More Time For Duda…

President Trump is famously uninterested in diplomatic jibber-jabber that does not generate value or purpose.

Greenland not for sale?

Right. Sorry Copenhagen; no need for Frederiksen then…  Moving on.

After the G7, President Trump and First Lady Melania are scheduled to travel to Poland as the special guests of Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

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249 Responses to More Time For Duda…

  1. sarasotosfan says:

    I’d really like to know how Greenland became a topic for discussion.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Ken Moore says:

      If you google the topic, you find China has intentions of adding an airport or two and aninterest in a rare earth mineral project.

      Liked by 18 people

      • sarasotosfan says:

        That does not explain how internal discussions became public.

        Liked by 4 people

        • ALEX says:

          IMO. Many times these “ internal discussions “ is the President messing with the fake news…I can picture the President grinning, especially after the Trump Hotel picture

          Liked by 20 people

          • SwampRatTerrier says:

            Amen!

            And Mette just got Trump Rolled!!!!!

            Liked by 7 people

          • sarasotosfan says:

            Trump put that out after it became public, not before.

            Liked by 4 people

          • Sofa King says:

            Adding to your comment ALEX:
            Perhaps Trump was feeling out the Danes on a more serious matter, and their arrogant dismissal confirmed his suspicions…

            Liked by 11 people

            • WSB says:

              Barium test. PT wins at these every time.

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            • trnathens says:

              President Trump isn’t looking to convert people yet. He’s looking for like-minded partners that want to make a ton of money for their people…permanently. As in: structuring the new economic world order to OUR benefit and the benefit of the early converts/partners, because they can use existing laws to OUR benefit by ensuring that WE are the manufacturing/business hub forever and always (because if its done right, then NO politician can eff it up, regardless of party, because WE THE PEOPLE won’t allow it. He’s so close, too.)

              Those who don’t share his vision, or understand what’s possible WILL eventually get it, but they won’t be stakeholders. He could pull off the greatest… Oh wow, he has harnessed the power of tariff as leverage, and can affect more change everywhere in the world with his pen, than any military can hope to achieve, because economics IS BY DEFINITION: precise. There is no collateral damage (farmers aren’t collateral damage because tariff income more than offsets loss of soy bean sales, to the tune of billions in profit). And he knows: everyone NEEDS trade, but…BUT, they don’t know how to USE it, and he does.

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          • Pa Hermit says:

            Don’tcha just love how POTUS lives rent free in these people’s heads?

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Kind of like the USSR was doing on Grenada in 1983. Occupied the Island with “advisors”, “construction troops” and “political advisors”. Was in the process of building a major airhead and other installations.

        Why not offer a commercial solution to pre-empt the need for a potential military option?

        Nothing to see here… right??

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        • Not buying Greenland? Get the right of first refusal…

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          • WSB says:

            Indeed…especially with a military base nearby.

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          • Hoosier says:

            Trump wanted this out.

            Wikipedia.
            As part of the self-rule law of 2009 (section §21), Greenland can declare full independence if they wish to pursue it, but it would have to be approved by a referendum among the Greenlandic people. A poll in 2016 showed that there was a clear majority (64%) for full independence among the Greenlandic people, but a poll in 2017 showed that there was a clear opposition (78%) if it meant a fall in living standards.

            Trump made profferd to the Danes to be polite and they responded with a big FU.

            55000 Residents with per capita GDP of about $40K.
            $5 million per resident is only $275 billion.
            That is $5 Million for papa Inuit, mama Inuit and any little Inuits running around.

            What do you want to bet there is a massive run on green MGGA (Make Greenland Great Again) hats in Nuuk and a hell of a party after the referendum.

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            • Maquis says:

              My thoughts have run in a similar vein.

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            • PDJT, being the forever BUSINESS savant just let the Greenlanders know that anytime they are ready per the Rule of Law, they can be making a ton of more money than having the chinese as interlopers and the socialist danish for rulers!!!

              Betcha’ the Danish PM is going TDS just before the G7!!!…

              OHHH, to be fly on the wall inside the Danish Gov!!!!

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        • snellvillebob says:

          I agree. China is financing ports, airports, mines, and other construction all over the world knowing that the corrupt governments will never pay them off. Then they can forclose and own it. It is called communist slavery.

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      • Vince says:

        Just like the Spratly Islands. Vietnam and the Phillipines didn’t mind the Chinese putting an airport on their islands.

        So Denmark has the choice of selling it, having it stolen, or going to war with China over it.

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        • cthulhu says:

          ….and, BTW, subsidizing its residents nearly $20K per person annually while they dither [only 50K people live there — about half the population of Berkeley, CA, USA]. The residents, OTOH, are perfectly willing to virtue-signal while continuing to collect the subsidy.

          I just can’t imagine the taxpayers of Denmark getting tired of that. /s

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          • Hoosier says:

            Subsidy is $12500

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            • cthulhu says:

              I suspect you forgot to convert from Euros….but we agree that there’s an annual five figure subsidy. If you were living in Pennsylvania, and found out that everyone in South Berkeley, CA, got a five-figure Federal subsidy, exactly how pleased would you be?

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            • Judith says:

              Denmark’s got nothing on us! Americans have subsidized socialism by paying for the protection of so many UN countries. “They’re not paying their fair share.”

              Our “lopsided” trade deals with China, Mexico and the EU, have always subsidized their economies at the expense of our own. That was the whole point.

              Building HUD’s sanctuary cities throughout the USA using our hard-earned tax dollars, and then trafficking millions of slave laborers to fill them all up has not only driven down our wages and taken American jobs, but American taxpayers also subsidize their healthcare, their education, their food and their shelter..

              And come to find out we’ve also been subsidizing the union strong who elected these commies, as their pensions are all tied up into money pits like the Paris “Climate” Accord and other Globalist ponzi schemes.

              No wonder the UNiparty doubles down on “climate change.” It is their personal piggy bank.

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      • cali says:

        @Ken Moore: None other than the deep state has been very active there for quite some time building what appears under the ice ‘bolt holes’ maybe or more nefarious ‘things’ similar to that in the arctic.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Me too, but rest assured that if President Trump was / is interested, there MUST be a serious and significant strategic and/or economic benefit to our acquiring the mostly ice-and-rock island.

      I’m sure we will learn of the real reason AFTER it is acquired in the future.
      Until then we will likely read MUCH speculation.

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    • ALEX says:

      There are some strategic interests, but I put this one into the category of Lyin Ted’s dad and JFK back during the campaign.

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    • Alfred Barnes says:

      Isn’t that the topic of the main article. As my oldest daughter would say, “psych, bitch!”

