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Activists board Japanese whaling ship
France 24 ^ | 1/8/2012

Posted on 01/08/2012 12:29:17 AM PST by bruinbirdman

The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group said three Australian activists were being held as "prisoners" by the Japanese harpoon fleet Sunday after sneaking aboard one of their vessels overnight to protest.

Sea Shepherd said they had helped the three men from the Forest Rescue Australia environmental group to board the Shonan Maru No.2 16 miles (26 kilometres) off Australia's west coast.

"The boats approached the Shonan Maru under the cover of darkness and the three negotiated their way past the razor wire and spikes and over the rails to successfully board the Japanese whaling vessel," Sea Shepherd said of the Forest Rescue trio.

They were now "being held as prisoners on board the Japanese vessel the Shonan Maru No. 2" which had been tailing the Sea Shepherd ship the Steve Irwin and contained "armed Japanese military personnel," Sea Shepherd claimed.

In statement Forest Rescue said it wanted to prevent the Shonan Maru from following the Steve Irwin back to the Southern Ocean.

The Steve Irwin had to return to Australia last week because another Sea Shepherd ship, the Brigitte Bardot, was damaged in high seas and had to be escorted home for repairs, setting back the group's annual hunt of the whalers.

Forest Rescue said it was "making a stand to assist Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in their campaign to end illegal whale poaching in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary."

"We are taking this action to remind the Australian government of their obligation to enforce existing laws pertaining to the prohibition of whaling ships in our waters," the group added.

"Forest Rescue are insulted and disappointed in our government for allowing the transit of whale poaching vessels in Australian waters."

The group has demanded that the Japanese return the three men -- Simon Peterffy, 44, Geoffrey Tuxworth, 47 and Glen Pendlebury,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecoterrorism; elf; hangemhigh; hippiesfailingbadly; piracy; pirates; propertyrights; sabotage; terrorism; terrorists; theyramwhalingships; trespassing; whalewars
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1 posted on 01/08/2012 12:29:21 AM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Try them as pirates.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 12:31:32 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bruinbirdman
and the three negotiated their way past the razor wire and spikes and over the rails to successfully board the Japanese whaling vessel," Sea Shepherd said of the Forest Rescue trio.

They were now "being held as prisoners on board the Japanese vessel


When I hear the word "successful" or "successfully", the first thing that comes to mind is boarding a Japanese whaling vessel and being taken prisoner.
3 posted on 01/08/2012 12:31:37 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: bruinbirdman

Isn’t that the reason why ships carry flags, because they are essentially an extension of a country.

If that whaling ship had the Japan flags, those idiots essentially invaded Japan and were lucky the Japanese sailors just didn’t throw them overboard with anchors tied to their feet.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 12:35:31 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: bruinbirdman

I don’t like either side.

But watching the incompetence of the Sea Shepherds is entertaining... I’m just surprised there aren’t more dead ones. From time to time they do some incredibly stupid things...


5 posted on 01/08/2012 12:39:34 AM PST by DB
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To: bruinbirdman

Every time you think a libtard has said or done the stupidest thing ever - they come through with something even better.

I hope the 3 pirates spend a long time in jail.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 12:42:41 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: bruinbirdman

“...Forest Rescue Australia environmental group...”

They must have taken a wrong turn at Brisbane.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 12:57:36 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Eldon Tyrell

I hope the crew of the whaling ship is generous with the fresh red meat in their rations. What’s your pleasure, gents? Rare, medium, well done, sashimi-style? Our pleasure, guys. Only the choicest freshest cuts...

It might take them a couple of days for them to get hungry enough to get used to the idea, but they’d eat it. And since they’re probably not getting off that ship until it returns to Japan — and then into the custody of The Japan Coast Guard — they’ll have a long time to appreciate the flavor.


8 posted on 01/08/2012 1:07:32 AM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: bruinbirdman

That there is an official act of piracy. Slit their frigging throats and dump the bodies overboard.


