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(Global Geopolitics)   Greenland and its 25 citizens on the path to become an exporter of uranium, kryptonite   (glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com ) divider line
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2013-09-18 10:37:22 AM  
Nuuk! Nuuk! Nuuk!

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2013-09-18 10:54:06 AM  
Unemployed?  In Greenland?
 
2013-09-18 12:13:46 PM  
"For 25 years, Greenland has had a zero-tolerance policy on radioactive substances"

This was a confusing statement (or maybe I'm slow today). So is Greenland changing their own zero-tolerance policy or was the policy Denmark's and was imposed on Greenland? Denmark's objections to uranium mining would make more sense if the anti-radioactive policy came from Copenhagen.
 
2013-09-18 12:18:07 PM  
Greenland has a large supply of Unubtanium.
 
2013-09-18 01:00:19 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: "For 25 years, Greenland has had a zero-tolerance policy on radioactive substances"

This was a confusing statement (or maybe I'm slow today). So is Greenland changing their own zero-tolerance policy or was the policy Denmark's and was imposed on Greenland? Denmark's objections to uranium mining would make more sense if the anti-radioactive policy came from Copenhagen.


Greenland has about the same status in the Kingdom of Denmark as Scotland has in the UK.

The Kingdom of Denmark has granted the Greenlandic homerule (not government, they're not a country), the right to whatever natural resources they have.

The Kingdom of Denmark also has a zero tolerance policy towards nuclear energy (except for research purposes, but it has dismantled its reactors recently). Somehow the Greenlandic homerule thinks that their given right to their natural resources supersedes the laws they're bound by, by virtue of being part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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In other news, if you only have 60k inhabitants, of which anyone who wants an education moves to Denmark itself, you get some pretty moronic politicians.

No, Greenland, you can not sell your uranium to China.
 
2013-09-18 01:50:43 PM  

spawn73: To The Escape Zeppelin!: "For 25 years, Greenland has had a zero-tolerance policy on radioactive substances"

This was a confusing statement (or maybe I'm slow today). So is Greenland changing their own zero-tolerance policy or was the policy Denmark's and was imposed on Greenland? Denmark's objections to uranium mining would make more sense if the anti-radioactive policy came from Copenhagen.

Greenland has about the same status in the Kingdom of Denmark as Scotland has in the UK.

The Kingdom of Denmark has granted the Greenlandic homerule (not government, they're not a country), the right to whatever natural resources they have.

The Kingdom of Denmark also has a zero tolerance policy towards nuclear energy (except for research purposes, but it has dismantled its reactors recently). Somehow the Greenlandic homerule thinks that their given right to their natural resources supersedes the laws they're bound by, by virtue of being part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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In other news, if you only have 60k inhabitants, of which anyone who wants an education moves to Denmark itself, you get some pretty moronic politicians.

No, Greenland, you can not sell your uranium to China.


Maybe if they could sell their uranium they could more successfully educate their citizens?
 
2013-09-18 02:20:23 PM  

YixilTesiphon: spawn73:

In other news, if you only have 60k inhabitants, of which anyone who wants an education moves to Denmark itself, you get some pretty moronic politicians.

No, Greenland, you can not sell your uranium to China.

Maybe if they could sell their uranium they could more successfully educate their citizens?


They're Danish citizens they have the same free access to higher education paid for by the Danish government as any other Dane.

But yeah, I guess in theory they could build several universities in Nuuk, a city with a population of 16000, and Greenlanders wouldn't have to move to mainland Denmark to recieve their education.

They probably would anyway since Copenhagen, which greater metropol is 2.5mill., is slightly more interesting than Nuuk. But for those that choose to recieve their education in Nuuk. Then what? Yeah, start replacing the Danish civil servants would be a start, but being a part of Denmark, they'd probably rather go to... Copenhagen, than some village with 500 inhabitants 1000miles from anything else (that's the reality of Greenland, other than Nuuk, which is tbh., well look at it on Google Maps).


If Greenland, which relies totally on Danish assistance both financially and in the form of civilservants, does earn money from uranium, wants to do something retarded with their money. They ought to build the worlds largest skyscraper to piss of the UAE, something like that. An university level education system to compete with the one the Kingdom of Denmark already has would just be retarted.

/Personally I'd spend that money on getting some damn workable internet.
 
2013-09-19 05:35:06 AM  
Until the price of uranium comes back up a little, I doubt anyone's going to be all that eager to go mine Greenland for it. But I DNRTFA, so.
 
2013-09-19 09:51:33 AM  
Yeah well those strategic resources always seem to pop up where either no-one has settled yet or sparsely settled.  :: sigh ::  Now my Ottomans will have to go to war with... who is up there now... Greenland... in order to build nuclear power plants.
 
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