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        No, it isn’t. It is Trump answering Denmark publicly as a result of disclosures made public by who? A staffer? The EU?

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        • sundance says:

          Denmark asked President Trump to pay them a visit.
          Trump asks team: what benefit might exist?
          Team says: “maybe that old purchase Greenland thing?
          Trump says: “tell me more”.
          Team briefs on previous possibilities.
          Trump says: OK, schedule the visit and I’ll ask.

          Team begins scheduling visit. (very complex process).
          Someone asks WH prep team: “why Denmark?”
          Response: “dunno, something about buying Greenland”…
          OMG !! …Media off to the races.

          Denmark says “Greenland not for sale”.
          Trump tells team: “no sense in visiting, cancel plans”.
          Trump sends tweet.

          Understand now?

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          • Sofa King says:

            So, they asked Trump to visit, just for a photo op???
            Then, when Team Trump tried to find a REASON for the visit, they balked?

            Come on, world. It’s 2019. Y’all should be hip to Trump by now.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            Maersk is biggest shipping company in the world based out of Copenhagen. Bet they are not happy with China trade.

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            • Marygrace Powers says:

              George Webb (“Rat Lines” Series/Day 241.2) “Looks Like the FBI Manages Sales of Highly Enriched Uranium and Depleted Uranium + GUESS WHO is the Pakistani regional head of Maersk??” (SPOILER: “Ali Imran AWAN”) Go George GO!!!

              It Took One Phone Call, Possibly From A Conspiracy Theorist In Ohio, To Shut Down The Port of Charleston – Maersk Memphis/

              By Michael Majchrowicz, Thad Moore and Gregory Yee mmajchrowicz@postandcourier.com tmoore@postandcourier.com gyee@postandcourier.com
              Jun 15, 2017

              “A phone call — possibly from a conspiracy theorist — prompted the shutdown of a terminal at the Port of Charleston Wednesday night.

              The Coast Guard responded to the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant after a caller reported the threat around 8 p.m., according to Lt. J.B. Zorn.

              The caller said a possible dirty bomb — an explosive with radioactive material — was in four containers aboard the Maersk Memphis.”

              https://www.postandcourier.com/news/it-took-one-phone-call-possibly-from-a-conspiracy-theorist/article_5e7bcb84-51b9-11e7-9099-1f8dbf00ad13.html

              George Webb throwback from June, 2017:

              Wonder if POTUS wanted to shine a light
              on MAERSK/URANIUM CONNECTION –
              and as you stated the CHINA CONNECTION/
              so many RATLINES/SO LITTLE TIME.

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            • Allard Otten says:

              The Club POTUS is holding is the US Navy protecting the sea lanes. From now on the new normal will be that if you want your shipping lanes protected, then make an offer.

              The Danes were snarky (what else is new?) dissing POTUS re Greenland. That should tell you how the rest of the story will fall out.

              Something tells me, also, that Nord Stream 2 is involved. I’m not sure if the US can build a competing gas line out of Greenland, or if they think they can force an NS 2 EU terminus in Denmark. Looks a wash to me if NS 2 goes to Germany or Denmark mile wise. Could be this is an half nelson hold on Denmark to get them to stop listening to Germany. I’m going by Grennell recently talking up how bad NS 2 is. Poland visit adds another log to the conjecture fire. Poland should be NS 2 terminus via land (cheaper) or underwater mile wise to EU.

              Looking at a possible power move against Germany. If there is a possible Greenland to UK pipeline in the works, then a no deal Brexit with a Uk NS 2 competitor thrown into the mix will be a double whammy on the EU.

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          • With a couple of tweets, President Trump just NIXED China’s initiative to LOOT GREENLAND of its natural resources and protect them with bases at our doorstep.

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          • Hoosier says:

            I don’t think he gives up that easily once he sees real estate he likes.

            From Wikipedia:
            As part of the self-rule law of 2009 (section §21), Greenland can declare full independence if they wish to pursue it, but it would have to be approved by a referendum among the Greenlandic people. A poll in 2016 showed that there was a clear majority (64%) for full independence among the Greenlandic people, but a poll in 2017 showed that there was a clear opposition (78%) if it meant a fall in living standards.

            Trump made a proffer to the Danes and they responded with a big FU.
            About 55000 Residents with per capita GDP of about $40K.
            That $12.5K per capita annual subsidy swings the vote from 64% pro to 78% against. Money talks and with that small a decision base… Greenland is most certainly for sale and the Danes don’t have much say in it. The Greenlanders do, all 55000 of them. They can’t even buy land today.

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          • Elric VIII says:

            The way things are shaping up in the world, I believe all things are on the table. Greenland is a major expense for Denmark, which is trying to absorb a lot of Muslim “immigrants.” The money they spend annually on Greenland could be applied elsewhere to greater effect, and a big down payment would really sweeten the pot.

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          • dd_sc says:

            And during that conversation someone pointed out that Greenland has reserves of REE that rival China’s.

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          • LULU says:

            Perfect!

            LIKE a lot!

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    • Hmmm... says:

      I believe it is 100% leaked by President Trump in order to distract. It worked very well. The media focused on the China trade issues is a very bad thing. They will happily talk us into concession and failure if given the chance.

      Mueller provided 2 years of distraction but that’s gone now. There was a distinct pattern of increasing presidential focus on Mueller during inflection points in the China and North Korea negotiations that I do not believe was accidental. It’s been a month or so where the media has been able to focus on China and the results are not good. The more President Trump is forced to talk about China the worse it is for leverage and the negotiations in general IMO.

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      • Sofa King says:

        Not to mention the gun debate.
        The more the Dims push “globalist warming”, a la Greenland, the less they can talk about gun-grabbin’.

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        • Reloader says:

          Yes, so correct. This line of reasoning seems to make sense. And as for “globalist warming” and the damage that warming might do to Greenland: that island nation is covered by a large glacier. Residents live only on the coasts, very close to the ocean. I was staggered many years ago when I learned how thick the Ice is on Greenland.

          It is TWO MILES thick.

          Gonna take a whole lot of warming to change that.

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    • lowyder993s says:

      Operation Iceworm?

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    • yaosxx says:

      Something is quite clearly going on with regards to Greenland or in the name of Greenland – this is something I came across:

      “In 2014, Clinton and De Blasio pal Bruce Ratner found a new partner, “Greenland Holdings,” a company controlled by the Chinese government.

      This company is the shell company purchasing USA secrets…look at how many elected politicians are connected to this company..”
      .

