Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The nature of things

1. The official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
2. Employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
3. Computer Science A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system. (See also Slave)

1. One bound in servitude as the property of a person or household.
2. One who is abjectly subservient to a specified person or influence
3. One who works extremely hard.
4. A machine or component controlled by another machine or component.
5. Referenced in Involuntary servitude

Involuntary servitude
1. A United States legal and constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion. While laboring to benefit another occurs in the condition of slavery, involuntary servitude does not connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery: involuntary servitude may also refer to other forms of unfree labor. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes involuntary servitude illegal under any US jurisdiction whether at the hands of the US government or in the private sphere, except as punishment for a crime: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction".

Oh, God…what great crime have I committed?


North Mainer said...

Must be the hair. Maybe a different shade of purple would help.

shuff said...

might be the wanton disregard for who you let in through that front gate