9 posted on 01/08/2012 1:13:08 AM PST by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Pirates? Did they attempt to take over the vessel? Not their purpose. PROTEST, ever hear of the word?

These inept bunch of hippies have done more to save whales than anything the gubmimt is doing. They are holding their gubmints feet to the fire. I give them a lot of credit for sticking up for a cause (a very worthy cause) they believe in. They literally risk their lives for what they believe in. You have to admire them for that.

I for one can't wait for the next episodes, looks like they will be doozies.

10 posted on 01/08/2012 1:24:34 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: bruinbirdman
Isn't it the way that, somewhere between the Southern Ocean and Japan, they stole 50 feet of chain, in an attempt at sabotage, and swam away, presumably to return to Australia. No one in the crew saw them go...

A search was conducted, without success...

11 posted on 01/08/2012 1:25:09 AM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: faucetman

You have the right to protest, but not damage property or risk other’s lives, which these idiots do too often.

Let’s hope they enjoy their stay in the Japanese Hilton.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 1:31:22 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: faucetman

You actually believe these worthless lefties are not a waste of carbon based life... How sweet...


13 posted on 01/08/2012 1:31:32 AM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: faucetman

Keep in mind that Norway takes more whales than Japan. No need to go to the Southern ocean. The pirates could try to take over Norse ships, but that would be a losing proposition. I understand the Norse have lengths of chain ready to help the pirates help the whales by converting them to fish food.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 1:48:16 AM PST by donmeaker (e is trancendental)
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To: faucetman
PROTEST, ever hear of the word?

The trespassed on Japaneses territory illegally in and attempt to prevent them from earning money and doing their Jobs. Not invited on the vessels, have tied numerous time to prevent them from dong their jobs.

So were you part of the occupy crowd or aligned with them in any way? Sure do act that way!

15 posted on 01/08/2012 1:56:24 AM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: bruinbirdman
As pirates, execute them immediately and feed their carcases to the sharks!
16 posted on 01/08/2012 2:00:29 AM PST by dalereed
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To: faucetman
They literally risk their lives for what they believe in. You have to admire them for that.

Communists risk their lives for what they believe in, too.

F***ing hippies can die.

17 posted on 01/08/2012 2:18:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: faucetman
Did they attempt to take over the vessel?

Absolutely! Their entire purpose is to take over the ship and redirect its mission to something other than taking whales. You've just redefined piracy with the word protest and think that makes the activity acceptable.

Yes, I have heard the word 'protest.' It can be done, in this case, from land. A protest is strictly verbal. Once physical actions takes place, i.e. blocking access, physical confrontation, boarding ships,you have escalated past 'protest' to 'prevention' and 'provocation.'

18 posted on 01/08/2012 2:38:03 AM PST by good1
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To: faucetman

Feeling stupid yet?


19 posted on 01/08/2012 3:21:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: af_vet_rr
When I hear the word "successful" or "successfully", the first thing that comes to mind

LOL!

20 posted on 01/08/2012 3:32:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: jonascord

Now that there is funny.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 3:39:28 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: faucetman

By definition they are pirates. They boarded a vessel with the intent to do harm and in my opinion they should have been shot on site.

That would have made for some good TV.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 3:49:36 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Jonty30

So, the Japanese whaler has these three idiots in custody? OK, wait until there’s a pod of Killer Whales cruising by and throw them overboard. Killer Whales find environmentalist idiots to be quite tasty, though soft and squishy. [The Sea Shepherds have been known to give Killer Whales gas; evidenced by a huge bubble rising to the surface from behind the whale and smelling like methane gas.]


23 posted on 01/08/2012 3:50:36 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Jonty30
If that whaling ship had the Japan flags, those idiots essentially invaded Japan and were lucky the Japanese sailors just didn’t throw them overboard with anchors tied to their feet

Given the type waters those vessels operate in, throwing them overboard sans cold weather gear would be sufficient. Their eco ship might or might not be able to rescue them.

