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the girl who leaps through space! ([personal profile] skywalker) wrote2009-06-22 06:52 pm
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Running out of green to wear? Check out other places in the world where people are killed by their governments/slaughtered by militants/exploded by terrorists/have no free speech/starve to death/are impoverished while a couple of rich people profit from their backbreaking labor/generally have awful lives!

Really, I've seen a lot of people say that they wished they knew more about situations in the rest of the world. If you're serious about that, Foreign Policy's Failed States Index is an excellent crash course in human tragedy.
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[personal profile] mommy 2009-06-23 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
I always seem to forget how much of the world exists under unstable governments. Thanks for the link!

[personal profile] batman 2009-06-23 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
What is the most frightening in that article is the undercurrent of "the only way these countries can be fixed by outside intervention is after they've failed". That's really alarming, especially in resource rich but economically poor areas like Zimbabwe. Seriously, man, their economy ... it's not even free fall anymore. It's an exponential curve on an exponential scale.

[personal profile] batman 2009-06-23 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
No joke. I completely acknowledge that human rights seem to be the redheaded stepchild of international law but. Come on.
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I know where I will be spending the next few dozen hours...

I always hate to think about how much more suffering and bad stuff there is in the world. I focused on South East Asia in college, so my information on other sucky places is low.
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
That's only slightly better than say "The US in Laos: ... Where?"

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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
We might have? But not substantially...

I encourage anyone to watch Basquash... so long as you realize you're getting into a big ol' barrel of crazy if you do.
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Virtually nothing? It was a colony... I want to say of England but I'm not sure, and I'm too lazy to try and look it up when my internet is as slow as it is on this computer.

Is that where your Mochi!Mao icons come from?
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
The little... guy with the Mao hat... who appears to be eating something. From the comment you made before this one.
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ah... Potato Mao.
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
I think it might be the green hat with the red star...
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-06-23 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
The means of production should belong to all the potatoes.