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Mobile Phones

Every time you make or receive a phone call, before you can connect with the other person you are played a five minute message telling you how many congolese and how many baby gorillas have been slaughtered in the past month, how many refugees there are, how many workers have died, been injured, how much jungle has been chopped down etc...etc...all due to the extraction of the rare metals in your phone.  The message would also tell you where the metals in your phone came from--even the specific mine, maybe with a list of terrible stats associated.  Then a picture of a congolese would appear on the screen, then a baby gorilla....then a picture of a congolese, then a gorilla, a congolese, for maybe three minutes, a different gorilla, a different congolese each time...maybe have a congolese talking about life at the mines while the pictures appear...and then, when that's all done, you're free to have an enjoyable talk....

Dedicated puritan, no half measures.  You need to make a person feel sick every time he or she even LOOKS at a mobile phone.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 at 01:21:26 PM EST
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