President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

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  1. US Conservative

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    WASHINGTON—President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.

    The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the deliberations, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

    In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.

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    The Danes spend a huge amount of their budget subsidizing this massive North American isle.

    It is rich in natural resources, and serves as a buffer between Europe and north America.

    Some say this would be similar to the lousiana purchase, or alaska purchase-and would secure his legacy.

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    Considering the resources in the arctic it probably is one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the world... would the Danes let it go?
     
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    The Danes are going broke subsidizing the island. Its like 60 percent of their budget.

    And with their self rule, they have been lagging in utilizing the resources of the island.

    Lots of potential there and the US actually tried to buy it just after ww2. Maybe nows the time?
     
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    He wants to buy it with tax payer money to satisfy his own MASSIVE EGO as he feels it would stamp him historically like Seward and his famous Alaska purchase.Or Monroe and Livingston with the Louisiana purchase for Thomas Jefferson.
     
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    Translation: He is a visionary.
     
  6. US Conservative

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    Sounds like you think its to satisfy his ego.

    Its a north American island and really would bolster defense of the continent from say a crazy europe/russia.
     
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    Probably not a good idea. Sounds like another blue state for sure.
     
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    We could change the name to New Ellis Island.
     
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    Well I would presume they wouldn't be made voting citizens, at least any time soon.

    It would be a territory I suppose.
     
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    ZERO Chance.

    Trump is DREAMING.

    Besides, if Denmark "put it up for sale", it would set off a frenzied bidding war between Russia, China, and the USA.

    Just like EVERYTHING that Trump thinks of:

    The Entire Notion is Beyond RIDICULOUS and STUPID.

    And Utterly IMBECILIC Idea (that is about as worthy of a serious discussion as the latest Bigfoot sighting)
    .:bored:
     
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    Keep it a territory and they cannot vote for POTUS. Anyway we cannot add just one more star to the flag it would be unbalanced. So I will not approve statehood.
     
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    Denmark wouldn't sell to Russia or China.

    The US has a long history on the Island protecting western Europe from the crazy russians etc.
     
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    The Trumpocity would have to borrow money from China to buy that Snowcone.
     
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    We had nuclear based bombers there during the Cold War. During WWII it was a stop over for refueling. Maybe in the old days commercial airliners stopped there to refuel but I could be wrong I was wrong ones.
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    Might be harder trying to tell Scandinavian's who have spent their entire lives involved in the democratic process that they can no longer vote.
     
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    Didn't we start with an odd number of states???At the present rate of the ice cap melting it may soon all be scenic greenery in Greenland.
     
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    Puerto Ricans, Samoans etc still get to vote and participate in the democratic process.
     
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    The economy of Greenland can be characterized as small, mixed and vulnerable.[4]Greenland's economy consists of a large public sector and comprehensive[clarification needed]foreign trade. This has resulted in an economy with periods of strong growth, considerable inflation, unemployment problems and extreme dependence on capital inflow from the Kingdom Government.[4]

    GDP per capita is close to the average for European economies, but the economy is critically dependent upon substantial support from the Danish government, which supplies about half the revenues of the Self-rule Government, which in turn employs 10,307 Greenlanders [5] out of 25,620 currently in employment (2015). Unemployment nonetheless remains high, with the rest of the economy dependent upon demand for exports of shrimp and fish.[6]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Greenland

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    Sure but in a second rate type of way. They cannot vote for POTUS and have no senators.
     
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    Their murder rate is higher than ours, so you're probably right.
     
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    They are used to it.
     
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    Really??? I would have never guess that. I wonder why?
     
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    Its a very socialist country.
     
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    I thought the murder rates in Scandinavian countries were very low. I have visited 3 of them and talking with the locals you would have never expected that.
     

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