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Sea Shepherd's new boat vs Japanese Whalers

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by robin, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    That's where we part ways...you couldn't pay me enough to eat you.

    redcaimen would prefer that you lick him to eating him
     
  2. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    That's where we part ways...you couldn't pay me enough to eat you.

    Would you sacrifice a cashmere sweater for me?
     
  3. imatlas

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  4. unjung

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    Fuck humans yo.
     
  5. imatlas

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    Would you sacrifice a cashmere sweater for me?

    Never! You'll pry my cashmere from my cold, dead fingers!
     
  6. CBDB

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    ...Simply, as a just society, we need to help protect all species that cannot protect themselves.

    Some shit just makes you go WOW. I only hope you can't vote.
     
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    ...Simply, as a just society, we need to help protect all species that cannot protect themselves.

    ...
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  8. quevola

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    Some shit just makes you go WOW. I only hope you can't vote.

    And you can go fuck your Canadian self.
     
  9. NorCal

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    And you can go fuck your Canadian self.

    Hear hear!
     
  10. onion

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    The Ady Gil was way too awesome of a boat to let these douchebag fishermen get away with this. The fact these fishermen deliberately destroyed one of the coolest speedboats in the world, really pisses me off. I sort of want to donate money to their cause, in hope they will build another one.

    Also who the hell rams a boat off the coast of Antartica? If that other boat hadn't been there these people could have easily died.

    Truly a dick move on the part of the Japanese fishers.
     
  11. JetBlast

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    Well if they were going to fuck up the boat they should have just given it to me.
     
  12. CBDB

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    The Ady Gil was way too awesome of a boat to let these douchebag fishermen get away with this. The fact these fishermen deliberately destroyed one of the coolest speedboats in the world, really pisses me off. I sort of want to donate money to their cause, in hope they will build another one.

    Also who the hell rams a boat off the coast of Antartica? If that other boat hadn't been there these people could have easily died.



    Truly a dick move on the part of the Japanese fishers.


    Not to be any more provacative than I was with the bed-wetter above [​IMG] but in the video it looks like the speedboat sails into the side of the japanese vessel. I agree that it looks like a very cool speedboat and its just fortunate that no (human) lives were lost. I just wish that there were more constructive ways that the issues could be addressed than jeopardizing peoples lives.
     
  13. quevola

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    Not to be any more provacative than I was with the bed-wetter above [​IMG] but in the video it looks like the speedboat sails into the side of the japanese vessel. I agree that it looks like a very cool speedboat and its just fortunate that no (human) lives were lost. I just wish that there were more constructive ways that the issues could be addressed than jeopardizing peoples lives.

    Yes you are so provacative - is that what they call cocksuckers nowadays?[​IMG]
     
  14. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here eaten whale? Only it might taste really delicious, that surely would be a reason to kill them.
    We kill and eat pigs using that justification and they are pretty damn smart (although not endangered as some whales are).


    I have -- it tastes like bacon. I had whale sushi in Japan... it was pretty good.
     
  15. ratboycom

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    I have had whale several times. Its really good, like super tender beef.

    That aside, Japanese whaling practices are done as "scientific research" with the meat sold to market after the "research" is done. The biggest problem with this is that it has only amounted to one paper published. The demand for whale meat is also very low here. A couple years ago the head of the Ministry of Health (think like the Surgeon General), announced that the mercury content of the whales that were sold in most grocery stores were so high in mercury that a single bite would be detrimental to pregnant women. Since then the demand has been so low that most of the meat rots in storage before its ever prepped and sold, or its used in government subsidized school lunches. So please, when you state your argument about whaling don't blame the Japanese as a whole, its the government. The government here sucks.

    As a side I do believe that the whaling continues because whalers are hard of hearing and think they are hunting Gojira (Godzilla) since the Japanese word for Whale is "Kujira"
     
  16. Dragon

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    I like whales. (eating them, that is).

    It seems anti-whaling is based on 2 main points:

    - they are intelligent
    - they are near extinct

    - Intelligence argument: If you claim that you should not eat intelligent life (whatever that is), then you must also be against eating things like pork, for example. You must also show that there is some special intelligence hierarchy, then draw a line to determine the dumb animals that you are allowed to eat.

    - Extinct argument: There are some whale species that are probably near extinct, but others that are not. Regulation would easily solve this. Also, the extinction argument should be spread out over other fish as well. For example, all over the world (including the U.S., and the west) some argue we are starting to fish tuna to extinction. Actually there are numerous fish besides whale that people should be worried about in terms of the extinction argument, because there are not really any regulations. Whale is already regulated to certain degree, so there is not much to worry about anymore in terms of extinction. Japan is all for regulation of whaling and other species as well, but I think other anti-whaling countries may be against whaling regulation, because it will spill over to other species which they are fishing to oblivion. Obviously those fish are not as cute, intelligent, and there is a very good reason to continue fishing them.

    2 more points that are frequently brought up by people who have no idea are:

    - they are cute
    - there is no reason for the Japanese to continue whaling anymore

    Those are both very subjective arguments. Surprisingly a large percentage of anti-whalers bring up these points frequently, but I am sure they would be the most vocal if the tables were turned. Basically they are arguing that a small group of people from a specific culture (their`s of course) should determine what the whole world should eat. I guess they think their opinion/culture is superior and should be the one to make this determination, but what if they are not the deciding culture?
     
  17. Toiletduck

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    This reeks of a CE thread.
     
  18. tiecollector

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    That sea shepherd boat is pretty weak, no guns or lasers, what is the point?
     
  19. ratboycom

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    That sea shepherd boat is pretty weak, no guns or lasers, what is the point?

    For real, I mean the thing looked like the Bat-Boat (BatBoatmobile?), It should have grappling hooks or a rocket launcher or something.
     
  20. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    One would think that a small, light, powerful speedboat would be able to outmaneuver a large lumbering fucking whaling vessel.

    It likely takes the whaling ship a minute to make a 90 degree turn. ERGO: The people on the anti-whaling vessel are hippie scumbag terrorists who probably deserve to be ice cubes right now for their stupidity. The whalers are probably fishing illegally, but guess what - when I see someone jaywalking, it doesn't give me free reign to run them down with my car.
     

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