The Sea Shepherd

Monday, May 22, 2006

Paul Watson - Sea Warrior or Just a Bad Driver?

This is a photo of Captain Watson's boat "The Cleveland Amory"

...and this is Captain Watson's Car, "The Sidewalk Bandit"

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away

This is the story of Paul and the Sheep. Paul was known far and wide and commanded an audience whereever he would roam. His face was seen on television screens and magazines all over this great land. Hugging a seal, calling for compassion. The picture of Paul with his teary-eyed furry friends brought Paul great wealth and fame. He grew a flock of sheep who also wanted to hug and love and show compassion. But Paul had a dark secret. Outwordly Paul preached compassion, but the real Paul had a dark and hateful heart. His flock became an organization that could not defend itself on the merits of its own philosophy. It was an organization that claimed to be based on compassion but incited hatred against a group of people. The flock was overtaken by hypocrites and racists.

With their moral core corrupted with darkness Paul's Flock had to lie and cheat putting on a false front for the media. In the absense of science and logical evidence they turned to what they did best. Skewing the public perception of the scientific and logical evidence. Public opinion is everything. Media controls the world.

Paul's Pals had the media harnessed, how could they now control the people?
In the absence of good sound scientific evidence how can they get in people's
heads? Paul rubbed his chin, he scratched his shin, he smiled then paused and smiled again.

"Of Course" - he laughed! "Elementary my dear Watson - we poison the sheep with the perception that the very people they will campaign against are inherently evil. My sheep we are battling EVIL itself. Evil in the form of a simple fisherman working to feed and clothe his family. Evil incarnate!"

And the sheep ate at the troughs unaware of the poison that their Shepherd had mixed with their grain.

That my dear friends is what Racism is about.

The moral of the story: There are lots of great environmental groups, animals and environmental issues that need your attention. This seal hunt and this hateful group doesn't deserve your attention, your time or your money. Don't be a sheep.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Taste of the Season - Ba-da Bop Bop Baaaa I'm Loving it!

Since MacDonalds Newfoundland and Labrador announced the introduction of the McFlipper Pie earlier this year reaction has been anything but moderate.

MacDonalds has never shyed away from catering to local markets. The introduction of Pizza was announced with great fan-fare and offered up on a trial basis to the Canadian Market. Although it met with reasonable success the infrastructure to maintain fast order pizza ovens and pizza supplies for a limited market proved to be more trouble than it was worth. Another example of the "tuning in to the local taste" is the Altantic Canadian introduction of the MacLobster sandwich that was trialed for a few summers in the Atlantic Provinces. But it is this year's sensation that has everyone talking.

In March 2006 - to a very uncharacteristicly quite marketing campaign MacDonald's introduced the MacFlipper Pie. Some animal rights groups were shocked saying "They have MacDonald's in Newfoundland?" The marketing for the MaCFlipper claims it took Four Grandmothers arguing for Four Monthes before the final recipe was decided on. They claim it has all the great taste you remember without driving the pastor from the house with the funk.

A spokesman for MacDonald's Newfoundland hopes it has great success in the upcoming tourist season among tourists who really want to sample the local flavour. He feels that by making use of the Seal Meat in a commerical way MacDonalds is helping the local economy by finding a much needed market for the product, which he claims is "better for you that beef, very high in protein". On the heels of the success of last summer's MacScrunchions and Cod Tongues MacDonalds are pleased to be partnering with local harvesters.

The Great Comb-Over

What ever became of the great alternative plan by the good captain to harvest the moulted seal fur for commerical markets? According to DFO the permit was granted and there are photos of the Captain with a a Ziploc of fur. Why was this not successful? Surely the good Captain could have called upon the bankroll of an ex-beatle or aging star to fund this little venture?

The news release suggested "The SS has successfully found an economic alternative to the seal slaughter. Seal fur brushed off molting juveniles is highly-prized in Europe where it is used as filler for bed comforters and sleeping bags. SS was granted a permit from the Canadian government to brush as many as 8000 young seals. Brushing 30 seals produces a kilogram of fine fur, worth $30 Canadian.

That comes to a buck a seal. I'm guessing it takes quite a bit of time to give a seal pup the old wash and dry. So the great alternative is taking a half an hour or so to comb a seal pup for a grand total of $1. The present hunt commands about $100 per pelt.

Great alternative Captain. You're don't have a business degree I'm guessing. I encourage the captain to pursue this on his own dime...

(Pssst. This is just a rumour but apparently the fur that he supposedly sold to Commerical markets was used entirely in the making of his hairpiece. Judge for yourself - is that human hair? The word is you can get your own Official SS Comb-Dome Rug for about $150,000 American.)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Face of a Racist and The Faces of a Race

The Face of a Racist

Capt. Watson on Newfoundland and Labradorians:

“blight and a curse... they debased Canada when they joined Canada in 1949..."

“a place where priests rape orphans and residents kill seabirds for fun"

“…60 million people saw Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams humiliate himself with his rambling fabrications defending the seal hunt, [some] have actually compared his so called “oratory skills” to Winston Churchill…Can you see this speech going down in the annals of history? B’yes, we will fight these seal defenders on the ocean. We will fight them on land. We will fight them in the air... We will continue to bash in their little heads, skin them alive and give ‘em the boot. We were born to kill seals because we are Newfies, and by God our very identity depends on being cruel seal-killing bastards. Yes sir b’ye…, more like the anus of history.”

“Too bad Danny. Newfoundland, and Labrador are not deserving of respect. As a Canadian, I have absolutely no respect for Newfoundlanders.”

“Asking us to respect Newfoundlanders is like asking us to have respect for the soldiers of the Third Reich.”

“’Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth’. One thing for sure, Jesus Christ was not referring to the sealers of Newfoundland when he made that statement.”

The Faces of a Race

These are the faces of successful business people, NHL stars, Olympic Gold Medalists, Juno award winners, the number one man in the Canada Forces, Rhodes Scholars, top selling Canadian Writers and Artists that are the pride of Canada.

They are Great Big Sea, Danny Williams, one of the greatest Canadian Poets of all time the late EJ Pratt, Mary Walsh, Micheal Ryder, the late Cpl. Murphy who died for Canada in Afghanistan, Gen. Rick Hillier, Rick Mercer, Seamus O'Regan, Rex Murphy, the late Ed "Sailor" White, Cathy Jones, Ron Hynes, Wayne Johnston.

... and they are but a mere few that immediately come to mind. These are the people that compel me to defend against those who throw hatred our way. RACE: A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution.

RACIST: The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.