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Whale Wars Live Thread (Season 3, Episode 8)
Animal Planet ^ | July 30,2010 | Animal Planet/Sea Shepherd/Pan_Yan

Posted on 07/30/2010 4:03:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

Welcome to Hippies Failing Badly!TM

whale wars

  SLICED IN TWO
Friday, July 30, 7PM e/p
At the bottom of the world, a collision has just devastated one of the Sea Shepherds' vessels. The crew on the other vessel stand helpless on their deck, watching in horror as the Japanese vessel barrels through the Sea Shepherds' prized speedboat.

Deeper Dive: Witnessing the Collision Video: The Crash That Made Headlines
Video: Collision Sparks Media Frenzy Deleted: Irwin Crew Reacts to Crash
Video: A Life Destroyed Deleted: Salvaging the Ady Gil

whale wars   REVENGE IS MINE
Friday, July 30, 8PM e/p
In the aftermath of the devastating loss of their stealth vessel, the Sea Shepherds have returned to the campaign with renewed passion and intensity. Now the two remaining ships are back on the hunt for the Japanese fleet.

whale wars   READY TO SNAP
Premiering Friday, July 30, 9PM e/p
With low oil and drinking water, and a damaged helicopter, the Sea Shepherds' hunt for the Japanese whaling fleet has been brought to a halt. While on their way back to port, the radar shows two colossal storms that they can't avoid.



TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society
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Real Time Update:
Anyone want to guess where the intrepid crew of the Steve Irwin is hard at work protecting the wildlife? Anyone? If you guessed Monaco you are exactly right!

Sea Shepherd Visits Monaco

The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin arrived in Port Hercule in Monaco on July 20th for a three day visit before proceeding on to Barcelona, the final stop in the Mediterranean campaign before the ship returns to Australia for final preparations for Operation No Compromise – our return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to defend the whales from illegal Japanese whaling operations.
The last time a Sea Shepherd ship visited Monaco was in 1997 when the Sea Shepherd III was a guest of Prince Rainer on the occasion that Monaco hosted the 1997 International Whaling Commission meeting. Monaco has been a very strong base of support for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for over 12 years.

I’m picturing a couple of hippies sitting down at a blackjack table next to an Arab sheik and a Russian oil billionaire. Things would probably start going south when they order a couple of veggie burgers and light beers. I would recommend not trying to hit up anyone at the table for a donation.

1 posted on 07/30/2010 4:03:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Dengar01; OKSooner; JerseyHighlander; Mad Dawgg; tupac; smartyaz; mowowie; Thunder90; mojo114; ...
Hippies Failing Badly!TM

SPWW

Please let me know if you want on or off the Whale Wars ping list.

2 posted on 07/30/2010 4:04:48 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Please add me to the list


3 posted on 07/30/2010 4:07:25 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Michael.SF.

Please add me; thanks!


4 posted on 07/30/2010 4:10:46 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Pan_Yan

The world is a vampire


5 posted on 07/30/2010 4:10:57 PM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: Michael.SF.; xjcsa

You’ve been added.

Welcome aboard!!


6 posted on 07/30/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

Billy Corgan, the emo version of Hannah Montana.


7 posted on 07/30/2010 4:13:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Michael.SF.

When I lived in California in the 70’s, there was one particularly slow, irritating VW microbus that I always ended up behind. It’s bumper was adorned with a “Save the Whales” sticker.

I was finally able to enhance the scene by adding a sticker which read: “Whale Meat - 10 cents/lb.”

A small but satisfying early victory in the whale wars.....


8 posted on 07/30/2010 4:13:35 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Pan_Yan

In a beautiful picture of irony I watched their interview with Larry King while eating in a Japanese restaurant. My wife who does not know that the whaling fleet is from Japan could not figure out why I was snickering to myself.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 4:17:06 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: G Larry

One of the best bumper stickers ever;

NUKE A GAY WHALE FOR CHRIST !


10 posted on 07/30/2010 4:21:48 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Pan_Yan

I watched about 5 minutes of this series before I turned it off. I hope these tree huggers get everything that’s coming to them.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 4:23:22 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: G Larry; Pan_Yan
Thanks.

My son got me hooked on this show and I have to admit I have mixed feelings on it. I have no desire or need for whale meat and support restrictions on whaling.

However, the lunatics on the Sea Shepard go way beyond the norms of acceptable behavior. So far my favorite parts have been:

1) The sinking of the Addy Gil
2) When one of the guys on the "Bob Barker" described the females as looking like Hamsters, but after a week or two at sea suddenly hamster's become acceptable.
3) When the twerpy dutch-man (Black Hair scraggly beard), was telling the Japanese vessel about "International law requires....". Blow it out your A** chump, you're lucky the Japanese didn't turn around and aim for your butt.