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    • yaosxx says:

      Something is quite clearly going on with regards to Greenland or in the name of Greenland – this is something I came across:

      “In 2014, Clinton and De Blasio pal Bruce Ratner found a new partner, “Greenland Holdings,” a company controlled by the Chinese government.

      This company is the shell company purchasing USA secrets…look at how many elected politicians are connected to this company..”
      .

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      • yaosxx says:

        “Greenland Holdings Corp., Ltd. known as Greenland Group is a Chinese publicly traded real estate developer. It was founded as a state-owned enterprise. As of 31 December 2016, the top 10 shareholders of the listed company owned a combined 88% shares, with some state-owned enterprises having invested in Greenland via private equity funds.

        As of 2014, it owned about US$58 billion in assets.[2] By the company’s own estimate, in 2014 it was the largest real estate developer in the world by floor space under construction and sales revenue.[3]

        It was created in 1992 to develop green belts around Shanghai.[4] Starting around 2013, it began to make major investments in developments outside of China.[3] As of 2014, these include Metropolis Los Angeles in Los Angeles,[4] Spire London, a 235-metre residential skyscraper in the London Docklands,[5] Greenland Centre Sydney in Sydney, Atlantic Yards in New York,[6] and an 872 unit condo plus 122 room hotel complex in Toronto.[7]

        In 2014 the company took over Shanghai Jinfeng Investment (Chinese: 上海金丰投资) as part of a backdoor listing.[8][9] Since June 2017, it has been part of Shanghai Stock Exchange’s blue chip index: SSE 50 Index.[10] ”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_Holdings#Shareholders_and_board_of_directors

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        • LULU says:

          …so it has nothing to do with Denmark’s Greenland…

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          • yaosxx says:

            It might it might not – don’t know yet. Trump as usual is working on another level so one just tries to pick up on the threads. Maybe China or Chinese proxy such as the Holdings have put in a clandestine bid so Trump thinks “Greenland is up for sale so I’ll put in a bid” to let them kn!ow that we know exactly what they are up to Danish PM feigns shock but we know something’s up because Trump doesn’t do something for no reason…!

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    • usayes says:

      VSGPDJT is, if nothing else, strategic. Greenland = rare earth minerals. Alternative source to the PRC.
      MSM saying “we don’t buy countries” The U.S. bought the US Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917.

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  2. TwoLaine says:

    More time for Duda. 🙂

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    • sucesfuloser says:

      I just read the Norway’s Royals have shown interest and wait to take the offer and put it up to an Iceland vote.

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      • The Royals should see China building on their island as a threat. Let’s see. There are roughly 56k inhabitants. After China puts 100k Chinese into their settlements their army will be right behind to “protect” their citizens. The Royals can sell to the US or wait until China annexes their island.

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        • mopar2016 says:

          We’ve done business with Denmark before.
          We bought the (Danish West Indies) from them in 1917. Renamed The Virgin Islands.

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          • rayvandune says:

            When the family Trump-h8ter rolled her eyes about his comments on buying Greenland, I suggested she do a search on “US Virgin Islands”.

            They all think history began when they attended their first Obama rally.

            Ps. All the Pearl-clutching about PDJT cancelling the Denmark visit ignores the fact that their PM was downright rude about a relatively lighthearted remark of Trump’s, on a somewhat frivolous subject.

            His response was superb. His political enemies like to think world leaders mock him. Maybe some do, but I suspect they won’t do so in public anymore. That had to sting.

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          • rayvandune says:

            When the family Trump-h8ter rolled her eyes about his comments on buying Greenland, I suggested she do a search on “US Virgin Islands”.

            They all think history began when they attended their first Obama rally.

            Ps. All the Pearl-clutching about PDJT cancelling the Denmark visit ignores the fact that their PM was downright rude about a relatively lighthearted remark of Trump’s, on a somewhat frivolous subject.

            His response was superb. His political enemies like to think world leaders mock him. Maybe some do, but I suspect they won’t do so in public anymore. That had to sting.

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          • wondering999 says:

            USVI:
            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Virgin_Islands
            “Previously known as the Danish West Indies of the Kingdom of Denmark–Norway, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1917. They are classified by the United Nations as a Non-Self-Governing Territory, and are currently an organised, unincorporated United States territory. The U.S. Virgin Islands are organised under the 1954 Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands and have since held five constitutional conventions….In 2010 the population was 106,405,[5] with current estimates putting the population at 107,000 (July 2018), most of whom are of Afro-Caribbean descent.[3] Tourism and related categories are the primary economic activities.[3]”

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        • Robert Smith says:

          The way the US government blows money Greenland would be a great purchase since we’d at least get something for it.

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          • TwoLaine says:

            We only paid $7.2 MILLION for Alaska aka Steward’s Folly. We bought it from RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA and it’s done so well it PAYS ITS CITIZENS. 🙂

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            • Robert Smith says:

              Can we give Puerto Rico away? They haven’t wanted to become a state so let them be on their own.

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              • TwoLaine says:

                I was thinkin’ POTUS TRUMP is waiting for Epstein’s Island to go up for sale. Maybe that is where we can send all the rapists, perverts, murders, drug cartels, human traffickers. Especially of the illegal variety. Get them off our soil ASAP, while they wair for their final judicial proceedings, if applicable.

                Let the new thermostat rules apply to them.

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        • sucesfuloser says:

          Iceland is, kind of, its own country, it’s up to them to vote on joining the U.S., not Royals.

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      • gnome says:

        Norway, Iceland??

        I wonder if the King of Nigeria wants to sell Madagascar. You might be interested.

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        • sucesfuloser says:

          Bantered about by the Scandinavian group, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century.The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Iceland thus followed Norway’s integration into that union, coming under Danish rule after Sweden’s secession from the union in 1523.
          The Danish–Icelandic Act of Union, a December 1, 1918 agreement signed by Iceland and Denmark, recognized Iceland as a fully independent and sovereign state. The Island has to vote on any purchase by the U.S.

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  3. SKIDROE says:

    Do we pay to have all our military “stuff” in Greenland? If so who receives the money? Let’s move everything to Poland and give them the extra cash. I think Poland would appreciate it.

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    • tigsmom says:

      Yes, the ‘rent’ for Thule is placed in ‘trust’ by the Danes for the Welfare programs of the Greenland residents. Finding the actual lease cost is sketchy to pin down.

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  4. hypnotique59 says:

    Mic drop moment. Well played.

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  5. Don McAro says:

    Trade Puerto Rico for greenland

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  6. J Gottfred says:

    “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but…. I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time.”

    Looks like Trump has placed Mette Frederiksen squarely in his sights.

