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"pablo escobar" Discussed on The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
"Is a Coney or Tony. Tony. Tell me. How many people are in the band? For four, wait a minute. One, two, three, four. There's four of them all right. What's wrong with you? Why did you stop that? Yeah, that's a good sign. Roger horrible. Just letting go for a little bit. They really need to tighten up, you know? Some love is just too late I want a great day. That's a lot, and that great guitar in there, all that stuff. She clicked on Twitter and the number one thing trending is herpes. What the hell's going on? Let's get into it. Let's talk about it. Let's go. Why is herpes trending? Everybody has it. I've never goes away, right? Anything trending. I know. It's so weird. You know, there's a herpes that lives in your cheek. What? And there's like 90% of fever boosters. It lives in your cheek, and never down, then it pops out, and I think correct me if I could get back to pizza son of God's sake. I know we got the beer snake coming up. Pat, I enjoyed that song very much. Oh, thank you. And pat, I got to give you a warning. Believe it or not, this again today that Pablo Escobar hippo thing is back in the news. Back in the news. Again. Do we have a headcount on how many hip over down there? Yeah, and it's over a 150 now. And they started with four. And they say it could be what 800. They were going to castrate. Castrate them and then apparently that's rather difficult. Hippos are very dangerous. Aren't they the most dangerous? They kill about 5 read about 500 humans a year are killed by hippos. Somebody sent me a video of and there's a family of lions swimming down swimming down a river, okay? It's mom aligned daddy line a little baby way. And all of a sudden, you see this hippopotamus come from left screen. And this thing is flying. And it gets a lion in its mouth, and it's still pretty. It's like the lions are in a kayak and this hippo is in a cigarette boat or something. The Lions aren't the lines aren't sleeping. They're digesting is what I'm saying. Oh, nice. That's awful. But what we have. So anyways, Patton, you've got a Pablo Escobar hippo trip, but you might want to polish that. We got that story coming up. We've also got beer snakes in the news. And we also have a couple of strip club stories coming up. One of them involves hurricane Ian, and recovering. From that, and also it's the start of the spring break season. Probably, I think the earliest is what next week this week may be already. Which means we can look for all kinds of action. I know my colleagues very responsive Texas, Florida, and Mexico. Christy has gotten much more work. You have friends going on sprinkles. That's going on spring break because she's still in college. She's going to Canada. Where to get a job, will you? Part time job at least. It does have a job. Tom, our kids are podcast up there. Arthur just kids want to stay in college for the rest of their lives, right? So I had a friend that did that. There you go, see? That's what she's doing, I think. She's taking full advantage. She's graduating college in three years. For me, college, what? 7 and a half? Have some fun. Take some time, so have a good time. See you worked hard. She has all the answers to the test. I want the Internet these days. Do you want to give you the sports teaser? We got trouble in the NBA kids. And you know what Sunday is. Next Sunday is the selection show for March Madness. You guys, brackets. And tournaments yesterday with the smaller teams or translation, the teams chick will get and the NCAA tournament coming up. You're a kennesaw mountain. Your lips come once again. We do a random office pool. We need to do some kind of adjustment on that to reward, we should have a prize for the person who is the first out. I think we do have that, Tom. We do? You do? This is not the first year you've made this argument. No. Have I won yet? The argument I mean. I tell you what. You win every argument. Are you kidding? If I give you 20 bucks, will you not talk about it anymore? You brought it up. I did not. Yes, you did. I didn't bring it up. Who brought up the NCAA tournament in bracketology? We got Canadian in sports. What are they doing up there, huh? Well, they're balling stuff up there. It's what they're doing. Yeah, okay. Okay. I'm not sure what that means. But right now, coming up, we have a couple of a stripper and strip club story, so I thought we would share this with you. This is Rodney Carrington. Rodney Carrington is
Colombia proposes shipping invasive hippos to India, Mexico
"Colombia is proposing transferring dozens of hippopotamuses that live near Pablo Escobar's former ranch to India and Mexico as part of a plan to control their population. The hippos, which are territorial away up to three tons have spread to far beyond Escobar's hacienda Napoli's ranch along the magdalena river, environmental authorities estimate that could be about 130 in the era and their population could reach 408 years the ranch and the hippos have become a sort of tourist attraction in the years since the kingpin was killed by police in 1993, when his ranch was abandoned the opposed survived and reproduced in local rivers and favorable climatic conditions to successfully export such animals for hippos would be lured with food into large iron containers and transfer by truck to the international airport. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Real lower end. My mother was worth the checkout counter and finest supermarket in Glendale. My dad was a plumber. Later a building inspector. And my wife grew up in Colombia with Pablo Escobar and el padrino. So what bars on their house? And yeah, so my wife knows poverty pretty much better than anyone. So we both grew up for a differently to my kids. And you know, he asked me what it's like, raising kids now that you have been so good to me. You have been. I mean, the show generates a lot of money to you. And I always joke like I'm like the Kathy Bates character in Titanic. You remember, oh, she's new money and I mean, that's me. I'm new money. I don't know. I'm not old money. I'm not some Thurston Howell sophisticated. I'm just a dopey street ground to happen to fall into a really cool job that luckily people like to pay to be a part of. But I was never going to steal away the opportunity for my kids to work and manipulate the world with their own hands and minds to make it a better place by giving them things they don't need to get. I told you, you know, my daughter, when she first started driving, she told me about one of her friends. I don't know what her name was, whatever. Tammy, whatever. She said, dad, this is so cool. You know, Tammy got a Porsche. I said, that's really cool. That's appreciate that. You're going to get a Honda. Great car. You're going to get a Honda. I said, so one thing I'm going to get you, because I want you in a safe car with the latest features, as I'm going to give you a Honda, you see our vehicle still drives great. That tip on the great damn car, she's driven it back and forth to college. The great state of Alabama for a long time. And that car is fantastic. But I could buy my daughter a porch. But I'd be stealing from her, wouldn't I? Wouldn't I be stealing from her? Would I be taking everything from her? My daughter's in school with 18 taking 18 credits now. She's doing a pre med. She's got a job. She cries about it sometimes. I told her, you know, she had a lot of work and sometimes she'll call and she gets stressed out. It's my job to hear her out. She didn't have to work. I'd give her money, but why would I do that? Oh, that's cruel. Is it? Is it cruel? Why would I steal from her? Steal from her the opportunity to learn soft skills of dealing with people. She works in a just say a clothing store somewhere. And then when she comes home, here's the kicker. On vacation she works here too. She works in a place that sells desserts around a neighbor even when she comes home. Why would I steal that from her? Dealing with people dealing with customers handling money. Learning not to steal from people. Learning how to be responsible, learning how to manage relationships with other people. Learning how to speak to people without
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
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"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"So is the president of the U.S. getting involved at this? I don't know if he was personally involved, but he's personally aware of what's going on and directing that he wants to stop that we want the Germans to not allow them to enter Germany. We don't know why they were going to Germany. We don't know, was that their final destination? Or was that just a stopping point to move on to the next location? Do they have property in Germany is like they did in Miami? Later on, we found out, remember, and it was, I think, I was talking to the retired country out of shape or DEA and he was telling me that they did own some property in that area. I think it was around 5 30 or something. They did own property there. So when the flight lands, as the story has been relate to us, and this is we had de agents in Frankfurt at the airport with the German authorities when that flight landed. And as I understand what the flight landed, it was not allowed to go to the terminal. It was taken to a taxiway somewhere made to wait. So all these people were waiting since big because the Escobar families on there. And that's the German government trying to determine what they're going to do. So when they finally let, I think they had a bus come out and take the family off of the plane as the way I remember it. And they put the Escobar family into quarantine inside the Frankfurt airport. I don't know if you've ever been to Frank where it's a huge, huge airport over there. So we've got our agents, our local agents on the ground, that live in Frankfurt are working hand in hand with the German authorities. And they've since told us that it was when the family got there. It was 50 50. There was some Germans wanted to be allowed to enter and some wanted to be expelled. So that negotiation went on all night long the next morning, the German authorities made the decision to expel the family back to Bogotá on the next flight out of Frankfurt back to Bogotá, the family was placed on that flight and sent back home. Our guys are on that flight as well. Our agent and the two Columbian police officers. Did you guys provide a reception for them when they landed at Bogotá? Well, javi and I were there at the airport wait for them. Did you have a welcome back home? I didn't even come up and say hello or anything. Just ignore this. Oh gosh. Oh, dang. Who what I thought? Well, I mean, but this is a major issue, right? I mean, it's hitting the press. It's hitting the headlines. If people didn't know about Pablo and you didn't know what was going on in Colombia, you sure as hell did now. You're going to love this part..