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Here's How I Learned 25 Slaves Work For Me. Find Out How Many Work For You.

You know what gets me? The question isn't whether or not slaves work for you. The question is how many. I'm just trying to get my number down. Hopefully you are, too.

So I'm stumbling along the Interwebz, minding my e-business, when all of a sudden I come across this page. What? Slaves work for me? Well played, interactive graphic; guess I have to interact with you.


So far so good. Just give them some basic information.

Yup, that just about looks like me. Wait, say what about O.J. Simpson?

Things are getting more complicated. I assure you this is a very precise breakdown. Also, I'm getting more and more worried all these products have something to do with slaves.

Much to my surprise, I'm a technophobe.

Damn. I need to reflect on some life choices.

If you want to find out how many slaves work for you, go ahead and try the interactive survey yourself. If you're willing, share you answer and maybe something you're willing to do to bring down that number.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


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Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

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