"The site has blocked you from posting new comments."I can't see why. Well I can, but not for any reason that does them credit. Instead of jumping onside to defend the 'tradition' of Japanese whaling,* against the Sea Shepherd, I pointed out the latter's tactics were clever, whatever you thought of Sea Shepherd.
This site has become the Japan-apologist site, hasn't it? It ain't all sakura and maiko, you know. Look, from the point of view of the Sea Shepherd members, this is pure win. They don't care what you think; they don't care what I think; they don't care what Japan or Oz thinks; they care what people who will donate to them think, and doing it inside Australian waters was no accident.
To clarify the last part: so they would be subject to Australian laws, not Japanese, and if there is a legal case against them it would be in English, watched by English-language media.Much was made of it being in international waters, which may be true, but I went with what the reports at the time said: Australian waters. It has fuck all to do with my point: like them or not, they got the media attention they want, and Japanese whaling doesn't. You can look up the thread if you want - I won't deign to give them a link - but those are the only two posts I made, and neither can be called flaming or trolling (maybe the part about being apologists, except it's true...). Because the Probe can only handle a love-in, or because I am moderating comments on this site so the twerp coming from there can't post drivel, I am blocked.
Well Probe, and twerp coming here to troll (who it's a good chance are one and the same), I know you love Japan because you finally got your pole waxed, but never forget:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Proverbs 17:28
'Yen for Living' just posted a great story about how Japanese whaling costs the government more than it earns. The meat's not popular, it makes you look archaic, it's just pork-barreling: see 'Japanese Razor' at the top of the blog.
*Don't think they were sailing factory-whaling fleets to Antarctica, and selling it to school lunches, pre-Meiji; nor had MacArthur then to organize it.