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"So we're calling the embassy. We're what are we going to do? What we're going to do, mister task, want us to stop the flight. There's no way we can stop it. We can't stop them from getting on the flight. The Columbian are Colombian partners are saying the same thing the police. So what this leads to is we decide that we're going to put one of our agents and a couple of Columbian police officers on there and to cover capacity. Now, the Escobar family travels first class because they've got so much money. And it was the I can't remember what type of plane it is, but it's the one that has the double decker where the first class is upstairs and then the that's probably the 7 47 back then it would have been, yeah. This is tons of airlines and so we had to buy first class tickets at the last minute for our agent and the two undercover police officers. Don't worry, just put it on my credit card. It's a little bit more involved than that. But we got them on there. And our agent had a we had a bag that was rigged up with a camera inside that had a little pinhole lens. So all I had to do is did look like a Camry, they look like just like a maybe a camera bag itself. But he was he could pull the he could touch the hidden switch in the handle and take pictures with that bag. And you know, what we're trying to determine is, are they meeting other people on the plane who's traveling with them? I think it turned out to be the wife, the son, his girlfriend and the daughter. Was there anybody else JP? Right. I think there was another lady in there was because she was also traveling with them when they were going to Miami. They always had another lady involved. We knew her. I.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"And so we also wanted to determine, is this really the family? Who's traveling with them? Who's providing protection for them? The whole ball of wax. So for me to stand there, being the lily white person that I am physically with a telephoto lens on a camera, I didn't stick out at all because the world press was out there taking pictures of Pablo's family as well. What we saw was in these pictures are on the Internet, I believe where you can see men in plain clothes, carrying weapons, holding machine guns up. That was the attorney general's protection detail. They were provided protection for the Escobar family. So de Griff and his gang were providing protection for the Escobar's at the airport. So they recognized the people. I mean, we knew we used to go to meetings and degrees office all the time, and you saw the armed guards that were there. And you got to recognize and they knew who we were. And you recognize these guys on the bus, they're hanging out the door, trying to keep people away from the Escobar family. The bus and are bus that was trying to get to the main terminal so they could get to the international terminal to flat to. Is this not smell? I mean, at this point, now you've got the AG's office who's been obviously doing all of their own negotiations. But was this just like a little too much now that they had armed AG personnel escorting the family at the airport? I mean, is that kind of like, is that did that really kind of was at the straw, the final straw? Or was there even worse stuff with other stuff? We went to meetings. I remember, I remember when Barry Abbott came down from headquarters and we went to a meeting with Mickey Ramirez, who was one of Pablo's was a member of the Medellín cartel who I believe handled aviation transportation routes. And we were talking to Mickey about we want to talk to him about potentially getting information about where Escobar was hiding and help us locating. Well, Mickey showed up with his own his sicarios. We were severely outgunned that day. It was me heavier and a headquarters agent berry Abbott, with one sculptor. We all had our side arms, and these guys were showing up with shotguns in long guns and machine guns and every other gun you can come up with. But one of those people, we recognize as one of the bodyguards that was providing protection detail for Mickey Ramirez, who was a wanted criminal..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"He's just tear it out. I said, what is a tear out the Visa page from the from their passports and you keep and I said, and I remember the ambassador being real straight, he says, do what I'm telling you to do. Yes, sir. So I tore up the Visa. And I think he told me he says, if they want to apply for Visa, tell him we'll make an appointment for them, come into the embassy in Bogotá, and we will talk to them. That was publicized later on in the papers. So anyway, all this commotion and I will never forget that scene because people were starting to yell, the Escobar people, you having at the cars, we have a right to get on the plane. And they would not let him so a lot of yelling, screaming. People started crying. It was chaotic scene, but I remember the scene of his little girl, his daughter, which she was just a little girl. I'm not going to mention her name, but anyway, that's his daughter. And she just sits on the floor and she starts pairing. She had a little white poodle with her, so she sits on the floor, and just starts talking to her little dog, petting him. And just oblivious to the chaos going. Excuse me, to the chaos on the outside, the people yelling, the people screaming. She just sitting and talking to her little dog. And I've always imagined what was she going through. I mean, she's seen the worst of the worst. And right now everybody's yelling and screaming and she's just, you know, she just sits on and starts talking to her little dog. Just trying to shut off the rest of the world, but wow, that's got to be always stuck in my mind. So afterwards, basically, I had the visas and they were not allowed to travel and well basically when you ripped something out of a passport it kind of makes the passport invalid too. You're not supposed to roll. Later on, I've heard that that was once in a lifetime. That's like the passport is untouchable, right? Basically, you can't mess with it. Your personal, the government, your country, has given it to you, it's your personal right. But this was under the ambassador says, I am ordering you yes, sir. I will obey your orders. That was kind of funny, but. Pablo Pablo got so pissed. He actually appealed to the U.S. government. Is this the time where he appealed and he was kind of taking his case to the public? Did he was this the time where he had this quote facts interview with The New York Times? Yeah, he did something. He I remember, and that's why the ambassador was publicized saying, hey, have him come in. We'll talk to him, hamsters who walked him into the embassy, and we'll talk to him and explain the process. So and there was some there was some obstacles in the public bar tried to take it to the world press, saying, hey, that's this illegal, what the U.S. has done to us. But that's rich. I mean, the irony here too because he tried this tactic again, where he says, hey, if you just let my family go, I'll turn myself in and it's kind of like, yeah, pal, I think, you know, the train has left the station on that one. There's no going to think about why Miami so basically Miami. He still had contacts there. He still had a lot of connections. You know, here I'm the world's most sought after trafficker. In I'm sending my family to Miami, Florida..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"I remember there was colonel Castro, who was there. He was the second guy in charge of the search block. So he said, let's go check it out earlier. And it was kind of a we didn't have much going on right now. So I remember getting the chopper. We landed we landed the Rio Negro airport. So we go in to the airport and by this time police and it was in a Bianca flight. They were still not inside the airplane, but they were the police who were waiting for colonel Castro and myself to show up. They had stopped the boarding process and so when we get there, I see it's public wife. His son and his little daughter and so we start we start checking the passports and I'm and remember I'm not supposed to be involved because you know I'm not supposed to be there, right? So of course. So they're bringing me the passports and I'm like, man, what do I do? So I said, well, let me call the embassy. I remember I could not get a hold of mister tosses that somebody just direct me to the ambassador's office. And you know what? They put the ambassador on the phone, which was lucky for me. And that nowadays, I would never happen to just an agent calling up an ambassador. And I think we said it before like Steve said this ambassador was a hands on type of ambassador. So anyway, so I'm lucky and this is all happening because the cops are not letting them get on the airplane. And they're all looking at me. What do we do? We need a decision. Do we let them go or not? So anyway, I said, I'm mister ambassador. This is what we have. We have his wife. His son and his little girl. I mean, as far as I can tell, the visas look legit, I have them. And I think this is the first time in history State Department because I have no authorization when they tell an agent or DEA agents as all right, get the passports where the Visa is and it was a whole page with a Visa..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Talking about the real DEA narcos. Now like I told you after teasing episode 9, this is when stuff gets real. This is when Javier does some stuff probably never done before and diplomatic history. He actually confronts the Escobar family without Pablo at the airport as a try and leave the country. Also, they still got the frequency for Pablo's son and for the radio fund they're using, so that thing heats up and also the U.S. ambassador calls Joe toft Javier and Steve's boss into the office and say he's got an informant in Miami and they send Javier on a wild goose chase to Miami right as they're closing in on Pablo. So in this episode, we get to that. We get to finding Pablo. We see what actually happened when the Columbian national police working with the DEA find kill and put an end to the reign of Pablo Escobar. So guess what folks spoiler, Pablo dies, Pablo's been dead for a long time now, but this is the real story behind that. So everybody stay tuned. We're going to get into that. But if you're listening to this, it means you're a player in the biggest baddest, most dangerous game of all, the game of crimes, we want to thank you, Murph and I just want to give you our undying gratitude our thanks for being a part of this family. This is the good stuff. This is the fun stuff. It's not for everybody. We get this, but for the folks who get it, the folks who understand what it is we're trying to do by telling these stories, you'll understand why this is so great and why this is just some awesome content that nobody else is putting out out there. So what do you say? Let's strap in, let's get ready. Let's get geared up because episode ten is coming to you. The real DEA narcos on the real DEA narcos. We are back episode ten Diaz..
