diamonds are forever

 I know everyone  knows  this  ...but diamonds are   fucking  worthless ,,....its  fucking carbon you fucking idiots ......compressed  coal........  yep .....the  price is set by de beeres..... you know  one  of these  families ......... that  fucks over the  stupid  masses ......... and incorporate  bullshit  .........i hate  diamonds ..........  and  when i hear  some  dumb whore scream over diamonds ........... and  shit  i get  annoyed ......i hate  stupidity on any level   .........and this is the  stupidest of  all  are worthless.......... its a fucking  fact ........... but  human  beings ........ there  are  no end  to their  stupidity 

Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of 'Blood Diamonds'

Diamonds being evaluated at Alrosa, Russia’s diamond-mining giant, in 2018. (NYT)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to global soul-searching about overreliance on Russian oil and gas, but a new drama is unfolding over another of Russia’s major exports: diamonds.

Russia is the world’s largest supplier of small diamonds. For years, engagement rings, earrings and pendants for sale in the United States and beyond have included diamonds mined from deep in the permafrost in Russia’s northeast.

Now, the United States and other countries are taking action that could officially label Russian diamonds as “conflict diamonds,” claiming their sale helps pay for Russia’s deadly aggression in Ukraine.

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“Proceeds from that production are benefiting the same state that is conducting a premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war,” said George Cajati, a U.S. State Department official, in a letter written in May to the chair of the Kimberley Process, an international organization created by United Nations resolution to prevent the flow of conflict diamonds.

The European Union, Canada and other Western nations, as well as Ukraine and several activist organizations, have joined in similar calls for a Kimberley Process discussion about the implications of the invasion of Ukraine, including whether Russian gems should be considered conflict diamonds.

Also known as blood diamonds, conflict diamonds are commonly thought of as gems sold to finance war. The Kimberley Process, created in the wake of diamonds financing a deadly war in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, defines them more specifically as “rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance conflict aimed at undermining legitimate governments.”

But “rebel movement” doesn’t accurately describe Russia, and officials there vehemently object to labeling the nation’s diamonds as conflict gems. They chalk up the effort by Western governments to do so as “political


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