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Marco Rubio Slams Media For Openly Promoting Sex Slavery [Video]
Shark-Tank ^ | 10/5/12 | Javier Manjarres

Posted on 10/06/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Miami- Senator Marco Rubio was given a tour of a secret “stash house” that is used by organized human trafficking rings and then addressed the media to call the public’s attention to the illegal multi-billion dollar a year human trafficking industry. Rubio pulled no punches when he called out the liberal Village Voice media outlet for its “egregious” exploitation of young women who are part of the growing human trafficking epidemic that is increasingly gripping the country.

I want to take a moment to call attention to one of the most egregious things going on across our country, and that’s Village Voice Media, who runs a number of newspapers around our country, including the New Times here in Miami-Dade County and actively, actively advertising the services of some of these young girls. Actively, you can go on there and buy a human being for two hours, and you can do that on advertising going on in newspapers being printed in this very town by Village Voice Media. It is an outrage.
They make millions and millions of dollars selling human beings in this country."
– Senator Marco Rubio

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: adrevenue; alternativeweekly; commiesexpaper; cultureofcorruption; humantrafficking; liberalism; marcorubio; prostitution; prostitutionrings; sex; sexualabuse; sexualslavery; sexworkers; slavery; villagevoice; villagevoicemedia; waronwomen
Video at link.

The media pretends it is pro-women, but the liberal politics it embraces allows, truly, for the dehumanization of every human being--babies and children are disposable, women are "products" to be used for pleasure, hard working men are cogs in the wheel, etc.

God bless Marco for not only addressing the evil that happens in these places, but for rightly pointing the finger at the enablers--the business that embraces these advertisers who sell human beings for sex.

Now, let us pray to God above for revival, and let us move our bodies in reaction to help some of the poor souls caught up in this danger.

We are the hands and feet of Christ here on earth, after all--let's allow the Holy Spirit to work through us to turn our world around.

1 posted on 10/06/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

We should have made slavery subject to the death penalty some time ago.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 9:30:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoFloFreeper

‘The media pretends it is pro-women, but the liberal politics it embraces allows, truly, for the dehumanization of every human being—babies and children are disposable, women are “products” to be used for pleasure, hard working men are cogs in the wheel, etc.’

All humans are merely products to serve the “all-powerful state” in the contemporary liberal worldview.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

The problem with Rubio is that his Pro-Amnesty agenda and legislation actually fosters a lot of this “White Slavery”

By having a tough immigration program, with sealed borders and 100% deportation, we can prevent a lot of this. Many of these girls and women who are turned into chattel are Illegal Aliens, and their perp slave holders are also Illegals.

Rubio’s history here in Florida was that of preventing tough laws to counter Illegal Alienism (while as FL House Speaker)...and while in the US Senate Rubio seems to do nothing but push for Illegal Alien Amnesty...working with Democrats to pass DREAM Act Amnesty.

If he truly has issues with White Slavery....Rubio can start by pushing for secured borders, 100% Deportation, and NO AMNESTY


4 posted on 10/06/2012 9:42:35 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Bingo. The cornerstone for sex slavery and human trafficking in the United States is illegal immigration. Both parties promote illegal immigration, as does Mexico and they turn a blind eye to the destruction and depravity it leaves behind.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 9:50:12 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thank you for those true words...my Bible study group sent letters to our Governor asking that something be done...got a form letter back saying to contact agencies...nothing done about it yet...it is rampant in Houston.


6 posted on 10/06/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

George Greanias needs his rent boys.

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Greanias-scandal-Future-of-the-Metro-CEO-turns-2080883.php


7 posted on 10/06/2012 10:17:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: USNBandit

Bingo. The cornerstone for sex slavery and human trafficking in the United States is illegal immigration. Both parties promote illegal immigration, as does Mexico and they turn a blind eye to the destruction and depravity it leaves behind.


Yes, exactly!

Rubio (and the GOP) could do a lot to stop rags like the Village Voice from pushing White Slavery by preventing the White Slavery to enter the US in the first place...not encourage it with Illegal Alien Amnesty


8 posted on 10/06/2012 10:20:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

We should also remember the thousands that don’t make it. The desert southwest of this country is littered with the bones of those who died trying to get here. They are encouraged to try by people that want to benefit from their labor.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: muawiyah
We should have made slavery subject to the death penalty some time ago.

Used to be, or some aspects anyway.

When the slave trade from Africa was prohibited, it was legally classified as a variety of piracy and therefore perps were subject to the death penalty.

No such sentence was carried out, unfortunately, until 1862, when Nathaniel Gordon, a citizen of Maine, was hanged in NYC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Gordon

10 posted on 10/06/2012 10:59:41 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
By having a tough immigration program, with sealed borders and 100% deportation, we can prevent a lot of this. Many of these girls and women who are turned into chattel are Illegal Aliens, and their perp slave holders are also Illegals.

Doing so, although I support it, is not terribly likely to prevent a lot of these women and children from being exploited in these terrible ways.

It will just prevent them from being mistreated here.

11 posted on 10/06/2012 11:01:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

While I understand the analogy, I disagree with the use of the term “slavery” in these cases.

The distinguishing fact of slavery is that it is a legally enforced relationship between two persons.

The “slavery” at issue here is an illegal relationship that is immediately quashed when brought to the attention of the authorities. This distinction does not perhaps make a huge difference in the daily lives of those so treated, but it says a great deal about the societies involved.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: USNBandit

We should also remember the thousands that don’t make it. The desert southwest of this country is littered with the bones of those who died trying to get here. They are encouraged to try by people that want to benefit from their labor


Good point. Too many have died trying to break in...encouraged by those with a sordid political or economic agenda

A secure border, and a strong deportation policy will save lives, as it will discourage illegal enry and presence


13 posted on 10/06/2012 11:28:00 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Sherman Logan

Doing so, although I support it, is not terribly likely to prevent a lot of these women and children from being exploited in these terrible ways.

