I read the article only because I wanted to know what they meant by ''unsuspecting." Maybe they make egregious errors to draw in suckers like me.
 December 11, 2014 at 6:43pm
Matt Walsh, I LOVE your snark! It was a thoroughly interesting, informative, and, yes, entertaining article. Well done! (And I can’t recommend homeschooling highly enough–I’ve been homeschooling my 2 grandsons since their Kindergarten years and they both test in the upper 90th percentiles every year–it’s been a great experience and they are not only learning academics, they’re learning our family values).
 November 29, 2014 at 1:03pm
And because of the Ferguson situation, cops are going to think twice before even confronting someone–very dangerous–I’m afraid they will put themselves and innocent bystanders at risk. He didn’t get to see the receipt, yet he let the guy go instead of arresting him, not good.
Well if you noticed...the guy looks like a MUSLIM, these people are animals and will do anything to get by with crap...and shame on the Cop for not arresting this Muslim thief!!!! Talk about preferential treatment!!!!
Yeah, the thug in the story was allowed to walk without showing the receipt. I can't blame the cop one bit.
 November 29, 2014 at 11:34am
So glad this crap isn’t going on where I live (Northeastern NC). My town is about 50% black/50% white and we all get along fine. People respect each other, are polite, caring–young men, both black and white, open store doors for this white grandma all the time. We CAN all live together!
November 5, 2014 at 1:03pm
Yeah, her laugh made me cringe.
 October 31, 2014 at 1:03pm
If the family finds comfort in this, it’s all good.
BOOK, agreed. If it comforts this guy then live and let live.
But I must opine that I think people see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe.
 August 14, 2014 at 7:24pm
 August 13, 2014 at 2:15pm
He’s absolutely right. Depression can be a physical illness, but we aren’t just physical beings; we are also spiritual. We all have a God-shaped hole in our soul that only Jesus Christ can fill. We’ll try everything else under the sun, except for the Son, and it just ends in emptiness. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? It’s a question we all have to answer.
 August 8, 2014 at 7:21pm
These idiot protesters have apparently never heard of The Samson Option (Never Again Masada)!
 June 10, 2014 at 11:24am
 June 6, 2014 at 6:58pm
The reason many, if not most, Christians of the various traditional denominations do not consider Mormons to be Christians is because they do not believe that Jesus Christ is GOD the Son. I had a Mormon missionary at my door once & I told him I was a Christian. “So am I”, he replied. I said, “You believe in a different JESUS than I do”, & he quickly replied, “No, I believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God” to which I asked, “But not Jesus Christ, God the Son” & he had to admit, “No, not God the Son”. Huge, huge difference. There are many other differences (like the men get to be “gods” when they die & rule over their own worlds) but if they aren’t worshipping Jesus, God the Son, then they do not fit the traditional description of Christian.
 June 4, 2014 at 9:34pm
My daughter has a master’s degree & has been a public school teacher for 15 years. That she has her 2 children in private school tells me all I need to know about public school.
 June 4, 2014 at 8:06pm
I was just going to comment, Reason #3,147 why we homeschool!
My son is 37 and I homeschooled him back in 1984, because the schools were out of control then.It is definitely, a travesty only one mother spoke out' what kind of parents did the school system raise?
 May 31, 2014 at 5:50pm
I’ll believe it when she, her husband, & children are all here on American soil. Assuming they’ll let her leave. If they don’t allow her to leave, then her life will always be in danger. And her children will be taken away to be raised Muslim. I don’t understand why her husband wasn’t there with her, or why she wasn’t in the US with him.
 May 31, 2014 at 1:33pm
They may as well put up another sign that says–criminals welcome, easy pickings, fish in a barrel, etc.
May 27, 2014 at 11:33am
Before you buy any type of insurance–car, home, health–you’ve got to read the policy thoroughly, call and check to see if your dr. & hospital accept the plan, call the insurance company with questions Before you buy! I also have a BCBS plan that I thoroughly researched before I signed up &, while it’s not the best plan I’ve ever had, all the drs & hospitals in my area take it, I have a $25 co-pay for Dr. visits, & very affordable co-pays for rx (& no, I didn’t have to meet my deductible before my co-pays kicked in, a common misperception). (& just to tick some of you off even further, the best health insurance I ever had was when my husband worked for Boeing & was in, GASP, a union–we had fantastic insurance, even vision & dental, premiums fully paid by the employer, and he made a living wage to boot! Obviously, that was a long time ago, when America still had a thriving middle class)
 May 27, 2014 at 1:01am
So you go there to get a good paying job, but they gouge you for rent so you’ll never get ahead. Or you live in a trailer in tornado alley because you’re trying to provide for your family & this is one of the few decent jobs left in this country, and you end up getting killed! What has happened to this country!!??
True that !
I'm thinking of getting fired and working on line.
Then find a neighbors brother in law that will post spam about my new bike cycle < sarc
People get real greedy when it comes to housing for people who work in the oil fields.. of course oil field workers are paid pretty good..but $2000. a month for a 1 bedroom is highway robbery!
This kind of work has been going on for many years nothing new you do what you need to do to get by. I lived in a small mining town of 200 as a kid it was a blast as a kid
Get real man
The gouging hits the oilfield workers hard, but the locals even harder. Rent has doubled and tripled in my part of PA, due to renters' greed. They think everyone in the oilfield is rich, and that they can get rich off of them. They don't care about everyone else they are hurting. Greed.
So, capitalism IS a bad idea? Hmmm.... Supply and demand. Also, lets tell the whole story. Most of the people that live out there in a man camp or a trailer park are living in them because their work place PROVIDES that to them for free. If they don't like it, most places of work offer some kind of compensation to offset the price of a home/apartment. I don't blame the people that have raised their rent prices. They are doing what the men out there are doing: trying to provide for their family. BTW, Walmart starting wage is $18/hr also....food for thought.
It's called "Market Value." Prices will come down when they get more housing in the area. Obviously people can afford it because the industry pays very, very well. Also, the story said that some companies rent blocks of hotel rooms for their employees. The worker doesn't seem to be getting gouged in this deal.
These prefab units can be quite comfortable. I lived in something similar while in Iraq for a short period. Unfortunately they don't hold up to well from mortar attacks.
I'll bet some guys will get together and build some in ground bunkers to go to the next time there is a tornado or warning.
No that's not typically how it works and I speak first hand since I am an oilfield wife. My husband is currently in N.D. he sent me a pic of the tornado while he was at work it was southwest of him. The housing is in most cases paid for by the companies. The workers pay nothing the utilities are all covered, and his transportation, many of the guys stay in apartments not just trailers. The only thing my husband has to pay for is his food and personal items and he recieves an additional $40 per diem on top of his pay to cover these costs. It is a dangerous job and he works 84 hours a week. We have insurance through BCBS that they pay for 100%. So all in all its a decent way to make a living, the companies aren't gouging anyone.