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VANITY: Photo of polar bears in global warming headline PHOTOSHOPPED?
Daily Mail ^ | 2-2-07 | Vanity

Posted on 02/02/2007 11:53:41 AM PST by OKSooner

I think it's photoshopped.


TOPICS: Unclassified; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: blovatalwarming; fakephotos; globalcooling; globalhysteria; globalwarming; globalwarmingfraud; makingitup; polarbears; waronerror; zogbyism
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Those who know about such things can figure it out...

BTW, how about a "hot topic" for Global Warming?

1 posted on 02/02/2007 11:53:44 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Admin Moderator

"Hot topic" ping.


2 posted on 02/02/2007 11:54:22 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
Looks normal to me.. The funny thing is if you watch any discovery channel show on polar bears, you see pics like this all the time as a 'normal' image..
3 posted on 02/02/2007 11:55:13 AM PST by mnehring (Virtus Junxit mors non Separabit)
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To: OKSooner

I don't think it's photoshopped, but I think the story is hyped. The bears must have been able to access this narrow piece of ice... It's incredible the ice melted away quickly while they were sitting on it.


4 posted on 02/02/2007 11:56:19 AM PST by SolidWood (Sadr lives. Kill him.)
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To: OKSooner

Well the polar bears are up pretty high on very narrow ledges. but the photo means absolutely nothing even if it's the real thing. These polar bears were not in any trouble. It's silly.


5 posted on 02/02/2007 11:56:51 AM PST by Williams
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To: OKSooner

I don't know why you would think it was photoshopped. It shows polar bears in their natural environment.


6 posted on 02/02/2007 11:57:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: OKSooner

7 posted on 02/02/2007 11:57:31 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: OKSooner

Polar bears don't get 'marooned' on ice floes anyway.

They are quite good swimmers and probably swam out there in the first place.


8 posted on 02/02/2007 11:57:55 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: mnehrling
Exactly.

Unless of course these are non-swimming polar bears.

And if they are, it's Bush's fault for not building swimming pools in the neighborhoods where these deprived creatures have to live.

9 posted on 02/02/2007 11:58:11 AM PST by libs_kma (Monica blew while Al-Queda grew.....Oh well, Clinton happens!)
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To: SolidWood
Another poster said polar bears can swim very well, and are in no danger from being stranded on ice.

Carolyn

10 posted on 02/02/2007 11:58:16 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: OKSooner

I don't think it's photoshopped... I just think they're taking picture of a couple of polar bears playing on some floating ice or climbing to get a better view and trying to use it as some sort of vastly overdramatic metaphor.


11 posted on 02/02/2007 11:58:41 AM PST by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: OKSooner

Pssssst.....Polar bears can swim.


12 posted on 02/02/2007 11:58:58 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: mnehrling
Three of the four pics, with bears swimming around, walking around, etc, look normal to me but I'm calling bull$#!+ on the one with the bears on top of the ice floe.

It ain't right.

13 posted on 02/02/2007 11:59:25 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner

Man, that global warming! Looks like that iceberg melted in a matter of minutes. Poor bears, caught completely by surprise!


14 posted on 02/02/2007 12:00:03 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: GourmetDan

What is on the right? The edge shows continuous ice, is it connected to more ice or "land"?


15 posted on 02/02/2007 12:00:06 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: OKSooner

The ice probably broke away while the big fat polar bears were walking on it. Any of you Einsteins ever thought of that?


16 posted on 02/02/2007 12:01:01 PM PST by D-Chivas
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To: OKSooner
Those polar bears are "fishing" and are just taking advantages of visibility from that vantage point. They are not dumb enough to get stranded. And they don't need human beings to worry about them.

Leave it to the media to turn a common occurrence into a production.

17 posted on 02/02/2007 12:01:08 PM PST by oyez ( My karma ran over your dogma.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Those bears look pretty clean...and articulate!


18 posted on 02/02/2007 12:01:53 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: OKSooner

It does look photoshopped. Doesn't look like enough footing for the bear on the right to just be standing there.


19 posted on 02/02/2007 12:02:34 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

...not to mention that if that much ice is above the water, there's much more below the surface.


20 posted on 02/02/2007 12:02:43 PM PST by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
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To: TET1968
Really.

Can they climb vertical, wet faces of ice, especially when there's no apparent reason for them to except to strike a pose for the camera?

I say the other three pictures weren't suggestive enough for the editors, and the picture with the bears on top of the ice floe is photoshopped.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

21 posted on 02/02/2007 12:02:48 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: SolidWood
No one claims anything about them being trapped or the ice melting quickly. That's the beauty of liberal claptrap. The short caption I read acknowledged it's no big deal for polar bears to swim 100 miles, but speculated that as distances between ice grows, the polar bears can become more tired and "vulnerable."

I doubt that distances between chunks of ice mean very much at all. The polar bears walk on the ice and swim out to sea to hunt. It's not like the bears have to swim between two particular ice chunks which are getting farther apart.

And in terms of "vulnerable" I don't think the polar bears have any natural predators. This whole "story" is a do over. last year it was bears spotted swimming in the open sea, but of course it came out they do that all the time.

22 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:13 PM PST by Williams
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To: OKSooner

23 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:16 PM PST by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Da Bearssss, Da Bowl!)
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To: OKSooner
If not photoshopped, the ice berg that the visible structure is part of is either very, very large; or it is actually grounded -- otherwise the whole thing would just tip over.
24 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:28 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: OKSooner

25 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:33 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: OKSooner

My tagline says it all.


