Ladislav Kudlacek - THINK ABOUT IT TH!NK ABOUT IT #3 en Copyright 2012 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Tourism after Poverty Warped values of children on the street and bad mood of tourist caused by it – that are the results of the desire to help the poor in developing countries. Tourists are appalled by wickedness and cheek of the locals but they rarely realize that their unsuitable eagerness to ‘help’ is very often the cause of their cheating and begging. Tourism 2010-08-22T11:12:49+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - El Dorado in Afghanistan It was great news when Americans announced their surprising report about a chance of natural sources in Afghanistan. The potential revenue from mining is around one trillion US dollars. However, the issue is not only the lack of infrastructure which is the biggest barrier of the future profit from this incredible natural wealth, it is also the question of who will take the real profit from the oil, copper, coal and other mineral and natural sources. The example of copper mines in Logar province near Kabul might be a sad answer to this. Trade 2010-08-22T08:47:38+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - The Europeans rights for people with money – not for Gypsies In an interview with Corriere della Sera published Saturday, Italy's interior minister Roberto Maroni said he would like to be able to expel all EU citizens who do not meet minimum requirements such as income and housing. He noted many Roma are actually EU citizens who do not meet these requirements. Human Rights 2010-08-22T08:21:17+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Nigeria oil curse Oil is a great potential for economic, cultural and social growth of every country. It is just potential because only a responsible government and stable country can profit from oil production. The Nigeria case shows how the oil mining can generate poverty and desperate life stories. Environment 2010-08-17T07:51:37+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Landmines-loving governments In 2008 about 20 EU member states signed a treaty in Oslo banning the use of cluster munitions. Conspicuous by their absence were the US, Russia and China, which had all announced earlier they would not sign. More surprising was the absence of Finland, which has its own reasons for keeping cluster munitions in its inventory. The major players such as the United Kingdom and France did sign. Politics 2010-08-17T07:46:41+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Afghans agriculture is not just opium production Afghanistan is a country with many geographical zones. Every area can offer different natural and climate conditions. The country can offer various fruits, vegetables and grains. However, Afghanistan is not able to use these sources for its own economic growth. Agriculture 2010-08-13T12:36:40+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Help by tradition – water sources in Afghanistan Many NGOs build expensive water pumps, wells and pipe schemes which provide local people with good quality water. The system of pumps, pipes and wells usually has one disadvantage. Local people do not largely have the right skills, knowledge and money to repair the pumps or pipes after NGOs leaves the area. This is the reason why many new wells are out of order after one or two years. Technology 2010-08-05T17:47:36+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Water or Education? A little girl is watching her friends going to school. She would like to go with them but she cannot. She has to go for water for her family. She lives in Afghanistan where thousands of children do not have opportunities to study. It is not just a problem of culture, the war or Taliban, it is about basic survival. Sad to say, water is more important than reading, it is essential. Education 2010-08-05T17:06:36+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - Forest on Terror – The environmental disaster in Afghanistan Afghanistan may be facing a serious environmental crisis. Huge percentage of Afghanistan's land could be subject to soil erosion and desertification. Environmental issues in Afghanistan predate the political turmoil of the past few decades. Forests and wetlands have been depleted by centuries of grazing and farming, practices which have been increased by modern population growth. Environment 2010-08-02T08:45:39+00:00 Ladislav Kudlacek - I don’t want you, your horoscope doesn’t fit In India, love arrives with the wedding gaiety and it is going to develop during the following coexistence. Stars and the horoscope can reveal possible difficulties. Equality 2010-07-18T14:02:53+00:00