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The Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice.
The Chinese ship Snow Dragon had ferried the passengers from the stranded Russian ship to an Australian icebreaker late on Thursday.
Apparently nature has a sense of humor: climate change investigators stuck in ice in Antarctica in high summer. Then the Chinese ice-breaker rescuing them also gets stuck in ice. The irony is delicious.
Perhaps Al Gore will step forward and pay for this rescue of his global warming friends using some of the $70 million he received from Al Jazeera for the purchase of his failing Current TV. Al Jazeera was desperate to gain a foothold in the American TV market.
Eleven Republican state attorneys general say the Obama administration is breaking the law by repeatedly making changes to ObamaCare without going through Congress.
The attorneys general specifically criticize President Obama's executive action that allowed insurance companies to keep offering health plans that had been canceled for not meeting ObamaCare's more rigorous standards.
"We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but the only way to fix this problem-ridden law is to enact changes lawfully: through Congressional action,” the attorneys general wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The illegal actions by this administration must stop.”
The attorneys general say the healthcare fix was “flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.”
In a wooded area of Asterode in Hesse, Germany a swastika and the numbers "1933," the year Hitler came to power, were spelled out in larch trees. The date numerals and the swastika remained for many years.
The larch trees burst into color in the autumn and were in stark contrast to the pine forest.
This larch tree swastika was discovered in a Brandenburg forest in eastern Germany.