Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war – study
(Reuters) – ‘Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday.
‘The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence, urged the United Nations to pay more attention to abuse at home that gets less attention than armed conflicts from Syria to Ukraine.
“‘For every civil war battlefield death, roughly nine people … are killed in inter-personal disputes,” Anke Hoeffler of Oxford University and James Fearon of Stanford University wrote in the report.
‘From domestic disputes to wars, they estimated that all violence worldwide cost $9.5 trillion a year, mainly in lost economic output and equivalent to 11.2 percent of world gross domestic product…’
Philippine police discovered clues of 9/11 attacks, 6 years before it happened
Why would the FBI listen when it is alleged that it did the actual 9/11 attack?
‘…Before they were discovered, the men had already staged a series of ‘test runs’ to ensure the success of their attacks. They placed bombs and detonated them inside a movie theater in Manila, a mall in Cebu, and a 747 airliner bound for Japan.
‘Apparently satisfied at the results, the men continued working and would’ve gotten away with it too if Murad didn’t accidentally start a chemical fire inside their apartment. Authorities alerted to the fire arrested Murad and subjected him to ‘intensive interrogation’ for more than two months. He finally confessed to the plot when some officers posed as agents of Mossad and threatened to have him deported to Israel. The three other men escaped but were all subsequently captured.
‘After extracting the confession and compiling the evidence, Philippine authorities passed the information along to their FBI counterparts. Unfortunately, the information was either overlooked or not taken seriously by the FBI, with deadly consequences…’
The truth about the food industry
‘In recently years, they’ve slipped in some very good material. Like this video. It’s probably the most accurate one minute portrayal of the ethics of the US “food” industry.
‘Thank goodness many parts of the world are too intelligent than to follow us down this road. Let’s hope they hold out and when and if we ever come back to our senses, we’ll be able to re-learn the difference between food for human beings and manufactured corporate crap…’