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Jim Carroll 17 Aug 19 - 08:15 AM
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Mr Red 18 Aug 19 - 03:52 AM
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Jim Carroll 21 Aug 19 - 02:46 AM
Mr Red 21 Aug 19 - 03:43 AM
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Subject: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 04:55 AM

THOSE WHOM THE GODS WISH TO DESTROY....
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 05:45 AM

I have no doubt there were many thought the Louisiana Purchase ridiculous, and the buying of Alaska from Russia the height of folly. Both events are a matter of historical record.

Would Greenland be given statehood or become an overseas territory?
An uncomfortable fact is the exact status of US overseas territories/colonies.

Very quick to decry British Colonialism perhaps the same conversation is needed in your own backyard.


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-have-a-conversation-about-its-overseas-territories.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 05:53 AM

Two century and a century and a half precedents from the days when the world was owned by a handful of Empires - real up-to-date stuff !!!
The Empire is dead - long live te Empire, as it were !!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 08:10 AM

Star Trek reference!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 08:15 AM

"Star Trek reference!"
We're pretty well sorted for a Darth Vadar - couldn't be bettered
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 08:16 AM

Whoops - that was 'Star Wars' wasn't it ?
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: leeneia
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 11:48 AM

"Greenland is believed to contain a lot of natural resource wealth that is difficult to exploit due to the large amounts of ice and permafrost in the way."

Sounds like a classic con.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 12:05 PM

Permafrost did not prevent mining in the Yukon, or diamond mining in Siberia. There was also the reality TV show Goldrush Alaska.and also a rather large oil pipeline in Alaska built on permafrost.
At present, there are six exploitation licences in Greenland: a gold mine in south Greenland, an iron ore deposit, a gemstone deposit, a lead and zinc mine and an anorthosite mine in west Greenland, and a lead and zinc mine in northern Greenland. Greenland Minerals and Energy, is developing a rare-earth mine at Kvanefjeld which will produce uranium, fluoride and thorium as well as rare-earth minerals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 12:39 PM

With his track record on the ecology, if Trump has his way, he'll bring in the blowers to melt all the ice and turn Grenland into one massive golf course
Then he'll open up gun-shops to enable the mass slaughter of anybody who gets in his way
The man's a very, very dangerous megalomaniac - if he goes on as he has they are going to have to turn the Oval Office into a padded cell
Terrifying
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 01:08 PM

Permafrost and ice cover are not the same thing. Just thought I'd mention it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 03:17 PM

AS the Greenland ice sheet is up to 2km thick in places prospecting is somewhat problematical. Ground based techniques will not work through thick ice, and the story is the same for high resolution airborne geophysics. Stream sampling glacier outflows and examining glacial debris make only give a limited peripheral view of what is under the ice. To date all discoveries and mines are on the coastal fringes, just like the settlements. Thus thick permanent ice cover is an irrelevance. Prospecting the ice covered areas will be a bonus when the ice cap melts and boots can actually get on the ground.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 03:52 AM

difficult to exploit due to the large amounts of ice and permafrost in the way.

Twitler has a plan for that. Melt it with coal fired power stations.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 12:18 PM

Jim Carroll, yes, it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 12:21 PM

"Jim Carroll, yes, it was."
If you mean Star Wars, thanks for that
Fancy me confusing the two, remembering that I was once madly in love with The Bork with the Big Boobies - sighhhhhh!
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 12:22 PM

Borg - of course
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 02:40 PM

7 of 9? Who wasn't?

But why Greenland?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 02:48 PM

Sorry - forgot how this all baegan - something to do with 'Empire'
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 Aug 19 - 06:30 PM

Let Denmark buy Trump and put him in Greenland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Aug 19 - 07:22 PM

Trump wants to buy Greenland because he's always wanted to own that place where Elvis lived.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 02:46 AM

That was a dis-Grace CB
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 03:43 AM

Twitler is looking to bask in the kind of glory afforded previous presidents who bought Louisiana & Alaska.

He wants to look good in the history books.

Do we think it will work?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 07:14 AM

Heard on the news this morning that Denmark have insisted Greenland is not for sale, and that Trump has cancelled his visit tot Denmark.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 08:31 AM

"Trump has cancelled his visit to Denmark."
Just confirmed on the 1pm news - the shape of things to come for those who don't dance to the Mekon from the White House's tune
SOMEONE FORGOT TO READ THE RULE_BOOK
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 03:22 PM

And all Trump could think of to do was insult the Danes, what fucking moron.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 04:06 PM

I can only think that the suggestion of "buying Greenland" was someone pranking Trump and he fell for it, and now to try to save face, acts like it's a serious enterprise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 05:17 PM

I do truly believe he is completely insane.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: ollaimh
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 08:26 PM

greenland has autonomy. the local native population have legal and political rights. they are related to the canadian inuit in nunavut and the morthwest terrotories, and they are developing a sort of common wealth between the three and accepting alaska natives. the usa doesn't support this. canada and denmark do support the northern group.

canada and denmark do dispute a small island between greenland and the canadian arctic islands.   every couple of years canadian land there and put up a canadian flag and leave a bottle of schnapes. the danes come back put up a danish flag and leave a bottle of rye whiskey.
major international border issue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 11:20 PM

If they had a referendum and asked "£how £much £would £you £sell £for ... ?"

