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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-12 08:23 PM
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221 Dead From Cold Snap Across Europe
Source: Irish Times

LONDON At least 221 people have died during a cold snap in which temperatures have plummeted to minus 30 degrees and below across eastern Europe, with Ukraine the hardest hit.

The cold has killed 101 people in Ukraine, where many of the dead were living on the streets. Health officials have ordered hospitals to stop discharging homeless patients after they are treated for hypothermia and frostbite, while authorities have set up nearly 3,000 heating and food shelters.

The week-long cold spell, eastern Europes worst in decades, is causing power cuts, frozen water pipes and the widespread closure of schools, nurseries, airports and bus routes.

An energy crisis is looming as Russian gas supplies to some states dwindle by up to 30 per cent. Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Italy are the states worst affected.

News Video Report from around European cities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKAWeCEAnM8

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0204/122...



:( prayers for them. look at the pic I'm uploading - that's COLD! All those poor homeless people freezing to death. There's many more that haven't been discovered, like always.




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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-12 08:34 PM
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1. Poor souls. The wheels are coming off the world.
At least they are setting up temporary shelters for warmth and food. Would we?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-12 08:40 PM
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2. I can't imagine what it would feel like to freeze to death, nor do I want to find out, and
for those who survive freezing nights under some blankets in a makeshift shelter, I wish I could help them. yes, I'm glad they're helping all they can there. I know some places would help the homeless in America, but just by reading the hate against the poor on the dozens of internet sites, you can sure bet there'd be thousands of posts saying let them die... shameful.

Here's to a fast warmup in the next couple days!~
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-12 03:34 AM
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3. Here's what it might be like to freeze to death
The other night, we had a wind chill of 25 below.

I dressed up very warmly to to take the trash out. I stood on the porch, took a breath...and it burned my lungs.

I had to go back into the house to get a surgical mask (I have them because we have allergies), because I couldn't breathe just to take out the garbage.

Imagine being forced to feel that searing pain until you died.

Then imagine the heartless conservative bastards around the world, who would put people through that misery.
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