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    Hans Island... Canadian or Danish?

    I thought it was a joke when I heard on the news the other day that an island of the coast of Greenland in the arctic sea had made a diplomatic stir between Denmark and Canada.
    Both the Danish side and the Canadian side has apparently a claim to this unhabited island, not more than about a square kilometer in size.

    An article from a Canadian newsoutlet:
    http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio...icrow0725.html

    I'm just sitting here asking why.....?

    Good grief... in a world with one international catastrophe after another, this comes up...

    Does anyone have any light to shed on this diplomatic incident?

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    Re: Hans Island... Canadian or Danish?

    Here is another article about the dispute
    http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/baggrund/article.php?id=2660224

    Jette

    Ups it`s in danish, sorry, I wasn`t thinking

    Here is one in english
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...tory/National/

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    IT\'S OURS!

    Hands off Hans buddy. Hans Island is Canadian and you'd better prepare for a good scrap if you say otherwise... Oh yeah, and your beer sucks!

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    What kind of argumentation is this?
    Jeez... Could you please elaborate a bit more, I'm sure we all are very much interested in hearing your view of this matter, but this kind of discussion you put forward is of no use to anyone.

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    ^ I'm pretty sure Mike is just trying to have some fun. I highly doubt he meant to be taken seriously.

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    And if he is serious about it, that just means more beer for us .
    Always look on the bright side of life

    Jette

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    I must have missed the todo over this issue. But as a Canadian, (although I can only speak for myself), my reaction is `oh, brother!`
    For crying out loud, seems like nonsense to me.

    As for Mike`s comments- hope he was joking.

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    What is that???!! When I was finish reading, I really tought it was a joke......

    Why donĀ“t they split the island in to??? Then theres nothing more to talk about, and both Canada and Denmark is 7 km^3 bigger!!!!

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    It's all about the money!

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    Ain`t it always-

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    Re: IT\'S OURS!

    Money rules the world
    Sad but true

    Jette

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