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A Public Bank Option for Scotland

If Scotland decides to break away from the U.K., a publicly owned bank with a mandate to serve the interests of the Scottish people could help give the newly independent country true economic sovereignty.

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 READ MORE



North Dakota Promises to Turn Down the Lights

Oil producers in the U.S. state of North Dakota are promising to be more environment friendly, after critics said the shale oil and gas industry there had lacked proper controls.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 READ MORE



Mike Miley (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Six States Chosen to Test Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia have been selected to host sites for testing the commercial use of drones.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE



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How Much Oil Spilled on North Dakota? No One Knows

A ruptured pipeline last month spilled at least 20,000 barrels of crude oil that went undetected until a local farmer stumbled across it while harvesting wheat. Now experts say the spill estimate is a weak guess, and no one knows how much oil was lost. Either way, it’s among the largest in state history—and a troubling sign of incompetence, or worse.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Neo-Nazis Seek to Take Over Small North Dakota Village

Some 350 protesters greeted a cluster of white supremacists Sunday as officials in Leith, N.D., try to find a way to avoid losing control of the village government to the hate movement.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Flaring Lights Up North Dakota

By burning gas released from its rapidly-growing oil industry, North Dakota is adding to greenhouse gas emissions and wasting about a billion dollars annually, a report says.

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 READ MORE


Black Rush Life: Working the Oil Fields of North Dakota

For some Americans, a North Dakota oil rig is the only place to get a job. The days are long, and compared to what they’re used to making, the pay is big. But the relative rewards come with deep personal costs, as a new movie by a pair of Brooklyn filmmakers shows.

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 READ MORE



Controversial Abortion Law Blocked, ‘The View’ Skewers Ken Cuccinelli, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey speak up about “stand your ground” laws in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin and an embattled aide to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul resigns.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Why Is Socialism Doing So Well in Deep-Red North Dakota?

North Dakota’s thriving state bank makes a mockery of Wall Street’s casino banking system—and that’s why financial elites want to crush it.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE



Supreme Court Hears Prop. 8, Coulter and Hannity Flip Out Over Jim Carrey, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Nate Silver makes a prediction about gay marriage and North Dakota sticks it to women by enacting the nation’s strictest abortion law.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Ensuring Scottish Sovereignty: Exploring the Public Bank Option

Will a publicly owned bank help Scotland avoid unnecessary debt and take control of its economic destiny as North Dakotans did in the U.S.?

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 READ MORE


Heitkamp North Dakota Victory Increases Democrats’ Senate Majority

North Dakota is a “deeply conservative” state that Mitt Romney won by 20 points, making Heitkamp’s victory there all the more impressive.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Big Trouble in Little North Dakota

With 18 million Americans unemployed, thousands from across the country are flocking to North Dakota amid an oil boom there. The state now produces more oil than many members of OPEC and could soon make America the world’s top oil producer.

Posted on May 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Public-Sector Banks: From Black Sheep to Global Leaders

Conventional wisdom holds that government bureaucrats are bad businesspeople. But around the world, the many countries with strong public banking sectors generally have strong, stable economies.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 READ MORE


MIA Nuke Case Sparks Security Concerns

The disturbing security slip-up at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base on Aug. 29, which resulted in the unintentional—not to mention unsupervised and unauthorized—transport of six nuclear warheads across the country to Louisiana, has touched off a major military inquiry and raised serious security concerns.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007 READ MORE


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North Dakota Congressman Calls Bush a ‘Clown’

Here’s a snippet that shows what it must be like for your average congressperson heading for work these days:  Watch as North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy is descended upon by two women vigorously demanding that President Bush be impeached, which spurs a clearly irked Pomeroy to fume that, “I can’t stand this president ... [but] people I represent don’t wanna impeach this clown.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2007 READ MORE


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Kids ‘Worship’ Picture of Bush in ‘Jesus Camp’

This new documentary affords an inside look at an evangelical camp for kids in North Dakota in which campers praise a photo of the president, among other things. Watch an ABC News report on the film. (h/t: Huff Po)

  • Earlier: “God’s Army of 6-Year-Olds” (trailers, interviews, articles, etc.)
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    Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


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