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Getting Pushed Out Of Small Town Idaho By Californians

People who have been reading my blog post articles for a year or two will probably remember me writing that North Dakota is not my home, I am not from here. I first came to North Dakota in 2011 to find work during the oil boom.

My purpose in coming to North Dakota was to make enough money to pay off all of my bills, save at least $10K in emergency money, then return to Idaho and try to find a normal job. Most jobs in Idaho do not pay very much money, but at least I would be living in my own home on five acres back in Idaho.

I didn’t make very good financial progress in North Dakota during the eight-nine years that I lived here. In 2012-2013 I tried living and working in Texas, which for me was much worse than living in North Dakota.

The main reasons why I didn’t earn enough or save enough in order to be able to return to my home in Idaho are as follows: Short duration of some employment due to bad employers/conditions/environment; Working for good employers, sometimes a shortage of work; High living expenses, especially housing, and the high cost of food and fuel working 60-100 miles out-of-town; 2014-2019 I bought five additional vehicles.

I never wanted to sell my home back in Idaho. For one reason, it was my “home”. I always felt a sense of precariousness living as a renter, the landlord could always raise the rent, not renew a lease, sell the building, rent to neighbors who were bad people, complain about my vehicles, and so forth. As a renter, you don’t have any guarantee that you can continue living where you are, it is up to other people to decide, and I couldn’t stand being at the mercy of other people concerning something so important as having a place to live.

I explained several times in my past blog post articles that I grew up in what was once a very beautiful small town on the east coast of Florida, which became ruined and overpriced as northerners continuously moved there because of the beach and warm weather. I also wrote about living in Flagstaff, Arizona in the early 2000s, which also became ruined and overpriced as Phoenicians and Californians moved there because of the mountains and National Forest.

I realized that the only place that I could afford to buy a home, was someplace that was not spectacularly beautiful or highly desirable because of its proximity to an ocean, a lake, river, mountain, or National Forest. In 2007 as I left Flagstaff and drove into Idaho where I planned to start over, I was very disappointed with the ordinary flat grassland of Idaho, but this was someplace that I could afford to buy property.

After living in Idaho for several months, I learned that the relatively low cost of housing compared to places like Florida and Arizona, was due to and coupled with a very, very low wage rate in Idaho. Houses did not cost very much in Idaho, because people were not paid very much.

Back in 2007-2010 in rural Idaho, $12/hr ($25K/yr) was considered to be a “good job”. Therefore, it seemed like, the average small older house price in rural Idaho of about $80K-$120K was just out of reach of the average worker, but not by much. A husband and wife who had saved for five-ten years and were both steadily employed could afford one of these smaller older houses.

At that time a small number of Californians were cashing out of their homes and moving to this ordinary area of Idaho, but the 2008-2010 housing bubble burst brought an end to this, which is one of the reasons why I had to leave Idaho to look for work in North Dakota in 2011.

In the following years while I was working in North Dakota, I had to return to my home in Idaho to “winterize” my house in the Fall, and mow the grass in the Spring and Summer. 2011-2019, I didn’t notice very much change in the town where my house was located, and I felt that I wasn’t missing anything. I did want to return to live there, because life was slower, there was less crime, the people were friendlier, and the women were nicer.

Due to the Coronavirus, travel restrictions, and quarantine requirements for travelers, I had not been back to my home in Idaho since the Summer of 2019. Last week I had to return to Idaho for business reasons, and to check on my house. When I entered the rural county where my home is located, I was shocked, I could not believe the number of new housing developments, and the number of new houses being built in these housing subdivisions.

Where there had been farm fields planted with crops the last time that I was at my house in Idaho, there are now housing developments. Across the street from my house there is an 80-acre parcel of land that was being harvested the last time that I was home, but now it is a housing development with $300K-$400K houses on 1/2 acre lots.

I was not prepared to see this. For the past year I had been reading newspaper and magazine articles about people from California flooding into Boise and Bozeman, but I thought that it was just certain areas because of what they had to offer. Boise is a city, and the capital of Idaho, whereas Bozeman is surrounded by mountains and forests.

I had seen on the real estate sites Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com where it showed that according to them, my house price had more than doubled since I bought it in 2010, but I thought that this was because of demand from local people, people already living in this area who were seeking housing. I had received a couple of unsolicited inquiries from individuals and real estate investors asking me if I wanted to sell my property, but I had thought that this was just normal. I didn’t know that there was an explosion of new housing being built for California buyers, and I didn’t like it.

Besides the 80-acre parcel of land across the street from my house that had been used for farming, most of my other neighbors have about five acres each. On my neighbors’ properties, they have a few horses, a few cattle, farm tractors, horse trailers, old pickup trucks, tractor trucks with commercial trailers, dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, forklifts, cranes, travel trailers, truck-bed campers, storage sheds, barns, corrals, horse stalls, and water pump houses.

Up until now, there were none or very lax restrictions on what types of things a property owner in the county could have on their property. But I know this is very likely, almost certainly going to change, now that the Californians have moved into $400K houses across the street. The Californians like to make laws, regulate, and prohibit everything, just like they did back in California where they came from. Plus, they don’t want to look at all the “junk” we have.

To explain this a little better, my neighbor Craig is a commercial truck driver, Fritz is a heavy equipment operator for the county, Andy is a heavy equipment operator/contractor, Larry is a steel building contractor. Each of my neighbors are local people who bought their property more than twenty years ago for less than $100K, back when this county was less populated, and the average pay for local people was about $30K per year. The equipment on their property, is what they have used to earn a living for the past twenty years.

My neighbors don’t understand this yet, but the reason why the county will jump on the bandwagon with these newcomers from California complaining about all the “junk” that they see on our property, is because county government would rather see ten new $400K houses on each of our five-acre parcels of land, that’s $4 million in new property tax valuation, versus our measely $200K property valuation on each of our five-acre parcels.

Whatever the county can do to begin encouraging or forcing us to leave our property and sell out, that’s what they will begin doing. Up until now, there hasn’t been any snooping and nit-picking by the county on what property owners are doing in the county, but I believe that it is going to start. I am not looking forward to getting county notices left in my door, my mail box, or Post Office box about my grass not being mowed, travel trailer being parked in my yard, unregistered vehicle being parked in my yard, etcetera, who knows what they will come up with.

I feel like I struggled for the past ten years to be able to keep my home back in Idaho by working in North Dakota and living in my truck bed camper, renting a room in someone’s house, or living in a downtown high-crime low-rent apartment, only to end up being pushed out of this small Idaho town by Californians, recently rich form their $700K-$1.2 million 3br/2ba home sale.

Here is an Idaho news article from today that describes this https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/out-of-state-homebuyers-drive-demand-north-idaho-real-estate-market/293-e5382709-fe32-4c4a-9f37-03e1401a4c87

The Wonder Of Western North Dakota

I want to write about one of my impressions of western North Dakota, which I will describe as wonder. I do not want to romanticize western North Dakota, or give anyone the idea that it is quaint, picturesque, amazing, incredible, or awe inspiring. To me, it is frightening and tragic.

A few days ago, a person who read my blog post article about UFOs being seen in the New England area of North Dakota in the 1970s, to such an extent that the Air Force came to town, told the witnesses to shut up about it, and set up a base outside of town, this reader left a comment saying that this Air Force station was in “Havelock”.

I looked up Havelock, and to my surprise, this place was just a few miles southeast of New England, I had never heard of it before. Here is some information from Wikipedia:

In April 1907, the first Moravian settlers arrived to this area in the vicinity of New England, North Dakota. They were visited by Moravian Bishop Karl A. Müller for the first time in the summer of 1908, and four years later, on October 17, 1912, a congregation was organized.  At this time, there were only 12 communicants and 2 children living in the community. This congregation operated and constituted the bulk of the small community’s membership until September 4, 1921.  A post office called Havelock was established in 1910, and remained in operation until 1948.

I have lived in this area of North Dakota for the past eight or nine years, and I had never heard of Havelock.  Looking this up on Google Earth maps and satellite view, there is no longer any town or any buildings in Havelock, just a few farms.  Census data gave the town’s population in 2018 as 20 people.

The settlers in Havelock were from Moravia.  I had only ever heard of Moravia three or four times in my life, I had to look it up.  Moravia is a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic and one of three historical Czech lands, with Bohemia and Czech Silesia.  Moravia was a part of Austria-Hungary from 1867 to 1918.

Prior to moving to Dickinson, North Dakota in 2011, I had very seldom heard of Bohemia either, but a few miles north of Dickinson, there was a group of Bohemian immigrants that had settled “New Hradec” in 1887.

One of my older friends in Dickinson had grown up in New Hradec and had gone to elementary school there, and he told me about the school children being scolded for continuing to speak Bohemian, and that some of their parents did not speak English.  When looking up U.S. Census data for New Hradec, it was noted that “the U.S. Census was never conducted in New Hradec”, what???  There were as many as several hundred people living in New Hradec from 1900-1960, which is a normal sized North Dakota town.

Getting back to the subject of the town of Havelock, settled by Moravians, not Bohemians like New Hradec where they continued to speak Bohemian and were avoided by the U.S. Census, the town of Havelock published a newspaper titled, “The American German”, with some columns written in German.  This newspaper was in publication from 1915-1918.  Jeez, that was during WWI with Germany.

Havelock and New Hradec sound pretty mysterious, don’t they?  What happened to them?  To put this into perspective, the more successful neighboring towns are Lefor population 80, Regent population 130, and New England population 600.

To some readers, the tone of this blog post article may seem that I am making fun of the towns of Havelock, New Hradec, Lefor, Regent, and New England, but I am not.  I have a sense of wonder about all of this, but not in a fairy-tale way, but in a frightening and tragic way.

I didn’t say this yet, but the town of New Hradec was the only documented immigration of Bohemians from the Crimea to have settled in America.  And, the town of Lefor has the highest percentage of residents of Hungarian origin of any zip code in the United States.  (Remember, Moravia and Bohemia were part of Austria-Hungary.)

What is even more telling, is that there are many more towns in this area that no longer exist, towns that I had never heard of before, towns that once had a church, school, post office, and stores.  Sometimes the only thing that still remains, is the town cemetery.

Here are some examples:

Town of DeSart southwest of New England:  Ora and Anna DeSart homesteaded in the area in 1905. They had nine children.  The DeSarts had come from Iowa.  Ora DeSart established a Post Office  in 1906.  About 75 people lived in DeSart at its peak in 1920.  The town had a store, bank, and dance hall.  By 1960, only six people lived in DeSart.  What remains of DeSart today is its cemetery.

Town of Daglum northwest of New England:  Settled in 1900 and named for John Daglum, who erected the first store in which he established the Post Office in 1906. Many of the Daglum settlers were Norwegians, who had first settled in Beresford, South Dakota, before coming here.  Daglum had its own school from 1907 to 1961, when it became part of the New England School District.  What remains of Daglum today is its Lutheran Church and its cemetery.

