The Cuban “Wet Foot Dry Foot” Policy

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The Cuban “Wet Foot Dry Foot policy” describes the fact that since 1995, any Cuban who reaches the United States of America will be accepted by the U.S. and therefore able to live and work in the U.S. as a landed immigrant with paperwork to bolster their legitimacy when finding work, applying for loans, and paying income tax. The goal of bringing one’s family to join them in the future is why many Cubans have taken on this monumental challenge of traveling from Cuba to the U.S. by boat, often overcrowded and handmade which has lead to many deaths by drowning. If caught by the Cuban authorities for trying to flee Cuba, migrants are repatriated and given a fine or jail time in Cuba. Barack Obama ended the Wet Foot Dry Foot policy as his last act in office as President of the United States of America in the hopes of improving diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba

The Sale of Meat In New York City, United States of America During the 19th Century

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Butchers in the 19th century often turned rotting meat into sausage so that the meat it was made up of was unidentifiable and palatable. Butchers added the chemical compound Borax which is sodium borate to cover up the scent of the meat because the boracic acid would kill any bacteria present upon the meat. It was later discovered that Borax is ideal for keeping wounds clean, killing cockroaches, and cleaning floors, which provides a clear frame of reference in terms of its potential safety hazards when consumed. The meat would still smell and taste bad and would cause those who consumed it to become sick but despite this, butchers would add red clothing dye made from coal tar which sometimes had arsenic in it to freshen up the grey and brown color of the meat so that it was more visually presentable to consumers. Finally, stale bread or cookies were added to bind everything together before the meat was sold

Capital Punishment In Japan

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Capital punishment is legal in Japan and is applicable for convicted murderers only. The Japanese government regularly polls its citizens to gauge where public opinion lay in respect to this form of punishment. Typically, polls show approximately 80% of people finding execution by the state permissible, especially if the crime committed is especially egregious or heinous, with 80% of the public being in favor as shortly ago as 2015. Executions are carried out only by hanging

The Forced Exploitation of Afghani Farmers By the Taliban 

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Not only does the Taliban force Afghani farmers into growing poppies for opium production by methods of intimidation and the threat of violence and/or death to the farmers and their families, they also incentivize these people by paying large loans in cash beforehand which is attractive to poor Afghan farmers who see the money as a quicker and more reliable method rather than farming the land to feed their family. This system is intentionally designed to ensure the farmers are monetarily indebted to the person providing the loan so that they must produce and yield a certain amount of crop in order to pay that debt back. Some opium farmers end up selling their daughters in an exchange to become debt free, having daughters as young as 12 marry drug lords who often acquire 4 or 5 wives because they have the income to do so. Over 1,000,000 (1 million) people in Afghanistan are addicted to heroin making the problem both localized as well as internationalized abroad. 90% of the world’s heroin production comes from Afghanistan. The Quran actually stipulates that it is against Islamic law to both grow as well as consume opium. While other crops take 3 – 5 years to reach their full potential in terms of yield each year, poppy crops are immediately fruitful after their first year

The Power and Reach of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has an annual operating budget of $8,000,000,000 ($8 billion), staffing over 13,500 special agents and over 22,000 analysts, scientists, and specialists. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has over 400 locations in the US and dozens of international offices referred to as “legal attaches”. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has hundreds of agents in over 80 countries around the world, truly making it a global law enforcement force. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltrates a vehicle or building, they typically send 10 agents, each with a special task. Someone will disable the alarm, someone will photograph the room effected so nothing is put back out of place even going so far as to place a piece of tape where a chair was or add their own dust they brought along if dust was disturbed during the mission or bringing a small vacuum to clean up any debris caused by drilling into a wall. If the owner of the vehicle or building is on their way and could expose the operation, local police will intercept them by staging a traffic stop for a ticket, staging a traffic accident, or even opening a fire hydrant so nobody can cross through the road. In some instances, agents will enter a building while the target is home. Instances of this have occurred in the past with phone lines purposely being degraded in their call quality so that the owner calls the telecommunications company they are with for an on-site consult. The Federal Bureau of Investigation intercepts this call and places their own person in place of the actual repair person so that a listening device can be installed or any other desired outcome achieved. This method was effective and instrumental in taking down multiple high ranking mafia members including John Gotti