The Real Story of Jan. 6th Is What the Government Does to Innocent People
"Well isn't that the story of what I mean honestly Nick this has been the story since Maybe since Trump took first took office but especially since all this COVID madness has hit and that transition of power this has been the story What they're telling us in the media in the left wing media is happening does not match up with what's happening before our very eyes You're right there You didn't see some violent revolution that was going to overthrow the United States government I don't even know how they thought that was going to happen What guy with horns sits in Nancy Pelosi's share and then what Fill in the blanks They are telling a completely different story Yeah like I said most of the people there that I saw were my age or older and what were we armed with like blood pressure medicine and Holy Grail in our sleep apnea machines If you're going to overthrow the government you need some young people okay Maybe a military would help too Maybe But as we start piecing together you know talking to people that were there what we really discovered as we went wrong was that the real story here is what the government is doing to innocent people who really went there and did nothing else Families that have had their doors broken down by the FBI And you know this man that they came after never been arrested for anything Alex and his wife and they treat these people like Pablo Escobar or serial killers or something S.W.A.T. teams humbert vehicles going down a little neighborhood For the streets I mean it's a pulling but the government is doing And the reason they're doing it is to have a chilling effect They're trying to terrorize and demonize Americans who disagree with the leftist agenda and make sure that everybody understands This is what's going to happen to you if you stand up
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Next well. six months later. I received a letter. And it's a letter from roger and then we start this lovely correspondence and we start writing. You know in those days us wrote everything and And then the next summer he was coming up again he was on his way to alaska and He says i would like to come by and see you. And i said well i'll be in the same place that i met you last year. And so when we when he came up this time for some reason roger reached for my hand i reach for his and man that was. It was like love and four. I touch those love. It was just a like a silence. You know in my gosh and we didn't even look at each other. It was just oh my goodness what happened here. And i was the type of person i never wanted to get married. Not way way way down. The road never have any children. And i wanted to see the world's first and then do all that to know and But those those love and you've been ever since yeah well. The thing is about the love. The the two you have for each other is ahead to persevere through quite a heck of a journey. So how did rogers drug smuggling change the nature of your love and your relationship with lex that remained steadfast it It endured and Since rogers being home. I think we've rekindled the love that we had when we first met it would but but i think my faith You know my faith my steadfast faith and also the fact that roger not communicated we wrote letters you know he. He never complained. I know there were the children there. He never had mistreated me. I love this guy. We hit a lot of experiences. It was just even though. I good looking charismatic. He's pretty you know and he's venturous you know. Would you say that again but yes it was. Just i know i you know. I missed him physically but he was just. We were just so strong in spirit. You know and We could talk to one another. What what was it like Roger when you're a free man seeing my for the first time.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Now you see tent cd all way up and down here. I guarantee every one of those people have mental problems some degree our liberties but they are a little bit off now than you get a. da agent. It wants to make a name for himself. He goes don't gets two of them one of them to sell two grams of methamphetamine to the other one and he gets to conviction and a young prosecutor he gets a conviction he wants to make a judge and we got to judge. Where is it. I'm going to give a million. His name gilbert. I'm gonna make i'm gonna give them in a million years before why get off the judge you get food like that in charge you can feel prisons up with pitiful humanity and those are the ones and in the other is people over drugs. The drugs should be a a healthy. It's you can't you cannot police it enough. It's just they know like the only thing. That overdoses is opioids the heroin and if they can give it to him it cost about a dollar a day to give the worst addicts his his fixed but they'll give it methadone which is from a pharmaceutical company. Which just as bad. Why in the world. We tried it all over the world in portugal in england in when they give the the girls clean up the no more stolen cars qui- who who wants to keep this farsh going they just perpetuating it by all ever. Little police places getting oldies suits and armor and machine. Guns is just like all. It's it's such a spanish is sad. Do you think drugs should be legal. I don't know about that. But they certainly should be controlled. If a person is an attic able to go down and get his. Fix neil with somebody there to help him with a clean needle in last of orange juice. It's so much cheaper than prison. So much cheaper than him. Stealing cars are prostitute having to go to work that sad. You've lived one heck of a life looking back there is There's a lot of young people that listen to this high school college students. What advice would you give them how to live. have a successful career. I don't have a good life how to be a good man. A woman to be a good man or woman. If i had it to do over with are just tell you what i'd done. I would have paid attention. Stood in my lesson in. Did the best i could in school in school. Yes and went as far as i could have. I would have liked to win a doctor. I just didn't have the stick ability or anybody to tell me..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Then. After six months they shipped me to Put me on conair double shackled blackbox hands and i went to went to oklahoma and they let me out on the On the floor. I couldn't imagine. And i could call after a couple of days. And they said there was a man year from washington. Give you a perot year. You only got your at three thirty. So he left. He said he'd be back next year. What happened in now six months. So then there was a lovely little lady. She was the case manager. Something she said you can ashville parole on the record should please do send them email. In the next day. I got my parole ninety days later. They sent me to terminal island. Put me in the place. There with the infinite. I guess the muslim old is. I am seventy eight years old. They put me into people in their dying. And we'll chairs and legs off and arms off and cancer so i was in there not wished to fellers around and i come out to channel hole there and i went to the right to get me a haircut to mexican gadget lieutenant. Other one between us and he went to boot. Let's i could outrun you slam me. Put me on the ground. Handcuff me and put me in the shoe. Full week. I got out man. Put me in the back into place. They treat me rough. So i got a little more trouble. And they put me back in an shoe. And i wouldn't come out. They had that The virus was out killing people or they killed eight people in that unit. I was in so. I mean i wouldn't even come up and take a shower. I had i had a little stroll that i put in the sink. And i'd take a song that i had inscribed muchly off with it with some snoop in glass order with my hidden in cleaned putting into told those your time during the coronavirus pandemic last april in the middle of Dine bad in there..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"It was Bars it looked like a piano. Notre this waste. Make it pretty but it was a little bit. I gotta root from guy where they made boats in there and i I had twenty minutes. So i went in there and i wrapped it around and up with a broom handling it was cut off and wrapped it around until the pool. The bars together on that side in apulia belva sabbath. That don't put me in inside the prison yard with the Soccer equipment which kip. but they were Putting you windows on one side of the prison and they had scaffold up to the fourth floor so there was a little recess there and there was guard towers ever hundred feet or so. I mean shooting. Cute you so i got behind that Inclined climbed up. Hold onto the bricks on one hand in the scaffolding on the other and went to the. I locked my shirt and most of my clothes going through the window. I got older skin off for me. I thought you're gonna die. And i was trying to sideways like this and finally i got into bars. Let me through and to call the skin off me. So i got pull that roof and i have asked my just leave their trying to catch. My breath didn't bring inhaler so we've made a lot of everywhere. Oh i would blow to yash. And so i got down to the end. In on the reason reason i did they would put. It was putting a new wall again again around the prison to make it larger and they had taken all the wire off above a sally port where they could join the walls together. And i saw that when i came up and there was a guard. Half of like a dome sticking out of that brick building where there's a guard there with a gun. He kidding you now. I mean he was surely trained to give you and we had bad people in that place so i lay up one above it and i saw a garden. His wife come with a double umbrella was just pouring down rain. Your am without a shirt on bloody in. He had little. She had a little boy with them under that double umbrella if i knew him when he come and she started back loosely port. I hit the top of that guard. Tower bam with both feet and jumped. I guess it's three more floors. I jumped. There was a policy land like a cone. Where digging it there. And i hit that in my feet buried up to their knees but i didn't fall in ranch straight towards her so he could shoot me and then i went around some bush went downhill and then i heard bam bam bam bam bam behind me and i looked net..
