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Michael Seefeldt

"Jawohl wie geht's?"

Stanfield, OR, USA
male, age 51
married
government
Speaks: English, German
Joined Feb 10, 2002
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Joined Feb 10, 2002 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Breast Cancer Awareness, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Koala Hospital Port Macquarie, AU, Oceana, Pets in Need, Race for the Big Cats, Race for the Rainforest, Surviving PTSD
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Birthday Aug 24, 1963  
Languages English, German  
About Me Was born in Germany, I have a deep affection for the Oceans and sea life, especially whales and marine mammals. I am a happily married man, who adores his wife.
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Political Leaning Conservative
Religions Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!  
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My Philosophy Live and let live, treat others as you would expect to be treated
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If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would not want to be a politician, but while I have some space here, I would like everyone to check out this following link, please: http://www.themeatrix.com/
What/who changed my life and why my wife, because of her kindness and because she is the nicest person I know.
What Bugs Me ignorance, global warming, disrespect, Any one that would hurt an animal  
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What Scares Me global warming, heights, snakes  
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Interests fishing, pets, Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Environment, Evolution, Gardening/Farming, Genealogy, Zoology, Psychology, Photography, Oceanography, Oceanography, Oceanography, Oceanography, Oceanography, Marine Studies  
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Movies Jaws, Dances With Wolves, E.T. - the Extra Terrestrial  
TV Shows Ghost Hunters, Rome, Six Feet Under, Hill Street Blues  
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Favorite Places at home, in the wilderness  
Can't Live Without Love, Oxygen, Food, Water, most of all: my wife  
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    Jan 26, 2008 2:14 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 10)
    By Blaine Harden
     Aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, which has been dogging the Japanese whaling fleet since Jan. 12, environmental activists scoff.

    "If you say you want to be a world leader in environmental issues, then you send ships out to hunt whales, you lose credibility," Sara Holden, coordinator of the Greenpeace whales campaign, said in a telephone interview. "Of course this is hurting their image."

    Special correspondent Akiko Yamamoto contributed to this report.

    URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22850908/page/2/


    Jan 26, 2008 2:13 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 9)
    By Blaine Harden

    "By using such 'environmental power' to the fullest," Fukuda said this month, "I will promote a shift to a low-carbon society, which will serve as a precedent for the world." Aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, which has been dogging the Japanese whaling fleet since Jan. 12, environmental activists scoff.

    "If you say you want to be a world leader in environmental issues, then you send ships out to hunt whales, you lose credibility," Sara Holden, coordinator of the Greenpeace whales campaign, said in a telephone interview.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:12 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 8)
    By Blaine Harden
    "The anti-whaling camp has been insisting only on conservation," said Moronuki, the Fisheries Agency official. "This contradicts the spirit of the commission."

    He said that unless the IWC moves this year to allow commercial whaling, the organization "will collapse," as far as Japan is concerned. "We consider whales as one of our fishing resources," Moronuki said. "If we compromise about whales, we may have to compromise about all our fishing."

    Japan's much-criticized whale hunt is underway at a time when the country's leader, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, is trying to market Japan as an environmental role model.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:10 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 7)
    By Blaine Harden

    Citing the language of the IWC charter, Japan notes that the organization was created in 1946 not only to conserve whales but also to "make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry."

    The world's whale population has substantially recovered since the ban on commercial hunting, Japan argues, so it is now time for "normalization" -- sustainable hunting of species whose numbers have bounced back. "The anti-whaling camp has been insisting only on conservation," said Moronuki, the Fisheries Agency official.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:07 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 7)
    By Blaine Harden
    The humpback kill would have been the first in more than 40 years for a recovering species whose numbers had been reduced by about 90 percent by industrial whaling.

    Under pressure from the United States and the European Union, where the humpback holds a special place in environmentalists' hearts, Japan backed away from that hunt. But the fleet is proceeding against the rest of the prey.

    Japan: Time for 'normalization'
    The 78-member International Whaling Commission (IWC) imposed the global ban in 1986 and has since declined to lift it, despite repeated demands to do so from Japan and other countries that support whaling.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:03 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 6)
    By Blaine Harden

    Several days after that, Greenpeace whaling opponents maneuvered a small inflatable boat between a Japanese whaling ship and a tanker in a bid to block a refueling.

