Child labor is common on tobacco farms in the United States, where children are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. Child tobacco workers often get sick with vomiting, nausea, headaches, and dizziness while working, all symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning. Many work 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay, often in extreme heat. They may be exposed to pesticides that are known neurotoxins. Many also use dangerous tools and machinery, lift heavy loads, and climb to perilous heights to hang tobacco for drying. The largest tobacco companies in the world purchase tobacco grown in the US to make popular cigarette brands like Marlboro, Newport, Camel, Pall Mall and others. These companies can’t legally sell cigarettes to children, but they are profiting from child labor. US law also fails these children, by allowing them to work at much younger ages, for longer hours, and under more hazardous conditions than children working in all other sectors. Children as young as 12 can work legally on tobacco farms and at even younger ages on small farms.
PLEASE, DON’T TURN A BLIND EYE ANY LONGER
I’m sorry if this “bothers” you but it really needs to be said. Look at the labels before you buy. These companies don’t deserve your business
Sadly no one here will even pay attention to this. More people will pay attention to the stupid things Justin bieber does or the stuff that whore kim kardashian says..
honestly the beagle one hits me the hardest. one of my very best friends is a beagle and he the is the sweetest, most compassionate being i know.
i read an article about why beagles are chosen to testing and its because they are one of the most docile and forgiving animals, and that makes me so sad because its so true.
I fucking hate animal testing. I just wish the world wasn’t so cruel to such beautiful creatures.
The only way to stop this is to stop them, like a group of guys raping a young girl sometimes u just try and stop them except the group of guys is about 500k elite banking families and royal families and their not raping a girl their raping hundreds of millions of girl and boy mentally physically emotionally and their experimenting on them with more things than you would ever try to study in a lifetime to believe. We need to stop them and redefine civilization.
Fan art by DB ART. Words by Lee Camp.
This idiot makes me miss incompetent ape named Bush Jr.
And that should tell you A LOT.
Ironically he also happens to be the winner of 2009 Nobel peace prize winner… WTF
Long Beach police were pursuing a man fleeing from a Target Store security guard for a “a crime allegedly committed at the store,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said late Sunday.
When deputies arrived to help security officers locked in a struggle with the man, he pulled out a large pair of scissors, according to a department statement.
The man then fled to his vehicle and led the police on a chase which ended at the 1800 block of East Ocean Boulevard.
The department claimed that he was refusing commands to exit his vehicle and allegedly got out of his car with a “large wooden stick.”
When the man began to flea police they initially fired a stun bag at him, which showed to have no effect.
At this point the Long Beach Police claim to have “encountered the man” and shot him. However the video shows no such encounter. The man is completely isolated and it appears that he was shot in cold blood, in the back.
"China is the world’s single largest carbon dioxide polluter. Roughly 75% of Chinese electricity comes from coal power, which means China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined.
In 2012, China’s carbon dioxide emissions reached a whopping nine billion tons, which is more than any other nation. China is responsible for roughly a quarter of global CO2 emissions, and the pollution continues to increase. In the last 20 years, Chinese emissions have grown by 240 percent.
Environmental destruction and air pollution have reached incredible levels in China. Rivers fill with toxic sludge and factories release dangerous chemicals into the ground water.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people live without access to clean drinking water.
Sixteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in China.”
- Niko Kettunen
Throw a shoe and miss Hillary Clinton and face 2 years in federal prison.
Murder innocent children with drone strikes and receive a Nobel Prize.
Sell Bitcoin and face 20 years in prison.
Lose $6 Billion of taxpayer money and front run for US Presidency
Due to the Heartbleed bug, lots of servers weren’t safe anymore. This problem is solved, but it’s important to change your passwords, if you have any of these accounts:
- Google, Gmail
- Yahoo, Yahoo Mail
- Amazon Web Services
About some servers, they’re not sure whether they’re infected or not. Better change these passwords too:
You don’t have to change your password for:
I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed.
The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.
Although I have found my own Buddhist religion helpful in generating love and compassion, even for those we consider our enemies, I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and a sense of universal responsibility with or without religion."
NO ONE fares well in prison - I thought that was part of the punishment. He got off because he’s rich - that’s it. He paid off the right people and now will go on to hurt other kids and then he’ll pay someone else off. This is not justice or democracy when there are two systems of justice based on how much money you have. They need to drop the pretense - we aren’t that stupid.
How much money she getting paid for this? 2 bullets to the dome would have solved this.
"Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape." ~ Pope Francis