12 posted on 07/30/2010 4:23:31 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Michael.SF.
If the show was Whales Dying Slowly I don't think any of us would want to watch. But it's Hippies Failing Badly, and they seldom fail to fail.

When one of the guys on the "Bob Barker" described the females as looking like Hamsters,

Actually, it's worse. It was a guy on the Ady Gil and he said they start to smell like hampsters after a few weeks.

13 posted on 07/30/2010 4:33:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Separated at birth?

Scott, Sous Chef on Hell’s Kitchen………………………………………Pete Bethune, Skipper of the Ady Gil

14 posted on 07/30/2010 4:36:01 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Pan_Yan
LOL. Bet the guy who said that won't be getting any on his future cruises.

I also forgot to mention the wedding on the iceberg. Now not that would be my cup of tea, but for them that was pretty cool and very unique.

15 posted on 07/30/2010 4:40:44 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: taillightchaser

“I watched about 5 minutes of this series before I turned it off. “

Well, you missed the best part then. Using a small boat, to play chicken with a ship in arctic waters is purely Darwinian. With a group of knuckleheads involved, you know what the outcome is going to be, but you can’t take your eyes off of it. After they are basically destroyed, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “These people are idiots. They certainly got what they deserved”.

Watch the reruns. It is something your kids can learn from.


16 posted on 07/30/2010 5:01:17 PM PDT by Habibi ("It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam)
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To: Pan_Yan

Whoo Hoo!!! Tonight I get to watch in real time!!!


17 posted on 07/30/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Habibi
Watch the reruns. It is something your kids can learn from.

Lesson 1: VERY IMPORTANT!! Don't be in an inflatable boat being launched by volunteer hippie non sailors at 15+ knots. This lesson gets reinforced several times a season.

18 posted on 07/30/2010 5:26:37 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

19 posted on 07/30/2010 5:27:15 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Michael.SF.
I always thought that Pete was channeling Jim Taggart from the (great!) TV Program "Eureka" -- accent and all:

Pete:

Jim Taggart (played by the fantastic Matt Frewer of "Max Headroom" fame)

20 posted on 07/30/2010 5:33:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003

I had to watch last week’s episode on rerun. No cable in the tent last Friday night.

It was 95 degrees at bed time. There was not much sleeping either.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 5:34:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t know the show Eureka, but the other show you mentioned is deservedly only good for 80’s trivia night.


22 posted on 07/30/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: freedumb2003
Was that guy in the movie, The Stand?

Looks like the guy who kept on saying, My life for you.

23 posted on 07/30/2010 5:38:23 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Pan_Yan
I don’t know the show Eureka

OMG, you are missing a treat! It is on SyFy and is about a town that has super-duper geniuses who are pushing the edge of science -- basically light years ahead of what we are using now but what could be used any day. The main character is an average Joe who is more clever than the rest of the town is are smart and spends every episode saving the town from the latest invention which will destroy the world/solar system/universe/etc.

It is funny (extremely at times), yet serious (extremely at times) -- one of the best shows ever.

And the main characters are all extremely good looking ;)

24 posted on 07/30/2010 5:41:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003
I just checked on Amazon and Max Headroom is coming out on DVD on August 10th. Woohoo!
25 posted on 07/30/2010 5:41:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Icebergs are cool. I became a Bluenose back in 1992.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 5:42:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

They claim to have saved hundreds of whales despite almost zero contact with the fleet for most of the season.

I haven’t seen anything effective from them the last two seasons IMO.


27 posted on 07/30/2010 5:43:30 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mware; freedumb2003

Matt Frewer was in The Stand. He also did a ton of voice stuff for Disney including being in Aladdin and Hercules.


28 posted on 07/30/2010 5:47:27 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: A CA Guy

White House math. “Whales created or saved.”


29 posted on 07/30/2010 5:48:27 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: KarlInOhio

>>I just checked on Amazon and Max Headroom is coming out on DVD on August 10th. Woohoo!<<

GOTTA get it.

20 minutes until the Ponytailed Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

I suspect their “Revenge” will backfire like everything else they do.

Paul Watson ain’t no Khan Noonien Singh.


30 posted on 07/30/2010 5:49:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Pan_Yan; A CA Guy

>>White House math. “Whales created or saved.”<<

Another OMG moment — I am LOL here!


31 posted on 07/30/2010 5:51:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003
They claim to have cost the Japanese 40 million and to have SAVED all these whales.

I think they are well meaning idiots.

Strike that, make that well meaning ineffective idiots.

Didn't they claim the captain got shot and saved by a badge under the vest like some old western movie last year?

I can't imagine how bad they all smell. I think that is the real reason behind the Japanese water canons? SHOWER...

32 posted on 07/30/2010 5:55:04 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Pan_Yan; All
Don't underestimate Paul Watson. Behind the idiot's face lies a master manipulator willing to take advantage of the vulnerable. Case in point Mr. Bethune, an odd mix of a seemingly competent man who is capable of making some horrible decisions. (Someone I know says decision-making and judgment skills are centered in the frontal lobes of the brain.)

