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Shell Arctic Ready Hoax Website By Greenpeace Takes Internet By Storm (IMAGES)

Huffington Post -- At first glance, Arctic Ready looks like a legitimate website from Shell. The clean lines, judicious use of white space and the prominent placement of the familiar red and yellow "Shell" logo have all the markings of the oil corporation's homepage.

But would Royal Dutch Shell really splash "LET'S HIT THE BEACH" across a grey picture of its Noble Discoverer drilling rig that last weekend lost its mooring and drifted close to the shore?

Probably not.

Indeed, Arctic Ready and the accompanying "Let's Go!" campaign is an elaborate hoax from Greenpeace and The Yes Lab aimed to increase awareness of Shell's contentious plan to drill in the Arctic.

The groups have harnessed social media, online video and gaming in a full-blown assault on Shell, which plans to begin exploratory drilli


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honda0105
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Greenpeace lost its edge and legitimacy long ago.
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Okie
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Drill baby drill. Let the enviro-morons walk to work and live in unheated houses in winter to prove they are truely enviro mental.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:38:50 PM

Just shows that everything in the media is not allways truthfull.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:03:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:02:06 PM

So what
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:57:44 PM


Not only a serious article but a funny one too. Thanks for posting Aservant!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:55:20 PM

interesting.
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tree huggers gone wild.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:49:07 PM

Whes the integrity any more.
Lie, decit, are ok? :(
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:48:43 PM

This probably increased the price at the pump by at least $0.01
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ok
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in chaos there is opportunity, so Greenpeace makes chaos
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:46:30 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:43:25 PM

Grenpeace is a pain in the butt.
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Greenpeace has been smokin' too much green I think..
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I've never trusted Greenpeace.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:32:14 PM

I don't have much use for people who use fraudulent or misleading methods to get their point across. Where is the honor in doing that? Gives Greenpeace a bad name.
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if anyone misrepresents, they should be prosecuted.
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Greenpeace FTW
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Greenpeace
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K
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Interesting
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ok.
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I'm surprised with how long this farce has been carried out!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:26:24 PM

I'm going to give them a Greenpeace of my mind and eat a seal for dinner.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:25:00 PM

sneaky, clever, and underhanded But Remember what happened in the gulf of mexico not so long ago!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:23:12 PM

More crap.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:22:44 PM

An were does green peace get it energy needs?
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not right
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:20:32 PM

Greenpeace would not like drilling ANYWHERE. They are an organization laced with anti-capitalists.
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Bud122CA, I agree with you.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:18:27 PM

We should all start supporting Shell. They only have 10% ethanol in their gas where most have 15%. They are being blamed falsely for a lot of thing. Push the tree huggers up the tree of life and lets get on with today and the future.
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I'm not a big fan of greenpeace. This is funny, though.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:14:14 PM

Could be the reason the U.S. Coast Guard needs billions of dollars to Cover Oil Companies in the Arctic?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 10:12:44 PM

Wow! I'm always surprised when anybody pulls stunts like this. Very interesting, thanks for posting.
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Drill!
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If Greenpeace can stop all drilling in the arctic then good for them as Shell or no oil company should be allowed to drill there.
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Greenpeace will be around only as long as people keep donating to them.
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whatever it takes
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Greenpeace sucks. They need to be put out of business.
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Greenpeace really needs to look into the facts before they start trouble.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 9:52:15 PM

shocked!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 9:51:59 PM

Shell is taking a beating tonight. It could nat happen to a more despicable corporate entity.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 9:49:53 PM

WOW
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Greenpeace needs to realize where the oil comes from to fuel its ships.
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econterrorists
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$ is Right!! "Greenpeace sucks"
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