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Old 03-21-2018, 07:45 PM
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https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kQ6Y9_1521681086

Much of that was news to me!

The Cold War was a different time for sure...
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:12 PM
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Man you post some interesting videos/stories.

That was pretty interesting and sad. The government really did a lot of shitty things to the soldiers back then.
Those vets should all get proper recognition and care. What a load of shit.

No wonder no one trusts the government.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Man you post some interesting videos/stories.

That was pretty interesting and sad. The government really did a lot of shitty things to the soldiers back then.
Those vets should all get proper recognition and care. What a load of shit.

No wonder no one trusts the government.
Thanks I try to post a combination of chit from the mundane to the insane to the informative.

I knew of A-bomb testing in the Marshall Islands and always wondered what happened to the contamination, well know I know.

Its under a sarcophagus..
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Informative video. It would be interesting to know radiation and contamination levels adjacent to the dome.

The military now is very conservative when it comes to health physics and nuclear waste.
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I do some work for a group of veterans that worked as clean up during the 70's and 80's on Enwetak atoll. An inordinate amount of cancer as can be imagined. These guys had no PPE like they would today. Whats more amazing, is the Govt. is not taking care of their medical issues.
For interests sake:

Enewetak Atoll ? Atomic Cleanup Vets
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Did I miss the reporter checking radiation levels near the dome with a geiger counter, radiation detector?

https://www.amazon.com/RADEX-RD1503-...ARNE908ZZJ0MYS
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Military is known for not giving a crap ---- I am sure that has improved over the years....

talk to Navy Yard workers about asbestos ...... most of the older ships used tremendous amounts of toxic material ...

Luckily I was only working in the yards for 3 months ..

Not great ..

https://www.asbestos.com/shipyards/
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Lookup Roi Namor worked there almost 20 years diving was beyond belief as well as fishing I have a photo of me on top of the dome drinking a beer .....retired several years ago but would go back in a minute.
I have had two normal children and no adverse effects from working there.
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I stopped watching when the liberal spewage became to great.

Interesting for sure, but a video with a large bias and agenda.
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I lived on Kwaj for 2 years as a child, greatest experience a child could have.

No tv, great weather, great fishing everyday.

I always felt bad for the native Marshallese, they were treated poorly in my youth eyes.
You could not tell because they were very happy, but the living standards on Ebey island were horrible.

US government is the largest polluter in the world. Wonder when it will end.
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Nothing is ever perfect or even right, but whose grandfather would have been in the first wave on the beach in the invasion of Japan? The invasion which never happened because of some of this stuff.

Most of these discussions are based on after the fact knowledge. Sure there are bad people.
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Originally Posted by twofish View Post
I lived on Kwaj for 2 years as a child, greatest experience a child could have.

No tv, great weather, great fishing everyday.

I always felt bad for the native Marshallese, they were treated poorly in my youth eyes.
You could not tell because they were very happy, but the living standards on Ebey island were horrible.

US government is the largest polluter in the world. Wonder when it will end.
No the Chinese are by far
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I can tell you the FedGov and USN still do not give a shit about their sailors or radiation poisoning. **** them.
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Shouldn't it be underwater by now? Or is that island rising faster than the sea?
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Nothing is ever perfect or even right, but whose grandfather would have been in the first wave on the beach in the invasion of Japan? The invasion which never happened because of some of this stuff.

Most of these discussions are based on after the fact knowledge. Sure there are bad people.
Grandfather?? HA! My DAD and uncles were there at the end of the war, and luckily celebrated victory in Tokyo Bay rather than have to be in that first wave. Turned out, my dad ended up sailing one of the ships to Bikini to be part of the Able and Baker tests too.

Sure, there were some tragedies that happened but where would we be if we never did those tests??? In fact, where would those islanders be?? Seems they have lots of buildings and cars there, even Internet and cell phones. If we had never been on that island, would they all just be living off coconuts and fish??

The island in question is 40 miles away from people, why would they need fencing or any other protection around that island or the concrete bunker to keep people off of it?? Are there so many people out there that word-of-mouth isn't good enough to inform folks to not go to that island????
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Any of you old timers have fun on this island? When I get a bigger boat I'm gonna go there and do some beach strolling. Have the place to myself too. It'll be great.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Atoll

Get's interesting about half way thru the article.
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Any of you old timers have fun on this island? When I get a bigger boat I'm gonna go there and do some beach strolling. Have the place to myself too. It'll be great.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Atoll

Get's interesting about half way thru the article.
Holy chit batman, that place suffered a veritable litany of weapons tests, nuclear surface, nuclear altitude, biological, chemical and even anti satellite!

Fishing must be fantastic.
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
I can tell you the FedGov and USN still do not give a shit about their sailors or radiation poisoning. **** them.
What is your role in the Navy or Government? I assume with a comment like that you can back it up?
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Originally Posted by Captain Twice Screwed View Post
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kQ6Y9_1521681086

Much of that was news to me!

The Cold War was a different time for sure...
I tried to post this 3 weeks ago
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