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Pucker up: Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell in the first time a same-sex couple was chosen for Navy's traditional homecoming kiss

11:43 PM on 21st December 2011

A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ rule when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted home-coming ‘first kiss’ on the pier.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of California, descended from the USS Oak Hill  after 80 days at sea and shared a kiss in the rain with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles.

The crowd screamed and waved flags around the couple as they shared the short embrace, with Gaeta, 23, wearing her Navy dress uniform while Snell, 22, wore a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

‘It’s something new, that’s for sure,’ Gaeta told reporters after the kiss.

‘It’s nice to be able to be myself. It’s been a long time coming.’

For the historical significance of the kiss, there was little to differentiate it from countless others when a Navy ship pulls into its home port following a deployment.

Neither the Navy nor the couple tried to draw attention to what was happening and many onlookers waiting for their loved ones to come off the ship were busy talking among themselves.

David Bauer, the commanding officer of the USS Oak Hill, said that the crew’s reaction upon learning who was selected to have the first kiss after a raffle was positive.

‘It’s going to happen and the crew’s going to enjoy it. We’re going to move on and it won’t overshadow the great things that this crew has accomplished over the past three months,’ Bauer said.

Navy first: The crown scream and waved flags as the couple, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell made military history
Navy first: The crown scream and waved flags as the couple, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell made military history
A first: The lesbian couple won the time-honoured tradition of the 'first kiss' for the first time in the Navy's recorded history
A first: The lesbian couple won the time-honoured tradition of the ‘first kiss’ for the first time in the Navy’s recorded history

The ship returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story following an 80-day deployment to Central America.

The crew of more than 300 participated in exercises involving the militaries of Honduras, Guatemala Colombia and Panama as part of Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station 2012.

Both women are Navy fire controlmen, who maintain and operate weapons systems on ships.

They met at training school where they were roommates and have been dating for two years, which they said was difficult under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’.

‘We did have to hide it a lot in the beginning,’ Snell said.

‘”A lot of people were not always supportive of it in the beginning, but we can finally be honest about who we are in our relationship, so I’m happy.’

Home: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned on Wednesday after 80 days at sea (stock photo)
Home: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned on Wednesday after 80 days at sea (stock photo)

Navy officials said it was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship’s return. Sailors and their loved ones bought $1 raffle tickets for the opportunity.

Gaeta said she bought $50 of tickets, a figure that she said pales in comparison to amounts that some other sailors and their loved ones had bought.

The money was used to host a Christmas party for the children of sailors.

Snell said she believes their experience won’t be the last one for gays and lesbians in the military.

‘I think that it’s something that is going to open a lot of doors, for not just our relationship, but all the other gay and lesbian relationships that are in the military now,’ she said.

Snell is based on the USS Bainbridge, the guided missile destroyer that helped rescue cargo captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009.

story from and video at:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077283/Lesbian-couple-share-Navys-traditional-homecoming-kiss-U-S-ship-returns.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

 

 

Marissa Gaeta

4199111 71521         42

 

her path of destiny = 42 = Kiss.   Partner.  Sharing love.

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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

 

 

Marissa Gaeta

4           7   2 

 

her primary challenge = MG = 47 = Famous.  Internationally known.

what she must do/has to do = MT = 42 = Kiss.  Partner.  Sharing love.

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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 9     5          24

Citlalic Snell                          50

3 23 3 3 15 33      26

 

her soul number = 24 = Modest.

her outer personality = 26 = Popular.  Photos.  In the news.  Making headlines.

her path of destiny = 50 = Overjoyed.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

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Most of us are not archaeologists or astronomers, anthropologists or
astrologers. Yet the majority of what is written about one of the most exciting
and relevant subjects of our day – the approaching Winter Solstice 2012 end-date
of the Mayan Calendar – appears in words aimed at specialists and couched in
language that can be hard to read. This article is written for the Everyday
Earthling who may be hearing a lot about the Mayans, their calendars,
hieroglyphs and mysterious temples scattered throughout the jungles of Mexico,
Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Let us begin with some questions. Why is there so much talk about the “end of
the Mayan calendar” and what does it mean? Is there something significant we
should know about the Winter Solstice date of December 21, 2012? How were the
Mayans able to track long periods of time and why would they want to? Why should
we care about the Mayans today? Is there anything we can learn from them? I’ll
begin by sharing how my own interest in the subject developed and go on from
there.

I first learned about the Mayans in 1987 from Jose Arguelles’ book The Mayan
Factor. It was during the months leading up to the event known as Harmonic
Convergence that Arguelles, artist and visionary, introduced me to the 20 Mayan
daysigns and the thirteen Mayan numbers – and to the wonderfully engaging and
mysterious 260 day Mayan ceremonial calendar, called the Tzolkin (pronounced
chol-kin). My pursuit of knowledge about pre-Columbian culture had begun.

A great deal of scientific and visionary research work has been done about
the Mayans, so I started reading. I learned that the Mayans tracked cycles
within cycles within cycles of time. Their calendar acted as a harmonic
calibrator, linking and coordinating the earthly, lunar, solar and galactic
seasons in an aesthetically simple and elegant manner. The provocative
simplicity of the daysigns and the sheer harmony of the calendar drew me in.
Then a landmark article by John Major Jenkins appeared in Mountain Astrologer
magazine in 1994, revealing for the first time in our era the true meaning of
the end-date.

