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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-06 6:04:41 PM  
I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.
 
2020-06-06 6:17:36 PM  
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2020-06-06 6:32:21 PM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.


I went through the same thoughts you evidently did.
 
2020-06-06 6:39:47 PM  
+1 subby
 
2020-06-06 7:18:56 PM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.


We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.
 
2020-06-06 7:24:22 PM  

Trocadero: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.


Yup, thought this was common knowledge
 
2020-06-06 7:28:58 PM  
May slave ships from the Bahamas and other Caribbean ports went fishing off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. there is a whole oral history between the Miqmaw and the descendants of those enslaved sailors. When the Miqmaw share little pieces of those political and social histories, they are wonderful.

I wish Canada had patriated Turks and Caicos when Prime Minister Chretien tried, because we could have begun a whole new era by making that history, truly, meaningfully our own. Fight the power by giving power to the stories and opinions of the oppressed, and make the next generation of their families our leaders. Our Charter promotes that kind of political shift, if only we would try harder.
 
2020-06-06 7:36:19 PM  
Bell Bouy; keep your lip buttoned-down.
 
2020-06-06 7:38:44 PM  
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2020-06-06 7:42:51 PM  
Buoy
Buoy, baby
Buoy
Buoy baby
Buoy, buoy baby
Won'cha let me take you on a sea cruise.
 
2020-06-06 7:45:04 PM  
It's depressing to know that a navigation buoy has had a better vacation than I ever could afford.
 
2020-06-06 7:54:18 PM  
NSFW

Время и Стекло - Е,Бой
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2020-06-06 7:59:08 PM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.


some say

Michigan copper

fueled the Bronze Age

Missing: Prehistoric Michigan's Half-Billion Pounds of Copper
 
2020-06-06 8:04:27 PM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.


Are you from the 18th century, just popping in for a visit?
 
2020-06-06 8:05:56 PM  
He was cruising around looking for gulls to pick up
 
2020-06-06 8:07:01 PM  
I think it was trying to get to Kokomo.
 
2020-06-06 8:19:57 PM  
smile
 
2020-06-06 8:21:33 PM  
Fun fact they don't teach you in school: "Nova Scotia" is Spanish for "Don't go to Scotia".
 
2020-06-06 8:22:22 PM  
Does anyone know why when I tried to quote

I didn't know that about ocean currents

the whole reference appeared

I used to not have trouble with that
 
2020-06-06 8:22:41 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Fun fact they don't teach you in school: "Nova Scotia" is Spanish for "Don't go to Scotia".


Chevy Nova. Doesn't go.
/careful, that joke is an antique
 
2020-06-06 8:22:49 PM  
One star. Worst oceanfront hotel in the Bahamas. Asked for the bell BOY, and look what we got.
 
2020-06-06 8:22:52 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Fun fact they don't teach you in school: "Nova Scotia" is Spanish for "Don't go to Scotia".


the Chevy Nova did not do well in Mexico
 
2020-06-06 8:30:59 PM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.


nevermind

that worked
 
2020-06-06 8:36:57 PM  
Cool story. I'm fairly fascinated by the radar reflectors atop the buoys. Such a simple but very effective device.
 
2020-06-06 8:44:20 PM  
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-06 8:46:45 PM  

Spermbot: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

Are you from the 18th century, just popping in for a visit?


Not sure what you mean exactly.

If your choice of bolded words implies I was downplaying the violent capturing of Africans, gathering them up, keeping them pacified until slavers could buy them in lots and force them onto ships in deplorable conditions, cross the ocean, losing many slaves to disease, malnutrition, and violence from the crew, then unloading them and transferring them to local brokers who would themselves continue incarcerating them until finally subjecting them to the denigration of the slave auction, you would be incorrect.

I was typing out what I thought happened based on the movements of the vessels, trying to be quick about it.  We all already know that the slave trade itself is horrifically brutal.
 
2020-06-06 8:48:40 PM  

Jedbone: Cool story. I'm fairly fascinated by the radar reflectors atop the buoys. Such a simple but very effective device.


huh, never knew such a thing existed - thanks for that rabbit hole!
 
2020-06-06 9:02:48 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: May slave ships from the Bahamas and other Caribbean ports went fishing off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. there is a whole oral history between the Miqmaw and the descendants of those enslaved sailors. When the Miqmaw share little pieces of those political and social histories, they are wonderful.

I wish Canada had patriated Turks and Caicos when Prime Minister Chretien tried, because we could have begun a whole new era by making that history, truly, meaningfully our own. Fight the power by giving power to the stories and opinions of the oppressed, and make the next generation of their families our leaders. Our Charter promotes that kind of political shift, if only we would try harder.


That's not how earth is shaped.  Thus the cube.
 
2020-06-06 9:03:58 PM  

zepillin: Does anyone know why when I tried to quote

I didn't know that about ocean currents

the whole reference appeared

I used to not have trouble with that


It's what most Atlantic hurricanes do.  This map is all Category 4 and 5 from 1851 to 2016.

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2020-06-06 9:19:39 PM  
Canada or the Bahamas, which would you pick.
 
2020-06-06 9:21:18 PM  

Trocadero: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.


Don't be too hard on TXW.  Our school never covered current events.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-06 9:22:35 PM  

stuffy: Canada or the Bahamas, which would you pick.


Donno.  Never been to the Bahamas and I've only been to Niagara Falls during the summer, which is almost as far south in Canada as one could go anyway.
 
