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Glacier thief arrested in Chile
The Guardian ^ | 1 February 2012 | Rory Carroll

Posted on 02/01/2012 6:53:19 PM PST by AnalogReigns

Edited on 02/01/2012 6:58:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Climate change sceptics have acquired a new explanation for why glaciers are retreating: it's not global warming, it's theft.

Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.


(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; glacier; stupidity; vodka
Let me see, a guy chips out a big piece of ice...(which, even at "five tonnes" would be (much less) related to the glacier, as a the period at the end of this sentence is to this page.) AND THIS is a major crime???
1 posted on 02/01/2012 6:53:26 PM PST by AnalogReigns
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To: AnalogReigns

A guy collects ground water and its “stealing”
Libs are not aware that Ice is frozen water.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:42 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: AnalogReigns

Its the Kings ice. Who the hell do you think you are??


3 posted on 02/01/2012 6:56:08 PM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: AnalogReigns

Is this a joke?


4 posted on 02/01/2012 6:58:52 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: AnalogReigns

Well if everyone took ice from the glaciers then Patagonia wouldn’t be nearly as...

Chile.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 6:59:03 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: AnalogReigns

Its about ethics: if everyone took a 5 tonne chunk of glacier, then how soon would the glacier disappear? ( was that a comma splice? )....


6 posted on 02/01/2012 6:59:24 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: Delta 21

Who the hell do you think you are, if you think it belongs to you?


7 posted on 02/01/2012 7:00:40 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: AnalogReigns

Yes, but if everybody took the period off the end of a sentence...we’d have one hell of a long run-on sentence.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:01:59 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am1 day away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: waterhill

Everybody is not going to chip at the glacier.

Sounds as silly as, “If everyone drank fresh water, what will happen to all the water?” It’s WATER, ON PUBLIC LAND.

If people are stupid enough to pay extra for glacier ice...why can’t someone take their money from them?

To my mind, this is asinine environmental-religion. But I repeat myself.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:06:14 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Well if everyone took ice from the glaciers then Patagonia wouldn’t be nearly as...Chile...

OK, a vote. Does Chandler deserve death by zotting for that one? Huh?


10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:08:00 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: AnalogReigns

I’m heading west, to cut me down some of them sequoias. /s


11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: waterhill
It was just a few decades ago that people were talking about breaking off huge chunks of glacier ice and transporting them south to meet the water needs of large cities.

Somehow that would be OK, but this is not?

Of course there is the case where private companies have come into foreign countries, monopolized the water supply, and then started charging the peasants for water they used to get for free. In at least one case, they even made it a crime to collect rain water.

They couldn't tolerate any competition, even from Mother Nature!

12 posted on 02/01/2012 7:10:04 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Billthedrill

Hell no, we are just dangling participles.....


13 posted on 02/01/2012 7:12:51 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: AnalogReigns

Hey, I know guy that swiped a 20 lb sack of ice from the cooler in front of Pats gas station and she chased his *** with a 44 magnum!


14 posted on 02/01/2012 7:15:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AnalogReigns

Stealing icebergs is legal in Chile.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 7:16:04 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Icebergs in Chile??? Who knew?)
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To: waterhill

No, it is not a comma splice.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:04 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: waterhill

No, it is not a comma splice.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:18 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Billthedrill
I'll bet somebody here thought it was...

.

Hillarious.

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.

18 posted on 02/01/2012 7:19:18 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

How is your reply a lesson in English 101? Or even Business English 101? You have failed. Get out of here and don’t come back! /s

We are studying Business Ethics and English; screw you! /s


19 posted on 02/01/2012 7:20:45 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Take it away. Whatever that is, please make it go away...


20 posted on 02/01/2012 7:21:29 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: AnalogReigns

That was a compound sentence....


21 posted on 02/01/2012 7:22:47 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

I will deal with you later; I must go see my teacher now. She is hot.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:26 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Where is it a crime collect rain water? I know Oregon and some of the Western states have tried to do this but not as standing, enforceable law.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 8:01:01 PM PST by tbw2
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To: AnalogReigns

They put the evidence in the locker but someone stole it, leaving a small puddle behind as the only trace.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 8:10:13 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel

Thanks AnalogReigns. Senor Green, with an ice pick, on the glacier.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 8:49:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: tbw2
It was in Cochabamba, Colombia. At least that was the claim of the people that protested until Bechtel lost the water privatization contract.

Lawsuits ensued. But there was not enough water in which to drown a sufficient number of lawyers.

26 posted on 02/01/2012 11:27:03 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SunkenCiv; marvlus; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; Genesis defender; golux; proud_yank; ...
Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

27 posted on 02/02/2012 2:06:23 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: waterhill; All

Speaking of English 101, this thread is worthwhile:

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2841168/posts


28 posted on 02/02/2012 2:45:54 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition

Time was people were cat burglars, casing homes of the wealthy to steal their prized jewels. Art thieves would case a museum and spring into action under the cover of night. Train robbers would plan elaborate heists and getaways.

Now people steal your house wiring, high school band tubas, and glacial ice.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: waterhill

If everyone took $5,000,000,000,000 from the national wealth like Barack Obama, there wouldn’t be anything left...


30 posted on 02/08/2012 3:37:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Five tons of ice is about 5 cubic meters. Eeeediots.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I believe that was a comma splice.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 4:22:00 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain)
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