Poor diddums

February 27th, 2012 at 9:24 am by David Farrar

Paul Easton at Stuff reports:

Actress told Fairfax at 11.30pm last night, from aboard the ship, that was “going Guantanamo on us”.

“They’ve upped the ante. Shell are getting pretty pissed off, what one could expect.”

The protesters were being “bombarded” with the persistent booming sounds from loud speakers, including screams and feedback sounds, she said.

Oh how awful. Those nasty Shell people.

But a spokeswoman for Shell said the sounds were not being made in response to the protesters, but were just standard procedure.

Normal operations involve work throughout the day and night, she said.

“As part of routine work standard procedure requires the crane’s horn to be sounded when the crane moves over the vessel. There was no loud music or other extraneous noise.”

So these terrible Guantanamo type sounds are in fact the normal sounds of a working ship. I guess this tells you a lot about the protesters.

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41 Responses to “Poor diddums”

  1. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    The sound of people doing real work was “Guantanamo” to Lucy?

    That indeed speaks volumes.

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  2. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Its a working ship you useless latee fed muppets.

    Anyone who has ever served on a ship will tell you its NEVER silent and its usually noisey. Get the hell over yourselves and go try out gitmo before you play the oppressed card.

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  3. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Hippies completely ignorant about the industries they seek to tell what to do? Say it ain’t so…

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  4. rouppe (852 comments) says:

    I don’t get why they simply don’t announce that they are departing at a given time, and that the protesters have until then to leave the ship.

    At the designated time, the ship should leave port with those folk still at the top of the rig, and then set sail for Alaska as planned. The protestors then become stowaways.

    When they get sick of the motion at the top of the rig, the sun (or rain and storms), they will come down, whereupon they can be put onto a raft with a distress beacon. If the raft option doesn’t want to be used, they can be arrested and put into a small, smelly dirty room with thin mattresses until they reach a port at which they can be unloaded as stowaways.

    The criminal convictions will put a serious dent in Lucy’s career when she is no longer able to travel.

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  5. Manolo (12,626 comments) says:

    Pass the caviar and the Bollinger, Lawless said. All organic, of course.

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  6. peterwn (2,935 comments) says:

    Time for a fire drill – with hoses of course.

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  7. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    Four days they’ve been up there now.

    I wonder what sort of plastic-bag-for-shitting-into arrangement Lucy is using? Genuine question, I bet it’s not very vogue…

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  8. TripeWryter (715 comments) says:

    Well, it’s good that the media appear to have ditched ‘activists’ and are now calling them the more neutral ‘protesters’.

    I’d call them pirates, since they stole aboard the ship without the master’s or owner’s permission.

    Nor do I see the point of the media continuing to ‘interview’ them, since all they get are the stock slogans and the photos of Brave Lucy holding up the placards of the stock slogans.

    I have no doubt that Brave Lucy and the other protesters – what are their names again? – would love to be removed and arrested from the vessel because then they could scream about being hurt by brutal policemen – all for the benefit of the TV cameras that will be gathered there – and portray themselves as Martyrs to the Cause.

    Think of the possibilities for Publicising the Cause is countless court appearances. Think about those adoring mikes and cameras after each court appearance. Oh, yes…

    Oh, they’ll love it.

    I bet the thing Brave Lucy and the others don’t want is for the ship to sail with them all still up the tower. It’ll be a long, cold trip to Alaska. It will be longer and colder without the adoring cameras to keep them in the public gaze.

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  9. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    I’ll bet it all seemed more of a lark when Lucy was chatting about it in her LA home.

    Reality bites.

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  10. Lance (2,309 comments) says:

    I have been working up a Radar tower on a freighter when it was unloading in port and that sucker moved big time.
    A drill tower on the high seas would be like a bloody rollercoaster ride.
    Hang on Lucy!
    Bra ha ha ha ha ha

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  11. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Ha ha, I just used that line to my husband. “Stop going all Guantanamo on my ass”. Now I’ll be waiting for my chance to call the appropriate target a pack of useless latte fed muppets, thanks Murray.
    I’ve got he answer for the shittin in the bag question. Faskinating.
    http://nowoccupy.blogspot.com/2012/02/strange-men-take-advantage-of-lawless.html

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  12. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    And this from voxy:

    http://www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/lucy-lawless-v-shell-david-v-goliath/268/115896

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  13. MT_Tinman (2,791 comments) says:

    I still think they should simply sail to the 12 mile limit and make the bastards walk home.

    I must ask, however; If the good guys are not bombarding the scum with obnoxious noise etc., why not?

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  14. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Because they don’t care MT, this rabble ar eonly relevent while the media ar elooking at something else.

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  15. voice of reason (491 comments) says:

    At least Lawless has the guts to put her money where her mouth is.

    “Shell contends the chance of a blowout is minimal and that its cleanup preparations can address any spill.

    Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/02/05/2301816/shell-hopeful-for-arctic-drilling.html#storylink=cpy

    Sounds familiar.

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  16. dime (8,752 comments) says:

    hope they dont get arrested and have to come down on their own free will.

    how much food n water would they have?

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  17. Rick Rowling (776 comments) says:

    The crew could bully them off the ship. Mike and Pleb say it’s okay, so long at the crew are Union.

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  18. paul henry (49 comments) says:

    Poor little Shell Oil being picked on by those big, fierce, border-less, well-financed environmentalists. How lucky for Shell that there’s a saint like DPF always looking out for the little guy.

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  19. emmess (1,333 comments) says:

    Did anyone hear the pathetic sucking up on National Radio this morning?

    Questions like – Whats the weather like and how are you managing the go to the toilet?
    Seriously.
    Thats what passes for journalism these days?

