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slowry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-13-07 01:50 AM
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31. Ho boy.
Critical thinking skills? Lets see here:

So Sea Shepherd says they will ram the whalers and then a collision happens and you blame the whaling ship? Do you have any critical thinking skills? The Japanese govt. says it was the other way around.

That's some mighty critical thinking! It may be worth thinking critically about the fact that the Robert Hunter sustained damage port-side, at its stern, from one of the two times it was rammed. You can look up the meanings of those words at Merriam-Webster Online.

And even if the whaling ship did hit the greenpeace vessel, don't you think that it would be justifiable self-defense after being attacked with acid, grappling hooks, etc.?

First, Greenpeace had nothing to do with this incident, other than the fact that they, like the Robert Hunter, and the Farley Mowat, replied to the whaling scout ship's distress call -- a distress call with no merit, as they remained fully operational, after their attack. Here's to hoping we get to see the footage soon; should be fun!

Second, the Japanese "research" ships are killing whales for commercial purposes and have no justification for ramming anyone who is attempting to protect the whale sanctuary*.

Lets think now: why would they ram a SSCS ship and then send out a distress signal? There was an excellent thread earlier, in GD, here, which points out, wonderfully, the benefit of loudly making absurd accusations -- namely that the MSM will report them uncritically, only to later retract the story with 1/100th the effort they put into spreading the propaganda in the first place. We're seeing that here.

So frustrating and sad. You all sound SO MUCH like Freepers. It's sick.

Aside from that accusation being against the rules (correct me if I'm wrong), it couldn't be more ass-backwards. You are toeing the line of the Japanese government's propaganda machine. It's amazing to me that you say:

Meanwhile we are committing genocide against entire countries with OUR tax money, selling weapons as the world's arms dealer every second so that more are killed.

Yet you reserve your most strident screaming for this.

There are plenty of worthy causes out there to scream about, or, better yet, to actively participate in. You suggest anti-whaling isn't a cause worth fighting for, yet here you are, in all these threads, fighting for the cause of ignorance, by defending illegal whaling.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is not the bogeyman here. They aren't out to hurt anyone; they are just trying to protect whales in a whale sanctuary. Go figure.
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