Using Your Customers to Increase Sales - Pablo Escobar De La Oliva
"High daily. Say the community. this is spotless. core leib co-author of teams win championships for today. I want you to think about if you are really taking advantage of your lawyer customers to maximize your seats. We all use customer references or case studies and we used them everywhere. We started mean websites in ourselves presentations or in our conversations. When we pete's our products or services with to talk on the why the what how. And then where did these has been successful. So customers get an understanding of our products or services outcomes. They also get challenged if they are not achieving the same results within their current business initiatives and they feel the need for getting up to speed with their competitors right then they would probably like to double check these references and get the best practices to replicate an improved. The success from the case. Study the best option to do a follow up with them is to bring them in front of the owner of the case study. Which is our loyal customer. Now how can we make. These successful here are three simple steps. I you need to defy the correct sponsor of your customer organization but taking on the level of influence these has inside the organization and in the market and the skills this has to pitch your products or services. It also matters that he's opened percent it to another customer second step you might need to teach your customer to show. Can't be real say straining right. This can be as simple as an individual interview or conversation to learn from them. How we've solved their problems. You can guide them but it has to be with their own words after this. They could do the same to others. The last step is that you also need to stop the proper environment to make the sponsor sale happen. Discount be through different mechanisms. One of them is the peer to peer conversations in these conversations. They will talk without june necessarily being in the conversation.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"All our dean guys were standing there over the body. Pablo escobar and. I yelled at him they all. They didn't fire their weapons. But they're holding the right guy. I mean it's just even looked on. Vr absolutely so we. Eventually i fall. I stay with martinez. We make it around to the back side. We climb up the ladder and get up on the roof there and You know. I mean it's to me. It looks like pablo escobar all the photographs of his body. That you've seen on the internet or anywhere else you know. We took those photographs. There are photographs. And i'm still thinking well. We still need confirmation. Either you know fingerprints dental records. Whatever well then pablo's mother and his sister show up and they're down there and i'm trying to maintain a low profile because you know be more about as wide as you get. I don't blend into hispanic country and let me see in those infamous pictures to your like wearing this bright red shirt so it's easy to pick you out of the crowd. I was a trendsetter. I was so anyway. I'm trying to stay a little bit of background. But i wanna watch them to see what they do over the sister. She finally just kind of bulls her way up through the crowd. And i mean there's thousands of people come out because you've heard this massive gunbattle as she walks over to the body of the bodyguard. Who's laying on the ground. And she starts. Just berating the police. That's not pablo escobar. You guys killed wrong man. You're the most inept police officers in the world. I mean she's just really give down the road and they let her go through her spill and then finally they say climate ladder take lift up on the roof. So she clowns up there as i'm watching and when she sees pablo escobar's body i knew without a doubt at that point. This was the family. Identifies him. that's i mean. That's i hate to say it the golden and it's like that's the. Id you needed it. Was she broke down you know. She realized that her brother really was dead. Now you know it's gonna take quite a while to process crime scene like this and the media starting to show up like my. My sister in tennessee told me she saw a glimpse of me at one point on.
Wait, the Cocaine-Bear Movie Is Actually Called Cocaine Bear?
"Is Johnny Cash, of course, and his song Cocaine blues in 1985 1 Bear had the cocaine blues and now it's gonna be a movie about it. Don't sound so bizarre. Elizabeth Banks is directing a movie called Cocaine Bear and then new film produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller is based on a true story of a Kentucky bear who died of a cocaine overdose in 1985 like a bear a real big a real bear. So what happens happened with the You know, the people who are carrying the drugs were in a plane. They dumped it, They don't the cocaine out of the plane. Then the guy tried to hop out of the PLO plant. Brother with a parachute tried to hop out, hit his head on the plane. So he died because he couldn't open his parachute. Meanwhile, this bear gets ahold of it eats the cocaine dies. They find the bear. They're trying to ferret. Why died, They figured it out. And they named him Pablo Escobar, and now he's on display. He's on display. So anyway, there's the whole movie for you. Yeah, that's a fascinating story. I'm not sure that's a 90 or 120 minute movie. We're gonna do it. I guess they're gonna be Oh, blow. Esca Bear. Look it.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Described the protesters is poisonous snakes whose heads must be crushed. But for the first time, the main opposition party leader seemed to side with the students saying that the new rector should resign. It seems this conflict may now effect turkeys polarized parliamentary politics playing out there. As well as on the streets that was Paul must reporting on Turkey's latest unrest. Now back In his heyday in the 19 eighties, the Colombian drug trafficker and narco terrorist Pablo Escobar imported four hippopotamus is illegally. Three females and one male for his own private zoo on his luxurious estate. After Escobar's death in 1993, the hippos were abandoned, but instead of dying off They flourished and hippos have become a much love feature of the surrounding wetlands. In recent years, their numbers have grown to about 65 to 80 on, some scientists predict that could rise to 1500. Over the next 15 years, and nothing's done to curb the population. Apparently, they've become feral on their scene is a big threat to native animal species. Dr. Natalie Castell Blanco Martinez. Is a Colombian Ecologist at the University of Canton, a ruin southeastern Mexico, and she's been telling me more about her concerns. I think some off their people shall be called because there is no other way to control the population growing. If we are only using a civilization, our models show that this is not gonna help to eradicate this invasive species. So if the objective is to eradicate a species, we definitely need toe implement some calling, at least for some parts off the population, not all of them, but at least some part. Now, the Colombian public seems to be on the side of the hippos here. Why it's not some kind of Homily to Pablo Escobar, is it not at all? I don't think it has anything to do with that. I don't think that the hippos are very charismatic animals. They are huge. The bigger be burrows. Their mama's so people create this empathy for this kind of species and in this is pretty normal. That happens on also, we don't have great empathy for our own founder that could be affected by the hippos. So then we have this situation now. Pablo Escobar's hippos were expected to die out. They were hard to capture. Unlike the other zoo, animals of his, they didn't die out. Why did they thrive? They did thrive because the Magdalena River is a paradise for hippos. They have plenty of water during all the year they have a lot of food. They have many, many habitats where they can reproduce, so they are kind of happy, reproducing growing up on just expanding They don't have any crocodiles or lions to eat them, I suppose. Yeah, they don't have any pre gator in the Magdalena River because we have small animals like Jaguar. That is our predicted, Let's say potential protector, but Those animals who have no capacity to attack our people, even a smaller one. And what are they doing to the river and the other animals that live in it? They're not really attacking other animals that we know right now. But we think that the impact is going to be more in the ecological level, like in the physical chemistry of the water, For example, in the physical structure of the ecosystem on this is gonna affect all the other organisms that are living in the river. How would you go about telling some of them? We are not even reaching into the discussion right now, because it's strategy is not in place where is still in a lot of debates in Colombia, trying tow figure out how to do with this invasion. And we didn't reach to an agreement off what we can do. So we don't really know what the next step because we still have to talk and debate a lot with the society. Hippos don't live very easily alongside human beings, Do they? In fact, I've heard that they're one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. Yes, indeed. Hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals. For people, causing a lot of fatalities in Africa. We don't have the situation in Colombia because we still have a few people's compared with the extension of the area that they occupy. By when the