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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 11:54 AM
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Slavery in US Territories (Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay involved)
"Asian girls are contracted to come to CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to work seemingly legitimate jobs, but arrive to find themselves forced into sexual slavery. According to an article last spring in The Galveston County Daily News:

"In 1999, Soon Oh Kwon, president of Kwon Enterprises, and his wife pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to violating federal laws against involuntary servitude.

The two admitted to bringing Chinese women to Saipan in 1996 and 1997 on contracts to work as waitresses. Instead, they were forced to work as bargirls at Kwon Enterprises karaoke club, Ks Hideaway. The women were forced to have sex with the patrons, Kwon said.

If the Chinese women said they wanted to return home, they were told they could not leave until they repaid their debt for coming to Saipan. In case they had any thoughts of leaving any way, they were told they would be killed if they tried, Kwon said."

As you all may know, Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay are connected to this.

CNMI political and economic leaders paid Abramoff $1.36 million to convince his friends in Congress "to stop legislation aimed at cracking down on sweatshops and sex shop." (From an April 2005 ABC News investigation.) Among Abramoff's friends were, of course, Texas House Republican Tom DeLay. DeLay and several other members of Congress enjoyed lavish vacations to the Northern Marianas (a popular tourist destination in eastern Asia), and successfully blocked all attempts at serious reform."

http://scrambies.blogspot.com/2006/01/abramoff-scandal-...
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:00 PM
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1. gee, I always wondered what prompted the chimp to bring up 'rape rooms'
guess he didn't like having the competition. :evilgrin:

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