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numerology for Sea Shepherd (Whale Wars (comprehensive))

Sea Shepherd’s Mission Statement 

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/

April 6, 1981: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is registered as a charitable organization in the State of Oregon.

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/our-history.html

April 6th, 1981

4 + 6 +1+9+8+1 = 29 = the life lesson for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Oregon/what the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Oregon is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert.

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In 2007, Paul Watson persuaded the Discovery Channel to make a reality show documentary about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s campaign against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary off the coast of Antarctica. The Japanese claim that their whaling is legally accepted research, which Sea Shepherd and others contend is a cover for banned commercial whaling. Sea Shepherd has been both criticized and praised for tactics of direct action sabotage which include throwing stink bombs of butyric acid as well as ramming, boarding, and otherwise attempting to disable the Japanese vessels.

The program premiered on November 7, 2008, on the Animal Planet cable channel and follows events on the vessel Steve Irwin as the group attempts to deter the hunting of Minke and Fin whales in the Southern Ocean. The show came at a time when Animal Planet was being rebranded to attract broader audiences and compete with non-animal-centric programming.

Synopsis

Season one

MY Steve Irwin arriving in Melbourne, 2008.

The 2007-08 Antarctic campaign was named Operation Migaloo, after the only known albino humpback in the world. This campaign was the focus of the first season of Whale Wars, which premiered on November 7, 2008.

On January 15, 2008, after attempting to entangle the whaling vessel’s propeller and throwing containers of butyric acid onto the decks, two Sea Shepherd members, Benjamin Potts and Giles Lane, from the Sea Shepherd vessel MV Steve Irwin boarded the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. The pair were delivering a letter advising the Japanese that they were “whaling illegally” with the hope of creating an international incident. The Japanese responded by saying that the men would be held until Sea Shepherd stopped what they called “dangerous and illegal activities.”

The crew of the Yushin Maru No. 2 detained the men for two days, before turning them over to the Australian customs vessel MV Oceanic Viking on the orders of Japanese authorities; subsequently, the Steve Irwin rendezvoused with the Oceanic Viking and the two crewmembers were returned to Sea Shepherd. On April 9, first mate Peter Brown was described in a newspaper article as saying that the incident only became a hostage situation because the Sea Shepherd vessel left the scene, so the Japanese would be forced to hold the two crewmen longer. He was quoted as saying, “It’s all giant street theater.”

On March 3, Sea Shepherd members threw bottles of butyric acid and packages of slippery methyl cellulose powder onto the Japanese vessel Nisshin Maru. Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith condemned Sea Shepherd’s actions for potentially causing injury The Japanese Government called in the Australian and Dutch ambassadors to protest the actions and urge those countries to prevent any violence. Watson said: “They are so full of crap. We filmed and photographed the entire thing. Not a single thing landed anywhere near their crew … It is their way of trying to get sympathy.”

The International Whaling Commission issued a statement on March 8, 2008 that “called upon the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to refrain from dangerous actions that jeopardise safety at sea, and on vessels and crews concerned to exercise restraint.” The statement also reiterated earlier IWC resolutions from May and July 2007 that read in part, “The commission and its contracting governments do not condone and in fact condemn any actions that are a risk to human life and property in relation to the activities of vessels at sea.” The Australian Government also called for all parties to “excercise restraint” and “responsible behaviour” in the Southern Ocean.

On March 17, 2008 Paul Watson claimed that he was shot by the Japanese crew or coast guard personnel during the campaign. The incident is heavily documented during the show in the final episode, and the first six episodes are covered as a buildup to what is portrayed as the major incident during the campaign. The footage in Whale Wars shows Watson standing on the deck of the Steve Irwin while Sea Shepherd crew throws glass bottles filled with butyric acid at the Nisshin Maru whaling vessel. The Japanese respond by throwing flashbang devices. Watson is then shown reaching inside his jacket and bullet-proof vest and remarking “I’ve been hit.” Back inside the bridge of the Steve Irwin, a metal fragment is found inside the vest. The Institute of Cetacean Research has dismissed Sea Shepherd’s statements as lies. The Institute and Coast Guard said that they used seven flashbang devices designed to flash and make noise in the air without causing harm. Neither of the two conflicting accounts have been independently verified. The Australian Foreign Affairs Department had condemned “actions by crew members of any vessel that cause injury”. Two media releases were made on the same day from the office. One said that the Australian Embassy in Tokyo had been informed by the Japanese that the whalers had “fired warning shots” while the updated version used the phrase “‘warning balls’ – also known as ‘flashbangs’ – had been fired”, and that no gunshots had occurred.

Season two

The 2008-2009 Antarctic campaign was named Operation Musashi after the 17th-century Japanese strategist Miyamoto Musashi. On December 4, 2008, actress Daryl Hannah joined Sea Shepherd’s crew aboard the Steve Irwin to take part in this season’s operation.

On February 6, 2009, Watson reported that the Steve Irwin had collided with the Yushin Maru 2 as the Steve Irwin tried to block its attempt to prevent the transfer of a dead whale up the slipway of the factory ship Nisshin Maru. As Watson explained the incident, “We were in the process of blocking the transfer from the Yushin Maru 2 when the Yushin Maru 1 moved directly in front of the bow to block us. I could not turn to starboard without hitting the Yushin Maru 1. I tried to back down but the movement of the Yushin Maru 2 made the collision unavoidable.” The Japanese whalers blamed Sea Shepherd for the crash, characterizing the incident as a “deliberate ramming.” The collision was filmed by cameramen for the Whale Wars reality series, and formed part of a multi-day conflict during which Sea Shepherd attempted to prevent the Japanese fleet from harpooning whales, respectively tried to block whales from being transferred to the factory ship for processing by blockading the Japanese’ vessel’s slipway. The Japanese made extensive use of LRADs to deter Sea Shepherd. They were also accused of aiming the device at the Steve Irwin’s helicopter while in flight, something the group especially condemned, seeing that the helicopter was only engaged in filming, and could have crashed if the pilot had lost control.

Season three

The Bob Barker docked in Hobart, Tasmania.

At the start of the campaign, Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet, said in a news release: “The issues surrounding whaling in the southern ocean are important and complex. The majesty of these beautiful creatures and the lengths to which the Sea Shepherds will go in order to prevent whaling has made Whale Wars intense and vital television.” She also said that Japan had denied requests to film on their vessels.

In June 2009, Sea Shepherd announced its 2009-10 Antarctic campaign, called Operation Waltzing Matilda. The campaign would include the record-breaking Earthrace vessel, now renamed Ady Gil in honor of the benefactor who helped acquire the vessel for Sea Shepherd. The Ady Gil was a futuristic styled ship that held the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by a motorized vessel. The eco-friendly vessel usually ran on a low emission fuel “derived mainly from animal fat, soybeans or other forms of bio-diesel” but was forced by operational reasons to switch to a more polluting petroleum diesel. Pete Bethune, the operator, said that an agreement was reached with Sea Shepherd for the boat to adopt a support role.

The Ady Gil docked in Hobart, Tasmania.

Captain Paul Watson and his crew of 40 left with the Steve Irwin and Ady Gil from Fremantle, Australia, and from Hobart, Tasmania, respectively, last December. It was well publicized that the Sea Shepherds had added more vessel firepower to keep up with the larger, faster and more numerous whaling vessels. What they kept secret, however, was that Bob Barker, famous for “The Price Is Right” and one of the best-known personalities in the world of animal activism, donated funds to purchase a third vessel to add to the Sea Shepherd’s fleet. Ironically, the ship is a former Norwegian whaling vessel but has since been renamed and refitted. With a crew of 26 and led by Captain Chuck Swift and first officer and Whale Wars veteran Peter Hammarstedt, the Bob Barker was docked off the coast of Africa on the island nation of the Republic of Mauritius, until it was ready to join its Sea Shepherd colleagues and engage in a surprise “engagement” to stop whaling.

Cast

Name↓ Nationality↓ Role↓ Notes
Watson, PaulPaul Watson  Canada Captain Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Hammarstedt, PeterPeter Hammarstedt  Sweden/ United Kingdom First Mate  
Monteiro, PedroPedro Monteiro  USA Second Mate Joined when Peter Hammarstedt moved up ranks.
Van Horn, LukeLuke Van Horn  USA Communications Officer  
Aultman, ChrisChris Aultman  USA Recon Helicopter Pilot Former U.S. Marine Corps avionics technician.
Holland, MalcolmMalcolm Holland  Australia Quartermaster  
Hunter, EmilyEmily Hunter  Canada Quartermaster Daughter of Greenpeace co-founder Robert Hunter.
Mann, ShannonShannon Mann  Canada[40] Quartermaster  
Paarman, AmberAmber Paarman  South Africa Quartermaster, Cook  
Dakin, LauraLaura Dakin  Bermuda Chief Cook Former personal chef for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Pottsy” Potts, Benjamin “Benjamin ” Pottsy” Potts  Australia Chief Cook & Helicopter Assistant One of the two crewmembers who boarded a Japanese whaling vessel Yūshin Maru № 2.
Lane, GilesGiles Lane  United Kingdom Helicopter assistant One of the two crewmembers who boarded a Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru № 2.
Avery, SimonSimon Avery  United Kingdom Bosun’s Mate  
Jennings, DavidDavid Jennings  Australia Bosun’s Mate  
Perry, AndrewAndrew Perry  Australia Quartermaster  
Feuerhahn, ArneArne Feuerhahn  Germany Deckhand  
de Groot, LaurensLaurens de Groot  The Netherlands Deckhand Former Dutch police officer. One of the crew of 6 onboard the Ady Gil when it collided with the Japanese security vessel Shonan Maru #2.
Kehoe Jr., DonDon Kehoe Jr.  USA Deckhand Retired Long Beach California police officer.
Kendall, MollyMolly Kendall  Australia Deckhand Married Andrew Perry at the end of Season 2.
Roest, StephenStephen Roest  United Kingdom Deckhand  
Bell, ScottScott Bell  Australia Doctor  
Redenbach, MerrynMerryn Redenbach  Australia Doctor  
Hutchins, CharlesCharles Hutchins  United Kingdom Chief engineer  
Villa, DanDan Villa  USA Assistant engineer  
Westhead, LukeLuke Westhead  United Kingdom Assistant engineer  
van der Werf, WietseWietse van der Werf  The Netherlands Ship’s Carpenter  
Kristof, VeronikaVeronika Kristof  Hungary    
Brown, PeterPeter Brown  USA First Mate Involved with Sea Shepherd since 1982. Left halfway through Season 2, resulting in Peter Hammarstedt, which was then second officer, to move up the first officer, resulting in Pedro Monteiro, becoming second officer
Emko, TodTod Emko  USA Communications Officer  
McCoy, KimKim McCoy  USA Quartermaster Executive Director of Sea Shepherd
Verkleij, WilfredWilfred Verkleij  The Netherlands Communications Officer  
Taylor, JaneJane Taylor  USA Navigation Officer Former U.S. Navy Lieutenant
Swift, ChuckChuck Swift   Captain of the Bob Barker  
Bethune, PeterPeter Bethune  New Zealand Captain of the Ady Gil Detained after boarding the Shonan Maru 2 to conduct a citizen’s arrest on the captain, for the destruction of his vessel, the Ady Gil.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_Wars

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Jul 28th 2010 7:49PM

Bob Barker is a strong advocate for animal rights; in particular, he’s an animal-rights activist, which means he has puts his name on the line and his money where his mouth is.

For years he ended ‘The Price Is Right’ by urging people to get their pets neutered; in 1987 he stepped down as host of the Miss USA/Universe Pageants because that organization wouldn’t eliminate fur prizes. In January of this year, he donated $5 million to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to purchase a ship to thwart illegal Japanese whaling operations.

On Wednesday’s ‘The Huckabee Show’ (weekdays, syndicated), Barker appeared with Chuck Swift, captain of the MV Bob Barker, the anti-whaling ship named after the game-show host, and the pair discussed the international whaling treaties broken by the Japanese, Barker’s donation to the Sea Shepherd society, and the successes they have made in saving whales from destruction.

story from and video at:  http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/07/28/bob-barker-talks-about-protecting-whales-on-huckabee-video/

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Robert William Barker (Bob Barker) was born on December 12th, 1923 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Barker%2C_Bob

December 12th, 1923

12 + 12 +1+9+2+3 = 39 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Ideals.  A nice guy.  Making dreams come true.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  6 5    9  91    1  5         36

Robert William Barker             95

9 2 92 5 33  4  2 92 9     59

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 36 = Managing.  Delegating.  Bending over backwards.   

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 59 = Savior.  Anchor.

 

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 95 = Getting others to overcome their self-interests.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  6    1    5     12

Bob Barker          38

2 2  2 92 9    26

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 12 = Trusting.  Trustworthy.  Faith.  Faith makes you act in different ways.

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 26 = Popular.  Photogenic.  Photos.  In the news.

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Take care.

38 path of destiny + 39 life lesson = 77 = his power number = An answer to a prayer.

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Ages 81 to 108 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the 10th, 11th, and 12th letters of the name.

Robert William Barker      December 12th, 1923

12 (December) + 12 (l is the 12th letter in the alphabet) + 9 (i is the 9th letter in the alphabet)) + 1 (a is the 1st letter in the alphabet) = 34

So from ages eighty-one to one hundred and eight he has the numbers 12 (December), 22 (sum of 10th, 11th, and 12th letters of the name) and 34 (12+22=34) going on.

12 = Trust.  Trustworthy.  Faith.  I have faith in you.  Faith makes you act in different ways.

22 = Lucky.

34 = Dexterity.  Speed.  Things happen really quickly.  Striking while the iron’s hot.  Propeller.  Helicopter.  Motor.  Engine.  Fuel.  Gasoline.

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Ages 81 to 90 are ruled by the sum of the 10th letter of the name and the month of birth.

Robert William Barker     December 12th, 1950

12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 12 (December) = 24

So from ages eighty-one to ninety he has the numbers 12 and 24 going on.

12 = Trust.  Trustworthy.  Faith.  I have faith in you.  Faith makes you act in different ways.

24 = Dominance.  Taking charge.  In charge.  Purity.  Devotion.

 

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December 12th, 1923

December 12th

12 + 12 +2+0+0+9 = 35 = his personal year (from December 12th, 2009 to December 11th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2010 to September 11th, 2010) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.

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Paul Franklin Watson (born December 2, 1950) is a controversial and outspoken Canadian animal rights and environmental activist, who founded and is president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group devoted to marine conservation.

The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it, and later was a board member. Watson argued for a strategy of direct action that conflicted with the Greenpeace interpretation of nonviolence, was ousted from the board in 1977, and subsequently left the organization. That same year, he formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The group is the subject of a reality show, Whale Wars.

He also promotes veganism, voluntary human population control, and a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, worldview.

Paul Watson was born in Toronto to Anthony Joseph Watson and Annamarie Larsen, and grew up in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. After working as a tour guide at Expo 67, the World’s Fair that took place in Montreal in 1967, Watson “rode the rails” in boxcars west to Vancouver.

In 1968 and the early 1970s, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard, where he served aboard weatherships, search and rescue hovercraft, and buoy tenders. He signed up as a merchant seaman in 1969 with the Norwegian Consulate in Vancouver and shipped out on the 35,000 ton bulk carrier Bris as a deck hand. The Bris was registered in Oslo, Norway and manifested for the Indian Ocean and Pacific trade.

Watson has one child (born 1980) with his first wife, Starlet Lum, a founding director of Greenpeace Quebec, Earthforce!, Project Wolf, and Sea Shepherd. His second wife, Lisa DiStefano, a former Playboy model, was Sea Shepherd’s Director of Operations during the Makah anti-whaling campaigns in Friday Harbor.  His third wife, Allison Lance, is an animal rights activist and a volunteer crew member of Sea Shepherd.

In October 1969, Watson joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing at Amchitka Island. The group which formed as a result of that protest was the Don’t Make a Wave Committee, which evolved into the group known today as Greenpeace.  Watson sailed as a crewmember aboard the Greenpeace Too! ship in 1971 and skippered the Greenpeace boat Astral in 1972.  Paul Watson continued as a crew member, skipper, and officer aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s. According to Watson, in June 1975 during a Greenpeace campaign to confront Soviet whaling, an incident occurred which changed his life.

Greenpeace states that Watson “…was an influential early member but not, as he sometimes claims, a founder.”  Paul Watson has characterized the Greenpeace position as “revisionism”.

The first Sea Shepherd vessel, the Sea Shepherd, was purchased in December 1978 with assistance from Fund for Animals.  Sea Shepherd soon established itself as one of the more controversial environmental groups, known for provocative direct action tactics. These tactics have included throwing objects onto the decks of whaling ships, the use of “prop foulers” in an attempt to sabotage the ships, boarding whaling vessels, and the scuttling of two ships in an Icelandic harbor.  Watson remains the leader of Sea Shepherd today and uses the title “Captain” in reference to his role in the organization, although he has never been licensed as a ship’s captain.  The organization and its activities to halt whaling are the focus of a reality TV series, Whale Wars, airing on Animal Planet.

Watson was a field correspondent for Defenders of Wildlife from 1976 to 1980 and a field representative for the Fund for Animals from 1978 to 1981.  Watson also was a co-founder of Friends of the Wolf and Earthforce Environmental Society.

During the 1980s, Watson declared his support for Earth First! and cultivated friendships with David Foreman and Edward Abbey. He proclaimed Sea Shepherd to be the “navy” of Earth First! Watson has claimed to have invented the tactic of tree spiking.

Although currently unaffiliated with it, Watson did work with the Green Party of British Columbia in Vancouver in the 1980s and 90s.  He ran for mayor in 1996, placing fourth.

In April 2003, Watson was elected to the board of directors of the Sierra Club for a three-year term.  In 2006, he did not seek re-election. He resigned from the board a month before his term ended, in protest against the organization’s sponsorship of a “Why I Hunt” essay contest.

Watson feels that “no human community should be larger than 20,000 people,” human populations need to be reduced radically to “fewer than one billion,” and only those who are “completely dedicated to the responsibility” of caring for the biosphere should have children, which is a “very small percentage of humans.” He likens humankind to a virus, the biosphere needs to get cured from with a “radical and invasive approach,” as from cancer.  In January 2008 Paul Watson was named by The Guardian as one of its “50 people who could save the planet” for the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Watson published Earthforce!, a guide to strategy for environmental activists in 1993.  In it, he specifically endorsed the tactics of “monkeywrenching” previously described by Dave Foreman and Edward Abbey.  According to Foreman in Eco-Defense—The Field Guide to Monkey-Wrenching, these are tactics of sabotage, covert activity, and direct action.  Watson says he incorporated his own personal experience in writing the book.

In Earthforce! An Earth Warrior’s Guide to Strategy, Watson also expresses disdain for truthfulness in the pursuit of environmental protection goals:

The nature of the mass media today is such that the truth is irrelevant. What is true and what is right to the general public is what is defined as true and right by the mass media. Ronald Reagan understood that the facts are not relevant. The media reported what he said as fact. Follow-up investigation was “old news.” A headline comment on Monday’s newspaper far outweighs the revelation of inaccuracy revealed in a small box inside the paper on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Watson was explicit on this score: “If you do not know an answer, a fact, or a statistic, then simply follow the example of an American President and do as Ronald Reagan did—make it up on the spot and deliver the information confidently and without hesitation.”  In a subsequent book, Ocean Warrior, Watson reiterated this view, saying: “Survival in a media culture meant developing the skills to understand and manipulate media to achieve strategic objectives.”

Paul Watson continued as a crewmember, officer, and skipper (in 1972) aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s. He considers himself a founding member of Greenpeace and Greenpeace International, a claim Greenpeace disputes. Friends noted that his personality, his liking to “push himself front and centre”, was to blame in addition to his espousing direct actions that Greenpeace considered too controversial.

In 1977, Watson was expelled from the Greenpeace’s board of directors by a vote of 11 to 1 (Watson himself cast the single vote against it). The group felt his strong, “front and center” personality and frequently voiced opposition to Greenpeace’s interpretation of “nonviolence” were too divisive.  Watson subsequently left the group. The group has since labeled his actions at the time as those of a “mutineer” within their ranks.  That same year, he founded his own group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

During an interview in 1978 with CBC Radio, Watson spoke out against Greenpeace (as well as other organizations) and their role and motives for the anti-sealing campaigns.  Watson accused these organizations of campaigning against the Canadian seal hunt because it is an easy way to raise money and it is a profit maker for the organizations.

Greenpeace has called Watson a violent extremist and will no longer comment on his activities.

Watson was arrested in 1993 in Canada on charges stemming from actions against Cuban and Spanish fishing boats off the coast of Newfoundland.  In 1997, Watson and his then fiancée Lisa Distefano were convicted in absentia by a court in Lofoten, Norway on charges of attempting to sink the small scale Norwegian fishing and whaling vessel Nybrænna on 26 December 1992, and sentenced to serve 120 days in jail but Dutch authorities refused to hand him over to Norwegian authorities although he did spend 80 days in detention in the Netherlands before being released.

There have not been any successful attempts at prosecuting Watson for his activities with Sea Shepherd since the trial in Newfoundland. Watson himself defends his actions as falling within international law, in particular Sea Shepherd’s right to enforce maritime regulations against illegal whalers and sealers.[43] Watson caught a Costa Rican fishing boat poaching in Guatemalan waters while he was on a journey to Costa Rica, having been invited by its president to help in the fight against shark poaching there. The authorities in Costa Rica later filed seven charges of attempted murder against Watson and a colleague, Rob Stewart, in what Watson and Stewart have described as an effort to cover up mafia-funded illegal shark finning operations.  They eventually fled to international waters to escape arrest by Costa Rican coast guards after they had filmed what they attest was mafia-funded shark-finning in private docks. These events are featured in Sharkwater, a documentary about sharks and activism.

Paul Watson leads protest against Makah whaling, Port Angeles, Washington, 1998.

Watson was also told to leave Iceland after having turned himself in to the Icelandic police after disabling two ships in harbor. Kristjan Loftsson of Iceland’s largest whaling company told The New Yorker that Watson is persona non grata in that country.

In April 2010, the Japanese Coast Guard obtained an arrest warrant for Watson “…on suspicion of ordering sabotage activities against Japan’s whaling fleet.”

After his election to the national Sierra Club Board of Directors in 2003, Watson supported an unsuccessful slate of candidates supporting strict immigration controls as an element of a population stabilization policy. This effort was denounced by another candidate in the election, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, as a “hostile takeover” attempt by “radical anti-immigrant activists.”  Watson responded by saying that the only change he was seeking in the organization’s immigration stance was to restore the position it had held before its 1996 “neutrality policy.”  Watson left the Sierra Club board in 2006.

In April 2008, Watson stated that, while the deaths of three Canadian seal hunters (a fourth one is still missing) in a marine accident involving a Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a fishing boat during the 2008 Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt were a tragedy, he felt that the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals is an even greater tragedy. Canadian Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn accused Watson of trivializing the memory of the lost sealers.  Watson replied that Mr. Hearn was trying to distract attention from his government’s incompetence as the boat the men were on capsized while under tow by a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, while his political ambitions continued to support and subsidize an industry that had no place in the 21st Century.  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams was quoted as saying, “I think what a lot of people don’t realize is that this man is a terrorist.”  In response, Watson said that calling him a ‘terrorist’ might be cute, but it had no foundation in reality, as he had never injured anyone, or been convicted of a crime.  Due to the operations against Canadian seal hunters, Danny Williams called Watson a terrorist and said that the Sea Shepherds were not welcome in the province.

In October 2009 Watson, who carries a US passport, complained to media outlets about having his request for an Australian visa denied. He states that the Australian government was attempting to sabotage the upcoming 2010 Sea Shepherd campaign by denying him entry into the country. Watson and several other shipmates were also unable to join the MV Steve Irwin on its promotional tour of Australia until they were able to provide documentation from the governments of the United States, Canada and Norway, exonerating them from previously claimed acts of violence, specifically claims by Sea Shepherd of intentionally sinking a ship in Norway.

On March 17, 2008 Paul Watson said that he was shot by the Japanese crew or coast guard personnel during the Operation Migaloo anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean. The incident is documented during the season finale of season 1 of the Whale Wars TV reality show, and the first six episodes are covered as a buildup to what is portrayed as the major incident during the campaign. The footage in Whale Wars shows Watson standing on the deck of the Steve Irwin while Sea Shepherd crew throws glass bottles filled with butyric acid at the Nisshin Maru whaling vessel. Butyric acid was used for its foul odor and sticky properties.  The Japanese respond by throwing flashbang devices. Watson is then shown reaching inside his jacket and body armour and remarking “I’ve been hit.” Back inside the bridge of the Steve Irwin, a metal fragment is found inside the vest.

The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research has dismissed Sea Shepherd’s statements as lies. The Institute and Coast Guard said that they used seven flashbang devices designed to flash and make noise in the air without causing harm.  Neither of the two conflicting accounts have been independently verified. The Australian Foreign Affairs Department had condemned “actions by crew members of any vessel that cause injury”. Two media releases were made on the same day from the office. One said that the Australian Embassy in Tokyo had been informed by the Japanese that the whalers had “fired warning shots” while the updated version used the phrase “‘warning balls’ – also known as ‘flashbangs’ – had been fired”.

Watson has been called an eco terrorist by the Japanese government for his direct action tactics against whalers, and have repeated their position after conflicts during the 2009-10 whaling season.

His leadership style has variously been called arrogant, as well as pushing himself too much “front and center”,” which was cited as being one of the reasons he and Greenpeace parted ways.  The atmosphere aboard his vessels has been compared to an “anarchy run by God”.

At an animal rights convention in 2002, Paul Watson was also quoted as saying, “There’s nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write the history.”  Recently, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck also discussed the comment, criticizing Watson’s views.  Watson responded to Beck’s comments on the official Sea Shepherd website by stating that he had said that but that it was taken out of context, quoting Gerald Seymour‘s “One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.”

Watson has stated that he does not consider himself a ‘protester‘, but an ‘interventionist‘, as he considers protesting as too submissive.  He often takes the attitude that he represents (or stands in for) law enforcement which is either unwilling or unable to enforce existing laws.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

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Paul Franklin Watson     December 2nd, 1950
December 2nd, 1950
12 + 2 +1+9+5+0 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  13     1    9     1    6          21

Paul Franklin Watson                    74
7   3 69 5235 5 21  5         53
his soul number = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.
  
his outer personality = 53 =Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Missionary.  Converting.  Confrontational.  Attacking.  Combative.  Arguing.  Opinions.  Disarm.  Straight to the point.  Cut to the chase/quick.  Passionate about your beliefs.  Fighting for the truth.  Straight to your face with the truth.  Having a warrior spirit.  With one deft stroke.  Convincing argument.  Heated discussion.  Heated debate.  See things my way.  Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. 

his path of destiny = 74 = Sharing.  Generosity.  Giving.  Gifts.  Charity.  Philanthropy.  Contribute.  Benefactors.  Donors.  Donations.  Offerings.  Recipient.  Bestow.  Share wisely.  Giving to those who deserve.  We want more.  Heart of gold.  Gift giving.  Give with discretion, accept with memory.  The gifts you have been given.  The gift carries the giver.  The gift that keeps on giving.  It is better to give than to receive.  Economic disparity.  Spreading the wealth. 
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  13     1   6        11
Paul Watson               34
7   3 5  21  5      23
his soul number for his common name = 11 = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

his outer personality for his common name = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter. 
his path of destiny for his common name = 34 =Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Vehicle.  Acceleration.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Speeding up.  Full throttle.  Adrenaline.  Races.  Sprinting.  Footing.  Road.  Lane.  Traffic.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Busy.  Zip.  Zoom.  Dash.  Dart.  Slowing down.  Temperature.  Skyrocket.  Barrage.  Volley.  Rapid fire.  Trajectory.  Fleeting.  Incoming.  Helicopter.  Propeller.  Spin.  Turn.  Rotate.  Swerve.  Cortisol.  Stress.  Tension.  Nerves.  Go at the right speed.  Strike while the iron’s hot.  Get it while it’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Haste makes waste.  Speed up.  Slow down.  Hitting the brakes.  Full speed ahead.  Where the rubber meets the road.  Slower/faster.  Don’t stress.  Don’t stress out over it.  Blowing off steam.  Burn off some energy.  IM (instant message).  Urgent message. 

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Ages 0 to 27 are ruled the sum of the first three letters of the name and the day of birth.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
16 (P is the 16th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 21 (u is the 21st letter of the alphabet) + 12 (December) = 50
So from ages zero to twenty-seven he had the numbers 12 (December), 38 (sum of the first three letters of the name) and 50 (12+38=50) going on.

12 = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

50 = Family life.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  World peace.  Global.  Worldwide.  Planetary.  Planet.  Earth.  World.  Gaia.  Globe.  Continent.  Culture.  Society.  Population.  Civilization.  World family.  Everyone.  We.  Social issues.  Sociology.  Environment.  Conservation.  Steward.  Land.  Habitat.  Wildlife.  Botany.  Plants.  Biology.  Ecology.  Climate.  Biosphere.  Ocean.  Sea.  Maritime.  Marine life.  Whales.  Seals.  Big fish.  Coast Guard.  The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  Think global, act local.  We are all.  We are many.  Natural surroundings.  Joy to the world.  Peace on Earth. 
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Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
2 (born on the 2nd of the month) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 6 (F is the 6th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 38
So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he had the numbers 2 (2nd of the month), 36 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters) and 38 (2+36=38) going on.
2 = Empathy.  Understanding.  Receptivity.  Silent knowing.  Listening to your inner voice.  Trusting your inner voice.

36 = Delegating.  Managing.
38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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Ages 54 to 81 are ruled by the sum of the y+e+a+r of birth and the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
1+9+5+0 (born in 1950) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 11 (k is the 11th letter of the alphabet) = 41
So from ages fifty-four to eighty-one he has the numbers 15 (1+9+5+0=15), 26 (sum of the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name) and 41 (15+26=41) going on.
15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  War.  Pirates.
 
26 = Celebrity.  Celebrities.  Popularity.  Photos.  Communication.  Information.  Messages.  News.  The media.  In the news.
41 = Melting your heart.  Warming up to you.  Opening up.  Getting to know one another.  About me. 
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Ages 54 to 63 are ruled by the sum of the 7th letter of the name and the y+e+a+r of birth.
Paul Franklin Watson       December 2nd, 1950
 
1 (a is the first letter of the alphabet) +1+9+5+0 (born in 1950) = 16
So from ages fifty-four to sixty-three he has the numbers 1 (a), 15 (1+9+5+0=15), and 16 (1+15=16) going on.
1 = Assertive.  Direct.  Arian.  Individual.  Self.  Testosterone.  Active.  Extroverted.  Aggressiveness.  Ambition.  Determination.  Going after what you want.  You da man.  
 
 

15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  War.  Pirates.   

16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Microphone.  Bullhorn.  Megaphone.  Loudspeaker.  Thunderstruck.  Stun.  Startle.  Limits.  Caution.
Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences.  In the presence of the divine.  Touched by God.  The Hand of God.  Life review.  Divine correction.  Putting the fear of God in you. 

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December 2nd, 1950
December 2nd
12 + 2 +2+0+0+9 = 25 = his personal year (from December 2nd, 2009 to December 1st, 2010) = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Restless.  Antsy.
On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

25 year + 8 (August) = 33 = his personal month (from August 2nd, 2010 to September 1st, 2010) = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Captain.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

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Bob Barker Captain, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born and raised in Southern California, Chuck Swift, 44, has a history of involvement in conservation and animal welfare issues spanning the last 20 years.

Swift began volunteering for Sea Shepherd in 1990 and remained involved for nearly a decade. His campaign roster includes the 1994 Whales Forever campaign in which Sea Shepherd was violently attacked by the Norwegian Coast Guard, multiple seal campaigns including the explosive 1996 confrontation in the Magdalene Islands, and a variety of other campaigns before and after.

During his absence from Sea Shepherd, he worked in various professions, earned a degree in Business Administration, a professional certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University, and as time permits, he continues his studies toward a Masters in Communication and Leadership. Since his return to Sea Shepherd in early 2009, he has functioned as Sea Shepherd’s Deputy CEO, positively influencing both the administrative and ship operations sides of organization – most notably helping to secretly acquire, refit and then ultimately captain Sea Shepherd’s newest ship the Bob Barker during Operation Waltzing Matilda.

Swift believes that the time for talking is over, and prefers a direct action approach on behalf of Sea Shepherd’s customers (“the salty ones”) currently threatened by societal greed and exploitation. While serious about his dedication to the protection of marine and other ecosystems, Swift maintains that a good sense of humor and positive attitude are critical to the success of any movement. He has been heard to say, “We should take our mission seriously, but never ourselves.”

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=swift-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

    3        9        12

Chuck Swift                   42

38 32 15 62     30

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 12 = Faith.  Trust.  Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  If God brings you to it, then God will bring you through it.  In God we trust.  Act of faith.  Leap of faith.  Suspending doubt.  Suspending disbelief.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 30 = Appreciation.  Counting your blessings.  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.  Thank you.  Praise the Lord.  Sense of style. 

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 42 = Everybody loves Chuck.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chuck Swift

3        1  62

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name) and the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) both = CS = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) = CF = 36 = Managing.  Delegating.  Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = CT = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  The best.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.  USA.  America.  Americans. 

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Peter James “Pete” Bethune (born April 4, 1965) is a New Zealand promoter of bio-fuels and conservationist. He is the holder of the world record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat and is involved with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He was captain of the Ady Gil (previously the Earthrace) until it sank following a collision with a Japanese whaling vessel. He was convicted in Japan for a direct action that involved boarding a whaling vessel and received a suspended sentence. 

Personal life and early career

Bethune grew up in Hamilton East, New Zealand as one of five children. He studied science at the University of Waikato and engineering at the University of Auckland. He has two daughters with his wife, Sharyn, from whom he is separated.

He began his career as an oil exploration engineer and worked in the North Sea and Libya. In 1997, he co-founded CamSensor Technologies. The company manufactured automated camera systems for controlling robots used in complex tasks such as cutting up and grading meat carcasses. He later moved to Sydney to establish the business there.

He is adamant about the potential for alternative fuels. In 2003, Bethune wrote a 20,000-word paper while pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree from Macquarie University about the use of renewable energy for road transport. In regards to him enjoying fishing and hunting along with his previous occupations, Bethune told a reporter for The New Zealand Herald: “I’ve come from a very unusual background to be a conservationist.”

Captain of Earthrace

Earthrace, Malmo, Sweden, August 20, 2007.

Based on his research at Macquarie, Bethune set out to prove that hydrocarbon fuels could be replaced by sustainable bio-fuels. He had Earthrace designed and built in order to break the world record for a circumnavigation by a powerboat in hopes that it would call attention to the viability of bio-diesel as an alternative fuel. He mortgaged his New Zealand home and financed the building in the hopes of recouping the expenses from sponsorships. He declined a $4 million sponsorship from a company that would have required them to use regular diesel.

His first attempt began in Barbados on March 10, 2007. He encountered significant delays due to issues with the propellers and other mechanical problems. On the night of March 19, while around 22 kilometres (14 mi) offshore from Guatemala, Earthrace collided with a local fishing boat. No Earthrace crew were hurt, but one of the three crew members from the fishing boat was killed. The crew was absolved of any responsibility after a 10-day investigation during which they were held in custody. The delays prevented them from completing the circumnavigation in record time, but because Earthrace took an official start time when leaving San Diego, the team decided to “restart” with this new start/finish line. They departed San Diego on April 7, 2007 and needed to return by June 21 to break the record. The attempt was abandoned on May 31 after a crack was discovered in the hull shortly after leaving Malaga, Spain.

He departed from Valencia, Spain, in another attempt on March 1, 2008. As a publicity stunt, Bethune and two others had undergone liposuction in order to convert a small amount of their own body fat into fuel. The idea arose from a previous plan to tour New Zealand in a car with an attached mobile bio-diesel plant. He finished at the Spanish port of Sagunto on June 27. The journey was completed in 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, beating the former record by over two weeks. Bethune then embarked on a world tour with the vessel to promote awareness of alternative fuels.

Captain of Ady Gil

Ady Gil, Hobart, Australia, December 16, 2009.

After touring ports around the globe, the Earthrace was put on sale for $2.6 million and Bethune considered using it to interfere with Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean if a buyer could not be found. Hollywood production-house owner Ady Gil purchased the boat and Earthrace was renamed after him on October 17, 2009. Gil left the ship to Bethune and a crew of five who refitted for Antarctic waters to participate in anti-whaling activities as part of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Bethune said before the operation: “I’m a conservationist. One of the things I’ve learned on Earthrace is stand up for stuff you believe in. Year after year the Japanese go down there and nothing seems to change… If they want to go amping things up a bit, then bring it on.” His wife later told the press that he first became alarmed by the state of the oceans when skippering the vessel during the record attempts.

