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107,520. The logic of the annexation of Texas was essentially that attributed to Saddam Hussein when he conquered Kuwait. (Failure & State & Empire US & Texas) Noam Chomsky, Failed States audio
19,923. A would-be robber of a Texas grocery store disguised his face with a balaclava, but forgot to remove from his breast pocket a laminated badge that bore his name, place of employment, and position within the company – an oversight spotted by witnesses. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Robbery) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
79,308. Brown Mountain isn’t the only place where strange lights have appeared. In central Norway oblong lights have been appearing over the Hessdalen Valley since the 1980s. South-east of Marfa, Texas, unexplained lights have been reported for two-hundred years – hovering balls of light seem to float above the ground sometimes for several hours. So what is going on? The Brown Mountain lights have baffled rational minds for centuries. (Light & North Carolina & Texas) Weird or What? Human Popsicle
19,924. They are assassins. On the front line of America’s and Mexico’s brutal drug wars. And their violence is spreading deeper into the US. From the prisons of Texas they commit torture and murder on both sides of the border without mercy. They are the Barrio Azteca. Once you’re in this gang, you’re in for life. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Prisons) Gangland: Barrio Azteca
19,925. Barrio Azteca works both sides of the Rio Grande to feed America’s insatiable appetite for illegal drugs. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas) ibid.
19,926. By the mid-1990s Barrio Azteca was the undisputed kingpin of El Paso’s streets. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas) ibid.
19,927. Barrio Azteca is organised by military ranking. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas) ibid.
19,928. These warriors act like bodyguards and drug-smugglers. They also carry out hits on American citizens in El Paso. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas) ibid.
74,171. The streets of south Texas are filled with blood. And one gang is responsible. The Tri-City Bombers will do anything to stay on top. (Gangstas & Texas) Gangland: Trinity of Blood
74,172. An army now more than a 1,000 strong. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
74,173. The Bombers’ most hated rival is the Texas Chicano Brotherhood. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
74,174. They’re the newest thing in town. And they’ve taken Texas by storm. They’re 14,000 strong. And they have no fear. They’re Tongo Blast. (Gangstas & Texas) Gangland: Deadly Blast
74,175. Houston, Texas: this city was built on oil ... Leading the way is a ruthless gang – Tongo Blast. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
74,176. Tongo Blast began distributing marijuana and cocaine imported from Mexico to Houston. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
74,177. They are a violent band of brothers. Moulded in maximum security prisons. They are Stone Cold Killers. And threatening their supremacy is punishable by death. They are the Aryan Circle of Texas. (Gangstas & Texas) Gangland, Circle of Death
74,178. They claim to be separatists, not racists. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
74,179. The gang has grown to more than 3,000 brothers in more than thirteen states. (Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
19,929. You might have seen them terrorising the road across the great state of Texas. Like everything else in Texas they’re bigger and badder. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Motorbikes) Gangland: Bandido Army
19,930. One of the largest motorcycle gangs – or OMGs – in the world. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Motorbikes) ibid.
19,931. The Bandidos made Meth as much a part of their gang as their motorcycles. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Motorbikes & Crystal Meth) ibid.
19,932. The Bandidos became a global criminal network. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Motorbikes) ibid.
19,933. Africa-Americans are not welcome. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Motorbikes) ibid.
19,934. They began as the most notorious prison gang in Texas. They grew out of a disturbing ideology. They are the ABT the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. They rule the streets too. Nowhere is safe. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) Gangland: Aryan Terror
19,935. A gang built on racial bigotry and violence. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,936. The ABT developed a deep hatred for two black Texas prison gangs: the Mandingo Warriors and the Self Defence Family. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,937. Drug profits help finance their brothers on the inside. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,938. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is one of the most violent hate groups in America. This white supremacist gang operates a criminal network from behind their prison bars. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) Inside the Aryan Brotherhood
19,939. As the ABT makes money it also attracts new recruits. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,940. Thompson is ready to make his move against the existing leadership of the ABT. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,941. The highest percentage of their income comes from meth- amphetamine. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison & Crystal Meth) ibid.
19,942. Those who don’t make it often join Texas’s second largest white prison gang – the Aryan Circle. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
19,943. The white supremacist hate group has become a brand. (Gangstas: Texas & Texas & Racism & Prison) ibid.
28,497. If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell. (United States & Texas & Hell & Civil War US) Philip Henry Sheridan
28,894. There were now nearly 35,000 American-born immigrants and their slaves in Texas. (United States & West & Texas) Ken Burns, The West II
28,895. Three independent republics in North America: Mexico, the United States, and under president Sam Houston the new Republic of Texas. (United States & West & Texas) ibid.
43,837. Fifth Ward: five square miles of twenty-four-hour parties, drugs and violence. (Drugs & Gangstas & Texas) Drugs Inc s4e4: High in Houston, 2013
43,838. The craze is Lean [pharmaceutical syrup]. (Drugs & Gangstas & Texas) ibid.
70,777. $200 a day ... Whatever she earns immediately goes on Crack. (Drugs & Crack & Texas) Drugs Inc s5e8: Dallas Dope Cowboys, 2014
70,778. The cartels have infiltrated Dallas. (Drugs & Crack & Texas) ibid.
74,429. Latest figures show a 32.5% increase in encounters between police and cartel members in Houston. (Drugs & Texas & Gangstas) Drugs Inc Compilation: The Inside Man
106,914. It’s a contest they say of stamina but it’s who can maintain their sanity the longest. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) Hands on a Hard Body, 1997
106,915. These people stand beside the truck with their hand on it and the last one to take their hand off wins the truck. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,916. The mosquitoes started biting me. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,917. Mystical kind of experience. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,918. I’m going to be here till I pass out. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,919. I know the Lord was giving her the strength during that time. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,920. He was hearing voices or something. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
106,921. It’s going to go down to whoever loses their mind. (Endurance & Competition & Texas) ibid.
108,463. In recent years a silent revolution has taken place: we thought the age of fossil fuels was coming to an end … The United States firmly back on the map as an oil and gas producing super-power. Thanks to the shale revolution … has opened up a huge reservoir of fossil energy. (Oil & Texas & Fracking & Energy & Gas) Shale Cowboys: Fracking Under Trump, VPRO 2017
108,464. A few men in Texas are turning the energy supply industry on its head. (Oil & Texas & Fracking & Energy & Gas) ibid.
108,465. It looks as though fracking heralds a golden future for the American energy market. But there are major differences of opinion about the safety of the technique. It is said to pose several dangers to the environment: to cause earthquakes, and to contaminate the underground fresh-water reserves. (Oil & Texas & Fracking & Energy & Gas) ibid.