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GDP Negative: 64-Year-Old Meth Cook Arrested In California Retirement Community

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Walter White he isn't: just call him Breaking Bob.

According to AP, Fresno police have arrested a 64-year-old man suspected of cooking methamphetamine in his apartment at a retirement community. KFSN-TV reports Robert Short was pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop late Saturday and officers found meth in his car.

Investigators then went to Short’s apartment in the California League-Fresno Village, where they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab.

 

Police say the street value of the drugs Short was carrying is close to $1,700. Officers also found scales and baggies in his car for the sale of meth.

 

Short’s neighbors at the senior housing facility say despite the tight-knit community there, they didn’t know Short, who kept to himself.

 

Short had been on supervised release for previous drug sales.

A video of the bizarre incident:

 

But aside from the fact that in a New Normal in which senior citizens are forced to cook meth in order to survive, perhaps a more salient question is how long until local police departments are told to stop busting drug dealers around the nation for fear of what that could do to US GDP growth?

Recall that as insolvent Europe has shown recently, in order to magicially and artificially, make its GDP appear stronger, one simply needs to "estimate" the positive impact of such illegal activity as prostitution and drugs, and add them to the national output.

With US GDP once again sliding fast and just one negative quarterly print away from an outright recession , it is only a matter of time before the US Department of Commerce adopts this latest methodology. And then comes the question: at what point will DEA busts of this kind be considered counterproductive to GDP growth?

Because while today's meth lab bust was tiny and its desappearance will hardly nudge "pro forma, Non-GAAP" GDP materially lower, what happens if and when a massive drug facility a la Pollos Hermanos is taken down: will the Deutsche Bank chief "economist" advise that net of drug busts US GDP was really substantially higher? Or rather make that when, not if...

 

 

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:27 | 4861746 FieldingMellish
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Slow news day?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:29 | 4861754 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Least he did not blow up house!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:40 | 4861812 gh0atrider
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Heisenberg?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:43 | 4861824 sleigher
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The video showed white powder and not blue rocks, so no.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:56 | 4862699 Richard Chesler
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Hope, meth, and change.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:01 | 4861913 Frank N. Beans
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fonestar

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:06 | 4861933 MsCreant
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That explains the paltry amount of cash, he was taking bitcoin!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:14 | 4861971 gh0atrider
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Just wait until the underworld discovers Bitcoin!  It's going to go into the stratosphere!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:14 | 4861973 Four chan
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older workers are the only people who actually know how to do anything anymore.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:21 | 4863383 FeralSerf
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They'll be dead soon and the Queen won't have to worry about competition anymore.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:04 | 4862502 SAT 800
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Too much to hope for; but good guess; IMHO

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:22 | 4862013 JRobby
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Total loss by explosion caused by illegal activity is not covered by homeowners insurance. Next claim..

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:33 | 4861775 JuliaS
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Some bullshit happening somewhere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVWRr0RcbUs

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:10 | 4861954 Bastiat
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A good belly laugh:  Just the thing for a Monday morning!  Thanks.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:51 | 4861855 DblAjent
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NOT a fan of meth, but "routine traffic stop" always makes me suspicious. It's a euphemism for "we knew he had dope but lacked the PC for arrest. So we got him for not making a complete, 3-second stop at a stop sign."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:30 | 4862820 mkkby
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Social security just doesn't go as far as it used to.  Seniors, you need to get a skill.  Go to the Walter White Academy of Chemistry.  Federal student loans accepted.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:29 | 4861750 syntaxterror
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Lower start up costs for a meth lab than a ponzi scheme. Of course, a meth lab will get you 100 times more prison time than a ponzi scheme will.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:31 | 4861762 Hippocratic Oaf
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WTF is a 64 y/o doing in a retirement community?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:33 | 4861776 MsCreant
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That is retirement age. I think you can take it at 62 but I am not sure. Also, this is a community, not a nursing home. Some folks in their late 50s opt for them. AARP starts sending you ads when you are 49. Big business.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:37 | 4861800 adr
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Many places you can get fantastic deals on homes in 55+ communities. I've been seeing fantastic deals and then look further in the listing and shout FUCK.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:37 | 4861802 Hippocratic Oaf
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Previous arrests and approved for rental

Retirement Village

California

Cooks meth in order to survive/pay rent

 

 

 

makes sense to me

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:41 | 4861818 insanelysane
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Maybe he moved back in with his 80 year old parents???

