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(CBC)   Canada is making a claim this week to an Arctic area 3x the size of Texas. WAKE UP YOU FOOLS THEY ARE MAKING THEIR MOVE   (cbc.ca) divider line 87
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2013-12-02 08:12:06 AM  

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It's the only solution

 
2013-12-02 08:15:25 AM  
They can have it.

And Texas too if they want it.
 
2013-12-02 08:59:39 AM  
Canada could own out or Russia. Take your pick.
 
2013-12-02 09:41:04 AM  
They're trying to kidnap Santa Claus!
 
2013-12-02 09:45:33 AM  

SilentStrider: They can have it.

And Texas too if they want it.


Sure. I'll take some Canadian universal healthcare. Why not?
 
2013-12-02 09:48:03 AM  
It'll be melted and gone by April, so what's the big deal?
 
2013-12-02 09:48:05 AM  
You can't haz our ice
 
2013-12-02 09:48:17 AM  
3x the size of Texas?
What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?
 
2013-12-02 09:49:01 AM  
I really need to to start submitting crappy headlines.
 
2013-12-02 09:49:57 AM  
Fortunately, the US has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve in case we have to impose an embargo.  The Department of Defense can disperse the reserve to the IHOPs and Waffle Houses with a simple order from the President.

Don't forget all the potential hostages that we have here, as well.  Comedians, newscasters, singers, and thousands upon thousands of minor league hockey players.
 
2013-12-02 09:50:09 AM  
Isn't making an ocean claim that far out from your own coastline somewhat problematic international-law-wise?

I mean, I don't think anyone's going to actively contest this, so there's an element of "who cares" there, but I'm a bit curious if theyre actually expecting this to hold up.
 
2013-12-02 09:51:19 AM  
You laugh now, but see who's laughing when they start charging the US for ice
 
2013-12-02 09:51:43 AM  

vudukungfu: 3x the size of Texas?
What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?


.008 Jupiters.
 
2013-12-02 09:53:16 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Isn't making an ocean claim that far out from your own coastline somewhat problematic international-law-wise?

I mean, I don't think anyone's going to actively contest this, so there's an element of "who cares" there, but I'm a bit curious if theyre actually expecting this to hold up.


It's actually some crazy thing from the UN that allow you to claim ocean space based on where the continental shelf ends, versus the coastline.

They've spent 5 years on the geological study to make the claim, and it'll probably take twice as long for the UN to analyze and approve that, provided there are no counter-claims from Russia or the US.

Really, we're claiming a bunch of ice and water in one of the more inhospitable places on the planet.  Look out seals and polar bars.. the canucks are coming!!
 
2013-12-02 09:53:34 AM  
July 9, 1991

Top 10 Canadian Nicknames for Americans

10. Skinny bacon lovers
 9. Willard-watchers
 8. Continent hogs
 7. Unmounties
 6. Surfboard-riding goofballs
 5. Individually wrapped cheese slice junkies
 4. Upper Mexicans
 3. Pizza-gorged convertible jockeys
 2. Star-spangled sissy boys
 1. Sununus
 
2013-12-02 09:55:11 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Isn't making an ocean claim that far out from your own coastline somewhat problematic international-law-wise?

I mean, I don't think anyone's going to actively contest this, so there's an element of "who cares" there, but I'm a bit curious if theyre actually expecting this to hold up.


It's actually some crazy thing from the UN that allow you to claim ocean space based on where the continental shelf ends, versus the coastline.

They've spent 5 years on the geological study to make the claim, and it'll probably take twice as long for the UN to analyze and approve that, provided there are no counter-claims from Russia or the US.

Really, we're claiming a bunch of ice and water in one of the more inhospitable places on the planet.  Look out seals and polar bears.. the canucks are coming!!

/FTFM
 
2013-12-02 09:55:30 AM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_claims_in_the_Arctic

www.webcitation.org

It only starts with maganese nodules, biatches. It ends with this:

www.cgsociety.org
 
2013-12-02 09:56:02 AM  

vudukungfu: 3x the size of Texas?
What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?


Imagine Rhode Island is a Twinkie. Now imagine that Twinkie is 35 feet long and over 600 pounds.
 
2013-12-02 09:56:30 AM  
This article is useless without maps
 
2013-12-02 09:57:46 AM  
What's all that oil doing under my ice, eh?
 
2013-12-02 09:58:47 AM  
Those SNEAKY Canadians!
 
2013-12-02 10:00:34 AM  

SpectreJCB: It's actually some crazy thing from the UN that allow you to claim ocean space based on where the continental shelf ends, versus the coastline.



That's pretty crazy indeed, since by that logic the US could potentially claim most of the pacific ocean as our territorial waters.

I guess if there's a chance it's legit we'll actually have to contest it (or let Russia do the work for us), probably by pointing out the whole Alaska thing and playing with the continental shelf idea.  That's gonna be a long and boring court-fight indeed.
 
2013-12-02 10:00:43 AM  

vudukungfu: 3x the size of Texas?
What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?


And how many football fields?  NFL or CFL?
 
2013-12-02 10:02:19 AM  

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Spelled it wrong subby

 
2013-12-02 10:02:57 AM  

odinsposse: vudukungfu: 3x the size of Texas?
What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?

Imagine Rhode Island is a Twinkie. Now imagine that Twinkie is 35 feet long and over 600 pounds.


fc06.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-02 10:06:37 AM  

SpectreJCB: Jim_Callahan: Isn't making an ocean claim that far out from your own coastline somewhat problematic international-law-wise?

I mean, I don't think anyone's going to actively contest this, so there's an element of "who cares" there, but I'm a bit curious if theyre actually expecting this to hold up.

