With the black market value of illegal drugs, there’s no way that drug warriors have a chance to stop the drugs. Trying to overcome the laws of supply and demand is harder than defying gravity.
Even without the violence and corruption that insures the power of the black market, the ingenuity and determination of those who make their living from the black market goes far beyond what our drug warriors can stop.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Budderlead Beat Reporter Overmex
Alternative route: A smuggling “protein resequencer.” kitted out with a “bio-matter resequencer” has been discovered running since the 1990s from the Mexican-U.S. border in the city of Nogales, a city in Santa Cruz County. This one is by far the most sophisticated. Eliminating the need to actually grow bulky vegetation.
The “replicator” found can create any inanimate matter, as long as the desired molecular structure is on file, but it cannot create antimatter, dilithium, latinum, or a living organism of any kind. Technical Manuals state that, though the replicators use a form of transporter technology, it’s at such a low resolution that creating living tissue is a physical impossibility. said US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske.
Authorities in Arizona said although they’ve had dozens of theories, it seems to work similar to a universal assembler.
A replicator works by rearranging subatomic particles, which are abundant everywhere in the universe, to form molecules and arrange those molecules to form the object.
Transporters convert a person or object into an energy pattern (a process called dematerialization), then “beam” it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter (rematerialization). For example, to transport a ton of skunk bud, In the case of living organisms such as the DEA, without this contraption just can’t follow the contraband,
The state of Arizona straddles a heavily trafficked route for powerful Mexican cartels smuggling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines into the U.S. Security has been tightened along the shared border in recent years leaving drug smugglers no option but to get creative to try to evade detection. Chief border patrol agent Randy Hill said ‘It is a prime example of the risks traffickers will take and the lengths they will go to smuggle contraband into our country.’
At least two Transporters have been found running on both sides of the border since October last year.
Last weekend, 12 suspected members of a powerful drug gang and a member of Mexico’s Navy were killed in a transporter “accident”, a catch-all term for when a person or object does not rematerialize correctly.
Drug traffickers used the Transporter on an island on Falcon Lake, located between Texas and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, for storing marijuana to be “transported” to the United States.
Sophisticated: beam which runs across the Arizona state border, is used by Mexican drug cartels to move their stashes into the U.S.
Resourceful: Authorities have found two similar devices in the last six months. The transporter was invented in the early 21st century by Dr. Emory Erickson, who also became the first human to be successfully transported. Some worry that the soul is without atoms and may be left behind, leaving some to speculate how many drug war politicians and industry tycoons already have such devices.
For those who missed the story about how a US Bank managed to launder billions of US dollars from Mexico’s criminal organisations and practically went away with it, here is the link:
And this is just the tip of the iceberg, for it is not just banks or some isolated “bad apples” that are instrumental in the efficient and smooth operation of the drug market on behalf of organised crime worldwide. The corruption runs wide as well as deep, and touches every echelon of US society: government officials, politicians, judges, you name it! You have to ask yourself: can the thousands and thousands of tons of cocaine â€” not to mention similar amounts of other drugs â€” that manage to enter the US year after year be explained by the ingenuity and industriousness of drug traffickers alone?
The reality is that a business that generates US320 billion a year, A YEAR, (and remember this is being going on for several decades) canâ€™t be sustained on drug traffickersâ€™ sheer luck alone. Their high success can only be achieved by developing a sophisticated network of, how can I put it, highly skilled and motivated entrepreneurs in drug consuming countries.
But you will be sorely mistaken if you think that the same corrupt practices are not equally rampant in other major drug consuming countries, like ours. We may think that we are paying a high price for the war on drugs, but in reality, it pales into insignificance when compared to the price drug producing countries like Colombia, Mexico and the like are actually paying.
As history has shown us again and again, every war has casualties but also beneficiaries. I’m afraid, all in all, it has been a good war for us!
