In New york city, approximately 1600 people are bitten by other humans every year !
5,7 million children are forced to work
1,8 million children are forced into prostitution
In 2005, woman in the U.S.A. spend over
342.000.000.000 USD $ for hair care and products!
In 2006,people in the U.S.A. spend over 33.000.000.000 USD $ for weightloss products!
In 2006, there are over 1 million people in the
U.S.A. having aids. 50 % are African-American.
Since 1995 the main causes
death for African-American woman between the ages of 25 to 44 is Aids.
Since 1945 over 3,6 million people were killed at
the largest war in history: The Congo War.
The United Nations and the
global powers watched doless. International companies supported indirect
the rebels through Coltan trade.
Still today everybody can buy an 8-year-old child
at the Ivory Coast for 35 USD $.
In the last couple years in West Africa only over
220.000 children were sold as slaves
In the mid. 90īs, children worked for one of the
largest (American) Sport companies worldwide in Pakistan and in Indonesia
for 2 USD $ a day. The costs of a pair were 5 USD $ and they were sold in
the US between 100 and 180 USD $.
In 2003 Bill Gates had more than 63 Billion USD $
which was more then the total money of the 31 poorest counties in the
In the same year 360 USD $ Millionaires were richer
the poorest 2,5 Billion people, which was ca. 50% of the world population.
In poor countries every day over 115.000 people
dieing because rich countries take away their resources.
Everyday in west European counties only over
500.000 women are forced into prostitution.
Today between ca. 27 to 100 million people were
forced to work as forced labourers or held as slaves.
For example, by an order of two American oil
companies, with official permission from the government, in Burma
(Miramar) thousands of people were forces to built a Natural gas pipeline.
In Africa 2003, one of the largest American oil
companies took oil out of the country for over 35 Billion USD $. In return
they paid 60 Million for social issues.
Johannes Paul II over 30.000 exorcisms were accomplished in the Vatican!
A couple years ago, one gene was identified which
is in charge of religious sensibility.
Yearly over 54.000 persons under the age of 18 were killed
What is forming a child ?
Children are influenced by their parents, friends, and
from the neighbourhood they grow up in. Most of the parents take their children
to church, or to another religion places. This takes away the chance of the
kidīs own choice and their right to pick a religion by themselves. If once the
neutrality was interference this way, it is hard for them to be open and accept
other religions, etc. The culture of a country and the religion practised in it
forms und influences the thoughts and the faiths of its residents.
U.S. Passports Made in Thailand
Itīs funny I remember when I was a kid and mom would drag us to the dime store or itīs equivalent and all the cheesy knick knack stuff and plastic furniture would have made in Thailand or made in China stickers on them. Back then in the 70īs anything with those tags was considered pretty much junk.
These days itīs not so funny when you go to the store and see the junk items have made in America on them and quality furniture and electronics are coming from all over Asia. Even less funny in these days of heightened security is the fact that the one item you would hope is made in America, your passport, isnīt.
After 9/11 the government and homeland security decided that the American passport must be made more secure from falling into the hands of terrorists. This meant adding an electronic chip. Obviously the American government canīt use the internet and Iīm sure their yellow pages is outdated because they claimed that there was no company in America that could make this chip. So in their infinite wisdom they outsourced the job to forign companies such as Smartrac Technologies, a Dutch company.
The new E-Passports start their journey in Europe where the computer chips are inserted into the new passport cover and then they are shipped to a factory in Ayutthaya, Thailand where a wire Radio Frequency Identification Antenna (RFID) is added. Then the blank passport is sent back to Washington to be bound with new pages, because we all know thats the most important part as far as security is concerned.
Obviously there is no information on the passport by this stage and all the information is added in the U.S.
Smartrac has run into a few glitches along the way which should have all Americans concerned. Originally they were shipping the blank passports back to the U.S. via FedEx, fortunately someone in the government figured that wasnīt so smart and demanded armored carriers must be used every step of the way.
Of course that doesnīt mean much when Smartrac has already divulged a much deeper problem when it reported in a 2007 court filing that China through acts of espionage had stolen itīs patented chip technology used in E-Passports ! worried yet?
No counterfeit E-Passports have been sighted as of yet and the buildings in which they are assembled overseas are secure, but Iīm sure itīs only a matter of time.
Look at the bright side: you may not have made it to Thailand yet but your new passport sure has.