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  7. Tl Howard says:

    What I want to know is if the PM of Denmark or one of her diplomats led him to believe that topic ws indeed up for discussion.

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  8. riverelf says:

    Masterfully direct. Why waste time, money and effort to meet for… nothing.

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  9. Don McAro says:

    Trump is on to something with Greenland and I don’t mean necessarily buying it. China has staked out a claim already, and in a commodity the U.S. needs, rare earths.

    Better Greenland do business with the US than with the ChiComs and security wise wouldn’t we, except for the leftist radicals I suppose, rather see the US in Greenland than having the ChiComs virtually next door to us – but laugh on fools..

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    • Exactly. The US will make a deal. China will invade. Their choice.

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    • ristvan says:

      No on rare earths. US has plenty at the defunct (China cost competition) Mountain Pass mine on the CA/NV border.

      Issue is Greenland strategic military value. The semi joke third time US purchase offer puts Denmark on notice NOT to do business with China, who was trying.

      Good news, with a few tweets PDJT checks China and alerts Denmark. US cost: nothing.

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        I thought I read Mountain Pass is going back into production with the ability to process, something it was previously unable to do.

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        • ristvan says:

          Molycorp spent (if I recall correctly) over a billion on the EPA required mineral processing equipment. Then China dropped quotas and prices, and Mountain Pass went bankrupt and was sold for a song. The unused EPA requiredprocessing equipment is still there. So we could ‘quickly’ restart in a national emergency.

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          • WES says:

            Ristvan: Yes sold for $20 million or 2 cents or less on the dollar! I once worked for a short time in a mine near Tonapah. I am sure my Father, a mining engineer, visited around Mountain Pass mine area decades ago. The neat thing about the area is you can see clearly for many miles! Mountains that look 25 miles away are actually 75 miles or more away! Yeah great place to get sunburns or heatstroke if you are not careful! Loved working there!

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        • cthulhu says:

          Over Newsom’s dead body…….and, yes, I’m hoping.

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        • Scott says:

          I went by it August 14th. Trucks were dumping wastes over the edge.

          It’s open and running.

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        • Reloader says:

          It seems the issue is processing rare earths, not the finding or mining them. This is why the EPA stuck its nose in. Processing means disposing of radioactive compounds that are in the same dirt, rock and ore. Processing also means using chemicals and methods that are toxic and carcinogenic.

          Do a search of Baotou China, or Black Lake China. I would suggest StartPage or Ask.com, not Google. BY FAR the most toxic place on earth– not because they Mine rare earths there, but because they extract from ore, process and refine rare earths there.

          The compounds required for Tesla car batteries mean that electric cars ARE MUCH WORSE for the environment than gasoline-powered cars.
          The compounds required for wind generators and for solar panels mean that these ARE FAR MORE TOXIC than oil or coal fired, or nuclear, power plants.

          But folks here do not need to be reminded that the lies of the Left are more dangerous and insidious than most imagine. We know that the “solutions” from conmunists are of the devil.

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          • WSB says:

            Ha, devastating “dining table” comparisons!

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          • Patrick healy says:

            Yes Reloaded,
            I remember the UK Daily Mail (I think) did a spine chilling exposure of the devastation caused by mining refining and the disposal of rare earth metals in China some years ago.
            Naturally the green blob who control our governments and the rest of the biased media ignored it.
            It would be a shame if those who profit from windmills and scalectric cars were to learn how they are destroying the “planet” they tell us they are “saving” from the changing weather.

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      • Yes. It all ties in with the false song of globalism and its model state.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Present: “Need” for “environmentally friendly”
          Teslas, WIndmills.

          1939: “Kudzu, the “miracle vine” for highway
          erosion control” .

          Both instances pushed by the media. What
          could go wrong?

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          • kddomingue says:

            Kudzu. It’s frightening how fast that stuff can take over the landscape. Also imported waterlilies. Some bright bulbs brought those into Louisiana. Sigh.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Bear in mind, my understanding is,”Rare” earths,…aren’t.
      They are,a PITA to refine, but they,are,all over the place.
      China is currently the workd supplier, cause A) they dumped, in order to shutter the competition B) they don’t worry about the environmental concerns with refining, which is the major problem with so called ‘rare earth metals’.

      Point is, I don’t see rare earths as being a reason to buy Greenland, we have rare earth mines and refining operations right here.

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  10. Mike says:

    Every day is a blessing with President Trump.

    Liked by 13 people

  11. grlangworth says:

    PDJT apparently likes to get things done. Life is short.

    Liked by 10 people

  12. Paul from Canuskistan says:

    The Man is consistent

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  13. kneejerkreactionary says:

    I think this was vintage Trump. Let’s throw a scrap to the MSM and see what they do with it. What would the US do with Greenland? Make bigger ice cubes? Threaten Canada?

    The MSM can’t see Trump’s tongue firmly planted in his cheek.

    Way to go Mr. President, you were able to distract the media from their drum beat over China for a weekend anyway.

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  14. thehawkeyehoneypot says:

    As mentioned above this greenland real-estate deal is likely a shot at the Chinese. Our vsg is ussually 2 steps ahead

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  15. GrandpaM says:

    AdRem what happened to my comment? I offered apologies for maybe being a little crude. But KY isn’t a dirty word.

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  16. disklxik says:

    I think Trump’s team leaked the Greenland info.
    It’s a good way to get the idea out in the public and get them to think and discuss it.

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  17. Dinsmoor2 says:

    Don’t do business with China..and I won’t put you out of business. See ya in a couple weeks..maybe.

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  18. dufrst says:

    And just like that Denmark goes back to irrelevance. Their PM literally said, “Greenland belongs to Greenland.” What? Then who do we talk to in Greenland, because China and for that matter the EU should not have a foothold in North America or a gateway to the Arctic. As Trump loves to say, this should have been done a long time ago! Greenland doesn’t ever have to be a US state, but it should definitely be US territory for strategic reason such as rare earths, oil/gas, power projection in the Arctic Ocean, and even training grounds for Space exploration (Space Force!).

    The things we could do in Greenland are of great value to us than anything the Danes could ever do. If the Danes could do the things we are able to and if it were of such value to them, there is no way in hell their PM would say such a thing that “Greenland belongs to Greenland.” The Danes are better off striking the best possible deal for Greenland and off loading it the US. The only reason I can think of why they wouldn’t is because of their masters in Brussels!

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    • 🤔 Since the PM speaks for Denmark, POTUS could now cut a deal with the people of Greenland …

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      • gawntrail says:

        Yep. The price just went down. Considering the bennies of being a US protectorate…… They should be paying us to let them in our orbit.

