.  I am sure glad that he never gave up on asking me out.”

Like I said, “Dear Abby” would publish many letters like this every couple of months, so that women could hear it straight from the mouth of other women, that persistence counts, it worked on them, and they were grateful that it did.

Today, women do not see things the same way they did forty years ago, which is a mistake and a detriment to them.  Feminism, Equal Rights, No-Fault Divorce, Mandatory Child-Support, Government Welfare, cosmetic surgery, online dating sites, women’s sex toys, sexual harassment claims, and sexual harassment lawsuits are tools and devices that women have begun using to supposedly help themselves, but these things have broken down society, civility, romance, relationships, marriage, and the happiness, safety, and security of women.

Lastly, in order to keep men out of trouble, especially with the shortage of women in Stark County, why can’t we have something like this http://www.escortofitaly.com/, and women in Stark County won’t have to be harassed anymore.

Stark County Residents Need To Stop And Think Before They Become Angry About A Budget Surplus

In the beginning of October I read an article titled, “State audit finds Stark County over-taxed citizens”.  This article states that an audit determined that there is currently roughly $40 million cash in Stark County funds.  Supposedly there is a North Dakota state law that says the amount of these cash reserves should not exceed $10.3 million.

Before Stark County residents become angry about the excess money being held by Stark County, this may actually be a rare instance of honesty, competence, and responsibility in government.

I want to point out right away, that it is well known that government bureaucracies are notorious for attempting to spend their entire budget completely each year in order to have justification for an equal or larger budget the following year, whether they actually need an equal or greater amount of money or not.  This has something to do with the fear of losing out on opportunity or losing power, by not having an equal or greater budget.

The fact that Stark County officials did not attempt to spend their entire budget completely, shows honesty, integrity, and responsibility with this money.  Is it wrong that Stark County officials did not try to spend more of this money, or is it commendable that they built up a surplus?

All adults living in western North Dakota witnessed the oil boom that occurred from 2007-2015, that caused a temporary migration of a couple hundred thousand out-of-state workers to this area, and required new housing, schools, shopping centers, hospitals, roads, and utility infrastructure.  The cost of this expansion and new infrastructure will continue to have to be paid for, even though the oil boom is over now, and many people have moved away.

Of course it was a wise decision and necessary for Stark County to build up a surplus of money during the oil boom, to be able to pay for expenses after the oil boom was over.  Did the State of North Dakota law limiting county funds to $10.3 million, ever take into account the oil boom and bust that would occur in western North Dakota?  The answer is no, but the Stark County Commissioners did the responsible and necessary thing, to accumulate a surplus.

Stark County Commissioner Jay Elkin has made the following statement a couple of times in response to the auditor calling the cash surplus an irregularity, “They’ve never had a problem in the past, and I even brought it up to the auditor last year, and they have always said ‘we’re not going to worry about that’ because it’s not a bad idea to have a reserve.”

Stark County residents may feel that they have been over-taxed.  They should think about how long it took to build up this supposed surplus of money and why there was a surplus of money.   Commissioner Elkin said that for the past five years, every year he has informed the North Dakota State’s Auditor’s Office about the cash surplus, but the state had never had an issue with the reserves in the past, saying that it was good to have this reserve.

It appears that there was an understanding that this revenue that was collected during the oil boom in western North Dakota that initially created a cash surplus, would be needed after the oil boom was over to pay for the aftermath, and there not be a shortfall of money.

If Stark County residents feel like they have been over-taxed because of the current budget surplus, would they be happier if Stark County officials had tried to get rid of this money by wasting it?  Would they be happier if Stark County began having a shortfall of money for next ten years due to poor planning?

This is one of the few times when residents should feel proud and grateful for the careful budgeting and spending of taxpayer money, but instead they are being led to believe that the Stark County Commissioners did something wrong.

You can read more about the Stark County audit discussion in these two articles:  https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/6687556-State-audit-finds-Stark-County-over-taxed-citizens#:~:text=An%20audit%20of%20Stark%20County,million%20as%20of%20this%20report.  https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/6708725-County-budget-meeting-marred-by-personal-attacks

You Can Listen To All Of William Cooper’s Hour Of The Time Radio Broadcasts From 1993-2001

In my previous blog post article, toward the end of it I began writing about the author, speaker, and AM Radio broadcaster William Cooper.