On January 6, 2010 the Ady Gil was involved in a collision with the Japanese whaling vessel MV Shōnan Maru 2 in the Southern Ocean, and the Ady Gil subsequently sank. An investigation into the collision by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was inconclusive and unable to assign blame for the collision. AMSA was unable to verify claims made by Sea Shepherd, while the Japanese government declined to participate with the investigation saying any information it had might be needed for an inquiry by its own authorities.

Arrest, trial, and conviction

On February 15, 2010, Bethune boarded the Shōnan Maru 2 claiming to be conducting a citizen’s arrest on her captain, Hiroyuki Komiya, alleging attempted murder and to present a claim for $3 million for the loss of his vessel. Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research issued a statement calling it a publicity stunt. He used a jet ski to approach the ship then climbed onto its deck after cutting through an anti-boarding net that was draped around the hull. He was detained by the ship’s crew and taken to Tokyo, where he was arrested by the Japanese Coast Guard on March 12 on charges of trespassing.

On April 2, 2010, Bethune was indicted in Japan on five charges: trespassing, assault, illegal possession of a knife, destruction of property and obstruction of business. The assault charge is based on the allegation that he threw a bottle of butyric acid onto the Shōnan Maru 2 days before the boarding, causing chemical burns to a whaler’s face. The Sea Shepherd group claims the burns were self-inflicted when the crewman was shooting pepper spray at the protesters. Bethune could have faced up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of injury, or up to three years if found guilty of trespass. Bethune’s lawyer claims the charges are unfounded and states that his client will strongly deny them. He was held without bond in the maximum security Tokyo Detention Centre while he stood trial.

Bethune’s trial began on May 27. Bethune was charged with intruding on the ship, forcibly obstructing business, violating the Firearms and Swords Control Law and damaging property.

Several major newsmedia reported that Bethune pleaded guilty to four charges while others reported that he admitted four charges or that he conceded four of the charges but has contested an assault charge. Newsreview.com claims that Bethune did not “plead” guilty as there is no such thing as a plea in Japanese criminal proceedings and he and his Japanese lawyers claim that Sea Shepherd’s actions are protected by the United Nations World Charter for Nature, which allows private organizations to interfere in government-like ways in the interest of the environment. Though he admitted to launching a projectile of butyric acid, he contested the assault charge against him on the grounds that he lacked intent to injure the ship’s crew. In his tearful final statement delivered on June 10, Bethune said: “I did not have the intention of hurting crew members. I took action because I wanted to stop Japan’s illegal whaling.” Prosecutors demanded a sentence of two years in prison.

The Labour Party’s Chris Carter accused the New Zealand Government of “washing their hands of the fate” of Bethune. Bethune has received visitations from consular staff. Prime Minister John Key said “…it’s worth noting that I can’t get involved in a prosecution in another country any more than I can get involved in a prosecution in New Zealand. What I can do is make sure the person is being treated fairly.”

On June 4, in what was later said by Paul Watson to be a legal strategy on the part of Sea Shepherd, Sea Shepherd announced that it was no longer going to be formally associated with Bethune since a set of bow and arrows was on the Ady Gil during the anti-whaling operation. The group stressed that the weapon was not intended to be used against any person, and Bethune previously had stated to Animal Planet cameras during Whale Wars filming that he intended to use the bow and arrows to spoil whale meat for commercial use. Sea Shepherd said it would continue to support Bethune during the trial in Japan. On July 7, Pete Bethune was given a two-year suspended sentence. In addition, he was banned from Japan for five years. Bethune was deported to New Zealand on July 9.

Bethune held a press conference upon returning to New Zealand. He told reporters: “My trial in Japan represents a miscarriage in justice. Not because I stood before that court, but because the captain of the Shōnan Maru 2 did not.” He also called the New Zealand Government a “lap dog” for its lack of support.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Bethune

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 4 +1+9+6+5 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation. 

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 4 = 8 = his core number = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Commands.  Executive.  Management.  Administrative.  Supervisor.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.  Regimented.  Having both feet firmly planted on the ground.  Climbing to the top of the mountain.  Having a strong foundation.

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 1+9+6+5 = 25 = his “secret” number = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  5 5   5    3 5       23

Pete Bethune               49

7  2  2  28  5       26

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Pete Bethune = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Athletic.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity.  Being your own boss.   

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Pete Bethune = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Cameras.  Photos.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson. 

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Pete Bethune = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

  5 5    3    3 5          23

Peter Buthune                  58

7  2 9 2 28  5          35

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Peter Bethune = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Athletic.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity.  Being your own boss.   

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Peter Bethune = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Peter Bethune = 58 = Wellness.  Well being.  Bodily health.  Healthy body.  Robust health.  Strong constitution.  Healthful.  Hardy.  Rest.  Relaxation.  Respite.  Vacation. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

75259 11451 2528355         70

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Peter James Bethune = 70 = Flexibility.  Handling change.  Multi-tasking.  Coping.  Budgeting.

   

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

7       1

 

his true character (first and second initials) = PJ = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Craftsmanship.  Well made.  Custom made.  Customized.  Skilled labor.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Peter James Bethune          April 4th, 1965

4 (born on the 4th of the month) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 10 (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet) = 37

So from ages 27 to 54 he has the numbers 4 (born on the 4th of the month), 33 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name) and 37 (4+33=37) going on.

4 = Virgoan.  Order.  Work.  Cleanliness.  Details.  Meticulous.  Neat.  Tidy.  Hygiene.  Specifics.  Organized.  Perfectionism.  Duties.  Tasks.  Routines.  Functional.  Exacting.  Handy.  All in a day’s work.  Just doin’ my job.  Get to work!  Down to earth.  Cleanliness is next to godliness.  Neat & tidy.  A place for everything and everything in its place.  Every last detail. 

33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Captain.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  

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On January 6, 2010 the Ady Gil was involved in a collision with the Japanese whaling vessel MV Shōnan Maru 2 in the Southern Ocean, and the Ady Gil subsequently sank.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 19 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2009 to April 3rd, 2010) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 year + 1 (January) = 20 = his personal month (from January 4th, 2010 to February 3rd, 2010) = Turning point.  Retribution.

20 month + 6 (6th of the month on January 6th, 2010 (the day of the collision)) = 26 = his personal day = Dramatic.  Photos.  Bad news.

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On February 15, 2010, Bethune boarded the Shōnan Maru 2 claiming to be conducting a citizen’s arrest on her captain, Hiroyuki Komiya, alleging attempted murder and to present a claim for $3 million for the loss of his vessel.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 19 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2009 to April 3rd, 2010) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 year + 2 (February) = 21 = his personal month (from February 4th, 2010 to March 3rd, 2010) = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  

  
21 month + 14 (14th of the month on February 14th, 2010) = 35 = his personal day (from his time of birth on February 14th, 2010 until his time of birth on February 15th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Making preparations.  Being prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back.
 

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Friday, 9 July 2010 00:56 UK

A anti-whaling activist from New Zealand who was handed a suspended sentence for obstructing the annual Japanese whale hunt has vowed to continue his crusade.

Peter Bethune was deported from Japan after receiving a suspended two-year sentence for obstructing Japanese whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.

Speaking on his return home, Bethune said he would never give up his fight.

But the 45-year-old said he was unsure if he would return to Antarctic waters.

Bethune was detained aboard a Japanese whaler in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean in February after clambering aboard. He was arrested when the vessel returned to Japan.

The former member of the conservation group Sea Shepherd was escorted by immigration officers onto an Air New Zealand flight bound for Auckland on Friday.

Throwing stink bombs

Speaking in the city on Saturday, Bethune said that he was ready for a coffee.

“I want to go to a coffee shop,” he told the NZ Herald newspaper.

“In prison, there’s nothing to do. You are stuck in a cell 23-and-a-half hours a day and I have been looking forward to going to a coffee shop and having a coffee and a muffin.”

AFP news agency reported that Bethune said he would never give up his fight to stop Japanese whaling.

The activist, who spent four months in a Tokyo jail, had pleaded guilty to four out of five charges but had denied assault.

He had admitted charges of trespassing, vandalism, possession of a knife and obstructing business.

Bethune was also found guilty of assault, by throwing stink bombs made of butyric acid – rancid butter – at whalers.

He was part of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group, which tries each year to block Japan’s annual hunt.

He was the captain of the Ady Gil, a speed boat split in two during a clash with the whalers on 6 January.

Earlier, he had told his trial that he had wanted to confront the Japanese ship’s captain and hand him a $3 million bill for the destruction of the vessel.

Large numbers of police officers were on duty outside the court in Tokyo where the verdict was delivered on Wednesday.

Japan abandoned commercial whaling in 1986 after agreeing to a global moratorium.

But it says that whaling is part of its culture and catches hundreds of whales each year as part of what it calls a scientific research programme.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10583592.stm

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Whale Warrior Captain Pete Bethune Free to Return Home

On January 6, 2010, Captain Hiroyuki Komura of the illegal Japanese whaling vessel the Shonan Maru #2 deliberately rammed and destroyed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s vessel, the Ady Gil. Captain Komura almost killed six Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers and did not respond to the Ady Gil’s mayday distress signal. Japanese authorities refused to cooperate in investigations and declined requests by Australian and New Zealand maritime authorities to question Captain Komura.

Instead, Captain Peter Bethune, the man who Captain Komura almost killed and whose ship was destroyed, was taken back to Japan literally as a prisoner of war abducted from the waters of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Captain Bethune was incarcerated for boarding the ship that had rammed and destroyed his ship, when he had every right to board that vessel to confront Captain Komura face-to-face for his crimes.   

Captain Komura should have been the man on trial. He was not, because in the waters of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, might—rather than the law—makes right, and Captain Bethune was taken back to Japan to be made an example of and persecuted for defending the whales.

The verdict of the Japanese court was always to be “guilty.” Sea Shepherd was never under any illusion that Captain Bethune would be given a fair trial. In court, there was no discussion of the reason why Captain Bethune boarded the Shonan Maru #2, and Captain Komura was not called as a witness; in short, the court never allowed any evidence of the Ady Gil’s destruction to be heard.

Sea Shepherd spent in excess of half a million U.S. dollars on Captain Bethune’s defense, not because we believed he would be acquitted, but in an attempt to mitigate his sentence.

Captain Bethune was facing up to fifteen years in prison. He was sentenced to two years and he will be deported back to New Zealand on July 9th with his sentence suspended.

Captain Bethune’s mission was successful. His efforts helped save the lives of 528 whales. He was able to take one of the harpoon vessels off the hunt when it was forced to return him to Japan. Most importantly, he exposed the brutality and illegality of the Japanese whaling fleet to the world. When you’re willing to risk your life to save the whales, five months as a Japanese prisoner is a good trade-off for the lives saved.

Captain Bethune is a hero to the Save the Whales movement and he will be welcomed home to New Zealand as a national hero for having the courage to do what his government was fearful of doing—defending whales from the Japanese poachers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.    

Global support for Captain Bethune and negative publicity about Japan’s whaling program has led to this success. With Captain Bethune, the Japanese government was well aware that each day it held him would be a day that would generate protest against its abominable whale slaughter. This fact, coupled with protests over the showing of the Academy Award winning film “The Cove,” has helped to make the whale and dolphin slaughter the most embarrassing foreign affairs issue currently scandalizing the Japanese government.

The Japanese court acknowledged that Captain Bethune never intended to hurt anyone and was operating under his conviction to save whales from illegal whaling.  The truth is that Japan wants Captain Bethune out of Japan and with the sentence suspended they can quickly send him home.

Sea Shepherd is proud of Captain Bethune’s achievements and satisfied with the results of this ridiculous trial that saw a man incarcerated for saving the lives of whales, yet ignored the crimes of a Japanese poacher who sank a ship and almost killed six conservationists.

Captain Bethune is free, and that is what matters. Sea Shepherd is free to return to the Southern Ocean again to defend the whales, and we intend to be even more effective next season than during our last highly effective season.

Captain Bethune is an inspiration in courage and dedication, and his efforts, his sacrifice, and his resolve will not be forgotten.

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100706-2.html 

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011) = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

11 year + 7 (July) = 18 = his personal month (from July 4th, 2010 to August 3rd, 2010) = Surreal. 

18 month + 9 (9th of the month on Friday July 9th, 2010) = 27 = his personal day = Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  On your mark, get set, GO!  “And they’re off…”  Off and running. 

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Animal Planet announced it has given the green light for a new “Whale Wars” one-hour special series episode featuring Captain Pete Bethune of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  

During the two-hour season finale, viewers’ last glimpse of eco-pirate and anti-whaling activist Bethune will be when he is taken into custody by Japanese authorities and brought to Tokyo, where he had been held on charges of trespassing, obstructing the passage of a vessel, carrying a knife and damaging property.

According to Animal Planet, Bethune, whose story arc has captivated audiences this season as his beloved vessel the Ady Gil collided with the Shonan Maru 2 and sank into the bottom of the Southern Ocean, spent months in custody but was released on July 9, 2010 and returned home to New Zealand. 

The special is slated to air following the season finale of BLOOD DOLPHINS on Friday, September 17 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

The exclusive one-hour special episode features Bethune recalls his ordeal on board the ship that held him for nearly a month and subsequently the three months he was detained in Japan. 

How was he treated during his detention? What went through his mind during that harrowing time? The outspoken whale warrior will share revelations, opinions and thoughts on the experience after spending four months contemplating his decisions and fate until finally being released. In addition to Bethune’s interview, the special will reveal his background, showcase the most exciting highlights from the season featuring Bethune, Captain Paul Watson and other members of Sea Shepherd, and delve into what’s next for this environmental cowboy.

“Whale Wars viewers really have connected with Pete’s passion this season,” says Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet. “His actions in this campaign put him at the center of some very dramatic action.  We’re fortunate that he’s agreed to open up about his extraordinary experiences at sea and on land to save whales.”

from:  http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1575837.php/Pete-Bethune-s-ordeal-on-Whale-Wars-for-Animal-Planet-Sept-17

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 + 2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011) = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

11 year + 9 (September) = 20 = his personal month (from September 4th, 2010 to October 3rd, 2010) = Follow your conscience.  A clear conscience fears no accusation.  A clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.  Trust but verify.  Judge for yourself.  You be the judge.  Summing it up. 

20 month + 17 (17th of the month on September 17th, 2010 (the date the special airs)) = 37 = his personal day = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  

The number 37 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.  So when his number (37) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this will be HIS day!!!

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

         1         2

 

his salvation number (second from the last and last initials) = JB = 12 = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

So when his number (12) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011)

11 year + 1 (January) = 12 = his personal month (from January 4th, 2011 to February 3rd, 2011) = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

So that will be HIS month!!!

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2011 to April 3rd, 2012) = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

And that will be HIS year!!!

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First Mate, Bob Barker, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Sweden and raised in the United States, Peter, 25, joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as soon as he was old enough to submit an application.

A fervent advocate for the rights of animals, Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals. From the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic continent, Peter has sailed the seven seas trying to put those words into action. He has saved as many lives as he can from illegal whaling, sealing and destructive fishing practices.

In his numerous years with Sea Shepherd, Peter has been held hostage by Ecuadorian fisherman, physically attacked by sealers, assaulted and arrested by the Canadian Coast Guard (twice), involved in a confrontation which included the side-swiping of an illegal whaling ship, been rammed by another and pulled up countless miles of fishing longline. In the war to defend life in the oceans, this Swede is far from neutral.

Between campaigns, Peter is finishing a degree in Media and Communications at Stockholm University and is actively campaigning with the Swedish Animal Rights Alliance.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=hammarstedt-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter Hammarstedt

75259 81441912542           69

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 69 = Income.  Earnings.  Salary.  Pay.  Revenue.  Earning potential.  Payday.  Assets.  Resources.  Resourcefulness.  Practicality.  Affordability.  Acquire.  Own.  Valuable.  Expensive.  Fancy.  Fine.  Classy.  Creature comforts.  Easy living.  Teflon coating.  Easy money.  Monetary incentive.  Economic incentive.  Expenses.  Liabilities.  Making money.  Earning an income.  To have is to have, but the art is to get.  You get what you pay for.  Price you pay.  What’s it worth to you?  Making it worth your while.  Whatever works.  Valuable resources.  

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter Hammarstedt

7                    1

 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) = PS = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Craftsmanship.  Well made.  Custom made.  Customized.  Skilled labor.  Skilled trade.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do. 

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                                Malcolm Holland

Sea Shepherd volunteer & sometime ‘MV Steve Irwin’ vessel crewmember.

Participation in the Discovery Channel ‘Whale Wars’ production shot during direct action campaigns to end whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

from:  http://www.supergreenme.com/MalcolmHolland

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Malcolm Holland

4133634 8633154          54

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 54 = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  Scout.  Intelligence gathering.  Surveillance.  Confirm.  Confirmation.  Witness.  Observe.  View.  Watch.  Oversee.  Overlook.  Overhear.  Listen.  Ears.  Audiotape.  Videotape.  Recording.  Footage.  Scan.  Snippet.  Inquire.  Interview.  Interrogate.  Questions.  Trivia.  Riddles.  Puzzles.  Crossword puzzles.  Quiz.  Questionnaire.  Querent.  Discussion.  Forums.  Laboratory.  Research.  Specimen.  Documentation.  Factors.  Congruence.  Correlation.  Estimate.  Guess.  Theory.  Postulate.  Assumption.  Geminian.  Memorize.  Verbatim.  Quote.  Recite.  Extemporaneous.  Improvisation.  Demonstrate.  Examples.  Exhibit.  Engineer.  Programming.  Technology.  Internet.  Online.  Interface.  Simulation.  Virtual.  Cyber.  Digital.  Monitor.  Screen.  Graphics.  Transparency.  Superimpose.  Phase.  Applications.  Software.  Version.  Modify.  Enhancements.  Characteristics.  Identity.  Profile.  Video.  Download.  Upload.  Sensor.  Stimuli.  Dashboard.  Ask questions.  Monkey see, monkey do.  Flying by the seat of your pants.  Making it up as you go.  Off the cuff.  Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.  I am both sides of the coin.  Artificial intelligence.  Let’s watch.  Look & see.  Check it out.  What are you doing?  What are you up to?  A fly on the wall.  I’m all ears.  Tell me what’s on your mind. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Malcolm Holland

4           8 33 54

 

his primary challenge = MH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and fourth from the last letter of the last name) both = ML = 43 = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) = MN = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = MD = 44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Fresh.  Happening.  Update.  Status.  Condition.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  Today.  In touch.  In tune.  Tone.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Commentary.  Comment.  Diary.  Journaling.  Blogging.  Tweeting.  Log.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Chillin’.  Sitting.  Trance.  Zen.  Tuning.  Open.  Re-evaluate.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  What is.  The eternal now.  In the zone.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s going on?  What’s happening?  Here’s what’s happening.  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Latest development.  Keep me up-to-date.  I’ll keep you posted.  Play-by-play.  Moment by moment.  Current status.  Staying current.  Staying on topic.  Stay tuned.  Tune in.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Short-term memory.  Sitting still.  Sit back.  Whatever happens, happens.  Que será, será. 

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Helicopter Pilot and Aviation Director, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

American Chris Aultman, 40, of Long Beach, California, is a dedicated environmental conservationist and commercial helicopter pilot living in the United States. Prior to joining the Sea Shepherd team, Aultman served for six years in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter avionics technician. During this period Chris spent 13 months at sea and became a veteran of the Gulf War.

Aultman’s first experience with the destruction of the world’s oceans was seeing the disastrous effects of the millions of barrels of oil dumped into the Persian Gulf during that war. This and many other experiences caused Chris to start to see the world for what it really was, and nothing was ever the same again.

Many years later, Chris met the founder of Ocean Defenders Alliance, who was tabling for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society at a local scuba show. Already a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor, Chris asked if Sea Shepherd ever needed helicopter pilots. This proved to be a very ironic question since it was his involvement with Ocean Defenders Alliance that brought him to meet Captain Paul Watson and become the helicopter pilot for Sea Shepherd.

Chris has flown during the last four Antarctic Whale Defense campaigns and is ready to return to the world’s oceans for the defense and conservation and marine wildlife.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=aultman-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chris Aultman

3      1  3 415

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name) and what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) both = CA = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) = CL = 33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

what he likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name) = CM = 34 = Speed.  Pace.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energetic.  Acceleration.  Momentum.  Locomotion.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Exhilaration.  Adrenaline.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Rev.  RPM.  Helicopter. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = CN = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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August 24, 2010     11:03 am

We recently reported that Michelle Rodriguez will be joining Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd on their next voyage to the Antarctic. Now Rodriguez has revealed that she will follow a vegan diet while on the ship.

Rodriguez explained, “I’m not (a vegetarian) but I will have to be because on the ship, it’s a vegan ship – you can’t be a hypocrite; you can’t be sitting there trying to save animals and then killing them. That’s just weird.”

The Avatar actress admits that she is inspired by Captain Watson and acknowledges the dangers involved.

“I have a tendency not to think before I do things, which you know what, it really adds a little spice to life – because if you thought too much about things before you do them, you’d never do them,” explained Rodriguez.

from:  http://www.ecorazzi.com/2010/08/24/michelle-rodriguez-to-follow-vegan-diet-on-sea-shepherd-mission/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michelle Rodriguez

49385335 964997358          100

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 100 = Solo.  I stand alone.  I make my own destiny.  Choosing your own destiny.  Making your own way.  Going it alone.  An army of one.  Last one standing.  1 versus all.  Taking on everyone.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michelle Rodriguez

4           9    97  58

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials (MR)) and the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name (MI)) both = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Sweetheart.  Sweetie.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

how she appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name) = MG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Legacy.

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = ME = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = MZ = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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Daryl Hannah pays a visit to the Sea Shepherds. Daryl Hannah is one of many celebrities who use their fame to shine light on Sea Shepherd’s cause.

story from and video at:  http://animal.discovery.com/videos/whale-wars-daryl-hannah-onboard.html

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Daryl Christine Hannah was born on December 3rd, 1960 at 3:30 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Hannah%2C_Daryl

December 3rd, 1960

12 + 3 +1+9+6+0 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scrimmage.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Trainer.  Martial arts.  Wrestling.  Grappling.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Daryl Hannah

41973 815518         52

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 52 = Keen.  Perceptive.  Astute.  Shrewd.  Incisive.  Wit.  Verbose.  Analyze.  Why?  Explain.  Tell the truth.  If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.  Some things are better left unsaid.  Having to bite your tongue.  Nobody’s fool.  Able to size up people and situations. 

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her power number (sum of life lesson and path of destiny) = 31 + 52 = 83 = Social justice.  Civil rights.  Equal rights.  A call for justice. 

   

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Daryl Christine Hannah

DCH

438

 

her true character (first and second initials) = DC = 43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Jump.  Choreography.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Clubs.  Performer.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Games.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Playful. 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = DH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Tribute.  Adore.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

 her salvation number (second from the last and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Maternal.  Mother’s intuition.  Baby.  Babying.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  I care.  Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

her primary need (sum of all initials) = D+C+H = 4+3+8 = 15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Client.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  Branding.  Packaging.  Sales pitch.  Sales.  Buying & selling.  Purchase.  Commerce.  Marketplace.  Supply.  Demand.  Commodity.  Products.  Merchandise.  Items.  Merchant.  Salesperson.  Retail.  Vendor.  Cost.  Profit.  It pays to advertise.  Product placement.  The ways of the world.  The bottom line.  Supply & demand.  For sale.  The going rate/price.  Money talks.  Sex sells. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Daryl Hannah

4                 8

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = DH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Tribute.  Adore.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Daryl Christine Hannah       December 3rd, 1960

3 (born on the 3rd of the month) + 25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 43

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the numbers 3 (born on the 3rd of the month), 40 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name) and 43 (3+40=43) going on.

3 = Self-expression.  Creativity.  Socializing.  Venusian.  Pleasant.  Express yourself.  Be creative. 

40 = Helpfulness.  Assistance.  Aid.  Favor.  Volunteering.  Loving kindness.  Goodwill.  Gentle.  Good Samaritan.  Community.  Neighborhood.  Neighbors.  Brotherhood.  Siblings.  Service.  Service work.  Public service.  Civic duty.  The common good.  Altruism.  Rescue.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 

43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Jump.  Choreography.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Clubs.  Performer.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Games.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Playful. 

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December 3rd, 1960

December 3rd

12 + 3 +2+0+0+8 = 25 = her personal year (from December 3rd, 2008 to December 3rd, 2009) = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Perky.  Thrill seeker.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog. 

12 + 3 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = her personal year (from December 3rd, 2009 to December 3rd, 2010) = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Antenna.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Let’s talk.  Call me.  Pep talk.  Good looks.  Looking good.  Beauty draws more than oxen.  A bird with a beautiful plumage doesn’t sit in the corner.  Look at me.  The face came before the photograph.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Good call.  Good news.  Good press.  Those who bring good news knock hard.  No news is good news.  News reports.  In the news. 

 26 year + 8 (August) = 34 = her personal month (from August 3rd, 2010 to September 3rd, 2010) = Strike while the iron’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Pace yourself.  Haste makes waste.  Don’t stress.  Don’t stress out over it. 

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Shannon Mann

Quartermaster, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Shannon was born in the prairies of Canada, spending summers exploring the northern forests and lakes of the Canadian flatlands. Early in her life she developed an affinity for animal life and their interaction with the environment. Shannon has always had a compassionate eye to the earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Scholastic by nature, she studied drosophila flies during university life and later developed high-tech software for cell phone companies. However, her passion for the beleaguered earth and its creatures was never far from her heart. 

In 2005, Shannon heard Paul Watson speak at the Annual Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles. She understood immediately that his was a cause worth being involved in. She returned from the summer conference, contacted the Sea Shepherd, and was accepted as a volunteer for the Antarctic campaign of 2006-2007. 

Shannon’s tenacious personality and rock-solid belief system have perpetuated her understanding of boundaries, limits and the power of the human spirit. She credits Watson with helping her to understand the power of dedication and fight. During her journey with the Sea Shepherd, she’s developed confidence in her ability to navigate the sea and whip up delicious vegan fare, all while fighting for the animals who are helpless to defend themselves. 

While Shannon battles on the rocky seas, she relies on the kindred spirit of her sister to care for her best buddy Jack, her beloved rescue dog back home. Shannon’s non-profit organization FLEA (Friends of Life, Environment, and Animals) was granted charitable status in Canada in 2008, fueling her passion for the environment and shaping a plan for her future endeavors. Her most passionate goal is to put an end to whaling in the Antarctic Sanctuary once and for all.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Shannon Mann

1815565 4155           46

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 46 = Patiently accept delays.  Maintaining your innocence.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  I can hardly wait.  Make/take the time.  Take time to smell the roses.  Moment in time.  You’re all grown up.  Be on time.  Don’t be late.  At the last minute.  Better late than never. 

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Deckhand, Cook and Rescue Swimmer, Bob Barker

Fiona is living her ultimate dream by being able to work full time representing animals and their rights around the world. This year she was a crew member onboard the Bob Barker as part of the Sea Shepherd’s Operation Waltzing Matilda Whale Defense Campaign 2009-2010 in Antarctica.

A Sydney, Australia, girl, Fiona, 32, grew up by the sea and the bush with a natural love of everything wild.

Founder of Excellence in World Zoos, she was able to combine her love of animals with her two degrees of Economics and Property. Her organization instigates redevelopment of poor enclosures in developing countries. Her first project was the Australian Zone of the Beijing Zoo in time for the Olympics.

Fiona has worked as a property consultant for eight years, but always weaved in volunteering with animals throughout this time. She spent six months volunteering in Africa and America in wildlife rehabilitation, volunteered in three zoos and is now head of the youth committee for the Foundation for the National Parks and Wildlife in New South Wales.

With a human population predicted to double to 12 billion, Fiona believes there is a huge amount of work to be done in her life to prevent the extinction of many species of wildlife.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=mccuaig-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Fiona McCuaig

69651 4333197           57

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 57 = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.  Heartthrob.  Heartbeat.  Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  I miss you.  I feel your pain.  My heart bleeds for you.  A heart tried by pain.  Harden not your heart.  If you know what hurts yourself, you know what hurts others.  Wearing your emotions on your sleeve.  There’s only so many tears you can cry. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Fiona McCuaig

6       4  33197

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = FM = 64 = Conclusion.  Finality.  End.  Done.  Over.  Darkest hour.  Thaw.  Cold.  Chilly.  Frosty.  Freeze.  Frozen.  Deep freeze.  Sub-zero.  Ice.  Iceberg.  Penguin.  Polar.  Arctic.  Winter.  Undoing ruin.  All is not lost.  The darkness before the dawn.  The worst is over.  A karmic drama that just needs to be played out to its conclusion. 

the most important thing she can do (FC) and how she appears to the world (FU) both = 63 = Compassion.  Relief.  Concerns.  No worries.  Don’t worry.  Make the world a better place in which to live.  Do your best and let God worry ’bout the rest.

who at what she likes (first letter of the first name and the thid from the last letter of the last name) = FA = 61 = Strategy.  Planning.  Contingency plans.  Back up plans.  Plan B.  Change of plans.  Tactics.  Stealth.  Exit.  Running away.  Escape.  Flee.  Evade.  Getting away.  Elusive.  Trail.  Pursue.  Chase.  Hunt.  Hunter.  Prey.  Pounce.  Dodge.  Skip.  Missing.  Vanish.  Disappear.  Invisible.  Invisibility.  Hide.  Hidden.  Foil.  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Doing the unexpected.  Having a back up plan (in case plans fall through at the last minute).  Having plan B up your sleeve.  Having a trick up your sleeve.  I don’t fall for that trick.  I’m outta here.  Escape unharmed.  Sneak by.  Slide by.  Fit through.  Fit in between.  Let me sneak by you.  Disappearing act.  The one that got away.  Slip through your fingers.  Slip away. 

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = FI = 69 = Income.  Earnings.  Salary.  Pay.  Revenue.  Earning potential.  Payday.  Assets.  Resources.  Resourcefulness.  Practicality.  Affordability.  Acquire.  Own.  Valuable.  Expensive.  Fancy.  Fine.  Classy.  Creature comforts.  Easy living.  Teflon coating.  Easy money.  Monetary incentive.  Economic incentive.  Expenses.  Liabilities.  Making money.  Earning an income.  To have is to have, but the art is to get.  You get what you pay for.  Price you pay.  What’s it worth to you?  Making it worth your while.  Whatever works.  Valuable resources.  

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = FG = 67 = Stability.  Reliability.  Dependability.  Slow and steady wins the race. 

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Chief Cook, Bob Barker 

Growing up in South Africa, Amber Paarman noticed injustice at an early age and saw striking parallels between the exploitation of human beings and animals. Raised as a vegetarian, she also recognized that change only comes about by taking action. Rather than turning her back on the abandoned and abused animals in South Africa, Amber opened up her home to many dogs, cats, horses and birds. But it took Sea Shepherd arriving in Cape Town after the 2005 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign for Amber to take her passion for animals to a global level.

Since then, she has pulled up long lines in the Galapagos, opposed sealing in Canada, and tackled whalers in the Antarctic. Amber can be found in the galley combining her love for animals with her love of food. With health, nutrition, and cruelty-free as her main ingredients, Amber keeps the Bob Barker crew well-fed and ready for action.

Between Sea Shepherd campaigns, Amber actively campaigns against vivisection, fur farming, and fox hunting around the world, and finds the time to expose animal abuse wherever she goes. For Amber, being an animal rights activist is a full-time job. Not to lose sight of what she is fighting for, Amber also always finds time to help animals directly by volunteering at animal shelters and by teaching people about the environmental impacts of a meat-based diet.

Amber hopes that by fighting for whales and cooking vegan food, she is able to motivate people to reassess the way that other animals are seen as food as well.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=paarman-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Amber Paarman

14259 7119415          49

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Sweetheart.  Sweetie.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Amber Paarman

1         7  1   1

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and first letter of the last name) = AP = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) both = AA = 11 =  Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.

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Bosun’s Mate, Bob Barker

Growing up in Atlanta, Andrea’s passion for protecting animals first began on land. Working with Sea Shepherd in 2005 to save baby harp seals, she developed a profound desire to protect marine life.

This past year, while on sabbatical from her job as a public defender in Brooklyn, she has been volunteering with Sea Shepherd. She spent the summer investigating environmental crimes in the Galapagos Islands and then joined the Bob Barker on its maiden voyage in Africa.

Driven by a desire to save lives – whether whales, seals or humans – Andrea is devoted to protecting all of Earth’s inhabitants. Besides working with Sea Shepherd, she saved lives in a different capacity – in the courtroom. Providing help to those who could not afford a lawyer, she spent four years as a public defender for the Legal Aid Society of New York City. She is currently co-founding the Galapagos’s first animal hospital, Darwin Animal Doctors.

Andrea hopes to inspire other people to cherish and protect all life, whether in their own town or in the most remote regions of the planet.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=gordon-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrea Gordon

154951 769465           62

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 62 = Restrictions.  Limitations.  Obstructions.  Impediments.  Frustrations.  Interference.  Thwart.  Hinder.  Hampering.  Facing her fears and overcoming them.  Dealing with restrictions.  Doing what’s unpopular. 


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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrea Gordon

1          76   6

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and firstl letter of the last name) = AG = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) both = AO = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 
 
How did your training in the Navy prepare you for your position with Sea Shepherd?
I spent my six and a half years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, where I was assigned to a marine transport ship in San Diego, California, and a frigate out of Seattle, Washington. On both of those vessels, I was required to be a small-boat officer, which made me very familiar with Sea Shepherd’s Delta and Gemini launching, recovery, and general small-boat operations. I’ve spent countless hours in a Navy small boat. I was also required to qualify as an officer of the watch, so I had experience with ship maneuvering (but not through ice!), navigation, rules of the road, helicopter operations, radars, radio communication, and everything else that comes along with being on the bridge of a 300- to 500-foot ship. As a bonus, I was also a helicopter control officer on the frigate, ensuring the safety of a helicopter when launching and recovering.
The difference: Sea Shepherd plays music on the bridge, we get to ride the bow in major storms, our ship’s log has drawings and colorful stamps (after three mistakes in the Navy, you have to rewrite the log) … and the Steve Irwin is vegan!

What was the most rewarding part of your post with Sea Shepherd?

I would say being able to utilize my skills in an appropriate arena—the ocean—and feeling useful. The ultimate for an animal activist is to go on campaign and be in the action and feel the wind and sea spray and life as opposed to being in an office, which, of course, is important as well.
It was wonderful. The day we found the fleet, a minke whale crossed in between us and the factory ship, Nisshin Maru, and we knew we were his or her protector. The whale could safely carry on and live another peaceful day, and to do that for at least one whale was a mission accomplished. But we knew we couldn’t stop there … whaling needs to end.

What was one of the most difficult things about fighting against whalers?

When we were out in the Southern Ocean, it was four against one. The harpoon ships are so fast and maneuverable (they could do a 180 in their own wake!) and easily did circles around us. It made it difficult to ever feel as though we had the upper hand, and we often felt a bit like a tin can. It would be amazing if we were no longer outnumbered.
What animal rights issues are you most passionate about?
It was very difficult to decide where to focus my efforts, but I thought Sea Shepherd was the perfect place since I have skills for ship-handling, guts for action, and a heart for humanity.
Immediately, I would like to work on getting Sea Shepherd another ship to use down in Antarctica. But in addition to focusing on marine life, I will also be concentrating my efforts on ending vivisection—another arena of extreme cruelty to animals.

Whale Wars
can be a pretty intense show. Have you ever had a moment where you thought you couldn’t keep going? What made you persevere?

There was never a moment when I thought I couldn’t keep going. All the action was extremely intense with lots of adrenaline going through everyone’s blood. The action became very addicting, and when we had to leave the whaling fleet, it was very, very disappointing. I was not ready to leave. We definitely need more ships out there.

Now for the question on everyone’s mind: How has being named PETA’s Sexiest Naval Woman positively affected your life?

It’s a very fun title to have, and who wouldn’t be honored to have the title of PETA’s Sexiest Naval Woman? I thought there might only be two vegetarians out there to compete with, but what a wonderful surprise to hear that there were so many! I’m looking forward to wearing my winning T-shirt and sparking some interesting conversations with animal lovers, as well as educating those who want to debate the issues.

Can we look forward to a third season of the show?

Oh, yes. There is a third season. Sea Shepherd has just merged with Earthrace, a round-the-world, record-breaking trimaran, so I suspect that the tactics next year are going to be completely different. Anything could happen when you bring a boat that looks like a spaceship down to the Southern Ocean!

Will you be on deck again?

Oh, I got so addicted to Sea Shepherd’s campaigns that I want to go on all of them! Before the merge, I met Earthrace in New Zealand and loved the boat, so I will be trying out to crew on it. With Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s new popularity, there are so many new, interesting, skilled, and keen volunteers, so I’m not sure if I will be selected, but my fingers are crossed!
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jane Taylor

1155 217369        40

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to lear (sum of all letters) = 40 = Helpfulness.  Assistance.  Aid.  Favor.  Volunteering.  Loving kindness.  Goodwill.  Gentle.  Good Samaritan.  Community.  Neighborhood.  Neighbors.  Brotherhood.  Siblings.  Service.  Service work.  Public service.  Civic duty.  The common good.  Altruism.  Rescue.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 

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Locky MacLean from “Whale Wars,” whose full name is Lockhart MacLean, is the First Officer on the Steve Irwin vessel in the Animal Planet reality docu-drama.

