Contributor Archives: Pete Andersen
Oil is big business. Dare I say the biggest business, narcotics, a close second, notwithstanding. Thus it only makes sense that the illegal drug trade would take a page out of the Oil Empire’s handbook. Oil and heroin have been bedfellows for a while, most recently coming into light with the US invasion of Afghanistan. The Taliban, which was the ruling sect until recently, used draconian methods of public torture, executions and destruction to all but eradicate Afghanistan’s heroin production throughout the ‘80s, when the US were their allies. Now, in order to fund their war against the US and other terrorist activities, the Taliban protect and pay top dollar to farmers that grow the opium poppy which in turn produces heroin. This has evolved to the point where over 90% of the world’s heroin is coming from Afghanistan. Read more
Since day one I’ve looked up to one man more than all the rest combined. He flew airplanes, big fucking airplanes. Much like the lighter than air machinery he operated he has always been larger than life and functions in the same capacity. Retired and supposedly resting on his laurels reaping the rewards of his 33 year career with Air Canada I still get updates from his ‘Spot’ GPS on a weekly basis that put him in the middle of the Atlantic, Denmark, Scotland, China, South America and any number of the supposed 4 corners of the globe.