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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:37 AM

Armed Russian guards 'storm' Arctic ship: Greenpeace

Source: AFP

MOSCOW Armed Russian officers stormed Thursday a Greenpeace vessel that is in the Arctic to protest oil exploration by Russian gas giant Gazprom, the environmental group said.

"People armed with machine guns have descended on to the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise from a helicopter via ropes," Greenpeace said in a statement.

On the Twitter page of the Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise, activists said that the men, apparently the Russian coastguard are "onboard with guns. They are breaking into the comms rooms now."

Most of the crew of the Arctic Sunrise ship has been ordered at gunpoint to the upper deck, Greenpeace added on the Russian Twitter blog.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iC__4R3Au8WzxmuO7DX4_C94H52A?docId=CNG.f3b813c83565864ba6d2d2ae56dd28ec.691

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Reply Armed Russian guards 'storm' Arctic ship: Greenpeace (Original post)
Bosonic Sep 2013 OP
snooper2 Sep 2013 #1
Sunlei Sep 2013 #2
UglyGreed Sep 2013 #3
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #7
GliderGuider Sep 2013 #4
magical thyme Sep 2013 #5
cui bono Sep 2013 #6
The Stranger Sep 2013 #10
GliderGuider Sep 2013 #13
Ghost Dog Sep 2013 #21
joshcryer Sep 2013 #20
saidsimplesimon Sep 2013 #8
MicaelS Sep 2013 #9
FSogol Sep 2013 #12
Cryptoad Sep 2013 #11
GliderGuider Sep 2013 #14
quakerboy Sep 2013 #18
Nihil Sep 2013 #23
Ash_F Sep 2013 #15
sulphurdunn Sep 2013 #16
Cha Sep 2013 #17
freshwest Sep 2013 #19
roody Sep 2013 #22

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:40 AM

1. See helicopter, see ropes, Hard to Port and gun the engines maybe?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:48 AM

2. It is terrifying !! the way Govs go after environmental and other social groups.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM

3. It all about the control corporations have over

governments. Doing the right thing concerning the environment cost money and the corporations only care about the bottom line.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:36 PM

7. well guess the Russians just follow whatever Bush's cronies did here..

Bush Begat Putin

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:18 PM

4. The world is locked into a techno-industrial system that needs more and more energy to survive

It needs a constant amount of energy to maintain what was built in the past, plus an increment every year for growth. If the growth of energy use stagnates, things begin to fall apart, Any person or organization that gets in the way of growth - especially in energy supplies - can expect to be crushed.

To the system the environment is just a a bag of resources for human use, with a "net present value" tag attached to it. In the face of the system's underlying and overwhelming exploitation imperative, the wishes of some greens amount to a fart in a hurricane.

I wish it were otherwise, but it's not. It will take a global collision with a critical physical limit to change things.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM

5. sadly, yes. nt

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:28 PM

6. Well said. n/t

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:47 PM

10. Fucking great post.

You get it.

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Response to The Stranger (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:03 PM

13. Thank you!

It's taken a while...

I've posted a lot of my thinking and explorations on this and related topics on my web site Approaching The Limits to Growth. There are even more on Facebook as notes, if anyone would like to look them up. I'm on FB as "Bodhi Paul Chefurka" - maybe you can see them through this link: http://www.facebook.com/Bodhisantra/notes

Thanks again!

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:55 PM

21. Thanks Paul.

... More later ...

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:30 PM

20. yep Gazprom is at the heart of Syria too

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:44 PM

8. Artic Sunrise

Greenpeace was placed on a list of "environmental terrorists" during the bad old days of Darth Vader and the Media Creation (cheney/bush). I'm so internationally shamed by the actions of my government.

Did our US intelligence services provide Russia with information?

Full Disclosure: I've been documented attending a media event with Greenpeace activists supporting alternatives to fossil fuels.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:46 PM

9. I'm sure Putin will find a way to blame the US for Greenpeace.

And some here will agree with him.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:03 PM

12. I look forward to Russia Times' honest reporting on the event.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:00 PM

11. Way to go Comrade Snowden!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:11 PM

14. How on earth is this his fault?

Or is it just that anytime someone says "Russia" you reflexively reply "Snowden!"

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:01 PM

18. Pretty sure its that

Now anything that has to do with Russia will provoke the cry of the "My guy forever" Birds, for quite a while. Till they find something else completely irrelevant to anything to crow about.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 08:11 AM

23. That's just his/her "Snowden" account, complete with template answers.

There are a couple of them around ready to hijack any thread into a "Snowden" rat-hole.



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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:24 PM

15. You don't care about Greenpeace. /nt

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 02:32 PM

16. Yea, especially since Snowden

is the new president of Russia and head of its intelligent service.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:30 PM

17. Oh you mean because of Snowden's propaganda extolling Russia being the first to

stand up against human rights violations? He's just a tool.. no hypocrisy there.. we have to move along.

"These nations, including Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador have my gratitude and respect for being the first to stand against human rights violations."

http://wikileaks.org/Statement-by-Edward-Snowden-to.html

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:12 PM

19. GASP joins LGBT activists calling PBO a hero? Or is it more Animal Farm?

BTW, intriguing photoshop. Or is it?



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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:41 PM

22. knr

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