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Old 02-16-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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Why was Ashton Kutcher testifying in that kind of a hearing? Did he have personal experience with human trafficking? Was his expertise in that arena far greater than most other people that the committee may not have heard of (because they are not celebrities)? Why is his opinion valued so much that he would be there at all?


Note: I can't watch the youtube because my bandwidth isn't sufficient right now. Was all the above explained in it? I can't comment on his 'performance' because I can't see it but he is an actor, after all .. so I would expect him to play the role of whatever it was that he was called upon to play reasonably authentically.
He is a venture capitalist specializing in internet startups like AirBnB, and his foundation, THORN, has developed software that helps law enforcement drastically improve the time to stop trafficking.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I doubt his sincerity considering recent comments he has made at awards ceremonies. I think perhaps he is trying to give an appearance of legitimacy so he can avoid the usual criticisms when making out of place comments in the future.
I think he may be sincere about this but he will also make a ton of money if his software is bought a bigger company or by all the police dept.s in the country.

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I really don't enjoy much about Angela Jolie, but I have read that she -- and Brad Pitt at least when they were together -- they both give over half of everything they make away. I'd like to think I would do the same if I were ever in that situation...it's being able to make a real difference in our world that seems, to me, to be the best part of having lots of money...
Angelina Jolie was doing this way before she ever got with Brad Pitt. (known fact) I doubt he was doing so. She has always tried to give back but gets little credit for it. Brad is the hero.......not.

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He is a venture capitalist specializing in internet startups like AirBnB, and his foundation, THORN, has developed software that helps law enforcement drastically improve the time to stop trafficking.
this. I don't doubt that he may have done good things but he is in it for money, as well.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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did anyone make a punk'd joke yet.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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Perhaps he wants to sell the software to Law Enforcement Agencies?


Perhaps he got to experience the young actor in Hollywood Corey Feldman style?
Corey Feldman details horrors of Hollywood pedophile ring | Daily Mail Online


Or knows about it from reading about the Franklin Coverup exposed by former Nebraska Congressman John DeCamp?
The Franklin Cover-Up by John DeCamp


It depends on how far he has gone down the rabbit hole....


If he's testifying in Senate Committee I gather it's to sell software to government agencies who supposedly want to stop the activity.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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He and Demi Moore created a foundation to help stop human trafficking...I believe he has been quite involved in it for some time now...that's his "expertise".
So admirable. Trafficking in persons is rampant. Such an abomination. Slavery, pure and simple.

Aren't all Americans given the right to bring issues before our government representatives?
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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This past Sunday a local paper has to dredge up a 6 year old story of human trafficing. 6 years! Wow, there are nothing happening since then?!

All a concerted effort to get people busy arguing.

Last edited by toosie; 02-19-2017 at 12:50 PM.. Reason: partisan trolling
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Even though he played a goof in a lot of movies, he's actually quite intelligent.
He was also a biochemical engineering major before being discovered for TV
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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He and Demi Moore created a foundation to help stop human trafficking...I believe he has been quite involved in it for some time now...that's his "expertise".
I wonder if he and Demi are on good terms. Wouldn't they need to talk to each other if they are both the founders?
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: The end of the world
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This guy is just trying to get attention in the wrong area. Another marketing scheme.
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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This past Sunday a local paper has to dredge up a 6 year old story of human trafficing. 6 years! Wow, there are nothing happening since then?!

All a concerted effort to get people busy arguing.
Nobody's arguing except for you.

Is human trafficking not a problem?
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