Is there something significant we should know about the Winter Solstice date
of December 21, 2012? Yes. On this day a rare astronomical and Mayan mythical
event occurs. In astronomic terms, the Sun conjuncts the intersection of the
Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. The Milky Way, as most of us know,
extends in a general north-south direction in the night sky. The plane of the
ecliptic is the track the Sun, Moon, planets and stars appear to travel in the
sky, from east to west. It intersects the Milky Way at a 60 degree angle near
the constellation Sagittarius.

The cosmic cross formed by the intersecting Milky Way and plane of the
ecliptic was called the Sacred Tree by the Maya. The trunk of the tree, the Axis
Mundi, is the Milky Way, and the main branch intersecting the tree is the plane
of the ecliptic. Mythically, at sunrise on December 21, 2012, the Sun – our
Father – rises to conjoin the center of the Sacred Tree, the World Tree, the
Tree of Life..

This rare astronomical event, foretold in the Mayan creation story of the
Hero Twins, and calculated empircally by them, will happen for many of us in our
lifetime. The Sun has not conjoined the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic
since some 25,800 years ago, long before the Mayans arrived on the scene and
long before their predecessors the Olmecs arrived. What does this mean?

Due to a phenomenon called the precession of the equinoxes, caused by the
Earth’s wobble that lasts almost 26,000 years, the apparent location of the
Winter Solstice sunrise has been ever so slowly moving toward the Galactic
Center. Precession may be understood by watching a spinning top. Over many
revolutions the top will rise and dip on its axis, not unlike how the Earth does
over an extremely long period of time. One complete rise and dip constitutes the
cycle of precession.

The Mayans noticed the relative slippage of the positions of stars in the
night sky over long periods of observation, indicative of precession, and
foretold this great coming attraction. By using an invention called the Long
Count, the Mayans fast-forwarded to anchor December 21, 2012 as the end of their
Great Cycle and then counted backwards to decide where the calendar would begin.
Thus the Great Cycle we are currently in began on August 11, 3114 B.C. But
there’s more.

The Great Cycle, lasting 1,872,000 days and equivalent to 5,125.36 years, is
but one fifth of the Great Great Cycle, known scientifically as the Great Year
or the Platonic Year – the length of the precession of the equinoxes. To use a
metaphor from the modern industrial world, on Winter Solstice A.D. 2012 it is as
if the Giant Odometer of Humanity on Earth hits 100,000 miles and all the cycles
big and small turn over to begin anew. The present world age will end and a new
world age will begin.

Over a year’s time the Sun transits through the twelve houses of the zodiac.
Many of us know this by what “Sun sign” is associated with our birthday. Upping
the scale to the Platonic Year – the 26,000 year long cycle – we are shifting,
astrologically, from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. The Mayan
calendar does not really “end” in 2012, but rather, all the cycles turn over and
start again, vibrating to a new era. It is as if humanity and the Earth will
graduate in the eyes of the Father Sun and Grandmother Milky Way.

Why should we care about the Mayans today? Is there anything we can learn
from them? The trees give us oxygen to breathe and help create the nourishing
rains upon which we depend, sustaining life. We are missing these rains in
places where the trees have been cut down or burned. Fires begin that nature can
no longer extinguish. For the Mayans, trees were intermediaries between the
physical and spiritual worlds, and absolutely essential to life. They believed
that without the tree man could not survive and that “with the death of the last
tree comes the death of the human race.”

The ancient carved stones and the stars themselves tell us we are on the
brink of a new world age. There is no reason not to take a leap of faith into
imagining what may be in store. We may trust that it is time for humanity to
awaken into a true partnership with each other, with the Earth, and the Cosmos.
By accepting this partnership we may claim our birthright and become Galactic
Citizens who care for and sustain the planet, thus sustaining ourselves. This is
clearly the challenge of our times. Yet, arriving just in time and on schedule
is the Winter Solstice dawn on the day we may remember that we are truly
Children of the World.

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THE TREES WHO TALKED

We speak to you now
As ones, who like you,
Are much younger than
The
Mountains

Sustained by the same Water
And the same Sun
And both blessed to
be
In this place of wonder,
We have been asked to tell you
To share and
celebrate
This Garden with your kind

The Bear brings you power,
The Deer, protection
We, the Trees, standing
silently
In witness, give you trust

The Water comes and goes
The Animals are busy
On their own paths
The
Mountains, well,
They have other things to do,
Communing with the very
forces
That created the face
Of this Earth

We speak to you now as ones
Whose lives come and go,
Much like
yours.
You, however, are affecting
How this Garden grows
And that is
why we seek
Your attention

from:  http://www.planetpapp.com/br21december2012/

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December 21st, 2012

12 + 21 +2+0+1+2 = 38 = the end of the Mayan calendar’s personal year (from December 21st, 2011 to December 20th, 2013) = Take care.

38 month + 12 (December) = 50 = the end of the Mayan caldendar’s personal month = Worldwide.  Global.  Cataclysm.

50 month + 21 (21st of the month on December 21st, 2012) = 71 = the end of the Mayan calendar’s personal day = Good job.

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File:Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg

The United States was born on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa

July 4th, 1776

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 16 = the United States’ personal year (from July 4th, 2012 to July 3rd, 2013) = Unpredictable.  Shocks.  Surprises.  Unprecedented.  Off the charts.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

16 year + 12 (December) = 28 = the Unites States’ personal month (from December 4th, 2012 to January 3rd, 2013) = Powerful.  Mega.  Super.

28 month + 21 (21st of the month on December 21st, 2012) = 49 = the United States’ personal day = Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

49 day + 1 (1st personal hour for the United States) = 50 = the United States’ personal hour (from the time of birth of the United States until one hour after the United States time of birth) = Worldwide.  Global.  Cataclysm.

