Children Around the World – For Sale in War Zones

Children are sold to “buyers”.  Those buyers are often linked to the developed world.  The power majority in the world “buy” children….like, there is literally a A_Child_for_Sale_(1920_film_ad)market!

In Kenya, we saw this often, but we saw the full picture.  Certain children in the family were bartered.  They were sent to children’s homes (the word orphanage is not used in Kenya) or camps and the family would get a kick back when the child was sold off.  These children’s homes are not really “official” in nature, but the local authorities also get their kick back.  Apparently this happens in Nigeria and western Africa also, in the war zones of Boko Haram.  Probably happens in Syria as well.  A quick internet scan shows that after the devastating American crash of the stock market in 1929, American families did the same thing.

We in this world, we sell children.

This morning’s CNN undercover piece is a short video, but when you have the stomach for it, here it is.  Consider at the end of the video that it is extremely easy for these men to openly sell these children.

That means there is a market for children out there….. a market!!!  

Children for sale heartbreakingly easy to find in ravaged Nigeria

Google Doodle Joys

Google and Emmy Noether got me today with this fabulous doodle.  I did click, and when I did that, I did read.  Oh the joys of learning a new piece of fact fabric.

Emmy Noether, German mathematician before being geek was cool with men, and here she is a woman.  Though, the wiki description leaves me a bit confused as to what exactly “abstract algebra” is …when algebra is abstract from its very beginning.  All math is an abstraction.  Far too smart for me.  Google Noether

“Emmy Noether was an influential German mathematician known for her groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics.”  Wikipedia

Thanks, Google.