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Marijuana Field found on Google Maps

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on Saturday, January 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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According to a news article that I found on Digg the Swizz Government found a “pot” farm buy using Google Earth. Apparently the bust yielded 1.2 tons of Marijuana and valuables and cash worth over $780,000. Personally I think this is absolutely insane. Is there anything you can really hide from Google these days? I mean yeah it’s a cool feature that you can find things via satellite, but it’s a little crazy. Granted these guys were kind of dumb just growing weed in the middle of a cornfield, but that’s not the principle of the matter at hand.

Apparently authorities found the marijuana field which was just about two acres hidden amongst a field of corn. According to the article they were looking for the address of two men that were supposively involved with the drug ring, and they stumbled upon this field of “green acres”. This group of people have apparently sold somewhere near seven tons of marijuana in the last 5 years.

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Gas prices plummet to below $2 nationally?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on Monday, November 24, 2008 by Tim Althaus

gas-bendover1I found an article on Digg today (that was from Sunday) from CNN that talked about how the average gas price fell below two dollars for the first time since March of 2005. It really made me think, we as American’s have been getting bent over royally. But part of the reason is because we have been using so much gasoline that the demand is so high. It’s nice that as a country we have been able to cut back drastically on the use and dependency of gasoline.

A lot of people constantly bitch about how gasoline prices are so high and tend to blame the president and congress, but they must realize that we as American’s use more gasoline than any other country in the world. And if you think about the simple principles of supply and demand it all makes sense that gas is so fucking expensive at some points.

I have to tell you fellow American’s that I don’t feel as though I can trust OPEC to keep the price of oil down for too long, which means we will soon be bending over again. We need to keep it up as a country and start finding other means to get places that we need to go. Alternative fuels are going to play such a huge part in the future and it’s just a matter of time before our vehicles are running on something other than gasoline.