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Bobmilan
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — In the history of oil, this fall is a tipping point, the moment America gurgles past Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s petroleum king.
The man most responsible is Harold Hamm, 67, a drawling, blue-eyed billionaire, a sharecropper’s son who grew to be the richest energy mogul in America. He was the first to profitably “frack” North Dakota oil wells, leading a revolution in the way the nation coaxes energy from the earth and draining momentum from the search for cleaner fuel sources. His company, Continental Resources, has quintupled in value in a matter of years, emerging as a swaggering promoter of eco-friendly, effectively infinite oil — along with all the supposed good that flows from it.
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:45:15 AM

ok
vwilsonskis
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:00:26 AM

The American dream!
zuess28
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:32:37 AM

I'd like to meet him.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:10:14 AM

Aw, shucks -- first time I've been called a, what is that, a 'disingenuous'-- must mean something in the 'Sharecropper' language?

Wonder whether he's talked to any of the ordinary citizens in ND? They ain't profiting from his 'fracking'.
mandoid
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:46:57 PM

rags to riches the embodiment of the American dream - definitely good for him
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:53:38 PM

watch and see.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:10:14 PM

Hope it works out in the end.
rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:00:07 PM

ok
teenitup
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:53:49 PM

More should aspire to Mr. Hamm's work ethics, too many today will despise the fact that so much success can be had.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:32:06 PM

bet he dont drive a dolt either
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:28:44 PM

Bless him, a regular Damon Runyan character --
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:24:22 PM

Two thumbs up
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:22:27 PM

Good for him.
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:54:07 AM

Cool.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:44:05 AM

Good for the USA
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:37:36 AM

Awesome
vwilsonskis
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:25:17 AM

Ok
gta_guy
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:12:50 AM

Good for Mr. Hamm....think of all the lives he has changed by providing all those jobs in ND
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:08:26 AM

A REAL American Hero!
gandalfthegrey1
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:00:50 AM

In spite of the whiners, success is good - especially when it is earned. He made something of himself and got rich on his own merit. He worked for his profits and deserves them - same as Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Edison and others - all of whom were poor in the beginning. Collectively these Americans changed the world. Sorry, but I just don't see that as a bad thing. Anyone else here has the same opportunity. Just because it's not easy doesn't make it bad or wrong.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:59:49 AM

Working to become a trillionaire.
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:37:30 AM

God bless him
Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:36:26 AM

I am thankful for Harold Hamm. He deserves every $$ he has earned.

Not greedy, justly rewarded.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:35:09 AM

who?
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