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After jettisoning the mercury-contaminated-vesseled compass over the supertanker's rail and into the sea, where it could cause no more injury, it was decided that henceforth, the crew would NEVER again rely on such a shameful piece of precision modern technology, polluted as it was not only by that toxic element mercury, but also by the equally toxic legacy of the people who exploited other, less fortunate peoples, in the rush to discover the poisonous element. The ship's crew learned one night during a Diversity/Sensitivity Training Seminar in the now-foodless galley of the supertanker, the shameful story of how mining for silver and other precious metals left trace amounts of mercury in the muddy, rocky landscape surrounding lots of indigenous peoples in South America and elsewhere, and that this was bad.
So bad, that mercury had to be outlawed.
Meanwhile, it was decided that the ship would no longer be guided by the readings of a polluted device with an evil oppressive history: henceforth, the elite members of the captain's staff on the bridge decided, the ship's coarse would be decided by the hordes of passengers belowdecks. One of the captain's men would be present when these people used an African Ouija-Board style device to determine the direction of the ship based on a series of dominoes. The captain's men would be armed with Glocks and Tasers, just in case.
But I digress (forgive me for that).
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