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Old 06-14-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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No big surprise.....is it?

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For the past 10 years, the State Department has issued annual reports on human
trafficking worldwide, ranking most of the world’s countries on a scale of 1 to 3.
But one major country was always left out: the United States. This year, in a sign
of the Obama administration’s more humble approach to foreign affairs, the U.S. has
subjected itself to some of the same scrutiny it applies to other countries. The report,
which comes out Monday, makes it clear that almost 150 years after the passage of
the 13th Amendment, slavery still exists in America.
Human Trafficking: Report Ranks U.S., World Countries - The Daily Beast
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Earth
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America's long been a bit hypocritical about the human trafficking issue given that it involves two taboos of American political discourse: commercial sex and illegal immigration.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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In my opinion only, there are different types of slavery, And to me Slavery, has never gone away, And it still exist all over. Oh i am more then sure, they don't want us knowing what we already know about human trafficking, that it was, and still exist.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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Slavery in the United States today is overwhelmingly the servitude of the working taxpayer to the career politician and the career welfare recipient.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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We just had two illegals arrested in a nearby city for human trafficking teenage girls. They thought they were being smart by setting up in a lower income neighborhood. They didn't count on it being a close knit area where everyone knows everyone. At least they weren't in business too long at this place.

Unbelievable it goes on in this country.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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<snip>Unbelievable it goes on in this country.
It's unbelievable the State Department hasn't named the US before now...
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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It's free-market capitalism in its purest form...

Sexual and physical exploitation of fellow human-beings for profit...

Damned the consequences....

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Old 06-14-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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In my opinion only, there are different types of slavery, And to me Slavery, has never gone away, And it still exist all over. Oh i am more then sure, they don't want us knowing what we already know about human trafficking, that it was, and still exist.
This should tell us something about what we accept as our "news." With the internet we're not helpless, or innocent.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Illegal slavery exist in America. There is no legal slavery in America. That kind of stuff goes on in parts of Africa.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:21 AM
 
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There is economic slavery here and its growing. With economic slavery you have people "chained' to their credit score and there is no need for leg irons When only 2% of the population CONTROL 98% of the wealth you have feudalism. Its getting that way here.
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