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Jul 6, 2022 - 11:27:48 AM
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1655 posts since 7/14/2004

Russia is threatening to reacquire Alaska again.  Bring em on. They must not realize how well armed the Alaska population is.  We can always reactivate the Alaska Territorial Guard as we did in WW 2.  I suspect our good neighbors to the East, in the Yukon would dive in and help us out as they always have in the past.

https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2022/07/06/russian-politician-threatens-to-retaliate-against-us-sanctions-by-reclaiming-alaska/


 

Edited by - Sheenjack on 07/06/2022 11:35:11

Jul 6, 2022 - 12:28:05 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1603 posts since 8/9/2019

Russia can't even conduct joint operations. Nor apparently annex an area barely 3 times larger than Rhode Island containing a mostly Russian population.

Won't happen. They are not even 'near-peer'.

Edited by - ChunoTheDog on 07/06/2022 12:28:34

Jul 6, 2022 - 12:34:53 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

65129 posts since 10/5/2013

Geez, we only have a 43,000 population in the Yukon,,, but I hear they’re tough as nail. Maybe they’ll help if yooz guys give us back part of the panhandle….

Jul 6, 2022 - 12:49:21 PM

4052 posts since 9/12/2016

this is one time being acclimated won't give them an edge.. or maybe bring in some afgans they whupped all of us

Jul 6, 2022 - 1:09:30 PM

RB3

USA

1366 posts since 4/12/2004

Putin's folly.

Jul 6, 2022 - 1:54:41 PM
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4052 posts since 9/12/2016

just head on down to the beach in your prettiest dresses and tell them we don't like fast shooting guns ==They would not want to be considered  antiquated

Edited by - Tractor1 on 07/06/2022 13:56:55

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:01:30 PM
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donc

Canada

6982 posts since 2/9/2010

Will not happen.. Russia only picks on little guys. 

Edited by - donc on 07/06/2022 14:02:30

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:04:11 PM

STUD

USA

36080 posts since 3/5/2008

Or fule depleted ones....

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:05:01 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1603 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by donc

Will not happen.. Russia only picks on little guys. 


hahaha that's pretty true! 

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:24:34 PM
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11261 posts since 8/22/2006

Russia Russia Russia wake me up when they cross the Colorado River. In the mean time I’ll be living in the United States of Texas.

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Jul 6, 2022 - 4:58:01 PM
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banjo bill-e

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12360 posts since 2/22/2007

Poking the bear is not smart. We might be safe but Eastern Europe is not, because NATO is a bluff when it comes to the "minor members", and Putin knows it. Anyone really think that we would launch nukes because Latvia got fried?

Jul 6, 2022 - 5:13:10 PM

Buddur

USA

3300 posts since 10/23/2004

Of coarse you were referring to Fried Latvian Potatoes.

Jul 6, 2022 - 9:52:29 PM

Paul R

Canada

15998 posts since 1/28/2010

They won't be rushin' to invade.

Jul 7, 2022 - 2:37:20 AM
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phb

Germany

3413 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

NATO is a bluff when it comes to the "minor members", and Putin knows it. Anyone really think that we would launch nukes because Latvia got fried?


Don't underestimate the small Eastern European NATO members. They are just as willing to defend themselves from a second Russian occupation as the Ukrainians are. And generally Russia has proven that it is incapable of conducting complex military operations. They wouldn't be able to defend themselves against NATO airstrikes other than pushing the red button. Fortunately the Russians love their children, too.

With regard to that funny threat about Alaska: Putin has always installed and protected nutty politicians just to make himself appear moderate in comparison while eliminating the real reasonable opposition. The guy threatening to reclaim Alaska is nothing but a court jester.

Jul 7, 2022 - 8:25:16 AM
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rinemb

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Be careful boys, I am sure Putin has his peeps keeping watch on this site. Be careful where your dinner comes from!
I can only imagine the number of volunteers with their own stuff, and plenty with military training, that fill the trains to Alaska...with any possible foreign threat.
Bread

Jul 7, 2022 - 9:20:14 AM

1655 posts since 7/14/2004

Brad,

No trains run to Alaska via a land route.  Not yet. They have been talking about  laying tracks to Alaska for decades. With Alaskas growing strategic importance due to the shrinking polar ice cap, I suspect the rail line will be built sooner rather than later.

