[ExI] , question for Max or anyone
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Sun Sep 5 14:42:50 UTC 2021
On Sun, 5 Sept 2021 at 15:23, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Grigg via extropy-chat
> >…I remember having a church leader who liked to say, "no one ever died from hard work!"
> Ja, the hell they didn’t. In the old days, pleeeenty of people died as an indirect result of farm accidents and just wore out early because of accumulated injury from farming. The husband of that lady in the photo was a perfect example: he had a persistent infection we think was caused by a particle of some kind left behind from a puncture wound from one of his pieces of equipment. Back when horses and mules were used to pull equipment, it was even more dangerous. Those beasts have their own opinions on how things should be done, and they sometimes express that.
Second that! Many of my ancestors worked as coal miners from about
1830 onwards. That was before any power tools. Pick and shovel,
kneeling in cramped tunnels. If the many dangers didn't kill you, the
survivors got black lung disease that permanently disabled them.
Doing your family tree is an eye-opener to the terrible conditions in
(Or present day conditions in some undeveloped countries).
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