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Chinese Icebreaker Trapped After Helping in Antarctic Rescue
Yahoo News ^ | Alexander Marquardt & Anthony Castellano (GMA)

Posted on 01/04/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by Anton.Rutter

The 52 passengers rescued from an icebound ship in Antarctica might now become the rescuers.

The Chinese ship that sent a helicopter to rescue the passengers on board the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is now stuck in Antarctic ice and might need a rescue of its own, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

An Australian icebreaker carrying the 52 passengers is waiting in open water to see if it has to go back to help the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon.

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


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: antarctic; antarcticrescue; climatechange; global; globalwarming; glowbullwarming; hoax; ice; scientist; shokalskiy; warming
The 22 crew members still aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy are expected to remain with the vessel, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The ship isn't in danger of sinking and has weeks' worth of supplies on board.

The Akademik Shokalskiy, which left New Zealand on Nov. 28, got stuck after a blizzard pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place about 1,700 miles south of Hobart, Tasmania. The scientific team on board the Russian vessel had been re-creating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica.

1 posted on 01/04/2014 1:10:05 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Anton.Rutter

Note: The article has ZERO MENTION of a global warming mission, check comments...


2 posted on 01/04/2014 1:12:12 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Anton.Rutter

I hope that these researching tourists are footing the bill for all of this mayhem.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 1:12:33 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Anton.Rutter

4 posted on 01/04/2014 1:16:09 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Naturally!It is a further illustration of “The HOAX”!!!!!!!


5 posted on 01/04/2014 1:17:17 PM PST by bandleader
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To: bandleader

You know, the Chinese may lose that ice breaker, but they will get BUSHEL BASKETS of anti-global warming mileage out of it. From their point of view, “mission accomplished”. Even if our media will suppress this, the non-Socialist world media won’t.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 1:22:30 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Anton.Rutter

I also have yet to see mention of the fact that it’s summer in the southern hemisphere. And that the reason they were taking this trip is because it’s supposed to be the best weather of the year there.

They did not expect to be trapped in the ice this time of year, so how does this tie in with global warming theories? I’ve heard that the north pole is supposed to be ice free in the next few years because of global warming.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 1:24:12 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: KosmicKitty

They won’t. There’s an article elsewhere that the insurance companies are on the hook.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 1:26:42 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Today, Saturday, the Chinese captain hoped the tide change would enable them to get free of the ice. I’m LMAO that the turistas have to stand by on the Australian ice breaker. If I’m reading the correct info, the closest heavy ice breaker is about a 1000 miles away. That one can handle 20’ thick ice. It’s not involved at this point.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 1:30:50 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

One of the commenters called it the Al Gore Effect. HA! Makes perfect sense. Every time or nearly every time the idiots have a Gaia worship party/gathering/research into the polar areas mission or forecast disaster, they get the opposite of their intent.

God has a sense of irony.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 1:31:56 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Anton.Rutter

OH DA hughmanity of it all! And ironic too!

Who gets salvage rights? If it don’t breakup and sink first?


11 posted on 01/04/2014 1:33:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: JoeProBono

Sure, it’s all fun & games until someone loses an icebreaker .....


12 posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:07 PM PST by mikrofon (Gore-bull Warning BUMP)
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To: JoeProBono

13 posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:41 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Anton.Rutter

There must be some mistake. The Chinese are superior to the rest of the world (and especially the USA) at everything, and destined to rule us very soon.

No Chinese captain could make such an error, and no Chinese ship could be trapped in this inconsequential ice.

I call shenanigans.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 1:36:33 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Anton.Rutter; GeronL
The scientific team on board the Russian vessel had been re-creating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica.

Were they HISTORIANS or GLOBAL WARMING NUTS?

I loathe the liberal media.

15 posted on 01/04/2014 1:40:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

When you break icebergs, that affects the environment. I hope the Marxists are happy with their F***-UP.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 1:41:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: meatloaf
If I’m reading the correct info, the closest heavy ice breaker is about a 1000 miles away.

Yep, the US to the rescue...

The Coast Guard's Polar Star is steaming towards the scene...

17 posted on 01/04/2014 1:46:18 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Anton.Rutter

I hope the liquor locker aboard the Aussie icebreaker is full. These liberal “scientists?) are heavy drinkers.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 1:53:55 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: JoeProBono

19 posted on 01/04/2014 2:00:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

A group of liberal pseudoscientists rescued from their joyride from more responsible men that work for a living. And count the cost.

These bullship “scientists” have no more credulity or honesty than a pack of drunken teenagers wrecking a car and laughing while their parents work to pay the bill, and to make the comparison complete, now they’re lying about why they took the car.