 

Another idea that has been floating around for 50 years is building a water pipeline from Alaska to California's Lake Shasta. Who knows.  Maybe someday with the West and Southwest drying up. 

Jul 7, 2022 - 1:47:06 PM
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rinemb

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quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Brad,

No trains run to Alaska via a land route.  Not yet. They have been talking about  laying tracks to Alaska for decades. With Alaskas growing strategic importance due to the shrinking polar ice cap, I suspect the rail line will be built sooner rather than later.

 

Another idea that has been floating around for 50 years is building a water pipeline from Alaska to California's Lake Shasta. Who knows.  Maybe someday with the West and Southwest drying up. 

 


Be careful what you wish for. California May just take your water.   ;-)  :-(.   How much annual summer runoff do you get?  Brad

Jul 7, 2022 - 2:59:50 PM

1655 posts since 7/14/2004

Central Alaska is in a drought this summer.  No rain to speak of yet this year.  Fires are raging across the state.  From what I have read about the water pipeline, the source would be South East Alaska where they get more than ample precip year around. One plan called for a dam on the Stikine river near Wrangell to impound the water. That plan drew outrage from our neighbors to the east in BC.  I have worked in SE Ak when we got 60 inches of rain in one month.   And it all runs back into the ocean.  Too bad we cant catch it and pump it south. They dont call it "Rain Country" for nothing.

Jul 7, 2022 - 6:53:49 PM
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RonR

USA

1962 posts since 11/29/2012

Offer them Philadelphia, no questions asked. Maybe they could clean the place up.

Jul 7, 2022 - 7:00:48 PM

chuckv97

Canada

65129 posts since 10/5/2013

During Covid restrictions Americans were allowed to drive through Canada up to the Alaska Highway which starts at Dawson Creek, BC. Some were stopping here and there for grockeries when they were only supposed to stop for gas. Never heard of anyone gittin busted, tho

(I spotted a Colorado plate on a car at our local Safeway, but being a good friendly neighbour I swore secrecy....)

Edited by - chuckv97 on 07/07/2022 19:06:05

Jul 8, 2022 - 4:52:24 AM
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wizofos

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6306 posts since 8/19/2012

The Great Lakes contain about 20% of the earth's water and for years there have been proposals to pipe some of it to the Southwest. If you want our fresh water suggest you move here. You all moved down there for the weather now live with it and we will enjoy our snow and cold. Remember -20f keeps the Rif Raff out.
No Sharks
No Salt
No problem
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here have been nut jobs proposing piping water

Jul 8, 2022 - 5:02:27 AM

phb

Germany

3413 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by wizofos

The Great Lakes contain about 20% of the earth's water


That's obviously not right considering e.g. the Pacific Ocean. But your statement made me look this up with the result of what is still surprising to me: the Great Lakes have 21% of the world's surface freshwater. So thank you, I learned something today.

Jul 10, 2022 - 1:58:23 PM

4729 posts since 12/6/2009

me too Phillip.....thats a lot of water

Jul 10, 2022 - 2:21:29 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by rinemb
quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Brad,

No trains run to Alaska via a land route.  Not yet. They have been talking about  laying tracks to Alaska for decades. With Alaskas growing strategic importance due to the shrinking polar ice cap, I suspect the rail line will be built sooner rather than later.

 

Another idea that has been floating around for 50 years is building a water pipeline from Alaska to California's Lake Shasta. Who knows.  Maybe someday with the West and Southwest drying up. 

 


Be careful what you wish for. California May just take your water.   ;-)  :-(.   How much annual summer runoff do you get?  Brad


California wouldn't have this problem if it wasn't for a Snail Darter. Delta Smelt

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 07/10/2022 14:25:39

Jul 10, 2022 - 3:10:09 PM
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rcc56

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No, it's because some fool built a couple of cities in places where there has never been any significant fresh water supply and tens of millions of people decided to live there.

They have a similar problem in Atlanta, and every now and then the state of Georgia threatens to sue the state of Tennessee so they can annex land extending to the Tennessee river and supply water to another city with no significant water source.

Jul 10, 2022 - 4:32:15 PM

1064 posts since 3/7/2006

We bought it fair and square. Are they going to refund us in today's dollars, with interest?

Never underestimate the power and skill of a hungry Eskimo with a sharp spear.

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