        Always deal with the principals when negotiating anything. POTUS flushed the middlemen out and got to the decision makers on the first phone call. Now its time to go straight to the people and make the offer directly. We’ll find out real quick who ‘controls’ Greenland…..

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      • gawntrail says:

        Yep. The price just went down. Considering the bennies of being a US protectorate…… They should be paying us to let them in our orbit.

        Always deal with the principals when negotiating anything. POTUS flushed the middlemen out and got to the decision makers on the first phone call. Now its time to go straight to the people and make the offer directly. We’ll find out real quick who ‘controls’ Greenland…..

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  19. desperatelyseekingmelania says:

    Probably won’t shock any of you to learn that Mette Frederiksen, the 41 y/o Danish prime minister, has never had a job of any kind outside of government or politics. Elected to parliament at the age of 23. Never left.

    So it should be a most entertaining negotiation. Already is.

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  20. ristvan says:

    Brilliant on several EU issue levels. Denmark, you are failing Greenland. You blew my offer off. Right, i will go to Poland instead (which has blown EU immigration and other policies off).
    Will not end well for EU. Helping UK with Brexit is only the opening salvo.

    China first, easy. EU second, harder. PDJT is only prepping the EU battlefield.

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    • dufrst says:

      I would love to see Poland exit the EU, along with Italy. That would be the end of the EU as a possible political union. The populist have stated all along that all that was necessary was a free trade area across Europe. A Europe of sovereign nations that trade freely with each other and who live under the NATO protective umbrella. But the “elites” want to rival the US with their own United States of Europe taking away sovereignty from the many unique people and cultures of Europe. Europe can never and should never try to become the US.

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      • ristvan says:

        As posted elsewhere, I think that is a plausible direction after UK Brexit. Poland on immigration and coal (climate change), Italy on immigration and banking (Euro v Lira).

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      • dissonant1 says:

        They (“the elites”) had that once. It was called the “Common Market.” But that wasn’t enough for them. They wanted a common monetary policy (which they largely got), common fiscal policy (which has caused unending headaches for them), and ultimately political union. The monetary and fiscal policies were supposed to usher in the political union. All of this has been evident since the 1980s and even before. Their mistake was to think like Marxists, that economics entirely determines politics. They never once considered ethnic or national identities, and never once considered that certain countries would resent being under the thumb of unelected bureaucrats, who were in turn under the thumb of Germany and France. Their tactical mistake was putting the monetary horse before the fiscal cart. They have exhibited the height of arrogance and hubris, and a total lack of accountability. The EU will not survive unless it goes back to being a trade bloc and only that. Brexit will hasten this.

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      • Dutchman says:

        IMHO, the EU as the United States of Europe isn’t applicable.

        They have been supporting there Union with other peoples $ (ours).
        THAT,sounds like Conmunism.

        They are heavily regulated and taxed.
        That sounds like Conmunism.

        The regulations are promulgated by unelected buerocrats, not responsive to the people.
        THAT sounds like Conmunism.

        Hmm, we have gone steadily leftwards over many years, but we ain’t Conmunist.
        EU is, its just Conmunism light.
        And, its leadership is full globalist, which is only the latest iteration of,..
        Conmunism.

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        • Judith says:

          ^^LIKE^^
          And the “Deplorables” are weary of funding these green algae cake-eating Conmunists AND their embeds in our own government.

          Our Constitutional Republic is what makes us a uniquely independent, strong and FREE nation. *IF* we are smart enough to keep it, that is.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Ueah, keep coming back to that Jefferson quote, entanglements with none.
            PDJT’s Doctrine seems to be one that would take us back in that direction, by degrees.

            “All we are, (in Afghanistan) is police, really. Thats not what are military is, or,should be for!”
            GRADUALLY cut out this crap of being policeman to the World.

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            • Maquis says:

              US as Policeman, our troops as convenient trip wires for Globalist landmines. Escalation is a helpful engineered crisis away.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Very,…illuminating how quickly the ‘neocons’ such as Chrystal and Will willingly exposed themselves, once,DJT did his kid in the,emperors new clothes trip.
                Naked, right in front of ‘God and everybody’, rather than cover their privates and scurry away in shame, they stood ‘proud’; “Why yes, actually I AM a blatant shill for the Globalists, and the Military Industial Complex.”
                Pethetic, really.

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    • Art of War, PDJT and ESG style…

      Trolling is fun!

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  21. Texian says:

    Mette.. Mette.. Mette..

    Think..

    The Greenland issue had quickly become pop culture popular..

    Even if you had no interest.. You don’t just snub it.. You play it.. You could have had all the accolades, pomp and attention.. Domestically and Internationally.. If you had played it right you could have smiled, photo opted and could have become a household name.. A new rock star on the global stage..

    You had a seat at the table with the Leader of the most powerful economic engine in the world.. And all the American money behind it.. That could have stimulated your country’s economy.. That could have stimulated new Industry.. That could have stimulated new jobs for your people..

    All aside from the Greenland thing..

    He wasn’t asking you to “put out” on the first date.. Just hold hands..

    And you blew it..

    You listened to some socialists.. Didn’t you..

    Talk about a missed opportunity..

    Now his plane will be passing you by..

    See ya..

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    • zorrorides says:

      Mette, you could have asked to keep a royalty interest in the oil and other minerals.
      Sheesh.

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    • LULU says:

      Excellent, Texian! Stupid Mette (probably a Danish Dim) publicly slammed the door in the face of the President of the United States, who just wanted to have a conversation about something while in Denmark at the Queen’s invitation. Roll that one through your mind. Mette had no business slamming any doors. Could have done a statesmanlike sitdown, photo op, the whole 9 yards, listened to whatever PDJT had to say, and then ventured a possible yes or a possible no, supported by her reasons. But no… She got huffy. Bad idea.

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  22. Remember, China needs an Arctic base if it is to be nuclear threat to the entire northern hemisphere with it’s ICBM.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Wonder, also if the people of Greenland have been
      following what’s going on in Honk Kong.

      Seeing miles of idling trucks, down the highway,
      ready to invade and shoot opposition makes
      a Chinese deal look way less desirable.

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  23. emet says:

    The Danish PM had referred to this as “an absurd discussion”. I would guess from watching President Trump closely for two years that we are going to wind up with Greenland at a bargain price.

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  24. JoeMeek says:

    Donald Trump tis brillig with his slithy toves
    They do gyre and gimble in the wabe
    All mimsy are his borogoves
    And his mome raths do outgrabe

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    • Texian says:

      Dude.. I haven’t heard those linguistics since the early 80’s..

