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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXWD_BAkpII

Some folks who do not approve of people capturing/killing whales dropped $1.5M on this record setting (Earthrace), badass bioD vessel. The plan was to 'hunt' the larger ships that hunt/capture whales. Well, they ended up being the prey.

I'm amazed that people have the time, money and energy to pilot million dollar ships to Antarctica with the sole intent of breaking balls. They routinely come really close to the whalers, aim green lasers at the crew, fire water cannons, shoot containers full of acid at the crew, drop ropes hoping to jam the rudders/propellers etc.

Here are vids of the whale lovers ramming the research ship:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXV63M5W650
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXQq78lvKrU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDsZcLVXyn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjlCGR_ggbw

Note the flags - cute

Back story on the now destroyed bioD ship:
http://green.autoblog.com/2009/04/25/earthrace-could-go-whale-hunter-hunting/

Proof of harassment:
http://www.icrwhale.org/gpandsea.htm

Crazy stuff!
 

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The wife and I watch this show on TV.

I like the passion of the Sea Shepherd crew... and I think their cause is just too.

Unfortunately I find their efforts really inept most of the time.

The crew is not wealthy, but rather highly motivated and willing to sacrifice their own lives to save the whales.

I wish I was in a position to join them and kick some whalehunter azz.
 

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Oooohh, I didnt know this was on TV. What is the show called?

Also, it seems like 'research' is BS (according to the whale lovers) Other than whale penis interiors, how do the 'scientists' profit from this?
 

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From what I understand, harvesting of whales is strictly controlled to maintain the existing populations. It's not like these whalers are a bunch of poachers.

Not that any of that matters to these radical environmentalist/animal rights idiots. I believe if they had their way, we'd all be living in grass huts competing with the animals for our daily bread. Of course they'd still be driving their high dollar boats around, dictating to the rest of us how we should live -- or should I say, barely sustain, ourselves.

Typical fanatics. What they all have in common is how unreasonably certain they are in their beliefs, not to mention how certain they are the rest of us are 'destroying' the planet.

But, hey, whatever you do, don't get me started!
 

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crazy stuff is right.
 

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Oooohh, I didnt know this was on TV. What is the show called?

Also, it seems like 'research' is BS (according to the whale lovers) Other than whale penis interiors, how do the 'scientists' profit from this?
Research is total BS... watch "Whale Wars" on Discovery Channel... might be on hiatus now, but its usually a Friday night airing.
 

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...Typical fanatics. What they all have in common is how unreasonably certain they are in their beliefs, not to mention how certain they are the rest of us are 'destroying' the planet...
+20 for that.

Don't get me started either. lol


I really believe once the hype of TV show goes away the Steve Irwin will probably end up sunk and never heard from again.

Don't get me wrong, I don't have one whale part here, but both sides are wrong and it's nothing but sensationalism (read: reality TV) bullsh|t that's dragging the global society as a whole down the shitter...

oops, I started to get started...
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clI0kmTWKYs&feature=fvw'

Insane. I can see both sides (not that I agree with either).
Honestly, If I was on a ship in the middle of no where, And these pricks started ramming me (either side) An AK would be in order.

Fuck flash bangs, Fuck water, Need something that moves fast. AK won't sink a ship, but I'd bet the people would back off :/ Get a ship with a built in turret. Bumper Cars in the ocean isn't cool.

Maybe thats just my fear of the ocean lol. Something about Semi sized fish and Miles of swimming would put me in a panic state. Can't believe these people would spend a million on a ship just to go out and harass people. Get a life. Will probably have to watch the show now.

Thanks Malloy, something interesting for me to go read/watch.
 

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These guys are bone heads. Last year they rammed their larger ship the “Steve Erwin” into a Japanese ship. Now this. Accident or not these guys are not safe at sea. However after watching the video it looks like the other ship had plenty of time to avoid the smaller out of control vessel.
 

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Wow, seems like I'm late to the party...I didn't even know this was on TV! I saw a link to the Ady Gil on AutoBlogGreen and started searching around.
 

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From what I understand, harvesting of whales is strictly controlled to maintain the existing populations. It's not like these whalers are a bunch of poachers.

Not that any of that matters to these radical environmentalist/animal rights idiots. I believe if they had their way, we'd all be living in grass huts competing with the animals for our daily bread. Of course they'd still be driving their high dollar boats around, dictating to the rest of us how we should live -- or should I say, barely sustain, ourselves.

Typical fanatics. What they all have in common is how unreasonably certain they are in their beliefs, not to mention how certain they are the rest of us are 'destroying' the planet.

But, hey, whatever you do, don't get me started!

+20 here too.

i'm so tired of the fanatics of the world getting all the attention.


i say, deck mounted 50 cal's would take care of a lot too.
 

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After careful thought.....I'm thinking these tough Anti-Whale hunting guys should go over to Samalia and start an Anti-Pirate mission. It should also be recorded. I would enjoy watching how all that goes down:thumbsup:
 

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Funny that they trashed the earthrace boat. Ramming a ship with another 100+ft steel ship, sure. ...ramming it with a composite construction endurance boat? ...fucking retard hippies.

The whale hunters show only allows you a window of the ineptitude of the crew and leadership. I clearly see how they spend a million dollars on fuel and provisions only to throw a dozen bottles of piss-stink at the whaling boats, but mostly motoring around the ocean like a bunch of mis-lead hippies.

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Then according to the Rules of Guilt by Association...

That makes Bob Barker a 100% douche bag too.


just say'n
 

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DAMN, I USED TO LIKE BOB BARKER, I GUESS I DON'T ANYMORE. THIS WHOLE THING STINKS LIKE THE HSUS.

oops, sorry for caps, i was working on cad drawings and forgot. and yes, it would have taken less work to go back and retype in lower case instead of typing this long drawn out explanation.
 

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i say, deck mounted 50 cal's would take care of a lot too.
The ricochets might be a little deadly.

If I was them I would build a ram to cut open the other ship above the water line, and force them to go home..

I don't necessarily think it is a good thing to hunt endangered species in a no-hunting zone..
 
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