hippo population start to grow up, and we have more and more, he pulls the encounters with humans are gonna be more often on. Probably. We're going to start to have more and more accidents that people What Pablo Escobar did. Bringing these animals from Africa was not surprisingly totally illegal, wasn't it wasn't particularly fund of hippos. He just was an eccentric guy with a lot of money, and he just wanted to have a private sue for himself and his family and he liked animals. So he was bringing Gerald and hippos, finals and other animals just for fun. At the moment. The Colombian government actually has a law in place to protect these invaders, doesn't it? Yes, this is true. There was a situation one decade ago when the government tried to start the calling off the peoples. On day After this, they killed one of the hippos. There was a big outcry in the media on then they pressure the government to stop Alicia Lowe that actually protects people's on forbid the colon of the hippos. You actually optimistic that science will prevail here and there will be some control of the population. Well, I want to believe that this is what I do it. This is my role in the society but is not an easy task. That was Dr Natalie Castle Blanca Martinez, who's a Colombian Ecologist. I think I talked about a homily to Pasco. Pablo Escobar in that interview, I meant Oh, Marge serves me right. Trying to be clever, Mike. Is there a moral to this hippo story? Well, it's one illustration of the big phenomenon that's going on, which is that humans getting more powerful every year on It's just administration of just how easily we mess up the ecosystem that were on the We're in these days. So you know, 100 years ago, we weren't quite powerful enough to smash the whole world up. Even if we tried and we waded tried quite hard around that time, But you know, now we've got to a point where we don't have to try hard. We just have to not be careful enough. And we find that we are smashing up the ecosystem benefit of very careful creating a world that's going to be hostile for for most humans, and that's so that so that means we're in a very different context now. So you know the big picture on this Is that its administration of how human beings I've got so much power that it means we need to Change the whole way that we operate on an iTunes. Sorry, and to continue your theme, not human interference in the environment, but male interference in this case, sir. A vain drug lords. Well, indeed. You know, a male drug lord Vanity Project. Who would have guessed? You know where it where it would end up And so you've gone from a kind of war on cocaine to a war on you know, cocaine. Hippos? Yes, it is interesting. I mean, I look in my book. Just doing large is a little You know, there are a breed off what we might call super emitters who are individuals? Very high Net worth individuals. You have leaked so much harm on on the planet, and they're almost all white men who are almost the most likely to be employment. Skeptics or or climate denies a swell and I have to single out here as I'm I'm toppling all these male heroic figures. Uh, Bill Gates, who has written a book, which is about to be published, called how to avoid a climate disaster on this same bill Gates took 59. Journeys in his private jet in the course of a single year. Thank you. Analysts were coming up to the news. This is weekend from the BBC World Service..
"pablo escobar" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Has horns on. He played the practices Yoga meditates all day long. Couldn't be, um or um or gentle, soft, gentle sucks, so I know he's so nice, whole soft spoken human being. He's not a violent man. He's not alone. And what we as a nation have to understand this hour. President needs to be accountable for that. Well, I get that part of it, but You're still your shaman. Dude, The Cube guy is also going to be held accountable for it, and he's gonna go to jail for a long time. I mean, the guy's even I mean, this guy this cumin shaman que human shot. Whatever it is, he's got organic food. Yeah, he's got like Tom Brady food. Okay. He's got like the healthiest food in the world. And we're all paying for that. Yeah. I don't get it. I don't like this guy. Well, you have to worry about it. He's going to real jail. He's going to real prison. That's gonna be federal. He faces 28 years. That's you in jail. Think about that. 28 years, and it's a federal crime, which means you do like 80% of your time. There's no getting out next week for early behavior because the jails and those air real jails there is he's like Pablo Escobar, maybe next to him or whoever they've got chewy El Chapo. There is good news. His mommy can now rent out his room. Gosh, that's great. The revolution. Just think about that kid's the guy that's leading a revolution lives with his mom. And where's horn and wears horns. He's a minute or any thinks as the cues do. When we look at President Biden right now, that's really President Trump president because they had an operation to switch faces. Arizona Daily down Husband promised Parker It sounds blubbing and electrical, the two time winner of the better business bureaus. Ethics award. Coming up next coming up. Are you noticing fewer people wearing masks in Arizona? The reason for that. It's all coming up on the highly popular gay toes and chat show pilot Bob Right now she's somewhat popular. Feculent O k g A r newsflash. She's understanding.
"pablo escobar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Stephen Milly's professor of theology at the Catholic Theological Union. Thank you very much. Thank you. Glad to be here on tomorrow on morning edition. What awaits Joe Biden's solicitor general, who will be called upon to reverse a staggering number of Trump administration legal positions, all while representing the administration before the Supreme Court. Our Nina Totenberg lays out the stakes asked you smart speaker to play NPR or your member station by name. And you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. Columbia has a hippo problem. Normally, these £4000 beast wallow in the lazy waters of sub Sahara Africa. But in the 19 eighties, drug lord Pablo Escobar had money to burn. Pablo Escobar had this idea that he could kind of create a Noah's ark if you like. And so he started collecting animals from all over the world and creating this Personal zoo. That's Emma Clifford, founder and director of animal balance an NGO focusing on controlling animal populations without calling them, she says, among those walking two by two at Escobar's sprawling hideout for hippos from Africa he smuggled into the country. After Escobar was killed in 1993. Most of his exotic animals were moved to other zoos around the country, but not the hippos. The hippos were left because they're so large that rather difficult to move on De so the hippos continued to breed. And now there's estimated between 80 and 100 hippos living in the Magdalena River Basin area. 40 of them are still living at the Escobar, a state east of million, which has been turned into a kind of hippo amusement park. Attracting tourists for the last year. So Clifford's group has been working with local scientists to study these captive animals try and figure out how to control the rest of the bunch, which you're lumbering through the Colombian countryside and invasive species for the ages. Despite the bad rap hippos have for being ornery, you know, never get between a hippo in its water, Clifford says. Locals have grown to love these interlopers and their contribution to the tourist economy. And if the hippos comes through the villages at night time, which is tens when it intends to happen when they go for walk about a time the people respect them and give them the space that they so deserve. And she says the hippos have scared away the illegal fishermen. It used to be that they would use dynamite explosives for certain kinds of fishing, and now that's not happening on so in some ways, the hippos are actually protecting the area off the river. But Colombia's lush lowlands are hippo heaven, and their numbers are exploding, according to Jonathan Suren. He's a professor of ecology, behavior and evolution at the University of California, San Diego and is the leader of a team studying the hippos impact on the rivers and lakes. There was recently done a modeling after size, mapping their potential habitat, and that one at this estimated that they would top out of in around 1 to 2000 or so Animals once they've sort of filled all the available habitat around the Magdalena River, fortunately, says sure, in the hippos were hemmed in by the Andy so they won't be showing up in the Amazon. But they're growing numbers are a problem. Their feces trigger algae blooms and make the water toxic to fish. And with their massive appetites, hippos are competing for the same grasses and fruits. Eaten by native species the war attempts in the past to call the hippos, but locals were outraged after soldiers shot one. Now it's illegal to kill them. So scientists are working on a birth control plan for the package arms. It's no small task to sterilize these huge animals, but researchers hope that they will be able to lure them out of the lakes and rivers with some sweet carrots. Darth, um with a tranquilizer. And inject them with a sterilizing chemical If they are successful, says Shark in the days of the grandchildren of Pablo Escobar's hippos may be numbered. Potentially if you sterilize these ones, and they stopped having new hippos. Then these guys would live out their days.
