That shrimp you're eating may have been peeled and packed by slaves


#31

Shrimp are gross to me, so no guilt (on this) for me.


#32

Same.

I’m enjoying basking in the relative lack of cruelty only eating terrestrial animals affords.

Although the rates of depression and suicide in slaughterhouse workers are appalling.


#33

Robots. Most of the maintenance jobs, on properly designed equipment, can be automated.

…thought… in-situ 3d-printable system, made of many smaller modules/tanks/reactors. When something dies, only one module gets out of commission, and then it can be repaired or even removed (and materials cleaned and reground to new printing feedstock) and printed in-situ again. Same goes for the main facility structure, and even the printers themselves. Human intervention then can be kept at bare minimum.


#34

And woo, don’t forget the woo …


#35

Ultimate structural 3D printer: Genetically engineered snails that grow to be the size of buildings. Then kill them off by adding a genetically engineered pathalogical-to-the-snails fungus that will turn all the non-shell biomass into spores that blow away in the wind.


#36

I like that.

But for more controllability, what about smaller organisms forming colonies? E.g. like the corals?


#37

We’re having trouble getting coral to grow under water in their natural habitats. What makes you think it’d be any easier on land?


#38

Fine then. Programmable African Termites. They’ll build whatever you want. Out of wood and spit.


#39

Genemod something that grows better on land to behave like a coral colony and build structures. Control growth directins using light or electric fields.

Now we are talking! :smiley:

…what about modding them to use sand and hardened biocarbonate?


#40

Hard to say.

People generally don’t admit to thinking shellfishly.


#41

Coltan.


#42

Eat domestic seafood, people.

(“people” is a noun of direct address, not a direct object. Please do not eat people.)


#43

Spoilsport.


#44

Since I live on the Gulf of Mexico I will also point out that cheaply processed imported shrimp destroys the market for the US shrimping industry. They cannot compete with farm raised, falsely labeled, slave labor processed, imported products.

Many people have never tasted a fresh, wild caught, un-chemically processed shrimp, but it is a far cry from what is sold at Red Lobster.


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#46

my late grandma shelled prawns faster than we then two grandchildren could eat them. good times.


#47

Soviet Russia and China weren’t the “last” round of upheavals because there are still a lot going on. Also, to say that they were “worse” than fascism, which is a form of capitalism, is a bit reprehensible. The international fascist movement in the '30’s and '40’s not only killed millions, as we all know (and this is much better documented than the often inflated figures attributed to the famines in China and Russia), but arguably it started WWII, along with ascendant Japan, which of course led to an astronomical death count.

But like I said, a successful overthrow of capitalism as a global system, in the context of my first comment, is unlikely for the time being.

In any case, you’re obviously referring to old formations of Marxism-Leninism and Maoism, which are a) not the only types of anticapitalism (in fact their party leaders spent a lot of their time wiping out other anticapitalists who were against totalitarianism) and b) no longer relevant in most anticapitalist struggles that are gaining traction. The Communist Parties of the world are largely irrelevant historical societies dwarfed by their more forward-thinking anticapitalist opposition. Besides, the “anticapitalist” Communist Parties of Russia and China, the most prominent examples to which I assume you are referring, have long since shown their true colors by not only squashing revolutionary movements worldwide (and in their own countries of course), but just as significantly by transitioning to open capitalism. So…they shouldn’t be used as representative “anticapitalist” causes.

Some examples of different types of anticapitalists today include the widespread anticapitalist movements in Greece, the Zapatistas in southern Mexico, and Podemos in Spain, all of which have met with some modest successes.

There are also a number of Kurdish groups successfully fighting ISIS right now that are anticapitalist and not Marxist-Leninist, like the PYD/YPG. The PKK, loosely affiliated with them, also claims to be moving toward anarchism away from Marxism-Leninism. The Kurds are being attacked from all sides (and have been for thousands of years), right now mostly by Turkey and ISIS, and these’re some of the only groups in the area who are protecting the people. Capitalist militaries, on the other hand, created the whole mess in the first place.

Which of course leads us to the obvious: capitalist countries today are the worst (virtually the only) perpetrators of war and genocide, especially the good ol’ USA (which has killed over 6 million just in the last few decades). While I don’t see capitalism going anywhere until it creates a crisis that it can’t slip out of (probably an environmental one), it will hardly be the last economic system, and whatever comes next will by definition be anticapitalist.

To bring it back to topic, this will all have to be resolved before we can hope to eat ethical shrimp.


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#48

Is it a coincidence of coloration, or did somebody add a Hitler 'stache to that fish?


#49

Oh, it is a real fish which I crudely animated.


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