Town of Bessie near Amidon:  Can’t find hardly any information other than it existed.

Town of Chenoweth near Amidon:  Can’t find any information other than a newspaper was published in Chenoweth from 1910-1924, called “Slope County News”.

Whetstone Township north of Reeder:  I found the Whetsone Butte Cemetery while driving.  The only information I could find was, “Whetstone Butte Cemetery is located in Whetstone Township, section 27. No church was built here, people met for church services in the school house, one mile to the north.”  I did find the large old school house, it is still there.

Pierce, unincorporated southeast of Amidon:  Pierce is an unincorporated community in Slope County.  Pierce is 15 miles southeast of Amidon. The community was initially named Reno after Marcus Reno a Civil War officer, but was later renamed for local residents, the Pierce brothers.  The only thing there now is a church. 

So what happened to everyone, where did everyone go?  Why don’t these towns exist anymore?  These immigrants came from Moravia, Bohemia, and Scandinavia to settle here and farm, did they fail, did they die?

In 1785 Congress passed a law called the Land Ordinance, and later in 1787 this law was added to by the Northwest Ordinance, which among other things, required that new U.S. territories be surveyed and divided into townships that were six miles square.  Each township was to be divided into 36 sections, each one mile square.  One mile square is equal to 640 acres.

The Homestead Act of 1862 granted parcels of land to homesteaders that were 160 acres in size, which is one quarter of a 640 acre section.  What this means if you can picture this in your mind, or look at a Google Earth satellite map, is all of those one mile square sections of land that you see, each homesteader family was granted a corner piece, 1/4 of that one mile square piece of land.

Theoretically, if a township consists of 36 sections, and each section could have four homesteader families on it, you could have 144 homesteader families in a township.  These homesteader families typically had about five persons, so that’s a population of 720 people.  The North Dakota townships didn’t get completely filled with homesteaders, but a peak population of 300 people in the early 1900s was not uncommon.

The homesteader families having large numbers of children,  a school being built, a church being built, a Post Office being established, a general store being opened, all were catalysts for early growth of these townships.  Just talk or plans for a railroad line to be built near town would cause the town to grow.

Some of these towns reached their peak population in the first half of the 1900s.  When WWI broke out in 1914, and the Selective Service Act of 1917 conscripted adult males to go fight in Europe, many of these farmers or sons of farmers were killed and never returned to their North Dakota homesteads.

When WWI ended in 1919, ten years later came the Great Depression.  Even in remote North Dakota, community Banks failed, Bank depositors lost all of their money, farms went into foreclosure and farmers were kicked off their property, community general stores went out of business because people didn’t pay their bills that were owed or have money to buy anything.  Crop prices dropped.  Just about every North Dakota small town had people leave during the Great Depression and their populations dropped.

When the U.S. got into WWII in the early 1940s, all males between the ages of 18-45 were subject to compulsory military service.  The War took North Dakota farmers to their death in Africa, Europe, the Far East, and the South Pacific.  After WWII, most of the small North Dakota towns saw a steady decrease in population.

Due to modernization in the U.S. leading up to and following WWII, the attitudes, values, beliefs, outlook, and habits of American people changed.  As shown and advertised on television, radio, movies, newspapers, and magazines, “advances” in science, technology, farming, and industry made hard physical labor “a thing of the past”.  Americans could now enjoy a life of ease with many modern conveniences, where machines did all of the work.

If you think about it, in 1900 before the automobile, towns like New Hradec, New England, Lefor, Regent, Havelock, DeSart, children walked or rode horse wagons to their local school, parents worked on their own farm, families walked or rode horse wagons to the local Bank or local store, and on Sunday everyone went to the local Church.  You couldn’t just get up and go to Dickinson for something, a horse wagon ride would take at least a couple of hours one-way.

When automobiles became more widely available to North Dakotans in the 1920s, families could travel to larger towns like Dickinson to do their banking, shopping, seek medical treatment, personal services, dining, and entertainment.  The small North Dakota towns didn’t have to be completely self-reliant anymore, for better or for worse.

With the larger, more capable, more powerful, more efficient farm equipment that came into use after WWII, North Dakota farm families did not need to have as many children to perform farm labor, or require adult children to remain on the farm in order to accomplish all of the work.  North Dakota farm families shrank in size as they had fewer children, and allowed adult children to move away to pursue an easier and more comfortable lifestyle.

In order for readers to get a very good picture of what life was like in these small western North Dakota towns, I would have liked to have included some newspaper articles from the newspaper “Slope County News” dated 1911-1915, but the woman who retrieved them from micro-film archives and transcribed them, says that they can not be copied.

By clicking on the following link, you can read very interesting news stories of events, marriages, births, accidents, fights, and bizarre deaths in New England, DeSart, Amidon, Chenoweth, Bessie, and Bowman 1911-1915:  http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/slope/newspapr/slconews/1911-15c.txt

Ways North Dakotans Can Survive The Coming Great Depression

In my previous blog post article about another Great Depression coming to western North Dakota, I explained the causes of the Great Depression that began in 1929 due to the Stock Market Crash, Bank failures, high unemployment, foreclosures, and a severe drought in the
Great Plains. In my previous article I listed eight current factors that will lead to another Great Depression in western North Dakota.

I do not like North Dakotans very much, mostly because of how they treated out-of-state workers during the oil boom, because they resist listening to advice or reason, and they either can’t or won’t take a look at themselves and make corrections.

For instance, because it costs $40,000 per year to keep someone in prison in North Dakota, and $1,400 per year to put someone on probation, the Courts and Criminal Justice System in North Dakota persists in letting prolific repeat criminals run loose on “probation” because it’s “cheaper”, when in fact each of these criminals running loose infect at least ten more of their family members, friends, acquaintances, and strangers with drugs and drug crime every year that they are not in prison. As a result in places like Dickinson, about 20% of the population is involved in drug crime, and this number keeps growing.

I believe that because of the nature of people in North Dakota, most of them would not care to read my blog post article about the coming Great Depression, even though they really need to know this, it is very important that they understand what is going to happen. Therefore, I expect that even less of them would want to read my suggestions for how to survive this Great Depression. But I am going to write this anyway, I hope that it will help someone.

As I described previously and gave the reasons, there will be very high unemployment in western North Dakota. Probably something like at least 20% unemployment. Obviously there will be a lack of “jobs” and almost no companies will be hiring. Some people will not be eligible to receive unemployment compensation, and some people will exhaust their unemployment compensation. The first thing that I need to try to explain, is what can people do to make money.

The first thing that North Dakotans need to do, is begin thinking about work, employment, jobs, and making money, in a different way. Maybe some already know this, but mostly I see that many people do not, especially because of the way people behave when I try to hire them to work with me or do work for me:

There was a very popular book from the 1990s titled, “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People”, that was based on the author’s study of many very successful people.  His first “habit” or piece of advice was “Begin with the end in mind”.  What this means is, to understand clearly what your end goal is, and base all of your actions and behavior on this.

So, if there is a Great Depression with very high unemployment and no jobs, what is your end goal?  Some examples might be, “to survive”, “to feed my family”, “to not lose my home”, “to have money”, “to make money”, “to find a way to make money”.

Beginning with an end goal of “to survive” or “to make money”, a person needs to base all of their behavior and actions on this.  A person needs to look at work, a job, employment as a means to their end goal, “to survive” or “to make money”, the job or the work itself is not the end goal.

The reason why I said a few paragraphs previously that North Dakotans need to begin thinking about work, employment, jobs, and making money, in a different way, is because they do not “begin with the end in mind”, they think and act like the job is the end goal, it isn’t, especially when the end goal is “to survive”.

Why do I say this?  Some examples.  Several times, I have tried to get North Dakotans hired to work with me, who were currently unemployed, without any job prospects.  At first, they were grateful to get hired, and looked forward to their paychecks.  Sometimes within a few days, sometimes within a few months, I began to hear from them, “That’s not part of my job”,  “I should get paid to do this”, “I should get paid for my gas to drive to work”, “I don’t like driving this far to work”, “I should be paid more money”, “I shouldn’t have to work on holidays”, and they start to complain and become so uncooperative that they lose this job.  And then, they are out of work again with no income.

In these true examples of me getting North Dakotans hired to work with me, these people have been in a very, very bad financial situation, they get hired, they get back on their feet, they lose their job by their own actions, and then within a few weeks or a few months they are right back in the same desperate financial situation with no job.

If your end goal is “to survive” or “to make money”, you can not look at your job as something that is supposed to provide you with entertainment, enjoyment, a chance to meet people, an opportunity to socialize, a place to make friends, a source of fun, a boost to your self-esteem, build your ego, express your views, or coincide with how you see yourself.

Another fault that I mentioned about North Dakotans up above, was that they either can’t or won’t take a look at themselves and make corrections.  So beginning with the end in mind, “to survive” or “to make money”,  they need to begin looking at themselves FROM THE EMPLOYER’S POINT OF VIEW.

FROM THE EMPLOYER’S POINT OF VIEW, he mostly just wants to continue making money, this is his end goal.  If an employee is going to show up to work on time, not miss work, do what they are supposed to do, not cause conflict with the customer, not cause trouble with co-workers, this is what the EMPLOYER WANTS.  The EMPLOYER does not care if you are entertained at work, if this work is what you see yourself doing, if this work gives you a chance to express your opinions, if this work gives you the chance to make friends, if this work is a long drive for you, if you have to spend a lot of money on gas.  If you don’t want this job, the EMPLOYER doesn’t want you, you are getting in the way of his end goal to make money.

It is very, very important for North Dakotans to begin with the end in mind, “to survive” or “to make money”, to base their actions and their behavior on this end goal, to look at themselves through the eyes of an employer, and his end goal to make money.  The job itself is not the end goal, nor is being entertained, nor is doing what you want, nor is doing what you like, or voicing your opinion or beliefs at work, and none of these things is the end goal of the EMPLOYER.

In the coming Great Depression in western North Dakota, with unemployment at around 20% and very few job openings, North Dakotans will have to take whatever job they can get.  It won’t matter if they don’t like this job or anything about this job, they will have to take whatever job that they can get, if their end goal is to survive.

Many jobs will have reduced hours, or not be full-time.  These jobs will not have health benefits or 401K.  Everyone who wants to survive, needs to understand that they may have to seek multiple part-time jobs, temporary jobs, day-labor jobs, and plan on doing self-employed side-jobs.

I am not going to go through a list of existing employers in western North Dakota, and try to explain which ones will close, which ones will have reduced work hours, which ones will have layoffs, you should expect that they all will.  It would probably be a good idea to begin learning about and understanding the who, what, and where of all businesses and employers in this area on your own.

