Canada is claiming the North Pole as Canadian territory.
Just curious what others thought of this (if anything)?
Does this mean that Santa Claus is going to have to switch his citizenship?
I don't know if he had a citizenship before anyway so, he might just turn-out to be Canadian lol
"Ho-Ho-Ho, eh? Merry Christmas, hosers! Take off!"
lol I am not fully Canadian - had to check on Wikipedia what "hoser" meant. Thank You for enlightening me lol
You mean it wasn't already? Did someone else have it claimed, Russia maybe?
Yes I thought Russia had claimed it. But maybe a treaty can be drawn up similar to the one that exists with concern to Antarctica, i.e. splitting the pole into various zones, each occupied by a nation. It's time like this when I wish the United Nations or the European Union had greater influence. In our globalised world, nations are becoming increasingly irrelevant anyway. We're all joined together through trade and information.
I think that poles should belong to nobody. If claims start it will mean the possibly for the country that will win the bid the exploitation and abuse of those virgin lands!
But that is exactly why the rush to claim the North Pole is happening: minerals, oil ... All for profit: the Capitalistic way. Grandma can be for sale too if the price is right - does the West have any morals anymore?
I think Canadian Flag would offend the aesthetic preferences of polar bears. Red Maple Leafs? Are you guys nuts?
But then again, if we can open a Tim Horton's there and provide bears with decent treats. Only for a buck (plus or minus).
And Canadians of every colour (the colour palette is essential) will flock to the cold heart of its motherland to have a patriotic muffin and a double double coffee (actually, I prefer double cream, one sugar, but for a better visual, double double is better. Just like a perfect double vision - 20/20).
Or maybe the poles must belong to those who will win the competition of comfortably living (or surviving?) there. Let's have a Knight Tournament and let the best country win!
Substitute "Russia" for "Canada" in this most profound poem about Russia and you will be right on the money (maybe about any country):
Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet, 1803–1873
You will not grasp her with your mind
Or cover with a common label,
For Russia is one of a kind —
Believe in her, if you are able...
translated by Anatoly Liberman,
published in "Russian Life in the United States"
Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/guides/ru … z2nDI5orTN
The Moscow Times
by SparklingJewel 10 years ago
I don't know much about it, except what I have read from others. But as it sounds like it threatens US sovereignty and safety. I am against it. And also for the very reason that I don't get to vote on it. What is the current news concerning Congress' input on this subject?
by rajkumat 7 years ago
can north pole and south pole of a magent be seperated?
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