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Old Yesterday, 10:54 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Brave New World View Post
The Danes should be relieved that he's not visiting.
It's still quite the snub. Not so much at the PM - Danes don't like their politicians any better than any other right-thinking people - but Trump had been invited as head of state, and that means he just told the Queen to wait for him to find a better date. It was even going to be the full-pageantry reception with honor guards in bearskin caps presenting arms, military orchestras performing the Star Spangled Banner, reception at the royal castle and mingling with medal-covered people calling him 'Your Excellence'.

If he decides to show up again, the royals will be busy and he'll get the head-of-government deal. Limo, police escort and a firm handshake at the official PM residence.

Don't mess with Her Majesty. She's far too gracious to even pretend to notice, but Danes have noticed.
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Old Yesterday, 11:05 AM
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Bad idea. Would turn out badly, just like Alaska which is still considered to be Sewards Folly and didn't turn out so well.
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM
 
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And just to demonstrate that this administration is hellbent on inventing new levels of embarrassment just to try them out on what was once a great nation, I present to you the US ambassador to Denmark - former star of the movie Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell, a film bad enough to get the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 treatment.

Her qualifications: Marrying rich, inheriting when hubby died (the sound you hear in the background is Melania hissing "I hate her!") and spending 300K+ on getting Trump elected.

In return, she got - well, a very public humiliation.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, direct from the MST3K archives:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=L1FyplOl0XU
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
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Based on?


Quite. And hands-on. Iraq, Afghanistan, anti-piracy off Somalia, RDAF airstrikes on ISIL.





You're welcome, I'm sure.
Thanks. I served with Danish in a lot of settings. Balkan Wars too. Respect. Same for all of our NATO friends. We're fighting friends. PRES DRAFT DODGER knows nothing about this. He can only dream of serving, earning medals, etc.
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM
 
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Comment from a Dane with information you won't read in mainstream media:


The inhabitants (56.000) hate us, as a drug addict hates his pusher (we pay them $700 million a year) They are like immature teenagers, that haven’t moved out, and hates their parents for making decisions on their behalf. They want the money AND independence, and hate Denmark for not providing that utopia !

Greenland has two permanent seats in the danish parliament and has outsmarted former danish governments, by being the “final vote” in many cases unrelated to Greenland, but enabling them to get better “deals” than what their size (in population) would justify.

So right now the case is so: Greenland receives subsidies annually ($700 million) but can at any moment chose to say “goodbye” to Denmark, and keep all the values in the ground, with no regards to the astronomical amount of money sent to them throughout the years. Fortunately (or unfortunately for Greenland) a recent report stated that in order to receive the same surplus as they receive today, it would require 26 full scale mines in full operation to generate that ! That report sort of killed the idea of independence ! But the hate remains....
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 AM
 
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The inhabitants (56.000) hate us, as a drug addict hates his pusher (we pay them $700 million a year) They are like immature teenagers, that haven’t moved out, and hates their parents for making decisions on their behalf. They want the money AND independence, and hate Denmark for not providing that utopia !

Greenland has two permanent seats in the danish parliament and has outsmarted former danish governments, by being the “final vote” in many cases unrelated to Greenland, but enabling them to get better “deals” than what their size (in population) would justify.

So right now the case is so: Greenland receives subsidies annually ($700 million) but can at any moment chose to say “goodbye” to Denmark, and keep all the values in the ground, with no regards to the astronomical amount of money sent to them throughout the years. Fortunately (or unfortunately for Greenland) a recent report stated that in order to receive the same surplus as they receive today, it would require 26 full scale mines in full operation to generate that ! That report sort of killed the idea of independence ! But the hate remains....
If the inhabitants hate Denmark, the inhabitants will likely hate the USA too, if the USA buys Denmark. I would say just give Greenland full independence.
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Old Yesterday, 12:02 PM
 
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Does Trump and his followers realize that actual people live in Greenland? In recent centuries, selling and purchasing unwilling people is generally frowned upon.
I think some people just don't care. And some people might look down on the inhabitants of Greenland.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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The inhabitants (56.000) hate us, as a drug addict hates his pusher (we pay them $700 million a year) They are like immature teenagers, that haven’t moved out, and hates their parents for making decisions on their behalf. They want the money AND independence, and hate Denmark for not providing that utopia !

Greenland has two permanent seats in the danish parliament and has outsmarted former danish governments, by being the “final vote” in many cases unrelated to Greenland, but enabling them to get better “deals” than what their size (in population) would justify.

So right now the case is so: Greenland receives subsidies annually ($700 million) but can at any moment chose to say “goodbye” to Denmark, and keep all the values in the ground, with no regards to the astronomical amount of money sent to them throughout the years. Fortunately (or unfortunately for Greenland) a recent report stated that in order to receive the same surplus as they receive today, it would require 26 full scale mines in full operation to generate that ! That report sort of killed the idea of independence ! But the hate remains....
Sounds like a lot of taker red states. Outsize influence in the senate for their population and take more $ than they pay in.
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Old Yesterday, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I heard that Denmark spends $700M annually on Greenland. What do they get out of it? They should sell that white elephant
Why would we want it, in that case?
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Old Yesterday, 12:18 PM
 
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I think one of Mushroom Donny's aides need to explain to him what the demographics are in Greenland. I'm not sure he'd be interested in purchasing it if he knew.

Trump is probably unaware that only 12% of Greenland's population is white (Danish). The other 88% of the country's population is Native Inuit, basically Eskimos. Brown-skinned people with black hair, the types of people Trump doesn't care for.

The statistics/demographics information comes directly from Wikipedia, unless Trump supporters think Wikipedia is fake news. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Greenland

I bet you a large amount of money that Trump probably thought (and still thinks) that Greenland is a "white" country. But in reality, only 12% (barely 1 in 10) of Greenland is white.


There are many different reasons why demographics haven't yet been discussed.

1) Some people don't know much about Greenland at all. Greed is likely the #1 reason some people want Greenland. It is mainly about "We're America and we're the biggest, baddest country in the world". In short, ego issues.
2) Some who know about Greenland know that statistic. Some people likely look down on the people who live in Greenland. It could be that those who know about the demographics, and likely get off on the old colonial "take over the non-white areas and rule them".
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