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Legalizing avocados only way close down cartels.

By The_Weeping_Ayatollah follow The_Weeping_Ayatollah   2019 Nov 20, 6:13pm 141 views   10 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


The cartel members showed up in this verdant stretch of western Mexico armed with automatic weapons and chainsaws.
Soon they were cutting timber day and night, the crash of falling trees echoing throughout the virgin forest. When locals protested, explaining that the area was protected from logging, they were held at gunpoint and ordered to keep quiet.
Stealing wood was just a prelude to a more ambitious plan.
The newcomers, members of a criminal group called the Viagras, were almost certainly clearing the forest to set up a grow operation. They wouldn't be planting marijuana or other crops long favored by Mexican cartels, but something potentially even more profitable: avocados.
Mexico's multibillion-dollar avocado industry, headquartered in Michoacan state, has become a prime target for cartels, which have been seizing farms and clearing protected woodlands to plant their own groves of what locals call "green gold."

https://apple.news/ACg0ObisnQgWvRXXBrDU4Gg
1   ignoreme   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 20, 7:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How do I get in on the toast farms?
2   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Nov 21, 7:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So it takes seven years before an avocado tree actually produces. You're telling me these cartel guys think they'll live long enough to see profits from newly planted groves? Apple news must be sourcing the Onion again...
3   willywonka   ignore (4)   2019 Nov 21, 7:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Its a gateway vegetable!
5   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Nov 21, 7:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
So it takes seven years before an avocado tree actually produces. You're telling me these cartel guys think they'll live long enough to see profits from newly planted groves? Apple news must be sourcing the Onion again...


"Reading is fundamental".
6   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Nov 21, 12:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Liberal_in_blackface says
"Reading is fundamental".


So is privacy..
7   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Nov 21, 12:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
Liberal_in_blackface says
"Reading is fundamental".


So is privacy..


Reading the actual article doesn't infringe on the reader's privacy in any way, shape or form.
8   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Nov 21, 4:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Liberal_in_blackface says
Reading the actual article doesn't infringe on the reader's privacy in any way, shape or form.


9   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Nov 21, 5:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
Liberal_in_blackface says
Reading the actual article doesn't infringe on the reader's privacy in any way, shape or form.




Weird. I don't have subscription to that shit and it didn't ask me to subscribe. Oh well.
10   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Nov 22, 9:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think it's the incognito part, which is why I mentioned privacy. And all I do is set firefox to never remember anything when it closes.

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