28 month + 22 (22nd of the month on December 22nd, 2012) = 50 = the United States’ personal day = Worldwide.  Global.  Cataclysm.

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Japan, USA ready for battle royal

Japan, USA ready for battle royal

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 comes to a conclusion on Sunday, with two-time world champions USA bidding to complete a hat-trick of titles against the technically accomplished Japanese, who are making their first appearance in the Final and have yet to record a win against the Americans.

It promises to be a tight encounter between two evenly matched sides who reached the final in identical style: the Stars and Stripes recording a 3-1 semi-final win over France, and the Japanese beating Sweden by the same scoreline.

The game
JapanUSA, Sunday 17 July, Frankfurt, 20.45 (local time)

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Minute-by-minute analysis of the Women’s World Cup final between the Americans and Japanese. The Journal’s Matthew Futterman and Laura Stevens are in Germany for the game, while Yoree Koh contributes from Japan and David Goldenberg provides commentary on the match and ESPN telecast.

  • For Japan, heroes abound. Besides the captain Sawa, the keeper Kaihori was a wall all day and knocked back two great shots in the shootout. Miyama got a goal after leading the attack much of the day, and Ando kept the U.S. team on its heels with her dangerous runs all day. Japan is certainly the biggest underdog winner in World Cup history — men’s or women’s.

  • The U.S. women are rightly devastated. They played one of their best games on the biggest stage, but to no avail. Homare Sawa brought her team back and totally outclassed the Americans in the shootout.

  • Kumagai up to win. And she does! What a comeback from Japan, your 2011 Women’s World Cup champion. That was magnificent. The Japanese never gave up even after going down twice.

  • Wambach scores. 2-1, Japan.

  • Sakaguchi scores to put Japan up 2-0. Solo got a hand on it but couldn’t push it out. Now the U.S. has to score.

  • Tobin Heath’s shot gets blocked, as well. Not a great shot, but a great block by Kaihori. The Americans look like novices here.

  • Lloyd’s goes high! But then Nagasato’s shot gets blocked by Solo. Japan is still up 1-0. Wow.

  • Miyama uses trickery to roll it in past Solo. Japan has the 1-0 edge.

  • Solo swings her arms as she walks up for her turn.

  • Shannon Boxx is going first. And she misses! Wow. She went to the same side as she did against Brazil — and a great kick save from Kaihori.

  • Everyone in the bar stands up and waits in trepidation, arms around each other.

  • U.S. kicks first.

    • 4:15 pm
    • Start of Penalty Kicks
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Who’s going to take the kick Rapinoe took against Brazil? Japan is up first in this shootout.

    • 4:14 pm
    • Start of Penalty Kicks
    • by David Goldenberg
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    The commentators’ worst fears have come true. It may not be fair, but it’s pretty exciting.

  • Solo is on the field receiving medical attention. She looks like she’s in pain. Medics are wrapping her knee. Not what the U.S. wants to see right before penalty kicks.

    • 4:13 pm
    • 2-2, End of Extra Time
    • by David Goldenberg
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    A good shot from Lloyd is blocked, and Heath’s follow-up is blocked as well. Bring on the PKs!

  • Red card! Azusa Iwashimizu takes down Morgan from behind right outside the box as she had an open path to the goal.

  • As Mana Iwabuchi comes in as a substitute, Abby Wambach gets a great service from Heather O’Reilly to her feet — but kicks it way over the goal.

  • It’s all about Sawa. “Sawa, we’ll give you all kinds of awards when you come home,” says one red-faced fan.

  • That was a gutsy goal by the captain. She has scored more goals than anyone else in the tournament with five. PKs coming now?

  • It’s more wild here than before — just a mish-mash of crazed shouts.

  • Goal! Homare Sawa with an amazing header on the ensuing corner. In her fifth World Cup, she scores a beauty.

    • 4:05 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 114th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Sawa puts a great ball through for Kinga, who catches Solo off her line. Rampone, though, runs back and clears the ball off the line for a corner. Solo looks a bit hurt from her effort.

    • 4:04 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 114th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Tobin Heath comes in for Rapinoe. I’m not sure why, though, besides for wasting time with a substitution. Rapinoe had another great day.

    • 4:03 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 113th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    There’s another miscommunication for the U.S. at the back as Rapinoe and Lloyd run into each other and leave the ball in front of the wide-open goal. No Japanese player takes advantage, though. That was a close one for the Americans.

    • 4:01 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 111th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Despite their long odds, the Japanese don’t look panicked. They keep building up slowly, though they’re bringing their defenders up now.

    • 3:59 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 108th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    An eerily similar play to Japan’s earlier goal as the ball bounces around in the six-yard box. This time, though, the U.S. clears it out.

    • 3:56 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 107th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Can the U.S. hold on? The Americans seem to be shrinking back into their defensive shell, which is what cost them a goal in the second half.

    • 3:55 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 106th Minute
    • by Yoree Koh
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    Fans are linking up here, but it’s quiet.

    • 3:55 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 105th Minute
    • by Laura Stevens
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    The players run in for a sip of water as the goalies change sides.

    • 3:54 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 105th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    That’s four headers for goals in four games for the beast in the air. Darke called it another Wambach winner, and Foudy just suggested that if the Americans win, U.S. Soccer will have to bronze Wambach’s head.

    • 3:53 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 103rd Minute
    • by Laura Stevens
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    The crowd goes wild! Jumping, hugging, waving of American flags. Flashes are going off across the stadium as everyone captures the moment on their cameras. “U-S-A!! U-S-A!!”

    • 3:53 pm
    • 2-1, United States, 103rd Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Goal! Wambach gets a great serve from Morgan and hits it in with — what else? – her head!

