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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:56 AM
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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:16 AM
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1. Also: Japan admits disaster funds to be used for whaling
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/japan-...

JAPAN has confirmed it plans to use some of the public funds earmarked for quake and tsunami reconstruction to boost security for its controversial annual whale hunt.

Greenpeace alleged that Tokyo was siphoning money from disaster victims by spending an extra 2.28 billion yen ($A29 million) on beefed-up security for its whaling fleet. Environmental groups are expected to renew their battle with the Japanese ships soon.

Japan's whaling fleet left port yesterday for this season's annual hunt in Antarctica. The coastguard said earlier that it would deploy an unspecified number of guards to protect the ships from anti-whaling activists.

Fisheries Agency official Tatsuya Nakaoku said the extra security was designed to ensure safer hunts, and ultimately help coastal towns that are largely rely on whaling as they recover from the March 11 disasters.


Sigh.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:36 AM
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2. Absolutely perverse. How could their consciences let them do this? Hideous. n/t
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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:54 AM
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4. They're doing important work...
There are so many unanswered questions -

How many whales can I kill today?
How long can I carry on hunting in a sancturary?
Who's going to eat this shit?
How much money can I steal from disaster victims?

These are, I'm sure you'll agree, the burning issues of the day. Thank the gods for these brave researchers...

:puke:

On the plus side, Nakaoku has just admitted they're into whaling, not research. Make a note of that.
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DetlefK Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:52 AM
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3. Question: How many papers have been published due to scientific whale hunting?
This is going on for at least 10 years now and no scientific results yet?
No published papers?
No talks at conferences?
No poster sessions at conferences?
And those "scientists" are still thrown money at?

Sounds somewhat suspicious...
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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:05 AM
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5. Approximately fuck all
Can get you an exact number if you need it... :s
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