Indeed, people need to be educated! Regardless of how one feels about whales or whaling, the fact is Watson is a liar. He has caused injuries and and he breaks numerous laws on virtually every episode of Whale Wars That I've seen. The Japanese have reported numerous injuries caused by his attacks. Intentionally making a workplace unsafe by throwing chemicals on deck to make it slippery (slips and falls are a prime source of injuries on ships at sea) and breaking glass bottles of chemicals all over a ship are indeed criminal acts, as are boarding ships on the high seas without permission, intentionally ramming and damaging ships, attempting to disable ships and disregard of international rules of navigation (all recorded for your entertainment). Because you claim to be on a divine mission to save whales does not make it legal. It's not a fact all commercial fisheries are in a state of collapse, a quick check of NOAA data shows stable and increasing total edible seafood production. Total domestic catch is up, imports are up, exports are up, maybe it's not a good thing but that is not what I call decline. Fishing is not the greatest danger to the health of the worlds oceans. Man made Land sourced pollution and climate change for whatever reason, are the big threats to the balance of life in the oceans (as we know it) and the rest of the world to boot.
Thank you for writing this insightful well done article. I sincerely want to Thank Paul Watson, Peter Bethune and all members of Sea Shepherd for their efforts and dedication in saving OUR planet.
Note to Paladin: It's frustrating trying to educate the people, but it needs to be done anyway. You never know who's life you might touch that will make a difference.
You go Paul!
Anyone that thinks he is self serving, hypocritical, or an ego maniac just doesn't get it and I don't have the time or inclination to try to educate them.
Go Sea Shepherd!
Watson has done and is doing so much to help save our planet. the Japanese are the terrorists trying to fool the world with there bogus "research" and by murdering these innocent animals they are destroying our world with out a single care for the long term consequences.
Happy Earth Day Paul! Keep up the great work and thank you.
I watch "WHALE WARS" religiously. You go, Paul. There should be more like you.
What a self serving, hypocritical, ego maniac. Watson should be in prison along with the rest of his gang of terrorists. Anyone that supports this arrogant windbag should be ashamed of themselves.
...im so excited to see my hero today...i will probably cry...
Paul Watson is a hero, what a great interview!
I have a print of The Aspen Road in Colorado with a written no 30 39 and a stamp that says H.L. Standley Photographer Colorado Springs Colo. and a frame that has some paper left on it that says THE ART AND CAMERA SHOP ART DEALERS COLORADO SPRINGS. Could someone give me some info about it?
i haved lived here for 27yrs and as a young child i have grown up seeing and knowing about these statues, i have now a 9yr old son and to have the neighbors complain of some amazing art work, what happens to the history here in colorado springs about these statues and for our childeren to learn and know about them to carry on. for the neighbors who state that its a problem then move these have been here forever and its part of colorado springs the sculptures shouldn't move.
Nice, how about an article on New Zealand born artist Valerie Unwin? - I believe Mary Allen can very likely put you in touch with this excellent artist, as she has always had a wish to show off the wild and wonderful West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, a beautiful, spiritual and mysterious place wonderfully captured in her work.
I forwarded your question to Daisy McConnell at the I.D.E.A. Space, who sent it on to Lynn Warshafsky, the executive director of Venice Arts, who writes:
"Funds have gone both to the women (directly) and to Reecontro to benefit the kids. They've also helped equip a small photo program in Mozambique, which we continue to support, as able, through a portion of funds raised through print sales. The balance goes to support future projects.
That being said, we generally see the project as more akin to photojournalism -- that is, to telling untold stories and raising awareness.
This is an interesting issue (and sometimes controversial, related to image ethics, money, meaningful contribution, etc.) and, hopefully one that a student will raise during our presentation."
To clarify, Reencontro is the orphanage that cares for the children in Mozambique. McConnell adds that this information is on display at the exhibit.
Thanks for your question,
Just one thing bothers me: Are these women and children getting real (name and $$) credit for their work?
I'm a parishoner at Holy Theophany with some interest in art and experience with things Russian. It was a very interesting exhibition. I can identify with Fr Luke's torn state. Any self-aware Christian living in the world and trying hard to keep his heart in Christ can understand. Fr Luke's art is a great expression of that tension. The fact that he is very talented is also a plus. Beauty and God mixing together - who knew?
Luke Sheffer's dedication was unrivaled. Had I known he wanted to be a monk, I would have made him prepare my dinner and sweep the studio floors. But he thanked me enough for teaching. I still have three of his incredible drawings hanging in my house and studio.
YEA! CityRock-It is such a great place-Everyone should go
Horrible musical selection, by the way. That is, if you already out of high school...
what about the music aspect, i found this pretty cool playlist http://reallychill.org/audio/a-really-chil…
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