I am not going to repeat everything that I have already written about William Cooper recently, but I do need to emphasize to people who are not familiar with him, that though he may be labelled as a “conspiracy theorist”,  that description is erroneous for several reasons.

The whole reason why William Cooper wrote his 1991 book, “Behold A Pale Horse”, and began speaking to audiences when invited to do so, was to share his knowledge.  Not theories, but primarily his knowledge.

William Cooper’s father was a pilot and a Colonel in the Air Force.  As a child, William Cooper was told and overheard many stories and events experienced by his father, other Air Force officers, and other pilots involving strange occurrences and phenomena.

When William Cooper was 18, he enlisted in the Air Force.  He later enlisted in the Navy, was a river patrol boat Captain in Vietnam, a submariner, and he worked in the office of Naval Intelligence.

In William Cooper’s book, “Behold A Pale Horse”, he writes about his actual experiences, things he saw, things he learned, and things that he became aware of, these were Not Theories.  It is frustrating that reporters and journalists are too stupid to know the difference between someone recollecting what they experienced, saw, learned, and became aware of, versus someone expressing a theory.

There are approximately 2,000 episodes of the AM radio broadcasts of “Hour Of The Time” that aired between 1993-2001 that have been archived in MP3 format, on the website  http://hourofthetime.com/milton-william-cooper/

It is a little difficult to get to the archive page, so here this is  http://hourofthetime.com/milton-william-bill-cooper-mp3-collection/  Once you click on this link, scroll down the page until you come to this:

Part 1 of 5 – Hour of the Time Episodes 1 through 400

Part 2 of 5 – Hour of the Time Episodes 401 through 800

Part 3 of 5 – Hour of the Time Episodes 801 through 1200

Part 4 of 5 – Hour of the Time Episodes 1201 through 1399

Part 5 of 5 – Hour of the Time Episodes 1400 through 1926

The five Parts listed up above in red, I think that they are actually hyper-links, that you can click on right here to get to all of these individual episodes.

Before you go, please realize that these are recordings of actual AM radio broadcasts, so you will sometimes hear intro music, or station break music.  When you read the titles of these individual radio broadcasts which were aired each week Monday through Friday, you will see that there was wide variety of topics that were discussed:  politics, economics, philosophy, science, history, government, journalism, entertainment, religion, current events.

Update 10/11/20:  A reader pointed out to me that you can actually download for free, the entire book “Behold A Pale Horse” in both PDF file format, and as an audio book.  Here is the link to this page http://hourofthetime.com/behold-a-pale-horse-by-william-cooper/

Update 10/18/20:  A reader left a comment stating that all of the links to the “Hour Of The Time” website and archives are leading to a website server error message.  I don’t know how long the “Hour Of The Time” website will be down.  I went searching for links to archive material provided by others, and here is a link to download the William Cooper book “Behold A Pale Horse” for free  https://highlander.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/William-Cooper-Behold-a-Pale-Horse.pdf

Why Do I Even Want To Write Anymore

For the past month I have been concerned about the amount of negative comments to my blog website, and the nastiness of these comments.

I had to realize that overall, less than one percent of readers leave any comment at all, and only 0.1% of readers leave complaint comments.  However, the 0.1% complainers tend to be enraged, extreme, and fanatical.

A pattern became apparent with the complaining comments left to my blog website and comments about my blog website left elsewhere, that “something needed to be done to stop me”.  There were a dozen tactics that were used to try to get me to both remove what I had already written, and to prevent me from writing anymore.

There were threats that various Law Enforcement agencies had been contacted and were going to be contacted in order to arrest me for stalking and harassment, and possibly child pornography, human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors, rape, kidnapping, murder, and cruelty to animals.

The complaining commentors’ logic was, since I wrote about the persecution of a local young man for having sex with a minor, that I am guilty of the same thing because I wrote against his persecution.  Because I wrote about the great shortage of women in western North Dakota and the need for legalized prostitution, I must be guilty of human trafficking and rape.

