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Letter about an oil boom...

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

The oil boom article by Jeff has very little fact in it. Jeff says you need facts?

First he starts out by jabbing President on economy, says slowest recovery in ten recoveries. Mr. Gusa noted he created more jobs in six years than two Bushes and Nasdaq up 1889. This shows how deep the hole was when he started, he didn’t dig that hole.

Then Jeff says gas is down and how that will help economy! “True”, so what would raising the minimum wage do? Then he goes on to whine about President, then makes hero out of Mr. Hamm for N.D. oil fields, and how this is Putin & ruble has dropped.

So here are figures on oil production.

• World Almanac 2008, in thousands:

N.D. 39,942, TX 385,060, U.S. 1,874,753

• 2015 latest figures Almanac:

N.D. 313,275, TX 929,820, U.S. 2,719,559

• Increase:

N.D. 273,333, TX 544,760, U.S. 844,806 (N.D. 32% of increase)

• Fossil Fuel reserves 2015 Almanac. Crude oil in billion barrels:

U.S. 30.5, mideast 804

Fracking could create 60 billion more U.S. under perfect conditions.

So should we speed up pumps to be number one?

Now, a few news briefs:

• 1/16 - G.M. A. 9,000 refine workers laid off

• 2/15 - lowest number of oil rigs pumping since 2011

• 3/14 - oil prices rattling industry

• 3/20 - Saudi’s pumping at record pace

• 3/27 - shale oil won’t last long, drill in AK.

So they have been shutting down Jeff’s pumps and oil is still falling.

Jeff says 2015 we will be world’s largest producer. “Wrong.”

BP leaves room for we may become number 1 in oil.

I may become president in 2016?

So enjoy your retirement and health insurance Jeff. Same as mine? “Good ya”

Wayne Stephas

Chatfield, MN

Letter about the Constitution...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselve ..... 
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Letter to the Editor... "Kudos to Chatfield School Band"

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another Western Days Parade has come & gone and I along with others felt that the Chatfield School Band was most entertaining. They put their heart and soul into it and did a tremendous job. Being an active member of the Lanesboro mu ..... 
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Response to “Ashamed of America’s citizens”...

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to respond to the letter “Ashamed of America’s citizens” from Tom Frederick. I have heard a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, each claiming bizarre and unfounded s ..... 
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Response to “A view of liberalism”...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In Stan Gudmundson’s article, “A View of Liberalism,” he states, “I do not care for liberalism. Not at all.” Well, Mr. Gudmundson, I don’t care for conservatism. Not at all, especially the extreme right wing ideology th ..... 
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Letter about presidential election

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

Letter about presidential election To the Editor, Well, it seems that catchy slogans and childish slanders have won over the United States again. We should all be very concerned about this country’s future. Given our current financial status, on ..... 
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Letter about Jeremy Miller

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

For the past two years, Senator Jeremy Miller and his fellow Tea Party Republicans have focused on preserving tax cuts for their wealthy friends. Instead of asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes, they have robbed funds from our local sc ..... 
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