Round-the-world sailor and environmentalist, Locky (“Whale Wars”) was born in France, grew up on the west coast of Canada and went to the University of California at Santa Barbara. Locky MacLean has lived on a solar-and-wind-powered sailboat for the last 10 years, sailing to over 25 countries on four continents, crossing the world’s oceans. These voyages have led Locky (“Whale Wars”) to coral islands in the Pacific, which are threatened by climate change; forests in New Guinea and Indonesia being cleared for palm oil; and the war-torn coasts of Sri Lanka, Yemen and Sudan.

Originally involved with Sea Shepherd 10 years ago on board the Ocean Warrior during the SOS Sea Turtle Campaign and Long-lining Campaign in the Caribbean, Central America and Galapagos, Locky MacLean has worked for Greenpeace Asia-Pacific and Greenpeace International on board the ships Rainbow Warrior II and Esperanza in Europe, Australia and Asia. However, Locky (“Whale Wars”) has returned to “the hardest working and most effective NGO” in the world (Sea Shepherd), and is most happy being back and part of a cause he believes in.

Locky MacLean is passionate about conserving the world’s biodiversity, and, with his wife Barbara, a journalist and photographer from Brazil, is currently at the helm of the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin en route to the Mediterranean to protect the endangered bluefin tuna.

Locky (“Whale Wars”) is also working on the “Blue Ship” project, a 30-meter solar- and wind-powered aluminum expedition sailing vessel to identify and set up marine reserves in the world’s last pristine regions.

from:  http://www.poptower.com/locky-maclean-whale-wars.htm

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Locky MacLean

36327 4133515          43

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 43 = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Have a nice day.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Locky MacLean

3        4 33515

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and first letter of the last name) = LM = 34 = Going at the right speed.  Striking while the iron’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Pace yourself.  Haste makes waste. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name (LC)) and how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name (LL)) both = 33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

what he likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name (LE)) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (LN)) both = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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Kim McCoy

Quartermaster and International Executive Director, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Kim McCoy, 34, is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with an undergraduate degree in business administration and a J.D. specializing in international environmental law. 
 
McCoy graduated from law school with honors, and while there, she served as editor-in-chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review. She also interned with the International Environmental Law Project, with a special focus on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora); the Center for Environmental Justice, a Sri Lankan NGO based in Colombo; and the National Center for Animal Law. McCoy is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and founder of the MENSA Animal Law Special Interest Group. She is an official member of the National Disaster Animal Response Team, where she most recently assisted with animal rescue in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 
 
McCoy is a published law review author, public speaker, and scuba diver with a special fondness for diving with large sharks. She is a certified black belt in American karate, yoga instructor, and mountain paraglider. Her experiences traveling and living overseas (particularly in developing countries) — coupled with a strong desire to put an end to animal cruelty and suffering — led her to choose a vegan lifestyle nearly five years ago. Having previously lived in Japan for two years, she has a fondness for Japanese culture (not including the slaughter of innocent cetaceans) and a special interest in the Japanese public’s general lack of awareness and acceptance of propaganda surrounding the issue of illegal whaling.
McCoy is deeply committed to the defense and conservation of marine animals worldwide and believes firmly in the merits of aggressive, nonviolent direct action as an effective and necessary means to accomplish these goals.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kim McCoy

294 43367          38

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kim McCoy

2           6

 

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = KO = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson. 

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Most of the crew for Sea Shepherd ventures are volunteers like Pedro Monteiro, an electrical engineer from Fort Lauderdale.

Monteiro has been on several Sea Shepherd missions. “It’s nice to go places I wouldn’t have otherwise,” he told the Daily News. “It’s also nice to know I’m here to help other than rubberneck.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/05/11/2010-05-11_tv_lets_him_have_whale_of_a_time.html#ixzz0xYzWlVab

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Pedro Monteiro

7        4

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = 74 = Sharing.  Generosity.  Giving.  Gifts.  Charity.  Philanthropy.  Contribute.  Benefactors.  Donors.  Donations.  Offerings.  Recipient.  Bestow.  Share wisely.  Giving to those who deserve.  We want more.  Heart of gold.  Gift giving.  Give with discretion, accept with memory.  The gifts you have been given.  The gift carries the giver.  The gift that keeps on giving.  It is better to give than to receive.  Economic disparity.  Spreading the wealth. 

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Ady Gil Crewmember, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

After working eight years for the Dutch police force specializing in organized environmental crime, Laurens, 29, realized there was an area of the world where no authority is upholding international conservation laws: our oceans. After little research, Laurens discovered the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as the only organization willing to stand up against the evil powers committing the atrocities that destroy our Blue Planet.

With more then 70 percent of our oxygen coming from the oceans, healthy oceans are vital for life on Earth. Humanity has to do whatever it takes to protect the great waters. For Laurens “doing whatever it takes” meant giving up his job as a crime investigator, selling his belongings and moving to Australia to join the Steve Irwin crew for the 2007/08 campaign: Operation Migaloo. The campaign saved over 500 whales. But unfortunately whaling wasn’t shut down forever.

Laurens returned for the 2008/09 campaign: Operation Musashi as the Japanese whalers returned to Antarctica to slaughter the gentle giants once more, and again in 09/10 for Operation Waltzing Matilda. This time, he was on the Ady Gil crew before it was destroyed, and then the Bob Barker briefly as the Ady Gil crew transferred over before returning to shore. The former crime investigator decided to rejoin the Sea Shepherd crew to help shut down one of the most barbaric crimes against life the world has ever seen: the slaughter of whales in a Whale Sanctuary.

In between campaigns, Laurens works as a freelance writer and sport instructor.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=degroot-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Laurens De Groot

3                   9   2

 

how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name) = LR = 39 = Charming.  A nice guy.

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LT = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Glory.  Pride.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.

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Benjamin Potts

Chief Cook, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, Ben grew up amongst rocky sandstone escarpments, emerald coastal rainforests, diverse eucalypt wood lands and beautiful sandy southern beaches. Surrounded by two large national parks and the myriad of wildlife that skirt white mans’ invasion of the Sydney basin, his home was an ideal place to explore and develop a love of the natural world in his youth. 

Ben’s father worked for the National Parks and Wildlife Service. He used to bring home animals that he had seized from smugglers and trappers. These animals would either be taken to a wildlife refuge for rehabilitation or, if they were local, released back into the bush. These animals gave Ben the opportunity to form friendships and an appreciation of Australia’s unique and amazing wild citizens and he considers these creatures to be part of his extended family. 

After school, Ben spent more time in the bush as an infantry soldier in the Australian Army followed by a number of jobs ranging from outdoor guide to tree planter, traveling throughout eastern Australia from the tropics to the snowy high country. In Tasmania, he witnessed first-hand the destruction of the last remaining stands of Australia’s old growth forests which contain some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. The animals in these forests lose their homes when the forest is cleared for monoculture plantations. Seeing his country and its inhabitants destroyed for a quick buck made him extremely distressed and angry, and he vowed to defend it in the future. 

This decision led him to volunteer with Sea Shepherd to defend the great whales. He had seen documentaries featuring Sea Shepherd, and he wanted to be involved in an organization which is on the front-line of defending threatened species and attempting to halt man’s wholesale destruction of the natural world. He is extremely proud and felt privileged to have been a crew member in the lead up to and during the 2008 campaign which was a pivotal experience in his life and gave him the confidence and drive to fight for life on this planet. 

Ben plans to further his education in the environment by studying conservation biology and ecology as well as continuing to be involved with Sea Shepherd and local direct action environment group, Still Wild Still Threatened.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Benjamin Potts

2                    1

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = BS = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  

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LAURA DAKIN

Chief Cook

Laura was born on November 16, 1983, in the small fishing village of Dorset in Weymouth, England. Growing up traveling among England, Bermuda, India and Australia, she developed a huge love of the oceans, the forests, and life on Earth. She spent much of her childhood caring for injured and abused animals and developed a deep concern for the welfare of all wildlife.

Angered, frustrated and determined to make a difference in the world, Laura set out to learn how she could be most effective, and in January 2005, she turned that anger into action by becoming a Sea Shepherd crew member.

While living in Bermuda and working for the fashion industry (of all things!), she spotted the Farley Mowat (one of Sea Shepherd’s ships), where it was preparing to sail for Canada to defend the baby harp seals. After a short tour on board, the deeply moved aspiring activist could not resist and asked the Captain when the ship was leaving. “Tomorrow morning,” he replied. She raced home, packed a bag, and called her boss to beg for four weeks of holiday leave. That was four years ago, and she has never looked back! Her passion, determination, and resolve to end the slaughter of innocent marine life grow every day.

In her four and a half years as a Sea Shepherd crew member, she has experienced collisions with illegal whaling vessels, pulled in miles of longline, and has had the pleasure of freeing sharks, turtles, and manta rays from the grasp of the longline’s deadly hooks. She has been physically attacked by poachers and has been arrested on the ice floes protecting baby harp seals, but her commitment is long from over. Laura will not stop until the war for the Earth is won.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?

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November 16th, 1983

11 + 16 +1+9+8+3 = 48 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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November 16th

11 + 16 +2+0+0+9 = 38 = her personal year (from November 16th, 2009 to November 15th, 2010) = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Groceries.  Cafeteria.  Chef.  Culinary.  Cater.  Cooking.  Stomach.  Digest.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

38 year + 8 (August) = 46 = her personal month (from August 16th, 2010 to September 15th, 2010) = Patiently accepting delays.  Maintaining your innocence.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  I can hardly wait.  Make/take the time.  Take time to smell the roses.  Moment in time.  You’re all grown up.  Be on time.  Don’t be late.  At the last minute.  Better late than never. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Laura Dakin

31391 41295         38

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Groceries.  Cafeteria.  Chef.  Culinary.  Cater.  Cooking.  Stomach.  Digest.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

[When her number (38 (her path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  It is her 38 personal year (through November 15th, 2010), so this is HER year!!!]

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LUKE VAN HORN

Communications Officer, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in the United States, Luke was raised on a small dairy farm in southern Michigan. He attributes his strong work ethic and self-reliance to growing up in this environment.

Luke went on to explore the western United States, spending several years in the Rocky Mountains and most recently on the West Coast. It was during this time that he developed a deep appreciation for the natural world and realized the importance to protect it.

In recent years, Luke has become increasingly concerned that our impact on the environment is reaching a tipping point. He felt the best way to make a personal impact was to join Sea Shepherd in the southern ocean defending a mammal both cherished and decimated by humans.

When he’s not on campaign, Luke works as a software engineer. In his free time, he enjoys trail running, sailing and hiking. He currently lives in Washington state.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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Luke Van Horn,who’s new to “Whale Wars” this season, spoke with the Mole about life aboard the “Steve Irwin.” Here’s more from our conversation:

What’s a typical day like aboard this ship?
A typical day depends on what is going on. Sometimes I would be woken up twice during the night to handle situations. But a normal morning, I’m up, go the bridge and make sure our email is working properly. Paul (Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd) is up, but he seems to always be up, he just goes and goes and goes! I had to make sure all the systems were working. If I had side projects going,I had to do some triage.
 
Is there any one task that’s absolutely key?
Yes, the most important thing is getting the ice charts that show where the ice floes are. That’s crucial for us. It can change so quickly too. So interpreting that data and trying to plan ahead for what the currents are doing, that takes a lot of time.
 
Did you ever have any down time at all, whether a day or a few hours?
Those times were few and far between. We were able to relax a little for New Year’s and Christmas. We took the time for ourselves, just to hang out. One of the downsides of this campaign is that you’re with this crew of amazing individuals and you wish you had more time to spend just being with them, getting to know them better. 
 
How was the food on board? In season one, we saw how busy the cooks were feeding everyone these healthy vegan meals.
The galley staff is amazing, one of the hardest working groups on the ship. Cooking for more than 40 people is pretty amazing, and it’s physically demanding to do it on a ship. 
 
Did you lose weight on the voyage? 
I lost 15 pounds, but I didn’t get seasick. Most people (on a ship) have a real loss of both energy and a desire to eat. And you had to be careful that you didn’t overeat so there was always enough to go around.
 
Before being involved in “Whale Wars,” what was your own whale experience, had you seen pods of them in the wild, or at Sea World?
I was pretty limited. Yes, I had seen them at Sea World, and was not a whale expert before the campaign. I fully respect them. Getting to see them up close—to see a pod of Orcas in the wild, and the Minnkes, it is really indescribable, especially down there, surrounded by icebergs and penguins. You never expect to see whales like that.
 
You mentioned how important email is to the crew, it almost makes this journey sound like anybody’s office!
Email is a lifeline and I’m so grateful we have that. It’s a challenge on this ship. It’s an older ship, built in the 70s and the wiring is old. The cool part of it is the range of electronics that we have, but that also makes email a challenge. Being able to be in touch with friends back home, to be in contact, even if we do have to be careful with what we say, is so important. Email is relatively modern but I cannot imagine doing this without it. And for the cost to be down to where it can be used on a campaign like ours…I know everyone is grateful we have it.
 
What can viewers expect to see this season, without giving too much away?
Well, there is no shortage of dynamic events. You’ll see that the rolling seas and weather make it hard to do your job. All those swings and the wind, you’ll see cables can just fly off. And for everyone, there is the tiredness of your body being on overload, trying to do everything. There are a lot of new people on board this time so everyone is adjusting..
 
What made you want to participate in Sea Shepherd’s mission, had you been involved in animal activism before?
Other than volunteering at a local animal shelter, no. But seeing the industrial slaughtering and packaging of whales, the factory aspect of it—it’s disturbing, and I’m planning to go back for another campaign.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Luke Van Horn
3325 415 8695          51
his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 51 = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Citizen.  Civilian.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Politics.  Government.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instruction manual.  Textbook.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Procedure.  Machines.  Computers.  Linear.  Methodical.  Systematic.  Statistics.  Facts.  Arithmetic.  Math.  Equation.  Formulas.  Quotient.  Enumerate.  Naming.  Counting.  Quantify.  Measurements.  Parameters.  Requirements. 

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 
Luke Van Horn
3                 95
 
what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = LR = 39 =  Charm.  Promises.  Ideals.  A nice guy.
 
 
how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LN = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back.
 

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Ship engineer Larry Routledge stands in the cabin as he prepares the new Earthrace stealth high-tech anti-whaling powerboat brought by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for its imminent deployment for Perth and then the Southern Ocean, on November 5, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand. The 24-metre trimaran has paint which deflects radar waves, so can approach Japanese whaling vessels almost unseen. It will join the Society’s ship Steve Irwin on a three-month voyage protesting against the Japanese whaling program, leaving Perth on December 7.

(November 4, 2009 – Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac)
 
 
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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Larry Routledge

3                   75

 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = LG = 37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LE = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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Wed, 30/12/2009 – 16:04

Merryn is a doctor with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

She works in community paediatrics, is a DEA member from Victoria and is a doctor on the Steve Irwin in Antarctica hassling Japanese whalers. Here is her first blog. I suspect that many DEA members are envious. You can donate by going to  www.seashepherd.org -Editor.

Hello all!
 
We made our way down to Antarctica on the Steve Irwin over the last two weeks, after a farewell party in Perth that included Bindi Irwin singing a song about friendship with whales. I had to push my fashionable cynicism aside – it was lovely and afterwards she and her brother did a great job of being normal kids, quietly trailing close behind their Mum.

Alarming evidence of climate change when we saw an iceberg at 47 degrees south… usually they don’t appear til the fifties at least.

We’ve been tailed since we left Australian waters by a Japanese harpoon “spy” vessel keeping track of our movements. There have been with a few spectacular run-ins on the high seas and then in the ice. A couple of days ago, as we neared the continent we were slowed in an ice field. Their ship, the Shonan Maru 2, made multiple runs at the side of our vessel, all the while announcing “I am turning. Keep clear”. It was pretty outrageous. As was their aiming an acoustic weapon at our helicopter pilot when he flew over them! Weapons are illegal in Antarctic waters and interfering with a pilot is prohibited under international aviation treaties to which Japan and Australia are signatories. As we know: not necessarily a dererrent to the whaling fleet.

We sought assistance from the French Antarctic base at Durmont D’Urville and spent a couple of days in their waters. Our first officer helicoptered over to the base for a meeting. The French were supportive, providing an official letter offering their support for our mission and that we could take shelter from the whaling vessel with their ice breaker “La Astrolabe”. (And I believe from photographic evidence they may have given our helicopter pilot and first officer some great cheese though they haven’t told us vegan crew!).

For the last two days we’ve been anchored in Commonwealth Bay, for tactical reasons (can’t discuss!)- which has given us a chance to drill up and do some amazing once in a lifetime activist-tourism.

After the “penguin swim” – jumping off the side of the ship into the freezing antarctic waters, no wet suit (people were very amused when I took the defibrillator out on deck in case of long QT syndrome) – we went in our delta boat onto the Antarctic continent, to visit the Australian Antarctic explorer Mawson’s hut.

It was absolutely magical. The weather was perfect: a couple of degrees above zero, perfectly lit, no wind. Every vista of a penguins, ice, ocean, icebergs, grey granite rocks, penguins and seals under a bright but moody sky looked like a professional photograph; I’m sure a set designer couldn’t create a more remarkable place! (No offence meant to any scenic painters in my audience 😉

There are literally thousands of Adelie penguins here and they are just gorgeous. They swim and dive around the boat, doing mega-quick jumps above the water surface like dolphins. And cause great hilarity when they hop vertically out of the water and land upright on the ice (or once, in our small boat!).

There was small colony of huge Waddel seals was lying around on the ice, turning lazily to size us up before settling back to sleep like cats. Neither seals or penguins were particularly bothered by our presence – in fact groups of the Adelies would run up to stare at us, or follow us around curiously. One of our crew, Michael, a professional nature photographer (his amazing frog pictures can be found at www.itsawildlife.com) was in heaven.

We walked up to the penguin rookery overlooking spectacular ice cliffs with a view of Commonwealth Bay, then took tours of Mawson’s hut with the conservators and enjoyed the hospitality of the 10 base members. Doctor:patient ratios were pretty favorable: they have two doctors on their expedition team – one is also a qualified engineer (!), the other the expedition leader, and they compare constructing their bases to orthopaedic surgery.

Personally I was really excited to see one of the world’s longest-situated tidal sensors pulled out of the water by the guys from the base with some of our divers. The data it contains is important for measuring sea level rise caused by global warming. Matt style, I now have a climate change holiday snap to add to my climate change talk!

Soon we’ll be in the thick of the campaign again. I’ll be thinking of you all over the next few weeks and would love to hear news from home – especially some post-Copenhagen updates (though I’m afraid they might be depressing), and especially if the Liberal party is tearing themselves apart. Looking forward to sharing some stories and photos when I arrive home!

Love, best wishes, merry Christmas!!
 
Merryn

from:  http://www.dea.org.au/node/353

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Merryn Redenbach

4          9      5   38

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = MR = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Sweetheart.  Sweetie.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) = MN = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = MC = 43 = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = MH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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SIMON AVERY

Bosun’s Mate and Boat Driver, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Britain and resident of the United States, Simon, 44, joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a deckhand aboard their flagship, The Steve Irwinin 2008. During the Operation Musashi Antarctic Campaign, one of Simon’s principal roles was small boats driver in operations against the Japanese whaling fleet.

Simon’s boat-driving skills were honed over the previous decade while serving as a land steward on some of the wildest and most spectacular islands off the coast of Britain. A conservation biologist with more than 13 years experience of protecting threatened marine wildlife, Simon feels that his instinctive passion for wildlife conservation naturally led him to volunteer for an organization that is at the vanguard of the struggle to end the savage pillaging of the world’s oceans by the combined forces of greed and ignorance.

When not volunteering with Sea Shepherd, Simon works as a biologist, working to protect seabirds and other wildlife for a range of organizations, both in Britain and the United States.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Simon Avery

19465 14597        51

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 51 = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Citizen.  Civilian.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Politics.  Government.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instruction manual.  Textbook.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Procedure.  Machines.  Computers.  Linear.  Methodical.  Systematic.  Statistics.  Facts.  Arithmetic.  Math.  Equation.  Formulas.  Quotient.  Enumerate.  Naming.  Counting.  Quantify.  Measurements.  Parameters.  Requirements. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Simon Avery

1               7

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = AY = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

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ARNE FEUERHAHN

Deckhand, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Arne grew up in northern Germany and has always had a close connection to the sea – both as a small boy exploring the shores of the North Sea and later as a diver down in the deep.

Before his time as volunteer crewmember with Sea Shepherd, Arne was an unemployed vegan, a so-called “dumpster diver” in the backyards of Berlin. At some point, he decided to change his life and try to give those who cannot defend themselves a voice. So, with a little motivation, he sent in a crew application and eight months later found himself chasing the Japanese whaling fleet in the defense of the whales with Sea Shepherd for Operation Musashi.

Arne will start his nautical studies this summer to gain more knowledge about ships and seafaring. In a few years, he hopes to set up a new organization of his own, which will work hand-in-hand with Sea Shepherd and other conservation groups to protect life in our oceans.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Arne Feuerhahn

1      6

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = AF = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Microphone.  Bullhorn.  Megaphone.  Loudspeaker.  Thunderstruck.  Stun.  Startle.  Limits.  Caution.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences.  In the presence of the divine.  Touched by God.  The Hand of God.  Life review.  Divine correction.  Putting the fear of God in you. 

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Chadwick Halstead

Deckhand, Steve Irwin

Chad Halstead, 25, was born and raised in Philadelphia. Chad is a long-time animal rights activist, ethical vegan and adventure seeker, who believes that only our actions of today will make the difference in our world tomorrow. As a crewmember on the deck department and driver of the Delta (small boat), he had joined Sea Shepherd to do his part in resistance against the common destruction of this world’s lands and oceans. With an interest in Arctic travel and life at sea, he was more than comfortable spending months in the Southern Ocean defending whales.

When not on the ship, Chad is surfing, painting, enjoying life with friends and looking forward to the upcoming campaigns with hopes to influence changes not only in the oceans, but the way people consume and dispose of their resources on land as well. He believes that oceans, rivers, lakes, marshlands, beaches and forests are all interconnected, and unless people find ways to reduce their impact on the environment, everything will soon fail. Chad encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=halstead-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chad Halstead

3       8

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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ANDREW (ANDY) PERRY
Leading Deckhand & Delta Coxswain, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Andrew now resides in Hobart, Tasmania.

A Ph.D. candidate, qualitative researcher, and tutor in Information Systems (i.e. a professional student), Andrew has a wide variety of academic interests covering strategic decision-making and governance within NGOs; not-for-profits and activist groups; online activist communities; and corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Also a long-time environmental, political, and social activist, Andrew has experience spanning from time spent on the frontline of direct actions (blockades, occupations, protests, rallies etc.) right through to roles of a more strategic, organizational and/or administrative capacity (e.g. president of a student union). At all times and in all capacities, Andrew is always willing to put himself physically on the line for his beliefs.

A student of martial arts from a young age, Andrew has grown up believing and adhering to the principles of Bushido (the way of the warrior) and the maxim penned by Miyamoto Musashi of “Bun Bu Itchi” or, roughly translated, pen and sword in accord (words and actions are one).

Outside of work, Andrew is a veteran boarder (snow, skate and wake), coffee addict, music lover, vegetarian/vegan (for over 20 years), chronic procrastinator, and quixotic daydreamer extraordinaire.

This was his first campaign with Sea Shepherd. Prior to Operation Musashi, Andrew and his current wife, Molly, spent six months on board The Steve Irwin readying it for its campaign.

He hopes to come back for future campaigns with Sea Shepherd.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrew Perry

1           7    7

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials (AP)) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (AY)) both = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

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Deckhand, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Molly is an anthropologist who completed her honor’s thesis on environmentally sustainable communities in Australia. Frustrated with the inaction of academia, she left her hometown to pursue her own three-year study of eco-communities. She filmed as she went in the hopes of creating a documentary that would encourage and give direction to fellow eco-panicked city dwellers.

Molly first heard of Sea Shepherd when she was locked onto a log loader in an anti-old growth logging action alongside a Sea Shepherd deckhand. During the 36 hours they were locked together, he explained that a Sea Shepherd campaign was 95% grunt work and 5% glory; when you find the fleet and it starts running, whaling ends, and it makes everything worthwhile. Molly saw a tangible way to create positive change, and she was sold.

Ending whaling is important to Molly as she sees it as a stepping stone in the greater environmental struggle. Living oceans are often overlooked in the environmental movement, but they are vital. Oceans absorb 80% of the world’s carbon and contain the majority of its species. To want to protect something, your heart must go out to it, so for Molly, the fight to save the oceans starts with the whales. They are a symbol of the living ocean, which is dying in our time. Molly believes if we can’t save the whales then we can’t save the oceans, and if we can’t save the oceans then we can’t save ourselves.

“I think we are at that point in human history where we are required to quit our day jobs. Many people serve the environment part time whilst at the same time working to save money for their future, but without the environment and planet to live on, there is no future. I wish everyone would just stop right now and volunteer his/her life to saving the environment: Find an organization you like, and if you can’t find one, form your own organization. The best part is there is nothing to lose because money won’t be the currency of the future; adaptability, life experience and practical skills will be wealth. The feeling of fighting for the Earth is fantastic. It is what living really feels like. I wish every single person could experience that feeling,” says Molly.

Between bouts of grassroots activism, Molly enjoys making ethnographic documentaries and working as a circus trainer in Hobart, Tasmania. In her spare time she loves snowboarding, roller derby, live music, the cinema as well as doing laps at the pool, exploring the library, trading vintage bargains, searching for the best coffee in town, traveling, and being married to the most gorgeous man in the world (Andrew Perry).

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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Molly Kendall

4       2

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = MK = 42 =  Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Beautiful.  Loving relationships.  Soulmates.  True love.  Lovers.  Couples.  Consorts.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Bride & groom.  Wedding.  Marriage.  Matrimony.  Matching.  Compatibility.  Mutuality.  Reciprocal.  Consensual.  Permission.  Likewise.  Allies.  Allegiance.  Companion.  Companionship.  Together.  Twosome.   I love you.  I love you too.  I do.  I now pronounce you man and wife.  Two hearts that beat as one.  Soul unions.  You & I.  Just the two of us.  Two of a kind.  Walking hand in hand.  “The one.”  It’s a two way street.  The feeling is mutual.  Love begets love.  One thread for the needle, one love for the heart.  Everybody loves Molly.

  

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Photography has given Chantal Henderson a wild life on the high seas.

8th June 2008

The baby sea lion is stuck in a moment he can’t get out of.

As he stares into the eyes of a nine-metre orca on the remote shores of an Argentinian beach, he has no idea what is about to happen.

He is only four weeks old, and yet to develop the skills that alert him to this kind of danger.

A moment later, the little one is gone – lost in the jaws of the huge mammal, known as Mel.

And a few metres away, Chantal Henderson is perched quietly, as she captures the moment on her camera.

The orca she is photographing is one of a group of 22, seven of which have learnt how to intentionally strand themselves on the pebble beaches of Peninsula Valdez to hunt baby sea lions from the shore.

The baby sea lion is just one of many who will become a meal during the orca season from February to April, and the action is played out in much the same way as in a David Attenborough documentary Chantal saw as a child.

“I was quite young when I saw it and I always had it in the back of my mind that I would go there,” she said.

In the last few years, the Cotton Tree local has been to Argentina nine times as part of her work with Punta Norte Orca Research, a non-profit organisation she helped to create in 2004.

One of Chantal’s photos of the ocra in Argentina

She went back there this orca season to continue to document the lives of the animals she has come to know so well.

“It’s pretty amazing. The orcas are quite incredible animals. It’s quite a rush to be within arm’s reach,” she says.

“There’s a male that’s 20 to 25 years old. He should be hunting but he sits back all the time.

“Jazmin’s a really strong female leader. She’s always quite curious about what we’re doing. She lifts her eye up all the time to check us out.”

Chantal says she is able to identify the whales based on their scars, fin shape and social behaviour.

“They tend to group with the same ones all the time,” she says.

“You know when they’re about to hunt because the baby seals will just be playing and quite oblivious to the orca there.

“Then they get their tails thrusting and come in at a hundred miles an hour to the shore. Not many people would like to see it, actually.”

Her return trip to Argentina was the latest in a string of adventures for Chantal, who recently boarded the Sea Shepherd ship named after Steve Irwin.

The Coast-based chiropractor spent December and January chasing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, while working as the designated photographer on the ship.

She was able to keep her friends and family updated regularly via email, as she captured moments that made world headlines, such as when two of the protesters were taken hostage by the Japanese whalers.

Chantal also became a headline herself, after she was flung into the freezing cold Antarctic waters. She was on the smaller Zodiac, which was being lowered into the water from the main ship when the accident happened.

Her boyfriend, David Jennings, was the driver of the Zodiac, but jokingly insists the accident was not his fault.

“It was the guy holding the bower lines,” he adds.

The pair met the day before the ship was due to depart from Melbourne, but both insist that finding love had been the last thing on their minds at the time.

Like Chantal, the American says he has wonderful memories of his time working as a “good pirate” in the Southern Ocean.

“I was looking for another adventure and I really love Antarctica,” he says.

“It’s beautiful – really foreign. It’s almost like you don’t belong there.

“It’s so simple and so harsh… The colours are reduced to just the whites, blues, greys and blacks.”

Chantal is planning an exhibition of her photographs on the Coast in June, to raise money for the Sea Shepherd.

www.chantalhendersonphotography.com

from:  http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2008/06/08/awe-orca/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chantal Henderson

3           8

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Mom.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

David Jennings

41494 15559571          60

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 60 = Progress.  Moving forward.  Forward thinking.  Thinking ahead.  Long range.  Distant.  Far away.  Long distances.  Departure.  Passage.  Voyage.  Overseas.  Abroad.  Science.  Complex.  Alternative.  Geography. 

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Erwin Vermeulen is Dutch and is working with Sea Shepherd in the engine room as chief engineer since August 2009.

1) Prior to be working on ships of Sea Shepherd , you spent twenty years working on commercial vessels , right? What’s the big difference now of working for an environmental organization ?

Erwin Vermeulen: On commercial ships you feel like a job with all the rules, and I use now all aware of the work I have done all these years in the organization. The big difference here is that everyone works together, everyone is here with a purpose. Everyone comes from a different reality and history, but these people are on board with the same goal. Already in commercial vessels , there are all the work for the career they want to build and is placed first.
In recent months I am not really be “working” , I am here since August 2009. The truth is that I ‘ve been feeling that I have made a difference by being involved with the Sea Shepherd , so do not consider it a job. For me no matter how long I’m on board or how much time I spend at sea, being here makes me happy.

2) And basically what happened to you? After twenty years, suddenly you had a “click” and decided to do something for the planet? After being on board commercial ships and go to work for Sea Shepherd realities are so different …

Erwin Vermeulen : I separated from my girlfriend last year and this time I felt it was the right time for some changes in my work and my life. The work on commercial ships was basically between a port and another Sea Shepherd as well as being a better working environment , we are always in better places and more attractive terms.

3) This was his first Sea Shepherd campaign in Antarctica. How do you feel after this experience?

Erwin Vermeulen : Paul has been interviewed since he started his expeditions in protection to whales in Antarctica and he recently said that ” Waltzing Matilda ” was undoubtedly the most effective of all campaign ever conducted by Sea Shepherd. The permanent organization was to record the time behind the whale , I would say the Nisshin Maru. The time that they lost no whaling was amazing and of course they lost enough money on it this year. Even heard of a Japanese spokesman that they are no longer interested in hunting whales, but keep the members of Sea Shepherd ” occupied. ” What I want to say that the world is upside down!

4) And what is your position on whaling ? You always worried about the possible extinction of species and this awareness has just come in time working with Sea Shepherd?

Erwin Vermeulen: I personally have always been interested in marine animals , even during my previous work on ships and my travels . I always loved looking at the beauty of nature, such as dolphin watching and surfing on the bow of the ship or to see the breath of a whale ” humpback “, it is virtually impossible not to admire and love all these animals when you see them in their habitat.

5 ) What do you miss the ” outside world ” or civilization , since you spend most of the time shipped ?

Erwin Vermeulen : I ‘m already accustomed to life at sea, but the little things that I like to do when I get “land” is smoking a cigarette, a beer and walk more than two hundred feet up and down.

6 ) What do you think could be improved in the Sea Shepherd to make the next campaign even more effective in Antarctica?

Erwin Vermeulen: Every campaign depends on the speed in which we find the whalers , which involves all electronics that can give us that information. I believe there is much that needs to be improvised or improved for the next campaign , but if we could get another ship as Ady Gil, who can go pretty fast, might make a difference to find the whalers and stop them continue with their actions as soon as possible . The Nisshin Maru is a very big ship , when the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker are very small , so I think if we had a ship larger and faster will be a completely different story for the next campaign .

from:  http://blog.seashepherd.org.br/2010/04/27/entrevista-com-erwin-vermeulen/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Erwin Vermeulen

5       4

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = EV = 54 = Engineer.  Engineering.

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Susan Hartland

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  3  1     1   1          6

Susan Hartland               44

1  1  5 8 923 54   38

her soul number (sum of vowels) = 6 = Harmony.  Domesticity.  Nature.  Animals.  Pets.  Comfort.  Family time.  Family room.  Kitchen.  Meals.  Live and let live.  Getting along with others.  Treating friends like family.

 

her outer personality (sum of consonants) = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.   Bear hug.  Teddy bear.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Fresh.  Happening.  Update.  Status.  Condition.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  Today.  In touch.  In tune.  Tone.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Commentary.  Comment.  Diary.  Journaling.  Blogging.  Tweeting.  Log.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Chillin’.  Sitting.  Trance.  Zen.  Tuning.  Open.  Re-evaluate.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  What is.  The eternal now.  In the zone.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s going on?  What’s happening?  Here’s what’s happening.  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Latest development.  Keep me up-to-date.  I’ll keep you posted.  Play-by-play.  Moment by moment.  Current status.  Staying current.  Staying on topic.  Stay tuned.  Tune in.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Short-term memory.  Sitting still.  Sit back.  Whatever happens, happens.  Que será, será. 

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Nicola Paris is an Australian activist who has worked on many issues relating to the environment, social justice, human rights and food ethics. She has been cooking vegan food for Sea Shepherd pirates on board the Steve Irwin for three Antarctic whale defense campaigns and much of the last two years.

from:  http://supervegan.com/blog/archive.php?a=39

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Nicola Paris

5        7

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = NP = 57 = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.  Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  I miss you.  I feel your pain.  My heart bleeds for you.  A heart tried by pain.  Harden not your heart.  If you know what hurts yourself, you know what hurts others.  Wearing your emotions on your sleeve.  There’s only so many tears you can cry. 

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Lincoln Shaw

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Lincoln Shaw

3          1  15

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name (LS)) and what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name (LA)) both = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LW = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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Dave Thompson

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dave Thompson

4                     5

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = DN = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

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Brent King

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Brent King

2          5

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = BN = 25 = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

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Darius Fulmer

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Darius Fulmer

4                5

 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = DE = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

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Vincent Burke

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Vincent Burke

4                 5

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = VE = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Matt Kimura
Bosun, Bob BarkerMy name is Matt Kimura and I’m honored to serve as bosun on the Bob Barker.As bosun I’m responsible for the deck, small boats, and the 8-person deck crew.I spent 16 years working on ships and tugboats.  I have extensive small boat open ocean experience. 10 years ago, I became a grammar school teacher.When I told my students how the Japanese whaling fleet intends to come down to Antarctica to slaughter 950 whales, they let out this collective gasp.  I didn’t need to explain about treaties, endangered species, research quotas, or sanctuaries.  The children knew in their heart that killing whales was wrong.  It was at that point that this campaign took on a new meaning for me.I promised my students that I would go down to Antarctica with Sea Shepherd and do everything possible to make sure that they and all children grow up in a world where whales are cherished and protected not hunted down and slaughtered.  I intend to keep that promise.Three days ago we engaged the Nisshin Maru.   As we pulled up behind the factory ship, three harpoon ships and the security ship, the Shonan Maru, surrounded us from behind. They then started circling us like a pack of wolves.  They would pass as close as 50 meters alongside then cut dangerously close across our bow.When the Yushin Maru 3 came up within 40 meters that was close enough. TheYushin Maru 3 then veered right into our side.  I yelled for the deck crew to get down as you could hear metal screeching and our ship heeled over.A quick survey of our vessel revealed a one-meter gash just above the waterline.  The Yushin Maru 3 however went dead in the water and has not been seen since.from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/matilda/keeping-a-promise.html————————————————————————————————————-using the number/letter grid:1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Matt Kimura

4122 294391         37

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Father.  Dad.  Fatherly advice.  Paternal.  Parental.  Emotive.  Splash.  Swimming.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  Catch the wave.  Ride the wave.  Burst your bubble.  Mixed emotions.  The human heart in conflict with itself.  Emotional roller coaster.  

