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Old 08-25-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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This is just my opinion. The whole idea of getting Greenland is about greed. It is about "let's take over other parts of the world to restore our power".
It undoubtedly has top do with moneymaking opportunities for Trumps super-rich associates mostly by exploiting the natural resources and defiling the landscape, all the more accessible with the ice sheets retreating rapidly.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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From what I'm seeing, alot of his supporters really want him to buy Greenland, or they seem to want that.
The Orange One said "Jump" and the trained seals said, "How high" while clapping their flippers enthusiastically.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Trump saw the word "green" in Greenland and figured it would make a nice golf course.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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It undoubtedly has top do with moneymaking opportunities for Trumps super-rich associates mostly by exploiting the natural resources and defiling the landscape, all the more accessible with the ice sheets retreating rapidly.
There is certainly money to be made in Greenland. At the same time, you could make money in many countries without owning those countries. Australia will grant an investment visa to those who are willing to invest in Australia. Trump would more than certainly qualify. Trump would also qualify for Canadian citizenship by investing in Canada. And of course, there is money to be made right here in the USA.

I think a part of this is wanting to be expansionist and there is greed involved.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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The Orange One said "Jump" and the trained seals said, "How high" while clapping their flippers enthusiastically.
That could be, but I think there is another part. We're dealing with a cultural war. The lines have been drawn. Many in the Trump camp see anyone who is against Trump as public enemies. Some people will go along with anyone as long as there is an enemy to be against.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The South
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And then there was Alaska.
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was ridiculed in Congress and in the press as “Seward’s Folly,” “Seward’s icebox,” and President Andrew Johnson’s “polar bear garden.”
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Democrats could never have a good idea like buy Greenland.

they too busy trying to figure out how many genders there are, using the right pronouns, or calling people racist.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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And then there was Alaska.
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was ridiculed in Congress and in the press as “Seward’s Folly,” “Seward’s icebox,” and President Andrew Johnson’s “polar bear garden.”
And? That was then, and this is now. We have a big enough country already. We have the same rare earth metals that Greenland has. What more do you want?
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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Patrick J. Buchanan's article is a great history lesson and a support of Trump's expansionist idea



https://buchanan.org/blog/greenland-...ga-idea-137433
Don't always agree with Buchanan, but he does know how to tell a story so you remember the lesson.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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trump saw the word "green" in greenland and figured it would make a nice golf course.
Yep. Probably.
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