Because I wrote about the foolishness of young women on Facebook and YouTube videoing themselves alone where they live wearing little or no clothing, that they are inviting trouble and almost daring people to find them, I must be guilty of kidnapping and murder.  I wrote about it, so I must have done it or plan on doing it.

Closer to the truth, is that the complainers don’t even believe that I have committed any crimes, but that other people, stupid people, mentally ill people, and Law Enforcement, could be persuaded that I have, because of the topics that I write about.

If the complainers were going to attempt to accuse me of actual crimes or criminal activity, it wouldn’t really do any good unless they could publish all of my personal information, so that people could find me and try to harm me.

By getting other people, stupid people, and mentally ill people to believe that I had committed heinous acts such as rape, kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and cruelty to animals, and giving these people instructions on my name and where I live, they could cause other people to harm me.  I believe that this was the complainers’ intention.

Here is just one example of how this played out.  In the area where I live, unbeknownst to me, there was a 51 year old mother of four who had been having increasingly severe mental problems over the past ten years.  In the sparsely populated area of western North Dakota where we live, she had been able to cope with life most of the time, there is very little going on, there are not many or constant stressors.

Somehow, I don’t know exactly how, this 51 year old mother of four with mental problems, she found or was shown a YouTube video about me and my blog website, that was in general accusing me of harming women and children, not because I had harmed anyone, but because the YouTube video creator was suggesting or indicating that I probably, likely, might have, would, or could.  This YouTube video which provided my name and where I lived, was meant to incite or enrage people to do something to me.

This mentally ill 51 year old woman was unable to discern from this YouTube video that I had not actually committed any crimes.  Instead, to this YouTube video creator’s delight, this woman began contacting her with additional information about me.  This mentally ill woman received encouragement, as if she was doing something good, right, and useful.

I first noticed this 51 year old woman when she was parked in a van in the alley behind my house one afternoon, video recording my house, property, vehicles, etc.  The YouTube video that she had watched about me, and the creator of this YouTube video had encouraged her to try to do something to/about me.  (I later saw and copied the comments between this woman and the YouTube video creator, before they were deleted.)

The following morning this mentally ill 51 year old woman was standing outside my house yelling at me with an axe in her hand.  Besides my phone call to local Law Enforcement that morning, as the day went on there were approximately six other people in town who called local Law Enforcement regarding her, for such things as seeking No Trespass orders against her from their businesses, Restraining Orders against her from individuals, and Destruction of Property by her in excess of $5,000.

Up until that day, this woman had been able to cope with life enough, to have a relatively normal life with daily activities, interaction with other people, and live independently in her own home.  Now, it appears that she is going to lose everything.  Much of the blame for what happened to this woman, lies with the people who tried to incite and enrage stupid or mentally ill people to act on their allegations or suggestions of heinous despicable crimes by me which never occurred.

I do not think that this is funny.  I think that this is tragic.  I was not harmed.  But this woman’s life was ruined.  The people that were instigating and trying to incite something to happen to me, I believe that they could not care less what happened to this woman.  They probably think that this is funny.

One result of this incident, is that the local people and local Law Enforcement currently have no more tolerance for anyone trying to make false allegations of criminal activity in order to incite other people to do something.  Look at what just happened.

On most days, I have about three or four topics that I want to write about, that I feel the need to write about.  My feelings have not changed about wanting to reveal, discuss, explain, delve into events that happen around me.

I should probably admit that I write for my own sake.  Philosophers have pointed out, that no matter how charitable or well-meaning we think our actions are, ultimately each of us is acting in our own self-interest.

I sometimes try to explain that I am trying to change things.  By pointing out how wrong, ignorant, stupid, and backwards some practices and behaviors are, I think that I can cause them to change.  By trying to explain a different view, a different way of looking at things, a different approach, a better way, I think that I can cause things to change.

To get at the truth, expose something bad, or cause people to see, it is sometimes necessary to say things that are unwelcome, unpopular, unpleasant, ugly, hurtful, painful, and mean.  Life is hard, many things in life are hard and difficult.  I truly believe that the quality of life has been ruined since after approximately WWII, by people’s aversion to the necessity of facing the hardness of life, by refusing to face the hard truth and facts.

