Polar Bears Spots Spy Video Cameras

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Funny

Obviously, these guys are smarter than the average polar bears...
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Male 997
@Davymid my hat off to you sir truly inspirational
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Male 12,138
Crakr, a word of warning to you... You`re a great user on IAB, you make the site more colourful and interesting and you submit great content. But every time you try to derail millenia of scientific advancement, I promise, I will be right there waiting for you and people like you. Call it a punch in the face if you will, but to quote that classic movie, frankly my dear, I don`t give a damn.

You proudly call yourself a skeptic. You know who else are skeptics? The people who think 9-11 was orchestrated by the Bush Administration, and the mentalists who don`t believe we landed on the moon. Skepticism is easy. Science is hard.

I`ll be waiting on the next thread, Crakr. This one is cold.
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Male 12,138
Look, I spent 7 years in university learning science. As you know, I have a First Class Honours degree and a PhD. Heck, to be a dick about it, it`s Dr. Davymid. I`ve earned my stripes. What are you? A layman, with internet access, who thinks you know better than I do about science.

Here comes the Clue-Train, last stop, you. You don`t.

I note with amusement that you accuse me of being a Christianphobe, when you`re the most hate-filled Islamophobe that I`ve ever met. I hate neither Christians nor Muslims. I hate people like you.
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Male 12,138
I have a stake in the game, I have a child. You (presumably, from your posts) don`t. Science has given us as a species everything that makes life good. The jet engine. The internet. Medicine. Plastics. We can live videochat over optic fibre cables instantaneously from opposite sides of the planet. All thanks to the scientific reasoning of humans.

When YOU try to derail that scientific advancement, talking sh*te out of your arse on how "evolution is a lie" or "AGW is dead", again, forgive me if I take the word of hundreds of thousands of professional scientists who say otherwise.
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Male 12,138
Oh, stop being a twat, will you?

I have no problem with people`s personal religious faith. I have a problem when disingenuous, dishonest, or downright ill-informed laymen espouse scientific lies. Because some people might actually believe you.

Look, I have many friends and professional work colleagues (scientists) who are Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and many others. They ALL get on with their lives while trusting in man-millenia of scientific research that evolution happens, we are having an effect on the global climate, the planet is over 4 billion years old, and all the rest.

You, on the other hand, keep spreading downright dirty lies. And that`s all they are. Lies.
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Male 10,339
WTF Davy? Eat one.
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Male 17,512
davymid: It is obvious you have deep seated hatred for anyone that dares believe in religion. In your mind no one that is religious could possibly have a correct understanding of science or anything else.

I`d say that qualifies you as a Christianphobic. Especially when you utter nonsense like "Dude, I can predict your comment long before you say it.", as if you were a psychic medium.

All you have proved here is your narcissistic rage toward anyone of Christian belief. If you truly are an atheist then why would my belief in sin, heaven, and hell frighten you ? If that`s all a myth, Then why do I frighten you ? Seriously, You act as if Christians are going to snatch your kid away from you and force her to read a bible.

Get a grip man.
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Male 228
wow, lets get back on the original topic.

Polars are really smart and cute, you damn fundamentalists.
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Male 12,138
[quote]davymid: Not once have I mentioned the bible in this thread, Or interjected my religious beliefs.
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No. You`re right. But Christian Evangelism and right-wing Conservatism permeates through everything you say, from the homophobia, islamophobia, all the way through to the to denial of evolution. As I said before, you`re not a scientist, you`re a caricature.

Dude, I can predict your comment long before you say it.

[quote]The AGW theory is dead.[/quote]
Oh, it`s real. Wish it was different. Dude, it`s very much alive. Open your f*cking window.
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Male 17,512
davymid: Not once have I mentioned the bible in this thread, Or interjected my religious beliefs.

The AGW theory is dead, and it`s dead because the researchers promoting it cooked the data, and got caught doing so.

The sun has much more influence over our climate than was once thought, and this lingering minimum solar cycle seems to be the driving factor behind our colder than normal climate the past few years.

Now what is religious about that ? Nothing.
What is unscientific about it ? Nothing.
Need I drag out the research involving this or can you look it up for yourself, so that you won`t accuse me of bad sources ?
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Male 12,138
Ignoring Aj`s retarded comment, and going straight on to Crakrjak.

Dude, you`re right about me punching you in the face. Look, I`m a professional scientist. Every single time you bum-rape centuries of scientific advancement by commenting on how climate change is a lie, evolution is a lie, the Bible is the only Truth, etc, you can be damn sure I`ll be standing here guarding the goal-posts, waiting to kick you squarely in the balls. And I make no apology for that.