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:35 | 4861786 pods
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Evidently making meth and selling heroin.

Bingo night will never be the same.

pods

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:40 | 4861810 insanelysane
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They'll be yelling bingo after the first number is called.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:40 | 4861814 Hippocratic Oaf
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Dude..............funny!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:28 | 4863393 FeralSerf
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Thanks to the DEA protecting us (and the Queen), it's no longer so easy to get a vicodin prescription for those old-age aches and pains. No prescription is required for the heroin.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Paralyzed_man_raided_by_SWAT%2C_sentenced...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:54 | 4861874 linniepar
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Ah parallel construction.  Thanks nsa.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:15 | 4862265 SAT 800
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Making Meth. WTF do you have a reading difficulty? what do you mean what was he doing ? He was a vital member of the aging gracefully community ! How the fuck do you think old farts play tennis and jog and shit ? Do you think when you wake up in the morning at 72, you feel like playing tennis ?? Huh, well, do ya ? NO. You feel like; why the fuck didn't I just die last night; now I have to go through all this shit all over again. We old fucks would be lost without our Meth. lost, I say; wait a minute, there's somebody knocking on the door--

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:54 | 4862153 New World Chaos
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To all old people out there who have no assets and are worried about becoming homeless with nobody to care for you:  Consider the "three hots and a cot" retirement plan!  Federal prison is actually pretty nice.  Much kinder than the streets.  And it's free!  To qualify, all you have to do is commit a Federal felony that isn't a state or local crime, then narc on yourself.  There are a wide variety of bullshit "crimes" to choose from.  Everything from feeding whales to selling raw milk to lying to a Fed to cheating on your taxes.  You are already committing Federal felonies you don't even know about.  So buy a copy of "Three Felonies Per Day".  It might be the most cost effective retirement investment you can make.  As an added bonus, those who enroll in the retirement plan will survive the revolution and get a karmic blessing for clogging and bleeding the system and bringing the revolution one nanosecond closer.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:30 | 4861753 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Notice how police always bust small manufacturers.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:45 | 4861833 sleigher
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He is cutting into the cartel business.  Also see limited purchases of pseudophedrine in the US.  Really, a smart cook can use just about any amine.  

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:43 | 4862406 mumcard
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Yeah those pharmaceutical companies don't like other dealers.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:30 | 4861757 shermacman
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If hookers and blow can lift GDP, then meth should also. I know that Former Enron Advisor Paul Krugman agrees with me, ever seen the broken windows after one of those things explodes?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:14 | 4861969 Agent P
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Meth creates bullish secondary GDP effects in dentistry. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:31 | 4861759 fonzannoon
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I can't sleep anymore. On like 5 different channels at 4am is an infomercial called "breaking bald". Just a fyi.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:38 | 4861805 NoDebt
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I thought it was a documentary.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:48 | 4861846 Bastiat
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You might have mixed that up with the new reality show, "Breaking Balls."

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4861763 youngman
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We were probably subsidizing his housing too

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4861764 MsCreant
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$1,700 ain't much. Wonder if he had a SNAP card, if he collects retirement?

AIDS has gone up in nursing homes. Did so with the onset of Viagra usage.

Strange times, strange old timers will become the norm.

They are us, soon enough (unless you are already there).

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:54 | 4861821 Hongcha
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I review medical records all day long and you would be surprised how many 70+ guys are ordering Viagra - which underclass providers like Kaiser/VA, candy-flipping vending machines that they are, are more than happy to prescribe.  Looks like a lot of these coots just keep hittin' that old grey thatch.  I guess it gives them something to do while they wait to die in Dullsville.  And those are the lucky ones.  I suspect a lot of these dudes just need something to masturbate with.  They have been left very, very poor and it is all they have.  That and cigarettes.

Ten years ago Mark Ames said Amerika had turned into part insane asylum and part nursing home; how right he was.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:21 | 4861896 Flakmeister
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Sad but true....

