An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 28 June 2011
Since I have to be at the hospital at 6am, and have to actually drag myself out of bed way before that, spending the night before in a motel isn’t a bad idea, right? We came over a bit early this afternoon cuz the Mr had to talk to a few folks, and I wanted to visit a dear friend who is in the hospital.
There is WiFi connection at the hospital, but to be honest, not so sure how much I’m going to feel like posting tomorrow. Might be, hopefully, unconscious most of the day. Or just a wee bit out of it? Heh. I guess I’m both looking forward to getting this over with, and dreading the whole pain and physical therapy thing. Yep! I’m a wuss! I’ll be the first to admit it! sigh…
Since it’s going to be a while before I get to eat again, I figured, the heck with being cautious, and go for the heavy duty pig out food. Not a good idea. When did they start over salting at Arby’s? Blech! Not a big salt eater to begin with, but gracious sakes! But seriously? I think they soaked that meat in the Dead Sea. And the curly fries too!
So, if ya don’t hear for me for a bit….I’ll catch up eventually.
I missed it. I’m watching it.
The UN’s Terrible Record on Human Rights
A few blocks from the White House, what the State Department defines as a modern form of slavery is taking place every night in the form of sex trafficking. A CNN series — called The Freedom Project – recently highlighted the trafficking network, a multi-million dollar business thriving on women and children, most of whom are immigrants.
“If President Obama had walked out his front door at two or three in the morning, he would go two blocks away, and he would see traffickers forcing girls and women out into the streets, every night, right here in the United States,” said Tina Frundt, a former sex slave who founded Courtney’s House, a non-profit organization that helps girls who have been victims of human or sex trafficking.
And while the United States leads the way on genuinely working to eliminate these kinds of networks, many other countries stand silent or complicit. Many corrupt governments that retain good standing in the United Nations do little to combat human trafficking, a violation of natural rights against humanity. Part of the failure to curb the trafficking problem is a failure to understand the difference between human rights and natural rights, which are endowed by God.