Colombia's 'Cocaine Hippos' Must Be Stopped, Scientists Warn
"Colombia's cocaine. Hippos must be stopped, Scientists warn. Not bad news for you, but it's bad news for the hippos. Please tell me about the cocaine Impose. I'm curious. I am now firmly entrenched in my decision to go with the bad news first, cause it's got cocaine hippos. Pablo Escobar's hippos are taking over the marshlands of Colombia. This so called cocaine hippos were illegally imported to the country by the notorious drug Lord. What the rapidly breeding beasts have now grown to become the largest invasive species on the planet. So here's what happened. I guess Pablo Took control, and I should know this because I did. I did a school report on him when I was in, like sixth grade, which was a crazy person to pick. But you know, even back then I was kind of a baller. So when Escobar was killed, authorities took control of his 7000 acre estate, including a personal zoo. And here's what happened. Four of the hippos escaped. With no real predators. There are anywhere between 80 to 100, descendants of the Escobar's former pets terrorizing the country's lakes and rivers. Scientists have projected the hippo population could surge to 1500 by 2024. Hippos posed a threat to the natural wildlife since their urine and feces are toxic, potentially sickening other species and even humans, So what they're probably gonna have to do is that I have to kill the hippos They don't really want to, but they don't really see any other option. It's pretty insane. I didn't even know at first you hear cocaine, hippos. You think maybe the hippos have that habits or there, there were being used to smuggle cocaine or something like that. Oh, my mind didn't go there, but you know what your that's not about Take No, but I think it's just more of an ode to their former owner. It's funny, though. How a lot of those drug lords and a lot of crazy guys and history loved having You know dangerous pets. Was kind of like their bugaboo. They just loved it. The big tiger's big casts all that stuff. I'm noticing that trend
Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control
"A couple of years ago. I read a novella called river of teeth by sarah gaily. The concept of the story is based on a real world event. That almost happened smack. In the early twentieth century a bill was proposed in the us house of representatives and informally supported by theodore roosevelt. The us should import hippopotamuses from africa to the swamp lands of the gulf coast and breed them as an alternative meat source for americans basically starting a new industry in the us of hill. Ranching as you know this proposal never came to be but gala novella now collected into a volume with a sequel and some other stories under the title american hippo imagines magic in alternative history where this did happen only set fifty years earlier. You get kind of gulf coast cowboys on hippos tape story. It's great loved it. I highly recommend it. Or if you just wanna dig more into the facts. I put link in the show notes to a long read on the history of the hippo proposal by john. Mouallem will the reason i bring. This up is because americans in the early twentieth century. Were not the only ones with dreams of becoming hbo ranchers decades later pablo escobar would also get into the hippo game importing four of them to live on his estate in columbia and now forty some years later they have bread and multiplied and are spreading all over the wetlands of north bogo. Talk causing mayhem. Consternation and some real concerns for the region. Scientists say this now invasive species is competing with native wildlife polluting local waterways attacking humans and they project will grow in number two fifteen hundred hippos by twenty forty at that point the scientists say they will be nearly impossible to control their environmental impacts will be irreversible but never mind controlling fifteen hundred hippos. How do you control a dozen or even just one. That's not like you can just google it you know. In colombian officials are not hippopotamus experts and there are unique challenges levied upon this specific situation. I quoting the washington post in their natural habitat. Hippos spend the long dry season crowded into waterways shrunk to puddles. They're vulnerable to disease and predation not to mention one. Another as bad tempers but tropical columbia is hippo paradise. Environmental agency researcher david vary lopez said rain is abundant food is plentiful and they're no carnivores large enough to pose a threat. The animals spend five hours a day grazing on grasses and the rest of their time basking in the cool waters of the magdalena and surrounding lakes and quotes report from columbia not being the hippos natural habitat having in effect on the hippos behavior it also affects the surrounding communities impression of the hippos. The officials tasked with dismantling escobar's estate back in the ninety s. Weren't sure what to do with the one male and three female hippos so they just let them roam instead of sending them to a zoo with his other animals and mostly they did that because the hippos were massive and aggressive no one really wanted to approach them so we'll get the harm be and letting them go well. Kenyans and other african communities with native hippo populations could tell you a whole heck of a lot. You've got hippos from each sex so they can breathe for one and they're also hugely destructive to the environment into other animals. Hippos killed more humans each year than other large mammal. But when you don't grow up around hippos you don't necessarily know that so the hippos have become something of a mascot and columbia. According again gift shops in nearby puerto trail info sell hippo keychains and t shirts at the amusement park that was built on the site of escobar's former pleasure palace. Visitors can tour the lake where several dozen hippos now live occasionally one will plot into a nearby community looking as blase as a shopper on his way to the grocery store the hippopotamuses. The town pets resident claudia. Patricia camacho told the local news in two thousand eighteen. You could say that he now takes to the streets as if it were his own and quote but the hippos aren't as friendly as they may look on t shirts. They terrorize farms and hurt residents at times. The government has ordered the hippos to be shot on sight but there's been pushback from animal rights organizations and local residents so then they tried putting the hippos in a pin but and this is one of the mini quotes from this article. That honestly sounds straight hundred jurassic park. Etcheverry said i didn't know they could jump hikes so then they tried big pens with high enough walls that the hippos can't jump onto them. They've also been focused on trying to prevent them from breeding by cuisine. And then castrating the males. They've been through a steep hippo anatomy learning curve on that front though. Not even being sure where to look. For the animals external reproductive organs turns out. It's a bit complicated. They finally got a system of castration down. But it's costly and complicated so they can only do about one year but the estimates are that the population grows ten percent a year and apart from the bodily harm humans and the destruction of farms the hippos as they multiply host of other problems quoting again. A twenty twenty study of hippo inhabited lakes found that nutrients from the animal's feces were fuelling huge. Plumes of area an algae. These intern reduced the oxygen content of the water. Making it toxic to fish.
Traveling To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey. Thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I, mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer. I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint, Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and. Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian friend there with him and and we were talking about. It and when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo. Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building A. City on live biting entrepreneurs. That's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife, and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going, there, however, my parents and several other people said, Columbia. You're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts but I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years old side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy you know here's the. Evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through a you goes through your neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy. It's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I mean, it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar although it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community, get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience, but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them. I. Think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more. No, I don't think. So I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco, almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean, the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical kind of street art and you've got it all together by escalators I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor. Barrios the confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars had a ski resort. They connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park. RV. which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when you're. On that first cable car, you're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola but then to go on the second. Gondola. which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is more for tourists in it's it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to do both at the lower part words the transportation for the community you you get a sense of the community and you get to talk to people. It's Kinda cool because you're floating above all of these barriers and then after the top city, stop you sort of plateauing you. Go across this amazing lush forest in a giant National Park and they're the only people still on the cable cars are tourists who can afford that but you get to the terminal point way in the middle of the park and I think the locals will come in there by bus, which would be much cheaper because it is a a wonderful jumping off point for for hikes in this nature reserve. Yeah. So the neighborhood that Pablo built I mean now it's called Barrio Pablo Escobar, Pablo Escobar's. But it was originally called million sin to a jury US medicine without shantytowns and the idea was he was really trying to improve his image in the country and he built about three hundred and sixty six humble homes in this neighborhood for people who are down on their locker many of them were homeless and actually living in a garbage dump area and in that region and you talk about street art they're. So there's a number of murals celebrating Pablo. Escobar would say that most Colombians despised Pablo, Escobar and everything he stood for. However in this little neighborhood and I met some of them. There are people who still revere him as quite a small minority of Colombians I would say, but you see mural several murals right in this borrow Pablo Escobar. Depicting. El Patron the hero, the Robin Hood that you're talking about in and some of those people, and there are some young hustlers there who are very interesting entrepreneurs. One of them has created, which you'll find in in the middle of this neighborhood is a Pablo Escobar memories. Museum now there was another Pablo Escobar Museum that was run by Pablo's brother, which was actually shut down and it wasn't in this neighborhood with the government closed that one down. This one is sort of a homemade sort of museum that some young hustlers in the neighborhood of made, and they also sell visits to the US through some of the homes where you can tour the homes and. It's kind of it's bizarre but yeah.
