Comments on: Underwater Ticking Bomb? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:12:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Nomadamongus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16888 Nomadamongus Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:26:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16888 At LEAST parasites don't kill the Mother host! At LEAST parasites don’t kill the Mother host!

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By: DMcD http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16887 DMcD Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:40:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16887 Sorry I couldn't copy/paste this , I'm on a Mac & haven't figured that part out yet. After reading thru all this, its hard to figure out who's side our Army & Navy are on. Not to mention the civilian moron's that allow this to happen. Sorry I couldn’t copy/paste this , I’m on a Mac & haven’t figured that part out yet.
After reading thru all this, its hard to figure out who’s side our Army & Navy are on. Not to mention the civilian moron’s that allow this to happen.

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By: Gerald http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16886 Gerald Wed, 08 Aug 2007 20:14:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16886 As a boy, I was impressed with the respect and appreciation the American Indians had of their environment. Then...the white man came and killed all the buffalo, all the bear, left gaping holes in the Earth from mining gold...no respect for Mother Earth! And that saga continues. As a boy, I was impressed with the respect and appreciation the American Indians had of their environment. Then…the white man came and killed all the buffalo, all the bear, left gaping holes in the Earth from mining gold…no respect for Mother Earth! And that saga continues.

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By: djconklin http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16885 djconklin Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:39:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16885 "The amount of dumping is a minute amount compared to the toxics released into the oceans by thermal vents in deepest parts of the oceans." The thermal vents don't release mustard gas. “The amount of dumping is a minute amount compared to the toxics released into the oceans by thermal vents in deepest parts of the oceans.”
The thermal vents don’t release mustard gas.

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By: Doc http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16884 Doc Sun, 05 Aug 2007 16:31:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16884 Hey Rusty, you ought to learn to think before you type, you may learn to use proper English and spelling, and you might even learn something other then "the sky is falling" and it's all (take your pick, George Bush's, the military's, The United States's)fault. Are you aware of what mixing bleach and ammonia generates? A compound quite similar to mustard gas. These munitions are bombs and artillary shells which contain degradable compounds which will in time breakdown to their basic components. While not a desirable situation, it's not as catastrophic as the enviromental wacko's would have one believe. Stop thinking with your heart and start using your brain, and then maybe we can start making some real progress in this world. Hey Rusty, you ought to learn to think before you type, you may learn to use proper English and spelling, and you might even learn something other then “the sky is falling” and it’s all (take your pick, George Bush’s, the military’s, The United States’s)fault. Are you aware of what mixing bleach and ammonia generates? A compound quite similar to mustard gas. These munitions are bombs and artillary shells which contain degradable compounds which will in time breakdown to their basic components. While not a desirable situation, it’s not as catastrophic as the enviromental wacko’s would have one believe. Stop thinking with your heart and start using your brain, and then maybe we can start making some real progress in this world.

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By: Ed Burke http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16883 Ed Burke Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:02:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16883 Congress banned the practice of offshore munitions disposal in 1970. However, significant quantities of chemical and conventional munitions were dumped offshore near the US and abroad prior to 1970. While most ocean disposal operations took place in deep water, usually in international waters and typically over 600 feet deep, there is no complete inventory of all disposal sites/locations for all military munitions and materiel disposed of at sea. Due to storms and tidal action some of these disposal sites are or have become accessible to the public and chemical/conventional munitions are being brought into shallow water and/or washed onshore. Congress banned the practice of offshore munitions disposal in 1970. However, significant quantities of chemical and conventional munitions were dumped offshore near the US and abroad prior to 1970.
While most ocean disposal operations took place in deep water, usually in international waters and typically over 600 feet deep, there is no complete inventory of all disposal sites/locations for all military munitions and materiel disposed of at sea.
Due to storms and tidal action some of these disposal sites are or have become accessible to the public and chemical/conventional munitions are being brought into shallow water and/or washed onshore.

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By: Rusty Shackleford http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16882 Rusty Shackleford Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:58:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16882 Hey Jared, thse munitions are NOT bullets... they're bombs which are slowly corroding. And are you really claiming that the chemicals under my sink are more dangerous than mustard gas and nerve gas? My suggestion is that YOU go do some more homework and think before you type. Hey Jared, thse munitions are NOT bullets… they’re bombs which are slowly corroding. And are you really claiming that the chemicals under my sink are more dangerous than mustard gas and nerve gas? My suggestion is that YOU go do some more homework and think before you type.

