Friday, April 3, 2009

New Public Database Reveals First-Hand Accounts of How Toxic Burn Pits Are Making U.S. Troops Sick

Y'know, I go out of my way to not allow anything plastic into the paper that I burn as trash in a barrel. The DOD is not even THAT SMART. This story is unfucking believable!

This story of the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan is HORRENDOUS. I just CAN'T IMAGINE that this sort of shit is being done in OUR NAME. Of course, I have a hard time with the Department of Defense bombing the hell out of innocent people who never did a fucking THING to us too...

Department of Defense says it aint happening. The fuckers NEVER take ANY responsibility, and they work for US. GO.READ, then please follow the links in the story!

Thank you,
Your friendly neighborhood angry veteran.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are you burning the paper and releasing all that carbon and not recycling it which would reduce the number of trees being cut down to make paper?

Bustednuckles said...

Yer on my front page my man.

Thanks for bringing yet another atrocity into the discussion.

Mr. Natural said...

Dear friend anonymous: I come from a paper mill town. I am 62 years old and probably have been recycling longer than you have been complaining. I recycle as much as I possibly can, considering that I have to stack my recyclables in my storage shed until I get around to loading the shit into my truck and take them the several miles to a recycle bin which might or might not be full to overflowing when I get there, so if you can't be helpful, at least shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

"Shut the fuck up", must be liberal code for either, "I don't fucking know" or "I don't fucking care". Maybe both?

Mr. Natural said...

Thing is, Anony, you didn't ADD anything, only criticize. I get enough of that without you adding to it. In this case you are right. It means both.

Anonymous said...

Actually, if you'll read it again, all I did was ask a question.

Your reply was to offer excuses, and tell me to fuck off!

Mr. Natural said...

Whatever...

lokywoky said...

Dear Anonymous:
There are papers that I burn as well those with my private info on. I recycle stuff as much as I can - but there is a lot of kinds of 'paper' goods that the recycling outfit here will not take.

Anyway - you missed the whole point of the story. You DON'T BURN PLASTIC. And the DoD is BURNING PLASTIC and gawd only knows what else, in pits where the smoke goes right where our soldiers are.

Not only is the DoD a bunch of forking idiots, it appears that you don't understand the issue any more than they do.

BTW - I'm a Navy Vet too.

Mr. Natural said...

Thanks lokywoky. I tend to get pissed off and just quit TRYING to explain after a while...You're part of Jesus' General!? One of my FAVES! Looking at AND THE QUESTION IS... now. GOOD STUFF! Seattle, eh?

Anonymous said...

Loky,

I spent about $15 and bought a small paper shredder. All my papers with any information on them get shredded and stirred.

Then I put all my recycle paper, including every sort of paper into reusable plastic garbare bags, or large boxes, and when I travel off to the store, which is several miles away, I stop by the recycle collection site and drop all my paper off. If the drop box it full, I simply take it all home with my and carry it back the next time I go to the store.

Yes, it's a bit of a hassle. But you know, between recycling and composting I manage to throw away very little.

The point is, when we make up our minds we're going to do a thing, then no fucking thing will stop us. All it takes is that decision. If we choose to continue to find excuses, then we might as well just tell everybody to fuck off.

Please, anybody, explain to me how and why this logic is wrong?

Signed, Nony

Mr. Natural said...

I just went over all the comments here, and can find no place where anyone says that putting your shredded paper into 'reusable plastic garbare bags' is wrong. Did you know that if you use this shredded paper layered in your compost the worms will love it? I often shred paper and put it into my compost bin.

Anonymous said...

uh-oh! I bet that worm poop will release carbon into the atmosphere!

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