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Who does Antarctica belong to?

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#16    freetoroam

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

View PostInsanity, on 17 January 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

Actually, looking a bit more, seems all exploitation of mineral resources is banned until 2048 by the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, when the treaty is up for review.
Something is being researched there, but not being able to exploit the mineral resources surely means that they know minerals are there? Would like to know what they are exploiting researching in the mean time?

As of April 2010, 16 additional nations (Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and Uruguay) have achieved consultative status by acceding to the Treaty and by conducting substantial scientific research in Antarctica. Russia carries forward the signatory privileges and responsibilities established by the former Soviet Union.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

View PostHilander, on 17 January 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

It belongs to me.

Do you have a flag?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

My thought is along if they know there is a chance the treaty may not be renewed, it would be beneficial to have some facilities already there in that event.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 17 January 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

Do you have a flag?

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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 17 January 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

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It was a reference to an Eddie Izzard joke.  :)



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 17 January 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

Do you have a flag?

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Yes I do.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

View PostHilander, on 17 January 2013 - 07:27 PM, said:

Yes I do.

:)  Ok then.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 17 January 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

It was a reference to an Eddie Izzard joke.  :)



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Thankyou, never seen it before. :tu:  How right is he....much. :tsu:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Too cold for me. I'll stay with the tropical dolphins.

But when someone finds a huge, retrievable oil deposit underneath, I'm sure things will change.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

well maybe world war 3 is about people trying to conquer antartica. i think though sometime we will have to make a home made land structure on the ocean of antartica when it melts though that way penguins can live and polar bears can live as well my opionion. :w00t:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Who claims jurisdiction over Antartica really?
The simple answer would be the first nation who plants their flag I suppose.
However it's nobodies realm but Chile,Argentina,South Aftica and Australia have the strongest claims.
Though if they located oil for once it won't be an illegal invasion but a gathering of much needed resources.
But that could still cause bickering between rival countries.
At the time being it's just a playground for scientists.
I think Antartica is key to whatever lies beneath Titan's ice.
However the true rulers of Antartica are the penguins.
Heaven forbid if we step on  their webbed feet.

Edited by Medium Brown, 17 January 2013 - 10:18 PM.

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