Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Whale Wars Premiers Tonight
Animal Planet Channel ^ | June 4, 2010 | Animal planet

Posted on 06/04/2010 11:30:05 AM PDT by at bay

Tonight is the premier of this seasons "Whale Wars" where a fat guy takes a crew of volunteers thousands of miles into dangerous waters to make a big stink about the Japanese phony research whale killing.

And what does he ever accomplish? Nothing, oh wait a second, I guess he just prompted Australia to take their best trading partner, Japan, to international court over the matter...... but he's stll fat! (s/)


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; econuts; ecoterrorism; phonyresearch; piracy; pirates; victory
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last
You know, this announcement is, in a sense satirical, but only because any admiration of these guys somehow crosses the party line for so many freepers on this website.

A few will come to his defense, most will berate me and commander Watson, but ridicule is nothing compared to the risks these brave individuals take for a just cause they believe in.

1 posted on 06/04/2010 11:30:06 AM PDT by at bay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: at bay

I will, instead, be watching South Park’s episode where they focus on whale wars.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 11:32:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay
Sorry.

It's a black comedy about a bunch of young people who fall under the influence of a maniac fraud of a ship captain, and sail an old freighter ship not rated for icy water into the Antarctic so they can feel good about something.

It's only a matter of time until it has a tragic outcome.

3 posted on 06/04/2010 11:34:10 AM PDT by OKSooner ("Hey - get your own dirt.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

The only way I’d ever watch an episode of these clowns is if the idiot hippies got a one way pass to Davy Jones’ Locker. Even then I’d probably just catch the highlights on youtube.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 11:34:28 AM PDT by rattrap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Piracy “illegal violence” on the high seas should be met with arrest and trial.


5 posted on 06/04/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT by taxcontrol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

...and then the harpoon gets him...LOL!

6 posted on 06/04/2010 11:35:36 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Life’s tough—it’s even tougher if you’re stupid. Oh, how these idiots are going to find that out in a BIG way at some point. The ocean is a very unforgiving mistress, and they’re going out there completely unprepared to deal with a REAL crisis.


7 posted on 06/04/2010 11:36:00 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

“Whale Wars Premiers Tonight”

So?


8 posted on 06/04/2010 11:36:10 AM PDT by Grunthor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
Along with the gay fish, one of the best episodes.


9 posted on 06/04/2010 11:36:20 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I can’t wait for the day they mistake a North Korean vessel for a Japanese one. On second thought, I’ll never get to see it because the tape will be destroyed in the blast.


10 posted on 06/04/2010 11:36:41 AM PDT by apillar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I hope the whole damned fleet gets sunk.


11 posted on 06/04/2010 11:36:52 AM PDT by Grunthor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kbennkc

Yeah, they didn’t just go after Kanye but Carlos Mancia too.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 11:39:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: OKSooner

It rather reminds me of how the mullahs do business...get a bunch of stupid kids to carry insane plans youre too cowardly to attempt.

Frankly, these guys are no different than the much hated Somali pirates. Whatever they get is richly deserve.


13 posted on 06/04/2010 11:41:04 AM PDT by 556x45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I think whales are magnificent animals that must be protected, but these people make me root for the Japanese.


14 posted on 06/04/2010 11:41:35 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: denydenydeny

Fine, you go ahead and root for the killers of the mammals you say need protecting, commander Watson managed to make a big enough stink that Australia is finally taking action. I guess you would say “Just writing the government of Australia would have done the same thing”. Dream on.


15 posted on 06/04/2010 11:46:21 AM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor

a good start
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNl00CWB0JU


16 posted on 06/04/2010 11:47:20 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Counting the days until the US gets to apologize for Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I am against Japanese whaling. I’m also against piracy.

I believe in breaking the law for a just cause, but this ain’t exactly the Underground Railroad.

As long as these pirates are willing to accept the consequences, let them go for it.


17 posted on 06/04/2010 11:49:38 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor
oops. linked wrong video. try this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brw6JN0lQXY&feature=related
18 posted on 06/04/2010 11:49:41 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Counting the days until the US gets to apologize for Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: The_Sword_of_Groo

I like this one MUCH more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vVRcCas0o0&feature=related


19 posted on 06/04/2010 11:53:41 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: TheZMan

Thank-you. It’s clear to anyone the Japanese veer sharply starboard to smash the little vessel, then instead of coming to their aid, attempt to knock off the survivors with their high powered water cannons.
But Paul Watson is still fat! (s/)


20 posted on 06/04/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I’m not gonna berate you, but it’s dumb to side with these lawless idiots who try to hurt innocent Japanese who are pursuing a LEGAL ACTIVITY.

I think the guy with the scraggly beard is Watson’s secret gay lover—not that there’s anything wrong with that.


21 posted on 06/04/2010 12:01:56 PM PDT by jra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 12:03:20 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: at bay

The ‘little vessel’ is obviously captained by an idiot.

Right before the impact, you can see prop wash behind the Ady Gil—meaning that they inexplicably hit the gas right before impact.


23 posted on 06/04/2010 12:03:52 PM PDT by jra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Retired Greyhound
So you're OK with DELIBERATLY ramming a ship on the high seas.

I watched the video of this porker steering his ship into a Japanese whaler while his retard crew threw some kind of chemical in dozens of glass bottles. If there is one bunch of terrorists who deserve to be torpedoed, it's this one. How this guy is able to retain his master's ticket is beyond me. The Coast Guard needs to arrest him, and let him do 5 to 10 for reckless endangerment, steering to collide, and being a cow's rectum.

24 posted on 06/04/2010 12:05:34 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: OKSooner
It's only a matter of time until it has a tragic outcome.