The two temporary staffing companies in Dickinson that I am aware of, both located downtown, are the “Command Center” and “UCP Personnel Services”.  In my opinion, the Command Center hires more physical-labor construction type people, and UCP Personnel Services hires more skilled or semi-skilled temporary workers for companies that are both construction and non-construction related.

In the past I have worked through UCP Personnel Services to perform traffic flagging on road construction projects, where I was paid about $17 per hour for 12-hour work days, and I was later offered full-time employment by the road construction company for being reliable.  Friends of mine have worked for Command Center where they also did traffic flagging, shoveling snow for homeowners, and moving furniture for homeowners.

My friends who have worked for temporary labor companies and people who I have worked with at temporary labor companies have been welders, electricians, truck drivers, carpenters, college students, and people with masters degrees.  They are not all so called “rent-a-drunk” people, but some of these workers do have problems.

Another thing that happens at temporary labor companies, is certain employers or citizens come to the labor company seeking work that the labor company can not place workers in, due to it being outside what is allowed by their workers compensation insurance, where the labor company says to the workers, go do this on your own if you want, it’s between you and them.

What I am going to cover last, is probably the most important information, what readers probably wanted to hear in the first place, how to make money on your own.

For the past 15 years, since I was about 36 years old, I have done self-employed work, sometimes as my only source of income, and sometimes as side-work in addition to my full-time job working for someone else.  Looking back on this, I enjoyed both my self-employed work and my full-time job the most, when I did both of these things at the same time.

When I had both a full-time job and self-employed side-work, I had a sense of security, if one job didn’t work out, I had the other to fall back on.  Clients seemed to have more respect, confidence, and belief in my pricing, because I was working full-time at a regular job like a normal person, and just doing side-jobs to make a little extra money.

When the Great Depression hits western North Dakota, if you want to survive, you will want to hang on to your regular job as hard as you can, because it will be so difficult to find a replacement job.  If your regular job begins to have reduced hours, you may have to seek an additional part-time job.  Eventually you may have multiple part-time jobs.  Or, you may have to begin doing self-employed side-jobs.

I partly do not like explaining this, because there are so many drug-addict criminals and naer-do-wells in Dickinson, that this information is going to cause problems.  Probably very soon after I write this, the Police, Sheriffs, City Commissioners, and County Commissioners will have to come up with and enforce what are known as “Green River Laws”.

“A Green River Ordinance is a common United States city ordinance prohibiting door-to-door solicitation. Under such an ordinance, it is illegal for any business to sell their items door-to-door without express prior permission from the household.  Green River was the first city to enact this law in 1931.”

I want to begin by saying that if you are a drug-addict criminal, this is not going to work for you in western North Dakota.  Within about 20-30 minutes of you trying this, the Police are going to be called on you, the same as if you were trying to break into a house, that is what you are going to be accused of if you show up at someone’s house that you do not know.

For the people that are interested in doing self-employed side-jobs, the following is an explanation, guidelines, rules, and suggestions.

There are many types of work that you can do for other people, that they will gladly pay for, that they wanted done.  In a way, it’s just a matter of reminding them, be willing to do it for them, for the right price.

You can think of anything, but I am going to give a few examples that are easy for me to explain.  These types of jobs have many similarities: painting, window cleaning, mowing, snow removal, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, tree trimming, junk haul away.

The telephone book and the internet has all kinds of listings and advertisements for painters, window cleaners, lawn care, and tree trimming.  But people are lazy, they procrastinate, and they don’t like to spend money, so they put things off.

People do not like telemarketers, sales calls, spam emails, solicitors, or strangers showing up at their house.  But there is a way around this, which people do not mind.  And this is, leaving a short, clear, estimate/offer in their door for a specific job, like this:

My name is Wiggly Anderson.  I do side-work outside of my regular job at the Family Dollar.  I saw that you have a front yard full of leaves.  I can rake up and bag the leaves in your front yard for $125, I think that it would take me about 4-6 hours.  Please give me a call if you want me to do this at 701-111-2222.  Thank you.  References available.

The reason why people do not get mad at this type of estimate/offer being left in their door, and finding it when they get home, is because it is an offer to do something for them which they already knew had to be done.  They didn’t know if and when they would have the time to rake their leaves, but now they know about how long it would take, and about how much it would cost.  They aren’t mad that you were offering to do this for $125, even if they think they could get someone to do it for $80, it’s just an offer, it’s not a trick or a scam.

In this first example, this was an offer to do something simple, that didn’t require much skill, equipment, expertise, risk anything being damaged, or anyone being injured.  Also, this was a task that is not difficult to be accomplished or completed.  Please note that Wiggly Anderson was careful to define the extent of leaf raking and bagging to the “front yard” for $125, and Wiggly didn’t say anything about hauling it to the dump, which he probably should mention beforehand just to be clear.

Another example:

My name is Wiggly Anderson.  I do side-work outside of my regular job at the Family Dollar.  I saw that you might have leaves stuck in your roof gutters.  I can bring a ladder, and scoop out your roof gutters into a bucket as I work my way around the sides of your house.

I think that it would take me about 5-7 hours to scoop out your gutters.  I can do this work for $150.  Please give me a call if you want me to do this at 701-111-2222.  Thank you.  References available.

Again, if a homeowner came home and found this estimate/offer in their door, they most likely would not be angry, as they probably already knew that they had leaves in their roof gutters.  Wiggly Anderson is offering to do a specific job, for a set price, which the homeowner can accept, ignore, or save for later.  It doesn’t appear to be a trick or a scam.

In this roof gutter example, there is a risk that Wiggly Anderson could fall off a ladder and get hurt, and the homeowner does not want to be sued for Wiggly getting injured, so they might ask if Wiggly Anderson has insurance.  On the internet, you can look up and copy liability/injury waivers that are documents people sign to not hold others liable for their injuries. 

Last example, Window Cleaning:

My name is Wiggly Anderson.  I do window cleaning outside of my regular job at the Family Dollar. 

I saw that you have many large custom windows that had tree pollen blown onto them.

I can wash all of your windows on the outside using your garden hose and spray nozzle with the screens on, then remove all the screens, then clean the exterior of all the windows with Windex and a squeegee, then put back all the screens for a total of $350.

Please give me a call if you want me to do this at 701-111-2222.  Thank you.  References available.

In this last example, as in the other two examples, the homeowner is likely not going to be angry that this estimate/offer was left in their door.  They probably already know that their windows are dirty, and would like for their windows to be cleaned.  They will probably use Wiggly Anderson’s estimate as a comparison for what they have been charged before by other window cleaners, or seek out estimates from other window cleaners listed in the phone book.

Please note five very important things in window cleaning: there is the risk that Wiggly could fall off a ladder and become injured;  there is the risk that Wiggly could break a very expensive window; there is the risk that the homeowner will not be satisfied with the clarity of the windows; the homeowner could mistakenly think that Wiggly was supposed to come inside the house and clean all the windows on the inside too; if Wiggly did go inside the house he could be accused of property theft or property damage, such as breaking a $500 vase and end up owing more money than he was supposed to be paid for the entire job.  (This is why I personally would not do window cleaning, especially the risk of property damage and people being unhappy about windows not being spotless.)

In all of these types of side-jobs, painting, window cleaning, mowing, snow removal, gutter cleaning, leaf raking, tree trimming, junk haul away, it is not uncommon for the homeowner or the business owner customer to ask if you are willing to do other types of work.

In all of these side-jobs, it is not unusual for the homeowner or the business owner customer to ask you if you want a piece of equipment, furniture, or other items that they no longer want.  In my side-jobs, I have gotten good deals on two trucks, one Jeep, and two motorcycles that the homeowner did not want.  You get the chance to see vehicles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, and equipment in customers’ backyards that they do not want anymore, that no one else knew they had.

I will conclude with some rules that you should  follow in doing self-employed work and side-work.  If you are an established, licensed, and insured contractor with an official place of business that you operate out of, it is probably justifiable to have a contract for large jobs where a portion of the job cost is paid up-front when the job is started.  Or, for some types of work, it may be justifiable to have the customer pay for the job materials separate from the work that is to be performed.

However, because so many drug-addict criminals and gypsy scam artists persuade customers to pay for material costs or the job cost ahead of time, and then never show up to start the work, I never asked customers to pay me until the job was completed.  The customers did not have very much stress or reason to complain as the work was being performed, because they hadn’t paid for anything yet.

The customer’s home or place of business is not your home or your property.  They allow you on their property solely for you to complete your work, hopefully as quickly as possible.  Do not bring your wife, kid, girlfriend, dog, friend, or questionable workers onto other people’s property.  Do not bring your problems, arguments, loud phone calls, loud mouth, bad habits, or personality onto other people’s property.

Perform your self-employed work or side-work like this is your company.  Do what you said you would do, or even a little more than what was agreed.  Keep your work area clean and clean up all your debris, tools, and equipment at the end of every day, even if you will be back the following day.  Work the hours and the days that you said you were going to work. 

Do not become too familiar, too personal, too comfortable, or too relaxed with your customer.  If you maintain professionalism, do what you said you would or a little extra, abide by your price estimate, be careful and competent, keep your work area clean, in return you will often receive extra pay, requests for additional work, work referrals to customer’s friends, offers of free equipment and items no longer wanted, offers of good deals on backyard vehicles, motorcycles, boats, RVs, trailers, and equipment.

One last thing, in my three estimate/offer examples given above, the first job was $125, the second job was $150, and the third job was $350.  If you think you are going to turn your nose up at this type of work, if you don’t get this thinking out of your head very soon, you are going to end up having your vehicle repossessed and getting evicted from your home because you didn’t figure out reality quick enough.  

My friends and the people I met working at the day-labor places in Dickinson, the welder, the electrician, truck driver, carpenter, and person with a masters degree, at one time they were paid $20-$40 per hour, they used to make that much.  Because they had this idea stuck in their head about how much they were worth or how much they should be paid, they sat around too long waiting and ended up losing their home and their vehicle.  This would not have happened if they would have taken part-time jobs, day-labor, and side-jobs right away.

Part-time jobs, day-labor, and side-jobs keep you afloat and lead to other things.

Warning About A Great Depression Coming To Western North Dakota

There are many people who will wish that I didn’t write this blog post article, for a number of reasons. But I will explain why I am doing this.

For the most part, I do not like North Dakotans, primarily because of how they treated out-of-state workers during the oil boom from 2007-2015, quadrupling rents, gouging, taking advantage, being hostile, unfriendly, uncooperative, and undermining to out-of-state workers.

But two “wrongs” do not make a “right”. Just because North Dakotans acted totally non-Christian towards others, does not mean that I should behave the same way. If I myself have any values, morals, ethics, principles, understanding of right and wrong, a sense of justice and injustice, then I should act accordingly.

I am writing this blog post article to help western North Dakotans, to warn them ahead of time, so that they have a chance to adjust and prepare, because I don’t think that they know what is going to happen.