26 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:41 PM PST by TommyDale (If we don't put a stop to this global warming, we will all be dead in 10,000 years!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

On the right middle of the page looks to be a rock or mailbox looking thing inside the ice.
Weird, but I'm sure the bears can swim.


27 posted on 02/02/2007 12:03:57 PM PST by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: verum ago
trying to use it as some sort of vastly overdramatic metaphor.

A metaphor for what I like to call "Gore-Bull Warming."

28 posted on 02/02/2007 12:04:50 PM PST by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: OKSooner
They are riding on the back of a big duck. Probably supper after they hitch a ride:')
29 posted on 02/02/2007 12:04:56 PM PST by CindyDawg (Cindydawg for President. Day 1 America, let's talk.)
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To: OKSooner
Personally, I think it is photoshopped.

The thickness of ice under the bear in the foreground does not look like it could support something as heavy as a polar bear.

30 posted on 02/02/2007 12:05:37 PM PST by lormand (Chuck Hagel - the Jihad's favorite RINO)
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To: OKSooner
I'm sure those polar bears swam to a level chunk of ice and then sat on it for weeks, possibly months, while it melted to that state. And now they're stranded.

Give me a break! Polar bears would be extinct if they were that stupid. They'll jump off and swim to shore when they want to.

During eight years as Bill Clinton's vice president, Gore pushed for climate measures, including for the Kyoto Treaty

I don't think he pushed very hard given that he couldn't even convince ONE Democrat senator to vote for it.

31 posted on 02/02/2007 12:06:03 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Joe 6-pack
Those bears look pretty clean...and articulate!

Well...they are Polar Bears.

However, Joe Biden says that, at long last, Black Bears can be clean and articulate too.

32 posted on 02/02/2007 12:06:06 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: oyez

These particular polar bears are not in trouble. But melting ice in the Arctic is general trouble for polar bears, you can bet on that. And melting ice is a symptom of warming. Polar bears could become extinct in the next 50 years, I have no doubt of that, and it is a shame. My own view is that warming is almost entirely cyclical and there is little we can do to make it speed up or slow down.


33 posted on 02/02/2007 12:06:24 PM PST by Desperately Seeking Freedom
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To: OKSooner

"Can they climb vertical, wet faces of ice, especially when there's no apparent reason for them to except to strike a pose for the camera? "

Yes. Ever hear of bear claws? Their claws are a couple of inches plus this is what polar bears do. This is their environment.



34 posted on 02/02/2007 12:06:32 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: OKSooner

I guess these morons don't know that polar bears can SWIM. I've seen it myself in the zoo. The bears I saw loved swimming under water, playing with a ball in the water, etc.


35 posted on 02/02/2007 12:06:41 PM PST by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Williams
"They cling precariously to the top of what is left of the ice floe, their fragile grip the perfect symbol of the tragedy of global warming. ...the pair of polar bears look stranded on chunks of broken ice."

The article does suggest that those bears are "trapped"...

36 posted on 02/02/2007 12:07:20 PM PST by SolidWood (Sadr lives. Kill him.)
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To: OKSooner

Bear on the right, identify yourself.


37 posted on 02/02/2007 12:07:33 PM PST by Williams
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; Joe 6-pack

LOL.... ya'll owe me a new keyboard.


38 posted on 02/02/2007 12:07:35 PM PST by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

That raises an interesting question...Do Bidens sh!t in the woods?


39 posted on 02/02/2007 12:07:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: OKSooner

Big deal. Polar bears get on and get off pieces of floating ice all the time. Anyone suggesting they look "trapped" is just being absurd.


40 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:03 PM PST by aruanan
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To: GourmetDan
No kidding. I saw polar bears swimming at the zoo before I could walk. I'm not convinced that they can climb ice like that, unless

a) they just walked over from whatever it is that isn't pictured on the right, or

b) they're photoshopped.

I think the latter is the case. Look how they're both looking up at something, even from a high vantage point on the ice. If they were on top of something, it would be most likely that they'd be looking down.

41 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:14 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: Williams

I think the photo was cropped to not show other ice nearby. I don't see any photoshopping evidence. Thats not to say it couldn't be. I'm pretty good at it myself but far from the best. There are some very skillfull shoppers out there. Those bears look to be in pretty good shape, not exactly starving or anything.


42 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:43 PM PST by Leg Olam ("Somethings got to go, either me or that wallpaper.." last words, Oscar Wilde)
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To: OKSooner

Photo shopped?

Nawhh, go to the zoo/circus and those bears are all the sudden acrobats--very agile when trying to get a few scraps of junk food.


43 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:44 PM PST by Natchez Hawk (Sean Payton 2008)
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To: libs_kma

To me, it looks like these polar bears have gotten themselves into a fix. They obviously do not know how to survive in these hostile natural conditions. We need to capture them and put them in a zoo where they will be safe from mother nature.


44 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:45 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: OKSooner; PBRSTREETGANG

TO THE RESCUE!

45 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:47 PM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: OKSooner

Not photoshopped. Also not an indication of "global warming". Those bears can get on or off that iceberg at will. For that matter they weren't on there when the ice formed that way either. They aren't stuck or in danger.


46 posted on 02/02/2007 12:08:59 PM PST by Domandred
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To: GourmetDan

Probably some tasty seals out there.


47 posted on 02/02/2007 12:09:06 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Joe 6-pack

On the voters maybe...


48 posted on 02/02/2007 12:09:12 PM PST by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: OKSooner
It doesn't look Photoshopped to me.


49 posted on 02/02/2007 12:09:18 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: oyez

You are right - they're looking for fish. When they see some, they'll dive in and get them.

If an environmentalist swims by, same story.


50 posted on 02/02/2007 12:09:21 PM PST by Argus
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