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Chunk of NZ glacier crushes 2 Australian tourists (apparently ignored rope barriers)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/09 | AP

Posted on 01/08/2009 1:09:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A falling chunk of glacier crushed two brothers to death at a popular tourist spot, and one remained buried under ice blocks the size of large vehicles, police said Friday.

The two Australians apparently ignored rope barriers set up to prevent hikers from wandering into dangerous areas.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australian; chunk; crushes; glacier; newzealand; tourists

1 posted on 01/08/2009 1:09:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Those barriers are there for a reason. Dummies.


2 posted on 01/08/2009 1:10:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No vegimite sandwiches for them....


3 posted on 01/08/2009 1:11:11 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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4 posted on 01/08/2009 1:12:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NormsRevenge

Double Darwin Awards!............


5 posted on 01/08/2009 1:13:50 PM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

NYT - Headlines - Global Warming kills hiker.


6 posted on 01/08/2009 1:14:45 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: NormsRevenge
I like listening to streaming audio from various radio stations and one of my favorites is: 4BH.com.au

Anyway I've been listening all day and heard their latest news on this and the last names of the brothers sounded like Asian so maybe they didn't read English all that well .... sad though ....

7 posted on 01/08/2009 1:15:10 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s global warming!

If it were colder, the blocks of ice wouldn’t have fallen!


8 posted on 01/08/2009 1:15:17 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stupidity knows no rope barriers.


9 posted on 01/08/2009 1:16:33 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I blame Globull Warming

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10 posted on 01/08/2009 1:17:39 PM PST by txroadkill (I am Senate Candidate No. 5)
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To: SkyDancer

What language do you need to read to understand a rope barrier?


11 posted on 01/08/2009 1:20:30 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow! They got glaciers in New Zealand? Who’d ah thunk it?


12 posted on 01/08/2009 1:21:20 PM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: txroadkill

That is some serious ice! Where is that?


13 posted on 01/08/2009 1:22:12 PM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: SkyDancer

Thanks for the info.. it sounds like a lot of folks do the same thing at that spot per the article.. I guess we need Universal warning signs.


14 posted on 01/08/2009 1:22:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Crushed ice?


15 posted on 01/08/2009 1:22:37 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Maybe they thought it said:

"OK to step beyond this tape to take pictures of glaciers that might crush you" ....

16 posted on 01/08/2009 1:25:11 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: NormsRevenge

I think they were going for the international Darwin award


17 posted on 01/08/2009 1:25:52 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: NormsRevenge

Killer Global Warming Down Under


18 posted on 01/08/2009 1:26:35 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: RightOnline
Crushed ice?

No, Ice Crushed.

19 posted on 01/08/2009 1:30:39 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: caver
http://www.whackynation.com/2007/02/02/evidence-of-global-warming-in-versoix-switzerland/

 

20 posted on 01/08/2009 1:33:39 PM PST by txroadkill (I am Senate Candidate No. 5)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t the glacier realize that they were special and exempt from having to stay behind the barriers?


21 posted on 01/08/2009 1:37:28 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We need Galcier Control and a one glacier a month limit!


22 posted on 01/08/2009 1:38:38 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: NormsRevenge

G’day mates...


23 posted on 01/08/2009 1:39:07 PM PST by tips up
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To: NormsRevenge

I hiked NZ’s South Island Fox Glacier... I followed all the rules put down by the guide... Trajan88 is a strong dude, but not rain-forest-based-giant-glacier strong ;-)


24 posted on 01/08/2009 1:43:10 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Hey - hold muh snowcone and watch this!


25 posted on 01/08/2009 1:56:51 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: rusty millet

Well they won’t have to put them on ice.


26 posted on 01/08/2009 2:01:03 PM PST by dblshot
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To: caver

I believe that picture was taken some years ago in Switzerland. If memory serves, that’s Lake Geneva in the background. It was freezing rain, or freezing spray off the lake, or both.


27 posted on 01/08/2009 2:05:15 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: Experiment 6-2-6; KSCITYBOY
If it were colder, the blocks of ice wouldn’t have fallen!

All the funnier when you think it's summer down there right now!

28 posted on 01/08/2009 2:17:11 PM PST by mwilli20 (The communists used to call it "voluntary work")
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To: NormsRevenge

“Those barriers are there for a reason. Dummies”

Barriers and rules only exist to spoil everyone’s fun, you should know that.


29 posted on 01/08/2009 2:31:03 PM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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