Another dumb statement

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  1. Nwcid

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    Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef marine park | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    The two AV-8B Harrier jets, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an unarmed laser-guided explosive bomb into the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of Queensland state on Tuesday, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement on Saturday. The four bombs, weighing a total 1.8 metric tons (4,000 pounds), were dropped into more than 50 meters (164ft) of water, away from coral, to minimize possible damage to the reef, the statement said. None exploded.

    How is it shocking that metal did not explode.........
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    I think the Brit's are about the best at making inert electric/electronic things.. Lucas Electrics is historically synonymous with fail.
     
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    I got a kick out of the shock and outrage the incident produced in the Aussie politico! Wow, and I thought our nanny staters were sappy!
     
  4. Mark W.

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    The simple truth of the matter is that humans have to have someone else to blame for everything. And since we are the big target its easiest to hit us with the mud they are slinging. The only way the Guardian newspaper even knows this happened is that the US NAVY told them. Its not like they were listening in on a scanner and picked up some juicy news.
     
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  5. Sstrand

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    That is correct Mark . . . Listening-in is the job of the NSA!

    Sheldon
     
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    I've got something they can listen to!
     
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    Does it involve the pulling of a finger?
     
  8. clambo

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    My BSA 500 came with a 3 position light switch. Dim, flicker, and off. Lucas.....The Prince Of Darkness
     
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    The reason they had to put in the caveat about none of the bombs exploding is because 75% of the ignorant schmucks in this country don't know the definition of the word "inert".
     
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    Well Duh, were these truly Dumb Bombs ?
     
  11. Sgt Nambu

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    That is to compensate you for the incredible oil spot under any aluminum casting ever produced in Great Britain!
     
  12. deen_ad

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    Smart bombs with a lobotomy?



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