Price for AK-47s in Iraq

In Iraq, the prices of small arms have increased since the U.S. invasion. According to a report by the New York Times, Kalashnikovs were priced between $75 to $150 in early 2003. By late 2006, the prices increased to the range of $210 to $650. In some areas of Iraq, the price has increased to $800, with compact Kalashnikovs favored by Osama bin Laden selling for as much as $2000.

Illegal Arms in Iraq during US Occupation

The Center for Defense Information (CDI) has reported on the thriving black market that has existed throughout the U.S. occupation. In a December 2006 report, the CDI stated that “weapons originally supplied by the U.S. and its allies to the Iraqi police have been showing up on the streets and on the black market, likely diverted by theft, loss, or by officers who kept their weapons after quitting the police force”.

Cheapest Kidneys are from the Philippines

According to the non-governmental organization Asia Against Child Trafficking, the cheapest kidneys sold on the black market are from the Philippines. Filipinos who sell their kidneys on the black market are paid an average of $1,500, up to 20 times cheaper than the $30,000 average price of a kidney sold in the United States.

Top Ten downloading schools in the U.S.

The figures are based on notice of violation letters sent by the Recording Industry Association of America. The figures were based during the time period of September 2006 to mid-February 2007. According to the Christian Science Monitor, here are the top ten schools that illegally download music from the Internet: 1. Ohio University 2. Purdue… Continue reading Top Ten downloading schools in the U.S.