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  • Sea Shepherd abandons Antarctic anti-whaling activity

    08/29/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Kyodo news ^ | 29 Aug 2017
    Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd announced late Monday it is abandoning its annual anti-whaling activities in Antarctic waters, citing increased use of sophisticated technology by Japanese whalers and lackluster support from the Australian government... Watson said that while anti-whaling vessels will not be going into Antarctic waters this year, the group will not be abandoning its goals. "We need to cultivate the resources, the tactics and the ability to significantly shut down the illegal whaling operations of the Japanese whaling fleet," he said.
  • Sea Shepherd says it will abandon pursuit of Japanese whalers

    08/29/2017 6:01:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 8/28/2017 | Ben Doherty
    The anti-whaling organisation Sea Shepherd will not contest the Southern Ocean against Japanese whalers this season, Captain Paul Watson has announced, accusing “hostile governments” in the US, Australia and New Zealand of acting “in league with Japan” against the protest vessel. Sea Shepherd has been obstructing Japanese whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean each year since 2005, but Watson said the cost of sending vessels south, Japan’s increased use of military technology to track them, and new anti-terrorism laws passed specifically to thwart Sea Shepherd’s activities made physically tracking the ships impossible.
  • Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

    06/25/2017 5:26:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/24/2017
    Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera. "We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a statement Saturday. Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, and Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, say that "more than 1,300 people have died — one quarter of them children — and the death toll is expected to rise." They suspect that is because Yemen now has upwards of 200,000 cases to grapple with, and that number is growing...
  • Alternative for TVAddons Repo for Kodi – TVAddons Replacement (The Kodi loophole is being closed)

    06/17/2017 1:57:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    AddonHQ.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Sam Cook
    As of this past week, the popular TVAddons website — and their large Fusion super repository — is down. Many of the addons that TVAddons had collected, including Exodus and Phoenix, also took a hit. These recent events have left many Kodi users scrambling to find some great alternatives to the popular and highly-relied-upon TVAddons. The good news is that TVAddons is not the only place to locate many great addons. Here are several TVAddons replacement repositories that will get you some (but not all) of the addons you’re looking for.
  • China says its navy saved ship from pirates, but omits India’s role in rescue

    04/10/2017 7:35:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Associated Press ^ | Mon., April 10, 2017 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING—China’s navy says its forces rescued a freighter from attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend. Missing from the report was any mention of the participation of the Indian navy, which says it dispatched four ships and a helicopter to provide cover for the action. The omission was likely no accident. Deep distrust persists between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants, and in recent days, China has angrily denounced New Delhi over a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to an Indian border area that China claims as its own territory. Asked about that...
  • Pirates Kidnap 8 Crew from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria

    02/09/2017 8:38:45 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 16 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Paul Carsten
    Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria, the Russian embassy said on its official Twitter account.
  • Teekay Says Gas Carrier Attackers Carried ‘Substantial Amount of Explosives’

    11/03/2016 8:54:03 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Unknown assailants who opened fire on a gas tanker last week off the coast of Yemen were also carrying a “substantial amount of explosives,” the vessel’s owner said on Thursday, and a maritime source said it may have been an attempted suicide attack. Security experts said the new details of the Oct. 25 incident would heighten concerns for shipping in the narrow Bab al-Mandab waterway at the entrance to the Red Sea, a major choke point in the world oil trade. In an initial statement last week, shipping group Teekay said its LNG (liquefied natural...
  • Freeper question on converting youtube music

    08/07/2016 7:51:55 PM PDT · by LS · 51 replies
    8/7/2016 | LS
    Freepers, I am willing to pay for my music. I don't pirate. But there is a song---the theme song for a BBC series called "The Musketeers"---that I love. It is not available to buy anywhere, but there is a youtube extended video a guy edited together. How can I "rip" this into an MP3? I am told youtube has such a serice on its site, but it doesn't work for me.
  • Overseas Website Streaming ESPN (looking for one)

    04/28/2016 3:31:44 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 4-28-2016 | TheRobb7
    Does anyone know of an overseas Website that simulcasts ESPN? I used to know of one, but I lost the link. Thank you in advance.
  • Kanye’s botched album release costs him $10M

    02/17/2016 7:52:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2016 | Richard Morgan
    Kanye West’s troubled release of his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” has already cost the hip-hop star at least $10 million in sales, a review of estimated pirated downloads on Tuesday revealed. TorrentFreak, which tracks music piracy and file-sharing, reported that West’s album was illegally downloaded more than 500,000 times in the first 24 hours of its Feb. 14 release. That made it the most ripped-off album by far on The Pirate Bay and other file-sharing sites.
  • Millennials Call It Sharing, Wall Street Calls It Stealing