I am not trying to digress into vague babbling, I want to try to express something very specific.  I personally want to point out things that are wrong, stupid, ignorant, and backwards, and I can sometimes only do it by saying things that will be unwelcome, unpopular, ugly, hurtful, painful, and mean.  This arouses such anger and rage in some readers, that they go through the processes that I described up above to try to get me to stop writing or remove what I have already written.

I don’t plan on stopping.  I kind of recognize and believe that the downfall of our civilization and the ruin of our quality of life has come from people’s aversion to doing anything hard, making any kind of sacrifice, or truly believing in anything.

Just by chance and out of boredom, I recently began watching some videos of William Cooper’s old 1992-2001 radio broadcasts of his show “Hour Of The Time”.  For those of you who don’t know, William Cooper was a river patrol boat Captain for the Navy during the Vietnam War.  He also was a submariner.  When he got out of the military at age 32, for a time he taught at vocational and technical schools in California.  Here is his biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_William_Cooper

Though William Cooper was not highly educated, he was very intelligent, well-read, an excellent researcher, and an excellent speaker.  He was not glamorous or fancy, he was very matter-of-fact and no-nonsense.

Through his book “Behold A Pale Horse” published in 1991, and his radio show which aired from 1992-2001, William Cooper tried very hard to explain to the American people and the World, the truth about governments, World-history, wars, secret societies, UFOs, aliens, secret technology, and the coming One-World-Government.

What William Cooper had to say, was very hard for most people to hear.  They could not believe what he had to say, it was preposterous, it was unfathomable, it challenged most of what they had believed and believed in for their entire lives.  It didn’t matter if it was true, it was too hard for many people to even consider it.

To give just a few examples, William Cooper tried to explain at length that the Federal Reserve Bank was not a U.S. Government institution, that it was a privately owned bank, and all of the unbelievable ways that its private European family bank owners were becoming even more rich at the expense of the American tax payers.  This was just too complicated for most Americans to grasp or understand.  Here is one of his radio broadcasts about the Federal Reserve Bank  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yb2lgDYDGM&t=2130s

Another topic area that William Cooper frequently spoke about, was all of the secrets that the U.S. Government keeps from the American people.  The knowledge and cooperation that the U.S. Government has with a variety of extraterrestrial species, advanced technology, underground jointly operated bases, jointly operated bases on the moon, advanced spacecraft.

What is never mentioned or hardly ever mentioned, is that William Cooper with his ties and connections to former and active duty military personnel, military contractors, space industry personnel, and intelligence officers, he was receiving actual information, he was not theorizing or speculating.

In approximately June of 2001, following a CNN interview with Osama Bin Laden, William Cooper began explaining on his radio program that soon there would be an attack on the U.S., that would be blamed on Osama Bin Laden, that would draw the U.S. into war in the Middle East.  William Cooper’s detailed explanation about what was going to happen, several months prior to the attack on the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, led to William Cooper being shot dead in his front yard by about ten Law Enforcement Officers on November 5 of 2001.  Here is his 9/11 prediction broadcast  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9B5wwuR_JY

Ever since William Cooper published his book “Behold A Pale Horse” and began his radio show “The Hour Of The Time” in 1992, William Cooper had to deal with continual opposition, harassment, and threats.  He continued with his research, and passing along what he had discovered and learned week after week, year after year, always facing opposition, receiving no or very little financial support.  He said many times, that there would come a point that he would be murdered because he had disclosed too much.

William Cooper believed in what he was doing.  One time when he tried to explain why he even cared to try to disclose the truth to the American people and the World about what was truly happening, he said this:  You have got to understand, that when I was a boy growing up outside of Oklahoma City, I did not know any family where there was a divorce, I did not know any girl who got pregnant while in high school, I did not know anyone who had a drug addiction, and everyone who wanted to work had a job.  That World is gone now, it doesn’t exist anymore.  What has happened?

This was a good time for me to hear William Cooper again and to think about him.  He was not seeking to get rich, fame, popularity, or to be liked.  He could not care less about these things.  He said that he did not care what people thought about him.  In his forties and fifties, he didn’t seek to get ahead career-wise, make money, get rich, care about having possessions or nice things, travel, luxury, being a celebrity.  He mostly believed in learning, understanding, and sharing with others what he learned, in the hope that they could change things.

