Sunday, March 27, 2011

Talking with Whales

I’ve kayaked seas frothing to the horizons with bottlenose dolphin – babies jumping at eye level across my kayak, squeaking joy with sparkles in their eyes – as they do a 360 spin a half meter before my eyes. (w/ Sharon Sutter, M.P.H.) 

I’ve enjoyed eye-to-eye conversations with mother humpbacks parading their calves between us - only two meters separating our eyeballs. (w/ Gene Kawaguchi, M.D.) 

An adult humpback passes below my kayak, makes eye contact, saying “Watch this” from underwater, then breeches totally airborne only meters from my kayak. (Several times with customers off Diamond Head.) 

While sailing, my Sea Shepherd hat goes airborne. We can’t turn around. Four hundred meters downwind, a pod of humpbacks breaches around the floating hat, jumping with joy. How did they know? (w/ Jerry Jones, Electrical Contractor.) 

Incredulous, I always enjoy, then drop my jaw “Why did you do that?” They always reply “Because we can. We love humans.” 

Cetaceans are the Humans of the Sea. Check out their pectoral bone structure. It’s a human hand. Unlike humans, they know the bond, converse with us – and love it. 

Instinct tells the Family of Man that killing cetaceans is wrong, but like any serial killer, cetacean hunters do it anyway. They represent the worst of humanity. I am embarrassed we share the same genes. 

Anybody who kills a whale, dolphin or porpoise is as demented as a Nazi during the Holocaust – and I do not trivialize those horrible times. 

Basic human instinct says all Japanese, Danes, Norwegians and Icelanders proud of their culture should be ashamed of their compatriots who commit these horrible crimes. 

Create a culture that makes your children truly proud. 

Do you have the pride and the passion to say “Not In My House”, Not Anymore.”? 

Why is this Genocide even an issue?

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

US Politics (3 of 3)

If we ever expect liberalism to carry the day, we have to clean our own house and rid ourselves of the Emanuel’s of the World.  Obama MUST focus his persuasive powers on "Doing The right Thing", damn the consequences.  (In my life, I always select the “Right Thing” over expediency and it has never failed me in the long run.)

Tell the Japanese to forget the American market until they stop the genocide of whaling – bring jobs back to America.  We should also reduce the deficit by starting Class Action lawsuits on the various sins of Chinese imports - tainted goods, computers, intellectual property rights, sweat shop labor and all the rest.  The suits are open and shut cases, and we take the judgments from our current accounts deficit and put them money into the hands of American consumers.  If that starts a trade war, so be it – again, we bring jobs back to American workers.

Doing the Right thing is never easy, especially in the short run, but it’s what built America.  Just look at our historical greats - we remember them exactly because they did the right thing in the face of adversity.  Going to bed with Wall Street and having Emanuel as your right hand man will not lead to the solutions America needs right now.  

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

My thoughts to Mee Mee

Recently a member of John Gray's staff 'Mee Mee' drowned during a kayak tour in Phang Nga Bay. 

Mee Mee drowned after he apparently had a diabetic seizure after diving into the sea during a routine tour of Koh Hong in Krabi.

The comments below are from a post from the Phuket Gazette.

Thanks to everybody for your thoughts, it means a lot. 

After 27 years of extreme kayaking, especially in Hawaii, it was ironic and frustrating to lose Mee Mee in perfect conditions on a sunny, calm day – with four guides standing watch. 

To Phuket Paradise, desk jobs are JGSC policy in these situations, but Mee Mee said he had doctors approval and "love my job so much."

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

US Politics (2 of 3)

Health Care "reform" and the rise of Fox News and the Tea party movement - with no effective retort from the Obama Administration (read "Chief of Staff") - spelled doom for truly effective change - now the door is closed thanks to Emanuel's power tripping.  No matter how slick Obama may be, he will always be ineffective with Washington insiders as long as his team includes the Emanuel's of the world.  

The man is a centipede in the World of Politics, and a mental scapegoat for any moderate Republican considering Obama's persuasive powers. Even when "Slick Barack" persuades a moderate Republican, there is a tiny voice in the back of the brain saying "Remember Emanual".  Unfortunately, Israel is full of Emanuel's, which makes a solution to the World's #1 political issue almost impossible.  

Don't get me wrong.  Both sides in this pressing issue have their share of jerks, but Emanuel is so inflammatory it’s almost impossible to find a solution to Israel-Palestine, and impossible if the Emanuel lightning rod remains in the White House.  I certainly hope for a solution in the current negotiations (if we can ever trust Netanyahu, another disgusting character from the same mold as Emanuel).

All this negative energy is exactly what Fox News preys on, and now we have the Tea Party jerks.  If they aren't racist, where were they during Reagan-Bush-Bush? The reality is they are here now thanks to Fox News, and they feed off Democrats like Emanuel and Rangel. 

 you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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