"Okay, by a show of hands, who wants to go board a whale ship full of Japanese sailors and try to arrest their captain? Okay, Dave, Mike, Susie, Ed, Nigel, Ian, Roger, Tom, Ellen, Teresa, Cara, Tiffany... Anyone else? [Looking in Bethune's general direction]

And then the guy has the gall to come out and say that five months in a Japanese slammer is worth it if it saves a couple of whales.

Next time put your own fat ass on the line, Watson, instead of taking advantage of a guy who at least has some bushido about him.

33 posted on 07/30/2010 6:06:56 PM PDT by OKSooner ("Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life." - Coach John Wooden)
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To: Pan_Yan

I am on the side of the Whales, but I have met several of the crew on the Sea Shepherd and I can tell you, they are all arrogant jerks.

I would like to be placed on your ping list.... in hopes of being in on the happy talk after these drooling fools are finally sunk.


34 posted on 07/30/2010 6:10:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: OKSooner

To be fair, Bethune was all for trying to board the Japanese ship and Watson was not on the same ship where this was being planned. However, you are correct about him being a manipulator and showman. He has raised millions of dollars and gotten international acclaim. He talked Discovery into this show. But he is by no means a commander. He repeatedly shows that he is completely unable to make decisions when the heat is on.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 6:16:08 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
"To be fair, Bethune was all for trying to board the Japanese ship..."

Yes, exactly - once it was suggested by that Hammarstadt character and all the other hippies started acting like it was a good idea. I think it was a setup that took Bethune's irrational propensity for fearlessness into account and appealed to his masculinity and his pride, what with it being his boat that was sunk.

It was a convenient way to get rid of him. Can't have anyone showing up "Admiral" Watson, y'know... :)

36 posted on 07/30/2010 6:23:06 PM PDT by OKSooner ("Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life." - Coach John Wooden)
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To: Pan_Yan

Please add me to the list!


37 posted on 07/30/2010 6:29:49 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot ( Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Gator113; FortWorthPatriot

You’ve been added. Welcome aboard. I like whales, but I’m not against whaling. I look at whales as a natural resource that should be managed wisely much like deer, trees and oil.

Hippies, however, are not a natural resource. They are like black mold. They devalue anything they touch. Except black mold isn’t stupid enough to get itself killed.


38 posted on 07/30/2010 6:40:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle o Rum!

Argh! please add me to the list!

P-{>


39 posted on 07/30/2010 6:41:42 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

Welcome aboard!


40 posted on 07/30/2010 6:44:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

We’ve been discussing it for weeks. Someone will get killed in one of their inflatables. They are incompetent. This is about the fourth injury.


41 posted on 07/30/2010 6:46:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Thank You!

I like whales, but loathe arrogant self-righteous snots!


42 posted on 07/30/2010 6:46:15 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Pan_Yan

I called it the Failed Pirate Show.


43 posted on 07/30/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Pan_Yan

Dorks just toasted the prop on one of the go fast boats..


44 posted on 07/30/2010 6:57:27 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: bmwcyle; Pan_Yan

OK, so where is the “revenge?”

So far our intrepid fleet has done nothing but limp around.

There isn’t even any drama this week. Except Matt Frewer getting booted...

And an OMG moment — a dude with a seasickness patch as a crewmember! It doesn’t get any better (or does it?)


45 posted on 07/30/2010 6:57:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Pan_Yan

I would love to be added to the list. This is the best comedy show on television!


46 posted on 07/30/2010 6:59:24 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: Syntyr
Sunk super speed boat, broken helicopter, tore the prop off a boat instead of pushing or towing it off the rocks. I'm fully expecting them to run over a whale and kill it by the end of the season.
47 posted on 07/30/2010 7:00:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: All

As a former Navy Machinist Mate I just had convultions watching the massed ignorance displayed as they just trashed two $100,000 boats. It’s very conflicting. I expect them to fail. It doesn’t hurt my feelings if some Hollywood moron has to pony up a few more G’s to fix their stupidity. But it really pains me to see nice machines like those handled by people I wouldn’t trust with a remote controlled car from WalMart.


48 posted on 07/30/2010 7:00:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: KarlInOhio

For next week’s thread I might try and list all the stuff they’ve broken so far this season. And it looks like they get into another collision next week.


49 posted on 07/30/2010 7:03:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Gator113; Pan_Yan

We laugh at the show every time but can’t figure out if the Animal Planet wants to audience to laugh or to have sympathy for these schmucks.
They haven’t done anything about saving whales, all they do is bump into each other. All the while losing millions of dollars in equipment.
We are still laughing about tonights program.


50 posted on 07/30/2010 7:14:39 PM PDT by mojo114 (On to November.)
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