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July 31, 2010

Teen sailor Laura Dekker says she will leave the Netherlands on Wednesday in her quest to become the youngest to circumnavigate the globe alone. But it won’t yet be the first leg of the 14-year-old’s solo voyage.

Laura said on her blog Saturday she will sail with her father to Portugal, and will begin her round-the-world venture from there later. She said she did not know when that would be.

Laura won a prolonged battle last Tuesday when a court released her from the guardianship of Dutch child protection agencies that had blocked her attempts to leave last year when she was still 13. The authorities said being alone and absent from school for so long would be harmful for her education and psychological development.

On her blog, Laura posted a picture of the schoolbooks she is taking, packed snugly in a wooden rack.

She planned to set out at 9 a.m. (0700GMT) in her 38-foot (11.5-meter) yacht Guppy from the southern Dutch harbor of Den Osse with her father Dick Dekker, who has supported Laura’s ambitions to enter the record book as the world’s youngest round-the-world sailor.

The family court in nearby Middelburg ruled that Laura’s preparations appeared adequate and it was up to her parents to decide whether to let her make the attempt. Her mother, Babs Mueller, who is separated from her father, recently withdrew her opposition.

“It’s great that I can now officially say it will happen on Wednesday,” she wrote.

In an earlier blog posting, Laura wrote that she and her father would sail together to Portugal to make final adjustments and safety checks aboard the red twin-masted ketch.

Laura, who was born on a yacht off the coast of New Zealand, has been whittling away at the objections to her unassisted voyage since the authorities stepped in last year. She got a bigger, sturdier sailboat, took courses in first aid and learned to suture her own wounds, and practiced coping with sleep deprivation. She made at least one solo trip across the North Sea to England.

But her plans and legal wrangles have contributed to a global debate over the wisdom of allowing ever-younger sailors to take on the risks of sailing the high seas alone.

Concerns were heightened in June when American teen Abby Sunderland had to be rescued in the Indian Ocean. A wave snapped the mast off her yacht and left her helpless until she was eventually rescued by a French fishing boat more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) west of Australia.

Laura is trying to beat the record set last May by Australian Jessica Watson, who was 16 years old when she completed a 210-day voyage on her 34-foot (10-meter) yacht, Ella’s Pink Lady, around the world. Watson says she has just completed a book on her experience.

Watson remained at sea nonstop for her trip around the globe, but Laura plans to stop at several ports along the way where she can meet family and rest.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wirestory?id=11295407&page=1

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Laura Dekker was born on September 20th, 1995 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Dekker

September 20th

9 +20 +2+0+0+9 = 40 = her personal year (from September 20th, 2009 to September 19th, 2010)

40 year + 7 (July) = 47 = her personal month (from July 20th, 2010 to August 19th, 2010) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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Friday, August 06, 2010

  

World’s Youngest Sailor Sets Sail Under the Sea Shepherd Flag

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Founder and President, Captain Paul Watson, along with Laurens de Groot, had a unique conversation around midnight on August 3, 2010 while driving north on Highway 405 from San Clemente to Los Angeles, California. It was early morning in the small Dutch harbor of Den Ostse in the Netherlands when Captain Watson called Laura Dekker—a 14-year-old sailor from the Netherlands—just as she was setting out with her 38-foot sailing yacht Guppy to begin her quest to be the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe solo.

Dekker was born on her parent’s sailing yacht off the coast of New Zealand. She has already crossed the North Sea solo at the age of thirteen. Two months ago, Dekker met with Sea Shepherd Netherlands Director Geert Vons and Laurens de Groot in the Sea Shepherd Amsterdam office. She asked if she could fly the Sea Shepherd flag and promote the efforts of Sea Shepherd during her voyage.

Vons, de Groot, and everyone else within Sea Shepherd Netherlands and Sea Shepherd International were immediately enthusiastic.

“I have always said that people should be willing to live their dreams and to be undeterred from pursuing their objectives,” said Captain Watson. “Laura fought the Dutch authorities in court and won. She was not going to let them tell her she could not follow her dreams. Sea Shepherd has always stood for the power of the individual to make a difference, to challenge the odds, and to boldly go where others have feared to venture.”

Dekker will initially sail to Portugal with her father and begin her solo voyage from there. Her first stop will be in the Canary Islands. She is also expected to stop in the Galapagos Islands, where Sea Shepherd Ecuador will organize a warm welcome for her.

Over 100 well-wishers gathered at the dockside of the southern Dutch harbour of Den Osse to wave goodbye to Dekker and her father. It was only last week, that Dekker won a bitter legal fight to overturn a child protection order that had placed her under the guardianship of social workers to stop her setting sail last year when she was thirteen. She has become a Dutch folk hero after rejecting, with parental support, claims by the child protection authorities that the long sea voyage would be too dangerous and damage her “emotional development.”

The teenager has also shrugged off warnings from NATO commanders about piracy off the Horn of Africa and hoisted the black Jolly Roger flag of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as she set sail.

“The oceans are in trouble, and the community that is best suited to defend biodiversity and marine habitats are the surfers, the scuba divers, the swimmers, and the sailors.” said Captain Watson. “I believe Laura will be a future leader in ocean conservation and this voyage will present her with the greatest educational experience possible—an intimate and thorough acquaintance with the sea and all her beauty, mystery, and challenges.”

“Bon voyage and behouden vaart, Laura,” added Captain Watson, “from the crew of all Sea Shepherd ships, as well as our directors, staff, volunteers and members.”

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100806-1.html

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Jul 28th 2010 7:49PM

Bob Barker is a strong advocate for animal rights; in particular, he’s an animal-rights activist, which means he has puts his name on the line and his money where his mouth is.

For years he ended ‘The Price Is Right’ by urging people to get their pets neutered; in 1987 he stepped down as host of the Miss USA/Universe Pageants because that organization wouldn’t eliminate fur prizes. In January of this year, he donated $5 million to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to purchase a ship to thwart illegal Japanese whaling operations.

On Wednesday’s ‘The Huckabee Show’ (weekdays, syndicated), Barker appeared with Chuck Swift, captain of the MV Bob Barker, the anti-whaling ship named after the game-show host, and the pair discussed the international whaling treaties broken by the Japanese, Barker’s donation to the Sea Shepherd society, and the successes they have made in saving whales from destruction.

story from and video at:  http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/07/28/bob-barker-talks-about-protecting-whales-on-huckabee-video/

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Robert William Barker (Bob Barker) was born on December 12th, 1923 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Barker%2C_Bob

December 12th, 1923

12 + 12 +1+9+2+3 = 39 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Ideals.  A nice guy.  Making dreams come true.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  6 5    9  91    1  5         36

Robert William Barker             95

9 2 92 5 33  4  2 92 9     59

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 36 = Managing.  Delegating.  Bending over backwards.   

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 59 = Savior.  Anchor.

 

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 95 = Getting others to overcome their self-interests.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  6    1    5     12

Bob Barker          38

2 2  2 92 9    26

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 12 = Trusting.  Trustworthy.  Saintly.  Faith makes you act in different ways.

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 26 = Popular.  Photogenic.  Photos.  In the news.

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Take care.

38 path of destiny + 39 life lesson = 77 = his power number = An answer to a prayer.

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Ages 81 to 108 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the 10th, 11th, and 12th letters of the name.

Robert William Barker      December 12th, 1923

12 (December) + 12 (l is the 12th letter in the alphabet) + 9 (i is the 9th letter in the alphabet)) + 1 (a is the 1st letter in the alphabet) = 34

So from ages eighty-one to one hundred and eight he has the numbers 12 (December), 22 (sum of 10th, 11th, and 12th letters of the name) and 34 (12+22=34) going on.

12 = Trust.  Trustworthy.  Faith.  I have faith in you.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Saintly.

22 = What a real circus.  You’ve got to be kidding me.

34 = Dexterity.  Speed.  Things happen really quickly.  Striking while the iron’s hot.  Propeller.  Helicopter.  Motor.  Engine.  Fuel.  Gasoline.

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Ages 81 to 90 are ruled by the sum of the 10th letter of the name and the month of birth.

Robert William Barker     December 12th, 1950

12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 12 (December) = 24

So from ages eighty-one to ninety he has the numbers 12 and 24 going on.

12 = Trust.  Trustworthy.  Faith.  I have faith in you.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Saintly.

24 = Dominance.  Taking charge.  In charge.  Purity.  Devotion.

 

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December 12th, 1923

December 12th

12 + 12 +2+0+0+9 = 35 = his personal year (from December 12th, 2009 to December 11th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2010 to September 11th, 2010) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.

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Paul Franklin Watson (born December 2, 1950) is a controversial and outspoken Canadian animal rights and environmental activist, who founded and is president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group devoted to marine conservation.

The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it, and later was a board member. Watson argued for a strategy of direct action that conflicted with the Greenpeace interpretation of nonviolence, was ousted from the board in 1977, and subsequently left the organization. That same year, he formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The group is the subject of a reality show, Whale Wars.

He also promotes veganism, voluntary human population control, and a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, worldview.

Paul Watson was born in Toronto to Anthony Joseph Watson and Annamarie Larsen, and grew up in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. After working as a tour guide at Expo 67, the World’s Fair that took place in Montreal in 1967, Watson “rode the rails” in boxcars west to Vancouver.

In 1968 and the early 1970s, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard, where he served aboard weatherships, search and rescue hovercraft, and buoy tenders. He signed up as a merchant seaman in 1969 with the Norwegian Consulate in Vancouver and shipped out on the 35,000 ton bulk carrier Bris as a deck hand. The Bris was registered in Oslo, Norway and manifested for the Indian Ocean and Pacific trade.

Watson has one child (born 1980) with his first wife, Starlet Lum, a founding director of Greenpeace Quebec, Earthforce!, Project Wolf, and Sea Shepherd. His second wife, Lisa DiStefano, a former Playboy model, was Sea Shepherd’s Director of Operations during the Makah anti-whaling campaigns in Friday Harbor.  His third wife, Allison Lance, is an animal rights activist and a volunteer crew member of Sea Shepherd.

In October 1969, Watson joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing at Amchitka Island. The group which formed as a result of that protest was the Don’t Make a Wave Committee, which evolved into the group known today as Greenpeace.  Watson sailed as a crewmember aboard the Greenpeace Too! ship in 1971 and skippered the Greenpeace boat Astral in 1972.  Paul Watson continued as a crew member, skipper, and officer aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s. According to Watson, in June 1975 during a Greenpeace campaign to confront Soviet whaling, an incident occurred which changed his life.

Greenpeace states that Watson “…was an influential early member but not, as he sometimes claims, a founder.”  Paul Watson has characterized the Greenpeace position as “revisionism”.

The first Sea Shepherd vessel, the Sea Shepherd, was purchased in December 1978 with assistance from Fund for Animals.  Sea Shepherd soon established itself as one of the more controversial environmental groups, known for provocative direct action tactics. These tactics have included throwing objects onto the decks of whaling ships, the use of “prop foulers” in an attempt to sabotage the ships, boarding whaling vessels, and the scuttling of two ships in an Icelandic harbor.  Watson remains the leader of Sea Shepherd today and uses the title “Captain” in reference to his role in the organization, although he has never been licensed as a ship’s captain.  The organization and its activities to halt whaling are the focus of a reality TV series, Whale Wars, airing on Animal Planet.

Watson was a field correspondent for Defenders of Wildlife from 1976 to 1980 and a field representative for the Fund for Animals from 1978 to 1981.  Watson also was a co-founder of Friends of the Wolf and Earthforce Environmental Society.

During the 1980s, Watson declared his support for Earth First! and cultivated friendships with David Foreman and Edward Abbey. He proclaimed Sea Shepherd to be the “navy” of Earth First! Watson has claimed to have invented the tactic of tree spiking.

Although currently unaffiliated with it, Watson did work with the Green Party of British Columbia in Vancouver in the 1980s and 90s.  He ran for mayor in 1996, placing fourth.

In April 2003, Watson was elected to the board of directors of the Sierra Club for a three-year term.  In 2006, he did not seek re-election. He resigned from the board a month before his term ended, in protest against the organization’s sponsorship of a “Why I Hunt” essay contest.

Watson feels that “no human community should be larger than 20,000 people,” human populations need to be reduced radically to “fewer than one billion,” and only those who are “completely dedicated to the responsibility” of caring for the biosphere should have children, which is a “very small percentage of humans.” He likens humankind to a virus, the biosphere needs to get cured from with a “radical and invasive approach,” as from cancer.  In January 2008 Paul Watson was named by The Guardian as one of its “50 people who could save the planet” for the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Watson published Earthforce!, a guide to strategy for environmental activists in 1993.  In it, he specifically endorsed the tactics of “monkeywrenching” previously described by Dave Foreman and Edward Abbey.  According to Foreman in Eco-Defense—The Field Guide to Monkey-Wrenching, these are tactics of sabotage, covert activity, and direct action.  Watson says he incorporated his own personal experience in writing the book.

In Earthforce! An Earth Warrior’s Guide to Strategy, Watson also expresses disdain for truthfulness in the pursuit of environmental protection goals:

The nature of the mass media today is such that the truth is irrelevant. What is true and what is right to the general public is what is defined as true and right by the mass media. Ronald Reagan understood that the facts are not relevant. The media reported what he said as fact. Follow-up investigation was “old news.” A headline comment on Monday’s newspaper far outweighs the revelation of inaccuracy revealed in a small box inside the paper on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Watson was explicit on this score: “If you do not know an answer, a fact, or a statistic, then simply follow the example of an American President and do as Ronald Reagan did—make it up on the spot and deliver the information confidently and without hesitation.”  In a subsequent book, Ocean Warrior, Watson reiterated this view, saying: “Survival in a media culture meant developing the skills to understand and manipulate media to achieve strategic objectives.”

Paul Watson continued as a crewmember, officer, and skipper (in 1972) aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s. He considers himself a founding member of Greenpeace and Greenpeace International, a claim Greenpeace disputes. Friends noted that his personality, his liking to “push himself front and centre”, was to blame in addition to his espousing direct actions that Greenpeace considered too controversial.

In 1977, Watson was expelled from the Greenpeace’s board of directors by a vote of 11 to 1 (Watson himself cast the single vote against it). The group felt his strong, “front and center” personality and frequently voiced opposition to Greenpeace’s interpretation of “nonviolence” were too divisive.  Watson subsequently left the group. The group has since labeled his actions at the time as those of a “mutineer” within their ranks.  That same year, he founded his own group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

During an interview in 1978 with CBC Radio, Watson spoke out against Greenpeace (as well as other organizations) and their role and motives for the anti-sealing campaigns.  Watson accused these organizations of campaigning against the Canadian seal hunt because it is an easy way to raise money and it is a profit maker for the organizations.

Greenpeace has called Watson a violent extremist and will no longer comment on his activities.

Watson was arrested in 1993 in Canada on charges stemming from actions against Cuban and Spanish fishing boats off the coast of Newfoundland.  In 1997, Watson and his then fiancée Lisa Distefano were convicted in absentia by a court in Lofoten, Norway on charges of attempting to sink the small scale Norwegian fishing and whaling vessel Nybrænna on 26 December 1992, and sentenced to serve 120 days in jail but Dutch authorities refused to hand him over to Norwegian authorities although he did spend 80 days in detention in the Netherlands before being released.

There have not been any successful attempts at prosecuting Watson for his activities with Sea Shepherd since the trial in Newfoundland. Watson himself defends his actions as falling within international law, in particular Sea Shepherd’s right to enforce maritime regulations against illegal whalers and sealers.[43] Watson caught a Costa Rican fishing boat poaching in Guatemalan waters while he was on a journey to Costa Rica, having been invited by its president to help in the fight against shark poaching there. The authorities in Costa Rica later filed seven charges of attempted murder against Watson and a colleague, Rob Stewart, in what Watson and Stewart have described as an effort to cover up mafia-funded illegal shark finning operations.  They eventually fled to international waters to escape arrest by Costa Rican coast guards after they had filmed what they attest was mafia-funded shark-finning in private docks. These events are featured in Sharkwater, a documentary about sharks and activism.

Paul Watson leads protest against Makah whaling, Port Angeles, Washington, 1998.

Watson was also told to leave Iceland after having turned himself in to the Icelandic police after disabling two ships in harbor. Kristjan Loftsson of Iceland’s largest whaling company told The New Yorker that Watson is persona non grata in that country.

In April 2010, the Japanese Coast Guard obtained an arrest warrant for Watson “…on suspicion of ordering sabotage activities against Japan’s whaling fleet.”

After his election to the national Sierra Club Board of Directors in 2003, Watson supported an unsuccessful slate of candidates supporting strict immigration controls as an element of a population stabilization policy. This effort was denounced by another candidate in the election, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, as a “hostile takeover” attempt by “radical anti-immigrant activists.”  Watson responded by saying that the only change he was seeking in the organization’s immigration stance was to restore the position it had held before its 1996 “neutrality policy.”  Watson left the Sierra Club board in 2006.

In April 2008, Watson stated that, while the deaths of three Canadian seal hunters (a fourth one is still missing) in a marine accident involving a Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a fishing boat during the 2008 Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt were a tragedy, he felt that the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals is an even greater tragedy. Canadian Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn accused Watson of trivializing the memory of the lost sealers.  Watson replied that Mr. Hearn was trying to distract attention from his government’s incompetence as the boat the men were on capsized while under tow by a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, while his political ambitions continued to support and subsidize an industry that had no place in the 21st Century.  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams was quoted as saying, “I think what a lot of people don’t realize is that this man is a terrorist.”  In response, Watson said that calling him a ‘terrorist’ might be cute, but it had no foundation in reality, as he had never injured anyone, or been convicted of a crime.  Due to the operations against Canadian seal hunters, Danny Williams called Watson a terrorist and said that the Sea Shepherds were not welcome in the province.

In October 2009 Watson, who carries a US passport, complained to media outlets about having his request for an Australian visa denied. He states that the Australian government was attempting to sabotage the upcoming 2010 Sea Shepherd campaign by denying him entry into the country. Watson and several other shipmates were also unable to join the MV Steve Irwin on its promotional tour of Australia until they were able to provide documentation from the governments of the United States, Canada and Norway, exonerating them from previously claimed acts of violence, specifically claims by Sea Shepherd of intentionally sinking a ship in Norway.

On March 17, 2008 Paul Watson said that he was shot by the Japanese crew or coast guard personnel during the Operation Migaloo anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean. The incident is documented during the season finale of season 1 of the Whale Wars TV reality show, and the first six episodes are covered as a buildup to what is portrayed as the major incident during the campaign. The footage in Whale Wars shows Watson standing on the deck of the Steve Irwin while Sea Shepherd crew throws glass bottles filled with butyric acid at the Nisshin Maru whaling vessel. Butyric acid was used for its foul odor and sticky properties.  The Japanese respond by throwing flashbang devices. Watson is then shown reaching inside his jacket and body armour and remarking “I’ve been hit.” Back inside the bridge of the Steve Irwin, a metal fragment is found inside the vest.

The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research has dismissed Sea Shepherd’s statements as lies. The Institute and Coast Guard said that they used seven flashbang devices designed to flash and make noise in the air without causing harm.  Neither of the two conflicting accounts have been independently verified. The Australian Foreign Affairs Department had condemned “actions by crew members of any vessel that cause injury”. Two media releases were made on the same day from the office. One said that the Australian Embassy in Tokyo had been informed by the Japanese that the whalers had “fired warning shots” while the updated version used the phrase “‘warning balls’ – also known as ‘flashbangs’ – had been fired”.

Watson has been called an eco terrorist by the Japanese government for his direct action tactics against whalers, and have repeated their position after conflicts during the 2009-10 whaling season.

His leadership style has variously been called arrogant, as well as pushing himself too much “front and center”,” which was cited as being one of the reasons he and Greenpeace parted ways.  The atmosphere aboard his vessels has been compared to an “anarchy run by God”.

At an animal rights convention in 2002, Paul Watson was also quoted as saying, “There’s nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write the history.”  Recently, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck also discussed the comment, criticizing Watson’s views.  Watson responded to Beck’s comments on the official Sea Shepherd website by stating that he had said that but that it was taken out of context, quoting Gerald Seymour‘s “One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.”

Watson has stated that he does not consider himself a ‘protester‘, but an ‘interventionist‘, as he considers protesting as too submissive.  He often takes the attitude that he represents (or stands in for) law enforcement which is either unwilling or unable to enforce existing laws.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

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Paul Franklin Watson     December 2nd, 1950
December 2nd, 1950
12 + 2 +1+9+5+0 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  13     1    9     1    6          21

Paul Franklin Watson                    74
7   3 69 5235 5 21  5         53
his soul number = 21 =Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  To err is human.  Only human.  
his outer personality = 53 =Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Missionary.  Converting.  Confrontational.  Attacking.  Combative.  Arguing.  Opinions.  Disarm.  Straight to the point.  Cut to the chase/quick.  Passionate about your beliefs.  Fighting for the truth.  Straight to your face with the truth.  Having a warrior spirit.  With one deft stroke.  Convincing argument.  Heated discussion.  Heated debate.  See things my way.  Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.  Forcing your way of thinking onto others. 

his path of destiny = 74 = Sharing.  Generosity.  Giving.  Gifts.  Charity.  Philanthropy.  Contribute.  Benefactors.  Donors.  Donations.  Offerings.  Recipient.  Bestow.  Share wisely.  Giving to those who deserve.  We want more.  Heart of gold.  Gift giving.  Give with discretion, accept with memory.  The gifts you have been given.  The gift carries the giver.  The gift that keeps on giving.  It is better to give than to receive.  Economic disparity.  Spreading the wealth. 
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  13     1   6        11
Paul Watson               34
7   3 5  21  5      23
his soul number for his common name = 11 = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

his outer personality for his common name = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter. 
his path of destiny for his common name = 34 =Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Vehicle.  Acceleration.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Speeding up.  Full throttle.  Adrenaline.  Races.  Sprinting.  Footing.  Road.  Lane.  Traffic.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Busy.  Zip.  Zoom.  Dash.  Dart.  Slowing down.  Temperature.  Skyrocket.  Barrage.  Volley.  Rapid fire.  Trajectory.  Fleeting.  Incoming.  Helicopter.  Propeller.  Spin.  Turn.  Rotate.  Swerve.  Cortisol.  Stress.  Tension.  Nerves.  Go at the right speed.  Strike while the iron’s hot.  Get it while it’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Haste makes waste.  Speed up.  Slow down.  Hitting the brakes.  Full speed ahead.  Where the rubber meets the road.  Slower/faster.  Don’t stress.  Don’t stress out over it.  Blowing off steam.  Burn off some energy.  IM (instant message).  Urgent message. 

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Ages 0 to 27 are ruled the sum of the first three letters of the name and the day of birth.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
16 (P is the 16th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 21 (u is the 21st letter of the alphabet) + 12 (December) = 50
So from ages zero to twenty-seven he had the numbers 12 (December), 38 (sum of the first three letters of the name) and 50 (12+38=50) going on.

12 = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

50 = Family life.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  World peace.  Global.  Worldwide.  Planetary.  Planet.  Earth.  World.  Gaia.  Globe.  Continent.  Culture.  Society.  Population.  Civilization.  World family.  Everyone.  We.  Social issues.  Sociology.  Environment.  Conservation.  Steward.  Land.  Habitat.  Wildlife.  Botany.  Plants.  Biology.  Ecology.  Climate.  Biosphere.  Ocean.  Sea.  Maritime.  Marine life.  Whales.  Seals.  Big fish.  Coast Guard.  The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  Think global, act local.  We are all.  We are many.  Natural surroundings.  Joy to the world.  Peace on Earth. 
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Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
2 (born on the 2nd of the month) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 6 (F is the 6th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 38
So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he had the numbers 2 (2nd of the month), 36 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters) and 38 (2+36=38) going on.
2 = Empathy.  Understanding.  Receptivity.  Silent knowing.  Listening to your inner voice.  Trusting your inner voice.

36 = Delegating.  Managing.
38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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Ages 54 to 81 are ruled by the sum of the y+e+a+r of birth and the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name.
Paul Franklin Watson      December 2nd, 1950
1+9+5+0 (born in 1950) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 11 (k is the 11th letter of the alphabet) = 41
So from ages fifty-four to eighty-one he has the numbers 15 (1+9+5+0=15), 26 (sum of the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name) and 41 (15+26=41) going on.
15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  War. 
26 = Celebrity.  Celebrities.  Popularity.  Photos.  Communication.  Information.  Messages.  News.  The media.  In the news.
41 = Melting your heart.  Warming up to you.  Opening up.  Getting to know one another.  About me. 
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Ages 54 to 63 are ruled by the sum of the 7th letter of the name and the y+e+a+r of birth.
Paul Franklin Watson       December 2nd, 1950
 
1 (a is the first letter of the alphabet) +1+9+5+0 (born in 1950) = 16
So from ages fifty-four to sixty-three he has the numbers 1 (a), 15 (1+9+5+0=15), and 16 (1+15=16) going on.
1 = Assertive.  Direct.  Arian.  Individual.  Self.  Testosterone.  Active.  Extroverted.  Aggressiveness.  Ambition.  Determination.  Going after what you want.  You da man.  
 
 

15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  War. 

16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Microphone.  Bullhorn.  Megaphone.  Loudspeaker.  Thunderstruck.  Stun.  Startle.  Limits.  Caution.
Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences.  In the presence of the divine.  A god among men.  Touched by God.  The Hand of God.  Life review.  Divine correction.  Putting the fear of God in you. 

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December 2nd, 1950
December 2nd
12 + 2 +2+0+0+9 = 25 = his personal year (from December 2nd, 2009 to December 1st, 2010) = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Restless.  Antsy.
On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

25 year + 8 (August) = 33 = his personal month (from August 2nd, 2010 to September 1st, 2010) = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Captain.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

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Bob Barker Captain, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born and raised in Southern California, Chuck Swift, 44, has a history of involvement in conservation and animal welfare issues spanning the last 20 years.

Swift began volunteering for Sea Shepherd in 1990 and remained involved for nearly a decade. His campaign roster includes the 1994 Whales Forever campaign in which Sea Shepherd was violently attacked by the Norwegian Coast Guard, multiple seal campaigns including the explosive 1996 confrontation in the Magdalene Islands, and a variety of other campaigns before and after.

During his absence from Sea Shepherd, he worked in various professions, earned a degree in Business Administration, a professional certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University, and as time permits, he continues his studies toward a Masters in Communication and Leadership. Since his return to Sea Shepherd in early 2009, he has functioned as Sea Shepherd’s Deputy CEO, positively influencing both the administrative and ship operations sides of organization – most notably helping to secretly acquire, refit and then ultimately captain Sea Shepherd’s newest ship the Bob Barker during Operation Waltzing Matilda.

Swift believes that the time for talking is over, and prefers a direct action approach on behalf of Sea Shepherd’s customers (“the salty ones”) currently threatened by societal greed and exploitation. While serious about his dedication to the protection of marine and other ecosystems, Swift maintains that a good sense of humor and positive attitude are critical to the success of any movement. He has been heard to say, “We should take our mission seriously, but never ourselves.”

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=swift-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

    3        9        12

Chuck Swift                   42

38 32 15 62     30

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 12 = Faith.  Trust.  Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  If God brings you to it, then God will bring you through it.  In God we trust.  Act of faith.  Leap of faith.  Suspending doubt.  Suspending disbelief.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 30 = Appreciation.  Counting your blessings.  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.  Thank you.  Praise the Lord.  Sense of style. 

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 42 = Everybody loves Chuck.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chuck Swift

3        1  62

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name) and the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) both = CS = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) = CF = 36 = Managing.  Delegating.  Unburden yourself.  Lighten your load.  Work hard & be responsible for yourself.  Shouldering a heavy burden.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Pressing onward.  Shrugging your shoulders.  Bending over backwards.  It’s easier to throw the load off the cart than to put it on.  Heaping on responsibilities. Handling more than you are expected to handle. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = CT = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  The best.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.  USA.  America.  Americans. 

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Peter James “Pete” Bethune (born April 4, 1965) is a New Zealand promoter of bio-fuels and conservationist. He is the holder of the world record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat and is involved with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He was captain of the Ady Gil (previously the Earthrace) until it sank following a collision with a Japanese whaling vessel. He was convicted in Japan for a direct action that involved boarding a whaling vessel and received a suspended sentence. 

Personal life and early career

Bethune grew up in Hamilton East, New Zealand as one of five children. He studied science at the University of Waikato and engineering at the University of Auckland. He has two daughters with his wife, Sharyn, from whom he is separated.

He began his career as an oil exploration engineer and worked in the North Sea and Libya. In 1997, he co-founded CamSensor Technologies. The company manufactured automated camera systems for controlling robots used in complex tasks such as cutting up and grading meat carcasses. He later moved to Sydney to establish the business there.

He is adamant about the potential for alternative fuels. In 2003, Bethune wrote a 20,000-word paper while pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree from Macquarie University about the use of renewable energy for road transport. In regards to him enjoying fishing and hunting along with his previous occupations, Bethune told a reporter for The New Zealand Herald: “I’ve come from a very unusual background to be a conservationist.”

Captain of Earthrace

Earthrace, Malmo, Sweden, August 20, 2007.

Based on his research at Macquarie, Bethune set out to prove that hydrocarbon fuels could be replaced by sustainable bio-fuels. He had Earthrace designed and built in order to break the world record for a circumnavigation by a powerboat in hopes that it would call attention to the viability of bio-diesel as an alternative fuel. He mortgaged his New Zealand home and financed the building in the hopes of recouping the expenses from sponsorships. He declined a $4 million sponsorship from a company that would have required them to use regular diesel.

His first attempt began in Barbados on March 10, 2007. He encountered significant delays due to issues with the propellers and other mechanical problems. On the night of March 19, while around 22 kilometres (14 mi) offshore from Guatemala, Earthrace collided with a local fishing boat. No Earthrace crew were hurt, but one of the three crew members from the fishing boat was killed. The crew was absolved of any responsibility after a 10-day investigation during which they were held in custody. The delays prevented them from completing the circumnavigation in record time, but because Earthrace took an official start time when leaving San Diego, the team decided to “restart” with this new start/finish line. They departed San Diego on April 7, 2007 and needed to return by June 21 to break the record. The attempt was abandoned on May 31 after a crack was discovered in the hull shortly after leaving Malaga, Spain.

He departed from Valencia, Spain, in another attempt on March 1, 2008. As a publicity stunt, Bethune and two others had undergone liposuction in order to convert a small amount of their own body fat into fuel. The idea arose from a previous plan to tour New Zealand in a car with an attached mobile bio-diesel plant. He finished at the Spanish port of Sagunto on June 27. The journey was completed in 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, beating the former record by over two weeks. Bethune then embarked on a world tour with the vessel to promote awareness of alternative fuels.

Captain of Ady Gil

Ady Gil, Hobart, Australia, December 16, 2009.

After touring ports around the globe, the Earthrace was put on sale for $2.6 million and Bethune considered using it to interfere with Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean if a buyer could not be found. Hollywood production-house owner Ady Gil purchased the boat and Earthrace was renamed after him on October 17, 2009. Gil left the ship to Bethune and a crew of five who refitted for Antarctic waters to participate in anti-whaling activities as part of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Bethune said before the operation: “I’m a conservationist. One of the things I’ve learned on Earthrace is stand up for stuff you believe in. Year after year the Japanese go down there and nothing seems to change… If they want to go amping things up a bit, then bring it on.” His wife later told the press that he first became alarmed by the state of the oceans when skippering the vessel during the record attempts.

On January 6, 2010 the Ady Gil was involved in a collision with the Japanese whaling vessel MV Shōnan Maru 2 in the Southern Ocean, and the Ady Gil subsequently sank. An investigation into the collision by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was inconclusive and unable to assign blame for the collision. AMSA was unable to verify claims made by Sea Shepherd, while the Japanese government declined to participate with the investigation saying any information it had might be needed for an inquiry by its own authorities.

Arrest, trial, and conviction

On February 15, 2010, Bethune boarded the Shōnan Maru 2 claiming to be conducting a citizen’s arrest on her captain, Hiroyuki Komiya, alleging attempted murder and to present a claim for $3 million for the loss of his vessel. Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research issued a statement calling it a publicity stunt. He used a jet ski to approach the ship then climbed onto its deck after cutting through an anti-boarding net that was draped around the hull. He was detained by the ship’s crew and taken to Tokyo, where he was arrested by the Japanese Coast Guard on March 12 on charges of trespassing.

On April 2, 2010, Bethune was indicted in Japan on five charges: trespassing, assault, illegal possession of a knife, destruction of property and obstruction of business. The assault charge is based on the allegation that he threw a bottle of butyric acid onto the Shōnan Maru 2 days before the boarding, causing chemical burns to a whaler’s face. The Sea Shepherd group claims the burns were self-inflicted when the crewman was shooting pepper spray at the protesters. Bethune could have faced up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of injury, or up to three years if found guilty of trespass. Bethune’s lawyer claims the charges are unfounded and states that his client will strongly deny them. He was held without bond in the maximum security Tokyo Detention Centre while he stood trial.

Bethune’s trial began on May 27. Bethune was charged with intruding on the ship, forcibly obstructing business, violating the Firearms and Swords Control Law and damaging property.

Several major newsmedia reported that Bethune pleaded guilty to four charges while others reported that he admitted four charges or that he conceded four of the charges but has contested an assault charge. Newsreview.com claims that Bethune did not “plead” guilty as there is no such thing as a plea in Japanese criminal proceedings and he and his Japanese lawyers claim that Sea Shepherd’s actions are protected by the United Nations World Charter for Nature, which allows private organizations to interfere in government-like ways in the interest of the environment. Though he admitted to launching a projectile of butyric acid, he contested the assault charge against him on the grounds that he lacked intent to injure the ship’s crew. In his tearful final statement delivered on June 10, Bethune said: “I did not have the intention of hurting crew members. I took action because I wanted to stop Japan’s illegal whaling.” Prosecutors demanded a sentence of two years in prison.

The Labour Party’s Chris Carter accused the New Zealand Government of “washing their hands of the fate” of Bethune. Bethune has received visitations from consular staff. Prime Minister John Key said “…it’s worth noting that I can’t get involved in a prosecution in another country any more than I can get involved in a prosecution in New Zealand. What I can do is make sure the person is being treated fairly.”

On June 4, in what was later said by Paul Watson to be a legal strategy on the part of Sea Shepherd, Sea Shepherd announced that it was no longer going to be formally associated with Bethune since a set of bow and arrows was on the Ady Gil during the anti-whaling operation. The group stressed that the weapon was not intended to be used against any person, and Bethune previously had stated to Animal Planet cameras during Whale Wars filming that he intended to use the bow and arrows to spoil whale meat for commercial use. Sea Shepherd said it would continue to support Bethune during the trial in Japan. On July 7, Pete Bethune was given a two-year suspended sentence. In addition, he was banned from Japan for five years. Bethune was deported to New Zealand on July 9.

Bethune held a press conference upon returning to New Zealand. He told reporters: “My trial in Japan represents a miscarriage in justice. Not because I stood before that court, but because the captain of the Shōnan Maru 2 did not.” He also called the New Zealand Government a “lap dog” for its lack of support.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Bethune

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 4 +1+9+6+5 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation. 

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 4 = 8 = his core number = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Commands.  Executive.  Management.  Administrative.  Supervisor.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.  Regimented.  Having both feet firmly planted on the ground.  Climbing to the top of the mountain.  Having a strong foundation.

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April 4th, 1965

4 + 1+9+6+5 = 25 = his “secret” number = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  5 5   5    3 5       23

Pete Bethune               49

7  2  2  28  5       26

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Pete Bethune = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Athletic.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity.  Being your own boss.   

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Pete Bethune = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Cameras.  Photos.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson. 

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Pete Bethune = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

  5 5    3    3 5          23

Peter Buthune                  58

7  2 9 2 28  5          35

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Peter Bethune = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Athletic.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity.  Being your own boss.   

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Peter Bethune = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Peter Bethune = 58 = Wellness.  Well being.  Bodily health.  Healthy body.  Robust health.  Strong constitution.  Healthful.  Hardy.  Rest.  Relaxation.  Respite.  Vacation. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

75259 11451 2528355         70

the path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) for Peter James Bethune = 70 = Flexibility.  Handling change.  Multi-tasking.  Coping.  Budgeting.

   

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

7       1

 

his true character (first and second initials) = PJ = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Craftsmanship.  Well made.  Custom made.  Customized.  Skilled labor.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Peter James Bethune          April 4th, 1965

4 (born on the 4th of the month) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 10 (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet) = 37

So from ages 27 to 54 he has the numbers 4 (born on the 4th of the month), 33 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name) and 37 (4+33=37) going on.

