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“Not to change the subject but…. hey… let’s buy Greenland! 3rd time’s the charm!”

I don’t know about you but I am ready for Greenland to be the 51st state.

First off, it’s big. It’s three times the size of Texas. It has lots of undeveloped beachfront (and inland) property and we did very well with beachfront property on Hawaii.

With a population of some 56 thousand Danes, it is just begging for some diversity, or at least a few Swedes and Norweigian bachelor farmers for a start.

Severely underdeveloped in the ice-covered interior, it can use a lot of illegal aliens to help develop it. This makes it an illegal alien safety valve. We can just put in an air bridge with Air Buses running from San Diego and Laredo to Thule where we already have a fine base.

And it won’t be the first time we’ve tried to buy Greenland. It will be the third:

Following World War II, the United States developed a geopolitical interest in Greenland, and in 1946 the United States offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.

The reason why the US would want to buy Greenland is clear: being able to install anti-Russian military installations such as early-warning radar and nuclear bomber bases (Greenland being fairly close, on a great circle, to Russia). The US has famously often bought large chunks of land (Louisiana Territory & Alaska being the biggest & most profitable), so it was nothing new—this was, in fact, the second time the US expressed interest in buying Greenland, after an abortive attempt in the 1860s.

This appears to have been a large offer: 1946 US GDP was $200-228b, making an offer of $0.1b a nontrivial percentage of US productivity, and Denmark’s GDP appears to have been >50x smaller, ~$23b, as it recovered from WWII.  — Reasons of State: Why Didn’t Denmark Sell Greenland? 

In strategic terms Greenland’s Unique Kvanefjeld Multi-element Rare Earth Project is one of the major deposits of rare earths that China is trying to control.

The Kvanefjeld project, one of the largest rare earths deposits in the world, can be found in the south of Greenland near the town of Narsaq. The project comprises three linked deposits (Kvanefjeld itself, Zone 3 and Sensen). These three deposits contain 1 billion tonnes of mineralized ore. The predominant mineral is steenstrupine, which hosts both rare earths and uranium in significant quantities.

And always remember that in Greenland, English is a strong second language as in “For English press 2.”

Finally, if the globe heats up as we are always being warned it will (“Any day/week/month/year now”),  then we’ve got some fine fine farmland and retirement condo space at very affordable prices. In addition, besides having a lot of rare earths and other precious metals ready for extraction, Greenland is also looking at developing a hydrothermal power system. That is so very, very alternative fuelish  that one might look at buying Greenland as Trump’s much more sensible “New Green Deal.”

And never forget, the other candidate for 51st state is Puerto Rico.

HT: Scott Adams

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  • Donald Sensing August 16, 2019, 8:31 AM

    Well, it turns out that the “fat protester” at the rally was a pro-Trump advocate who was trying to take a protest sign away from an anti-Trump Leftist.

    I really wish Trump would learn when to keep his mouth shut – it is going to cost him some serious votes if he keeps it up between now and election day.

  • ghostsniper August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Just looked at my credit report and it says I’m $400k in the hole!!!!
    Oh dear, what shall I do? What SHALL I do???

    I know!
    I’ll go buy a brand new Ford 650 diesel dually quad cab with all the fixin’s!

    American politicians are some of the smartest people on the planet.
    But for unknown reasons retards like me cannot recognize it.

  • Vanderleun August 16, 2019, 10:53 AM

    C’mon, sniper. Spread out a little. We’re at, what?, $17 trillion in the hole? Just put it on The Tab, man, just put it on The Tab.

  • rabbit tobacco August 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

    Why is it that greenland is ice and iceland is green?

  • West Slope Engineer August 16, 2019, 1:05 PM

    rabbit tobacco
    “Why is it that greenland is ice and iceland is green?”
    Developers and salesmen are all alike, whether now, 1000 years ago or 3000 years ago.
    Looks like Trump is in his element!!
    I am waiting to see what the solution for the $17 trillion will be, if I live long enough.

  • ghostsniper August 16, 2019, 2:52 PM

    You silly rabbits.
    That 17 is now 22 but in real numbers (not the fake gov’t shit) it is 2000.
    Don’t know ’bout anyone else but I’m not in the habit of paying for stuff other people have bought.

    Oh yeah, that $400k I mentioned above?
    I owe it to…wait for it….me! Double Yay!!!

  • Anon August 16, 2019, 3:38 PM

    The story of why Greenland was icy and Iceland was green is that in the days when the Vikings were raiding Europe and taking anything of value including pretty young women that they took it all to their ‘lair’ in Iceland. But they didn’t want a lot of their fellow countrymen or other interlopers coming to share the spoils so they used the pejorative “Iceland” to make it sound unattractive. I heard this story over 50 years ago and while in the military one of my fellow airmen had been stationed in Iceland and he told me that in fact the women there were all beautiful. However he did say that at that time (1968) that all the men were drunks.

  • West Slope Engineer August 16, 2019, 3:47 PM


    In the early 70’s, I remember a similar quip was circulating about the Naval Station on the island of Adak in the Aleutian String.
    Actually, the quip was about a pretty girl behind every tree.
    At the time, I believe there were no significant trees on Adak.

  • jwm August 16, 2019, 8:58 PM

    Greenland, huh? Might be a nice way station for all America’s new immigrants. No papers? Fine. Go home or take the ride, and wait it out in the processing centers. In Greenland. Current list is about twelve years long. Your call


  • Rob De Witt August 16, 2019, 9:11 PM

    Even better, San Francisco’s Transamerica Building is for sale for the first time – – only 600 mil. I’m praying Trump will snap it up.

  • Ray August 17, 2019, 7:42 AM

    Maybe we could trade the Danes Puerto Rico for Iceland.

  • Gordon Scott August 17, 2019, 7:51 AM

    Oh, all the Icelandic women are beautiful. According to the wife, so are the men. It turns out that DNA shows that the Icelandic men are from Norway and Denmark, and the women are from Ireland. You know how that happened:
    “Geez, Sven, Olga is giving me hell about spending so much time working on the boat.”
    “Ya, sure, Ole, I hear that. Lena is doing the same with me.”
    “We should get away for a bit, do some fishing or something.”
    “Ya, Ole, that is a gud idea. And I know a place where we can pick up some hot chicks….”

    In Iceland, when the time comes to see the fall colors, everyone drives over to look at the tree.

    But it is a very beautiful place, and virtually undeveloped. You go to see the big waterfall (everyone does) and there’s a path about two feet wide leading to it. There are no handrails and no protective barriers. There is just this dirt and gravel path that leads, get this, to a big rock in the middle of the cataract. You can stand right there next to a fricking giant force of nature and no one tells you to stand back.

  • Harry August 17, 2019, 1:04 PM

    We will need Greenland to put stuff on in case Guam capsizes – oh wait, Hank Johnson might not understand “capsize” – I mean, in case Guam tips over. We can then, you know, just move all the stuff that falls off Guam over to Greenland, and you know, dry it off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XXVLKWd3Q&t=5s

  • Snakepit Kansas August 18, 2019, 5:49 AM

    I go the impression that Trump wanted to buy Greenland with his own money.

    Nobody wants to buy Puerto Rico. They are broke as a joke. Maybe we could convince Japan to take it. Sell them Hawaii, and they have to take Puerto Rico along with it, for $1.