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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: EVOLUTION OF THE “THREE LEGGED STOOL” TO A “SIX LEGGED TROUGH”…

  Definition of terms:   Evolution – A gradual process in which something changes or develops into a different more complex form.   Metaphor – A figure of speech in…...

Friday, March 04, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: PROGRESS IN AFGHANISTAN

*** COMPANY Company Commander Notes:   A quick update for friends and families.  My monthly Walkabout has just been completed.  This involves the First Sergeant and me visiting every Patrol…...

Monday, February 21, 2011

LYNN BERGMAN: THE ENTITLED PUBLIC EMPLOYEE

We’ve seen the photos and videos of Wisconsin Public Employees “taking over” the capital building in Madison. But what about their counterparts here in North Dakota?   I recently talked…...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: NO LABELS - THE “MOVEMENT”…A BOWEL MOVEMENT?

The Ruse: “Not Left. Not Right. Forward.”   If we were playing charades and the initial clue was “label”, we would likely respond with, union, black, white, address  etc. If…...

Monday, December 13, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: BOOK REVIEW - HOW TO RESIST TYRANY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Summary   Dr. Woods, in this classic review of history, painstakingly reminds us of the authorized and prohibited powers of the federal government of the United States, of the individual…...

Friday, December 10, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: DEBT COMMISSION HITS A HOME RUN!

      An exhaustive examination of post World War II tax revenues was undertaken. Revenues were compared with the top marginal tax rate.   The results revealed that as…...

Thursday, December 09, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: STATE EMPLOYEE GROWTH

STATE EMPLOYEE GROWTH 3 TIMES POPULATION GROWTH – IS IT TIME TO ACT? By Lynn Bergman   Historic number of North Dakota Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Positions (NOT including employees…...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: MY PRODIGAL UNCLE

Every family has at least one… a family member that just can’t seem to “stay above water”. The relative that shows up only when in need of a co-signer or…...

Thursday, December 02, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: HALF A BILLION HERITAGE AREA STORY

Although there is no specific provision in federal law that defines or authorizes the existence of National Heritage Areas, Congress has been authorizing their "designa­tion" on a “case-by-case” basis since…...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: CUTTING THE SPENDING - JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES

  "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucious In the weeks since the November 2nd election, every time someone or a group comes up…...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: “COMPROMISE” IS THE PROBLEM…ACTIVISM THE SOLUTION!

It seems that all we hear these days from the left (yes, I’m talking to you Byron Dorgan!) is their appeals for “compromise”. The American Heritage Desk Dictionary defines compromise…...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS OF DEBT COMMISSION’S “DRAFT CO-CHAIRS PROPOSAL”

The National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Debt Commission) has issued its “Draft Co-Chairs Proposal”. The document reveals the Debt Commission’s bias toward “establishment politicians”. While this initial effort…...

Friday, November 12, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: 2011 DEATH TAX – “10% GROUND RENT” OR “60% LEGAL PLUNDER”

The Inheritance Tax, which was set at 0% for year 2010, is scheduled, in year 2011, to range from 18% (under $10,000) to 55% (over $3 Million) with an additional…...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: TEA PARTY TO TARGET UP TO 23 SENATE SEATS IN 2013!

Which 21 of these 23 Democrat/Independent Senators will join 46 Republicans to repeal Obama-care, pass bipartisan Health Insurance Reform, and stand a good chance of being re-elected in 2013?  …...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: AN EVENING WITH THE RUSSIAN MASTERS

An arts review by Lynn Bergman The Artists Dr. Beverly Everett, Music Director for the Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra (BMSO), pulled another rabbit out of the musical hat with this…...

Friday, October 01, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

As I lamented the occasional lack of fiscal discipline even within a group of so-called “fiscal conservative” friends, I thought, “We need to entertain and subsequently postulate what a conservative…...

Monday, September 27, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: AN EVENING AT THE OPERA

The Artists   Dr. Beverly Everett, our brilliant Music Director for the Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra (BMSO), asked Ruth Henley, a gifted soprano in the Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus, to chair…...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: A WEEKEND OF RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY

The Red River Valley Patriots held a rally on the lawn of the old Grand Forks County Courthouse on Saturday, September 11 at “high noon”. For more information visit their…...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: NORTH DAKOTA CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS WELL AHEAD!

Recent poll data from Gallup reveal a stronger than expected prognosis for North Dakota candidates that convince voters that they are “Conservative Republicans”. On the flip side, those candidates that…...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: IN MINOT – THE FEAR AT THE FAIR AFFAIR

I have known for a long time that North Dakotans are, in general, a hard working people; that fact being confirmed by people I’ve met and worked with from all…...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME IS NOW…ABOLISH PROPERTY TAXES IN NORTH DAKOTA

  An Idea Whose Time is Now…Abolish Property Taxes in North Dakota By Lynn Bergman   An initiated measure to eliminate the property tax is being circulated throughout the state.…...

Friday, June 18, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: AVERAGE ND TEACHER COMPENSATION, 2008-2009 = $74,751

Information from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, as presented on the North Dakota Policy Council’s “Sunshine on Schools” website, is referenced. An excel spreadsheet was developed from the…...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: MISLED… THE “MYTHOLOGY IN STATE LED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT”

Misled… the “Mythology In State Led Economic Development” (Part One of a Two Part Series) By Lynn Bergman   Personal Background and Preconceptions   Working on a lignite coal mine…...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: BULL OR BEAR MARKETS? ….THE REALITY OF DOW JONES GROWTH AND CONTRACTION

  Inflation The consumer price index in October, 1928 was 17.2 and in April, 2010 was 218, or put in simple terms, a dollar in October 1928 could purchase 12.6744…...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: DOES “SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION” CUT COSTS?

This 59-page research publication (Working Paper No. 33) by William Duncombe and John Yinger was published in January 2001 by the Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and…...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: “TOLERANCE V. PROMOTION” - THE GLBT AGENDA

Type letters “GLBT” on a web search and here’s an example of what you will find:“Welcome to GayFriendlyBiz.com. We strive to provide a venue for those of us in the…...

Thursday, March 04, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: FARGO’S HALF CENT SALES TAX PROPOSAL - DEFEATED JUNE 10, 2008

A February 3, 2008, Fargo Forum letter by Chuck Stebbins of Moorhead, “Community Organizer” with the “People Escaping Poverty Project” stated “The Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation has begun…...

Friday, February 26, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

This half-day seminar for college students was presented by the 2010 Human Services Institute during the morning of February 25, 2010 at the Harold Schafer Leadership Center at the University…...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: THE ECONOMIC FERTILIZATION ACT OF 2010

“Apply 10-10-10 in 2010” The Economic Fertilization Act of 2010   Focus Federal Lawmaking on the Prioritization of Limited Resources!   Proposal for Survival of a Free U.S. Economy  …...

Friday, January 08, 2010

LYNN BERGMAN: MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES FEAR ADVENT OF “GLOBAL CALMING”

Dakota Drapery School researchers confirmed at an early morning news conference on December 21st, 2008 that they have long suspected that the construction of multitudes of wind-power generators could eventually…...

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