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(TreeHugger)   It's great if you use biofuel to power your boat, but you're not really helping the planet if 20% of the biofuel is made from whale and you're the captain of a whaling ship   (treehugger.com) divider line 30
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2013-02-18 07:23:48 AM
nogggin1.com
 
2013-02-18 07:30:01 AM
Which is why I have my biodiesel distilled from ground Bald Eagle heads.
 
2013-02-18 07:30:23 AM
So, to be safe, the whales just have to stay 81% of the distance away?
 
2013-02-18 07:32:47 AM
So, how many whales do we really need, anyway?

I'm thinking five.  One for each ocean.

/not at all obscure
 
2013-02-18 07:34:53 AM
"Helping the planet" is a loaded phrase.

If they are culling larger herds of Minkes, then it's not really all that damaging and the use of the whale oil rather than petroleum makes it a bit more earth-friendly in that whales are a renewable resource when properly managed.
 
2013-02-18 07:35:50 AM
Anyone figure out how to use hippies for fuel yet?
 
2013-02-18 07:36:14 AM
To paraphrase George Carlin, "The planet'll be fine, the whales are farked."

Also, to claim that it's "environmentally friendly," they'd have to explain the typical carbon cycle path for a dead whale, and it doesn't sound like they're doing that...
 
2013-02-18 07:39:14 AM
Red the article, first thing that came to mind was "Disco Inferno"

/burn, baby burn
//I'm a bad, bad person
 
2013-02-18 07:45:14 AM
Wale oil is a renewable energy source, conflating "save the whales" with rational stewardship of our resources is moronic.
 
2013-02-18 07:48:46 AM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-18 07:56:04 AM
Wail Earl... sounds like a old blues guy.
 
2013-02-18 07:57:55 AM
orcz.com

Not amused.
 
2013-02-18 08:04:09 AM
Okay when Eskimos do it, bad when evil white men or Japanese do it.
 
2013-02-18 08:17:39 AM
Look it's not his fault they didn't clarify "oil".
 
2013-02-18 08:19:08 AM
Why is there still whaling? Unless you're an Inuit tribe and whaling is a cultural tradition, can't you find a more sustainable food?
 
2013-02-18 08:19:15 AM

Thunderpipes: Okay when Eskimos do it, bad when evil white men or Japanese do it.


No, it sucks when Eskimos do it as well. The cultural protection excuse is bullshiat. Move the fark out of the arctic. It was a stupid idea 5,000 years ago, and it's still stupid.
 
2013-02-18 08:28:32 AM
For what it's worth, if you are going to be going whaling for other purposes, isn't it at least better to make use of the whole animal?
 
2013-02-18 09:18:22 AM
diesel can be rendered from animal offal, and the fattier the animal the more you get. I wonder how long till we start rendering dead humans dor diesel? I call dibs on soylent petrolium as a name
 
2013-02-18 09:19:28 AM

stuhayes2010: Why is there still whaling? Unless you're an Inuit tribe and whaling is a cultural tradition, can't you find a more sustainable food?


Minke whales are categorized by IUCN as "Lease Concern", the same category as, say, deer or Atlantic salmon.  They are no less sustainable than appropriately regulated hunting or fishing of any other animal with similar numbers.
 
2013-02-18 09:49:10 AM
Why are whales necessary to the environment to exist in a certain population level?
 
2013-02-18 10:58:49 AM

Bullseyed: Why are whales necessary to the environment to exist in a certain population level?


They aren't. They drink our water and eat our sailors.
 
2013-02-18 11:01:25 AM

Meethos: Thunderpipes: Okay when Eskimos do it, bad when evil white men or Japanese do it.

No, it sucks when Eskimos do it as well. The cultural protection excuse is bullshiat. Move the fark out of the arctic. It was a stupid idea 5,000 years ago, and it's still stupid.


would you prefere if they had casino's ?
 
2013-02-18 11:08:00 AM
Only 20%? Surely they can do better.
 
2013-02-18 11:12:37 AM
Que the Bird of Prey.
 
2013-02-18 11:35:02 AM
So it is bad to kill a whale and use it for fuel, but it is OK to burn millions of gallons of petroleum in order to get hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol in a corn field apocalypse?  Gotcha.

Obama 2016.
 
2013-02-18 11:39:27 AM

Evil Mackerel: Que the Bird of Prey.


Why would we line it up?
 
2013-02-18 02:21:49 PM
... or maybe we should stop listening to Greenpeace's made-up bullshiat about how all whales are endangered?

(Hint: There are actually several species of whale, and they are all, like, different from each other)
 
2013-02-18 02:43:21 PM

Oldiron_79: diesel can be rendered from animal offal, and the fattier the animal the more you get. I wonder how long till we start rendering dead humans dor diesel? I call dibs on soylent petrolium as a name


If I recall correctly a few years ago there were several articles on CNN that tourists were disappearing in some South American countries and turned into expensive soaps.  Don't recall much more than that.
 
2013-02-18 07:34:16 PM
hutchkc

Oldiron_79: diesel can be rendered from animal offal, and the fattier the animal the more you get. I wonder how long till we start rendering dead humans dor diesel? I call dibs on soylent petrolium as a name

If I recall correctly a few years ago there were several articles on CNN that tourists were disappearing in some South American countries and turned into expensive soaps. Don't recall much more than that.


That was eventually traced to an Al Queda cell - Project Mahim or some such - trying to raise money for terror operations against US corporations.  They never caught the guys.
 
2013-02-19 01:30:37 AM

hutchkc: Oldiron_79: diesel can be rendered from animal offal, and the fattier the animal the more you get. I wonder how long till we start rendering dead humans dor diesel? I call dibs on soylent petrolium as a name

If I recall correctly a few years ago there were several articles on CNN that tourists were disappearing in some South American countries and turned into expensive soaps.  Don't recall much more than that.


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