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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Super Hero

If either of these dudes we’re named Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo or Raphael, they might have an outside chance….very outside, but at least a fighting chance.

Rather…they look downright ridiculous.

But, then Greenpeace never was much interested in fashion (save the links) or making sense as far as I can tell.

That Indian Conglomerate Tata Group wants to build a port in Orissa province.

But…Greenpeace says the facility will endanger, Believe It Or Not, Olive Ridley turtles and other marine life in the area.


So…in order to elicit some serious discussions, the activists dressed up in very poor fitting turtle gear, were

NOT offered parts in Hollywood films, and most likely were also not taken very seriously.

Would you listen to anybody dressed up in a $3 Halloween costume?


I know, it’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not….

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • Rajni says:

    Ratan Tata has taken measures to ensure that nesting does not get affected due to the on going project. The nesting happened last year so what does Greenpeace want now.

  • Anitha says:

    Hey, you are talking about the same thing again and again and again … that too after all the explanations have been made and all doubts been clarified.
    Now for a change may be you all should go through this site ( for further clarifications.
    And NO I’m not an employee of TATA … BUT am an Oriya… meaning I and my entire clan has been there for generations… so I KNOW what you are JUST talking about…
    Maybe you should also check out this site (… To know the TRUE picture of all the happenings…

  • Sameer Ahuja says:

    Here’s what the Infosys supreme, Mr . Narayan Murthy, has to say on the Olive Ridley turtles and development of the State of Orissa.
    But you agree that development of mega projects in India requires acceptance by the people at large. Let me ask you this one: What’s important – do I save the Olive Ridley turtles or do I build the Dhamra port?
    In some sense, we need to do both. We need to think seriously of environment and we need to develop our business as well. We are a complex society. Our aspirations are different. The aspiration of an urban child is to perhaps eat very good pizzas or go to an air-conditioned theatre, or it could be to buy the next computer. The aspiration of the rural child is to get the next meal, the next set of clothes, to get to school. Both are as valid. I think this is where our politicians have to straddle both worlds. We can’t play zero sum games. It is very important that we have leaders who understand that India is a conglomerate, a consortium of multiple interests, and all of them are very valid.

  • Harinath Biswas says:

    DPCL is committed to improve the standard of living and enhance the rural infrastructure of Orissa. The commitment of this project is made on creating a self-reliant community in compliance with all regulations of protecting the environment, conservation of natural resources, restoring ecological biodiversity. An organization as reputed as that will never overlook a crucial aspect as the arribada of the Olive Ridley Turtles.

  • Bhasker Ghatak says:

    If DPCL had started this project a few years ago, a lot of families would not have migrated out of Orissa to other states in hope of a better life.

  • Basanth Baira says:

    Tell me about it, I know loads of people who had migrated to other cities in sheer depression just to get two meals a day. But thankfully most of the families are coming back because of the increased opportunities in their state.

  • Mahesh says:

    India is a very diverse country with its own set of inherent problems and lop-sided growth. Greenpeace must understand this and stop holding the growth of Orrisa hostage and must return to the negotiation tables with wasting any more time and creating a pathetic hue and cry.

  • devi.devraj says:

    I have heard a lot about Tata. They are very respected in india and they know thier responsibility as a indian company. Indians should protest against it, I am sure they will come up with good solution.

  • yuvabhagwat says:

    TATAs not going to jeopardies their project after progressing. They must have been aware of the whole nesting thing they started with their project. They have taken measures thats why nesting continued last year. So what is really the issue with Green peace. One wouldn’t know because they refuse to negotiate either.

  • Meghna Ray says:

    At least 170,000 endangered female Olive Ridley turtles have laid their eggs in the protected Gahirmatha sanctuary, a famed nesting site in coastal Orissa, during the past 11 days.

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