The “Great Depression” occurred from 1929 through the late 1930s. The two main causes of the Great Depression were the U.S. Stock Market crash in October of 1929, and a severe drought that devastated farming in the early 1930s.

Shortly after the stock market crash, where stock market investors lost most of their investment money, there became a mistrust of financial institutions, so most people sought to withdraw their money from Banks. Because Banks loan out more than half of their deposits, there was not enough money in the Banks to pay all of the depositors when they showed up to withdraw their money. Many Banks failed, became “insolvent”, and many people lost all of the money that they had in their savings and checking accounts. There was no FDIC insurance back then.

The stock market crash, the failure of many large and small Banks, people losing all of their money in investments, losing all of their money in savings and checking accounts, was followed by high unemployment, property foreclosures, evictions, repossession of equipment and vehicles, a huge drop in crop prices paid to farmers, farm foreclosures, then there came a severe drought that ruined many farms in the Great Plains.

You can read about the Great Depression here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression

Why western North Dakotans will soon face a disaster as large as the Great Depression, where many things went wrong all at once, is as follows:

  1. The North Dakota oil boom of 2007-2015 ended when the price of oil fell from over $100 per barrel, to below $40 per barrel.  With an oil company’s costs to drill and maintain an oil well, they could not produce oil at a profit when the price of oil was below $40 per barrel.
  2. The price of oil dropped in 2015 because of a World over-supply of oil, over-production and price-dropping by Russia and OPEC countries.
  3. The number of operating oil well drill rigs in North Dakota dropped from nearly 300 in 2014 to less than 10 currently.  Each operating drill rig in North Dakota creates 100 associated jobs, so nearly 30,000 jobs were lost.
  4. The out-of-state oil field workers leaving western North Dakota caused a contraction in the local economies.
  5. In January of 2020 began the effects of the coronavirus, World-wide travel bans, U.S. travel restrictions, non-essential business closures, banning of events, prohibition of public gatherings, resulting in more contraction of economies and layoffs.
  6. The coronavirus travel bans and shut-downs causing even more of an oversupply and less demand for oil.

The Biden Presidency January 20, 2021

  1. Immediate cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline that passes through Montana and South Dakota adjacent to North Dakota that would have created thousands of high paying jobs for North Dakotans.
  2. Imminent ban on hydraulic fracturing, which is the only method to extract North Dakota oil profitably.  Which means no new oil wells in North Dakota, no more oil revenue for land owners, no more oil tax revenue for the State of North Dakota, no more oil field jobs for North Dakotans, no out-of-state workers coming to North Dakota. 
  3. The Biden Presidency causing a shock to the stock market, investing, small businesses, business expansion, new construction, and new hiring.

The above lists are meant to show all of the bad things that are happening at the same time to affect western North Dakota.  One of the things that financial analysts and economists wrote about the Great Depression, is that the pessimism, fear of spending, fear of borrowing money, and hoarding of money made the Great Depression even worse and caused it to last longer.

This blog post article warning western North Dakotans about a coming Great Depression may be unwanted by many people because it could cause the kind of pessimism and fear that some scholars claim made the Great Depression even worse.  In general, Politicians, Mayors, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Agents, and Business Owners do not like this kind of talk.  However, in my opinion, these aforementioned groups like for people to be as unknowing sheep waiting to be fleeced.

I believe that it is necessary for the well-being of people, to be notified as far in advance as possible of a coming disaster, so that they will have the chance to prepare and think about what it is that they will do.

I don’t know if it will do any good or not, but in my next blog post article, I will try to discuss some strategies and recommendations that people might use to better survive the Great Depression that is coming to western North Dakota.

Why Third World Women Are More Feminine

When I was growing up in a small east coast town in Florida in the 1970s and 1980s, I took attractive women for granted.  Because of the year-round warm, laid-back, fun beach environment, beautiful charismatic women who could have lived anywhere, chose this area to settle-down, date, marry, and start a family.  I went to elementary school and high school with the daughters of these beautiful, agreeable women.

What spoiled me even further, was when I graduated from high school, I received an academic scholarship to attend a very expensive small private college in Virginia.  55% of the students were female, and most of them came from wealthy families in the northeast.  These young women were very healthy, attractive, well-mannered, nicely dressed, well-groomed, polite, and friendly.

My God, what a contrast from back then and there, to where I am now, living in the gulag of Siberia.  The women here have been bred for bitter-cold, freezing-wind, and hard labor.  Their short stature, cankle-calves, no-neck, ham-fists, built for pulling wagons, slogging through the mud clenching ropes in their teeth.  Staring, glaring, leering, and sneering, snarling, “We didn’t ask you to come here!”

I have tried to explain the difference between women here in western North Dakota compared to women elsewhere.  I have gotten the impression that 30% of readers don’t believe me, and 30% of readers don’t care, leaving about 40% of readers who take some interest, as if there is something to be learned about women.

From time-to-time I have shared some explanation of women provided by other people.  A couple of days ago, I saw a YouTube video made by a creator who calls himself “Coach Red Pill”.  After watching the video which I share below, and several more of his videos, I find this person to be slightly irritating because his repetition of his points does not always provide as much clarity as it does tedium.  However, in this video he does have some very good insight:

I found it to be true, that women who realize that they need men for their survival, make a conscious and considerable effort to be attractive and agreeable.  Also, women who realize that in order to enjoy an affluent lifestyle they will need the resources of men, they too make a great deal of effort to be attractive and agreeable.

On the other hand, women who do not expect to need the resources of men, because either their husband, ex-husband, or the government will continue to provide for them, they let their appearance go, become sloven, and disagreeable.

I Am Very Happy, Pleased, And Proud That Maddy Rose Is On OnlyFans

I am very happy, pleased, and proud that “Maddy Rose” is on the adult website OnlyFans.  Three years ago when I first saw her on Facebook, I wrote an article describing how exceptionally attractive and photogenic she was, https://dickinson58601.com/2017/12/11/the-beautiful-photographs-of-maddie-gower/

From her late teen years, Maddie enjoyed being photographed and taking photographs of herself to post on Facebook and Instagram.  She posted a couple of photos every day, which received many compliments.

In a way, I think that Maddie was an introvert, a little shy, maybe feeling awkward or out-of-place sometimes.  Maddie and her family were not from the United States, they moved here from Australia when Maddie and her younger sister Emma were in their pre-teens or early teen years.  Trying on and modelling clothes seemed to put Maddie into a mood where she was enjoying what she was doing.

I looked Maddie up to find out more about her, and understand her, and I read what she was saying to try to piece together what was going on in her life.  The university where she went to school, her romantic relationships, her friends, and family were things that sometimes stressed her out.  But modelling was something that allowed her to escape.

In order for the reader to understand what Maddie wanted to show and show more of several years ago, here are a few links to some of her Facebook photographs:

Back in 2017-2018, at least several times Facebook closed Maddie’s Facebook page because viewers were reporting that her Facebook profile was fake, because “nobody looked like that, she can’t be real.” Several times she had to send a copy of her driver’s license to Facebook to prove that she was a real person, in order to get her Facebook page back. This was one of the ways that Facebook and people tried to censor her.

I am happy that Maddie is on OnlyFans, because now she can be photographed however she wants, without anyone being able to censor her, and get paid for what she is doing. She received an enormous amount of views and compliments in the past, but now she gets to be paid.

I am very pleased that Maddie is on OnlyFans, because now I get to see more intimate photographs of her. (Maybe one day I can, but OnlyFans won’t accept my American Express card or my VISA card.)

I am proud of Maddie, because she has a talent, she has something that is very sought after, admired, and valued, and she can get paid for it now, just like an artist, musician, athlete, actor, or entrepreneur. She enjoys what she is doing, and people enjoy seeing her. I feel like she is being open and generous, and I wish that more women could be like her.

Before any people start protesting me on her behalf, she invites people on her Facebook page and her Instagram to go see her on OnlyFans.

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Side Note 1/17/21:  On Saturday night 1/16/21 when I tried to sign up for OnlyFans and use my American Express credit card, and then my VISA credit card to subscribe to Maddy Rose, both of these credit cards were declined, or the charges would not go through.  Then there was a very strange-to-me, “authentication/verification” page with a requirement that I submit to something like an online videoing/photography of myself to verify that it was me when using OnlyFans, which I was not going to do.  This just seem bizarre/fraudulent to me, and I don’t understand it.

On the following morning at 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning, my phone was ringing with a 1-844 number marked as “Potential Spam”.  I was so angry at receiving a spam/scam call first thing on Sunday morning that I answered this phone call.  The caller said that they were from the Bank that issued my VISA card, had I tried to make a payment to OnlyFans recently?

Then I was really, really mad, believing that the OnlyFans sign-up page had been hacked, and now a scammer was calling me to get my credit card information.  As I let this caller continue, it began to appear that this was not a scam, this “Bank” was not really wanting to gather any additional personal information, they were trying to see if this was a fraudulent charge attempt or not.

Whether this customer service employee was supposed to tell me this or not, when I asked her to explain what was this was all about, she said that so many people had tried to cancel their subscription to OnlyFans by reporting it as a “fraudulent charge” to their credit card company, rather than go through the OnlyFans customer service, that this Bank began to treat most of the first-attempt OnlyFans sign-up charges as “possibly fraudulent”.  I never did give any of my personal information, but this customer service agent was very decent and polite.

Honda West In Dickinson North Dakota Would Not Sell Me A Motorcycle

In the Spring of 2020, my health was very bad, I was having more and more heart problems. When I was younger, for two years I had worked as a caregiver for terminally-ill people. I was familiar with diseases such as COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s effects, and how it progresses. I was having heart pain, irregular heartbeat, heart palpitations, and occasionally difficulty breathing, and all of these things were getting worse.

I spoke to my father about this in the Fall of 2019, because I thought that I would probably die before too much longer, and that my father would have to deal with my home back in Idaho, and my other property. I didn’t know it, because my father denied to me that he had any health problems, but he had COPD, and unexpectedly to me, he died in April of 2020.

My father left half of what he had to me, and half to my sister. I was so sick of living in a low-rent apartment in a high-crime area of downtown Dickinson, that the first thing I did was buy a small house with a big yard, in order to not have to deal with crime, drug addicts, and theft like I had been, because it was all around me where I was living.

The second thing that I wanted to do, was buy a nice, new, reliable Enduro motorcycle, the kind that you can ride both on-road and off-road. I owned a 1976 Yamaha 125cc Enduro, and a 1975 Kawasaki 125cc Enduro, but they were always not starting, not running, and quitting when I was far from home.

Because of my bad health that had been getting steadily worse over the past year and a half, I wanted to buy a nice, new, reliable motorcycle while I could still ride one. I went to the Honda West motorcycle dealership in Dickinson in May/June of 2020. They sold both new Honda and new Kawasaki Enduros.

