SurfaceTension: [cponline.thecanadianpress.com image 850x682] [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x520]What's the difference exactly?
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
SilentStrider: They can have it.And Texas too if they want it.
Juc: Oh lord, you joke but canada actually does have a strategic maple syrup reserve :/
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.
BitwiseShift: Greenland is Danish?
jshine: Valiente: Who needs nukes or navies when you have the Big Red Button?What do you think the Big Red Button is connected to?
Krieghund: jshine: 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 nowMeh, 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.Say that again when all you get for Christmas are Babushka scarves and matryoshka dolls.
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!!
vudukungfu: 3x the size of Texas?What is that in terms of Rhode Islands?
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