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  •  I think they were meant to be harsh (11+ / 0-)

    And this was back in 1975. 35 years later we still have to fight the same battles we did back then. Makes you wonder if change is even possible?

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 02:44:49 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, they need to be harsh to make (6+ / 0-)

      people understand what's going on.

      As the diarist has shown, the past 30 years or more have not stopped whaling. Has Greenpeace slowed the devastation? I hope so.

      you (Repubs) lie down with "Nazi"-chanters, you get up with a responsibility for what they might do. -David Corn

      by Gorette on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 02:52:01 PM PDT

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    •  In 1975 I attended the first International Whale (8+ / 0-)

      Symposium which was held in - of all places - Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University.

      It was held there because a student whose passion was organizing (rather than specific whale or nature issues) was attending IU.

      Greenpeace was a fledgling organization then...all sorts of fabulous people & organizations were there for a week.  National Geographic people, Roger Paine...artists, musicians, scientists from around the world.  The only ones missing were the Cousteaus.

      It was just incredible.  One scientist received a film regarding his studies he had not seen yet...so we were able to share in his excitement and astonishment at his first time viewing his raw footage.

      A Japanese scientist was there - I remember this so clearly - giving a presentation explaining that the Jojoba bean (sp.?) produces oil that is a substitute/replacement for every known use of whale oil.

      I cannot watch any of the videos; I'm not among those who need to see them.  I've known about what they show for 35 years.

      It's just sickening and heartbreaking to see humans once again wanting to promote mindless ravaging of  cetaceans.  It is a shining example of absolute IGNORANCE.  

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 04:38:40 PM PDT

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