That and a lot of senior homes are basically geriatric sex farms.... Lots of horny women out there, menopause does not cause their clits to fall out you know...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:23 | 4862307 MsCreant
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Glad you edited that.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:42 | 4862627 Flakmeister
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Definately a whoops moment on the re-read...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:46 | 4862424 SAT 800
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And you know this, HOW ? FREAK !!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:47 | 4862429 SAT 800
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Have Cialis; will trade for hydro-codone; PM me ? okay ? thnx.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:56 | 4862459 FredFlintstone
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If u want/need Viagra u should pay for it out of your own pocket. Can't afford it? Thems the breaks.
What's next, Botox and face lifts for all?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4861767 NoWayJose
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Meanwhile, several tons of meth crossed our unprotected southern border today...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4861769 Mi Naem
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"But aside from the fact that in a New Normal in which senior citizens are forced to cook meth in order to survive,..." 

Nah, the guy's just a careless serial crook, repeat offender who doesn't give a crap that he may cause an explosion in this otherwise "tight-knit retirement community".  Almost had a not-so-victimless crime, and I'm glad they got him. 

ZH really needs to tighten up on the propaganda credibility.  This piece of useless garbage was just sloppy, lazy, and thoughtless like a Tyler hastily banged it out while he really, really had to go take a dump. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:38 | 4861804 pods
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Almost had a not so victimless crime?

Remember that line of thinking when the eye of Sauron gazes upon you.

pods

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:10 | 4863347 Mi Naem
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You assume I am unfamiliar with the "eye of Sauron".  No. 

But by your implied logic, folks should be able to drive drunk with impunity and only pay for it after they have killed someone or caused significant damage, or that folks should be able to just pop off some shotgun rounds in an R-1 neighborhood as long as they can't be proven to have caused some harm. 

It is reasonable for folks to want laws enforced that will protect us from the reckless stupidity of others, including and in particular that "eye of Sauron". 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:49 | 4861851 shovelhead
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Black market news is still market news.

He wouldn't be making it if he couldn't sell it.

At least the black markets aren't rigged to the point where an entrepreneurial newcomer can't get in.

Drugs are about the only case where demand creates supply. No stimulus is needed to drive that demand. It's built in.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:53 | 4861861 Cthonic
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You don't make it to the ripe old age of 64 by cooking carelessly.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:33 | 4861772 pods
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A half pound of meth is $1,700?  That has gotta be a typo.  Thought that stuff was expensive? 

pods

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4861774 The Most Intere...
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This dude was probably gettin' all kind of poontang...  

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4861777 Glass Seagull
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His lab will be purchased by the FBI (with Bitcoins), and then kept running so as to avoid negative economic impacts.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:10 | 4861799 MsCreant
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Nah, the Fed will buy stocks in big pharma, they won't support the little guy, not a crony.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4861778 El Vaquero
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at what point will DEA busts of this kind be considered counterproductive to GDP growth?

When the government understands that too much government spending constitutes a drag on the economy, even if they are seizing assets and spending the resulting profits from those drug raids. 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4861779 adr
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It's ok, my wife had sex with me last night but I had to take her out for dinner and drinks. Since money was required to get sex, it counts as prostitution and therefore GPD positive. So the loss of one meth dealer has been offset.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:56 | 4861882 Miffed Microbio...
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Well, that just pissed me off and someone is gonna hear about it. I had to cook his favorite dinner in sexy lingerie and stilettos as a happy ending to Father's Day. I paid for the damn food too. I think I just screwed the GDP too and offset your contribution.

Miffed;-)

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:12 | 4862246 Emergency Ward
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MM, they will tax that someone for the imputed value of your services.  Ha ha...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4861783 shovelhead
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Explains why all those Grannies have a new sping in their step.

At first, it was the 'no nude jacuzzi parties' and swinger parties in Sun City, and now this.

Talk about going out with a bang.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:48 | 4862434 mumcard
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I figure if you make it that far you should be able to do whatever the hell you want.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:36 | 4861792 alien-IQ
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another small business being shut down by "the man".

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:36 | 4861794 NoWayJose
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64 years old is short one year to qualify for Medicare. This guy probably needs to cook meth so he can pay his Obamacare premium. All is forgiven.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:38 | 4861798 sleigher
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I only skimmed, but no walter white jokes?

