Sunday, July 28, 2019

Conversating about the Cartels

If you want to wind down as the weekend closes, check out this Joe Rogan podcast.  Rogan explores the world of the Mexican cartels with one of the leading experts on the subject.  Enjoy.





20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm always been fascinated by the cartels. You rarely ever approve comments about them though.

Anonymous said...

Wind Down. That will just raise my blood pressure.

Anonymous said...

Of more localized interest should be the Indian gasoline cartel operating in the Metro. Say what you will and deny its existence if you wish; however, that group is fast buying up every gasoline station and convenience store they can get their hands on while building others. They will eventually corner the market.

A cartel is not always owned/operated by a particular nationality, but in the example given by both Kingfish and me, it is. A cartel is not necessarily a pejorative term, but eventually it will control prices in a market.

Anonymous said...

Ed is my spirit animal. You can find him on instagram and facebook under edsmanifesto.

Anonymous said...

Another complainer @10:03 w/o the stones to start their own gig.

Anonymous said...

4:06. what about all the crazy white guys and their gun stores? That’s the real tragedy. I was able to go buy a gun from one of y’all and I definitely shouldn’t have been allowed. But they don’t care. Only thing the guy cared about, like everyone else it seems, is their wallet.

You want to go after the drug dealers but not the gun dealers. Hypocrites. The Republican Party is dead. Most drug dealers have on white coats.

Anonymous said...

4:06 you don't know much about C stores and gas prices.
Prices are based on current delivered price. That's right some days they lose money.
As a group C-Store owners (the Indians white,black, and Corp.) are the most competitive people on Earth especially when it comes to gas. It's the bread, candy and junk at the cash register that they make their money on.
Also this is a job Americans don't want, it's 12 to 18 hours a day for most of them and you have to put up with assholes everyday who think you got it made.

Anonymous said...

8:12 - Thank you for replying. Perhaps you will tell us why the stations owned by the Cartel have gasoline priced from four to seven cents a gallon higher than the stations they don't yet own. Have you priced the gas at Deerfield/Old Canton? Outrageous.

And as to 'jobs Americans don't want', that's bullshit. The first thing they did when they bought out all the Valeros was cut out all benefits. Then those who had not left to find benefits elsewhere managed to get terminated. All of those were 'Americans'. But, I assume these Indian operator/owners to also be Americans, or did you mean to say 'white people'?

Regardless of your fictional reasons for them buying up stores, you can NOT deny that it's taking place. And another goal in every situation (where allowed and space permits) is putting a liquor store in the other end of the building. Candy, bread, junk, gas, peanuts, beer and whiskey. Oh, and poor customer interaction with zero eye contact. But, since they corner the market, they don't care about the trivial. Next, we will discuss the motel cartel.

Anonymous said...

Joe Rogan has some great pod casts covering a myriad of topics.

Kingfish said...

You left out the drug-dealing, 8:55.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you will tell us why the stations owned by the Cartel have gasoline priced from four to seven cents a gallon higher than the stations they don't yet own.

So what? Purchase fuel somewhere else. Do you whine like this about everything?

Anonymous said...

The C stores and hotels are a way to bring in every member of a village or clan on work visas. And they aren't all Indians. Some of them are Pakistani, Sri Lankan, or Bangladeshi and they are all racist against one another. But your average color blind chicken mcnugget Chalkie can't tell the difference. Which is why the Elmer's are losing because they are all so fat lazy and stupid.

When this milk cow dries up the visa holders will load their lucre on 747s and fly home.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for leaving us your "opinion," DD. I have yet to find a matter small enough in Madison County that you don't bitch about on your personal Facebook group.

Anonymous said...

I've seen videos of victims who have been flayed and beheaded by cartel enforcers. If you ever saw the Mel Gibson film Apocalypto it is very reminiscent of the scene where the priest is doing the mass sacrifice. Just a primitive and excessive orgy of gore.

Don't think it wont start here. Too much drug consumption, too many drug arrests, and too many demographics. There is no denying that we have more and more hispanics showing up in the metro every single day. And while they arent all cartel members, it allows the cartel members to blend in.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting and insightful. Thanks for posting this, KF.

Anonymous said...

I see we need an economics lesson you know that thing call supply and demand, then there is market and sales volume you need to think about. The guy at Deerfield has all of the things you will find atthe stores near the interstate. The store at interstate will turn his inventory 60 times a year. The at Deerfield will be lucky to turn his 45. He could careless if you buy his stuff or if you want you can drive to the interstate at 9pm. That's why it's called a "convenient store."
As it relates to them bringing in their relatives to the family business, they most certainly do, most people can trust that a realitive is a good hire. When this happens they pay taxes, get their visa renewed on time, go school online, get a degree,save every penny they can until they can invest in a store of their on, why because this is the way to prosperity, they have a lifetime to work on citizenship.iu

Anonymous said...

All the chattering aside, the comment posted above is the truth and you all know it:

"Say what you will and deny its existence if you wish..."

Cartels have one goal, "Corner the market". "Own the market". I don't think they're involved in drugs in our area but they're certainly after all the gasoline, peanuts, pizza, beer, whiskey and motel money.

Anonymous said...

"Perhaps you will tell us why the stations owned by the Cartel have gasoline priced from four to seven cents a gallon higher than the stations they don't yet own.

So what? Purchase fuel somewhere else. Do you whine like this about everything? July 29, 2019 at 9:14 AM"

Think about it - While you're pretending it's not real and you deny the existence of the Metro Cartel, they'll eventually own every damned station in three counties and you won't be able to 'purchase fuel somewhere else'. You own the market, you set the price. That's the way cartels operate, whether it's drugs, gasoline, oil, bootleg whiskey or poontang.

Anonymous said...

Cartels you mean Sprintmart, Fleetway, Cefco and Circle K right they along with Kroger and Murphy Oil control over 40% of the gas volume in the metro, I don't see much difference in their pricing. They have 10x the buying power of any of the smaller chains and independents. In some sub markets the smaller chains and independents even have lower prices.

Anonymous said...

But down the bong Lt. Paranoid @ 8:01. You've been smoking too much weed.

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