4 = Virgoan.  Order.  Work.  Cleanliness.  Details.  Meticulous.  Neat.  Tidy.  Hygiene.  Specifics.  Organized.  Perfectionism.  Duties.  Tasks.  Routines.  Functional.  Exacting.  Handy.  All in a day’s work.  Just doin’ my job.  Get to work!  Down to earth.  Cleanliness is next to godliness.  Neat & tidy.  A place for everything and everything in its place.  Every last detail. 

33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Captain.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  

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On January 6, 2010 the Ady Gil was involved in a collision with the Japanese whaling vessel MV Shōnan Maru 2 in the Southern Ocean, and the Ady Gil subsequently sank.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 19 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2009 to April 3rd, 2010) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 year + 1 (January) = 20 = his personal month (from January 4th, 2010 to February 3rd, 2010) = Turning point.  Retribution.

20 month + 6 (6th of the month on January 6th, 2010 (the day of the collision)) = 26 = his personal day = Dramatic.  Photos.  Bad news.

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On February 15, 2010, Bethune boarded the Shōnan Maru 2 claiming to be conducting a citizen’s arrest on her captain, Hiroyuki Komiya, alleging attempted murder and to present a claim for $3 million for the loss of his vessel.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 19 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2009 to April 3rd, 2010) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 year + 2 (February) = 21 = his personal month (from February 4th, 2010 to March 3rd, 2010) = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  

  
21 month + 14 (14th of the month on February 14th, 2010) = 35 = his personal day (from his time of birth on February 14th, 2010 until his time of birth on February 15th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Making preparations.  Being prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back.
 

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Friday, 9 July 2010 00:56 UK

A anti-whaling activist from New Zealand who was handed a suspended sentence for obstructing the annual Japanese whale hunt has vowed to continue his crusade.

Peter Bethune was deported from Japan after receiving a suspended two-year sentence for obstructing Japanese whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.

Speaking on his return home, Bethune said he would never give up his fight.

But the 45-year-old said he was unsure if he would return to Antarctic waters.

Bethune was detained aboard a Japanese whaler in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean in February after clambering aboard. He was arrested when the vessel returned to Japan.

The former member of the conservation group Sea Shepherd was escorted by immigration officers onto an Air New Zealand flight bound for Auckland on Friday.

Throwing stink bombs

Speaking in the city on Saturday, Bethune said that he was ready for a coffee.

“I want to go to a coffee shop,” he told the NZ Herald newspaper.

“In prison, there’s nothing to do. You are stuck in a cell 23-and-a-half hours a day and I have been looking forward to going to a coffee shop and having a coffee and a muffin.”

AFP news agency reported that Bethune said he would never give up his fight to stop Japanese whaling.

The activist, who spent four months in a Tokyo jail, had pleaded guilty to four out of five charges but had denied assault.

He had admitted charges of trespassing, vandalism, possession of a knife and obstructing business.

Bethune was also found guilty of assault, by throwing stink bombs made of butyric acid – rancid butter – at whalers.

He was part of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group, which tries each year to block Japan’s annual hunt.

He was the captain of the Ady Gil, a speed boat split in two during a clash with the whalers on 6 January.

Earlier, he had told his trial that he had wanted to confront the Japanese ship’s captain and hand him a $3 million bill for the destruction of the vessel.

Large numbers of police officers were on duty outside the court in Tokyo where the verdict was delivered on Wednesday.

Japan abandoned commercial whaling in 1986 after agreeing to a global moratorium.

But it says that whaling is part of its culture and catches hundreds of whales each year as part of what it calls a scientific research programme.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10583592.stm

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Whale Warrior Captain Pete Bethune Free to Return Home

On January 6, 2010, Captain Hiroyuki Komura of the illegal Japanese whaling vessel the Shonan Maru #2 deliberately rammed and destroyed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s vessel, the Ady Gil. Captain Komura almost killed six Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers and did not respond to the Ady Gil’s mayday distress signal. Japanese authorities refused to cooperate in investigations and declined requests by Australian and New Zealand maritime authorities to question Captain Komura.

Instead, Captain Peter Bethune, the man who Captain Komura almost killed and whose ship was destroyed, was taken back to Japan literally as a prisoner of war abducted from the waters of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Captain Bethune was incarcerated for boarding the ship that had rammed and destroyed his ship, when he had every right to board that vessel to confront Captain Komura face-to-face for his crimes.   

Captain Komura should have been the man on trial. He was not, because in the waters of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, might—rather than the law—makes right, and Captain Bethune was taken back to Japan to be made an example of and persecuted for defending the whales.

The verdict of the Japanese court was always to be “guilty.” Sea Shepherd was never under any illusion that Captain Bethune would be given a fair trial. In court, there was no discussion of the reason why Captain Bethune boarded the Shonan Maru #2, and Captain Komura was not called as a witness; in short, the court never allowed any evidence of the Ady Gil’s destruction to be heard.

Sea Shepherd spent in excess of half a million U.S. dollars on Captain Bethune’s defense, not because we believed he would be acquitted, but in an attempt to mitigate his sentence.

Captain Bethune was facing up to fifteen years in prison. He was sentenced to two years and he will be deported back to New Zealand on July 9th with his sentence suspended.

Captain Bethune’s mission was successful. His efforts helped save the lives of 528 whales. He was able to take one of the harpoon vessels off the hunt when it was forced to return him to Japan. Most importantly, he exposed the brutality and illegality of the Japanese whaling fleet to the world. When you’re willing to risk your life to save the whales, five months as a Japanese prisoner is a good trade-off for the lives saved.

Captain Bethune is a hero to the Save the Whales movement and he will be welcomed home to New Zealand as a national hero for having the courage to do what his government was fearful of doing—defending whales from the Japanese poachers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.    

Global support for Captain Bethune and negative publicity about Japan’s whaling program has led to this success. With Captain Bethune, the Japanese government was well aware that each day it held him would be a day that would generate protest against its abominable whale slaughter. This fact, coupled with protests over the showing of the Academy Award winning film “The Cove,” has helped to make the whale and dolphin slaughter the most embarrassing foreign affairs issue currently scandalizing the Japanese government.

The Japanese court acknowledged that Captain Bethune never intended to hurt anyone and was operating under his conviction to save whales from illegal whaling.  The truth is that Japan wants Captain Bethune out of Japan and with the sentence suspended they can quickly send him home.

Sea Shepherd is proud of Captain Bethune’s achievements and satisfied with the results of this ridiculous trial that saw a man incarcerated for saving the lives of whales, yet ignored the crimes of a Japanese poacher who sank a ship and almost killed six conservationists.

Captain Bethune is free, and that is what matters. Sea Shepherd is free to return to the Southern Ocean again to defend the whales, and we intend to be even more effective next season than during our last highly effective season.

Captain Bethune is an inspiration in courage and dedication, and his efforts, his sacrifice, and his resolve will not be forgotten.

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100706-2.html 

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011) = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

11 year + 7 (July) = 18 = his personal month (from July 4th, 2010 to August 3rd, 2010) = Surreal. 

18 month + 9 (9th of the month on Friday July 9th, 2010) = 27 = his personal day = Take the initiative.  Taking the first step.  Get started.  Getting started.  Start it up.  It’s a start.  Turning over a new leaf.  No harm in trying.  Do what you will, but be the first.  Brand new.  On your mark, get set, GO!  “And they’re off…”  Off and running. 

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Animal Planet announced it has given the green light for a new “Whale Wars” one-hour special series episode featuring Captain Pete Bethune of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  

During the two-hour season finale, viewers’ last glimpse of eco-pirate and anti-whaling activist Bethune will be when he is taken into custody by Japanese authorities and brought to Tokyo, where he had been held on charges of trespassing, obstructing the passage of a vessel, carrying a knife and damaging property.

According to Animal Planet, Bethune, whose story arc has captivated audiences this season as his beloved vessel the Ady Gil collided with the Shonan Maru 2 and sank into the bottom of the Southern Ocean, spent months in custody but was released on July 9, 2010 and returned home to New Zealand. 

The special is slated to air following the season finale of BLOOD DOLPHINS on Friday, September 17 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

The exclusive one-hour special episode features Bethune recalls his ordeal on board the ship that held him for nearly a month and subsequently the three months he was detained in Japan. 

How was he treated during his detention? What went through his mind during that harrowing time? The outspoken whale warrior will share revelations, opinions and thoughts on the experience after spending four months contemplating his decisions and fate until finally being released. In addition to Bethune’s interview, the special will reveal his background, showcase the most exciting highlights from the season featuring Bethune, Captain Paul Watson and other members of Sea Shepherd, and delve into what’s next for this environmental cowboy.

“Whale Wars viewers really have connected with Pete’s passion this season,” says Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet. “His actions in this campaign put him at the center of some very dramatic action.  We’re fortunate that he’s agreed to open up about his extraordinary experiences at sea and on land to save whales.”

from:  http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1575837.php/Pete-Bethune-s-ordeal-on-Whale-Wars-for-Animal-Planet-Sept-17

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 + 2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011) = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.  That’s not fair.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 

11 year + 9 (September) = 20 = his personal month (from September 4th, 2010 to October 3rd, 2010) = Follow your conscience.  A clear conscience fears no accusation.  A clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.  Trust but verify.  Judge for yourself.  You be the judge.  Summing it up. 

20 month + 17 (17th of the month on September 17th, 2010 (the date the special airs)) = 37 = his personal day = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Ships.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  My fellow countrymen.  

The number 37 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.  So when his number (37) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this will be HIS day!!!

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter James Bethune

         1         2

 

his salvation number (second from the last and last initials) = JB = 12 = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

So when his number (12) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.

April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2011)

11 year + 1 (January) = 12 = his personal month (from January 4th, 2011 to February 3rd, 2011) = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

So that will be HIS month!!!

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April 4th, 1965

April 4th

4 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = his personal year (from April 4th, 2011 to April 3rd, 2012) = Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  In God we trust.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

And that will be HIS year!!!

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First Mate, Bob Barker, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Sweden and raised in the United States, Peter, 25, joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as soon as he was old enough to submit an application.

A fervent advocate for the rights of animals, Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals. From the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic continent, Peter has sailed the seven seas trying to put those words into action. He has saved as many lives as he can from illegal whaling, sealing and destructive fishing practices.

In his numerous years with Sea Shepherd, Peter has been held hostage by Ecuadorian fisherman, physically attacked by sealers, assaulted and arrested by the Canadian Coast Guard (twice), involved in a confrontation which included the side-swiping of an illegal whaling ship, been rammed by another and pulled up countless miles of fishing longline. In the war to defend life in the oceans, this Swede is far from neutral.

Between campaigns, Peter is finishing a degree in Media and Communications at Stockholm University and is actively campaigning with the Swedish Animal Rights Alliance.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=hammarstedt-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter Hammarstedt

75259 81441912542           69

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 69 = Income.  Earnings.  Salary.  Pay.  Revenue.  Earning potential.  Payday.  Assets.  Resources.  Resourcefulness.  Practicality.  Affordability.  Acquire.  Own.  Valuable.  Expensive.  Fancy.  Fine.  Classy.  Creature comforts.  Easy living.  Teflon coating.  Easy money.  Monetary incentive.  Economic incentive.  Expenses.  Liabilities.  Making money.  Earning an income.  To have is to have, but the art is to get.  You get what you pay for.  Price you pay.  What’s it worth to you?  Making it worth your while.  Whatever works.  Valuable resources.  

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Peter Hammarstedt

7                    1

 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) = PS = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Craftsmanship.  Well made.  Custom made.  Customized.  Skilled labor.  Skilled trade.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do. 

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                                Malcolm Holland

Sea Shepherd volunteer & sometime ‘MV Steve Irwin’ vessel crewmember.

Participation in the Discovery Channel ‘Whale Wars’ production shot during direct action campaigns to end whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

from:  http://www.supergreenme.com/MalcolmHolland

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Malcolm Holland

4133634 8633154          54

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 54 = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  Scout.  Intelligence gathering.  Surveillance.  Confirm.  Confirmation.  Witness.  Observe.  View.  Watch.  Oversee.  Overlook.  Overhear.  Listen.  Ears.  Audiotape.  Videotape.  Recording.  Footage.  Scan.  Snippet.  Inquire.  Interview.  Interrogate.  Questions.  Trivia.  Riddles.  Puzzles.  Crossword puzzles.  Quiz.  Questionnaire.  Querent.  Discussion.  Forums.  Laboratory.  Research.  Specimen.  Documentation.  Factors.  Congruence.  Correlation.  Estimate.  Guess.  Theory.  Postulate.  Assumption.  Geminian.  Memorize.  Verbatim.  Quote.  Recite.  Extemporaneous.  Improvisation.  Demonstrate.  Examples.  Exhibit.  Engineer.  Programming.  Technology.  Internet.  Online.  Interface.  Simulation.  Virtual.  Cyber.  Digital.  Monitor.  Screen.  Graphics.  Transparency.  Superimpose.  Phase.  Applications.  Software.  Version.  Modify.  Enhancements.  Characteristics.  Identity.  Profile.  Video.  Download.  Upload.  Sensor.  Stimuli.  Dashboard.  Ask questions.  Monkey see, monkey do.  Flying by the seat of your pants.  Making it up as you go.  Off the cuff.  Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.  I am both sides of the coin.  Artificial intelligence.  Let’s watch.  Look & see.  Check it out.  What are you doing?  What are you up to?  A fly on the wall.  I’m all ears.  Tell me what’s on your mind. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Malcolm Holland

4           8 33 54

 

his primary challenge = MH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and fourth from the last letter of the last name) both = ML = 43 = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ’em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) = MN = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = MD = 44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Fresh.  Happening.  Update.  Status.  Condition.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  Today.  In touch.  In tune.  Tone.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Commentary.  Comment.  Diary.  Journaling.  Blogging.  Tweeting.  Log.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Chillin’.  Sitting.  Trance.  Zen.  Tuning.  Open.  Re-evaluate.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  What is.  The eternal now.  In the zone.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s going on?  What’s happening?  Here’s what’s happening.  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Latest development.  Keep me up-to-date.  I’ll keep you posted.  Play-by-play.  Moment by moment.  Current status.  Staying current.  Staying on topic.  Stay tuned.  Tune in.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Short-term memory.  Sitting still.  Sit back.  Whatever happens, happens.  Que será, será. 

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Helicopter Pilot and Aviation Director, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

American Chris Aultman, 40, of Long Beach, California, is a dedicated environmental conservationist and commercial helicopter pilot living in the United States. Prior to joining the Sea Shepherd team, Aultman served for six years in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter avionics technician. During this period Chris spent 13 months at sea and became a veteran of the Gulf War.

Aultman’s first experience with the destruction of the world’s oceans was seeing the disastrous effects of the millions of barrels of oil dumped into the Persian Gulf during that war. This and many other experiences caused Chris to start to see the world for what it really was, and nothing was ever the same again.

Many years later, Chris met the founder of Ocean Defenders Alliance, who was tabling for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society at a local scuba show. Already a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor, Chris asked if Sea Shepherd ever needed helicopter pilots. This proved to be a very ironic question since it was his involvement with Ocean Defenders Alliance that brought him to meet Captain Paul Watson and become the helicopter pilot for Sea Shepherd.

Chris has flown during the last four Antarctic Whale Defense campaigns and is ready to return to the world’s oceans for the defense and conservation and marine wildlife.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=aultman-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chris Aultman

3      1  3 415

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name) and what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) both = CA = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name) = CL = 33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

what he likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name) = CM = 34 = Speed.  Pace.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energetic.  Acceleration.  Momentum.  Locomotion.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Exhilaration.  Adrenaline.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Rev.  RPM.  Helicopter. 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = CN = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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Deckhand, Cook and Rescue Swimmer, Bob Barker

Fiona is living her ultimate dream by being able to work full time representing animals and their rights around the world. This year she was a crew member onboard the Bob Barker as part of the Sea Shepherd’s Operation Waltzing Matilda Whale Defense Campaign 2009-2010 in Antarctica.

A Sydney, Australia, girl, Fiona, 32, grew up by the sea and the bush with a natural love of everything wild.

Founder of Excellence in World Zoos, she was able to combine her love of animals with her two degrees of Economics and Property. Her organization instigates redevelopment of poor enclosures in developing countries. Her first project was the Australian Zone of the Beijing Zoo in time for the Olympics.

Fiona has worked as a property consultant for eight years, but always weaved in volunteering with animals throughout this time. She spent six months volunteering in Africa and America in wildlife rehabilitation, volunteered in three zoos and is now head of the youth committee for the Foundation for the National Parks and Wildlife in New South Wales.

With a human population predicted to double to 12 billion, Fiona believes there is a huge amount of work to be done in her life to prevent the extinction of many species of wildlife.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=mccuaig-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Fiona McCuaig

69651 4333197           57

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 57 = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.  Heartthrob.  Heartbeat.  Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  I miss you.  I feel your pain.  My heart bleeds for you.  A heart tried by pain.  Harden not your heart.  If you know what hurts yourself, you know what hurts others.  Wearing your emotions on your sleeve.  There’s only so many tears you can cry. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Fiona McCuaig

6       4  33197

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and last letter of the last name) = FM = 64 = Conclusion.  Finality.  End.  Done.  Over.  Darkest hour.  Thaw.  Cold.  Chilly.  Frosty.  Freeze.  Frozen.  Deep freeze.  Sub-zero.  Ice.  Iceberg.  Penguin.  Polar.  Arctic.  Winter.  Undoing ruin.  All is not lost.  The darkness before the dawn.  The worst is over.  A karmic drama that just needs to be played out to its conclusion. 

the most important thing she can do (FC) and how she appears to the world (FU) both = 63 = Compassion.  Relief.  Concerns.  No worries.  Don’t worry.  Make the world a better place in which to live.  Do your best and let God worry ’bout the rest.

who at what she likes (first letter of the first name and the thid from the last letter of the last name) = FA = 61 = Strategy.  Planning.  Contingency plans.  Back up plans.  Plan B.  Change of plans.  Tactics.  Stealth.  Exit.  Running away.  Escape.  Flee.  Evade.  Getting away.  Elusive.  Trail.  Pursue.  Chase.  Hunt.  Hunter.  Prey.  Pounce.  Dodge.  Skip.  Missing.  Vanish.  Disappear.  Invisible.  Invisibility.  Hide.  Hidden.  Foil.  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Doing the unexpected.  Having a back up plan (in case plans fall through at the last minute).  Having plan B up your sleeve.  Having a trick up your sleeve.  I don’t fall for that trick.  I’m outta here.  Escape unharmed.  Sneak by.  Slide by.  Fit through.  Fit in between.  Let me sneak by you.  Disappearing act.  The one that got away.  Slip through your fingers.  Slip away. 

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = FI = 69 = Income.  Earnings.  Salary.  Pay.  Revenue.  Earning potential.  Payday.  Assets.  Resources.  Resourcefulness.  Practicality.  Affordability.  Acquire.  Own.  Valuable.  Expensive.  Fancy.  Fine.  Classy.  Creature comforts.  Easy living.  Teflon coating.  Easy money.  Monetary incentive.  Economic incentive.  Expenses.  Liabilities.  Making money.  Earning an income.  To have is to have, but the art is to get.  You get what you pay for.  Price you pay.  What’s it worth to you?  Making it worth your while.  Whatever works.  Valuable resources.  

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = FG = 67 = Stability.  Reliability.  Dependability.  Slow and steady wins the race. 

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Bosun’s Mate, Bob Barker

Growing up in Atlanta, Andrea’s passion for protecting animals first began on land. Working with Sea Shepherd in 2005 to save baby harp seals, she developed a profound desire to protect marine life.

This past year, while on sabbatical from her job as a public defender in Brooklyn, she has been volunteering with Sea Shepherd. She spent the summer investigating environmental crimes in the Galapagos Islands and then joined the Bob Barker on its maiden voyage in Africa.

Driven by a desire to save lives – whether whales, seals or humans – Andrea is devoted to protecting all of Earth’s inhabitants. Besides working with Sea Shepherd, she saved lives in a different capacity – in the courtroom. Providing help to those who could not afford a lawyer, she spent four years as a public defender for the Legal Aid Society of New York City. She is currently co-founding the Galapagos’s first animal hospital, Darwin Animal Doctors.

Andrea hopes to inspire other people to cherish and protect all life, whether in their own town or in the most remote regions of the planet.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=gordon-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrea Gordon

154951 769465           62

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 62 = Restrictions.  Limitations.  Obstructions.  Impediments.  Frustrations.  Interference.  Thwart.  Hinder.  Hampering.  Facing her fears and overcoming them.  Dealing with restrictions.  Doing what’s unpopular. 


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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrea Gordon

1          76   6

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and firstl letter of the last name) = AG = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) both = AO = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences. 

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Chief Cook, Bob Barker 

Growing up in South Africa, Amber Paarman noticed injustice at an early age and saw striking parallels between the exploitation of human beings and animals. Raised as a vegetarian, she also recognized that change only comes about by taking action. Rather than turning her back on the abandoned and abused animals in South Africa, Amber opened up her home to many dogs, cats, horses and birds. But it took Sea Shepherd arriving in Cape Town after the 2005 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign for Amber to take her passion for animals to a global level.

Since then, she has pulled up long lines in the Galapagos, opposed sealing in Canada, and tackled whalers in the Antarctic. Amber can be found in the galley combining her love for animals with her love of food. With health, nutrition, and cruelty-free as her main ingredients, Amber keeps the Bob Barker crew well-fed and ready for action.

Between Sea Shepherd campaigns, Amber actively campaigns against vivisection, fur farming, and fox hunting around the world, and finds the time to expose animal abuse wherever she goes. For Amber, being an animal rights activist is a full-time job. Not to lose sight of what she is fighting for, Amber also always finds time to help animals directly by volunteering at animal shelters and by teaching people about the environmental impacts of a meat-based diet.

Amber hopes that by fighting for whales and cooking vegan food, she is able to motivate people to reassess the way that other animals are seen as food as well.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=paarman-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Amber Paarman

14259 7119415          49

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Sweetheart.  Sweetie.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Amber Paarman

1         7  1   1

 

her primary challenge (first letter of the first name and first letter of the last name) = AP = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and fifth from the last letter of the last name) and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and second from the last letter of the last name) both = AA = 11 =  Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.  Mercy.  Be fair.  Cause and effect.  You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get.  Fair is fair.  Fair and balanced.  Fair and equitable.  Balancing the scales.  Fair means produce fair results.  We who seek justice will have to do justice to others.  Justice is served.  Out for justice.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.  Justice is swift and certain.  Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one.

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Shannon Mann

Quartermaster, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Shannon was born in the prairies of Canada, spending summers exploring the northern forests and lakes of the Canadian flatlands. Early in her life she developed an affinity for animal life and their interaction with the environment. Shannon has always had a compassionate eye to the earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Scholastic by nature, she studied drosophila flies during university life and later developed high-tech software for cell phone companies. However, her passion for the beleaguered earth and its creatures was never far from her heart. 

In 2005, Shannon heard Paul Watson speak at the Annual Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles. She understood immediately that his was a cause worth being involved in. She returned from the summer conference, contacted the Sea Shepherd, and was accepted as a volunteer for the Antarctic campaign of 2006-2007. 

Shannon’s tenacious personality and rock-solid belief system have perpetuated her understanding of boundaries, limits and the power of the human spirit. She credits Watson with helping her to understand the power of dedication and fight. During her journey with the Sea Shepherd, she’s developed confidence in her ability to navigate the sea and whip up delicious vegan fare, all while fighting for the animals who are helpless to defend themselves. 

While Shannon battles on the rocky seas, she relies on the kindred spirit of her sister to care for her best buddy Jack, her beloved rescue dog back home. Shannon’s non-profit organization FLEA (Friends of Life, Environment, and Animals) was granted charitable status in Canada in 2008, fueling her passion for the environment and shaping a plan for her future endeavors. Her most passionate goal is to put an end to whaling in the Antarctic Sanctuary once and for all.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Shannon Mann

1815565 4155           46

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 46 = Patiently accept delays.  Maintaining your innocence.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  I can hardly wait.  Make/take the time.  Take time to smell the roses.  Moment in time.  You’re all grown up.  Be on time.  Don’t be late.  At the last minute.  Better late than never. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 
 
How did your training in the Navy prepare you for your position with Sea Shepherd?
I spent my six and a half years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, where I was assigned to a marine transport ship in San Diego, California, and a frigate out of Seattle, Washington. On both of those vessels, I was required to be a small-boat officer, which made me very familiar with Sea Shepherd’s Delta and Gemini launching, recovery, and general small-boat operations. I’ve spent countless hours in a Navy small boat. I was also required to qualify as an officer of the watch, so I had experience with ship maneuvering (but not through ice!), navigation, rules of the road, helicopter operations, radars, radio communication, and everything else that comes along with being on the bridge of a 300- to 500-foot ship. As a bonus, I was also a helicopter control officer on the frigate, ensuring the safety of a helicopter when launching and recovering.
The difference: Sea Shepherd plays music on the bridge, we get to ride the bow in major storms, our ship’s log has drawings and colorful stamps (after three mistakes in the Navy, you have to rewrite the log) … and the Steve Irwin is vegan!

What was the most rewarding part of your post with Sea Shepherd?

I would say being able to utilize my skills in an appropriate arena—the ocean—and feeling useful. The ultimate for an animal activist is to go on campaign and be in the action and feel the wind and sea spray and life as opposed to being in an office, which, of course, is important as well.
It was wonderful. The day we found the fleet, a minke whale crossed in between us and the factory ship, Nisshin Maru, and we knew we were his or her protector. The whale could safely carry on and live another peaceful day, and to do that for at least one whale was a mission accomplished. But we knew we couldn’t stop there … whaling needs to end.

What was one of the most difficult things about fighting against whalers?

When we were out in the Southern Ocean, it was four against one. The harpoon ships are so fast and maneuverable (they could do a 180 in their own wake!) and easily did circles around us. It made it difficult to ever feel as though we had the upper hand, and we often felt a bit like a tin can. It would be amazing if we were no longer outnumbered.
What animal rights issues are you most passionate about?
It was very difficult to decide where to focus my efforts, but I thought Sea Shepherd was the perfect place since I have skills for ship-handling, guts for action, and a heart for humanity.
Immediately, I would like to work on getting Sea Shepherd another ship to use down in Antarctica. But in addition to focusing on marine life, I will also be concentrating my efforts on ending vivisection—another arena of extreme cruelty to animals.

Whale Wars
can be a pretty intense show. Have you ever had a moment where you thought you couldn’t keep going? What made you persevere?

There was never a moment when I thought I couldn’t keep going. All the action was extremely intense with lots of adrenaline going through everyone’s blood. The action became very addicting, and when we had to leave the whaling fleet, it was very, very disappointing. I was not ready to leave. We definitely need more ships out there.

Now for the question on everyone’s mind: How has being named PETA’s Sexiest Naval Woman positively affected your life?

It’s a very fun title to have, and who wouldn’t be honored to have the title of PETA’s Sexiest Naval Woman? I thought there might only be two vegetarians out there to compete with, but what a wonderful surprise to hear that there were so many! I’m looking forward to wearing my winning T-shirt and sparking some interesting conversations with animal lovers, as well as educating those who want to debate the issues.

Can we look forward to a third season of the show?

Oh, yes. There is a third season. Sea Shepherd has just merged with Earthrace, a round-the-world, record-breaking trimaran, so I suspect that the tactics next year are going to be completely different. Anything could happen when you bring a boat that looks like a spaceship down to the Southern Ocean!

Will you be on deck again?

Oh, I got so addicted to Sea Shepherd’s campaigns that I want to go on all of them! Before the merge, I met Earthrace in New Zealand and loved the boat, so I will be trying out to crew on it. With Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s new popularity, there are so many new, interesting, skilled, and keen volunteers, so I’m not sure if I will be selected, but my fingers are crossed!
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jane Taylor

1155 217369        40

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to lear (sum of all letters) = 40 = Helpfulness.  Assistance.  Aid.  Favor.  Volunteering.  Loving kindness.  Goodwill.  Gentle.  Good Samaritan.  Community.  Neighborhood.  Neighbors.  Brotherhood.  Siblings.  Service.  Service work.  Public service.  Civic duty.  The common good.  Altruism.  Rescue.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 

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Kim McCoy

Quartermaster and International Executive Director, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Kim McCoy, 34, is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with an undergraduate degree in business administration and a J.D. specializing in international environmental law. 
 
McCoy graduated from law school with honors, and while there, she served as editor-in-chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review. She also interned with the International Environmental Law Project, with a special focus on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora); the Center for Environmental Justice, a Sri Lankan NGO based in Colombo; and the National Center for Animal Law. McCoy is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and founder of the MENSA Animal Law Special Interest Group. She is an official member of the National Disaster Animal Response Team, where she most recently assisted with animal rescue in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 
 
McCoy is a published law review author, public speaker, and scuba diver with a special fondness for diving with large sharks. She is a certified black belt in American karate, yoga instructor, and mountain paraglider. Her experiences traveling and living overseas (particularly in developing countries) — coupled with a strong desire to put an end to animal cruelty and suffering — led her to choose a vegan lifestyle nearly five years ago. Having previously lived in Japan for two years, she has a fondness for Japanese culture (not including the slaughter of innocent cetaceans) and a special interest in the Japanese public’s general lack of awareness and acceptance of propaganda surrounding the issue of illegal whaling.
McCoy is deeply committed to the defense and conservation of marine animals worldwide and believes firmly in the merits of aggressive, nonviolent direct action as an effective and necessary means to accomplish these goals.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kim McCoy

294 43367          38

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kim McCoy

2           6

 

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = KO = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson. 

 

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Benjamin Potts

Chief Cook, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, Ben grew up amongst rocky sandstone escarpments, emerald coastal rainforests, diverse eucalypt wood lands and beautiful sandy southern beaches. Surrounded by two large national parks and the myriad of wildlife that skirt white mans’ invasion of the Sydney basin, his home was an ideal place to explore and develop a love of the natural world in his youth. 

Ben’s father worked for the National Parks and Wildlife Service. He used to bring home animals that he had seized from smugglers and trappers. These animals would either be taken to a wildlife refuge for rehabilitation or, if they were local, released back into the bush. These animals gave Ben the opportunity to form friendships and an appreciation of Australia’s unique and amazing wild citizens and he considers these creatures to be part of his extended family. 

After school, Ben spent more time in the bush as an infantry soldier in the Australian Army followed by a number of jobs ranging from outdoor guide to tree planter, traveling throughout eastern Australia from the tropics to the snowy high country. In Tasmania, he witnessed first-hand the destruction of the last remaining stands of Australia’s old growth forests which contain some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. The animals in these forests lose their homes when the forest is cleared for monoculture plantations. Seeing his country and its inhabitants destroyed for a quick buck made him extremely distressed and angry, and he vowed to defend it in the future. 

This decision led him to volunteer with Sea Shepherd to defend the great whales. He had seen documentaries featuring Sea Shepherd, and he wanted to be involved in an organization which is on the front-line of defending threatened species and attempting to halt man’s wholesale destruction of the natural world. He is extremely proud and felt privileged to have been a crew member in the lead up to and during the 2008 campaign which was a pivotal experience in his life and gave him the confidence and drive to fight for life on this planet. 

Ben plans to further his education in the environment by studying conservation biology and ecology as well as continuing to be involved with Sea Shepherd and local direct action environment group, Still Wild Still Threatened.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Benjamin Potts

2                    1

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = BS = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  

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Daryl Hannah pays a visit to the Sea Shepherds. Daryl Hannah is one of many celebrities who use their fame to shine light on Sea Shepherd’s cause.

story from and video at:  http://animal.discovery.com/videos/whale-wars-daryl-hannah-onboard.html

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Daryl Christine Hannah was born on December 3rd, 1960 at 3:30 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Hannah%2C_Daryl

December 3rd, 1960

12 + 3 +1+9+6+0 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scrimmage.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Trainer.  Martial arts.  Wrestling.  Grappling.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Daryl Hannah

41973 815518         52

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 52 = Keen.  Perceptive.  Astute.  Shrewd.  Incisive.  Wit.  Verbose.  Analyze.  Why?  Explain.  Tell the truth.  If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.  Some things are better left unsaid.  Having to bite your tongue.  Nobody’s fool.  Able to size up people and situations. 

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her power number (sum of life lesson and path of destiny) = 31 + 52 = 83 = Social justice.  Civil rights.  Equal rights.  A call for justice. 

   

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Daryl Christine Hannah

DCH

438

 

her true character (first and second initials) = DC = 43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Jump.  Choreography.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Clubs.  Performer.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Games.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Playful. 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = DH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Tribute.  Adore.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

 her salvation number (second from the last and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Maternal.  Mother’s intuition.  Baby.  Babying.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  I care.  Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

her primary need (sum of all initials) = D+C+H = 4+3+8 = 15 = Resisting temptations.  Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Client.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  Branding.  Packaging.  Sales pitch.  Sales.  Buying & selling.  Purchase.  Commerce.  Marketplace.  Supply.  Demand.  Commodity.  Products.  Merchandise.  Items.  Merchant.  Salesperson.  Retail.  Vendor.  Cost.  Profit.  It pays to advertise.  Product placement.  The ways of the world.  The bottom line.  Supply & demand.  For sale.  The going rate/price.  Money talks.  Sex sells. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Daryl Hannah

4                 8

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = DH = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Tribute.  Adore.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Daryl Christine Hannah       December 3rd, 1960

3 (born on the 3rd of the month) + 25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 43

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the numbers 3 (born on the 3rd of the month), 40 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name) and 43 (3+40=43) going on.

3 = Self-expression.  Creativity.  Socializing.  Venusian.  Pleasant.  Express yourself.  Be creative. 

40 = Helpfulness.  Assistance.  Aid.  Favor.  Volunteering.  Loving kindness.  Goodwill.  Gentle.  Good Samaritan.  Community.  Neighborhood.  Neighbors.  Brotherhood.  Siblings.  Service.  Service work.  Public service.  Civic duty.  The common good.  Altruism.  Rescue.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 

43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Jump.  Choreography.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Clubs.  Performer.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Games.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Playful. 

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December 3rd, 1960

December 3rd

12 + 3 +2+0+0+8 = 25 = her personal year (from December 3rd, 2008 to December 3rd, 2009) = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Perky.  Thrill seeker.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog. 

12 + 3 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = her personal year (from December 3rd, 2009 to December 3rd, 2010) = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good-looking.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Antenna.  Radio.  Talk radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Transmit.  Send.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Let’s talk.  Call me.  Pep talk.  Good looks.  Looking good.  Beauty draws more than oxen.  A bird with a beautiful plumage doesn’t sit in the corner.  Look at me.  The face came before the photograph.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Good call.  Good news.  Good press.  Those who bring good news knock hard.  No news is good news.  News reports.  In the news. 

 26 year + 8 (August) = 34 = her personal month (from August 3rd, 2010 to September 3rd, 2010) = Strike while the iron’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Pace yourself.  Haste makes waste.  Don’t stress.  Don’t stress out over it. 

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Emily Hunter
I am a Canadian environmental journalist and advocate that has worked on environmental issues in Canada and abroad. I also am a second-generation environmentalist as I am the daughter of Robert Hunter (first president and co-founder of Greenpeace).
I have also campaigned with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in four campaigns: Galapagos Conservation 2004, Anti-whaling Antarctica 2005-2006, and again in 2006-2007 and the 2008-2009 campaigns.

from:  http://www.myspace.com/emily_hunter#ixzz0wsrsJRAA

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ANDREW (ANDY) PERRY
Leading Deckhand & Delta Coxswain, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Andrew now resides in Hobart, Tasmania.

A Ph.D. candidate, qualitative researcher, and tutor in Information Systems (i.e. a professional student), Andrew has a wide variety of academic interests covering strategic decision-making and governance within NGOs; not-for-profits and activist groups; online activist communities; and corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Also a long-time environmental, political, and social activist, Andrew has experience spanning from time spent on the frontline of direct actions (blockades, occupations, protests, rallies etc.) right through to roles of a more strategic, organizational and/or administrative capacity (e.g. president of a student union). At all times and in all capacities, Andrew is always willing to put himself physically on the line for his beliefs.

A student of martial arts from a young age, Andrew has grown up believing and adhering to the principles of Bushido (the way of the warrior) and the maxim penned by Miyamoto Musashi of “Bun Bu Itchi” or, roughly translated, pen and sword in accord (words and actions are one).

Outside of work, Andrew is a veteran boarder (snow, skate and wake), coffee addict, music lover, vegetarian/vegan (for over 20 years), chronic procrastinator, and quixotic daydreamer extraordinaire.

This was his first campaign with Sea Shepherd. Prior to Operation Musashi, Andrew and his current wife, Molly, spent six months on board The Steve Irwin readying it for its campaign.

He hopes to come back for future campaigns with Sea Shepherd.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Andrew Perry

1           7    7

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials (AP)) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (AY)) both = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

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Locky MacLean from “Whale Wars,” whose full name is Lockhart MacLean, is the First Officer on the Steve Irwin vessel in the Animal Planet reality docu-drama.

