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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Those anti-whaling vessels are pretty darn luck so far they have not run up against a ship that will attack them. I am all for protecting the whales, but I wouldn't think twice if the US Navy or someone else sent these liberal attack ships and their crews to the bottom of the ocean.
    Especially since they are 'liberal' ships (how does a ship get to be liberal? Is there a process?) and their 'liberal' crews.

    Ahh well, you guys would probably have opposed the underground railroad during the 19th century (also a pack of liberals, although I don't know if the road itself was liberal or not) and immediately returned the slaves to their masters. You are so predictable.
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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    I'm surprised they weren't called "terrorists" instead. Really surprised, actually! I guess there is no real political interest in anti-whaling activists that would justify such a media label.
    Nah - the right prefers to call them 'Liberals' (an even worse insult), and wants them all killed.
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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am surprised they havent sent a warship. I think the US Navy would have been down their already if it was a US flagged ship getting harrassed.
    Except, of course, a US Navy ship would hardly be down their protecting an illegal activity by a US flagged ship, would it?
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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Speaking as someone who has been a victim of eco terrorism I am torn on this subject. Whales (unlike trees) have been proven to be extremely intelligent and have intricate family and social structures much like dolphins, elephants and chimps. These are not prey animals like deer and rabbits, they sit near the top of the food chain and at some point humans need to be able to recognize that killing them is wrong. If you honestly believe killing whales is murder it is your duty to try and stop it so I hate to say it but I do have some sympathy and respect for these whale activist, at least they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Especially since they are 'liberal' ships (how does a ship get to be liberal? Is there a process?) and their 'liberal' crews.

    Ahh well, you guys would probably have opposed the underground railroad during the 19th century (also a pack of liberals, although I don't know if the road itself was liberal or not) and immediately returned the slaves to their masters. You are so predictable.
    Doesn't matter if you agree with them or not, or if you want to take the "its a just cause" road. You can't go around damaging private property and putting lives at risk without consequences.

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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Except, of course, a US Navy ship would hardly be down their protecting an illegal activity by a US flagged ship, would it?
    The Jappenese seem to think its legal. I dont know why its been allowed to go for so many seasons.
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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Seems to me the problem will correct itself. In time they will reduce the whale population to the point that it is not economically sound to engage in whaling. The market will correct it. The rogue ship will only make people angry.

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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Doesn't matter if you agree with them or not, or if you want to take the "its a just cause" road. You can't go around damaging private property and putting lives at risk without consequences.
    So you would have turned the slaves back over to their masters, too?

    Oops, I forgot. Private Propery rights trumps everything. My bad.
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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Especially since they are 'liberal' ships (how does a ship get to be liberal? Is there a process?) and their 'liberal' crews.

    Ahh well, you guys would probably have opposed the underground railroad during the 19th century (also a pack of liberals, although I don't know if the road itself was liberal or not) and immediately returned the slaves to their masters. You are so predictable.
    People with principles usually are.........

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    Re: US court declares Sea Shepherd pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Seems to me the problem will correct itself. In time they will reduce the whale population to the point that it is not economically sound to engage in whaling. The market will correct it. The rogue ship will only make people angry.
    It makes the whalers angry. So far it hasn't made me angry.
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