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Old 28-06-2013, 19:40   #16
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This is probably the Japanese justification for the "research" that results in major whale culls each year. The season is just about to start again. May be the whales will fight back??
lets hope not, the sooner they are extinct the sooner we can worry about people.
of course those million and millions they spend saving animals will never go to feed starving children, or provide heath care in the 3rd world. humans are a low ranking animal as far as conversationalists are concerned.
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lets hope not, the sooner they are extinct the sooner we can worry about people.
of course those million and millions they spend saving animals will never go to feed starving children, or provide heath care in the 3rd world. humans are a low ranking animal as far as conversationalists are concerned.
Coming from a sailor, one would think you'd know that of the ocean dies, we all die.
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Old 28-06-2013, 19:43   #18
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Coming from a sailor, one would think you'd know that of the ocean dies, we all die.
we would survive without whales. they are very few, awesome to observe, but not important in the grand scheme of ocean life.
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You guys missed the point! The whale had an itch! It came to the boat to get its body rubbed, hence to get rid of the itch. The whale forgot to calculate that (Vector) F = m (Vector) A. Need I teach you everything?

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we would survive without whales. they are very few, awesome to observe, but not important in the grand scheme of ocean life.
Apparently you're fairly alone in your theory, thankfully.

http://oceanfocus.org/focus-areas/th...pecies/whales/

http://suite101.com/article/the-impo...rvival-a409427

http://www.ask.com/question/why-are-whales-so-important

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...bon-cycle.html

http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts...rotection.html

http://www.whalefacts.org/why-are-whales-important/

But hey, whatever man.
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Whales also help reduce pollution by extracting over 400,000 tonnes of carbon from the air each year.
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OK Mr. Little..."400,000 tonnes of carbon from the air?" Ummm...C12, C13*, Coal, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide? That carbon must be the type that floats, huh!

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OK Mr. Little..."400,000 tonnes of carbon from the air?" Ummm...C12, C13*, Coal, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide? That carbon must be the type that floats, huh!

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Well, hot shot, if you actually read this thread you'll notice (or maybe not, can never tell with some people) I never actually said that.

That's a cherry picked quote from one of the half dozen websites I cited to the as esteemed scientist that seems to think absolutely no negative repercussions would come to the ocean if all whales were extinct.

Oddly enough, none of the other 100+ reasons from those sites were attacked in such a childish way. And he can't even refute the science behind even that claim so he resorts to a 16yo girls texting habit.

Y'all take care Hope I never drop a hook near either of you, but hope more that you never hit a whale.

For the whales sake.
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Boat sinks, guys are rescued. 800 miles off Japan. Pretty remarkable they had the camera running.

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SENDAI (Kyodo) -- Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force on Friday rescued a blind sailor and his supporter in the Pacific off northeastern Japan after their small yacht was flooded with seawater, the Japan Coast Guard said.

Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, 46, and his supporter, 57-year-old newscaster Jiro Shimbo, were rescued at around 6:15 p.m. in waters around 1,200 kilometers southeast of Kinkasan Island in Miyagi Prefecture, the coast guard said.

They were taken to the MSDF's Atsugi Base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, the coast guard said, adding they were not injured and looked healthy.

Iwamoto, who has actively participated in yacht races for the visually impaired in and out of Japan, and Shimbo left Onahama port in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, last Sunday in a bid to cross the Pacific to San Diego, California.

Earlier Friday, an MSDF search-and-rescue amphibious aircraft tried to rescue the pair after their office sought help from the Japan Coast Guard in the morning, saying the 6-ton yacht, about 13 meters long and 3 meters wide, was flooded with seawater.

But stormy conditions prevented the aircraft from rescuing the two sailors, who were waiting to be rescued aboard a lifeboat.

The MSDF sent another amphibious aircraft to the area to replace the first plane, which had to turn back due to a shortage of fuel after attempting to rescue the pair for around an hour.

Iwamoto and Shimbo left Osaka on June 8 and called at Iwaki, where they presented two training yachts to a local high school and other clubs that lost their yachts in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, their office said.

Iwamoto and Shimbo had planned to arrive in San Diego in August.
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Oddly enough, none of the other 100+ reasons from those sites were attacked in such a childish way.
who studies whales?
a whale biologist.
what does a whale biologist do for a living/income?
studies whales.
so if all the whales are gone, who has the most to lose?
a whale biologist.
so why would a whale biologist say anything other then
"the whales are going extinct, we must protect and study them!"?

i don't blame them, they have to sell themselves.

and don't get me wrong i like whales, just like i like moose, alligators, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, and dolphins.
i just like people 10,000,000,000 times more.
to spend 100's of millions on protecting animals while children die, is unacceptable.
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If all the whales are gone, who has the most to lose? All of us.

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Well I think we got your point(less) point. In my opinion there are too many people on the planet. Not enough whales. People cause global contamination, not whales. They are starving because they exceed their natural quotient. Too many to survive!
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Well I think we got your point(less) point. In my opinion there are too many people on the planet. Not enough whales. People cause global contamination, not whales. They are starving because they exceed their natural quotient. Too many to survive!
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"In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it."
we each need only 1.2 acres to eat very well.
there is over 6 billion acres in north America alone. we are a small country.
the current theory says America can support 3 billion people alone.
seeing as how we only have 250 million, we have a long way to go.
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