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Greenpeace Two get nine month suspended sentences

By johnboy - 19 November 2012 34

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The ABC has the anticipated news that the Greenpeace Two, Jessa Latona and Heather McCabe won’t be doing porridge for the vandalism of CSIRO wheat trials:

Greenpeace has since paid more than $280,000 in compensation to the CSIRO.

Justice Hillary Penfold told the ACT Supreme Court this morning that she appreciated the actions were motivated by deeply held beliefs and altruistic intentions, but the law had been deliberately broken.

She also took aim at Greenpeace for allowing two junior staff members to being exposed to the consequences of breaking the law.

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34 Responses to
Greenpeace Two get nine month suspended sentences
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Snarky 12:18 pm
19 Nov 12
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This particular act of stupidity was for the straw that broke the camels back for me as far as voting Greens went. An imbecilic bit of vandalism and non-existent response or even attempt at justification by the Green party.

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Snarky 12:33 pm
19 Nov 12
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Reading back on my comment I can see that I’ve left out a huge train of thought that went from Greenpeace’s actions, through responses and counter-responses, and on to ACT Greens policies and actions on quite unrelated matters. I know these two clowns are Greenpeace, not the ACT Greens. My poorly thought out and too-rapid comment doesn’t make this at all clear.

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Chop71 2:15 pm
19 Nov 12
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They should have got 9 months community service doing gardening work around Canberra.
Put those power tools to good use.

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Chop71 2:16 pm
19 Nov 12
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…and to all those who donate to Greenpeace, $280,000 well spent :)

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PantsMan 2:26 pm
19 Nov 12
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I just wish they would respect the science.

And has Shane got a comment on this illegal act now he’s a Minister?

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DrKoresh 2:45 pm
19 Nov 12
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PantsMan said :

I just wish they would respect the science.

Exactly, me too!

But I thought this was old news, didn’t we hear about them getting bugger-all in the way of sentencing at the start of the year?

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bundah 2:47 pm
19 Nov 12
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Seeing how Greenpeace compensated CSIRO for the damage then a 9 month suspended sentence is reasonable.All in all quite an effective advertising campaign given $280,000 doesn’t get one very far in the corporate world.

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How_Canberran 3:30 pm
19 Nov 12
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PantsMan said :

I just wish they would respect the science.

And has Shane got a comment on this illegal act now he’s a Minister?

I doubt it. Lord Rattenbury is a ‘local’ Minister. The CSIRO falls under the Federal Government purview.

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RadioVK 4:21 pm
19 Nov 12
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Pretty poor effort.

These people need to understand that “altruism” and “deeply held beliefs” are a poor justification for trespass and vandalism. There are ways to make a point that don’t involve breaking the law, but of course, they won’t get you anywhere near the media coverage…

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Masquara 5:14 pm
19 Nov 12
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PantsMan said :

I just wish they would respect the science.

And has Shane got a comment on this illegal act now he’s a Minister?

Here’s Shane’s comment at the time. Hardly promising for science. Folks, this is the “real Shane” shall we presume? The “before-the-Greens-looked-at-the-polling-and-got-pragmatic-after-the-case” Shane.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-14/20110714-greenpeace-gm-protest/2794272

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milkman 6:12 pm
19 Nov 12
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All this does is reinforce my determination to never give Greenpeace a cent, and to encourage others to do the same.

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breda 8:06 pm
19 Nov 12
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Don’t cry for Greenpeace – Greenpeace Asia Pacific (of which Australia is a subset) had an income of about $16 million according to the latest (2011) published accounts:

http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/about/how-is-greenpeace-structured/finance/satements/Financial-Statements-2011/

Oh, and donors may not realise that fundraising costs chew up 35% of their donations.

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LSWCHP 8:22 pm
19 Nov 12
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These people are dimwitted arseclowns who have been manipulated by intelligent people with a malignant agenda. They should’ve copped the $280K and a month or so in the slammer as well.

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Masquara 9:09 pm
19 Nov 12
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Shane Rattenbury in his maiden speech in 2008. Definitely worth locating his sentiments pre-self-gagging-for-pragmatic-political-purposes:

“Whilst on the subject of Greenpeace, I would like to pay tribute to those who continue to give their all each day in the fight for the future. Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. You “warriors of the rainbow”, you have my utmost admiration. To my many friends around the world—there are too many of you to name—I thank each and every one of you.”

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Postalgeek 9:44 pm
19 Nov 12
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Masquara said :

Shane Rattenbury in his maiden speech in 2008. Definitely worth locating his sentiments pre-self-gagging-for-pragmatic-political-purposes:

“Whilst on the subject of Greenpeace, I would like to pay tribute to those who continue to give their all each day in the fight for the future. Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. You “warriors of the rainbow”, you have my utmost admiration. To my many friends around the world—there are too many of you to name—I thank each and every one of you.”

Wow. Truly harrowing reading. I pledge my broom to you should you wish to declare ‘Shenanigans’.

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