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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I too think it's reasonable to extrapolate any criticism whatsoever to its greatest possible extreme.

    For instance, you literally want to see every Democrat executed for treason.
    I just might.

    I think I made my point.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Look at the size of our population, and the cries of oppression and racism we hear about everyday. We shouldn't have any slaves, but 60,000 scattered among 310 million people is hardly proportional to the what I see in the news. We're having marches on Washington because people feel oppressed.
    Not to mention it's neither accepted socially, culturally or legally here. What little incidence we have here is well hidden from law and society and it perpetrators seen as the worst of the worst when caught.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I just might.

    I think I made my point.
    Yes, you made your point. It's just wrong.

    See, when someone says there is racial discrimination regarding employment in the United States, they aren't saying it's equivalent to slavery. You, on the other hand, seem to think they're saying that.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Conditions of enslavement are proportional to a country's wealth. Therefore, an American who is living in poverty and having to work two jobs to survive, would be considered well off in comparison to an Ethiopian of average wealth in his country.

    However, that doesn't mean that the American is not enslaved within his own country. America's second highest income inequality in the world suggests the real truth. Look to the world's leading countries for examples of a more fair and uniform distribution of wealth and where poverty has been eliminated. Hence, slavery to the system doesn't exist.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Look at the size of our population, and the cries of oppression and racism we hear about everyday. We shouldn't have any slaves, but 60,000 scattered among 310 million people is hardly proportional to the what I see in the news. We're having marches on Washington because people feel oppressed.
    My guess is that racism isn't a prerequisite to slavery.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Look at the size of our population, and the cries of oppression and racism we hear about everyday. We shouldn't have any slaves, but 60,000 scattered among 310 million people is hardly proportional to the what I see in the news. We're having marches on Washington because people feel oppressed.
    Being oppressed can be a serious problem, but it is not the same as slavery.

    See post #13 for examples of slavery in agriculture. Another area where slavery happens in the USA is domestic workers-maids and nannies, usually illegal immigrants. There are also some sex slaves working in brothels and "massage" parlors, but not as many as law enforcement, activists and the media usually claim. See http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-...-junk-science/ for details.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think I made my point.
    If your point is that you don't know how to use a dictionary I wholeheartedly agree!
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not to mention it's neither accepted socially, culturally or legally here. What little incidence we have here is well hidden from law and society and it perpetrators seen as the worst of the worst when caught.
    Unless they're tomato farmers.

    Then everything is copacetic.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    ...an American who is living in poverty and having to work two jobs to survive...
    Is not, under any circumstances, even remotely close to being a slave.

    Your argument is as ridiculous as American's.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, you made your point. It's just wrong.

    See, when someone says there is racial discrimination regarding employment in the United States, they aren't saying it's equivalent to slavery. You, on the other hand, seem to think they're saying that.
    I wouldn't expect you to agree. Remember when Biden said the rightwingers were going to put the chains on blacks. Yeah, that's the **** we hear. One example.
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