Moving, Re-naming and Re-branding April 6, 2007Posted by David in General.
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It’s been quite a while since my last post… But I’ve been rather busy.
I’ll be back posting very shortly, however, it will be at another site, under a different name, and the focus & content will also be slightly different.
If you’re interested check out canapan.blogspot.com
Lack of Entries Lately March 22, 2007Posted by David in General.
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I must apologize for the lack of posts these last few days. I haven’t given up on this site, I have simply been busy and feeling under-the-weather.
Part of what has been keeping me busy is a new blog project I’m working on. It’s totally unrelated to North-East Asia and/or current event. However, it is about something I truly enjoy, and want to improve upon… Fishing.
Anyway, to those who are still visiting. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it, and will endeavour to post more in the near future.
So Little Time March 9, 2007Posted by David in General.
Since starting this blog, I began to realize that there are many more aspects of North-East Asia that interest me. Much more than I originally thought, and that was already quite a bit.
So many things are going on and they are happening on so many levels that it is difficult to keep on top (or as close as possible) to it all.
I would like to improve the quality of my posts by spending more time researching certain topics and analyzing more closely media reports. I don’t know how I’ll do it (while attempting to meet all other family/domestic and job requirements), but I’ll figure it out.
Replacement February 22, 2007Posted by David in General.
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As previously mentioned, someone else will be posting on canexafish.wordpress.com for the next week-and-a-bit. I’m not exactly sure what topics will be covered but they will be relevant to North-East Asia, as originally intended when I started this blog.
FYI – Filling In February 20, 2007Posted by David in General.
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Since I’ll soon be taking the family on a Disney vacation I will not be able to post anything for the next little while. However, luckily for me, another individual has kindly agreed to fill in for me, beginning 23-02-2007.
More on that in the next few days.
Killing Whales February 15, 2007Posted by David in General.
I’ve never been one to pay much attention to the whole “Save the Whales” movement. In my opinion, just because you don’t eat whales doesn’t mean you have the right to stop others from eating whales. Have you ever heard of Hindus ramming into trucks on their way to the slaughter-house and setting the cattle free, in an attempt to stop people from eating cows?
That’s what the anti-whalers do. They get on their boats, seek out whaling ships and ram them. A February 13, 2007 BBC News story describes how a fleet of Japanese whalers were “tracked down by ships belonging to conservation groups,” which eventually resulted in a “collision between Japan’s Kaiko Maru and a vessel operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society”. The Japanese ship was rammed and its propeller was damaged, which will mean it needs to head back to port. Luckily no one was hurt in that incident, but it hasn’t always been the case.
Time for a reality check?
In an effort re-examine the IWC’s 21-year global moratorium on commercial hunting and bridge “the divide between pro- and anti-whaling members which has bedevilled the IWC in recent years,” Japan organized a meeting in Tokyo. However, very few members showed up.
“Japan’s IWC commissioner, Minoru Morimoto, opened the meeting by expressing disappointment at the non-attendance of nearly half the whaling body.” He went on to explain that one of the goals, of the meeting, was “to improve the atmosphere of the IWC, which has become one of confrontation, and to improve dialogue.” Most anti-whaling nations chose confrontation.
I’m not sure how productive the meeting in Tokyo was, I’m not even sure the IWC is a worthwhile organization, at least not for pro-whaling countries. But the following quote did come out of the recent Tokyo discussions, and I think it makes a valid point.
“Imposing moral and ethical judgements that affect our right to use resources in spite of scientific evidence is imperialism.”