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    Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

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    Quote(Environmentalists, already peeved with the administration’s handling of the Gulf oil spill, are accusing President Obama of breaking his campaign pledge to end the slaughter of whales.

    The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales.)

    CHANGE is what was promised and guess what? CHANGE is what we are getting, it is Obama CHANGING his campaign promises.

    And because of our misunderstanding of what he meant by CHANGE is no reason for us to castigate him.

    Quote(The administration argues that the new deal will save thousands of whales over the next decade by stopping the three countries from illegally exploiting loopholes in the moratorium.)

    The above quote seems to me to be remarkably similar to that of saving Million or was it Billions over the next decade?

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    As much as I'm pissed off about this Jujuman, and believe me I am.

    I don't think anywhere in his campaign I heard him talk about Whales...

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As much as I'm pissed off about this Jujuman, and believe me I am.

    I don't think anywhere in his campaign I heard him talk about Whales...
    Same here. I didn't hear anything about this during his campaign.

    But why in the hell would Obama support this??

    My guess is Japan is blackmailing Obama since they hold so much U.S. debt.

    No one in their right mind would support an end to the whaling ban.

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    I'm surprised that his logic and argument state that removing the ban will result in less whale deaths...
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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As much as I'm pissed off about this Jujuman, and believe me I am.

    I don't think anywhere in his campaign I heard him talk about Whales...
    Maybe I am mistaken but I thought he did mention the obesity of our couch potatoes.

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Quote(Environmentalists, already peeved with the administration’s handling of the Gulf oil spill, are accusing President Obama of breaking his campaign pledge to end the slaughter of whales.

    The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales.)

    CHANGE is what was promised and guess what? CHANGE is what we are getting, it is Obama CHANGING his campaign promises.

    And because of our misunderstanding of what he meant by CHANGE is no reason for us to castigate him.

    Quote(The administration argues that the new deal will save thousands of whales over the next decade by stopping the three countries from illegally exploiting loopholes in the moratorium.)

    The above quote seems to me to be remarkably similar to that of saving Million or was it Billions over the next decade?
    Obama has done a great job of keeping campaign promises; According to PolitiFact | The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises he has kept around 9 campaign promises to every 1 that he's broken, that's pretty damn good.

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As much as I'm pissed off about this Jujuman, and believe me I am.

    I don't think anywhere in his campaign I heard him talk about Whales...
    Thats true but this move really is surprising.

    As much of a heartless right winger that I am, this saddens me.

    And I don't buy his or whoever wrote that speech's logic that less will be killed.
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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Thats true but this move really is surprising.

    As much of a heartless right winger that I am, this saddens me.

    And I don't buy his or whoever wrote that speech's logic that less will be killed.
    Well, Obama did something, so obviously you'd be upset
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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    No one in their right mind would support an end to the whaling ban.
    I would. What's the purpose of the ban in the 1st place, and how can you actually enforce any of these "international laws" anyway?

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    Re: Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

    Is this some kind of sick joke? Who the hell in America eats wale anyway? Like 0.2% of the population? Really worth legalizing (two sides of the argument but make this legal and bored people kill Wale for the sake of it and you'd be amazed, they do. Or independent scientific organization kill them for "research". Who the hell cares? Try making something constructive like defeating cancer).
    Last edited by MetalGear; 06-06-10 at 10:24 PM.

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