Every. F*cking. Time.
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Male 10,339
"There`s a reason why people send their kids to school, but don`t send them to church."

Because school is required by law. Parents will lose their kids and go to jail if they don`t send them.
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Male 17,512
davymid: I`m neither a mentalist or preacher, I could show you thousands of scientists that now believe AGW to be a farce. You continue to bring in evolution vs. creationism and nature vs. nurture on the topic of homosexuality, it belies your "Please don`t think that I`m attacking you, personally" statement. It`s as stupid as punching someone in the face, then telling them you didn`t.

Many parts of `science` have become entangled in their own faith. Anyone that disagrees is treated like a heretic and shunned, No matter how solid their research or data is. Is that what you want science to be ? So deadlocked in it`s own mythology that it will not accept new discoveries ?

I`m a skeptic, Don`t take anything just on the word of others no matter who they are. When I seen the greed hidden behind the so called `Carbon Credit` scheme, it became all too clear that it`s not about saving the planet, it`s about money.
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Male 12,138
Gah, got cut off by the character limit. Point was, Crakrjak, you and mentalists like you don`t get to educate my daughter. Leave science to the scientists and educators. Meanwhile, leave faith to the church.

There`s a reason why people send their kids to school, but don`t send them to church. That`s all I`m saying.
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Male 12,138
You say: There is no such thing as man-made climate change. It`s all lies an propoganda. Thousands of PhD scientists disagree with you. Forgive me if I take their word over yours.

You say: There is no such thing as evolution. All lies and propoganda. Thousands of PhD scientists disagree with you. Forgive me if I take their word over yours.

You say: there is no such thing as natural homosexuality. All lies and propoganda, right? Thousands of PhD scientists disagree with you. Forgive me if I take their word over yours.

Crakr, you`re not a scientist, you`re a caricature.

Look, I have a 4-year old daughter, so I have a stake in the game. I want her to be educated to the highest standards that our feeble species can attain. She is overwhelmed with science, she loves it. She`d rather watch the Discovery Channel than Nickelodeon. Hell, on the latest 2-hour car journey, I had to ask her to stop asking me about how f*cking volcanoes work, cause she made m
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Male 12,138
Crakrjak. Dear Crakrjak. Please don`t think that I`m attacking you, personally. I like you. My personal little Crusade is against anyone who abuses science in the name of their personal political leanings, without any clue of science. Don`t take it personally.
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Male 12,138
Nice Graphic. Also nice Quote-Mining, though I though that was beneath you. The terms "Hide the decline" and "Trick" have been debunked many times as scientific chatter between peers. Apparently not, in your case.

Providing two shots from 2008 and 2010 of Global Ice coverage is interesting. I could show a snapshot of my front garden in 2008, and another from Christmas Day 2010 in Newfoundland, Eastern Canada, where we just had the first Green Christmas in living memory. But that would probably be a lie too.

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Male 17,512
On a side note, I`d much rather it be warmer then colder. A warmer climate would actually lead to more biodiversity and more food production. This colder weather is actually a lot more harmful, and if it continues will lead to even higher food prices and further environmental pressures on species that truly are endangered.
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Male 17,512
davymid: I find it so odd that you`re willing to believe people that have used terms like `Hide the decline` and admit to using `tricks` to devalue the medieval warm period.

Thicker sea ice has doubled in the past two years.

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Male 12,138
What did amuse me though was learning that he laid down a bet with Al Gore to the tune of $10,000 that there would be no change in the Earth`s mean temperature over the next 10 years. Gore declined the bet, and a good thing for Armstrong that he did so - Armstrong`s own website stopped updating the data in March 2010 after Armstrong had lost 6 of the 7 preceding months. Since then, he also lost the bet for April, May, June and July, making him lose the bet on 2010 as a whole.


And besides, I don`t think anyone who disagrees with me is mental. My assessment of you, personally, being a bit mental is based on a totality of your world-view, just four facets of which I laid out below. Feel free to correct me if I was incorrect in any of those.
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Male 12,138
On the two extra sources you cited:

1. The ICSC is a self-confessed vehicle for Climate Change skepticism. To be fair, they`re more scientific than most.

2. Your article from Science Daily is a citation of Prof. Scott Armstrong, who is a strong denier of climate change, so no surprise there. Looking into him a little further, I was not in the slightest surprised (seems to be a trend among climate change deniers), that he is indeed a Professor. A professor of Marketing. Sorry, but I thought we were in the business of citing scientists here?
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Male 12,138
You want sources? Alright;

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I have many more, but you ge
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Male 17,512
Also notice how I give links to support what I say, whereas you just toss names of groups out there.

