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    Posted: 17 May 2007 at 9:28pm
I just started reading this book called Not For Sale. It is all about modern day slavery and how it operates/how people are trying to stop it. The facts/stories in this book are so eye opening. There are 27 million slaves worldwide, 200,000 slaves in the US (with 17,500 more each year), and the slave trade is the third most prosperous business in the world (behind drugs and arms trade).

Here is the website for the campaign:
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/


Anyways, what is everyone else reading?


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EDIT: If there are that many slaves in the U.S. Why the hell do I still have to take out the trash?


Edited by usafpilot07 - 17 May 2007 at 9:38pm
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as of now, just finished The Great Gatsby.  AMAZING book, the irony is rediculous, the symbolism too.  Waiting for the next harry potter to come out.  Also trying to get back into shogun, but each time I look at that big mac sized paperback...
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Since when did we have a dodgy?
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Originally posted by ANARCHY_SCOUT ANARCHY_SCOUT wrote:

Originally posted by hybrid-sniper hybrid-sniper wrote:

Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Since when did we have a dodgy?

We don't.

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I'm simply outraged.

And here I paid thousands and thousands of dollars for a tractor to pick up my cotton.



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EDIT: If there are that many slaves in the U.S. Why the hell do I still have to take out the trash?

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So thats why cotton is so cheap
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Your parents are all my slaves.

They pay taxes then I collect the free money the government pays me.

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soo...theres a slave trade in my back yard?
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I just finished 5 out of 7 Resident Evil books. They are actually pretty good. I'm a fan of the games.

I too, am waiting for the 7th Harry Potter book.

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It is true, every time I venture out into my backyard, there is ALWAYS a friggen slave auction.











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A 'massage parlor' near my house was just busted for human trafficking. They were open from 9am-11pm every day of the week, and police said that was kind of a giveaway to look into them. Several other places like that were also busted.

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I'm struggling through "Catcher and the Rye"

I have to say...I hate it.

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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

I'm struggling through "Catcher and the Rye"

I have to say...I hate it.



Maybe you aren't teenage and angsty enough anymore.
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I read the Great Gatsby in the fall. Not a bad book, and I just finished I'm really dragged but nothing gets me down.
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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

I'm struggling through "Catcher and the Rye"

I have to say...I hate it.

What page are you on?

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the only reading i do is on here, and at work if i have a time i read whatever magazine is closest to me.
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