Hans Island... Canadian or Danish?

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
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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/national/2005/07/25/articrow0725.html

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

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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!
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Sr. Regulator
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.
 

jason

New member
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.
 

Jette

Rear Admiral of O Theatre & the 4 - 1 + a few more
Re: IT\'S OURS!

And if he is serious about it, that just means more beer for us
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Jette
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rojo

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

Commodore of happiness and laughter
Re: IT\'S OURS!

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

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Sr. Regulator
Re: IT\'S OURS!

It's all about the money!
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Jette

Rear Admiral of O Theatre & the 4 - 1 + a few more
Re: IT\'S OURS!

Money rules the world
Sad but true
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Jette
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