If I`m so `mental` buddy, Then I guess anyone that disagrees with your point of view is as well. Even if those people have PHDs in their field and are more qualified than you.
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Male 17,512
davymid: Once again you are disingenuous and inaccurate NCPA only get 20% of it`s money from corporations.

You also forgot to mention that the IUCN, that you named, is partly funded by Shell Oil Co. So your sources aren`t `untainted` by your own standards.

I can cite many other sources as well like the ICSC and Science Daily.
I noticed that you decided to not criticize the Obama administration, That rejected placing polar bears into the `endangered` category.
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Male 12,138
Crakrjak, you know full well that the NCPA is a right-wing conservative think tank with no US governmental or international concensus, funded by ExxonMobil among others. They have been accused of being nothing more than "a climate change-denial front group". Figures you`d cite them. Would you give it any credence if I were to cite studies by Greenpeace?

On the contrary, some groups who say that Polar Bears ARE threatened include: The International Union for Conservation of Nature, the intergovernmental Arctic Council, The US Geological Survey, the US Department of the Interior, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many others.

Again, you`ll forgive me if I take multiple (and much more credible) sources over yours.
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Male 17,512
LazyMe484: The NCPA report only shows 2 populations of polar bears are shrinking, Most of the populations are either stable or growing. The rest aren`t being measured at all.

Polar bears shouldn`t even be considered `threatened` based on the weight of evidence.
It`s like saying humans are `threatened` based on the fact that native populations like Aborigines and Native American are shrinking, it`s just baloney.
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Male 10,440
[quote"> Polar Bears are not endangered, It total propaganda if anyone says they are. [/quote">

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear

To be fair, CrackrJak is technically correct. Polar bears are "vulnerable" - ie; one step less than "endangered" - still a subset of "threatened". It`s not propaganda though, as there is not much difference between vulnerable and endangered.
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Male 17,512
davymid: I don`t care what you believe about me, And I`m not going to list all the crap you believe in an effort to defame you.

Frankly, I found what you typed quite ignominious and sordid.

But don`t take my word for it, About the polar bears, Obama doesn`t believe they are endangered either, neither does the NCPA
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Male 12,138
Crakrjak, we love you, but let`s face it, you`re a bit mental.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Polar Bears are not endangered, It total propaganda if anyone says they are.
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Everyone should listen to Crackrjak. What he says is true. World Conservation Union be damned! Also:
1) Evolution is a lie, and a scientific falsehood.
2) Climate Change is a lie, it`s not happening. Just a falsehood perpetrated by the liberal left so-called "scientists".
3) Homosexuality is a disease, and can be cured with the right Christian training.
4) The "Holy Rapture" is literally going to happen. Whereby at the Time of Reckoning, all the Born-Again Christians are going to be caught up in the clouds. Snatched out of their clothes, leaving cars to go off the road and Christian-piloted airplanes to plummet from the sky. Everyone else is going to burn in Hell for all eternity.
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Male 2,372
The polar bear population has been increasing...
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Male 5,194
Poor robocams. Sent into the fray without so much as a super-soaker for a defensive system.
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Male 10,339
Did that make sense? lol
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Male 10,339
That`s true Pedo, but I was referring on the irreversible damage that the extinction of an animal lower on the food chain can cause.

If the polar bear dies off, the most likely, and visible outcome will be seal population growing.

On the other hand, if the primary food of the seal dies off, then goes the seal, and the polar bear.
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Male 997
@Auburn can still have a dramatic impact look at deer in the uk. They are no longer hunted by man or wolves any more. What happens is they get populations in forests and they literally strip all the bark of all the trees and damage a lot of the vegetation as their numbers are too big. Less of an impact but still an impact.

@Tommy who knows the secret for a cure to cancer or some other disease could be held somewhere within the DNA of a polar bear. Not uncommon for scientists to make breakthroughs on stuff by studying things previously left alone. Bio-Diversity is essential to survival of all life on this planet and should be preserved as much as possible.
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Male 10,339
@tommy: I can`t agree that it would make a difference if they became extinct, but when the top of a food chain dies off, it has less impact than if the bottom dies off.

