by MPD
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It’s no secret that Ecorazzi hearts Sea Shepherd in a pretty big way. Cool boats, an awesome goal and a fearless crew are just some of the reasons we think the gang totally rocks.

On Friday, April 30, 2010 NYC residents will have the chance to join Captain Paul Watson and the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for a special fundraiser at Collective Hardware.

Fresh from Operation Waltzing Matilda in the Antarctic protecting the whales, on their way to the Mediterranean to kick off Operation BlueRage defending the bluefin tuna, Sea Shepherd will be in town to raise a little cash and have some serious fun.

The event will feature delicious food from Candle Cafe and Vegan Treats, well-known personalities like Princess Superstar and author/Super Size Me gal Alexandra Jamieson and a chance to spend some quality time with Watson and the crew…and us!

Wanna make sure you get a ticket? Stop by SeaShepherd.org/NYC and find out all the details. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

  • http://www.ppath.org Kelly

    This is going to be a blast! How fun will hanging w/ SSCS crew be – and at Collective Hardware? Thanks ecorazzi for letting us know about this…

  • Steph

    why can’t i ever afford these things :(

  • Mick

    There is a Sea Shepherd fanclub in Japan, too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR_9A3NpfCQ&feature=related

  • georgina0912

    Gosh, i wish they were coming to Boston, i would be happy to pay to go see them, which would really not be any different than donating, and has the added benefit to possibly meet and greet Paul and the crew AND enjoying some delicious vegan foods.

    I too heart the Sea Shepherds!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

      I live just outside of Boston, and I’m going to go visit and tour the Steve Irwin this weekend in New Jersey

      • Killer B

        While you are there ccurie, ask them why they shut their own message board down? See if it was because of fear of evidence being used by the Japanese or because they are afraid it will affect the ratings of their precious reality show. Remember,

        “ITS NOT ABOUT THE WHALES!”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

        The message board was not owned nor operated by Sea Shepherd. It is temporarily closed in order to sort out issues with the Sea Shepherd logo and name.

        The forum will return shortly.

      • knowitall

        No its not. The AP WW boards were closed down by Watson, he didnt like the personal comments. Touchy isn’t he.

  • Robert Beller

    NEWSFLASH!!!

    The SSCS has closed their AU forum. First they can’t control their Animal Planet Whale Wars forum so they asked AP to close it and now they have to close their very own forum. I don’t really blame them their forum was a Japanese prosecutors dream! I mean how often do you have your defendants organization allowing people to advocate kidnappng Japanese tourist and embassy attacks on their public forums? Maybe you guys can ask Watson what ludicrous excuse (lie) he has for the closure when you meet him.

    “Hello fellow Ocean Warriors! Welcome to the Sea Shepherd Forums. We are sorry to inform you that, for a number of reasons, the boards have been taken off-line. We are reviewing our options and will make a formal announcement soon. We are all saddened and disappointed by this outcome and will hopefully resolve it soon.

    We thank you for your continued support and hope that we can count on your support in the future.

    Thanks, Forum Admin.”

    http://www.seashepherd.com.au/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21

    • Killer B

      Awesome. goes to show how dysfunctional this group of twit-tards are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

      I have been in touch with the forum admins and SSCS HQ, and the forum will be back soon.

      In regards to the Animal Planet forum, that was owned and operated by Animal Planet, and Sea Shepherd had no say in what happened over there.

    • Robert Beller

      Oh no, Watson has AP’s highest rated show and he has no power over anything they do. Yeah, we all believe that regardless of what Paul’s former sweetpee Mia said to the contrary. Yes the AU forum will be back after they purge it of all the talk of kidnapping Japanese tourist and attacking Japanese embassies.

      You say there are issues with the use of the SSCS name and logo, why are they suddenly concerned? There are lots of SSCS FB pages that have disappeared too. Could it be all the racist remarks and criminal planning wasn’t what they needed right before a futile court battle?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

      They are not “suddenly concerned.” Sea Shepherd HQ has been in touch with our admins for a long time about trying to change the name/logo of it, so it does not seem like the views that are expressed there are those of Sea Shepherd, which is a sensible thing to do I think. I have been a member at the forums for a long time, and it’s return is near.

    • Robert Beller

      The SSCS doesn’t control the forum? Why did Forum moderator Erik Brush write this missive a couple of hours before “SSCS HQ” shut them down. Don’t believe me Google the first paragraph below and you’ll see I’m not a liar like some people. I have the whole farewell letter and a screen shot of the original if you want to see it.

      (letter excerpts)

      “Subject: A farewell and best wishes to everyone here!