 

Also, Fresno?  The entire central valley is just a big ol' cook house...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:52 | 4862457 SAT 800
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In the entire Fresno-Bakersfield enclave there are three un-blackened whole teeth; and four people who can actually read English. Just sayin.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:38 | 4861803 insanelysane
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These 60 year olds are the hippie generation.  They went from pot and acid to coke and crack to viagra and oxy and are no on to meth and heroin.  It's been a good run for them.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:55 | 4861807 Oldrepublic
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regarding meth, this BBC documentary by the British Journalist Louis Theroux  is worth watching

filmed in Fresno, California

Louis Theroux - The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chQUvruRer4

quote from a Guardian reader:
eminently watchable and morbidly fascinating.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:41 | 4861815 Colonel Klink
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Elderly have to do something to survive now that the feral Fed has destroyed their interest income.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:40 | 4861816 XitSam
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I'd like to know more details on how the police found meth in his car during a routine traffic stop.  One way is he (foolishly) gave consent to search. Another is they saw contraband in plain view (stupid).

10 Rules for Dealing with Police (Full-Length)

Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:06 | 4861935 alien-IQ
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wasn't there a recent supreme court ruling that stated that cops can do whatever the fuck they want, whenever the fuck they want to whomever the fuck they want?

I'm pretty sure that was the exact wording of the ruling...but then again, I drink a bit.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:32 | 4862059 Colonel Klink
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I remember a ruling like that in Pennsylvania, but cops pretty much do whatever they want, to whom they want, whenever they want anyways.  The Constitution be damned.  Supreme (snicker) court just seems to go along with them.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:56 | 4862147 lakecity55
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No.

Actually, you can be dragged out of your car now, liquidated, and all the cop has to say is "I feared for my safety."

These extra-judicial killings are becoming more frequent.

I have even heard some cops are setting up contests to see how many they can get away with.  I do not think it is a majority.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 21:01 | 4867476 XitSam
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Pretty much http://www.infowars.com/shock-fedgov-court-ruling-police-can-kick-in-you...

Even without this ruling, police can use one level of force greater than the one you're resisting them with, even if they are breaking the law!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:43 | 4861827 Flakmeister
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On saturday a buddy of mine was forced to evacuate his neighborhood of $700,000 town homes because someone across the street was running a lab...

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2014/06/15/hazmat-probe-croton-com...

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:46 | 4861841 alien-IQ
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how else were they expecting that guy to pay for that 700k home? with a "job"?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:59 | 4861904 Flakmeister
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Daddy had some serious bucks and owned the place (along with another in the complex), junior was a bit of a spoiled fuck up....

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:49 | 4862095 lakecity55
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The feds set up these labs to get you used to abandon your home so they can enter and search it for anti-regime activity.  If you are already on 'the list' they will plant material. There are a lot of arrests of these individuals not being reported.  This was initiated a couple of years ago. Witnesses are threatened into silence or eliminated.

The Administration has already been at work arresting/liquidating/silencing citizens. Arm up.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:51 | 4862143 Flakmeister
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Clean up on aisle 7....

Whackadoo spewing verbal diarrhea on aisle 7.....

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:55 | 4862158 lakecity55
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just wait.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:18 | 4862281 MsCreant
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Ya know, it sounds absurd to me too, but here is the problem: central banks buying up 27T of the stock market is REAL. Many of us thought that had to be what they were doing, but we finally got a confirmed kill on that yesterday. Top that shit for absurd? I dare you. 

That puts me in a place that I have to be open to a lot more than I ever would have been in the past. Wackadoo is not spewing crap about aliens or witchcraft. I cannot be as confident mocking him as you seem to be. I am not agreeing, but I was mocked elsewhere in the past when I stated that the CBs had to be outright buying stocks, and no one gives a shit, but I was right. I was called a "fool" and an "idiot." By Mish.

I guess I am being too sensitive. It is terrifying to see closed minds fail to connect the dots. It is why we are in this fix.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:57 | 4862481 SAT 800
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It's been a steady process ever since they killed Kennedy. Every-day another citizen starts wondering if maybe the problem IS the Government? Do old white guys with cigars sit around in smoky rooms and make plans? Well; yeah; actually, they do.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:41 | 4862672 Flakmeister
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There is quite stretch from CBs propping up the market to busting fake meth labs as a means to spy on people...

Did you think that the 20th century economic game would end with a whimper? There is a paradigm shift coming for the species and a lot of people are in denial....

Mish used to say that to all the Peak oil people along with Denninger... Don't let it bother you...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:46 | 4861834 BobTheSlob
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If he just would have purchased moar stox, he wouldn't have to wear that big Draino smile!

