Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
Nobody talks more about freedom than the enslaved, and nobody talks more about honesty than the crooks...
Sadly, some of the signs are things like completely blacked out windows, eye bolts and chains inside a home, or a whole bunch of cages with mattresses (if they're lucky).
It ain't pretty.
"never let the truth get in the way of a good story "
There are places of work all over this country staffed by undocumented workers who are held there against their will. Some are sweatshops, some are restaurants, some involve domestic servants who receive no pay for long hours of work, some involve prostitution. Many paid thousands of dollars to come to this country, where they were promised real jobs and a path to citizenship. They may be held indefinitely as indentured servants until they pay back the money they or their families owe, which will never happen because they will never earn enough money to pay it back. The workers have no identification and live under constant threat of deportation by their "employers", who can simply turn them over to the authorities if they object. They may be told that if they escape, family members back home will be murdered, which happens. For real. In many cases, these workers do not even know they have rights.
Last edited by eKatherine; 02-24-2013 at 06:56 PM.