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The bullet-proof 'Batmobile' set to wreak havoc on the Japanese whaling fleets
Daily Mail ^ | 13th November 2009 | Sara Nelson

Posted on 11/13/2009 1:10:13 PM PST by Charlespg

It's sleek, it's fast, and it's reinforced with a ton of bullet-proof Kevlar armour.

The mean-looking Ady Gil is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's newest weapon in their ongoing battle against Japanese whalers.

The trimaran - previously known as Earthrace - recently set the world powerboat record for circumnavigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: envirowhackos; hollywood; japan; maritime; stupid; whales; whaling
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1 posted on 11/13/2009 1:10:16 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

Looks like a boat begging for a torpedo.


2 posted on 11/13/2009 1:12:29 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Charlespg

Damn.

3 posted on 11/13/2009 1:14:52 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Charlespg
the craft completed the round-the-world trip using 100 per cent renewable biodiesel fuel, with a net zero carbon footprint

So, riddle me this Batman.... How can you drive a carbon-fuel-based vehicle around the world, and wind up with zero emissions?

"Net Zero" to me, sounds like fudged accounting.

4 posted on 11/13/2009 1:14:57 PM PST by wbill
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To: Charlespg

5 posted on 11/13/2009 1:17:45 PM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Charlespg

I like Canadian Capt Paul Watson of the Sea Shep Society.

He had major battles with the Sierra Club saying they were essentially shills for the DNC who wanted open borders. The original Sierra Clue was against sprawl and open borders.


6 posted on 11/13/2009 1:18:57 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Charlespg

I like Canadian Capt Paul Watson of the Sea Shep Society.

He had major battles with the Sierra Club saying they were essentially shills for the DNC who wanted open borders. The original Sierra Clue was against sprawl and open borders.


7 posted on 11/13/2009 1:19:08 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: wbill

The theory is that the carbon-based fuel acquired its carbon from the atmosphere recently during creation of said fuel, was burned, and returned the same carbon back to the atmosphere. Free CO2 is absorbed into a plant, plant is converted to biodiesel, biodiesel is burned, emissions consists of same carbon atoms absorbed not long before. Net atmospheric carbon change: zero.


8 posted on 11/13/2009 1:20:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End the coup!)
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To: Charlespg

I wonder how effective Kevlar would be against a harpoon cannon?

I also note that it is prop driven. Guess what happens to a small submarine that gets its prop fouled on a net?

Nothing. That is, it has to blow its ballast and surface, sitting there, wistfully, until divers can get its prop cleared. And if the net it weighted, it can’t surface.

I bet sonar men half an ocean away would suddenly turn pale, hearing the sound of a boat descending past crush depth.


9 posted on 11/13/2009 1:21:12 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Charlespg

I’ve actually watched the show - The captain of the Sea Shepard is a pirate by my estimate. He is also pretty much an Eco Idiot! Their “campaigns” have been pretty much useless, and this year they got completely stumped by the Japanese fleet’s defensive maneuverer of hanging tall netting around their ships. The Sheppard’s typical attack method was to throw bueteric acid (sp?) onto the working areas of the Japanese processing ship. Their bottles can get there anymore with the netting. Further, they were ordered by the Danes who register the Steve Irwin to not throw things from the ship anymore. Of course they eventually violated the Danish order.

These guys are idiotic pirates.


11 posted on 11/13/2009 1:22:42 PM PST by fremont_steve
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To: Charlespg
I wonder if it's been tested against a high-powered harpoon?
12 posted on 11/13/2009 1:23:35 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Charlespg
These idiots should be treated like pirates. They need to meet creative justice on the high seas. What laws govern if they are run down by a fishing trawler, for instance. Everyone has always been very careful and only taking defensive measures. If they become more aggressive, should’;t the fishing fleet be able take countermeasures...
13 posted on 11/13/2009 1:29:51 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Charlespg

That sounds like a fun challenge for the Japanese, discover all the creative ways you can sink this boat.

I won’t shed a tear for the Sea-Shepard hippies.


14 posted on 11/13/2009 1:36:27 PM PST by mnehring
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To: wbill
So, riddle me this Batman.... How can you drive a carbon-fuel-based vehicle around the world, and wind up with zero emissions?

By paying Pope Al Goreacle 1 $10K in "Carbon Indulgences" to forgive them of their carbon sins.

15 posted on 11/13/2009 1:37:54 PM PST by mnehring
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To: ctdonath2

Whats the carbon footprint from building the thing?


