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zoneofcontrol Inactive Member16 May 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

"When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches."

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Two thoughts come to mind:

#1 Who was the poor schmuck under grad that had to count it?

#2 Any truth to the rumor that China has allocated funds to establish an airbase to defend the island and trash?

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

'sigh of relief' For a second I thought someone had actually discovered Hender's Island.

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Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

37,999,997, 37,999,998, "Hey is that a gull?" Dammit! 1,2,3,4…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Hmm … I wonder what terrain I can build with some of that junk.

Dan
PS. Come on, guys, you know that's what you're really thinking. :)

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

It's the Roomba of the ocean, only stationary

nvdoyle17 May 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

'estimated'.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

"#2 Any truth to the rumor that China has allocated funds to establish an airbase to defend the island and trash?"

So are those the lame excuses China is using now to justify further expansion? They just keep inching along, don't they?

Well, if global warming and ocean trash are our biggest existential threat,s why not capitalize on that and portray yourself as the greatest best hope for the planet. Geesh.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

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Dan

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