Follow the Money
A bank car was robbed yesterday in Aden, with the thieves getting away with almost 100 million rials (a little less than half a million US). Now, given what else is going on, this could be small potatoes- a normal (if spectacular) crime doesn't really hold up to war, secession, and terrorism. But there is a long pattern of militant groups of all stripes using crime to pay for their actions, especially bank robbery. As of right now no one has been caught- and no one may ever be- but it will be interesting to see where this money might be going. A half a million can buy a lot of weapons.
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
The next gold rush might take place in our sewers.
- Even though we think of it as exceedingly rare, gold can be found all around us.
- The trouble is, most of the gold is hard to get at; its too diluted in our waste or ocean waters to effectively extract.
- This new technique quickly, easily, and reliably extracts gold from most liquids.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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