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Mexico: Tunnel like El Chapo

While his guards played solitaire, El Chapo went at it. Here’s how you too can tunnel like El Chapo! (click on image for full size) Tunnel like El Chapo – An infographic by the team at Powertool World El Chapo news today: Official: Pilot who helped ‘El Chapo’ escape captured On the one hand, Chapo Guzman’s rumored $100M bounty on Donald Trump is ‘reason for concern’; on the other hand, Online giant Yahoo has fallen hook, line and sinker for a debunked story claiming that Mexican drug lord El Chapo has posted a $100 million reward for leading presidential candidate Donald Trump ....more

Colombia: FARC behind Uribe investigation, says Inspector General

The news: Colombia prosecutor seeks probe into former president and 1997 massacre. Alvaro Uribe was governor of Antioquia, where victims of 1997 paramilitary attack that left 15 people dead in El Aro claim government helicopter was present The prosecutor’s office asked the supreme court to look into whether Uribe was somehow connected to the attack that left 15 peasants dead in the hamlet of El Aro, in the state of Antioquia, near Medellin. At the time, victims said armed men burned homes, raped women and killed farmers indiscriminately during the two-day rampage ....more

My Teenage Daughter Wants To Be A Prostitute And I Fully Support Her Decision

I have a brilliant, beautiful, 19 year old daughter, who recently told me she wants to be a prostitute.At a time in her life when I thought we would be sending out college applications , we are working together on composing sex ads for the erotic services website, Backpage. Yes, you read that correctly. I am not only helping her write sex ads, I am helping her choose which photos of herself to post online....more

What Peeple Totally Got Wrong About the Internet

Suddenly, an app with a great deal of financial backing is on the horizon, and it essentially stands for the opposite of my goals on social media. As much as the founders would like to believe otherwise, I believe this app will only promote an outlet for under-regulated personal attacks and the general approval of emotionally-driven judgments about people in our lives. In other words, I am not a fan. ...more

Donald Trump: My Son Heres You

The other day, my son brought up a conversation he had had with this friends about presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He told me his friends at school said that Trump was racist. I thought it was interesting that kids his age were talking about politics and that they knew that Trump had publicly made bigoted comments about various ethnicities and religions. We discussed Trump in a very matter-of-fact way and moved on with the day....more

Women’s Situation Rooms boost peaceful voting in Africa

Cross-posted from UN Women It’s 28 March 2015—Election Day in Nigeria—and scores of youth incident reporters are working around the clock to record complaints, observations and queries about violence against women, fielding calls from across the country received at a toll–free line . The constant hum of ringing phones and the rising rhythm of voices crescendos around this special room, known as the Women’s Situation Room. ...more

5 Ways to Get People to Read Your Blog

You spend all that time coming up with a great idea. You rush to your computer, and start typing away. You guzzle countless cups of coffee. You get that post up and then…Nothing. Absolutely nothing.It’s happened to many bloggers, so don’t think you’re alone. One of the most difficult parts of blogging is getting people to actually read what you’ve written. Trust me on this. I know what you’re going through. Now, while I haven’t been (seriously) blogging for all that long, I have found certain tips and tricks to be useful....more

Nevada’s advantage over the “Lithium Triangle” of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile

Good news: Lithium Market Set To Explode – All Eyes Are On Nevada (emphasis added) And the brine is the place to be, putting Nevada at the front line of the North American lithium revolution at a time when other minerals are collapsing. The lithium, found in salty water, or brines, is the most cost-effective on the market; it’s cheap and easy to extract, giving competing battery gigafactories new, affordable American lithium resources that will be a global game-changer. At the end of the day, Nevada has enough lithium brine to earn it a place among the key global venues—a list that for now includes the “Lithium Triangle” of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, as well as China ....more