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  •  Well, I live in a rural area... (4+ / 0-)
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    where illegal outside grows happen.  They are not being tended by locals out there talking and acting like cheech and chong.  They are being planted and tended by Mexicans with guns.  

    Our area is VERY rural, in Oregon's Coast Range.  We live in our woods here, play in the woods, ride horses in our woods, hunt, fish, hike.  Not anymore.  A neighbor was out with his two young daughters and his dog that he puts on a radio collar... its a hunting technique that I don't thoroughly understand but the dog goes off into the brush to tree a critter and then you track it with a device.  When his dog didn't return and he heard movement down a gulley, he left his daughters on the logging road and went off thru the brush to follow the dog.  Suddenly, he found himself in the middle of a large grow.  A man with a gun asked him, "Do you know where you are?" He answered yes and the man shot him.  Luckily, the bullet entered his side but missed all vital organs and the gun jammed before the man could shoot him again.  So my friend ran, made it back up to the logging road, scooped up a kid under each arm and ran out of the woods.

    At the hospital, he wouldn't say where or what exactly had happened but local LEO's sent up the copters and found the growsite and arrested four men from Mexico.  This all happened less than three miles from my house.  We are all much more cautious going into OUR woods during grow season now.  Men with guns will shoot us if we stumble on an illegal grow.

    So, I find the anti-terrorism excercise to be not so out of the realm of possibility... except it's not local growers or stoners who might be doing it.  It would be foreign drug cartel growers.  They ARE here.

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