    10/25/2015 5:14:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 70 replies
    Money Mag ^ | 10-9-15 | Ian Salisbury
    Whatever you call it, it's killing the cable tv business. It’s no secret that young people like to consume entertainment they don’t necessarily pay for. But when business and tech types talk about this reality, they tend to use neutral or even flattering language: Millennials, they say, like to “swap” files and “share” subscription passwords. After all, super-earnest, bike-commuting, coffee-sipping twenty-somethings don’t look like dangerous criminals. And let’s face it, no business wants to alienate the work-force’s largest generational cohort, with billions, if not trillions, worth of spending ahead of it. But now some Wall Street analysts have decided to...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • Maersk Tigris: Iran 'releases' seized cargo ship

    05/07/2015 1:40:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-05-07 | BBC
    Iran has released a container ship it seized in the Strait of Hormuz last week, state media report. A source at Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation was quoted by the official Iran news agency as saying that the Maersk Tigris "was free to leave". The Marshall Islands-flagged ship and its crew of 24 were intercepted by Iranian patrol boats on the 28 April.
  • The Marshall Island's Cautionary Tale

    05/01/2015 3:01:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets. The Maersk Tigris is flagged to the Marshall Islands. The South Pacific archipelago gained its independence from the US in 1986 after signing a treaty conceding its right to self-defense in exchange for US protection. According to the treaty, the US has “full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands.” Given the US’s...
  • Admiral Warns: Potential for Islamist Raids on European Islands

    04/24/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The security situation in the Mediterranean will continue to deteriorate to the point where we can expect Islamist raids on European islands, a recently retired Royal Navy Admiral has told Breitbart London. [snip] Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, the straight-talking former Director General of the Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre, ... made the comments in an interview this week as European nations gathered to discuss the sudden migrant crisis gripping the Mediterranean. THE THREAT OF ISLAM Parry, who warned in a government paper in 1990 that Islam would replace Communism as the main threat against the West...
  • Why a retired British army colonel has become the last hope for Somalia's forgotten hostages

    03/27/2015 5:01:43 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:30AM GMT 26 Mar 2015 | Colin Freeman
    ... Two years ago, Colonel John Steed, a former military attache to the British embassy in neighbouring Kenya, began his own personal mission to save those who were dubbed the “forgotten hostages” - the 100-plus sailors who still languished in pirate custody as of 2013. Drawn exclusively from poorer nations, their stories are a dark mirror image of that of Captain Phillips, the hijacked American whose rescue by US Navy seals became a blockbuster movie. Most have spent years in captivity, left to their fate not just by their employers but by their governments, who lack either the will or...
  • Did you know that ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’?

    02/20/2015 10:25:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 45 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-15 | DrJohn
    The latest fantasy from the fanciful imagination of Barack Obama: We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding." That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday. Obama has said similar things in the past: "I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. "Islam has always been part of America," he said in a 2010 statement marking the start...
  • Madonna says leaking of new album is “artistic rape” and “form of terrorism”

    12/22/2014 8:30:54 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | December 17, 2014, 10:47am | Alex Young
    A 13-track album of new music from Madonna has reportedly leaked onto the web. Oh No They Didn’t theorizes that the release could be the entirety of Madonna’s as-yet-unannounced thirteenth studio album, rumored to be titled either Unapologetic B**** or Iconic. Madonna’s camp has experienced a fury of unauthorized leaks in recent weeks, leading to the singer’s manager, Guy Oseary, to enlist the public’s help. “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak,” Oseary tweeted after a song called “Rebel Heart” hit the web late last month. “We appreciate...
  • “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Warnings Double This Year

    10/08/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 19 replies
    TorrentFreak ^ | August 30, 2014 | Ernesto
    The six-strikes Copyright Alert System has been active for one and a half years now and warnings are being sent out at an increasing rate. The program will double in size this year, according to its executive director, in the hope that it will eventually change people's norms toward piracy. February last year, five U.S. Internet providers started sending Copyright Alerts to customers who use BitTorrent to pirate movies, TV-shows and music.These efforts are part of the Copyright Alert System, an anti-piracy plan that aims to educate the public. Through a series of warnings suspected pirates are informed that their...
  • Republicans Don’t Want America to Give Up Control of Web Addresses

    05/02/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT · by celmak · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | April 10, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    Democrats and Republicans both say they want keep the Internet free and open for all. They disagree about who should guard the guards House Republicans advanced legislation Thursday that they say will keep the Internet open and free from government censorship. Every Democrat on the panel considering the measure opposed it in service, they say, of the same goal. At issue is a question with profound implications for the future of global communications that delves into the deepest bowels of the Internet, and a version of the age-old question: Who guards the guards?