I have to say that I am NOT a fucking hipster or a hipster follower. I am myself who believes in what I believe with the backing of the Matt Dillahunty quote, “I want to believe as many true things and as few false things as possible.” Therefore, I believe that a balanced opinion out weighs a skewed right or left opinion. I believe passionately in socialized education and Social Security, but think that privatized prisons need to be eradicated in favor of mandatory DNA convictions regarding death penalty cases. These people could be worked under hard labor conditions 6 days a week instead of being executed. They would have NO access to appeal and would become non-people, working for the good of mankind only. Therefore; NO death penalty!
Drug addicts would be afforded free needles and drugs until they OD or ask for rehab. Two rehabs and no results equal no state benefits EVER again! Demonstrate PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and succeed, demonstrate idiocy and fail! My system would include a second chance, but would excommunicate you if you prove too moronic to save. Soylent Green could be an option because these idiots could be ground up into meal, melded with soy protein and used to feed starving nations of idiots too stupid to stop breeding in an area where food cannot be raised.
I know that people fall to bad luck at times, but they usually get back on the horse and drive on instead of breed too many kids that they cannot support. These are the common sense people that usually get tasked to support the LEGIONS of Medicaid leeches that force their entitled asses on the working people of America expecting the free ride that their lazy, worthless asses are receiving by convincing vacuum-headed liberals assholes that they are victims instead of stupid, gutless shithead fucktools.
I came from homeless uninspired trailer trash who made excuses instead of achieving and I credit me for elevating MYSELF! There was no luck or woo involved, I just decided that I wasn’t going to prison or back to the trailer park, so I educated MYSELF and didn’t act like the majority of worthless asshole minimum wagers of today. I chose to use condoms and have kids when I could feed them and put a decent roof over their heads without Section 8 assistance. I used my brain and if they can’t, then they deserve what life doles out to them. I resent helping these entitled fucks out and always will because I work for them so that they can sit on their lazy asses!
There needs to be a system of education in place to offer, or community work to perform in exchange for an assistance check, THEN these people can exercise that immense sense of entitlement that they always demonstrate when consuming services that the taxpayer provides!
In short, the focus needs to be on green energy, education, more education, and forced labor camps for hardened offenders instead of asshole lawyers and ACLU idiots that feel sorry for scumbags.
How You Can Help
Tips for Recognizing Victims of Trafficking
- Understand the different forms of trafficking: labor or sex trafficking
- Visible Indicators of Trafficking
- Understand the profile of a trafficked person
- Health Characteristics of a Trafficked Person
- Signs that a person is being held as a slave
- Questions to ask if you suspect you are in the presence of a trafficking victim
Different forms of trafficking
Victims of sex trafficking are often found in the streets or working in establishments that offer commercial sex acts, i.e. brothels, strip clubs, pornography production houses. Such establishments may operate under the guise of:
- Massage parlors
- Escort services
- Adult bookstores
- Modeling studios
- Bars/strip clubs
People forced into indentured servitude can be found in:
- Sweatshops (where abusive labor standards are present)
- Commercial agricultural situations (fields, processing plants, canneries)
- Domestic situations (maids, nannies)
- Construction sites (particularly if public access is denied)
- Restaurant and custodial work.
How Do People Get Trapped Into Sex or Labor Trafficking?
No one volunteers to be exploited. Traffickers frequently recruit people through fraudulent advertisements promising legitimate jobs as hostesses, domestics, or work in the agricultural industry. Trafficking victims of all kinds come from rural, suburban, and urban settings.
There are signs when commercial establishments are holding people against their will.
Visible Indicators of Trafficking
Visible Indicators May Include:
- Heavy security at the commercial establishment including barred windows, locked doors, isolated location, electronic surveillance. Women are never seen leaving the premises unless escorted.
- Victims live at the same premises as the brothel or work site or are driven between quarters and “work” by a guard. For labor trafficking, victims are often prohibited from leaving the work site, which may look like a guarded compound from the outside.
- Victims are kept under surveillance when taken to a doctor, hospital or clinic for treatment; trafficker may act as a translator.
- High foot traffic especially for brothels where there may be trafficked women indicated often by a stream of men arriving and leaving the premises.
