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Not for sale: Danish MPs ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland

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15 hours ago, Jack Mountain said:

With the help of imported brains. Btw. Morally not so powerful. 

 

And yet, you don't see a whole lot of them "imported brains" heading for Denmark.

It's fine denigrating the USA, especially with the current President being what he is. Letting this narrative overcome fact, less so.

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10 hours ago, White Christmas13 said:

Median and Average Income in Greenland top

Average Household Income $101,327.40
Median Household Income $79,866.00
People below Poverty Level 1,204
People above Poverty Level 28,676

And you pay $1.34 for an orange.

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10 hours ago, shy coconut said:

Yes but the Danes don't have a constitution allowing any numpty to go out 

and buy war grade weaponry.....

Unless they were members of the Waffen SS.

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This is robably a  genuine interest by the US as laughable as it seems. Part of the scramble to  establish  rights to continental shelf resources.

Hawaii is not simply a  small territorial naval base  anymore!

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19 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

Oh dear, surely not even POTUS could seriously believe that the people would prefer the USA to Denmark.

They have a stable economy, understand social justice, have world class health care  and education.

 

What drugs does the POTUS indulge in when his thumbs stop moving?

 

You may well be completely wrong.Has anybody actually asked the 60,000 Greenlanders most of whom are descended from the Inuit people of North America? There is a strong independence movement and not that much affection for Denmark or its culture.Add to that a sky high suicide rate and a massive alcohol problem.Acquisition by America would result in a great increase in living standards and a closer attention/greater resources than Denmark is able to bring.

 

The purchase of great land masses by the US isn't historically unusual - Louisiana, Florida, Alaska etc.

 

It may not be the right thing to do but it's certainly not the absurd proposal you suggest.

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17 hours ago, Shot said:

At a 62% or so tax rate.

 

And became the most powerful country in the world.

China?

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43 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

This is robably a  genuine interest by the US as laughable as it seems. Part of the scramble to  establish  rights to continental shelf resources.

Hawaii is not simply a  small territorial naval base  anymore!

The reason, in large part, is likely that Greenland is rich in natural resources, including iron ore, lead, zinc, diamonds, gold, rare-earth elements, uranium and oil, according to the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public-policy organization in Washington, D.C.

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