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knowing you will judge me for asking questions about your god…
i give you permission to tell me who i am
and what to do…
you are forgiven
what do you mean by that?
how do you know that to be true?
where did you get your information?
what if you are wrong?
psychopaths abuse you while you are unable to respond
psychopaths will make fun of you while you have headphones on
psychopaths will cyberbully you and hunt you down just to smile at you in person
psychopaths are capable of greater schemes then you can imagine
psychopaths stear the group with jokes to hide that they really did harm someone
psychopaths lie about you in front of others to control who you are able to “discuss” things that you might have “found out ” about them
psychopaths relied on others to abuse those they are controlling
psychopaths do not care for those they use to control others
how many of you will ever claim you have been controlled by a psychopath in public
psychopaths control others reputations to hide behind them in plain site
Bible Contradiction: How Long Were The Israelites In Egypt? – 430, 400, or 215 years?
“Unconscious psychological processes outstrip conscious reasoning, both in time and in scope, which makes many psychological phenomena possible.… Those people who use conversive operations too often for the purpose of finding convenient conclusions, or constructing some cunning paralogistic or paramoralistic statements, eventually begin to undertake such behavior for ever more trivial reasons, losing the capacity for conscious control over their thought process altogether. This necessarily leads to behavior errors which must be paid for by others as well as themselves.” (Lobaczewski, 152, 3)
is the bible a record of the same money schemes repeaeted thru history? :slavery schemes?
who came to destroy those “schemes”? forever?
As of July 4, 2014, the United States of America is 238 years old. The Declaration of Independence was approved by the thirteen colonies on July 4, 1776, at which point the United States became a country.
Answer: Explain to your students that the first African slaves arrived in the New World in the 1620s. Ask your students how long slavery DID exist in North America, if it was abolished in 1865. Answer: Subtract 1620 from 1865; slavery existed in North America for 245 years.
Prior to the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery was a very common and accepted aspect of American society. Indeed, slavery was practiced unabashedly for hundreds of years.
During this period, it would not have been uncommon to encounter slaves working openly on farms and plantations in many parts of the country. Anyone who’s vaguely familiar with the history of the United States is aware of this fact.
In 1865, however, the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, making it completely illegal. Yet, slavery is still alive and well in America today, only it’s not as obvious.
Human Trafficking Keeps Slavery Alive
Human trafficking is a global problem, and the US is not immune to its effects. As the FBI puts it:
It’s sad but true: here in this country, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves.
Indeed, victims of human trafficking are forced to do abhorrent work in deplorable environments. They are subjected to beatings and starvation. Many find themselves working as sex slaves.
What’s more, this disgusting crime against humanity provides a steady source of income for organized crime groups and terrorists around the world.
To put this into context, here are some key figures:
– It is estimated that human trafficking and forced labor is a $150 billion industry.
– In the US, it’s estimated that 100,000 children are forced into prostitution each year.
– Globally, it’s estimated that there are around 30 million victims of human trafficking.
– 55 percent of all the victims are women or girls
– 5.5 million of all the victims are children.
When the issue of human trafficking is discussed by law enforcement or the media, prostitution and sexual slavery are often the primary focus.
It’s true that sex trafficking is a huge problem, but it often overshadows another horrendous consequence of human trafficking: forced labor.
Forced Labor Is A Hidden Form Of Modern-Day Slavery In America
There are thousands of immigrants working as forced laborers in the US, and many of them actually entered the country legally.
They come here believing that they have found a lucrative job and an opportunity to obtain a green card. In reality, they have been lied to and end up getting trapped and forced to work with no pay.
This is a form of modern-day slavery, and it’s occurring right under our noses.
Ima Matul is from the Phillipines, and in 1997, she fell victim to labor trafficking in the US. When she was 17 years old, she was offered a job as a nanny in America and she jumped at the opportunity. Consequently, she ended up being enslaved for three years.
When she arrived, her traffickers immediately seized her passport, making it impossible for her to leave. According to Matul, her captor often threatened her, which is a large part of the reason she didn’t attempt to leave:
She was threatening me, saying that if I ran away, the police would arrest me because I didn’t have my passport, and that I’d be thrown in jail where I’d be raped.
