Anyway for those concerned with safety now there is Whaling…that is getting a photo of a Killer Whale, or the Whaleoil blog site in a everyday situation.
Here are a couple of young fans in their classroom at school learning about something sensible instead of the normal dribble taught by pinko teachers.
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Two news stories that caught my eye on the news tonight…
- The UN wants us to send half our navy to fight pirates off the coast of Africa.
- The Sea Shepherd pirates who had to scuttle their own ship when it wouldn’t sink on camera are attacking civilian fishermen.
Send the Sea Shepherd pirates to fight pirates off the coast of Africa!
I’d pay serious money to watch that!Comment On This Article
It’s time Prime Minister John Key popped the dummy back in Murray McCully’s mouth and sent him off to the Chris Carter home for over-stressed politicians.
Isn’t time for Murray McCully to become part of National’s Caucus renewal programme? I mean look at all his stunning successes of late:
- RWC Party Central……oh shut up
Murray should lay off the visits to the piss fairy and sort his life out. Retirement is always an option. I’m placing him on my Deadwood list.Comment On This Article
Arse! I was really hoping he would have been cooling his heels in a Japanese prison.
“The defendant is sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for five years from the day of this verdict,” chief judge Takashi Tawada said of Bethune, 45, a former activist of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
He is expected to be deported tonight.
Sharyn Bethune, his wife, said the decision was “awesome”
She did not know when he would be coming home.
“We are letting it all sink in, we’re about to open the bottle of bubbles to celebrate.”
Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd admitted they had “done a deal” with Japan to get Bethune out of jail.
“We are quite relieved to get him out of prison,” he told TV3.
Watson said they had spent US$500,000 on Bethune’s defence.
Uhmmmm, I thought his missus had left him?Comment On This Article
Pete Bethune is fast running out of mates. Now even militant Sea Shepherd, pirates of the Southern Ocean, don’t want his sorry ass. He is now a pariah everywhere.
New Zealander Pete Bethune, on trial in Japan and facing up to 15 years’ jail for boarding a Japanese whaling ship, has been banned from future protests by anti-whaling group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The group alleges that Bethune broke Sea Shepherd policy by bringing a bow and arrows on to the Ady Gil, which later sunk after colliding with a Japanese ship in the Southern Ocean this year.
The decision to bring weapons aboard the ship broke the group’s policy of “aggressive but nonviolent action”, Sea Shepherd chief executive Chuck Swift, said in a media release.
“His decision to bring them on a Sea Shepherd campaign is unacceptable,” he said.
“He will no longer be formally associated with, or be a representative of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.”
What! Why? Was he too successful? Or not successful enough?
Normally these pirates of the Southern ocean like to paint silhouettes of the ships they have sunk on the funnels of their ships, but painting the Ady Gil on must have hurt just a bit too much.
So now they abandon him. Good job.Comment On This Article
Prosecutors in the trial of New Zealand anti-whaling protester Pete Bethune will request a long sentence if he is found guilty, his lawyer says.
The father of two teenage daughters, Danielle, 15, and Alycia, 13, may be facing up to 15 years imprisonment if he is convicted on some of the five charges he is facing in the wake of his aborted Southern Ocean protest voyage earlier this year.
His trial begins in the Tokyo District Court today.
Boo-fucking-hoo. He must have known that illegally and dangerously boarding a vessel in the Southern Ocean, that has a legal right to be there, that trying to disable ships in the Southern Ocean, would result in criminal charges. That is called consequences.
Just as the consequences for me continually breaching name suppression is $1000 fine or potential 3 months in jail for contempt of court, so too for Pete the Pirate. He should stop his whining and take his licks, just like I will if I finally get convicted.Comment On This Article
The world’s meddlers gnash their teeth over whaling whether it is for scientific purposes or for commercial. Right now the moratorium on commercial whaling isn’t working and just over 1500 whales were harvested last year in whaling activities and 31,084 in total since the moratorium began in 1986. Those figures sound horrendous. I am of course using the WWF figures and we all know how accurate and peer reviewed their information is. An independent assessment done by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (they must be good, they have the word conservation in their title) says that “Iceland, Norway, and Japan – have brutally slaughtered over 25,000 whales under the guise of scientific research and for commercial purposes”. Note their overly emotive language. They were harvested, as we know, not brutally slaughtered. To use that terminology I would hate to think how they consider the Beef industry. Somewhere between those numbers lies the truth.
But there is a problem, apart from Sea Shepherd being pirates. You see, the total number of Whales harvested in Whaling activities is somewhat less than the total number killed through other means. “Bullshit” I hear you say, but it is true. In fact the total number of whales harvested in commercial or scientific causes over the time of the whole moratorium is only 10% of the number of whale slaughtered each year by other means.“Bullshit” I hear you scream again, I also hear you screaming “Save the Whales”.
Unfortunately I am right and you are wrong. Much and all that you can’t stand that, I have evidence that conveniently the pirates and other groups forget to tell you. The WWF, note endorsed by the IWC, again notes;
“Almost 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die every day in nets and fishing gear. Some species are being pushed to the brink of extinction,” said Karen Baragona of WWF’s species conservation program. “We developed this ranking to help governments and aid agencies target their investments for the best return.”
The report will be submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) at its annual meeting next week in South Korea. The scientific committee of the IWC includes many of the world’s leading marine scientists, who last year endorsed the methodology of the WWF report.
The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy last year noted that by-catch is the greatest threat globally to whales, dolphins and porpoises, known scientifically as cetaceans. Bycatch is the accidental capture in fishing gear of species — including cetaceans — that fishermen do not intend to catch. Because cetaceans need to come to the surface to breathe, if they are trapped underwater in fishing nets, they die. In 2003, researchers estimated that more than 300,000 cetaceans are killed in fishing gear each year in the worlds oceans.
So, I ask you, why are we complaining about commercial whaling when the IWC will reduce the number harvested from that at present, when far more cetaceans are brutally slaughtered by other means. Far, more in fact, 31,984 harvested, 7,200,000 slaughtered in non-whaling activities since the moratorium began. Sea Shepherd (the pirates) and WWF would be far better to see a reduction by half in the non-whaling slaughter, allow 10,000 whales per annum to be harvested and that really will save the whales.
Now can we please stop the nonsense that Labour, the Greens, the Pirates and others are going on about and please address the real issue with saving the whales, because it sure isn’t whaling that is causing their alleged decline.Comment On This Article