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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem if they:

    1) Used the whole shark
    2) Not overfish

    Until the fisherman respect these two points, I despise this soup and would never eat it myself. I'd much rather be an enviro-pussy than a destroyo-nazi. Just sayin'.
    With the 2000 Shark Finning Prohibition Act and the shark conservation act I assume they have to use the whole shark.They can't just take the fin and dump the shark in the water.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    With the 2000 Shark Finning Prohibition Act and the shark conservation act I assume they have to use the whole shark.They can't just take the fin and dump the shark in the water.
    Two things.

    One, it's an American law. So maybe finning stops in American waters. It's not enough and no guarantee that the fin you're eating as not taken from a shark that eventually drowned after a long and painful death.

    Two, I have no idea what the rest of the shark is used for. Ocean shark meat is not very good (sharks urinate internally). So if you can find anything, let me know.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Two things.

    One, it's an American law. So maybe finning stops in American waters. It's not enough and no guarantee that the fin you're eating as not taken from a shark that eventually drowned after a long and painful death.

    Two, I have no idea what the rest of the shark is used for. Ocean shark meat is not very good (sharks urinate internally). So if you can find anything, let me know.
    Shark skin boots and shark cartilage come to mind.


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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Another run of that great play by Shakespeare.... MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Shark skin boots and shark cartilage come to mind.
    Shark cartilage IS shark fin.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    If you don't think shark-finning is a big deal, then you're just a douche

    That being said. The President didn't even order it. So wtf is the big deal?
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Two things.

    One, it's an American law. So maybe finning stops in American waters. It's not enough and no guarantee that the fin you're eating as not taken from a shark that eventually drowned after a long and painful death.

    Two, I have no idea what the rest of the shark is used for. Ocean shark meat is not very good (sharks urinate internally). So if you can find anything, let me know.
    You are aware that people do eat other parts of the shark besides the fin?


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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Oh. My. God. How insensitive and callous can the man be?

    Can we (collective "we") stop being political asshats? I detest crap "reporting" like this. He stopped and got some take-out. He did NOT order shark fin soup. STFU and get over it, people. Sheesh!
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If you don't think shark-finning is a big deal, then you're just a douche

    That being said. The President didn't even order it. So wtf is the big deal?
    Consideirng the 2000 Shark Finning Prohibition Act(signed by Clinton) and the shark conservation act(signed by Obama) the shark fin soup at that restaurant served was not the result of shark-finning.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Who the **** cares if he goes to a restaurant that serves shark fin soups.Those enviro-pussies need to quit getting their vagina hurt over **** like this.
    I don't like the practices involved and the overfishing of shark populations because of it. They catch sharks, cut off the fins, throw the carcass back. For ****'s sake, at least take the whole fish to market. But no. I'm not exactly down with driving species to extinction for something so trite; but whatever.
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