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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:50 pm 
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I have a bunch of tea making stuff and I try to switch to tea ... one day I will go cold turkey off coffee ... my motivation is just trying to cut costs ... trying to become pooh ... we're makin good progress ... not all the way there yet ...

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You can make 10 cups of really good coffee for less than a dollar. Probably more like 50-75 cents.

40 oz bag Starbucks French Roast is $17. You can make maybe 25+ pots out of that (assuming you don't need bottled water)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:22 pm 
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jack t ripper wrote:
You can make 10 cups of really good coffee for less than a dollar. Probably more like 50-75 cents.

40 oz bag Starbucks French Roast is $17. You can make maybe 25+ pots out of that (assuming you don't need bottled water)

Coffee seems to expensive in the US. Perhaps because coffee is not so popular. I pay for my dark roast coffee some 8.33 € per kilo. And it is much better than any Starbucks coffee. :roll:

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I was pondering is the right thread, or is the trump-gaffe thread a better choice.

Rachel Sandler wrote:
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Trump Reportedly Wants The U.S. To Buy Greenland

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Topline: President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about the possibility of the U.S. buying Greenland, the Wall Street Journal reported, though it is unclear how serious the president is about the idea or if it is even feasible.

    - Some of his advisers support the concept, saying it's a good economic play, while others have dismissed it as being unrealistic, the WSJ report said.

    - A source told the WSJ that Trump is interested in Greenland’s natural resources and the legacy such an acquisition would give him after office.

    - Greenland is an autonomous, self-ruling country that is part of Denmark, which controls the region’s foreign and security policy. If the U.S. did want to purchase Greenland, it would have to buy it from Denmark

It is unclear how the U.S. would even go about purchasing Greenland from Denmark. In past land acquisitions from early U.S. history, such as the Louisiana Purchase or the Alaska Purchase, the deals were made via a treaty, which was approved by two-thirds of the Senate in accordance with the Constitution.

Key Background: The U.S. has tried and failed twice to buy Greenland from Denmark. Once in 1867 and the other following World War II under President Harry Truman in 1946.

Context: Greenland heavily relies on subsidies from Denmark, which makes up about 60% of its annual budget, according to the WSJ. And while it has vast natural resources, the island’s icy Arctic surface has been melting at an alarming rate because of climate change.

Surprising Fact: The majority of country’s population is Greenlandic Inuit.

So Nuuk Trump Tower it is. :roll:

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Computer rendering of the planned Nuuk Trump Tower just published. Golden color is specially designed for Nanook the Eskimo.

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The golden tower shining in the midsummer's nightless night. 8-)

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Apparently the Danes are not exactly ecstatic about the newest Trump idea. More like laughing their asses off. :roll:

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Danes laugh off Trump’s reported interest in ‘acquiring’ Greenland

Former PM refers to news as a “bad April Fool’s joke”

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    Arctic ambitions: there is more to Greenland than mountains and glaciers

Harry S Truman tried it. So did Dwight Eisenhower. And now Donald Trump is reportedly the latest US president looking into the possibility of somehow acquiring Greenland ahead of his trip to Denmark next month.

According to the Wall Street Journal and a number of other US media, sources within the White House have revealed that Trump raised the issue during meetings and asked aides to look into the possibility.

Well, according to a number of Danish politicians, the aides shouldn’t bother wasting their time. It ain’t gonna happen.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the former PM and leader of Venstre, referred to the proposition as an April Fool’s joke, while the party’s spokesperson for foreign affairs, Martin Lidegaard, was equally dismissive.

“I hope it’s a joke, because it’s a terrible and grotesque thought. I’m convinced it would be a massive loss – for Greenland and Denmark. It would mean dissolving the Commonwealth and that Greenland would suddenly be living under complete US domination,” Lidegaard told DR Nyheder.

Up to Greenland

Greenland has long been of key strategic military importance to the US – a viewpoint that was highlighted by the establishment of the Thule Air Base during WWII.

But with the Arctic region increasingly becoming an essential aspect of geopolitical strife and Greenland’s natural resource potential, the strategic importance of the island has not diminished. Ultimately, though, it will be up to Greenland itself to decide its future.

“Despite the errors that have been made in connection with Greenland over the years, I would dare to contend there has never been an indigenous people who have had independence on their own terms as the Greenlandic people have. I would be very nervous to risk that,” added Lidegaard.

But perhaps it is not about Trump Tower, but a luxury gold course on ice. The added benefit would be that the caddy girls of choice would have their nipples hard in the cold. :roll:

Oh boy, oh boy. :lol:

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Well, Apropos and apparently JTR have ended their silent treatment.

Odd that in the same moment you reach your tipping point.

Pikaista paranemista. ;)

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