Trafficking victims are kept in bondage through a combination of fear, intimidation, abuse, and psychological controls. While each victim will have a different experience, they share common threads that may signify a life of indentured servitude.
Trafficking victims live a life marked by abuse, betrayal of their basic human rights, and control under their trafficker. The following indicators in and of themselves may not be enough to meet the legal standard for trafficking, but they indicate that a victim is controlled by someone else and, accordingly, the situation should be further investigated.
Profile of a Trafficked Person
What Is the Profile of a Trafficking Victim?
Most trafficking victims will not readily volunteer information about their status because of fear and abuse they have suffered at the hands of their trafficker. They may also be reluctant to come forward with information from despair, discouragement, and a sense that there are no viable options to escape their situation. Even if pressed, they may not identify themselves as someone held in bondage for fear of retribution to themselves or family members. However, there are indicators that often point to a person held in a slavery condition. They include:
- Health Characteristics of a Trafficked Person:Trafficked individuals may be treated as disposable possessions without much attention given to their mental or physical health. Accordingly, some of the health problems that may be evident in a victim include:
- Malnutrition, dehydration or poor personal hygiene
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Signs of rape or sexual abuse
- Bruising, broken bones, or other signs of untreated medical problems
- Critical illnesses including diabetes, cancer or heart disease
- Post-traumatic stress or psychological disorders
- Other Important Signs:In addition to some of the obvious physical and mental indicators of trafficking, there are other signs that an individual is being controlled by someone else. Red flags should go up for police or aid workers who notice any of the following during an intake. The individual:
- Does not hold his/her own identity or travel documents
- Suffers from verbal or psychological abuse designed to intimidate, degrade and frighten the individual
- Has a trafficker or pimp who controls all the money, victim will have very little or no pocket money
Questions to ask if you suspect you are in the presence of a trafficking victim
- Is the person free to leave the work site?
- Is the person physically, sexually or psychologically abused?
- Does the person have a passport or valid I.D. card and is he/she in possession of such documents?
- What is the pay and conditions of employment?
- Does the person live at home or at/near the work site?
- How did the individual arrive to this destination if the suspected victim is a foreign national?
- Has the person or a family member of this person been threatened?
- Does the person fear that something bad will happen to him or her, or to a family member, if he/she leaves the job?
Anyone can report suspected trafficking cases. If the victim is under 18, U.S. professionals who work in law enforcement, healthcare, social care, mental health, and education are mandated to report such cases. Through a grass-roots community-wide effort and public awareness campaign, more professionals on the front line can readily identify the trafficking victim and have him/her treated accordingly.
The biggest problem that we as simple humans have now is mainstream media, that which distorts and sensationalizes any story to build it up to superhuman impossible expectations! These stories appear on CNN, Fox, Al Jazeera, and many of the most vaunted independent sources of the present day.
The Chapel Hill, NC story featured the horrible “Atheist” who cold-bloodedly murdered 3 Muslim students. The ISIS stories reign in our news as the need for the communities of non-muslims to denounce things that are done in fanatic adherence to a religion that most Muslims know nothing of! President Obama said it best when he referenced the horrors carried out by Christians during the Crusades! This shit actually happened on the Catholic watch and was endorsed as the word of God!
We need to get away from totally fucking with the people of Islam in America and seeing as these people are only about 5-10% of the population of the cities of the U.S and are against the shit that ISIS peddles. You WILL NOT fuck with the students in my area, you WILL NOT fuck with the businesses in my area because the loyal Americans that you persecute are of the religion of Islam! Leave them alone and I will leave YOU alone! Ibrahim is not your enemy and his appearance IS NOT a reason for you to hate him! Expand your fucking mind and get your head out of your ass!
In the past, I have been more vocal, but I admit the ability to learn and advance! I know peaceful Muslims and I dislike those who fuck over their peaceful message. Christians have fucked people over as well, but now the same bullshit is being applied to the religion of Islam. I am a person who dislikes all religion, but I, as a skeptic and atheist, must ask these people to come into my realm and agree to a discourse on religion and other things. I can only hope that the religious take from my talks a fact based science laden proof-mongering refutation that blows their religious mythology out of the water for the long haul. No religion stands up to the truth of facts and it never will. No religious person can produce one single fact that corroborates their god or anything else.