  • We’re not the only ones captivated by this match. The White House just released a photo of Barack Obama and his family tuning in, too.

  • O’Reilly makes another good run and serves it to Wambach, who gets stonewalled in front of the goal. The U.S. looks like the aggressors so far in extra time.

  • Miyama, who scored Japan’s lone goal, gets a yellow for a hard tackle. Amy Rodriguez and Stephanie Cox start warming up on the sideline for the Americans.

  • Morgan and Solo seem to be the two players with the most star power tonight. They both get the crowd roaring like no one else.

  • Morgan gets away again and looks like she might get another strike. She does, but it’s a bit too far wide.

  • The Americans are dominating possession in extra time, but they do seem a bit tired. Time for a substitute?

  • The U.S. starts quickly in extra time by earning a corner and two quick headers on goal from Wambach, but Kaihori gets them both.

  • Here we go! Excited fans are cheering. Air horns are going off to the beat of a drum.

    • 3:37 pm
    • 1-1, Start Extra Time
    • by David Goldenberg
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    The Japanese players are lying all over the field getting treatment, while the U.S. is huddled up. Does it say anything about how tired the respective teams are? Chastain seems to think so. While we’re talking about the announcers, everyone in the studio seems to hate the idea of penalty kicks. I think fans like them more than former players.

  • Standing ovation from the crowd as regulation ends. The U.S. team huddles up on the field. The Japanese players’ legs are being shaken out by trainers.

    • 3:34 pm
    • 1-1, End of Regulation
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Sameshima gets free, but O’Reilly tracks her down to end regulation. We’re headed for extra time!

  • Two minutes of extra time draws cheers here.

  • Sakaguchi gets an opportunity but shoots it far left. Two minutes of extra time left.

  • Lots of nerves all around with both teams getting sloppy. No major chances in these last minutes of regulation so far.

  • The tension is building here in the stadium, but the crowd is loving it. Both teams are getting equal love when they get close to scoring or steal the ball.

  • Rapinoe’s kick is well-defended again, but the US is still on the offensive side of the field. The Americans are serving crosses all over the box, but Japan seems composed.

  • Lloyd makes a great run from midfield but gets stopped in the box. The U.S., though, is pressing forward and has earned a corner.

  • Another breakdown from the Americans as Japan keeps up the attack.

  • The bat breaks into the cheer song for the Sendai soccer team — one of the cities Tohoku affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

  • The crowd in Frankfurt goes wild again! Tons of screaming, flashes, air horns and Japanese flags waving!

  • Madness! Everyone breaks into “Nippon, nippon!”

  • Goal! Miyama takes advantage of a terrible clear by Buehler and Krieger. Miyama does well to finish it off.

    • 3:21 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 79th Minute
    • by Laura Stevens
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    The teams are playing to a sold-out crowd: 48,817 people.

    • 3:18 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 77th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Can the U.S. hold on for 15 more minute? Julie Foudy seems a bit nervous, despite her supposed impartiality as a commentator.

    • 3:17 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 76th Minute
    • by Yoree Koh
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    If ever stress were a reason to smoke: Almost everyone in the bar lit up right after Morgan’s goal.

    • 3:15 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 74th Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    The U.S. scored, but Japan is now on the attack. A few shots by sub Yuki Nagasato and the Japanese captain Homare Sawa are keeping the American defenders on their toes.

    • 3:13 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 72nd Minute
    • by David Goldenberg
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    Morgan, the 22-year-old soccer prodigy, has not been intimidated by the greatest stage. She had an awesome (and similar) goal to put away France in the semis, and now this. She has tons of confidence.

    • 3:12 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 71st Minute
    • by Yoree Koh
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    And there it is. Fans are bemoaning Japan’s speed. But they’re still holding onto hope: “It’s OK, we still have 20 minutes,” mutter some spectators.

    • 3:12 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 70th Minute
    • by Laura Stevens
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    The stadium goes wild: jumping, cheering, air horns, flashes! American flags waving everywhere as the screen flashes “TOR! GOAL!”

    • 3:11 pm
    • 1-0, United States, 68th Minute
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    Goal! Morgan gets a great feed from Rapinoe on a counter attack. She takes a terrific touch to beat Kumagai, then slots it past Kaihori. Beautiful shot. She makes Sundhage’s decision to put her in at halftime look very smart.

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Virtually a permanent fixture at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking in the last three years, USA are looking to cement their status as one of the pre-eminent sides in the women’s game by winning their third world crown. Although their last FIFA Women’s World Cup™ title came back in 1999, the Americans won Olympic gold at Athens 2004 and again at Beijing 2008, and are strongly fancied to return to the top of the podium at Germany 2011.

The road to Germany
The two-time world champions reached the finals the hard way. An unexpected 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF qualifying event denied them a direct ticket to Germany and meant they had to fight it out for the last available berth with Italy in a play-off. Alex Morgan’s injury-time strike gave them a 1-0 win in a tight first leg in Padua, with Amy Rodriguez scoring the only goal of the return leg to confirm the Stars and Stripes’ safe passage.

The star players
After the retirement of evergreen Kristine Lilly, Shannon Boxx takes over as the heartbeat and inspiration of the side, with a clutch of ambitious youngsters providing a talented supporting cast. Goalkeeping has always been one of the Americans’ strong suits and even though star shotstopper Hope Solo is an injury worry, Nicole Barnhart has proved herself a very able deputy. Striker Abby Wambach can be relied upon to carry a potent threat, while young forward Alex Morgan will be looking to fulfil the rich promise she showed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008.

