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iceberg the size of Manhattan breaks off Greenland

 
 
hilbert
 
Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 06:53 am
..... but "the science is not in yet", so no need to be alarmed

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/18-0
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 06:59 am
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 08:11 am
@hilbert,
Real estate is a prime commodity here in New York City.

Someone should tow this iceberg to New York harbor where we can build affordable housing and luxury condos on it.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 08:26 am
@tsarstepan,
Ive prepared a proposal to NYC , and ATLANTIC CITY NJ, as well as REHOBOTH DEL to tow this berg into a suitble harbor of refuge here it will, by ablation, distribute cooled ater over the surfce and crete a wedge ofreh water nd fog that will serve as a coolant for summer holiday seekers.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 08:39 am
The iceberg is not going anywhere. It is located near the Wandel Sea. I need to consult my attorney about a stake in the property rights.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Wandel_Sea_map.png/600px-Wandel_Sea_map.png
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 08:47 am
@tsarstepan,
Why don't we tow Manhattan up to meet it on the way down?

(There is historical precedence for this idea
http://www.snopes.com/history/hoaxes/sawingny.asp
False but so what?)


We need to do it before the people in Boston catch on.

Joe(ice, ice, baby)Nation
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:00 am
@farmerman,
Farmerman? That would be a blast! Smile Skiing, hiking, picnicking, and outdoor concerts/movies on an ice berg. Just hope there aren't any stowaway polar bears on board.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:11 am
@Joe Nation,
That's a hoax within a hoax Joe.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:33 am
@parados,
Yes.
But I love that story.

Especially the bagpipe bands escorting the workers

Joe(classic)Nation
parados
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 01:01 pm
@Joe Nation,
There is no such thing as a bagpipe band. That's a vicious hoax thrust on this world.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 01:24 pm
@parados,
I don't know about that . . .

farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 02:54 pm
@wandeljw,
Quote:
I need to consult my attorney about a stake in the property rights.




How do you establish property rights that are based upon ln AMSL when the entire berg is part of the MSL
parados
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 03:41 pm
@Setanta,
I've seen better video of Big Foot.

Bag pipe bands ain't real, I'm tellin ya.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 05:30 pm
@farmerman,
I am not sure. Maybe I was joking.

The interesting thing for me is that the sea was named after Carl Wandel who led an expedition there in the 1890's on behalf of Denmark.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jul, 2012 09:17 am
@parados,
The way it was told to me was the Irish invented the bagpipes and gave them to the Scots as a joke.

And they haven't caught on yet.


Joe(<duck>)Nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jul, 2012 10:41 am
@wandeljw,
Quote:
Carl Wandel who led an expedition there in the 1890's on behalf of Denmark.
Were thy frid it would be gone?

wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jul, 2012 11:28 am
@farmerman,
That area had not been thoroughly explored before. I had a great-grandfather named Karl Wandel. Probably two different people, but I like to imagine that the families are related.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 05:00 am
@Joe Nation,
I think they may have arrived in Scotland via Ireland, but that's not where they originated.

Quote:
The evidence for Roman and pre-Roman era bagpipes is still uncertain but several textual and visual clues have been suggested. The Oxford History of Music claims that a sculpture of bagpipes has been found on a Hittite slab at Eyuk in the Middle East, dated to 1000 BC. In the 2nd century AD, Suetonius described the Roman Emperor Nero as a player of the tibia utricularis. Dio Chrysostom, who also flourished in the 1st century, wrote about a contemporary sovereign (possibly Nero) who could play a pipe (tibia, Roman reedpipes, similar to Greek aulos) with his mouth as well as with his "armpit".[


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagpipes
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 05:24 am
@izzythepush,
Thanks, Izzy.

Yeah, that's what the Irish told the Scots.
"It's this new thing all the Romans are doing."
"Really, laddie?"
"Oh, my yes, here, give it a try. Let me tie up my dog first."


I can play Mary had a little lamb with my armpit.

Joe(but no callback from America's Got Talent.)Nation

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snood
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 06:30 am
This shyt worries me...

Greenland Ice Melt, Measured By NASA Satellites, Reaches Unprecedented Level

"...According to a NASA press release, about half of Greenland's surface ice sheet naturally melts during an average summer. But the data from three independent satellites this July, analyzed by NASA and university scientists, showed that in less than a week, the amount of thawed ice sheet surface skyrocketed from 40 percent to 97 percent.

In over 30 years of observations, satellites have never measured this amount of melting, which reaches nearly all of Greenland's surface ice cover. ..."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/greenland-ice-melt-nasa_n_1698129.html
 

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