Comments on: An Ocean Louisiana Purchase in the Making http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/05/22/an-ocean-louisiana-purchase-in-the-making/ News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:41:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: oceanconservancy http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/05/22/an-ocean-louisiana-purchase-in-the-making/#comment-98 oceanconservancy Tue, 22 May 2012 23:44:42 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=721#comment-98  @kneubuhl  @Julio Reis Thanks so much for your comments. The author has posted a quick update to the post in response to your concerns noting some of the environmental protections within the treaty, including a link to the a link to part XII of the treaty which discusses environmental protection in-depth.  @kneubuhl  @Julio Reis Thanks so much for your comments. The author has posted a quick update to the post in response to your concerns noting some of the environmental protections within the treaty, including a link to the a link to part XII of the treaty which discusses environmental protection in-depth.

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By: kneubuhl http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/05/22/an-ocean-louisiana-purchase-in-the-making/#comment-97 kneubuhl Tue, 22 May 2012 22:26:13 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=721#comment-97  @Julio Reis As a sea captain, International maritime law is one I understand, but that only pertains to limited limited activities.  In terms of our ocean environment, which I'm very concerned about, I'm not sure the US government would be the ideal steward of such an important piece of marine property.  @Julio Reis As a sea captain, International maritime law is one I understand, but that only pertains to limited limited activities.  In terms of our ocean environment, which I’m very concerned about, I’m not sure the US government would be the ideal steward of such an important piece of marine property.

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By: Julio Reis http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/05/22/an-ocean-louisiana-purchase-in-the-making/#comment-96 Julio Reis Tue, 22 May 2012 22:08:04 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=721#comment-96  @kneubuhl “Unprecedented exploitation”: Depends whether you think the extra sea is better under the rule of the USA or under international maritime laws. I am very, very critical of the formation of the USA, including the Louisiana purchase, the annexation of Texas, the Spanish–American War, the Alaska purchase, the Manifest Destiny and so on. I’ll refrain from commenting on those because I don’t want to start a flame war. I’ll just say that the statement “each one has proven to be vital to the success of our nation” behooves proof that the USA would not be successful if it had remained the size of the Thirteen Colonies. Seems like a lot of room already to me.  @kneubuhl “Unprecedented exploitation”: Depends whether you think the extra sea is better under the rule of the USA or under international maritime laws.
I am very, very critical of the formation of the USA, including the Louisiana purchase, the annexation of Texas, the Spanish–American War, the Alaska purchase, the Manifest Destiny and so on. I’ll refrain from commenting on those because I don’t want to start a flame war. I’ll just say that the statement “each one has proven to be vital to the success of our nation” behooves proof that the USA would not be successful if it had remained the size of the Thirteen Colonies. Seems like a lot of room already to me.

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By: kneubuhl http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/05/22/an-ocean-louisiana-purchase-in-the-making/#comment-95 kneubuhl Tue, 22 May 2012 21:51:53 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=721#comment-95  "Reap the benefits long into the future" can also be viewed as unprecedented exploitation.   ”Reap the benefits long into the future” can also be viewed as unprecedented exploitation. 

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