Round-the-world sailor and environmentalist, Locky (“Whale Wars”) was born in France, grew up on the west coast of Canada and went to the University of California at Santa Barbara. Locky MacLean has lived on a solar-and-wind-powered sailboat for the last 10 years, sailing to over 25 countries on four continents, crossing the world’s oceans. These voyages have led Locky (“Whale Wars”) to coral islands in the Pacific, which are threatened by climate change; forests in New Guinea and Indonesia being cleared for palm oil; and the war-torn coasts of Sri Lanka, Yemen and Sudan.

Originally involved with Sea Shepherd 10 years ago on board the Ocean Warrior during the SOS Sea Turtle Campaign and Long-lining Campaign in the Caribbean, Central America and Galapagos, Locky MacLean has worked for Greenpeace Asia-Pacific and Greenpeace International on board the ships Rainbow Warrior II and Esperanza in Europe, Australia and Asia. However, Locky (“Whale Wars”) has returned to “the hardest working and most effective NGO” in the world (Sea Shepherd), and is most happy being back and part of a cause he believes in.

Locky MacLean is passionate about conserving the world’s biodiversity, and, with his wife Barbara, a journalist and photographer from Brazil, is currently at the helm of the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin en route to the Mediterranean to protect the endangered bluefin tuna.

Locky (“Whale Wars”) is also working on the “Blue Ship” project, a 30-meter solar- and wind-powered aluminum expedition sailing vessel to identify and set up marine reserves in the world’s last pristine regions.

from:  http://www.poptower.com/locky-maclean-whale-wars.htm

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Locky MacLean

36327 4133515          43

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 43 = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Have a nice day.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Locky MacLean

3        4 33515

his primary challenge (first letter of the first name and first letter of the last name) = LM = 34 = Going at the right speed.  Striking while the iron’s hot.  Things happen really quickly.  Don’t rush.  Pace yourself.  Haste makes waste. 

the most important thing he can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name (LC)) and how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name (LL)) both = 33 = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Valiant.  Backbone.  Spine.  Loyalty.  Be brave.  Be courageous.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for yourself.  Standing your ground.  Standing firm.  Having a strong backbone.  Not backing down.  Not caving in.  Not letting people walk all over you.  Red badge of courage. 

what he likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name (LE)) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (LN)) both = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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August 24, 2010     11:03 am

We recently reported that Michelle Rodriguez will be joining Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd on their next voyage to the Antarctic. Now Rodriguez has revealed that she will follow a vegan diet while on the ship.

Rodriguez explained, “I’m not (a vegetarian) but I will have to be because on the ship, it’s a vegan ship – you can’t be a hypocrite; you can’t be sitting there trying to save animals and then killing them. That’s just weird.”

The Avatar actress admits that she is inspired by Captain Watson and acknowledges the dangers involved.

“I have a tendency not to think before I do things, which you know what, it really adds a little spice to life – because if you thought too much about things before you do them, you’d never do them,” explained Rodriguez.

from:  http://www.ecorazzi.com/2010/08/24/michelle-rodriguez-to-follow-vegan-diet-on-sea-shepherd-mission/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michelle Rodriguez

49385335 964997358          100

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 100 = Solo.  I stand alone.  I make my own destiny.  Choosing your own destiny.  Making your own way.  Going it alone.  An army of one.  Last one standing.  1 versus all.  Taking on everyone.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michelle Rodriguez

4           9    97  58

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials (MR)) and the most important thing she can do (first letter of the first name and the fifth from the last letter of the last name (MI)) both = 49 = Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Sweetheart.  Sweetie.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish. 

how she appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name) = MG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Legacy.

what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = ME = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Iron.  Steel.  Metal.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate. 

how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = MZ = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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Operation Waltzing Matilda Crew Blog

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keeping a Promise

Matt Kimura
Bosun, Bob Barker

My name is Matt Kimura and I’m honored to serve as bosun on the Bob Barker.

As bosun I’m responsible for the deck, small boats, and the 8-person deck crew.

I spent 16 years working on ships and tugboats.  I have extensive small boat open ocean experience. 10 years ago, I became a grammar school teacher.

When I told my students how the Japanese whaling fleet intends to come down to Antarctica to slaughter 950 whales, they let out this collective gasp.  I didn’t need to explain about treaties, endangered species, research quotas, or sanctuaries.  The children knew in their heart that killing whales was wrong.  It was at that point that this campaign took on a new meaning for me.

I promised my students that I would go down to Antarctica with Sea Shepherd and do everything possible to make sure that they and all children grow up in a world where whales are cherished and protected not hunted down and slaughtered.  I intend to keep that promise.

Three days ago we engaged the Nisshin Maru.   As we pulled up behind the factory ship, three harpoon ships and the security ship, the Shonan Maru, surrounded us from behind. They then started circling us like a pack of wolves.  They would pass as close as 50 meters alongside then cut dangerously close across our bow.

When the Yushin Maru 3 came up within 40 meters that was close enough. The

Yushin Maru 3 then veered right into our side.  I yelled for the deck crew to get down as you could hear metal screeching and our ship heeled over.

A quick survey of our vessel revealed a one-meter gash just above the waterline.  The Yushin Maru 3 however went dead in the water and has not been seen since.

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/matilda/keeping-a-promise.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Matt Kimura

4122 294391         37

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Father.  Dad.  Fatherly advice.  Paternal.  Parental.  Emotive.  Splash.  Swimming.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Boat.  Boating.  Sailing.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  Head of the household.  Parental guidance.  My fellow countrymen.  Catch the wave.  Ride the wave.  Burst your bubble.  Mixed emotions.  The human heart in conflict with itself.  Emotional roller coaster.  Emotional wreck.  

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Photo: 8-year-old British painting prodigy is art world's new sensation, but brushes off the pressure

August 13, 2010

He’s Britain’s most talked-about young artist. His paintings fetch hefty sums and there’s a long waiting list for his eagerly anticipated new works.

It has all happened so quickly — he’s still getting used to the spotlight — and Kieron Williamson fidgets a little when he’s asked to share his thoughts on art.

“Cows are the easiest thing to paint,” said Kieron, who has just turned 8. “You don’t have to worry about doing so much detail.”

Horses, he says, are “a lot harder. You have to get their legs right, and you have to make their back legs much bigger than their front.”

Paintbrush prodigy Kieron — dubbed “mini Monet” by the British press — is a global sensation. All 33 of the pastels, watercolors and oil paintings in his latest exhibition sold, within half an hour, for a total of 150,000 pounds ($235,000). Buyers from as far away as the United States lined up overnight outside the gallery, and there is a 3,000-strong waiting list for his Impressionistic landscapes of boat-dotted estuaries, snowy fields and wide marshland skies.

He has a website and a business card. Strangers approach him at the gallery, asking him to sign postcards of his work. Journalists from around the world travel to his small home town in eastern England to interview him.

Kieron shrugs off the attention. “It feels normal to me,” he says.

It definitely doesn’t feel normal to his parents, Keith and Michelle Williamson. They are bemused, proud and a little anxious about their son’s talent and its effects.

“It has been overwhelming,” said Michelle Williamson, a 37-year-old nutritional therapist. She and her 44-year-old art dealer husband live in a small apartment with Kieron and his 6-year-old sister, Billie-Jo.

Kieron was a normal, energetic little boy, and his parents were surprised when he asked for pencils and paper during a holiday in Cornwall two years ago. They were astonished when the then-5-year-old produced an accomplished picture of boats in a harbor. He progressed rapidly to fully realized landscapes, many depicting the flat, open Norfolk countryside near their home.

“Keith and I don’t paint, so we find it difficult to know what’s going on inside his head,” Michelle said.

“We don’t understand it. We don’t know where it comes from. But he’s adamant it’s what he wants to do. When your child has got such a gift and a talent, you have to support him.”

That hasn’t stopped the Williamsons worrying about whether they are doing the right thing in exposing him to so much attention. They showed Kieron’s work to a local gallery, which has mounted two exhibitions and is helping them cope with the flood of global interest.

“It’s not a natural thing to want to put your kid in the media spotlight,” Michelle said.

“We’ve met so many sharks. All they see is the financial element. They don’t see the emotional stuff. You can’t separate the art from Kieron.”

A self-possessed blond boy, dressed in a polo shirt, shorts and sneakers, Kieron doesn’t seem like a hothouse prodigy.

He likes soccer — he plays defense for a school team — and messing around on the broad North Sea beaches near his home in Holt, a pretty Georgian town 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of London.

When he talks about his work, it’s with a striking mix of the adult and the childlike. He can discuss his color choices and the interplay of light and dark, but also remembers more idiosyncratic details.

“This,” he said, pointing at one landscape, “is when we came back from Holkham and we couldn’t get fish and chips because there was a line going from the fish and chip shop to the car park.”

When he starts to draw, with a confident, relaxed fluidity, all childishness disappears. Working from a photograph of a river at sunrise, Kieron swiftly sketches the horizon, the mounds of trees and the line of the river, then uses pastels to color the yellowy pink of the sky.

His parents are happy for people to watch him work — it disproves any suspicions that the paintings are not his own.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11392303

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Kieron Williamson was born on August 4th, 2002 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieron_Williamson

August 4th, 2002

8 + 4 +2+0+0+2 = 16 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Surprises.  Shocks.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awe.  Reverence. 

 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kieron Williamson

2               1

 

the most important thing he can do = KA = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Entirety.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Holistic.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Continuum.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  How the world sees things.  Stepping onto the world stage.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated. 

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LAURA DAKIN

Chief Cook

Laura was born on November 16, 1983, in the small fishing village of Dorset in Weymouth, England. Growing up traveling among England, Bermuda, India and Australia, she developed a huge love of the oceans, the forests, and life on Earth. She spent much of her childhood caring for injured and abused animals and developed a deep concern for the welfare of all wildlife.

Angered, frustrated and determined to make a difference in the world, Laura set out to learn how she could be most effective, and in January 2005, she turned that anger into action by becoming a Sea Shepherd crew member.

While living in Bermuda and working for the fashion industry (of all things!), she spotted the Farley Mowat (one of Sea Shepherd’s ships), where it was preparing to sail for Canada to defend the baby harp seals. After a short tour on board, the deeply moved aspiring activist could not resist and asked the Captain when the ship was leaving. “Tomorrow morning,” he replied. She raced home, packed a bag, and called her boss to beg for four weeks of holiday leave. That was four years ago, and she has never looked back! Her passion, determination, and resolve to end the slaughter of innocent marine life grow every day.

In her four and a half years as a Sea Shepherd crew member, she has experienced collisions with illegal whaling vessels, pulled in miles of longline, and has had the pleasure of freeing sharks, turtles, and manta rays from the grasp of the longline’s deadly hooks. She has been physically attacked by poachers and has been arrested on the ice floes protecting baby harp seals, but her commitment is long from over. Laura will not stop until the war for the Earth is won.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?

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November 16th, 1983

11 + 16 +1+9+8+3 = 48 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Heaven.  Remembering God.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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November 16th

11 + 16 +2+0+0+9 = 38 = her personal year (from November 16th, 2009 to November 15th, 2010) = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Mom.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Groceries.  Cafeteria.  Chef.  Culinary.  Cater.  Cooking.  Stomach.  Digest.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Teddy bear.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

38 year + 8 (August) = 46 = her personal month (from August 16th, 2010 to September 15th, 2010) = Patiently accepting delays.  Maintaining your innocence.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  I can hardly wait.  Make/take the time.  Take time to smell the roses.  Moment in time.  You’re all grown up.  Be on time.  Don’t be late.  At the last minute.  Better late than never. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Laura Dakin

31391 41295         38

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Mom.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Groceries.  Cafeteria.  Chef.  Culinary.  Cater.  Cooking.  Stomach.  Digest.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Teddy bear.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

[When her number (38 (her path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  It is her 38 personal year (through November 15th, 2010), so this is HER year!!!]

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Chadwick Halstead

Deckhand, Steve Irwin

Chad Halstead, 25, was born and raised in Philadelphia. Chad is a long-time animal rights activist, ethical vegan and adventure seeker, who believes that only our actions of today will make the difference in our world tomorrow. As a crewmember on the deck department and driver of the Delta (small boat), he had joined Sea Shepherd to do his part in resistance against the common destruction of this world’s lands and oceans. With an interest in Arctic travel and life at sea, he was more than comfortable spending months in the Southern Ocean defending whales.

When not on the ship, Chad is surfing, painting, enjoying life with friends and looking forward to the upcoming campaigns with hopes to influence changes not only in the oceans, but the way people consume and dispose of their resources on land as well. He believes that oceans, rivers, lakes, marshlands, beaches and forests are all interconnected, and unless people find ways to reduce their impact on the environment, everything will soon fail. Chad encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=halstead-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chad Halstead

3       8

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Sensitive.  Taproot.  Mirroring.  Protecting.  Sheltering.  Cooking.  Feeding.  Mammals.  I care.  Take care.  

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LUKE VAN HORN

Communications Officer, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in the United States, Luke was raised on a small dairy farm in southern Michigan. He attributes his strong work ethic and self-reliance to growing up in this environment.

Luke went on to explore the western United States, spending several years in the Rocky Mountains and most recently on the West Coast. It was during this time that he developed a deep appreciation for the natural world and realized the importance to protect it.

In recent years, Luke has become increasingly concerned that our impact on the environment is reaching a tipping point. He felt the best way to make a personal impact was to join Sea Shepherd in the southern ocean defending a mammal both cherished and decimated by humans.

When he’s not on campaign, Luke works as a software engineer. In his free time, he enjoys trail running, sailing and hiking. He currently lives in Washington state.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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Luke Van Horn,who’s new to “Whale Wars” this season, spoke with the Mole about life aboard the “Steve Irwin.” Here’s more from our conversation:

What’s a typical day like aboard this ship?
A typical day depends on what is going on. Sometimes I would be woken up twice during the night to handle situations. But a normal morning, I’m up, go the bridge and make sure our email is working properly. Paul (Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd) is up, but he seems to always be up, he just goes and goes and goes! I had to make sure all the systems were working. If I had side projects going,I had to do some triage.
 
Is there any one task that’s absolutely key?
Yes, the most important thing is getting the ice charts that show where the ice floes are. That’s crucial for us. It can change so quickly too. So interpreting that data and trying to plan ahead for what the currents are doing, that takes a lot of time.
 
Did you ever have any down time at all, whether a day or a few hours?
Those times were few and far between. We were able to relax a little for New Year’s and Christmas. We took the time for ourselves, just to hang out. One of the downsides of this campaign is that you’re with this crew of amazing individuals and you wish you had more time to spend just being with them, getting to know them better. 
 
How was the food on board? In season one, we saw how busy the cooks were feeding everyone these healthy vegan meals.
The galley staff is amazing, one of the hardest working groups on the ship. Cooking for more than 40 people is pretty amazing, and it’s physically demanding to do it on a ship. 
 
Did you lose weight on the voyage? 
I lost 15 pounds, but I didn’t get seasick. Most people (on a ship) have a real loss of both energy and a desire to eat. And you had to be careful that you didn’t overeat so there was always enough to go around.
 
Before being involved in “Whale Wars,” what was your own whale experience, had you seen pods of them in the wild, or at Sea World?
I was pretty limited. Yes, I had seen them at Sea World, and was not a whale expert before the campaign. I fully respect them. Getting to see them up close—to see a pod of Orcas in the wild, and the Minnkes, it is really indescribable, especially down there, surrounded by icebergs and penguins. You never expect to see whales like that.
 
You mentioned how important email is to the crew, it almost makes this journey sound like anybody’s office!
Email is a lifeline and I’m so grateful we have that. It’s a challenge on this ship. It’s an older ship, built in the 70s and the wiring is old. The cool part of it is the range of electronics that we have, but that also makes email a challenge. Being able to be in touch with friends back home, to be in contact, even if we do have to be careful with what we say, is so important. Email is relatively modern but I cannot imagine doing this without it. And for the cost to be down to where it can be used on a campaign like ours…I know everyone is grateful we have it.
 
What can viewers expect to see this season, without giving too much away?
Well, there is no shortage of dynamic events. You’ll see that the rolling seas and weather make it hard to do your job. All those swings and the wind, you’ll see cables can just fly off. And for everyone, there is the tiredness of your body being on overload, trying to do everything. There are a lot of new people on board this time so everyone is adjusting..
 
What made you want to participate in Sea Shepherd’s mission, had you been involved in animal activism before?
Other than volunteering at a local animal shelter, no. But seeing the industrial slaughtering and packaging of whales, the factory aspect of it—it’s disturbing, and I’m planning to go back for another campaign.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Luke Van Horn
3325 415 8695          51
his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 51 = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Citizen.  Civilian.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Politics.  Government.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instruction manual.  Textbook.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Procedure.  Machines.  Computers.  Linear.  Methodical.  Systematic.  Statistics.  Facts.  Arithmetic.  Math.  Equation.  Formulas.  Quotient.  Enumerate.  Naming.  Counting.  Quantify.  Measurements.  Parameters.  Requirements. 

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 
Luke Van Horn
3                 95
 
what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name) = LR = 39 =  Charm.  Promises.  Ideals.  A nice guy.
how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LN = 35 = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

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ARNE FEUERHAHN

Deckhand, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Arne grew up in northern Germany and has always had a close connection to the sea – both as a small boy exploring the shores of the North Sea and later as a diver down in the deep.

Before his time as volunteer crewmember with Sea Shepherd, Arne was an unemployed vegan, a so-called “dumpster diver” in the backyards of Berlin. At some point, he decided to change his life and try to give those who cannot defend themselves a voice. So, with a little motivation, he sent in a crew application and eight months later found himself chasing the Japanese whaling fleet in the defense of the whales with Sea Shepherd for Operation Musashi.

Arne will start his nautical studies this summer to gain more knowledge about ships and seafaring. In a few years, he hopes to set up a new organization of his own, which will work hand-in-hand with Sea Shepherd and other conservation groups to protect life in our oceans.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Arne Feuerhahn

1      6

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = AF = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Microphone.  Bullhorn.  Megaphone.  Loudspeaker.  Thunderstruck.  Stun.  Startle.  Limits.  Caution.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences.  In the presence of the divine.  Touched by God.  The Hand of God.  Life review.  Divine correction.  Putting the fear of God in you. 

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SIMON AVERY

Bosun’s Mate and Boat Driver, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Britain and resident of the United States, Simon, 44, joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a deckhand aboard their flagship, The Steve Irwinin 2008. During the Operation Musashi Antarctic Campaign, one of Simon’s principal roles was small boats driver in operations against the Japanese whaling fleet.

Simon’s boat-driving skills were honed over the previous decade while serving as a land steward on some of the wildest and most spectacular islands off the coast of Britain. A conservation biologist with more than 13 years experience of protecting threatened marine wildlife, Simon feels that his instinctive passion for wildlife conservation naturally led him to volunteer for an organization that is at the vanguard of the struggle to end the savage pillaging of the world’s oceans by the combined forces of greed and ignorance.

When not volunteering with Sea Shepherd, Simon works as a biologist, working to protect seabirds and other wildlife for a range of organizations, both in Britain and the United States.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Simon Avery

19465 14597        51

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 51 = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Citizen.  Civilian.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Politics.  Government.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instruction manual.  Textbook.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Procedure.  Machines.  Computers.  Linear.  Methodical.  Systematic.  Statistics.  Facts.  Arithmetic.  Math.  Equation.  Formulas.  Quotient.  Enumerate.  Naming.  Counting.  Quantify.  Measurements.  Parameters.  Requirements. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Simon Avery

1               7

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = AY = 17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

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Ady Gil Crewmember, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

After working eight years for the Dutch police force specializing in organized environmental crime, Laurens, 29, realized there was an area of the world where no authority is upholding international conservation laws: our oceans. After little research, Laurens discovered the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as the only organization willing to stand up against the evil powers committing the atrocities that destroy our Blue Planet.

With more then 70 percent of our oxygen coming from the oceans, healthy oceans are vital for life on Earth. Humanity has to do whatever it takes to protect the great waters. For Laurens “doing whatever it takes” meant giving up his job as a crime investigator, selling his belongings and moving to Australia to join the Steve Irwin crew for the 2007/08 campaign: Operation Migaloo. The campaign saved over 500 whales. But unfortunately whaling wasn’t shut down forever.

Laurens returned for the 2008/09 campaign: Operation Musashi as the Japanese whalers returned to Antarctica to slaughter the gentle giants once more, and again in 09/10 for Operation Waltzing Matilda. This time, he was on the Ady Gil crew before it was destroyed, and then the Bob Barker briefly as the Ady Gil crew transferred over before returning to shore. The former crime investigator decided to rejoin the Sea Shepherd crew to help shut down one of the most barbaric crimes against life the world has ever seen: the slaughter of whales in a Whale Sanctuary.

In between campaigns, Laurens works as a freelance writer and sport instructor.

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-3/template.cfm?page=degroot-bio

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Laurens De Groot

3                   9   2

 

how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name) = LR = 39 = Charming.  A nice guy.

how he obtains his heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name) = LT = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Glory.  Pride.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.

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Most of the crew for Sea Shepherd ventures are volunteers like Pedro Monteiro, an electrical engineer from Fort Lauderdale.

Monteiro has been on several Sea Shepherd missions. “It’s nice to go places I wouldn’t have otherwise,” he told the Daily News. “It’s also nice to know I’m here to help other than rubberneck.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/05/11/2010-05-11_tv_lets_him_have_whale_of_a_time.html#ixzz0xYzWlVab

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Pedro Monteiro

7        4

 

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = 74 = Sharing.  Generosity.  Giving.  Gifts.  Charity.  Philanthropy.  Contribute.  Benefactors.  Donors.  Donations.  Offerings.  Recipient.  Bestow.  Share wisely.  Giving to those who deserve.  We want more.  Heart of gold.  Gift giving.  Give with discretion, accept with memory.  The gifts you have been given.  The gift carries the giver.  The gift that keeps on giving.  It is better to give than to receive.  Economic disparity.  Spreading the wealth. 

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Deckhand, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Molly is an anthropologist who completed her honor’s thesis on environmentally sustainable communities in Australia. Frustrated with the inaction of academia, she left her hometown to pursue her own three-year study of eco-communities. She filmed as she went in the hopes of creating a documentary that would encourage and give direction to fellow eco-panicked city dwellers.

Molly first heard of Sea Shepherd when she was locked onto a log loader in an anti-old growth logging action alongside a Sea Shepherd deckhand. During the 36 hours they were locked together, he explained that a Sea Shepherd campaign was 95% grunt work and 5% glory; when you find the fleet and it starts running, whaling ends, and it makes everything worthwhile. Molly saw a tangible way to create positive change, and she was sold.

Ending whaling is important to Molly as she sees it as a stepping stone in the greater environmental struggle. Living oceans are often overlooked in the environmental movement, but they are vital. Oceans absorb 80% of the world’s carbon and contain the majority of its species. To want to protect something, your heart must go out to it, so for Molly, the fight to save the oceans starts with the whales. They are a symbol of the living ocean, which is dying in our time. Molly believes if we can’t save the whales then we can’t save the oceans, and if we can’t save the oceans then we can’t save ourselves.

“I think we are at that point in human history where we are required to quit our day jobs. Many people serve the environment part time whilst at the same time working to save money for their future, but without the environment and planet to live on, there is no future. I wish everyone would just stop right now and volunteer his/her life to saving the environment: Find an organization you like, and if you can’t find one, form your own organization. The best part is there is nothing to lose because money won’t be the currency of the future; adaptability, life experience and practical skills will be wealth. The feeling of fighting for the Earth is fantastic. It is what living really feels like. I wish every single person could experience that feeling,” says Molly.

Between bouts of grassroots activism, Molly enjoys making ethnographic documentaries and working as a circus trainer in Hobart, Tasmania. In her spare time she loves snowboarding, roller derby, live music, the cinema as well as doing laps at the pool, exploring the library, trading vintage bargains, searching for the best coffee in town, traveling, and being married to the most gorgeous man in the world (Andrew Perry).

from:  http://press.discovery.com/ekits/whale-wars-2/template.cfm?page=crew-bios

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Molly Kendall

4       2

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = MK = 42 =  Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Beautiful.  Loving relationships.  Soulmates.  True love.  Lovers.  Couples.  Consorts.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Bride & groom.  Wedding.  Marriage.  Matrimony.  Matching.  Compatibility.  Mutuality.  Reciprocal.  Consensual.  Permission.  Likewise.  Allies.  Allegiance.  Companion.  Companionship.  Together.  Twosome.   I love you.  I love you too.  I do.  I now pronounce you man and wife.  Two hearts that beat as one.  Soul unions.  You & I.  Just the two of us.  Two of a kind.  Walking hand in hand.  “The one.”  It’s a two way street.  The feeling is mutual.  Love begets love.  One thread for the needle, one love for the heart.  Everybody loves Molly.

  

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Aug 12, 1:37 pm EDT

Sometimes, early in the morning, just as the sun climbs over the water, Steve Boucher rises to take the drive. He does not know why he does this, except that he has done it more than 30 times since the accident. Soon he is rolling across the causeway toward Miami’s South Beach, past the silhouettes of cruise ships and darkened husks of harbor cranes until, at last, he reaches the point where Donte’ Stallworth’s(notes) car hit a crane operator named Mario Reyes as Reyes dashed across the highway right before dawn more than a year ago.

Then Boucher stares into the gauzy light and tries to understand what it felt like that morning when Reyes died and his friend’s life would never be the same. Yet understanding doesn’t bring comfort.

He sighed into the phone one recent afternoon. Everything that happened on and resulted from the morning of March 14, 2009, is so incongruous with the man he knows: Stallworth, legally drunk with a blood alcohol content level of .12, subsequently was arrested, convicted, sentenced and suspended from football.

Overshadowed, though, is what Stallworth did after it was clear he had accidentally killed a man with his car. He ordered his lawyers to accept a plea deal that convicted him of a felony even when evidence showed he had an excellent chance of being found innocent. He said Reyes’ death was enough of his fault that there shouldn’t be a trial and Reyes’ family shouldn’t have to sit in a courthouse and relive his death all over again.

“He did the right thing,” said Boucher, who has known Stallworth since his rookie year of 2002. “I’m more proud of him as a friend for the way he handled this than I was before this situation happened.”

Perhaps, in this world of athletes who can’t be trusted, it is hard to believe Donte’ Stallworth is getting a second chance at football. An athlete convicted of second-degree felony manslaughter is rarely worthy of our respect. Michael Vick(notes) and Plaxico Burress(notes) spent far longer time in jail than Stallworth’s 24 days – and they never killed another person. But in the aftermath of one bad decision came many good ones. And it is on those which we should judge too.

[Read more: Troubled athletes who have made comebacks

“He could have taken 15 different approaches,” Boucher said. “He could have had people persuade him to take a more aggressive [defensive] position. He wouldn’t do that. He took responsibility.

“His biggest concern was for the gentleman’s daughter. He wanted [Reyes’] family to know he was remorseful.”

Over and over, members of Stallworth’s elite team of attorneys shouted at him to fight the charges. They said there was no way to prove who was at fault. Reyes, after all, dashed across a busy freeway to catch a bus near a green light that rarely turns red. There was other evidence, never released to the public, Boucher said, that the lawyers wanted to give that would aid Stallworth’s case. Still he said no.

“The irony,” said one of Stallworth’s attorneys, David Cornwell, “is that a lot of the media and public was angry with the deal that he took. And the thing they wanted, for him to go to trial, was the thing he was trying to avoid for the family.”


 

Stallworth stood this week just off the side of the practice field at the Baltimore Ravens training camp. He signed with the Ravens in February, not long after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had lifted his suspension. It seems a perfect fit: The Ravens (who had yet to acquire Anquan Boldin(notes)) were in desperate need of receivers, and Stallworth needed someone to give him a chance.

He did not want to talk about the accident, having discussed it so many times before. This is a time for football, for a new team, for a rebirth. For a moment, he seemed to gaze at the Maryland hills which roll into the distance.

“Any little decision you make will have a subsequent reaction,” he said softly. “Be cognizant of your decisions.”

He said he says this to everyone he meets now: teammates, friends, children.

“To anybody who will listen,” he said.

Stallworth pled guilty on June 16, 2009 and immediately began his jail sentence.
(The Miami Herald/AP Photo)

 

Then he added: “With guys being on the stage and the amount of money we get, you tend to trust that certain things will happen to you in life. It’s only human nature to think that way.”

But he is quick to say he never thought of himself as entitled. He never saw himself falling out of control. He simply made a bad decision – one he wishes he could take back, one he knows he can never fully repair.

On that morning he woke up thirsty, a source close to Stallworth said. He looked around his apartment for water. Finding none and seeing it was almost morning, he decided to go for breakfast. Minutes later, his car collided with Reyes.

“Everything has been challenged,” Stallworth said. “My faith has been tested. My character has been tested. I try to think positive for everybody.”


 

He’s always been a little different than most other football players. When teams needed someone to go to schools and clinics and youth camps, he was the one they called. He always said “yes.”

When he was with the Saints, his first NFL team, and Katrina roared through New Orleans, he was one of the most active players in the rebuilding. Even after the Saints traded him to Philadelphia before their first season back in the Superdome, he kept returning, offering support.

In his year away from football, he read. He loves politics. Cornwell remembers walking into Stallworth’s apartment and spying a biography of John Foster Dulles lying on the coffee table.

“Are you reading this?” Cornwell asked. Stallworth nodded.

But Stallworth’s particular fascination during his time away became 9-11. Almost a decade after the attacks, he is obsessed with the way the world turned and policy changed that day.

“I don’t know how to say this nicely, but everything’s a conspiracy to him,” Boucher said with a laugh.

Stallworth shook his head at the thought. But he admitted he has read most of the Sept. 11 theories out there. He has opinions. He has seen freedoms lost in the name of security and it bothers him. He talks about it with friends. He brings it up to teammates. And often they smile and shake their heads.

“A lot of people don’t always like my opinions on these things,” he said.

Then he smiled.

“I’m not going to believe everything I am told,” he said. “I’m going to find it out for myself.”

The Ravens are Stallworth’s fifth team in eight seasons.
(Maxwell Kruger/US Presswire)

 

Still, a curious mind in a game where players are rewarded for not asking “Why?” is hardly a defense for what happened that morning in Miami – just as the fact Stallworth tucked a few old copies of The Economist in his bag for reading during lulls in camp isn’t enough to win over a public skeptical of athletes who find themselves in trouble.

Conversely, the way he handled the accident and Reyes’ death should say something about character, and perhaps say he is someone worthy of a second chance. That is why Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was quick to pursue Stallworth after Goodell lifted his one-year ban in February. Baltimore needed a receiver, and Newsome had asked around about Stallworth. Ravens receivers coach Jim Hostler had coached Stallworth in New Orleans and head coach John Harbaugh was a defensive backs coach with the Eagles when Stallworth was with Philadelphia. They enthusiastically supported the pursuit.

Newsome had dealt with similar situations in the past, when Ray Lewis(notes) was charged with manslaughter and running back Jamal Lewis(notes) was arrested for helping set up a drug deal. He knew the team could handle any aftermath of Stallworth’s accident. Then he began interviewing receivers coming out of college. Several said they had worked out in the previous months with Stallworth in Miami, and raved about the advice and help he gave them. Newsome was sold.

“Is he humbled by it?” Newsome asks in reference to the accident. “Yes. Nobody understands what he is going through internally.”

Newsome went to the other Ravens executives and said: “Just spend a half hour with this guy; you will see.”

Stallworth, released a week earlier by the Browns, was signed on Feb. 17. Stallworth, the team’s No. 3 receiver behind Derrick Mason(notes) and Boldin, has sparkled in camp. The other day, he reached behind cornerback Fabian Washington(notes) to tip a pass into the air and then catch it, all while running full speed – a play that left the coaching staff stunned.

Yet football offers only a temporary escape. There are reminders everywhere, even in simple things such as asking teammates for rides since he is not allowed to drive – a fact he does not disclose as a complaint but simply a reality of what happened that morning in 2009.

“What he’s going to get out of this, he is going to be able to teach a lot of people,” Boucher said. “They are going to be able to say: ‘I’m going to make a better decision than Donte’ did that day.’ ”

from:  http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=lc-stallworthsecondchance081210 

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Donté Stallworth was born on November 10th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dont%C3%A9_Stallworth

November 10th, 1980

11 + 10 +1+9+8+0 = 39 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Proposals.  Dreamer.  Utopia.  Paradise.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  A nice guy.

 

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Berns Triplets

triplets Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns

5/27/2009 4:44:13 PM ET

When triplets Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns were toddlers, they barely survived the blaze that killed their mother. Now they’re telling the story of how they coped — and of the sister bond that saved them.

Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns turn heads pretty much every time they walk into a room. It could be because they’re three beautiful 22-year-old college students, all of them tall and sporty. Or, OK, it could be because they’re identical triplets. But they believe there’s a third reason they draw people’s attention. Says Jordan, “Us being self-conscious, our first thought is always that they’re staring at us because of our burns.”

On September 21, 1988, when the triplets were just 17 months old, a suspicious fire destroyed not only their home in North Richland Hills, Texas, but also their family as they knew it. It was a little after 6 P.M., and the girls were already sleeping in their crib, all three together, the way they always did, when a neighbor saw flames shooting out of the house. Their father later said he’d been dozing on the couch and had awakened to the suffocating smell of smoke; he ran out of the house and broke the girls’ bedroom windows to pull his daughters to safety before firefighters arrived. News reports do little justice to what must have been an excruciating scene: Chandra, who was the most severely injured, suffered third-degree burns on 30 percent of her body, leading doctors to marvel that she survived at all. Jordan experienced third-degree burns on her left arm and parts of her face, and Trae, who was most likely nestled in between her sisters, had second- and third-degree burns across her chest and her face. Firefighters rescued the toddlers’ mother, Patti, a beautiful 27-year-old, from the back of the house, but she was already unconscious and died two and a half days after the fire as a result of smoke inhalation.

The police suspected arson and, after a nearly two-year-long investigation, indicted a suspect: the girls’ father. News reports cited testimony that revealed he had been abusing prescription pills and cocaine, and that he’d fired shots at Patti’s car as she drove away earlier that afternoon. But in the end, the jury, persuaded that one of three strangers seen outside the home around the time of the fire also could have started the blaze, acquitted Scott Berns. He took full custody of his daughters, then four years old, who’d been living with their maternal grandparents.

Chandra, Jordan and Trae remember almost none of this. They have no memory of the fire or the trial or the compression suits and facial masks they had to wear for several hours a day to minimize scarring, strictures so uncomfortable that the girls cried at the sight of them. They know from family stories that their father, who was out on bail during the trial, went with them to the agonizing physical therapy they endured to keep their bodies from stiffening in the aftermath of the burns. “I couldn’t have done it,” says Vicki Berns, Scott’s sister, who became a surrogate mother to her nieces. “I remember going in one afternoon to pick them up, and he’s crying and they’re crying. And as he’s helping with each exercise, he’s telling them it’s all right, they’re going to get through it. It broke my heart. It was very painful for him.”

Sealed past
Having survived the ordeal physically, the girls and their family sealed off the past, rarely talking about what happened that day. The girls accepted their father’s theory, that someone he knew had set the fire. And though their maternal grandparents spoke out against Scott after the trial, they made peace with him for the sake of the triplets. “We didn’t want to traumatize them by talking about such difficult things,” says their grandmother Sue Dusek.

The silence around the subject of their mother’s death, well-intended though it was, only added confusion to the pain Chandra, Jordan and Trae already felt. They were left to grapple with the story behind their excruciating injuries on their own. But they were never truly alone; they always had each other. The story of the girls’ lives is a story of the closest sisterhood imaginable — a bond that finally helped them begin to heal. 

Image: Triplets Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns
Chandra, middle, needed extra therapy for her extensive burns.

For most of their lives, the girls didn’t think about the past; they had enough to manage in the present. Their father, the hero who had helped them through hours of therapy and who taught them to believe in underdogs, was still struggling with his drug addiction. His behavior became so erratic that by the time the girls were eight, they’d moved in with their aunt Vicki. Scott drifted in and out of their lives, and each time they wondered which man had come to see them: the “fun, kind, supportive one” who was a source of strength, or the one who was sleepy, confused and unfocused. When the girls needed consolation through all the ups and downs, says Jordan, “we went to each other and talked about it.”

Even before the fire, the family marveled at the girls’ closeness. The physical therapists who treated them called them “the ducklings,” because they came to therapy in a line, holding hands. Often they cried when they had to separate — Chandra going to physical therapy, and Jordan and Trae to occupational therapy, to regain full use of their hands.

“It’s an extremely difficult story, but they relied on each other for strength,” says Beth Ellsworth, a physical therapist who worked with the girls. “I know it sounds weird, but in some ways it’s lucky that all three were together in the fire — because I think it made them even closer.”

Their aunt Vicki, with the help of their grandparents, worked hard to give them a normal childhood: birthday parties at Six Flags, soccer games, days at the pool (where they wore T-shirts over their bathing suits to protect their scars from sun damage). Every summer they attended a camp for children who’d suffered severe burns, a place where they felt unusually free. Even in these happy times, the girls turned to each other: They not only shared a room at home, but until they were 13, they often shared a bed. Scrunched together under the covers, they would fall asleep as a late-night conversation about their lives trailed off.

