What my guardian angel must look like at times…
Kathryn Bolkovac discovered in 1999 that employees at DynCorp (an American private military contractor) were engaing in sex with minors and sold them to each other as slaves. The minors were trafficked from other Eastern European countries into Bosnia-Hercegovina, and there were native Bosnian women/girls who were trafficked too.
The women and girls had to endure - by International police and peacekeeping forces working in Bosnia-Hercegovina, including UN personnel and NATO troops - slavery, rape and beatings. The victims of these crimes were as young as twelve.
Ben Johnston, another employee working at DynCorp would report to his superiors that: “his direct supervisors and fellow employees were purchasing weapons and trafficking girls from the Serbian mafia. According to Johnston, the DynCorp men would forge passports for the girls, rape them, and, as pastime, buy and sell them to each other. The Dyncorp site supervisor, Johnston’s boss, John Hirtz, even videotaped himself having sex with two girls who were clearly saying no and resisting. Hirtz had distributed the tape to the men in the hangar…”
And according to Martina Vandenberg working for Human Rights Watch, interviewed by Bolkovac, have said: “Trafficking in women is called ‘the dirty secret of UN interventions around the world - the nasty underbelly that no one wants to confront … None of these allegations come as a surprise.
Domi reiterated that prostitution is illegal in Bosnia, and that an estimated “200,000 to 300,000 women are sold into prostitution from former communist bloc countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to Western Europe and North America annually.”“
200,000 - 300,000 women and girls from Eastern Europe are annually sold into forced prostitution.
And it is wrong to call them prostitutes, they’re not, they’re forced into it, they’re forced into it by traffickers, who kidnap women/girls, sell them, enslave them, assault and coerce them to do thing against their own will.
Local police in Bosnia (Prijedor for instance) didn’t do anything to stop them, however, they allowed the women/girls to be interviewed at the local police station - and they were later to be promised protection, since if they got caught in revealing the crimes of DynCorp they would most likely be killed - their testimonies and the evidence Bolkovac and others who were on her side had collected were all destroyed, but she had copies of them hidden somewhere else. She filed a lawsuit in 2001 against DynCorp, all that happened is that some employees were fired, they weren’t even prosecuted.
DynCorp have done the same in other countries, like Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Colombia, Serbia, Liberia, East Timor and many more.
DynCorp still works and is hired by the US government regardless of these facts. Beyond disgusting.
The Arte Sella, looks to be one of the most magical, fairytale woodlands in the world. Since 1986 this astounding destination in the Sella Valley in Italy has been dotting the landscape with the amazing works of over 200 contemporary artists from all over the world. A future holiday destination for sure!
GIRLFRIEND LOOK AT THIS THING
THIS THING HERE
we need to go here
(maybe a break from gothic cathedrals on our honeymoon?????)
This is the perfect tea for winter, the holidays, cold weather, or… really, anytime! My family absolutely loves it, as does anyone else who tries it. We can go through this in less than a week. For maximum effect, bundle up in front of a fire, put on a holiday movie, and sip happily from a great big mug.
- 16 cups (approx 4 litres) water
- 10 tea bags
- 50 whole cloves
- 4-6 cinnamon sticks
- 8 oranges
- 4 lemons
- 2-3 cups of sugar
Bring water to a boil, then add tea bags, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Cover and boil for 30 minutes. Juice oranges and lemons. (Rinds can be composted!) Remove tea bags, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Add juice, stir. Add 2 cups of sugar and stir thoroughly. Taste! If too sour, add more sugar in 1/4 cup increments until perfect. Serve hot and enjoy!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THINGS I NEEDED! WHY DID I EAT ALL MY ORANGES?! Some one get me lemons asap too.
I want to do this? But you simply say teabags I mean WHICH TEA?
I don’t normally do posts like this, but this guy is really pulling on my heartstrings. He’s scheduled to die Saturday, 2/8. He needs a rescue NOW. Currently located in Southgate, Michigan, but I’m sure transport could be arranged to pretty much anywhere for a reputable rescue.
Please reblog this guy. It could save his life.
SIGNAL BOOST SOMEONE IN MICHIGAN PLEASE RESCUE HIM OR I WILL CRY. I WISH I COULD. IF SOMEONE WANTS HIM I WILL PERSONALLY PICK HIM UP AND DRIVE HIM TO YOU.
Time to get healthy.
I actually like a couple of these, and I can see some of you liking specific ones as well.
having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. it’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive, and it’s wanting friends while hating socializing. it’s like running a marathon with the willpower of a corpse because you want to get to the end but you also want to sleep and evaporate into the soil and become compost for snails and flowers because then at least you’re useful
glamour tips i have read that can also be applied to the loch ness monster:
- stay hydrated
- be elusive
- avoid a harsh flash
- try to get plenty of exercise
- play hard to get
- be aware of lighting
- elongate the neck
- eat plenty of fish
- grow old gracefully
- keep an air of mystery
- a true lady reveals nothing