The coach
Not many of the coaches plying their trade at Germany 2011 have career records quite as impressive as Pia Sundhage. Aside from a spell with Lazio in Italy, the Swede spent all her playing career in her homeland, winning four Swedish league winners medals and four cup winners medals. In making 146 appearances for her country, she scored 71 goals and played at two FIFA Women’s World Cups (1991 – where Sweden finished third – and 1995) and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. She also helped the Scandinavians win the European title in 1984.

After a stint as player-coach with Hammarby IF DFF she retired in 1996, whereupon she went to coach in the WUSA, winning the league in 2003 with Boston Breakers. An assistant to China coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors at the last FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, she then took charge of the USA team, steering them to success at the 2008 Algarve Cup and at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at Beijing later that year.

Previous FIFA Women’s World Cups 
USA have appeared in every FIFA Women’s World Cup finals to date. The only FIFA tournament they have ever failed to qualify for in any age category was the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010.

The Americans have never finished outside the top three at the world finals. Crowned world champions in 1991 and 1999, they took third place in 1995, 2003 and 2007.

The stat
2 – The number of games USA have lost in 66 outings since their semi-final exit at China 2007: against Norway in the opening match of the gold-medal-winning campaign at Beijing 2008, and that Germany 2011 qualifier against Mexico. Of their remaining games, they have won 58 and drawn six.

What they said
“Things have really changed since FIFA started the U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups. In the qualifiers, for example, we played against Costa Rica and Guatemala and they were both very technical. Technique is very important to the future of this sport and it’s something we need to work on in this country. We need players who are more technical. Standards have improved a lot and it’s going to get harder and harder to stay at the top of the Ranking. We’re doing what we can though,” USA coach Pia Sundhage, after her side finally reached Germany 2011.

Squad List

 
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Japan

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Japan’s star continues to rise in global terms, not that the Nadeshiko have been poor performers in the past. Consistently strong showings at youth World Cups in recent years have seen their senior national team stocked with solid depth across all positions. An unlucky group stage elimination at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was followed by an equally unfortunate penalty shoot-out defeat in the final of the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Fast and technical approach play will test any team and Japan will be quietly confident of success after years of underachievement where they have reached the knockout stage on just one occasion.

The road to Germany
Though only finishing third in the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the Japanese impressed as much as any team at the eight-nation tournament in China. The Nadeshiko won four of their five matches in the highly competitive Asian qualifying competition, including a group encounter against Korea DPR and the crucial play-off against China. The only failing was an unlucky 1-0 semi-final defeat against eventual champions Australia in which the team created a host of goalscoring opportunities.

The star players
Japan have an array of attacking talent led by Duisburg forward Kozue Ando who scored three goals in qualifying. Teen sensation Mana Iwabuchi received her much-anticipated first senior call-up in February 2010 with the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup adidas Golden Ball winner scoring a brace in her second outing. The midfield is equally strong with diminutive Aya Miyama already a veteran despite being in her mid 20s. The jewel in the crown remains Homare Sawa, with the captain -whose international strike-rate is a goal every other game – looking to play in her fifth FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

The coach
Although only taking the reins in early 2008, Japan coach Norio Sasaki is highly versed in the women’s game. The astute Sasaki has led the Japanese at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and two AFC Women’s Asian Cups, with the team continuing to progress up the world rankings during this period. Sasaki also guided the Nadeshiko to fourth at the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament as the team reached an unprecedented high.

Previous FIFA Women’s World Cups

  • With China’s failure to qualify for Germany 2011, Japanwill claim the honour of being the only Asian nation to appear at all six editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™.
  • The Nadeshiko have just three wins from 16 matches and one quarter-final appearance in 1995 to show for their five World Cup appearances.


The stat
2 –
Japan scored at least two goals in four of their five qualification matches, the only exception being the 1-0 loss to Australia.

What they said
“We aim to be the FIFA Women’s World Cup champions,” Japan coach Norio Sasaki speaking prior to the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

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The United States was born on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa
 
July 4th, 1776
 
July 4th
 
7 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = USA’s personal year (from July 4th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2012) = Advertising.  Sponsors.
 
 
15 year + 7 (July) = 22 = USA’s personal month (from July 4th, 2011 to August 3rd, 2011) = Lucky.
 
 
22 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 39 = USA’s personal day = Perfect. Ideal. Nice.

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Abby Wambach was born on June 2nd, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abby_Wambach

June 2nd, 1980

6 + 2 +1+9+8+0 = 26 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Headers.  Headshots.  Popularity.  In the news.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Telegenic.  Charisma.  Personality.

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June 2nd, 1980

June 2nd

6 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = her personal year (from June 2nd, 2011 to June 1st, 2012) = Phenomenon.  Phenomenal.  Reversals.

12 year + 7 (July) = 19 = her personal month (from July 2nd, 2011 to August 1st, 2011) = Radiant.  Shining.  Beaming.  Vitality.  Life force.  Achievement.  Attainment.  Accomplishment.  It’s my time to shine.  Front and center.  Achieving success. 

19 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 36 = her personal day = Crushed.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.

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Lauren Cheney was born on September 30th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Cheney

September 30th, 1987

September 30th

9 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 42 = her personal year (from September 30th, 2010 to September 29th, 2011) = Everybody loves Lauren.

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Amy Rodriguez was born on February 17th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Rodriguez

February 17th, 1987

2 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 23 = her personal year (from February 17th, 2011 to February 16th, 2012) = Athelte.  Sports.

23 year + 7 (July) = 30 = her personal month (from July 17th, 2011 to August 16th, 2011) = Having a lot to be thankful for.

30 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Famous.  Internationally known.  Everybody knows her name.

