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    Quote Originally Posted by ManicMetalBasher View Post

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    "touch of sarcasm"
    I was taught to lay it on with a trowel.
    As it should be ! …………..my late Mum was a mistress of both sarcasm and the put down.

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    Gordon are you handing out demerit points again? Careful people, you don't want to get three

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    I don't want to pick on Trump..but The reason he got interested in that place is because when he heard the name Greenland, he thought that is where all the money is kept...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Even if you are right - and it does seem reasonable - DJT is still POTUS. He can find someone who DOES know.

    People tend to forget stuff like that when critical of ANY Executive, even of a small or medium sized company.

    We were never IN the "one to one" arm-wrestling business, physical OR mental, where we had to do it ALL. Or even, necessarily, ANY.

    We operate with teams of OTHER people.
    Yabbut your assuming his team is competent which I would somewhat dispute, I bet he'd have to find somebody who had the capacity to Google Greenland to get an answer.

    You'd have to go back to Reagan to find a president who didn't know where Greenland was located, or what it's association with Denmark was.

    Now it there was a decent golf course on Greenland, then there's a chance Trump would know where it's located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    Gordon are you handing out demerit points again? Careful people, you don't want to get three

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    It ain't half bad.

    Every "vacation" - or perhaps it was "sick leave?" - that Milacron (or the advertisers) have granted me?

    Pleasantly surprised to find I was still on full pay and benefits! Even got a slew of "get well soon" and "hurry back!" cards through out-of-office channels.

    Sure beats "jury duty".



    If only Denmark had more crime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    Yabbut your assuming his team is competent which I would somewhat dispute, I bet he'd have to find somebody who had the capacity to Google Greenland to get an answer.

    You'd have to go back to Reagan to find a president who didn't know where Greenland was located, or what it's association with Denmark was.

    Now it there was a decent golf course on Greenland, then there's a chance Trump would know where it's located.
    Thule, Greenland, still had several MIM-14 (NIKE) batteries when I was a NIKE operator, 1965, though I was in New Jersey.

    Critical one, Thule was. Damned near ionized a commercial airliner onct, even.
    Ijut Lootenent got ONE WORD wrong. Saved by a wiser Sergeant. Not new, that.

    List of Nike missile sites - Wikipedia

    Scroll down to "Denmark".

    Reason I say "ionized" rather than "shot down" was the "warshot"

    W31 Nuclear warhead

    Every President since Roosevelt has known "something" about Greenland. Labrador and Newfoundland as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderjet View Post
    I think he should have his own subforum that enshrines ALL of the past grains of knowledge that he has bestowed upon the plebes.
    Since the only machine he owns is a washing machine, we could call it the "washingmachinist forum".

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    A friend was stationed at a base, I can't/won't say where but at the missile crises when JFK was president. They got orders to clear the whole base in two days. So they pushed the whole camp into the fjord and then drove in the dossers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    Gordon are you handing out demerit points again? Careful people, you don't want to get three

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    Demerits? ……...LMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Demerits? ……...LMFAO
    Gordon winges.

    But .... AFAIK, anyway... he's still man enough to not back-stab by sending emails to all and sundry soliciting each to file complaints with "the management". Nor dumb or arrogant enough to send them to some of the "wrong people" ... and get caught at it.

    Mind, also "AFAIK", Gordon has never claimed to be able to hand-scrape, either, let alone "teach it."

    He's just grating. Not scraping. Nor, obviously, "bowing and scraping", either.

    Or was that blowing and scraping?


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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    I *think* he's being serious...
    You've never thought in your life. AND stop picking on my old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderjet View Post
    I think he should have his own subforum that enshrines ALL of the past grains of knowledge that he has bestowed upon the plebes.
    I'm ok with that as long as it is write only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscan View Post
    You've never thought in your life. AND stop picking on my old man.
    You can't stop me...

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    F'k the politics, where's the strippers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    F'k the politics, where's the strippers?
    Even with global warming, Greenland's too bloody cold. They'd be covered in goose pimples...

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    Yabbut your assuming his team is competent which I would somewhat dispute, I bet he'd have to find somebody who had the capacity to Google Greenland to get an answer.

    You'd have to go back to Reagan to find a president who didn't know where Greenland was located, or what it's association with Denmark was.

    Now it there was a decent golf course on Greenland, then there's a chance Trump would know where it's located.
    Greenland has been looking at adding some airports to it's infrastructure. Not too long ago Greenland hit up Denmark for $550 Million or so and Denmark kind of dragged it's feet. It kind of sounds like it no the best of relationships.

    China offered to cover the deal and build the airport. China already has some mining interests on Greenland and it's no surprise that they would just love to have an increased presence.

    The U.S. got wind of the deal and sent someone over to talk to the powers to be in Denmark and it ended up China out. Denmark loaned Greenland the money. It seems China is known to loan money on infrastructure in other countries and then when the debtor runs out of money China take possession.

    Anyway U.S. looking after it's interests it seems. Lots on this on the net but here's one link:

    How the Pentagon Countered China’s Designs on Greenland - WSJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by standardparts View Post
    Greenland has been looking at adding some airports to it's infrastructure. Not too long ago Greenland hit up Denmark for $550 Million or so and Denmark kind of dragged it's feet. It kind of sounds like it no the best of relationships.

    China offered to cover the deal and build the airport. China already has some mining interests on Greenland and it's no surprise that they would just love to have an increased presence.

    The U.S. got wind of the deal and sent someone over to talk to the powers to be in Denmark and it ended up China out. Denmark loaned Greenland the money. It seems China is known to loan money on infrastructure in other countries and then when the debtor runs out of money China take possession.

    Anyway U.S. looking after it's interests it seems. Lots on this on the net but here's one link:

    How the Pentagon Countered China’s Designs on Greenland - WSJ
    Neat that makes it interesting. I could not read the article so I found one that talks about the issue. One can find it here.

    Greenland isn't for sale but it's becoming increasingly valuable amid Arctic rivalry with China | The Japan Times

    Above is the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM View Post
    I'm ok with that as long as it is write only.
    Supposed to be one-way, /dev/null is.

    But... WTH. it's DENMARK, after all!

    Danish police officer left pistol in toilet - The Local

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    I guess one could use a washingmachinist forum?...washing clothes.

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    Back on topic...

    At least part of his motivation is monument building. I fully expect more moves of this nature, although with good luck he'll have less than two more years to do so.

    From a resources and strategic viewpoint, it actually might be a good deal for the US, if the island was essentially unpopulated. With a sovereign populace things get tricky, and we are (I hope!) past the point of distributing smallpox laden blankets to the natives.


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