Lodef, understand me here, I'm somewhat sympathetic towards the whales. I'm not really educated on their numbers...I know some are MUCH more prevalent than others. I can remember when many said that Buffalo would be extinct...things can and do change. A world without whales would be a sadder place.
That said, the SS'ers are just dangerous/ignorant with some of their endeavors. Playing chicken with a boat 10 times your size is nuts. Maybe it will bring pressure on the Japanese...time will tell.
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