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Timberline
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:53:36 AM

One cold morning last year, a math teacher jogging through her hometown in eastern Montana was abducted, strangled and buried in a shallow grave. Charged in her death were two drifters from Colorado, drawn to the region by the allure of easy money in the oil fields.One hundred fifty miles away, in a bustling oil town in North Dakota, a 30-year-old man disappeared one afternoon from the street where he had been putting in water and sewer pipes, leaving behind a lunchbox with his paycheck inside and a family grasping for answers. After months of searching, his mother said she now believes her son is gone, buried somewhere on the high plain.

Stories like these, once rare, have become as common as drilling rigs in rural towns at the heart of one of the nation’s richest oil booms.....
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:33:44 PM

What's the slant?
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:52:05 PM

LOL, I wonder if the NY Times would put the same slant if it were a solar boom?

Could you imagine this? "As Solar Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In" or "As Wind Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In"

Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:06:55 PM

Once again, history sadly repeats itself
CyclistMO
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:43:29 PM

We try to find excuses for not using alternative and renewable energy... while ignoring the horrible costs of Big Money from Big Oil & Gas.
endymion
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:00:18 PM

The criminals follow the money...just like Dillinger said.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:56:29 PM


One more sample of how fossil fuels enrich our lives?

The industry will take no responsibility.

Think this is another dose of industry "enrichment" most of US are better off without?
bullfrog42
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:50:29 PM

That will happen
coughlin
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:30:35 PM

'Boomtowns' have always attracted scum.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:55:24 PM

Criminals are everywhere.
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:37:32 PM

Small town America is no safer than big city America when the lure of easy money attracts undesirable elements. Sad, but they will need to get used to it and take the same precautions as urban dwellers have practiced for years.
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:19:09 PM

Crime goes hand in hand with easy money.
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:59:08 AM

Growing pains.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:38:19 AM

Ever since this nation was settled by the white man that has happened
Patriots9
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:27:17 AM

Ok
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:40:06 AM

It started with gold...will continue with every discovery.
ObieDog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:20:19 AM

Sad how people are.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:54:04 AM

No justification, tree bends if loaded with fruits
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:53:10 AM

It's typical for America, that's the way it has been for centuries of America's exploration
wrunner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:47:25 AM

Horrible and tragic.

Hunt down the perpetrators and put them in jail, now.

Killers must be stopped or their killing will continue.
grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:44:57 AM

the work nots/have nots must have finally arrived!!! too bad.
c0wb0y
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:38:27 AM

Not surprising.
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:27:29 AM

I knew it wouldn't be long before someone shoots the messenger.
teenitup
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:24:12 AM

Oil is to blame?

I call BS. Like Gandalf said, people are to blame.

The liberals at the NY Slimes always have to blame the inanimate.
Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:58:13 AM

This is as sad as the shoppers fighting each other on black Friday! USA needs to pray!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:57:45 AM

new York is kinda like calling the pot and the kettle story huh ?
rosa403
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:56:07 AM

crime never stops
gandalfthegrey1
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:44:55 AM

Sad as this is, it is also typical NYT lib thinking - that these people would have been saved were it not for oil 'pouring in' crime. Bunk. Oil is not the problem. People are the problem. Crime is far too abundant all across the land. Big cities have many times more crime than an oil town. This is the same thinking that says taking away guns will eliminate ctime when studies show that doesn't work and cities like Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and DC are perfect examples - and there are no oil rigs.
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:38:09 AM

This has been the way of society for centuries....
screwoilco
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:31:48 AM

its sad that prosperity breeds crime
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:28:29 AM

ok
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:20:11 AM

With progress comes corruption.
Winatgas
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:06:58 AM

People with no thought of life, need to have punishment equal to their horrendous deeds.
JLSindy
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:01:02 AM

Crime often follows the money!
skempton
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:00:06 AM

History repeats itself.
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:47:22 AM

money brings out the evil in people......
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:43:44 AM

This is why we need the death penalty.
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:41:56 AM

The scum follow money.
lisenclose
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:28:18 AM

Im sorry to hear .in reality it's happening in every state and city, young girls are being abducted in the sex trade, Irate parents are kidnapping their children from custodial parents, Homeless people are being killed for sport in the cities. this world is a hard place to live
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:22:12 AM

Just follow the money.
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:18:13 AM

Sad news to read.
CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:09:14 AM

My heart goes out to the pain these families are feeling. I hope these two cases are solved quickly.
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:05:08 AM

so they were expecting the rocket scientist to work the oil fields?
history repeats itself
cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:01:41 AM

Sad.
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