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Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall
BBC News ^ | 6 January 2014 | unattributed

Posted on 01/06/2014 12:07:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, her spokesman says.

She will have to remain lying down as much as possible in the next three weeks and several visits will be cancelled, Steffen Seibert said.

She also suffered heavy bruising in the accident, in the alpine Engadine region of eastern Switzerland.

Ms Merkel was not skiing fast at the time, the spokesman added.

He called the injury "severe bruising linked with a partial fracture on the left, rear part of the pelvis".

Immediately after the accident, during the Christmas...

Ms Merkel still intends to chair a cabinet meeting on Wednesday - the first gathering of all her coalition ministers. She is now walking with the aid of crutches.

But mostly she will be working from home. She has cancelled a trip to Poland this week and will not receive Luxembourg's new prime minister Xavier Bettel in Berlin, the spokesman said.

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


TOPICS: Germany
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; europeanunion; germany; luxembourg; poland; switzerland; xavierbettel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel skiing in St Moritz with bodyguards during a Christmas break 22 Dec 13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel skiing in St Moritz with bodyguards during a Christmas break 22 Dec 13

1 posted on 01/06/2014 12:07:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Sez she wasn’t skiing at the time.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 12:08:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis

I THOUGHT THE PELVIS WAS A BONE.............

3 posted on 01/06/2014 12:10:19 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sez she wasn’t skiing at the time.

No, she was FALLING......................

4 posted on 01/06/2014 12:11:31 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SunkenCiv
not skiing fast at the time of the accident.
5 posted on 01/06/2014 12:11:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The NSA has already looked at the X-rays, and say it’s not a big deal.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: SunkenCiv

bad month for germans no the ski slope- first Michael Schumacher now Merkel...


7 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:06 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought weebles only wobbled.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:08 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SunkenCiv
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, her spokesman says....She also suffered heavy bruising in the accident, in the alpine Engadine region of eastern Switzerland. Ms Merkel was not skiing fast at the time, the spokesman added.

What did she do - ski off a cliff?

9 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:19 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: altsehastiin

Post of the day, LMAO.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 12:15:11 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Red Badger

Well when you break it, now it becomes two bones! Ba da ding!


11 posted on 01/06/2014 12:15:37 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Red Badger
No, she was FALLING......................

The fall does nothing. It's the sudden stop that hurts you.

12 posted on 01/06/2014 12:15:38 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Red Badger
I THOUGHT THE PELVIS WAS A BONE.............

Two hip bones plus the sacrum in the back.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 12:16:37 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: altsehastiin
The NSA has already looked at the X-rays, and say it’s not a big deal.

However they did notice a shadow on her colon that they thought she should have checked out.

14 posted on 01/06/2014 12:18:13 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: altsehastiin
The NSA has already looked at the X-rays, and say it’s not a big deal.

Life Alert NSA edition will not only listen to your yells for help, but can also detect your cell phone's accelerometer and GPS and alert your country's national health service before you even hit the ground.

15 posted on 01/06/2014 12:19:34 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: SunkenCiv

‘Germans’ and ‘skiing’ is not a good mix rith now.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: SunkenCiv
After skiing, after the fall, and after the sudden stop...


17 posted on 01/06/2014 12:22:01 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not a good few weeks for Germans on skis.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 12:22:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

W. is flying over to Germany as we FReep to render massage therapy.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 12:23:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: God luvs America
bad month for germans no the ski slope- first Michael Schumacher now Merkel...

If I were on the German Olympic Ski team, I'd be real nervous right now.

20 posted on 01/06/2014 12:23:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: altsehastiin
The NSA has already looked at the X-rays, and say it’s not a big deal.

:)

21 posted on 01/06/2014 12:24:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Ich bin ein Bumlegger


22 posted on 01/06/2014 12:25:31 PM PST by mikrofon (Lousy Xmas 'Break')
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To: altsehastiin

I was gonna say, yeah, we knew.

We heard it on her cell phone.

Bet she never trusts Obama again.

Like when he said “Nobody’s listening to your phone calls”.

Just another day; just another Obama lie.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 12:25:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SunkenCiv

PELVIS has left the building!


24 posted on 01/06/2014 12:27:45 PM PST by PGR88
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To: God luvs America
bad month for germans no the ski slope- first Michael Schumacher now Merkel…

You may not know this, but cross-country skiing is far more typically done on trails rather than wide open slopes. You're really locked into a track, or cutting one.

25 posted on 01/06/2014 12:32:54 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: C210N

Ouch! Well, at least she can get around.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 12:36:28 PM PST by livius
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To: SunkenCiv

Sorry to hear this. fractured pelvis is a serious injury — and can be permanently debilitating for an older person.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 12:36:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I *knew* she shouldn't have hired this guy as her coach...

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On a more serious note, best wishes to Ms. Merkel for a swift and speedy recovery.

28 posted on 01/06/2014 12:41:32 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Old age does not always mean a person has common sense.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 12:47:51 PM PST by mulligan
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To: SunkenCiv

Fractured pelvis .... this reminds me of the time I went skiing and broke my ass.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 12:55:05 PM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Alex Murphy
Remember what happened to Natasha Richardson.

I used to be a very good skier and would ski really serious terrain--steep deep powder in the aspens, jumping off cliffs, ridiculous bumps, etc. I was never hurt doing that stuff. (Yes, stupid, but I gave it up after my second baby.) But I was badly hurt on the baby slopes: going in and out of the gondola building, helping my kid ski into a restaurants, and so forth, when out-of-control bunnies smashed into me. It really is usually when you're going slowly and there are skiers of very different skill levels merging, as near restaurants or trail crossings, that you have many accidents. When we went skiing as a family we took our children into the forests to avoid other skiers.

One Freeper is a ski patrolman, so perhaps he can confirm what I say.

31 posted on 01/06/2014 1:00:06 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare
Remember what happened to Natasha Richardson.

Sadly, I do. She was in my top five list of most beautiful actresses.

32 posted on 01/06/2014 1:01:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cowboy Bob

“I thought weebles only wobbled.” Then they fall down.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 1:08:13 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: SunkenCiv

First Schumacher and now Merkel? Interesting...


34 posted on 01/06/2014 1:19:32 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why oh why didn’t the NSA watchdog assigned to Merkel warn her?


35 posted on 01/06/2014 1:43:43 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: C210N; All
Oh no, its just the hip, right? The twins are still ok? lol


36 posted on 01/06/2014 2:18:12 PM PST by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24

No wonder she wrecked, the center of gravity is too high, LOL


37 posted on 01/06/2014 2:20:44 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

they padded her fall


38 posted on 01/06/2014 2:22:27 PM PST by thetallguy24
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To: nascarnation

Maybe W will fly over there and give her a nice therapeutic massage.


39 posted on 01/06/2014 2:22:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

40 posted on 01/06/2014 2:32:30 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yikes! She looks Cindy Sheehan in that pic :(


41 posted on 01/06/2014 2:40:29 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: mulligan

She’s over 50, but (since I’m in my 50s) I don’t consider her old. She slipped on the ice and broke her ass, from the sound of it.


42 posted on 01/06/2014 3:00:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: mikrofon

LOL!


43 posted on 01/06/2014 3:00:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Jane Long

Wow, she’s not that ugly. :’)


44 posted on 01/06/2014 3:45:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: altsehastiin
Humorous Post of the Week....not the day, LOL.

Leni

45 posted on 01/06/2014 3:48:55 PM PST by MinuteGal
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