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Old 10-22-2006, 02:41 PM
 
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Yes I know its cold but so is Cananda, Alaska, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, etc!
Im not saying live near the south pole, too cold but perhaps near the ocean where summers are above freezing and winters are probably similar to north Alaska?
Don't get to desperate NAH.......I hear they are experiencing a bubble there too!! lol

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Old 10-22-2006, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When they refused to build a Dunkin' Donuts there, I tore up my moving plans. No Dunkin' Donuts, no Antarctic MoMark.

Seriously...I'm suffering in Southwest Missouri where this month as been unusually cold. It's 45F outside at 2:36pm and the days seem to be alternating between low forties to high fifties when we should be 70F or more. I have the heater running right now and am thinking about lying over a floor vent with a blanket over me to capture the warmth. I can't imagine having to live in the sub-zero (by 100F) of somewhere like Antarctica! Even if they really did have a Dunkin' Donuts, though...that would lessen the misery momentarily
You beat me to it. I agree I could not live anywhere without a Dunkin Donuts. Where we are moving in Tucson I will have to drive 10 miles for a DD instead of right on the corner here in NJ. (oh and I will drive the 10 miles)
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:47 PM
 
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Wink If cold in Southwest Missouri, come to Toledo Bend

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When they refused to build a Dunkin' Donuts there, I tore up my moving plans. No Dunkin' Donuts, no Antarctic MoMark.

Seriously...I'm suffering in Southwest Missouri where this month as been unusually cold. It's 45F outside at 2:36pm and the days seem to be alternating between low forties to high fifties when we should be 70F or more. I have the heater running right now and am thinking about lying over a floor vent with a blanket over me to capture the warmth. I can't imagine having to live in the sub-zero (by 100F) of somewhere like Antarctica! Even if they really did have a Dunkin' Donuts, though...that would lessen the misery momentarily
Hey, MoMark! Load up those cats and come down to Toledo Bend lake country. I have a lake house on Grand Lake in Oklahoma. Beautiful country but just too cold. That is why I am down on Toledo Bend--South of Shreveport--looking at land. There are job opportunities down here. Best of all it is really cheap and your cats would love it! Lots of little critters to distract them and the climate is much milder. Kurt
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:35 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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It doesnt get much below zero(or does it?) in the coast of Antarctica. The closer to the south pole, the colder.(also due to elevation) The problem is more the fact Antarctica is rural and if development were to start, it would be decades before schools, hospitals, stores, houses, etc to be built. The cost wouldnt be cheap because theres no trees locally so much of the materials would need to be shipped. It wouldnt be profitable to start development in Antarctica. Possible yes, profitable no. Much of the development appears to be in an already established location or right next to said location. Do you agree?
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:41 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Did you check base Jubany? If my eyes havent decieved me, its 54 degrees but expected to cool to 39 the next day then warm up again. I checked the past history and it doesnt seem to get colder than -10 and can get over 50 degrees. Thats mild enough weather for humans to live, heck Des Moines, IA and many other northward states can get to -10 too! I read some more and there are mild parts of Antarctica that have a winter low of only -20 or -30, this is not any worse than Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Well, the Arctic will probably have to fill up first. Also, I will not go where there is not a Starbucks! Yuppie me...........
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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You beat me to it. I agree I could not live anywhere without a Dunkin Donuts. Where we are moving in Tucson I will have to drive 10 miles for a DD instead of right on the corner here in NJ. (oh and I will drive the 10 miles)
We don't have Dunkin Donuts around here... and being from the east coast originally, I do know what I'm missing. Every time I go to Massachusetts (to visit relatives about once a year), DD is my very first stop! OMG, the vanilla creme, boston creme & strawberry w/ sprinkles are to die for. We have a few Krispy Kreme stores in this area, but they just don't compare!

Back to the original topic, I've always been fascinated with Antarctica, but wouldn't exactly want to live there. It was 19 degrees where I stayed the other night (the town of Fairfield), and I was dying from the cold... so 115 below? No thanks! I think NAH meant to ask why we don't develop that area, since it's obvious there's no civilization there now - but even then, it wouldn't be a desireable environment for most people. I plan to visit it one day, but even if houses cost $1000, don't expect me to purchase anything.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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LOL it doesnt get -115 except in the south pole or on an ice mountain. Coastal Antarctica is mild, im supprised why theres no development yet. It doesnt get any colder than MT, ND or MN. Sure the summers are mild and cool but so are the winters.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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It gets to -114 degrees in the winter...that creates problems...
Oh my God! That's almost as cold as Fairbanks!

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