24 posted on 01/08/2012 3:56:09 AM PST by fso301
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To: MasterGunner01

I wouldn’t feed them to the killer whales.

I don’t think there’s much meat on eco-freak environmentalists, though they could do the killer whales good in terms of fibre.


25 posted on 01/08/2012 3:57:24 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: fso301

When faced with Japanese imprisonment, some people might try to escape. Even take the table they are tied to with them.

On the far side of the ship...


26 posted on 01/08/2012 4:07:24 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: faucetman

So you’re ok with protestors breaking into your home at night and terrorizing your family so long as they aren’t trying to settle there?


27 posted on 01/08/2012 4:29:17 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: bruinbirdman

They should hold them until their return to Japan where they should be placed on trial for Piracy.

A bread and water diet, would be appropriate.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 4:34:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ctdonath2
For me, I am ALWAYS amazed at the hypocrisy of MANY folks on here, who CLAIM to be "small government" conservatives - right up until THEIR personal pet peeve is addressed

Whales, drugs, child services......

For me, it is the MOST discouraging thing about being conservative..... conservative hypocrisy.....

29 posted on 01/08/2012 4:36:41 AM PST by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I agree. Or better yet, just wrap some chain around them and throw them overboad one dark night. Like any other of the “occupy” crowd, the world would be a better place with them gone. Besides, the crabs and sharks need to eat too.


30 posted on 01/08/2012 4:53:35 AM PST by sport
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To: good1

It’d be fun to turn the tables and Japan Self Defense Force commandos board the Sea Shepherd mothership, arrest Captain Cocoapuffs himself for piracy on the high seas and convey his @ss to Tokyo for trial.

Any Law of the Sea scholars out there?


31 posted on 01/08/2012 4:55:35 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: bruinbirdman
Whales are exceptional intelligent creatures. But any population benefits from having it's numbers culled when they overtax their resources, be they deer, ducks, or whales. I believe certain species of whales are doing very well, and if you can cull those herd in a humane way, and selectively, then whale away. I would be happy to dine on a whale steak except that they concentrate a massive amount of mercury and toxins into their flesh, which kinda harshes my carnivoristic buzz. Takes me to the topic of mercury poisoning of our oceans, which as a cruising liveaboard, is a front row concern to me.

And again, as a cruising sailor, I have to testify that a pirate is a pirate. Being held in chains for trial in a Japanese court is the most civilized treatment piratical perpetrators can hope for.

As far as I'm concerned, they can mount a .50cal on each whaling ship, see how committed the protestors are to their eco-jihad. People might actually watch the show.

32 posted on 01/08/2012 5:02:43 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: bruinbirdman

The Japanese fish ebdangeres species out of protected areas where there is no fishing by law.
They claim this is research (for which they have offered not one paper or shown what so called research is for).

There are a limited number of these animals and they are dying out by way of the Japanese.

When they are not skinning animals alive they are doing this kind of stuff and other things we would find disgusting.

The government also took millions of disaster relief money and diverted it to fund the whalers.
Many who donated to Japanese relief want the money back because of funding things like this.

The Japanese are disgusting.


33 posted on 01/08/2012 5:04:13 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: elcid1970

I agree, the Japanese should seize the boat and arrest the entire bunch for Piracy, take them back to Japan and put them on TRIAL for PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS. Promptly execute them upon conviction and this crap will stop.


34 posted on 01/08/2012 5:05:56 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

How about using the greenie freaks as crab pot bait.....the Japs are pretty sinister when they want to be. Would not be past them if you look at their war crimes in China in WWII. Human experiments. Maybe eco freaks could be the new bait.


35 posted on 01/08/2012 5:15:44 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: All

I taught my young teen, now fifteen, about the literal stupidity of liberals by watching and mocking this show.

These nimrods constantly break down the vessels via disrepair, forgetting to maintain...and put the naval eco occupiers in serious danger by lack of common survival sense and ignorance.

