Thursday, August 02, 2007

But Who Gets Custody of Santa?


I find this article from the Telegraph.co.uk extremely interesting. Apparently the North Pole has been claimed by Russia..."veteran Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov descended 14,000 feet in a three-man deep sea submersible and dropped a Russian tricolor cast in titanium onto the seabed."


People aren't too thrilled with the idea. Despite the agreement made within the boundaries of the UN about this territory, it's bound to get ugly as there's believed to be ten billion barrels of oil waiting for a happy owner to claim them. Add that to the global warming issue and you've got a place important to the future of the earth...(those melting ice sheets, experts are saying, could even open up the infamous North East passage for commercial traffic within eight years).


Who knows what will happen? I just hope it's managed peaceably.


Because the elves do not handle conflict well.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this what happens when you read fairy tales?

Babbi said...

I can never remember if it's the 3rd or 4th but anyway...Happy B-day!

Luisa Perkins said...

Happy Birthday! Interesting post. I worry about the polar bears.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Christie hope Sat. is a great B-day!

ms bct said...

Happy happy happy happy happy birthday!!! You're what now, 22 right? Me too! :)

han said...

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