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The Advent Of Beijing Lebensraum: Chinese Tycoon Plans To Buy 0.3% Of Iceland

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Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:07 | 1612943 Pool Shark
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Why fight a war to gain a military toe-hold in the western hemisphere, when you can simply buy one at a substantial discount?

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:16 | 1613004 RSloane
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Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1613044 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Lebensraum, lol, fuck I love this site. Lebensraum!

Hitler loved

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:53 | 1613180 WestVillageIdiot
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Iceland today.  Detroit tomorrow. 

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1613227 Fukushima Sam
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You mean Boise...


"A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport.

Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corp. have broached the idea — based on a concept popular in China today — to city and state leaders.

They are also interested in helping build and finance a fertilizer plant near American Falls, an idea company officials returned to Idaho this month to pursue."

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:39 | 1613302 falak pema
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idaho potatoes...do the chinese eat potatoes, with their noodles?

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:03 | 1613347 Cathartes Aura
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I'm sure they'll leave the GMO potatoes to those who like their "freedom fried" - I've read where the "zones" will be as self-contained cities, providing all services, including preferred foods, to their workers. . . really, they're just sending out a landing pod, y'know.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:53 | 1613449 redcorona
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Combined with plastic, potatoes make semi edible rice, even cheaper than real rice.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:49 | 1613438 hivekiller
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They want to buy up their food and ship it home. Count on our politicians to sell us out and let them do it.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 01:39 | 1614013 jonjon831983
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Almost like how Global pension and hedge funds buy up farmland around the world, ie Africa?

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 20:28 | 1613524 cranky-old-geezer
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You mean Boise...

I expect local & state governments will sart selling large tracts of "public" land to the chinese government posing as entrepreneurs.  They have boatlods of US currency after all.

Selling public assets to foreigners.   Last gasps of a dying nation. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 05:40 | 1614138 Jack Sheet
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Isn't this what the Japanese were doing in the 80s? They must have left plenty  over.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:56 | 1613190 chumbawamba
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EGADS!  0.3%!  ZERO POINT THREE PERCENT!!!  That's like, um, a fraction of the country.  Less than one third of one percent, I think (my calculator is broken).  Where will all the Icelanders live?

- Chumblez.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 23:29 | 1613885 Milestones
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J.C.!!! there are several ranches out here in the west bigger than 300 Klicks.       Milestones

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:17 | 1614980 Turpentine Soul
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T-Shirt idea:

"Der Fuhrer dreamed of Lebensraum, and all I got was this lousy living room."

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:39 | 1613133 onelight
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Ice Station Panda???


[ couldn't resist :) ]

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 20:26 | 1613521 He_Who Carried ...
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... after all, their new carriers need a place to cruise to and refuel.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:04 | 1612946 dick cheneys ghost
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They want some of that "arctic" oil...........

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:04 | 1612948 Newsboy
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And why a shockwave on Virginia quake seismograph, instead of typical earthquake pattern. Who felt it?


Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:40 | 1613420 Cathartes Aura
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thanks for the link Newsboy, that's a great resource site - too many "anomalies" surrounding that "quake" as we move towards key "number" dates those quirky conspirators favour. . .

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 22:43 | 1613825 Newsboy
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I don't know how credible that is. It is intriguing, but how do you fact-check it? Somebody putup a shock wave graph. I'm trying to find anybody who has felt a few quakes, who felt this one, to comment on if it built up and faded off like a normal quake, or just hit like a shock wave. No luck yet.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 23:59 | 1613915 TheDriver
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That author is delusional. His first two points are so insanely off-base that you can't take the rest of his post seriously.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:16 | 1616106 Newsboy
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Did you feel the quake?

That's what I'm looking for.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:04 | 1612949 tpberg7
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They seek a strategic foward base and this will make an excellent location!

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1612951 reader2010
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Those Chinese firmly believe another era of ultra-cheap oil is coming to gas stations near you.  I was planning to relocate to Iceland but I am not sure about my plan now. 

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:07 | 1612962 kaiten
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Siberia next :)

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:09 | 1612966 LookingWithAmazement
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Iceland being saved. Finland drops demand for collatoral. Merkel has majority for the July 21 deal; besides, her coalition partners will not quit government, bacause they would be wiped out in the following elections. ECB will save banks. Greek banks merge and get funding from Qatar; Greek stock market skyrockets. More consumer spending and higher wages in the US. Gold and silver drop. All non-armageddon news and developments. Anyone plans for Christmas? I have. Let's look forward, all ends well. Boring world we live in.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:12 | 1612976 falak pema
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Your comments defy the look of mind boggling, wide eyed emotion one expects from your avatar!

