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(Salon)   Enjoy your shrimp, you despicable slave-owning, Southern plantation master   (salon.com) divider line 33
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2014-03-11 10:58:08 AM
6 votes:
People still pay for prawn?
2014-03-11 10:42:50 AM
6 votes:
notquitecountrygirl.typepad.com

Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.
2014-03-11 10:42:35 AM
5 votes:
img2u.info
2014-03-11 10:42:15 AM
4 votes:
So Red Lobster has to pay reparations?
2014-03-11 11:34:12 AM
3 votes:

stonelotus: raise your hand if you've ever peed in the ocean.  now raise your hand if you've ever peed on a cow.

fark your nasty seafood.


i.imgur.com
2014-03-11 10:37:36 AM
3 votes:
I've been told by top men that slavery isn't all that bad and that a lot of slave owners treat their slaves like family, so don't worry about it.
2014-03-11 11:43:49 AM
2 votes:

That Guy Jeff: Rapmaster2000: That Guy Jeff: I will, thank you. Mmmm. I wondering if the slavery is what makes them taste so good? Oh well, who cares. I think I'll get sushi for dinner now.

LOL,  Asian shrimp tastes terrible.  You have bad taste.

Oh, this will be good. Please, enlighten me as to what "asian shrimp" is.


It's those little yellow bastards.
2014-03-11 11:37:32 AM
2 votes:
www.bricoleurbanism.org
2014-03-11 11:24:55 AM
2 votes:
raise your hand if you've ever peed in the ocean.  now raise your hand if you've ever peed on a cow.

fark your nasty seafood.
2014-03-11 11:13:54 AM
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Almost all of the victims are smuggled from destitute villages in Myanmar...

It will always be Burma to me.


It was Imperial first
The Brits had it next
They gained independence
but now it's a wreck
Bur-Myanmar
2014-03-11 11:11:06 AM
2 votes:

hitlersbrain: If I could make one change to human DNA it would be to make downtrodden people instinctively band together and destroy the people oppressing them.


Chances are, you'd qualify to be one of the people that the downtrodden would destroy.
2014-03-11 11:09:58 AM
2 votes:

hitlersbrain: FLMountainMan: ajgeek: Slavery; because without it, Capitalism would never work.

As opposed to communism?  C'mon, think these things through a little more.

You don't really know what Communism is... do you? (Hint: None of the following countries were ever Communist: Soviet Union, China, N. Korea).


I met a Scotsman who was communist once.  True story.
2014-03-11 11:06:41 AM
2 votes:
Funny, I'm reading this from inside a small 4-walled grey structure where I spend 9 hours a day making someone else rich, in exchange for just enough resources to feed myself and have a place to sleep.
2014-03-11 10:57:57 AM
2 votes:
Maybe if we weep our bleeding little hearts out for them their conditions will improve.

Oh, sorry no time for that I've got a diamond encrusted IPhone to purchase. Maybe I'll eat shrimp and drink a coffee on the way.
2014-03-11 10:51:16 AM
2 votes:

FLMountainMan: That article was likely typed on a computer made by slaves.



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2014-03-11 10:45:17 AM
2 votes:
That article was likely typed on a computer made by slaves.
2014-03-11 10:00:27 AM
2 votes:
img801.imageshack.us
2014-03-11 12:47:17 PM
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 500x496]

At the point where the employee can negtotiate a fair market price for his labor it is no longer slavery.


/Glad I could help


Slaves are paid market price for their labor. The market price just happens to be $0.
2014-03-11 12:27:41 PM
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: snocone: R.A.Danny: Nabb1: stonelotus: raise your hand if you've ever peed in the ocean.  now raise your hand if you've ever peed on a cow.

fark your nasty seafood.

Do cows not shiat and piss in the very pastures they roam and eat grass?

Absolutely every bit of non-solar energy that we consume has been shiat in one form or another in the past. There are no plants without shiat. There is no food without shiat. Shiat is the most important thing we produce.

Shiat run Bartertown!

This planet runs like Bartertown.


Right down to the tiny fist.

EMBARGO ON!
2014-03-11 11:58:49 AM
1 votes:
There is a disappointing lack of gumbo recipes in this thread.
2014-03-11 11:58:16 AM
1 votes:

theflatline: Nabb1: theflatline: CruJones: crawfish

Ah, last time I checked crawfish were fresh water creatures raised in ponds inland.

Yes, they are, and thanks to numerous spells of unusually cold weather down here, those little mudbugs are quite expensive this year.

I worked crawfishing in Thibodaux in college for a few weeks back in 91, fark all that noise, I would rather be beat with whips rowing a slave ship.