Travel To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey. Thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I, mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer. I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint, Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and. Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian friend there with him and and we were talking about. It and when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo. Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building A. City on live biting entrepreneurs. That's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife, and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going, there, however, my parents and several other people said, Columbia. You're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts but I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years old side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy you know here's the. Evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through a you goes through your neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy. It's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I mean, it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar although it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community, get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience, but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them. I. Think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more. No, I don't think. So I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco, almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean, the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical kind of street art and you've got it all together by escalators I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor. Barrios the confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars had a ski resort. They connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park. RV. which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when you're. On that first cable car, you're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola but then to go on the second. Gondola. which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is more for tourists in it's it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to do
Travel To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer, Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy. I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian there with him and and we were talking about it. And when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade, they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building a city. On live biting entrepreneurs that's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However, look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going there however, my parents and several other people said Columbia, you're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts. But I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar, to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years? Old Side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes. Our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy. You know here's. The evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through you goes through neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy it's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness yeah. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I. mean it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar though it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them I think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow, I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more no I don't think so I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco. Almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical street art and you've got it all together by escalators. I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor barrios. The confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars at a ski resort they connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well. I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park RV, which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when. You're on that first cable car. You're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola. But then to go on the second Gondola, which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is for tourists in its it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to
Kingpins Daily: Jhon Jairo Velasquez
"Today's quote is from Hitman. John Jairo Popeye Velazquez of the medicine drug cartel the less was Pablo Escobar's right hand. Man throughout the s until his arrest in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine upon his release. Velazquez started a new life. Leveraging his notoriety into a Popular Channel Book Deals and film roles in the two thousand seventeen interview. Velazquez defended his past life as a criminal saying with the politicians. We have in Columbia. Being abandoned is an honor. Velazquez delivered this incisive quote. Only a few years ago but the government corruption. He alludes to has a very long history one that is deeply entwined with the rise of the cartels in the Mid Nineteen Ninety s Columbia's then presidential candidate a Nesto. Some pair was accused of accepting six million dollars from a drug cartel though. Some pet narrowly won election and survive to impeachment proceedings. These signaled the corruption had reached the very highest levels of the Colombian government. It didn't end there in the two thousand six para political scandal. Five congressmen were arrested for collaborating with a paramilitary group that was responsible for killing thousands of Colombians civilians and as recently as two thousand eleven. Thirteen members of Columbia's Tax Authority were arrested for embezzling millions of dollars from the country's taxpayers. Over the US. This level of rampant corruption has undermined public faith in the Colombian government and election process within this context. One can see how Velazquez mine ocoee that compared to these politicians being abandoned is an honor however it must be pointed out that Popeye Alaska's was much more than just a bandit. He was a ruthless and prolific assassin. Beliefs Kaz began working for notorious drug lord. Pablo Escobar at the tender age of seventeen before joining the cartel. He had tried out the navy where he got the nickname Popeye for his strength and prominent jaw but Velazquez quickly left the service in search of a more thrilling line of work becoming Pablo. Escobar's enforcer was much more in line. With what Young Velasquez was looking for. He took to the bloody work with. Gusto over the course of his criminal career Velazquez claim to have personally murdered more than three hundred people as well as participating in the killings of thousands more in the midst of escalating violence Velazquez masterminded the deployment of upwards of two hundred car bombs against rival druglords and government officials and in Nineteen eighty-nine ve Alaska's targeted a Colombian presidential candidate by planting a suitcase bomb on a plane. Which killed all one hundred seven people aboard as well as three more on the ground he later described this mass murderer as a work of art. Even rampant government corruption begins to Pale in comparison to the level of Violence Velazquez. Took pleasure in meeting out. Presumably Popeye would have happily continued on as a hitman indefinitely but his exploits eventually caught up with him. In nineteen eighty. Nine Velasquez was sentenced to thirty years in prison for drug terrorism and the murder of a Colombian presidential candidate. He only served twenty two years before his release in two thousand fourteen with prison behind him. Velazquez publicly renounced his old ways and embarked on a new career as a kind of pundit and public figure he launched a youtube channel called Popeye Arab Pentito or remorseful Popeye in which he held court on various political issues affecting Columbia. The channel quickly racked up more than one point two million subscribers and Alaska's parlayed the online popularity into to book deals and a movie about his life which he directed and starred in Popeye also gave private tours of medicine highlighting the sites of cartel escapades though. Velazquez claimed to repent for his sins often and loudly. There is some evidence to suggest that his apology tour was more about attention and notoriety ben contrition in some videos. Popeye posted. He visited the graves of people he murdered and described in vivid detail. Exactly how he killed them. Perhaps as a way to relive his glory days also Velazquez reacted poorly when people didn't accept his apology for example when the son of a man who died in that plane bombing refused to forgive him. Popeye called him a bad man with an evil heart ultimately. There's no way to know pies true motivations but whatever Velasquez was he could certainly turn of phrase for example. Popeye once said it is better to die of a bullet than of a disease in bed. Ironically in February twenty twenty Alaska's passed away at age fifty seven from stomach cancer. It seems death is the great
Christopher Lochhead on The Biggest Mistake Made in Marketing
"What's at the top of your list when you get up to face the day? Now what's taken up all your time as you get going. Where do you start well? It is surf season. So that's hugely important. You know so. There's always checking of the forecast and And seeing when and where and the tides and so forth. So the you know. That's always very important but I I think beyond that. Yeah My. It feels like both podcasts of of really Blown up in a very good way in the last three to six months or so so. That's super exciting. This episode we just dropped with the real. Da Narcos the two guys responsible. At least on the American side for partnering with the Colombians to Take Down Pablo. Escobar are incredible guys Steve Murphy and Heavier penna though the basis for the show narcos which is now. I think the number two or number three Netflix ever and so getting to meet those guys getting to hang out with them. And getting new record a special two part podcast series with was an absolute life. Thrill and just you know. There's podcasting thing is I I? It sounds Corny. But it's turned into this massive gift in my life. Get to have these incredible experiences that I wouldn't otherwise yeah well and then opens up because I think you said you've got two hours worth of stuff in the can with these guys so you're getting the whole story out of them. You get this fifteen minute puff piece you you get to dig in and the crazy things I mean. Those are the guys that actually did. They're putting their life on the line to make that come together and to get through. Wrap your mind around this. This is back in the late eighties early nineties. Escobar had a three hundred thousand dollar bounty on their heads and the heads of any agent open season on them. They're having to live that every day as part of their daily life Murph was there for three years and was there for six years and there was a point in time Escobar declared war on Columbia twice and almost a third time and there was a point in time where there were as many as thirty to fifty car bombings a day and so every time they opened the car door and it didn't blow up there like a meeting. Was that kind of situation. I mean he they were he was murdering police officers women and children. He blew up a bookstore full of women and children ahead of the school season one year. The numbers that he murdered are nobody knows for sure. But you know fifteen to fifty thousand people. I mean it's he was the world's first narcoterrorists in you know he was one of the most evil guys In history that's crazy and we'll have a link to that so you can get people can get straight to those shows to check those out to more on that but now and so. This is interesting because this plays into what we're talking about when we talk to you to books back talking about category design and how to put a market together. You are ranking on the dialogue podcast category. Which is actually something that you had. That was originally. What got you into the first podcast. So talk about that and where that came from and and how you've worked back into it it's been it's been amazing and here's the CIA. I've now been podcasting for three years. And how long has it been now for John? Remind me it's been like I don't know I think we're heading up on thirteen because two thousand five was the first stuff we address. Marketing over. Coffee didn't start till two thousand seven so that's only thirteen years. Yeah I knew you were over a decade but So that makes you one of the. Og's for sure old man gangster but you know it. So I got started much later than game of course and I think when I started there. Were six six hundred thousand podcasts. Something like that. I can't remember exactly but at the time what people were saying was. Hey look unless you're like a massive celebrity near incredibly well known which of course I am not or you're part of a major media company you know Fox or NPR or or you're an incredibly well funded startup in the podcast page. Wonder you're one of these types of outfits you can't make it so in other words the days of successful independent podcasters or over here and here. We sit three years in. I have two podcasts. That regularly chart the top two hundred overall. Today there are nine hundred thousand podcast and in the business category. We've hit number one here. Here's the hub. I love music and one of my favorite new artists. Is this Gal Lizardo? In the she was nominated for all these grammys and stuff this year and she's just incredibly creative and I think compelling and the songs are fun my wife got me into her and then you had this other young Gal Billy eyelash who won all the awards this year. And she's got all this great music and stuff and so whether you're liz O or Billy. Eyeless your whoever. Here's what they didn't do. They didn't sit there on. And say you know what? Paul McCartney's the greatest songwriter ever. He's sold more records than anybody will ever sell end so fuck it. I'M NOT GONNA be musician. I'm not gonNA write songs. I'm not gonNA perform because I can never compete with the with Paul McCartney. So there's no point he so when I hear this stupidity about Oh you know or nine hundred thousand podcasts. And it's about to go to a million and podcast is over and this and that I'm like well. They're still writing love songs right right. I think we're in the very beginning and I think the success that we've been able to have our team's been able to have. I'm incredibly proud of but I think it's important as it underscores the fact that a a no name with a great group of people can get together. And if you do something that you're committed to and you get your niece downright And we didn't get it right in the beginning. By the way we had to reese but my point is it's still possible. Of course it's still possible. I encourage anybody. Who's interested in podcasting to get into podcasting? If you got something important you want to contribute something of value on contribute or in the very early days and I think the future of podcasting is barely beginning a podcasting. This year might scratch a billion dollars in AD revenue. It's nothing it's mouse nuts. And it's way more compelling and radio and I think a lot of ways it's way more compelling than audio books and in some ways it's way more compelling than video and so I think we're in the very beginning I think there's been incredibly exciting new podcast that have come out. We can talk about if you like. But I think podcasting as a medium for creative people for entrepreneurs for for anybody who really wants to do something cool is wide open and I think for marketers and looking. I'm biased but listen. I'm a three time. Cmo I think I get to say this. I think you're nuts for not sponsoring podcast for not getting into podcasting and for not exploiting this exciting dynamic high growth super cool super creative New Medium.
