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Old 02-20-2012, 04:45 PM
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c7_1329513405

Ever find a bottle floating and wonder where it came from?
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:53 PM
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Thats minuscule compared to the 25 million tons of debris heading this way after the Japan tsunami.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...ard-us-shores/
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WTF is wrong with people. How can you just shit where you sleep like that?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:25 PM
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If it's all glass I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:32 PM
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As far as I know bottles are made of silica and so is the bottom of the ocean. I also know bottles won't float unless you put corks in them. Soooo what's the problem?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by drkptt View Post
If it's all glass I don't have a problem with it.
Why? It's garbage. Are you telling me if I left bottles in your lawn you wouldn't mind? I dive, fish and swim in the ocean. I don't treat it like a fuggin city dump.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:43 PM
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Why? It's garbage. Are you telling me if I left bottles in your lawn you wouldn't mind? I dive, fish and swim in the ocean. I don't treat it like a fuggin city dump.
It's extremely unlikely they are dumping it over a dive site, so you'll never see it. As far as fishing it will most likely become a fish habitat. And as long as it's not plastic it's perfectly legal to do (12 miles out).

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as was stated before glass is silica and eventually there is a chance those bottles will be broken back down into little bitty bits

an if you think that is bad you don't want to follow around a US Navy ship especially one that happens to end up with a lot of new expensive equipment of all types that is not on the "to have" list.....because having stuff in your inventory you are not suppose to have even if it was sent to you for whatever reason is grounds for a huge audit and that means work.......so over it goes.......electronics, aircraft parts, paint and chemicals.....since there is no record of it ever being on your ship (which is why you are getting rid of it) it is hard for you to be blamed for dumping it....so over it goes
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Sorry but it just seems wrong to me that we use the ocean as a dumping ground. As said bottles may not be so bad in the long run, but all the other crap that gets tossed, and we know it does eats me up.

PS after re watching the clip the crew to their credit does bring all plastic bags back on board the ship.
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These types of images are simply put out to evoke a reaction, it's that simple! There is absolutely nothing wrong with dumping glass bottles that will sink, be chewed up and ground down into sand again, while in the mean time starting a small Eco system on the bottom of the ocean floor. The problem with these types of video's is that there are way too many stupid people who jump to all sorts of conclusions and use this as fodder to write to there congressman to stop all the pollution, total B.S.
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If they are going to dump, why haven't the naval architects built some garbage chutes into those floating cities, instead of having those guys hanging through the lines, dumping off the fantail? That's what we did 40 years ago in the Navy, everything went over.
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Whatcha worried about a few bottles for? What you think these behemoths were put on the mississippi river for?

The old double standard, its ok as long as its not in my neighborhood.
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Whatcha worried about a few bottles for? What you think these behemoths were put on the mississippi river for?

The old double standard, its ok as long as its not in my neighborhood.
"No to coal and oil"

what the hell is that ship running on then?
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Smithsonian Channel has a series Big Ships.
The new Oasis of the Seas does a pretty good job of pollution, sewage and garbage control.

if ya get a chance to view it, it's an eye opener.
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Thats nothing like the cruise ship I was on. Last June my wife and I were on NCL's Gem. On one of our sea days I took the "Behind The Scene" tour. It was a 3 hour walking tour of the kitchens, laundry and waste disposal. To say the least I was very impressed. Paper waste is burned in an on board incinerator. All glass is crush, ground and boxed up. All plastic and metals are compacted like I've never seen before, put on pallets and removed at the end of the cruise. The tour was great, its a shame since 911 they don't tour the engine room. We did see the bridge, just a bunch of computers and a few small steering wheels and joysticks
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Originally Posted by Ace52 View Post
"No to coal and oil"

what the hell is that ship running on then?
Ground up unicorns and rainbow fumes.
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Ground up unicorns and rainbow fumes.
...and rock pooters.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
Ground up unicorns and rainbow fumes.
that is some funny stuff right there.

Actually they were on a reef-building mission. This will be a prime fishing spot next year
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