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Old 07-28-2009, 03:38 PM
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Don't know about ya'll, but I'm pulling for em in the Whale Wars.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:43 PM
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They got smarter with the nets, water cannons and a good supply of nuts and bolts.
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I'm sure this will be moved soon
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by brigbooth View Post
Don't know about ya'll, but I'm pulling for em in the Whale Wars.

I know the chaps can aggravate you when you watch the show but come on. Tell them Japs to work a real job and quit pillaging the seas. I can't believe they haven't been torpedoed.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:02 AM
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They're just trying to fill the boat with fish, just like you and me. Only difference is their fish are a whole lot bigger (and technically mammals, but lets not split hairs).
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Have no problem with trying to enforce an apparent ban on whaling, but these clowns seem to be the typical liberals. Lets throw a ton of money into top notch equiptment, etc but have no real plan. Bet they spent 100x's more on the paint job and matching shirts then they did on anything else.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:04 AM
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How much CO2 do you think Sea Sheppard emits every year???
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by romanonj View Post
How much CO2 do you think Sea Sheppard emits every year???

I don't know about the ship, but the captain puts out more than his fair share.

While we're on the subject, maybe the Japanese are just doing their part for climate change by trying to eliminate greenhouse gases emitted by the whales. Whale farts have got to be huge, after all. Maybe that's what the Japanese are studying. Taking a bunch of them out of the ecosystem will obviously help the environment.


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Old 07-29-2009, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by renagade69 View Post

Tell them Japs to work a real job and quit pillaging the seas.

About "pillaging the seas" -- that's an understatement. Without oversight and regulation they would leave a wake of barren nothingness everywhere a Japanese fishing vessel went. There is now a tremendous effort to 'fish' withing the limits of what can be replaced -- the whole idea of not biting the and that feeds you. The Japanese govt oversees whaling. It is very tightly regulated and monitored. I wouldn't turn my back on a businessmen end of whaling. I guess the govt wouldn't either, they have folks on the boats overseeing every aspect of whaling. All whale meat (that doesn't get stolen) goes to govt freezers and is distributed from there.

Your thing about "work a real job" is unfounded. The typical Japanese worker does 9 to 10 hrs/day, sometimes 12hrs, without overtime pay, 6 days a week. Doesn't mean they are productive, but they put in more hours for less pay than any American can imagine or would tolerate. I personally know folks that work 2 or 3 jobs a day, 6 or 7 days a week. Many people are hired part time to avoid employee taxes and mandated benefits.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:15 AM
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I thought when the Japanese (whalers) used a grappling hook to snag the "Failers" prop fouler it was hilarious. The hippies cannot seem to do anything right. It is funny as hell right now but wait until someone really gets hurt bad or dies. Until then, I'll keep watching because it is just too damn comical not to watch.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:21 AM
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I don't understand it, three harpoon ships had the Steve Irwin surrounded and they did not fire! That Captain is certifiable - not slowing down so his small boat could catch up - he was afraid of losing the factory ship. Does he not have radar? He is certainly willing to risk the lives of his crew without much thought for safety. He is not a good captain.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:27 AM
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What do you mean rooting for the Japanese? They are working waters doing something competely legal. Im not just rooting for them, I hope the Sea shepard sinks with all hands. How the FK are they not pirates?

Dont get me wrong, I would rather the Japanese not kill these whales. But that fat jackass on the SI is not a good person. Hes a glory hound that even Greenpeace said was just a radical. Now he's hiding behind the title "eco warrior " and should be brough to trial for piracy. I wonder how much the TV right to this show are bringing to his personal fortune? Hes the seas version of Michael Moore. I have watched this show only twice and all the evidence is there each week. If i ware the japanese govt, I would authorize thier ships to use any means neccesaary to protect themselves. Bring these guys in and put them on trial.

The wildest thing i read was this - Two of these idiots, following the Big fat idiots orders, actually BOARDED one of the Jap ships. They were instantly taken into custody and the SI then start screaming about how the Japs took thier crew as hostages. Hostages?!?!! are you kidding me? the boarded a vessel at sea, they are lucky they were not shot on the spot in self defence.

The Japanese are actually being very nice about the whole thing if you ask me.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 AM
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Can you imagine how FU'd up it really is on that boat considering this is the footage that makes it through editing to make them look good?
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:39 AM
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wmalloy is on point. At the very least these whale war people are ingaging other ships with hostile intentions at sea. Who is to say whether or not they will try to overtake one of these japanese vessels? If I were the japanese government I would launch my navy next time. Lets see how much your cause means to you with a destroyer sitting on your stern. I really wouldn't blame them a bit.
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I think they contracted for a TV series, went out to film, and found out there was more to it than good intentions. Kinda like Tred Barta, can't remember how many programs he's had where he failed to meet the objective. That the whalers make the SS crew look big on intentions but small on results every week is hilarious, good intentions not withstanding ...
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:43 PM
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Screw the Japs.

Fast forward to 7:05

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlgxs...layer_embedded
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Originally Posted by littletunny View Post
Screw the Japs.

Fast forward to 7:05

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlgxs...layer_embedded
Isn't that how they clean out the Alaskan harbour when the herring move in? And the same way the europeans catch tuna? Or how about the way manhadden was being scooped up by OmegaProtiens?

I love that comment on that vid...lol.

"If their were airplanes flying about with giant nets behind them, taking all the birds out of the sky, and the insects starting overpopulating and devouring vegetation at an unnatural rate, and swarms of mosquitoes started spreading blood borne diseases to humans, and we all started dying from starving and disease, Do you think people would do something before it got that far?"
You think he might be a crew on the SI?
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:50 PM
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I think he'd STFU and go away if the whalers opened fire the next time his boat put 'em in danger! Greenpeace got to raise one of their boats from a harbor floor, maybe Sea Shepards could be so lucky ...
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:01 AM
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I really liked the recent episode where the whalers where throwing large brass nuts at the inflatable crew. The dufus was complaining that the whalers were intentionally trying to cause bodily harm. No kidding? And what do you think glass bottles filled with stink juice or ultra slippery chemicals will do when they hit a crew member or break on the deck? Or if the "prop fouler" worked, setting the whaler adrift in the antarctic, I suppose there would be no danger there?

It would really be a fair turnabout if the whalers set the prop fouler on the SI and it worked.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:37 PM
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It's back on! I'm smelling a cult classic series, I think it is for real, hard to tell. Its amazing a crew like that can actually keep themselves alive. No doubt the whalers will be saving their ass before its over. I'm hooked, this is my new deadliest catch. Some dude has traveled half way around the world to throw a bottle at this ship & missed, then bumped his nose and went home, awesome!
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