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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Down with whaling.

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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think in the day and age where we pollute oceans by destroying coral reefs and dumping toxic waste, it is important to protect the few exotics animals we have left. I have no problem with a few genetically indistinct cows being eaten but there are certain animals which are so historically and culturally precious that we should protect them. I doubt many Americans would agree with bald eagles being hunted to anywhere near extinction. Why? It is our national symbol. We should extend the same courtesy to other animals we can't really afford to have on the extinction list.
    Do you support the methods of these anti-whaling protesters?
    "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: Who's at fault?

    The protesters are not out to do physical harm to the whalers. However, their stated goal is to destroy them economically. I feel that alone gives the whalers the right to defend themselves by any means they choose. I'm sure the whalers have families to provide for and should be allowed to do so without nutjobs doing everthing they can to interfere with their livlihoods. I'm only saying this because I'm not convinced they are doing anything illegally, just doing something many of us find distasteful.

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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you support the methods of these anti-whaling protesters?
    What are the world governments doing? Nothing? Obviously considering that whaling and seal hunts, which are barbaric practices are still going on. So yes. I do support this form of public protesting.
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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So if they were hunting whales just for food the protesters wouldn't be trying to stop them?
    hunting for food is illegal. and that is precisely what they are doing, and yes, protestors would try to stop them. it's illegal.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    The protesters are not out to do physical harm to the whalers. However, their stated goal is to destroy them economically. I feel that alone gives the whalers the right to defend themselves by any means they choose. I'm sure the whalers have families to provide for and should be allowed to do so without nutjobs doing everthing they can to interfere with their livlihoods. I'm only saying this because I'm not convinced they are doing anything illegally, just doing something many of us find distasteful.
    these whalers are hunting whales for food under false pretenses. they should be arrested.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    hunting for food is illegal. and that is precisely what they are doing, and yes, protestors would try to stop them. it's illegal.
    So it matters not to the protesters why they are hunting whales is what you are saying? Then why say "no, they are trying to stop people from hunting whales under the guise of research. wrong tactics, though." if they do not give a rats ass why they are hunting whales?




    it's illegal.
    Not for everybody.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_whaling]Aboriginal whaling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    "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: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What are the world governments doing? Nothing? Obviously considering that whaling and seal hunts, which are barbaric practices are still going on. So yes. I do support this form of public protesting.
    Is there a limit to what you think is acceptable for civilians to try to stop whalers?
    "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: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is there a limit to what you think is acceptable for civilians to try to stop whalers?
    I think that surrounding the whales to protect them should be legal. I support legal means of protest and I also support educating the American and Japanese people about the cruelty of these practices so that there is political pressure to renegotiate the fishing treaties.

    The problem with these tactics is that they put the attention on the protesters, and not on what is ostensibly being protected. The focus should only, ever, be on the whales.

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    Re: Who's at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So it matters not to the protesters why they are hunting whales is what you are saying? Then why say "no, they are trying to stop people from hunting whales under the guise of research. wrong tactics, though." if they do not give a rats ass why they are hunting whales?





    Not for everybody.

    Aboriginal whaling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    james, the japanese are hunting the whales illegally. period.

    what don't you understand about that statement?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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