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Dark side of ND's oil boom: Meth, heroin, cartels _ all part of growing drug trade
Star Tribune ^ | 4-14-14 | Administration Propaganda

Posted on 04/14/2014 9:57:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

WILLISTON, N.D. — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town. What they uncovered was a large-scale methamphetamine ring that had found a home in a state long known for its small-town solitude, its slow pace and peaceful pastures. The members of this violent gang were all relative newcomers to Williston. They called themselves "The Family," the feds say, and were holed up in a few campers tucked behind an innocent-looking, white-frame house. They had plenty of firepower, too: One of the men had an arsenal of 22 weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: bakken; canada; energy; keystonexl; northdakota; oil; opec
Unlike high speed trains or similar benelovlent and cost-effective government projects, any job created by 'big oil' brings nothing but evil.
1 posted on 04/14/2014 9:57:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Take Star Tribune with a grain of salt. They have been harping on oil boom in ND from the beginning.. Alot of jealosy and people from MN are moving to ND.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 9:59:30 AM PDT by scbison
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To: scbison

The drugs and vices spotlighted by the author represent the dark side of human nature. Oil is just his target of choice, in hopes of convincing the morons who comprise his readership that oil started it all. Like a similar boom in any of his favorite “green” industries would be pure. What a douche.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 10:03:01 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: scbison

Oil and gas salaries average $130,000: Survey
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3144253/posts

you’ll see a positive story about Bakken in the Star & Sickle right after their positive story on Michelle Bachmann or Tom Emmer.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni; All
@$ expected, from "Bathhouse" Barrack 0'Muslim.
Both very are queers / Queens.

5 posted on 04/14/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: TurboZamboni

Dark side of Somali immigrants in Minneapolis.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Drugs and girls always follow the money


7 posted on 04/14/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: scbison

Not only that, they’re trying to stop the mining of sand in southeastern Minnesota that’s used in fracking operations.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 10:16:15 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: varyouga

Just ask Marion Barry.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 10:23:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

10 posted on 04/14/2014 10:26:51 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade,

Sounds like a SWAT team “no knock” raid.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 10:53:44 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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"More than 40 people have been charged with dealing heroin and meth in on and around the Fort Berthold reservation,...Among the accused: residents of California and Colorado alleged to have been a drug connection for local dealers."


12 posted on 04/14/2014 10:54:05 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I always wonder who uses all these drugs. I personally don’t know anyone who does. Everyone seems to be functioning. Apparently those who use drugs use a hell of a lot of it.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: TurboZamboni
Where there is a lot of money being made there are a lot of people trying to steal it or make money off of it.

This is something new?

14 posted on 04/14/2014 11:01:21 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: TurboZamboni

We just haven’t passed the right drug law that has the right magic words in it. Once we do that, low-lives will stop abusing drugs.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: TurboZamboni

Wonder how many of the drug-dealing “newcomers” came from Minnesota?


16 posted on 04/14/2014 11:12:21 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: TurboZamboni

It’s a boom town. Boom towns are nuts.

If I was 15 years younger, I would give it a go for a year or so. Not now with a family.

It will settle down or crash sooner or later. Either the shale will run out, or things will catch up and instead of man camps you end up with housing developments.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Welcome to the Boom Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wvwuHUMCw


18 posted on 04/14/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TurboZamboni

Wow..I am in northern California. Where can I get job listings for the Dakotas? Craigslist is one...


19 posted on 04/14/2014 11:40:21 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: TurboZamboni

aint no frackin oil in VT. Plenty of drugs tho. See gov shumlin’s state of the state address.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 11:57:23 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Once we do that, low-lives will stop abusing drugs.

Instead of banning drugs we should ban low-lives.

21 posted on 04/14/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Instead of banning drugs we should ban low-lives.

That would empty out DC.

22 posted on 04/14/2014 12:23:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: ozzymandus

What makes them mad is ND’s taxes are not as high as MN’s to punish those evil rich enough to make them stop from stripping Gaia of her virtues.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 12:25:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, the horrors! In this case, shut it down then! Let’s all move into caves.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: familyop

“More than 40 people have been charged with dealing heroin and meth in on and around the Fort Berthold reservation,...Among the accused: residents of California and Colorado alleged to have been a drug connection for local dealers.”

That must be a lie! None of us that have suffered a cold in the last years can buy effective medicines anymore, so surely we have made it impossible for the meth dealers to get the ingredients to make meth! I mean all that extra suffering must mean that we have successfully eliminated meth!

A couple of weeks ago I had a terrible cold and I can’t find a cold medicine that works for me. I talked with a Pharmacist last week and I felt like I was getting the third degree. When she asked what I used to take, I told her a product that was removed from the market. She looked at me with a blank look on her face and I said, yet somehow methheads are still making meth....no response.

I got the feeling that she has no idea why those products were removed...much like obamacare will become second nature in a few short years.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 1:13:14 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The drug problem is due to liberalized drug law enforcement dating back to the 60s, not ND’s oil boom.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 1:15:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Open borders help,too.

Most of THIS meth is coming from Mexico.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 1:21:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: CSM

Pseudoephedrine


28 posted on 04/14/2014 1:22:36 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Alternate headline:

Dark side of ND’s unemployment scourge: Meth, heroin, cartels _ all part of growing drug trade

++++++++++++++++++++

I’ll take a booming economy and all the horrors that entails.


29 posted on 04/14/2014 6:13:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yes.

Open borders = no import duty.


30 posted on 04/14/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah, like none of this happens anywhere else in the U.S.

It still goes on in Vegas where gambling, and prostitution given it’s lax enforecment (”dancers” or “escorts” to your room?), is legal.


31 posted on 04/14/2014 7:56:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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