U.S government says whales and dolphins are stupid

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    The United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Navy and against environmentalists in a case arguing that national security permits the use of high powered sonar blasts to detect hostile submarines. The ruling comes despite mounting evidence that the Navy's sonar blasts can kill whales and dolphins.

    In other words the government is saying that whales and dolphins are unintelligent, unfeeling animals who deserve about as much respect as that cockroach I just nuked with Raid.

    Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion: "The Navy’s need to conduct realistic training with active sonar to respond to the threat posed by enemy submarines plainly outweighs the interests advanced by the plaintiffs."

    Those interests? That whales are sentient creatures and don't deserve to have their ears blown out.

    Even the Navy has admitted that it is dangerous. Following the beaching of seventeen whales and a dolphin in the Bahamas in March 2000 following a sonar exercise, the Navy accepted blame in a Joint Interim Report which found the dead whales experienced acoustically-induced hemorrhages around the ears.

    And yet, the Navy was so confident they would win before the Supreme Court that they neglected to file an environmental impact report, which is required by the National Environmental Policy Act. They also called on George Bush (a man of questionable intelligence himself) to exempt them from the law, even though he has no legal standing to do so.

    So the next time you take the kid to the aquarium make sure you reprimand him: "No Billy, don't be ridiculous. That dolphin is just a stupid animal." :cuckoo:

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    and cut into small squares and eaten raw they ummmm goood superfantastic tasty fish..
    and day worth a lot o money !!!!!
     
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    And how many tax dollars went into the US Govt discovering this little newsflash?:eusa_eh:
     
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    Bobby, this is the first time I read an article posted by you and you're already one of my heroes.

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    Uncle Ferd says the gubmint is trainin' `em to place explosives on hulls of enemy ships...
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    Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Calif. coast near Coronado
    May 18, 2013 — In the ocean off Coronado, a Navy team has discovered a relic worthy of display in a military museum: a torpedo of the kind deployed in the late 19th century, considered a technological marvel in its day.

     
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    John Roberts, George Bush but strangely enough no Obama. The Hussein administration could order the Military to stop sonar blasts but the freaking cowards leave it up to the supreme court and let stupid left wingers blame republicans.
     
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    I actually saw a program on that. It was really interesting. It was incredible to watch.
     
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    Lessee....

    On the one hand, a whale or a dolphin.

    On other hand, an Ohio-class nuclear submarine with a crew of about 150 human beings and an investment of up to $4 billion dollars in tax payer money.

    Hmmmmm.....which one do I think is the most important?

    Take a wild guess. :roll eyes: :roll eyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Wait a minute, what about the threat? Boomer subs cruise around the world and nobody ever sees them. Terrorists with speedboats seem to be the biggest threat to the US Navy these days and they can't even use 50cal machine guns without calling the fat asses in the Pentagon for a freaking week long consultation.
     
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    How about linking your source in freggin english
     

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