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  20. labrator (1,691 comments) says:

    I wonder if Lucy Lawless would be interested in this part.

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  21. davidp (3,320 comments) says:

    Lawless works in both NZ and the US. Does she commute back and forth across the Pacific via kayak, or via a normal fossil-fuel powered aircraft?

    My prediction: Lucy Lawless will have a carbon footprint at least ten times the size of my own. Shell are drilling to maintain Lawless’s carbon-heavy lifestyle, not my own.

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  22. lilman (664 comments) says:

    Paul Henry,if it is you Im not surprised that you side with a lame ass such as Lucy Lawless.
    P.S how you good friend the red headed past MP ,caught up with any drunk young males lately.

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  23. Yvette (2,589 comments) says:

    Police have climbed a tower to reach protesters on board an oil exploration ship, and it is expected that the campaigners, including actress Lucy Lawless, will be arrested.

    Obviously Lawless should be removed for her own safety – imagines music and screaming and howling when there is none. She is becoming delusional – like Penny Bright [why else would one wear road kill on the head?]

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  24. ben (2,386 comments) says:

    Is there anything Greenpeace doesn’t lie about?

    Especially pathetic was this morning’s clip on Breakfast with Lucy having a wee cry wondering if anybody is taking any notice of their nonsense. Whether its Bob Geldof or Lucy Lawless or any other silly protester, somehow it is really all about them, and not the cause.

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  25. Tookinator (195 comments) says:

    ” they can be arrested and put into a small, smelly dirty room with thin mattresses until they reach a port at which they can be unloaded as stowaways. ”

    Forget the thin mattress’s – they’ll sue the taxpayer for a million bucks…

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  26. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    “paul henry” are you the real paul henry? If not, what is dpf’s policy on impersonating celebrities?

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  27. tas (527 comments) says:

    Stupid question: What are the protesting for/against? Desipte reading the odd article, all I know is that Lucy Lawless is on a ship with some greenpeace types.

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  28. Lance (2,309 comments) says:

    @tas
    I think it’s for land rights for gay whales?

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  29. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    Something about the huge environmental footprint of the film industry, I think.

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  30. B A W (82 comments) says:

    Lucy should be very careful, she has money, if Shell want compensation for damages she may end up broke.

    Secondly did they travel there by car? and if so was it electric or bio fuelled? Can not have an anti oil protest if you are using oil products.

    Finally maybe Shell should go and clamp Greenpeace cars and throw away the clamp key. It would highlight the hipocracy of these people.

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  31. Richard Hurst (710 comments) says:

    Tom Cruise has Scientology and Lucy Lawless has Greenpeace.

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  32. Mark (1,301 comments) says:

    The option is open for Shell to sue the protesters for damages. must have cost them a dollar or two because of the protesters trespassing. Lawless should be good for her share of the costs.

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  33. David Garrett (5,134 comments) says:

    rouppe: Spot on mate! A direct course out of New Plymouth to Canada….serious swells off that west coast…the top of derrick would be arcing maybe 20-30 feet with every roll of the ship…add in a little pitching, and green faced greenies would be down from there – assuming they could actually get down with the vessel under way – before you could say “fossil fuel”…If not, I think Nuku’alofa Tonga is probably the nearest port…

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  34. DJP6-25 (1,231 comments) says:

    ben 11:56 am. It’s all about them, and power. Consistency, and logic are not considerations.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  35. kowtow (6,706 comments) says:

    All this greenpeace handwringing over the Arctic is pointless grandstanding.

    Steven Harper,PM of Canada has the right philosophy, drill baby drill. And as a goodly proportion of the Arctic is Canadian expect lots of exploration.And increased spending on defending it.

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  36. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    Shell should start this ad all over.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6488095/Lucy-Lawless-starred-in-Shell-ad

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  37. scrubone (2,971 comments) says:

    Of course, there’s one big difference between this and Guantanamo.

    In Guantanamo, those (allegedly) on the receiving end cannot leave even if they want to.

    On this ship, these idiots are there by their own choice, and in fact should never have been there in the first place.

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  38. bc (1,251 comments) says:

    Ben @ 11.56am
    Have a moan about Lucy Lawless if you want, but Bob Geldolf deserves praise for creating Live Aid. He is directly responsible for saving many lives.

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  39. kowtow (6,706 comments) says:

    bc@825

    Is Geldof responsible for saving lives. Raised money ,yes. But most aid is actually counter productive. More feel good shite from druggie counter culture wasters,in my humble opinion.

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  40. davidp (3,320 comments) says:

    We’ve all see Lawless being paid by Shell to advertise petrol by now. But according to http://www.ausxip.com/june06.html

    As reported on the 29th May, Lucy’s Mercedes is up for auction on the NZ site TradeMe. Lucy has confirmed on her site that the car is hers :) “Yes, you can confirm that I am selling Liquid Will, my first purchase with my Xena money. It’s about as pc as the stealth bomber and uses the same jet fuel. V12, purple Mercedes, CL600. L”

    That was 5 years ago and maybe she wasn’t even slightly aware of environmental issues in those days. But joking about the amount of fuel her vehicle uses is shameless. When did she start appearing in Green Party publicity stunts? Certainly before the 2008 election. Is it possible she was appearing in Green publicity AND driving around in a 12 cylinder car?

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  41. bc (1,251 comments) says:

    Such a cynical view of the world, kowtow!
    I’m sure the people of christchurch didn’t see any of the aid they received as “counter productive”.
    But back to my original point – I’m sure you agree that Bob Geldolf can’t be put into the same category of Ben’s label of “silly protestor” as Lucy Lawless.

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