Pablo Escobar's Hippos Could Endanger Colombian Ecology
"Around one hundred and fifteen miles east of medicine in Colombia since the enormous Hacienda built by the drug Lord Pablo Escobar. Who had his own personal zoo? Which included hippos when Escobar's empire fell most of the exotic animals were safely relocated except for the hippos who eventually escaped to eat right four from as you in the US to Columbia and they lived at his ranch and they've grown slowly but steadily Jonathan suren ecologists from the University of California in San Diego. The original population of four in nineteen eighty one is estimated to be at least eighty. Now Hippos have tremendous influence on their native ecosystems in Africa so sure and wanted to see how they might be affecting their new ecosystem in Columbia. Shouldn't surprise anybody hippos poop in the water South America Africa Hippos on both Continents Wallow in ponds and lakes where their droppings release a tremendous amount of nutrients into the water that imported materials stimulates photosynthesis of algae and aquatic plants and also microbial battery production of bacteria. That are living off your Ganic matter. That's imported have mass. The hippos can cause ecological trouble if there is too much photosynthesis occurring in the water becomes full of oxygen during the daytime but at night when the sun goes down and the plants and algae stop releasing oxygen into the water a phenomenon called eutrophication occurs all the creatures that consume oxygen keep consuming it and the overall amount of oxygen dissolved in the water becomes critically low dropping. Low enough you can help. All the fish SORTA croaking going belly up. The researchers also say the situation provides a unique glimpse into the way that massive mammals like mammoths and mastodons. Long extinct in the new world may have influenced their habitats prior to their extinction but they also know that unless we can somehow curtail their population growth. The hippo population could explode in the next couple decades at which point they will disrupt larger and wild river systems. The study is in the Journal. Ecology lethal control isn't the popular management strategy among people who love hippos or see them as valuable tourism attraction but the question is when not if the hippos become detrimental to Colombian ecology which means that folks should be thinking about the best way to solve the problem now when there are fewer than a hundred hippos to manage and not thousands.
Pablo Escobar's brother releases a foldable smartphone
"It is odd that time for the consumer electronic show was C. E. S. for the cool kids it's seven Las Vegas this is where all the good tech giants release even car companies everybody's up their plane manufactures everybody's up there talking about their new tech thank you bring that up last last year they had a role TV waves roll that thing up was taken on with it I'd still don't get how that works no idea it's like god el Chapo's brother who's got the phone company you say he has a foldable phone I got like a wallet he said the Chinese I said Chinese tech that the apple and Samsung or using a twenty years old but I would feel but I don't know if I would want to buy a phone from the Goodman family just throwing it out there I guess I can't get
Ja Rule dismissed from $100M lawsuit brought by Fyre Festival attendees
"The American rapper Joe rule has been cleared of wrongdoing in relation to the ill fated fire festival he had been the co defendant in a hundred million dollar class action in New York City board bite festival attendees who argued that he bought tickets to the event because of post on his social media accounts to Milford has more it's been cold the ultimate millennial scam and has been the focus of two documentaries in two thousand seventeen more than five thousand people bought tickets to a luxury music festival on the private island of the lake drug kingpin Pablo Escobar with tickets costing up to twelve thousand dollars they expected son Danzig and social media ready snaps in front of some of the biggest music stars in the world instead they got cold cheese sandwiches and sold mattresses in Bailey habitable tense the five festival made fools out of thousands but not a New York court has declared because of rapid jaw rules involvement he co founded the festival with the now convicted scammer Billy McFarland who was found guilty of wire fraud in two thousand eighteen and is serving six years in prison John rule has always argued he too was tricked by miss McFarland and according to John rules lawyer the ruling is nothing short of a complete vindication the plaintiffs have failed to convince the court that they had both tickets directly because of job role social media posts but the lawsuit continues as does the battle to compensate the festivals many victims Mr McFarland remains a
Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum
"Police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcase the life and times of notorious drug Lord Pablo Escobar police announced they rated the venue while seven tourists were visiting authorities slapped white signs on the glass doors, saying it had been closed. The site was managed by Escobar's seventy one year old brother Roberto and was a popular stop on. What are known as Narko tours in the city of Medellin? The tourists take visitors to several spots related to the late drug bosses life, including his tomb and a home that was bombed by his enemies, Betty mayor Federico Gutierez says such tours are legal, but he dislikes them because they promote mafia culture
Family members react to study showing shocking death toll from Hurricane Maria
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is traveling to texas today npr's mara liasson says the president will be meeting with survivors of this month's deadly attack at santa fe high school along with family members of those shot to death he's unlikely to encounter calls for gun control in texas it's a pro gun rights state and most of the focus there has been hardening schools making them more secure against potential shooters the shooting at the high school left eight students and two teachers dead a seventeen year old student at the school is facing capital murder charges the president's trip to texas includes a speech at a republican fundraiser in houston the mayor of san juan says she's not surprised president trump has been silent about a study from harvard university researchers suggesting thousands of people in puerto rico were killed by hurricane maria not one tweet not one tweet from a man that tweets about the sunrise to say look people puerto rico we're sorry that's mayor carmen ulan cruise speaking yesterday the study published in the new england journal of medicine estimates maria directly or indirectly killed more than forty six hundred people in puerto rico that's more than seventy times higher than the official death toll i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm robin young as we head into the wedding season a wedding planner has some of the latest trends including influences from the royal wedding children instead of bridesmaids flowers since her bouquets since megan's was so small i've had a few calls about wanting to change their case and it was picked by prince harry apparently next time here and now here and now at eleven am later on this morning followed at noon by the takeaway turning a drug lords life into a tourist attraction so they go to the cemetery they go to jail for he was for one year they go to the house where he was killed what's the price of glorifying pablo escobar i'm tansy nevada and that's next time on the takeaway from wnyc and pri public radio international the takeaway at twelve noon and then just one chance to hear marketplace today and that will be at four o'clock because it's thursday so that means at six thirty this evening it's political breakdown she may be.