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Trump trying to expand his empire
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-eyes-...1565904223

He's talked a bit about seeing if there is any way the United States can buy Greenland. Apparently, Denmark still owns it and the U.S. did try to buy it back in 1946 for 100,000,000 dollars. I'll assume the asking price is a bit more now.

I actually think this would be an okay idea if we did it for the right reasons. Obviously, there is some desire for the U.S. to have a military presence there. But I think a bigger reason to control Greenland would be for ecological reasons (and I'm not talking about drilling for oil and gas). I do think it would be a good place to counter climate change - would it be possible to plant a billion trees there for instance?

Anyway, it's an interesting story at the least.
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I cant read the article because of paywall. What value does greenland provide to us?
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RE: Trump trying to expand his empire
Main industries:
fish processing (mainly shrimp and Greenland halibut); Oil, gold, niobium, tantalite, uranium, iron, and diamond mining; handicrafts, hides, skins, small shipyards

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of...and#Mining

Found this interesting: The European Union has urged Greenland to restrict People's Republic of China development of rare-earth projects, as China accounts for 95% of the world's current supply. In early 2013, the Greenland government said that it had no plans to impose such restrictions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland#Economy

When OP said it was Greenland, I thought of rare earth metals. Can't buy it, the least we should do is take over for the Chinese when it comes to rare earth metals.
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(08-15-2019 06:15 PM)Niner National Wrote:  I cant read the article because of paywall. What value does greenland provide to us?

We can send all the Democrats there.
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We don't have bases in Greenland anymore? I do know that one of my brothers was stationed in Tulle (sp?) Greenland.

Why buy Greenland? It's like those people that go and spend good money on island paradises in the Caribbean but don't realize that they'll have to spend their vacations there all the time when they could visit many, many more for a fraction of the price.

Just rent whatever you need at least we won't have to spend the money to bring it up to snuff like buying an old house.
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Only if the globe gets a little warmer

03-lmfao

Buy Greenland to plant trees. Loons
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n...d-2715025/

A 2013 research paper --

These findings sprouted up through a computer model the researchers built of Greenland’s predicted climate for the next 100 years. They overlaid that climate model with known data for various North American and European tree species’ ideal habitat niches. Within a century, they found, all 56 species of trees and shrubs they tested would likely be happy to take up residence or expand their reach in Greenland. Greenland, they predict, could start looking a lot more like Alaska or western Canada, though the exact composition of trees and bushes depends upon which species make it there first and take advantage of the new ecological niches.

We'll all be long dead. But that's not the point. We're doing this for future generations.
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(08-15-2019 07:43 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n...d-2715025/

A 2013 research paper --

These findings sprouted up through a computer model the researchers built of Greenland’s predicted climate for the next 100 years. They overlaid that climate model with known data for various North American and European tree species’ ideal habitat niches. Within a century, they found, all 56 species of trees and shrubs they tested would likely be happy to take up residence or expand their reach in Greenland. Greenland, they predict, could start looking a lot more like Alaska or western Canada, though the exact composition of trees and bushes depends upon which species make it there first and take advantage of the new ecological niches.

We'll all be long dead. But that's not the point. We're doing this for future generations.

You mean warm like when the Vikings lived there before it cooled off?

Read a book from someone other than goose stepping globalist totalitarian climate loons
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Please let this happen. This way, he can take his supporters and rule the kingdom with an iron fist. I'm sure that many of his supporters would love to move there with him. Right?
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(08-15-2019 07:03 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  We don't have bases in Greenland anymore? I do know that one of my brothers was stationed in Tulle (sp?) Greenland.

Why buy Greenland? It's like those people that go and spend good money on island paradises in the Caribbean but don't realize that they'll have to spend their vacations there all the time when they could visit many, many more for a fraction of the price.

Just rent whatever you need at least we won't have to spend the money to bring it up to snuff like buying an old house.

Yes. We still have Thule AFB. But the main reason is because China wants it and we are in a trade war with China. Greenland has resources and we are close to Russia from there. Make Norway an offer they can't refuse.
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(08-15-2019 08:48 PM)tigersroll Wrote:  Please let this happen. This way, he can take his supporters and rule the kingdom with an iron fist. I'm sure that many of his supporters would love to move there with him. Right?

No but many of you loons promised to move out of the country if he won, why are you still here whining about it?
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(08-15-2019 09:12 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 07:03 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  We don't have bases in Greenland anymore? I do know that one of my brothers was stationed in Tulle (sp?) Greenland.

Why buy Greenland? It's like those people that go and spend good money on island paradises in the Caribbean but don't realize that they'll have to spend their vacations there all the time when they could visit many, many more for a fraction of the price.

Just rent whatever you need at least we won't have to spend the money to bring it up to snuff like buying an old house.

Yes. We still have Thule AFB. But the main reason is because China wants it and we are in a trade war with China. Greenland has resources and we are close to Russia from there. Make Norway an offer they can't refuse.

It's Denmark that owns Greenland.
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(08-15-2019 08:48 PM)tigersroll Wrote:  Please let this happen. This way, he can take his supporters and rule the kingdom with an iron fist. I'm sure that many of his supporters would love to move there with him. Right?

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RE: Trump trying to expand his empire
A. How is it his empire if he's trying to annex it to the US? Come on FBO be better, I know you can be.. I've seen it.
B. Tigersroll, if Trump and all his supporters left, we could build a wall so when you and your ilk destroy this country, you can't come and destroy ours.
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There's one way to cause a bunch of species' to quickly become extinct....and thats by planting non-native trees where they dont belong.

This is why its stupid to allow the left to try to control the environment.
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(08-16-2019 08:16 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 09:12 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 07:03 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  We don't have bases in Greenland anymore? I do know that one of my brothers was stationed in Tulle (sp?) Greenland.

Why buy Greenland? It's like those people that go and spend good money on island paradises in the Caribbean but don't realize that they'll have to spend their vacations there all the time when they could visit many, many more for a fraction of the price.

Just rent whatever you need at least we won't have to spend the money to bring it up to snuff like buying an old house.

Yes. We still have Thule AFB. But the main reason is because China wants it and we are in a trade war with China. Greenland has resources and we are close to Russia from there. Make Norway an offer they can't refuse.

It's Denmark that owns Greenland.

I think the Virgin Islands was a better deal.
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(08-15-2019 09:29 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 08:48 PM)tigersroll Wrote:  Please let this happen. This way, he can take his supporters and rule the kingdom with an iron fist. I'm sure that many of his supporters would love to move there with him. Right?

No but many of you loons promised to move out of the country if he won, why are you still here whining about it?

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When did the US become Trump's Empire? Now if he was buying it personally, I could see the empire comment...but please...
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Wasn't Ike really interested in this?
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