Ferals to cost us big money
THE rescue of three anti-whaling protesters aboard a Japanese ship will cost "hundreds of thousands of dollars", Attorney-General Nicola Roxon says. Three ferals from the 'Spike trees and endanger the lives of loggers' brigade have joined the 'ram fishing and whaling ships an endanger the lives of the crew' mob and got themselves an invite as guests of the Japanese government. The Australian government has folded and are sending a ship to collect the hippy bastards. The three ferals are a part of a group in SW West Australia called Forest Rescue who have teamed up with Sea Sheppard's Paul Watson. Read their poetry page to get a better idea of how sick they are Sea Sheppard propaganda from their website;
The expense would not have occurred if the government had lived up to its campaign promise of actually doing something to end illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean.Bullshit! The expense occurred because three hippies illegally boarded a ship at sea
This was not a Sea Shepherd initiative, we merely assisted. This was an Australian grassroots operation by Forest Rescue, an Australian organization, that took place in Australian territorial waters.Grassroots! A few ferals living in the South West Forrests doesn't constitute a grassroots operation. They are just a bunch of ferals smoking dope and spiking trees, a practice that is lethal to tree fellers and mill workers. Some of them were involved in the James Point protest that I witnessed earlier this year when I was at Broome The ferals were trying to stop the James Point Development that the local indigenous guys wanted. My comments then;
What isn’t right is feral hippies coming from all over Australia and overseas to simply stop progress. They couldn’t give a damn about the local aborigines and how they view the project as a way out of their troubles; they couldn’t give a damn about jobs for Aussies or additional infrastructure coming to a remote town and they certainly don’t care about those who want to keep tourism the sole income stream in Broome except, where it suits them to use the locals to hinder progress. They just don’t want any commercial development anywhere to impact on their Utopia that doesn’t include humans other than themselves. The hippies/feral greens don’t even like Broome. it is to hot, remote and poor country for growing marijuana. Should be open season on the bastards.Sea Sheppard continues;
Australia should bill Japan for the costs. The Shonan Maru #2 had no business in Australian territorial waters and had no business detaining Australian nationals onboard a Japanese ship in Australian territorial waters.The Shonan Maru #2 wasn't in our territorial waters - it was 40 k off Bunbury and any Captain has the right to detain ferals who climb on board his ship without permission
If the government had acted quickly instead of believing the false coordinates given to them by the Japanese whaling industry then the three men could have been taken off the ship close to shore.Why should the government react at all to Watson's script? He planned the forced boarding and had the videos sent to the pliant Australian media who then put pressure on the government.
The Australian government’s deal with the Japanese is to transfer the men while not having the Shonan Maru #2 slow down so they can continue to tail the Steve Irwin. Why would Sea Shepherd be expected to contribute to an operation that undermines our effectiveness and enables the rest of the whaling fleet to avoid us?You are expected to contribute because your illegal activities are about to cost the Australian taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars.
When a wealthy yachtsman is lost or in trouble in the Southern Ocean, no expense is spared to save him/her and they are not asked to pay for the costs. Why would we be asked to pay when Australians from another organization are simply doing the job that the government said they would do, but are not doing?the 'wealthy yachtsman' line is rubbish. An international agreement exists to save these people going about a legitimate activity. There is no international agreement to save pirates from their illegal and life threatening activities
If the Australian government had a ship on station monitoring the situation, this would not be much of an added expense.Why should we have to go to that expense and deny such ship's ability to help where it is relly needed.
The government has blocked and denied our request for tax status in Australia for eight years costing us a great deal in potential resources that would have allowed us to be more effective. In fact, if they had granted us such status we might possibly be in a position to give a donation to the Prime Minister to help her offset the cost of the government’s folly in allowing the Japanese whalers to continue to terrorize the defenceless whales of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.Exactly what tax status do you think pirates are entitled to? We are about to fork out hundreds of thousands of dollars as the media and the government dance to Watson's choreography. He writes the script for these activities and a good percentage of the country buy it unquestionably without any consideration of his nefarious past. He and his followers are dangerous and should not be allowed port access to Australia. The question of the Japanese whaling is another matter and can only be dealt with through legal international means. UPDATE: A list of Paul Watson lies UPDATE II: Visit and read this piece on Panda-Broad, a girlfriend of one of the ferals. Says it all, really