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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) states that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights" (Article 1) and that "no one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms" (Article 4).
An estimated 11 million people were taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke admitted the central bank created $1.3 trillion out of thin air to buy mortgage backed securities. This shocking admission came from the Joint Economic Committee hearing on Capital Hill last week. I was dumbfounded when I saw Bernanke shake his head in the affirmative as Representative Ron Paul said, “Well, where did you get the money? You created this money. So you did monetize debt, and that went into the banking system.”
As the U.S. housing market began its epic fall nearly three years ago, top executives at Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs cheered the large financial gains the firm stood to make on certain bets it had placed, according to newly released documents.
Goldman executive Donald Mullen predicted a windfall because credit-rating companies had downgraded mortgage-related investments, which caused losses for investors.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights says in Article 8:
* No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave-trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.
* No one shall be held in servitude.
* No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Article 12 of the same document gives people the rights of liberty of movement and freedom to choose their residence, both of which are incompatible with slavery.
At Article 5 the Convention tried to reduce the harm that slavery involved where it still existed when it outlawed "the act of mutilating, branding or otherwise marking a slave or a person of servile status in order to indicate his status, or as a punishment, or for any other reason".
Are you ready for a total elimination of privacy and a robotizing of mankind, as well as an invasion of every thought going through your head?
Are you prepared to live in a world in which every newborn baby is micro-chipped? And finally are you ready to have your every move tracked, recorded and placed in Big Brother's data bank?
The Democratic proposal includes increased money for border patrol and drug war agents, equipment, helicopters and unmanned drones. It would create a national ID -- which is dubbed a "biometric social security card." Though Democrats insist that it is not an ID card and can only be used for employment purposes.
servitude; the state or condition of being subjected to or dominated by a person or thing
The Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions Similar to Slavery (1956) goes into considerable detail on institutions that are similar to slavery and should be abolished, such as: 'the act of conveying or attempting to convey slaves from one country to another'
Former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically weighed into the blistering national debate on immigration today with a resounding assertion that America needs more immigrants -- not fewer -- to ensure its long-term fiscal future.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
We are already slaves....
"slaves to the ole mighty dollar."