Boring does NOT rhyme with Amazement...Just saying. Your xmas pudding better be well spiced.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:28 | 1613067 LookingWithAmazement
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I'm amazed about all the doomprophets, while the news and develeopments day after day are totally non-armageddon. How many collapses have been predicted last few years? WW3 should have been broken out long time. We are still alive! And kicking as well!

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:36 | 1613116 wang (not verified)
Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:44 | 1613149 LookingWithAmazement
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Finally, armageddon around the corner.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:58 | 1613200 WestVillageIdiot
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I hope you remember to share your boundless optimism with all of the families that have had children sent home in body bags from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:44 | 1613311 Manthong
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Every day is a blessing from God and a new opportunity for TEOTWAWKI.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:50 | 1613324 LookingWithAmazement
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Every day the world changes a bit, it's always TEOTWAWKI.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 22:15 | 1613758 cranky-old-geezer
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How many of those "children" voluntarily joined the military knowing we're in Iraq & Afghanistan?

You won't find much sympathy here on that subject.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 20:07 | 1613439 Cathartes Aura
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ahhh, 'tis that time again, get your micro-chip'd vaccine twofer!!


Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:47 | 1613161 Ausperity
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I hope that you don't listen to all this doom nonsense, and are long treasuries, financials, and Netflix.


Next year we will still be kicking (and screaming) when we run out of can or road or both.


See you at Wal-Mart in 2012!

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:52 | 1613178 LookingWithAmazement
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So Wal-Mart will still exist in 2012. Sounds good. Why run for food then?

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:59 | 1613208 WestVillageIdiot
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Fuck that.  We will be meeting at Dollar General. 

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:27 | 1613278 LookingWithAmazement
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Dollar General apparently survived armageddon then.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:11 | 1612967 Caviar Emptor
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It ain't just China feeding off the carcass of the Western world: 


ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's second and third largest lenders, Eurobankand Alpha Bank (ALBKY.PK), on Monday announced plans to merge in order to better withstand the country's acute financial crisis.

The widely anticipated move would create Greece's biggest bank, and will see a euro500 million ($720 million) investment from a Qatari investment fund, Paramount Services Holding Ltd., officials from the two banks said.Paramount, the Qatari fund, has held a 4 percent stake in Alpha since 2008.

 Little is known about the fund, although an Alpha statement Monday described it as "a company representing the business interests of the most prominent family in Qatar."



Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:15 | 1612997 Pool Shark
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Merely ensures that the resulting mega-zombie bank will be far TBTF...

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:19 | 1613026 Caviar Emptor
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They bought the stake for the debt slaves' collateral: land, businesses...

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 18:58 | 1613339 DosZap
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FT reports that Chinese real estate tycoon and former Chinese Central Propaganda Department official Huang Nubo, has struck a deal to acquire 300 square kilometers of "wilderness in north-east Iceland where he plans to build an eco-tourism resort and golf course." >

Yup, would be the PERFECT size for a resort, housing a few hundred thousand troops, and military installations.

Who like GREEN STUFF,and Golf courses......................Hahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha

Yep, we're IDIOTS.( Nice try Long Duc Dong)

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 20:09 | 1613478 Steroid
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One of the perks are that some of the tourists can come by submarines.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 20:11 | 1613485 Cathartes Aura
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"globalisation" continues apace, as nationstates "consolidate" in plain view. . .

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:12 | 1612978 Ruffcut
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Ponzi, loves company.

instead of work and save, the new motto is print and buy shit at a discount.

Wonder if US fed land is up for bids.

the old series "here comes the brides"

"No, you can't sell china, my mountain."

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:15 | 1612999 Caviar Emptor
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You don't need to look real far. Chuppies have hit Manhattan. Big: 

WEALTHY buyers from mainland China, a rapidly expanding economy of 1.3 billion people, are increasingly turning to Manhattan for their luxury real estate purchases, brokers say.


Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:27 | 1613059 PulauHantu29
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They will have to throw out all the Deadbeats who have not paid thier mortgage for over two years first. Good luck with that!

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1613095 Caviar Emptor
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With a fistfull of dollars that's not very hard

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