It will just prevent them from being mistreated here.


Yes, for the time being....prevent them from being mistreated “here”

However, a strong US policy on Illegal Alienism (they are not immigrants) will encourage other Western nations to get tough with their policies. We see a trend in Europe wanting to tighten their borders and deport illegals. This will limit White Slavery in other strong economic areas


14 posted on 10/06/2012 11:31:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, seems you’re right; I don’t know anything about him, but that sure says a lot. Glad I don’t live in Houston any more, but this stuff should concern us all.


15 posted on 10/06/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Sherman Logan

Slavery is not defined as a legally enforced relationship between two persons—it is bondage; it is a condition of domination by some person, influence, habit, etc. Many of the young women being exploited in these cases are in slavery, as defined. Some are even kidnapped girls and boys. And—the “relationships” are not “immediately being quashed when brought to the attention of the authorities.”
The problems is growing because very little is being done about it by “the authorities.”


16 posted on 10/06/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey
Slavery is not defined as a legally enforced relationship between two persons—it is bondage; it is a condition of domination by some person, influence, habit, etc.

Disagree, mostly.

Here are the two main definitions of the term.

1. the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune

2. the subjection of a person to another person, esp in being forced into work

"Civil relationship" means a legally enforceable one, which means I'm using the primary definition. You're using the secondary definition.

Which to my mind means I'm being more accurate than you are.

I realize these the authorities often know such operations are ongoing and don't do much about it, but if a young lady walks into the police station with reporters in tow and files a complaint, I strongly suspect that in almost all US jurisdictions it will be acted on.

IOW, the absence of aggressive enforcement is largely the result of lethargy on the part of officials, not a concious decision to permit the practice to continue.

Also, unfortunately, in many cases a lack of concern since those affected are The Other, and in some cases PC attitudes of not wanting to "impose our standards on other cultures."

17 posted on 10/06/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan; wagglebee

Village Voice Media does massive amounts of damage control for the attacks they get over their prostitution ads that dominate their free alternative weekly papers coast to coast.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/kristof-where-pimps-peddle-their-goods.html?_r=0
Published: March 17, 2012

I WENT on a walk in Manhattan the other day with a young woman who once had to work these streets, hired out by eight pimps while she was just 16 and 17. She pointed out a McDonald’s where pimps sit while monitoring the girls outside, and a building where she had repeatedly been ordered online as if she were a pizza.

...After Alissa testified against her pimps, six of them went to prison for up to 25 years. Yet these days, she reserves her greatest anger not at pimps but at companies that enable them. She is particularly scathing about Backpage.com, a classified advertising Web site that is used to sell auto parts, furniture, boats — and girls. Alissa says pimps routinely peddled her on Backpage.

“You can’t buy a child at Wal-Mart, can you?” she asked me. “No, but you can go to Backpage and buy me on Backpage.”


We are not talking just about “consenting adults”.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 12:39:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Slavery in the sense of a legally defined relationship is the original meaning of the word.

Slavery in the sense of bondage or domination is a metaphor, ascribing characteristics like real slavery to some other relationship or condition.

As when the Apostle Paul talks about being “slaves to sin.” He saw real slaves every day, as did those he wrote to, and that’s exactly why he used this metaphor.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan; wagglebee

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/kristof-where-pimps-peddle-their-goods.html?_r=0
Published: March 17, 2012

Just this month, prosecutors in New York City filed charges in a case involving a gang that allegedly locked a 15-year-old Long Island girl in an empty house, drugged her, tied her up, raped her, and advertised her on Backpage. After a week of being sold for sex, prosecutors in Queens said, the girl escaped.


Sounds like slavery and imprisonment to me.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Time was that George Greanias was in line to become one of Houston’s endless line of connected Democrat mayors.

Who knows, may still happen.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
It's kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment. And I have no problem with imposing the death penalty on the kidnappers, and for that matter on the johns.

Which would bring a screeching halt to the industry.

I quite agree it is like slavery in many ways, but I think that classifying illegal exploitation as being slavery is an inappropriate minimization of the horror that is real slavery.

After Alissa testified against her pimps, six of them went to prison for up to 25 years.

In real slavery, the police would have returned Alissa to her abusers at the specific direction of the law, not arrested and prosecuted them.

22 posted on 10/06/2012 12:50:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Slavery is illegal in the United States. Therefore the property is not returned to the “owner”.

Although there are corrupt figures (Democrats) who DO look the other way when children are being sold and public assistance is sought (recall the ACORN video of the “pimp”).


23 posted on 10/06/2012 1:09:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m fine with the death penalty for them, too.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

All the defintions in my dictionary (Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language) are:

1. the owning of slaves as a practice or institution

2. the condition of a slave; bondage

3. a condition of domination by some influence, habit, etc.

4. drudgery; toil

Don’t see anything about a legally enforced relationship between 2 persons.

Nontheless, slavery is not “legal” in this country. It was abolished over 100 years ago, thank the Lord.

There are many reasons for the lethargy...one includes bribery. I doubt that many of these young girls would walk into a police station with reporters in tow, most of them fear for their lives and there is no way of escape.
Reality.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Your definitions 1 and 2 both refer to legal relationships.

Possibly I’m picking the nits too hard. My only point is that I don’t want the horrors of true slavery, which some Islamists want to bring back, to be minimized by using the term for illegal mistreatment of vulnerable people.

Criminal behavior and exploitation of the vulnerable will be with us always. That is very different from having the same behavior approved and protected by society and its legal system, as it was in this country prior to December of 1865.


26 posted on 10/06/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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