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TURNING TO THE SOUTH

From the website of the SS-PG comes a Post with a conciliatory tone, could it be that 'Wats-his-name' is mellowing as we do in older age, poor health or both. Perhaps finally the 'penny-has-dropped' that there are more important things than going overboard for whales. Important as it is to stop their killing there are effective methods that can achieve this and they do not require risking lives and destroying multi-million dollar boats. It may be that 'Wats-his-name' has been shocked what with whales killed before his eyes last season and the Japanese using SS-PG aggressive methods back at him this year. Certainly what leadership he had has lost its edge and there have been comments from former crew members who have been debriefed. Its not so much 'fun' being on the receiving end is it and the harder you push the Japanese buttons the harder they will fight back and resist change.

At present those of us who really care about our Ocean Planet are focused on Haiti and the results of the devastating earthquake there. The SS-PG lot bouncing around in the Southern Ocean seem a self-centered pathetic bunch of social misfits. If they want to really work for change then let them volunteer to work in Haiti in the months and years ahead. That might gain them great personal satisfaction, regain some respect from people in general and actually do something constructive.

At present the work in Haiti, 650 miles away from NAUTICAL LOG, is that for professionals but later the volunteers will be the basis of recovery working together with the People of Haiti. To those of you sending monies to SS-PG, which is the same as funding Somali pirates, switch to the agencies listed in NAUTICAL LOG and really make a social difference. Thank you lets work together/Merci marchon unis.

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