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Wednesday, May 22

  1. msg Congo and Minerals Conflict message posted Congo and Minerals Conflict In the congo the resources of minerals and wealth are almost unimaginable. There is constantly warf…
    Congo and Minerals Conflict
    In the congo the resources of minerals and wealth are almost unimaginable. There is constantly warfare over these resources and minerals for the wealth. large companies pay for the resources.
    7:12 am
  2. msg Blood Diamonds message posted Blood Diamonds What takes place is a very violent, destructive economic/ liquidation system. A group of people ris…
    Blood Diamonds
    What takes place is a very violent, destructive economic/ liquidation system. A group of people rise to power and fight for the wealth. Its about power. Whoever controls the power controls the people, jobs, and the diamonds. The leaders can pay almost as low as they want to the workers considering anyone will take a paying job to survive. To them its easy money, to the workers, not so much. They constantly face the challenges of infections, dangerous terrains, and the militia itself.
    7:11 am
  3. msg Child Soldiers message posted Child Soldiers The child soldiers are all victims of an unfortunate circumstance. Raised around poverty and warfar…
    Child Soldiers
    The child soldiers are all victims of an unfortunate circumstance. Raised around poverty and warfare makes them the perfect targets for any recruiter. They offer "change", to be "happier", and to be taken care of. The Militias act as though the better life is to fight and "protect in their cause than the life the children had before.
    7:07 am

Sunday, May 19

  1. msg Child Soldiers message posted Child Soldiers Reading the online sources i just find this topic to be absolutely horrific. They take Children and…
    Child Soldiers
    Reading the online sources i just find this topic to be absolutely horrific. They take Children and make them fight as rebels. Like it said in one of the articles children are easy to brain wash. they tell them they will gain a magical power. And the sad part is the children believe it. No wonder why the number of child soldiers grow each year because in the article it said after the RUF attack a village they abduct the surviving children and make them into soldiers.
    10:55 pm
  2. msg Blood Diamonds message posted Blood Diamonds i agree with what hailey is saying. Diamonds arent a bad thing, they are technically resource that …
    Blood Diamonds
    i agree with what hailey is saying. Diamonds arent a bad thing, they are technically resource that is in there country. And it is very unfair for the workers that they only get 1-2 dollars today for the hard work they do each day. but that connects how many countries in africa are in very bad poverty cause there are an amount of rich people that take control of the underclassmen and they abuse there power. and there is nothing the people that are in poverty can do about it. Whoever has more control wins the battle.
    10:49 pm
  3. msg Congo and Minerals Conflict message posted Congo and Minerals Conflict In the video the man said in the very beginning "Gold and other minerals are funding the most …
    Congo and Minerals Conflict
    In the video the man said in the very beginning "Gold and other minerals are funding the most deadliest wars since world war 2." if we know that for a fact why havent countries like the US try to take control to take that resource away from the congo? When it is causing such harm to our society.
    10:43 pm
  4. msg Congo and Minerals Conflict message posted Congo and Minerals Conflict In the video the man said in the very beginning "Gold and other minerals are funding the most …
    Congo and Minerals Conflict
    In the video the man said in the very beginning "Gold and other minerals are funding the most deadliest wars since world war 2." if we know that for a fact why havent countries like the US try to take control to take that resource away from the congo? When it is causing such harm to our society.
    10:43 pm

Monday, May 6

  1. msg Congo and Minerals Conflict message posted Congo and Minerals Conflict Aren't we at as much blame as those big producers though? It's like things being shipped in from ch…
    Congo and Minerals Conflict
    Aren't we at as much blame as those big producers though? It's like things being shipped in from china, most people prefer things fthat were made in america and complain about china, but yet we still but from them. If we had such a problem with these conflict minerals we as consumers would stop buying things from like apple. But as americans we want the cheapest and best things, causing us not to be able to let go. We are as much to blame as consumers sompared to these big companiees. " A lot of the high tech gadgets we cant live without contain minerals that are part of the conflict in war torn congo." (Is you phone the cause of war?0
    9:52 pm
  2. msg Blood Diamonds message posted Blood Diamonds What would happen to these people who are making this little amount of money though? They don't hav…
    Blood Diamonds
    What would happen to these people who are making this little amount of money though? They don't have anything else, if the trading of diamonds from here were to stop many jobs would be loss, these people make little money but it is better then none. In the u.s you cant surrvive off a couple of dollars a day, but in other countries and nations you can. It's sad what these people go through to make a living but living in a third world country like this it could be there only option. "Unita has left the country with 10 - 20 million land mines from war..." (diamonds.) IF these mines were to close many jobs would be lost
    9:42 pm
  3. msg Child Soldiers message posted Child Soldiers You also have to remember, these child soldiers are almost like a new bread of people. In the U.S w…
    Child Soldiers
    You also have to remember, these child soldiers are almost like a new bread of people. In the U.S we see these gangs and wonder why some people choose that life. People were born into it and either got out of it or liked it and stayed with it. That's the same with these child soldiers. Being born into it some of these children prefer to be a child soldier because they know no other way."...the somali government is using hundreds of children, some as young as nine..."(Armed and underage.)
    9:34 pm

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