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Old 03-28-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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I heard about Attu Island, the westernmost Alaska Island that had its residents kidnapped by the Japanese in the 1940s. The survivors were unable to return. There was a LORAN station but it closed several years ago.

Here's a hypothetical question: Say a very wealthy man decided he wanted to repopulate Attu with himself and his brothers and sisters. Would they be able to buy land in Attu, or would the federal and/or state governments try to block the purchase? Who owns the former village area in Attu?
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Never mind.

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Old 09-18-2017, 02:06 AM
 
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Attu Island is roughly 2400 miles from North Korea. The Sep 15th 2017 missile launch was 2300 miles.

Attu island is technically an abandoned coast guard station.

I am wondering if North Korea would consider bombing this island. It would be an attack on US soil with no casualties. It might be more symbolic than actually firing over Guam.

I wonder what we would do if he tries something like that.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Attu Island is roughly 2400 miles from North Korea. The Sep 15th 2017 missile launch was 2300 miles.

Attu island is technically an abandoned coast guard station.

I am wondering if North Korea would consider bombing this island. It would be an attack on US soil with no casualties. It might be more symbolic than actually firing over Guam.

I wonder what we would do if he tries something like that.
Aww, don't give Kim Jong-un ideas
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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Are you trying to create your own community of imbreds?
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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Say a very wealthy man decided he wanted to repopulate Attu with himself and his brothers and sisters.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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I heard about Attu Island, the westernmost Alaska Island that had its residents kidnapped by the Japanese in the 1940s. The survivors were unable to return. There was a LORAN station but it closed several years ago.

Here's a hypothetical question: Say a very wealthy man decided he wanted to repopulate Attu with himself and his brothers and sisters and their spouses. Would they be able to buy land in Attu, or would the federal and/or state governments try to block the purchase? Who owns the former village area in Attu?
Fixed it for you. No, you couldn't. Federal government has ownership.

It'd be difficult to come up with a more unpleasant place to live, but keep trying!
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Spend a year living on Adak, which you can do, and see how much you still want to populate Attu.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Spend a year living on Adak, which you can do, and see how much you still want to populate Attu.
You misspelled "week".
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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It would be kind of cool to establish a port city on Attu. With the population of the USA, we need to consider more places to live.
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