They are HUNGRY to unload their copper mines. The Chinese smelterheads haven't been to the Yankee Scrapyards in weeks. They probably will never come back....their entire country will cry out in agony over their hubris.
That's what I'm thinking, instead of issuing the Native Alaskans their annual permits to slaughter a thousand whales, why not give each generational native Alaskan $1000 food cards to spend on something healthier than whale blubber.
With modern technology, the Natives up there have become very efficient killers of all species of whale and when you approach them about it, here's the kind of thing you get....
We Are Alaskan Natives We Have Been Living In Alaska From Generation To Generation.We Pass Our Hunting Traditions From The Oldest Generations To Younger Generations So That Is Our Way Of Providing FOOD For Our Families.So Neither Of You Have No Way Of Telling Us How To Feed Our Families.We Don't Just Live Off Of Store Bought Food But We Also Gather Our Own Food Which Our Land And Ocean WILL ALWAYS Provide For Us.
Well, for what its worth, Beluga Whales are on the endangered species list. The Alaskans have been hunting them like crazy for hundreds of years before they went on the list in 1999. I am glad Sea World is trying to breed them. Siberian Russians have been known to enter American waters to hunt them.....Putin told them to.
I saw that blurb from Raymond James....it's a psychotic speculation. I have watched countless YouTube GoPro content and absolutely none of it is worth paying for. Most of the time, it's just watching some stranger's home movies, as if watching my own weren't bad enough....sheesh.
It's all upside-down, Puerto Rico wants a 70% haircut on it's debt now. I want to go into debt now, it's free money.
There's a reason squares and cubes aren't really used in the consumer world. GoPro will find that out soon enough.
How about some splashy tittles.....Free Willy, Kill Willy?,
I've heard anecdotally that there is a total disconnect between Disney park management and the line employees (grunts) actually doing the work at the parks. That someone off the street has an identical chance of getting an entry-level management position as someone who has worked at the park for years. Disney is ruthless and awful to it's workers. Draconian is a good word to describe the magic kingdom. The real magic is how they've gotten away their behaviors for so long.
Yes, PETA is VERY "profit" motivated. The profit being the six-figure salaries for those at the top of the PETA organizational pyramid. We had a local animal shelter that burned to the ground. Many animals were burned alive in their cages. People asked: shouldn't there have been an attendant to look after the animals needs overnight? What if an animal was in distress, let alone having a fire break out. The response was that there was nothing in the budget, but there were several upper-echelon employees with six figure incomes and nice expense accounts. Then they had the nerve to ask for donations to build a new shelter, because the facility was uninsured. Why no insurance, it wasn't in the budget. It makes people really wonder.....
Sea World loves all the branches of the service. Every serviceman and their immediate familiy members get a free admission to Sea World Parks once every single year. I don't see Disney doing anything nearly as generous. I don't see Disney rescuing and rehabbing doomed animals stranded on the shorelines dying. Sea World gets such a bad rap over the whales....it's really Disneydiculous.....
Keiko experienced ALOT of heartbreak and rejection before he died. His human family pushed hime out. The whale Pods he approached treated him like we would treat a homeless man that would want to come home and live with us. They would vocalize politely and quickly swim away. Keiko would have loved to return to Marineland, but it was too-late, the Blackfishers and their insane Free Willy mentality sentenced him to death. Sea World mgmt. clearly cannot or will not tell this story....maybe they're afraid some kook will say "Let's try again" which would be the definition of insanity.
Dolphin Pods are much more wide-open and welcoming to outsiders, not like the Orca Pods at all.
Google the Free Keiko (Willy) effort and enlighten yourself on how that effort went. The Foundation set-up for Keiko's reintroduction to the wild pulled out all the stops and made every imaginable effort to see Keiko free and happy. In the end, he died miserable and heartbroken. What do you propose be done with the Sea World whales?, Like all the rest you're big on what should be done and small and what CAN be done. Sea World will eventually sell the whales to 3rd world Marine parks because of political correctness and they'll be abused and miserable under their new masters. You can then congratulate yourself on kicking them out of the United States.
10's of millions were spent reintroducing Keiko to the wild. After 2 lonely and solitary years, he gave up on life and let himself die. He interacted with Killer Whale Pods, but there was no place for him there....something researchers learned decisively. The Sea World whales cannot be introduced into any existing Pod EVER. If released, they will die lonely and miserable. Keiko clearly would've been better off at the Marine Park where she was "rescued". Those involved in the Free Keiko (Willy) effort classify it as a disaster.
Not at all, you've turned your dog into a slave in exchange for his IAMS and his trips to the Vet. In exchange, he provides you with love and companionship. Yes, you're not training him to do tricks in a show for profit, but you do get emotional payback from your pet. And you sleep well at night knowing your home is the best place for your pet. He was bred to be owned by humans....right?
Since all the Orcas, with the exception of the two oldest, were bred in activity....they are essentially no different than the pet you have in your home. Your dog would probably be pretty jazzed to run wild and free, but you keep him on the leash and choke the heck out of him when he pulls too hard. We are a very hypocritical society.
When people die, China Life simply doesn't pay them because they're dead anyway and their beneficiaries have "no power". Screw over the little people, isn't that the motto of the Communist Party?
The Chinese government just cut-off the hand they needed to fight this dragon.....and the contagion is spreading...the commodities that the Chinese have been buying for years are being ravaged. It's great to be living in the USA right now. Everyone is piling into the dollar like there's no tomorrow because for the Yuan or the Euro, there may not be a tomorrow......