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Alex Morgan was born on July 2nd, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Morgan

July 2nd, 1989

7 + 2 +1+9+8+9 = 36 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Crushed.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.

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Megan Rapinoe Megan Rapinoe #16 of Team USA drives upfield with the ball against Team Ireland during the international women's soccer game held on July 23, 2006 at Torero Stadium in San Diego, California.   USA defeated Ireland 5-0.

Megan Rapinoe was born on July 5th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Rapinoe

July 5th, 1985

July 5th

7 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = her personal year (from July 5th, 2011 to July 4th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Amazing.  Stunning.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

16 year + 7 (July) = 23 = her personal month (from July 5th, 2011 to August 4th, 2011) = Athlete.  Sports.

23 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 40 = her personal day =  Helping out her fellow human being.

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Hope Solo was born on July 30th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Solo

July 30th, 1981

7 + 30 +1+9+8+1 = 56 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Tiebreaker.  Decisive.

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Pia Sundhage was born on February 13th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pia_Sundhage

February 13th, 1960

2 + 13 +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.  Practice.  Training.  Trainer.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Bring it on.  C’mon. 

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Homare Sawa was born on September 6th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homare_Sawa

September 6th, 1978

9 + 6 +1+9+7+8 = 40 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Helping out her fellow human being.

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September 6th, 1978

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.

18 year + 7 (July) = 25 = her personal month (from July 6th, 2011 to August 5th, 2011) = Thrilling.  Exciting.

25 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 42 = her personal day = Everybody loves Homare Sawa.

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Kozue Ando was born on July 9th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozue_Ando

July 9th, 1982

7 + 9 +1+9+8+2 = 36 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Crushing [the competition].  Bending over backwards. 

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Aya Miyama was born on January 28th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Miyama

January 28th, 1985

January 28th

1 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = her personal year (from January 28th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012) = Courage.  Bravery.

33 year + 6 (June) = 39 = her personal month (from June 28th, 2011 to July 27th, 2011) = Perfect.  Ideal.  Nice.

39 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 56 = her personal day = Tied the game 1-1.  1-0 tiebreaker in penalty kicks.

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Saki Kumagai was born on October 17th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saki_Kumagai

October 17th, 1990

October 17th

10 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 30 = her personal year (from October 17th, 2010 to October 16th, 2011) = You have a lot to be thankful for.

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Mana Iwabuchi was born on March 18th, 1993 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mana_Iwabuchi

March 18th, 1993

March 18th

3 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = her personal year (from March 18th, 2011 to March 17th, 2012) =  Thrilling. Exciting.

25 year + 6 (June) = 31 = her personal month (from June 18th, 2011 to July 17th, 2011) = Competition. Challenges. Tests. Contests. Contestant. Runner-up. Competitor. Contender. Opponent. Stir. Catalyst. Reaction. Risk. Striving to be number 1. Personal best. Outdoing yourself. Rising to the challenge. Stirring things up. Stirring the pot. Provoke a reaction. Bring it on. C’mon.

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Nozomi YAMAGO

Nozomi Yamago was born on January 16th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nozomi_Yamago

January 16th, 1975

January 16th

1 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 21= her personal year (from January 16th, 2011 to Janauary 15th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 year + 7 (July) = 28 = her personal month (from July 16th, 2011 to August 15th, 2011) = Heroine.  Unstoppable.

28 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 45 = her personal day = Intense.  Hardcore.

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Norio Sasaki was born on May 24th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norio_Sasaki

May 24th, 1958

5 + 24 +1+9+5+8 = 52 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Keen.  Astute.  Able to size up people and situations.

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Japan was born on February 11, 660 BC according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan

February 11th, 660 BC

February 11th

2 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = Japan’s personal year (from February 11th, 2011 to February 10th, 2012) = Inspirational.

17 year + 7 (July) = 24 = Japan’s personal month (from July 11th, 2011 to August 10th, 2011) = Dominating.

24 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 41 = Japan’s personal day = Melting your heart.

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July 4, 2011

The United States does not have to default on its
debt, and the social security and Medicare checks can go out even if Republicans
and President Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by August
2.

Even though the government cannot borrow additional money, it still
has tax revenues equal to about 55 percent of expenses — $2.2 trillion against
expenses equal to about $3.8 trillion for a $1.6 trillion deficit. With those
tax revenues, Washington can fund interest on the national debt, social
security, Medicaid, and crucial national defense responsibilities. With the
interest on the debt honored, the government can sell new bonds to replace bonds
that come due without piercing the statutory debt limit.

Interest,
benefits to seniors and defense would absorb virtually all tax revenues. It
would appear the other functions of government would have to shut down, but the
Administration has other options.

Often overlooked, the Treasury can
print money to pay its bills. Before you gasp that Washington would be flooding
the world with greenbacks — it doesn’t have to be.

The Federal Reserve
holds on its balance sheet about $2.6 trillion in securities, mostly Treasury
bonds, which it could sell to absorb the money the Treasury prints to pay its
bills. At $1.6 trillion a year, that could keep the government running past the
next election.

Also, since 2007, government spending has jumped $1.1
trillion but only $200 billion was needed to cover inflation — the $900 billion
additional was new programs and benefits and higher pay. That has increased
federal spending’s share of GDP from 19.6 percent to more than 25
percent.

Temporarily, slicing that additional government spending by $450
billion, by executive order, would likely stand up in court as an emergency
measure. Especially if President Obama and Secretary Boehner sat down and did a
deal, alone and with no help from their partisan friends but if
necessary.

It would be good politics for both sides — either the
President is right and Americans would see how painful it is to cut government
that much, or Republican would be able to point that we are better
off.

