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  1. 2 hours ago, The Nehor said:

    It is propaganda.

    You can argue about some of the details but do you deny that the number slaves today (be it for sex or drudgery or others) is greater than any time in previous millenniums? Granted that the percentage of slaves may have been greater in the past than today? The amount of trafficking might run to hundreds of billions per year:

    From youth underground website


    The business of human trafficking

    • Human trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal trade in the world after arms.
    • Human trafficking is the fastest-growing illicit trade in the world.
    • Human trafficking generates over $150 billion in profits every year.
    • 40.3 million people are living as slaves worldwide, 5 times the population of Switzerland.
    • Globally, the average cost of a “slave” – a trafficked human being – is $90.
    • The U.S. accounts for almost 52% of global human trafficking with the sex trafficking of minors accounting for the largest percentage. 
    • Traffickers make over $9.5 billion annually in the U.S. alone.

    Children are the prime victims

    • The prime victims of human trafficking are less than 18 years old.
    • There are 5.4 victims of human trafficking for every 1,000 people in the world.
    • 1 in 4 victims of human trafficking are children.
    • Approximately 130 people are trafficked worldwide every hour. Most of these are children.
    • Over one million children are trafficked for the sex trade every year.
    • Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood to human trafficking in the past 30 years.
    • Some children forced into human trafficking are as young as 4 years old.
    • 4 million people are living in forced marriages. This is slavery.
    • One third of the 15 million victims of forced marriage are under the age of 18. Nearly half of these are younger than 15.
    • 152 million children were victims of child labor in 2016, which amounts to nearly one in every 10 children worldwide.
    • Sexual exploitation earns 66% of the global profits of human trafficking.
    • The average age of a sex trafficked child is 13-14 years old.
    • A pimp can make up to $150,000-$200,000 per child a year.
    • 1 in 3 children who run away from home are approached by a trafficker within 48 hours of their running away.
    • 76% of transactions for human trafficking with underage girls, start on the internet.

    A human rights issue

    • 50% of sexually trafficked and exploited children are male.
    • Male survivors of human trafficking are the silent victims of an already hidden crime.
    • Human trafficking is just one symptom of an enormous refugee crisis – the largest since World War II.
    • There has been a 600% increase in sex trafficking of migrants in Europe over last three years.
    • 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across borders worldwide every year. These figures are the highest ever recorded in history since the slave trade two centuries ago.
    • More than 20,000 minors have disappeared into human trafficking in Europe alone over the last 2 years.
    • At least 10,000 unaccompanied minor refugees have been reported missing after reaching Europe, and many of them are believed to have fallen victim to trafficking.
    • 139 goods from 75 countries are made by forced and child labor.
    • 9 million people are subjected to forced labor every year.
    • Cases of human trafficking caused by climate change in the past 5 years have increased by at least 600%.
    • 75% of victims who were trafficked in the past decade were advertised online.


    What about Switzerland?

    • Switzerland is primarily a destination and a transit country for women, children, and transgender people subjected to sex trafficking.
    • Switzerland is primarily a destination and a transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor, including forced begging and forced criminal activity.
    • Switzerland is home to between 2,000 and 3,000 victims of human trafficking.
    • The majority of human trafficking victims in Switzerland are women and children forced into prostitution, begging and stealing.
    • Some human trafficking victims in Switzerland are as young as 14 years old. Most of the victims have experienced violence and abuse prior to arriving in Switzerland.
    • Switzerland is a destination for foreign trafficking victims primarily from Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Switzerland noted an increase in the number of women trafficked for sexual exploitation from Eastern Europe, specifically Romania.
    • Traffickers in Switzerland get away on suspended sentences, instead of being sentenced to 20 years in prison, the maximum sentence for trafficking.
    • Of the 22 convictions of human traffickers in Switzerland, only 11 resulted in prison time 2016.
    • Switzerland has cases of domestic servitude especially in the diplomatic community, a hidden crime in a sheltered community.
    • The helpline numbers in Switzerland are +41 800 24 7 365 and 0 800 24 7 365, available 365 days a year – around the clock.
    • The Geneva hotline number is 0800 20 80 20 (open from 14:00-18:00 Monday-Friday).
    • For more information, check the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs website.


    Note: Youth Underground is based in Switzerland.

    From Los Angeles Porn Industry


    The girls who do stay in the business doing these niche types of work, soon find the industry is nothing like they imagined. From common practices such as sticking a sponge in their vagina to conceal the blood from continuous penetration to the heavy use of drugs to numb the pain, it is a nightmare for the performers. The suicide rate among pornographic actors and those in the sex industry as a whole is one of the highest per capita because of this. Most of the women who stay in the industry long term either get addicted to drugs, pick up abusive habits or worse.

    The above are just part of the tip of the iceberg.

  2. On 12/28/2023 at 4:08 AM, Calm said:

    Sound of Freedom is now on Amazon Prime.

    My wife and I watched it last night. A very powerful and compelling movie.

    It looks to be a terrifying environment to break into. Takes an enormous effort to gain the necessary intelligence to even begin planning a rescue operation.

  3. It is a progressive process for both righteousness and wickedness. If a person commits a wrong, he may feel naughty, daring or whatever. He might take delight in it. If that person keeps doing the wrong thing, he will branch out to more serious sins and feel justified with them. It becomes a downward spiral and the person begins to walk in darkness at noonday.