Can’t wait for this episode lol.


36 posted on 01/08/2012 5:16:53 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: faucetman

Hey faucetman - Drip Drip Drip

Feed the three whale blubber.


37 posted on 01/08/2012 5:19:20 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: elcid1970

In the past, if you messed with a ship with a flag, that country would send the navy after you. So, I think the whaling captain could arrest the Sea Shepherd crew and sink their ship.


38 posted on 01/08/2012 5:22:59 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sport
Bon appetit.
39 posted on 01/08/2012 5:25:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jonty30
At least by feeding these Sea Shepherds to the Killer Whales, you've actually done something positive for the environment.

If there was a way to get that whale pod to go after the Sea Shepherd craft and gobble up the occupants, that would be better. Imagine what “Whale Wars” would look like if the pod trashed their high-tech tri-hull MV Brigitte Bardot and gobbled the occupants in a Sea Shepherd feeding frenzy? Now, that IS entertainment!

40 posted on 01/08/2012 5:28:21 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: faucetman

forcing your way onto a vessel is piracy... hell, even the coast guard or sheriff has to ask your permission to board your vessel....(if you did not ask for and receive permission to board, you have forced your way aboard)


41 posted on 01/08/2012 5:29:01 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: KeepUSfree

I came to your conclusion years ago... do you beleive all republicans are conservatives? Of course not.... so, come over to the dark side, and try on a small l libertarian(not a big L nutcase like ron paul)....another word for us is strict constitutionalists.....


42 posted on 01/08/2012 5:32:51 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: faucetman

you can protest in public areas... in some countries... but in VERY few countries, ie: NONE, do you have ANY right to enter private property without permission and start ‘protesting’ via sabotage

if someone walked into your home to rip up your bible or tear your tv from the wall.. you’d be within your rights to shoot them

toss the hippies overboard... from the bow of the ship


43 posted on 01/08/2012 5:37:57 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: bruinbirdman
oh ... snap. I hate stories like this.
There's no good guy to cheer for.

*Maybe* the solution to Japanese Whaling is to send in MooseHell and have her give those 'backward little people' a good talking to about their diets.

Now looky here shorty. You'ze better stop eating Whale meat and eat things like Tofu Steaks and Arugula Salads instead. If you don't, I'll have Barry send over our Food Nazi, Mikey Bloomberg to run your little backward country.

And trust me Yashimoto, you'ze won't like him one bit. 'Cause not only will he outlaw Whale Meat he'll make you stop eating Blowfish. That Fugu stuff can kill y'all and Mikey don't likez tings likez dat. Oh and eyez hopes you'ze all don't like salt 'cause Mikey sure don't.

Now you little people behave and get me my triple decker Chocolate Sundae.
And DON'T skimp on the whipped cream!

No offense meant to the Japanese. But Whaling isn't exactly a good thing either.
(some animal species do need protecting -- up to a point. But NOT 'protected' by eco-freak Nazi pirates)

ps: I'm channeling Moochie's 'I'm better than everyone' attitude and what she likely says behind closed doors about all those who aren't 'her kind'.

44 posted on 01/08/2012 5:41:55 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That would require one to have the ability of self-realization...

What makes stupid folk so stupid (and entertaining) is they are too stupid to know it...

45 posted on 01/08/2012 5:43:56 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That would require one to have the ability of self-realization...

What makes stupid folk so stupid (and entertaining) is they are too stupid to know it...

46 posted on 01/08/2012 5:44:08 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Condor51

I hear ya. I’ve no love for the whalers, but I despise the pirates.


47 posted on 01/08/2012 5:44:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Venturer
Oh now come on, bread and water? Add a little whale meat for protein and a little variety...
48 posted on 01/08/2012 5:46:08 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Venturer
Oh now come on, bread and water? Add a little whale meat for protein and a little variety...
49 posted on 01/08/2012 5:46:14 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

Gotten awfully quiet, hasn’t he?


50 posted on 01/08/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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