In conclusion, we find so many things that debunk or disprove the supernatural, and meet with so many people that claim false intelligence to wild claims, yet fall short as anyone should when supposing unsubstantiated clams. Love me some Kinesiology, some Chakra re alignment, some crystal healing, some acupuncture healing.
Most of this shit is a load of crap and needs to be thrown into the bin of scientific shit!!
I really don’t appreciate you fucking with me Jesus, really! I warned you about a Seahawks loss and you answered my prayers! You know how pissed I would have been had you fed those starving kids and clothed the poor over letting my football team win! THANK you for fucking the orphans and blessing my sports team Goddammit! ( sorry, your Father Dammitt ).
FUCK YOU POOR PEOPLE! My football team won you unfortunate fucks! There are priorities and Tim Tebow is aware of this, just ask him why his god totally fucked him in his star powered ass after blessing him with the skills to make love to homosexuals well….uh, I mean play football well, yeah! Had he bet on the right horse or did blow off of the right hooker’s ass he would be in the NFL right now, but he is too good for the god of Abraham who is a master at doing blow off of a hooker’s ass, so fuck his un-righteous taint-licking ass!
I will pray to the Better than Bouillon, I can’t believe it’s not Butter Satanic blob-cock and hope that I keep my anal virginity, but if not I will represent as well as a Kardashian at an all rape convention, fuck yeah! Hopefully smearing cocaine on my asshole will numb it to the big fat cock that Lord Satan can shove up init BITCHES! Luv ya Satan, Luv ya Satan…………
I really am not the best atheist right now seeing as the Ferguson verdict didn’t go as the knee-jerk left wanted it to go, and it DID go the way that racist assholes wanted it to go and followed suit with the typical grand jury decision regarding police handling that usually follows suit. I maintain that the Michael Brown case was NOT the case to judge the judicial system by because Michael Brown was, in fact, a fucking little thug who believed in the rule of lawlessness and had a rap sheet a mile long.
I hate racism and get hot under the collar when stupid fucking white liberals resort to base racism by vilifying all people with pale faces when a crime happens in the black community involving a white face. People are people and have the same equipment as everyone else regardless of skin color and I hate the broad generalization related to color in the various crimes committed based on these pitiful standards. I also detest the bullshit that occurs on the converse end that is related to the same fucking shit! Color is just that, color! We have two lungs, feet, arms, and a heart, spleen and stomach, but my stomach tends to turn in the case of racial politics.
I grew up poor and destitute and could have wallowed in my sorrows, but I chose not to. I believe that most things are surmountable related to gumption and guts, but 90% of mankind seems to believe that cradle to the grave welfare is the answer and the expansion of Government is a good thing. I see a world of control as a place in which I do not want to live and would rather let the titty suckers of humanity clean up their act or fucking die without further notice. I know that knee jerk liberals think that people shouldn’t ever be held responsible for their own actions and that a Government plan can help them somehow be the simpering idiot, piece of shit weak jerkoffs that they know that they are, but that does not help strong people fulfill the plans that they have envisioned because some liberal asshole is there to remind them that they have a responsibility to expend their hard earned savings to care for the weak cock sucker that can’t seem to get his shit together!
The in-between plan has an answer for those that finally admit that they are weak fucking assholes and that they need help. The middle of the road plan acknowledges that some people are fucking titty suckers that are looking for ways to hold working people responsible for their fucking puking weaknesses,m these people should be banished forever, but we give these assholes 2nd chances to redeem themselves. They should be held to a standard that makes them join the legitimate working people. If they don’t then they should be banished to find their own way and fuck them!
I will continue to find ways to help the poor effectively besides the ways to assist them in having children that they cannot feed and will also continue to advocate for the people that say that people that have children that hey cannot feed are irresponsible pieces of shit! Fuck these people and their excuses period! It’s not Republican or Democrat, just common sense. It is not a right to have children, it is a right to have children that you can care for both emotionally and physically. If you do something other than this, you are a fucking stupid genetically challenged asshole who is slated for destruction.
If you survive beyond this then you are superior and need to reproduce!
