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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:53 AM

New Zealand Backs Anti-Whaling Suit Against Japan

Source: Associated Press

New Zealand Backs Anti-Whaling Suit Against Japan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand November 23, 2012 (AP)

New Zealand is supporting Australia's attempt in an international court to stop Japan from whaling in the Southern Ocean.

New Zealand wants to intervene in a lawsuit Australia brought against Japan two years ago in the International Court of Justice. New Zealand is seeking to have its views heard as an interested third party. Australia and Japan have until Dec. 21 to accept or challenge New Zealand's intervention.

Australia's lawsuit questions the validity of Japan's whaling program in the Southern Ocean. Japan describes its program as one of scientific study, but Australia and other countries have claimed it's commercial whaling in disguise.

New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully said in a statement Friday that the government will use all avenues possible to try and stop Japan from whaling.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/zealand-backs-anti-whaling-suit-japan-17789583



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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #1
DetlefK Nov 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #5
davidpdx Nov 2012 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #6
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:38 AM

1. Scientific studies produce white papers

Where are the white papers? Where are the research findings?

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:08 AM

3. ...talks, presentations, posters and, of course, LAB-BOOKS!

Where are the lab-books, those daily diary-like handwritten scribblings EVERY SINGLE SCIENTIST uses to keep track of his work?

Oh, and lab-books are never-ever thrown away. Those japanese "scientists" should each be able to produce several handwritten volumes, wherein ALMOST EVERY SINGLE WORK-DAY OF THE PAST FEW YEARS has notes and sketches what has been done that day.

"sample #12, same parameters as last time, curve weird (see sketch), impurity?"
That's all I'm asking for.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

5. They publish regularly

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:43 AM

2. It would be nice if something ever came of it

What is the position of the US?

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

6. Nothing will come of it.

Its a nice opportunity for NZ pols to say stern things, but it is not as if it is going to matter one whit

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:40 PM

4. Oh Japan...

Just please stop... onegai!

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