Doug Faunt (n6tqs) wrote,
Doug Faunt

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Accusations of terrorism!!!

I have been reading Sweatshops At Sea- Merchant seaman in the world's first globalized industry, from 1812 to the present, by Leon Fink.  I was amused to find that after Samuel Plimsoll started agitating for load lines (commonly, Plimsoll marks) in the 1870's, to keep ships from putting to sea with an overload, one writer said "Plimsollism is another word for terrorism".

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