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Old 08-16-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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Every day, itís something to make sure Trump dominates the news cycle.
When I went to CNN.com today this was the top story. That is what I call fake news. Taking a completely unimportant thing and elevating it to great importance with the purpose of making President Trump look bad.

I know sometimes he doesn't need help looking bad.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:05 AM
 
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Well, he’s going to be disappointed when he finds out that Greenland is a lot smaller than it looks on a map.
Some staffer is going to have to explain Mercator projection to Trump. Can you imagine trying to take that on?
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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I never understood what the purpose of Greenland was in the first place.
Awesome place names. Sisimiut, Kulusut, Ammasalik?

Anyway, tell Trump it's filled with brown people who don't speak English, he'll lose interest.

And this seemed apt:

https://satwcomic.com/free-greenland
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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I think we are making too much about this inquiry to buy Greenland.


Greenland is in a strategic place between Russia and USA, like Alaska. It might be worth buying at the right price. But if it is not for sale (most likely) or too much asking price then we don't buy it.

This is like not trying to ask a girl out because you don't have the courage. The worst that can happen is that she says not or that she has a steady boyfriend already. But you can be also pleasantly surprised when she says yes. Nothing attempted, nothing gained.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
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When I went to CNN.com today this was the top story. That is what I call fake news. Taking a completely unimportant thing and elevating it to great importance with the purpose of making President Trump look bad.

I know sometimes he doesn't need help looking bad.
Call it whatever you like. It is news and it is something that Americans have a right to know.

He sounds dangerously ignorant and slightly insane. The American public should be aware of that.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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President Harry Truman tied to purchase it. Nothing story. Unless it's a Republican.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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I think I have a solution.


Trump can just trade the 836K square miles of Greenland for California, Oregon and Washington, which is about 310K square miles, and then he also comes closer to Emperor status without all those pesky liberal voters. Plus the west coast gets their tax rate and health care from Denmark. Heck, he could probably throw VT in there, just to mess with Bernie.
It would be a Trump deal, all right.

California GDP: 3 trillion US$, give or take.
Greenland GDP: 2.4 billion or so.

Of course, it would be in the fine print that Greenland would have to pay for the costs in being renamed Trumpland (gold-leaf signage), and that they'd be expected to pay royalties to the Trump family for using the name.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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President Harry Truman tied to purchase it. Nothing story. Unless it's a Republican.
Slightly different world in 1946. The US was respected, for one thing.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Greenland said it is not for sale.

https://www.politico.eu/article/dona...onwV_AecDVx1NU
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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In certain circles?
Every atlas ever made says Australia is a country and continent.
I say "in certain circles" because some sources that are not atlases will say that Australia is one but not the other. With the following links I have provided, some responses do say that Australia is an island, continent or part one, and a country.

-Links I went to last night that concern on what what defines a continent, a country vs. continent, if Australia is an island, and similar:
australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/the-australian-continent
britannica.com/story/is-australia-an-island
countrydigest.org/is-australia-a-country-or-a-continent
geographical.co.uk/nature/tectonics/item/2136-zealandia-what-is-a-continent
insideedition.com/how-blue-green-algae-can-kill-dog-just-hours-55173
quora.com/If-Australia-is-a-continent-then-what-are-the-countries
quora.com/If-Australia-isnt-an-island-then-why-do-people-still-say-that-it-is-the-biggest-island
quora.com/Is-America-a-country-or-a-continent
quora.com/Is-Australia-considered-a-continent-or-an-individual-country
quora.com/Is-Australia-the-only-country-in-the-continent-of-Australia-or-is-New-Zealand
quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-islands-and-continents-Why-is-Greenland
quora.com/When-world-geography-is-being-discussed-Australia-is-never-considered-as-an-island
quora.com/Why-is-Australia-considered-a-continent-and-not-an-island
quora.com/Why-is-Greenland-an-island-and-Australia-a-continent
reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/1pxypg/eli5_what
reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/1eegg9/isnt_every
sporcle.com/blog/2018/02/is-australia-a-continent
todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/04/why-greenland-is-an-island-and-australia-is-a-continent
tutorialspoint.com/what-is-the-difference-between-an-island-and-the-continent
ucsb.edu/why-greenland-is-an-island-and-australia-is-a-continent
visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-100-worlds-biggest-islands
whatarethe7continents.com/australia/many-countries-australia
wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Afonso_Falls
worldatlas.com/articles/is-australia-a-country.html
worldatlas.com/articles/what-continent-is-australia-in.html
worldislandinfo.com/CONTISLAND.html
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