I liked Kawasakis, and I was interested in the Kawasaki KLX 230 in the Honda West showroom, it was about $4,800. I looked at this motorcycle, waited, looked at all of their other motorcycles, waited, and I could not get any salesperson to help me. So I left.

I went home and looked up the Kawasaki KLX 230 on the internet, and I saw that its top speed was only 77 mph, which means you would not be able to ride it safely on Hwy 22, Hwy 85, or the Interstate because you could not get out of the way of cars and trucks.

I looked up the Kawasaki KLX 250 on the internet, which they also had in the showroom of Honda West, and it had a top speed of 85 mph, which I thought was good enough. This motorcycle costs about $5,400. I went back to Honda West the following day to buy this Kawasaki KLX 250, I waited for a salesperson, I walked around and looked at all of the other motorcycles, waited some more, but I still could not get a salesperson in order to buy this motorcycle.

I went home, and I wasn’t really all that happy about this KLX 250 only being able to go 85 mph, it would be difficult to ride it very far on the Interstate. I was just wanting to ride on rural dirt roads in North Dakota, did I really need an Enduro, maybe I should get a street bike?

After some more thought and research, I decided that I wanted to buy both the Kawasaki KLX 250 Enduro, and the Kawasaki 400 Ninja Sport Bike that they had in the Honda West showroom in Dickinson, which would total about $11,000. I went back to Honda West for the third time that week, in order to buy these two motorcycles. It was the same thing, wait, wait, wait, and no salesperson to sell me these two motorcycles.

Finally I went looking for a store manager or store owner. There was a dark-haired man about 50-60 years of age in the parts department area, who said that he was one of the owners of this store. I told him that this was the third time that I had been to his dealership to buy a motorcycle, I now want to buy both the KLX 250 and the 400 Ninja, but I can’t get a salesperson in order to buy these two motorcycles. The dealership “owner” said, I can’t help you.

This was the most fucked-up dealership experience that I had ever had in my entire life. All I wanted to do was pay for these two Kawasakis and they couldn’t help me. I tried to understand why they wouldn’t help me, and didn’t care, and I thought that it was probably because of the oil boom.

From what I could tell, it wasn’t the oil field workers so much that were buying motorcycles, it was the land owners and farmers who were receiving oil revenue money that were buying four-wheelers and side-by-sides for $20,000 that was making them not care about selling me anything. I thought, just as well, I wonder what it would be like trying to get my two new motorcycles dealer-prepped and serviced here? It would probably take forever.

This winter, due to the Corona virus adversely affecting the economy, people not having money to buy things, and people needing to sell things, I began to see some very good deals for motorcycles on Facebook Marketplace and elsewhere on the internet. I was able to buy a very good-condition BMW R1100R street bike, and an almost new BMW G310GS Dual-Sport bike, both from very nice older people.

Caturbate, Live Nude Cat Models

Shortly after I found the live nude models on the website “Chaturbate” six months ago, I began thinking that there should be a website “Caturbate” for cats to watch.

I was thinking, cats who live in a rural area, they might not have a chance to meet other cats. Then I was thinking, what about cats who live in the city in an apartment, not only do they not get to go outside, they have even less of a chance to meet other cats.

Also, it is often dangerous for cats to go outside to try to meet other cats, they could get attacked by a dog, run over by a car when trying to cross the street, or get into a fight with another cat.

One time in Idaho, my male cat named “Batman”, he went to a party/barn dance, and he got beat up by a group of male cats for dancing on his hind legs.

For each live nude cat model on Caturbate, they could have a list of how many tokens they charge, like this:

  • Get petted…………………….5 tokens
  • Play with toy mouse………8 tokens
  • Play with bird on string…..10 tokens
  • Eat canned cat food………..15 tokens
  • Take off collar………………….20 tokens
  • Go outside……………………….25 tokens

Just in case someone already created a website of live nude cat models named “Caturbate”, I did an internet search, and sure enough, this website already exists:  https://caturbate.com/ WAIT!!!!  STOP!!!  I was tricked!!!

When I clicked on the link https://caturbate.com/ , the first page that comes up has a gallery of cats, in the same exact format and template as the live nude human site Chaturbate.  However, when you click on one of the cat photographs in the Gallery of Caturbate, it doesn’t take you to cat videos, it takes you to Chaturbate human models.

For the time being, if you want to see a cat being petted in Amsterdam where they don’t have the same laws as in the U.S., here are some links:

 

The Chamber Of Commerce, Real Estate Agents, And Employers Are Not Telling The Truth About Dickinson North Dakota

For a little over six years I have been writing about Dickinson, North Dakota and trying to explain it. In many ways, Dickinson is not normal, and not like other places.

Perhaps the main reason why Dickinson is different from other places, and not normal, is that the local people here truly do not like and do not want people from out-of-state moving here.

I will explain it like this. I grew up south of Daytona Beach in the 1970s-1980s when this city’s population was about 50,000 people. The biggest part of Daytona’s economy was tourism, entertainment, and real estate development.

Everyone in Daytona was accustomed to tourists from across the U.S. and around the World, visiting for such things as the beach, warm weather, NASCAR, and bike week. Many of these visitors decided to stay and try living in Daytona for a while. More than half of the people living in Daytona were not originally from Florida.

When I graduated from College and moved to Tampa, it was similar to Daytona in that half of the population was not from Florida, and a large part of the local economy was real estate development.

When I lived in Flagstaff and Phoenix in my mid-thirties, half the population of these cities was not from Arizona. Everyone was accustomed to meeting and interacting with people from all across the U.S. , and occasionally foreign countries.

Let me show you some of the census data for the growth of these cities:

  • Daytona     population 1980  50,000       population 2020   70,000
  • Tampa        population 1980   271,000     population 2020   400,000
  • Flagastaff   population 1980   35,000      population 2020   75,000
  • Phoenix      population 1980   790,000     population 2020   1,700,000

What I was trying to show with the above data, was the continued growth of these cities, that growth and real estate development was probably the main ingredient that fueled their economies.  Not only did growth happen, but it was welcomed, it brought prosperity.  What this small table of data above does not show, was the literal doubling and quadrupling of the populations on the outskirts of these towns, that is where the real growth occurred.

Getting back to the subject of Dickinson, that Dickinson is not like other places, that Dickinson is not normal, I have tried very hard to explain this, but I have not been able to convince everyone.  A few days ago, a lifelong North Dakotan submitted two comments to my blog website.  I looked this gentleman up, he is approximately 84 years of age.  Due to his age, disposition, and nature, he did not hold back with his thoughts and beliefs.

The two comments that I received from this elderly Dickinson man, are very important in letting out-of-state newcomers know where they stand and what to expect in Dickinson.  As you will see, the true feelings of many local people in Dickinson are not pro-growth, pro-development, and welcoming to newcomers:

“Why don’t you just end your blog. You are obviously not from Western North Dakota. Your blog comments are disturbing/unsettling to us locals. It is not your job to change ANYTHING around here. Way more than enough damage has already been done. It is time to get things back to where they were before all the influx of outsiders coming here to “make things better for us”. The state of our social and economic situation is far worse now thanks to outsiders like you. Take yourself and all the niggers you love back to your home town. We do not need to be diluted by you and your selected kind. GO AWAY!!!”

“This is in response to “Mr Name Withheld” (Dickinson58601.com), let’s call him Tex, and his rant concerning how ugly North Dakota girls are, how stupid North Dakotans are and how terrible the Catholic Church is.
Tex is correct in describing Western North Dakota as wind swept, cold, barren, unattractive, unyielding, hostile, etc. It is not a vacation destination. That is why the people are the way they are. It is a hard life and everything is EARNED and earned the hard way.
But goes on to say that he is going to remain in Dickinson after expressing his profound hatred of Western North Dakota and the locals.
Firstly the local females are not here to lay down for slime ball Texans/Niggers or fans of those types. They are ours as we are theirs. And if they do we shame them. Isn’t it enough that you have been offered a TEMPORARY job here to work until it is over and then you LEAVE! So we are being told by Tex we have to provide Tex with a bed mate as well. Bring your own while you are here sir.
Then Tex starts sharing his vast wisdom about the history of North Dakota’s oil booms. And how stupid we are for not accepting everyone that wants to come here and exploit us. True, the oil companies have been given free rein to be out of control by our state regulators only so the State can collect the measly taxes, while the Texans not only own the oil companies and reap the wealth but bring in their Texas workers to do the work for the most part. ALL the wealth is hauled back to Houston. This, agreed is a seriously monumental problem that NEEDS to be addressed soon. There was always a local group of us that worked the North Dakota oilfields from 1978 to 2005 and were treated status quo as per what we did. As things changed we were blatantly eliminated/discarded for reasons possibly implemented by our newly intelligent state regulators. Allowing this to continue is not very intelligent!! In fact it is stupidity. And then turn around and tout the ‘North Dakota SMART crap”. That is a serious complaint of ours!!! At this point we do not need outsiders here and yet they remain, there are plenty of area people to take care of the jobs available. We don’t need anymore “smart” Texans here, GO HOME TEXANS, don’t trip or get tangled up at the cattle guard-just keep moving back to where you came from or anywhere else. There is a reason people hate Texans. Texans think everyone loves them and are puzzled when they are not welcomed with open arms. Texans are fucking everywhere and are everywhere to exploit others!!!!
Tex also spends a lot of space complaining about how the drug/narcotic community in North Dakota is mistreated. You Tex are most likely are a drug criminal with all this wisdom and those complaints. Maybe that is why you say you will not leave, you are a drug felon and are not allowed to cross state lines.
Then Tex complains about how hostile North Dakotans are to outsiders and that is why the population doesn’t grow. Firstly when most of these outsiders arrived here they conducted themselves as if they had never been across the county line before. To them it was a free for all, riot, melee. Yes we live in a remote low populated area and intend to keep it that way. There is no spot here for hillbilly Texans.
To touch on Tex’s hate of the Catholic Church. It has been here since the beginning and yes the Germans, Ukrainians, Russians, etc. populate the parishes. What religion are you Tex? Are you a Baptist or some other mindless robotic Evangelical that is stupid enough to think that backing the Jew’s/Zionist’s evil will make you “chosen” and ensure entry into the promised land???
Before our final thoughts, just what were the Dickinson city leaders thinking when all these Blacks were allowed to infest the town? Were they looking for population growth no matter who came in? Did they think it would make Dickinson appear to be a progressive, modern looking town? It is obvious THEY have never experienced life beyond their county line other than a vacation or surfing the net. If so, they forgot to consider the big picture. Dickinson is where it is, Dickinson is what it is, Dickinson will continue to be what it has been. The only way to change it is to pay people to come here or set up a Siberia sort of prison to force people to come here. There is only so much that can be done with Dickinson. Dickinson City authorities must be keenly aware they are playing with fire in who they condone residency to. To “experiment” with this African bringing in thing WILL backfire. This whole scene is an embarrassment to locals and non locals alike. Almost all these blacks have a home somewhere where they came from. OK, now there have been black births in Dickinson. At that point these blacks are now natives of Dickinson. City leaders, do you realize just what you have now created in a small, poor place that is not capable of answering to or supporting the DEMANDS that will soon arise. Nice job Dickinson Dolts. That’s what happens when people are put in positions long before they are qualified to fill them. They govern on emotions and by what they absorb from television.
And finally no there is not oil laying in formation in every state Tex. You said every state has oil and North Dakota should not be so proud thinking they are unique. Again Tex you say a lot of off-the-wall things, we will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you meant oil in Auto Zone or O’reily’s.
Overall Tex we stress that if you hate Dickinson as much as you convey. Move back to where you came from and take all the Texans/Southerners/Niggers with you. In fact why don’t you just go away period.
But in reality, with some of the things you say, we believe you are actually originally from the Dickinson area or very nearby. You just got in trouble and turned Texan on us.
As a note, Texans and Niggers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. To be labeled a Texan/Nigger is not a compliment. It is a term that describes an undesirable quality, attitude and way of approaching non Texans. Texans are disliked everywhere, de facto HATED!!”

