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    Like a lot of his ideas, this one appears to have aired on TWITTER. I think this notion was introduced this way to get other people to discuss it.

    Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.Most comments from abroad and from our media run from mild amusement to light hostility. I think it's a genius idea. Denmark must now be rethinking at least how much could greenland be worth to them. Socialists are always on the lookout for large pots of money to spend. The Greenlanders are probably polarizing a little bit between "No we don't want that" and "What's in it for them!" Greenland has a population of around 65,000. It has largely untapped fisheries, oil, and minerals. It gives who ever owns it a commanding presence in the Arctic. This could be like a 21st Century Louisianna Purchase if could come to be.

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    It could also be our version of Siberia for convicted Deep Staters.

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      It could be called - the green new deal.
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        IIRC China has been trying to 'buy' their way in to Greenland for a time, offering to build airports gratis or something. Move, countermove. They control the Panama Canal, they have a huge container port in the Bahamas, they control the Port of Long Beach - they are literally trying to surround us. I like the idea of hitting them back more than just with the tariffs.

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          THE NEXT war will be over the NW PASSAGE, not the South China Sea.

          The Danes will never sell because Greenland controls the gates to the next great mineral fortunes.
          AT one time I did... unbelievable things for this country without question, because it was my country and right. NOW, my country, that country, no longer exists and I now I feel I am the Philip Nolan of my age.
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            with so little details and with no explanation of the reasons, I'm gonna say that while not outright opposed, I don't see the need. With us some 15 Trillion bucks in the hole right now, where is the money coming from?
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              Greenland shines brightly in the rare earth spotlight

              A positive confluence of events is creating a perfect market moment for emerging Greenland rare earth developer Greenland Minerals (ASX: GGG).


              Greenland Minerals' Kvanefjeld project has a 1 billion tonne resource and the company describes rare earths as "part of the DNA of modern technology", being key components in products from wind turbines to electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries, at a time of a global political push towards greener energy alternatives.

              The country is also establishing itself as an emerging mining jurisdiction and is simultaneously attracting geopolitical interest given its strategic proximity to Europe, North America and the Arctic.

              Meanwhile, China recently highlighted its current dominance of the rare earth sector, with president Xi Jinping visiting a rare earth processing plant in May during heightened trade tensions with the US.

              And further interest has been piqued by Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers' recent A$1.5 billion proposed bid for ASX-listed Lynas Corp, the only integrated rare earth producer outside China.

              Against this macro backdrop, Greenland Minerals is bringing a collaborative approach to establish a project of global significance with products that can facilitate the shift in the world's energy agenda.
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              The fact Kvanefjeld's substantial 592.84 million pound uranium resource is considered a by-product speaks to the scale of the rare earth project, which looks set to have plus-100 year significance.

              Mair sees Kvanefjeld as representing a seismic shift for the rare earth sector due to its scale, simplicity of processing and by-product credits.

              "I liken it to the copper industry," he explains.

              "Until the 1980s, copper was traditionally produced from smaller, high-grade deposits and it was around the time of Grasberg discovery in Indonesia that a shift in copper supply commenced to meet a massive demand surge and that was a shift to expanded porphyry copper production; bulk, simple with by-product credits.

              "Pretty early on it was clear we had scale … however, it was the ability to process it in a simple, efficient manner that really became the core focus."
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              accessibility and scale - that attracted Shenghe's attention and investment.

              The Shanghai-listed company is also invested in MP Materials, which operates the Mountain Pass mine in California, the only rare earth mine and processing facility in the US.
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              "Where all this comes together is that China has interests and some of them are very much aligned with broader global interests in terms of the Arctic that through, for example, the development of projects like we're doing with support from Chinese industry, allows you to bring on a cost-effective supply of materials that are critical to these kind of agendas," he said.
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              https://www.mining-journal.com/resou...arth-spotlight

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              • #8
                I'm pretty confident that Denmark will not even contemplate the sale of Greenland--to anybody. When someone suggested the idea to President Trump, he simply asked if it were even a possibility--not a serious suggestion that he was open to it.
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                  Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time....

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                      ....The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!

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                  • #10
                    Whatever it was that was that was important to Denmark is not very important now to our foreign policy. It could be that our money and influence will find other priorities. Then again, if the current prime minister and "her" government want to explore with our president bold approaches to creating new wealth and opportunity then this could be the once in a hundred year offer that catapults Denmark across many boundaries. If not and the Danish People respond by electing a populist to replace the current prime minister, then Danes of a competing political vision could be positioned to write Denmark's next chapter of history.

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