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    Jan 13, 2014 11:37 AM GMT
    No one's talking about this:

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0114/jkelly011314.php3#.UtPPq5qA2M8

    "Ship of fools get stuck in ice in Antarctic in search of Mirage"


    "You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh"

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    Jan 13, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    I followed this last week. They interviewed the passengers who were partying it up while waiting to be rescued. Then they were all helicoptered off. No one has mentioned what's up with the ship itself.
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    Last I heard, the US was sending a coast guard cutter to break through the thick ice. Why? I have no idea! Seems like a waste of taxpayer money to me. Supposedly one of the only ones in the world that can actually do what they need but why are we doing this and what do we get out of this as taxpayers? I think I heard it would take a week just to get there. I think the resources could be better spent elsewhere.
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    ^Oh, yeah!
    I remember them saying the first ice cutter they sent got stuck too.
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    If you read the article, you'll see that the passengers were trying to verify melting ice sheets. Instead they saw the opposite.
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    Jan 13, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    Aside from the references cited in the article link, this possibly also referenced a wonderful old movie with an amazing all star cast (including Vivian Leigh further cementing with her role and performance her gay icon status!) based on another real life "Ship of Fools" (spoiler alert below):



    SPOILER ALERT: German Jews fleeing Nazi Germany by booking passage on a luxury liner find themselves on a ship without a port - turned away and back towards certain imprisonment and probable death (people knew) at every port by every nation they encounter, including the United States. What the German captain attempted to do to save their lives made history.