Pete Bethune

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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby Fraser on Thu 8/Jul/10 7:43am

I was looking forward to Pete Bethune crying like Lyndsey Lohan when they sentenced him.

But it seems the Japanese had him sweating the idea of jail like a gerbil in a gay bar.
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 8/Jul/10 8:24am

:) I’m very happy to see he’s effectively got off with a suspended sentence in a court system that convicts 98% of all people who come before that court system.
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby kiwi_zg on Thu 8/Jul/10 9:44am

Does anyone know what Japanese jails are like?

I'd laugh if he had to spend some time in a Japanese jail and they fed him whale meat 3 time a day. :lol:
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby Al_Bushman on Thu 8/Jul/10 11:31am

I'm happy he's been released. Pete Bethune is an activist supporting a cause that I support. I think the way the Japanese go about killing the whales in the southern ocean is nothing short of a crime. Just because they've emptied the ocean of fish & critters on their side of the world doesn't give them the right to pillage our oceans of fish & mammals too.

If it weren't for activists like Pete in the world bringing issues to the media spotlight then these people would just be able to go about their business with little or no public attention until yet another species is on the brink of extinction. To do what he has done takes guts, time & committment to a cause - something I admire. Sure he has gone about it in a way that has led him to nearly being stuck in a Jap prison eating whale meat for 10 years, but I support his cause whole heartedly and we shouldn't bash him for it the way the good old Kiwi knocking machine is well known for.

Good on him for trying to do what he thought was right at the time. The world needs more people standing up for things like him. Fuck the bigots & rednecks on talkback radio.

That's my rant.
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby cruiser on Thu 8/Jul/10 11:39am

:withstupid: wot he said,

I think the sea shepherd disowning him had lots to do with sentence dished
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby fatwombat on Thu 8/Jul/10 1:54pm

kiwi_zg wrote:I'd laugh if he had to spend some time in a Japanese jail and they fed him whale meat 3 time a day. :lol:

:lol: :lol: Such a cruel, sick mind you have ... ... where can I get one the same? :D
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby pissface on Thu 8/Jul/10 3:39pm

kiwi_zg wrote:Does anyone know what Japanese jails are like?

I'd laugh if he had to spend some time in a Japanese jail and they fed him whale meat 3 time a day. :lol:


an interesting read.

http://www.stippy.com/japan-life/gaijin ... -prison-1/
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby pissface on Thu 8/Jul/10 3:40pm

fatwombat wrote:Maybe since there are so many vorbists using this style, we could say they are mass-debating. :lol: :lol:
Wow, did you think that one up yourself?
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby Fraser on Thu 8/Jul/10 4:35pm

I think NZ and Aus are fuelling the issue of whaling and this is more of national pride on both sides, ya don't see people getting all worked up over Tuna do ya?
In NZ media this is being played out as a victory, but other coverage is more balanced towards how the japs have been compassionate and less irrational than the anti-whaling group. He admitted the charges and was sentenced to what the Japs wanted. Sea shepard the group he represented has distanced themselves from 'violent actions'.
If he was in the right he would have argued that.
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby pissface on Thu 8/Jul/10 4:40pm

Fraser wrote:I think NZ and Aus are fuelling the issue of whaling and this is more of national pride on both sides, ya don't see people getting all worked up over Tuna do ya?

i think we eat Tuna, don't we?
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 8/Jul/10 4:54pm

When was the last time you heard about a hippie going swimming with the tuna?
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippie Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 8/Jul/10 5:14pm

When was the last time you heard about a hippie doing anything but hanging out in a drumming circle?
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippy Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby pissface on Thu 8/Jul/10 5:27pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:When was the last time you heard about a hippie going swimming with the tuna?

they should be out there hugging orange roughy
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippie Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby pissface on Thu 8/Jul/10 5:28pm

Bigfoot wrote:When was the last time you heard about a hippie doing anything but hanging out in a drumming circle?


you forgot about breaking down in vans
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Re: Pete Bethune: Hippie Douchebag Or Environmentalist Hero??

Postby Oli on Thu 8/Jul/10 6:28pm

And twirling fire-sticks. :thumbsup:
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