Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds about right.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Sorry no, all oils are stored and recycled to the highest standard. When I was in the military poor so much as a pan of oil into the soil and you get an Article 15.

    All fuels are stored and transported to the highest standard and the Army is developing a family of hybrid trucks. Sorry no we are kept to a higher standard and yes the law governs us.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    Thank you for that comment to Radish, Jack. I had never thought about the issue until this cartoon brought it up and your first hand account is very helpful. My daughter is with a truck unit and did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. But she never mentioned the standards to which you are held.
    Thank you for your comment, and even more,
    for your service.
    Be safe, neighbor.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Payne is off topic as usual, albeit FURTHER off than usual. Does the guy know there are people in the world OUTSIDE his gated little community in GOP-ville?

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting side discussion on military contamination around the world with many chemical agents (diesel and gasoline are “chemical agents” as are nuclear and dioxins). It also brings to mind when my son was in Baghdad, they (Navy) had to bring in their own water purifiers, because the “potable” water provided by Halliburton WAS POISON!! with serious contamination!.


    Which also, the environmental damage to wildlife in Kuwait is NOT recovered after Saddam burned the oil fields, and much of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the MIddle East is in serious trouble after the wars.


    WAR is not good for children, OR OTHER LIVING THINGS! (even plants, ask Viet Nam.)

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Yes Radish but that does not make us exempt, we moved two cities half way around the world the last decade what does that tell you. You don’t think you don’t make pollution doing that. We also clean up everything we leave behind.

    A few years ago the Army closed down an old base, there was an old rifle range there that had old musket balls still in it, and the army turned over all the dirt to get the lead out of the ground. Believe it or not the military does a lot of good people don’t know about.

    Last, maybe you should read a few different sources, the ones you posted seem pretty one sided.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    “Yes Radish but that does not make us exempt, we moved two cities half way around the world the last decade what does that tell you. You don’t think you don’t make pollution doing that. We also clean up everything we leave behind.”

    There are numerous exemptions on the books for the military. The President can also grant exemptions for activities that would be in the “paramount interest of the United States”.

    Exemptions from Environmental Law
    for the Department of Defense


    The military has been improving its impact on the environment, but has a ways to go. Besides the emissions from vehicles, there are still problems with oil spills & contamination from toxic chemicals used in munitions. There is a lot of leftover waste from earlier days, too:

    http://www.japanfocus.org/-Oshima-Ken_ichi/3185

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    True just like any industrial vehicles. The military transports fuel in 18 wheelers they have accidents with those all the time.

    To be honest yeah when you get shot at no one cares at that moment.

  9. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    Wikipedia “perchlorate”. Stop reading those radical Eco websites. You’ll sleep better.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    :~)

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Reminds me of Camp Lejeune in NC. I don’t know if the lawsuits are still going on. A large number of Marines and their families developed leukemia because of water pollution.

  12. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    The water we had on post in Afghanistan was non-potable – you could shower, but not drink or use to brush your teeth.

  13. nate9279

    nate9279 said, about 3 years ago

    These Republicans are only about criticizing Obama instead of finding a solution to the actual problem and will never be pleased or have something relevant to contribute.

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