I think that this Dickinson resident who submitted these two comments above has the right to his opinion and to freely express his thoughts, feeling, and beliefs.  The local people in Dickinson might have been better off if they stated and published these common beliefs before, during, and after the North Dakota oil boom of 2007-2015.  By publish, I mean via newspaper, radio, television, internet, mayor, chief of police, city commissioners, county commissioners, everywhere.

The Chambers of Commerce, real estate agents, and employers should or could be honest with people from out-of-state, but they are not going to.  They are going to continue to try to lure people here with false information, which is just going to result in unhappiness for the newcomers and the local Dickinson residents.  Local Dickinson residents do not want growth and development.

I Realized That I CAN Afford A Mistress

Several years ago, I began to realize that the least costly relationship that you can have with a woman, is with a very expensive prostitute. Not even addressing the subject of marriage, if a man such as myself were to get a woman pregnant, a judge would probably order me to pay child support in the amount of $400-$800 per month for the next 18 years, costing me as much as $180,000.

If you look at the website http://www.escortofitaly.com/Milan/Gallery, these girls are all very beautiful, and they cost $250 per hour. Me personally, I would very much look forward to visiting one of these escorts once per week. Even if I spent $1,000 per month, it would be much less costly than getting a girl pregnant, and much less costly than getting married.

Something else that I have realized as I have gotten older, is that I don’t think that I could stand having a girlfriend or wife in my home for very long. Either out of wanting to be close, wanting to save money, or some other scheme, women want to move in together, I don’t.

Some examples of things that women would do in my home, that would irritate me greatly: Throwing out old clothes and old shoes that I planned on wearing while doing dirty work; replacing my furniture; dumping the cat litter box in the toilet so that the sewer becomes clogged; leaving the front door unlocked; killing the cat in the clothes dryer.

The fact that I don’t want any women living with me, that I would rather pay an escort, the Dickinson Police won’t allow any escorts, and the fact that I have a 2-bedroom apartment in Dickinson that I am not using, all coalesced in my mind to where I got the idea that I could have a mistress.

Prior to this revelation, I just assumed that there was no way that I could afford a mistress. I would have to pay for a place for her to live, give her money, possibly provide her with a vehicle. But I am already paying rent and utilities for an apartment that I don’t use, I already have extra vehicles. If I am willing to spend $1,000 per month on an escort, I don’t think I would have to pay any more than this to have a mistress, if I provided her a place to live, and a vehicle.

The two problems with my idea that I can see, is that this is Dickinson, and the Dickinson Police are always meddling with people trying to have sex.

The first problem, that this is Dickinson, is that there is a scarcity of attractive women. Possibly the only candidates would be girls recently graduated from high school, and Dickinson State University girls. Maybe I could post an ad on a DSU or West River Community Center bulletin board that went something like this:

“Seeking Arrangement:  Wanted single, attractive young lady, healthy, physically fit, non-smoker, not overweight.  Will be provided with 2-bedroom apartment, vehicle, and expense money.  Contact via email for details.”

With the current environment at DSU, I imagine that every chubby blue-haired women’s studies student would rip this advertisement down in such a frenzy it would wreck the bulletin board, long before any attractive young lady got to read it.  At the West River Community Center, the older, physically-fit housewives would probably read the ad, and maybe take it with them, because “just in case, you never know”, and give it to a friend/enemy of theirs to help/hurt them.

As for the Dickinson Police, I don’t know how I would counteract their plot to entrap me.  This is going to require much more thought and planning.

More Response About ND Armstrong, Cramer, And Hoeven Not Objecting To Presidential Electors

A few days prior to the January 6 session of Congress to certify Presidential Electors, North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer, Senator John Hoeven, and Representative Kelly Armstrong published a statement that they would not speak out and oppose any Presidential Electors.

In their statements, they said things such as it was not within the scope of Congress to object to Presidential Electors:  https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/6827170-All-three-members-of-North-Dakotas-Republican-congressional-delegation-will-officially-accept-Bidens-victory

I have seen the evidence of vote fraud, this fraud is very well documented, it has been proven beyond any doubt. What I have also seen, beside the vote fraud, is a conspiracy among the mainstream media, many local, state, and Washington politicians, and all of the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to wrongfully prevent President Trump from serving his second term as President.

Here is what I want to say to Kelly Armstrong, Kevin Cramer, and John Hoeven:

Kelly Armstrong:  If and when you are up for re-election, would it be O.K. if thousands of dead people voted against you, if made-up non-existent people voted against you, if out-of-state non-residents voted against you, and you lost your election?

Kevin Cramer:  If and when you are up for re-election, would it be O.K. if Republican observers were blocked from watching the vote count, and hundreds or thousands of the same Democrat ballots were run through the voting machines multiple times, resulting in a vote count that far exceeded the number of registered voters, and you lost your election?

John Hoeven:  If and when you are  up for re-election, would it be O.K. if Republican observers were sent home due to a “water leak”, several large pieces of hidden luggage containing thousands of ballots were pulled from under a table, and you lost your election?

These things would certainly not be O.K. with you, when you lost your election.  So why would you stand by, let these things happen to President Trump, and not protest or dispute this?

Regarding the statement that it is not within the scope of Congress to dispute Presidential Electors, this behavior of Kelly Armstrong, Kevin Cramer, and John Hoeven, is the same as what went on in Germany prior to World War II, as described in a famous quotation by Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

More Hot Facebook Marketplace Sellers

As you may have heard, there are very few attractive women in western North Dakota. Three or four times per day I go look at Facebook Marketplace to see what good deals there are for vehicles and motorcycles. When I scroll through the ads, I get distracted by the good looking women who are modeling clothes for sale.

When I see these good looking women, I click on their ad, then I click on their personal Facebook page to see who they are and where they are from. One of the reasons why these women are attractive, is because they seem to be happy and enjoy what they are doing.

Women like attention and admiration. They also like trying on clothes, modeling clothes, and taking pictures of themselves. So I guess this is why they appear happy and enjoy what they are doing. In North Dakota, women mostly just scowl, glare, leer, and sneer.

Below I have provided links to some nice looking Facebook Marketplace sellers:

“Ashley Nicole” of Alabama https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2904291343135086

“Andrea Bolivar” of Texas https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1037198650133773 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/227291985700795 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/313813549955703 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/222945792769311

“Aleksandra Kaleta” of Ohio https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/108595932498905/search?query=aleksandra%20kaleta

“Victoria Barboza” of Texas https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/487522888892065

“Jacquelyn Hahn” of Florida/Georgia https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/167574911724214

“Aubrey Lou” of California https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/166850175202491

Maybe I will include some more listings as they show up.

People Ask Why Hasn’t Anyone Ever Shot And Killed A Bigfoot

Whenever the subject of Bigfoot is brought up or discussed, skeptics always say, “Why hasn’t anyone ever shot and killed a Bigfoot by now?  Why aren’t there any specimens?

The answer is, that many Bigfoot have been shot and killed.  In the video below from professional Canadian hunting guide Steve Isdahl, this is a typical example of what happens.  I am starting this video at the 8:10 mark:

Whether it’s in the United States or Canada, whenever Law Enforcement of any kind receives a phone call or radio dispatch regarding a Bigfoot attack or a Bigfoot body, there are government employees on standby that specialize in covering these things up, as you heard in the video above.

Once again, for skeptics, I am providing a link to a catalog of historical newspaper records of Bigfoot being shot, killed, or captured:  https://web.archive.org/web/20130528082621/http://www.lawnflowersjerkyandbigfoots.com/Pages/BigfootShootings.aspx

I Am Surprised And Disappointed In North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong

I am surprised and disappointed in North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong for stating that he will not challenge the Presidential Electors sent from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin where there is a great deal of evidence that organized voting fraud took place.

Here is an article from the Dickinson Press newspaper explaining Congressman Armstrong’s position: https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/government-and-politics/6827170-All-three-members-of-North-Dakotas-Republican-congressional-delegation-will-officially-accept-Bidens-victory

My opinion of Kelly Armstrong, is now the same as my opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, what good are they if they will not take a stand against the worst corruption we have seen in our lifetimes? Yes, it always is easier to sit back and do nothing, to not put in any work or effort, to not risk anything personally. Do you stand for anything? Do you accept whatever happens to you? Do you realize what is at stake?

When I began to try once again to gather together all the pieces of evidence to present my case to readers, I came across this video made by Mark Levin, where he explains everything better than I can. North Dakotans, please, please watch this video below, that explains Senators’ and Representatives’ roles in Congress on January 6:

On January 6, in Congress, when the Presidential Electors from each state are presented, the Republican Senators and Republican Representatives should contest and protest the Presidential Electors from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Prairie Business Magazine’s 2021 Top Women Need Yvonne Denault Photography

Last year I happened upon a news item titled, “Prairie Business Magazine announces its ’25 Top Women in Business’ for 2020”.  This article begins as follows:

“Forum Communication Company’s Prairie Business Magazine has announced its ‘Top 25 Women in Business’ for 2020.

These women are leaders in their careers and communities, women who truly stand out in their professions, and we are happy to profile them here. Read all of the profiles below. Congratulations to everyone on this list!”

Now, in case you haven’t heard, there is a shortage of women in western North Dakota and a scarcity of attractive women, so I am interested to see what kind of women they have elsewhere.  I even look at Facebook Marketplace listings of women selling clothes to get a chance to see what normal women look like, instead of the jack-o’-lantern women and the coconut crab women that we have in Dickinson.

