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    Exclamation Bad news, if you catch crabs

    anywhere around north korea. It would seem unlikely that NK would endanger any food-source, as they reportedly starve as a regular policy.

    But the recent fiasco, has indeed hurt fishing interests:

    "Our forces are watching these movements (by Chinese fishing boats) with the view that they could be signs that indicate the possibility of North Korea's aggression," Defence Ministry spokesman Won tae-jae said.

    The 1999 and 2002 clashes were in June, the peak of the three-month crab season when fishing fleets jockey for the best spots near the contested maritime border.

    "Now that there's talk of ... an all-out war, we fishermen are worried," said 48-year-old Yeonpyeong island fisherman Kim Jae-sik.


    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP396588.htm

    I think NK must have another agenda very important, to become a priority over basic food needs. And catching crabs in that part of the world is much more prevalent than here in the USA. I guess that must be because they have more ocean/coast-line proportionately than we have here.
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    ive never caught crabs (knock on wood) ...oh u mean the ones from the sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    ive never caught crabs (knock on wood) ...oh u mean the ones from the sea
    Well, I don't think this is just about crabs. Try to look at it from their perspective. They are going out with an 'expectation' of catching the crabs. Okay. But they are likely to catch some other stuff too.









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    As a Marylander for most of my life, I am a crab lover. I do even use Asian lump crab meat for making most of my crab concoctions, so I don't want the price of crab meat to go up.

    If for no other reason, we should destroy North Korea

    Oh, and those other crabs; had them too
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    Well, if the great Crab War should escalate, there's always the SPCA. Look out 'ol yeller........
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    I know, we are all panicking here. It is scary. But we should perhaps ask ourselves.....

    Do we really NEED crabs?

    Just think about it, that is all I am asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    I know, we are all panicking here. It is scary. But we should perhaps ask ourselves.....

    Do we really NEED crabs?

    Just think about it, that is all I am asking.
    To a Marylander raised east of Hagerstown, that is blasphemy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    To a Marylander raised east of Hagerstown, that is blasphemy!

    Well, I am probably just thinking in my own selfish terms I suppose. I will retract that statement. You know, I am sitting here in north Texas and I don't have crabs. So basically, I am admitting that I do not know what it is like to have crabs. At least on a regular basis like you folks in Maryland. I actually did have crabs once about 20 years ago and I did not like them.

    I sincerely apologize to anyone with the crabs whom I might have offended. Of course, it should be noted, that I did begin this thread out of concern for people with crabs. I think my heart is in the right place here, I just admit I have a limited perspective.









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    Apology accepted
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Apology accepted
    Thanks Robo. I admit I really never understood crabs very well. I never really ever went after them myself, I just had a girl-friend give them to me once. So I was like , "okay, whatever". But I was never really out to catch the crabs, see, it was just a coincidental opportunity for me.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    Thanks Robo. I admit I really never understood crabs very well. I never really ever went after them myself, I just had a girl-friend give them to me once. So I was like , "okay, whatever". But I was never really out to catch the crabs, see, it was just a coincidental opportunity for me.
    Even people who have never been to a Maryland blue crab feast can catch Maryland crab fever, just ask this sites 2005 Conventioneers.

    http://www.roboteq.info/crabfeast.html
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    guess it would be if they took home grown sweet corn out of the midwest. I have eaten 13 ears at one time before..mmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    guess it would be if they took home grown sweet corn out of the midwest. I have eaten 13 ears at one time before..mmmmm
    The Eastern Shore of Maryland is also well known for it's sweet corn. The sweetest I have tasted is called argent.
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