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The Boys In The Bunkhouse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    NYT with a fantastic - and heartbreaking - multimedia story about a group of mentally-disabled men who were kept as de facto slaves at a turkey plant.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/09/us/the-boys-in-the-bunkhouse.html?_r=1
     
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Pulitzer contender.
     
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Damn straight. Terrific read and a incredibly sad story.
     
  4. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    I watched the video this afternoon. I wanted to reach through and shake the crap out of the townspeople, especially the former mayor.
     
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I know that area, since I live here in Iowa. I'm going to read it before I offer my opinion on it. It was a big story here when it happened.
     
  6. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Des Moines Register also has an interesting followup today on this case. Sounds like there is a lot of difficulty in collecting the judgments owed these men.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140309/NEWS14/303090023/?odyssey=nav%7Chead
     
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Possibly one of the worst accounts of human treatment I've ever read; well you know short of slavery and indentured servitude.
     
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Not sure what they went through was much different.
     
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    if they were unhappy with their employer they just should have gotten different jobs

    miracle of the marketplace

    keep guvvmint out of it
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    These guys worked at the place Sarah Palin spoke at while campaigning in Iowa:

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  11. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Terrific read and incredibly sad story, yes. But Pulitzer contender, no. Maybe five years ago if it was them, not the Des Moines paper, that did all the initial heavy lifting. This is a glorified -- and exceptionally done -- Where Are They Now.
     
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Why tell that lie? Why bring that crap on here?
     
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