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Fugitive Watson vows to prevent Japan killing a single whale

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hee hee! I love watching the usual suspects fall over themselves with hatred for Cpt Watson. Every year when the Japanese whale hunt fails in farcical manner, they get their knickers in a knot even more.

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SS and Watson are not 'ecoterrorists'. They are 'ecowarriors' and deserve support, not condemnation because they are doing the job that no government has the guts to do. And, it is not just whaling they are targeting. The SS warriors combat many environmental terrorists. "Give 'em hell!"

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I wish him every success.

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Watson has in effect declared war on Japan's fishing fleets. From now on Japanese fishing boats operating in the southern waters will need armed escorts ... Should be exciting ...

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Watson is very delusional.

"Delusional" is killing whales, then using the meat as pet food, because you're under the hallucination that lots of your consumers actually like the stuff.

Delusional is calling whales "cockroaches of the sea." And I could go on...

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Japan just keeps looking more & more daft, when are these fools going to give up this non-sense & quit wasting my taxes!

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Go SS crew!

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Whaling has been done for a long time before Watson existed.

So was having slaves.

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@Shumatsu_Samurai: I think he means eliminate as in remove. Not kill.

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Guess there goes more Fukushima relief funds for the 'coast guard' to travel in international waters! I hope Watson and his crew can achieve their aim without any violence on either party's part.

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ihope2eatwhales: "Whaling has been done for a long time before Watson existed."

In the Southern Ocean? with diesel ships? The whole notion that this is a war on culture is just a ridiculous fall-back excuse that anyone and everyone sees through, my friend. Once you point out the lack of science involved in the hunt, which is Japan's excuse, they immediately fall

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Wait for the "attack on our culture" (in the Southern Ocean) remarks from the J-government. They'll claim that whaling is a historical thing in Japan, conveniently forgetting they need to go outside Japan, in modern ships and with coast guard, to do it. If it weren't so pathetic it might be funny.

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SS has a very good chance this season of making catches very difficult.

SS will have 4 ships in the ocean.

It put an early end to whaling his year with only 2 ships, one damaged, and the Japanese Govt. admitted to funding whaling with funds from Tohoko. Not even the coast guard helped them, despite all the money pumped in.

When the whaling fleet if funded from donations, how can anyone really support that? Disgraceful.

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not again.

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His legal team can't dodge an interpol arrest warrant. It's only matter of time before they get him.

Ecoterrorist hahahaha funny label. He's more of a eco-pirate/ robin hood of the sea.

How can a person hunt a whale on a full stomach ????????

I understand if it's a 3rd world country hunting whale but Japan has plenty of food resources.

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Akemi: "I hope this man is caught soon. Japan needs to put diplomatic pressure on countries it believe is either holding Watson or supporting him."

What Japan needs to do is stop subsidizing a program that no one in Japan cares about except as a knee-jerk reaction to foreign pressure, and start caring about it's citizens and helping THEM. Do you know how much money goes from the government towards whaling, while 70% or more of the meat rots in freezers and no one wants to eat it anyway? Forget about the fact that Japan sends its COAST GUARD at $27 M US a pop to 'defend' the ships that whale nowhere near their waters, and forget about the fact that it's clearly got nothing to do with science.

KevinGoody: "those acts i just mentioned are acts of terrorism but i dont expect what i said to have any affect on your diluted brain but id thought id try"

Any accusations of eco-terrorism towards SS can just as easily be thrown back at the Japanese whalers, and then some. And I'm not even including the fact that they use sonic weapons to try and bring down helicopters, ram ships to sink them, spray water cannons, etc. Oops, guess I just did.

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Regardless, Paul Watson skips $320,000.00 bail in Germany. He has much more legal problems now than before He is no longer a free man.

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Just giving him and the movement exactly what he and they want. Good for him. Delusional is thinking that getting rid of him is going to quiet the movement. It will not. Arrested or not all your actions are just giving him more exposure. More exposure equals more world wide attention and disdain for the whalers. And that will just be an embarrassment for Japan. Ride on Paul.

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I wonder how much of the funds donated for the Toboku reconstruction the Japanese fisheries dept. and government will spend protecting their "research" fleet from the ecowarriors this year. it is a disgrace they would use those funds for such a farcicle venture. The sad reality is, SS and Watson are doing N/E Japan a favor by pressuring the J-Gov to give up their BS research. At least then, the donated funds can be used to get the 200,000 people back into houses and jobs. Instead of sending the whalers, sorry 'researchers', to the southern ocean to hunt whales, send them to Tohoku to build houses.

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Korea will be fine doing their research if they stick to waters around Korea, if they venture to the far corners of the earth they will get hammered for it...............anything else?

