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Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 23:52:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mark Millman 
Subject: Re: (urth) chem slavery and bio slavery

On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Roy C. Lackey wrote:

> [snip]
> But you can't starve a
> chem or talus to death.
> [snip]

It may be true that you can't starve a
chem to death, Roy, but a talus runs on
fish-oil; deny it that, and I do think
that you'll succeed in starving it to
death.  This doesn't, of course, affect
your arguments, except in that it gives
a talus' owner an additional means of
control over it.  Actually, I believe
that Swallow mentions fish-oil consump-
tion as one of the expenses that a tal-
us has to pay off before it can buy its
freedom, as would an indentured servant
who must pay room and board before put-
ting down money toward the contract ob-



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