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(BBC-US)   Rescue a whale stuck in shark nets? That's a fine for net tampering and whale-touching   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Queensland, The Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australian man, Gold Coast, Queensland state, Observer Andre Borrell, good Samaritan  
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2554 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 May 2020 at 9:52 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
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/not a fin
//no touchey
 
5 days ago  
The article didn't even bother saying what type of whale it was?
 
5 days ago  

Weatherkiss: The article didn't even bother saying what type of whale it was?


Subby's mom.
 
5 days ago  
Council property?
Nobody owns the whales.
It's like God owns. Like nobody

Hey these shnozberries taste just Like shnozberries
 
5 days ago  
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You're whalecome!
 
5 days ago  
Were they from Scotland?
 
5 days ago  
The man, who only wanted to be known as 'Django', said when he saw the whale, "adrenaline just sort of kicked in".

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5 days ago  
Sounds like politicians have too much time on their hand coming up with ridiculous laws. better cut their hours.
 
5 days ago  
This reminds me Vogon bureaucracy
 
5 days ago  
man, who only wanted to be known as 'Django',

Aww, just when I was starting to like him.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

wantingout: Sounds like politicians have too much time on their hand coming up with ridiculous laws. better cut their hours.


The laws are fine:

Don't tamper with shark nets
Don't go harassing whales

The problem is a farking jobsworth/power tripping cop who couldn't/wouldn't exercise any judgement.
 
5 days ago  
Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

The Red Zone: Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?


Forget about the articles, Farkers don't even read the headlines anymore before commenting
 
5 days ago  
What the hell was CNET doing to that whale?
 
5 days ago  
So pay the fine.  No good deed goes unpunished but they still need doing...
 
5 days ago  

Watubi: The Red Zone: Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?

Forget about the articles, Farkers don't even read the headlines anymore before commenting


This is a far cry from Facebook.  I'm not here for "likes"

/Farker
//Literate
///Reeds arrticles
////Part pirate
 
5 days ago  
I saw an interview with the guy. He had nothing to say regarding fines or laws. All he cared about was the welfare of the whale. GoFundMe and GoFarkThem
 
5 days ago  
Sure, punish empathy. That won't have a negative impact on your society at all. Nosiree!
 
5 days ago  
fark the fine.  Give him a warning to alert professionals if he comes across an instance like this again.

And buy the guy a few pints, as they are well deserved.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Watubi: The Red Zone: Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?

Forget about the articles, Farkers don't even read the headlines anymore before commenting


Umm? They kind of never have, really?

/almost always reads the articles
//LOVES reading
///understands that she's in a minority of Farkers
 
5 days ago  

dyhchong: [pouringmyartout.files.wordpress.com image 648x451]

/not a fin
//no touchey


What a dork!
 
5 days ago  
Last year, there were at least five whales found caught in the state's nets, prompting calls for other shark deterrents to be used instead.

I'd pay the goddamn fine, and then run for office.
Bureaucrats are the biggest idiots on the planet.
 
5 days ago  
Good on ya, mate
 
5 days ago  
Better article:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-1​9​/whale-caught-in-gold-coast-shark-nets​/12261980

Target Builder: wantingout: Sounds like politicians have too much time on their hand coming up with ridiculous laws. better cut their hours.

The laws are fine:

Don't tamper with shark nets
Don't go harassing whales

The problem is a farking jobsworth/power tripping cop who couldn't/wouldn't exercise any judgement.


They didn't actually fine him yet, they cited him, with a fine pending on an investigation. Seems silly, and I don't know the rules, but they'd likely need to check what was claimed actually happened.
 
5 days ago  

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Oh no, not again.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Ya, well, it's playoff season.. it was gonna choke....

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5 days ago  
One time we saved a bunch of baby geese from being mauled by the neighbours dogs and we almost got a fine for touching them. Even if i got the fine i would do it again, sometimes you just gotta do whats right.
 
5 days ago  

vudukungfu: Council property?
Nobody owns the whales.



The "council property" was the nets, not the whale.  Although the article noted that while he had a knife, he didn't end up having to use it, and was able to untangle the whale from the net without apparent damage to either.
 
5 days ago  

Afro Wonderwagon: One time we saved a bunch of baby geese from being mauled by the neighbours dogs and we almost got a fine for touching them. Even if i got the fine i would do it again, sometimes you just gotta do whats right.


Regular geese or devil Canadian geese?
 
5 days ago  

The Red Zone: Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?


Yeah, I'm sure that washed up net with a whale trapped in it was totally sabotaged by the guy rescuing the whale.  Hell, I see whales in fish nets all the time and they're always glad to get out of them, but enough about your mom.
 
5 days ago  

i ignore u: The Red Zone: Highly regulated industry.  Don't Fark with others nets.  Sheet happens, let the net owner deal with it.

/Gubmint wants their money
//Lamp oil still a thing?

Yeah, I'm sure that washed up net with a whale trapped in it was totally sabotaged by the guy rescuing the whale.  Hell, I see whales in fish nets all the time and they're always glad to get out of them, but enough about your mom.


Actually according to the article it wasn't even washed up, and the whale was trapped underwater in the net.  I'm sure calling the professionals and waiting half a day would have turned out just fine.  It's not like whales need to breathe air and can drown.  They're fish, right?
 
5 days ago  
He's certainly guilty--of embarrassing the government for not dealing with the situation promptly.
 
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