If the truth were known, about 80%-90% of the men looking at the ’25 Top Women in Business’ article were primarily interested in seeing what these women looked like.  So, I went ahead and wrote the following blog post article:  https://dickinson58601.com/2020/03/08/prairie-business-magazines-25-top-women-in-business-the-ones-i-would-like-to-see-naked/

I enjoyed writing this blog post article, because I got a chance to express my thoughts, feelings, emotions, and desires while I am stuck and confined in the Dickinson prison.  Try actually finding and meeting an attractive woman here, and you are more likely to get a 10-20 year prison sentence.

For 2021, I think that it would be a good idea for Prairie Business Magazine to hire Yvonne Denault Photography of Fargo, to photograph each of the women featured in the ’25 Top Women in Business’.  Here is the link to Yvonne’s website:  http://www.yvonnedenault.com/

From Yvonne’s website, she begins by making a statement about her “Boudoir” photography, but her “Lifestyle Editorial” photography is probably more suitable for Prairie Business Magazine:

“We live in a society that defines beauty by years, measurements and scales. Those definitions couldn’t be further from the truth. True beauty exists in variety and comes in different heights, weights, color, shapes and ages. YOU are true beauty. A boudoir portrait session is a celebration of beauty that each woman should experience at least once in her lifetime. It may be as a gift for someone special – or simply as a gift to yourself. “

“Lifestyle Editorial”:

“Our lifestyle sessions are defined by simple, elegant images and are not necessarily defined by attire. Outfit ideas might be include a cocktail dress, jeans and a sweater, or a flowy sundress. Portraits are just as beautiful and alluring as a boudoir session, but with less skin showing and reflect more of a candid, in-the-moment living experience. This session is ideal for women not interested in boudoir or pinup, but would like a set of photos that she can share on social networking sites, or simply leave as a photographic legacy for her family.”

Check out each of these links:  http://www.yvonnedenault.com/boudoir/galleries#boudoir/galleries/boudoir http://www.yvonnedenault.com/boudoir/galleries#boudoir/galleries/lifestyle

How People Are Illegally Denied A Firearm Purchase In Dickinson North Dakota

In my previous blog post article, I wrote about how the manager of a gun store in southwest North Dakota was illegally using gun buyers’ personal information from their NICS paperwork that was kept on file at this store.

Although firearm purchases were being handled by store employees, who had the gun buyer complete the NICS paperwork, and then called the NICS system while the customer was standing there, at a later point in time after the customer had left the store, the manager of the store got into the gun buyers’ files, and used their personal information to look them up on the internet.

Some readers are thinking, “So what, what difference does that make?”  To many gun buyers, they believe that the Second Amendment To The U.S. Constitution where it says “the right to keep and bear firearms shall not be infringed” means what it says.  People who buy guns from an FFL licensed gun store know that part of the law now is that the store must have the gun buyer complete the NICS paperwork, the store will call this information in to the NICS center, and will receive the response “Proceed”, “Delay”, or “Deny” the purchase.  Many gun buyers don’t like this, but this is the process now.

What is not part of the process, is other people at a gun store who are not involved in the gun sale and NICS personal information transmittal, to later go back through gun buyers’ files and look them up on the internet.  If you read my previous article, all gun store employees must complete and sign and FFL Form acknowledging that they can not use the NICS information for unauthorized use.

The reason why I wrote the previous article and am now writing this article, is because a friend of mine has been prevented from purchasing a firearm for the past 2-1/2 months because of the actions of this particular gun store manager in southwest North Dakota.

My friend who is in his early 50s, in March-April of 2020 he completed classroom instruction, written tests, shooting tests, paperwork, photo submittals, fingerprinting, and FBI background check in order to receive his North Dakota concealed weapons permit.

One advantage of obtaining a concealed weapons permit, is that it certifies that the background checks have been completed, and that the permit holder is legally authorized to own firearms.  Usually, the NICS check and the FFL gun store firearm purchase proceeds much more smoothly if the buyer has a valid concealed weapons permit.

In May, my friend with his new North Dakota concealed weapons permit was able to purchase a 9mm handgun in Dickinson without any NICS delay.  In June he purchased a smaller concealed carry .380 handgun with no delay.  In July he had to return his newly purchased .380 handgun to the manufacturer due to a defect.  In August this manufacturer sent my friend a replacement 9mm handgun in lieu of repairing the defective .380 handgun.

In September my friend attempted to purchase a .22 rifle from a gun store in southwest North Dakota.  He was told by this gun store that his purchase was delayed by NICS, but no reason was given.  My friend could not understand this delay, nor could I, nor could his other friends.  He had a valid North Dakota concealed weapons permit, this should not have happened.

At first, when my friend was finally able to contact an actual person at NICS, they told him that he was purchasing too many firearms, that he would be delayed until the end of September.  Then, throughout October my friend was delayed in purchasing any firearm.  Then throughout November my friend was delayed in purchasing any firearm.  Being prevented from purchasing any firearm for September, October, and November, this isn’t really a delay, it’s a denial.

What happened?  How did my friend who obtained his North Dakota concealed weapons permit in May, who was able to purchase one handgun in May, one handgun in June, and receive a replacement handgun from a manufacturer in August, why did he become banned from purchasing any firearm by NICS immediately after attempting to purchase a .22 rifle from a gun store in southwest North Dakota?

My friend, myself, and his other friends began to believe that the gun store where he tried to purchase the .22 rifle had “Red Flagged” my friend.  By “Red Flagged”, we mean that the gun store made some kind of written or verbal statement to the NICS center that my friend was prohibited from owning firearms, such as being mentally ill, mentally incapacitated, a drug-addict, currently facing criminal charges, convicted of domestic abuse, or some such thing.

When I began talking to this gun store manager, that is when he admitted to me that he was going back into gun buyers’ files, and using their personal information on the NICS application to look them up on the internet, to see who they were, what they were doing, and decide what he was going to do to them.

Because of this gun store manager’s actions, my friend has been unable to buy any firearms at any gun store in Dickinson for the past 2-1/2 months, though he has a valid North Dakota concealed weapons permit.

If you are a gun owner in Dickinson, you need to think twice about trying to purchase a firearm from a gun store in southwest North Dakota, because a store employee could just Red Flag you to NICS after going through your personal information and looking you up on the internet.

Southwest North Dakota Gun Dealer Illegally Uses Buyers’ Personal Information

About one month ago, the manager of a store that sells guns in southwest North Dakota told me that he had gone into his store’s paper work files of gun buyers, looked at the personal information provided by a gun buyer on their NICS form, and performed an internet search of this person on social media.

The reason why this store manager told me this, was because he did not know that this was very illegal, and strictly prohibited conduct of a licensed FFL gun dealer. Below is the Federal Government Form that FFL gun dealers and their employees must sign:

Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Officer/Employee
Acknowledgment of Responsibilities
under the
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

Being an officer or employee of the following named Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL):

Name of FFL ___________________________FFL Number______________
Business/Trade Name (if different from FFL name)_____________________
FFL Address City___________________ State__________ Zip____________

I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand
my obligations and responsibilities under the NICS as an FFL officer
or employee, as detailed in the FBI outline: Responsibilities of an
FFL under the NICS. In consideration of being permitted access to NICS related information as part of my employment, I accept and agree to
comply with these obligations and responsibilities. I further
acknowledge my legal obligation to the NICS, my employing FFL, and
affected firearms transferees to safeguard all NICS-related information
to which I may be exposed and to protect it from unauthorized use or disclosure. I also acknowledge that all communications with the NICS
Section, including telephone or electronic, are subject to monitoring
and/or recording by the FBI or its representatives, and that my
participation in any communications with the NICS Section constitutes
my consent to such monitoring and recording.
Officer/employee signature __________________
Officer/employee name __________________
Date signed __________________
Witnessed on behalf of the FFL by:
Witness signature __________________
Witness name __________________
Witness title/position in FFL __________________
COMPLETED COPIES OF APPENDIX A TO BE RETAINED BY FFL
DUPLICATE LOCALLY AS REQUIRED

If you wish, you can look up this FFL Form and other information using this link: https://ucr.fbi.gov/nics/federal-firearms-licensees/ffl-acknowledgment-of-responsibilities-under-nics

For those of you who do not purchase or own firearms, what I am writing probably does not matter to you. For those of you who do purchase and own firearms, many of you are probably leery of providing a record of your firearm purchase to the Federal Government, because it could eventually lead to more Federal Government regulation, rules, and laws concerning this firearm.

Many people who purchase and own firearms believe that the original and complete wording of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, where it says, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”, that this means that there should not be any interference, obstruction, blocking, delays of people lawfully obtaining firearms, but the NICS process is interference, obstruction, blocking, and delays.

If people want to purchase a firearm from an FFL gun store, they are required to fill out the NICS paperwork, which includes Full Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Drivers License Number, Current Home Address, Phone Number, and I believe Place Of Birth. This personal information is usually transmitted to the NICS center via a telephone call from the FFL gun store employee while the gun buyer is present.

The purpose of the NICS process, was to quickly determine if the gun buyer is legally prohibited from purchasing a firearm. The most common reason for a person to be legally prohibited from owning a firearm is previous conviction of a felony.

From the Federal Government Form for FFL gun stores that I included a copy of above, it states that the FFL gun store employees must read and sign that: “I further acknowledge my legal obligation to the NICS, my employing FFL, and affected firearms transferees to safeguard all NICS-related information to which I may be exposed and to protect it from unauthorized use or disclosure.”

The manager of this FFL gun store in southwest North Dakota, telling me that he went into the file of a gun buyer, after their NICS had been called in, after they had left the store, to collect their full name, date of birth, and current address to go look them up on social media to satisfy their personal curiosity, is exactly the Unauthorized Use that is never supposed to happen.

To put this another way, what if you went to a hospital for medical treatment, and you supplied your name, date of birth, social security number, current address, and other personal information as required. Hospital staff who receive this personal information are not supposed to go look the patient up on Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, Realtor.com, to find out where they work, who they are in a relationship with, how much money they make, what kind of house they live in, to satisfy their own personal curiosity. The same principle would apply to people who work at a Bank who have access to your personal information.

I notified the two owners of this FFL gun store by e-mail, including a copy of the Federal
Government Form for FFL gun stores that prohibits unauthorized use of the NICS personal information provided by gun buyers, but they did not respond.

Because I received no response from the owners of this southwest North Dakota gun store, the following day I called the ATF in Fargo that handles the licensing and regulation of firearms dealers in North Dakota.

To me, this is just another example of ignorance and corruption in North Dakota. The manager of this gun store, not only did he not know that it is illegal to use gun buyers’ personal information for his own entertainment, enjoyment, and curiosity, he doesn’t see this as unethical or inappropriate. Neither do the two owners of this gun store.