16 posted on 11/13/2009 1:38:03 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Charlespg

These guys are terrorists and they are treated by our media as heroes. If I was Japan, I would treat their attacks as an act of terrorist aggression and destroy them.


17 posted on 11/13/2009 1:40:26 PM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Truth29

I’m all for allowing ships to be defensively armed

I’m in favor of giving western navies the right to conduct trials and exclusions of pirates on the high seas as well


18 posted on 11/13/2009 1:41:01 PM PST by Charlespg (The Mainstream media is the enemy of democracy destroy the mainstream media)
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To: Frantzie

Yea, but Watson’s complaint is they aren’t left enough. He falls into the same camp as Al Gore’s buddy who formed NumbersUSA, wanting to close the borders, not for security (although they promote that now) but to reduce the population of the world to ‘save the planet’. In addition to completing shutting down all international immigration, he calls for highly restrictive reproduction including the promotion of abortion to reduce the planet’s population.

Look up some of Roy Beck’s old “Sustainable Society” papers. Very disturbing s***. Here are a few to dig through.

http://www.mnforsustain.org/beck_the_environmental_movement%27s_retreat_-long.htm


19 posted on 11/13/2009 1:42:17 PM PST by mnehring
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To: wbill

That Obamas accountant’s name


20 posted on 11/13/2009 1:42:26 PM PST by himno hero
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To: fremont_steve
I love their show. It's a wonder they even survive these missions as they are typical idiot liberals with no common sense. Having said that, I respect what they do. The Japanese are exploiting a loophole to kill whales for a delicacy. So unnecessary. Killing Rhinos (the actual animals) for their horns is disgusting as well. Sometimes, liberals actually make a point.
21 posted on 11/13/2009 1:42:26 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: wbill

That Obamas accountant’s name


22 posted on 11/13/2009 1:42:36 PM PST by himno hero
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To: ctdonath2
I appreciate the explanation, but it still looks pretty suspect to me.

But then again, I'm an engineer. And a skeptic. And a global warming denier. However, IMHO the jury is still out on whether AlGore is a shrewd con man, or a blithering idiot.

:-)

23 posted on 11/13/2009 1:42:57 PM PST by wbill
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To: Charlespg

They don’t care about whales. All this is just an angle to ride in a cool boat and have somebody else pay.


24 posted on 11/13/2009 1:43:20 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I wonder if it’s harpoon proof.

Although with the morons on the Sea Shepherd what it really needs is to be idiot proof.


25 posted on 11/13/2009 1:43:55 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: mgstarr
Mount some Bofurs on the Japanese whalers and rid the world of these pirates once and for all.

L

26 posted on 11/13/2009 1:45:46 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Charlespg

I often wonder why the Japanese vessels don’t
run them down, shoot a net over them, etc.

They are interfering with a legal trade and I
would think maritime law would cover this...

These people are pests.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 1:49:32 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: faucetman
I agree. There is no one to root for in this one. The Japanese are whaling for commercial purposes and lying through their teeth. The greenies are pirates.

Best case scenario they hit each other and both ships have to go in dry dock.

28 posted on 11/13/2009 1:50:50 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Charlespg
I'll put my money down on them running their nifty black kevlar boat into a whaler, and blaming the Japanese for the collision and associated damage. The Earthracer requires tremendous amounts of repairs each year, and has failed to find any sponsors willing to pay the huge costs associated with maintaining the hull.

The real losers, of course, will be whatever fool company is underwriting the insurance on it, who is about to write a very big check.

29 posted on 11/13/2009 1:53:39 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: wbill
biodiesel fuel,

CO2 => plant => biodiesel => engine => CO2

30 posted on 11/13/2009 1:55:28 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: mnehring

The “sea shepherd” pirates should all be shot or hanged from the nearest yardarm, and their corpses fed to the sharks.


31 posted on 11/13/2009 1:57:59 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: faucetman
Killing Rhinos (the actual animals) for their horns is disgusting as well.

Answer this. Why is it that the only places on the African continent with stable and growing Rhino populations have legal hunting of Rhino?

32 posted on 11/13/2009 2:00:40 PM PST by D Rider
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To: mnehring

I largely support them. I do not want the United States to have 1 billion people and it becomes a digusting crowded sh*thole like India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia or China. I am not for endless sprawl.


33 posted on 11/13/2009 2:02:25 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: faucetman

I too have watched many episodes of “Whaling Wars” and with the inept-ness of this bunch of liberal do-gooders and the tactics they use, I always wind up rooting for the Japanese.


