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Turkish tuna fishermen ram Greenpeace ship (take notes)
MSNBC ^ | 5/30/2008 | AP

Posted on 05/30/2008 7:18:19 PM PDT by tobyhill

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish tuna fishermen rammed their boat into a Greenpeace ship Friday and pelted it with lead fishing weights, the environmental group said. No one was injured.

The fishing vessel was among several that swarmed the Arctic Sunrise, which was carrying activists campaigning against overfishing in the Mediterranean. The boat rammed the Greenpeace ship at high speed, said Yesim Aslan, a spokeswoman for the group.

The barrage of lead weights damaged a helicopter that the activists had used earlier in the day to document the vessels' activities, Aslan said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arcticsunrise; coastalenvironment; environment; environozis; fishing; greenpeace; sodoffswampy; turkey
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1 posted on 05/30/2008 7:18:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Good for them!


2 posted on 05/30/2008 7:19:41 PM PDT by sport
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To: tobyhill

i like the turks more now!


3 posted on 05/30/2008 7:20:33 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: tobyhill

Muslim Fishermen vs Treehuggers=get out the popcorn!


4 posted on 05/30/2008 7:22:04 PM PDT by omega4179 (b.hussein)
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To: tobyhill

OMG! Lead weights! How environmentally insensitive!

Good for the Turks.


5 posted on 05/30/2008 7:22:15 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: tobyhill

It’s nice to see there are still people who aren’t afraid to stand up to these Greenpeace morons.


6 posted on 05/30/2008 7:22:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself !)
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To: ken21
The barrage of lead weights damaged a helicopter that the activists had used earlier in the day to document the vessels' activities, Aslan said

They won't bother us any time soon.

7 posted on 05/30/2008 7:22:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: tobyhill

Waste of good lead weights. Should have invited the Greenies for drinks, and served molotav cocktails.

At the very least, the weights should have been attached to 8/0 treble hooks & on casting lines.


8 posted on 05/30/2008 7:23:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

LOL. None of the Greenpeace or MSM thought about that one.


9 posted on 05/30/2008 7:23:28 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill
The barrage of lead weights damaged a helicopter that the activists had used earlier in the day to document the vessels' activities, Aslan said.

Why is Aslan hanging out with Greenpeace and why isn't he in Narnia?

10 posted on 05/30/2008 7:23:39 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: tobyhill

Gotta like those Turks.


11 posted on 05/30/2008 7:24:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tobyhill

Ask a Korean war vet about the reputation of the Turkish troops in that war. They were a valuable ally. And they played for keeps.


12 posted on 05/30/2008 7:26:56 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Grizzled Bear

I thought Aslan was with the fisherman.

I guess I was confused by the reporting.


13 posted on 05/30/2008 7:27:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: PAR35
especially when they had some lead available.
14 posted on 05/30/2008 7:27:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill; girlangler

bttt


15 posted on 05/30/2008 7:28:51 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: tobyhill

In the stories I heard, they didn’t waste lead when steel would do in night attacks.


16 posted on 05/30/2008 7:29:35 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: george76

BTTB (bump to the bottom)

The Greenpeace vessel that is!


17 posted on 05/30/2008 7:31:47 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: tobyhill

Now THAT is the way you deal with the greenie weenies.

RAMMING SPEED!

Shame they didn’t sink the scum though.


18 posted on 05/30/2008 7:36:44 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: tobyhill

Hopefully they sunk it and fed the sharks.


19 posted on 05/30/2008 7:39:57 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; jazusamo; LucyT; SunkenCiv; M. Espinola

WHEN 35 Greenpeace protesters stormed the International Petroleum Exchange , they had planned the operation in great detail.

What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement.

“We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

Another said: “I took on a Texan Swat team at Esso last year and they were angels compared with this lot.”

Behind him, on the balcony of the pub opposite the IPE, a bleary-eyed trader, pint in hand, yelled: “Sod off, Swampy.”


20 posted on 05/30/2008 7:41:25 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: tobyhill

Attaturk!


21 posted on 05/30/2008 7:44:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: tobyhill

“Tommy, have you ever been taken prisoner on a Turkish tuna boat?”


22 posted on 05/30/2008 7:46:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SandRat
Gotta like those Turks.

Except in this instance, Greenpeace is right.

Tuna are in fact being horrendously overfished in the Mediterranean.

23 posted on 05/30/2008 7:47:20 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: sport
I 2nd that ....
The environmentalist are the main reason why we are in the mess we find ourselves in.

24 posted on 05/30/2008 7:47:55 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: tobyhill

Ramming Speed!!!


25 posted on 05/30/2008 7:50:11 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: tobyhill

Hardihar, good news tonight.


