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Serial Plagiarist Ed Schafer Confirms Status As Oil Company Shill PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   

Former North Dakota Governor and serial plagiarist Ed Schafer was part of a shocking news story yesterday.  Who could have predicted he'd get a lucrative position with a huge, criminal oil company that, along with it's CEO Harold Hamm, has been funding teabaggers and their movement in North Dakota over the past several years?

[ ] Ed Schafer has joined the board of Continental Resources Inc., the state's largest oil producer, months after he led an unsuccessful public campaign to prod the Legislature into cutting oil tax rates.

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Schafer said he was "kind of shocked" to learn he would be given almost 12,000 shares of Continental stock over four years as part of his compensation for being a director.

"I never even asked about it," Schafer said of the stock compensation, which was disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week. "I was like, wow, that's generous. That's a big deal."

Bismarck Teabune

"... never even asked about it..." 

Um.  Yeah.  Sure.

Not to mince words, but... when someone tells you something without you asking about it, that' qualifies as "never even ask[ing] about it," right?  

Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources and a member of the Koch Brothers' crime family's million-dollar-donor club, is quoted in the story as having said this:

"We wanted someone of his character and conservative values ... We felt he would be a natural."

Bismarck Teabune

So the Continental Resources board was looking for someone with Ed Schafer's character?  

What? Dr. Evil wasn't available?

I can't decide which is more troubling: that Continental Resources wants a(nother) bought-and-paid-for, teabagging serial plagiarist on its board of directors, or that a former governor of North Dakota would want to cozy up even more to the Koch Brothers' crime family.


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big jake said:

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Curious, isn't it?

Certainly Eddie does not need the money. Or maybe I am underestimating the power of greed.

Eddie is still trying to fulfill his father's dream of being as good as the other rich guys. The lack of self-esteem is as powerful a force as greed. The 2 together are stunning.

In this story lies the core of the problem in America today. The emergence of a powerful elite who spread their influence into every part of society. An example is Menard's. Worth billions. Made on the backs of those who do the work. Low wage employees who need a job---any job. They have destroyed a system of family owned businesses wherever they appear. We are told that this is progress, high efficiency and the only way to go. It is working for the likes of Shafer but not the rest of us.

It is timely for me to suggest that the readers of this blog look up Mouseland and watch it. Maybe some ideas will come from it. Or we can just shrug our shoulders and say what the hell can I do about it. We are surrendering our country to the elites. The very reason that our nation was founded was to provide an opportunity for liberty and freedom from the European elites. Looks like we have forgotten that. They haven't.
 
November 08, 2011
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LoriAnn said:

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I have to once again agree with Big Jake on his comments... speaking the truth on every level... I find it so interesting how those elites just keep scratching each others back & setting up the windfalls !!
 
November 08, 2011
Votes: +2

nimrod's other brother said:

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Personally, my support of the Dem-NPL is dependent on whether any Democratic legislators have the spine to vote against the bills which are against regulation of fracking and against regulation of coal power plant emissions.
 
November 08, 2011
Votes: +1

nimrod said:

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Let's just get it over with and change the name of the state of Kochistan.
 
November 09, 2011
Votes: +3

big jake said:

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I thought this quote might have some value today.

"Buckminster Fuller proposed this planet should be named for the most common thought emanating from it. He thought Earth should be named “CHIZLA”."

Most of us believe that eventually greed will suffer its own rewards. Me to. However, I think that myself and others who share our concern for the future of our country might have a greater obligation than to wait for the just rewards to be meted out at the Gates.

It is our right to engage in the political process. Most of us who read or comment on this invaluable tool have perhaps a deeper obligation. In these terribly troubled times, I am struggling with just what to do that has any possibility of working.

This is a plea for others who feel similar to suggest something--anything that we can do to make a difference. I don't think that means calling Eddie and looking for work.

 
November 09, 2011
Votes: +1

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