      Listen to me.. I am your friend.. Just stay where you are Joe.. Don’t go anywhere for the next 24 hours..

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  25. treehouseron says:

    This is the highest level negotiation in the history of the world. He puts out a feeler for buying the world’s largest Island…. Denmark counter negotiates by saying it’s not for sale…. President Trump counter negotiates by being extra friendly and then walking away from the table.

    Now we find out whether it actually is for sale or not. This is the kind of stuff I do on a daily basis to the tune of 20 bucks. He’s doing the exact same thing, with Multi Billion dollar real estate deals.

    it’s stunning to watch.

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    • MIKE says:

      This is Trump, in the wheelhouse, and we got front row tickets.
      I hope I live long enough to see him get it even cheaper. With its strategic value and vast geologic resources, we, uh, win.

      And I wouldn’t be surprised if he built a heated and well lit golf course for 24/7/365 usage.
      If anybody could…

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  26. iSapiens says:

    There is already a movement in Greenland seeking independence. The people there don’t want the Danes for they had done nothing for the natives.

    Perhaps Trump will go straight to the natives and tell them: “vote for your independence, and once out we’ll pay you each $$ plus infrastructure, protection, and a huge market, and join the US as an ‘Overseas Territory’ “

    Denmark gets nothing for their arrogance.

    Later Trump will say: “I can buy your Faroe Islands. No?”

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    • Denmark’s idiot PM just green-lighted a Greenland Independence Vote with
      “Greenland belongs to Greenland”🤣

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      • Hoosier says:

        Most (64%) want independence but that swings to 78% not wanting independence if the $12500 per annum per person subsidy goes away. They have the legal right to vote for independence from Denmark in a referendum. I see this as Trump just being polite to the Danes who he knew would say no and now moving on to negotiate with the obviously $ motivated Greenlanders. There are only about 55K of them. Their per capita GDP is something like $43K. This is an easy negotiation. I see a run on green MGGA hats for the next referendum. I mean you could give every living soul there $5 million and it only comes to $275 billion… a steal.

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        • Kent says:

          “I mean you could give every living soul there $5 million and it only comes to $275 billion… a steal”

          Double down on that…still a steal…….

          Shutting out China and Russia?

          Priceless……….

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  27. I just loved the directness of PDT. I cannot count the number of times that I won just by being direct and truthful. As both a CEO and as an employee. But God help the person that tried dancing around the issue at hand with me. It didn’t matter if you were a flag officer, a fortune 100 CEO, or the janitor. You got your ass handed to you in record time. And I never lost a job but I sure got promoted a lot. I could never figure that one out. Go get em Mr President.

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  28. The Gipper Lives says:

    If you really want to talk business, lady, President Trump will make time for you–all the Duda day.

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  29. Treepers …
    Will Air Force One be landing at our Greenland AFB
    … for a quick negotiation opener with their representatives?

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  30. rmbanana says:

    I couldn’t agree more, treehouseron. It is simply stunning to watch. This is “The Art of the Deal” not only monetarily, but politically and globally. I am grateful to have President Trump representing the USA.

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  31. jbrickley says:

    Nice island you go there, be a shame is something were to happen to it…

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  32. Graham Pink says:

    As Sundance has pointed out before (paraphrasing!). When you have all the cards there is no downside in either direction.

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    • Kent says:

      ….fact is we need that territory as a matter of national security……and Denmark needs us to have the place as a matter of THEIR national security…..they can study their own history and their current place in global politics to see that….

      The interest of US national security is not the only issue here…..it’s much larger than that….China must be stopped and Russian influence curtailed…the China enablers in the US government must be shut down…..they are enabling an expansionist totalitarian government with their economic and technological support of China….this will not end well if they are not shut down….

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      • Rhoda R says:

        China is another political center that wants to rule the world.

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        • Kent says:

          …not only do they WANT to rule the world, Rhoda….they PLAN to….and their bought and paid for agents of influence here in the USA include many present and former members of our Congress…Representatives and Senators of BOTH parties with past members now functioning as lobbyists….

          Trillions are at stake and Trump stands in the breach…….

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  33. Nilsv says:

    As a Dane I’m a little bit relieved that President Trump has cancelled his trip to Denmark because sad to say he would have been met by all kinds of stupid “protests” which would have been the focus of the local media coverage readied for export to the US.

    Danish MSM is predominantly state-run or state-subsidized, rabidly anti-Trump, ill-informed and without a deeper interest in the world outside. Danish US coverage is the daily orange man bad cartoon. I guess the embassy told Donald Trump that. Our prime minister Mette Frederiksen’s party “Socialdemokratiet” is kept in power by some smaller parties further to the left one of which is formerly known as “Kommunisterne”.

    So nothing much to gain in Denmark for your President. But he got the message out, that Greenland is of great strategical interest to the US.

    By the way, Denmark can’t sell Greenland. It’s not an option. But if the people of Greenland decided that they want to leave Denmark, the Danish government would respect that, like Denmark respected that the people of Iceland wanted full independence (1944) and like the people of occupied border region Sønderjylland after WWI (1920) voted in referendums to which country they wanted to belong, and thus where the border between Denmark and Germany should be. The Virgin Islands were sold to USA (1917) but they were a colony and not a part of Denmark.

    Greenland costs danish taxpayers some money but there’s never any discussion about that. It’s not an object. The people of Greenland are family members and we don’t think one second of selling them off to save money.

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    • Kent says:

      Please keep following and commenting Nilsv……we need your input and thank you……

      Liked by 5 people

    • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

      Is it possible that Losing at least 700 million pear year could start a conversation?

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    • sDee says:

      “Danish MSM is predominantly state-run or state-subsidized, rabidly anti-Trump, ill-informed and without a deeper interest in the world outside. Danish US coverage is the daily orange man bad cartoon. … Our prime minister Mette Frederiksen’s party “Socialdemokratiet” is kept in power by some smaller parties further to the left one of which is formerly known as “Kommunisterne”.”

      Pretty much the same as US media and our Democrat Party coalition. The pattern of globlaism is everywhere, once one knows what to look for.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I notice that the question of whether Greenlanders want independence or not is tied to how much money they receive staying put with Demmark.

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  34. zorrorides says:

    The language that Greenlanders speak, is it Eskimo or Viking, or sort of both ?….

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  35. Tim Holden says:

    It’s interesting to note that Mette is married to Stephen Kinnock, who is son of Neil Kinnock who is a major opponent of Brexit. The President has made it clear that he will support Britain’s departure with a trade deal.

