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(Some Guy)   U.S. icebreaker on its way to assist Australian icebreaker sent to help Chinese icebreaker dispatched to free Russian icebreaker   (uscgnews.com) divider line 286
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2014-01-04 06:32:18 PM  
except there is no "Australian icebreaker" involved in this story.

but hey, nice reading comprehension, subby.
 
2014-01-04 06:34:50 PM  
In before HURR WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? DURRR.
 
2014-01-04 06:37:18 PM  
This sounds like the plot to a bad movie starring one of the Baldwins.
 
2014-01-04 06:37:42 PM  
Yo, dawg.
 
2014-01-04 06:43:25 PM  
I guess they'll die.
 
2014-01-04 06:48:09 PM  
Feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats.
 
2014-01-04 06:49:41 PM  
The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
Got the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
And the Dodge
 
2014-01-04 06:50:12 PM  

Shostie: I guess they'll die.


/earworm mode engage!
 
2014-01-04 06:50:53 PM  
Subby, your headline contains the word "icebreaker" a few times.  You must really like icebreaker.
 
2014-01-04 06:50:54 PM  
America, fark yeah! We're coming again to save the motherfarking day yeah!
 
2014-01-04 06:51:19 PM  
So who do we call if this one gets stuck?
 
2014-01-04 06:51:54 PM  
A maritime game called Soggy Glacier.
 
2014-01-04 06:52:29 PM  
When it gets cold enough, the gorillas will all die.
 
2014-01-04 06:52:59 PM  
If only there were some sort of climate change that could melt the ice in the Antarctic.
 
2014-01-04 06:53:04 PM  

crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?


Canada. We'll send a few Polar bear squads with some 24's and ice picks. Have you out before the Timmie's gets cold
 
2014-01-04 06:53:12 PM  

www.buythecase.net



/It's about farking time.
 
2014-01-04 06:53:32 PM  

fusillade762: In before HURR WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? DURRR.


*facepalm*

I'm not a scientist, but considering that the thermal retention properties and range of temps are dependent upon chemical composition, then the more we change the chemical composition of our atmosphere, the greater the atmosphere is prone to greater swings in temperatures, with a higher average heat retention level, which only leads to much more variation in weather.

So, basically, the more we fark with our atmosphere, the more chances we have to create the conditions necessary for more severe weather.

Sadly, life on this planet exists in very delicate balance, and the more we fark with said balance, the more damage we do until eventually we create a cascade effect which leaves us farked.

But what do I know, I'm not a scientist. I just prefer to live on a planet with as little in the way of chemical byproducts and artificially created hormones and crap going into the environment.
 
2014-01-04 06:54:14 PM  

unyon: The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
Got the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
And the Dodge


i1108.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-04 06:54:16 PM  

crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?



The Ghostbusters.
 
2014-01-04 06:57:55 PM  

The Shoveller: crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?


The Ghostbusters.


This may require crossing the streams.
 
2014-01-04 06:58:42 PM  
Why am I reading this about ice breakers getting stuck so they send another in the owner of the Swampcastle's voice?
 
2014-01-04 06:59:07 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Faroesians will save everyone
 
2014-01-04 07:00:02 PM  
 I was just doing some searching and the Chinese ship there is actually a bit bigger than the Polar Star. I assume this new ship would have to be better designed/equipped to break more ice with less tonnage.
 
2014-01-04 07:00:06 PM  

Meranath: The Shoveller: crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?


The Ghostbusters.

This may require crossing the streams.


You said crossing the streams was bad
 
2014-01-04 07:00:47 PM  

LewDux: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x517]
Faroesians will save everyone


YES!  This was in a book of bedtime stories Dad used to read to us.  You just made my evening.
 
2014-01-04 07:01:33 PM  
Video of the icebreaker Polar Star here.
 
2014-01-04 07:01:44 PM  

crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?


oi40.tinypic.com

That old girl can break up to 21 feet of ice.  She ain't getting stuck.
 
2014-01-04 07:02:56 PM  
Yo Dawg!
 
2014-01-04 07:03:17 PM  
So,  that's one huge carbon footprint for that expedition.    You would think these folks would be more earth conscious.
 
2014-01-04 07:03:32 PM  

Kit Fister: fusillade762: In before HURR WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? DURRR.

*facepalm*

I'm not a scientist, but considering that the thermal retention properties and range of temps are dependent upon chemical composition, then the more we change the chemical composition of our atmosphere, the greater the atmosphere is prone to greater swings in temperatures, with a higher average heat retention level, which only leads to much more variation in weather.

So, basically, the more we fark with our atmosphere, the more chances we have to create the conditions necessary for more severe weather.

