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AlbertKFong 14 commits to:
To be knowledgeable about the world by watching CNN10
To be more principled using other forms of learning in my spare time.
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Commitment Journal
AlbertKFong 14
May 22, 2019, 2:08 AM
On Tuesday's news, I found out that last year the United Nations found that 1% of the aid that was sent to Yemen had gone missing. The CNN undercover investigation indicates the problem could be bigger. Since 2004, a militant group called the Houthi were fighting the Yemeni government. The Middle Eastern country's civil war heated up in 2015 and the UN said at least 7000 civilians have been killed and thousands more were injured, though estimates from other international groups said the actual death toll is many times that, because of war, disease, and widespread poverty, 8 workers say 80% of the Yemenis are need of help and protection. The UN considers Yemen to be the site of the world's largest humanitarian crisis. But when the civilians suffer, there appears to be no end in sight for the fighting.
The Houthi rebels are part of a Shiite Muslim minority in a country that's mostly Sunni Muslim. This war goes beyond Yemen's borders. Iran's population are mostly on the Shiite Muslim. They are supporting the Houthi rebels, they are fighting against the Yemeni governments. Saudi Arabia's population is mostly Sunni Muslim supports Yemen's government.
AlbertKFong 14
May 22, 2019, 1:49 AM
On Wednesday's news, I found out that in Cuba, they also had a food shortage just like North Korea. The Caribbean communist government has put regulations. They are rations on meats and cleaning product. The government says they are trying to make sure what is available has to distribute it equally. Cuba imports 2/3rds of the foods from other countries.
I also found out that the word "Paillasson' is one of the hardest words for students to spell during the spelling bee. The 2019 Spelling Bee competition is coming next week in the US state of Maryland. The group of linguist from Bable, which is a language learning tool, teamed up with Merriam Webster Dictionary to determined the hardest words from the past decades. The hard words came from other languages like French, German and Italian.
AlbertKFong 14
May 16, 2019, 10:02 PM
On Thursday's news, I found out that there are some law changes going on in the U.S real estate industry. Several lawsuits have been filed in the United States. The suits accused the NAR (National Association of Realtors) illegally conspiring with other companies to keep fees higher than they should be when homes are bought and sold. The fees are being debated by the commissions, the percentage of a home's sale price, that realtors get. For decades, they've been hovering at around 6%
AlbertKFong 14
May 16, 2019, 12:56 AM
On Wednesday's news, I found out that in North Korea, they are facing a problem of food shortage, the population of the country is just over 25 million people. About 40% of the people, about 10 million people could be going hungry in the months ahead if they're not already. The United Nations said that North Korea has it's worst harvest in 10 years. There are millions of reasons why. One of the reasons that the UN blamed are the droughts, flooding, and heatwaves. The government of the United States blamed on North Korea's leadership as well saying that if Communist countries stop spending so much on nuclear missiles, nukes nuclear programs and other weapons, the people there wouldn't be starving and neglected as they are.
North Korea suffers widespread famine in the mid-1990s and it was a time when anywhere from several hundred thousand to several millions of people died.
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