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Old 23 December 2009, 09:13   #1
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Have you seen this boat?

Used by animal activists targetting whaling ships

and another look:-
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Not sure I follow their logic on this one though...

Using a stealth boat to block the harpoon ship from getting at whales, surely they will just run it down and claim not to have seen it - what with it being stealthy and all?!
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Who the hell pays for it??
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Being that this boat runs on Bio-Fuel maybe the plan is to run it on Sea Sheppherds captain Paul Watson blubber.
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Using a stealth boat to block the harpoon ship from getting at whales, surely they will just run it down and claim not to have seen it - what with it being stealthy and all?!
Given Sea Shepherd's well documented incompetence I suspect that being run down by a Japanese whaling ship will be the least of their worries!
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Given Sea Shepherd's well documented incompetence I suspect that being run down by a Japanese whaling ship will be the least of their worries!
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Yep,
these guys give genuine tree huggers a bad name. They are enviromentalists with a emphasis on the mentalist part of the meaning of the word
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Given Sea Shepherd's well documented incompetence I suspect that being run down by a Japanese whaling ship will be the least of their worries!
Now, now John. It is the season of goodwill, not cheapshots.

The fact is that these people are amateurs in the true sense of the word. And a sadder fact is that they are the only people doing anything about protecting the whales in their natural habitat.

People get upset about the brutality of seal culls and the Japanese dolphin slaughters, yet because this happens in a remote and forbidding part of the planet, people are prepared to turn a blind eye to this carnage that mascarades under the guise of "scientific research".
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Now, now John. It is the season of goodwill, not cheapshots.
I don't think that's a cheap shot given the attitude of the captain.


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Why do you find it necessary to dig up archive footage ? They were gung ho for the camera and of course they looked bloody stupid. These people have moved on ( I'm not saying that they are a professional crew now because they are still amateurs, giving up their time for a cause they feel passionate about)

However the difference is that they are actually DOING SOMETHING down in the antarctic instead of cyber sneering from behind a warm keyboard.

Having met some of the crew and their supporters, I have strong views on the justification of their cause. However I have no wish to get into a protracted argument defending Paul Watson, his actions or those of his crew or supporters against the prevalent attitude on this thread and choose not to visit this forum again.

I have found Ribnet to be a valuable resource and have met some really decent people over the years.
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