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He's not exactly painting a good image when his SS (also a poor thought out abbreviation) flag is a spin off from a pirate flag...

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Arrest this guy and feed him to the whales.

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Our legal team is working on exposing the local warrants from Costa Rica and Japan as being politically motivated with the objective of having Interpol disregard them.

So he means creating false documents to help his case, since a innocent guy has the right to ditch bail and go into hiding from Interpol. This guy is nuts and so are the people who lie for this guy

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Sounds like a fund raising activity more than anything else.

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kwatt: "Japan could not import enough food someday in the future due to bad harvest, desertification, climate change, etc. in case of food crisis many countries would go hunt whales if rich food are there..."

You just said Japan is okay at present, so why the need for whaling? Is Japan in a food crisis now? What happened to it being about science?

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International arrest warrant on his head. If he pop up in Sydney and then Australian police will arrest him. Watson has OCD.

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“It is expected that the Japanese will do whatever they can to stop us and one of their tactics is to eliminate me as the leader of this campaign"

I think this guys needs a shrink - he's clearly paranoid.

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While I don't partcularly care if Japan hunts whales or not it seems that it's not really a productve endeavour even if SS stayed home. So economically it's not viable, much like not importing rice to support the small farmers makes everybody pay more. It's stupid for the government to pour money into this while there is still work to be done cleaning up Fukushima.

At the same time SS is really pushing the envelope of safety at sea. Plus Watson is getting rich off the donations of all the people who back such foolishness. I think SS is actually counterproductive because it gets people in Japan worked up. Quiet negotiation and public relations on the real costs would do much better in Japan. But that won't get the publicity and money that Watson craves. So much for the whales.

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kwatt: "Data will prevent extinction of whales."

Yes, lethal hunting will prevent their extinction. Only in Japan does such logic fly!

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smithinjapanSep. 01, 2012 - 09:15AM JST kwatt: "Japan is now allowed legally by IWC rule to hunt sustainable amount of whales for the important research every year." Okay, tell us about the 'important research' then. I think in the past 20 or so years they've published, what, 44 >articles or something? The main theme of Japanese 'research' on whaling seems to be, "Look! there's one! That >means they're not all dead yet! Kill it!"

Tell us why South Korea has delared they are going to start Rerasearch Whakling,

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Ossan: "Tell us why South Korea has delared they are going to start Rerasearch Whakling,"

What is "whakling"? Do you mean "whaling"? Anyway, your off-topic attempt to attack me instead of actually posting on the topic aside, I have no idea why they are, if they are, starting 'rerasearch whakling', but if they are doing it in the Southern Ocean as Japan is, and sending their coast guard to boot, I am 100% against it as I am with Japan. So stop trying to label me as simply a Japan-basher and therefore lover of all things Korean -- I have ideals and I stick to them. In this case, I am against Japan's whaling program, which is clearly not the least about research but about government subsidies for a dying practice that takes place WELL outside of Japan's borders.

Now, do you have anything to contribute on the matter, or do you just want to try and insult me because you have no good retorts about the island issues?

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GW: "Korea will be fine doing their research if they stick to waters around Korea, if they venture to the far corners of the earth they will get hammered for it...............anything else?"

Precisely. Seems Ossan's carrying a bit of baggage if he thinks one would be for Korea whaling outside its waters but not Japan. I certainly would not be.

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Good luck to Watson and Sea Shepherd and stuff the whalers.

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Stop these useless tactics. Do it with love. A business man without customers is a failure. A king without subjects has no power. Just state you case to the World, get on their good side, and promote a biycott of Japanese products, services, and anything that smells Japanese. Not because of hate for Japan, but out of love so it can realize what it is doing wrong. When exports and sales of their products go down, then the governement can realize what is happening and can change its own priorities. Same goes with China's stance on the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. That is the Rosa Parks approach. No hate, but puyre love the old fashion way.

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Whalinh will end sooner or later. It's only a matter of time... when the old guard are gone the younger, less stuck-in-the-past politicians take over with their (hopefully) less conservative outlook on life.

As far as Watson goes - he and Assange make a great pair... two delusional, paranoid men hiding from the law and making fools of themselves with their paranoia.

I agree with Sea Shepherd's motives, just not their risk-taking.

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Paul Watson should rather come to land and face the music.

BTW, he is not a captain, never got the official certificate, which means he needs other qualified people to pilot his boats(aka Bethune, etc).

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It seems to be just a matter of time for Watson to get arrested as long as there is an interpol arrest warrant on him. He might not be down there next year. Just wonder how many countries would harbor him? He is a criminal.