Sadly, life on this planet exists in very delicate balance, and the more we fark with said balance, the more damage we do until eventually we create a cascade effect which leaves us farked.

But what do I know, I'm not a scientist. I just prefer to live on a planet with as little in the way of chemical byproducts and artificially created hormones and crap going into the environment.


Not disagreeing with you. I just wanted to preempt the inevitable AGW deniers who always show up in these threads.
 
2014-01-04 07:03:38 PM  
unyon

The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
Got the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
And the Dodge


  Didn't know Corb Lund was a farker.....

/goddamn I miss the smalls.....
 
2014-01-04 07:03:51 PM  

lifeboat: crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?



That old girl can break up to 21 feet of ice.  She ain't getting stuck.


Challenge accepted.
 
2014-01-04 07:04:22 PM  
Then come the Chinese Needle snakes!
 
2014-01-04 07:05:34 PM  
I don't know whyyyy she swallowed the flyyyy.

Perhaps she'll dieeee...
 
2014-01-04 07:06:37 PM  
After so many icebreakers, I'm still waiting for the first kiss.
 
2014-01-04 07:07:20 PM  

Kit Fister: fusillade762: In before HURR WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? DURRR.

*facepalm*

I'm not a scientist, but considering that the thermal retention properties and range of temps are dependent upon chemical composition, then the more we change the chemical composition of our atmosphere, the greater the atmosphere is prone to greater swings in temperatures, with a higher average heat retention level, which only leads to much more variation in weather.

So, basically, the more we fark with our atmosphere, the more chances we have to create the conditions necessary for more severe weather.

Sadly, life on this planet exists in very delicate balance, and the more we fark with said balance, the more damage we do until eventually we create a cascade effect which leaves us farked.

But what do I know, I'm not a scientist. I just prefer to live on a planet with as little in the way of chemical byproducts and artificially created hormones and crap going into the environment.


Well go find your own planet to do that on. We're still in the middle of farking this one up.
 
2014-01-04 07:07:30 PM  
I have a solution:
media.toolking.com
 
2014-01-04 07:07:47 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Then come the Chinese Needle snakes!


There is a species of Gorillas that thrives on snake meat.
 
2014-01-04 07:09:04 PM  

calbert: except there is no "Australian icebreaker" involved in this story.

but hey, nice reading comprehension, subby.


Not in this particular article, but an Australian icebreaker was involved. It was unable to free the Russian ship, but the passengers from the Russian ship were ferried to the Australian icebreaker (by a helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker, no less) to take them home.

/not subby
 
2014-01-04 07:09:18 PM  
They should have a big party to break the ice . . .
 
2014-01-04 07:10:48 PM  

crab66: I was just doing some searching and the Chinese ship there is actually a bit bigger than the Polar Star. I assume this new ship would have to be better designed/equipped to break more ice with less tonnage.


The Xue Long is a converted cargo ship that can break ice; the Polar Star is a purpose built heavy icebreaker designed specifically for these conditions.  Xue Long's Wiki page says she can break about 4' of ice at 1.5 kts, but it doesn't list her backing and ramming capabilities.  The Star can do 6+ feet of ice at 3 kts and a whopping 21 feet when backing and ramming.
 
2014-01-04 07:11:21 PM  

fusillade762: In before HURR WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? DURRR.


To be fair, Al Gore, James Lovelock, and numerous others have been saying that the ice cap would be gone by now.
 
2014-01-04 07:11:39 PM  

mark12A: I have a solution:
[media.toolking.com image 800x600]


Does it work?
 
2014-01-04 07:11:59 PM  
www.thestrong.org /hot, unlike ice.
 
2014-01-04 07:12:28 PM  
Hopefully this ushers in a new age of international cooperation.
 
2014-01-04 07:14:10 PM  
Eventually, there will be a line of Icebreaker ships and all of the crews will be able walk to South America.

Problem Solved.
 
2014-01-04 07:15:24 PM  

Oldiron_79: lifeboat: crab66: So who do we call if this one gets stuck?

That old girl can break up to 21 feet of ice.  She ain't getting stuck.***

Challenge accepted.


*** Claim only good for ice issues.  No promises that she won't throw a rod or get a flat tire or something.
 
2014-01-04 07:17:04 PM  

Fizpez: Shostie: I guess they'll die.

/earworm mode engage!



images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-04 07:18:51 PM  
Stand back guys, we got this!
 
2014-01-04 07:19:41 PM  

andynz81: calbert: except there is no "Australian icebreaker" involved in this story.

but hey, nice reading comprehension, subby.

Not in this particular article, but an Australian icebreaker was involved. It was unable to free the Russian ship, but the passengers from the Russian ship were ferried to the Australian icebreaker (by a helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker, no less) to take them home.

/not subby


Yep. You are 100% correct.
 
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