    On the same day Australia has announced that it will be sending air and naval support to US ships in the vicinity of the Straits of Hormuz, actions which the Europeans have neglected to support.

    Do not be surprised if part of the President’s Poland visit results in the withdrawal of American troops from Germany in order to reposition them in Poland – resulting in large loss of German revenue as they move towards recession. The pressure mounts, and it is pretty certain that Germany will be reminded that they have failed to increase their promised financial commitments to NATO. They reverted to previous below average contributions after a couple of months of raised payments.

    With China certain to be seeking to increase trade with Europe they now have the prospect of the effectiveness of that move being impeded by the growing weakness of a German economy that is in the doldrums, and which will be under further pressure when Britain ceases to make contributions to Europe. This is all part of the trillions of dollars mentioned by Sundance.

    Because the President is now experienced in European obfuscation it is probable that he will squeeze them hard if they try to come back into line. This will worry the Chinese as much as it doubtless already bothers the Europeans, and the Germans are almost certainly have a very tough time.

    As a minor point, I met President Duda in the Presidential palace in Warsaw earlier this year. There are some wonderful treasures to be seen there. These were hidden for fifty years during the successive German and Russian occupations between 1939 and 1989 – battle flags and swords from ancient battles. President Duda is a really nice person – warm and humorous, determined to stamp out corruption and completely passionate about his country. I was lucky enough to meet him because he had enjoyed a historical book I have written, so I had a real chance to talk with him during a completely memorable hour.

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    • sDee says:

      Interesting Tom.

      Watching President Trump with the perspectives offered here, the Globalist strings tied on so many “world” leaders are in clear sight. One can see them being pulled by the globalists in a zero-sum game with Trump.

      To win (global governance EU-style) means turning America into yet another of their nation states. Trump offers win-win scenarios to world leaders who are told to say “no” .. zero-sum. Sacrificing the economy or the stability of say Germany or even China is an acceptable loss in order to put America back on the globalists’ trajectory.

      Add Denmark to the list.

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    • Nilsv says:

      No Tim Holden, our prime minister Mette isn’t married to (Labour nobleman) Stephen Kinnock. That was Helle. Yes, their names look the same without glasses.

      Mette though is a globalist in her own right, and will follow whatever signals come from Bruxelles such as “brakexit” efforts. Denmark’s foreign policy is to do what the big actors like NATO (USA), EU (Germany) and UN (The Ummah) want os to do.

      US military presence in Greenland is not a problem for Denmark today, but when the Americans came, the people who lived in Thule was forced to move to a new location with inferior hunting and fishing conditions. A story about evil Americans or evil Danes whatever the people of Greenland need that day. Maybe they will chose (more) independence in the future but they will never chose to be Americans even if President Trump covers their houses with gold.

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      • Aeyrie says:

        Thank you for your insight into the Greenlander’s feelings about America, Nilsv. It is sad, but not surprising. How they feel matters. Where others in that time did not, PDJT is the kind of leader who today would take the welfare of the people of Greenland into consideration. I wish warmth, happiness and prosperity for the Greenlanders!

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  36. k4jjj says:

    I think President Trump brilliantly played this matter of Greenland. He has shown America’s strategic interest in the country and has raised eyebrows Denmark may be inappropriately speaking for the people of Greenland who have a right to speak for themselves. It’s obvious there is an unspoken concern over China’s interest in Greenland and these discussions have sent a message to China and to Denmark the USA will not stand idly by and let China build a presence in Greenland. Denmark may be secretly trying to sell out Greenland to the Chinese without the knowledge or consent of Greenland citizens. There must be very secret and underhanded maneuvers going on. The President’s remarks are not being made in a vacuum.

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    • sDee says:

      “There must be very secret and underhanded maneuvers going on. The President’s remarks are not being made in a vacuum.”

      Globalism is the evil you allude to – hidden in plain sight. America’s wealth, security, sovereignty, intellectual property…. the very fabric of our nation has been steadily sacrificed to the easily controlled Dragon.

      China has been granted strategic carte-blanc access to western economies and geo-political access to Africa and South America. Of course Greenland would be in the works

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    • Nilsv says:

      k4jjj, your scenario is ridiculous. Denmark (and Greenland) doesn’t work that way. The relation between Denmark and Greenland is not like the relation between the US and Puerto Rico. It’s more like the relation between New York and Manhattan Island. What? China already bought that? But anyway, you get what I mean.

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  37. Ignatius says:

    “President Trump is famously uninterested in diplomatic jibber-jabber that does not generate value or purpose.”

    Apparently the Danish Prime Minister also has an aversion to idiotic jibber jabber.

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  38. Roger Duroid says:

    We already “Own” Greenland! We have an AFB base at Thule, there for last 60 years, on a open port and massive runways with plenty of room for expansion. Who is going to come and kick us out, ms snotty nose PM of Denmark and her EU army?

    I trust that through the back channels, PDJT is telling her that we are offsetting our lease payments in same amount that Denmark is underpaying their NATO contributions.

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  39. scrap1ron says:

    President Trump is the Grand Master Sensei of verbal jujitsu. Don’t take him literally, but do take him seriously.

    Liked by 3 people

    • LULU says:

      Very well said. Too many take him literally when they need to slow down and pay attention to the big picture … PDJT deals in very, very big pictures… His mind is already way down the road while others are stumbling over pebbles.

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  40. MfM says:

    Trump’s comments and Tweets cut out a lot of back and forth. As Pompeo responded when he was CIA director and asked about Trump’s tweeting.

    “I’ve actually seen it help us, I have seen things the president has put on his Twitter account actually have a real-world impact on our capacity to understand what’s going on in other places in the world.”

    “That is, our adversaries responded to those tweets in ways that were helpful to us to understand command and control issues, who’s listening to what messages, how those messages are resonating around the world.”

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  41. pochas94 says:

    It’s hard to know what Trump is doing until after he’s done it.

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  42. farmerren says:

    Thank you Sundance and all you Tree limb commenters! This has been the most enlightening and entertaining bunch of branches I’ve held on to in a long time.

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  43. Tazio Nuvolari says:

    How a potential Chinese-built airport in Greenland could be risky for a vital US Air Force base

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/09/07/how-a-potential-chinese-built-airport-in-greenland-could-be-risky-for-a-vital-us-air-force-base/

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    • Nilsv says:

      This is an old article but somewhat interesting. Please note that the Danish Government is not selling Greenland to China. Denmark work hard against Chinese political/military influence, but investments on the other hand are welcome. DK and US are in the same boat when it comes to national security, no matter who the POTUS is or who the prime minister is.

