Hurricanes, droughts, wars, oysters, tax cheats, revolutions, foreign policy, NYC and the business of water. #waterinc #businessofwater

Cocainenomics | The Syndicate — Violence was a masterful substitution for the merger and acquisition tactics of legitimate businesses. Anyone who crossed Escobar, even fellow cartel members, was killed by his legion of sicarios, hired guns as young as 14, plucked straight from the hellish ghettos of Medellín.
Sep 24, 2015

This WSJ piece of sponsored content (ad) has an amazing online design. It even lets you cut your own of of coke…

Sep 25, 2015

Escobar’s challenge was simple: “Plata o plomo” (“Take my silver or take my lead”, i.e. bullet). #Netflix #Narcos…

The Ever-Changing Logistics of Drug Smuggling — Escobar, who started out as a car thief, then small-time trafficker and kidnapper, first saw opportunity in feeding America's cocaine habit by smuggling coca paste into Colombia, refining it and paying "mules" to smuggle it into the U.S. in their luggage or by swallowing condoms stuffed with cocaine.

Cocainenomics — By Peter S. Green How Cocaine Traffickers from Medellín Transformed the Multibillion Dollar Global Drug Trade The Medellín Cartel was an empire of stunning sweep and unimaginable violence. At its height, it earned as much as $4 billion a year-most of it cash-for its members and controlled 80 percent of the cocaine supply in the United States, leaving tens of thousands of corpses in its wake.
Sep 22, 2015

Nice, WSJ's native ad team launches it's Netflix Narcos campaign today 'Cocainenomics' You can cut the headline up...…

Sep 22, 2015

WSJ sponsored content about Narcos lets you construct a gigantic line of cocaine…

Sep 22, 2015

Loyalty. Bribery. Violence.That's how you run a $4 billion a year cash business. #Netflix #Narcos…

Sep 22, 2015

Props to the WSJ's sponcon people for being the first native content operation to let me cut a virtual line of coke…

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Powering The Grid From Afar — It's the conundrum of electrical utilities: in the heat of the summer, when customers have their air conditioners and lights running and are sucking up power to run their businesses, how can a utility prevent overloaded, overheated circuits that can lead to fires and even blackouts?

Terminal Condition: Privative Manhattan’s Worst Transportation Hub — Each weekday, The Port Authority Bus Terminal Accomodates some 230,000 passengers. But the featureless, filthy and poorly signed terminal can barely cope with the traffic. The PA says it needs to tear down and replace the buildings to serve a projected 337,000 individual trips a day by 2040.
Aug 10, 2015

Why a $10b publicly funded bus terminal? My latest in NY Observer Privatize Manhattan’s Worst Transit Hub #PA #MTA

Short on Sleep? Eat More Spinach and Peanut Butter to Improve Your Memory — Women who are short on sleep may perform better the next day if they eat more peanut butter and spinach, according to a University of Pennsylvania study that shows Vitamin E and antioxidants can improve spatial memory in the sleep-deprived.

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows — All that stuff hoarders keep in their bedrooms may be keeping them from sleeping properly, aggravating the problems that fuel their hoarding in the first place. This makes it harder for those afflicted to function during the day, according to a new study, although sleep researchers caution it's hard to separate cause from effect.

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows

The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle — The plastic containers water comes in accumulate each year in such volume that they litter beaches, foul seas and carpet landfills
Feb 28, 2015

RT @YIbukun: #Nigerian "bottle masonry", one of many global innovations tackling the toxic problem of plastic bottles… #pollution

Trading game: how to fix The Newsroom with The West Wing’s cast — Mobility of talent is one of the best things about sport. It provides endless reassurance that no matter how terrible or disappointing your team was this year, with the right changes to the line up you'll be right back where you deserve to be by the end of next season.
Jan 08, 2015

Food for thought: How to fix Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" by using the cast from "The West Wing": @crikey_news

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Oct 30, 2015

@WinkMartindale I'm not 69 , it isn't my birthday and who the hell are you?

Oct 21, 2015

@vfw @vfwhq @vfwmag Sleep disorders are killing veterans and servicemebers:… #sleep #veterans

Oct 20, 2015

Dr. Nano's $43 Billion Empire Buffeted as Bharara Investigates

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