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Can we please stop the TPP and other costly trade agreements now? They are bad for America, even worse for these poor souls.
But while in the U.S. itís generally hardened criminals who process meat, build dorm room furniture and sew lingerie, in China the situation is far different. Beginning in the 1950s, the Communist Party set up controversial reform-by-labor camps, or Laogai, as a way for the government to maintain order. Since then, the labor camps have imprisoned petty thieves, prostitutes and political agitators. (Chinaís Ministry of Justice says 160,000 people were imprisoned in 350 camps at the end of 2008.)
Those sentenced to the Laogai often never receive a trial and are often there for many years, work grueling hours, making everything from circuit boards to blue jeans. Ex-prisoners have complained of severe beatings, a paucity of food and infestation by disease carrying pests, according to Human Rights Watch. And while the Chinese government says that products made in these prisons arenít exported, many Chinese labor camps manufacture their goods under different names. Thatís led many analysts to believe that these these prison-made goods, which are illegal in the U.S., have flooded the global marketplace. Hereís a roundup of products that have allegedly been made in the Laogai:
Posted by grahamhgreen | Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:19 PM (3 replies)
From the movie Se7en, cross post from Reddit:
Posted by grahamhgreen | Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:02 PM (2 replies)
Imagine Obama Looking in Your Mailbox Every Day, and Writing Down Every Letter You Send and Receive.
That is what he is doing with our phone calls.
It is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.
It is also rather perverse and twisted.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Tue Jun 25, 2013, 03:35 PM (189 replies)
Read it and weep. I did.
Summary of "48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene:
Posted by grahamhgreen | Sun Jun 23, 2013, 05:04 AM (19 replies)
this is a confidential poll, so please answer honestly.
No one is tracking anything.
I stand with the President.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:39 AM (18 replies)
After taking into consideration additional evidence in the compilation regarding the possible assassination of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, Chilean courts have issued orders to search for the mysterious 'doctor' who allegedly murdered Neruda by injecting a toxic substance in his abdomen. Following two years on investigations, Dr Sergio Draper testified that there had been another doctor with Neruda at the Clinica Santa Maria.
'Dr Price', widely assumed to be an alias for a DINA agent tasked with assassinating the poet, is reported to have been with Neruda on the day he died. A tall, blond and blue eyed man, the description matches that of former CIA and DINA agent Michael Townley, living under the US witness protection programme as part of a plea bargain after confessing to the murder of Carlos Prats and Orlando Letelier.
Apart from the well known murders of Prats and Letelier, Townley was also a major collaborator at Cuartel Simon Bolivar - the torture and extermination centre which remained DINA's most heavily guarded secret prior to Jorgelino Vergara's testimony regarding the methods of torture and disappearances of prominent MIR and Communist Party militants. Together with biochemist Eduardo Berrios, Townley was responsible for the production of sarin gas and was a frequent visitor to Cuartel Simon Bolivar and Colonia Dignidad, where detainees were used to conduct biological experiments.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 11:11 PM (0 replies)
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