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Whales And The Future of Humanity
“So who said humanity was the only intelligent life on the planet. Do the Japanese think they have majority rule on intelligence I think not!
“To hunt a species to extinction is not logical” Gee I wonder where I heard this before!
To disguise the action in the name of science I am suprised that many other scientists have not jumped and screamed about that one. That is unless they are all in the same boat!
You would think by now that humanity would have grown beyond killing other creatures just for the profit. There are also other reasons they say they do it but none are worth their salt in truth.
If humanity is to survive then it has to learn to treat other animals as equal. The japanese said to me once during a conference once they have lost their spirituality and wanted to rediscover it. Well the whale hunting is sure not the way to go to get it back!
There is a time to stop and that time is now. Any country that kills like this indiscriminately has a price to pay and that price will be high and the environment has a nasty way of sending back what you give off. All creatures on this planet even humans are a part of the biosphere. Mistreat it and it will come back at you big time! ”
THE FOLLOWING NEWS REPORT FROM THE “AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER”:
“Dolphin Kill Film To Shock Taiji Sister City Broome”
( Michael Bodey)
June 12, 2009 .
PRESSURE will mount on Broome (Australia) to dump its Japanese sister city, Taiji, after the Australian premiere of the new documentary The Cove.
American Louie Psihoyos’s film reveals undercover footage from the Japanese port of the systematic annual capture and slaughter of thousands of dolphins for sale and consumption.
“It’s like an Auschwitz for dolphins,” said Psihoyos, in Australia for the documentary’s Sydney Film Festival premiere.
“A lot of people who work in this industry feel it’s going to put the nail in the coffin of the dolphin hunting industry,” said the photographer for National Geographic and director of the Oceanic Preservation Society.
“There’s no way it can keep going on, not just because of the inhumanity to animals but because of the inhumanity to man. People don’t realise these dolphins they’re eating are toxic.”
Psihoyos’s environmental film is also a thriller, as his team, bankrolled in part by Jim Clark, the American billionaire husband of Australian model Kirsty Hinze, infiltrates a guarded cove next to the whaling town, south of Osaka.
They are intimidated, followed and harassed by townsfolk trying to protect their livelihood.
The team’s undercover footage, captured largely by cameras under fake rocks designed by a Hollywood special effects house, is unforgettable. It shows the herding and butchering of hundreds of dolphins in a secluded cove, turning the water red with blood.
Some of the netted dolphins will be sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars to aquariums, but most will be sold as dolphin meat or as a substitute for whale meat.
“The Taiji government and the Japanese government have done an excellent job so far of keeping quiet what goes on in that secret cove,” Psihoyos said.
“Now the secret’s out, and the question is what does the rest of humanity do…”
(Read the full report here) :
” …because the parents can’t control the kids the doctors prescribe Ritalin which is bad and not the solution as the population is now finding out. More stabbings and restless behaviour all mainly caused by bad diet and eating disorders.
Politicians have to get the problem solved otherwise Britain will be more than broken.”
(Quote,11 June 2009 :from a 16-year old murder victim’s mother,Mrs Kinsella after the court conviction of a man and two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering her son ,16-year-old Ben , who was stabbed 11 times after a row in a north London bar ) 11 June 2009 )
“We as his family have been left devastated and in total despair. Our whole world has been totally turned upside down.”
She added: “We had brought Ben up to always walk away from trouble. This sadly cost him his life.”
Ben, the brother of EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, was running away from the fight in Islington when he was attacked on 29 June last year.
The court had been told Ben was out with his friends to celebrate the end of their GCSE exams.
Speaking outside court, Ben’s father George said: “Almost one year ago, our precious gentle son, Ben was brutally murdered on the streets of London.
“How many more families will have to stand outside the Old Bailey to get justice for their child. Our son’s only crime was to be the last one, running away, from those animals.
“Knife crime is now sadly embedded in the very heart of Great Britain. Parents live in fear until their children are safely home. It can be for a wrong word, a wrong look, or a wrong post code ….In Ben’s case it was simply nothing to do with him at all.”
Full statement of Kinsella family
A murder that gripped a nation
Although the confrontation in the bar had nothing to do with him, he was chased along the street with other youngsters - and was attacked and stabbed to death when he stopped running.
Ben was stabbed 11 times in five seconds by the three youths]]>
Is there a Planet X?
31 January 2009 by Govert Schilling
(”New Scientist” Magazine issue 2693
If we know enough to say the solar system is a filigree construction, we might reasonably assume we know where all its bits are. But lurking in the solar system’s dark recesses, rumour has it, is an unsighted world - Planet X, a frozen body perhaps as large as Mars, or even Earth.
The object, called SCP 06F6, was first spotted in the constellation Bootes in February 2006 in a search for supernovae by the Hubble Space Telescope. The object flared to its maximum brightness over about 100 days, a period much longer than most supernovae, which do so in just 20 days.
Further analysis of the object’s spectrum in 2008 offered no more clues: SCP 06F6 seemed to resemble no known object, and astronomers couldn’t even say whether the event originated in the Milky Way or beyond.
Examining the work over coffee, Boris Gaensicke of the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, and colleagues noticed that dips in the object’s light spectrum looked familiar. They resembled those created when light passes through a relatively cool area that is rich in carbon. “These wiggles are basically the fingerprints of carbon molecules,” Gaensicke says.
The expansion of space stretched these wavelengths of absorbed light to the redder part of the spectrum. The amount of the stretching suggests the object sits some 2 billion light years away.
Journal reference: The Astrophysical Journal Letters (vol 697, L129)
03 February 2009 by David Shiga
(New Scientist Magazine issue 2693)
Most known extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, are gas giants similar in size to Jupiter or Neptune, but orbiting close in, within a few AU (Earth-sun distances) of their stars - 6 or 7 per cent of sun-like stars seem to have such satellites. The prevalence of giant planets orbiting at greater, Jupiter-like distances from their parent star is unknown. They would take a decade or more to complete an orbit, and few gravity-wobble surveys have been watching long enough to detect them.
According to the standard picture of solar system formation (see “How was the solar system built?”), gas giants should not form that close to their host stars, as the heat means not enough solid material is present to make a sufficiently large rocky core.
Update 9th of May 2, 2009.
AFTER you’ve spent more than 20 years hunting for an alien signal, you think you’d be celebrating if you noticed a mysterious pulse suddenly rising up on your computer readouts. A regular pulse, amid the random clatter of the cosmos, suggests that someone very smart at the other end is sending a message.
But when Ragbir Bhathal, an astrophysicist at the University of Western Sydney, who teaches the only university-based course on SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) in Australia, detected the suspicious signal on a clear night last December, he knew better than to crack open the special bottle of champagne he has tucked away for the history-making occasion.
Instead, he’s spent the past few months meticulously investigating whether the unrecognised signature was caused by a glitch in his instrumentation, a rogue astrophysical phenomenon, or some unknown random noise.