"Whale Wars" coming to Oregon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, May 10, 2012.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    "Whale Wars" in Oregon
    I don't know if this topic is being or has already been covered so excuse me if it has. Yesterday I saw a small blurb that the Whale Wars guys from Animal Planet will be at Bonneville Dam to "protect" the sea lions. Has anyone else heard about this or does anyone have any more information? If this is true, it seems like sailing the open Arctic Ocean to protect whales may be a little more safe than interfering with passionate Oregonians and Washingtonians about salmon.


    Great now we have sea lion huggers here:rolleyes:

    If they feel so strongly about it, they should climb up on the rocks and hug them.:D
     
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Funny you should mention that. A buddy of mine was talking about his strong dislike toward the way the Sea Shepherd uses their liberal ties (and funding) to support their role, which only serves to benefit the corporations while punishing small business and private fisherman. I told him of a film I watched in college called "Sharkwater", with sharks being the central focus of the film and how they are endangered by overfishing and lax regulation. The Sea Shepherd was also there to wave their flag and incite hostility.

    The bottom line I see, is that protectionism only works in favor of big corporations while putting small business and private fisherman out of business. Their role follows a noble cause, but humanity does not have to fit into their definition of humane to be civilized. There are alot of hidden plots at work here; don't always trust your eyes or emotions.
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Sea lions in the Columbia? WTF is that all about?
     
  4. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    Never knew they went up that far.
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just let Paul Watson sail one of his Sea Shepard Pirate Ships, up the Columbia River, and interfere with a USFW Agent, dealing with a Federal Court Mandated Operation, and see how fast a US Marshal, AND a USCG Officer, show up and slam this Fat Idiot into a Federal GrayBar Hotel.... Now that, I would PAY to See.... Paul Watson is a Bully, and EcoFreek... Just ask him why he no longer takes his fleet into the North Atlantic, and mess with the Norwegians.. Had something to do with a Norwegian Frigate putting a 5" Shell across his Bow, and telling him, on the VHF Radio, "The NEXT ONE was going thru the Wheelhouse."... Turned his A** around and He Split the Area at Full Speed, and NEVER went Back. Then decided that the UnArmed Japanese would be an easier Target, since they have No Navy, and their Coast Guard, by Statute, can NOT Leave Japanese Territorial waters.... ...... YMMV....
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Wow. There's a bet I'da lost the farm on.
     
  8. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    Actually the JMSDF can leave the territorial waters and have done so a few times to support operations in the Gulf and have a Naval base in Djibouti, Africa. For political reasons, they probably will never use their Navy to defend whalers. They have some pretty cool ships. I was working at one of their bases back in October of 2011.
     
  9. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    That is some interesting information. Just curious, did you get any pictures? What makes their ships cool?
     
  10. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    They have some older and newer ships that to me looked cool. They had an older destroyer that looked to be from the Korean war era because it had 3 gun turrets instead of missiles. The newer destroyers use a form of our Aegis system used on the Arleigh Burke destroyers and Ticonderoga class cruisers. Just do a Google image search for the JMSDF ships and some will pop up. After 10 years in the Navy and 13 as a DOD contractor, I dont take to many pictures of that stuff anymore.

    Sorry for the detour off topic.[peep]
     
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We have no sea lion's down here...
    I would be interested in any recipe's that anybody may have...
    They look like they would taste like pork ?
    If anyone bag's a couple...I would like to by a few pound's of meat...
    I see Gumbo YaYa in the near future...
     
  12. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    Haha, the Norwegians set up a little whale fry on the pier next to one of their ships.
     
  13. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    There's a recipe for just about anything....

    There's a recipe for just about anything....that walks, runs, crawls, slithers, hops, swims, or flies

    The more beer consumed during the course of cooking, the better it tastes. : O
     
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  14. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    You Aussies have all kinds of creepy crawlies down there.
     
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, and a recipe for each and every one. :D
     
  16. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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