34 posted on 11/13/2009 2:02:54 PM PST by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: Frantzie

Its your money and time. If you don’t mind that part of it also goes to promoting abortion and environmental groups...


35 posted on 11/13/2009 2:05:21 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Charlespg
To the BatBoat Robin!

Batdog : A dog dressed as Batman participates in the Family Pet festival in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. (AFP/Luis Robayo)


36 posted on 11/13/2009 2:06:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: D Rider

Goes without saying, hunters are some of the best stewards of the environment.


37 posted on 11/13/2009 2:06:32 PM PST by mnehring
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To: ArrogantBustard

Have you seen the video where the weenie leader of the sea shepards faked getting shot?


38 posted on 11/13/2009 2:07:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Charlespg
This thing in the hands of those maroons? Somebody's gonna get hurt.

(Go Japs.)

39 posted on 11/13/2009 2:09:38 PM PST by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Charlespg

40 posted on 11/13/2009 2:12:33 PM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Charlespg

41 posted on 11/13/2009 2:15:11 PM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: faucetman

So how long have you been vegan/vegetarian?

You are, aren’t you? If you’re not...don’t you feel like a hypocrite every time you sink your teeth into an animal that someone else killed for you?

Maybe the Japanese whalers should just pay someone else to do their killing, like you do...would it be ok then?

I bet every time you eat portions of a cow you never consider how a Hindu person might feel. Don’t you know how unnecessary it is for you to consume cows? Using your logic you should stop consuming beef delicacies immediately.

I find cow delicious, myself. As for exploiting loopholes...isn’t that also known as complying with the law? Kinda like how rifle manufacturers/importers “found a loophole” in the AWB...no wait, they complied with the letter of the law.


42 posted on 11/13/2009 2:32:52 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Perdogg

I want one of these SOOOO bad.Alas,Wife says not until she gets her Bugatti!Oh well,that’s what dreams are made of.
{Unless she dies first!!]


43 posted on 11/13/2009 2:37:51 PM PST by xarmydog
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To: mgstarr

And in breaking news, the Russian whaling ship Ivan Rogov responded to an emergency radio call from the environmental activist vessel Ady Gil. It appears that the Ady Gil had a major engine room fire. The Ivan Rogov attempted to conduct a speedy rescue by sending an Mi-24 Hind helicopter to pick up the occupants, however it did not arrive on time. The Ady Gil went down with all hands.


44 posted on 11/13/2009 2:39:48 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: mnehring
These tinker toy tubs might make good target practice for the Japanese Aegis class destroyers. Question is how many anti-ship missiles will it take to dent one of these invincible lefty POS? Will mines work? How bout these babies: RIM-66 SM-2MR Block II surface-to-air missile, RUM-139 vertically launched anti-submarine rocket, the RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile, two Mark 15 20 mm CIWS gun mounts, two torpedo mounts in a triple tube configuration, and an Oto Melara 127 mm/54 caliber gun. Its Mark 41 vertical launch system can hold 90 missiles.

Inquiring minds want to know the truth!

45 posted on 11/13/2009 2:42:14 PM PST by PIF
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To: Dixie Yooper
I wonder if it's been tested against a high-powered harpoon?

Oh, like a Harpoon missile?


46 posted on 11/13/2009 2:43:57 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("I want to see you make decisions without your televisions.")
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To: Fred Hayek

“And in breaking news, the Russian whaling ship Ivan Rogov responded to an emergency radio call from the environmental activist vessel Ady Gil. It appears that the Ady Gil had a major engine room fire. The Ivan Rogov attempted to conduct a speedy rescue by sending an Mi-24 Hind helicopter to pick up the occupants, however it did not arrive on time. The Ady Gil went down with all hands.”

Oh how tragic! Not to mention ironic...


47 posted on 11/13/2009 2:44:30 PM PST by PIF
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To: Charlespg
“...exclusions of pirates on the high seas as well”

executions of pirates on the high seas as well - pirates are legally called “hostis humani generis”.

48 posted on 11/13/2009 2:46:48 PM PST by PIF
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To: Charlespg

So what the heck are they gonna do with it, ram the whaler? More likely run into the whale, which would be sweetly ironic.


49 posted on 11/13/2009 2:50:56 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: Kozak
Just because it's got a Kevlar skin doesn't make it bullet proof, just light. It take multiple layers of Kevlar plus they need to be lose not coated with some kind of epoxy.
50 posted on 11/13/2009 4:23:41 PM PST by Dusty Road
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