Weird how that works.
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Male 3,474
I never saw a polar bear and if I did it probably would want to eat me. So if they disappear I will never know unless a scientist on the T.V. begs for help. And I won`t. They make no difference to my life on Earth.
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Male 10,339
Also, while I don`t think crackr is 100% correct saying that the Polar Bear being threatened is propaganda, I do think that the facts are suppressed in favor of climate change.

Many scientists have said that polar bear numbers are rising. Some have even said there are more now than there were 100 years ago. Like I said before, it`s a slippery slope considering there weren`t a hellofalot to begin with.
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Male 10,339
I don`t understand how a group of animals with small numbers to begin with can be classified as endangered.

Let me put it this way. If you start with 100,000 animals, period, are they endangered at that point? Or maybe when there are only 99,999 left?
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Male 684
The polar bear was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act by the United States Department of the Interior in 2008.

That being said, most non domesticated life will eventually make it on the endangered species list if humans continue to expand their numbers.Only species that have learned to thrive in urban settings will survive without measures being taken to protect their habitats.
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Male 5,314
i lol`d at blizzard cam driving away
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Male 10,440
HAHA!

Polar bear is not amused and demands privacy.
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Male 3,076
curiosity killed the spy cam
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Male 997
Crakrjak is open minded individual who doesn`t discredit anything that doesn`t fit what he thinks. Being a world renowned conservationist knows endangered species its all BS. Anyone who says anything different its total propaganda against him.

P.S bears are really really intelligent animals with polar bears being some of the smartest in the species.

P.S.S Propaganda is defined as spreading or decimating information to promote a cause. although can be incorrect there is no comment on the validity of the information other then its not impartial. Doesn`t mean its wrong, so yes saying polar bears are endangered is propaganda its telling people about their genuine plight to promote the cause to save them.
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Male 774
Bit of trivia. A polar bear`s curiosity can be it`s undoing if you need to get away from one that`s hungry. Obviously you shouldn`t run but pointing won`t do anything either, it`ll just make the bear look at your hand instead of where your pointing. But you can distract it by offering clothes or other personal items and hopefully it`ll be interested in those long enough to let you get away.

Coincidentally, a lot of my trivial knowledge comes from QI.
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Male 1,364
yeah polar bears, f*ck that sh*t up!

cute and deadly, fantastic animals.
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Male 60
@vstorm
At the start of filming the ice and show were white, thus they blended in. (The Polar Bears still interacted with the cameras though) However when the ice at Svalbard broke up and melted in the run up to the summer months the rock underneath was exposed, thus making them stand out. When the Ice and Snow returned in the Winter they blended in once again.
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Male 17,512
Polar Bears are not endangered, It total propaganda if anyone says they are.
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Male 1,360
That was a costly investigation
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Male 749
I watched this show. :D
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Female 3,001
i love David Tennant!
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Female 412
Yep it was David Tennant! Love him! ^^
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Female 188
Was that David Tennant?!! It sounded like David Tennant!!
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Male 613
lol
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Male 25,416
Wow, well it would have been funnier if it had a smily face on it!
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Male 9,306
Auburn, it made me laugh, you may pass. XD
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Male 12,138
Hehe, nice AJ.
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Male 730
Aw:D
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Male 5,413
"Blizzard cam deployed DEATHSTAR!"
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Female 13
David Tennant AND polar bears?! This made my day :)
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Male 3,431
These aren`t the droids you`re looking for.
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Male 506
+1 internetz to auburnjunky!
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Male 10,339
Sorry for that, but you gotta let it through. It`s too perfect.
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Male 10,339

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Female 1,095
so cute!
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Male 158
Why make them a substantially different colour to the actual ice...? they stand out like sore thumbs.
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Female 227
One day, polar bears will rule the world.
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Male 2,402
@ 5Cats

Don`t forget they only drink Coke and party with the penguins. Oh wait that`s right there is no penguins in the Arctic.
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Male 2,402
It makes for some good laughs. However who were the geniuses who thought the cameras would not be noticed? Freak they can pick up the slightest whiff of Human scent which is all over the fake camouflage. Plus the fact lol! That the equipment really blended in nicely with the normal environment.
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Male 36,543
Polar bears are just like big, snuggly kitties! (that weigh 1000 pounds and eat people...)
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Male 9,306
Well there goes the deposit on those things.
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Male 19,884
Link: Polar Bears Spots Spy Video Cameras [Rate Link] - Obviously, these guys are smarter than the average polar bears...
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