Thus, she worked with no pay, seven days a week. When she finally learned English, she wrote a letter to a nanny at a nearby house asking for help. Fortunately, she gained her freedom.
Her story is very representative of what happens to the majority of labor trafficking victims.
Victims Pay To Come To The US, Enter Legally And End Up Forced Into Slavery
A new Urban Institute–Northeastern University study offers an intimate analysis of this issue, highlighting 122 individual cases. According to the report, “labor traffickers use violence, threats, and lies to force people to work against their will.”
The report found that 71 percent of the victims had entered the US legally on temporary visas. By the time they escaped their traffickers, however, 69 percent of the victims were unauthorized to be in the country.
Here’s what happens: Victims are baited with the promise of a good job. When they arrive, their travel documents are seized. Even if they have a visa, their captors hold the documents until they expire, and then threaten to have them deported to keep them in fear.
Most labor trafficking victims find themselves doing domestic work, but a large number are also working in agriculture.
Furthermore, many victims pay a “recruitment fee” to their captors prior to traveling to the US. On average, this fee comes to $6,150.
Most of these people are coming from extremely poor countries. Giving away that kind of money means putting their families in immense debt, or perhaps even bankruptcy.
What’s more, it’s evident that law enforcement does little to address this issue. This is partially because it’s very difficult to prove that someone’s actively engaged in labor trafficking. Yet, as Dara Lind notes for Vox on this subject:
Law-enforcement officials are pretty skeptical of ‘illegal’ immigrants who claim to have been victimized. When police get called to traffickers’ houses or workplaces, for example, they often trust traffickers over victims.
In one case, a farmer shot at a trafficked farmworker who was trying to escape. When the police came, they arrested the farmworker for being an unauthorized immigrant.
In essence, labor traffickers are disgusting individuals who enslave helpless immigrants through fear and coercion. Moreover, they are getting away with it the majority of the time.
Sex trafficking is terrible, but one positive is that most people are aware of it. This means that it’s more likely to get addressed. Labor trafficking does not enjoy the same amount of press, even though it’s also a massive problem. Simply put, in order for this to stop, this issue needs continued exposure.
God’s word is truth (Jn. 17:17) and since today God speaks through his son (Heb. 1:1-3), those who abide in his word in their worship are truly his disciples who know the truth and are made free (Jn. 8:31-32). Not only do we have this direct command from the Lord, but God has shown many times he won’t accept worship from those who are not trusting and submissive.
Cain’s offering rejected; later called evil because he did not offer by faith (Gen. 4:3-8; Heb. 11:4)
Nadab & Abihu struck dead for offering “strange fire God did not command them.” (Lev. 10:1-3)
David moved the ark without “seeking him according to the ordinance” God rejected the method. (2Sam. 6:1-11; 1Chr. 13:1-14: 15:1-4; 11-13)
Saul offered the burnt offering contrary to God’s law and was rejected as king (1Sam. 13:8-14)
Saul rejected God‘s commands in order to offer worship and was condemned (1Sam. 15:1-23),
Jeroboam changed God’s worship, creating a grave sin for all who participated. (1Kings 12:26-33)
Uzziah sought to offer an offering only the priests could offer and was struck with leprosy. (2 Chr. 26:14-21)
Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. Eccl. 5:1
Frequently Asked Questions about God
The roles of the order of operations and the distributive property are
complementary, rather than contradictory. That is, each applies to a
different aspect of algebra.
The order of operations tells us what an expression MEANS: if we
follow the rules, we will correctly evaluate the expression.
Properties like the distributive property tell us how we can REWRITE
an expression without changing its value. So if we are faced with an
a(b + c)
which (taken at face value) MEANS that we add b and c, then multiply
the result by a, we know that we will get the same value if we
rearrange it and INSTEAD evaluate
ab + ac
So properties allow us to safely manipulate an expression to make it
easier to evaluate, or to solve a problem, knowing that it still has
the same value. That doesn’t change its meaning, only how we actually
what is a digital money slave?
do i get paid for how i am “presented” in the online world?
who are my owners ? do i even know?
am i a slave? and do not know it?