The Treasury would have to print about $1.2 trillion a year in new
money, and the Fed would sell an equal amount of securities from its balance
sheet; however that maneuver would take us until a new Congress is seated and a
reelected President Obama or his successor has a clear mandate.

Before
you say this is kicking the can again, consider that in 2012, both the President
and his opponent would have to table specific alternatives for slashing the
deficit and restoring normal operations, and the winner would emerge with a
mandate for his plan.

Right now, neither side is tabling credible plans.
The president’s taxes on the rich and other schemes would only slash at best
$150 billion annually from the $1.6 trillion deficit, and the Republicans about
a similar amount in spending cuts they have managed to propose.

Neither
side is talking about harnessing the rapidly rising prices the government pays
for health care — both sides just talk about trimming benefits a bit or the
pain of it.

The United States pays double, or more, than European
governments for drugs, and suffers from large disadvantages in insurance
administration, hospital efficiency and tort costs. Regulating those prices is
tar baby no one in Congress or the White House wants to put his arms around —
but we are not getting out of this mess without doing so.

Ditto for
retirement ages for social security and the vast array of federal pensions, and
state pensions the federal government indirectly helps finance.

The
absence of frank discussion of financing options beyond August 2 is the fault of
two men. Though Treasury Secretary Geithner serves at the pleasure of the
President, and Fed Chairman Bernanke must answer frequently to Congress, both
men have a responsibility to articulate the genuine budget and economic
challenges before the nation, and both men can easily find other satisfying and
better paying jobs in a pinch.

In similar crises, past cabinet members
have stepped up — consider the conduct of senior Justice Officials in the last
days of the Nixon Administration, and Alan Greenspan was not afraid to talk
frankly about federal policies.

Secretary Geithner needs to draft plans
to keep the government going and be quietly frank with political leaders about
those plans. And, Chairman Bernanke would then concur with how the Fed can
respond.

Sadly Geithner and Bernanke are shirking responsibilities.
Geithner’s substantive shortcomings are widely speculated; however, Mr. Bernanke
is a bright man and has no alibis to offer.

from:  http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0711/0711usdebtdefault.htm

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the United States was born on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa

July 4th, 1776

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = the United States’ personal year (from July 4th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2012) = Taxes.  Spending.  Wars.

15 year + 7 (July) = 22 = USA’s personal month (from July 4th, 2011 to August 3rd, 2011) = Like a three ring circus.

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March 14, 2011, 2:52 pm

One of the most abundant substances in the cloud of radioactive steam released by a failing nuclear power plant is iodine-131—a radioactive form of the element, iodine, that is found throughout nature. Iodine-131 poses a special health risk because of its cancer-causing effect on the thyroid gland.

The small, butterfly-shaped thyroid sits just below the voice box. From this perch, it controls how fast every cell in the body changes food into energy. The gland’s main product, thyroid hormone, governs the function of the digestive tract, brain, heart, nerves, muscles, bones, skin, and more.

Iodine is a key ingredient that goes into making thyroid hormone. We get this element from ocean-caught or ocean-farmed fish and shellfish, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and fruits and vegetables grown in iodine-rich soil.

The human body is surprisingly good at absorbing iodine and storing it in the thyroid gland. That’s a problem when iodine-131 is released into the atmosphere. The thyroid stores it as readily as natural, non-radioactive iodine. As iodine-131 builds up in the thyroid gland, it emits bursts of radiation that can damage DNA and other genetic material. Such damage can remove the normal limits to cell growth and division. Unchecked growth of thyroid tissue is thyroid cancer.

Iodine-131 gets into the body several ways. A person can breathe in radioactive steam released by a nuclear power plant. Fallout—radioactive particles that fall out of the atmosphere and settle onto plants, soil, and water—further adds to the burden when a person eats iodine-131 enriched fruits and vegetables or drinks water containing the isotope. Milk is another vehicle—cows that eat grass sprinkled with iodine-131 make milk that contains it.

Following the explosion and meltdown of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in 1986, follow-up health studies showed a significant increase in thyroid cancer in the area around Chernobyl, especially among children who were under 10 years old at the time of the explosion and those in utero. Youths may be most affected by iodine-131 because their thyroid glands are still growing and developing. Fortunately, as cancers go, thyroid cancer is one of the least deadly. In the United States, only about 5% of people who develop thyroid cancer die of the disease. (Researchers aren’t yet sure if this applies to radiation-induced thyroid cancer.)

As my colleague Peter Wehrwein describes in a related post, taking potassium iodide pills can help keep iodine-131 from taking up residence in the thyroid gland. The seafood-rich Japanese diet provides an abundance of iodine. Because the thyroid glands of those affected by fallout from the failing nuclear power plants may be “full” of natural iodine, iodine-131 may not be able to get into the gland, giving them natural protection against radiation-induced thyroid cancer.

from:  http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/thyroid-cancer-a-hazard-from-radioactive-iodine-emitted-by-japans-failing-nuclear-power-plants-201103141867

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An American nuclear expert says radiation from Japan could spread across the Pacific and reach the United States if a complete meltdown occurs at a Japanese nuclear facility damaged as a result of last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami.  

Nuclear expert Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund says Japan’s nuclear crisis is in a critical phase.

“One of the [Japanese] reactors has had half the core exposed already. This is the one they are now flooding with seawater in a desperate effort to prevent a complete meltdown.”

Cirincione spoke on the Fox News Sunday television program. He said the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Japan’s northeast coast is one of at least three nuclear facilities at risk.

Japan has evacuated civilians from areas surrounding the troubled plant, but Cirincione says radiation could spread far beyond Japan if efforts to contain the crisis fail.

Explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant

“The worst-case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together – temperatures get so hot that [they] melt together into a radioactive molten mass that busts through the containment mechanisms. So they spew radioactivity into the ground, into the air, into the water. Some of that radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the west coast of the United States.”

Japan’s ambassador in Washington, Ichiro Fujisaki, acknowledged potential dangers, but said no complete nuclear meltdown appears imminent.

“It is true that part of [the] fuel rod may have been deformed or melting. But it is not a situation where [the] core reactor, the substantial part of [the] reactor, is melting down.”

The ambassador spoke on NBC’s Meet the Press. Also appearing on the program was the head of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Institute, Marvin Furtel, who praised Japan’s response to the nuclear crisis. Furtel said a meltdown at a nuclear power plant does not always result in a massive release of radiation, as America’s own history shows.

“At Three Mile Island [in Pennsylvania], which was the worst accident we ever had, about half of the core melted, so about 50 percent.  It resulted in no [radiation] releases off-site that threatened anybody. So, you can have fuel melt, and if the rest of your safety systems, your containment, works and you manage to keep the reactor under control, the dangers for public health and safety are really minimal.”

from:  http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Expert-Nuclear-Radiation-Could-Spread-Far-Beyond-Japan-117899079.html

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What can I do to protect myself and my family from iodine-129 and iodine-131?

The thyroid cannot tell the difference between radioactive and non-radioactive iodine. It will take up radioactive iodine in whatever proportion it is available in the environment.

If large amounts of radioactive iodine are released during an nuclear accident, large doses of stable iodine may be distributed by government agencies to keep your thyroid gland from absorbing too much radioactive iodine: Raising the concentration of stable iodine in the blood, increases the likelihood that the thyroid will absorb it instead of radioactive iodine. (Note: Large doses of stable iodine can be a health hazard and should not be taken except in an emergency. However iodized table salt is an important means of acquiring essential non-radioactive iodine to maintain health.

from:  http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/iodine.html#protectmyself

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The United States was born on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa

July 4th, 1776

7 + 4 +1+7+7+6 = 32 = the United States’ life lesson = what the United States is here to learn = Mainstream.  Consensus.  Majority.

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July 4th, 1776

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = the United States’ personal year (from July 4th, 2010 to July 3rd, 2011) = Diet.  Moderation.

14 year + 3 (March) = 17 = the United States’ personal month = Health.

17 month + 15 (15th of the month on Tuesday March 15th, 2011) = 32 = the United States’ personal day = Mainstream.  Consensus.  Majority.

When the United States’ number (32 (7 + 4 +1+7+7+6 = 32)) comes up, that’s when the United States gets to live/experience what the United States is here to live/experience.  So this is the United States’ day!!!

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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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The NZ sky could be lit up by the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights after Nasa detected a solar blast heading towards earth. Photo / NASA

3:07 PM Tuesday Aug 3, 2010

The New Zealand sky could be lit up by the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, tonight after American space agency Nasa detected a solar blast heading towards earth.

The flare, consisting of large clouds of charged particles, will probably have no noticeable consequences apart from possibly causing aurora which Nasa described as “rippling dancing curtains of green and red light”.

Stargazers who live in the South Island will have a better chance of catching a glimpse of the aurora as the effect is stronger closer to both poles.

Stardome Observatory Astronomer Dr Grant Christie said it had been the sun’s longest quiet period in a century.

“We were hoping that the sun wasn’t totally comatose and it was going to come to life again and it looks like that’s happening,” said Dr Christie. What’s unusual is it’s taken it a long time to do that.”

The aurora is caused as the particles ejected from the sun interacted with earth’s magnetic field, creating a geomagnetic storm, Nasa said.

Solar particles then stream down the field lines toward Earth’s poles and collide with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere, resulting in spectacular night time displays in the sky.

from:  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10663330

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A solar storm could make tonight a great night for stargazing.

The sun’s surface erupted early Sunday and sent tons of plasma into space, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It’s headed toward Earth, which could be in for a beautiful light show.

“This eruption is directed right at us, and is expected to get here early in the day on August 4th,” astronomer Leon Golub of the astrophysics center, said in a statement. “It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time.”

Some publications have dubbed it a “solar tsunami.”

The eruption, called a coronal mass ejection, was captured by a NASA camera. Depending on its path, it could make the northern lights, or aurora borealis, visible tonight.

“When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts with our planet’s magnetic field, potentially creating a geomagnetic storm,” Golub said. Solar particles “collide with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere, which then glow like miniature neon signs.”

Residents of the northern U.S. and other nations should look to the north tonight and early Wednesday to see rippling “curtains” of green and red light, Golub said. While aurorae can usually only be seen at high latitudes, they also can be on display at more southern points during a geomagnetic storm, Golub said.

Cities, because of their bright lights, aren’t good places to see the show, Golub told The Boston Globe.

Scientists will get an idea of when the lights can be seen after the eruption passes by a satellite, the Globe said. They will know about an hour ahead of time.

from:  http://www.aolnews.com/science/article/coronal-mass-ejection-or-solar-tsunami-to-make-aurora-borealis-light-show-in-north/19578799

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The United States was born (declared independence) on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
July 4th
7 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = the United States’ personal year (from July 4th, 2010 to July 3rd, 2011)
14 year + 8 (August) = 22 = the United States’ personal month (from August 4th, 2010 to September 3rd, 2010) = Lucky.
22 month + 4 (4th of the month on Wednesday August 4th, 2010) = 26 = the United States’ personal day = Photos.  Communication.  News.

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