    Same thing happened with Cain. He was taught correct principles by Adam and Eve and even talked with God. But he dabbled a little bit with Lucifer and progressively became more "deranged". To the point of committing the brazen murder of his brother Abel.

    2 Ne 26:22 And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever.

    Psalms 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

    Psalms 129:4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

    Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

  4. 21 hours ago, bluebell said:

    It’s in a residential area but it’s next to the commercial areas.  That’s probably one reason that site was picked  

    I took a look at Google Maps. It appears that the temple site can be accessed by Skyline Drive and then Olive Glenn Drive. Is that correct?

    Cody has over 10K population heavily latticed with streets. The temple site is on the south west corner on the edge of the "boonies". Looks to me that the city really should not have a problem with the temple. It appears to have plenty of room for residentials to be built around it?

  5. 5 hours ago, The Nehor said:

    I have no idea what this has to do with eating landlords but if you are worried about it I will amend my statement to say we should eat the Bolhshevics too. I hear they are a bit gamey but I bet they’d be good for sausage.

    5 hours ago, Calm said:

    If they had just been eaten while they were fat, no need for all that suffering due to starvation 

    Both above statements very incoherent. Holodomor actually did happen. Millions of Ukrainians died needlessly due to the brutality of oppressive totalitarian regime.

  6. 4 hours ago, ttribe said:

    You haven't read any of the victims' statements, have you?

    I have read them and do NOT discount them. Simply relieved that they have consented to go public. I would agree that it is looking bad for TB.

  7. 39 minutes ago, The Nehor said:

    I am generally in favor of eating landlords.

    Only a totalitarian would say this. Witness what happened in early 20th century: The kulaks in Russia were rich farmers. They were well to do peasants who owned their own land and were considered to be the landlords of rural Russia. They owned large farms, headed several cattles and horses, and were financially capable of employing hired labour and leasing land. They were subjected to wide-spread severe famine artificially imposed by Bolshevics.

  8. 19 hours ago, Calm said:

    In court, sure.  In public, not required by law.

    In court, fairness does not always prevail. In public, the accused can be subjected to a living hell (sometimes by the dominant media ramped up to a frenzy of hate).

    19 hours ago, The Nehor said:

    They do if there is a trial. I wouldn’t risk it if I were him.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. There is too frequently a shocking lack of due process in many areas of society.

  9. 17 hours ago, Calm said:

    And critics are always so accurate in their descriptions of what they disagree with…

    It is difficult to determine if you actually have read his column? Do you agree or disagree with the many examples he has illustrated in his column?

  10. 20 hours ago, The Nehor said:

    If that were true they would call it that instead of co-opting a positive word and ascribing this warped interpretation. What a nut.

    It is very difficult to "interpret" your statement. You said "co-opting a positive word" - are you referring to terms like woke, wokiest, wokist, etc? If so, please explain how they are being "co-opted". Also, please explain your definition of wokism and why you think it is positive. What are the ways it is being interpreted in a "warped" way.

    "What a nut" ? Victor Davis Hanson is an eminent professor at several universities and colleges:
    "Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953) is an American classicist, military historian, farmer, and political commentator. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets."

    He has written many scholarly works:

  11. 9 hours ago, Calm said:

    Please explain how those quotes or similar behaviour leads to wokist behaviour?  Not following your line of reasoning.

    Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent perspective on the vast panoply of the culture. Have a look at his column:


  12. I agree with the concept of progression.  All of us were intelligences before we became spirit children of [a] Heavenly Parents. The first time intelligences obtained the priesthood was when they entered into covenants for admittance into the First Estate to become spirit children.

    Therefore the Gods did NOT have the priesthood prior to obtaining the First Estate. BUT the priesthood has ALWAYS existed. There was no first generation of God that did the first implementation of the Plan of Happiness. There was no beginning to the succession of implementations of the Plan of Happiness.  And there will be NO end to this succession.

  13. 39 minutes ago, bsjkki said:

    I find the the whole thing odd. 

    It would be interesting to know what prompted the investigation by Davis County.  Since the matter is said to be "closed", will there be a report released to the public? @smac97 is there some way to find out?

  14. 1 hour ago, Hamilton Porter said:

    New York's Burned-over District highlights how Christian revivalism transformed the region into a critical hub of social reform in nineteenth-century America.

    Does the book discuss what the issues were that led to social reform? Were the people concerned with robber barons, unfair bankers, oppressive bureaucrats? I wonder if people were migrating westward because of economic disasters (like the Smith family fleeing failed farms due to unusually cold climate).

  15. 1 hour ago, 2BizE said:

    No, I will not be celebrating Palm Sunday. As a lifelong member of more than 5 decades, I have never been taught through Mormonism how to celebrate Palm Sunday. 

    Isn't that analogous to waving white handkerchief during temple dedications?  In the OT Mosaic Law it is indicated that on Nisan 10 a paschal lamb meeting all the requirements is selected and "set apart".  On Nisan 14 it was sacrificed.

    Nisan 10 corresponds to Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (being chosen by the people on Sunday). The evening of Nisan 14 was the Last Supper preliminary to His agonizing ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane all night Thursday (according to Jewish customs, the day "ended" at sundown so it could have been Friday all that night with the crucifixion occurring in the following daytime it still being Friday).

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