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Manic Drive – Save A Life
Manafest – Pray
In Christ Alone, Passion
An evil of civilization
Slavery enters human history with civilization. Hunter-gatherers and primitive farmers have no use for a slave. They collect or grow just enough food for themselves. One more pair of hands is one more mouth. There is no economic advantage in owning another human being.
Once people gather in towns and cities, a surplus of food created in the countryside (often now on large estates) makes possible a wide range of crafts in the town. On a large farm or in a workshop there is real benefit in a reliable source of cheap labour, costing no more than the minimum of food and lodging. These are the conditions for slavery. Every ancient civilization uses slaves. And it proves easy to acquire them.
War is the main source of supply, and wars are frequent and brutal in early civilizations. When a town falls to a hostile army, it is normal to take into slavery those inhabitants who will make useful workers and to kill the rest.
There are several other ways in which slaves are acquired. Pirates offer their captives for sale. A criminal may be sentenced to slavery. An unpayable debt can bring the end of liberty. The impoverished sell their own children. And the children of slaves are themselves slaves – though with a cheap supply of labour available through war, not many owners will allow their slaves the diversion of raising a family.
Four eras of abuse can clearly be identified.
First Era: Before Emancipation
Prior to the Civil War, King Cotton was the rallying cry for the South. With cotton accounting for 60 percent of all U.S. exports, and 75 percent of all the cotton purchased by Great Britain, slaves were needed more than ever. African-Americans in tens of thousands were herded to the deep south, chained neck to neck as they became the hapless tools of industry.
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By 1840 there were more millionaires along the Mississippi River than throughout the rest of the nation. Cotton was more valuable than all other U.S. commodities combined. In this “great laboratory of American capitalism” slaves were the most valuable property, and that meant big business for the slave traders, even in the North, as the Fugitive Slave Act legitimatized capture and transport to the South.
Cotton drove the textile industry in the northern states. In 1860, New England had over half of the manufacturing operations, and consumed two-thirds of all the cotton used in U.S. mills. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts called it “a conspiracy of the lords of the loom and the lords of the lash.”
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Before the start of the Civil War, the mayor of New York City sought independence from the Union in order to continue its lucrative trading with the South.
Other industries flourished as well, through the predecessors of companies that still exist and thrive today. The Norfolk Southern Railroad leased slaves for one-year terms of hard labor. The parent company of USA Today had links to the slave trade. Insurance companies such as Aetna issued policies protecting slaves as property. Many Wall Street firms, who held slave auctions outside their doors, had their beginnings in the cotton trade. Lehman Brothers, which began investing in 1850, founded the New York Cotton Exchange in 1870. The predecessors of JP Morgan/Chase got their start with loans to slave owners, at times with enslaved Africans as collateral. In 2005 JP Morgan apologized for its predecessors’ slave trading activities in Louisiana, and Bank of America and Wachovia also apologized for their early involvement with slave trading.
Second Era: Slavery by Another Name
Slavery was abolished after the Civil War, but in name only. The great hope of Reconstruction lasted just ten years. Now, as Douglas Blackmon documents, a new version of slavery had begun, with arrests for petty ‘offenses’ such as talking too loud or looking at a white woman. A man committing an actual offense such as stealing a pig could be sentenced to five years of hard labor. These were the “Pig Laws.” For many blacks, incarceration meant death, as convict leasing programs allowed companies to work prisoners until they could no longer stand on their feet.
The predecessors of U.S. Steel were complicit in this second era of slavery. One of the tens of thousands of victims was 22-year-old Green Cottenham, arrested in Alabama in March, 1908 for “vagrancy.” That means he couldn’t prove, at the moment of his arrest, that he was employed. It was a tactic used by local sheriffs and judges to put black men in jail. Ironically, Green’s arrest was on the anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the right to vote in 1870.
