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DJboothMay. 18, 2013 - 08:44PM JST
Come on! Hitler & crew were only war crinals because the victors said so!(sarcasm intended). So what would happen if German PM & gov said "it is ok for us to visit Hitler & crew's war graves, because is our country so we can do what we want"???
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
DJboothMay. 18, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
888naf, the BIG difference between Germany & Japan,(& it shows in it relations with neighboring countries), is that Germany actually accepts it's actions in WW2, not only does it accept it's past bad deeds, teaches them in schools, but also makes it by law that saying it never happened is ILLEGAL & prosecution happens for nationals that try to deny the past autrocites committed, meanwhile in Japan we teach children Japan did nothing wrong, US just dropped 2 atomic bombs for no reason, we are the victim, all our neighbors are just angry over nothing, as Prime Minister I can go & praise war criminals! Gee yeah, theta not much difference between Germany & Japan, once again Japan playing the victim card, & right wing extremist getting more support in doing so. If you wish to learn from histories mistakes, first the young need to be taught them...
DJboothMay. 18, 2013 - 05:59PM JST
& I defend mine & others right to have a memorial ceremony for those who fought & gave their lives, & for the crew of Enola Gay, but oh that's right we tried to do that but Abe & co were offended & protested so was cancelled, guess what is good for the goose is not always good for the gander... USA needs to start playing the victim as Japan does... Just saying...
DJboothMay. 13, 2013 - 11:10AM JST
arrestpaul, the Costa rician gov has no Interpol notice out for a Paul Watson, nor does Germany, I suggest you check their page for some facts before posting... :))
Posted in: Anti-whalers ask supporters for cash to fund next campaign
DJboothMay. 12, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
Mr Ossam you speak of 1,400,00 being spent on legal costs, then you would also know that money was spent in the following;(a) a frivolous law suit bought by "fish & fish" after being caught illegally fishing Tuna in the Medateranean, this case SSCS won, second was legal cost defending Japans case in the US, a case that was set up to drain funds otherwise used for campaigns.
The 300,000 bail money you talk of in Germany, & legal cost were paid by Paul personally, NOT FROM SSCS DONATIONS! But you know this already but like to try to twist facts to try to justify your unjustifiable case. Just as you also know Germany has dropped it's Interpol case & returned the bail money! Once again facts you do not wish to admit as it would damage your lies.
The frivolous law suit you speak of in Europe is being done pro-bono, so as an American you would understand; no win, no pay.
Just getting out my cheque book now for the next campaign. GO SSCS :))
DJboothApr. 15, 2013 - 03:23AM JST
& FYI information Japan has only once requested an Aus gov vessel be sent, previously when Aus gov has sent a customs ship Japan gov protested it, so please stop trying to twist facts, & for that matter IF SS crew were infact breaking international law, & were infact terrorists & criminals as you have stated, then why were they not arrested when arriving at port, even though they were searched as Jgov request?
Posted in: Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at U.N. world court
DJboothApr. 15, 2013 - 02:51AM JST
The less whales are close to Jwhaling vessels then the safer they are! & if that is your belief that ships,(& there is a difference between a ship & a boat), then how could you possibly support a fleet of ships heading to a whale sanctuary seeking out whales for close interaction with harpoons?!?!?
& whale watching from a small boat does not hurt them in any way. Meanwhile actively hunting them down & shooting an exploding harpoon in it's back, or stomach, or head does, it kills them. Am sure if you ask any biologist if chasing them down & shooting exploding harpoons into them, or going out on a small boat & viewing them from a safe distance, which would be the least harmful interaction? & more often than not whales actively choose to swim up to a boat & interact, we do not chase them, unlike Jwhalers, who travel to the other side of the globe to chase them!
& a ship strike is from a ship, a vessel bigger than them, whale whatching is done from boats, smaller than them, so in a collision in the whale whatching industry between a boat & a whale the boat would be the loser, never heard of it happening though.
& you state whale whatching is a horrendous business, yet you defend JARPA2 by stating some of the vessels are not there to harpoon them, but to simply whatch them, so therefor traveling to the otherside of the globe to go whale whatching? & in ships which will injure or kill a whale in a collision... Hmmm?
