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(CBC)   Polar bear attacks hiker in Labrador park for drinking Pepsi   (cbc.ca) divider line 50
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2013-07-26 04:06:50 PM
Polar bears must have some odd clauses in their Coca Cola contract.
 
2013-07-26 04:31:46 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
OK OK I'll drink Coke from now on!
 
2013-07-26 05:34:40 PM
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2013-07-26 05:34:45 PM

Polar bear attacks hiker in Labrador park for drinking Pepsi


"Retriever?"

"I hardly knew her!"
 
2013-07-26 05:40:43 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-26 05:41:35 PM
cf2.foodista.com
 
2013-07-26 05:41:59 PM
Labrador is basically the High Arctic.
 
2013-07-26 05:43:03 PM
I wonder if they would let someone rent a gun and be their own bear guard?
 
2013-07-26 05:46:06 PM
He may want to throw that Seal CD away.
 
2013-07-26 05:48:08 PM
Polar bears are not naturally afraid of humans. We're food to them, so going into their habitat without protection is retarded. Darwin approves!
 
2013-07-26 05:48:21 PM
Have always wanted to hike/kayak the Torngats. This does nothing to change my mind.  Wish I had the time and money.

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/mj07/indepth/
 
2013-07-26 05:50:55 PM
What a polar bear guard might look like.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-26 05:52:13 PM
You'd think a Sierra Club member would be smart enough to carry Coke to the Arctic regions.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-26 05:52:59 PM
Matt Dyer, a prominent legal aid lawyer from Portland, Maine, was with seven other hikers with the Sierra Club

A Sierra Club lawyer mauled.

Nothing to say, I just like typing that.

Sierra Club lawyer mauled.
 
2013-07-26 05:53:29 PM
...the, uh, Aristocrats?
 
2013-07-26 05:54:24 PM
What's a bear doing in a dog park anyway?
 
2013-07-26 05:54:34 PM
Good. A bear attack is too humane for anyone who drinks that swill.
 
2013-07-26 06:00:24 PM

librarianwah: What's a bear doing in a dog park anyway?


Eating dogs.  Duh.
 
2013-07-26 06:05:13 PM
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2013-07-26 06:06:58 PM

tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.


Labrador isn't in the Arctic.
 
2013-07-26 06:12:34 PM
 
2013-07-26 06:15:33 PM
Knowing a polar bear's proclivity to basically attack and eat anything that moves, he's lucky to be alive.
 
2013-07-26 06:20:41 PM
begun the cola wars have...
 
2013-07-26 06:24:48 PM

Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.


Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.
 
2013-07-26 06:29:27 PM
Mock26: Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

basically, it's arctic enough for polar bears
 
2013-07-26 06:34:59 PM
Wow. That's Knuts!
 
2013-07-26 06:42:03 PM
Undoubtedly this was the Newfie and his two friends who were returning from their hike to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. When the got there Santa allowed them to visit his factory only if they could each show him an item that symbolized the meaning of Christmas.

The man from Nova Scotia fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. 'It represents a candle', he said. Santa allowed him in.

The man frum Saskatchewan reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells'. Santa said 'c'mon in'.

The Newfie started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.

Santa gawked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'

The Newfie replied, 'Dese are Carols.'
 
2013-07-26 06:46:43 PM

Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.


The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.
 
2013-07-26 06:47:00 PM
I thought there were only 2 polar bears left and they're floating aimlessly on a little iceberg with no food.
 
2013-07-26 06:50:42 PM
to a Quebec trauma centre for treatment, Parks Canada says.

Where he was refused treatment because he didn't speak French
 
2013-07-26 06:57:40 PM

lordargent: Mock26: Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

basically, it's arctic enough for polar bears


Hey.  I never said that!
 
2013-07-26 06:58:17 PM

Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.

The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.


Ever seen the terrain and experienced the weather?  Not much difference there.
 
2013-07-26 06:58:49 PM

Mega Steve: to a Quebec trauma centre for treatment, Parks Canada says.

Where he was refused treatment because he didn't speak French


That's not really what happened. They were going to treat him but the only bandages on hand only had English labels on them so they couldn't be used. He was left to bleed while they ordered more of the correctly labelled bandages.
 
2013-07-26 07:01:08 PM

Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.

The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.

Ever seen the terrain and experienced the weather?  Not much difference there.


Just because it's cold doesn't mean it's the high arctic. It's a terrible comparison, usually made by Americans who think anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.
 
2013-07-26 07:23:37 PM

Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.

The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.

Ever seen the terrain and experienced the weather?  Not much difference there.

Just because it's cold doesn't mean it's the high arctic. It's a terrible comparison, usually made by Americans who think anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.


Again. He was not saying that it was the high arctic.  Again, because you seemed to keep missing that point.  He did not say that it was the high arctic.  Nor did I ever say that it was a good comparison or an apt one.  I was just pointing out that it was a comparison.  Nor do I think that anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.  I spent time north of the arctic.
 
2013-07-26 07:26:31 PM
Russ1642: Mock26: Hey. I never said that!

Hey, what's going on here?
 
2013-07-26 07:30:19 PM
All I wanted was a Pepsi
 
2013-07-26 07:35:06 PM

hundreddollarman: All I wanted was a Pepsi


Goddammit, now that's in my head.
 
2013-07-26 07:44:38 PM

Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.

The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.

Ever seen the terrain and experienced the weather?  Not much difference there.

Just because it's cold doesn't mean it's the high arctic. It's a terrible comparison, usually made by Americans who think anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.

