by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: Events, People
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Sea Shepherd fans get ready to rejoice!

Captain Paul Watsonwill be the headline guest speaker at the annual TEDx San Francisco event tomorrow, April 27, at the California Academy of Science Building from 4-10 p.m.

Watson will use the platform to speak about Courage and Resilience — a familiar topic after returning from the southern ocean where he and his crew spent the last year protecting over 500 whales.

Sound like something you’d like? You can register for this event by visiting TedXSF.org! Can’t make it in person? No worries! The speech will simultaneously be broadcast on the TED website!

Also, don’t forget that you can catch Watson and the crew on Friday in NYC. Visit SeaShepherd.org/NYC to find out more about that event!

  • Kimitake Hiraoka

    Oh how I’d love to attend.

    With a bucket of butyric acid.

    • cho cho ma

      Oh how I’d love to attend

      With a bucket of butyric acid

      For Kimitake Hiraoka

      • cho cho ma

        (That is to hit him with)

      • georgina0912

        Oh, no worries cho cho ma, we got it ;)

      • http://blog.babyganics.com Linda

        This guy using a Jap name is a troll. He can drink the butyric acid for all I care.

      • Kimitake Hiraoka

        Georgina, you could never do such a terrible thing to old Kimitake… and you know it ;)

      • georgina0912

        Are you really old? I do not believe you. How old are you Kimitake. Share a little bit and make yourself appear more real, human and humane.

    • David

      ” cho cho ma, April 27, 2010 at 7:58 am
      Oh how I’d love to attend

      With a bucket of butyric acid

      For Kimitake Hiraoka”

      So you are a violent criminal like Paul Watson?

      You know he is convicetd felon? And his conviction is for throwing butyric acid just like you want to. Your hero must be so proud.

      • Hufingraz

        David, what kind of pot are you smoking? I need to get my hands on some of that shit because I have never smoked pot before that has ever made me delusional. What was the crime that Paul Watson was convicted of? I can’t seem to find anything on the internet about it or anywhere for that matter. Oh wait, maybe because he has never been CONVICTED of a crime. EVER! So go spread your useless knowledge somewhere else and take the Japanese whaler cock out of your mouth while you are at it.

    • David

      Hufingraz, I am still trying to find the actual court links but here is an animal rights news letter that talks about Paul going to jail to finish his sentence after he lost his appeal.

      http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/99/12/12.99.swf

      I have downloaded the courts ruling so I know it is online just haven’t been able to find it yet.

      How do you want your crow.

      • From MN, with hope…

        30 days sentence. Sure, he’s a convicted criminal, then again one of the most admired people in the world, Ghandi, has been exhiled form China, and nobody goes off raving that he’s a criminal.

      • Hufingraz

        Paul has been arrested lots of times, but he has never been convicted of a crime. Even in that article you posted, it clearly states that Paul was charged with mischief and did spend time in jail, but he was set free because of an unsuccessful appeal by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. Which means that, even though he was convicted and considered a criminal for a few weeks, after the Supreme Court ruling, the charges against him were dropped and his criminal record was expunged. Also, in your earlier post, you said Paul was a convicted felon. A felony is a serious crime, which usually carries long jail terms. Crimes commonly considered to be felonies include, but are not limited to: aggravated assault and/or battery, arson, burglary, illegal drug use/sales, grand theft, robbery, murder, rape, and vandalism on Federal property. So far, I have not found any record of Paul being charged and convicted with any of these crimes.

        I will have my crow medium rare.

    • David
    • From MN, with hope…

      Go ahead, be my guest. In fact I would love to be there to get a good spot at the front of the crowd, and I will in fact help you thrown the butyric acid on Paul Watson, as long as its the Sea Shepherd mix, JUST to prove that it doesn’t do any damage to people, and the whalers are just whining about the ‘acid’ part. Seriously, if any whalers were actually harmed, than the whalers would put picture of them up online just to prove that the butyric acid is dangerous.

