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Helicopter rescue delayed
as second ship trapped in ice

Morning Herald [Sydney, Australia], by Nicky Phillips

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/2/2014 4:39:28 AM

Plans to rescue 52 passengers trapped on the stricken Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy have been thrown into disarray after the Chinese ice-breaker Xue Long itself became stuck in pack ice, west of the Mertz Glacier. It is the second vessel to become trapped in the region in less than two weeks. There were expectations that a helicopter would on Thursday begin ferrying trapped passengers off the Russian ship and onto the Xue Long. Advertisement The plan was for them to then be transported by barge to the Australian-flagged Aurora Australis. But on Thursday morning it became apparent the Xue Long was itself unable

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shucky, 1/2/2014 5:01:34 AM     (No. 9676278)

Not martyrs, but victims to the leftist AGW ideology, religion and pseudoscience.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/2/2014 6:19:14 AM     (No. 9676305)

Sounds as if that darned global warming is taking over!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cheese, 1/2/2014 6:26:50 AM     (No. 9676314)

Heh, heh, heh....God´s sense of humor is so exquisite.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/2/2014 6:39:33 AM     (No. 9676321)

Please tell me Algore is on board.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/2/2014 7:34:19 AM     (No. 9676362)

Couldn´t we at least air-drop a couple hundred bales of arugula to keep them going until the thaw?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 1/2/2014 7:37:26 AM     (No. 9676365)

One thing is certain: the onboard jurinalists and acadummies have learned NOTHING from this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/2/2014 8:09:06 AM     (No. 9676392)

I´m sure, at this very moment, they´re all huddled together composing requests for more grants to study this ´Climate Change´ phenomena. ´´We´ve got to come up with something or we may have to get real jobs!´´

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/2/2014 8:12:52 AM     (No. 9676397)

For any of the communists on board, it´s payback for Stalin forcibly sending Latvian children and families via cattle trains to Siberia...to the Gulag death camps.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/2/2014 8:15:33 AM     (No. 9676402)

You know they´re on that ship furiously composing new theories about how man-made global warming is causing the planet to ice over. They are Believers, not scientists.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/2/2014 8:20:48 AM     (No. 9676413)

I hope the rescue is delayed long enough for them to have an experience like those people on that cruise ship adrift in the Gulf of Mexico last year.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 1/2/2014 8:25:13 AM     (No. 9676422)

How much jet fuel and other resources have been wasted on these dopes thus far? Not very sustainable.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: saucy, 1/2/2014 8:28:38 AM     (No. 9676432)

...as they merrily eat their hot croissants and play board games in the dining area...


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/2/2014 8:42:52 AM     (No. 9676452)

I think they should let them sit there until it thaws. Or until hell freezes over too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/2/2014 8:56:04 AM     (No. 9676477)

A reminder that global communist madman AlGoreLik,
almost became VP. gore, yet another destructive politician freak, aided, abetted, propagandist lied for, just like all the other Schumer Boehner Feinstein Cantor Reid Puglosi Boxer Waxman Biden Jerry Brown Rubio McCain Sharpton Ryan destroyers of our economic society, who have free reign on the MSM TV propaganda machine called CBSNBCABCCNNMSNBC and all the others.

The good news, New Breitbart Drudge Media, talk radio,
Blogs, are increasingly breaking up the Marxian lies.
The Truth Will Out !

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/2/2014 8:59:17 AM     (No. 9676484)

What ever happened to those poor whales who were trapped under the ice up north. If any mammal should know their environment they should. Perhaps they were reading scientific propaganda about warm water and sunny sky´s up north.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: miceal, 1/2/2014 9:12:38 AM     (No. 9676513)

I just watched the FNC doing a cover on this rescue. Even THEY did not mention what these loons were doing down there......

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 1/2/2014 9:19:14 AM     (No. 9676529)

Who knew that the rapidly melting sea ice was so sticky?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 1/2/2014 9:35:28 AM     (No. 9676560)

Just makes you smile doesn´t it? Somebody needs to FedEx a ton of Global Warming to these folks.

This is starting my year off right.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/2/2014 9:48:22 AM     (No. 9676579)

“Nature took over,” Aurora captain Murray Doyle said.

And here I was switching my 100 watt bulbs as fast as I could to help them.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/2/2014 10:48:28 AM     (No. 9676696)

-63f this morning in Winnipeg.

Global warming ...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/2/2014 10:55:08 AM     (No. 9676711)

These idiots have risked the lives of a lot of other people for their nonsense. I see that the crew is expected to stay with the ship.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/2/2014 11:53:12 AM     (No. 9676779)

Yes. I would guess the crew has to stay aboard for maintenance reasons. If not, they could have severe damage or lose the ship entirely.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/2/2014 12:16:37 PM     (No. 9676798)

Why doesn´t Barkey send in a Nuke Sub to punch up beside these ships and rescue the loons. Added irony to be rescued by a military ship which they no doubt all deplore!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lana720, 1/2/2014 1:58:48 PM     (No. 9676914)

This just makes me laugh at their stupidity.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 1/2/2014 2:29:18 PM     (No. 9676958)

What makes this even better is that it´s summer time down there.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Golden, 1/2/2014 2:39:32 PM     (No. 9676977)

Question to these self appointed genuses should be:
What is that stuff your stuck in?
Is it ice?
Or is it water?

Please tell me does your theory meet reality here?



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Reply 27 - Posted by: cobieone, 1/2/2014 3:32:09 PM     (No. 9677032)

We can laugh at this nonsense, but remember, every day this administration and our elected class is promoting policies based on this BS. Our lives and our economy is greatly affected by this fraud! Just not that funny to me.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/2/2014 3:41:15 PM     (No. 9677041)

Rescued from what, the truth? They need to stay to find out why they are wrong but that would take a scientific study which they have never done.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bohallx, 1/2/2014 3:42:20 PM     (No. 9677043)

This situation cries out for an on site Congressional investigation.

John Boehner can delegate the responsibility to 10 leading Democrats in the minority and they can go there and get all the glory.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/2/2014 3:43:16 PM     (No. 9677046)

Well it´s now official these global warming humanoids are not the powerful ones with the ability to create said man made warming.
Did they even sail away with enough fuel to keep from freezing to death if the rescue attempts fail?.
Wanna´ bet they never read what happened to other such inadequate explorers?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 1/2/2014 3:49:58 PM     (No. 9677056)

I´ve got a couple bags of charcoal and some BBQ sauce i will donate if someone will airdrop it to them. That way at least they will not (all) starve

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Reply 32 - Posted by: walcb, 1/2/2014 7:51:22 PM     (No. 9677352)

Doesn´t bother the warmist loonies, I heard one in response to this incident say that warming is really taking off and that New Orleans and Miami would be under water in 7 years.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/2/2014 8:50:12 PM     (No. 9677406)

It´s true, you can´t fix stupid!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: reddfroge, 1/2/2014 11:52:19 PM     (No. 9677558)

Cannot what for the ´spin´ on how these people will justifies this "trip´

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