(Blood) Diamonds Are Forever

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Ian Smilie, the driving force behind the regulation of the diamond trade in Africa, recently "retired" (some say "stomped out") from his role on the Kimberly Process committee over the continuing presence of dirty rocks on the international market. [Independent]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

Interestingly enough, I just had a verbal altercation with a coworker yesterday that ended with me telling him that his wife's engagement ring contained a dead African kid.

My relationship with this coworker is acrimonious.