Skip to comments.Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on PM Mette Frederiksen’s...
Posted on 08/20/2019 5:26:15 PM PDT by MountainWalker
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Greenland referendum finds that 90% of the local population voted to join the US”
4:56 PM · Aug 20, 2019·TweetDeck
Would be a damn shame if there were issues with Maersk, Novo Nordisk, Carlsberg Group and Coloplast. Mette might hit the bricks quick.
Not many citizens to support with welfare or social security, but it may be a great location for US bases and provide good paying jobs as we withdraw from Europe
And we will all call it Trumpland - oh how the leftys will love that
Would be a win-win. And, I don't use "win-win" in the usual way. I mean, it would be TWO "wins", one for each of the Republican Senators representing it when it becomes a State.
This is what $700 million in socialistic welfare has gotten them. Nice scenic view, but whale blubber gets old fast! Begging for cheeseburgers....and to actually be green! If they can turn Oklahoma green, anything is possible!
FYI, that pic was posted by PDJT in a tweet, with a promise not to build it in Greenland.
There are only 56000 of them. That is it. The whole gargantuan place has a lower total population than my town. The only place I can think of with a lower population of any size is Antarctica with a summer population of 4000. I mean Guernsey island has a larger population and that thing is 25 sq miles, not 836,300 sq miles.
I know where it was first posted.
Imagine getting rid of a prime minister in Europe who has been allowing entry of Muslim hoards, and getting Greenland in one chess move.
Green Deal No, Greenland Deal Yes.
Why not just take it by force and give them an appropriate compensation ?
It was a joke. Trump retweeted someone who photoshopped the Trump Tower there.
Oh I like Trumpsville, it sounds so much cozier.
Looks like a good place for the new UN building.
As you may know, 90% of the land mass is covered in ice, some of it 2-3 miles thick. The small population you mention is confined to a coastal strip about 10-30 miles wide in the southern half of the west coast mostly, the east coast has very few people and the ice comes down to the shoreline in many places there. The northern half is almost uninhabited except for the USAF base at Thule.
Baffin Island is similar. It is less glaciated but has a total population of about 10,000 people, despite being one third the size of Greenland and over twice the size of Great Britain. Most of that population is in three or four towns on the coast. Almost nobody lives in the central two-thirds of Baffin Island. There are arctic islands of considerable size in Canada that have no permanent residents or just the staff of radar bases and weather stations.
Victoria Island in the western arctic is also larger than Great Britain, has one town of about two thousand people and another thousand scattered around the coast in much smaller places. Some of the islands north of there are totally uninhabited. If the arctic ever does become ice-free that may change, as there are vast mineral resources up there and some are waiting for more favorable economic conditions to be exploited.
Don’t get me wrong - I’m a great fan of the Danes, especially of Margrethe II.
I’m just wondering how her Greenland subjects would vote, once they ‘got’ here.
Take away the Trump Tower and it’s hard to come up with a more depressing picture. Not a tree in sight, or even a shrub. Greenland is truly a godforsaken place. The Danes should pay us for taking it off their hands.
The Chinese are making inroads into Greenland. Massive loans for utilities and public projects are being preferred as we speak. The Chinese way has been effective in gaining substantial influence in Africa and is now employed in the Arctic as a means of increasing China’s global reach. Trump’s offer is not an empty one. Denmark would do well to be wary of the siren call of easy money. They will lose the gateway to the north if they continue to flatter the Chinese.
Make Greenland great again
Give them back Brigitte Nielsen
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