We're always talking about eating local and supporting local businesses, and there is talk sometimes about the decline in manufacturing in North America, but I feel like no one talks about it with clothing.
Clothing is an absolutely essential thing in all our lives, wouldn't it make sense to produce clothes locally?
Sorry, hope this isn't too political for this sub
Another low profile case that deserves more attention.
4 year old Katheryne Mary Lugo went missing on January 8th,1994. She was last seen at the apartment on the 4000 block of Woods Edge Circle she lived at with her mom, Frances Moya, and Frances' boyfriend at the time, Misbah Muhammed Kazi in Riviera Beach, Florida. Kazi is not Katheryne's biological father.
Frances left for work and Katheryne was in the care of Kazi while her mother was gone. Frances says when she returned home around 3:30 that afternoon, he told her that he had sent Katheryne to his native Bangladesh and would not allow her to return unless Frances agreed to give him full custody of their unborn child. At the time, she was eight months pregnant and planning to break off her relationship with Kazi.
After questioning Frances and Kazi for hours, police believed Kazi had indeed taken Kathryne as ransom to get custody of their unborn child as well as to punish her for terminating two pregnancies during their relationship. He was subsequently arrested and charged with kidnapping, although he was acquitted during his trial. His defense was that Frances had hidden Katheryne in a spiteful attempt to frame him for kidnapping. After the trial, the FBI continued tracking Kazi, who began harassing Frances with threatening phone calls telling her that he would reveal Kathryne's whereabouts. He never did but told her in a recorded phone conversation "I want you to suffer. Who won the game? Me."
Investigators spoke to Kazi's father in Bangladesh but were not able to gain any useful information from him. Katheryne's mom Frances believes Kazi's sister, who lived in the U.S. in 1994 but was later deported, may have been involved in her daughter's abduction. Kazi's sister was a key witness against him at his trial, but later recanted her statement that she had last seen Katheryne in his company and testified that she only said that because FBI agents had threatened to send her to jail if she didn't implicate Kazi.
Kazi remains a prime suspect in Katheryne's case. In 1995, he was convicted of attempted murder after beating his pregnant fiancee with a hammer. He had purchased a $300,000 life insurance policy on her and intended to kill her in order to collect it. He has offered to produce proof that Katheryne is still alive but has never done so, and has not accepted any plea deals from prosecutors.
Katheryne's case remains unsolved. She was born March 6th, 1989, and if still alive today would be 31 ye... keep reading on reddit ➡
Though I'm currently studying secondary school, I really want to know if there's a way out. My country is not safe at all for gay people or irreligious people. I won't ever dare coming out, though I do fear if someone finds out as mobs regularly burn or hack people alive for being gay or irreligious.
I'm not too invested in my culture either, as I've mostly invested my time into the internet since I was 7. I don't have friends either as they are mostly bullies or close minded in my school. It hurts me when they talk bad about irreligious and gay people, so I try to avoid friendships.
I can speak 4 languages fluently. I can most likely pass any English standardized test as I'm more fluent in English than In my native language, and I also think in English.
PS: The reason for me wanting to go to the US more is because I've been watching US culture ever since I've had an internet connection. It would take a shorter time to adjust. The people in the US are also nicer and accepting as to my experience talking to people online.
What can they do to instill some standard in the test format?