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Alaska Would Be More at Home in Russia
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...01854.html

Alaska Would Be More at Home in Russia

By Steven Pearlstein

Wednesday, November 23, 2005; Page D01

With General Motors in the midst of a painful downsizing and Ford scheduled to announce its plan next year, it struck me that it's time for the U.S. government to get serious about restructuring.

So, after crunching the numbers and tossing around ideas with world-renowned strategy consultants, I've come up with a dynamite plan -- one that would cut the federal deficit and the debt, heal a major rift within the body politic, and restore some sanity to the annual appropriations process:

Sell Alaska back to the Russians.

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Hmm..., Roma owns Chukotka, I don't know if he need Alaska as well.
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We would have to sell Alaska to the highest bidder and Russia might not be it!

I bet China would be the highest bidder and I imagine China wouldn't concern herself with ruining the ANWR wildlife refuge to get all that oil,either.
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Quote:Hmm..., Roma owns Chukotka, I don't know if he need Alaska as well.
Sorry, who is Roma?
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Palladin Wrote:I imagine China wouldn't concern herself with ruining the ANWR wildlife refuge ...

Heh-heh, wrong. The Chinese are most capable of dealing with refuge since they eat everything. Expect to see "Sweet and Sour WildLife" and "Wildlife Peking Style" in a Chinese Rest. next to you..."
Government is necessary because people left unchecked will do evil.

The government is composed of people left unchecked


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#5
Yea,they'd take advantage of the caribou from that angle,too!
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Excerpts from BBC news
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Toxic leak reaches Chinese city
A huge swathe of toxic water has reached the north-eastern Chinese city of Harbin after drifting down the river which is the city's main water source.
Massive amounts of the chemical benzene were released by a blast 11 days ago at a plant in Jilin, about 380km (230 miles) further up the Songhua river.

Russian fears

Neighbouring Russia was urgently seeking information from China on the spill.

A state of emergency will take effect in Russia's eastern Khabarovsk region, about 700km (435 miles) downriver from Harbin, on Friday, amid fears of possible contamination of the Amur river, officials from the emergency ministry say.

They said it would affect Khabarovsk on 30 November-1 December


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/wo...465360.stm
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Good Thing CLinton didnt think of this.
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Quote:Neighbouring Russia was urgently seeking information from China on the spill.

A state of emergency will take effect in Russia's eastern Khabarovsk region, about 700km (435 miles) downriver from Harbin, on Friday, amid fears of possible contamination of the Amur river, officials from the emergency ministry say.

They said it would affect Khabarovsk on 30 November-1 December

The cold tap water is turned off. They say the the benzol stain will be moving around 18 hours beside the city.
The shops are empty of any mineral water, juice and even beer Shock
(kidding).
Thanx God vodka is left on the shelves.
The most yucky thing is that the fish will be dead. They say even a spoonful of benzol per 6 tons of water is murderous for any living creature. Shock
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ag Wrote:
Quote:Hmm..., Roma owns Chukotka, I don't know if he need Alaska as well.
Sorry, who is Roma?

Abramovitch..., he is main Chukchi. It's separate part of modern russian epos - Chukchi, Chelsea, Abramovich... He is governor of Chukotka and he improved situation in this region greatly. It was surprise for all russians. Most of oligarch are stealing using their official posts, but Roma is sated, he became reformer...
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Take this seriously,benzene is one of the worst human carcinogens known.
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