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Paramount
Member
Fri Aug 16 02:06:15
http://www...purchase-greenland-11565904223

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

In conversations with aides, the president has—with varying degrees of seriousness—floated the idea of the U.S. buying the autonomous Danish territory

WASHINGTON—President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.

The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the discussions, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

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Pillz
Member
Fri Aug 16 02:43:30
Yes please
Pillz
Member
Fri Aug 16 02:43:46
Danes need to be humbled.
hood
Member
Fri Aug 16 07:33:37
This dude just isn't very smart.
Rugian
Member
Fri Aug 16 07:39:08
"This dude just isn't very smart."

Or is he?!

http://magaimg.net/img/8qk8.png
hood
Member
Fri Aug 16 07:46:58
Yeah... That's incredibly retarded.
Rugian
Member
Fri Aug 16 07:47:39
Yeah...your sense of humor is nonexistent.
hood
Member
Fri Aug 16 08:24:46
On the contrary, I fully expect that to be Trump's position within a week. And it's a retarded one.
patom
Member
Fri Aug 16 10:24:05
We need Greenland like we need a 2 peckered Billy Goat.
Paramount
Member
Fri Aug 16 10:27:49
”Yeah... That's incredibly retarded.”

Why?
Paramount
Member
Fri Aug 16 11:04:02
The US could dump people on Greenland and then maybe give it back as it is for free to Denmark. Lol.

Britain once dumped people on Australia. Nobody complained about. Okay maybe some people got upset, but it has settled now, life went on and today people are happy.
Forwyn
Member
Fri Aug 16 11:26:14
"As the Arctic ice continues to melt due to global warming, Greenland’s mineral and energy resources – including iron ore, lead, zinc, diamonds, gold, rare earth elements, uranium and oil – are becoming more accessible."

http://www...-energy-and-mineral-resources/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 16 12:27:39
perhaps he wants it to play up the benefits of climate change

or the childish moron saw the recent stories about the massive amounts of melting there & thought no one else would notice
Rugian
Member
Fri Aug 16 13:24:36
...or, he just saw the raw materials potential that Forwyn just highlighted, coupled with the fact that the land would become more habitable if climate change is real, and he got excited at the prospect of being the first president in over one hundred years to expand the United States.

I mean, there are plenty of reasons why this wod be a deal worth pursuing, if Denmark was open to it. The "if" part being the biggest obstacle here.

Of course, this is all assuming that he was being serious in the first place, which isn't a given seeing as how the autistic fucks in the media seem to be completely able to discern sarcasm and humor from sincere statements.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 16 14:42:57
"he just saw the raw materials potential that Forwyn just highlighted"

i'm agreeing... everything he talks about is from what he recently saw on TV (there were recent stories on the record melting)
Forwyn
Member
Fri Aug 16 15:00:29
Yes, he's clearly not the first to think of moving on Greenland, or the US wouldn't be actively sabotaging Chinese efforts to invest and purchase assets there
kargen
Member
Fri Aug 16 15:05:45
The US has tried to purchase Greenland at least two times in the past.
EuropeanPussy
Member
Wed Aug 21 02:10:51
No one will miss you:

http://www...er-says-greenland-not-for-sale


President Trump says he will put off a planned visit to Denmark after the country's prime minister made it clear that she has no intention of selling Greenland to the U.S., calling the idea "absurd."
Dukhat
Member
Wed Aug 21 03:57:56
LoL. Any dumb idea Trump says, Rugian always grasps for straws to justify it.
EuropeanPussy
Member
Wed Aug 21 06:26:40
http://www...e/greenland-denmark-trump.html

The cancellation was a rare snub of Denmark’s head of state, Queen Margrethe II, who had extended the invitation to the president and would have hosted him and the first lady.

News that Mr. Trump is not coming “came as a surprise,” the Royal House’s communications director told the state broadcaster, adding, “That’s all we have to say about that.”

Others, however, had more to say. “Is this some sort of joke?” Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former prime minister, wrote on Twitter. “Deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark.”




On Wednesday, disbelief and condemnation echoed through the political landscape, as it began to sink in that Mr. Trump wasn’t kidding.

“Please stop,” Martin Lidegaard, head of the foreign affairs committee in Parliament, wrote on Twitter, before citing several other areas of discussion that he said should be of interest to both countries: the Arctic, climate change and the Middle East.

“Total chaos,” the former finance minister Kristian Jensen wrote. “This has gone from a great opportunity for a strengthened dialogue between allies to a diplomatic crisis.”

Adding to the already considerable awkwardness, Mr. Trump’s announcement came not long after the American ambassador, Carla Sands, had written on Twitter that Denmark was excited about the president’s visit.




“For no reason Trump assumes that (an autonomous) part of our country is for sale,” Rasmus Jarlov, a former minister of business, wrote on Twitter. “Then insultingly cancels visit that everybody was preparing for. Are parts of the U.S. for sale? Alaska? Please show more respect.”




Many Danes had seen Mr. Trump’s visit as a recognition of a special relationship with the United States built on decades of friendly relations, mutual interests in the Arctic, and Danish responsiveness to American calls to action.

Danish troops took part in American-led missions in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, where 43 Danish troops were killed, a staggering number for a nation of 5.5 million not used to war.

Pernille Skipper, the speaker of Parliament’s leftist red-green alliance, said on Twitter that Mr. Trump “lives on another planet. Smug and disrespectful.”

Noting that the president’s tweet said the visit had been postponed, rather than abandoned, Soren Espersen, who speaks for the populist Danish People’s Party on foreign affairs, suggested there was little point in Mr. Trump coming. “Why not just cancel?” he said. “We are so busy here with other things.”
Paramount
Member
Wed Aug 21 07:43:02
”For no reason Trump assumes that (an autonomous) part of our country is for sale,” Rasmus Jarlov, a former minister of business, wrote on Twitter. “Then insultingly cancels visit that everybody was preparing for. Are parts of the U.S. for sale? Alaska? Please show more respect.”

Lol. Not even the Onion could make this shit up.
The Children
Member
Thu Aug 22 06:24:28
they wanna steal all the minerals oils and rare earths and lands . we must resist
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu Aug 22 09:13:13
Trump wanting to buy Greenland is yet another sign of Putin’s puppetry

http://www...nother-sign-of-putins-puppetry
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