Press On -- Our oceans are in the soup

Press On -- Our oceans are in the soup

There are 14 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Press On -- Our oceans are in the soup. In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

First, last week I wrote about car naming. Here are some of the responses I received and thanks to everyone who sent a message.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Lake County Record-Bee.

grace

Kelseyville, CA

#1 Jan 29, 2010
Mr. Dickson, glad you finally saw the light - to bad it didn't happen 20 years ago while we still had a chance to do something about it. I hold grave doubts we have the ability or the will to solve this problem. Sadly this is but one horror story of what humans do to their only home.
Jim Hall

United States

#2 Feb 3, 2010
We have had a road tax for as long as I can remember, and it is used for the upkeep of our road systems. Why not a World Tax for use of our oceans by the shipping industry. This could be used for clean up projects, such as the one needed to repair the damage the plastics are doing to the quality of the water. It would also allow for some of the poorer nations citizens to gain employment in dealing with the trash, during the clean up and disposing of it when brought to shore.
Donna Christ

United States

#3 Feb 3, 2010
Make condoms out of the stuff and distribute them free to the third world countries like Haiti.
pot head

United States

#4 Feb 3, 2010
Donna Christ wrote:
Make condoms out of the stuff and distribute them free to the third world countries like Haiti.
Hello my name is Donna Christ and I
am the result of Inbreeding, sociopathic behaviour, infighting,
grudges, hatred and lack of education equal low IQ. Passed on from
generation to generation.
freebird

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Feb 3, 2010
pot head wrote:
<quoted text>Hello my name is Donna Christ and I
am the result of Inbreeding, sociopathic behaviour, infighting,
grudges, hatred and lack of education equal low IQ. Passed on from
generation to generation.
FIRE IT UP DUDE!!!!
pot head

United States

#6 Feb 3, 2010
Puff,Puff,Pass
freebird

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Feb 3, 2010
pot head wrote:
Puff,Puff,Pass
MY OLD LADY SAYS THAT TO ME BOUT 4:20 EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!
freebird

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Feb 3, 2010
pot head wrote:
Puff,Puff,Pass
WHERE IS GLENHAVEN?
pot head

United States

#9 Feb 3, 2010
At 4:20 it is anywhere you are.
freebird

Fort Worth, TX

#10 Feb 3, 2010
pot head wrote:
At 4:20 it is anywhere you are.
PLZ MAN,I AM HIGH!
Richard Hertz

Clearlake, CA

#11 Feb 3, 2010
That is definetly a scarey stastic as to the pile of trash the earth has turned into. Just imagine how many landfills are full of discarded newspapers....
Richard Hertz

Clearlake, CA

#12 Feb 3, 2010
Jim Hall wrote:
We have had a road tax for as long as I can remember, and it is used for the upkeep of our road systems. Why not a World Tax for use of our oceans by the shipping industry. This could be used for clean up projects, such as the one needed to repair the damage the plastics are doing to the quality of the water. It would also allow for some of the poorer nations citizens to gain employment in dealing with the trash, during the clean up and disposing of it when brought to shore.
Oh Jim,
where do you suppose it all came from? The majority of the plastics that are floating there are from garbage barges dumping. What do you propose we do with it once they gather it up and bring it back on land?
Jim Hall

United States

#13 Feb 3, 2010
Richard - Not being an expert on trash, need to consult Vancypants in that area, but, I think we do not realize just how much traffic is on the ocean each day. Not only civilian but military ships. They dump just like the planes flying over head do. I would guess that most of the plastic waste comes from the good old USA. In the bays of the island nations, I was told that on the floors, its wall to wall disposable diapers. At least on Truk Island, that is the case. Think of the amount of trash we each throw out each day and multiply it by the millions and then by the years and know that a percent of this is done on the oceans and shorelines of many nations.

As to disposal, it could be ground up and compacted, maybe used, mixed with cement as a building material or road pavement material. It could be buried in Afghanistan as a source of income and jobs, rather then growing poppies. I am sure there are place all around the world that would be a better resting place for it. We found a way to dispose of the most deadly poison gases from our bombs and I am sure a safe and sane way could be developed.

The ocean is a huge grocery store for mankind, and it needs just as much protection from being degraded as we spend on terrorism.
freebird

Fort Worth, TX

#14 Feb 4, 2010
Jim Hall wrote:
Richard - Not being an expert on trash, need to consult Vancypants in that area, but, I think we do not realize just how much traffic is on the ocean each day. Not only civilian but military ships. They dump just like the planes flying over head do. I would guess that most of the plastic waste comes from the good old USA. In the bays of the island nations, I was told that on the floors, its wall to wall disposable diapers. At least on Truk Island, that is the case. Think of the amount of trash we each throw out each day and multiply it by the millions and then by the years and know that a percent of this is done on the oceans and shorelines of many nations.
As to disposal, it could be ground up and compacted, maybe used, mixed with cement as a building material or road pavement material. It could be buried in Afghanistan as a source of income and jobs, rather then growing poppies. I am sure there are place all around the world that would be a better resting place for it. We found a way to dispose of the most deadly poison gases from our bombs and I am sure a safe and sane way could be developed.
The ocean is a huge grocery store for mankind, and it needs just as much protection from being degraded as we spend on terrorism.
as a 25 yr veteran of the oilfield most people have no idea of the damage done to mother earth the last 50 yrs!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Honda CRV Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Northern Colorado Pedestrian in Critical Condition (Oct '15) Oct '15 Elise Gingersnick 1
News Investigation uncovers more SunPass problems (Jul '07) Dec '13 Sunpass Sucks 24
News Investigation uncovers more SunPass problems (Sep '07) Dec '13 liner 27
Honda CRV drive shaft (Jul '13) Dec '13 Julie 2
News Investigation uncovers more SunPass problems (Feb '08) Jun '12 liner 5
News Commuters fume over I-680 express lane (May '11) Jul '11 TrueRealist 13
News How Much Will Your Weekend Getaway Cost? (Jul '11) Jul '11 kayehale 1
More from around the web