Tag Archives: 21 May

Modern-Day Slavery A $150Bn-A-Year Business – UN Report – 21 May 2014

RT logoNearly 21 million people are working as modern day slaves, falling victim to trafficking, forced labor and sexual exploitation, a new UN report finds. The illicit market in exploited people generates billions of dollars in profit worldwide.

The report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which draws on information gathered in a 2012 survey, also found that annual profits stemming from forced labor are three times higher than previous estimates.

“Put into perspective, the 21 million victims in forced labor and the more than US$150 billion in illegal profits generated by their work exceeds the population and GDP of many countries or territories around the world,” the ILO says.

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Méline Portia Lafont – What Kind Of Wave Are We Experiencing At This Time? – 21 May 2014

 MélineBreathe my sweet friends and fellow travelers of Light. We are being absorbed into an exhale of creation, where we plant the seeds through our being and our consciousness level of being which is rising as a result of all the intense integrations that we are absorbing and even start to emanate at this time. We exhale our new birthing Self into this reality, because we are embodying our Divine and true essence more and more on several levels, which our bodies can hold for us at this time.

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Pentagon Deploys Another Warship To Black Sea – 21 May 2014

RT logoThe United States military confirmed on Tuesday that a guided missile cruiser is en route to the Black Sea as worries persist about the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia.

“I can confirm the Vella Gulf, a Navy cruiser, will be going in to the Black Sea probably later this week,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told the press on Tuesday, AFP reported.

Earlier this week, RT reported that a military source had told Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency that the US Department of Defense was expected to deploy a ship towards the Black Sea this week as part of what Moscow is considering a wide build-up of NATO forces in the region. Now the Pentagon has confirmed that the Vella Guld will replace the USS Taylor, a frigate that was stationed in the Black Sea until May 12 and preceded by the presence of the USS Donald Cook.

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Rabbi, Cop, Nurse Among 70 Arrested In Child Porn Bust – 21 May 2014

RT logoNew York City Police and federal authorities have arrested at least 70 people in what’s being billed as one of the largest online child pornography busts ever.

According to the Associated Press, among those arrested are a rabbi, a Boy Scout leader, a little league baseball coach, a nurse, and a police officer, with most the arrests originating in the New York City area. In addition to charging dozens of men with exploting and photographing children, one New Jersey woman was also detained for allegedly using Skype to place her child in “compromising positions.”

The arrests come at the conclusion of a five-week long investigation carried out by NYPD officers in cooperation with federal officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Investigators set up a website that permitted individuals to share illicit images of children, and were able to begin identifying suspects when they uploaded pictures to the internet.

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ZeroHedge – Portugal’s Largest Bank “In Serious Financial Condition” Auditor Warns – 21 May 2014

ZeroHedgeOne of Portugal’s biggest companies – Espirito Santo International SA – is in a “serious financial condition” according to a central bank driven external audit by KPMG identified “irregularities in its accounts.” Rather stunningly, the details are nothing short of ponzi-like as WSJ reported in December that Espírito Santo International was highly leveraged and had been relying heavily on selling debt to an investment fund held by the financial group (i.e. funding debt issuance in one entity with another) and overvaluing hard-to-value assets (ring any bells?).

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ZeroHedge – As Russia Dumps A Record Amount Of US Treasurys, Here Is What It Is Buying – 21 May 2014

ZeroHedgeLast week we commented that based on TIC data, while “Belgium’s” unprecedented Treasury buying spree continues, one country has been dumping US bonds at an unprecedented rate, and in March alone Russia sold a record $26 billion, or 20% of its holdings.

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UK Column News – 21 May 2014

Uploaded on 21 May 2014 by ukcolumn Brian Gerrish with today’s UK Column News, including the hypocrisy of Prince Charles comparing Putin to Hitler.