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robbybaby

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:12:18 AM

By Amy Goodman
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Last week, far out in the Arctic Ocean, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Russian oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest, with several protesters scaling the side of the platform. They wanted to draw attention to a dangerous precedent being set. The platform, the Prirazlomnaya, owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom, is the first to begin oil production in the dangerous, ice-filled waters of the Arctic. The Russian government responded swiftly and with force, deploying special-forces soldiers, their faces masked by balaclavas, threatening the peaceful Greenpeace activists with automatic weapons, destroying their inflatable boats by slashing them, arresting 30 and towing the Greenpeace ship to the northern Russian port of
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 5:58:08 AM

not surprised.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:40:26 AM

Never would have thought this kind of action still happens.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:19:43 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, robbybaby.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:27:10 PM

Oops.
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LongPlay
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:22:19 PM

The tree huggers are crazy! At least the Russians are taking appropriate responses!
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60s-Riviera
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:18:14 PM

More liberal lunacy and greenies run amok.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:11:43 PM

what? the russian only arrested them? I think the green peace terrorist (aka opec employees) should of been shot on the spot.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:02:38 AM

Siberia will be a nice place for them!

They can wait there peacefully for the climate to warm! LOL!

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 9/30/2013 11:03:23 AM EST]
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:32:58 AM

Scaling a rig like boarding marauders is not a peaceful protest. They were lucky they weren't treated like boarding pirates should have been dealt with.
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Costello
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:25:30 AM

Results of years if scare tactics...
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:43:02 AM

glad the Russians arrested them, They have no right to board that platform
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:19:41 AM

Peaceful??

Yea, right!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:50:16 AM

Russia should just shoot them for terroristic activities.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:48:36 AM

Stop the rhetoric.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:45:03 AM

my heart bleeds for the poor greenies...getting beat up by the evil Russkies and all...
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AmmoManAaron
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:43:36 AM

It's clearly NOT a peacefull protest when they start scaling an oil platform! The Greenpeace goofs got what they had coming and should not only be charged with piracy, but convicted as well. The Russians don't fool around with non-sense like this.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:24:44 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:08:28 AM

Whatever.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:06:07 AM

Other countries don't cater to the greenpeace protests.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:03:31 AM

A recent expedition to study climate change was cancelled due to ice and snow
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:02:13 AM

According to Gore the Arctic is to be all melted by now.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:01:48 AM

I haven't heard of Greenpeace being the most peaceful organization or protesters out there. They are lucky they got out of there with their lives.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:01:38 AM

This is the second article today on climate change and it is now time to move on.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:01:20 AM

This is about the only way to deal with these protesters.
Who would be blamed if the "non-violent" protest resulted in an oil spill?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:00:25 AM

Written by a true believer. The data shows global temperatures are flat - and have been for about 15 years. If the Luddite Green Left's models were correct, this would NOT be the case. The models are wrong and the cost of the cure prescribed by the Luddite Green Left is in the trillions, would lower the standard of living of virtually every man, woman and child on earth and is a bad idea.

And I hope the Russians DO prosecute these idiots for piracy. Sounds like they got the the protestors before they did any harm so hanging them would be tough. But appropriate and set a precedent for how to deal with these lawless idiots.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:00:01 AM

peaceful(?) protests!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:59:16 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:58:35 AM

sometimes Greenpeace goes too far...
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:58:32 AM

Western companies would be doing it if they were allowed.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:57:54 AM

If they were interrupting legal work processes, what do they expect?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:56:27 AM

good job ruskies
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:56:14 AM

Ok!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:56:09 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:50 AM

These people need real jobs
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:37 AM

i doth protest!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:36 AM

Wow
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:26 AM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:23 AM

Russia should have wasted those idiots.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:54:57 AM

the crew on the arctic sunrise should find real jobs .
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:54:55 AM

Most of the protests Greenpeace stage border on illegal trespass
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:54:38 AM

They're lucky they weren't shot.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:54:37 AM

Greenpeace will learn not to mess with Russia. They will throw them in a prison and let them rot. Check out the Black Dolphin prison info from Russia.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:53:46 AM

Greenpeace peaceful? Since when.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:53:23 AM

Climate change protests heating up. When people trespass onto another countries property without permission, expect to be detained for an indefinite time. Until their legal system takes its course of action, you will suffer the consequences for your actions.
Was Greenpeace using fossil fuels to operate their ship and small boats????
What happens in Russia, stays in Russia!
We don't need 'Black Ice' in the Arctic, that's some really cold water for a crude oil clean up operation to happen in! Brrrrrrr!!!!! Shake! Shake! Shiver! Shiver! Rattle! Rattle!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:52:53 AM

Don't mess with Russia.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:52:39 AM

Way to go Russia. Lock their butts up. Man made climate change is a farce, plain and simple.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:52:12 AM

Oh brother. Climate change is where the sun don't shine.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:51:50 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:51:36 AM

They were trespassing! they should have stayed on their own boat.
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