I’ve had a hard time getting excited about “money laundering” ever since Rayful Edmonds III was busted in 1989 (blowback from Len Bias death, it seems people believed that Mr. Edmonds supplied the cocaine that caused the death of Mr. Bias in 1986 IIRC) which subsequently led to the arrest and conviction for money laundering of the guy who owned the store where Mr. Edmonds liked to buy his clothes not because he knew, but because he ***should have known*** the money being spent came from the drugs trade.
If one sells a controlled substance to someone and stops at the McDonald’s and buys a Big Mac using currency obtained by the drug transaction, that’s money laundering. If MCD or it’s employees knew or should have known that the purchase funding came from the sale of drugs on the naughty list, MCD would also be guilty.
A few years into this century, Ed Rosenthal was indicted for money laundering because he bought 2 money orders for less than $2000 total.
I hear this a lot from reform activists: supply and demand from drugs is a force akin to gravity, and the prohibs should get used to it, it’s a natural law and it’s not going away.
I’m not going to say this is wrong, but “drugs” aren’t even natural substances. The technologies of isolation, purification, intravenous application are outgrowths of very particular Western cultural attitudes–the same ones, I submit, that gave us The Bomb, cheeseburgers, and pasteurized milk.
Reminds me of that Guns ‘n’ Roses song: “I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do it, so the little got more and more. Just keep tryin’ to get a little better, said a little better than before.”
Anyone who knows about Rat Park or Sahlins’s “Original Affluent Society” might start to question the idea that endless consumption and blotto oblivion are Nature’s Way.
No, dude, coca leaf chewing has been going on for thousands of years, as has cannabis and opium ingestion; these are all natural plants. In the case of the coca and poppy plants, we simply extract the alkaloids, and in cannabis, we breed it for a certain cannabinoid content.
If you think it’s simply a western idea, you don’t know about shamans and psyilocybin or peyote cacti, or how beer brewing preserved our water and lead to the creation of BREAD.
When you think about it, drug consumption is a very big cultural phenomenon.
“But that old man he’s a real motherfucker
Gonna kick him on down the line”
The first time I heard Appetite for Destruction it was like a Big Fairy Tale experience. The LSD taken a bit earlier that day may have contributed to that, I don’t know.
You do realize that Axl is singing about his dog in “Used to Love Her” on the Lies EP, right? I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that Mr. Brownstone was written tongue firmly in cheek. Regardless, if the meaning is actually how it is generally perceived, heroin use doesn’t seem to have gotten in the way of Mr. Rose amassing a net worth well into nine figures. How did prohibition of heroin help Mr. Rose and the others in his dog and pony show?
Do I have a story for you guys…one of my claims to fame is having thrown Kurt Cobain out of a bar twice, and having to clean up his vomit once. No Shit. I worked as an undergraduate in a bar called “Jazz Alley” in the U district, later it became the “The University Bistro”. I was doorman/bouncer at both venues for a couple or three years. It was in the downstairs of a dilapidated old apartment building known as the “Jefferson Building”. The apartments upstairs on the third floor were well known shooting galleries. Before he got famous, Cobain would score upstairs then come downstairs to listen to the reggae. Until we got alerted to the guy nodding in the bathroom one night. Went in to find Cobain semi unresponsive on the toilet. Stood him up, tossed him out into the rain, and when he staggered away under his own power I forgot about it. Until the next weekend, when he got in and repeated the act, with an encore of puking all over the bathroom. He never came back after that, and got insanely rich and famous just a year or so later.
I can’t listen to anything that guy did without thinking about that wretched skinny junkie I tossed. And I like his music. I had no clue at the time, he could have been anybody.
No worries Mat! This wonderful woman will soon put money back into voters’ pockets and drive out illicit drugs and corruption in 12 months.
Retired narcotics agent Phil Ribera admits to being an adrenaline junkie in the pursuit of his prey. He tells all in his new memoir:
If you want to impress us, try something more imaginative and important like a war on corrupt politicians, on vote buying, on tax evaders and on illegal protesters!
There is simply too much money to be made in the drug trafficking business.