Again. He was not saying that it was the high arctic.  Again, because you seemed to keep missing that point.  He did not say that it was the high arctic.  Nor did I ever say that it was a good comparison or an apt one.  I was just pointing out that it was a comparison.  Nor do I think that anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.  I spent time north of the arctic.


You may have seen a map but I seriously doubt tiiger has. I don't think he was making the point you're defending him for. I think he thinks that Labrador is in the Arctic.
 
2013-07-26 08:04:29 PM
No part of Labrador is at or above the Arctic circle. Ergo, it is not arctic. and certainly not high arctic.
I lived in Labrador for several years, and spent time in every inhabited community there, from Nain South to Capstan Island, and West to Churchill Falls, Lab city., and Wabush. There are lots of bears, some black, and some white. They are not plush toys, and deserve a wide berth.
Can I get an un-captioned pic of the bloodied bears?
They do love seal meat!
 
2013-07-26 08:09:33 PM

Bwahaha: No part of Labrador is at or above the Arctic circle. Ergo, it is not arctic. and certainly not high arctic.
I lived in Labrador for several years, and spent time in every inhabited community there, from Nain South to Capstan Island, and West to Churchill Falls, Lab city., and Wabush. There are lots of bears, some black, and some white. They are not plush toys, and deserve a wide berth.
Can I get an un-captioned pic of the bloodied bears?
They do love seal meat!


they're kinda like cops then. An essential part of the ecosystem, but try not to call attention to yourself. It will end badly.
 
2013-07-26 08:11:48 PM

Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: Mock26: Russ1642: tiiger: Labrador is basically the High Arctic.

Labrador isn't in the Arctic.

Read what he wrote. He did not say it was in the arctic.

The most northerly region of the Arctic is the High Arctic. Labrador isn't even close.

Ever seen the terrain and experienced the weather?  Not much difference there.

Just because it's cold doesn't mean it's the high arctic. It's a terrible comparison, usually made by Americans who think anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.

Again. He was not saying that it was the high arctic.  Again, because you seemed to keep missing that point.  He did not say that it was the high arctic.  Nor did I ever say that it was a good comparison or an apt one.  I was just pointing out that it was a comparison.  Nor do I think that anything north of the Dakotas is the Arctic.  I spent time north of the arctic.

You may have seen a map but I seriously doubt tiiger has. I don't think he was making the point you're defending him for. I think he thinks that Labrador is in the Arctic.


Maybe I am incorrectly defending, but that was how I took his remark.

And just to clarify, I have seen a map.  The part of Labrador where this took place is probably around 60-degrees North, so I am aware that it is not the arctic.  Also, I have spent time north of the Arctic Circle, so I am not some dumb ass American.
 
2013-07-26 08:24:22 PM
Russ1642: You may have seen a map but I seriously doubt tiiger has. I don't think he was making the point you're defending him for. I think he thinks that Labrador is in the Arctic.

The problem is that "basically" basically gives him a ton of wiggle room with which he can basically use to wiggle out of basically any connotation we basically take from his statement.

I mean, I was basically born on the equator (I was actually born near the tropic of Cancer, basically on top of it ... but if you're talking about weather, the tropic of Cancer and the Equator are basically the same thing basically.)
 
2013-07-26 08:55:46 PM
 
2013-07-26 09:25:49 PM

good_2_go: Mock26: I wonder if they would let someone rent a gun and be their own bear guard?

Nope - Visitors should note that it is illegal to carry a firearm in the national park. You are required to be familiar with the use of polar bear deterrents, and to bring approved deterrents with you. Alternatively, you are also advised to engage the services of an Inuit guide since they may use a gun.


What about a flare gun, you know, for signalling in case you get lost?
 
2013-07-27 12:58:48 AM

good_2_go: "Mock26: I wonder if they would let someone rent a gun and be their own bear guard?

Nope - Visitors should note that it is illegal to carry a firearm in the national park. You are required to be familiar with the use of polar bear deterrents, and to bring approved deterrents with you. Alternatively, you are also advised to engage the services of an Inuit guide since they may use a gun."



That sounds a LOT like setting up a trade-show booth at a union venue. "No, you are not allowed to plug your own power strip into the outlet yourself. That's a task for a dues-paying...err, qualified professional. If you'd like to have electricity in your booth, may we suggest one of our exclusively approved technicians, whom you can hire for a mere 3x market rate and a minimum of 2 hours?"
 
2013-07-27 01:28:48 AM
They have a park for drinking Pepsi?
 
2013-07-27 10:23:36 AM

Mock26: What about a flare gun, you know, for signalling in case you get lost?


"He fought the bear," she said. "He fought the bear, and they fired flares and the bear dropped him."
 
2013-07-27 08:31:13 PM

Baelz: Polar bears are not naturally afraid of humans. We're food to them, so going into their habitat without protection is retarded. Darwin approves!


So true....Polar Bears are probably the one animal that is not afraid of humans...they will eat you.

African safari animals are pussies compared to Polar Bears

Polar Bears have been known to go over 1000 miles inland for food...and have even eaten humans that far inland

Foolish to hike w/out an armed guard with Polar Bears in the area
 
2013-07-27 11:37:46 PM

good_2_go: Mock26: What about a flare gun, you know, for signalling in case you get lost?

"He fought the bear," she said. "He fought the bear, and they fired flares and the bear dropped him."


When going into the wild it is good to attach some metal spikes to the front of them.  It makes them more aerodynamic so that they travel higher and can thus be seen from a greater distance.
 
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