      ——————————————————————————–

      Hello Everyone,

      By now you have heard the rumors and in fact they are not just rumors. Steven Roest and his cronies at HQ are making things impossible for the folks running the forums and the admins are tired of the fighting continuously with an organization that is not supporting us in any capacity close to our support of them. Sad but true. They apparently do not see the value in this forum”.

      “Had they utilized this forum when Steven Roest foolishly attempted to go on AP forums and confront the naysayers and problem folks, he would have had all of the strong answers to their questions rather than looking like he only knows about 30% of what is actually involved in Sea Shepherds and their history. He would not have come off looking quite as uninformed and ill prepared for the trolls that hammered him there”.

      http://www.seashepherd.com.au/forum/showthread.php?p=81898

    • Robert Beller

      “They are not “suddenly concerned.””

      Oh no this wasn’t a last minute “about face” PR makeover (and the Pope didn’t help rape deaf kids). If this was planned why all the cloak and dagger about the name change? Why not just announce “You idiots are making us look bad now we have to change your name and disassociate our selves”. How are you going to get any support once you weed out all the loons and goons? Oh, you’re going to change the name to Ocean Guardian Alliance, sorry but “a turd by any other name is still a turd”. Your stench is going to follow you on the internet regardless of how fast or stealthy you try to be.

      It just isn’t as fun if you can’t follow your leader’s example. Watson tried to stir up WWII racial hatred and he succeeded spectacularly some of his most ardent forum supporters have some of the most vile race hate sites. Like Donovan Teal’s “F*ck Off Japan Leave the Whales Alone” Face Book site.

      • Robert Beller

        Hey Look Watson is finally telling the “F*ck Off Japan Leave the Whales Alone FB people that they are detriment to the SSCS and he is distancing himself from them in the first sentence. His new “grlfriend” Sarah sockpuppet actually showed up on the site. It’s good to know Paul and his public relations team reads my suggestions and acts on them so quickly. I have him trained like a lap dog. His PR Hack shouldn’t get paid for this idea because I’ve been saying this since the FOJLTWA started.

        “Paul Hello everyone. I have never been a member of this group primarily because I do not usually join or participate in online forums and also because the name of this group can be seen to be anti-Japanese. Not only is it important that we not be anti-Japanese, it is important that we not appear to be seen as anti-Japanese in anyway.”

        http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=7 … ic=18613#!

        “Sarah Ruby-Ann
        Nope, because I shouldn’t be treated any differently now you know who my boyfriend is. This is a great indication of what people who are anti-whaling but also anti-intimidation experience when coming to this group. If you don’t agree, you’re immediately slaughtered. I’ve seen so much evidence of it previously, you have no idea how much damage is done to Sea Shepherd in this one group alone.
        I’m off before the trolls eat me.
        Yesterday at 4:16pm”

        http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7251222651&v=wall#!/group.php?gid=7251222651&v=wall&story_fbid=425606082651

  • orcalove

    The forums are not run by Sea Shepherd.

    • Robert Beller

      See my post above. If the forum was truly private how could Steven Roest have any influence over Erik, Tina or Triton? Nobody is fooled by the “we don’t own the forum” most drug dealers don’t “own” their homes either.

      The new boilerplate excuse says the forum is being reviewed what they leave out is it is being reviewed for criminal discussions like the one about attacking Japanese Embassies with BA I imagine they’ll also tone down the racist rhetoric since Australia has laws against racial vilification.

      • Robert Beller

        Here’s another excerpt from former SeaShepherd.AU forum moderator Erik Brush in case you double Sea Shepherd’s involvement in a website “they don’t control”.

        “The resources and information alone on the forums is worth a ton of value. There are articles and groups, and blogs and other info on this forum that are a literal fact treasure trove. A shame to see it going over Steven Roest and a handful of idiots on the SSCS board. They are the ones pushing to shut us down”.

    • knowitall

      Yes they are. By Watson. He controls these boards..fact.

    • knowitall

      Yes they are. Watson runs them.

  • Sea Cucumber

    Alright – I made it!