2020-06-06 9:25:31 PM  

stuffy: Canada or the Bahamas, which would you pick.


stuffy: Canada or the Bahamas, which would you pick.


We almost had Turks and Caicos!
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-06 9:26:04 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Trocadero: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.

Don't be too hard on TXW.  Our school never covered current events.


When one lives in a landlocked state, ocean currents do not command a lot of instruction time.
 
2020-06-06 9:26:26 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Trocadero: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.

Don't be too hard on TXW.  Our school never covered current events.


Nor, apparently, correct spelling.
 
2020-06-06 9:39:10 PM  
Easy way to dump our junk. Too costly to return, too costly move, just leave it there where it washed up.
 
2020-06-06 9:40:07 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Trocadero: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

We went over that in school and they definitely brought up the ocean currents.

Don't be too hard on TXW.  Our school never covered current events.


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2020-06-06 9:55:40 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:05:57 PM  

TWX: Spermbot: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

Are you from the 18th century, just popping in for a visit?

Not sure what you mean exactly.

If your choice of bolded words implies I was downplaying the violent capturing of Africans, gathering them up, keeping them pacified until slavers could buy them in lots and force them onto ships in deplorable conditions, cross the ocean, losing many slaves to disease, malnutrition, and violence from the crew, then unloading them and transferring them to local brokers who would themselves continue incarcerating them until finally subjecting them to the denigration of the slave auction, you would be incorrect.

I was typing out what I thought happened based on the movements of the vessels, trying to be quick about it.  We all already know that the slave trade itself is horrifically brutal.


You were using present-tense verbs instead of past-tense verbs, as though slavery were still occurring.
 
2020-06-06 10:10:35 PM  
Little known fact about Cape Breton. It's northernmost town I called meat cove, and it is run by a notorious Scottish mafia.

That meat cove Scottish Mafia.
 
2020-06-06 10:14:27 PM  
I wanna know more about this Cat Island.
 
2020-06-06 10:40:15 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:59:39 PM  

12349876: zepillin: Does anyone know why when I tried to quote

I didn't know that about ocean currents

the whole reference appeared

I used to not have trouble with that

It's what most Atlantic hurricanes do.  This map is all Category 4 and 5 from 1851 to 2016.

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It looks like the Death Star in East Africa is operational after all.
 
2020-06-06 10:59:44 PM  

LordOfThePings: [Fark user image 389x458]


I swear to God, my dad pronounces it this way. Drives me and my brother farking crazy. Oh, and guess how he pronounces Bowie knife...
 
2020-06-06 11:00:31 PM  
*west
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-06 11:11:55 PM  

Spermbot: TWX: Spermbot: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

Are you from the 18th century, just popping in for a visit?

Not sure what you mean exactly.

If your choice of bolded words implies I was downplaying the violent capturing of Africans, gathering them up, keeping them pacified until slavers could buy them in lots and force them onto ships in deplorable conditions, cross the ocean, losing many slaves to disease, malnutrition, and violence from the crew, then unloading them and transferring them to local brokers who would themselves continue incarcerating them until finally subjecting them to the denigration of the slave auction, you would be incorrect.

I was typing out what I thought happened based on the movements of the vessels, trying to be quick about it.  We all already know that the slave trade itself is horrifically brutal.

You were using present-tense verbs instead of past-tense verbs, as though slavery were still occurring.


Such is not uncommon when describing the function of a system.
 
2020-06-06 11:19:19 PM  

TWX: stuffy: Canada or the Bahamas, which would you pick.

Donno.  Never been to the Bahamas and I've only been to Niagara Falls during the summer, which is almost as far south in Canada as one could go anyway.


For some reason I thought you worked at Alcoa in Ferndale, WA.
 
2020-06-06 11:30:43 PM  

TWX: Spermbot: TWX: Spermbot: TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.

Are you from the 18th century, just popping in for a visit?

Not sure what you mean exactly.

If your choice of bolded words implies I was downplaying the violent capturing of Africans, gathering them up, keeping them pacified until slavers could buy them in lots and force them onto ships in deplorable conditions, cross the ocean, losing many slaves to disease, malnutrition, and violence from the crew, then unloading them and transferring them to local brokers who would themselves continue incarcerating them until finally subjecting them to the denigration of the slave auction, you would be incorrect.

I was typing out what I thought happened based on the movements of the vessels, trying to be quick about it.  We all already know that the slave trade itself is horrifically brutal.

You were using present-tense verbs instead of past-tense verbs, as though slavery were still occurring.

Such is not uncommon when describing the function of a system.


It's uncommon when referring to history.
 
2020-06-07 12:51:23 AM  

LordOfThePings: [Fark user image 389x458]


I could escape this feeling
With my China gull...
 
2020-06-07 1:05:48 AM  

TWX: I did not know that about the ocean currents.

That actually explains a bit about the slave trade.  Ships depart Europe, get slaves in Africa, cross to the Caribbean and SE north america to drop slaves and take on trade, come up the eastern seaboard, do additional trading in the likes of New York or Boston for goods for Europe, and catch the gulf stream over back to Europe again, selling those goods to have money for more slaves.


I think that is more due to the prevailing winds. You have Easterlies blowing from Africa to the Caribbean and Westerlies in the North Atlantic. Of course said prevailing winds are a driving force of the currents.
 
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