Editor’s note: Cindy McCain is co-chair of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Task Force on Human Trafficking and chairman of Hensley & Co. Watch her in a special town hall meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative hosted by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta at 4.30 p.m. ET Saturday. The views expressed are the author’s own.
(CNN) — The issue of human trafficking has exploded into the headlines in recent years. State and federal legislation has been passed helping to define trafficking more specifically and prosecute traffickers, while services enabling victims to lead productive lives, safely beyond the reach of their traffickers, have been proliferating.
Meanwhile, anti-trafficking organizations are using technology in exciting new ways to find and rescue victims and provide network linkages to prosecute their traffickers successfully.
Yet while such progress is welcome, many groups are only just beginning to focus on a crucial element of beating human trafficking — cutting demand. After all, less demand means fewer trafficked victims.
Sadly, human trafficking is a multibillion dollar global industry, with some estimates suggesting more than 21 million people are enslaved worldwide. Here in the United States, between 100,000 to 300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked each year, according to the Department of Homeland Security, with the average age of a child first being trafficked just 13.
Of course, while a trafficker can sell drugs or a gun once, sex with a child can be sold over and over again. It is hardly surprising then that there is also increasing evidence that many of the trafficking networks are interconnected with gang activity and drug and gun trafficking.
FBI: Our children are not for sale U.N. tackles issue of human trafficking
A child cannot choose to sell sex for money. A minor being sold for sex is by definition being trafficked. There is no such thing as a child prostitute, only a sex-trafficked victim. Thankfully, there is a much needed mindset shift taking place among law enforcement and treatment providers, a change being increasingly embraced by those trained to recognize trafficked victims, but which needs to be accepted by the global community for continued change.
In addition, more training is needed to identify human trafficking victims. Law enforcement, first responders, emergency room personnel, pediatricians, school personnel, foster care administrators, child welfare personnel, court-appointed advocates, hotel, airport and taxi staff — many of whom come into contact with trafficked children without knowing it — could all benefit from extra training. Increased awareness and proper protocols can help to identify correctly and get appropriate help to trafficked victims faster.
Many of these victims find themselves in the social service system, where opportunities exist to get them the help they need if they can be correctly identified. Too often, survivors recount how they crossed paths with adults who could have helped them escape but who didn’t see the situation clearly enough to offer them assistance.
In the United States, Operation Cross Country, a joint sting operation between the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has recovered more than 3,500 minors since 2003. The Innocence Lost program recovered 168 victims this summer and arrested 281 pimps.
Overseas, however, we have watched helplessly as Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls with the stated intent to sell them for sex. Four months later, and the international community has been unable to rescue them. The individual stories I’ve personally heard from trafficking survivors are heart-wrenching, yet it still happens every day in our country and around the world. Sometimes, one victim at a time, sometimes in large groups.
Survivors’ stories tell us that some victims are sold into trafficking by family members, some lured by attention and promises of glamour by an “older boyfriend,” only to be abused, branded and sold for sex; labor trafficking victims are often promised high-paying jobs far away from home, only to have their documents taken, their lives and families threatened and horrid working conditions waiting for them with no opportunity for escape. Runaways are often picked up by traffickers within 48 hours of running away from home, and no one is looking to find them. The common thread is that traffickers prey on society’s most vulnerable.
So what can we do?
More than anything, it’s up to us to do everything we can to protect our vulnerable citizens and continue this fight to make our communities and ultimately our world safer. It’s up to us to be a voice for the voiceless. While we may not yet have a clear strategy for tackling Boko Haram, we can still be aware of the signs of trafficking and speak up in our communities when we see something that just doesn’t look right. A shift in mindset about the definition of a trafficked victim, stronger legislation allowing better identification and services for victims and more vigorous prosecutions of traffickers offer a healthy start.
But we have a long way to go — there is more to do on all these fronts.
-I keep beating this drum because children cannot do it themselves. As long as my own children return safe to their beds every night, I will not quit posting, attending functions, giving and volunteering to see the repugnant practice of human slavery cease! I give my time to causes such as these because it is adults who seem to be able to reach into the depths of themselves to create evil bullshit such as this. Climb on board people and help end what is NOT being done to youe own children!