    So, let’s get right to it. Let me see if I can translate the article for the more, simple minded!
    “It’s no secret that Ecorazzi hearts Sea Shepherd in a pretty big way. Cool boats, an awesome goal and a fearless crew are just some of the reasons we think the gang totally rocks.”
    Translation: Ecorazzi loves the Sea Shepherds because they provide endless hours of entertainment, that is, if you like watching a bunch of mentally-deficient slugs actually try to be sailors. Cool boats? Oh, you mean like the one that was turned into the worlds most expensive crab pot by its idiot captain?
    “On Friday, April 30, 2010 NYC residents will have the chance to join Captain Paul Watson and the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for a special fundraiser at Collective Hardware.”
    Translation: On Friday, PT Barnum will again be proved right when he said that a sucker is born every minute. Paulba the Hut makes over 90K a year, and none of it goes to support his own cause. His monthly food budget is about half that amount. You’d be better off putting your money into a stuffed-animal claw machine – at least you might get something of value then.
    “Fresh from Operation Waltzing Matilda in the Antarctic protecting the whales, on their way to the Mediterranean to kick off Operation BlueRage defending the bluefin tuna, Sea Shepherd will be in town to raise a little cash and have some serious fun.
    Fresh from running away from the fight after losing their bat-boat because the nitwit captain couldn’t understand that hitting the side of a several-hundred ton boat might be dangerous, and then not bothering to maintain their ships and having to withdraw after saving a couple of whales. In reality, it only caused more whales to be killed elsewhere.
    “The event will feature delicious food from Candle Cafe and Vegan Treats, well-known personalities like Princess Superstar and author/Super Size Me gal Alexandra Jamieson and a chance to spend some quality time with Watson and the crew…and us!”
    Translation: Yes, we know you don’t know who they are and don’t care, but after reading the violently racist rhetoric on the SS forums and Facebook sites, no decent celebrity would come within a hundred miles of this event.

    By the way – great job to Donovan, Lenzabi, and the rest of the deranged idiots from the SS forum! After all the garbage you guys spewed out, you finally got shut down by the real Sea Shepherds – not the witless posers that you guys know you are! Too bad too, it was really starting to come together! Where’s BigBadPete going to tell his racist stories now? Does he still see tiny Japanese soldiers climbing up his legs with knives in their teeth, and the Yamamoto in his driveway? Where is AnimuX going to post his garbage now?

    Imaufo – I’ll send you that PM… Oh that’s right, I can’t now! LOL!

  • Sea Cucumber

    Ocean Guardian Alliance???

    Who exactly are you in this “alliance” with” The KKK? They think and operate like you guys – why not, eh?

    How’s it feel being verified as a hate group now? Being scorned by the SSCS board must have stung a bit. Well you have to admit that it was about time that they came to their senses and cut ties with the nitwits on the SS forum.

    You guys are better off now – you are free to spout all the racist hate that you can muster – just check Donovan’s entries on his Facebook sites!

    Anyway, in all seriousness, I’m proud of you guys! Like small fledgling birds, you have learned to fly. And like the Nazis and the KKK, you are now free to vilify select races and cultures, which is what you guys always wanted anyway!

    Cam Currie,

    Grow up – you haven’t been in touch with anything but yourself!

  • Robert Beller

    So I guess Cam’s silence means that he/her now understands the actual situation regarding the SSCS forum’s public relations make over. I look forward to more of the same stupidity from the Ocean Retardian Alliance in the future. You can paint a turd pink and call it a steak all you want it doesn’t change the smell. I can’t wait to see Erik Brush’s lame excuse for his angry online outburst as SeaShepherd.AU was abandoned like the Ady Gil and her former captain.

    You do know Paul likes to abandon things after they have outlived their usefulness to him right? Watson claims that they sold the SSCS vessel Sea Shepherd II but back in reality he actually abandoned it in Barclay Sound, Canada. I know, I know, you think I’m lying but I deal in facts not feces let’s talk a look at a few facts.

    According to the SSCS disinformation site they dismantled most of the equipment themselves, and then “sold” the hull in 1992. Actually they abandoned it and it sat for 12 years before it was finally taken care of by Canada’s Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund(SOPF.) They would have done it sooner but there are lots of irresponsible criminal douchebags illegally dumping their scows and they have limited funds each year.

    And according to this: http://www.sqwalk.com/docs/BCsHarbourHu … tOct09.pdf

    Sea Shepherd II
    In April 2004, the MV Sea Shepherd II, located in Robbers Pass, Tzartus Island [also in Barkley Sound], was in a derelict state and in danger of sinking. By May 11, 2004, 188 tonnes of a mixture of waste oil and diesel was pumped off the Sea Shepherd II, but some 16 gallons per hour of seawater was leaking back into the vessel. On May 26, 2004, the vessel was taken in tow, arriving at the Esquimalt graving dock the next day for break up. By June 17, 2004, seven large waste bins of oiled debris had been removed from the vessel. By July 30, 2004, the break up of the vessel had been completed. Cost to SOPF: $331,892.31 plus interest

    Even more can be found on the matter here: http://www.ssopfund.gc.ca/documents/2009_SSOPF_AR_e.pdf

    “2.6 Sea Shepherd II (2004)
    In April 2004, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) received a number of reports that the MV Sea Shepherd II, located in Robbers Pass, Tzartus Island, British Columbia, was in a derelict state and in danger of sinking. The CCG, TCMS, and Provincial authorities attended on-scene to investigate. It was concluded that the vessel’s condition made it a threat to the marine environment. The ownership of the vessel could not be determined, so no assistance was forthcoming from that quarter. A Response Order under CSA section 678 was issued on April 26, 2004, by the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard”.

