After spending the next few years in yet another rebel group, Ntaganda joined the Congolese army in 2009 as part of a peace deal, and quickly rose to become a general. He commanded a force of some 50,000 soldiers from his base in the eastern city of Goma, according to the BBC . The soldier built up a business empire in the mineral-rich eastern Congo, which included controlling mining sites, taxing timber and charcoal production and even owning a flour factory in Goma, according to a 2011 . Group of Experts report . The report estimated that Ntaganda made $15,000 per week from taxes at a single border crossing point between Congo and Rwanda: The average annual GDP per capita in Congo is less than $500 .
Pencils are SOOO boring now! My daughter’s teacher last year wouldn’t allow any cool eraser toppers, colorful erasers, pencils w/ cool designs on them cuz “they distracted the kids” PUH-LEEZE! The woman was just old and boring! Military-like even. Hopefully this year the new teacher will allow a lil personal flair! I’m going to decorated her pencil box w/ her so she’ll have a lil somethin somethin.
Yes I also had the Lisa Frank folders, they were just so pretty! And ohmygosh the vibrating pen?!? Loved that!!! Still use gelly roll pens too, didn’t really get my own as a kid so now I’m stocking up! Thanks for the flashback!!!
The 2008 US presidential campaign had a huge presence on social networking sites. Barack Obama , a virtually unknown Democratic candidate , utilized 15 different social media websites to form relationships with the millions of American citizens who utilize those networks. His social networking profile pages were constantly being updated and interacting with followers. By the end of his campaign, Obama had 5 million social media network supporters ( million on Facebook and 115,000 on Twitter). The use of social networking sites in his marketing campaign gave Barack Obama's campaign access to e-mail addresses, as posted on social network profile pages. This allowed the Democratic Party to launch e-mail campaigns asking for votes and campaign donations.