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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday May 27 12:19 AM

May 27, 2008: Slaver

Standardization is the secret of success, in the shipping business.
They even knew that way back in days of wooden sailing ships.
Unfortunately, it took a long time for humanity to catch up with efficiency




Clodfobble  Tuesday May 27 12:35 AM

I remember that exact drawing in a textbook in high school.



Sundae  Tuesday May 27 07:56 AM

Horrible.
But a good reminder of how far things can go when other people aren't regarded as human beings.



Trilby  Tuesday May 27 08:00 AM

some school did that very thing: laid people end to end like that. I'd hate me, too, if I were them.



DanaC  Tuesday May 27 08:23 AM

That diagram was designed by anti-slavery campaigners to illustrate the appalling conditions. The Brookes ship was built to carry something like 400 people, but was actually carrying abotu 600. If you look at the captions on the diagram they underline words like 'under' to increase the effect.

It was actually not such an efficient system. High losses made it very inefficient.....just very, very profitable. The temptation to pack ever greater numbers onto each voyage led to greater numbers of losses, which in turn seemed to drive for even greater numbers to offset the losses on each voyage :P



ajaccio  Tuesday May 27 09:06 AM

I get nauseated just looking at this...



Cloud  Tuesday May 27 10:34 AM

Instead of tut-tutting over historical inequities, I'd rather see people get passionate about ending slavery for once and for all.

What, you think that's all in the past? Think again.

Free the Slaves



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday May 27 11:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaccio View Post
I get nauseated just looking at this...
Congratulation. Good for you.


Diaphone Jim  Tuesday May 27 11:41 AM

Not a humorous subject at all, but does anyone else see the similarity to a 747? With the exception of being able to lie down and the food service, of course.



TheMercenary  Tuesday May 27 11:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
Not a humorous subject at all, but does anyone else see the similarity to a 747? With the exception of being able to lie down and the food service, of course.
I am pretty sure the food service is the same.


TheMercenary  Tuesday May 27 11:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
Instead of tut-tutting over historical inequities, I'd rather see people get passionate about ending slavery for once and for all.

What, you think that's all in the past? Think again.

Free the Slaves
None of my ancestors ever owned slaves in the New World.


Clodfobble  Tuesday May 27 12:44 PM

Merc, you obviously didn't follow her link.



Gravdigr  Tuesday May 27 03:49 PM

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