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It will never happen.
Let me add.... Lets REALLY LOOK at the hundreds of M-I-L-L-O-N-S paid to basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golf players around the world.. Well is 100,000 Million per contract REALLY REALLY needed to make the game more fun to watch?
Originally posted by calstorm
I didn't read your whole thread, I couldn't. I will come back to it and finish reading, but I get so angry when people are spending hundreds of dollars on designer shoes and bags when there are children like the ones in these photos that the cost of one poorly made bag, with a fancy name, could feed hundreds of children.
Originally posted by AdonaiChristBless
ET_MANS intention admirable quality: I support his efforts.
When a man is constructing his house he must put in the effort, he must get the right tools the right materials and find some land; if he does not get either of these he can not construct the house, without the tools he can not use the material without the land he has no where to build. The man could speak to his family for as long he chooses but the house wont get built until he picks up the first brick himself, there is many bricks in laying a house and hard labour to make the man the foundation, the man loves the design he seeks to create but he will need help in doing it, he will have to ask for help for the labour is to much effort for one alone.
When walking a type-rope one must keep oneself balanced and calm, least one lose balance and panic and fall.
Adonai Christ bless
We will get what we deserve and I am in total acceptance of our karma. Let thy will of the Creator be done, for I often see how lacking in humility and grace humanity is. It saddens me and the lack of response to this thread thus far also appears to be a reflection on how little people seem to give regard to such matters of the utmost relevance.
The Darker Side of Chocolate
All cacao production is not the same. Some of the farms in west Africa, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top producer of cocoa, use child labor. Worse still, accusations of child slave labor in the harvesting and processing of the cacao beans have surfaced in recent years (Trade Environment Database Case Studies, #664, by Samlanchith Chanthavong, 2002). Boys between the ages of 12 and 16, many of them from neighboring Mali or Burkina Faso, are lured into the industry by professional traffickers who sell them to farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Save the Children in Canada estimates that as many as 15,000 children work as slave labor on some of Côte d’Ivoire’s 600,000 cacao farms. Living in deplorable conditions, the children are underfed, forced to work long hours, and locked up at night to prevent escape. If they are caught trying to escape, they are often severely beaten.
Slavery is illegal according to Côte d’Ivoire’s constitution. If caught, the farm owners may be jailed and fined to pay the children for their labor. In addition, the children are sent back to their homes. Exploitation continues because the abuse is hidden and enforcement nearly nonexistent. Large companies that buy cocoa do not send representatives to visit the many rural farms that grow the cacao beans in remote areas.
Côte d’Ivoire farmers questioned about child labor insist that the children are salaried, that their parents were not paid to send them, and that dire economic conditions at home have driven older children to the cacao farms. Most of the laborers on the plantations work as paid day workers, but their wages are so low that their families cannot break the cycle of poverty. Salaried children working in cocoa production often do not attend school, earn subsistence wages, and do not work or live close to home. Farmers have been forced to cut costs and increase efforts to find cheap labor because cocoa has been a weak commodity in the world market in recent years.
We think its subsidising them. THey are subsidising us, with their lives and deaths and blood, sweat and tears.