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Monday, February 25, 2013

LYNN BERGMAN: LESSONS FROM SANDY HOOK - KNOWLEDGE AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY LACKING

PBS’s Frontline, in collaboration with the Hartford Courant, has aired “Raising A*** L****” (mass murderers want their name in lights). This is perhaps the best piece of investigative journalism in…...

LYNN BERGMAN: THE CURSE OF POLITICAL PARTIES

Edmund Burke (1727-1797), Irish born member of the British Parliament, in his speech to the House of Commons of March 22, 1775 “on moving his resolutions for conciliation with the…...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: AUSTRALIAN GUN CONTROLS - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

1996 Port Arthur Massacre   On April 28, 1996, a 28 year old Australian man with “intellectual disabilities” and a history of violent and erratic behavior since childhood went on…...

Monday, November 26, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: THE “FISCAL CLIFF” -  IS SEQUESTRATION A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO CAPITALITALISM

New York Times columnist David Brookes insists that the right balance is $2.50 in spending cuts for each $1.50 in tax reform. That is 62.5% spending cuts and 37.5% tax…...

Thursday, November 08, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: FINAL STAGES OF AMERICAN DEMENTIA

Eat your Slice of the Federal Pie but Don’t Spill Grover Norquist once asked me why North Dakota had a state owned bank and mill & elevator. He also wanted…...

LYNN BERGMAN: FINAL STAGES OF AMERICAN DEMENTIA

Eat your Slice of the Federal Pie but Don’t Spill Grover Norquist once asked me why North Dakota had a state owned bank and mill & elevator. He also wanted…...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA K-12 EDUCATION - PROPOSAL FOR INNOVATION & REFORM

PART I – NORTH DAKOTA “OIL PATCH” PROJECTION Oil “Floor Prices” in Recent U.S. Recessions:   1990-91 Recession - Dependence on imported oil was at 50% and price subsequently fell…...

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS BI-PARTISAN? – WEBSITE REVEALS TRUTH!

I recently attended a League of Women Voters debate between Republican Kevin Cramer and Independent Pam Gulleson. At the beginning, the moderator identified the League as a “non-partisan” organization, a…...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: MIRIAM OF MAGDALA, FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY

A book report on “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene”, a translation from the Sahidic Coptic to English by Jean-Yves Leloup   “Those who have ears, let them hear!”   Disciples…...

Monday, July 16, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA’S CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISM REAPING RESULTS

Number of State Employees has Leveled and Should Decline in the Future   I have maintained for several years that one of the most important barometers of state government growth…...

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA’S CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISM REAPING RESULTS

Number of State Employees has Leveled and Should Decline in the Future   I have maintained for several years that one of the most important barometers of state government growth…...

Saturday, June 02, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: REVIEW OF “CIVILIZATION: IS THE WEST HISTORY?”

Niall Ferguson’s “Civilization: Is the West History Niall Ferguson’s “Civilization: Is the West History?”   A documentary review by Lynn Bergman   This documentary is highly recommended for anyone wishing…...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: IMPLEMENTATION OF NORTH DAKOTA MEASURE 2

NDCC Property Tax Exemptions: Will it require increasing other taxes? How can it be administered?     Download the PDF of this study   29,617 voting age North Dakotans signed…...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: END FEDERAL FUNDING OF NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS!

“Intelligence Squared Debates” I was channel surfing on both a Saturday night and the next Sunday morning and listened to this public television aired debate twice…the first time to absorb…...

Friday, March 23, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN “SOCIETY” AND “GOVERNMENT”

The Distinction between “Society” and “Government” A summary of the distinctions expressed by founder Thomas Paine in “Common Sense”   by Lynn Bergman   Society…   is produced by our…...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: EXPANSION OF THE BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER

Expansion of the Bismarck Civic Center The December 31st ,2011 Wall Street Journal article “Have We Got a Convention Center to Sell You!” by Steven Malanga is available at:  …...

Monday, February 13, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: “TAX THE RICH” DISPELLED EIGHT DECADES AGO!

“Tax the Rich” Dispelled Eight Decades Ago “Tax the Rich” Dispelled Eight Decades Ago! Andrew Mellon’s Tax Cuts Fueled The Roaring 20’s; Hoover and Roosevelt’s Taxation Binge Spawned The Great…...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA’S CREDIT RATING PART II - THE “CALIFORNICATION” OF N.D.!

Improving North Dakota’s “Less than Perfect” Credit Rating           Improving North Dakota’s “Less than Perfect” Credit Rating Part II - The “Californication” of North Dakota!  …...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE ACCIDENTAL OIL MAN

This article is a must read for anyone unsure of the expected extent of the ongoing oil boom in North Dakota. It is available on line at:   http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748703887004576629292520293646.html#articleTabs_panel_article%3D1  …...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: UNDERSTANDING NORTH DAKOTA FLOODING - PART II

Summary of Flooding Cause “Outlier” from Part IHeavy snow melt in the mountains of Montana is a usual phenomenon. Heavy rains are also to be expected in the springtime on…...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE RELIGION OF THE FOUNDERS

Religious Affiliation of the Delegates to the  Constitutional Convention of 1787, including the  Signers of the Constitution of the United States of America   http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html There were 55 delegates to…...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: UNDERSTANDING NORTH DAKOTA FLOODING - PART I

The UglyThe first hints of the answer came in late winter. I was enjoying the last days of cross country skiing at Riverwood Golf Course. I noticed that four steel…...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE DEBT LIMIT - ADDICTION REQUIRES INTERVENTION

    Addiction is an age-old problem. Addicts are incapable of looking into the future, seeking only today’s “fix”. Addicts could not continue in such a mode without the assistance…...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE DEBT CRISIS – A LAST CHANCE AT U.S. SOLVENCY?

The "wrench" that the tea party caucus throws into the Washington political machine is its understanding that "politics as usual" must end... and the sooner the better.   15% of…...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: HONOR, COMMITMENT AND WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN

They’re at it again…the cowardly left wing isolationists.   I’m sitting back enjoying another stimulating discussion on the Charlie Rose show at 11:00 PM. Two women reporters are discussing the…...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MEA?

As I walked door-to-door distributing palm cards in Mandan for a local school board candidate, I encountered a former member of the Mandan school board.   The gentleman had served…...

Thursday, June 02, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THOSE DAMN DAMS!

INTERESTING READING... "One of the most critical tasks for the commission will be to examine whether the operators retained water in the dam's flood compartment for too long, forcing a…...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA’S “FORK IN THE ROAD”… SERFDOM OR FREEDOM?

The world surrounding North Dakota is in various states of economic upheaval due largely to violations of F. A. Hayek’s two basic principles from his 1944 classic, “The Road to…...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE 2011 LEGISLATURE AND THE 2008 REPUBLICAN PLATFORM

Part One: Dedication   The 2008 Republican Platform begins with a respectful dedication to our “…heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And Mercy more…...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: N.D. EDUCATION SHAKEUP CRITICALLY NEEDED

Background Information:         North Dakota Public School Enrollment 1963-2011 ________________________________________________________________________   Changes in K-12 Education over the last 10 years     * 2001-2002 was oldest data…...

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