Liberals never pay.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 2:04:25 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I also have yet to see mention of the fact that it’s summer in the southern hemisphere.

Yep, today is 14 days after the solstice which is the northern hemisphere equivalent of July 5th. The planet is just hotter than a firecracker isn't it?

21 posted on 01/04/2014 2:05:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Anton.Rutter
This gem FTA: "Andrew Peacock, a rescued passenger aboard the Aurora Australis, says he's frustrated in the change of plans.

"Frustrated because we had hoped to have some certainty regarding a plan for returning to family and loved ones after already many changes, but of course we are very aware why there is a new situation here and so can't be too upset," Peacock told ABC News in a statement. "Having to just accept the situation for what it is and find ways to stay calm about it all and keep occupied - it's a wonderful environment, a beautiful sunset over the ice right now."

How can I get a ticket to Tasmania, so I can be waiting at the dock for Mr. Peacock. I want to bitch slap him around until he pees like a puppy.

Worried about getting back to family and loved ones? Excuse me, you little p***k, what about the families and loved ones on the two ships that just plucked your ass from that huge pile of Global Warming you were stuck in? Heck, what about the families and loved ones of all those Chinese sailors who 1) choppered you out and 2) are now stuck in all that Global Warming?

What in the Heck is wrong with these people????

22 posted on 01/04/2014 2:06:24 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Norm Lenhart
God has a sense of irony.

He SHOULD since He invented it.
Same goes with a sense of humor.

I remember some FReepers discussing the thought of Jesus laughing. Also, bad/no teeth in those days...no deodorant. Hmmmm.

23 posted on 01/04/2014 2:09:46 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Anton.Rutter
Antarctica
They are morons.

This USED to be the way humanity had in eliminating the stupid. Now, EVERY effort is used to keep EVERY human alive.
There ain't no culling no more. The stupidest and most foolish are alive and breeding. I just read that Mongolian idiots those afflicted with Downs Syndrome and those with the 50 I.Q. or less DO indeed have a right to procreate.
Yikes.

24 posted on 01/04/2014 2:17:39 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

If there is a statistician here, it would be interesting to see them mathematically prove the existence of God using this scenario. Because there is no freaking way that chance accounts for the sheer number of ‘oops!’ moments like this on the global warming issue.

And they wouldn’t even need a climate model to do it ;)


25 posted on 01/04/2014 2:18:04 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: JoeProBono

Is it safe to assume that both the “research” vessel and the rescue vessels, including helicopters, were all solar-or wind-powered?

It just wouldn’t be right to rely on internal combustion engines of any sort to fuel these noble missions.


26 posted on 01/04/2014 2:18:31 PM PST by DPMD
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To: TexasCajun
Hahaha, GREAT cartoon.
Hit the proverbial nail....
27 posted on 01/04/2014 2:19:12 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I worked in a state mental facility (dealing with the retarded) shortly after high school for a couple years. Yes, it’s been that way for some time now.

The lawyers have a field day every time the issue hits the press and donations to lib causes flow.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 2:20:41 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SaxxonWoods

Tue Fook Ng Bad


29 posted on 01/04/2014 2:21:33 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: cloudmountain
Ha...I know what this is all about....

It's a GIANT SHELL GAME....

Three ice breakers sfrozen solid in the ice.....

50 plus global warmers....

...being ferried around in a Chinese helicopter....

< GUESS WHERE THEY END UP.....

30 posted on 01/04/2014 2:22:50 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Anton.Rutter

I really shouldn’t be laughing.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 2:39:54 PM PST by bgill
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To: Cyber Liberty
What in the Heck is wrong with these people????

The fact that they are liberals comes to mind...

32 posted on 01/04/2014 2:51:43 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: TigersEye


33 posted on 01/04/2014 2:55:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: C210N
Not to nitpick, but that picture is of the North Sea(WAGB=11) which is out of service.

The Polar Star is the (WAGB-10) which just finished being overhauled last year. Sister ships.

34 posted on 01/04/2014 2:57:31 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Norm Lenhart
Because there is no freaking way that chance accounts for the sheer number of ‘oops!’ moments like this on the global warming issue.

Never submit to chance that which could be the product of malice.

35 posted on 01/04/2014 2:57:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Iron Munro

LOL


36 posted on 01/04/2014 2:58:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Chinese icebreaker trapped while attempting to rescue trapped Russian ship.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 2:59:13 PM PST by fso301
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To: Cyber Liberty

Sure. But any malice on this topic would be God doing it considering it’s the weather and the greenies are the ones getting the bad juju dumped on them several inches/feet at a time.