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kwatt: "Japan is now allowed legally by IWC rule to hunt sustainable amount of whales for the important research every year."

Okay, tell us about the 'important research' then. I think in the past 20 or so years they've published, what, 44 articles or something? The main theme of Japanese 'research' on whaling seems to be, "Look! there's one! That means they're not all dead yet! Kill it!"

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Watson should do the right thing and give himself up and face the various charges/law-suits. He is not doing himself nor SSCS any favours right now nor their image.

I can compare him to Assange at the moment, i.e. a fugitive on the run and a coward(IMHO).

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How can a person hunt a whale on a full stomach ???????? I understand if it's a 3rd world country hunting whale but Japan has plenty of food resources.

Japan has plenty of food resources now as long as it can import food from other countries. Japan could not import enough food someday in the future due to bad harvest, desertification, climate change, etc. in case of food crisis many countries would go hunt whales if rich food are there, Hunting whales is not easy, rather much more difficult to hunt many whales every day in very spacious ocean without sufficient experience and technique.

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You just said Japan is okay at present, so why the need for whaling? Is Japan in a food crisis now? What happened to it being about science?

Japan is not yet in a food crisis but no doubt it will come sooner or later. It seems that Japan is doing good biological research to try not exterminate whales in the future because whales are important n precious marine lives as food. Japan is now allowed legally by IWC rule to hunt sustainable amount of whales for the important research every year.

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Fugitive Watson vows to prevent Japan killing a single whale

this is impossible japan kills lots of whales and dolphins near their shores. people eat whales, get over it. why don´t you harass your fellow countrymen hunting whales instead?

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Smithinjapan.

Read the IWC rules first. Incase you don´t get it let me explain to you the point according to IWC and the agreement among all members. You do scientific research in order to know how many whales you can hunt commercially. The reason why Canada is not a member of IWC is because they think IWC will make them be able to hunt less whales. So why isn´t Watson in Canada stopping Canadians from hunting highly endangered species?

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@Disillusioned if he's not an eco terrorist as you claimed then explain to me how in 1979 that his group rammed a vessel named the sierra or how in 1986 they caused nearly 1.8 million dollars worth of damage to equipment used by whalers in Iceland OR n 1992, they sabotaged two Japanese ships that were drift-net fishing for squid by cutting their nets and throwing stink bombs on board the boats.those acts i just mentioned are acts of terrorism but i dont expect what i said to have any affect on your diluted brain but id thought id try

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smithinjapanAug. 31, 2012 - 05:14PM JST Guess there goes more Fukushima relief funds for the 'coast guard' to travel in international waters! I hope Watson >and his crew can achieve their aim without any violence on either party's part.

Still haven't figured out that "Coat Guard" doesnt mean limited to te "coast"? Frankly if my relatives wre eating dogs I certainly wouldn't be leading the charge on a whaling thread. Not to mention that soon South Korea will be conducting "Research Whaling" as well. Shoud be interesting to watch slamming Japan's Research Whakling and defending Korea's Research Whaling at the same time.

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He is trying to make himself out to be a martyr, so that when his inevitable arrest occurs (for illegal stuff he did) he can go as a saint. Don't listen to his propaganda.

The truth of the matter is the man is a criminal. I don't condone the hunting of whales, but I don't condone greenies and other flakes telling people what to do and backing it up with violence and criminal intent. There is a legal method of addressing this issue-use it.

When it comes down to it though the thing that really gets my goat is that these greenies are really just bible bashers- forcing their opinions onto others. I'd hazard to say they are worse than bible bashers though, because their use of violence or "bashing" is very real.

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This fat fugitive just can't help but try to stay in the media spotlight. But he doesn't have he courage to come forward, answer the charges and fight them if he actually believe's he is in the right. But he's brave enough to claim that he will contine to "fight" while personally in hiding. This is a joke, the equivalent of a fearless annonymous internet poster.

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@smith

If many countries started to go hunt whales without rich data of long time scientific research, whales would be extinct soon. Japan does not want that way and do not want whales extinct at all. People say that whales are absorbed much mercury. but it depends on whales and parts of whale. They found it edible or not from the long time biological research. One of the most important research is how many offspring that whales can produce every year and health condition of whales. These data are changing slightly every year, not a big change. That's why they need research every year. Data will prevent extinction of whales.

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As an Interpol wanted man, he will be located soon. I have his picture on my phone. If I see him in the street in my country, I'll report him. So should people from all over the world. A crime is a crime.

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I hope this man is caught soon. Japan needs to put diplomatic pressure on countries it believe is either holding Watson or supporting him.

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Watson is very delusional. Whaling has been done for a long time before Watson existed. And it will continue for a long time after he is thankfully gone.

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