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Santa Moves To Kyrgyzstan?  
User currently offlineCJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

This seems silly to me:

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSEIC47011920071224


" BISHKEK (Reuters) - Seeking a novel remedy to revive its rickety economy, the tiny ex-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan has declared itself the new home of Santa Claus.

Citing Swedish engineering firm that determined the ideal spot for Santa's global toy delivery hub, officials in this predominantly Muslim country have quickly moved to capitalize on the finding.

They named a mountain peak after Santa, to join Mounts Lenin, and Yeltsin, and declared 2008 "The Year of Santa Claus".

"Its slogan will be "Kyrgyzstan is the land of Santa Clauses", said Kyrgyz tourism authority spokeswoman Nurkhon Tajibayeva.

In most Western countries Santa Claus, or Father Christmas , is thought to live at the North Pole or in Finland. However, if he were located in Central Asia and started westwards on his traditional Christmas Eve trips, Kyrgyz officials said he would have a more efficient delivery route.

"He can eliminate time-consuming detours and avoid subjecting his reindeer to undue strain," engineering consultants at Stockholm-based Sweco, who used geography and demographics in their research, said in a press release.

A group of professional mountain-climbers will pitch the country's flag at the newly renamed peak, Kyrgyzstan's tourism authority said, while a world festival of Santas is planned for the capital's main square.
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I always liked the thought of santa's home being lapland.

thoughts...

by the way, merry christmas everyone!

[Edited 2007-12-24 14:14:35]


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
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I can't decide if this is disturbing or brilliant... Then again, I'm Jewish, so all I worry about on Christmas is what movie my family is seeing and where we are going for Chinese food!

JBLU


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

I wonder what this will do to Finnairs "Official Airline of Santa Clause" slogan.

User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2285 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

This is pure genius... Capitalizing on little kids' thoughts to revitalize Kyrgyzstan's economy. I wonder how the kids (and their parents) would like visiting Kyrgyzstan... Especially rich American brats. It's not all great down there from what I hear; but at least it's not Turkmenistan.

I bet tourists will flock from Lapland to the Kyrgyz state. Not. But it's a damn good idea.  Wink


User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Aha! That proves that Santas' outfit wasn't red for nothing after all.
All he wanted was his own hill just by Mount Lenin!

[Edited 2007-12-26 09:12:47]


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1083 times:



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 1):
Then again, I'm Jewish, so all I worry about on Christmas is what movie my family is seeing and where we are going for Chinese food

OMG my roomate is Jewish and that is what she was talking about all week and well that is what we did...hahaha

GS



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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1041 times:



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 5):
Then again, I'm Jewish, so all I worry about on Christmas is what movie my family is seeing and where we are going for Chinese food

OMG my roomate is Jewish and that is what she was talking about all week and well that is what we did...hahaha


thats what most Jewish people (in my opinion) do on christmas.
We also would like to do our shopping then b/c its much quieter but almost everything is closed.
Actually my jewish school used to make it a point to have school on Christmas.



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1034 times:



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 3):
I bet tourists will flock from Lapland to the Kyrgyz state. Not. But it's a damn good idea.

Why? Were tourists flocking to the North Pole?



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2285 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1013 times:



Quoting LHMARK (Reply 7):
Why? Were tourists flocking to the North Pole?

There is a "not" following my statement... It's sarcasm. Generally, if I use "I bet", the statement's sarcastic.

Kind of hard to get to the North Pole btw  Wink Some tourists do flock to Lapland though.


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2181 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 998 times:

I've always wanted to visit one of these more obscure countries (Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbijan, Uzbekistan etc), now here's my excuse!

Tom Big grin



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