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    Is Greenland a Good Buy Right Now?

    Seward's Folly was bought for $7.2 MM and that turned out to be a pretty good deal. I'm not sure if we paid anything for Hawaii.

    Greenland could be a good deal if things keep warming up.
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    I always say, they’re not making any new real estate.

    What’d the Dutch get Manhattan for, a bag of rocks and some small pox blankets? If we can pull of the modern day equivalent, I say let’s do it.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Republican politics would make an excellent stand-in for smallpox blankets, you may be on to something.

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    We didn't pay anything for Hawaii because we stole it.

    If anything we should be looking at Canada. They're right next door, almost speak the same language, and won't have to imitate our culture anymore once they're part of the USA.

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    Offering to buy Greenland is proof Trump believes in global warming, even as he calls it a hoax.

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    Aren't there warnings about toxic gasses and long dormant viruses coming back to life out of the permafrost as it thaws? Not sure I'd want a front row seat for that..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    We didn't pay anything for Hawaii because we stole it.

    If anything we should be looking at Canada. They're right next door, almost speak the same language, and won't have to imitate our culture anymore once they're part of the USA.
    I vote we acquire Mexico, at least as a US territory like Puerto Rico. The vast majority of the illegal immigration problems with undocumented would be instantly solved. It opens up way more cheap labor sources. And, defending their southern border would be way easier than defending our current southern border.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    We didn't pay anything for Hawaii because we stole it.

    If anything we should be looking at Canada. They're right next door, almost speak the same language, and won't have to imitate our culture anymore once they're part of the USA.
    Hmmm. Perhaps we just annex it and save some $? What does the Danish army have, 10 planes and 2 tanks?

    Canada has a French problem, but I guess we could send them to New Orleans.
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    This will just be another tidbit in this year's Stephen Colbert's "It's The End World As We Know It" .....and I DON'T Feel Fine.

    Hey, at least it would mark the end of another ecosystem lost to fossil fuels that is not northern AK.
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    Oh this is actually a thing?

    I was purely speculating. In that case, yeah, let’s ready the smallpox blankets and scrape together $37B.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    If anything we should be looking at Canada.
    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I vote we acquire Mexico...
    You're both right. Manifest Destiny yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I always say, they’re not making any new real estate.
    Actually Nevada is expanding a few inches per year. So buy some desert and wait a few million years. Except we already own most of it.

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    The aliens own some?

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    We can borrow the $37B from the Chinese.

    Quote Originally Posted by truckeelocal View Post
    Actually Nevada is expanding a few inches per year. So buy some desert and wait a few million years. Except we already own most of it.
    What are you gonna do with the extra land in NV besides open a casino or whorehouse? Greenland, I have to assume was green at one point, and they have water.
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    Will Greenland TRs go in the ECRC or will we need a new EECRC?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Hmmm. Perhaps we just annex it and save some $? What does the Danish army have, 10 planes and 2 tanks?

    Canada has a French problem, but I guess we could send them to New Orleans.
    Correction - French Canadian problem. Like some canuck told me, even the French don't like the French Canadians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Aren't there warnings about toxic gasses and long dormant viruses coming back to life out of the permafrost as it thaws? Not sure I'd want a front row seat for that..
    Or maybe this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Aren't there warnings about toxic gasses and long dormant viruses coming back to life out of the permafrost as it thaws? Not sure I'd want a front row seat for that..
    This is where the French Canadians come in. Offer them a new start and if they make it, we know it's safe for Americans. There's precedent, just google "Filles du Roi."
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    ^Fantastic idea^

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    The US is heavily leveraged right now - may be a purchase target.

    Canada is currently in negotiations with Putin. He seems willing to sell and China is on board with the financing as there is no new money - just have to assume the note.

    Prob not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Or maybe this.

    That is an awesome movie, both the original and the remake.

    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Offering to buy Greenland is proof Trump believes in global warming, even as he calls it a hoax.
    Nah - if you want the labor camps for your political opponents to be effective, you really need a frozen wasteland
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katorga

    Though I can also see him moving a bunch of the border detainees there to counteract the claims of overcrowding and lack of AC at the facilities.

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    Let’s just wait and see what the real estate inspection report says. We’d be foolish not to have a contingency clause in the offer.
    Don’t give up until.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Or maybe this.

    Based on visual obs from skiin' with a good line of sight towards "Outpost 31"... no recent signs of activity of The Thing. Just sayin'.

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    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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