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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 13:09
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
Actually California would be a net giver to Mexico. Itís a net giver rather than a net taker, giving more in tax contributions than it gets in federal handouts, along with other Democrat leaning states like New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Texas is higher up the list in the ďtakerĒ column, and the top 5 are the red states of South Carolina, North Dakota, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama.

If the US wants to get rid of a few takers theyíd be better off selling the Deep South to Mexico.
Probably a bit like an ex who is a millionaire and generous, sounds great but so high maintenance that after a while you realise why they were single when you met them in the first place.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 13:14
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
You priced the parts of Florida where someone would want to live and not just the parts where the bubbas live?
Aint all that cheap anymore unless you are comparing it to La Jolla (look it up) or Manhattan.
Look these guys and gals in Greenland deal with Polar bears, the worst weather life has to offer. Do you thing some home boys with guns would worry people who have been able to track, kill, gut and trasnport food when its minus 20.

I was going to suggest SoCal but you would just get upset
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 18:00
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Dear Mr. Trump

I understand that you have had some difficulty obtaining Greenland from some very very bad people who won't even see you.

I happen to be in the possession of a much nicer country called Iceland, it's next door to Greenland.

Never mind the names. It was a guy called Eric The Red who came up with the name "Greenland". The names should be swapped. Eric's son BTW sailed to Newfoundland and was so bold to name it Wineland. These gus were amazing businessmen, just like you!

Anyways, feel free to have one of your people respond here if interested...


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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 19:24
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
Good summary

But then who is going to protect those now democratic countries from their new found friends sucking the life out of them.?

It's like the "Godfather" movie's opening "be my friend... godfather"?

For the love of all things holy Lom, donít call anybody Fredo. Donít want anyone getting upset.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 19:44
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Look these guys and gals in Greenland deal with Polar bears, the worst weather life has to offer. Do you thing some home boys with guns would worry people who have been able to track, kill, gut and trasnport food when its minus 20.

I was going to suggest SoCal but you would just get upset

Nah, itís already the destination of many, both invited and otherwise.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 19:48
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
And WC becomes too tedious for more words.

Far easier to lob the grenades than to take incoming.

If youíre not willing to accept your nation has many of the same issues that the US does, Iíll be happy to point out your hypocrisy when you dog pile on the US.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 20:18
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Buy Greenland, anyone ?
The first thing to do would be to put it on E-Bay. Buy-it-now or bid?
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 21:00
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Originally Posted by Gargleblaster View Post
Dear Mr. Trump

I understand that you have had some difficulty obtaining Greenland from some very very bad people who won't even see you.

I happen to be in the possession of a much nicer country called Iceland, it's next door to Greenland.

Never mind the names. It was a guy called Eric The Red who came up with the name "Greenland". The names should be swapped. Eric's son BTW sailed to Newfoundland and was so bold to name it Wineland. These gus were amazing businessmen, just like you!

Anyways, feel free to have one of your people respond here if interested...

They found wine, they were Vikings, what did you expect? We still call Denmark; Beerland.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 00:13
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Put me down for a tenner
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 05:16
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Thanks Per, I didn't know that.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 06:36
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Originally Posted by visibility3miles View Post
Thanks Per, I didn't know that.
That we call Denmark; Beerland?
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 09:27
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Does anyone know WHY Trump wants Greenland?
Are there any other bits of real estate on Trump's shopping list?
Isn't it time that the people in white coats take him away for some R+R?
He is either a Meglamaniac, or a nutter.... or both
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 09:28
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Originally Posted by ATSA1 View Post
Does anyone know WHY Trump wants Greenland?
Are there any other bits of real estate on Trump's shopping list?
Isn't it time that the people in white coats take him away for some R+R?
He is either a Meglamaniac, or a nutter.... or both
Ressources and access to the arctic
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 11:25
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Yes, that is what the media is saying...but anything from His Assholiness himself?
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 11:41
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Originally Posted by ATSA1 View Post
Does anyone know WHY Trump wants Greenland?
Are there any other bits of real estate on Trump's shopping list?
Isn't it time that the people in white coats take him away for some R+R?
He is either a Meglamaniac, or a nutter.... or both
He doesn't want it, he believes the US wants it for resources of Rare Earth Metals and the access it gives to Artic Navigation.

In reality it is a brilliant play, after all 120 years ago the question would have been, why does that fool want Alaska where there is nothing but Wild life.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 13:34
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Do what us Norwegians did in the 30ies, occupy Greenland. Unfortunately we were kicked out by the Danes, but I'm willing to bet a fiver that Trump's army beats Queen Margrethe II's. Heck, there's even a few here on JB that could do it singlehandedly.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 13:45
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
Do what us Norwegians did in the 30ies, occupy Greenland. Unfortunately we were kicked out by the Danes, but I'm willing to bet a fiver that Trump's army beats Queen Margrethe II's. Heck, there's even a few here on JB that could do it singlehandedly.
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But we're civilized. We intend to pay for it using any means that makes it look like a good deal. After all we still have the Brooklyn Bridge up for sale
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 17:48
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
But we're civilized. We intend to pay for it using any means that makes it look like a good deal. After all we still have the Brooklyn Bridge up for sale
When did that happen ?

Has someone upeneded Monroe Doctrine ?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 16:41
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The US bought the Virgin Islands from them in 1917...whats the big deal on asking?

It is closer to Canada, but they have no $$$.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 05:49
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
The US bought the Virgin Islands from them in 1917...whats the big deal on asking?

It is closer to Canada, but they have no $$$.
There's no doubt that the USA would love to own or at least control Greenland. With the ongoing retreat of polar ice it will become a strategically important piece of real estate. You are correct, it would not be a big deal to subtly open discussions with Denmark to gain US influence over Greenland. But Trump does not understand subtlety and did not open discussions; he screwed-up any chance of the USA getting any influence in Greenland for the foreseeable future by crass stupidity compounded by an infantile response to the word absurd.

My guess is that some junior aide mentioned the possibility to Trump in order to curry favour, by chance Trump latched onto it (perhaps because he knows more about real estate than anyone ;-) ) and of course had no way to manage the idea except tweet about it. If so that junior aide has probably now been promoted to bathroom superintendent in the Uzbekistan embassy.
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