A Bigfoot Story That You Need To Hear About Killing Bigfoot

Mostly because of the internet, everyone on Earth now has had the chance to look at Bigfoot photographs and videos, and read or listen to Bigfoot encounter stories. The 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film still remains as one of the best videos. Here is a short stabilized version of this video that removes the video camera shake:

In 1995, a website called the “Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization” a.k.a. “BFRO” was created to allow people to report their Bigfoot sighting, which would be added to a database for public viewing. For twenty years, I thought that the BFRO was a giant leap forward, until some researchers came to the conclusion that the BFRO was a U.S. Government front operation.

If you read Bigfoot reports, encounters, and sightings for more than twenty years like I have, you would have come across reports where Bigfoot were becoming either overly friendly, losing their fear of people, aggressive towards people, or murderous towards people. It appears that the role of the BFRO organization was to create a publicly well-known and trusted reporting center where people would contact them to report Bigfoot sightings, encounters, or bodies.

In this article, with the two videos below, I want to try to show you that the U.S. Government is very interested to learn immediately of Bigfoot sightings, encounters, shootings, fatalities, or Bigfoot bodies, so that they can begin the cover-up ASAP if necessary.

Skeptics often ask, if there was or is a Bigfoot, why hasn’t one ever been killed or captured? The truth is, going back to the 1800s, there have been many reports of Bigfoot being captured, shot, or found dead. Just one recent example, when Mount Saint Helens erupted in 1980, and forest fires occurred, many firefighters and emergency personnel witnesses injured or dead Bigfoot on Mount St. Helen. Here is just one video about this, but there are better reports online from actual witnesses:

What is believed by myself and others, is that if enough people call-in or submit a report to the BFRO for Bigfoot sightings or encounters in a specific geographical area, the BFRO probably contacts or shares this information with a special U.S. Government office, which employs teams of experienced predator removal agents to deal with “problem” Bigfoot.

I am going to include a story below, which describes how these U.S. Government predator removal teams get called in. I am going to begin this video from the YouTube channel “Dixie Cryptid” at the 22:22 time stamp, so that you can hear this particular story. The reason why I want you to hear this story, is because this is a very, very typical way that Bigfoot have been dealt with for the past seventy years, by predator removal teams:

I will be one of the first people to tell you that Cameron who created the “Dixie Cryptid” YouTube channel, will sometimes read listener submitted stories that sound like they could be fake, but this story doesn’t sound like one of the fake ones. Even Steve Isdahl with the YouTube Channel “HowToHunt” occasionally will read a story that we viewers will comment about it sounding fake.

The researchers and website creators get truthful honest information sent to them, along with misinformation from pranksters and hoaxers. You shouldn’t just take the Mount St. Helens video and this Dixie Cryptid video shown above as definitive proof, you should continue to look for other sources of information on this subject.

Here is a very, very hard to find resource that contains roughly one hundred historical actual newspaper articles about Bigfoot from the 1800s and 1900s:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130528082621/http://www.lawnflowersjerkyandbigfoots.com/Pages/BigfootShootings.aspx

North Dakotans Have Just A Few More Days To Calmly Purchase Their Supplies

On November 12, nine days ago, I wrote a blog post article explaining to North Dakotans that they needed to start buying emergency supplies due to coming civil unrest and corona virus lock downs. There was no need to panic, they just needed to begin buying extra supplies now.

Today, November 21, I read a Reuters news article that documented actual panic buying and shortages in California, New York, Arizona, and Washington. In these states, supposedly due to increasingly severe corona virus restrictions, stores like Walmart, Costco, Target, and Kroger have either sold out or experienced shortages of toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, Lysol wipes, and spam. You can read this article for yourself: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-toiletpaper/panic-buying-of-toilet-paper-hits-u-s-stores-again-with-new-pandemic-restrictions-idUSKBN2802W3

People in North Dakota need to realize, that when this type of behavior occurs on the west coast and the east coast, that it takes anywhere from several days to a couple of weeks to reach states like ND, SD, and WY.

It doesn’t matter that North Dakota is very different from California or New York, it’s the nature of people in North Dakota to read, hear, or see the news and what is happening elsewhere, to take it all in, to process the information, deliberate, and then come to many of the same conclusions as the people in California and New York came to, that no one wants to be without necessities during a time of emergencies.

There is no need for North Dakotans to begin panic-buying, however, North Dakotans do need to pay attention now to making sure that they have enough supplies of necessities, because pretty soon they will be more difficult to obtain.

I Had To Take Hannah To The Veterinarian This Morning

In yesterday’s blog post article, titled “Is There Something Wrong With Purina Dry Cat Food?”, I was complaining that after buying Purina Kitten Chow for my seven month old cat named Hannah Lee Duggan, my cat wouldn’t eat anything for the past three days. My cat wouldn’t eat the Purina dry cat food, another brand of dry cat food, sliced turkey, or sliced ham.

This was very troubling and hard to believe, because this cat named Hannah, she was a stray cat that I had been feeding at the job site where I work for the past five months. Hannah, her brothers, her mother, and her father were voracious eaters. They were always very eager to get whatever food was put out for them.

About three weeks ago, I caught Hannah Lee Duggan and took her home with me, because I thought that I was going to save her from something bad happening to her. One by one, her three brothers had disappeared, never to be seen again. Myself and my co-workers, we didn’t know if an owl, hawk, or coyote was getting them.

When I got Hannah home, I kept her inside the house and I wouldn’t let her outside because I didn’t want something to happen to her, she is still a small cat. Within a couple of days, Hannah would come and sit beside me on the sofa. She liked to be petted, scratched, and held. She liked to sleep beside me, on top of me, or down beside my feet.

For the first two weeks of having Hannah at my house, I had to clean her litter box about twice per day, because she pooped and urinated so much. After she hadn’t eaten for the past three days, the amount of feces in her litter box dropped off significantly.

This morning was the fourth day that Hannah had not eaten. When I checked her litter box, not only was there not any feces, there were not any litter clumps from urination. Hannah had quit drinking water too. For the past week Hannah’s disposition has been very pleasant and affectionate, though she has lost some weight.

When I called the veterinary clinic in Dickinson this morning at 8:30 a.m., luckily I was able to get an emergency appointment for Hannah at 10:00 a.m. this morning. I hated to have to catch Hannah and fight her to get her into her cat carrier, she had been in such a pleasant and affectionate mood all this week. She didn’t understand why I was trying to catch her and take her somewhere, she thought that this was her home now.

The vet check-in went smoothly. Pretty soon we were taken to an examination room. The young veterinarian woman was able to take Hannah out of her cat carrier, hold her, handle her, examine her, and do a blood draw without Hannah panicking and struggling too much. This was surprising to me, I had warned this young veterinarian that Hannah had been a stray feral cat.

From the physical examination of Hannah, feeling her belly and organs, taking her temperature, taking her heart rate, examining her eyes, ears, mouth, and throat, the vet could not find anything wrong. The vet said that Hannah looked and acted healthy. I had to wait about twenty minutes for the results of Hannah’s blood test.

It turned out that Hannah tested negative for Feline FIV and everything else that they tested her for. When the veterinarian technician began talking about possible “hospitalization”, then possibly “surgery”, I was beginning to picture a $2,000-$3,000 vet bill. I was getting ready to have to explain to them again that this was a stray feral cat that I had taken home with me from a job site, you people are getting the wrong idea.

I didn’t want to leave Hannah at the vet for “hospitalization”, because I couldn’t see spending $100 per day or more for keeping her in a cage where she would be frightened, confused, and probably be even less likely to want to eat anything. I explained to the vet technician, and then to the veterinarian that I didn’t want to leave Hannah, she would not understand, she would think that I was abandoning her, she thought that she had had a new permanent home with me.

The veterinarian said that if Hannah did not eat anything by Monday morning, that I would need to bring her back. She would probably have to be hospitalized for them to try to get her to eat. Then if she didn’t eat, she might have to have surgery.

I asked how much did this hospitalization cost? The veterinarian said $38 per day, which I was relieved to hear. I thought that they were going to try to charge me $100-$150 per day. The veterinarian said that most cats do well with their stay at the hospital. I don’t know, I thought that Hannah would feel that I was abandoning her and not ever coming back, when she thought that she had a new permanent home with me.

The veterinarian gave me five cans of Science Diet cat food, which is supposed to be a better and more appetizing cat food. The total bill for this visit was $275, which I thought was fair.

I can’t believe this though, this is ridiculous. I took a stray feral cat home with me, that just as easily could have stayed right where it was at the job site. Now, a few weeks later, this cat is needing emergency vet visits, and possibly hospitalization and surgery, WTF? I don’t know if I will pay for any surgery. I can see paying for a week of hospitalization, but how much will a surgery cost? Is this cat going to have continuing health problems?

Update 11/21/20:  When I got Hannah home from the veterinarian on Friday at noon, I opened a can of the salmon Science Diet cat food that the vet had given me.  Hannah did not eat this salmon Science Diet cat food when I put it out for her, nor later that evening, nor that night.

At about 7:00 p.m. I put a small piece of cooked chicken breast out for Hannah, but she did not eat it then, nor later that night.

At about 8:00 p.m. I put a small piece of raw beef out for Hannah, and she ate this small piece at about 11:00 p.m.  So I put out five more small pieces of raw beef out at 12:00 a.m., and Hannah ate them.

Between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. I saw that Hannah had consumed about 1/3 of a bowl of water.

At 6:00 a.m. I put out six small pieces of raw beef, and Hannah ate them within about 1/2 hour.  At 7:00 a.m. I put out another seven small pieces of raw beef, and Hannah ate them within about 1/2 hour.

At 9:00 a.m. I put out eight small pieces of raw beef, and at 5:00 p.m. Hannah ate these eight small pieces, plus another four small pieces that I gave her while she was eating.

At 7:00 p.m. Hannah ate another eight small pieces of raw beef.

Hannah has been in a good mood all week.  She is behaving well and is acting very friendly.  She does not appear to be in pain or feel sick.  The only indication that she was sick, was that she went for four days without eating anything.  Her bowel movements and her urination became much smaller and infrequent.

I am beginning to believe that Hannah has some kind of intestinal blockage, that makes her not feel like eating, and makes her bowel movements very small and infrequent.  I don’t know if she has a hair ball, swallowed some foreign object, or if the Purina Kitten Chow plugged her up.  She is not coughing or throwing up.

I don’t know if Hannah is going to get better on her own or not.  I don’t want to take her to the veterinarian hospital because I think that she will be less likely to eat there and poop there, due to being confused and frightened.

Update 11/23/20:  By Monday Hannah was eating, drinking, pooping, and urinating normally.  On Sunday she passed a couple of very hard, dark stool, with a small piece of fiber, like a carpet fiber in them.

I am not sorry that I took Hannah to the veterinarian, it’s probably better to err on the side of caution, or find out sooner rather than later if your pet has something wrong with it.  However, I am glad that I held off on the hospitalization and surgery, especially for a cat that was behaving fairly normal, other than not eating.