Cottenham was found guilty and sentenced to thirty days of hard labor. When he was unable to pay court and jailhouse fees, his sentence was extended to a full year, and he was sold to Tennessee Coal, a subsidiary of US Steel. The company forced him to live and work in a mineshaft deep in the black earth, where he worked every day from 3 AM to 8 PM digging and loading tons of coal. If he slowed down he was whipped. He drank the water he was standing in. He was surrounded by caverns filled with poison gas and walls that often collapsed, crushing or suffocating miners. At night he was chained to a wooden barracks. Crazed men were always nearby, filthy and sweaty, some homicidal, some sexual predators. A boy from the Alabama countryside had been deposited in the middle of hell.
Third Era: World War 2 Slave Labor
Slave labor in the Nazi years generated massive profits for many of our most prominent corporations, starting with Ford and General Motors. Henry Ford, who had published “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem,” was a dear friend of Nazi Germany. His company used prison labor to produce a third of the military trucks for the German army. Ford’s Dearborn, MI factory was called an “arsenal of Nazism.” In Germany, Ford’s worker-inmates were said to have labored for twelve hours a day with six ounces of bread for breakfast and a dinner of turnips and potatoes.
General Motors worked with the German company that built Auschwitz. General Electric partnered with a German company that used slave labor, and invested in the builder of gas chambers. Kodak used prison labor for the manufacture of German arms. Nestle admitted acquiring a company that used forced labor during the war.
Finally, IBM was responsible for the punch card machines that allowed the Nazis to tabulate train shipments to the death camps.
Fourth Era: The Present Day
The 13th Amendment bans slavery “except as punishment for crime.” The 14th Amendment bans debt servitude. But each inmate in a modern-day private prison, according to Chris Hedges, “can generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year.” Prisoners accused of minor drug crimes have replaced the vagrants. And private probation companies are keeping them in debt. The system seems little different from the corrupt local governments in the deep South a century ago.
The Corrections Corporation of America and G4S are two of the prison privatizers who sell inmate labor to corporations like Chevron, Bank of America, AT&T, and IBM. Nearly a million prisoners work in factories and call centers for as little as 93 cents an hour.
More corporate profits come from the probation business, which, in direct opposition to the 14th Amendment, keeps people in prison for being too poor to pay their court costs and probation fees. It’s called ‘peonage,’ or debt slavery.
Examples are more than disturbing. In Louisiana, Gregory White, a homeless man, was arrested for stealing $39 worth of food and ended up spending 198 days in jail because he was unable to pay his fines. In Ohio, Howard Webb, who makes $7 an hour as a dishwasher, accumulated almost $3,000 in court costs and probation fees. In Georgia, Thomas Barrett stole a can of beer from a convenience store, was fined $200, and before long owed his probation company $1000, more than a month’s pay.
Reparations? One of the arguments against it is that the sheer number of African Americans – 42 million – makes the whole concept unfeasible.
But a financial transaction tax is feasible. It will come to us from the Wall Street firms that used to hold slave auctions outside their doors.
authoritarian corporate oligarchy in a global pluto-pathocracy cartel
americans are psychopathic about money and its defense.
america is a slavery corporation nation.
slavery is wrong.
in always in all times no matter the excuse…
even retaliatory slavery is wrong…
the universe does not tolerate slavery at all…
if you believe in money you believe in slavery.
if you do not understand that….
it is because you choose not to….
you do not have to “worry” about my voice…
do not worry what “humans” will do to you….
if someone can be resurrected…
and resurrect you…
what does that mean for those that did slavery?
will you ask forever…
was it worth it?
cancel (a debt).
stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for (an offense, flaw, or mistake).
what happens if west coast has a massive tsunami earthquake and idaho has a super-volcano explosion and the east coast gets a super massive hurricane at once?
would the american empire on money survive? could anyone entertain the hate they carry around in a reality based around money?
would anyone in our weakest moment “attack us”? were we that “nice” to other countries? or even ourselves?
is there a cost for creating a nation that loves money?
and one last question
could the sun reach out and touch the earth?
Ecclesiastes 10:8 (KJV) ~ Whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
is life protected by a sound….
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
much love… yall