Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: But look at those abs! I don't feel bad for that kid at all.[newshour.s3.amazonaws.com image 512x288]
limeyfellow: On the good side, slave labour being used to mine gold made Pat Robertson lots and lots of money.
abfalter: I was disappointed that there was no actual blood in the diamonds...
belhade: Plain silver for me, stainless steel for the wife (allergic to precious metals).
super_grass: manimal2878: God Is My Co-Pirate: Don't use your iPhone to get all snitty about jewellery.Except an cell phone at least serves some functional purpose where as jewellery is stupid.Jewelry is like a good suit or well-designed car. It elevates you socially and improves your standing among peers No it doesn't. This is the kind of thing poor ignorant people believe. Wearing the same thing that a rich socially connected person does, does not make you the same., helping you secure future social and monetary advancements.It is as useless as a peacock's feathers.
Wangiss: How can you be allergic to a non-reactive substance like Gold?
To The Escape Zeppelin!: Carousel Beast: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Wangiss: Skirl Hutsenreiter: Or you can buy antique jewelry secure in the knowledge that whoever was mutilated in its manufacture is long dead.Also, unlike those places that advertise nonstop on the radio, you are actually getting something unique. But too many people think used jewelry is somehow tainted.The people who died for it may be long dead but it was the materials for old jewelry were probably mined in the most horrific conditions imaginable. Spanish mines in the Americas, where most silver is from, made the conditions in the article look like a holiday resort.Is there a statue of limitations for blood items? It's not ok to but them directly but to buy them second hand years later is fine?You understand that your comfy, modern civilization was built upon millennia of what you'd consider the most abhorrent barbarism, right? So, either accept that bad things happened in the past and you can't change it, and focus on prevention of bad things in the future, or just go kill yourself so you're not exploiting thousands of generations of poor, suffering humanity so you can post on Fark.Wow. I was asking a semiserious question but it's ok, go ahead and freak out. When do blood minerals stop being blood minerals? When those who initially profited from them are dead? At some point we get to stop feeling bad about making jewelry out of blood diamonds so when does that happen?
BATMANATEE: If you must have diamonds, just buy Canadian. All we do is fark over the <B>Natives</B> and Territories for their fair share of the mineral rights, so It's more of a <B>twisted arm</B> diamond than a blood diamond. Also, they have little polar bears etched on 'em!
Ivo Shandor: Wangiss: How can you be allergic to a non-reactive substance like Gold?Rings are not pure gold. Anything less than 24kt is alloyed with other stuff.
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