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Old 10-28-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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As an American if you really want to get a job and go and live there you can. I looked into it years ago when I was younger. I believe it is still Raytheon Polar Services that staffs everything. They have everything from science jobs to food service and other logistics work. Most people work at McMurdo Station, a few at the South Pole.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Of course.
And not only as an American.
In fact (everything being relative) Antarcica is getting more and more crowded : 3 US bases, 2 French/Italian bases, British meteorogical bases on subantarctic islands (South Georgia, South Sandwich is.), Germany, Poland, Brazil, Australia, NZ,SA, India, Pakistan, Japan, Brazil, Uruguay, Russia (3 bases),UK, Peru, Argentine, Chile and probably I forget some!
So,yes, people live in Antarcica!
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Need-Affordable -Home is quite right : did you know there are already small Chilean, Argentinian, Peruvian towns (with stores, schools, indoor swimming pools and even...MILITARY BASES ) on the Antarctica Peninsula?
Theses south american countries, very chauvinistic, make efforts to colonize that "temperate" northern part of Antarctica (a lenghty peninsula that stretches in direction of the south american continent)and this in complete violation of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty which "freezes" all national territorial revendications South of the 60°S parallel.(notice the northernmost part of the Peninsula touches the 60°S).
Where can I find data and pictures of these South American communities? I have never heard of this. How do they survive? What is the economic status -- I mean what do they do? How do they make a living, eat, survive, etc, etc?
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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I'll do some homework and I'll get you the data, Saintmarks
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I'll do some homework and I'll get you the data, Saintmarks
I did find a small bit on the wonderful resource of Wikipedia

They had a small bit on Chile's base on one of the islands off the peninsula.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Default Starbucks in Antarctica

I'm sure Starbucks would carve out some
turf in Antarctica. I have a weakness for Hooters myself.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:12 AM
ako
 
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Maybe not live there, but I want to visit there.

Then I will have been to all the continents... except South America.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Well, the closest one to Antarctica IS South America. Perhaps one day you'll do both. Five continents is still pretty darn good.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Antarctica has a discriminatory policy towards mammalian settlement.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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^
rofl.

^^^^^^^^^^....

my last resort would not be much of an aide this time, sorry.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/AY.html (broken link)

i think i read somewhere long ago that there was an international agreement to secure antarctica for scientific studies of the environment, no other purposes.

please correct me, if i am wrong.

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