not that I don't like diamonds, as long as they are sourced from responsible mines (try Canada).
Isn't Quebec waging a seccessionist campaign against Canada in order to take control over their blood diamonds? Or did i just make that up?
actually, I think Canada's diamonds come from the far north. Quebec's secessionist campaign embraces a far wider range of issues, as I understand it.
While I understand that conflict diamonds are faux pas, I think a lot of our resources are gained by less then honorable means. Copper from African villages digging holes near rivers, food products from latin farmers making pennies on the dollar, clothing and fabric from indian and far eastern sweatshop labor, and most of walmarts inventory is clearly based on questionable labor practices in china. Why should I care more about where my diamonds are coming from then any other luxury good i use on a day to day basis.
Im going to use my 600 to buy an american made flatscreen. Arent I forward thinking? (Flagellates himself to pay for vanity and elitism)
I think the African diamond market takes things to a whole new level of inhumanity . . . . but if I could afford to buy everything local and organic, I would. a lot of this just goes to policy decisions, unfortunately, and so the American consumer has limited options.