OtherGround Forums Pres Trump Wants To Purchase Greenland! MGGA!

8/15/19 9:13 PM
8/1/13
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The man never sleeps.

MGGA!

MAGA!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-eyes-a-new-real-estate-purchase-greenland-11565904223

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

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.

In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.

 

8/15/19 9:14 PM
2/4/07
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This would be really great, especially if this whole climate change stuff turns out to not be bullshit
Edited: 8/15/19 9:14 PM
2/25/17
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A lot easier to keep illegals out of a giant island!!!

8/15/19 9:15 PM
7/28/08
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It'd be a great staging ground for the inevitable.

8/15/19 9:16 PM
11/14/11
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he also wants monkeys to fly out his butt. 

8/15/19 9:18 PM
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8/15/19 9:19 PM
7/28/02
Posts: 10291
camicom -

The man never sleeps.

MGGA!

MAGA!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-eyes-a-new-real-estate-purchase-greenland-11565904223

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

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.

In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.

 

someone needs to Red flag this nut job...

8/15/19 9:19 PM
7/31/09
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What resources are there?

8/15/19 9:21 PM
2/14/08
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With his love of destroying national parks and general disregard for the environment I don't see how this could go wrong

8/15/19 9:22 PM
11/14/11
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Kings21 -

What resources are there?

ice but it is melting fast so better hurry up and close this deal.

8/15/19 9:22 PM
8/1/13
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Kings21 -

What resources are there?

Greenland is widely believed to hold excellent potential for a host of natural resources, including zinc, lead, gold, iron ore, heavy and light rare earth elements, copper and oil

8/15/19 9:22 PM
11/11/11
Posts: 7916

Over/under on how long it would take "Whine About Taxpayers Paying for Immigrants on Welfare While He's Perfectly Okay with Taxpayers Footing $100 Million So He Can Golf - in Chief" to point out Greenland on a map? I'm going with the over of 48.5 seconds.

 

8/15/19 9:23 PM
3/23/07
Posts: 59762

Step 1) Buy large swaths of mostly uninhabited, mostly useless arctic land.

Step 2) Ensure global warning continues unchecked, possibly even accelerate it so that the land you just bought becomes super valuable

Step 3) profit

 

It's like the '78 Superman plot but with less nukes. Still some nukes, just, less.

Edited: 8/15/19 9:24 PM
4/22/03
Posts: 16808

I’d pitch in. 

8/15/19 9:25 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 29283

That’s senility 

8/15/19 9:26 PM
5/22/05
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He is ghadaffi with hair.

8/15/19 9:28 PM
2/25/06
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I really like this idea. Assuming the climate is going to change (AOC is saying 12 years) and we need to move away from the equator, this will offer a great deal of space for the US populace.

 

 

8/15/19 9:30 PM
8/2/13
Posts: 1577

Dumb but serious question... if a country like Greenland is purchased, who actually gets paid?

8/15/19 9:32 PM
8/1/13
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Gas Man -

Dumb but serious question... if a country like Greenland is purchased, who actually gets paid?

I would assume Denmark.

8/15/19 9:32 PM
11/14/11
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Gas Man -

Dumb but serious question... if a country like Greenland is purchased, who actually gets paid?

denmark

8/15/19 9:34 PM
11/14/11
Posts: 7594

100mill in 1946 couldn't do it.  so maybe 3trillion would make them blink.

8/15/19 9:37 PM
1/1/01
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So we're only 22 Trillion in debt and we haven't even started funding or building the wall or our Space Force yet so maybe a little extra on the countries credit card should be alright.

We may also want to cut back on those Billions we keep giving to the farmers for the bleeding because of the tariffs but that's ok. As long as the Tea Party and their fiscal watch dogs approve I guess it makes financial sense.

8/15/19 9:40 PM
10/17/08
Posts: 14234
My goodness the Trump hate is so over the top. lol Buy more land? They don't make any more of it so I say yes. I'd rather spend money on this than immigrants or welfare anchors.
8/15/19 9:40 PM
8/23/11
Posts: 5555
vincan469 -

100mill in 1946 couldn't do it.  so maybe 3trillion would make them blink.

Greenland is 23 trillion sq ft. 

So even at a buck a foot it’s $23T

 

Edited: 8/15/19 10:23 PM
1/1/01
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johnsonbarr - My goodness the Trump hate is so over the top. lol Buy more land? They don't make any more of it so I say yes. I'd rather spend money on this than immigrants or welfare anchors.

The Tea Party must be furious over all this debt!