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I had the privilege of living in France for several years. During that time, my salary was paid in dollars and converted to euros, hence, our family budget was directly impacted by the exchange rate. As the dollar significantly devalued … Continue reading
Gang rape, child soldiers, tribal militia, government corruption, aids orphans, conflict minerals, arms/human trafficking, impotent peacekeepers, extreme poverty…shall I say more?! Such is the landscape of this ‘hell on earth’ war zone called Eastern Congo where more than 5 million … Continue reading
Having been born in Pennsylvania, I’m a card holding member of “Steeler Nation” and I’m looking forward to relaxing on my couch this Sunday, with a cold beer, and my feet up to watch the ‘big game’. However, my conscience … Continue reading
“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”, the famous phrase crafted from the Declaration of Independence, speaks to what our country values as unalienable rights for all it’s citizens. At a glance, I agree wholeheartedly, and am thankful to live … Continue reading
TRAFFIK ALERT: Sweden “A group of men have been jailed by a court in southern Sweden for their role in the pimping of a 14-year-old mentally handicapped girl.” Ice News http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/11/09/swedish-teen-pimps-sentenced/ This story out of Sweden, is just another … Continue reading
TRAFFIK ALERT: Ghana http://www.ghananewsagency.org/s_social/r_22292/ “there exists in Ghana a large pool of potential victims rendered vulnerable by extreme poverty and ignorance”. To be vulnerable in today’s world is to be exploited. Hence for the majority of impoverished people in Ghana, … Continue reading