      Only a week ago or so a Danish contractor, Munck, has been commissioned to build two airports in Ilulisat and Nuuk in Greenland to the melody of hundreds of millions of kroner (1$=6DKK) in loans and guarantees from Denmark, so it seems they dodged the Chinese state-contractors. As a danish taxpayer I vote for that payment with a big, goofy smile. Just give them the money. They need it. It’s an investment in the future.

      With dual runways at 2.200 meters Greenland can take on bigger aircraft and meet their flightplanning demands, so that it will be easier for tourists to go there.

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  44. Mist'ears Mom says:

    This from a site I visit-food for thought??? Trump sending a mesage???:
    Greenland Holdings scandal…
    “President Trump’s idea to possibly buy Greenland for its natural resources left residents of the semiautonomous Danish territory amused, apoplectic and in disbelief, and received a chilly reception in Denmark on Friday.
    “I hope it’s a joke, because it’s a terrible and grotesque thought,” said Martin Lidegaard, chairman of Denmark’s Foreign Policy Committee.
    “It must be an April Fool’s Day joke … but totally out of season,” Lars Lokke Rasmussen, a former prime minister of Denmark.”
    Yes, good people of Denmark (and Greenland) — it is a joke. But the joke is not on “you’se guys.” It’s on the Clintons and the Fake News which still hasn’t learned how to properly interpret Trump’s “crazy talk.”
    Danish politicians Rasmussen and Lidegaard cannot understand the motive behind Trump’s joke.
    Here’s the untold story. For more than a year now, Trump and his legal activist allies over at Judicial Watch have been focused on some scandals involving Hillary and a Chinese company. A trump tweet from 2018:
    “Report just out: ‘China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private Email Server.’ Are they sure it wasn’t Russia (just kidding!)? What are the odds that the FBI and DOJ are right on top of this? Actually, a very big story. Much classified information!”
    And another:
    “Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!
    Trump did not name the Chinese front company; but we learn from a Judicial Watch report of a scandalous project in New York City linking the Clintons, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, and a billionaire developer named Bruce Ratner. The expose –written by Judicial Watch’s Chief Investigative Reporter, Micah Morrison — describes New York’s controversial Atlantic Yards development project as “a giant boondoggle generating torrents of cash for well-connected insiders.” Among the highlights of the Morrison piece:
    “Ratner — the central figure in the Atlantic Yards scandal — has very close ties to de Blasio and Clinton. In fact, Killary’s presidential campaign headquarters was located in one of Ratner’s buildings.”
    One lever of the scam system is called the Public Authorities Control Board. According to court testimony, the shady PACB — which has no staff and no offices — has approved “billions of dollars of bond sales.” In a 2006 meeting of the rigged board that lasted just five minutes, Ratner’s Atlantic Yards proposal, despite mounting opposition, was approved at a price tag of $4 billion.
    Ratner later received state-backed financing and $726 million in “special government benefits” (remember that number!) to fund construction of a portion of site (The Barclays Center). Even with the infusion of taxpayer money, the arena would “cost the city nearly $40 million more in spending” than it would generate in tax revenues, the report said.
    In 2014, Ratner sold an ownership stake in Atlantic Yards (excluding the Barclays site) for $208 million. The buyer: a Shanghai-based company subsidized by the Chinese government. In an audacious move, Ratner and his new Chinese partners then changed the name of the site from Atlantic Yards to Pacific Park! Brooklyn watchdog-journalist Norman Oder wrote that the Chinese company: “now reaps the benefit of the subsidies, tax breaks and cheap land that Ratner wangled for the project. Judicial Watch President and Trump ally Tom Fitton is now demanding the records from De Blasio’s office relating to this controversy. Says Fitton: “We will take it to court if necessary, because the public has a right to know.”
    Ratner, De Blasio and Hillary conspired with a Chinese owned company to rob the taxpayers through the Atlantic Yards project.
    In short, Ratner, aided and abetted by Clinton and De Blasio, apart from project-related bond sales, directly ripped off taxpayers for $720 million for a project which then flipped over to Chinese-owned company for $208 million. You’ve been a very bad girl, Hillary, very bad. And the name of this Chinese firm which benefited from the Atlantic Yards to Pacific Park scam? —- Greenland Holdings. Armed with this data, we can now decode the following headline from the New York Post (pay attention to the dollar amount Trump mentions):
    Trump: ‘$700M’ cost of Greenland is ‘hurting Denmark very badly’
    The libtards who truly believe that Trump is insane and/or stupid may be enjoying a good laugh over Trump’s “absurd” Greenland proposal — but De Blasio and Hillary aren’t laughing at this latest “Sicilian Message” from The Donald. The Greenland Holdings scandal (among so many others) is a big deal. That would explain why De Blasio, polling at less than 1%, is still running for president. He thinks it will buy him time and immunity. Let’s hope it doesn’t.

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  45. Magabear says:

    Musk Ox are cool………reason enough to buy Greenland. 😉

    I always thought that if there were any Woolly Mammoths still alive they’ve be in Greenland.

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  46. roger duroid says:

    Whoo hoo – PDJT just said Denmark is way underpaying their NATO contribution. I think Denmark’s pm is going to regret ever taking on PDJT.

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  47. Alaska was called “Seward’s Folly” when it was purchased from Russia, but THAT turned out well. I hope we DO buy Greenland, and call it “Melaniland”

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  48. k4jjj says:

    Denmark is an underpaying member of NATO. Is the USA supposed to expend our blood and treasure to defend such ungrateful “allies” who personally insult our President, and thus, insult ALL Americans?

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  49. 6X47 says:

    Funny how the Danish PM’s flippant response to President Trump gets left out of all the other media coverage.

    Apparently, the Greenlanders can hold a referendum on joining the US.

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  50. Apfelcobbler says:

    Can’t help but wonder if there’s secondary reasoning on President Trump’s mind as well …

    The Arctic Shipping Routes are only going to grow. Canada has much to gain, but so could Greenland.

    https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-arctic-shipping-route-no-one-s-talking-about

    https://globalsecurityreview.com/arctic-new-maritime-shipping-route/

    Go direct! Trump could make the case for anti-colonialism while dealing with its citizens directly, instead of Denmark. Let’s say he offers each of 56,000 Greenlanders $1M – $5M and US citizenship … 56B – 260B is piffling amount for the stake. They’re not making new continents afterall! Nothing changes but sovereignty and people can stay put, move to Denmark or Miami (or perhaps Wyo). Trump can take naming rights for his ingenuity. We get a new 51st state-in-the-making while leftists get to screech about manifest destiny, win-win!

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