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Whale Wars Thread - Dead in the Water
AnimalPlanet.com ^

Posted on 06/15/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT by matt04

The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.


TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: animalplanet; antiasian; ecoterrorist; greenieweenies; mediabias; proterrorist; racists; seahippies; seashepard; whalewars
How long before they are no longer willing to risk their life to save the whales?
1 posted on 06/15/2012 1:42:24 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

These terrorists have been putting the lives of others in danger long enough. I hope they have a good view from their lifeboats as the Brigitte Bardot sinks. Keep those cameras rolling!


2 posted on 06/15/2012 1:46:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: matt04

>> How long before they are no longer willing to risk their life to save the whales?

Well, with any luck, the bastards will freeze and/or drown, the “Bardot” will sink to the bottom, and we’ll finally be rid of the scum.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 1:47:17 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: matt04

Curious if they even give a feces about the whales, or is what they’re doing fun, adventuresome, and therefore their calling.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 1:47:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: matt04

These guys are marine terrorists. I’m really having a hard time worrying about them when they deliberately put others’ lives in jeopardy.

Does Discovery fund their activities?


5 posted on 06/15/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Nervous Tick

great post!


6 posted on 06/15/2012 1:53:32 PM PDT by brivette
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To: matt04

What, no help from the whales?

I’ve never rooted for heavy seas, but this time I can’t help myself.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: South40

I figgered anything called the Brigitte Bardot would have healthy water wings...


8 posted on 06/15/2012 2:07:34 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: matt04

I find that show insufferable and unwatchable.

They harpoon themselves with their own righteousness.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: matt04

So when a whaler comes to pluck their sorry butts out of the water, are they going to get all high and mighty and refuse on principle?


10 posted on 06/15/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SampleMan

Both of those comments are winners!


11 posted on 06/15/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Lx

I don’t think so they give them gas money


12 posted on 06/15/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: CodeToad

Won’t the whales help them? Then why are they trying to save the whales?


13 posted on 06/15/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: jagusafr

Well, now she has a crack too.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Haiku Guy

I doubt that they refuse help if whaler come to rescue there is old Deadliest Catch saying you help fellow ship even if you hate the Captain guts


15 posted on 06/15/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: matt04

I can see it now, the Bardot calls for help, and the response they get from the whalers is.....”No Habla” :)


16 posted on 06/15/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: matt04

I have no love for the Japanese doing the whaling and I think the Sea Shepherds are a bunch of hoodwinked young adults led by rabid liberals. Has anyone checked out Paul Watson’s new fake teeth ... LOL.

Seriously though, I thought I heard in an interview somewhere that Watson broke with Greenpeace because of an influx of Communists from the Eastern Bloc and they were not true environmentalists but anti-capitalist subversives. However, I could be mixing up my environmental wackjobs.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: South40

i am surprised the Japanese have not run them over yet!


18 posted on 06/15/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: matt04

The whalers should take them on board and then go on about harpooning whales.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 2:34:35 PM PDT by lurk
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To: matt04
Perhaps the most incredible possible irony would be if their ship sunk just as harpooned whale that was missed by the whaling fleet, floated to the surface near them, and provided them the opportunity to drown or to crawl on-board on he harpooned whale carcass until help arrives.
20 posted on 06/15/2012 2:36:13 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: markman46

That “Tri” is a death trap! She’s already had one of her pontoons crack. The Southern Ocean is no place for a boat like that! I hope they can get to her and get the people off before she breaks up......and she WILL BREAK UP!


21 posted on 06/15/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: MCOAvalanche
You are. That guys name was Moore. He's an anti-AGW guy now because of that issue: Commies taking over the movement.

And as far as the main issue of the thread: We know they survived...we have the footage of the leak and various helecopter scenes from last week. If they had sunk and drown...they would have disappeared without a trace.

That being said...Watson has to be the worst "admiral" ever. He made a STUPID decision to stear that little ship into a monster storm when he could have easily taken a few hours to stop and refuel them. They were only 60 miles away...their cover was blown and there was NO WAY the jap navy would have tried anything with them. He's an idiot and this is on him.

22 posted on 06/15/2012 2:45:13 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: SevenofNine

Any Captain who can will always help. It is an unspoken oath we take upon becoming a Captain.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: matt04

Maybe the film boat that accompanies them could help?


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:49:13 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Royal Wulff

Perhaps Discovery Channel headquarters can send a rescue request to Fox News Channel. Fox can parachute Juan Williams & Bob Beckel in to save them.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Nervous Tick

Clearly you are unfamiliar with Brigitte Bardot....

Those puppies are unsinkable!


26 posted on 06/15/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by G Larry
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To: matt04

“crack in the pontoon.”????????


27 posted on 06/15/2012 3:17:58 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: matt04

An Indy 500 car is not the best vehicle to do an East Africa Safari Rally. Who Knew?


28 posted on 06/15/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Free George Zimmerman (and Mumia Abu-Jamal too, while we are about it))
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To: House Atreides

If they send Beckel, he’d better watch out for harpoons.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 3:41:10 PM PDT by E.Allen
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To: matt04

Here’s to rough seas. May justice be served.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: E.Allen

LOL—Very good point that I didn’t think of—Beckel COULD be mistaken for a whale if he was seen swimming in the ocean.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 3:47:20 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: WellyP

That oath okay I hear that from long long time ago on Deadliest Catch season 1 long time ago OKAY


32 posted on 06/15/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: WellyP

That oath okay I hear that from long long time ago on Deadliest Catch season 1 long time ago OKAY


33 posted on 06/15/2012 3:47:37 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: matt04

Those eco-nuts motto:

“Save the whales, not the males!”


34 posted on 06/15/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: G Larry

>> Those puppies are unsinkable!

heh... no, I’m very familiar with B.B. (and her age). And at her age, “those puppies” will sink all the way to her bottom...er, I mean all the way to THE bottom. :-)


35 posted on 06/15/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick
Is this the one? The one that got damaged ?


36 posted on 06/15/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: matt04

If they actually used boats that were suited to the conditions they operate in, maybe they would stop damaging and sinking them. I guess that doesn’t fit into the feel good hippie logic.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 6:41:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: UCANSEE2

It looks like the pontoon breaks off next week and they abandon ship and to make things more interesting the Irwin or Barker looses an engine.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 7:16:00 PM PDT by matt04
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