Japanese whalers slaughter minke and calf in name of science

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Post by Nick-W » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:29 pm

C'ress, I'm 99% positive that krill and regular plankton are not overly effective in regulating carbon dioxide levels.

You are probably thinking of phytoplankton and there levels could easily be boosted by dumping iron particles off the southern tip of New Zealand.

I dont think whales live of plants do they?

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Post by infectious » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:03 pm

better have alot of iron paticles!

Phytoplankton, or algae, are very effective at regulating CO2 levels in the atmosphere as they photosynthesise to produce food and as a by-product turn the CO2 into O2... the water in the ocean also absorbs alot of CO2...
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Post by daryl » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:48 am

smnmntl wrote:
Rockin' Ron wrote:Anyone ever eaten veal from an unborn calf?


It's delicious alright... but fisting the pregnant cow to get it is the really fun part

Try tying ropes to a calf and pulling it out by 4WD.

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Post by daryl » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:52 am

oldman wrote:
smnmntl wrote:
Rockin' Ron wrote:Anyone ever eaten veal from an unborn calf?


It's delicious alright... but fisting the pregnant cow to get it is the really fun part

You're just in a purple patch at the moment there Simon. Some of your work over the last week has been your best ever.

Worth every one of my 8 cents a day.
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Post by offshore1 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:08 pm

Nick-W wrote:
I dont think whales live of plants do they?



Chamberess's whales do. Strict vegetarians. They also do yoga.


Sadly, there's no easier target for a jap harpoonist than a meditating blubbertard.

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Post by Shaunm » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:21 pm

Using the term 'Jap' to descibe Japanese is uncool and racist.

Using the term Japcrap to desribe an old Toyota is however acceptable

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Post by offshore1 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:34 pm

Shaunm wrote:Using the term 'Jap' to descibe Japanese is uncool and racist.

Using the term Japcrap to desribe an old Toyota is however acceptable


Imagemy '86 Toyota Tercel riceburner :wink:


Apologies to all honourable Land of Rising Sun scientists/harpoonists out there on the high seas; may your sushi supply be never-ending and your life be full of blubber.... :wink:

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Post by Shaunm » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:37 pm

Dont you guys have vehicle inspections prior to registration renewals?

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Post by puurri » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:47 pm

smnmntl wrote:
offshore1 wrote:
Nick-W wrote:
I dont think whales live off plants do they?


Chamberess's whales do. Strict vegetarians. They also do yoga


Chamberess' whales are nothing more than a reflection of her own ideals & self-image. Therefore it stands to reason that they also do capoeria, worry about their weight, take their ethical bearings from Sportsgirl-level thinkers like David Suzuki, consider themselves several cuts above the common run of their fellow mammals & lecture everyone all the time. Their unique undersea sonar communication system means that their irritating fuschia pontifications can be heard for several thousand kilometres. More than enough reason to harpoon their fat middlebrow office drone asses


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BTW Pommy journal "Nature": ran a bigger scenario on this abt 1995 (bit of Giaia plus...)

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Post by heefcoate » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:51 pm

half of australia is apparently obese the japanese should harpoon them. they can do it in the name of research.

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Post by Lairdy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:48 pm

heefcoate wrote:half of australia is apparently obese the japanese should harpoon them. they can do it in the name of research.


Ha ha! Get a Harpoon rigged up in one of those car parks where you have a Macca's, Domino's and Krispy Kremes engrossed on the landscape. As the sugar cravers leave their grasing houses give them a good ole harpoon for afters... That would make people think twice before visiting those sugary places.

Mind you - then they would just dial up a takeaway instead to avoid the wrath of the Japanese... :? - Then the research would be floored and the Japanese might have to pretend that the killings are for research :?

H'mmm?

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Post by offshore1 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Shaunm wrote:Dont you guys have vehicle inspections prior to registration renewals?



sure we do shaunm, but rember this is North Carolina we're talking about here; you have to call first.

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Post by Shaunm » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:20 pm

or worse still, head to the next county
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Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:12 pm

Just read an interesting profile of Paul Watson in the New Yorker from late last year.

Seems that he came from a heavily abusive household, beaten badly by father, lost his mother young, and subsequently left home young, living semi-wild around Canadian university campuses for years before getting tied up in Greenpeace.

Three marriages, one child (a daughter).

Also badly beaten up by seal fishermen when trying to get in the way of baby-seal-clubbing in Canada.

Considered a near saint by many Hollywood actors/directors/etc, some of whom have kicked down big to support various activities.

Most interesting and complex bloke...I think not as he appears, at least in the news etc.

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