    Here let’s look at some pictures of the derelict scow of a threat to the marine environment that Watson dumped because he loves the Earth so much.

    http://bcmarina.com/Places/Robbers_Pass … nails.html

    PAUL WATSON: ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT, LIAR & USER/ABUSER

    Be sure to ask Paul why he hates the Earth and his forum member when you pay see him.

    • Robert Beller

      Oh, I forgot Happy Earth Day to Paul Watson and the SSCS, without irresponsible criminals like them and their ship dumping ways we wouldn’t need one.

  • Sea Cucumber

    Robert,

    All good points! What I’d really like to see is if the kiddies from the SSCS forum are still going to wave their stupid little pirate flags in their hands while they watch Whale Wars, knowing that that very group decided that the forum was full of douche bags that needed to be cut away like hangnails!

    How about that, Imaufo? You still going to be watching and cheering on the very same people that looked at you and decided that you’re nothing but sniveling, hate-group wannabes? They burned you idiots pretty badly… But hey, we tried to warn you! Look on the bright side – you’re pretty much the laughing stock of the entire conservation world – by now, everyone has heard of the fact that the supposed “SS forum” was just a home for drop-outs, obvious drug addicts, and other assorted fanatical losers who didn’t have anywhere else to go.

    Ocean Guardian Alliance? Robert is right, you were shit before, and now you’re still just shit with a slightly different color. BUT, the difference now is that even the Sea Shepherds themselves have verified to the world that you were nothing but a bad rash to them, one which they cured! Good for you guys!

    Oh yeah, I’ll be watching Whale Wars when it comes on, so I can be reminded of how all the morons from the Bizzaro SS forum were slapped like 4-year-olds at K-Mart by the group I’m watching o TV! I know you all will be reminded as well every time you see it, and also every time the SSCS is mentioned! You will have to face each moment KNOWING that you have been discarded like some eggshells, coffee grounds, and the rest of the trash!!

    You know, my daddy used to say every man’s got a devil, and that you can’t rest ’til you find him. I thought that was Iamaufo for a while, but I was wrong – he turned out to be just a pathetic phony, wannabe! So I’m sorry the real Sea Shepherds spoiled your little fun there, friends. But, if it’s any consolation to you, you have put a smile on my face!!

  • Sagebrush

    Now that they are the Ocean Retardation Alliance, and I am sure SSCS HQ told them NOT to discuss SSCS business at all…who will they be, and more importantly…WHO WILL CARE???

    Too funny. Your little racist hate group is gone and forgotten…rotflmao…
    You guys turned into your own worst enemy…go ahead, blame it on Roest.
    Don’t take any responsibility yourself. You were a liability to SSCS, and you STILL don’t get it.

  • Sham You

    were not irelevant and not a liabilty, and we’ll be back wait and see! SSCS needs us! Cam already has new place to meet while Erik and Fred fix things!

    • Erik

      “were not irelevant and not a liabilty, and we’ll be back wait and see! SSCS needs us! Cam already has new place to meet while Erik and Fred fix things!”

      you weren’t?
      you aren’t?

      The ss doesn’t NEED you..they’re already full of racist, ignorant, obnoxious LIARS. But I am quite certain there will always be a place for you inside that operation. As for being liabilities…

      more and more you seem to merge into the same type entity that hamas became. violent, mean “people” that think THEY are the only ones appointed to show the path…

      I think that qualifies as being a liability, Of course, we can always delve into conspiracy, assault with deadly weapons, piracy, interfering with commercial activities,and on…and on….. yes…liabilities.

      very VOCAL ones too. Makes life easier on the prosecutors side of the table.

    • Robert Beller

      Not a liability?!?!? You guys are talking about it yeah, we’ve seen it. Lots of “the SSCS ignored my request to volunteer” and “please don’t be so racist this time around” …..good luck with that. Look at super stupor Donovan’s feeling on the matter.

      “Donovan Teal: rip the sscs forum. sorry sscs but that was one stupid move. just lost ya best support on the net”.

      (With friends like this who needs enemies?)

