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Thread #162079   Message #3855977
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-May-17 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
"Russia should have been made to pay the costs of clearing the 15 million mines they spread across Afghanistan. "
Selective as usual Teriibus
"Some 288 million cluster munitions and about 75 million unexploded bombs were left across Laos after the war ended. From 1996–2009, more than 1 million items of UXO were destroyed, freeing up 23,000 hectares of land. Between 1999 and 2008, there were 2,184 casualties (including 834 deaths) from UXO incidents"
"In the aftermath of the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon, it is estimated that southern Lebanon is littered with one million undetonated cluster bombs"
Peacetime pollution
According to US Environmental Protection Agency documents released in late 2002, UXO at 16,000 domestic inactive military ranges within the United States pose an "imminent and substantial" public health risk and could require the largest environmental cleanup ever, at a cost of at least US$14 billion. Some individual ranges cover 500 square miles (1,300 km2), and, taken together, the ranges comprise an area the size of Florida.
"On Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, decades of artillery training have contaminated the only drinking water for thousands of surrounding residents. A costly UXO recovery effort is under way."
"UXO on US military bases has caused problems for transferring and restoring Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) land. The Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to commercialize former munitions testing grounds are complicated by UXO, making investments and development risky.[citation needed]
UXO cleanup in the US involves over 10 million acres (40,000 km2) of land and 1,400 different sites. Estimated cleanup costs are tens of billions of dollars. It costs roughly $1,000 to demolish a UXO on site. Other costs include surveying and mapping, removing vegetation from the site, transportation, and personnel to manually detect UXOs with metal detectors. Searching for UXOs is tedious work and often 100 holes are dug to every 1 UXO found. Other methods of finding UXOs include digital geophysics detection with land and airborne systems"
It seems that it's OK to pollute the planet with unexplored bombs and mines if you've got "God on your side"
Why do you rabid righties insist on making these discussions a soapbox for your rabid-right politics?
Nice to se the hang 'em and flog em brigade are still around so long after hanging was found to be an act of barbarism.
Wonder if Ireland's problems would have been solved if they'd hanged the Guildford four or The Birmingham Six when they'd been found "guilty" of evil crimes.
As sick as Brady's crimes were, they didn't come anywhere near the State sponsored ritual murder that debased humanity for as long as it did.
It was primitive barbarism when it was practiced and it remains that when it is sill advocated
No human being or human society should ever again give itself the right to deliberately take life in the way that it once did - that is true evil
Jim Carroll