  • http://www.veganjapan.net herwin

    the Gandi of the Animal Rights !

  • don miguelo

    Wow Kimitake and Cho Cho are terrorist vigilantes like the rest of us now! I thought they were against that beyond all reason!

    HOW IRONIC.

  • georgina0912

    I guess the words “passion” and “violent” are interchangeable nowadays.

  • Devon VM

    Paul Watson is notorious for lying and exaggerating. Why would anyone want to hear him speak?

  • cho cho ma

    I think Kimitake hates animals or somthing. Why does he even bother with this sight. He calls Sea Shepherd a “terrorist” or “violent” organization when on the Ady Gil alone there was two police officers, and a fire fighter. Wow they sound like a real violent bunch, rip your head off or somthing.

    • David

      Yeah because you never ever hear of a policeman or fireman doing anything wrong or breaking any law. It is physically impossible for a policeman or fireman to do anything wrong.

      Nice fatansy land you live in there cho.

  • David

    “…it clearly states that Paul was charged with mischief and did spend time in jail, but he was set free because of an unsuccessful appeal by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. Which means that, even though he was convicted and considered a criminal for a few weeks, after the Supreme Court ruling, the charges against him were dropped and his criminal record was expunged.”

    Hufingraz, you really need to either get new glass or learn to read and understand English.

    It clearly says, “Watson was free pending the outcome of an UNSUCCESSFUL appeal to the Newfoundland Supreme Court.” Watson was the one who appealled and was unsuccessful. He was convicted and found guilty, then lost his appeal so he had to finish serving his sentence that had been suspended until the appeal was final.

    The charges against him are a felony in Canada despite what you may think.

    I posted the links to the appeal results straight from the Canadian court but Ecorazzi hasn’t seen fit to approve the post yet.

    Hopefully they will approve my earlier post. But until then.

    “Watson was charged with three offences: interfering with the Rio Las Casas in such a way as to endanger the lives of the passengers or crew of the Rio Las Casas; interfering with the Rio Las Casas in such a way as to endanger the lives of the passengers or crew of the Cleveland Amory; and mischief by the throwing of Butyric acid. He was convicted only on the charge of mischief by the throwing of Butyric acid.”

    Watson was charged under;
    430. (1) Every one commits mischief who willfully
    (a) destroys or damages property;
    (b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective;
    (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or
    (d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.
    (2) Every one who commits mischief that causes actual danger to life is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.
    (3) Every one who commits mischief in relation to property that is a testamentary instrument or the value of which exceeds five thousand dollars
    (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
    (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

    Now Watson had a jury trial. Well, a summary offence, also known as a petty crime, is a criminal act that can be proceeded with summarily, without the right to a jury trial and/or indictment (required for an indictable offence). So he obviously wasn’t charged under (3)(b) because if so he would not have had a jury trial. So it must have been under (3)(a) indictable offense. Well, in the United States, a crime of similar severity is a felony.

    So he was convicted. He lost on appeal. And it was a felony.

    Let me know where you want that crow sent.

  • TitaniumTotem

    Well, it seems Watson may face new charges. It appears Peter Bethune has implicated him directly and Japan is preparing a warrant for Watson’s arrest.

  • Erik

    One wonders why cap’n crunchy isn’t RUNNING to Japan to have his “day in court” as he likes to call it. Could it be that his words at those time were the LIES that most of us know they were and still are ? Poor petey, he now KNOWS that his ship is sunk… and I’m not referring to the ady gil, left out to rot by his own shipmates. Perhaps he thought by indicting the “mastermind” that ordered the actions he might shave a few years off his impending sentence. Let us hope that after Japan finishes with watson, they deport him to Costa Rica to stand trial in his attempted murder trial there, and then on to Norway to serve time for his CONVICTION in that country. Poor paulie, with the growth of the internet, his lies have become so much more useless, yet he still spouts them for the lemmings that buy into his stories.