      “John J Scafidi: Tom, I doubt we will get specifics of the issues of concern between HQ and the Forum, not that it is some secret”

      If it isn’t a secret why is everybody on your new forum so clueless as to the official reason why? Why is it taking them so long to figure out a plausible lie to spam the web with?

      “Fred Page: Hey guys, as I said before its nothing to worry about. Just keep focusing your attention on the cause which was the purpose of the forum. We’ll be back soon enough as a normal SSCS support base rather then a official recognized one.
      I expect all members will be mass mailed sometime in near future reopening it. So dw we won’t leave u out in the dark”.

      I expect?!?! Look even Fred is admitting the SSCS has pulled their official support and he’s not sure if there will be a mass mailing explanation. If this wasn’t a last minute PR trial makeover for the SSCS why didn’t they make their mass mailing notification before the “mystery” closing? What was the rush to change a “good” thing? Fred tries to sooth the sting of rejection with the delusion that it was a business decision and not a pretrial rebuke of his shoddy moderation but anyone who has followed this story knows better. A planned business move is proceeded with an announcement. When Coke came out with the “New Coke” flavor back in 1985 they didn’t do it secretly overnight without notification. Even with the notification it was still a spectacular failure but at least they gave their fans warning.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Coke

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

      To protect the privacy and safety of our members, the group has been closed and is on an invite-only basis.

      • Robert Beller

        You mean to protect your members stupidity and ignorance. The only threat I saw coming from your latest failed forum was the threat you’d bore your readers to death. Did “Steven Roest and a handful of idiots on the SSCS board” make you shut down this forum too? Was this a “planned” PR move or another mad scramble to cover up the display of ignorance and incompetence? Why didn’t Erik get a chance to write a goodbye letter this time? Is he being held as a political prisoner?

        Everybody knows all the world’s greatest and most successful social movements were invitation only affairs populated by losers and whiners mumbling to themselves in the dark.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

        You are perfectly misunderstood. The group’s privacy setting have been changed so new people must have connections to the forum to join. This was done to protect the privacy and safety of the members from pro-whaler people like yourself.

      • Robert Beller

        But I’m still a member so how is that going to protect me and from what? You can’t produce one instance of trolling on your lame site before you had to “protect” your members from the truth. I’m still enthralled by Erik Brush’s psychotic fantasy delusions about WEECS (Wimpy Erroneous Environmental Concerns Suck) and the IMEC (International Morons Environmental Commission) why would you want to keep the ravings of that madman secret? Man, you’re really going to get the word out mumbling to yourself on a (semi) closed forum. So I guess this setback means membership in the Ocean Giardia Alliance will be by invitation only. I think that would be best, I think I’ll suggest we put new member through the wringer so we can weed out the bad eggs that will teach us.

  • gizwinkus

    Hmmm, I wonder if SSCS realizes the Great Google Ultra Mega Database has the entire forum contents cached for eternity?

  • Erik

    “The group’s privacy setting have been changed so new people must have connections to the forum to join. This was done to protect the privacy and safety of the members from pro-whaler people like yourself”

    You really mean… “to protect the idiocy of the verbose members from being acted upon by legal authorities worldwide.”
    The only ones threatening and promising any types of assaults, batteries, illegal acts, were the members of your little klan/coven. Trying to spin it any other way simply shows the desperation and lack of cerebral activity in anything or anyone concerned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118260192 Cam Currie

    The group has been reviewed and the pro-whalers have been removed due to lack of connections with the forum.

  • TitaniumTotem

    I guess this might be a bad time to mention the international arrest warrant for Watson. Seems Pete isn’t going down alone.

    • Kimitake Hiraoka

      Ah yes, the arrest warrant. With a bit of luck, Paul Watson will soon join his henchman Bethune in custody and face trial for his innumerable crimes.

      I was thinking though, this would be yet another criminal conviction for Paul Watson to add to his collection.

      You know how his ships have the tally of ships they’ve rammed? Maybe they could have another tally of Paul Watson’s criminal convictions. Such as:

      NORWAY – CONVICTED
      CANADA – CONVICTED
      JAPAN – AWAITING CONVICTION

      No?

  • Triton

    What a crock of shit.
    I own the Forum in question.
    You people know nothing.
    Ecorazzi must be loving the traffic.
    We (the forum) achieved many positive things. Which Paul acknowledges.
    We dont owe anyone an explanation and will explain what happened if and when we feel like it.
    In the mean time, knock yourself out with speculation.
    Thanks to our supporters.
    Triton

  • jazz

    Whale Wars’ Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd’s Steve Roest talk about Obama, whales, and the BP oil spill: http://bit.ly/99QTIG