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Comment Re: May Bel-Shamharoth eat their souls (Score 1) 311

Their research is very clear cut when you stop listening to what Sea Sheperd et al think about it, and what the people actually doing the research tell you.

They look at things like contents of stomachs, cellular toxin levels and other things that you can't get without catching whales and based on observations map things like migratory routes, approximate size of current population of specific whales, effect of various types of pollution on whales and so on.

Comment Re:Dictator hating free speech, news at 11. (Score 1) 418

Cite actual numbers with sources please. Kroats were butchering almost as many, and Bosnians were butchering less simply because they were losing. It's usually victors that do the butchering.

NATO for example had to threaten kroats with bombing them after they successfully suppressed serb military and kroats basically took over as the biggest butchers of the region.

Comment Re:ignore him (Score 1) 311

In general, "something fishy" is currently going on with exploitation of most if not all marine resources. Whales have become something of an easy scapegoat to divert attention from far more serious issues such as actual depletion of common fish stocks, fighting over fights to extract hydrocarbons from below seabed and so on.

Comment Re:May Bel-Shamharoth eat their souls (Score 1) 311

There was a claim that a crime has been committed. That means:

1. There is a legislation that has in fact defined such act as criminal.
2. This legislation has jurisdiction over the territory where act has been committed.
3. There is significant evidence of the act.

Surely, citing necessary laws would not be difficult considering how well researched the topic is. That is, if this claim was true. Which it isn't.

Comment Re:May Bel-Shamharoth eat their souls (Score 1) 311

One does not exclude the other. When it comes to fishing, humans and many other species are in a natural competition. For example dolphins who are one of the most successful competitors for fish with human fishermen have been killed by fishermen as often as possible, not unlike lions killing smaller predators whenever they get the chance even though they don't eat them.

Comment Re:Dictator hating free speech, news at 11. (Score 1) 418

I'm not defending religion. I'm merely arguing that Erdogan is a democratically elected leader pushing for what his constituents want. In fact, if you search for my responses in this very thread, you'll find me damning all Judaism-based religions rather harshly.

Many people here in the West are inherently programmed by propaganda that "democracy" is a driving force for good, rather then simply a form of governance that grants majority control. In this regard, it could be said that "belief in democracy" is just another religious movement.

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