It's actually some crazy thing from the UN that allow you to claim ocean space based on where the continental shelf ends, versus the coastline.

They've spent 5 years on the geological study to make the claim, and it'll probably take twice as long for the UN to analyze and approve that, provided there are no counter-claims from Russia or the US.

Really, we're claiming a bunch of ice and water in one of the more inhospitable places on the planet.  Look out seals and polar bars.. the canucks are coming!!


Which, due to climate change and melting icecaps, is due to become a major shipping lane.  The US is actually disputing our claim to our internal waters, arguing that all the channels between our Arctic islands aren't really ours.  Apparently anyplace an American wants to send a ship is American waters.
 
2013-12-02 10:07:56 AM  

SovietCanuckistan: You can't haz our ice


They understand the economy of the future!

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2013-12-02 10:09:11 AM  
It's theirs.

Americans politicians need to stfu about it.
 
2013-12-02 10:14:18 AM  

Jim_Callahan: That's pretty crazy indeed, since by that logic the US could potentially claim most of the pacific ocean as our territorial waters.


No, a country can have economic rights to the seabed of the continental shelf up to 350 nautical miles from the coast
 
2013-12-02 10:21:35 AM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-12-02 10:22:11 AM  
suck it.  start parking oil rigs 13 miles off shore.
 
2013-12-02 10:23:43 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: suck it.  start parking oil rigs 13 miles off shore.


Try it.  You think that northern area is called the Canadian Shield because of some weird geological thing?  Where do you think we store OUR nukes? ;)
 
2013-12-02 10:24:16 AM  

dywed88: Jim_Callahan: That's pretty crazy indeed, since by that logic the US could potentially claim most of the pacific ocean as our territorial waters.

No, a country can have economic rights to the seabed of the continental shelf up to 350 nautical miles from the coast


Also, on a great deal of your west coast the shelf is very narrow, so your actual territorial claims already extend past the shelf.
 
2013-12-02 10:24:43 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: suck it.  start parking oil rigs 13 miles off shore.


12 miles, 6 inches off shore. Call it the "I'm Not Touching You" rig
 
2013-12-02 10:25:24 AM  
Canada, Global Naval Superpower.

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2013-12-02 10:26:46 AM  

dywed88: Jim_Callahan: That's pretty crazy indeed, since by that logic the US could potentially claim most of the pacific ocean as our territorial waters.

No, a country can have economic rights to the seabed of the continental shelf up to 350 nautical miles from the coast


This is like a right to a BJ from the spouse.  It only applies if you both agree to your silly little house rules.
 
2013-12-02 10:27:27 AM  
Ted Cruz, Canadian fifth columnist and America's next President.

Who needs nukes or navies when you have the Big Red Button?
 
2013-12-02 10:27:47 AM  

SpectreJCB: Nutsac_Jim: suck it.  start parking oil rigs 13 miles off shore.

Try it.  You think that northern area is called the Canadian Shield because of some weird geological thing?  Where do you think we store OUR nukes? ;)


All your nukes are belong to us.
 
2013-12-02 10:28:11 AM  
They're taking a big Risk.
 
2013-12-02 10:28:26 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: suck it.  start parking oil rigs 13 miles off shore.


Can't you yanks go one century without getting biatch-slapped out of Canuckistan due to some failed invasion plan? It gets boring.
 
2013-12-02 10:39:25 AM  
I may disagree with Harper on most of his policy nowadays, but one thing he's always been strong on (at least in the arctic, don't get me started on the TPP) is supporting and enforcing Canadian Sovereignty.  I am far from an expert, but Canada needs to make these claims and push back, because the Russians aren't afraid of making bold moves to claim the territory.  and who knows what kind of resources are available up there?  Not to mention the Northwest passage (although this is an entirely different matter).  Years ago Russia used one of their submarines to drop a flag on the ocean bed at the North Pole.  Think Santa was Canadian?  Nope.  Russian now.  And they've made claims that the Russian continental shelf extended far beyond the north pole.  Essentially annexing all that seafloor for their own.
 
2013-12-02 10:42:38 AM  
An Arctic area three times the size of Texas...

So, Alaska?
 
2013-12-02 10:44:58 AM  

trapped-in-CH: Think Santa was Canadian?


Is that part of the story up there?  That he's a hometown boy?
 
2013-12-02 10:50:56 AM  
pootie poot will have a pissy fit
 
2013-12-02 10:53:05 AM  
cponline.thecanadianpress.com news.bbcimg.co.uk

What's the difference exactly?
 
2013-12-02 10:54:31 AM  
Pfft. Harper will get sovereignty over those territories and immediately flip them to mining extraction companies and oil companies, who can benefit from gutted environmental regulations.
 
2013-12-02 10:54:34 AM  
I hope they get it. If there's oil n' gas there Russia is likely to want it. I don't want Russia to have anything since they're all crazy.
 
2013-12-02 10:56:45 AM  

trapped-in-CH: Years ago Russia used one of their submarines to drop a flag on the ocean bed at the North Pole. Think Santa was Canadian? Nope. Russian now


Meh, it's just publicity -- like the American flags on the moon.  It doesn't really mean anything, but it makes for some good chest-thumping.
 
2013-12-02 10:57:28 AM  

SurfaceTension: [cponline.thecanadianpress.com image 850x682] [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x520]

What's the difference exactly?


Canada has done the footwork to make the claim in an international forum with all affected parties having the ability to challenge the new maritime borders.

China draw some new lines and then threatened to shoot down anything that entered the area.
 
2013-12-02 11:01:19 AM  

Valiente: Who needs nukes or navies when you have the Big Red Button?


What do you think the Big Red Button is connected to?
 
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