Back breaking labor avoiding gators and snakes but the plus side our bosses idea of a bonus program was "you can keep all the frogs you can catch".

I went back to bartending.


I had a chum who wanted to be a commercial fisherman.  After his first six months he quit. He told me "You know the difference between a fishing boat and jail? You can escape from jail sometimes."

/CSB, yeah
2014-03-11 11:37:24 AM
1 votes:

Nabb1: what_now: Nabb1: what_now: I only buy shrimp from the Gulf Coast, so.. not quite slaves.

Got over your worries about BP oil-infused shrimp finally? Good. I thought I was going to have to get a friend of mine from Wildlife and Fisheries to beat you with a wet noodle. Besides, imported shrimp are farmed in very specious conditions, hardly regulated, and seldom tested for contaminants. Many shrimp operations have them growing in waters tainted by chemicals and raw sewage. Not to mention they often have an unpleasant heavy iodine taste to them. So, between slave labor, poop, toxic chemicals, and bad taste, there's no reason to eat imported shrimp.

It took a while for me to eat any shrimp, honestly. I'm from New England- I'm pretty picky about my seafood. I just found out about the Thai shrimp situation a few months ago, but I generally refuse to eat any seafood that wasn't swimming relatively close to me.

For instance, I will never eat (salt water) fish in the Midwest. There's just no need.

Oysters ship surprisingly well as long as they stay on ice.


I found that to also be the case with hookers.
2014-03-11 11:27:12 AM
1 votes:

stonelotus: raise your hand if you've ever peed in the ocean.  now raise your hand if you've ever peed on a cow.

fark your nasty seafood.


You've apparently avoided all knowledge of modern cattle feed lots. Good for you.
2014-03-11 11:14:58 AM
1 votes:
Abe Vigoda's Ghost Almost all of the victims are smuggled from destitute villages in Myanmar... It will always be Burma to me.25.media.tumblr.com
2014-03-11 11:14:57 AM
1 votes:
Well, duh. Shrimp just isn't the same if it isn't infused with the tears of a peasant.
2014-03-11 11:11:09 AM
1 votes:

Evil Mackerel: hitlersbrain: If I could make one change to human DNA it would be to make downtrodden people instinctively band together and destroy the people oppressing them. The tolerance and even admiration (republicans) we have for cruel and oppressive power is one of our worst traits.

I'll bite.

So you want to force people to resist being forced?


I think he forgot about every revolution ever, but that may be the oppressive republican in me, it's much better to centralize all industry and power in the government of course
2014-03-11 11:08:18 AM
1 votes:

WTFDYW: F*ck SALON.

dnrtfa


Agreed. I try to read them on my phone and they must assume I'm old and blind because the text is so large. Their assumption is right, but I am offended.

/slave shrimp is the best kind
2014-03-11 11:06:35 AM
1 votes:
cdn4.nwgimg.com
2014-03-11 10:57:50 AM
1 votes:

pkellmey: So Red Lobster has to pay reparations?


Is there ever an end to reparations? Or do they got back 4 billion years or so?
2014-03-11 10:45:12 AM
1 votes:
I'll bet you thought this was just another Simpson's gag.

OTTO
Ho! Thank the good dude I'm saved. And we can go back for the kids too.

Two fisherman converse in an East-Asian language.

FISHERMAN 1
(subtitle) Do we need another slave laborer in the cannery?

FISHERMAN 2
(subtitle) You can never have too many slave laborers.


    -- Simpsons 'Das Bus' -- Episode 5F11 Season 9 -- Air Date February 15, 1998
2014-03-11 10:39:27 AM
1 votes:
If I did not do the purchasing of these they would not have the food. They should send to me the thanking of you card.
2014-03-11 10:20:30 AM
1 votes:

what_now: Yup. I try to be conscious of this in the things I use the most of - coffee, clothing, food- but the reality is that even in this country most of the agricultural work is done by illegal immigrants. And while they aren't slaves, they make very little money and have no protection or recourse from abuse. Let's call them "serfs".

You buy anything from Walmart? Slave made. You buy anything that was grown, picked, or processed in the South West? Serf made.

Unless every single thing you consume is made by hand- or by someone who's workers you personally know- you're contributing to slavery. Eventually, you have to learn to live with that.


Arn't we dealing with economies of scale here? Yes they're making 2 dollars a day, but it's not like they are living in downtown Boston.

I'm not saying there isn't crushing poverty in the world, but just because someone is making very few USD doesn't mean they are poor. Compare cost of living within our own borders. You can't live on minimum wage in New York, NY but you can survive in Tulsa, OK and if you live in Beaumont, MS you own the damn town.
2014-03-11 09:28:08 AM
1 votes:
I buy only locally caught Gulf shrimp.
 
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