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Trump's Greenland fantasy

Discussion in 'The Political World' started by PopeADope, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I think buying Greenland is actually a good idea.
    But if they don't want to sell, we could work out
    some other arrangement.
    Btw, I oppose conquering Denmark in order to
    just take it.
     
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    I can't imagine why Denmark would want to sell it.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    It's a small drain on their economy.
    But this isn't much of an inducement.
     
  5. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Becoming part of the greatest superpower on Earth might be a bonus without needing a passport to travel to other areas of the United States.
     
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    They would perish under the US and their land and culture destroyed. US don't really have a great record of treating those they "buy" very well I think. So my guess is that it would go Greenland as it have gone the others.



    Clean up abandoned U.S. military base in Greenland



    Greenland is renowned for being one of the most untouched places on earth. An abandoned U.S. Air Force base with over 10,000 aviation fuel barrels mar the pristine landscape to this day.

    The US Air Force base, Bluie East Two, was abandoned in 1947 and everything was left behind: vehicles, asbestos laced structures, and well over 10,000 fuel barrels. Many of the barrels are still filled.


    I spent time at the base camping out over the last two summers in order to photograph the pollution.

    The base remains an environmental problem which should be cleaned up. The "Army’s Environmental Restoration Program" is a program to clean up active and old bases. There have been discussions in the past regarding a clean up, but nothing has been done to date to remove the debris and fuel barrels.

    I'm adding daily photos of the project to instagram @kenbowerphoto.

    [The Air Force was a division under the US Army during WWII]

    Sign the Petition

    Denmark, Greenland sign deal to clean up U.S. military waste
    Denmark and its autonomous Arctic island of Greenland have signed an agreement to clean up U.S. military installations that were left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War.

    The deal earmarks 180 million kroner ($29 million) over six years for the cleanup. Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen and Danish Environment Minister Esben Lunde Larsen finalized it in Copenhagen on Thursday.

    Lunde Larsen said a Denmark-Greenland steering group will decide when and where to start the cleanup.


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/denmark-greenland-deal-cleanup-us-waste-1.4483537

    Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project
    A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried for ever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said....

    “They thought it would never be exposed,” said Colgan. “Back then, in the 60s, the term global warming had not even been coined. But the climate is changing, and the question now is whether what’s down there is going to stay down there.”

    The study suggests it is not.

    Project Iceworm, presented to the US chiefs of staff in 1960, aimed to use Camp Century’s frozen tunnels to test the feasibility of a huge launch site under the ice, close enough to fire nuclear missiles directly at the Soviet Union....


    Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

    So apparently Greenland and Denmark can clean up after them. So taking everything into account of how US treat those they buy, how Trump speaks about others countries and you think its weird that they are not interested in having anything to do with the US? :)
     
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  7. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I'd favor the U.S. trading away Puerto Rico in exchange for Greenland; this would give America economically more favorable demographics.
     
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    With all due respect, given the national debt, I'm not certain it's a good idea anyway.
     
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    Thank you for sharing the nice image of the Trump hotel and casino shadowing over the beautiful little Eskimo huts in Greenland. ....:)
     
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    Perhaps if Denmark won't sell Greenland, then she could be persuaded to give the U.S. control of Greenland in exchange for Denmark getting control of Puerto Rico.
     
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    That's called progress!
     
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    They have a history of questionable sales like that.
    You'd think a Nordic country would appreciate a tropical getaway, for example, yet they sold us the American Virgin islands a century ago, and kept their arctic icebox.
     
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  14. Saint Frankenstein

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    More racist trash from you.
     
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    They don't want to. It's not going to happen so I don't see why people are still talking about it. They have firmly said no.
     
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    Greenland as a matter of fact has lower crime rates and a higher Per Capita GDP than does Puerto Rico, the economic facts here neither lie nor are racist.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    You've made your feelings about Latinos pretty clear.
     
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    I like legal Latino Americans, I'm just not in favor of illegal alien Latinos.
     
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    Greenland is Danish and Puerto Rico is American.
    What does that suggest?
    Tom
     
  20. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Puerto Rico actually has more in common with Central America than with the U.S.A.
     
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