Scientology Money Pyramid Scheme Tax

Scientology and Money: A Religious Pyramid Scheme?

The best things in life you just can’t buy, right? Wrong! It turns out you can buy your ticket to complete mind control and endless lives in a perfect universe. At least when you’re a member of Scientology, that is. The Church of Scientology has spent decades perfecting their formula to get the most money out of its devoted followers while fixing a neat tax exemption in the USA. The Pyramid Scheme Religion, or how to gain mind control with just a fracture of a million dollars (if you’re lucky).
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Latin America: Cryptocurrencies in Developing Countries

2017 was a year of global changes. While feminism and immigration became a regular topic within sociopolitical discussions, in economics, especially in the Latin American sphere, the debate was set around a revolutionary kind of technology: cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: A Hoax, a Scam, a Disturbing Reality

Every year on February 14th, lovebirds around the world scramble to find the perfect gift, the perfect card and flowers, and the perfect venue to woo their partners with on Valentine’s Day. The world will be draped in red hearts and cupids and romance, and love will be, metaphorically, in the air. It may be a comfort to know for those who are not a part of a couple during this love-smothered month that the history behind Valentine’s Day is anything but romantic. From sacrificial goats and dogs to imprisonment and execution, to the eventual mating of birds, the holiday – as well as its namesake, Saint Valentine – has a pretty dark past.
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Poverty in Africa

Poverty in Africa: A Rich Continent for the Poor

In its 2016 list of the world’s richest individuals, Forbes put Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon, at the 51st position. Four other Africans were also featured on the list. There are still many other rising billionaires and millionaires in Africa. That said, if there were also a list detailing the poorest individuals in the world, Africans would feature on it prominently if not entirely. That is the reality of poverty in Africa. But why?
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E-Learning

Is E-Learning a Threat to African Culture?

Technology has taken over most sectors of our society today, one of them being modern education. To most, E-Learning is still a mystery, but actually, it is quite easy to comprehend. Basically, E-Learning is the use of electronic technologies to deliver educational curriculum outside the usual classroom set up. Computers and the internet are the main platforms for E-Learning. It has been an uphill battle incorporating this kind of technology into African society with many critics arguing that it lacks the human element required in learning and it might erode African culture.
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Bitcoin in Africa: Is Cryptocurrency Saving Africa’s Economy?

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Almost every internet user has heard of Bitcoin. Some have gone further and invested heavily in it. This is by either buying it or by teaching others on Cryptocurrency, all while others still grapple with the concept and fundamentals of what Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency actually are. Africa has not been left behind. The fire and zeal for Bitcoin are real, especially among the young people.
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Eating Healthy: A Big Fat Lie? Or A Sugar Conspiracy?

It’s 2018, and we have just made a bunch of New Year’s Resolutions, many of which pertain to getting fit and healthy. However, with hundreds of sources on exercise and nutrition, people are getting confused. We are looking at one of the most confusing nutritional debates of them all, fat versus sugar.
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Carnival

Carnival Around the World: An Honest Capitalistic Tradition

Carnival, we all have seen or heard about it. We’ve all seen the majestic samba women, dressed in flashy costumes, with feathers, dancing in a frenzied state. We’ve also seen the obscure masks the Venetians wear. Or the two-story floats marching the streets. Most of us have participated either as children or even as adults. Dancing away, drinking, eating, having weird food fights and playing treasure hunts. It’s a tradition for many countries and the fascinating thing is that it has become universal.
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Natural Resources: The Resource Curse of Africa

Africa is the world’s richest continent. It has a vast wealth of natural resources ranging from precious stones such as gold and diamonds to fossil fuels. The tropical climates, beautiful and diverse wildlife, and sandy beaches are also quite attractive to tourists. From these, the total derivable revenue has the potential to completely transform economies in Africa. But that is not the case. There is war and poverty instead of prosperity leaving you to wonder are these resources really a blessing or a curse? In a pattern that replicates itself, the discovery of a major resource has been followed by conflict, instability, and damage to the environment. This is called the resource curse or the paradox of plenty.
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Rheinmetall: Exporting Weapon Factories to Conflict Areas

Rheinmetall, one of Germany’s biggest arms manufacturers, has seen its profits and margins rise quite substantially in the past year. Why? Rheinmetall managed to circumvent German law to export arms into conflict areas legally. However, the practice of exporting arms is not the end, but just the beginning of the company’s devious scheme to aid the most shocking conflicts on earth for profit. Rheinmetall uses its majorly owned joint venture in South Africa to export complete weapon factories to conflict areas to do with as they please.
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