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Kenneth Stuart
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Yes, that's right! I have 36 slaves working for me. You know what the scary thing is? You probably have more slaves than I do. Find out your slave count at http://slaveryfootprint.org/


This ad appeared in the USA Today a few weeks ago. In January of this year, 60,000 college students gathered in a candle-lit vigil for the 27 million slaves worldwide, raising over $3 million to END IT. Odds are that this is the first you've ever heard of the problem. I know it was for me. Those students are in it to END IT. Are you?

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Well as I don't live in a city I don't appear to cont, so I own no slaves.
 
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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Tried to take the survey and it froze.
 
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whac3 wrote:
Tried to take the survey and it froze.
Same here so obviously they need to pay their coders, rather then using cheap labour. Try it again, they must have just whipped those boys into action.
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Man, that survey is a lot of work. I wish I had a Pakistani boy to do it for me.

Seriously though.

Balls To The Wall - Accept
Too many slaves in this world
Die by torture and pain
Too many people do not see
They're killing themselves - going insane

Too many people do not know
Bondage is over the human race
They believe slaves always lose
And this fear keeps them down

Watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall

You may screw their brains
You may sacrifice them, too
You may mortify their flesh
You may rape them all

One day the tortured stand up
And revolt against the evil
They make you drink your blood
And tear yourself to pieces

You better watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall

Come on man, let's stand up all over the world
Let's plug a bomb in everyone's ass
If they don't keep us alive - we're gonna fight for the right

Build a wall with the bodies of the dead - and you're saved
Make the world scared - come on, show me the sign of victory
Sign of victory - sign of victory

You better watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
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Actually, this is a known problem and does increasingly occur in the West as well. Of course people will typically picture immigrant communities from societies where slavery is still accepted, and it does occur in these, but slavery or de facto slavery occurs in the West natively too.

In the West, typically it's disguised and involves the slave "owing" a debt which is in practice impossible to pay. I've not looked into this personally and haven't seen something from a reliable source in a while but hopefully the OP has sources more readily available than I do.

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What the heck. A few second on google yielded?
http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/04/modern-...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking_in_the_United...
 
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Euroncrowseye said it pretty accurately. A majority of slaves are sex slaves. I also don't have much in the way of electronic gadgets, clothing, or sports equipment. The survey focuses mostly on what the industrialized world uses regularly. The "score" you get is based on a composite total of hours worked in various locations. I'm sure many more than 36 people put together the products I have, but if you add all their work together, it probably amounts to the total labor of 36 individuals.

http://slaveryfootprint.org/about/#methodology
 
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maybe if that website had some slaves they could work on the usability
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Thanks for the responses everyone, I figured pretty much exactly this would happen. People in Europe think it's a problem in the US. The US thinks its a problem in Europe/Asia. Fact is, it's both. There's plenty of sources out there. If it wasn't a problem there wouldn' be so many organizations working to rescue and recover the victims:
A21 Campaign
Freedom Project
Not For Sale Campaign
End It
Polaris Project
Project to End Human Trafficking
and many many more

Here's another article to go along with whac3's wikipedia link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19831913
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jmilum wrote:
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phew, for a while there I was thinking I was the only one with a working internet browser! whistle
 
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Survey is useless. It only let me enter 100 board games when I tried to 'refine my answer'.

I get a ridiculous amount of stuff second hand. Does that mean my slaves are second hand as well?
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Meat wrote:
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Survey is useless. It only let me enter 100 board games when I tried to 'refine my answer'.

I get a ridiculous amount of stuff second hand. Does that mean my slaves are second hand as well?

For me it was useless because it would not let me deselect a TV (I own none) or a stereo (again, none) or even adjust the amount of clothes I own. (That last one might have been a glitch as there seemed to be buttons that I should have been able to use for that...)

I would have also liked to have seen them take into account things like heating with firewood, etc.

Anyway, it ticked me off enough that I just exited the survey half way through it.
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It reported that the main reasons are that my family has too many socks, too much sunscreen, and too much underwear. Is 48 pairs of socks too many for a family of six?
 
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The Unbeliever wrote:
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It reported that the main reasons are that my family has too many socks, too much sunscreen, and too much underwear. Is 48 pairs of socks too many for a family of six?
Well, if it takes 172 slaves for you to enjoy such an opulent lifestyle, then I think you know the only rightful course of action is for you to inform your wife and kids that from now on you shall all have to walk around barefoot with nothing but the ashes smeared on your bare, sunburned butts keeping you from being chafed by the sackcloth your are wearing.

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wizcreations wrote:
Odds are that this is the first you've ever heard of the problem.
Is his rue? I think I have been aware of the problem most of my live.

I have also done the test at some time. I don't remember my result, but I do remember what a hassle it was and don't feel like doing it again.
 
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whac3 wrote:

In the West, typically it's disguised and involves the slave "owing" a debt which is in practice impossible to pay.


We call it home ownership.
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After having to click the mouse to increment the sock count one-by-one, then starting to do that with board games, and then seeing that I was going to have to do that for EACH crayon . . . . I gave up.
 
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Apparently I am owned by a family in China. The site forwarded my IP to them and they will be sending me World of Warcraft account info and daily quotas shortly.


Thanks Obama.
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89, but it only let me list 100 boardgames under my son's collection. I added 100 decks of cards as well to try and make up for the low boardgame count.
 
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TheChin! wrote:
Man, that survey is a lot of work. I wish I had a Pakistani boy to do it for me.

Seriously though.

Balls To The Wall - Accept
Too many slaves in this world
Die by torture and pain
Too many people do not see
They're killing themselves - going insane

Too many people do not know
Bondage is over the human race
They believe slaves always lose
And this fear keeps them down

Watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall

You may screw their brains
You may sacrifice them, too
You may mortify their flesh
You may rape them all

One day the tortured stand up
And revolt against the evil
They make you drink your blood
And tear yourself to pieces

You better watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall

Come on man, let's stand up all over the world
Let's plug a bomb in everyone's ass
If they don't keep us alive - we're gonna fight for the right

Build a wall with the bodies of the dead - and you're saved
Make the world scared - come on, show me the sign of victory
Sign of victory - sign of victory

You better watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall


Man, I haven't seen that video in ages!!!

Gotta love metalhead one hit wonders.

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I looked in the shop and couldn't find any slaves.
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Wow, I have 73 slaves.

Pour me a mint julep, and let the Mandingo fighting begin...



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I appreciate the sentiments behind the campaign and therefore I'm sad to see that their model implies a world population of about 50 billion, and that no one has fixed it during the two years or so it's been around the Internet.
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
I wonder how many sex slaves Senator Menendez employs during his frequent trips to the Dominican.


Rush Limbaugh didn't dibs them all?
 
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