It is mom and dads soon and i am stuck as to what i can get them, is there a traditional present?
Yes it easy to please mom and dad i would like to give them a
What the heck are blood diamonds? And I agree about the joke thing -- that's why I like hypatia's approach so much. I did have to buy the wife some diamonds recently...., but whatever.Have you considered blood diamonds?
Diamonds are the biggest joke in the world.
Don't demonise de Beers. Sure they have had dealings with despots in Africa that have done some truly horrible things, but not to the extent that you are implying. A lot of the major companies have had some dealings with places like the Congo and Sierra Leone. I'm not trying to say that what de Beers and other diamond mining companies do is good, but unfortunately the diamond industry is a necessary evil. There are a number of African nations that HEAVILY rely on the diamond industry for their economy (especially South Africa). When I say that I'm not referring to the countries run by despots who rely on diamonds to fund their mass murdering. I honestly don't know how to say this without coming off as a monster of the nth degree, but de Beers just can't be boycotted. You need to look at another solution to the problem because not buying diamonds won't do any good.Blood Diamonds are diamonds from war torn africa. People are basically put into slavery and forced to pick out diamonds. Meanwhile, the money of these diamonds go into the warlords hands to fund their civil wars so that they can mass murder villages and put the few surviving people into slave camps.
And all the while, diamonds companies like debeers take these diamonds and collect them. So lets say someone tries to sell a pink diamond. If debeers doesnt want you to buy that kind of diamond from the other company, they flood the market with that type of diamond and drive the price down so they can make more money from their other diamonds.
Its all one big joke. If anyone from debeers steps foot into the US, they would be put in jail for their business practices, so they hide in europe.
So, if you want to buy a diamond to fund african civil wars and make europeans rich, by all means knock yourself out. Unlike gold, they arent worth a damn.
But what if his parents are squids? They won't appreciate a wolfram bike gift. That would be a very awkward moment, I think.Buy them a nice motorbike.