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Old 08-21-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Denmark is a tiny insignificant little country equivalent to a smaller US state...if they won't sell us Greenland, who cares about them?
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:06 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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I wonder what the people of Puerto Rico think of this. Dude wants to buy Greenland but won't support Puerto Rico after a massive huricane hits
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Denmark is a tiny insignificant little country equivalent to a smaller US state...if they won't sell us Greenland, who cares about them?
Evidently, Donald Trump cares about them. That insignificant little country told him to get lost.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:14 PM
 
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Denmark is a tiny insignificant little country equivalent to a smaller US state...if they won't sell us Greenland, who cares about them?
England is not selling Canada and Australia, Denmark is not selling Greenland.
That's not complicated. It is a fact of life.

Trump is a bit like Hitler. He does more and more bizarre things, and people in the states accept it as though it is normal.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I wonder what the people of Puerto Rico think of this. Dude wants to buy Greenland but won't support Puerto Rico after a massive huricane hits
huh?

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but won't support Puerto Rico after a massive huricane hits
oh? what is it that makes you think that? Are you just spouting DNC talking points?
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:34 PM
 
Location: California
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Even if Trump went to Greenland some would be complaining about that too. Personally I hope he changes his mind and decides to reschedule.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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The main reason Greenland does not want to sell to Trump is that they don't want to deal with the court costs and hassles of one of his bounced checks.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Never know until you ask.

However he'd have to talk to Queen Elizabeth. Prime ministers wouldn't have that authority especially for another country in the commonwealth. The Queen as sovereign would need to approve such a transaction.
Yeah, no. You seem to be assuming that the Queen would actually think about it, perhaps take the advice of observers and advisors, and then make a well-informed decision one way or the other, and that would be that. Sucks to be you, Canada and Australia; the Queen Elizabeth rules!

But actually, no, under constitutional norms involving two independent countries sharing a head-of-state, the Queen would simply rubber-stamp anything the PMs of Canada and Australia decided to do between themselves, and then go on about her day. Heck, she probably would know nothing about such a deal, until she saw it on a BBC broadcast or read about it off the Reuters wire in a British newspaper.

You're ascribing much more power to the Queen than she actually has, according to the constitutions of both Canada and Australia (and the UK, for that matter). I cannot speak for Australia, but in the case of Canada, her power is so severely curtailed, that she is effectively powerless. And if she tries to use what few emergency powers she has under our constitution, she will only do so once. Because we will dump her if she tries to do so, outside of constitutional norms. Those norms have been laid down by tradition and caselaw, and the Queen knows enough that she will not challenge them. As I have said before, "The Queen works for us, not the other way around."

In Canadian constitutional legal circles, we often say, "The Queen reigns, but does not rule." In other words, she has little to no effect on daily political life; she issues no laws that have not been passed by the House of Commons and the Senate, nor passes any edicts by fiat (i.e. an executive order), and she is content to let us live under our own laws and constitution, with our popularly-elected lawmakers making our decisions. However, Americans seem to think that the Queen has some kind of enormous ruling power, that all Commonwealth citizens must accede to that power, and that all Commonwealth countries must adhere to the Queen's whimsical and capricious demands. Do these Americans not know that all former colonies, who are now independent countries with seats at the UN, have a Constitution that essentially strips the Queen of any worthwhile power? Or that the Queen is such an experienced stateswoman that she has no whimsical or capricious demands?

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Old 08-22-2019, 01:23 AM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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My main question is tbis: why buy when you can rent or lease?
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:53 AM
 
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Trump is crazy. This should prove it.
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