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Re: OT--disturbing


heifer international. Unfortunately it doesn't get much publicity. Rebuilds
one family at a time, encourages/requires the recipient to pay it forward.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT--disturbing


> The production of opium really took off after the Soviets destroyed many
of
> the orchards that Afghanistan was famous for.  The Taliban was somewhat
> successful in curtailing much of this trade...of course they curtailed
much
> of any trade...except pipelines apparently.  In either case the villagers
> have to make a living somehow and the U.S. doesn't seem over concerned.
> (Insert tasteless political joke here).  There should be a big push to
> replant those orchards.  Anybody heard of someone heading this type of
> fundraiser?  Apples for Afghanistan!  Beats M 16's any day.
>
> DF
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 3:04 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] OT--disturbing
>
>
> > Just heard on NPR [and confirmed by US Army officers in the field] that
> > since the deposing of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the heroin trade has
> > grown to $2 billion a year. The US army says it is waiting for "policy
> > guidance" from Washington before cracking down on dealers and
> > distributors. Afghanistan produces 80 percent of the wold's heroin.
Scary.
> >
> >
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >
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