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:51 | 4861856 papa_lazarou
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But...but...I saw that TV show that glamorized and promoted meth production as a way to support one's family. The show made me care about meth cooks and empathise with their motives. The show put a human face on meth, and made me feel like I, too, could get into the wrong business for all the right reasons. Why would the TV confuse me like that?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:55 | 4861879 sleigher
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dry sarcasm is always better than just plain old jokes.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:53 | 4861865 JRobby
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"But aside from the fact that in a New Normal in which senior citizens are forced to cook meth in order to survive"

Sorry, need to call bullshit on this. Crooks come in all age groups. This is not an economic based event.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:57 | 4861887 sleigher
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He has probably been a cook for many years.  I seriously doubt he fell on hard times and decided this was the way out.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:08 | 4861942 pakled
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Unless he got the idea from the TV show...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:24 | 4862309 sleigher
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I already have lost hope in man.  If this guy watched that show and decided to make a go of it then I don't know what to say.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:00 | 4862490 SAT 800
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If you've lost hope in man; then there's some hope for you. (??) Is this a paradox ? Not sure. I don't know what to say either; or what to do. No, wait, I do know what to do; bye now; got to go look for my oxy-codone dealer. Catch you Later.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:59 | 4861903 pakled
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"perhaps a more salient question is how long until local police departments are told to stop busting drug dealers around the nation for fear of what that could do to US GDP growth?"

 

 

Another salient question might be... "And the police went to his apartment -apparently with no search warrant- because why?...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:04 | 4861924 JRobby
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Black market sales are not part of GDP. The seller will go out and buy "legitimate" goods and services yes. The buyer has forgone purchases of legitimate goods and services and channeled some money into the black market.

Where is the economic news segment of this? Black market will always be around.

 

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:10 | 4861957 pakled
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Moral of the story... Meth production should be (hopefully) safe, (not so) legal, and (not so) rare.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:59 | 4861907 taketheredpill
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What about the $50,000 the private Prison company gets to keep him locked up?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:09 | 4862231 Emergency Ward
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It's more than that.  Plus the skim taken off by every agency and court along the way.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:08 | 4861944 Inbetween is pain
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RU fucking kidding me?  This is relevant to ZH?  You guys are really scraping the bottom for news.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:32 | 4862053 Kprime
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cracks in the plaster dude.  It' important to be able to see these. When the crash comes, you won't need ZH to point it out, everyone will be able to see it, even you.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:15 | 4861978 RaceToTheBottom
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I think it was a Meth Retirement Village and the rest of the guys just threw him under the bus.  It was probably sanctioned by the Retirement Village Management as part of the effort to keep the village above water....

 

It is just terible what we force our retirees to do.....  LOL

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:26 | 4862027 yellowsub
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McGruff was wrong, crime does pay and pays well.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:03 | 4862497 SAT 800
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You just figured this out ? congratulations, I suppose.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:27 | 4862034 macambaman
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Reminded me Breaking Bad.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:38 | 4862080 lakecity55
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Damn, the Fascist Government will go to any length to destroy small business.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:45 | 4862121 Joebloinvestor
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Wait until they start busting soon to be "illegal ammo reloading operations".

Then you will know how fucked up it is.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:48 | 4862125 telefunken
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"yo mr. white just don't get caught"

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:50 | 4862136 world_debt_slave
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geriatric brand

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:59 | 4862181 QQQBall
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That is gonna hurt GDP.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:14 | 4862262 Emergency Ward
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Elder abuse, can't they just leave the poor old fucker alone?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:07 | 4862514 dot_bust
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People are being left with very few choices as to how to make a living. The following article exemplifies that fact:

This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248996/This_IT_worker_had_to_tra...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:34 | 4862610 atthelake
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This happened a thousand times today and it's on ZH becaussse......

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:56 | 4862697 Dr. Engali
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Click bait.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:02 | 4862716 atthelake
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Came back to edit and I can't. Sorry.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:37 | 4862849 butchtrucks
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Better call Saul...

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:45 | 4863655 monad
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They should drop the charges and let him go. 

The ancients prohibited all drug use except for seniors. For them, an old guy was fiddy. If you made it to fiddy you could have all the dope you could stand. Solves some social issues better than ice flows, hey?  

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