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North Dakota swimming in oil

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain Obvious, May 1, 2013.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: North Dakota swimming with oil

    Did you?
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: North Dakota swimming with oil

    No. But I would.
  3. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Re: North Dakota swimming with oil

    And Rick, I have a new favourite gif avatar.

    Back to all this talk about the Dakotas and black gold.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Re: North Dakota swimming with oil

    Shouldn't it be "swimming IN oil?"
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Best time to see the PG is probably in September. Skeeters and the tourists are both gone and it (generally) hasn't started snowing yet.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the boom is great for some, but it honestly sounds like a depressing place to live.

  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It's been about two years since I left, and it wasn't *that* bad then if you were actually living in town and not in a man camp. The paper got us an incredible deal (by Williston standards) on our apartment.

    But I've heard that right around the time we left is when it the critical mass was reached, so to speak, and it's gotten bad enough that I'm glad we don't live there anymore. I wouldn't feel like my wife was safe there anymore.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Lars .....
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    This NASA pic always floors me.


    It's the lights of natural-gas flares burning as a result of the drilling, which by the estimate of one environmentalist, results in the waste of gas that could heat 500,000 homes per day.

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  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I don't know that it's as bad as all that. I was talking to Amy Dalrymple, the Forum Communications reporter in Williston, and she, as well as the Enbridge and North Dakota Oil Can reps, said they feel perfectly safe. Amy said not a day goes by she's not called m'am.

    She added that she feels the way Williston is portrayed in the national media represents doesn't show the whole picture. She cited a recent (possibly NYT?) story that focused on women there, saying the reporter had only talked to women who worked/frequented bars/truck stops and things like that. Not a good cross-section of the entire community at all.

    She did point out the transiency of the whole place, saying she'd quote a guy for a story and then go back the next day for a follow-up and he'd be gone.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There are women in North Dakota who don't frequent bars and truck stops?
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

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