July 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM (animal activism, climate studies, curious research, current news, environmental issues, historic review, human life issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)
It is like we just are not getting the general message. Planet Earth is NOT ours to do with in any manner that we please! It may seem that way, to the buffoons that do not know any better, yet the consequences will rebound! It might not be right now, yet our grandchildren, or perhaps their grandchildren, will have to suffer through what we are creating.
One of the latest incidences of human insanity is what occurred off of the Australian coast last week. The United States Marines and Navy were having joint military training exercises in conjunction with military forces from Australia. It was a training event held every two years, called Talisman Saber. This exercise combines a total of 28,000 troops from Australia and The U.S. for a three-week combat training program.
At some point during the training last week, two U.S. AV-8B Harrier fighter jets were launched from The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard to participate in fighter exercises. Both jets fired nullified bombs, including one laser-guided explosive, into the waters off of Australia’s northwestern coast. The bombs did not explode, and they were said to have been dropped into the ocean waters over 164 feet away from The Great Barrier Reef, as so “to minimalize possible damage”.
Well, there is outrage to this action! Any damage, minimal, or otherwise, is outrageous! Albeit we are the self-proclaimed dominant species of Earth (no one else has yet to challenge us…), we must recognize that designation comes with the responsibility of maintaining and protecting this planet. Something so precious and pristine as The Great Barrier Reef needs to be nurtured regularly, I stumble to say even fortified. We can NOT continue to disregard it blithely, as if it will be there forever, littering within it, destroying it’s plant and animal life, ruining it’s surrounding waters, and just generally shitting upon it with broad smiles! NO, damn it!
Senator Larissa Waters of Australia’s Green Party, has spoken on the recent dumping at The Great Barrier Reef. Senator Waters has called the dumping outrageous, as she asked The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “have we gone completely mad”? The Australian politician stands firmly against forces of other nations dropping bombs into the waters off of her nation’s coasts, especially in the face of destroying wildlife.
It almost seems as if the message is not getting out. Every other day, there is a new message about something new that is happening harmful to some portion of our planet. Not enough people care because nothing is happening to cut us in our faces actually and directly for us to take notice, then to take meaningful action! When it is too late, it will be too late, yet we can do more to save things before it reaches that fateful point!
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