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Open Thread - 2/9/2012


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, Video )

TomCat
- 535 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).



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Pat A. (117)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:25 am
TomCat thank you for watching the videos Sea Shepherd protecting whales without endangering anyone else I'm afraid that I just can't watch such things, I get into desperate straits and so wretched thinking of the poor whales, that I truly thank anyone who has watched such things and can give me an unbiased opinion. I am glad Paul Watson went to join his boat again and save the whales.

Sorry that your COPD was bad again and am very glad you are resting for a while.

Hooray that Yoko Ono and others have formed a high profile pressure group against fracking it seems that no matter where we are in the world, unless we unite and stand up for what we believe in and speak out loudly, we will not only get ridden over roughshod, but some poor souls will die from fracking and the ailments it causes beyond attrocious! At least Yoko Ono can get publicity for the cause.
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:54 am

t's great that Yoko has joined the fight, along with Mark Ruffalo,Susan Sarandon, Josh Fox the army grows and some more cash flow for mini-documentaries like the one you posted and a shorter commercial. Our fight in NY is scoming to a precipice the SGEiS (environmental health impact statement (which excludes any mention of "health") is due for submission this week, which means that the regulations (so poorly written that a civilian can easily discover flaws in favor of the industry (we submitted over 204'000 letters of critique of these regs to the DEC), after the SGEIS is submitted these "regulations must be submitted within 2 weeks and the Governor must make a decision probably by the end of the month! Trips to Albany and protests here in NYC keep us pretty occupied.

Preparing for Feb 17th rally for global warming in DC!!!!

Hope you rest up and feel better Tom thanks for the mention of the Sea Shepherds!


 

Yvonne White (231)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:55 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Pat because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to lee because you have done so within the last week.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:28 am
I couldn't send one to Pat either, but I starred Lee's arse big time. :-)
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:48 am
Puzzle 3:30 I was just buzzing along until I got smoked by TC, stopping me in mid flight.

MoveOn It was difficult to watch the video because the sound kept breaking up. That said, I know enough about fracking to know that it should be illegal. From contaminated water to earthquakes caused by the enormous pressure put into the ground, fracking is good for no one except the companies that benefit from it. Did anyone notice that some of the trucks bore the name 'Haliburton' on them. Could that be Chickenhawk Cheney's company? It would certainly make sense that that cold hearted bastard would be profiting from the pain of others.

NY Times I too hope that everyone, on both sides of the border stays safe. Where my family lives in Ontario, they were getting approximately 40 cm of snow and howling winds as was the Lake Ontario-St Lawrence Seaway corridor. Out here, when we get big snow storms like a few years ago around Christmas, the skiers are the ones having the most fun skiing to get groceries etc.

Huffington Post An ecological and legal boondogle. I feel like I gre up around the name Sea Shepherd and remember rainbow coloured zodiaks at one time.


"In December, our ships will sail forth for the ninth campaign to oppose the outlaw Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary."

The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is a vast conservation area around Antarctica in which commercial whaling operations are banned.

So the Japanese are targeting Sea Shepherd and Watson, yet they are the ones who are the criminals whaling in an international whale sanctuary and burning diesel at too low temperatures against the law. It is against all common decency to go after endangered species, let alone against the law. The Japanese and others need to change their ways.

I have never seen Whale Wars but since it is television, I won't be able to (no cable). I have in the past seen pictures of Japanese factory whaling ships and was thoroughly disgusted.

Cartoon Ah, Joe McCarthy, the godfather of 'a communist behind every curtain'. This man single handedly created more fear and intimidation than any other that I know of, simply by turning every liberal thinking individual into a communist sympathiser in a time when the US was locked in a cold war with the USSR. Countless careers were ruined, and people defamed and imprisoned.
 

. (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:18 am
noted with thanks, great comments, all!
 

Kevin A. (68)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:38 pm
You can watch Whale Wars online at http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/whale-wars
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thanks
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:24 pm
The fight is nearly won. A mountain of whale meat lies unconsumed in Japan. The populace have for some reason or another, lost its taste for this traditional meat. Pure economics may win in the end. Next stop Wagu meat???
 

Gary A L. (132)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:04 pm
thanks tc hope you feel better
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:57 pm
Please sign and forward this petition.....Emergency Deadline Feb. 11
US Dept of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, plans to dump 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal into the marketplace for use in the manufacturing of consumer products, such as zippers, belt buckles, eyeglass frames, jewelry, watches, silverware, toys, pet bowls, leashes and metal knee or other replacements
Cancer anyone?
 

Mary T. (188)
Monday February 11, 2013, 1:05 pm
Thanks Tom, Bravo to Sea Shepard, Thanks Dandelion for the petition signed and shared already.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:19 am
noted, thanks Tom hope you are feeling better now
 
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