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Bears in Laos are being kept in cages so small some of the bears cannot even stand upright. The bears are held for the extraction of their bile. Bear bile is used in many forms of medicine in Asia, however the curing is mostly wives tale. The Asian culture using the bear bile believes possible […]
A global analysis suggests that 80% of the world’s population occupy areas where the fresh water supply is insecure. The main issue is both scarcity and pollution of water. At least 3.4 billion people are the ones facing water scarcity. Conservation of water for people through reservoirs and dams can work for people but not […]
The Pentagon is trying to influence and limit what books American’s can read about the current war taking place in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is willing to go to great lengths to limit us to specific books that they would like us to read about, like the books Afghanistan Counterinsurgency and the Indirect Approach and Hunter- […]
After the recent midterm election, Think Progress (thinkprogress.org) completed research and came to the conclusion that fifty percent of the new congressmen deny the existence of manmade climate change. And eighty-six percent are opposed to any climate change legislation that increases government revenue. These soon-to-be Congress members are on record rejecting decades of sound evidence, […]
The sex industry is growing in the Philippines. According to UNICEF; the United Nations Children’s Fund states that 1.8 million children are held in sexual slavery worldwide and about 100,000 of those are minors. Over 60,000 children are being used for sex in the Philippines. Some children in the sex industry are as young as […]