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Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:28 PM

North Dakotans Freak Over Bill Gates Land-Buying Mystery

He’s one of the richest men in the world and the largest individual owner of farmland in the country. Now Bill Gates appears to have acquired a slice of their tiny city, and locals near Pembina, North Dakota, aren’t happy about it. The news is making waves across the state, as well.

“The public's kind of in an uproar,” said Doug Goehring, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner. “It's a matter of… he has no tie to the land, he has no tie to agriculture, he's going around to different states and purchasing land.”

The deal, which closed last November but was recently reported by AgWeek, involved roughly 2,100 acres in Pembina and Walsh Counties, at a total price of approximately $13.5 million, the outlet said.

The sellers included members of North Dakota’s prominent Campbell family, who run an eponymous potato farming business in multiple states. One member of the family named on the deed transfer, Thomas Campbell, previously served in the North Dakota Senate and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-dakotans-freak-over-bill-gates-land-buying-mystery?ref=home

Cue the Gates haters and conspiracy theorists!

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Reply North Dakotans Freak Over Bill Gates Land-Buying Mystery (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jun 26 OP
SergeStorms Jun 26 #1
SergeStorms Jun 26 #2
PortTack Jun 26 #3
mitch96 Jun 26 #4
Tickle Jun 26 #17
catbyte Jun 26 #5
CanonRay Jun 26 #6
SergeStorms Jun 26 #8
TheBlackAdder Jun 26 #7
SergeStorms Jun 26 #10
DBoon Jun 26 #9
SergeStorms Jun 26 #12
Pinback Jun 26 #19
SergeStorms Jun 26 #22
Pinback Jun 26 #26
SharonClark Jun 26 #11
SergeStorms Jun 26 #14
sarcasmo Jun 26 #13
JanMichael Jun 26 #15
Samrob Jun 26 #16
A HERETIC I AM Jun 26 #21
Jilly_in_VA Jun 26 #18
Captain Zero Jun 26 #24
JuJuChen Jun 26 #20
roamer65 Jun 26 #23
Hekate Jun 26 #25

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:40 PM

1. Trying to corner the potato market, huh?

That Bill Gates. Where else is he going to produce the microchips that are in the COVID vaccines?

In case it's needed.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:42 PM

2. On second thought....

I hope he's going to cede the land to Canada and kick out everyone but Native Americans. 😊

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:44 PM

3. OMG!! That's perfect 👍

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 04:57 PM

4. I wonder if it's another place he is gonna try out his nuclear power plant...

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 06:00 PM

17. Wow I had no idea

Did you read the link?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:29 PM

5. I'm sure he's buying up land in order to build vaccine factories that will implant microchips

into people along with the vaccine in order to do some sort of nefarious, world domination shit or something. He's probably doing it just to fuck with their heads.

I just love seeing brain-dead morons work themselves into a lather over what is probably nothing.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:34 PM

6. He's going to build a gigantic Liberal bastion

and we're going to outvote the rest of the state. Two more Dem Senators. Yes! There that should feedl the Maga rumor machine.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:47 PM

8. 👍

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:37 PM

7. Shh. He's moving in 160K Democrats to turn ND Blue. Just don't tell anyone! 😜

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:50 PM

10. And we get all....

the potatoes we can eat.

It won't do my diabetes any good, but death by french fries would be a novel way to go.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:48 PM

9. maybe he's just starting a dental floss ranch

here instead of Montana

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Response to DBoon (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:53 PM

12. Goin' to Montana soon...

gonna' be a dental floss tycoon!

We're Only In It For The Money. Great album. 👍

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:35 PM

19. Mennil toss flycoon!



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Response to Pinback (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:53 PM

22. Good lord.

That's Billy Preston on keyboards. I'd forgotten all about that. Long time ago, long time ago. I'm getting old. Well, at least I had a chance to get old. Neither Frank or Billy did. Too soon gone for both of them.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:51 PM

26. Nah, George Duke.

Don't believe Billy ever played with FZ. This is good synchronicity, though -- there was a nice feature on CBS Sunday Morning today about the new Beatles documentary put together by Peter Jackson, featuring some wonderful footage of Billy Preston playing Fender Rhodes electric piano on "Get Back." He was like 20 at the time.

I actually saw this version of the Mothers one time -- absolutely incredible. They played "Inca Roads" before it had been released on record, with George Duke on keybaords and vocal. Nice!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:52 PM

11. Smart people have always bought land in the US.

It’s weird but I just had a convo with my mom at lunch about this. She’s 91 and was talking about regrets. One was “we didn’t buy land” when they had the opportunity.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:55 PM

14. It's a finite resource.

The Chinese keep trying to manufacture more of it, but climate change takes it back as soon as they make it.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:54 PM

13. 2 miles south of the Canada border.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:56 PM

15. I love how they harp about property rights then cry about shit like this. Big nazi babies.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:57 PM

16. Maybe he is building developments for the homeless. The US has resettled thousands of Russians,

Vietnamese, Polish, Croatians, Kurdish, etc. over the decades, why not the homeless, especially the military homeless?

Just a thought.

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Response to Samrob (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:52 PM

21. If you were homeless, would you move here?

https://goo.gl/maps/TzW63TZTra4oHtJe7

I mean, let's say you were homeless and lived in the Bay Area, or LA or Portland or even New York.

Would you move to a 3 horse town 2 miles from the Manitoba line?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 06:07 PM

18. Could be for a bison ranch

Ted Turner has a big one in Montana that employs a lot of Native Americans.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:25 PM

24. Maybe he is growing Marijuana on it?

Windows 8 Miles High.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 07:44 PM

20. He's building his giant lesbian castle this is old news

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:00 PM

23. ...

I want Costa Del Fargo…



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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 11:40 PM

25. Didn't I read years ago that he's returning the land to Nature? Or maybe that was someone else...

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