Oh wait. I forgot about the Bush weather machine. BUSHFAULT! strikes again ;)


38 posted on 01/04/2014 3:00:53 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They did not expect to be trapped in the ice this time of year, so how does this tie in with global warming theories? I’ve heard that the north pole is supposed to be ice free in the next few years because of global warming.

Yeah, ask the guys who were rowing through the Northwest Passage this summer. Also to prove gorebull warming.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-ice-winds-end-rowers-northwest-passage-bid-early-1.1362408

39 posted on 01/04/2014 3:05:34 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Norm Lenhart
The lawyers have a field day every time the issue hits the press and donations to lib causes flow.

Ivan Pavlov's dogs' reaction.

40 posted on 01/04/2014 3:13:33 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

We have ours. Can you spell “Klayman?”


41 posted on 01/04/2014 3:15:48 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: cloudmountain
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity. — Lazarus Long (aka Robert Heinlein)

42 posted on 01/04/2014 3:31:29 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer
I USED to read nothing but scifi. Heinlein was a favorite.

BTW he was correct.

43 posted on 01/04/2014 3:38:39 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I don’t think I’m speaking counter to the beliefs of many FReepers when I state that those with Downs Syndrome DO have an inherent human right to procreate.

What, after all, would “certain inalienable rights” mean?

... “Most cases of Down syndrome are not inherited. When the condition is caused by trisomy 21, the chromosomal abnormality occurs as a random event during the formation of reproductive cells in a parent.

...

“Like trisomy 21, mosaic Down syndrome is not inherited. It occurs as a random event during cell division early in fetal development.

As a result, some of the body’s cells have the usual two copies of chromosome 21, and other cells have three copies of this chromosome.”

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/down-syndrome


44 posted on 01/04/2014 3:54:10 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Iron Munro
Brings up a good point. What are these 52 partying libs eating now??? THEIR food was left on the Russian ship, which having its supply of mouths cut from 74 to 22 is now considered well stocked with food. At least unless they lose the ship, which as it has the lowest ice protection rating above zilch available remains possible. The Chicom icebreaker only has to feed its normal complement. I don't know how long they'd planned to stay, but you would think someone had enough sense to pack some extra food just in case. The Aurora Australis, which normally feeds a crew of 24, now carries 76 mouths. How far its regular supplies will stretch to cover more than triple the mouths hasn't be reported to my knowledge. It was supposed to be on the annual resupply run for Casey Station, about 30° to the west, but left there after partial unloading to rescue these fools. The Aurora Australis had been heading back to Casey, to complete its supply run, when re-detoured to help the Chicoms the fools entrapped. There may be extra food intended for Casey aboard, but then you'd be starving REAL scientists to feed fools. Conceivably any deficit to Casey could be made up by air as Casey has runways. In that case I'd certainly add those transportation costs to the fool's tab. And I would spare no green source in assuring that tab gets paid in full.

However, there is another, more fitting, option. The fools stated goal was the Sir Douglas Mawson experience. If you haven't read just what he experienced a century ago I strongly recommend reading the tale. There are few, if any, better. Have them better experience Mawson. Say quarter rations for most fools, none for their leader. Leave the brought food for them that brought it. Unless the fools entrap another ship, they'll return in plenty of time. If the fools complain there is another option. Send them out hunting. Guns are passé in Australian lib circles, but clubs would suffice. Shackleton and others, back in Mawson's day, proved you could live on seals and penguins alone. Mawson wished he had the chance. Just think how admired the fools would be by their fellow libs for that totally natural diet!

45 posted on 01/04/2014 4:20:57 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Chad N. Freud
I agree. Being fond of a cousin with Down syndrome, my only cousin to my knowledge to have earned the title of "Homecoming Queen," I was interested enough to google further. I wasn't sure how the extra chromosome would affect her chances, should she so choose. It seems my cousin has a 15-30% chance of being fertile and, if she succeeds, a 50% chance of another like her. History gives male Down syndrome patients 0% fertility; God says they have to settle for being uncles.
46 posted on 01/04/2014 4:43:14 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: meatloaf

Grrrr.. Figures. Bet they’d be a bit more cautious with their nonsense if they had to personally pay!!


47 posted on 01/04/2014 4:49:21 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Well, God bless her. Actually, he already has, with you as a cousin to advocate for and care about her.


48 posted on 01/04/2014 6:30:49 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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Thanks Anton.Rutter.
49 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Anton.Rutter
Al Gore is finally a Shining example
Given the inconvenient turn in climate, this version is more fitting than the Jack Nicholson original.
50 posted on 01/06/2014 6:36:11 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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