posted on October 31, 2006 05:11
This article is an excerpt from Chapter one in my new book The Chicken Little Agenda – Debunking Experts' Lies. This is the sixth of eleven parts for Chapter one that will be presented here sequentially. Read part five here.
The Green Revolution
The Five-Minute Pirate
In 1982 while I was in Boulder, Colorado, being debriefed following a year at the South Pole, I attended a meeting of Denver Scuba divers. The guest speaker was the then area coordinator for Greenpeace. Between one and two hundred sport divers and other interested individuals attended the weeknight meeting, dressed in business and casual business attire. For the most part these were people who were moderately well off, with a higher than average interest in maintaining the environment.
The speaker arrived unwashed, unkempt, and badly needing a change of clothing. The audience politely listened to his story of how he chained himself to the handrail of a Russian whaling ship in a Peruvian port. He said he did this in order to prevent its departure on the next leg of an extended whaling voyage. He was arrested by Peruvian authorities and charged with piracy. It turned out that Peru had no anti-piracy laws, and the Greenpeace member was released. The total cost to Greenpeace for the venture was $30,000. One of the attendees stood after the presentation to ask how long he had delayed the ship's departure.
The answer: five minutes.
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(Part 7 of 11 follows)
© 2006 – Robert G. Williscroft