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In yesterday’s Times, the chilling news that now that European waters are being fished out, European fishermen are doing the same in African waters. This makes fish scarce for the African people as well as puts African fishermen out of business, forcing immigrants to flood into Europe by way of the Canary Islands. African countries like Senegal need the money, so understandably (or stupidly; take your pick) they go ahead with this deal.
Here is the actual moment where we see the human effects of our taking down the ecosystem. And so the 21st century truly begins. Hey, what’s wrong with my remote?
FISH AND CHIPS

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