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We Claim This Sea Bed For Russia  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6838 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1983 times:

.... and all that's under it.

Getting their flag there first....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6927395.stm

Two Russian mini-submarines have reached the seabed below the North Pole on a mission aimed at boosting Moscow's claims to the Arctic, reports say.

Explorers aboard the Mir-I and Mir-II plan to carry out tests and plant a capsule with a Russian flag 4,200m (14,000ft) below the pole.

A Russian official said the "risky and heroic" mission was comparable to "putting a flag on the Moon".

Melting polar ice has led to competing claims over access to Arctic resources.

Russia's claim to a vast swathe of territory in the Arctic, thought to contain oil, gas and mineral reserves, has been challenged by other powers, including the US.


Still going to be fun getting the stuff out from over 4 miles down.


wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1951 times:

From what I have heard it is more expensive to get the oil onto land than what the oil actually is worth.

As if Russia does not have other problems than that.  Smile


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 1):
From what I have heard it is more expensive to get the oil onto land than what the oil actually is worth.

Maybe now, but in the future??



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 1):
From what I have heard it is more expensive to get the oil onto land than what the oil actually is worth.

Add "yet", and you have a point. But then, it's not that they want to start drilling tomorrow. And with oil prices rising, the equation may soon look different.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
Russia's claim to a vast swathe of territory in the Arctic, thought to contain oil, gas and mineral reserves, has been challenged by other powers, including the US.

We have something for them.





User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
We have something for them.

America's universal answer to oil-related questions, that is?  eyebrow 


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
A Russian official said the "risky and heroic" mission was comparable to "putting a flag on the Moon".

Are they still pissed that we landed on the moon 1st?



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 6):
Are they still pissed that we landed on the moon 1st?

Are you still pissed you didn't find oil up there? Big grin


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 7):
Are you still pissed you didn't find oil up there?

Nah, pissed that we never found the cheese the moon is supposedly made of. Big grin



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 8):
Nah, pissed that we never found the cheese the moon is supposedly made of.

Well, Wallace & Gromit did find it... Big grin
But perhaps their moon landing was recorded in another studio than yours...  rotfl 


User currently offlineMdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 9):
But perhaps their moon landing was recorded in another studio than yours...  

omg, here we go...


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 5):
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
We have something for them.

America's universal answer to oil-related questions, that is?

Ya, unfortunately.  Smile


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I claim the land 4 miles beneath Russia.

Oh wait. I have to go down there first, I guess.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 9):
But perhaps their moon landing was recorded in another studio than yours... rotfl

 rotfl  rotfl 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21791 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 9):
But perhaps their moon landing was recorded in another studio than yours...

Since it was NASA, they took the cheap studio with the black and white cameras. Aardman was able to afford color.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 14):

Since it was NASA, they took the cheap studio with the black and white cameras. Aardman was able to afford color.

 rotfl 



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 12):
I claim the land 4 miles beneath Russia.

If we drill deep enough we could hit Russia.  Smile


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

We should remove the flag or put a nato flag there.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 17):

Or a Canadian flag.

This doesn't change anything. Russia will still have to defend their position with the rest of us down the road



No matter how random things may appear, there's always a plan.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2449 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting TheCol (Reply 18):


This doesn't change anything. Russia will still have to defend their position with the rest of us down the road

 checkmark   Smile


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
A Russian official said the "risky and heroic" mission was comparable to "putting a flag on the Moon".

Not so silly...a lot of scientists still say that underwater is really the last frontier, not space.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 17):
We should remove the flag or put a nato flag there.



Quoting TheCol (Reply 18):
Or a Canadian flag.

Give it to us, we need something. Hell, we barely have any EMBASSIES  Smile


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6511 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

BBC News: "This isn't the 15th Century," Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay told the CTV channel.

"You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say 'We're claiming this territory'," he said.


I'm not an expert on Canadian foreign ministers.

Was Peter MacKay the same man who planted the Canadian flag on a tiny rock named "Hans Island" between Canada and Greenland last summer?   

[Edited 2007-08-02 22:54:25]


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
A Russian official said the "risky and heroic" mission was comparable to "putting a flag on the Moon".

Sweet!

That means the moon is US territory... by Russian logic.

Screw the oil under the pole. Wait until people realize the unlimited energy potential of being on the other end of a gravity well... like say.. being on the moon. There's no more natural energy than dropping things.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 22):
Sweet!

That means the moon is US territory... by Russian logic.

I guess... Congratulations, Sir, when can I stay over?

This has got to be one of the most idiotic stunts this current Russian government as ever pulled (and that is saying a lot). Just let the North Pole be.



Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2449 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 21):

Was Peter MacKay the same man who planted the Canadian flag on a tiny rock named "Hans Island" between Canada and Greenland last summer? ��

http://redbirdnation.blogspot.com/knockout%20289x175.jpg

 Wink


25 Yfbflyer : That was our Defence minster Gordon O'Connor. That was after your military put your flag on that island which was after our military set up a weather
26 L-188 : Where is your sense of creativity.....Go for the Jolly Roger.
27 Post contains images SW733 : As in Pirates? What, are we gonna have Jack Sparrow robbing Santa at the North Pole? That would be GREAT for the kids
28 L-188 : If you don't like that how about sinking a giant fiberglass pineapple to the bottom of the sea.
29 SW733 : Just call my SpongeZach CirclePants...but without the gay friend Patrick.
30 Post contains links and images Scbriml : Judging by the graphic the BBC used to illustrate this story on the TV news, this is exactly what Russia has done. See also diagram in this story: ht
31 ArniePie : I fail to see why anybody, Russians , Canadians, Americans or anybody else can make a valid claim at all since there is no actual landmass on the nort
32 RJ111 : Or you could just figure out nuclear fusion and mine all the Tritium out of the moon.
33 Post contains images N710PS :
34 ZBBYLW : This is why I am disappointed that Canada is not getting proper artic battle ships. We need to go in there with a force and set up a defence up north
35 Post contains images Pbottenb : " target=_blank>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/eur...5.stm Looks good to me. The US gets a nice slice all the way to the north pole. And since our f
36 Prebennorholm : The Arctic Sea outside economic zones belongs as much to Switzerland and Egypt as it belongs to Russia and Canada etc. With your logic for instance P
37 Tu204 : Guys, you are twisting the issue. We are not making sovreignty claims to the north pole at all. We are claiming it as the economic zone (which has not
38 Prebennorholm : That logic would make the Mid Atlantic Ridge belong to Iceland. I'm not an expert on international law. But maybe we should say: "Go Iceland! You alr
39 YOWza : Peter McKay is a tool, an embarrassment to this country and wholly unworthy of the office he mans. YOWza
40 Post contains images WrenchBender : Not a bad dog trainer, though. WrenchBender
41 YOWza : hahah got me there. YOWza
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