Yep,one can hope

25 posted on 06/04/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by orlop9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Whale Wars is a waste of space.

I wish the Japanese would also concentrate their harpoons on the idiots in the fat guy’s boat.


26 posted on 06/04/2010 12:06:46 PM PDT by ohioman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay
I LOVE this show. I'm in a definite minority here, but I applaud what they do. I probably wouldn't agree with anything else they believe in. They are definitely inept. They know nothing about seamanship and are a big danger to themselves. Like Watson says, he asks the crew before they sign on if they are willing to die for the whales. I wouldn't die for one, but I don't want to see them killed in a Whale sanctuary under the bogus loophole of supposed research.

The slaughter of baby seals, (which they have fought against as well) is disgusting.

They may end up killing themselves in the process, but they know what they signed up for. I hope they do disrupt the whole Japanese whale fishing fleet in this sanctuary.

27 posted on 06/04/2010 12:07:27 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay

South Park did it better.


28 posted on 06/04/2010 12:07:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
Yeah, they didn’t just go after Kanye but Carlos Mancia too.

So many targets worthy of ridicule, so little time.


29 posted on 06/04/2010 12:07:58 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: at bay

You can also see the Japanese vessel was going to miss the little boat, but then you see prop wash come from the little boat as it accelerates straight into the Japanese vessel.


30 posted on 06/04/2010 12:09:08 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: OKSooner
> tragic

You misspelled “hilarious.”

31 posted on 06/04/2010 12:10:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Personal opinion, the video I linked is hilarious and just reward for sheer stupidity.


32 posted on 06/04/2010 12:10:52 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: at bay

Maybe the whales will attack and sink the eco-winnies boat. That would be worth watching.


33 posted on 06/04/2010 12:10:55 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OKSooner
It's only a matter of time until it has a tragic outcome.

That's why i watch. There is nobody on the show that I like or can even remotely empathize with. The captain is an insane megalomaniac. The crew are idiots. The Japanese are ruthless and playing word games with the law. If they all killed each other in some grand harpooning ice choked bumper cars with ships disaster I would be hooting like a football game. Save the whales, harpoon a SeaHippy.
34 posted on 06/04/2010 12:11:48 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: at bay
“It’s clear to anyone the Japanese veer sharply starboard to smash the little vessel”

I agree. No question. I don’t know if the rest of you are watching the video upside down or what. It is clear the Japanese ship ran them over. They may have just meant to come close and scare them, but they almost killed the crew.

35 posted on 06/04/2010 12:13:20 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: at bay

They are pirates and deserve a pirate’s fate.


36 posted on 06/04/2010 12:13:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: at bay
Believe it or not!

This man was NOT the most ridiculous douche to pretend to be a ship captain

37 posted on 06/04/2010 12:16:01 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (May 15: It's Jessica Watson Day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jonascord

I just re-read my comment and I don’t see where I suggested that I’m ok with ramming a ship.


38 posted on 06/04/2010 12:16:54 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: denydenydeny

: .. from Hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.” — Captain Ahab


39 posted on 06/04/2010 12:19:10 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Wow. Powerful argument you present that they are pirates. I never thought of that. “Because I said so.” (oh please you shills for the phony research group don’t post all of your phony bs at this point)


40 posted on 06/04/2010 12:19:24 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: at bay
Thank-you. It’s clear to anyone the Japanese veer sharply starboard to smash the little vessel,

Bzzt! fail. Large ships turn at the stern. Not the bow. If a small boat directly under the bow of a large vessel is struck, it either manouvered there, or was swept there by wave action. Either way, it placed itself in danger.

41 posted on 06/04/2010 12:21:54 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (May 15: It's Jessica Watson Day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I don’t give a rat’s patoot for the “research” ships or like the fact that they’re killing whales. But I no more need to explain why the Sea Hippies are pirates than one would need to explain why robbing liquor stores is illegal. Only an idiot would have trouble with the concept.


42 posted on 06/04/2010 12:22:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I want to see every one of these eco-terrorist commis scum die in their quest to halt a legal hunt.


43 posted on 06/04/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Tell you what, let’s both sit down and take a Stanford Binet quickie. That should give us an idea who the idiot is here. Do the numbers 155 and 85 (alright I’m guessing) ring a bell?


44 posted on 06/04/2010 12:25:52 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: at bay
Fine, you go ahead and root for the killers of the mammals you say need protecting,

Do you eat cows?

45 posted on 06/04/2010 12:26:29 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Travis T. OJustice

Powerful, powerful, powerful.


46 posted on 06/04/2010 12:28:40 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Travis T. OJustice

Since the Japanese are pursuing a legal trade and these guys are essentially pirates, shouldn’t the Japanese navy get involved? The eco whiners might think twice about sideswiping an armed vessel. But this is just another stupid tv show. Wont actually see the Japanese take target practice on them.


47 posted on 06/04/2010 12:30:14 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: faucetman
“It’s clear to anyone the Japanese veer sharply starboard to smash the little vessel” I agree. No question. I don’t know if the rest of you are watching the video upside down or what. It is clear the Japanese ship ran them over. They may have just meant to come close and scare them, but they almost killed the crew.

How do you explain the sudden acceleration of the andy gil? Oh, wait, you aren't being honest!

The eco-terrorist hippy scum intentionally maneuvered in fron of the Japanese boat that is trying to engage in a legal hunt.

48 posted on 06/04/2010 12:30:34 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: at bay

I don’t have the slightest idea what you’re talking about. How ‘bout we take out some books of Maritime Law and find out how they define piracy? Looks like one of those morons is going to spend about 15 years in a Japanese prison for ignoring it. Excellent!


49 posted on 06/04/2010 12:30:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor
one down
50 posted on 06/04/2010 12:32:11 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson