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We are ready to die to stop Japanese whaling: Sea Shepherd
xinhuanet ^ | 2011-10-05 | staff

Posted on 10/05/2011 10:53:11 PM PDT by Rabin

The Sea Shepherd has become increasingly successful in recent years in disrupting the Japanese whaling, last summer forcing Japan's whaling fleet to head home early, and led Japanese whalers to obtain only 17 percent of their whaling quota.

Japanese government on Tuesday announced the research whaling program will go ahead later in December, and there are reports that an extra 27 million U.S. dollars worth of security will be added to the whaling fleet.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.xinhuanet.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hogsaremammals; japan; pirates; sheeparemammals; steersaremammals; whalesaremammals; whalewars; whaling
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/5723065/Anti-whaling-campaign-goes-kamikaze

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1 posted on 10/05/2011 10:53:17 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

I really wish the Japanese would sink their ship and machine gun the survivors in the water.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 10:54:59 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Rabin

Personally, I don’t like the idea of hunting whales. But I don’t like Leftists and their fascism. I’m torn really.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 10:59:38 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: packrat35
Someone needs to takeover one of these Japanese whalers, cut off the arms of all the seamen (to make delicious soup!) and then throw what remains of them in the water.

That would be most efficient.

4 posted on 10/05/2011 11:00:53 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Rabin

I'm dying for some yummy sushi
5 posted on 10/05/2011 11:03:17 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: Rabin

Piracy


6 posted on 10/05/2011 11:03:50 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Crucial

Obvious solution: Sink all of them.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 11:04:44 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ari-freedom

...said the guy who liked fugu.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 11:05:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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To: Mount Athos

Go ninja!
9 posted on 10/05/2011 11:06:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Someone needs to takeover one of these Japanese whalers, cut off the arms of all the seamen (to make delicious soup!) and then throw what remains of them in the water.

Can we try it on you first?

10 posted on 10/05/2011 11:06:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Someone needs to takeover one of these Japanese whalers, cut off the arms of all the seamen (to make delicious soup!) and then throw what remains of them in the water.

This is a website for conservatives.

It is not a site for crazy evil people who advocate violence against those who have not attacked us or broken our laws.

Go be a hippie retard elsewhere.

11 posted on 10/05/2011 11:09:01 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Jeff Chandler

Looks like Sarah's got other plans for the bear
12 posted on 10/05/2011 11:09:14 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: ari-freedom

“Sleek package”
.
Is “sleek” a euphemism for diminutive?


13 posted on 10/05/2011 11:11:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: Rabin

Please, Sea Shepherds, try to stop the Bering Sea Crab fishing this fall and winter...:)


14 posted on 10/05/2011 11:11:50 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: packrat35
“I really wish the Japanese would sink their ship and machine gun the survivors in the water.”

And when asked about it later, the Japanese spokesman can shrug his shoulder's and say...Old habits die hard.

I hope the Japanese run these hippie scum down.

15 posted on 10/05/2011 11:11:50 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Is “sleek” a euphemism for diminutive?”

Well, he is Japanese.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 11:12:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: Rabin

Perhaps they should get on with it, then.

Kind of like the suicide squads in “Life of Brian”.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 11:12:57 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Other than the argument “they are whales” what is wrong with eating whale meat?


18 posted on 10/05/2011 11:15:14 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Rabin

Look! The Japanese are killing whales for food. Oh no! We need to get organize, work 15 hour days and do some massive fundraising to save the earth. Mr. Soros, please send us money!

Guess we really don’t have time or funding to re-elect Obama or focus on destroying capitalism in the US. Just too busy saving those cute whales. Darn.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 11:19:01 PM PDT by garjog
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

So you support terrorists then?


20 posted on 10/05/2011 11:20:50 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: LukeL
Other than the argument “they are whales” what is wrong with eating whale meat?

It hurts the liberal grass chewing ecomoonbats feelings LOL. Seriously whaling is not new and persons need to make a living. The protesters ought to try real work sometime at real private sector jobs.

21 posted on 10/05/2011 11:21:09 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Dengar01

*Whale Wars Ping*


22 posted on 10/05/2011 11:22:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Rabin

23 posted on 10/05/2011 11:22:19 PM PDT by garjog
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To: LukeL

I have never got anyone to explain why I should give a rip about the Japanese hunting whales. We hunt all kinds of animals here in the US and the sea and I don’t see the Japanese messing with us.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 11:23:18 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Thunder90

T90, “Crab fishing this fall and winter”

Research fishing and crabbing or all of it?

Rab


25 posted on 10/05/2011 11:53:12 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

Those anti-whalers look stupid. Consider that get donation$ and outfit their ships. You probably have to pay them to be a crew member instead of you being paid by them. They really look stupid to me. Save the whale my axx. It’s another rip off con game. As long as they can get little old pink haired ladies to write them a check for ten grand or more they’ll keep milking it.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 12:41:53 AM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: packrat35
I really wish the Japanese would sink their ship and machine gun the survivors in the water.

Now that would entertaining TV!

27 posted on 10/06/2011 12:59:33 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: garjog

I instinctively side with anyone who opposes the Left. But in this case, it’s by default; the Japanese whaling fleet is not staffed by Ssrah Palin supply-side conservatives but by whalers pursuing a way of life that dates back centuries and was once a huge part of American seafaring.

Face it, we humans tend not to prey upon our fellow carnivores higher up in the food chain. Plant life is what our dinner eats, and the diet of baleen whales is at least analagous; planton & krill. Cows are not an endangered species and neither is the species of whale that the Japanese hunt and eat. I have read that a taste for whale meat is not universal unlike that for steak or BBQ, but every nation to its own taste.

By way of saying that taking sides is easy as aforementioned; Captain Cocoapuffs and his smelly band of sea hippies are obnoxious lefties and I wish defeat upon them as much as I do liberals and Wall Street protesters.

Not harm, just defeat. And just where do these haters of capitalism and the meat-based diet get their filthy capitalist dollars, anyway? Nothing they do would inconvenience George Soros, just saying.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 3:09:51 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Rabin

I like those Sea Shepherds. They do one thing, they do the thing they say they do, and they do it well.

Whale pops are tragically low... I’m no greenie weenie but after hundreds of years of unlimited whale harvesting and almost total species devastation, I like the fact there are some cowboys out there who actually give a damn about these awesome and awesomely intelligent, communicative, and mysterious creatures.

And yes, I’ve given ‘em money.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 3:56:40 AM PDT by golux
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To: Rabin; Pan_Yan

This is going to be an interesting season...


30 posted on 10/06/2011 3:58:46 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: All
This qualifies as a Whale Wars Ping List thread. If you are interested in being added to the Whale Wars Ping List please FReepmail either myself or Pan_Yan.

We ping folks to stories related to Sea Shepherd and then Pan_Yan hosts "hippies failing badly" when the TV show is on in June. We even have a Whale Wars drinking game!!!

31 posted on 10/06/2011 4:02:12 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Do you prefer to buy your meat at the supermarket where no animals are hurt.


32 posted on 10/06/2011 4:02:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rabin

What does whale taste like? Can it be grilled like a steak?


33 posted on 10/06/2011 4:04:05 AM PDT by fso301
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To: golux

The species of whale they take are not endangered. The only thing tragic is your acceptance of their of their leftists claptrap.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 4:06:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Pan_Yan; Rabin; Dengar01; OKSooner; JerseyHighlander; Mad Dawgg; tupac; smartyaz; mowowie; ...

PING!!! The Japanese are bringing in $27 million in security. Atleast this season won’t be as boring as Season 4.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 4:06:52 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Thanks for the heads up. I find it hard to believe that the Japanese will actually shoot the hippies. They probably are just going to have better nets, more security ships and more LRADs and other tech to counter the hippies tactics.

The reason the hippies were successful this year was because they had 3 ships including a very fast one that could out run the fleet and they prop fouled a security ship.

Once a security ship is tailing the hippies, they just need to relay the coordinates the the Nisshan Maru and Harpoon ships.

And legally they can't send in the Japanese Navy as everyone agrees that these waters are Australian waters.

36 posted on 10/06/2011 4:11:08 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: driftdiver; golux
Watson and the Sea Shepherds do not need money. They have huge rich backers such as Martin Sheen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Richard Dean Anderson, Michelle Rodriguez and many many more.

And they are also the chosen charity of eBay. I don't think they are desperate for money. And I am going to put this out on the line that there will be two more Sea Shepherd vessels, an ice breaker that is faster than the Barker and another harpoon interceptor.

37 posted on 10/06/2011 4:15:50 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Dengar01

They are pirates pure and simple and need to be blown out of the water. Anyone who supports them should be given a ticket before the torpedoes are fired.


38 posted on 10/06/2011 4:17:36 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rabin

What I find is the surprising incompetency of the Whale Wars crews. The ocean is a dangerous place for fools. One day someone is going to die from their stupity.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 4:34:11 AM PDT by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
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To: Rabin

IMO, there is no need for hunting whales in this day and age. They are sentient mammals, not just “big fish” as some seem to think they are.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 4:48:33 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I don't hate Mormons. Is that okay?)
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To: driftdiver

When you are in International Waters interfering with other vessels you are a pirate.

Japan should send out a Destroyer with their whaling fleet to protect the fleet.

Or the Whalers should put a harpoon in the Bridge of the attacking vessel.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 5:10:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: packrat35

Thank you for pointing that out. They are terrorist violating international laws. That program should be taken off tv. Democrat pirates is all they are and the near support they sometimes get here on FR is distressing.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 5:15:50 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Hacksaw
I'm with you. I have no idea why there is so much hostility against the Sea Shepherds since they are protecting intelligent creatures and the Japanese are flouting international law to kill them.

I don't like "hippies" either but I don't see any conservative volunteers.. We should support the defense of scarce and intelligent creatures.

43 posted on 10/06/2011 5:18:32 AM PDT by Chainmail
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To: Hacksaw

So its based on need? Guess that would rule out porterhouse steaks and singlemalt scotch.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:43 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Chainmail

You support a slippery slope but you probably don’t see it. Some people feel the same way about squirrels and inhibit human freedoms via their beliefs.


45 posted on 10/06/2011 5:25:51 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Rabin

What the enviroextremists are doing is illegal and incredibly dangerous to all parties. If they wanted to stop whaling then the approach would be to use the donated millions to hire a Japanese psychologist and a Japanese marketing firm. In 20 years eating whale meet would be SO uncool that no Japanese would do it. No market, no whaling.

But this isn’t about the whales. It’s about forcing somebody else to convert and conform to the enviroextremist’s views. It’s about control and fighting a “just” war; and protesting. It’s about raising money and providing a source of smug moral superiority. The Sea Shepard’s captain, crew, enablers and apologists are conducting their form of warfare for the enjoyment of the agony (mostly imagined) that it costs others.

The Japanese should employ a faster more stoutly built ship to play bumpies with the Sea Shepard and herd the Sea Shepard away from Japanese ships.

Having said that, I believe whales are as intelligent as we are and I don’t think humans have any right to kill them. But these are not issues to be negotiated or fought over. If somebody really objects, use the millions collected to quietly change Japanese culture behind the scenes.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 5:26:31 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

You really think whales are as intelligent as humans? Wow! The democrats have succeeded beyond their wildest indoctrination dreams!


47 posted on 10/06/2011 5:30:56 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Rabin

MMMmmmm....

Whale.....

Yummmmm....

;-)


48 posted on 10/06/2011 5:35:18 AM PDT by muffaletaman
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To: Thunder90

I would pay to see that.


49 posted on 10/06/2011 5:35:34 AM PDT by dis.kevin (Dry white toast)
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To: golux
awesomely intelligent, communicative

If they were that intelligent, they would talk amongst themselves and decide to swim south out of the whale hunting zones till the season was over.....

50 posted on 10/06/2011 5:39:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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