‘We felt embarrassed’
High school was less sheltered, and more cruel. “There was all this whispering and pointing,” says Jordan. “Sometimes kids acted like we couldn’t hear or something — ‘Did you see her arm?’” Says Trae, “It was humiliating.” Friends told them about boys at school who thought the triplets were pretty and would have considered dating one of them — if it weren’t for their scars. The girls started wearing long sleeves all the time, even in the Texas heat. Pools, lakes, Six Flags were suddenly off-limits, as other people’s stares became too uncomfortable.

Their father’s and mother’s absence from their lives added to the isolation they felt. “Your parents are a huge part of your life, and when they’re not around, it raises questions for your friends,” says Jordan. Their father’s struggle with addiction also made it impossible for them to open up. “We felt embarrassed,” says Jordan. They dated boys casually but were too closed off to share what was really happening in their lives.

That protective shell earned them a devastating nickname: the “burn bitches.” Chandra, and sometimes Jordan, countered the chatter with a levelheaded, Zen attitude: “Just rise above it.” When they needed a feisty defense, Trae shot back with, “They’re just ignorant.” It helped that all three have a strong religious faith and share a sense of humor. “My sisters are all the therapy I’ve ever needed,” says Jordan.

The girls worked on each other’s makeup, mixing foundation and base until the scars were almost invisible, and encouraged each other during shopping trips, pushing Trae, for example, to try a V-neck, even if it meant exposing some scarring on her chest. If Chandra was irritable, Jordan and Trae knew, before she apologized, that she was probably suffering from recurring pain in her back, where her scarring was so severe that she later needed another skin graft. Most of all they talked, sharing every detail of what was hurting them and trying to make sense of their overwhelming worries about their dad.

‘A fresh slate’
When the girls were 16, they got the news they’d dreaded. They came home one day to find their aunt Vicki surrounded by many of their father’s friends. “We knew something was wrong,” says Jordan. “We knew it was about our dad, because he wasn’t there.” Their aunt broke the news: their father had died from an overdose of pills.

The girls grieved. But they also felt they’d been given, as Jordan says, “a fresh slate.” For the first time, they started to heal.

Now students in San Antonio — Jordan and Trae are studying occupational therapy at the University of Texas, and Chandra, who hopes to start a nonprofit to help burn victims, will transfer there in the fall — the triplets are beginning to open new doors. Chandra, who in her early teens used to weep to her grandmother that she’d never have a boyfriend, had her first serious relationship. After a month of dating, she was ready to show him the extensive scars on her back. “Afterward, he told me he only cared for me more,” says Chandra. “I can be very private, and I think it made him feel closer to me, that I let him see that.”

The girls also began to feel closer to their mother. Looking through their grandmother’s photographs, they found a letter from their mom to their grandparents. Seeing her handwriting for the first time somehow made her feel real, made her someone they might have known and loved. “Her letter seemed really carefree and loving,” says Jordan. The sisters had always been struck by how much they looked like their mother; now Jordan noticed the similarities in their curly handwriting. “I felt like I finally had a piece of her,” says Trae. “I understood a part of who she was.”

Not long after that, the girls started asking their grandmother about what happened the night of the fire. “For my whole life, I just brushed off what had happened in our past,” says Trae. “But once I saw my mother’s letter, I wanted to know more about what happened to her and the mystery behind that night. So we started asking questions. We heard contradicting things, and it was scary to hear what was said, but I didn’t want it to stop.” They have confronted the possibility that their father might have been responsible for their mother’s death and their injuries, a scenario they’d rarely contemplated before. “I haven’t come to any one conclusion,” says Jordan. “But we’ve been forced to ask questions and try to find our own answers. We might not all have the same answers. And there have been days when we’ve all cried together and talked about the fire. It’s been painful.” Whatever happened, she says, they still love their father.

“We’re old enough now to be able to see the different shades of gray, how complicated things can be,” she says. “People go through horrible times.”

New treatment
This past summer, the three sisters took another step in their healing process. Chandra had stumbled on a Web video of a doctor who had used new laser treatments to dramatically improve the facial scarring of a woman who’d been burned in a grease fire. She shared the video with her sisters, and, in the middle of the night, Trae left a message for the doctor asking for help. A few weeks later, the girls drove, along with their grandmother, for two days straight, to make their appointment in West Palm Beach, Florida.

It came as some surprise to dermatologist Jill Waibel, M.D., that the appointment turned out to be for three identical triplets, not just the young woman who’d left the message. She started by asking how they got their burn scars. “And then all three of them started telling their story — we were all crying,” she recalls. “You couldn’t not cry. With burn patients, every day they look in the mirror, they think of that fire. It’s a daily reminder. People aren’t always kind, and the survivors have to explain over and over in their life where that burn came from. It’s an extra burden for them to carry around.”

February 28, the day of the treatment, was intense, and the girls’ emotions were close to the surface. Chandra had undergone dermabrasion two years earlier, which had been painful and had yielded little result. And though this laser treatment promised to possibly lessen their scarring by 80 percent, they would have to wait up to three months to see how much it really helped; Dr. Waibel also warned them they’d probably have to have the procedure several times.

As they had so many other times in their lives, the girls got each other through the day: They laughed at one another’s jokes, they held Chandra’s hands when she cried, they were in and out of the three treatment rooms checking up on one another constantly. Because they were undergoing, once again, the same experience, each one knew how her sisters felt: nervous, uncomfortable, hopeful, giddy.

Dr. Waibel was touched by how close the girls were. She noticed that when Chandra’s boyfriend called during the treatment, she passed the phone around so he could talk to all of the sisters. “If you take care of one, you take care of all of them,” Dr. Waibel observed. The triplets have had the procedure a second time, and while their scars have improved somewhat, they will again turn to each other to get through the months of waiting ahead.

Having opened the lockbox of their past, the girls are ready to start the long road to full recovery, both inside and out. “It’s still hard to talk about it sometimes,” says Jordan. “Sometimes I won’t even be expecting it and I’ll be emotional. But as the years have gone by, I’ve been able to deal with it more. We realized we have nothing to be ashamed of. We’re proud of who we are.”

from:  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30965661

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chandra Lee Berns

3815491 355 25951          66

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 66 = Overcoming fear of failure.  Overcoming suspicion of others.

Chandra Berns

3815491 25951       53

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 53 = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Theology. 

 

Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Chandra Lee Berns

381

3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) + 8 (h is the 8th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 12

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the number 12 going on.

12 = Faith.  Trust.  Believing.  Seeing is believing.  Thy Will be done.  Faith makes you act in different ways.  Putting your faith in God.  Let go and let God.  If God brings you to it, then God will bring you through it.  In God we trust.  Act of faith.  Leap of faith.  Suspending doubt.  Suspending disbelief.  A true believer.  I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish God didn’t trust me so much.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary; to one without faith, no explanation is possible.  In faith there is light enough for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.  Faith isn’t faith ’til it’s all you’re holding on to.  Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is possible.  Wait and see.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  When in doubt, do nothing. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jordan Mae Berns

169415 415 25951           58

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 58 = Wellness.  Well being.  Bodily health.  Healthy body.  Robust health.  Strong constitution.  Healthful.  Hardy.  Rest.  Relaxation.  Respite.  Time out.  Time off.  Recover.  Restore.  Recuperate.  Nap.  Therapy.  Therapist.  Physical therapy.  Rehabilitation.  Herbs.  Treatment.  Remedy.  Safe place.  Sanctuary.  Refuge.  Retreat.  Patient.  Medical.  Physician.  Doctor.  Medic. 

Jordan Berns

169415 25951            48

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find. 

 

Jordan Mae Berns

10 (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet) + 15 (o is the 15th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 43

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the number 43 going on.

43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Cornucopia.  Sumptuous.  Feast.  Banquet.  Cookouts.  Picnic.  Banquet.  Dinner.  A toast.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Satsang.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Cohort.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Jump.  Choreography.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Clubs.  Performer.  Bands.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Gamer.  Games.  Toys.  Playground.  Playtime.  Playful. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Trae Lynn Berns

2915 3755 25951          59

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 59 = Picking up the pieces.  Salvaging what remains.  Cut your losses.  Overcoming self-interest.  Aim for higher consciousness.  Clearing negative energy.  Treat others the way you would want to be treated.  Weathering the storm. 

Trae Berns

2915 25951         39

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 39 = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Proposals.  Engagement.  Dreamer.  Utopia.  Paradise.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Chivalry.  Suitor.  Woo.  Courtship.  Honeymoon.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelorette.  Puppy.  Cute.  Fawning.  Flattery.  Storytelling.  Storybook.  Myths.  Fables.  Fairytales. 

 

Trae Lynn Berns

20 (T is the 20th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 39

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the number 39 going on.

39 = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Proposals.  Engagement.  Dreamer.  Utopia.  Paradise.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Chivalry.  Suitor.  Woo.  Courtship.  Honeymoon.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelorette.  Puppy.  Cute.  Fawning.  Flattery.  Storytelling.  Storybook.  Myths.  Fables.  Fairytales. 

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Aug 14 2010   07:48 PM ET

She acted opposite Sidney Poitier, spoke out for civil rights, and had a singing voice so full of emotion and passion it reminded some of Billie Holiday. Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln died on Saturday at her Manhattan home at age 80. Lincoln, an idiosyncratic and fiercely independent performer, influenced a generation of younger vocalists, including singer Cassandra Wilson, who told The New York Times, “I learned a lot about taking a different path from Abbey,” she said. “Investing your lyrics with what your life is about in the moment.”

Lincoln was born as Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago in 1930. Her stage name was suggested by fellow musician Bob Russell in the ’50s as a fusion of Westminster Abbey and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln recorded her first album, “Affair…A Story of a Girl in Love” in 1956 and that same year appeared in the classic Jayne Mansfield movie comedy The Girl Can’t Help It, directed by Frank Tashlin. Lincoln also lent her voice to Max Roach’s politically incendiary 1960 album: “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite”. Shortly after the collaboration, she married Roach.

Soon after, she starred in the seminal 1964 African-American movie drama Nothing But a Man, and in 1968, she shared the screen with Poitier in the romantic comedy For Love of Ivy. In the ’80s, Lincoln took up singing full time again and her voice was a strong — if not stronger — than ever, maybe because she’d lived and now had more to say. Her 2007 album “Abbey Sings Abbey” is considered a jazz classic. As is the woman it’s named after.

story from and video at:  http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/08/14/jazz-singer-abbey-lincoln-dies-at-80/

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Abbey Lincoln was born on August 6th, 1930 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Lincoln

August 6th, 1930

8 + 6 +1+9+3+0 = 27 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Initiative.  Follow through.  Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Inventor.  Start.  Begin.  Usher in.  Initiate.  Debut.  Groundbreaking. 

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numerology for Paris Hilton (comprehensive)

Aug 28 2010 12:45 PM EDT

Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas Friday night for cocaine possession. Police found a small amount of the substance on the socialite and reality-TV starlet after a black Cadillac Escalade she was riding in was pulled over. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the arrest to MTV News.

A traffic officer stopped the SUV shortly before midnight on the Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Hotel Casino after noticing the scent of marijuana billowing from the vehicle. An officer told MTV News that cocaine fell out of Hilton’s purse as she pulled out some lip balm. She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and later released Saturday (August 28) at 2:45 a.m. on her own recognizance. Cy Waits, who is reportedly dating Hilton, was arrested for with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and remained in custody Saturday morning.

Hilton would likely receive probation if convicted, according to The Associated Press. The star’s attorney, David Chesnoff, said that he was still getting information about the situation, and added “I caution people not to rush to judgment.”

The heiress tweeted early Saturday morning but didn’t appear to be shaken up by the incident.

“In bed watching Family Guy. Love this show.! So hilarious! Stewie is my favorite 🙂 love his accent,” Hilton wrote around 6 a.m. “Going to bed. Sweet dreams everyone. Xoxo Paris :).”

Hilton had another run-in with the law over alleged drug possession earlier this summer. The star was detained in South Africa at the World Cup for marijuana possession, but the case against Hilton was later dropped after officials learned that someone else in her group was smoking.

The heiress has a history of getting in trouble for possessing substances and hitting the road. Hilton served 23 days in jail in 2007 for violating probation stemming from a 2006 DUI bust.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1646723/20100828/hilton_paris.jhtml

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Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American socialite, heiress and media personality. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels). Hilton is known for her controversial appearance in a sex tape in 2003, and appearance on the television series The Simple Life alongside fellow socialite and childhood best friend Nicole Richie. She is also known for her 2004 tongue-in-cheek autobiography,[2] several minor film roles (most notably her role in the horror film House of Wax in 2005), her 2006 music album Paris, and her work in modeling. As a result of several legal incidents, Hilton also served a widely publicized sentence in a Los Angeles County jail in 2007.

Hilton was born in New York City, New York, to Richard, a businessman, and his wife, Kathy Hilton (née Avanzino), a socialite and actress. She is the oldest of four children: she has one sister, Nicholai Olivia “Nicky” Hilton (b. 1983) and two brothers, Barron Nicholas Hilton II (b. 1989) and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (b. 1994). Hilton is of Norwegian, German, English, Irish, and Italian ancestry.[3] She is a niece of two child stars of the 1970s, Kim and Kyle Richards.

Hilton moved between several exclusive homes in her youth, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. As a child she was good friends with other socialites, including Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian.[citation needed] She attended her freshman year of high school at the Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California followed by a short time at Convent of the Sacred Heart (which she attended with Lady Gaga)[4] and the Dwight School in New York for her sophomore and junior years. She was then transferred to the Canterbury Boarding School, in New Milford, Connecticut where she was a member of the ice hockey team.[5] In February 1999, she was expelled for violating school rules[6] and later earned her GED.[7][8]

In December 2007, Hilton’s grandfather Barron Hilton pledged 97 percent of his estate to a charitable organization founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. An immediate pledge of $1.2 billion was made, with a further $1.1 billion due after his death. He cited his father’s actions as the motivation for his pledge. According to reports, the potential inheritance of his grandchildren is sharply diminished.[9][10]

Career

Hilton has worked as a model, actress, singer, and engaged in occasional business pursuits.[11] According to Forbes Magazine, she earned approximately $2 million in 2003–2004,[12] $6.5 million in 2004–2005,[13] and $7 million in 2005–2006.[14]

As a model

Hilton began modeling as a child, initially at charity events.[15] When she was 19, she signed with Donald Trump‘s modeling agency, T Management.[15] Hilton has also worked with Ford Models in New York, Models 1 Agency in London, Nous Model Management in Los Angeles, and Premier Model Management in London. She has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including Iceberg Vodka, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Marciano. In 2001, Hilton began to develop a reputation as a socialite, being identified as “New York’s leading It Girl” whose fame was beginning to “extend beyond the New York tabloids“.[15] She has appeared in several magazines, including the April 2004 issue of Maxim.[16]

As a media personality

Film

Hilton at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008

Hilton has made cameo appearances in several films, notably Zoolander, Wonderland, and The Cat In The Hat. She landed minor and supporting roles in the feature films Nine Lives, Raising Helen, The Hillz, and House of Wax. Her role as Paige Edwards in House of Wax won the Teen Choice Award for “Best Scream” and earned her a nomination for “Choice Breakout Performance  – Female”.[17] (It also won her the 2005 Razzie for “Worst Supporting Actress” at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards.)[18] She also earned a nomination for “Best Frightened Performance” at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. She landed her first lead roles in 2006 with the straight-to-DVD releases National Lampoon’s Pledge This! and Bottoms Up. She plays the Hottie in the box office bomb romantic comedy The Hottie and the Nottie, released in 2008. She also had a minor cameo appearance as herself in An American Carol.

More recently, Hilton plays Amber Sweet, the surgery- and painkiller-addicted daughter of a biotech magnate in the goth/rock musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. Critics have responded positively to her performance in the film, in which she sings and acts. In an interview Repo! director Darren Lynn Bousman revealed that he had originally refused to audition Hilton for the role of Amber Sweet. “I broke down,” says Bousman, “and I met with her, and immediately she charmed everyone in the room.”[19] In the same interview, Bousman also revealed that Hilton was so keen to get the part that she had the script smuggled in to her during her much publicized stint in a Los Angeles jail, and used her time inside to work on her role.

Television

Paris Hilton in Cannes during the Film festival

Hilton co-starred with her friend Nicole Richie in the Fox reality series The Simple Life, which premiered on December 2, 2003. The Simple Life ran for three seasons on Fox. The show was cancelled by Fox after a dispute between Hilton and Richie, but it was subsequently aired by E! Entertainment Television for the fourth and fifth seasons.[20] Despite talks of a sixth season,[21] the series finished its run at the end of the fifth season.[22] In March 2008, it was reported that Hilton would star in a new MTV reality series tentatively titled Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, about her looking for a new best friend.[23] The series premiered on September 30, 2008.[24]

Hilton has also guest-starred in episodes of the popular tv-show The O.C., The George Lopez Show, Las Vegas, American Dreams, Dogg After Dark, and Veronica Mars. Furthermore, she appeared in several music videos, including “It Girl” by John Oates and “Just Lose It” by Eminem. Planning is underway for an eponymous cartoon series following the animated life of Hilton, her sister Nicky, and her dog Tinkerbell,[25] which began filming in September 2007. In April 2008, she guest starred on the My Name is Earl episode “I Won’t Die with a Little Help from My Friends”.[26] On January 29, 2009, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, began airing on ITV2 in England. The second season of Paris Hilton’s My New BFF premiered on June 2, 2009. In June 2009, Hilton shot “Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF”.[27] Runner-up of the British series Kat McKenzie died on July 3, 2009 of a suspected overdose.[28]

Hilton guest-starred in the fifth episode of Supernaturals fifth season. “Paris Hilton is playing a demonic creature that takes the form of… Paris Hilton,” creator and executive producer Eric Kripke said in a statement. “It’ll be a fun, irreverent episode and we here at Supernatural are thrilled that Paris agreed to do it.”[29]

Hilton guest starred in an episode of I Get That a Lot in 2010, on CBS, as a petrol service-station attendant.

Recording artist

2004–07: Paris

Hilton founded Heiress Records, a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records, in 2004 and released her self-titled debut album, Paris, under that label on August 22, 2006. Although the album reached number six on the Billboard 200 for a week, its total sales volume has been low[30][31] – but the first single “Stars Are Blind” was a top ten hit in 17 countries. Allmusic commented that the album was “more fun than anything released by Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and a lot fresher, too.” As a whole, critical reception was mixed.[32] Paris Hilton can also be heard singing on the soundtrack to the musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. In an interview, the director, Darren Lynn Bousman, praised her vocal skills. When talking about Paris’ vocal audition process for the role, Bouseman said, “We gave her some music and said, ‘You have one day to come back and perform this.’ She came back the next day, memorized everything, was pitch-perfect, I mean she was awesome.”[33]

2007–present: Untitled second album

On July 16, 2007, Hilton confirmed that she was working on a new album with producer Scott Storch.[34][35][36] In a recent interview with MTV, Hilton decided that her second album is going to be a dance album. She stated that she “loves Bob Sinclar” and wants to create dance-music vibe. Hilton has installed a professional recording studio in her house to work on the album.[37] On September 30, 2008, Hilton premiered her song “My BFF” on KIIS-FM with host Ryan Seacrest. It is the first single from her as yet untitled second studio album[38][39] and the theme song of her show Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.[39] Hilton stated that she finished working on the album.[39] A second song “Paris For President” was released along with a music video late October 2008.[40]

For her second studio album, she has confirmed six tracks: “Jailhouse Baby”, “Platinum Blonde”, “Crave” and “My BFF”, “Paris For President”, and “Girl Tax”,[41] “My BFF” and “Paris For President” were released in 2008 as the first two singles. In November 2008, Hilton talked with Entertainment Weekly backstage at the American Music Awards and she told them that she has finished her second album, and “wrote all the songs”. The album is featuring production by Mike Green who worked with the bands Paramore and The Matches.[42] In December 2008, she was looking for a label to release her album, she told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m not sure which label I’m doing it with,” she said. “I’m figuring it out right now.”[43] Later that month she stated her intention to release her album under her own record label Heiress Records.

Hilton posted on Twitter that she filmed a music video for the first single, and confirmed in a magazine interview that the album is complete.

As an author

Further information: Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose and Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me

In the autumn of 2004, Hilton released an autobiographical book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, co-written by Merle Ginsberg, which includes full color photographs of her and her advice on life as an heiress. Hilton reportedly received a $100,000 advance payment for this book. Some in the media panned the writing as amateurish, and the book was parodied by Robert Mundell on The Late Show with David Letterman. The book became a New York Times bestseller. Hilton followed it up with a designer diary, also with Ginsberg, called Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me.

On September 2009, Hilton’s quote: “Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in” has been added to The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.[44]

Standing as a celebrity

She denied proclaiming herself as the “iconic blonde of the decade” such as Diana, Princess of Wales, and Marilyn Monroe in the May 2007 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.[45] She appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the world’s “Most Overrated Celebrity”.[46][47] In a poll conducted by the Associated Press and AOL, Hilton was voted the second “Worst Celebrity Role Model of 2006”, behind Britney Spears.[48] Critics suggest that Hilton epitomizes the title of famous for being famous;[49] echoing that sentiment, the Associated Press conducted what they called an experiment in February 2007, trying not to report on Hilton for a whole week.[50]

2008 parody Presidential campaign

Wikinews has related news: Paris Hilton mocks John McCain presidential ad

On August 6, 2008 Hilton appeared in a 1 minute 50 second long video online, “Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad”, directed by Adam McKay and posted on the Funny or Die website. The video featured Hilton in a parody advertisement, and was made in response to a television campaign advert “Celeb”, by the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign. In Celeb, McCain briefly compared his rival Barack Obama to that of celebrities such as Hilton and Britney Spears, going on to question his readiness to lead and criticize his energy policy.

In what The Washington Post opined “might just be her best acting role yet,”[51] Hilton appears in the video wearing a leopard print swimsuit.[52] She starts out by suggesting that her personal mention by McCain means that she must now be a candidate in the presidential race, and goes on to mock McCain, and critique the expected qualities and lifestyle of a celebrity in comparison to that of a US president. In a 30 second segment, in the style of an academic speaker, Paris compares and contrasts the policies of McCain and Obama for solving the US energy crisis, and goes on to propose a ‘compromise solution’ combining elements of both.

The video received 7 million views in two days garnering worldwide press coverage, and drew both written and verbal media response from both campaigns. The merits and drawbacks of the ‘Paris compromise solution’ with regard to energy policy, as well as its contrast to the adversarial political campaigns, generated multiple comments from US political commentators, as well as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Michael Burgess.

Continuing the spoof campaign, in October, Hilton featured in a second parody video posted on Funny or Die, the 2 minute 20 second long “Paris Hilton Gets Presidential with Martin Sheen”, alongside Hollywood actor Martin Sheen, with his son, actor Charlie Sheen, appearing in a cameo role. Hilton, heavily made up and in a green evening dress, interviews Martin Sheen in a kitchen, discussing various political issues, seeking his advice from his days playing a fictional President on The West Wing.[53]

Products and endorsements

Hilton helped design a collection of purses for Japanese label Samantha Thavasa, and also a jewelry line for Amazon.com.[54]

In 2004, Hilton was involved in the creation of a perfume line by Parlux Fragrances. Originally set to be a small release, high demand led to a wider release before December 2004. The launch was followed by a 47 percent increase in sales of Parlux products, predominantly due to sales of the Hilton-branded perfume.[55] After the success of Hilton’s perfume, Parlux Fragrances released several more perfumes with her name, including fragrances for men.[56] Hilton launched a new fragrance in October 2007, called Can Can. This is her fourth women’s fragrance after Paris Hilton, Just Me, and Heiress. During the month of November 2008, Hilton released her fifth fragrance for women called, Fairy Dust. In July 2009, her sixth fragrance for women Siren was launched.[57]

In January 2007, Hilton released the DreamCatchers line of hair extensions in partnership with Hair Tech International.[58] In early August 2007, Hilton signed a licensing agreement with Antebi for a signature footwear line, “Paris Hilton Footware”, featuring stilettos, platforms, flats, wedges, and a sports collection, expected to reach stores in 2008.[59] In mid August 2007, Hilton launched a line of tops, dresses, coats, and jeans at Kitson boutique in Los Angeles.[60]

In 2005, Hilton lent her name to a chain of nightclubs owned by Fred Khalilian and known as Club Paris. This association ended in January 2007 after she had failed to attend several scheduled promotional appearances.[61]

In December 2007, Hilton posed nude, covered in gold paint, to promote “Rich Prosecco“, a canned version of an Italian sparkling wine.[62][63] She also traveled to Germany to promote the drink, appearing in various print ads for the product.[64]

In February 2010, Hilton participates in an advertising campaign for the launch of the Brazilian beer Devassa.[65] As part of the campaign, Hilton will also join the carnival of Rio de Janeiro in the cabin of the brewery.[66]

Personal life

Paris Hilton in Munich in 2005

Hilton was engaged to fashion model Jason Shaw from mid-2002 to early 2003. In 2003–2004 she had a relationship with singer Nick Carter. Later she was engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, from May 29, 2005 to November 2005. Thereafter, she began dating another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos III, before breaking up in May 2006. In early 2008, she was spotted with Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden and in May, Hilton announced her intention to marry Madden during an interview with television talk-show host David Letterman.[67][68] The two broke up in November 2008, and “remain very good friends”.[69][70] She began dating The Hills star Doug Reinhardt in February 2009;[71] Hilton has also referred to her intention to marry Reinhardt, saying “He’s gonna be my husband.”[72] The couple broke up in June 2009, only to get back together again in August of the same year. On April 13th 2010, Hilton reportedly split from Reinhardt because she was worried he was just using her to further his career.[73]

Hilton told Live with Regis and Kelly: “One-night stands are not for me. I think it’s gross when you just give it up. Guys want you more, if you don’t just hand it to them on a platter.”[74]

Hilton loves small dogs, and lives with a Yorkshire Terrier and a female Chihuahua named Tinkerbell among many other pets. Paris Hilton is frequently seen carrying Tinkerbell (dubbed an “accessory dog”) at social events and functions, and in all five seasons of television reality show The Simple Life. In 2004, Tinkerbell “authored” a memoir, The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries. On August 12, 2004, Tinkerbell went missing after Hilton’s apartment was burgled, and a $5,000 reward was offered for her safe return.[75] She was found six days later. By December 1, 2004, Tinkerbell was again spotted with Paris Hilton at various events. Hilton has also purchased a male Chihuahua on July 25, 2007 from Pets of Bel Air in Los Angeles.[76] Hilton’s love for man’s best friend led her to create an apparel line for dogs called Little Lily by Paris Hilton, with some of the proceeds going to benefit animal rescue. “I have 17 dogs and I like to dress them, so I started designing this clothing line and it’s really cute, like dresses and jeans — everything you can imagine for humans, but for dogs,” she said in an interview during Super Bowl XLII festivities.[77] Hilton’s love for her dogs led to the rumor that she wanted to be frozen with them at the Cryonics Institute,[78] but Hilton denied the rumor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[79]

A homemade sex video of Hilton and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon was leaked on the Internet in 2003, later released as the DVD 1 Night in Paris despite attempted legal action. It appeared a week prior to the premiere of The Simple Life.

On January 22, 2007, Hilton’s private life was thrust into the media spotlight with the launch of ParisExposed.com, a website that features images of personal documents, video, and other material allegedly obtained when the contents of a storage locker rented by Hilton was auctioned off due to lack of a $208 payment.[80] The website began charging online access to this material and received 1.2 million visitors in just over 40 hours.[81] Among the contents were medications, diaries, photographs, contracts and love letters, as well as a video of her shot by Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild, whom she once dated.[82] On February 3, 2007 Hilton obtained a temporary injunction against ParisExposed.com, closing down the website.[83]

On February 5, 2007, CNN‘s Anderson Cooper 360 discussed footage obtained from the ParisExposed.com website which features Hilton using the ethnic slurs “niggers“, “chink“, “Jappy” and the derogatory term “faggot“.[84]

Hilton was burglarized at least five times by the Bling Ring. In most cases they were only after cash and clothes. However, during their final burglary of her home, a participant usually not present as a member of the group stole around $2 million in jewelry from her, carrying it out in one of her Louis Vuitton bags. It was only after this theft that she informed police of having been burglarized.[85]

DUI arrest, driving violations, and jail time

Paris Hilton’s booking photograph

In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, the level at which it is illegal to drive in California. Hilton’s driving license was subsequently suspended in November 2006,[86] and in January 2007 she pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge.[87] Her punishment was 36 months’ probation and fines of about $1,500.[88] On January 15, 2007, Hilton was pulled over for driving with a suspended license and signed a document acknowledging that she was not permitted to drive.[89] On February 27, 2007 Hilton was caught driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, again with a suspended license. She also did not have her headlights on even though it was after dark. Prosecutors in the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney charged that those actions, along with the failure to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program, constituted a violation of the terms of her probation.[86]

On May 4, 2007 Hilton was sentenced by Judge Michael T. Sauer to 45 days in jail for violating her probation. Initially, Hilton planned to appeal the sentence, and supported an online petition[90] asking California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a pardon.[91] The petition was created and organized on May 5, 2007 by Joshua Morales.[92] In response, various opponents started a counter-petition to maintain the sentence.[93] Both petitions attracted tens of thousands of signatures. Hilton later switched lawyers and dropped her plans to appeal.[94]

Hilton was required to begin her jail term on June 5, 2007,[95] and checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Facility, an all-female jail in Lynwood, California after attending the 2007 MTV Movie Awards on June 3, 2007. With credit for good behavior, it was anticipated that Hilton would only serve 23 days of her 45-day sentence;[96] however, in an unexpected turn of events, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca signed orders on the morning of June 7, reassigning Hilton to 40 days of home confinement with an electronic monitoring device due to an unspecified medical condition.[97] Baca commented on the release saying, “My message to those who don’t like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice,”[98] contesting that under normal circumstances, Hilton would not have served any time in jail, and he added that “The special treatment, in a sense, appears to be because of her celebrity status … She got more time in jail”.[99] On the same day that Hilton was released from jail, Judge Michael Sauer summoned her to reappear in court the following morning (June 8) as the sentencing statement had explicitly said she would serve time in jail with “No work furlough. No work release. No electronic monitoring.”[100] At the hearing he declined to be briefed by Hilton’s attorney in private chambers on the nature of her condition and sent her back to jail to serve out her original 45-day sentence. Upon hearing the sentence, Hilton shouted, “It’s not right!” and started screaming, requesting to hug her mother who was present in the courtroom.[101][102] Concern about Hilton’s condition led to her being moved to the medical wing of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, and she was moved back to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood on June 13.[103]

While in jail, Hilton was influenced by the clergyman minister Marty Angelo: Hilton referred to starting a “new beginning” during her interview with talk show host Larry King on June 28, 2007, two days after being released from jail,[104] and quoted from Angelo’s autobiography, entitled Once Life Matters: A New Beginning. On June 9, 2007, Marty Angelo petitioned Sauer,[105] asking to serve out the remainder of Hilton’s jail sentence if the judge would release her to an alternative treatment program,[106] but the petition was turned down.

On July 17, 2010, Hilton was detained and released after being caught in possession of cannabis at Figari airport, Corsica.[107]

On August 28, 2010 she was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession in Las Vegas.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_hilton

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Photography has given Chantal Henderson a wild life on the high seas.

8th June 2008

The baby sea lion is stuck in a moment he can’t get out of.

As he stares into the eyes of a nine-metre orca on the remote shores of an Argentinian beach, he has no idea what is about to happen.

He is only four weeks old, and yet to develop the skills that alert him to this kind of danger.

A moment later, the little one is gone – lost in the jaws of the huge mammal, known as Mel.

And a few metres away, Chantal Henderson is perched quietly, as she captures the moment on her camera.

The orca she is photographing is one of a group of 22, seven of which have learnt how to intentionally strand themselves on the pebble beaches of Peninsula Valdez to hunt baby sea lions from the shore.

The baby sea lion is just one of many who will become a meal during the orca season from February to April, and the action is played out in much the same way as in a David Attenborough documentary Chantal saw as a child.

“I was quite young when I saw it and I always had it in the back of my mind that I would go there,” she said.

In the last few years, the Cotton Tree local has been to Argentina nine times as part of her work with Punta Norte Orca Research, a non-profit organisation she helped to create in 2004.

One of Chantal’s photos of the ocra in Argentina

She went back there this orca season to continue to document the lives of the animals she has come to know so well.

“It’s pretty amazing. The orcas are quite incredible animals. It’s quite a rush to be within arm’s reach,” she says.

“There’s a male that’s 20 to 25 years old. He should be hunting but he sits back all the time.

“Jazmin’s a really strong female leader. She’s always quite curious about what we’re doing. She lifts her eye up all the time to check us out.”

Chantal says she is able to identify the whales based on their scars, fin shape and social behaviour.

“They tend to group with the same ones all the time,” she says.

“You know when they’re about to hunt because the baby seals will just be playing and quite oblivious to the orca there.

“Then they get their tails thrusting and come in at a hundred miles an hour to the shore. Not many people would like to see it, actually.”

Her return trip to Argentina was the latest in a string of adventures for Chantal, who recently boarded the Sea Shepherd ship named after Steve Irwin.

The Coast-based chiropractor spent December and January chasing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, while working as the designated photographer on the ship.

She was able to keep her friends and family updated regularly via email, as she captured moments that made world headlines, such as when two of the protesters were taken hostage by the Japanese whalers.

Chantal also became a headline herself, after she was flung into the freezing cold Antarctic waters. She was on the smaller Zodiac, which was being lowered into the water from the main ship when the accident happened.

Her boyfriend, David Jennings, was the driver of the Zodiac, but jokingly insists the accident was not his fault.

“It was the guy holding the bower lines,” he adds.

The pair met the day before the ship was due to depart from Melbourne, but both insist that finding love had been the last thing on their minds at the time.

Like Chantal, the American says he has wonderful memories of his time working as a “good pirate” in the Southern Ocean.

“I was looking for another adventure and I really love Antarctica,” he says.

“It’s beautiful – really foreign. It’s almost like you don’t belong there.

“It’s so simple and so harsh… The colours are reduced to just the whites, blues, greys and blacks.”

Chantal is planning an exhibition of her photographs on the Coast in June, to raise money for the Sea Shepherd.

www.chantalhendersonphotography.com

from:  http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2008/06/08/awe-orca/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Chantal Henderson

3           8

 

her primary challenge (first and last initials) = CH = 38 = Caring.  Nurturing.  Support.  Feelings.  Emotions.  Mom.  Maternal.  Grab.  Embrace.  Hugs.  Squeezing.  Touching.  Massage.  Cuddling.  Nuzzle.  Nestle.  Nest.  Cocoon.  Wrap.  Blanket.  Sensitive.  Palpable.  Taproot.  Trace.  Echo.  Mirror.  Protect.  Sheltering.  Mammals.  I care.   Take care.  Hold me.  Hold me in your arms.  Wrap your arms around me.  Reach out and touch someone.  With arms wide open.  Teddy bear.  Bear hug.  Sense of touch.  Reflection of feeling.  Hooked on a feeling.

 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

David Jennings

41494 15559571          60

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 60 = Progress.  Moving forward.  Forward thinking.  Thinking ahead.  Long range.  Distant.  Far away.  Long distances.  Departure.  Passage.  Voyage.  Overseas.  Abroad.  Science.  Complex.  Alternative.  Geography. 

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Miss Universe 2010 winner Jimena Navarrete

August 24, 2010

The new Miss Universe for 2010 is Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, a 22-year-old from Guadalajara. Navarrete beat 88 other women from around the world at the 59th annual international beauty pageant, held at the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

As Miss Universe, Navarrete will receive an undisclosed salary, use of a luxury apartment in New York with living expenses paid, a diamond-encrusted crown and jewelry fit for a queen, a year’s worth of designer clothing, hair care products, makeup and shoes, plus a one-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy plus housing after her reign ends.

Miss Australia, 19-year-old Jesinta Campbell from Queensland’s Gold Coast, was chosen Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Pageant viewers worldwide gave both the Most Photogenic and Best National Costume awards to Miss Thailand, 20-year-old Fonthip Watcharatrakul from Samut Prakan. Each of these awards carries with it a $1000 cash prize.

Miss Universe Jimena Navarrete will focus on HIV/AIDS and breast cancer during reign

The pageant winner will spend her year as Miss Universe touring the world to call attention to the issues of HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, the special foci of the Miss Universe Organization’s educational activities.