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By: Jared http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16881 Jared Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:46:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16881 This is a hit piece. Let's start with the misleading picture. The picture should have a caption, but doesn't because the canisters shown are not owned by the DOD. Secondly, the "munitions" in question are bullets and shells. That is why they are impossible to track and are small enough to found in a clam shell. In order for this "ticking time bomb" to explode a person would have to load it into a corresponding rifle or howitzer and pull the trigger. Lastly, the US has not dumped sophisticated chemical or biological systems since the 1970's. The chemicals in question are in fact known and are extremely stable, the chemicals under your household sink are far more reactive and dangerous. My advice to the author is to do more homework. This is a hit piece. Let’s start with the misleading picture. The picture should have a caption, but doesn’t because the canisters shown are not owned by the DOD. Secondly, the “munitions” in question are bullets and shells. That is why they are impossible to track and are small enough to found in a clam shell. In order for this “ticking time bomb” to explode a person would have to load it into a corresponding rifle or howitzer and pull the trigger. Lastly, the US has not dumped sophisticated chemical or biological systems since the 1970′s. The chemicals in question are in fact known and are extremely stable, the chemicals under your household sink are far more reactive and dangerous. My advice to the author is to do more homework.

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By: zoofish http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16880 zoofish Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:36:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16880 I think all of you are anti-American hipcritic wussies. As far as being ashamed to be American, you are are a shame. You all are living in the most prosperous, healthiest, wealthiest, generous nation ever to be visitied upon this glorious planet. All of you global warming dupes are so caught up in emotion that you ignore the real hard science by folks with objective data. Truth is when ever man attempts maniplulate a cure or fix for a problem it gets worse. Yes we have commited a terrible act by dumping, at this ponit trying recover these degradable substances by disturbing the slow release of time would be catastophic in a large dose. Leave them alone and allow the earth to reclaim these chemicals at her own pace. Then lets be smart enough to never do it again. The doom and gloomers are are sort of correct, someday we will be gone but it will be because it is the way of evolution. Nothing is forever and we will be shaken from the tree when the natural forces make it so. Let it go and allow God to manage where you cannot. I think all of you are anti-American hipcritic wussies. As far as being ashamed to be American, you are are a shame. You all are living in the most prosperous, healthiest, wealthiest, generous nation ever to be visitied upon this glorious planet. All of you global warming dupes are so caught up in emotion that you ignore the real hard science by folks with objective data. Truth is when ever man attempts maniplulate a cure or fix for a problem it gets worse. Yes we have commited a terrible act by dumping, at this ponit trying recover these degradable substances by disturbing the slow release of time would be catastophic in a large dose. Leave them alone and allow the earth to reclaim these chemicals at her own pace. Then lets be smart enough to never do it again. The doom and gloomers are are sort of correct, someday we will be gone but it will be because it is the way of evolution. Nothing is forever and we will be shaken from the tree when the natural forces make it so. Let it go and allow God to manage where you cannot.

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By: apostelatesamongus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16879 apostelatesamongus Thu, 02 Aug 2007 06:31:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2007/07/underwater-tick/#comment-16879 Why complain? We all voted for it, fought for it, profited from it. The prophicies proclaim we will self distruct simply because we are human. None of you are any different. Selfishness is why we all get out of bed. Selfishness is why we consume. Selfishness is why we can forget the day and sleep the night only to repeat our own history. If we as a people want to change our government, the only civil choice (disobedience) we have is to collectively not pay our taxes. Then our government has only two choices. 1) Listen to us. 2) Kill us. Do we have the courage? Why complain? We all voted for it, fought for it, profited from it. The prophicies proclaim we will self distruct simply because we are human. None of you are any different. Selfishness is why we all get out of bed. Selfishness is why we consume. Selfishness is why we can forget the day and sleep the night only to repeat our own history. If we as a people want to change our government, the only civil choice (disobedience) we have is to collectively not pay our taxes. Then our government has only two choices. 1) Listen to us. 2) Kill us. Do we have the courage?

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