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Daemon
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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World War II Still Claiming Lives

At least seven people were killed and 19 others injured when a World War II-era bomb detonated in a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok, Thailand. The 500-lb (227-kg) bomb had been found by construction workers, who assumed it was inactive and sold it for scrap. When warehouse workers attempted to disassemble the bomb using a blowtorch, it exploded with devastating effect. This incident serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers posed by unexploded munitions and the need to call in experts any time such a device is found. More...
monamagda
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 10:40:54 AM

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"Curiosity killed the cat" is a metaphor used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. A less frequently-seen rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat" is "but, satisfaction brought it back"
Haz
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 11:03:24 AM

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This is a very sad state of affairs.

I worry that if we are still finding dangerous explosives from 70+ years ago, how long will the awful weapons used today be in our environments?

Land mines are one of the most common causes of injury to children playing out around their homes in some of our poorest countries. It is a disgrace.

When a war ends, all sides should have to ensure that their explosives have been removed safely. Countries whose bombs cause harm years after conflicts have ended should still be liable for compensation.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 7:45:56 PM

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A tragic occurrence. It probably never occurred to them that a seventy year old bomb would pose any danger.

May the families of those lost find comfort in their grief.

"Now" is the eternal present.
Marguerite
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 9:36:30 PM

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If the corporation made money off the bomb they should be made responsbile for its clean up. they get to keep the money but everyone else has to be for their mess. War is all about making money.
Marguerite
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 9:36:31 PM

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If the corporation made money off the bomb they should be made responsbile for its clean up. they get to keep the money but everyone else has to be for their mess. War is all about making money.
Haz
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 10:07:58 PM

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It shames me to know that one of Britain's biggest industries is bomb making and producing weapons. More so because this tiny island does not get to bear the brunt of the devastation we help to create.

As Absurdicuss says: 'May the families of those lost find comfort in their grief.'
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