    Meanwhile, the Japanese government is expressing increasing impatience with international rules that ban commercial whaling. "As far as the whale issue is concerned, our position is rigid," said Hideki Moronuki, chief of the whaling section of Japan's Fisheries Agency. "We have made so many compromises already."

    The Japanese originally announced that they would take up to 50 humpback whales in the current hunt in addition to 800 minke and 50 fin whales.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:02 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 5)
    By Blaine Harden

    In the Southern Ocean earlier this month, two activists from the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd boarded a Japanese whaler on the high seas by jumping onto a low deck from a speedboat. They were promptly grabbed by crewmen as other activists videotaped the stunt from the speedboat.

    Rhetoric on both sides quickly escalated, with Sea Shepherd officials accusing the Japanese of assault and kidnapping and Japanese officials in Tokyo calling Sea Shepherd a "terrorist group."

     


    Jan 26, 2008 2:00 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 4)
    By Blaine Harden

    "This is not scientific whaling," Kevin Rudd, Australia's new Labor prime minister, said recently. "This is commercial whaling."

    Using language that seemed to mark a shift in Australian foreign policy, Rudd said his government intends to "accumulate an evidence base" for a legal challenge that would "end commercial whaling, period."

    An Australian federal court order demanding that Japan abandon its hunt was hand-delivered this week by the Humane Society International to a Japanese whaling firm in Tokyo. The firm refused to accept it.


    Jan 26, 2008 1:59 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West (part 3)
    By Blaine Harden

    Culture clash
    The hunt also seems to be widening a cultural chasm between Japan and the Western world. Many people here regard whale as merely seafood. But in much of the West, the whale is special. It is not a creature to be sliced thin and served on a plate with ginger and grated garlic.

    (Ohana serves minke whale sashimi. It has a dark red color, a soft texture and a delicate taste, not fishy, a bit like carpaccio.)

    Courts and political leaders in Australia are trying and, so far, failing to stop the Japanese from whaling in Antarctic waters over which Australia claims jurisdiction. The claim to those waters is not generally recognized by other countries, and certainly not by Japan.


    Jan 26, 2008 1:56 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West
    By Blaine Harden (part 2)

    An international ban on whaling grants an exception for scientific hunts, and Japan's whaling fleet uses it nearly every year to harpoon several hundred whales -- killing and dissecting the animals is the best way to study their physiology and learn how to safeguard them, Japanese officials contend. The fleet then brings home thousands of tons of whale meat for sale to grocery stores and restaurants such as Ohana.

    The hunt is on again this year in Antarctica's Southern Ocean. It's generating photogenic high-seas confrontations between whaling vessels and eco-activists while severely straining relations between Australia and Japan, longtime allies and major trading partners.


    Jan 26, 2008 1:55 PM

    Michael S. (3)

    A clash of views on whale-loving (part one)

    Creature is a delicacy in Japan, a cause in the West
    By Blaine Harden
    The Washington Post
    updated 10:02 p.m. PT, Fri., Jan. 25, 2008

    TOKYO, Jan. 25 - At Ohana, a restaurant not far from the Japanese parliament in central Tokyo, a small plate of chilled raw whale costs $17.50. Grilled whale is $9, while whale in a hot pot goes for $29.

    The mammalian flesh for these dishes -- available year-round and served mostly to businessmen older than 40 -- comes from Japan's annual whale hunt, carried out, the government here declares, to advance "scientific" knowledge of cetaceans.


    Jan 26, 2008 2:11 AM

    Michael S. (3)

    Thank God another year's In-Service Training is over. 


    Dec 24, 2007 3:39 PM

    Linda S. (2)

    Merry Christmas!


    Feb 19, 2007 4:56 AM

    Michael S. (3)


    Tell the Presidential Candidates to Make Global Warming a Priority!
    Feb 14, 2007 4:16 PM

    Linda S. (2)


    More Care2 Stickies Here!
    Jan 18, 2007 10:02 PM

    Linda S. (2)
    Cool background, dude!
    Dec 30, 2006 4:39 PM

    Linda S. (2)
      Happy New Year!

    Linda

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