DJboothApr. 15, 2013 - 02:28AM JST
& I must ask once again as you have stated;"Japan only hunts non-endangered species", are not Sperm Whales, Sei whales, Fin whales, & Humpback whales on the CITES "red list", which means CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, yet have a look through the ICR's quota's, & whales killed list & see for yourself by their own admissions of just how many critically endangered species they activly go out to hunt & slaughter. So please answer the question, why do you state "Japan ONLY hunts non-endangered species", when it is there for all to see Japan not only hunts, but purposely goes out to hunt CRITICALLY ENDANGERED species???
DJboothApr. 15, 2013 - 02:12AM JST
Sorryr Ossam, the "Global MORITORIUM" on whaling was agreed to be lifted once whale stocks reach above 90% of global stocks 100yrs previous, not when Japan bribes enough nations to join the IWC & vote with them!
The "Mexico Treaty" has nothing to do with the IWC, have a look, & check out all the violations of the treaty which Japan signed & agreed to, including NO vessel to vessel refueling below 60, NO dumping of refuse off vessels,(including human or animal waste, & 60% of the whale carcass is dumped).
You actually stated Japan as much as anyone wants "preserves", or in another word a sanctuary. Are you now saying Japan did not vote against the Sth American proposal to the IWC for a "Sth Atlantic Whale Samctuary", a proposition that may I add came from ALL SURROUNDING COUNTRIES, & BLOCKED by Japan using it's voting block of bribed nations to BLOCK the passing of in the committee?
As for the IWC scientific committee, they have stated JARPA1 & 2 are UNNECESSARY, & agreeded with the motions calling on Japan to cease them. Further more they have stated countries supplying data from NON-LETHAL research is supplying more valuable data, to which all countries surrounding Antarctica joined together to join forces in non-lethal research & asked Japan to join in, Japan refused as there would be no meat to send home...
DJboothApr. 15, 2013 - 01:36AM JST
& may I add, I will also continue to keep doing all I can to protect them, & not for monetary reasons, but having personally interacted with them, & personally seen the joy of children, adults of all nations,(including Japanese), seeing the smiles on those peoples faces after interreacting with another species that has the ability to kill them but chooses not to, because of it's gentle compassionate nature. & also seeing whales enjoying the interaction, including mothers with new born calves "proudly showing them off", & allowing humans to interact with their baby, despite the decimation we have bought to their spieces, & Japan still does today, including mothers & their new born calves...
DJboothApr. 14, 2013 - 04:24AM JST
A Realist, is Norway or Iceland hunting whales in an INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SANCTUARY? oh but wait it's all about beef right? & if so why does Japan need to have over 6,000 Tons of whale meat stored in freezers that it cannot sell, but still spend tens of millions to go hunt in a sanctuary on the other hemisphere? Oh that's right because it is not actually about beef, is about J pride...
DJboothApr. 14, 2013 - 04:11AM JST
& as for Aus V Japan in the ICJ, the IWC has passed several motions requesting "Japan cease it's JARPA1 & JARPA2 programs, as they serve no scientific basis", & create conflict within the IWC...
DJboothApr. 14, 2013 - 04:00AM JST
& as for others comments regarding IWC setting quotas for commercial whaling, pls have a look at why the GLOBAL MORITORIUM was introduced; because INFACT THEY DID! Countries such as Japan then chose to violate those treaties & agreed quotas & whale numbers were still being decimated. A GLOBAL MONITORIUM was the only answer.
& to iwanttoeatwhales, it was agreed then the moratorium would not be lifted until whale stocks had returned to 90% of numbers to previous 100yrs, NOT that it would be lifted in 1990!
DJboothApr. 14, 2013 - 03:48AM JST
Mr Ossam, your claims "no one else in the world gives a damn about whales", well if that was the case then why not has the global moritorium been overturned in the IWC, ESP when Japan bribes many nations to vote with them in the IWC. As for your comment Japan wants sanctuaries why then did Japan use it's voting block of bribed nations to block the Sth Atlantic sanctuary, far away from Japanese hunting grounds.
Then you continue on about how Japan only hunts non-endangered whales, have another look at the hunting quota issued by the ICR, you will find it includes 50 Humpbacks, & another 50 Fin whales, both species listed as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Then let's take a look at JARPN, all hunts contain both Sei whales, & borderline extinct Sperm whales, & in ALL recent JARPN hunts the ICR lists the numbers for slaughtering CRITICALLY ENDANGERED whales listed on the RED LIST by CITES.
