Canada is claiming the North Pole as Canadian territory.

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  1. Mr. Happy profile image84
    Mr. Happyposted 4 years ago

    Canada is claiming the North Pole as Canadian territory.

    Just curious what others thought of this (if anything)?

  2. possum lover profile image55
    possum loverposted 4 years ago

    Does this mean that Santa Claus is going to have to switch his citizenship?

    1. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if he had a citizenship before anyway so, he might just turn-out to be Canadian lol

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "Ho-Ho-Ho, eh? Merry Christmas, hosers! Take off!"

    3. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol I am not fully Canadian - had to check on Wikipedia what "hoser" meant. Thank You for enlightening me lol

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago

    You mean it wasn't already?  Did someone else have it claimed, Russia maybe?

    1. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Russia put a small flag underwater I think last year or so but there is no official claim yet to the North Pole. Denmark, Russia and Canada are making the claim now.

  4. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Splitting the pie sounds like a good idea, in my opinion. I actually do not believe in the imaginary lines we call borders. :  )

  5. maxoxam41 profile image73
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. maxoxam41 profile image73
      maxoxam41posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Has it ever had morals?

  6. kallini2010 profile image79
    kallini2010posted 4 years ago

    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!

    Russians, Canadians...

    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
    ================================

    Amen.

 
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