26 posted on 05/30/2008 7:50:31 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: PAR35
Yep. When the US X Army was routed north of Seoul the Turkish Brigade stood it's ground and was slaughtered to the last man.
27 posted on 05/30/2008 7:52:20 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: george76

I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view. I love it. Just because the wienies WANT to talk/ just because Obama WANTS to talk — doesn’t mean the other guys want to.

I love it when the non-PC folks do NOT buy into the green agenda. Kind of a good model.


28 posted on 05/30/2008 7:52:45 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: RichInOC

“Tommy, have you ever been taken prisoner on a Turkish tuna boat?”

Tommy, have you ever seen a Turkish fishing spear up close?


29 posted on 05/30/2008 7:53:14 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: tobyhill
No one was injured.

awww... too bad. Better luck next time guys!

30 posted on 05/30/2008 7:53:44 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: SandRat
Camel Toe Alert!
31 posted on 05/30/2008 7:57:09 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Nothing is better than a young, nubile, little Asian Girlie.)
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To: ASA Vet

I love Turkey.


32 posted on 05/30/2008 8:01:20 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: NewHampshireDuo; tobyhill; FlingWingFlyer; ApplegateRanch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivr3xnDsFn4

Here’s a link to the attack. Complete with smashed helicopter photos. :)

You’ll note the juvies on YouTube came to the support of the Green”peace” morons here.


33 posted on 05/30/2008 8:01:55 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: tobyhill
If Greenpeace really wanted to do something useful they would work with the fishermen to start a tuna hatchery and everyone would get what they want. But no, Greenpeace is willing to spend large amounts of money just to keep someone else from earning a living and feel self righteous.
34 posted on 05/30/2008 8:03:41 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: PAR35

How did the Turks help in the Korean war?


35 posted on 05/30/2008 8:13:51 PM PDT by tbw2 ("Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" by Tamara Wilhite - on amazon.com)
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To: sport; ken21; SandRat; PAR35; tobyhill
The Turks in the Korean War
36 posted on 05/30/2008 8:15:06 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: ASA Vet

Ah, there’s a lot of white meat there...


37 posted on 05/30/2008 8:16:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: tobyhill

Makes me want some tuna.


38 posted on 05/30/2008 8:20:15 PM PDT by buck jarret
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

File under “hoist by their own petard”. :’D


39 posted on 05/30/2008 8:23:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: tobyhill

Too bad the lead wasn’t flying at supersonic speeds.


40 posted on 05/30/2008 8:23:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: Strategerist

Bluefin tuna are being gobbled up (at huge tulipmania markups) for some popular sushi dish in Japan, and rapidly pushed toward extinction. Of course, it’s not likely that these Turks had just started fishing for tuna yesterday, iow, that this particular fad resulted in thousands of new fishing boats on the Med. :’)


41 posted on 05/30/2008 8:26:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: ASA Vet

WOW! Is that real or photoshopped? If real, I had no idea Turkey women were that lovely or allowed to show that much skin.


42 posted on 05/30/2008 8:38:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: Vigilanteman

Nice

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1348/1353726191_52e94becde.jpg?v=0


43 posted on 05/30/2008 8:48:45 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: Paleo Conservative
Too bad the lead wasn’t flying at supersonic speeds.

A good slingshot would have made those lead weights lethal. Maybe these fishermen need to start carrying wrist rockets as a normal part of their kit.

I've hunted small game with a Marksman 3040 shooting .50 caliber lead balls and wouldn't hesitate to use it on a man if necessary. And I'd feel confident I could put him down with a well placed shot to the head.
44 posted on 05/30/2008 8:51:50 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Vigilanteman

Turkey is a secular nation. Most of the Turks I know don’t really care too much about Muslims or Islam in general. Yes, some of the chicks are really hot. I would definitely like to go back there if I ever get a chance.


45 posted on 05/30/2008 8:53:39 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: tobyhill
Greenpeace representative Karli Thomas said. "But the real problem here is being caused by the refusal of governments to take action to regulate a fishery that's fishing itself to death."

Nonsense. Fisherman don't kill their own trade.

46 posted on 05/30/2008 8:57:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: Strategerist

the waters are vast and plentiful... when the fishing is difficult, fewer will fish and the fish will rebound... it is all cyclical and part of nature... fish away.

teeman

just like the warming models... the area of study is too large for the calculations of tuna running out...


47 posted on 05/30/2008 8:59:59 PM PDT by teeman8r
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To: sleddogs
You like camels?
Turn up your volume.
48 posted on 05/30/2008 9:03:40 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Nothing is better than a young, nubile, little Asian Girlie.)
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To: ASA Vet

LOL


49 posted on 05/30/2008 9:12:25 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: tbw2
How did the Turks help in the Korean war?

They distinguished themselves on the field of battle (which is more than can be said for some of the American units.)

50 posted on 05/30/2008 9:19:13 PM PDT by PAR35
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