Population 60,000
       £3,000,000 each
£180,000,000,000 \ £0.18trillion
it's 6% of a year's taxes
USA tax revenue. ~£3.00trillion

&
"shall we sell to China or USA?"


Or is it strategically important enough that people (Xi Jinping\Putin\Trump) would fight over it i.e. go to war?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 11:33 PM

Now he says he's god. Can we put him in a padded cell now?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 04:06 AM

It probably isn't his idea. The plutocracy knows perfectly well that climate change is real and that the likeliest scenarios imply the destruction of most life on earth. Chris Thiel has bought himself NZ citizenship and a bolthole in the south of the South Island. Greenland would accumulate a few more biliionaire families trying to ride out thousands of years of catastrophe in the heat and darkness of the Arctic. The earth has been like that before and the dinosaurs lived through it at the same latitudes. Trump voters may not believe in the fossil record but his backers know what it says.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 07:18 AM

How much further can Turnip actually sink. Part of me thinks he could drag the world into total chaos from which society can reject the values of his ilk and build something much better form the devastation and ruins of humanity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 07:27 AM

He could just invade Greenland and get it for nothing. Offering to buy it is a bit odd coming from a chap who's supposed to have business acumen...


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 08:08 AM

How to beat Trumpelthinskin at his own game...


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mossback
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 11:00 AM

How much further can Turnip actually sink.

More importantly, how much further can the gutless, corrupt, immoral Republican Part sink, providing cover for this asshole. Even without Trump, we're in deep shit with these people out there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 03:30 PM

Offering to buy it is a bit odd coming from a chap who's supposed to have business acumen...


If you purchase you have clear title, if you invade you do not. Simples


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 04:43 PM

Ok now I read that he's offered Puerto Rico in exchange, *and* that the Perto Ricans are all for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mossback
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 06:50 PM

Shit, I'd swap 'em Alabama, Mississippi or Texas in a New York minute!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Aug 19 - 10:46 PM

Sorry, Mexico has first dibs on Texas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: gillymor
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 04:57 AM

As a good American, and future Dane, I'd gladly volunteer my state of Florida as trade bait.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 04:59 AM

President Trump has a cunning plan!

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1162211.shtml

It is worth remembering
China accounts for over 95 percent of the world's production of rare earths.

Rare earths are essential for green technologies


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 06:41 AM

A correspondent to the Irish Times has suggested that maybe Ireland could sell The Blarney Stone to Trump - 'Coals to Newcastle' springs to mind
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 07:18 AM

Looks like he’s thinking big and aiming high now....


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Aug 19 - 05:10 AM

Johnson has finally turned down Trump's attempt to buy The National Health Service - probably found a higher offer
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 24 Aug 19 - 10:17 AM

Trump has found a few golf courses to buy in Co. Clare. Far more satisfying for him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: gillymor
Date: 24 Aug 19 - 10:44 AM

No doubt the Irish, like the Scots, will welcome the asshole with open arms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Aug 19 - 02:50 PM

The Irish tend to welcome everybody - even the rednecks
They put charity boxes up to collect for people like Trump
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 07:28 AM

I think if I was a Greenlander, I would would quite like being an American.


In fact didn't Greenland discover America. Serves them right - really.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 03:10 AM

If you purchase you have clear title, if you invade you do not. Simples

The record shows: he purchases but does not necessarily pay for. Still claims title. What could be simples(er).


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Iains
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 03:48 AM

It is simply the opening gambit of an upcoming resource war, the Chinese are already entrenched.
https://www.ft.com/content/f418bb86-bdb2-11e9-89e2-41e555e96722


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 03:54 AM

"I think if I was a Greenlander, I would would quite like being an American."
I bet they said that to all the Native Americans before they wiped them out Al
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 04:15 AM

A nun I know posted a meme with a photo of the Danish Prime Minister and the caption:
    Breaking News:
    Danish Prime Minister makes offer
    to buy the United
    States from Russia!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 06:55 AM

Just had a look on Wikipedia. Only 56 thousand people live there. A bit like the Falklands only bigger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: gillymor
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 07:06 AM

When Trump's finished with it the Danes should be able to get the U.S. at a deep discount.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 12:19 PM

It seems 'The Donals has stepped right out of his closet and is using a WHITE SUPREMIST LOGO in his electoral publicity
Wonfer does he have a 'Final Solution' for the Greenlanders !
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Mossback
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 12:41 PM

While everyone's getting a good laugh over this it bears keeping in mind that POS Trump was perfectly serious.

Normalizing his incompetent, psychotic, amoral, white supremacist, childish, racist behavior is ingenuous and a service to no-one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 02:29 PM

I'm not sure anyone's laughing at him. Laughing at the absurdity of our own impotence, maybe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trump's Bid For Greenland
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Aug 19 - 05:21 PM

If only this thread (and others) was a refreshing panel disussion on our evening news, wierd events would be more broadly understood.


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