Recent Complaints And Why I Write

A couple of days ago a YouTuber named Prepper Princess made a video about me that was very critical. As far as I could tell, of the 1,500 comments that her video received so far, about 80% of the commentors were siding with Prepper Princess. This is not too surprising, it is her YouTube channel.

So far, of the 20,000 views that Prepper Princess’s video received, it looks like about 6,000 of these viewers came to look at my blog website, because this is the amount of extra views that I received in the past couple of days.

However, what this means, is that only 30% of Prepper Princess’s viewers even bothered to check to see if I was stalking, harassing, and threatening her as she says. 70% of Prepper Princess’s viewers just took her word for it, without questioning whether there was any evidence.

As for my blog website, over the past five years I have written a little over 800 articles. The amount of complaint comments that I received has been less than 1%, it has been 0.2 % . If you take into account that my complainers leave two or three complaint comments, the number of readers who complain about my blog website articles is 0.1% .

Approximately 300 of the negative comments regarding me that were submitted to the Prepper Princess video were insulting and threatening towards me. This was annoying because like I just got done explaining, 70% of the Prepper Princess video viewers did not even go look at my blog website article to see if I was in fact stalking, harassing, or threatening Prepper Princess.

Prepper Princess, and the angry threatening commentors chose to focus on the blog post articles that I have written about women. I estimate that over the past five years, 10%-15% of my blog post articles have been about women. Most of the time I write about other things.

It is frustrating and disappointing that angry commentors would dwell on the blog post articles about women, and they don’t even know why I have written these blog post articles at all, though I have explained it more than a hundred times. For probably the 150th time, here goes:

There is a shortage of women in western North Dakota. The ratio of men to women in Dickinson is currently about 3:1. In areas like Watford City or Williston, the ratio of men to women is currently about 5:1, maybe even higher than this.

There is a scarcity of attractive women in western North Dakota. The women who are here, have taken advantage of the shortage of women. Because of the shortage of women here, the women who are here are overweight, unkempt, sloven, slopily dressed, hostile, mean, and unfriendly.

I have explained nearly fifty times, that the only way that a person in western North Dakota is going to see an attractive or normal looking woman, is to find some nice looking woman on the internet, on a site such as EscortOfItaly.com, Chaturbate, or YouTube.

For commentors living elsewhere in the United States, they have not paid any attention to my explanation of why I am writing about women elsewhere, because there are practically none here, except for the Jack-O’-Lantern women.

It would be like commentors complaining that an author kept writing about female deer over and over again, like he was obsessed with female deer. It would not make any sense to them, unless the readers knew that the author was a male deer.

Just like my “About” page for my blog website says, I began writing this blog so that readers from out of state could learn about Dickinson, so that people who had been here for a short while could see that they were not alone in trying to figure Dickinson out, and so that the local people here could see what other people felt and experienced in Dickinson.

Now that I write this, it makes me angry that the recent complaining commentors to my blog website are totally ignorant to the purpose and circumstances of the experiences that I am writing about.

From 2007-2014, there were probably about 250,000 workers from out of state who were lured to western North Dakota by widely publicized claims that everyone here was making $100,000 per year due to the oil boom. To get an idea of how extreme this influx of workers is, the entire population of the state of North Dakota is less than 800,000 people.

Not only did the majority of people working in western North Dakota not make $100,000 per year, tens of thousands of workers were forced to sleep in their vehicles in places like Walmart parking lots, truck stops, recreational parks, and industrial parks. In North Dakota, September through May, nine months of the year, it gets very cold at night.

Me personally, when I first came to Dickinson to work, I spent May-November of 2011 sleeping in a $500 truck bed camper on the back of my Dodge truck. Then, May-November of 2013, I spent sleeping in a 7’x14′ utility trailer. That was where I slept, my after work waking hours were spent in restaurants, bars, truck stops, and laundromats. Remember, at that time the rents in western North Dakota were higher than in San Francisco and NYC.

