Anti-whaling activist 'boards Japanese ship'

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  1. vafish

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    Just out of curiosity I did some searches on stow-a-ways on ships.

    It is the transportation carrier's job to return the stow-a-way to their point of embarkation or their country of origin.

    It looks like the Japanese can hold him prisoner on board their ship until they return to his home country. There have been cases of stow-a-way's being held for over a year until the ship returns to their home country.

    Since the terrorist is from New Zealand they could conceivably hold him prisoner on the ship until the next time they go to New Zealand, which could be never.

    They also could just keep him on board until they get to the place where he boarded the ship and let him off.
     
  2. MarcoPolo

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    If nothing else, my google of keel hauling led me to "Pirate Rap". I guess there's something for everyone.

    (Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew is what I found)
     

  3. Trigger_Rush

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    Boats are a hell of alot bigger nowadays than they were when keel hauling was invented. They also have props now, too. Let's hope they go fore to aft and not port to starboard.
     
  4. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    Fixed it:supergrin:
     
  5. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    A less messy test to see if he has a tracking device they can put him in a dinghy and set him adrift and see if his fellow eco terrorists can find him.

    Preferably in the dead of night just like when he boarded.
     
  6. vafish

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    Do they have to waste a dingy?
     
  7. grendelprime

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    Not waste him, leave him adrift in a small boat. :tongueout:
     
  8. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    It would show their good intentions,

    and besides how were they to know the thing had a leak in it?
     
  9. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    Bah, they're whalers. They're not worried about messy...and why get hippy stink all over a dinghy? :supergrin:
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    THey could clean him up first. Tie a rope around him and drag him behind the ship for a day or two.
     
  11. crimsonaudio

    crimsonaudio 15 or 30?

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    Surprised no one has mentioned the three S's...

    Shoot, splash, shut-up.
     
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    First let me say I am NOT taking the side of the hippies.

    But you guys do realize that ALL COMERCIAL whaling has been banned by international treaty, and that the Japanese while may not be violating the letter of the law, they sure are violating the spirit of it.

    They are allowed to take "samples" for research purposes. It's funny how all the "research samples" end up packaged and sold as food in Japan.

    Blame the hippies all you want but the Japanese are not blameless in this.
     
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    Jeeze, man. What'd the ocean ever do to you?
     
  14. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Actually they are. You can argue that the convention did not adequately cover the subject of research but the Japanese are complying fully with the document, which they were signatories to, that created the International Whaling Commission. Here is the text of the relevant passage:

    Notice Japan is completely within it's rights to decide how many whales are taken for research. Notice also the convention requires as much of any whale carcass taken for research be used as possible.

    Japan also claims the sale of whale products from the harvested animals does not cover the cost of the research.
     
  15. vafish

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    It would be really funny if a killer whale ate him.
     
  16. KilgoreTrout

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    i support the killing of whales.

    gay baby whales too.

    by any means possible.

    if more whales were out of the ocean, the water levels would drop to offset greenlands melting.

    they have to die.
     
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    Cinic Spongy Member

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    Why do I have a hard time believing that?
     
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    Ditto.

    They are whaling.

    Samples my ass. A thinking person really has to have a hard time believing they are out there doing research.

    Now I hate hippies with a burning passion, but that does not blind me to the fact that the Japanese are whaling, plain and simple.

    The few times I have watched parts of that show I am really conflicted over who I want to "win".
     
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    It's too bad that dumbass didn't go down with his fancy batmobile ship.
     
  20. insanity.

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    How do you guys know the research isn't how much the sale of whale meat can bring over 100 years?