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  2. Ah yes, but which society? that of the people who are profiting from the Cobalt, or you and me?
  3. What I was focussing on, was your assertion that all the fellow Africans had to do was "sell" the unfortunates into slavery. What you then quote, from your linked content is that it was, "Africans themselves who were enslaving their fellow Africans" i.e whacking them over the head, with a club, chaining them and then sending them, to be sold. Which supports my view that it wasn't just an economic transaction, it was capture and chaining... thanks and "Time you got up to date, even CNN reported on this 25 years ago!" If I ask you for proof, you attack me
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  5. Time you got up to date, even CNN reported on this 25 years ago! That crime is usually blamed entirely on the European outsiders who inflicted slavery on African victims. But new research by some African scholars supports a different view - - that Africans should share the blame for slavery. "It was the Africans themselves who were enslaving their fellow Africans, sending them to the coast to be shipped outside," says researcher Akosua Perbi of the University of Ghana http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9510/ghana_slavery/
  6. Society cannot changed what happened in NZ in 1840, it can change what is happening in DRC in 2021.
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  8. this is important stuff IMHO: Sahara - yes wot you said - but more expansively, think terra forming, the reason the Amazon is not a desert, is that they have not cut down all the trees yet. All the water in the Amazon, does not come from a well, it comes mainly from the presence of trees. Africa - we are just coming to widely see, that the depletion of one species or a group of species, as a class, in terms of environmental niches, does mean unintended consequences, including destruction of ecosystems. I could give several examples of this on my doorstep and the Sahara and the middl
  9. One of the excellent wits, who is a member of this board, must have gained my board email in the past. And a year or so ago, signed me up to a left leaning email list from yokel land. I of course, consigned it's offerings to my Junk mail filters. Recently I was assessing my junk mail, as I occasionally do to see if there's anything that should not be there. And I found this: (this is an image so that none of the tracking links will work) The reason I post this, is that it is an indication, that despite appearances, Trump, and opposition to Trump, is not finish
  10. Proof? Whilst this possibly may have happened, in isolated instances, It is generally accepted that enforced slavery, i.e. capture and chaining; was the predominate method of gaining slaves, not just in the African arena, but throughout time.
  11. Why more handouts for wannabe victims just because a couple of hundred years ago fellow Africans sold their fore bears into slavery? Better to spend the money on the police, schools and health care. Most of the reparation bribes would only be wasted anyway. If it did happen what about the Native Americans who had their land stolen and who suffered genocidal attacks from King Philips war in the 17th cent to wounded knee in the 19th.
  12. Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822
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  14. Planting a few tress does not compensate for the exploitation of Child Labour in their DRC mining Cobalt for all the batteries which will be required. What is going on in the DRC is absolutely disgusting but the West G8 / G20)turn a blind eye because of the need for Cobalt.
  15. ...related to my other post, I'd also like to see the G8 or even better the G20, get involved in the environment as well. The Sahara desert was once mostly grasslands. There is a present plan to plant a million trees in sub Sahara to stop the expansion of the desert. I applaud that. I'd love to see a financial incentive to save the animals of Africa that are used for Chinese meds or western exotic markets, etc. If the lasts Rhino is gone its not good for all of us. So, how about an incentive like the more Rhinos such and such countries have, the more money. Pay these game wardens a good
  16. You know my opinion, influencer is just another name for whore.
  17. Contact her on her on her InyaFaceYouTwit, she'll prolly fly to see you, for the price of an airfare. When she gets out of Jail.
  18. Got any of her with her tits out?
  19. I have almost never, approved of or liked anything to do with with Egypt. All my interactions with people from there, have been unfortunate. Mostly I have regarded Egypt and it's denizens, with a live and let live, attitude. Now, after multiple removals of cancerous bits and bobs and approaching the retirement, of a cast off man, I have found something on the Extravaganza-Web, that I endorse. It is because, most women in Egypt look like this: That I find "influencers" that, with the aid of white makeup, say they look like this: to be a reprehensible, m
  20. TV Series, Upload An odd one, future based afterlife romcom series, er, I think. Kind of okay and not in the least bit heavy watching, almost bubblegum with a hint of intrigue. Easy on the eye watch in the shape of Andy Allo. ***1/2
  21. In The Earth [2021] The world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run, but things aren't what they seem. From the same director of the horror comedy Sightseers [2012] and starring that bloke from the inventive Inside No9 TV series, this low budget British horror flick is completely engrossing from start to finish, has the makings of a cult classic.
  22. Shiva Baby [2020] Dragged along to a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into both her ex-girlfriend and her sugar daddy who arrives with his wife and baby she didn't know about. A somewhat claustrophobic black comedy brings to mind Woody Allen, is a bit of an acquired taste (not mine), simplistic story line albeit well produced.
  23. Another island is opening up on July 1st, Iceland! If you are vaccinated, then no tests! You can stay at any hotel and go have a drink in the bars. Plenty of people want to go to Iceland and see the erupting volcano.
  24. In a press release, the Tourism Authority of Thailand recently sought to lay out and clarify guidelines for how Thailand’s reopening will begin. The Phuket Sandbox plan rolls out first on July 1 (awaiting final approval), followed by a proposal for Surat Thani province reopening Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao on a sealed route July 15. Here are the current guidelines of what travellers need to do before travelling, how arriving will work, ... at the LINK _____ And if the huge list of requirements at the link, is acceptable to travellers wanting to holiday on the beaches o
  25. Have you really given “GreenEnergy” any thought or are you just buying into the gibberish being spewed by the tree huggers? All figures are based on UK a country I know about. 25,000,000 Households using 3750 kw/h per annum 93,750 Million kw/h 32,500,000 Cars which require 4,000 kw/h per annum (Based on 10,000 miles per annum) 130,000 Million kw/h Over 8.000.000 of these car owners do not have off road parking so where do they charge their vehicles? That is a 230% increase in power generation requirements. not to mention the requirement to overhaul the T&D Network (Trans
  26. The Paris Agreement was something similar to what I wanted to see the big nations do. My preference would have been to have the G8 unite to change all their economies to green in come industries. Cars for a start. All government cars over a certain time, be hybrids or whatever kind of vehicle that we can get a consensus on. Also, there are some government functions all governments do well. I read a study years ago about the big inefficient ones. Conservatives like to say that the government doesn't know how to run businesses and that's not true. What you will find is corruption, graft, e
  27. Here is the thing about that inefficient rail. Money changes hands it isn't lost. Those workers, reinvested their salary into the local economy. They bought or rented homes. They shopped at the local grocer, all manner of businesses. The economy actually distributed their salaries back into the country. Private businesses sometimes takes that revenue overseas. Not saying the private business who bought the rail did but if they are a multi-national company some of that money may have been redistributed overseas.
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