& you claim Aus will DEFFINATELY LOOSE it's case against Japan in the ICJ, well all they have to show is Japan is not conducting "SCIENTIFIC REASERCH", but is in fact a "COMMERCIAL HUNT",in a designated sanctuary & is quite easily done by showing photos from a single trip by a customs vessel showing J-whalers hunting for single pods & massacring them, NOT infact taking animals from different pods, in different areas, much as a SCIENTIFIC survey would do, & how actual scientist would behave
Then you have ALL the breaches of the Mexico Treaty, never mind COMMERCIALLY HUNTING in a GLOBALLY accepted whale SANCTUARY...
DJboothApr. 10, 2013 - 09:19PM JST
A few months ago it was the Koerean soccer players saying Dokuo is ours, then the Chinese, then Sea Shepherd, now Nth Korea, the Jgov always needs something to keep the populace in fear, & maintain control as it keeps it's "we are the VICTIM" story going, doesn't it?
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DJboothApr. 10, 2013 - 08:47PM JST
& a role model to the world of how to lie to your populace & keep control of them by knocking the nail that stands up down...
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DJboothMar. 29, 2013 - 10:32PM JST
& Mr Arrestpaul, if in fact your comment about "anti-whalers were the vocal minority" were in fact true, then why in an international comity on whaling, the IWC, has not the GLOBAL MORITORIUM ON WHALING not been overturned? Don't worry I can answer it for you, the vocal pro-whalers are in fact the minority...
Posted in: Sea Shepherd sues Japanese whalers in Netherlands for piracy
DJboothMar. 29, 2013 - 10:24PM JST
Dear Mr Arrestpaul, if in fact the rest of the world did not care about whaling as you state, then why would the Aus & NZ gov's be taking the J gov to the ICJ, why would Chilean gov tell J gov" if the whaling ships enter 1ft into Chilean waters the ships would be impounded & all crew thrown into jail" 1yr ago, why would Sth American countries try to pass a "international backed whale sanctuary in the Atlantic"? That's right, because in fact the right wing Japanese are actually the vocal minority as you describe it. The rest of the world recognizes & abides by the IWC GLOBAL MORITORIUM on whaling, Japanese gov is the MINORITY that choose to not abide by it. Unlike many other nations whose history involved whaling, & some dating way further back than Japans.
Also for your information only 2 SS ships are registered in the Netherlands, SS has 4 ships, so yes another country also registers their ships, & nor were they boarded by police upon their arrival in port, which does not support your statements of criminals, or terrorists arriving at an international port very well does it?
& funny how you describe them "garbage scows", yet until just last yr one was infact a well maintained J gov "RESEARCH" vessel, it still has its markings there today to prove such!
DJboothMar. 27, 2013 - 08:28PM JST
& as for "attacking" a vessel approaching from the port quarter to a vessel maintaining speed & course & correctly notifying local vessels via radio of it's intent makes the offending vessel the NM, then the fact it used water cannons the flood/disable the other vessel, & throw grenades down a exhaust pipe/smoke stack! Gee I wonder who was the attacking/aggressive vessel? Pretty obvious to me & the rest of the world...
DJboothMar. 27, 2013 - 08:05PM JST
Seems reasonable to me & the rest of the world Jwhalers would stop ILLEGALLY POACHING IN A DESIGNATED SANCTUARY! & for those that don't understand what a "sanctuary" is, it is a place where no hunting takes place, just as hunting rhinos in designated sanctuaries is ILLEGAL.
Also just as refueling below the 60 degree parallel is also ILLEGAL, as agreed to by the documents signed by Japan in the Mexico Treaty.
& as for "rules of the road" re maritime law it is very simple , a vessel approaching from the port quarter MUST GIVE WAY, unlike the Jwhaling vessels do, they MUST ALSO NOTIFY ANY LOCAL VESSELS OF THEIR INTENT, course, & speed, UNLIKE Jwhaling vessels do. As for collisions all masters of vessels must do all they can to avoid said collision, UNLIKE Jwhaling vessels, & just for proof just look up multiple collisions of the Nishan Maru & GreenPeace vessels, yrs previous to SS being in Antarctica, & collisions blamed on the master of the NM by maritime authorities. Funny how the NM has had multiple collisions with environmental vessels & ALL of these have been caused by the master of the NM, & by him approaching the vessel with right of way & ramming it!
About time these negligent & law breaking masters are bought before the courts...
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