reply to post by ReadyPower
ReadyPower, if you are serious about denying ignorance, and taking power away from multinational companies who cause harm to humanity either directly
or indirectly, then I advise yourself, and the other members of this site to put down your keyboards, and back away from your computer terminals. And
your TVs. And cellphones, and microwave ovens, fridges , freezers, alarm clocks, and all modern, chip or battery carrying articles. In fact, just
avoid using any technology made in the last twenty or so years.
In all the mentioned technologies, and more besides, you will find minerals which have been mined from countries which are in conflict, and your
interaction with, your purchase of, and continued use of these items pays for the death and suffering dealt by despots and fanatics, to the weak and
vunerable in thier societies.
You know of course of the idea of conflict diamonds? Dictators and psychopathic third world leaders dig up a few million in diamonds, buy guns and
men, and go a rampaging and killing to serve thier blood lust with the proceeds, and since that became known there have been crackdowns on it, and
buying such things is now a shady business, rather than common practice.
However, where the minerals found in the battery of your cell phone, or the components on your harddrives are concerned, there is virtualy no
restriction placed upon these, due to the fact that the technology market would fall apart due to the inability to cheaply produce basic components.
Our need for accessible, affordable technology, has payed for the deaths of potentialy millions of people over the last ten to fifteen years, and yet
we worry about Monsanto adverts? I take it you see the irony?
edit on 26-2-2011 by TrueBrit because: spelling / grammar (which is probably
still awful, for which I apologise profusely).