All about Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete

Should Navarrete be unable to perform her duties, first runner-up Miss Jamaica, 24-year-old Yendi Phillipps, will assume her duties. Rounding out the five top finalists were Miss Australia, Miss Ukraine – 23-year-old Anna Poslavska – and Miss Phillippines – 22-year-old Venus Raj, the only one of the pre-pageant fan favorite winners to make the final five.

from:  http://www.huliq.com/8738/miss-universe-crown-goes-miss

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Jimena Navarrete was born on February 22nd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimena_Navarrete

February 22nd, 1988

2 + 22 +1+9+8+8 = 50 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  Think global, act local.  We are all.  We are many.  Natural surroundings.  Joy to the world.  Peace on Earth.

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(08-13) 19:19 PDT

Backup running back Glen Coffee left the 49ers on Friday, making him the second player to leave training camp this week.

That could be seen as a sign of a deeper problem within the locker room. Just don’t tell that to 49ers coach Mike Singletary.

“This has been one of the best weeks that we’ve had,” Singletary said Friday after Coffee joined defensive end Kentwan Balmer as players who walked away from the team.

“The reason why is because we have adversity. When you have to deal with adversity, it allows you to focus.”

If that’s the case, the 49ers should have 20/10 vision come Sunday’s exhibition opener at Indianapolis. The second edition of Camp Singletary has been that adversity-prone with a bucket of unpredictability on top.

Balmer remained AWOL for the third straight day at a cost of $16,000 in fines a day. Coffee, entering his second NFL season, did not practice Thursday afternoon and told Singletary he was leaving football before Friday’s practice.

Yet Singletary acts like all of this is a good thing.

“It would be very easy to go through the entire offseason and go through training camp without facing any adversity at all,” Singletary said, “Go into the season and you have one setback and think, ‘Oh my goodness, how are we going to deal with that?’ We can deal with anything.”

General manager Scot McCloughan disappears into the March night with no explanation for his sudden predraft departure? No problem, team officials say.

Nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin refuses to sign his franchise-tag contract and report for camp? Not a distraction, everyone insists.

“The thing that we’re trying to do with the 49ers, we’re trying to find 53 men that love the game of football and that’s going to help us get to where we need to go,” Singletary said Friday.

Coffee won’t be one of them, not after deciding it was time to leave the sport after one season. He told Singletary his heart wasn’t in the sport as far back as college, one reason he left for the NFL early.

“This has been a tough decision for me to make, but at this time in my life, I feel it is best for me that I move on from football,” Coffee said in a statement.

Balmer has, since Wednesday, told reporters he would be coming back, but there remains no Balmer in sight, with all absences unexcused.

“If Balmer wanted to be back, he’d be back,” Singletary said.

It’s not as if Singletary is running players into the ground this summer. Last year’s camp was described by players as the toughest of their career. No one is saying that these days.

The fearsome “nutcracker” drill has been watered down to a blocking and technique exercise. The team took an unannounced field trip to the Monterey Peninsula last week. Team drills are played to the soothing sounds of jazz, soul music and Motown hits over loudspeakers.

Singletary even canceled Friday’s afternoon practice.

For players to be quitting in this atmosphere, well, the players left behind just don’t get it.

“I’ve seen it happen in college, but I have never seen it happen at the pro level,” said Michael Robinson, who went from special teams player to backup running back overnight. He’ll compete with rookie Anthony Dixon for the right to back up 1,000-yard rusher Frank Gore.

“You have to move on,” quarterback Alex Smith said. “Different things happen to every team.”

Perhaps, but the 49ers aren’t usually one of those teams.

The team on the other side of the Bay monopolized the training camp drama in years past, whether it was assistant coach Randy Hanson accusing coach Tom Cable of assault or former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell staging the longest holdout by a No. 1 overall pick since Bo Jackson.

Now, it’s the Raiders who are a portrait of stability while the 49ers are on the other sideline learning how to deal with adversity.

If the 49ers go on to win the NFC West, they can look back at times like this and laugh. If not, perhaps looking back to August in Santa Clara would be a good starting point for an explanation.

“I’m looking high and low to try and find those 53 that really love being here,” Singletary said. “So, that’s where I’m at.”

Briefly: Wide receiver Michael Crabtree missed a second practice with a sprained neck. Singletary said “It’s possible” Crabtree will play Sunday. … Robinson had three rushes for 2 yards last season. His best year running the ball was his second, 2007, when he gained 121 yards and averaged 4.7 per carry. He had career receiving highs of 17 catches and 202 yards in 2008.

A brief career

— Glen Coffee announced Friday that he is retiring, at age 23, entering his second NFL season.

— Coffee, a Florida native, went pro out of Alabama after a junior season in which he ran for 1,383 yards with an average of 5.9 per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns.

— The 49ers drafted him last year with the 10th pick of the third round.

— He carried 83 times for 226 yards and one touchdown as a rookie and was in contention to be Frank Gore’s primary backup this season.

— In a statement released Friday, Coffee said, “This has been a tough decision for me to make, but at this time in my life, I feel it is best for me that I move on from football.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/13/SPN31ETM9F.DTL#ixzz0wY9gbwdV

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Glen Coffee was born on May 1st, 1987

5 + 1 +1+9+8+7 = 31 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Controversy.

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May 1st

5 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 9 = his personal year (from May 1st, 2010 to May 1st, 2011)

9 year + 8 (August) = 17 = his personal month for August 2010

17 month + 13 (13th of the month on Friday August 13th, 2010) = 30 = his personal day = Thanks, but no thanks.

17 month + 14 (14th of the month on Saturday August 14th, 2010) = 31 = his personal day = Controversy.

When his number (31 ( 5 + 1 +1+9+8+7 = 31)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS day!!!

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August 13, 2010

Lance McNaught, better known as Lance Cade, died this morning of what is believed to have been heart failure after two family members believed there was something wrong with him over the past week.

He was 29.

McNaught’s wife Tanya noticed over the past week that he didn’t look healthy and seemed to be having trouble breathing and called an ambulance to rush him to the hospital on Tuesday night.  He passed out at one point but was revived in the hospital.  Lance asked to be released on Wednesday, and after he got home, left and didn’t come back.

On Thursday, his father, Harley McNaught, said Lance showed up at his work and he was not looking good.  Harley brought him to his father’s home in San Antonio and was discovered having passed away late last night.  He was scheduled to leave today for a two-week tour of All Japan Pro Wrestling.

His wife believed he had not been drinking.

McNaught was a student of Shawn Michaels, who he idolized, and had several runs with WWE since signing with the company in 2000 shortly after finishing his training and working for a promotion run by Michaels in the San Antonio area.

When he first broke in, WWE officials believed with his size and agility that he reminded them of a young Barry Windham.  He was up and down between the main roster and developmental and other than a tag team run with Trevor Murdoch, which was successful, never was really featured until 2008.

He was used in his highest profile run as the second of Chris Jericho, a spot geared to groom him for a top position.  Just before being released, he even pinned Michaels in a tag team match on television.  He was released in October 2008 after an incident on an airplane where he had a seizure, believed to have been due to use of either pain killers or muscle relaxers, and had to be taken off the plane.  He was then released.

A storyline idea involving his return was proposed in September and he was signed again.  While he was at home waiting to start on the main roster, a WWE official spoke with him in a phone call in January and was concerned about his lack of coherence in the coversation.  At that time, he asked WWE officials to send him to rehab and completed a 30-day rehab program in February.  After completing the program, the storyline idea ended up being nixed and he was released in April.

Cade had been working of late for All Japan Pro Wrestling.  He was scheduled for a tag team championship match on the company’s 8/29 show at  Tokyo Sumo Hall, teaming with another former WWE performer, Rene Dupree, against champions Akebono & Taiyo Kea.

While McNaught was initially upset about his 2008 release, saying others had done worse and not lost their jobs, he eventually came to grips with it in a Pro Wrestling Torch interview where he said he only had himself to blame. 

McNaught had two daughters and a stepson. 

from:  http://www.f4wonline.com/content/view/17123/

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Lance Cade was born on March 2nd, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Cade

March 2nd

3 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 8 = his personal year (from March 2nd, 2010 to March 1st, 2011)

8 year + 8 (August) = 16 = his personal month (from August 2nd, 2010 to September 1st, 2010) = Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener. 

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Short-and-dolman

August 23, 2010 |  7:05 pm
Nancy Dolman, actor Martin Short‘s wife of 30 years, died Saturday morning at the couple’s Pacific Palisades home, his manager confirmed Monday. She was 58.The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a medical emergency at the home at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Radar Online first reported. No cause of death was given, and Short’s rep had no further comment.

Dolman also had a comedic acting career, appearing in episodes of the sitcom “Soap” in the early 1980s.

Short is currently nominated for an Emmy for his work in “Damages,” up for outstanding supporting actor in a drama against Aaron Paul for “Breaking Bad,” Terry O’Quinn for “Lost,” Michael Emerson for “Lost” and John Slattery for “Mad Men.”

Short and Dolman met in 1972 and married in 1980. They have three children: Katherine, 27, Oliver, 24, and Henry, 20.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/martin-short-wife-nancy-dolman-dead.html

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Nancy Dolman

51537 463415            44

her path of destiny/how she learned what she was here to learn = 44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  In touch.  In tune.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now. 

 

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Herald Towers in midtown Manhattan
27 August 2010     22:17 ET

The 17-year-old daughter of the US ambassador to Thailand has died after falling from the top floor of a 25-storey building in New York City.

Police said Nicole John was believed to have been drinking at a party on Friday in Manhattan when she removed her shoes and climbed out onto a window ledge.

She is believed to have been trying to take a photograph before falling to her death at about 0415 (0815 GMT).

Her father, Eric John, was appointed US ambassador to Thailand in 2007.

Ilan Nassimi, who rents the apartment where the party took place, was arrested later on charges of giving alcohol to a minor.

Police said Ms John, who was beginning her first year at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, had been out earlier with friends at Tenjune, a club on the west side of Manhattan.

The group then moved to Mr Nassimi’s apartment at Herald Towers, an apartment block near the Empire State Building, around 0200 on Friday morning.

Ms John, a graduate of the International School in Bangkok, had a fake identification card that listed her age as 23 or 24.

Mr Nassimi is now awaiting charges from a Manhattan court.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11118457

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Nicole John

593635 1685         51

her path of destiny/how she learned what she was her to learn = 51 = Grim.  Brutal.

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20 August 2010     11:04 ET

A Russian man suspected of selling arms to insurgent groups around the world is to be extradited to the United States, a court in Thailand has ruled. 

Viktor Bout, 43, is pleading not guilty on US charges of conspiracy to sell arms to Colombian rebels. 

Mr Bout – dubbed the Merchant of Death – was detained in a joint Thai-US sting operation in March 2008. 

Russia has condemned the decision and said it would work to secure his return. 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the ruling as “unlawful” and said his government believed it was made “under very strong external pressure”. 

The ministry has summoned Thailand’s ambassador to express its “extreme disappointment and bewilderment” at the verdict, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported. 

The US said it was “extremely pleased” at the news. 

“We have always felt that the facts of the case… clearly supported the extradition of Mr Bout on these charges,” acting Deputy US Attorney General Gary Grindler said in a statement. 

A Thai court had previously rejected a US request for his extradition, but the US appealed against that ruling. 

Speaking to reporters in Russian after the verdict, Mr Bout said he would “face the trial in the United States and win it,” Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported. 

Mr Bout, a former Soviet air force officer, faces US charges of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to acquire and use an anti-aircraft missile. 

He could face a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted in the US. 

American authorities lodged two further charges of money-laundering and electronic fraud against Mr Bout before Friday’s hearing – if their appeal had been rejected, he would have had to remain in jail pending another decision. 

The court gave the authorities three months to deal with them, but it is expected the US will drop this second raft of charges and proceed with the extradition as soon as possible. 

“The court has decided to detain him for extradition to the US,” said the judge Jitakorn Patanasiri. 

Analysis

Alastair Leithead BBC News, Bangkok

There are two versions of who Viktor Bout is, and what he has done. 

“Entrepreneur and businessmen framed by American authorities” is his lawyer’s version. 

Notorious and prolific arms smuggler dubbed the “Merchant of Death” who fuelled civil wars across Africa and the Middle East with his gun running, is the other. 

The Nicholas Cage film “Lord of War” told the story of the latter version. 

And it is those allegations he will now face in a US court after Thailand agreed to extradite him after months of legal wrangling. 

The decision had been repeatedly delayed by a high turnover of defence lawyers. 

Lawyers for Mr Bout have argued that he will not receive a fair trial in the US, where officials say he supplied arms to warlords, al-Qaeda and the Taliban. 

United Nations agencies and several Western governments have reported that Mr Bout has delivered arms to warlords in Africa and Afghanistan, allegedly breaking several UN arms embargoes in the process. 

“Viktor is an entrepreneur, a businessman. He’s good at what he does,” said his lawyer, Lak Nittiwattanawichan. 

“Whether or not he’s an arms trafficker, you have to prove that in court. I am not personally aware of such activities.” 

The sting operation that caught Mr Bout involved US officers posing as members of the Farc rebel group of Colombia. 

“This is a political case. The Farc is fighting for a political cause and is not a criminal gang. Thailand does not recognise the Farc as a terrorist group,” a judge said to explain last year’s rejection of the US extradition request.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11033781

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Viktor Bout

492269 2632          45

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 45 = Regret.  Uh oh.  I have a bad feeling about this.  Spider sense is tingling.  Heart sinks.  Deep sinking feeling.  Things go horribly wrong.  expectations > reality = disappointment

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Viktor Bout was born on January 13th, 1967 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout

January 13th

1 + 13  +2+0+1+0 = 17 = his personal year (from January 13th, 2010 to January 12th, 2011)

17 year + 8 (August) = 25 = his personal month (from August 13th, 2010 to September 12th, 2010) = On the move.  Change of location.

25 month + 20 (20th of the month on Friday August 20th, 2010) = 45 = his personal day = Regret.  Uh oh.  I have a bad feeling about this.  Spider sense is tingling.  Heart sinks.  Deep sinking feeling.  Things go horribly wrong.  expectations > reality = disappointment

When his number (45 (his path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was HIS day!!!

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Ken Wyatt (C) - 29 August 2010
29 August 2010    11:28 ET

An Aboriginal man has won a seat in Australia’s House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous person to do so in the country’s history.

Ken Wyatt, 57, took the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia for the centre-right Liberal Party.

Neither the Liberals nor the governing Labor Party gained enough seats at last week’s election for a majority.

Mr Wyatt has dismissed racist hate mail he has received, saying it was time for Australia to move forward.

Continue reading the main story

Australia Election

 

Historic moment

As counting closed, Mr Wyatt declared victory with a majority of nearly 1,000 votes over his rival from the centre-left Labor Party, with fewer than 1,000 votes still to be counted.

 

“In 50 years’ time historians and people will be analysing why Hasluck chose an indigenous candidate, and what they’ll discover is that they didn’t choose an indigenous candidate because I was indigenous,” Mr Wyatt told reporters on Sunday.

“They chose a person who they believed would represent the interests of everybody within Hasluck.”

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Let’s move on from that [racism] – what’s more important is the way in which we move Australia forward, ” 

End Quote Ken Wyatt Newly elected Aboriginal MP

The Liberals have 73 seats while the centre-left Labor Party have 72. Independents took four seats, and the Greens one. Seventy-six seats are needed in order to form a government.

 

Negotiations between the two main parties and the independents who hold the balance of power are continuing.

Mr Wyatt said he was disappointed by the hate mail sent to him by people who said they would not have voted for him if they had known he was indigenous.

“I’ve had that all my life, growing up as an Aboriginal in the ’60s, the ’70s and the ’80s,” he told reporters.

“Let’s move on from that – what’s more important is the way in which we move Australia forward, and the thinking that we have, and the society that we build on.”

Mr Wyatt is the first Aboriginal man elected to the House of Representatives but two other indigenous Australians have served as senators in the upper house of parliament.

Neville Bonner, who died in 1999, was first appointed to the senate in 1971 to fill a casual vacancy but went on to win four elections in his own right.

And Aden Ridgeway represented New South Wales in the senate from 1999 to 2005.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11125497

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Ken Wyatt

255 57122        29

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.  Consult an expert.

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The mast behind the festival venue in Belgium

21 August 2010   10:41 ET

The lead singer of the London pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool has died during a music festival in Belgium, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Charles Haddon, 22, leapt from a telecommunications mast behind the stage at the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt on Friday, Belgian police said.

The Camden-based band was participating in the three-day music festival.

A statement from the band said: “We are all so deeply saddened to confirm that our friend Charlie Haddon passed away.”

On their MySpace website, the band said: “The singer had just performed with his band, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. He was 22 years old.

“The London three piece were in Europe playing a number of festivals before embarking on a tour of Australia as part of the Parklife festival next month.

“Charles Alexander Haddon R.I.P. Thanks for all your messages of support.” 

A statement on the festival’s website said after performing with his band Mr Haddon “decided to take his own life”.

The singer fell to the car park from the mast and was pronounced dead on Friday night.

Police are treating the death as suicide, district attorney Marc Rubens said.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national on August 20 in Hasselt, Belgium. Consular assistance has been offered.”

The band was due to perform at the Frequency Festival in Austria on Saturday, followed by their second appearance at Bestival on the Isle of Wight in September.

They were also due to start a UK headline tour in Cambridge in October.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11047951

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Charles Alexander Haddon

             1               8

 

his salvation/undoing number = AH = 18 = Surreal.  Tell me this is just a bad dream.  That’s crazy.

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August 29, 2010 8:17 PM ET

“Modern Family’s” Sarah Hyland was one of the first celebs to appear for the 2010 Emmys telecast and caused quite a splash!
Her silver empire waist dress is by Pamella Roland and she wore jewels from Chopard.
Hyland, 19, plays overly dramatic teenage daughter, Haley Dunphy, on the show that’s nominated for 14 Emmys this year including a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. “Modern Family” looks like it will dominate this year’s awards with an early win for
Hyland’s castmate Eric Stonestreet for supporting actor in a comedy and Steven Levitan and Chris Lloyd’s win for comedy writing.
We predict Hyland will win over some best-dressed lists herself!
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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Sarah Hyland

1                  4

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire = SD = 14 = Sexy.  Sex symbol.

 

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Ai Miyazato (Photo: The Canadian Press)

8/22/2010 8:43:20 PM

 Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, winning the LPGA Safeway Classic on Sunday for her fifth victory of the year.

The Japanese star closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 11 under, two strokes in front of Cristie Kerr, ranked No. 1 going into the event, and Na Yeon Choi.

Kerr chased Miayzato throughout the final round until hitting into the water on the par-4 18th on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Ghost Creek Course.

Kerr shot a 70, and Choi had a 71 in mostly sunny conditions on the rural course about a 20-minute drive west of Portland. Rain fell briefly about the time that the leaders teed off.

Miyazato, who led all three rounds, is among five players who have been jockeying for the No. 1 ranking, including Kerr, Jiyai Shin, Suzann Pettersen and Yani Tseng.

Hamilton’s Alena Sharp shot 1-under 37 to finish tied for 37th, while Montreal’s Lisa Meldrum was tied for 41st after a final round of 2-under 70.

The Safeway Classic, in its second year at Pumpkin Ridge, was marred Saturday when veteran Juli Inkster, in strong position to contend in the final round, was disqualified.

The 50-year-old Hall of Famer was used a weighted training aid on her club to stay loose while waiting for 30 minutes to make the turn at the 10th hole. That broke rule 14-3, which meant disqualification.

Miyazato and Kim, playing in the final pairing of the day, battled on the back nine holes after Kim pulled even with Miyazato with a jaw-dropping chip from under a tree to birdie the par-3 11th.

But Kim dropped two shots with bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes.

Playing in the group in front of them, Kerr was steady — but missed a chance to pull even with Miyazato by misjudging a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 17. Her chances slipped away with the shot into the water on the final hole.

“I just said to myself, ‘How could you do that?”‘ she said.

Kerr won the Safeway Classic in 2008 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club near Portland International Airport.

Pettersen (69) and Song-Hee Kim (72) finished at 8 under.

Tseng, who the Women’s British Open on Aug. 1 for her second major victory of the season and third in three years, finished the event at 2 over.

M.J. Hur, the defending champion, was at 4 over and did not make the projected cut. The Safeway Classic is her first and only title to date. Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Christina Kim were among those who also missed the cut.

Inkster had finished in a three-way tie for second at 8 under with Kim and Choi after two rounds. But that was erased when she used the “doughnut” training aid to practise her swing before making the backed-up turn, and the image flashed on television.

LPGA Director of Tournament Competitions Sue Witters said a viewer watching the broadcast brought the violation to the attention of tournament officials via email. By that time, Inkster was almost done with her round.

“I had a 30-minute wait and I needed to loosen up,” Inkster said in a statement. “It had no effect on my game whatsoever, but it is what it is. I’m very disappointed.”

from:  http://www.tsn.ca/golf/story/?id=331387

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Ai Miyazato was born on June 19th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Miyazato

June 19th

6 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = her personal year (from June 19th, 2010 to June 18th, 2011) = Unstoppable.

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Aug 29, 2010 8:09 PM CDT

An investigation is under way after authorities say a lay bishop at a Mormon church in Central California was fatally shot in his office during a break between scheduled Sunday services.

Police say Clay Sannar was shot at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Visalia, southeast of Fresno.

Minutes later, a caller identified himself to police as the shooter. Police say they responded, and an officer shot the suspect.

The suspect’s condition wasn’t immediately released.

Visalia police say they’ve handed over the investigation to Tulare County sheriff’s deputies because of the officer’s involvement.

The website of a fertilizer company called Soil Basics identifies Sannar as the general manager.

Church officials say he had six children.

from:  http://www.wten.com/global/story.asp?s=13063688&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=pingfm

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Clay Sannar

3317 115519             36

his path of destiny/how he learned what he was here to learn = 36 = Crushed.  Crushing.

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Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American film, stage, television actress and singer.

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Diane, a junior high school reading teacher, and Robert Witt, a science teacher and photographer.[1] She has a brother, Ian. Witt was discovered by David Lynch when she appeared on the television show That’s Incredible! in 1980; she had recited Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He cast her in the movie Dune (1984), where she played Paul Atreides‘ young sister Alia. She turned eight during filming.[2] Afterwards, she left Hollywood to concentrate on her studies and music. She was home schooled by her parents. She won several national and international classical piano competitions, including the “Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition”.

At age 14, Witt earned her high school diploma. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Hollywood with her mother (who was noted from 1988–93 in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s longest hair) to pursue a career as a full-time actress. Soon, Lynch, to whom she refers as a mentor, created the role of Gersten Hayward especially for her in his successful series Twin Peaks. He cast her again in Blackout, a segment in his short-lived HBO series Hotel Room.

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During this time, Witt supported herself by playing piano at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. She went on to play small parts in Mike FiggisLiebestraum (in which her brother Ian also appears), the Gen-X drama Bodies, Rest & Motion and the TV movie The Disappearance of Vonnie. In 1994, the red-haired Witt landed her first lead role in a film, playing a disturbed teenager in Fun. She received the Special Jury Recognition Award at the Sundance Festival and was nominated for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards. This performance inspired Madonna to recommend Witt to be cast as her daughter in the first segment, “The Missing Ingredient” of Four Rooms.

Witt was introduced to a larger audience playing the role of Zoey Woodbine, daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd‘s character in the sitcom Cybill from 1995 to 1998. Between seasons she starred in films: Mr. Holland’s Opus, Alexander Payne‘s abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, Passion’s Way and Bongwater. After Cybill was cancelled, Witt received a leading role in the horror film Urban Legend and the animated feature Gen¹³ which was never released because the studio stopped funding before the completion of the movie.

In 2000, Witt had starring roles on the television shows Ally McBeal and The Sopranos; the lead role in the comedy Playing Mona Lisa, a supporting part in John WatersCecil B. Demented, and her stage debut in Robbie Fox’s musical The Gift at the now-closed Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles, in which she played a high-priced stripper with a disease.

In the years following, Witt’s acting career slowed. She had a small part in Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky, which was intended as a reference to her roles in Dune and Liebestraum. She also played a college graduate who discussed losing her virginity in the experimental Ten Tiny Love Stories and the trailer-trash “Barbie” in American Girl, which was released to video in 2005.

She appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. In 2003-2004, she lived primarily in the UK, filming The Upside of Anger opposite Kevin Costner; and she starred as Evelyn in a stage-production of Neil LaBute‘s The Shape of Things. Between these two projects, she went to South Africa to shoot the German TV movie Kingdom in Twilight which also goes by the names The Sword of Xanten and The Ring of the Nibelungs. She played Kriemhild in this film interpretation of the epic poem Das Nibelungenlied, which was released in the US as Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King. On June 14, 2004, Witt modeled what is believed to be the most expensive hat ever made, for Christie’s auction house in London. The Chapeau d’Amour, designed by Louis Mariette, is valued at $2.7 million (US) and is encrusted in diamonds.[3] In September 2006 she returned to the London stage, portraying the piano-playing Abigail, a role in which she demonstrated herself an “outstanding pianist” of “formidable skill”, in Piano/Forte at the Royal Court Theatre.[4][5]

Witt joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent for the 2007-08 season as Det. Nola Falacci, a character who is a temporary replacement for Megan Wheeler, played by Julianne Nicholson who was away on maternity leave.[6] She is a recurrent character in Friday Night Lights for the 2009-10 season.

Witt currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

Beside her work as an actress, she is working on her music career. Her self-titled EP with four songs was released on iTunes in July 2009.

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Year Film Role Notes
1984 Dune Alia  
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Elizabeth  
1994 Fun Bonnie  
1995 Four Rooms Kiva  
Mr. Holland’s Opus Gertrude Lang  
1996 Citizen Ruth Cheryl  
1997 Bongwater Serena  
1998 Urban Legend Natalie Simon  
1999 Gen¹³ voice of Caitlin Fairchild  
2000 Playing Mona Lisa Claire Goldstein  
Cecil B. Demented Cherish  
2000 The Sopranos Amy Safir  
2001 Vanilla Sky Libby  
2002 Two Weeks Notice June Carver  
2002 American Girl Barbie  
2004 Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Kriemhild  
2005 The Upside of Anger Hadley Wolfmeyer  
2006 Last Holiday Ms. Burns  
2008 88 Minutes Kim Cummings  
2011 Bending the Rules Roslyn Wohl  
TBD Peep World Amy  

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[edit] Theatre

  • The Gift (2001) Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles
  • The Shape of Things (2004) New Ambassadors Theatre, London
  • Piano/Forte (2006) Royal Court Theatre, London.
  • Dissonance (2007), Williamstown Theatre Festival

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Witt

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August 21st, 1975

8 + 21 +1+9+7+5 = 51 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Right life.  Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Significant.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Citizen.  Civilian.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Politics.  Govern.  Government.  The State.  Mayor.  Governor.  Legislature.  Congress.  President.  Pentagon.  Military.  Generals.  Soldiers.  Troops.  Infantry.  Armed Forces.  Police.  Law enforcement.  Officer.  Jurisdiction.  Lawyers.  Attorneys.  Legal advice.  Counsel.  Litigation.  Lawsuit.  (Un)constitutional.  Evidence.  Proof.  Ammunition.  Genius.  Logic.  Rational.  Factual.  Accurate.  Exact.  Precise.  Frankness.  Candor.  Brief.  Plain spoken.  Impartial.  Unbiased.  Serious.  Sober.  Solemn.  Formidable.  Instructor.  Instruction manual.  Textbook.  Instructions.  Lessons.  Procedure.  Machines.  Computers.  Linear.  Methodical.  Systematic.  Statistics.  Facts.  Arithmetic.  Math.  Equation.  Formulas.  Quotient.  Enumerate.  Naming.  Numerology.  Counting.  Quantify.  Measurements.  Parameter.  Requirements.  Qualifications.  License.  Permits.  Legitimate. 

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Friday August 20, 2010

Jack Horkheimer, Public Television’s “Star Gazer,” died Friday afternoon of a respiratory ailment, according to a spokesman for the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium.

Born June 11, 1938, he was 72.

In an e-mail to staff, museum officials said they were “very saddened to have just learned that our resident Star Gazer, Jack Horkheimer, passed away today after being ill for quite some time.

“Jack was executive director of [the] Planetarium for over 35 years and was an internationally recognized pioneer in popularizing naked-eye astronomy. He was also a recognized media celebrity, often being the foremost commentator on all astronomy related happenings nationwide.

Horkheimer was best known as the creator, writer and host of public television’s “Star Gazer,” the 30-year weekly TV series on naked eye astronomy. Seen on PBS stations nationwide, “Star Gazer” reached millions of people, helping create a love of the stars for several generations of enthusiasts.”

Arrangements are pending.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/20/1785361/star-gazer-host-jack-horkheimer.html#ixzz0xI8WBEqN

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his primary challenge = JH = 18 = Astronomy.  Telescope.

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Richard (Ric) O’Barry was first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series Flipper. Soon after Kathy, one of the Flipper dolphins, died, according to O’Barry, while in his arms in what he believed was a suicide, he made a radical transition from training dolphins in captivity to assertively combating the captivity industry. O’Barry was featured in The Cove, a film that uses covert techniques to expose the yearly dolphin drive hunting that goes on in Taiji, Japan.

After leaving the Navy, O’Barry began training dolphins in the 1960s with the Miami Seaquarium. It was while working with the Miami Seaquarium that O’Barry was hired to work on the television series Flipper. Though O’Barry admits he readily noticed the remarkable intelligence of the mammals he was working with, he also attests to ignoring this factor when weighing it against the large profit he was making from the show. In his own words,”I was young, I had a glamorous job, I was driving a Porsche and it was easy to do.”

When one of the five Flippers, a female Bottlenose Dolphin named Kathy died, O’Barry could no longer deny what he saw as cruelty and potentially fatal consequences of the captivity industry he had helped to establish. O’Barry maintains that Kathy died in his arms from a form of suicide.

Activism

Directly following Kathy’s death O’Barry released his first dolphin from a sea pen holding off the island of Bimini. Then in 1970, on the first Earth Day, he founded the original Dolphin Project with the primary goal of releasing dolphins from captivity.

O’Barry currently lives in Coconut Grove, Florida and has been fighting against the captivity industry for the past 38 years. In 1989 O’Barry founded the non-profit organization, Dolphin Project Inc., to study Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in estuarine waters. Since 1989 the organization has successfully documented and surveyed over 850 different individual bottlenose dolphins. In addition, O’Barry has written several books to raise awareness about dolphins in captivity including Behind the Dolphin Smile (1989) and To Free a Dolphin (2000).

In the course of O’Barry’s activities he and his associates have been convicted for violations of the Marine Mammals Protection Act in the US, on the basis that these activities brought life-threatening injuries to dolphins.

O’Barry is the Marine Mammal Specialist for Earth Island Institute and Director of the Save Japan Dolphins coalition. In 2009 he was being sued for $300 million by a dolphinarium in the Dominican Republic for alleged business interference.

The Cove

He also worked on the feature length documentary The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos. The 2009 film centers on Taiji, Wakayama in Japan, bringing attention to the hunt of 23,000 dolphins taken there every year.

The Cove utilizes equipment and tactics never previously used by filmmakers in order to obtain footage that the Japanese government refused to allow the film crew to capture.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_O%27Barry

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Richard O’Barry was born on October 14th, 1939 according to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607571125&ref=search

October 14th, 1939

10 + 14 +1+9+3+9 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn =  The past.  Yesterday.  Happy memories.  Nostalgia.  Child-like innocence.  Age.  Youth.  Kids.  Maturity.  Growing up.  Adulthood.  Springtime.  Flowers.  Schedule.  Appointment.  Punctual.  On time.  Early.  Waiting.  Soon.  Shortly.  Later.  When.  Time.  Hours.  Minutes.  Timepiece.  Clock.  Wristwatch.  Timeline.  Timetable.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.

  

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October 14th, 1939

10 + 14 = 24 = his core number = Dominance.  Clean living.  Wholesome.  Fit & trim.  Devotion.  Vows.  Pledge.  Commitment.  Purity.  Nutrition.  Nourishment.  Clean diet.  Natural living.  Natural diet.  Bodily purity.  Nutrients.  Taking charge.  In charge.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  9  1     6  1   7          24

Richard O’Barry                   77

9 38 94    2 99          53

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Richard O’Barry = 24 = Dominance.  Clean living.  Wholesome.  Fit & trim.  Devotion.  Vows.  Pledge.  Commitment.  Purity.  Nutrition.  Nourishment.  Clean diet.  Natural living.  Natural diet.  Bodily purity.  Nutrients.  Taking charge.  In charge.

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Richard O’Barry = 53 = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Missionary.  Converting.  Confrontational.  Attacking.  Combative.  Arguing.  Opinions.  Disarm.  Straight to the point.  Cut to the chase/quick.  Passionate about your beliefs.  Fighting for the truth.  Straight to your face with the truth.  Having a warrior spirit.  With one deft stroke.  Convincing argument.  Heated discussion.  Heated debate.  See things my way.  Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Richard O’Barry/how he learns what he is here to learn = 77 =  An answer to a prayer.  Pray on the matter.  Now what?  What do I do next? 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 9   6  1  7        23

Ric O’Barry                55

9 3   2 99         32

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Ric O’Barry = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter. 

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Ric O’Barry = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  The best.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.  USA.  America.  Americans. 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Ric O’Barry/how he learns what he is here to learn = 55 = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Reading & writing.  Mindfulness.  Philosophy.  Brainstorming.  Cogitate.  Words.  Definition.  Dictionary.  Lexicon.  Vocabulary.  Spelling.  Encyclopedia.  Reference.  Answers.  Solutions.  Problem solving.  Writer.  Author.  Wordsmith.  Books.  Manuscript.  Screenplay.  Plays.  Novels.  Contents.  Text.  Print.  Paper.  Literacy.  Comprehension.  Cognition.  Intellect.  Intelligence.  The mind.  The brain.  Cerebral.  Synapse.  Thoughts.  Ideas.  Notion.  Discernment.  (In)correct.  Right/wrong.  Clear.  Perception.  Realizations.  Brainpower.  Strong mind.  Open-minded.  Broad-minded.  Think.  Use your mind.  Open your mind.  Free thinking.  Open your eyes.  Eyes wide open.  I can see clearly now.  I get it.  Truth is self-evident.  Knowledge is power.  Those who can read see twice as well.  A way with words.  Food for thought.  Feeding your mind.  Two heads are better than one.  By writing we learn to write.  Putting pen to paper.  Pad of paper.  Original ideas.  New ideas.  Put your thinking cap on.  Problem solving.  Mental processing.  That’s the idea.  That’s my idea.  Let me be clear.  Clearheaded.  Clearing your mind.  Clear blue skies. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Ric O‘Barry

9   6

 

his primary challenge = RO = 96 = Ethical money making.

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October 14th, 1939

October 14th

10 + 14 +2+0+0+9 = 35 = his personal year (from October 14th, 2009 to October 13th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = his personal month (from August 14th, 2010 to September 13th, 2010) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

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August 22, 2010 – 9:09AM

Michael Sim rattled home with four consecutive birdies but still ended the day a distant seven strokes behind leader Arjun Atwal after the third round at the $US5.1 million Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

Sim, equal 19th win one round left at Sedgefield, is probably too far back to have a crack at winning, but he is simply delighted to be playing well again after a pedestrian season.

“The swing felt as good today as its felt in a long time,” said Sim, who heads the Australian challenge on 10-under 200.

// James Nitties (66) and Aron Price (65) are another shot back, equal 29th, still with plenty to play for. Nitties is 131st on the FedEx Cup points list, while Price is 138th.

The top 125 players after the final round will qualify for the first of four play-off events next week.

Nitties was all but flawless from tee to green, missing only one fairway and two greens in regulation, but he could not buy a putt, all five of his birdies coming from inside two metres.

“Four-under is the worst I could have had, said the 27-year-old from Newcastle, who now lives most of the year in Dallas.

“I probably left three or four shots out there if I could have holed some putts but they just didn’t go in.”

Nitties will need a similar performance in the final round to break into the tour play-offs, but he’s not going to lose any sleep over it.

“Even if I get in next week, I’ve got to play good to (advance) to the week after that, so really Im just playing for another week,” he continued.

“The way I’m playing, I’d love to play but I’m more worried about this week and the bigger picture.”

Marc Leishman, who started the day only four shots from the lead, bogeyed the first two holes, after not recording a single blemish in the first two rounds.

He salvaged something from the wreck with a couple of late birdies but a 70 left him nine strokes behind, with Aaron Baddeley another shot back.

Atwal, 37, was locked in a tight race until he broke free with six birdies in nine holes from No. 7.

He was helped by American Brandt Snedeker, who bogeyed the easy par-five 15th after firing his second shot into the pond right of the green.

Atwal, who has not won on the American Tour, carded 65 for a 17-under 193 total.

Americans Lucas Glover, Scott McCarron and Scott Piercy are equal second on 14-under, while Snedeker is among a group four behind.

from:  http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/birdie-flurry-sees-sim-finish-strongly-20100822-13ada.html

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Arjun Atwal was born on March 20th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun_Atwal

March 20th

3 + 20 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = his personal year (from March 20th, 2010 to March 19th, 2011) = Popular.  Photos.  In the news.

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