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Re: the price is right?

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:24 am

I don't get this Whale Wars stuff. Why isn't anybody packing heat?
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Re: the price is right?

Postby BirdBrain » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:12 am

Pudge wrote:I don't get this Whale Wars stuff. Why isn't anybody packing heat?


Until you've seen a whale on the open sea, it is hard to understand.


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Re: the price is right?

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:08 pm

I have seen whales in the open sea, I've been whale watching, and saw some orcas.

But I don't get why the Japanese aren't packing heat.
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Re: the price is right?

Postby Wease » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:33 pm

Pudge wrote:I have seen whales in the open sea, I've been whale watching, and saw some orcas.

But I don't get why the Japanese aren't packing heat.


For what reason? Nothing the anti-whaling folks done would allow a response with deadly force under international law.

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Re: the price is right?

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:00 pm

Wease wrote:
Pudge wrote:I have seen whales in the open sea, I've been whale watching, and saw some orcas.

But I don't get why the Japanese aren't packing heat.


For what reason? Nothing the anti-whaling folks done would allow a response with deadly force under international law.

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But what's to stop the whalers from shooting a big hole in the other boat's hull?
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Re: the price is right?

Postby DaveWaz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:21 pm

Did you guys see the South Park Whale Wars episode, f'n hillarious :lol:
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Re: the price is right?

Postby Wease » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:29 pm

Pudge wrote:
Wease wrote:
Pudge wrote:I have seen whales in the open sea, I've been whale watching, and saw some orcas.

But I don't get why the Japanese aren't packing heat.


For what reason? Nothing the anti-whaling folks done would allow a response with deadly force under international law.

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But what's to stop the whalers from shooting a big hole in the other boat's hull?



Fear of jail? International waters does not equal no laws. The world's Navies take a dim view of open warfare between ships at sea. If the Green peace'ers are US citizens, I am fairly certain that they can sue in US courts.

Admiralty law is decently well settled law and corporations are generally risk adverse and whalers don't want to eat up their profits on stupid avoidable expenses.
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