2014-2016, I lived as a renter in Dickinson in the home of a curmudgeonly older local resident. 2017-2019 when rents finally came down in Dickinson, I was able to rent a 2br/1ba apartment in downtown Dickinson, but crime was very bad.

Finally, in May of 2020 I was able to buy a small home. This home is not 640 square feet as Prepper Princess described in her derogatory video about me. The basement, which is probably the original footprint of this home, the basement is about 600 square feet, the main floor is about 800 square feet, so the total living area is about 1,400 square feet. The yard is 100’x150′.

So if anyone had been following my blog website from the beginning, or made an attempt to see what my blog website was about, they would have known that myself and tens of thousands of out of state workers started out by sleeping in our vehicles for nearly a year at a time. Then transitioned into housing that was undesirable, unpleasant, and overpriced. Ever heard the word “man-camp”?

After all of the really horrible, unpleasant, unsafe, dangerous, hostile working conditions and living conditions here in western North Dakota, I was finally able to pay for all at once and move into a 1,400 sq.ft. home on a large lot. But none of this would mean anything to the dumb fuck commentors who never worked in the oil field when it was -40 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and went home to sleep in a freezing vehicle or camper.

A Very Strange Email That I Never Read About A Girl That I Like

A couple of years ago I met a very friendly, funny, attractive young lady working at a business in Dickinson, North Dakota. Just seeing her and being around her made me feel so much better. I regretted very much that I had not met her sooner. She had been in Dickinson for years without me meeting or seeing her before.

Of course I wrote a blog post article about her. Several months after I wrote the blog post article about her, she saw it while she away at college. She sent me a kind of curt reply in response to the article, which wasn’t so friendly.

Unlike all of the other women that I have ever written about, she was the only one that I ever contacted to ask if I could see her again. This was just before Christmas of 2019. She ignored me, but I am sure that she showed my email to some of her friends so that they could all laugh and make fun.

It is very common for women of all ages to shriek at me, saying that I have no business trying to become involved with young women. Oh, I completely disagree. Young women who have not outwardly turned mean yet, they are the only ones that I look forward to seeing.

Yesterday I was going through an email account that I do not use very often, when I saw an email from January of this year, that I had never seen or read. It was from a foreign man who I will call “Adam”, and it was about this young lady that I have been talking about so far in this blog post.

Adam was a few years older than me, and he was very enthusiastically saying that he felt exactly the same way as I did about her. You will not believe the rest of his email. In the case of this particular young lady, I honestly think that there is a 50% chance that Adam’s story is true, and an equal 50% chance that someone is pranking me.

I swear that I did not make this up:

“Hello dickinson58601, 

I came across your blog while looking for new blogs to follow and this entry lit up a youthful part of my otherwise aging body. 

I know the girl you blog about in this entry. I met her at (redacted), the one in Dickinson (I live in Taylor) and we spoke for a few minutes while her shift was ending. I knew she was special when she spoke; her voice and youthful glow, I’m sure you felt the same feeling. That rejuvenating passion only a young woman holds. God is good isn’t he, and he spent extra time with her.

I returned in a week’s time thinking she’d left for college, but “Aphrodite” (as I call her) was there and we had a chance to speak for a long unforgettable time. She told me about college, her promiscuous deeds, and the boys she liked. There was a list! What a popular girl. 

We ended up speaking for an hour or so before we made our way to the Brickhouse on main st. and had a night to remember. I ate steak and potatoes and she had a salad and plenty of bread! We kept laughing together, I shared stories of my old loves and soon we found ourselves agreeing on spending the night together. 

I can’t explain the beauty of her youth. Her fair skin was ecstasy when touched, her voice expelling passion as I explored virgin land, her back arching as I showed her all I knew. It was like riding a bike, she needed my help. She was passionate and fun with me. My bed became ours for the night.

 We still talk and share. I would love to share stories and even photos of us if you would enjoy those.

Let me know, 

your friend. “

What do you make of that? Even if this story is made up, what “Adam” wrote is how I felt about her too. And I wouldn’t put this past her, this is what she seemed like to me, it’s possible that this happened.

I think one of the reasons why women of all ages shriek at me for trying to become involved with younger women, is they know that younger women will do it.